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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530472/telomerase-expression-in-medaka-oryzias-melastigma-pharyngeal-teeth
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W H Tan, P E Witten, C Winkler, D W T Au, A Huysseune
Nonmammalian vertebrates have the capacity of lifelong tooth replacement. In all vertebrates, tooth formation requires contact and interaction between the oral or pharyngeal epithelium and the underlying mesenchyme. To secure lifelong replacement, the presence of odontogenic stem cells has been postulated, particularly in the epithelial compartment. This study uses an advanced teleost fish species, the marine medaka Oryzias melastigma, a close relative to Oryzias latipes, to examine the expression and distribution of telomerase reverse transcriptase (Tert), the catalytic unit of telomerase, in developing pharyngeal teeth and to relate these data to the proliferative activity of the cells...
June 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529542/frequency-and-geographic-distribution-of-tert-promoter-mutations-in-primary-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Francesca Pezzuto, Luigi Buonaguro, Franco M Buonaguro, Maria Lina Tornesello
Primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) mainly develops in subjects chronically infected with hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV) viruses through a multistep process characterized by the accumulation of genetic alterations in the human genome. Nucleotide changes in coding regions (i.e. TP53, CTNNB1, ARID1A and ARID2) as well as in non-coding regions (i.e. TERT promoter) are considered cancer drivers for HCC development with variable frequencies in different geographic regions depending on the etiology and environmental factors...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521363/a-cisplatin-derivative-tetra-pt-bpy-as-an-oncotherapeutic-agent-for-targeting-alt-cancer
#3
Xiao-Hui Zheng, Xin Nie, Yiming Fang, Zepeng Zhang, Yingnan Xiao, Zongwan Mao, Haiying Liu, Jian Ren, Feng Wang, Lixin Xia, Junjiu Huang, Yong Zhao
Background: In approximately 15% of human cancers, telomere length is maintained independently of telomerase by the homologous recombination (HR)-mediated alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway. Whether the ALT pathway can be exploited for therapeutic treatment remains unknown. The purpose of this study is to develop oncotherapeutic agent to target ALT cancers. Methods: Surface plasmon resonance assay, antibody to G-quadruplex, and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) were used to discover Tetra-Pt(bpy), a cisplatin derivative that specifically targets telomeric G-quadruplex...
October 1, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521052/can-telomerase-activity-be-unleashed-to-refine-prognosis-within-ependymoma-subgroups
#4
Michal Zapotocky, Vijay Ramaswamy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520570/long-term-exposure-to-mst-312-leads-to-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-overexpression-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
#5
Karollyne S Morais, Ana Flávia R Guimarãesb, Doralina A R Ramos, Fábio P Silva, Diêgo M de Oliveira
Telomerase is an enzyme responsible for telomere maintenance in almost all human cancer cells, but generally not expressed in somatic ones. Therefore, antitelomerase therapy is a potentially revolutionary therapeutic strategy, and the antitumor activity of telomerase inhibitors (TI) has been studied extensively recently, mainly for breast cancer. However, the effects expected from treatment with TI will appear only after many cell divisions, but the effects of this long-term approach are unknown. In this work, the consequences of 3120 h exposure of human breast cancer cells to TI MST-312 were investigated...
May 17, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514935/mesenchymal-stem-cell-based-cartilage-regeneration-approach-and-cell-senescence-can-we-manipulate-cell-aging-and-function
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Marta Anna Szychlinska, Martin James Stoddart, Ugo D'Amora, Luigi Ambrosio, Mauro Alini, Giuseppe Musumeci
Aging is the most prominent risk factor triggering several degenerative diseases, such as Osteoarthritis (OA). Due to its poor self-healing capacity, once injured cartilage needs to be re-established. This process mighmight be approached bythrough resorting to cell-based therapies and/or tissue engineering. Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) represent a promising approach due to their chondrogenic differentiation potential. Presently, in vitro chondrogenic differentiation of MSCs is limited by two main reasons: Aging aging of MSCs, which determines the loss of cell proliferative and differentiationed capacity and MSC-derived chondrocyte hypertrophic differentiation, which limits the use of these cells in cartilage tissue regeneration approach...
May 17, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514651/modeling-genomic-instability-and-selection-pressure-in-a-mouse-model-of-melanoma
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Lawrence N Kwong, Lihua Zou, Sharmeen Chagani, Chandra Sekhar Pedamallu, Mingguang Liu, Shan Jiang, Alexei Protopopov, Jianhua Zhang, Gad Getz, Lynda Chin
Tumor evolution is an iterative process of selection for pro-oncogenic aberrations. This process can be accelerated by genomic instability, but how it interacts with different selection bottlenecks to shape the evolving genomic landscape remains understudied. Here, we assessed tumor initiation and therapy resistance bottlenecks in mouse models of melanoma, with or without genomic instability. At the initiation bottleneck, whole-exome sequencing revealed that drug-naive tumors were genomically silent, and this was surprisingly unaffected when genomic instability was introduced via telomerase inactivation...
May 16, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513547/epigenetic-regulation-of-telomere-maintenance-for-therapeutic-interventions-in-gliomas
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Naderlinger, Klaus Holzmann
High-grade astrocytoma of WHO grade 4 termed glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a common human brain tumor with poor patient outcome. Astrocytoma demonstrates two known telomere maintenance mechanisms (TMMs) based on telomerase activity (TA) and on alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT). ALT is associated with lower tumor grades and better outcome. In contrast to ALT, regulation of TA in tumors by direct mutation and epigenetic activation of the hTERT promoter is well established. Here, we summarize the genetic background of TMMs in non-malignant cells and in cancer, in addition to clinical and pathological features of gliomas...
May 17, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506636/multiple-dna-interactions-contribute-to-the-initiation-of-telomerase-elongation
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Ahu Karademir Andersson, Cecilia Gustafsson, Roopesh Krishnankutty, Marita Cohn
Telomerase maintains telomere length and chromosome integrity by adding short tandem repeats of single-stranded DNA to the 3' ends, via reverse transcription of a defined template region of its RNA subunit. To further understand the telomerase elongation mechanism, we studied the primer utilization and extension activity of the telomerase from the budding yeast Naumovozyma castellii (Saccharomyces castellii), which displays a processive nucleotide and repeat addition polymerization. For the efficient initiation of canonical elongation, telomerase required 4nt primer 3' end complementarity to the template RNA...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503738/targeting-human-telomeric-g-quadruplex-dna-with-antitumour-natural-alkaloid-aristololactam-%C3%AE-d-glucoside-and-its-comparison-with-daunomycin
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Abhi Das, Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Gopinatha Suresh Kumar
Study on anticancer agents that act via stabilization of telomeric G-quadruplex DNA has emerged as novel and exciting field for anticancer drug discovery. The interaction of carbohydrate containing anticancer alkaloid aristololactam-β-D-glucoside (ADG) with human telomeric G-quadruplex DNA sequence was characterized by different biophysical techniques. The binding parameters were compared with daunomycin (DAN), a well-known chemotherapeutic drug. The Scatchard binding isotherms revealed noncooperative binding for both with the binding affinity values of (1...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503498/evaluation-of-energy-balance-on-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-htert-alternative-splicing-by-semi-quantitative-rt-pcr-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Mohaddeseh Behjati, Mohammad Hashemi, Mohammad Kazemi, Mansoor Salehi, Shaghayegh Haghjooy Javanmard
BACKGROUND: Decreased high-energy phosphate level is involved in endothelial cell injury and dysfunction. Reduced telomerase activity in endothelial cells in parallel with reduced energy levels might be due to altered direction of alternative splicing machine as a complication of depleted energy during the process of atherosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Isolated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were treated for 24 hours by oligomycine (OM) and 2-deoxy glucose (2-DG)...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500256/tzap-ing-telomeres-down-to-size
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Laura Garcia-Exposito, Roderick J O'Sullivan
The phenomenon of gradual telomere shortening has become a paradigm for how we understand the biology of aging and cancer. Cell proliferation is accompanied by cumulative telomere loss, and the aged cell either senesces, dies or transforms toward cancer. This transformation requires the activation of telomere elongation mechanisms in order to restore telomere length such that cell death or senescence programs are not induced. Most of the time, this occurs through telomerase reactivation. In other rare cases, the Alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway hijacks DNA recombination-associated mechanisms to hyperextend telomeres, often to more than 50 kb...
May 12, 2017: EMBO Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497203/retraction-note-to-the-clinical-implications-of-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-expression-in-grade-and-prognosis-of-gliomas-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jing Li, Huiying Li, Jihong Liu, Bin Feng, Man Feng, Baoyu Lv, Shaomei Cheng, Xiangshan Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 12, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495680/dna-binding-determinants-and-cellular-thresholds-for-human-telomerase-repeat-addition-processivity
#14
Robert Alexander Wu, Jane Tam, Kathleen Collins
The reverse transcriptase telomerase adds telomeric repeats to chromosome ends. Purified human telomerase catalyzes processive repeat synthesis, which could restore the full ~100 nucleotides of (T2AG3)n lost from replicated chromosome ends as a single elongation event. Processivity inhibition is proposed to be a basis of human disease, but the impacts of different levels of processivity on telomere maintenance have not been examined. Here, we delineate side chains in the telomerase active-site cavity important for repeat addition processivity, determine how they contribute to duplex and single-stranded DNA handling, and test the cellular consequences of partial or complete loss of repeat addition processivity for telomere maintenance...
May 11, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493304/cpam-type-2-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-malignancy-risk-study-in-a-14-month-old-boy
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Gloria Pelizzo, Maria A Avanzini, Marco Folini, Rossana Bussani, Melissa Mantelli, Stefania Croce, Gloria Acquafredda, Paola Travaglino, Graziella Cimino-Reale, Marina Boni, Irene Dambruoso, Valeria Calcaterra
INTRODUCTION: The association between congenital pulmonary airway malformations (CPAM) and malignancy is reported in the literature. Interactions between the tumor, immune, and mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSCs) have been recognized as crucial for understanding tumorigenesis. We characterized MSCs isolated from CPAM lesions in order to define potential malignancy risks. METHODS: CPAM II pulmonary tissue was used for MSC expansion; a "healthy" lung section from the same child was used as a comparator...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493234/exploration-of-involved-key-genes-and-signaling-diversity-in-brain-tumors
#16
REVIEW
Mojdeh Mahdian Nasser, Parvin Mehdipour
Brain tumors are becoming a major cause of death. The classification of brain tumors has gone through restructuring with regard to some criteria such as the presence or absence of a specific genetic alteration in the 2016 central nervous system World Health Organization update. Two categories of genes with a leading role in tumorigenesis and cancer induction include tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes; tumor suppressor genes are inactivated through a variety of mechanisms that result in their loss of function...
May 10, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492676/a-programmed-terminal-extension-strategy-to-light-up-multiple-beacons-for-dna-and-cellular-telomerase-detection
#17
Yucai Yang, Chao Li, Xiaolu Hu, Yi Yang, Yongmei Yin, Zhaoxia Wang
Here we develop a new method for the sensitive detection of DNA and cellular telomerase using an enzyme-triggered terminal extension strategy that the produced strand can light up multiple beacons on the surface of gold nanoparticles.
May 11, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487971/azidothymidine-inhibits-cell-growth-and-telomerase-activity-and-induces-dna-damage-in-human-esophageal-cancer
#18
Haoli Wang, Jianwen Zhou, Qiong He, Yu Dong, Yanhui Liu
Esophageal cancer is one of the most common type of malignancies. Telomerase activity, which is absent or weakly detected in the majority of human somatic cells, is elevated in esophageal cancer. Although azidothymidine (AZT), a reverse transcriptase inhibitor, has been utilized as a treatment for tumors, its role in treating esophageal cancer has not been confirmed. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of AZT on telomerase activity and the proliferation of the human esophageal cancer cell line TE‑11...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486516/immortalization-of-chicken-preadipocytes-by-retroviral-transduction-of-chicken-tert-and-tr
#19
Wei Wang, Tianmu Zhang, Chunyan Wu, Shanshan Wang, Yuxiang Wang, Hui Li, Ning Wang
The chicken is an important agricultural animal and model for developmental biology, immunology and virology. Excess fat accumulation continues to be a serious problem for the chicken industry. However, chicken adipogenesis and obesity have not been well investigated, because no chicken preadipocyte cell lines have been generated thus far. Here, we successfully generated two immortalized chicken preadipocyte cell lines through transduction of either chicken telomerase reverse transcriptase (chTERT) alone or in combination with chicken telomerase RNA (chTR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485781/effects-of-htert-antisense-oligodeoxynucleotide-on-cell-apoptosis-and-expression-of-htert-and-bcl-2-mrna-in-keloid-fibroblasts
#20
Y Huang, L-X Lin, Q-X Bi, P Wang, X-M Wang, J Liu, Y-T Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study was purposed to investigate the effects of hTERT antisense oligodeoxynucleotide (ASODN) on cell apoptosis and expression of hTERT and bcl-2 mRNA in keloid fibroblasts and to explore its anti-keloid effect. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Primary cultures of dermal fibroblasts derived from 12 keloid samples were established, strains of fibroblasts at passages 3 to 4 were used in this study. After treated by hTERT ASODN the proliferation of the fibroblasts was measured by cell count and MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assay method, the apoptosis was analyzed by flow cytometry (FCM), and the expression of hTERT and bcl-2 mRNA were observed by semi-quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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