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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/28819418/cenph-inhibits-rapamycin-sensitivity-by-regulating-golph3-dependent-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-colorectal-cancer
#2
Wei Wu, Fan Wu, Zaozao Wang, Jiabo Di, Jie Yang, Pin Gao, Beihai Jiang, Xiangqian Su
Background: Centromere protein H (CENPH) is known as a fundamental component of the active centromere complex, and its overexpression is correlated with poor prognosis in various solid tumors. mTOR inhibitor rapamycin has been shown to possess antitumor activity, as well as prevent intestinal tumorigenesis. However, the prognostic value of CENPH in colorectal cancer (CRC) and the role of CENPH in rapamycin sensitivity remain unknown. Materials and methods: The effect of CENPH on the cell proliferation, clonogenicity, and cell response to rapamycin in CRC were evaluated by MTT and/or colony formation assays...
2017: Journal of Cancer
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
#3
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
#4
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/28775290/ndrg1-promotes-adipocyte-differentiation-and-sustains-their-function
#5
Kai Cai, Rabih El-Merahbi, Mona Loeffler, Alexander E Mayer, Grzegorz Sumara
Adipocytes play a central role in maintaining metabolic homeostasis in the body. Differentiation of adipocyte precursor cells requires the transcriptional activity of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (Pparγ) and CCAAT/enhancer binding proteins (C/Ebps). Transcriptional activity is regulated by signaling modules activated by a plethora of hormones and nutrients. Mechanistic target of rapamacin complexes (mTORC) 1 and 2 are central for the coordination of hormonal and nutritional inputs in cells and are essential for adipogenesis...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761330/epigenetic-memory-of-oxidative-stress-does-nephrilin-exert-its-protective-effects-via-rac1
#6
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
#7
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/28747804/differential-signalling-and-kinetics-of-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-release-revealed-by-quantitative-live-imaging
#8
Maarten van der Linden, Geertje H A Westerlaken, Michiel van der Vlist, Joris van Montfrans, Linde Meyaard
A wide variety of microbial and inflammatory factors induce DNA release from neutrophils as neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). Consensus on the kinetics and mechanism of NET release has been hindered by the lack of distinctive methods to specifically quantify NET release in time. Here, we validate and refine a semi-automatic live imaging approach for quantification of NET release. Importantly, our approach is able to correct for neutrophil input and distinguishes NET release from neutrophil death by other means, aspects that are lacking in many NET quantification methods...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746918/differential-role-of-rapamycin-in-epidermis-induced-il-15-igf-1-secretion-via-activation-of-akt-mtorc2
#9
Yang Bai, Rui Xu, Xueyuan Zhang, Xiaorong Zhang, Xiaohong Hu, Yashu Li, Haisheng Li, Meixi Liu, Zhenggen Huang, Rongshuai Yan, Weifeng He, Gaoxing Luo, Jun Wu
Backgroud/Aims: The effects of rapamycin (RPM) on wound healing have been previously studied. However, reciprocal contradictory data have been reported, and the underlying mechanism remains unclear. This study aims to uncover differential role of RPM in regulation of wound healing and explore the possible mechanism. METHODS: C57BL/6J mice and epidermal cells were treated with different doses of RPM. The wound re-epithelialization was observed by hematoxylin and eosin (HE) staining. The expression of IL-15 and IGF-1 were detected by immunohistochemistry and quantitative real-time PCR...
July 26, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733220/pan-mtor-inhibitor-mln0128-is-effective-against-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-induced-in-mice-by-akt-and-yap-co-expression
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Shanshan Zhang, Xinhua Song, Dan Cao, Zhong Xu, Biao Fan, Li Che, Junjie Hu, Bin Chen, Mingjie Dong, Maria G Pilo, Antonio Cigliano, Katja Evert, Silvia Ribback, Frank Dombrowski, Rosa M Pascale, Antonio Cossu, Gianpaolo Vidili, Alberto Porcu, Maria M Simile, Giovanni M Pes, Gianluigi Giannelli, John Gordan, Lixin Wei, Matthias Evert, Wenming Cong, Diego F Calvisi, Xin Chen
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) is a lethal malignancy without effective treatment options. MLN0128, a second-generation pan-mTOR inhibitor, shows efficacy for multiple tumor types. METHODS: We established a novel ICC mouse model via hydrodynamic transfection of activated forms of AKT (myr-AKT) and Yap (YapS127A) protooncogenes (that will be referred to as AKT/YapS127A). Genetic approaches were applied to study the requirement of mTORC1 and mTORC2 in mediating AKT/YapS127A driven tumorigenesis...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730764/mtor-deregulation-in-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#11
Nicholas S Mastronikolis, Evangelos Tsiambas, Theodoros A Papadas, Panagiotis P Fotiades, Athanasios T Papadas, Stylianos N Mastronikolis, Ioannis Kastanioudakis, Vasileios Ragos
Signal transduction pathways consist of a variety of inter- and intra-cellular molecules. They act as supporting mechanisms for cell survival and homeostasis. Among them, the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/tumor suppressor phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome ten (PTEN)/protein kinase B (Akt)/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway plays a crucial role in regulating normal cell growth based on growth factor receptors (GFRs) interaction, including epidermal GFR (type II-HER2) and insulin GFR (IGF)...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723563/a-positive-feedback-loop-between-sestrin2-and-mtorc2-is-required-for-the-survival-of-glutamine-depleted-lung-cancer-cells
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Jun-Kyu Byun, Yeon-Kyung Choi, Ji-Hyun Kim, Ji Yun Jeong, Hui-Jeon Jeon, Mi-Kyung Kim, Ilseon Hwang, Shin-Yup Lee, You Mie Lee, In-Kyu Lee, Keun-Gyu Park
Proper regulation of mTORC1 and mTORC2 upon nutrient starvation is critical for cancer cell survival. Upregulation of Sestrin2 in response to glutamine deprivation rescues cell death by suppressing mTORC1. However, the contribution of mTORC2 to Sestrin2-mediated mTORC1 suppression remains unclear. Here, we report that both Sestrin2 and mTORC2 are upregulated in glutamine-depleted lung cancer cells. Moreover, glutamine depletion caused Sestrin2 to associate with mTORC2, which was required for the increase in Sestrin2 protein stability and the reduction in mTORC1 activity...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711935/association-of-msin1-with-mtorc2-ras-and-akt-reveals-a-crucial-domain-on-msin1-involved-in-akt-phosphorylation
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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/28703798/mtorc2-regulates-hedgehog-pathway-activity-by-promoting-stability-to-gli2-protein-and-its-nuclear-translocation
#14
Samarpan Maiti, Susmita Mondal, Eswara M Satyavarapu, Chitra Mandal
mTORC2 is aberrantly activated in cancer and therefore is considered to be an important therapeutic target. The hedgehog pathway, which is also often hyperactivated, regulates transcription of several genes associated with angiogenesis, metastasis, cellular proliferation and cancer stem cell (CSC) regeneration. However, the contribution of mTORC2 toward hedgehog pathway activity has not been explored yet. Here we have addressed the molecular cross talk between mTORC2 and hedgehog pathway activities in the context of glioblastoma multiforme, a malignant brain tumor using as a model system...
July 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701787/avian-reovirus-p17-and-%C3%AF-a-act-cooperatively-to-downregulate-akt-by-suppressing-mtorc2-and-cdk2-cyclin-a2-and-upregulating-proteasome-psmb6
#15
Wei-Ru Huang, Pei-I Chi, Hung-Chuan Chiu, Jue-Liang Hsu, Brent L Nielsen, Tsai-Ling Liao, Hung-Jen Liu
Although we have shown that avian reovirus (ARV) p17-mediated inhibition of Akt leads to induction of autophagy, the precise mechanisms remain largely unknown. This study has identified a specific mechanism by which ARV coordinately regulates the degradation of ribosomal proteins by p17-mediated activation of E3 ligase MDM2 that targets ribosomal proteins and by σA-mediated upregulation of proteasome PSMB6. In addition to downregulating ribosomal proteins, p17 reduces mTORC2 assembly and disrupts mTORC2-robosome association, both of which inactivate mTORC2 leading to inhibition of Akt phosphorylation at S473...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699701/rictor-regulates-the-vasculogenic-mimicry-of-melanoma-via-the-akt-mmp-2-9-pathway
#16
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/28694518/pdk1-plays-a-vital-role-on-hematopoietic-stem-cell-function
#17
Tianyuan Hu, Cong Li, Le Wang, Yingchi Zhang, Luyun Peng, Hui Cheng, Yajing Chu, Weili Wang, Hideo Ema, Yingdai Gao, Zhenyu Ju, Zhongzhou Yang, Xiaomin Wang, Tao Cheng, Weiping Yuan
3-Phosphoinositide-dependent protein kinase 1 (PDK1) is a pivotal regulator in the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-Akt signaling pathway that have been shown to play key roles in the functional development of B and T cells via activation of AGC protein kinases during hematopoiesis. However, the role of PDK1 in HSCs has not been fully defined. Here we specifically deleted the PDK1 gene in the hematopoietic system and found that PDK1-deficient HSCs exhibited impaired function and defective lineage commitment abilities...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692058/tumor-suppressor-pdcd4-attenuates-sin1-translation-to-inhibit-invasion-in-colon-carcinoma
#18
Q Wang, J Zhu, Y-W Wang, Y Dai, Y-L Wang, C Wang, J Liu, A Baker, N H Colburn, H-S Yang
Programmed cell death 4 (Pdcd4), a tumor invasion suppressor, is frequently downregulated in colorectal cancer and other cancers. In this study, we find that loss of Pdcd4 increases the activity of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) and thereby upregulates Snail expression. Examining the components of mTORC2 showed that Pdcd4 knockdown increased the protein but not mRNA level of stress-activated-protein kinase interacting protein 1 (Sin1), which resulted from enhanced Sin1 translation. To understand how Pdcd4 regulates Sin1 translation, the SIN1 5' untranslated region (5'UTR) was fused with luciferase reporter and named as 5'Sin1-Luc...
July 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679058/pharmacological-inhibition-of-mtor-kinase-reverses-right-ventricle-remodeling-and-improves-right-ventricle-structure-and-function-in-rats
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Andressa Pena, Ahasanul Kobir, Dmitry Goncharov, Akiko Goda, Tatiana V Kudryashova, Arnab Ray, Rebecca Vanderpool, Jeffrey Baust, Baojun Chang, Ana L Mora, John Gorcsan Iii, Elena A Goncharova
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is characterized by pulmonary vascular remodeling, increased pulmonary artery pressure (PAP), right heart afterload and death. Mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) promotes smooth muscle cell proliferation, survival and pulmonary vascular remodeling via two functionally distinct complexes, mTORC1 (supports cell growth) and mTORC2 (promotes cell survival), and dual mTORC1/mTORC2 inhibition selectively induces PAH PAVSMC apoptosis and reverses pulmonary vascular remodeling...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667005/mtorc2-regulates-the-cystine-glutamate-antiporter-xct
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mTORC2 controls glutamate and glutathione metabolism in cancer cells by phosphorylating xCT.
June 30, 2017: Cancer Discovery
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