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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206814/biomarkers-in-tumor-microenvironment-upregulation-of-fibroblast-activation-protein-%C3%AE-correlates-with-gastric-cancer-progression-and-poor-prognosis
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Mengmou Hu, Chengjia Qian, Ziwei Hu, Bojian Fei, Haibo Zhou
Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Recent evidence points to importance of cross talk between cancer cells and the surrounding stroma on gastric cancer progression. Tumor microenvironment biomarkers thus represent a new opportunity for diagnostics innovation. Reactive stromal fibroblasts selectively express the fibroblast activation protein alpha (FAP-α), a homodimeric integral membrane gelatinase that belongs to the serine protease family. We report here that FAP-α expression is significantly elevated in gastric cancer samples by more than fivefold (p < 0...
January 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158223/fibroblast-activation-protein-is-dispensable-in-the-anti-influenza-immune-response-in-mice
#2
Sioh-Yang Tan, Sumaiya Chowdhury, Natasa Polak, Mark D Gorrell, Wolfgang Weninger
Fibroblast activation protein alpha (FAP) is a unique dual peptidase of the S9B serine protease family, being capable of both dipeptidyl peptidase and endopeptidase activities. FAP is expressed at low level in healthy adult organs including the pancreas, cervix, uterus, submaxillary gland and the skin, and highly upregulated in embryogenesis, chronic inflammation and tissue remodelling. It is also expressed by cancer-associated stromal fibroblasts in more than 90% of epithelial tumours. FAP has enzymatic and non-enzymatic functions in the growth, immunosuppression, invasion and cell signalling of tumour cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143451/distinct-prostate-cancer-related-mrna-cargo-in-extracellular-vesicle-subsets-from-prostate-cell-lines
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Elisa Lázaro-Ibáñez, Taral R Lunavat, Su Chul Jang, Carmen Escobedo-Lucea, Jorge Oliver-De La Cruz, Pia Siljander, Jan Lötvall, Marjo Yliperttula
BACKGROUND: Multiple types of extracellular vesicles (EVs), including microvesicles (MVs) and exosomes (EXOs), are released by all cells constituting part of the cellular EV secretome. The bioactive cargo of EVs can be shuffled between cells and consists of lipids, metabolites, proteins, and nucleic acids, including multiple RNA species from non-coding RNAs to messenger RNAs (mRNAs). In this study, we hypothesized that the mRNA cargo of EVs could differ based on the EV cellular origin and subpopulation analyzed...
February 1, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142115/elevated-expression-of-klk8-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-colorectal-cancer
#4
Xianwu Liu, Bin Quan, Zhilong Tian, Hailin Xi, Gaolei Jia, Hui Wang, Liang Zhang, Ruming Liu, Cheng Ma, Fuzhou Han, Huansong Li, Fukang Yuan
KLK8, also known as neuropsin, is one of fifteen members of the human kallikrein-related peptidase (KLK) gene family, which consists of enzymes with serine protease enzymatic activity. Aberrant KLK8 expression has been reported in several malignancies. However, the clinicopathological significance and prognostic value of KLK8 expression in colorectal cancer (CRC) are unknown. Therefore, analysis of public datasets, quantitative real-time PCR and western blot analysis were performed to assess KLK8 expression in CRC at both the mRNA and protein level...
January 28, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088469/estrogen-induced-expression-of-tissue-factor-pathway-inhibitor-2-in-mcf7-cells-involves-lysine-specific-demethylase-1
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Marianne S Andresen, Huda Omar Ali, Christiane Filion Myklebust, Per Morten Sandset, Benedicte Stavik, Nina Iversen, Grethe Skretting
Hormone-sensitive cancers can be influenced by estrogens, a process usually mediated through the estrogen receptor (ER). Tissue factor pathway inhibitor type 2 (TFPI-2) is a Kunitz-type serine protease inhibitor involved in regulating the extracellular matrix. The present study demonstrates that the expression of TFPI-2 can be induced by estrogens. Breast cancer data from GOBO displayed increased levels of TFPI-2 and increased survival in patients with ERα+ tumors. Treatment of MCF7 cells (ERα+) with 17β-estradiol (E2) or 17α-ethinyl estradiol (EE2) increased TFPI-2 mRNA and protein levels...
January 11, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065267/mechanism-and-inhibition-of-rhomboid-proteases
#6
K Strisovsky
Intramembrane serine proteases of the rhomboid family are widespread, and their gradually uncovered functions in different organisms already suggest medical relevance for infectious diseases and cancer. However, selective inhibitors that could serve as research tools for rhomboids, for validation of their disease relevance, or as templates for drug development are lacking. Here I summarize the current knowledge about rhomboid protease mechanism and specificity, overview the currently used inhibitors, and conclude by proposing avenues for future development of rhomboid protease inhibitors...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064070/maspin-inhibits-macrophage-phagocytosis-and-enhances-inflammatory-cytokine-production-via-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Yimeng Wang, Luguo Sun, Zhenbo Song, Danfeng Wang, Yongli Bao, Yuxin Li
Maspin (mammary serine protease inhibitor) is a non-inhibitory member of the serine protease inhibitor superfamily and a tumor suppressor in several cancers due to its ability to inhibit cell invasion, angiogenesis, and promote apoptosis. However, its immunomodulatory function remains largely unexplored. Thus, we explored the potential link between Maspin and macrophage function, first evaluating the regulatory effects of conditioned medium (CM) of a Maspin-overexpressing CHO cell strain on mouse peritoneal macrophage phagocytosis and cytokine secretion...
January 5, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061466/prostate-cancer-proteomics-current-trends-and-future-perspectives-for-biomarker-discovery
#8
Cristiana Pistol Tanase, Elena Codrici, Ionela Daniela Popescu, Simona Mihai, Ana-Maria Enciu, Laura Georgiana Necula, Adrian Preda, Gener Ismail, Radu Albulescu
The clinical and fundamental research in prostate cancer - the most common urological cancer in men - is currently entering the proteomic and genomic era. The focus has switched from one single marker (PSA) to panels of biomarkers (including proteins involved in ribosomal function and heat shock proteins). Novel genetic markers (such as Transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2)-ERG fusion gene mRNA) or prostate cancer gene 3 (PCA3) had already entered the clinical practice, raising the question whether subsequent protein changes impact the evolution of the disease and the response to treatment...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050800/micro-rna-204-participates-in-tmprss2-erg-regulation-and-androgen-receptor-reprogramming-in-prostate-cancer
#9
Krassimira Todorova, Metodi V Metodiev, Gergana Metodieva, Milcho Mincheff, Nelson Fernández, Soren Hayrabedyan
Cancer progression is driven by genome instability incurred rearrangements such as transmembrane protease, serine 2 (TMPRSS2)/v-ets erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogene (ERG) that could possibly turn some of the tumor suppressor micro-RNAs into pro-oncogenic ones. Previously, we found dualistic miR-204 effects, acting either as a tumor suppressor or as an oncomiR in ERG fusion-dependent manner. Here, we provided further evidence for an important role of miR-204 for TMPRSS2/ERG and androgen receptor (AR) signaling modulation and fine tuning that prevents TMPRSS2/ERG overexpression in prostate cancer...
January 3, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011482/galectin-3-is-implicated-in-tumor-progression-and-resistance-to-anti-androgen-drug-through-regulation-of-androgen-receptor-signaling-in-prostate-cancer
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Tsogt-Ochir Dondoo, Tomoharu Fukumori, Kei Daizumoto, Tomoya Fukawa, Miho Kohzuki, Minoru Kowada, Yoshito Kusuhara, Hidehisa Mori, Hiroyoshi Nakatsuji, Masayuki Takahashi, Hiro-Omi Kanayama
BACKGROUND: Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC)-related deaths are increasing worldwide. Therefore, clarification of the mechanisms of hormone-related tumor progression and resistance to anti-androgen drugs is useful in order to develop strategies for appropriate treatment of CRPC. Galectin-3 has been shown to be correlated with tumor progression in a variety of cancer types through the regulation of tumor proliferation, angiogenesis, and apoptosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined tumor cell invasion and migration using the xCELLigence system...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006747/role-of-protease-and-protease-inhibitors-in-cancer-pathogenesis-and-treatment
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Ali Eatemadi, Hammed T Aiyelabegan, Babak Negahdari, Mohammad Ali Mazlomi, Hadis Daraee, Nasim Daraee, Razieh Eatemadi, Esmaeil Sadroddiny
Cancer is the second cause of death in 2015, and it has been estimated to surpass heart diseases as the leading cause of death in the next few years. Several mechanisms are involved in cancer pathogenesis. Studies have indicated that proteases are also implicated in tumor growth and progression which is highly dependent on nutrient and oxygen supply. On the other hand, protease inhibitors could be considered as a potent strategy in cancer therapy. On the basis of the type of the key amino acid in the active site of the protease and the mechanism of peptide bond cleavage, proteases can be classified into six groups: cysteine, serine, threonine, glutamic acid, aspartate proteases, as well as matrix metalloproteases...
February 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995596/development-of-biological-tools-to-assess-the-role-of-tmprss4-and-identification-of-novel-tumor-types-with-high-expression-of-this-prometastatic-protein
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Maria Villalba, Lissett Lopez, Miriam Redrado, Tamara Ruiz, Arrate L de Aberasturi, Nuria de la Roja, David Garcia, Francisco Exposito, Carlos de Andrea, Emilio Alvarez-Fernandez, Luis Montuenga, Paloma Rueda, Maria Jose Rodriguez, Alfonso Calvo
Metastatic spread is responsible for the majority of cancer deaths and identification of metastasis-related therapeutic targets is compulsory. TMPRSS4 is a pro-metastatic druggable transmembrane type II serine protease whose expression has been associated with the development of several cancer types and poor prognosis. To study the role and expression of this protease in cancer, we have developed molecular tools (active recombinant proteins and a polyclonal antibody) that can be used for diagnostic purposes and for testing anti-TMPRSS4 drugs...
December 20, 2016: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993133/synthesis-and-functionalization-of-protease-activated-nanoparticles-with-tissue-plasminogen-activator-peptides-as-targeting-moiety-and-diagnostic-tool-for-pancreatic-cancer
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Sophie Dobiasch, Szilard Szanyi, Aleko Kjaev, Jens Werner, Albert Strauss, Christian Weis, Lars Grenacher, Katya Kapilov-Buchman, Liron-Limor Israel, Jean-Paul Lellouche, Erica Locatelli, Mauro Comes Franchini, Jennifer Vandooren, Ghislain Opdenakker, Klaus Felix
BACKGROUND: Functionalized nanoparticles (NPs) are one promising tool for detecting specific molecular targets and combine molecular biology and nanotechnology aiming at modern imaging. We aimed at ligand-directed delivery with a suitable target-biomarker to detect early pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Promising targets are galectins (Gal), due to their strong expression in and on PDAC-cells and occurrence at early stages in cancer precursor lesions, but not in adjacent normal tissues...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989643/serpini2-pancpin-is-an-inhibitory-serpin-targeting-pancreatic-elastase-and-chymotrypsin
#14
Wayne J Higgins, Gareth T Grehan, Kieran J Wynne, D Margaret Worrall
SerpinI2/Pancpin/MEPI is a 46kDa member of the serpin (serine protease inhibitor) superfamily. It is downregulated in pancreatic and breast cancer, and associated with acinar cell apoptosis and pancreatic insufficiency when absent in mice. However, the target protease and protein properties of serpinI2 are previously uncharacterised. We have expressed and purified recombinant serpin I2 in E. coli. The protein exhibited thermal instability typical of inhibitory serpins, which was lost following RCL cleavage...
February 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983922/overexpression-of-protease-serine-8-inhibits-glioma-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-via-suppressing-the-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#15
Hu-Yin Yang, Da-Zhao Fang, Xiao-Bo Hui, Dai Liu
Protease serine 8 (PRSS8), a serine peptidase, has a widespread expression in normal epidermal cells. Recently, many researchers demonstrated down-regulation of PRSS8 in cancer tissues as well as its tumor-suppression role in cancer development. However, the biological functions of PRSS8 in glioma remain unclear. In the current study, we demonstrated decreased expression of PRSS8 in glioma tissues and cell lines. PRSS8 up-regulation inhibited glioma cell proliferation, migration and invasion. In addition, the xenograft experiments showed that PRSS8 overexpression suppressed glioma cell growth in vivo...
November 24, 2016: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983914/protease-serine-s1-family-member-8-prss8-inhibits-tumor-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#16
Chaonan Ma, Wei Ma, Nannan Zhou, Na Chen, Li An, Yijie Zhang
Protease serine S1 family member 8 (PRSS8), a membrane-anchored serine protease, has been reported to be involved in the development of several human cancers. However, the role of PRSS8 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) pathogenesis remains unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate PRSS8 expression, biological functions and related molecular mechanism in NSCLC. Our results showed that PRSS8 was lowly expressed in NSCLC cell lines. Ectopic expression of PRSS8 inhibited tumor growth in vitro and in vivo...
October 27, 2016: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965452/bystander-host-cell-killing-effects-of-clostridium-perfringens-enterotoxin
#17
Archana Shrestha, Matthew R Hendricks, Jennifer M Bomberger, Bruce A McClane
: Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin (CPE) binds to claudin receptors, e.g., claudin-4, and then forms a pore that triggers cell death. Pure cultures of host cells that do not express claudin receptors, e.g., fibroblasts, are unaffected by pathophysiologically relevant CPE concentrations in vitro However, both CPE-insensitive and CPE-sensitive host cells are present in vivo Therefore, this study tested whether CPE treatment might affect fibroblasts when cocultured with CPE-sensitive claudin-4 fibroblast transfectants or Caco-2 cells...
December 13, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933724/comparative-analysis-reveals-amino-acids-critical-for-anticancer-activity-of-peptide-cigb-552
#18
Soledad Astrada, Yolanda Gomez, Exequiel Barrera, Gonzalo Obal, Otto Pritsch, Sergio Pantano, Maribel G Vallespí, Mariela Bollati-Fogolín
Because of resistance development by cancer cells against current anticancer drugs, there is a considerable interest in developing novel antitumor agents. We have previously demonstrated that CIGB-552, a novel cell-penetrating synthetic peptide, was effective in reducing tumor size and increasing lifespan in tumor-bearing mice. Studies of protein-peptide interactions have shown that COMMD1 protein is a major mediator of CIGB-552 antitumor activity. Furthermore, a typical serine-protease degradation pattern for CIGB-552 in BALB/c mice serum was identified, yielding peptides which differ from CIGB-552 in size and physical properties...
November 2016: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931795/ikk%C3%AE-inibition-by-a-glucosamine-derivative-enhances-maspin-expression-in-osteosarcoma-cell-line
#19
Martina Leopizzi, Rossana Cocchiola, Edoardo Milanetti, Domenico Raimondo, Laura Politi, Cesare Giordano, Roberto Scandurra, Anna Scotto d'Abusco
Chronic inflammation has been associated to cancer development by the alteration of several inflammatory pathways, such as Nuclear Factor-κB pathway. In particular, IκB kinase α (IKKα), one of two catalytic subunit of IKK complex, has been described to be associated to cancer progression and metastasis in a number of cancers. The molecular mechanism by which IKKα affects cancer progression is not yet completely clarified, anyway an association between IKKα and the expression of Maspin (Mammary Serine Protease Inhibitor or SerpinB5), a tumor suppressor protein, has been described...
January 25, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922627/blood-based-and-urinary-prostate-cancer-biomarkers-a-review-and-comparison-of-novel-biomarkers-for-detection-and-treatment-decisions
#20
REVIEW
R J Hendriks, I M van Oort, J A Schalken
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa) is currently based on serum PSA testing and/or abnormal digital rectal examination and histopathologic evaluation of prostate biopsies. The main drawback of PSA testing is the lack of specificity for PCa. To improve early detection of PCa more specific biomarkers are needed. In the past few years, many new promising biomarkers have been identified; however, to date, only a few have reached clinical practice. METHODS: In this review, we discuss new blood-based and urinary biomarker models that are promising for usage in PCa detection, follow-up and treatment decision-making...
December 6, 2016: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
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