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S1P Cancer

Akimitsu Yamada, Masayuki Nagahashi, Tomoyoshi Aoyagi, Wei-Ching Huang, Santiago Lima, Nitai C Hait, Aparna Maiti, Kumiko Kida, Krista P Terracina, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Takashi Ishikawa, Itaru Endo, Michael R Waters, Qianya Qi, Li Yan, Sheldon Milstien, Sarah Spiegel, Kazuaki Takabe
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a bioactive sphingolipid mediator, has been implicated in regulation of many processes important for breast cancer progression. Previously we observed that S1P is exported out of human breast cancer cells by ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter ABCC1, but not by ABCB1, both known multidrug resistance proteins that efflux chemotherapeutic agents. However, the pathological consequences of these events to breast cancer progression and metastasis has not been elucidated. Here, it is demonstrated that high expression of ABCC1, but not ABCB1, is associated with poor prognosis in breast cancer patients...
March 9, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Mengda Cao, Chunmei Ji, Yanjun Zhou, Wen Huang, Weiwei Ni, Xunliang Tong, Ji-Fu Wei
Sphingosine kinases (SphKs) catalyze the conversion of the sphingosine to the promitogenic/migratory product, sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). SphK/S1P pathway has been linked to the progression of cancer and various other diseases including allergic inflammatory disease, cardiovascular diseases, rejection after transplantation, the central nervous system, and virus infections. Therefore, SphKs represent potential new targets for developing novel therapeutics for these diseases. The history and development of SphK inhibitors are discussed, summarizing SphK inhibitors by their structures, and describing some applications of SphK inhibitors...
February 20, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Jan Korbecki, Izabela Gutowska, Ireneusz Kojder, Dariusz Jeżewski, Marta Goschorska, Agnieszka Łukomska, Anna Lubkowska, Dariusz Chlubek, Irena Baranowska-Bosiacka
Recent years have seen considerable progress in understanding the biochemistry of cancer. For example, more significance is now assigned to the tumor microenvironment, especially with regard to intercellular signaling in the tumor niche which depends on many factors secreted by tumor cells. In addition, great progress has been made in understanding the influence of factors such as neurotensin, growth differentiation factor-15 (GDF-15), sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), and infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) on the 'hallmarks of cancer' in glioblastoma multiforme...
January 23, 2018: Oncotarget
Tong Song, Chen Sheng-Cai, Xu Kai-Ying, Fang Bin, Wang Si-Hua, Wang Jian-Jun
14-3-3ζ is overexpressed in several cancers, including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), and plays an important role in tumorigenesis. However, the mechanisms underlying its tumorigenesis remain unclear. Here we report that 14-3-3ζ was upregulated in ESCC tumors, compared with adjacent normal tissues; 14-3-3ζ levels were positively correlated with ESCC lymph node metastasis and recurrence. Overexpression of 14-3-3ζ promoted the tumor growth and invasion of ESCC in vitro and in vivo, whereas depletion of 14-3-3ζ suppressed these effects...
February 16, 2018: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Olga A Sukocheva
Sphingolipids, sphingolipid metabolizing enzymes, and their receptors network are being recognized as part of the signaling mechanisms, which govern breast cancer cell growth, migration, and survival during chemotherapy treatment. Approximately 70% of breast cancers are estrogen receptor (ER) positive and, thus, rely on estrogen signaling. Estrogen activates an intracellular network composed of many cytoplasmic and nuclear mediators. Some estrogen effects can be mediated by sphingolipids. Estrogen activates sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1) and amplifies the intracellular concentration of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) in breast cancer cells during stimulation of proliferation and survival...
January 31, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Panfeng Fu, David L Ebenezer, Alison W Ha, Vidyani Suryadevara, Anantha Harijith, Viswanathan Natarajan
Phospholipids, sphingolipids, and cholesterol are integral components of eukaryotic cell organelles, including the nucleus. Recent evidence shows characteristic features of nuclear lipid composition and signaling, which are distinct from that of the cytoplasm and plasma membrane. While the nuclear phosphoinositol lipid signaling in cell cycle regulation and differentiation has been well described, there is a paucity on the role of nuclear sphingolipids and sphingolipid signaling in different physiological and pathophysiological human conditions...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Santiago Lima, Kazuaki Takabe, Jason Newton, Kumar Saurabh, Megan M Young, Andreia Machado Leopoldino, Nitai C Hait, Jane L Roberts, Hong-Gang Wang, Paul Dent, Sheldon Milstien, Laurence Booth, Sarah Spiegel
The bioactive sphingolipid metabolite sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) and the enzyme that produces it, SPHK1 (sphingosine kinase 1), regulate many processes important for the etiology of cancer. It has been suggested that SPHK1 levels are regulated by the tumor suppressor protein TP53, a key regulator of cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, and macroautophagy/autophagy. However, little is still known of the relationship between TP53 and SPHK1 activity in the regulation of these processes. To explore this link, we examined the effects of inhibiting SPHK1 in wild-type and TP53 null cancer cell lines...
January 25, 2018: Autophagy
Masayuki Nagahashi, Akimitsu Yamada, Eriko Katsuta, Tomoyoshi Aoyagi, Wei-Ching Huang, Krista P Terracina, Nitai C Hait, Jeremy C Allegood, Junko Tsuchida, Kizuki Yuza, Masato Nakajima, Manabu Abe, Kenji Sakimura, Sheldon Milstien, Toshifumi Wakai, Sarah Spiegel, Kazuaki Takabe
Although obesity with associated inflammation is now recognized as a risk factor for breast cancer and distant metastases, the functional basis for these connections remain poorly understood. Here we show that in breast cancer patients and in animal breast cancer models, obesity is a sufficient cause for increased expression of the bioactive sphingolipid mediator sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) which mediates cancer pathogenesis. A high fat diet was sufficient to upregulate expression of sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1), the enzyme that produces S1P, along with its receptor S1PR1 in syngeneic and spontaneous breast tumors...
January 19, 2018: Cancer Research
Kanako Hagihara, Kanako Kinoshita, Kouki Ishida, Shihomi Hojo, Yoshinori Kameoka, Ryosuke Satoh, Teruaki Takasaki, Reiko Sugiura
Fingolimod hydrochloride (FTY720), a sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) analogue, is an approved immune modulator for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). Notably, in addition to its well-known mode of action as an S1P modulator, accumulating evidence suggests that FTY720 induces apoptosis in various cancer cells via reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation. Although the involvement of multiple signaling molecules, such as JNK (Jun N-terminal kinase), Akt (alpha serine/threonine-protein kinase) and Sphk has been reported, the exact mechanisms how FTY720 induces cell growth inhibition and the functional relationship between FTY720 and these signaling pathways remain elusive...
November 27, 2017: Microbial Cell
Ruijuan Xu, Monica Garcia-Barros, Sally Wen, Fang Li, Chih-Li Lin, Yusuf A Hannun, Lina M Obeid, Cungui Mao
p53 mediates the DNA damage response (DDR) by regulating the expression of genes implicated in cell cycle arrest, senescence, programmed cell death (PCD), and metabolism. Herein we demonstrate that human alkaline ceramidase 2 (ACER2) is a novel transcriptional target of p53 and that its transactivation by p53 mediates the DDR. We found that p53 overexpression or its activation by ionizing radiation (IR) upregulated ACER2 in cells. Two putative p53 responsive elements (p53REs) were found in its first intron of the ACER2 gene, and Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assays in combination with promoter activity assays demonstrated that these p53REs are the bona fide p53 binding sites that mediate ACER2 transactivation by p53...
December 11, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
Baasanjav Uranbileg, Takeshi Nishikawa, Hitoshi Ikeda, Makoto Kurano, Masaya Sato, Daisuke Saigusa, Junken Aoki, Toshiaki Watanabe, Yutaka Yatomi
BACKGROUND: A pivotal role of sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) in cancer has been suggested based on the ceramide-S1P rheostat theory that the intracellular balance between prosurvival S1P and proapoptotic ceramide determines cell fate. Upregulation of S1P-generating sphingosine kinases (SKs) and downregulation of S1P-degrading S1P lyase (SPL) might increase intracellular S1P levels to exert a prosurvival effect in cancer in general, such as colon cancer. However, we recently observed a distinct S1P metabolism in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues that increased SPL mRNA levels with reduced S1P levels...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
Larissa P Maia, Paula S Santos, Patricia T Alves, Cláudia M Rodrigues, Thaíse G Araújo, Yara Cristina P Maia, Alinne Tatiane F Câmara, Donizeti W Santos, Luiz Ricardo Goulart
Sphingolipid metabolism pathway is essential in membrane homeostasis, and its dysfunction has been associated with favorable tumor microenvironment, disease progression, and chemotherapy resistance. Its major components have key functions on survival and proliferation, with opposing effects. We have profiled the components of the sphingolipid pathway on leukocytes of breast cancer (BC) patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment and without, including the five sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptors, the major functional genes, and cytokines, in order to better understand the S1P signaling in the immune cells of these patients...
November 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Shailaja Mahajan-Thakur, Sandra Bien-Möller, Sascha Marx, Henry Schroeder, Bernhard H Rauch
The multifunctional sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a lipid signaling molecule and central regulator in the development of several cancer types. In recent years, intriguing information has become available regarding the role of S1P in the progression of Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive and common brain tumor in adults. S1P modulates numerous cellular processes in GBM, such as oncogenesis, proliferation and survival, invasion, migration, metastasis and stem cell behavior. These processes are regulated via a family of five G-protein-coupled S1P receptors (S1PR1-5) and may involve mainly unknown intracellular targets...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Rajesh Ramanathan, Ali Raza, Jamie Sturgill, Debra Lyon, Jessica Young, Nitai C Hait, Kazuaki Takabe
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a bioactive lipid mediator that has been shown to serve an important regulatory function in breast cancer progression. This study analyzes plasma S1P levels in breast cancer patients undergoing adjuvant therapy as compared to healthy control volunteers. 452 plasma S1P samples among 158 breast cancer patients, along with 20 healthy control volunteers, were analyzed. Mean S1P levels did not significantly differ between cancer patients and controls. Smoking was associated with higher S1P levels in cancer patients...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
Besim Ogretmen
Sphingolipids, including the two central bioactive lipids ceramide and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), have opposing roles in regulating cancer cell death and survival, respectively, and there have been exciting developments in understanding how sphingolipid metabolism and signalling regulate these processes in response to anticancer therapy. Recent studies have provided mechanistic details of the roles of sphingolipids and their downstream targets in the regulation of tumour growth and response to chemotherapy, radiotherapy and/or immunotherapy using innovative molecular, genetic and pharmacological tools to target sphingolipid signalling nodes in cancer cells...
January 2018: Nature Reviews. Cancer
Mengmeng Wang, Lee-Ling Sharon Ong, Justin Dauwels, H Harry Asada
Angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing vessels, is a critical step in cancer invasion. Better understanding of the angiogenic mechanisms is required to develop effective antiangiogenic therapies for cancer treatment. We culture angiogenic vessels in 3D microfluidic devices under different Sphingosin-1-phosphate (S1P) conditions and develop an automated vessel formation tracking system (AVFTS) to track the angiogenic vessel formation and extract quantitative vessel information from the experimental time-lapse phase contrast images...
2017: PloS One
Eriko Katsuta, Li Yan, Masayuki Nagahashi, Ali Raza, Jamie L Sturgill, Debra E Lyon, Omar M Rashid, Nitai C Hait, Kazuaki Takabe
BACKGROUND: Doxorubicin is one of the most commonly used chemotherapeutic drugs for breast cancer; however, its use is limited by drug resistance and side effects. We hypothesized that adding FTY720, a sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor functional antagonist, to doxorubicin would potentiate its effects by suppression of drug-induced inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Cancer Genome Atlas, Gene Expression Omnibus data sets, and National Cancer Institute-60 panel were used for gene expressions and gene set enrichment analysis...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
Dan-Dan Song, Jun-Hao Zhou, Rui Sheng
Sphingosine kinase functions to phosphorylate sphingosine to sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) to keep balance in the metabolites of sphingolipids. There are two isoforms of sphingosine kinase, sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1) and sphingosine kinase 2 (SphK2). Although SphK1 and SphK2 share high sequence similarity, SphK2 has distinct distribution, regulation and function. SphK2 is involved in the pathological processes of varieties of diseases including cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, stroke, cardiovascular diseases and inflammation...
October 19, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
Kurt Geffken, Sarah Spiegel
Breast cancer affects 1 out of 8 women in the US and is the second highest cause of death from cancer for women, leading to considerable research examining the causes, progression, and treatment of breast cancer. Over the last two decades, sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a potent sphingolipid metabolite, has been implicated in many processes important for breast cancer including growth, progression, transformation and metastasis, and is the focus of this review. In particular, one of the kinases that produces S1P, sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1), has come under increasing scrutiny as it is commonly upregulated in breast cancer cells and has been linked with poorer prognosis and progression, possibly leading to resistance to certain anti-cancer therapies...
October 16, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
Yujing Zhou, Feng Guo
The immune status of tumor microenvironment in gastric cancer is poorly understood, which limits the development of novel strategies in this field. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) acts as an immune modulator, but the role of S1P in gastric cancer is elusive. Here, we aim to investigate S1P receptor 1 (S1P1)-mediated effect of S1P in gastric cancer. We generated a xenograft mouse model and used SEW-2871, a S1P1 specific agonist to activate S1P1 signaling. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) were isolated and analyzed using flow cytometry...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
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