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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627628/phosphorothioate%C3%A2-modified-antisense-oligonucleotides-against-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-sensitize-cancer-cells-to-radiotherapy
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Fei Cao, Xiaoping Ju, Di Chen, Lingong Jiang, Xiaofei Zhu, Shuiwang Qing, Fang Fang, Yuxin Shen, Zhen Jia, Huojun Zhang
Emergence of resistance, unavoidable systemic toxicity and unsatisfactory efficacy arethe main obstacles for traditional cancer therapy. Combination with phosphorothioate modified antisense oligonucleotides (PS‑ASODN) against human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) may enhance the therapeutic effect of irradiation. However, the effect of PS‑ASODN against hTERT on the anti‑tumor effects of irradiation in liver cancer remain unclear. In the current study, Walker 256 cells were transfected with hTERT PS‑ASODN...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624356/vascular-ageing-underlying-mechanisms-and-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Ageliki Laina, Konstantinos Stellos, Kimon Stamatelopoulos
Epidemiological studies have shown that ageing is a major non-reversible risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Vascular ageing starts early in life and is characterized by a gradual change of vascular structure and function resulting in increased arterial stiffening. At the present review we discuss the role of the most important molecular pathways involved in vascular ageing, their association with arterial stiffening and possible novel therapeutic targets that may delay this otherwise irreversible degenerating process...
June 14, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623509/telomerase-and-drug-resistance-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Natalia Lipinska, Aleksandra Romaniuk, Anna Paszel-Jaworska, Ewa Toton, Przemyslaw Kopczynski, Blazej Rubis
It is well known that a decreased expression or inhibited activity of telomerase in cancer cells is accompanied by an increased sensitivity to some drugs (e.g., doxorubicin, cisplatin, or 5-fluorouracil). However, the mechanism of the resistance resulting from telomerase alteration remains elusive. There are theories claiming that it might be associated with telomere shortening, genome instability, hTERT translocation, mitochondria functioning modulation, or even alterations in ABC family gene expression. However, association of those mechanisms, i...
June 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622077/a-comparative-study-of-the-effects-of-sodium-selenite-and-glutathione-mono-ethyl-ester-on-aged-adipose-derived-stem-cells-the-telomerase-and-cellular-responses
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N Aminizadeh, Taki M Tiraihi, S A Mesbah-Namin, Taher Taheri
The proliferation and differentiation potential of adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) declines with ageing. Moreover, Alzheimer's disease is associated with progressive decline in cholinergic neurons. The purpose of this study is to enhance the proliferation potential of aged rat ADSCs and their differentiation into cholinergic neurons. The ADSCs were collected from aged male rats cultured and treated with different concentrations of sodium selenite for 3 days or glutathione mono ethyl ester (GSH-MEE) for 1 day...
June 16, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607398/epstein-barr-virus-induced-up-regulation-of-tcab1-is-involved-in-the-dna-damage-response-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Kun Wang, Yichen Ge, Chao Ni, Bomiao Cui, Jintao Du, Bo Zhang, Xiaoyu Hu, Jiao Chen, Liying Xiao, Chongkui Sun, Yan Li
Telomerase Cajal body protein 1 (TCAB1), which is involved in Cajal body maintenance, telomere elongation and ribonucleoprotein biogenesis, has been linked to cancer predisposition, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), due to its oncogenic properties. However, there are no specific reports to date on the functional relevance of TCAB1 and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which is considered to be a risk factor for NPC. In this study, we first examined NPC clinical tissues and found a notable overexpression of TCAB1 in EBV-positive specimens...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604726/rif1-maintains-telomeres-and-mediates-dna-repair-by-encasing-dna-ends
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Stefano Mattarocci, Julia K Reinert, Richard D Bunker, Gabriele A Fontana, Tianlai Shi, Dominique Klein, Simone Cavadini, Mahamadou Faty, Maksym Shyian, Lukas Hafner, David Shore, Nicolas H Thomä, Ulrich Rass
In yeast, Rif1 is part of the telosome, where it inhibits telomerase and checkpoint signaling at chromosome ends. In mammalian cells, Rif1 is not telomeric, but it suppresses DNA end resection at chromosomal breaks, promoting repair by nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ). Here, we describe crystal structures for the uncharacterized and conserved ∼125-kDa N-terminal domain of Rif1 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Rif1-NTD), revealing an α-helical fold shaped like a shepherd's crook. We identify a high-affinity DNA-binding site in the Rif1-NTD that fully encases DNA as a head-to-tail dimer...
June 12, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602428/influence-of-amalaki-rasayana-on-telomerase-activity-and-telomere-length-in-human-blood-mononuclear-cells
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Kanive P Guruprasad, Sweta Dash, Marigowda B Shivakumar, Pavithra R Shetty, Kothanahalli S Raghu, Bhanuvalli R Shamprasad, Vishwanatha Udupi, Raviraj V Acharya, Prasanna B Vidya, Jayakrishna Nayak, Anandan E Mana, Rajesh Moni, Muraleedharan T Sankaran, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy
BACKGROUND: Indian traditional medicine practices use defined rasayana preparations to improve the quality of health in aged individuals. Amalaki Rasayana is one such rasayana prepared from the fruits of Phyllanthus emblica and is popularly used to prevent or treat various age related health conditions. Telomerase activity in the cells maintains telomere length and is implicated in ageing and various diseases wherein the shortening of telomere during ageing is controlled chiefly by the telomerase activity...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587932/preliminary-evidence-that-age-and-sex-affect-exercise-induced-htert-expression
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Travis G Cluckey, Nathan C Nieto, Bridger M Rodoni, Tinna Traustadóttir
The ability to repair cellular damage is reduced with aging, resulting in cellular senescence. Telomeres shorten as cells divide but the rate of telomere attrition is modulated by telomerase, an enzyme that adds nucleotides to the chromosome. Shelterin is a protein complex that acts as a negative regulator of telomerase. The aim of the present study was to investigate age-related differences in telomerase and shelterin responses to acute exercise. We hypothesized that acute exercise would stimulate an increased activity of telomerase (measured by telomerase reverse transcriptase, hTERT) without an increase in activity of shelterin (measured by telomeric repeat binding factor 2, TRF2) in both young and older individuals and that hTERT response would be attenuated in older individuals...
June 3, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586251/the-relationship-between-idiopathic-cytopenias-dysplasias-of-uncertain-significance-icus-idus-and-autoimmunity
#9
Wilma Barcellini
This review examines the several lines of evidence that support the relationship between myelodysplasia and autoimmunity, i.e. their epidemiologic association, the existence of common immune-mediated physiopathologic mechanisms, and the response to similar immunosuppressive therapies. The same relationship is reviewed here considering idiopathic cytopenia of uncertain significance (ICUS) and idiopathic dysplasia of uncertain significance (IDUS), two recently recognized provisional conditions characterized by isolated/unexplained cytopenia and/or dysplasia in <10% bone marrow cells...
June 15, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580306/enterolactone-reduces-telomerase-activity-and-the-level-of-its-catalytic-subunit-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Davod Ilbeigi, Mitra Nourbakhsh, Shahnaz Khaghani, Nahid Einollahi, Nejat Kheiripour, Zafar Gholinejad, Mohammad Alaee, Mostafa Saberian
OBJECTIVE: There is a positive correlation between higher serum phytoestrogen concentrations and lower risk of breast cancer. The activation of telomerase is crucial for the growth of cancer cells; therefore, the aim of this study was to examine the effects of enterolactone (ENL) and enterodiol (END) on this enzyme. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, we performed the viability assay to determine the effects of different concentrations of ENL and END on cell viability, and the effective concentrations of these two compounds on cell growth...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575419/telomere-shortening-triggers-a-feedback-loop-to-enhance-end-protection
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Chia-Wei Yang, Shun-Fu Tseng, Chia-Jung Yu, Chia-Yu Chung, Cheng-Yen Chang, Sabrina Pobiega, Shu-Chun Teng
Telomere homeostasis is controlled by both telomerase machinery and end protection. Telomere shortening induces DNA damage sensing kinases ATM/ATR for telomerase recruitment. Yet, whether telomere shortening also governs end protection is poorly understood. Here we discover that yeast ATM/ATR controls end protection. Rap1 is phosphorylated by Tel1 and Mec1 kinases at serine 731, and this regulation is stimulated by DNA damage and telomere shortening. Compromised Rap1 phosphorylation hampers the interaction between Rap1 and its interacting partner Rif1, which thereby disturbs the end protection...
June 1, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574180/topical-equol-preparation-improves-structural-and-molecular-skin-parameters
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U Magnet, Chr Urbanek, D Gaisberger, E Tomeva, E Dum, A Pointner, A G Haslberger
OBJECTIVE: Equol has been shown to improve skin health and regeneration, due to its antioxidative, phytoestrogenic and epigenetic characteristics. The effects of a topical intervention on skin structure, telomere length and epigenetic markers in skin cells were analysed. METHODS: 64 participants were divided in four groups and three of them treated topically with: emulsion with Equol powder (Isoflavandiol-E-55-RS(®) ); emulsion with microencapsulated Equol (Vesisorb(®) Isoflavandiol-E-55-RS(®) ) and an emulsion with lecithin (Vesisorb(®) placebo)...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572671/interaction-studies-of-carbon-nanomaterials-and-plasma-activated-carbon-nanomaterials-solution-with-telomere-binding-protein
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Pankaj Attri, Jitender Gaur, Sooho Choi, Minsup Kim, Rohit Bhatia, Naresh Kumar, Ji Hoon Park, Art E Cho, Eun Ha Choi, Weontae Lee
Most cancer cells have telomerase activity because they can express the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene. Therefore, the inhibition of the hTERT expression can play an important role in controlling cancer cell proliferation. Our current study aims to inhibit hTERT expression. For this, we synthesized graphene oxide (GO) and a functionalized multiwall carbon nanotube (f-MWCNT), latter treated them with cold atmospheric pressure plasma for further analysis of the hTERT expression. The inhibition of hTERT expression by GO, f-MWCNT, plasma activated GO solution (PGOS), and plasma activated f-MWCNT solution (PCNTS), was studied using two lung cancer cell lines, A549 and H460...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561584/in-situ-detection-and-imaging-of-telomerase-activity-in-cancer-cell-lines-via-disassembly-of-plasmonic-core-satellites-nanostructured-probe
#14
Kan Wang, Li Shangguan, Yuanjian Liu, Ling Jiang, Fen Zhang, Yuanqing Wei, Yuanjian Zhang, Kang Wang, Songqin Liu
The label-free localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) detection technique has been identified as a powerful means for in-situ investigation of biological processes and localized chemical reactions at single particle level with high spatial and temporal resolution. Herein, a core-satellites assembled nanostructure of Au50@Au13 was designed for in-situ detection and intracellular imaging of telomerase activity by combining plasmonic resonance Rayleigh scattering spectroscopy with dark-field microscope (DFM)...
May 31, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557436/highly-sensitive-telomerase-assay-insusceptible-to-telomerase-and-pcr-inhibitors-for-cervical-cancer-screening-using-scraped-cells
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Hidenobu Yaku, Yoshio Yoshida, Hidehiko Okazawa, Yasushi Kiyono, Yuko Fujita, Daisuke Miyoshi
A sensitive telomerase assay based on asymmetric polymerase chain reaction (A-PCR) on magnetic beads and subsequent application of cycling probe technology, STAMC, which is insusceptible to DNase and PCR inhibitors, was for the first time applied to clinical specimens in addition to a conventional telomeric repetitive amplification protocol (TRAP). The electrophoresis results showed that an increase in scraped cervical cancer cells not only reduced TRAP products but also increased smaller products, suggesting the unreliability of TRAP for clinical samples...
May 30, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557385/-telomere-telomerase-system-in-aging-norm-and-pathology-literature-review
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K I Pavlov, V N Mukhin, V M Klimenko, V N Anisimov
This literature review presents results of research showing association between functional activity of the telomere-telomerase system and mental cognitive and emotional processes in normal and various pathological states: chronic stress, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, mild cognitive impairment and dementia in aging. It also refers to age-specific, psycho-social, economic, immunological, genetic and epigenetic factors that influence these relationships.
2017: Advances in Gerontology, Uspekhi Gerontologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553482/sensing-telomerase-from-in-vitro-detection-to-in-vivo-imaging
#17
REVIEW
Li-Juan Wang, Fei Ma, Bo Tang, Chun-Yang Zhang
Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein reverse transcriptase that is responsible for maintaining the telomere length in cells. Telomerase overexpresses in almost all malignant tumor cells, and it has become a promising biomarker and a potential therapy target for cancers. Consequently, accurate and efficient quantification of the telomerase is highly essential to medical diagnostics and therapeutics. Recently, a series of novel telomerase detection methods with excellent performance have been developed, but a overview of in vivo telomerase detection methods is lacking...
April 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543303/effects-of-androgen-deprivation-therapy-on-telomere-length
#18
Ada S Cheung, Bu B Yeap, Rudolf Hoermann, Jennie Hui, John P Beilby, Mathis Grossmann
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence suggests that androgens either directly or via aromatisation to oestradiol may regulate telomere length, hence providing a mechanism whereby reproductive steroids are linked to biological aging in men. Using men with prostate cancer initiating androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), we tested the hypothesis that severe sex steroid deprivation would accelerate telomere shortening. DESIGN: We conducted a secondary analysis of a 2-year prospective controlled study among 65 men with non-metastatic prostate cancer newly commencing adjuvant ADT (n=40) and age- and radiotherapy-matched prostate cancer controls (n=25)...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535013/htert-c250t-promoter-mutation-and-telomere-length-as-a-molecular-markers-of-cancer-progression-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Wojciech Barczak, Wiktoria M Suchorska, Agnieszka Sobecka, Karolina Bednarowicz, Piotr Machczynski, Pawel Golusinski, Blazej Rubis, Michal M Masternak, Wojciech Golusinski
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) is the sixth leading cause of cancer worldwide, representing over half a million incidents every year. Cancer cells, including HNSCC, are characterized by increased telomerase activity. This enzymatic complex is active in ~90% of all cancer types and is responsible for the lengthening of telomeres. Highly recurrent point mutations in the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) promoter have recently been reported in a number of human neoplasms. The aim of the present study was to analyze the prevalence of the hTERT promoter C250T mutation and telomere length in the blood leukocytes of 61 patients with HNSCC and 49 healthy individuals...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529542/frequency-and-geographic-distribution-of-tert-promoter-mutations-in-primary-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
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
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