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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110490/high-expression-of-wls-is-associated-with-lymph-node-metastasis-and-advanced-tnm-stage-in-gastric-carcinomas
#1
Wei Zhang, Hong Tao, Xiao Chen, Haruhiko Sugimura, Jiandong Wang, Ping Zhou
The roles of Wnt protein in carcinogenesis have been well documented in human cancers. Wls is a key modulator for the secretion of Wnt protein. We previously found that Wls was aberrantly expressed in colorectal carcinomas. Studies have revealed that dysregulation of Wnt signal transduction plays an important role in gastric carcinoma. We hypothesized that Wls may play a role in the development and progression of gastric carcinoma. In this study, three gastric cancer cell lines MGC-803, SGC-7901, and AGS, and a set of gastric carcinoma tissue specimens were subjected to immunohistochemistry...
January 22, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110316/insensitivity-of-pi3k-akt-gsk3-signaling-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-patients
#2
Liu Xunxian, Yao Zemin
Our recent studies with cultured retinal pigment epithelium cells suggested that overexpression of interleukin 17 receptor C (IL-17RC), a phenomenon observed in peripheral blood and chorioretinal tissues with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), was associated with altered activation of phosphatidylinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), Akt, and glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3). We wondered whether or not altered PI3K, Akt, and GSK3 activities could be detected in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) obtained from AMD patients...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109879/selenomethionine-promoted-hippocampal-neurogenesis-via-the-pi3k-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-wnt-pathway-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#3
REVIEW
Rui Zheng, Zhong-Hao Zhang, Chen Chen, Yao Chen, Shi-Zheng Jia, Qiong Liu, Jia-Zuan Ni, Guo-Li Song
The maintenance of neural system integrity and function is the ultimate goal for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). Neurogenesis plays an integral role in the maintenance of neural and cognitive functions, and its dysfunction is regarded as a major cause of cognitive impairment in AD. Moreover, the induction of neurogenesis by targeting endogenous neural stem cells (NSCs) is considered as one of the most promising treatment strategies. Our previous studies demonstrated that selenomethionine (Se-Met) was able to reduce β-amyloid peptide (Aβ) deposition, decrease Tau protein hyperphosphorylation and markedly improve cognitive functions in triple transgenic (3xTg) AD mice...
January 18, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109343/involvement-of-wnt-pathway-in-ethanol-induced-inhibition-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cell-differentiation
#4
Qian Wang, Jing-Wen Song, Yang Liu, Xian-Xian Zhao
Ethanol has been reported to have toxicity on embryonic stem cells (ESCs). The present study aims to address the teratogenic effects of ethanol on the growth and cardiac differentiation of ESCs. Mouse embryonic stem D3 cells were employed. 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assays were used to determine cytotoxicity. Quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting were used to analyze the expressions of cardiac differentiation-related and Wnt signaling factors...
February 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109176/oncogenic-roles-of-smarcb1-ini1-and-its-deficient-tumors
#5
Kenichi Kohashi, Yoshinao Oda
SMARCB1/INI1 is one of the core subunit proteins of the ATP-dependent SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complex, and is identified as a potent and bona fide tumor suppressor. Interactions have been demonstrated between SMARCB1/INI1 and key proteins in various pathways related to tumor proliferation and progression: the p16-RB pathway, WNT signaling pathway, sonic hedgehog signaling pathway and Polycomb pathway. Initially, no detectable SMARCB1/INI1 protein expression was found in malignant rhabdoid tumor cells, whereas all other kinds of tumor cells and non-tumorous tissue showed SMARCB1/INI1 protein expression...
January 21, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109154/-inhibitory-effect-of-overexpressed-kisspeptin-on-proliferation-and-migration-of-mkn-45-gastric-cancer-cells
#6
Xin Wang, Yijiong Li, Ruihua Zhang, Chao Pang, Xiaoqing Jiao, Zhenlong Zhu, Zhengmin Wang
Objective To investigate the expression of kisspeptin in gastric adenocarcinoma and its effect on the proliferation and migration of gastric cancer cells. Methods The level of kisspeptin in 50 gastric cancer tissues and their paracancerous tissues were detected by quantitative real-time PCR and Western blotting. Kisspeptin-siRNA, control-siRNA, pEGFP-N1-kisspeptin, pEGFP-N1 were separately transfected into MKN-45 gastric cancer cells. After 48-hour culture, the levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), β-catenin, C-myc, MMP-9, kisspeptin were detected by Western blotting; MTT assay was used to detect the proliferation of MKN-45 cells; wound healing assay was performed to assess the migration ability of MKN-45 cells...
February 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108510/bone-metastasis-of-prostate-cancer-can-be-therapeutically-targeted-at-the-tbx2-wnt-signaling-axis
#7
Srinivas Nandana, Manisha Tripathi, Peng Duan, Chia-Yi Chu, Rajeev Mishra, Chunyan Liu, Renjie Jin, Hironobu Yamashita, Majd Zayzafoon, Neil A Bhowmick, Haiyen E Zhau, Robert J Matusik, Leland W K Chung
Identification of factors that mediate visceral and bone metastatic spread and subsequent bone remodeling events is highly relevant to successful therapeutic intervention in advanced human prostate cancer (PCa). TBX2, a T-box family transcription factor that negatively regulates cell cycle inhibitor p21, plays critical roles during embryonic development, and recent studies have highlighted its role in cancer. Here we report that TBX2 is overexpressed in human PCa specimens and bone metastases from xenograft mouse models of human PCa...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108314/mirna-638-promotes-autophagy-and-malignant-phenotypes-of-cancer-cells-via-directly-suppressing-dact3
#8
Yanli Ren, Yujie Chen, Xue Liang, Yan Lu, Wenting Pan, Ming Yang
Dyregulation of autophagy is implicated in human cancers and the mechanism details remains largely unclear. Herein we report the regulatory role of miR-638 in autophagy of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and breast cancer cells. We found that miR-638 overexpression promotes starvation- and rapamycin-induced autophagy. In ESCC and breast cancer cells, miR-638 acts as an oncogene and promote cell proliferation, migration, as well as invasion in vitro and in vivo. In accordance with this, we observed significantly higher miR-638 expression in ESCC and breast cancer tissues compared to normal tissues...
January 17, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108274/the-crosstalk-between-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-with-dna-damage-response-and-oxidative-stress-implications-in-cancer-therapy
#9
REVIEW
Ansar Karimaian, Maryam Majidinia, Hossein Bannazadeh Baghi, Bahman Yousefi
DNA repair is essential for maintaining genomic integrity in cells. The dependence of cancer cell survival on proper DNA repair provides an opportunity to treat defective tumors by DNA damaging agents. Not only Wnt signaling has important functions in controlling gene expression, as well as cell polarity, adhesion and behavior, it also highly interacts with DNA damage response (DDR) in different levels. Furthermore, oxidative stress, which is responsible for majority of DNA lesions, affects Wnt signaling in different ways...
January 11, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107808/in-situ-release-of-vegf-enhances-osteogenesis-in-3d-porous-scaffolds-engineered-with-osterix-modified-adipose-derived-stem-cells
#10
Wan-Lin Xu, Hui-Shan Ong, Yun Zhu, Sheng-Wen Liu, Li-Min Liu, Kai-Hua Zhou, Zeng-Qi Xu, Jun Gao, Yan Zhang, Jin-Hai Ye, Wen-Jun Yang
Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) can differentiate into various cell types and thus have great potential for regenerative medicine. Herein, rat ADSCs were isolated; transduced with lentiviruses expressing Osterix (Osx), a transcriptional factor essential for osteogenesis. Osx overexpression up-regulated key osteogenesis-related genes, such as special AT-rich binding protein 2, alkaline phosphatase, osteocalcin and osteopontin, at both the mRNA and protein levels. In addition, mineral nodule formation and alkaline phosphatase activity were enhanced in Osx-overexpressing ADSCs...
January 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107588/mitochondrial-uncoupler-exerts-a-synthetic-lethal-effect-against-%C3%AE-catenin-mutant-tumor-cells
#11
Yuki Shikata, Masaki Kiga, Yushi Futamura, Harumi Aono, Hiroyuki Inoue, Manabu Kawada, Hiroyuki Osada, Masaya Imoto
The wingless/int-1 (Wnt) signal transduction pathway plays a central role in cell proliferation, survival, differentiation and apoptosis. When β-catenin: a component of the Wnt pathway, is mutated into an active form, cell growth signaling is hyperactive and drives oncogenesis. As β-catenin is mutated in a wide variety of tumors, including up to 10% of all sporadic colon carcinomas and 20% of hepatocellular carcinomas, it has been considered a promising target for therapeutic interventions. Therefore, we screened an in-house natural product library for compounds that exhibited synthetic lethality towards β-catenin mutations and isolated nonactin, an antibiotic mitochondrial uncoupler, as a hit compound...
January 20, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107521/differential-roles-of-axin1-and-axin2-in-tankyrase-inhibitor-induced-formation-of-degradasomes-and-%C3%AE-catenin-degradation
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Tor Espen Thorvaldsen, Nina Marie Pedersen, Eva Maria Wenzel, Harald Stenmark
Inhibition of the tankyrase enzymes (TNKS1 and TNKS2) has recently been shown to induce highly dynamic assemblies of β-catenin destruction complex components known as degradasomes, which promote degradation of β-catenin and reduced Wnt signaling activity in colorectal cancer cells. AXIN1 and AXIN2/Conductin, the rate-limiting factors for the stability and function of endogenous destruction complexes, are stabilized upon TNKS inhibition due to abrogated degradation of AXIN by the proteasome. Since the role of AXIN1 versus AXIN2 as scaffolding proteins in the Wnt signaling pathway still remains incompletely understood, we sought to elucidate their relative contribution in the formation of degradasomes, as these protein assemblies most likely represent the morphological and functional correlates of endogenous β-catenin destruction complexes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107193/microrna-744-promotes-prostate-cancer-progression-through-aberrantly-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
#13
Han Guan, Chunhui Liu, Fang Fang, Yeqing Huang, Tao Tao, Zhixin Ling, Zonghao You, Xu Han, Shuqiu Chen, Bin Xu, Ming Chen
Accumulated evidence indicate that miR-744 functions as either tumor suppressor or oncogene in the progression of a variety of tumors, with a tumor type-specific way. However, little is known about how miR-744 impacts on the tumorigenesis of human prostate cancer. In this study, employing the analyses of microarray, qRT-PCR and re-analysis of MSKCC data, we found that CRPC tissues expressed much more miR-744 than ADPC tissues did, and the expression level of miR-744 was inversely associated with survival of CRPC patients...
January 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107095/chibby1-knockdown-promotes-mesenchymal-to-epithelial-transition-like-changes
#14
Victoria Fischer, Michael Wong, Feng-Qian Li, Ken-Ichi Takemaru
Chibby1 (Cby1) was originally isolated as a binding partner for β-catenin, a dual function protein in cell-cell adhesion and in canonical Wnt signaling. The canonical Wnt/β-catenin pathway is dysregulated in various diseases including cancer, most notably of the gastrointestinal origin. To investigate the role of Cby1 in colorectal tumorigenesis, we generated stable Cby1-knockdown (KD) SW480 colon cancer cells. Unexpectedly, we found that Cby1 KD induces mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET)-like changes in SW480 as well as in HEK293 cells...
January 20, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106392/anti-osteoporotic-activity-of-harpagoside-by-upregulation-of-the-bmp2-and-wnt-signaling-pathways-in-osteoblasts-and-suppression-of-differentiation-in-osteoclasts
#15
Hwa-Jin Chung, Won Kyung Kim, Jedo Oh, Me-Riong Kim, Joon-Shik Shin, Jinho Lee, In-Hyuk Ha, Sang Kook Lee
Harpagoside (1) is an iridoid glycoside isolated from the radix of Harpagophytum procumbens var. sublobatum, commonly called Devil's claw. The anti-osteoporotic effect of 1 was investigated in both in vitro cell cultures and in vivo using an ovariectomized (OVX) mouse model. Compound 1 induced bone formation by stimulating osteoblast proliferation, alkaline phosphatase activity, and mineralization in osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 cells. Treatment with 1 increased the mRNA and protein expression of bone formation biomarkers through regulation of the BMP2 and Wnt signaling pathway in MC3T3-E1 cells...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106087/dynamical-states-possibilities-and-propagation-of-stress-signal
#16
Md Zubbair Malik, Shahnawaz Ali, Soibam Shyamchand Singh, Romana Ishrat, R K Brojen Singh
The stress driven dynamics of Notch-Wnt-p53 cross-talk is subjected to a few possible dynamical states governed by simple fractal rules, and allowed to decide its own fate by choosing one of these states which are contributed from long range correlation with varied fluctuations due to active molecular interaction. The topological properties of the networks corresponding to these dynamical states have hierarchical features with assortive structure. The stress signal driven by nutlin and modulated by mediator GSK3 acts as anti-apoptotic signal in this system, whereas, the stress signal driven by Axin and modulated by GSK3 behaves as anti-apoptotic for a certain range of Axin and GSK3 interaction, and beyond which the signal acts as favor-apoptotic signal...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106042/diverse-feather-shape-evolution-enabled-by-coupling-anisotropic-signalling-modules-with-self-organizing-branching-programme
#17
Ang Li, Seth Figueroa, Ting-Xin Jiang, Ping Wu, Randall Widelitz, Qing Nie, Cheng-Ming Chuong
Adaptation of feathered dinosaurs and Mesozoic birds to new ecological niches was potentiated by rapid diversification of feather vane shapes. The molecular mechanism driving this spectacular process remains unclear. Here, through morphology analysis, transcriptome profiling, functional perturbations and mathematical simulations, we find that mesenchyme-derived GDF10 and GREM1 are major controllers for the topologies of rachidial and barb generative zones (setting vane boundaries), respectively, by tuning the periodic-branching programme of epithelial progenitors...
January 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105934/charm-discovery-of-combinatorial-chromatin-modification-patterns-in-hepatitis-b-virus-x-transformed-mouse-liver-cancer-using-association-rule-mining
#18
Sung Hee Park, Sun-Min Lee, Young-Joon Kim, Sangsoo Kim
BACKGROUND: Various chromatin modifications, identified in large-scale epigenomic analyses, are associated with distinct phenotypes of different cells and disease phases. To improve our understanding of these variations, many computational methods have been developed to discover novel sites and cell-specific chromatin modifications. Despite the availability of existing methods, there is still room for further improvement when they are applied to resolve the histone code hypothesis. Hence, we aim to investigate the development of a computational method to provide new insights into de novo combinatorial pattern discovery of chromatin modifications to characterize epigenetic variations in distinct phenotypes of different cells...
December 13, 2016: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105693/epigenetic-regulation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signal-associated-genes-in-gastric-neoplasia-of-the-fundic-gland-chief-cell-predominant-type
#19
Takashi Murakami, Hiroyuki Mitomi, Takashi Yao, Tsuyoshi Saito, Tomoyoshi Shibuya, Sumio Watanabe
Gastric neoplasia of the fundic gland (chief cell-predominant) type (GNCCP) is a rare variant of gastric tumor. This tumor is associated with activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway; however, the mechanisms underlying this activation remain unknown. To elucidate potential roles of Wnt/β-catenin signal-associated gene methylation in GNCCP, we performed β-catenin immunostaining and methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for their associated genes, including SFRPs, APC, AXIN2, and MCC, in 26 GNCCPs [i...
January 20, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105635/dental-and-extra-oral-clinical-features-in-41-patients-with-wnt10a-gene-mutations-a-multicentric-genotype-phenotype-study
#20
C Tardieu, S Jung, K Niederreither, M Prasad, S Hadj-Rabia, N Philip, A Mallet, E Consolino, E Sfeir, B Noueiri, N Chassaing, H Dollfus, M-C Manière, A Bloch-Zupan, F Clauss
WNT10A gene encodes a canonical wingless pathway signaling molecule involved in cell fate specification as well as morphogenetic patterning of the developing ectoderm, nervous system, skeleton, and tooth. In patients, WNT10A mutations are responsible for ectodermal-derived pathologies including isolated hypo-oligodontia, tricho-odonto-onycho-dermal dysplasia (TOODD) and Schöpf-Schulz-Passarge Syndrome (SSPS). Here we describe the dental, ectodermal, and extra-ectodermal phenotypic features of a cohort of 41 patients from 32 unrelated families...
January 20, 2017: Clinical Genetics
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