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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102363/smarca4-inactivating-mutations-increase-sensitivity-to-aurora-kinase-a-inhibitor-vx-680-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancers
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Vural Tagal, Shuguang Wei, Wei Zhang, Rolf A Brekken, Bruce A Posner, Michael Peyton, Luc Girard, TaeHyun Hwang, David A Wheeler, John D Minna, Michael A White, Adi F Gazdar, Michael G Roth
Mutations in the SMARCA4/BRG1 gene resulting in complete loss of its protein (BRG1) occur frequently in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. Currently, no single therapeutic agent has been identified as synthetically lethal with SMARCA4/BRG1 loss. We identify AURKA activity as essential in NSCLC cells lacking SMARCA4/BRG1. In these cells, RNAi-mediated depletion or chemical inhibition of AURKA induces apoptosis and cell death in vitro and in xenograft mouse models. Disc large homologue-associated protein 5 (HURP/DLGAP5), required for AURKA-dependent, centrosome-independent mitotic spindle assembly is essential for the survival and proliferation of SMARCA4/BRG1 mutant but not of SMARCA4/BRG1 wild-type cells...
January 19, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091564/mitotic-catastrophe-is-a-putative-mechanism-underlying-the-weak-correlation-between-sensitivity-to-carbon-ions-and-cisplatin
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Daijiro Kobayashi, Takahiro Oike, Atsushi Shibata, Atsuko Niimi, Yoshiki Kubota, Makoto Sakai, Napapat Amornwhichet, Yuya Yoshimoto, Yoshihiko Hagiwara, Yuka Kimura, Yuka Hirota, Hiro Sato, Mayu Isono, Yukari Yoshida, Takashi Kohno, Tatsuya Ohno, Takashi Nakano
In cancer therapy today, carbon ion radiotherapy is used mainly as monotherapy, whereas cisplatin is used concomitantly with X-ray radiotherapy. The effectiveness of concomitant carbon ions and cisplatin is unclear. To obtain the information on the mechanisms potentially shared between carbon ions or X-rays and cisplatin, we assessed the correlation of sensitivity to the single treatments. In 20 human cancer cell lines, sensitivity to X-rays strongly correlated with sensitivity to cisplatin, indicating the presence of potentially shared target mechanisms...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072818/glucose-abl1-tor-signaling-modulates-cell-cycle-tuning-to-control-terminal-appressorial-cell-differentiation
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Margarita Marroquin-Guzman, Guangchao Sun, Richard A Wilson
The conserved target of rapamycin (TOR) pathway integrates growth and development with available nutrients, but how cellular glucose controls TOR function and signaling is poorly understood. Here, we provide functional evidence from the devastating rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae that glucose can mediate TOR activity via the product of a novel carbon-responsive gene, ABL1, in order to tune cell cycle progression during infection-related development. Under nutrient-free conditions, wild type (WT) M. oryzae strains form terminal plant-infecting cells (appressoria) at the tips of germ tubes emerging from three-celled spores (conidia)...
January 10, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069833/clasp2-ensures-mitotic-fidelity-and-prevents-differentiation-of-epidermal-keratinocytes
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Marta N Shahbazi, Daniel Peña-Jimenez, Francesca Antonucci, Matthias Drosten, Mirna Perez-Moreno
Epidermal homeostasis is tightly controlled by a balancing act of self-renewal or terminal differentiation of proliferating basal keratinocytes. An increase in DNA content as a consequence of a mitotic block is a recognized mechanism underlying keratinocyte differentiation, but the molecular mechanisms involved in this process are not yet fully understood. Using cultured primary keratinocytes, here we report that the expression of the mammalian Microtubule and Kinetochore-associated protein Clasp2 is intimately associated to the basal proliferative makeup of keratinocytes, and its deficiency leads to premature differentiation...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068326/klf4-is-regulated-by-ras-raf-mek-erk-signaling-through-e2f1-and-promotes-melanoma-cell-growth
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M Riverso, V Montagnani, B Stecca
Melanoma is the most lethal form of skin cancer and treatment of metastatic melanoma remains challenging. BRAF/MEK inhibitors show only temporary benefit due the occurrence of resistance and immunotherapy is effective only in a subset of patients. To improve patient survival, there is a need to better understand molecular mechanisms that drive melanoma growth and operate downstream of the mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling. The Krüppel-like factor 4 (KLF4) is a zinc-finger transcription factor that plays a critical role in embryonic development, stemness and cancer, where it can act either as oncogene or tumor suppressor...
January 9, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061448/targeting-basal-like-breast-tumors-with-bromodomain-and-extraterminal-domain-bet-and-polo-like-kinase-inhibitors
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Cristina Nieto-Jiménez, Ana Alcaraz-Sanabria, Javier Pérez-Peña, Verónica Corrales-Sánchez, Gemma Serrano-Heras, Eva M Galán-Moya, Leticia Serrano-Oviedo, Juan Carlos Montero, Miguel Burgos, Juan Llopis, Atanasio Pandiella, Alberto Ocaña
Metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an incurable disease with limited therapeutic options, and no targeted therapies available. Triple negative tumors and the basal-like genomic subtype, are both characterized by a high proliferation rate and an increase in cell division. In this context, protein kinases involved in the mitotic formation have a relevant role in this tumor subtype. Recently, Bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) inhibitors have shown to be active in this disease by modulating the expression of several transcription factors...
January 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056738/microtubule-targeting-agents-as-cancer-chemotherapeutics-an-overview-of-molecular-hybrids-as-stabilising-and-destabilising-agents
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Anjana Devi Tangutur, Dinesh Kumar, Kommalapati Vamsi Krishna, Srinivas Kantevari, Anjana Devi Tangutur, Dinesh Kumar, Kommalapati Vamsi Krishna, Srinivas Kantevari
Microtubules form crucial dynamic structural cellular components of the cell and are composed of the alpha beta tubulin heterodimers. Microtubules are involved in a wide variety of functions in the cell such as attribution to cell shape, motility, intracellular trafficking and mitotic spindle formation. Owing to these reasons, tubulin and microtubules have gained significant interest as important targets for cancer therapy. A review of the existing microtubule targeting drugs specifies that these agents can be categorised into two of the major categories: Microtubule stabilising agents such as paclitaxel, docetaxel, epothilones, and discodermolide which bind to the tubulin polymer and stabilize the microtubules, microtubule destabilising agents such as vinca alkaloids, colchicine and combretastatins which bind to tubulin dimers and cause destabilisation...
January 4, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055975/mitotic-catastrophe-and-cell-cycle-arrest-are-alternative-cell-death-pathways-executed-by-bortezomib-in-rituximab-resistant-b-cell-lymphoma-cells
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Juan J Gu, Gregory P Kaufman, Cory Mavis, Myron S Czuczman, Francisco J Hernandez-Ilizaliturri
The ubiqutin-proteasome system (UPS) plays a role in rituximab-chemotherapy resistance and bortezomib (BTZ) possesses caspase-dependent (i.e. Bak stabilization) and a less characterized caspase-independent mechanism-of-action(s). Here, we define BTZ-induced caspase-independent cell death pathways. A panel of rituximab-sensitive (RSCL), rituximab-resistant cell lines (RRCL) and primary tumor cells derived from lymphoma patients (N = 13) were exposed to BTZ. Changes in cell viability, cell-cycle, senescence, and mitotic index were quantified...
December 31, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034647/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-cis-restricted-triazole-tetrazole-mimics-of-combretastatin-benzothiazole-hybrids-as-tubulin-polymerization-inhibitors-and-apoptosis-inducers
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A V Subba Rao, Konderu Swapna, Siddiq Pasha Shaik, V Lakshma Nayak, T Srinivasa Reddy, Satish Sunkari, Thokhir Basha Shaik, Chandrakant Bagul, Ahmed Kamal
A series of colchicine site binding tubulin inhibitors were synthesized by the modification of the combretastatin pharmacophore. The ring B was replaced by the pharmacologically relevant benzothiazole scaffolds, and the cis configuration of the olefinic bond was restricted by the incorporation of a triazole and tetrazole rings which is envisaged by the structural resemblance to a tubulin inhibitor like combretastatin (CA-4). These compounds were evaluated for their antiproliferative activity on selected cancer cell lines and an insight in the structure activity relationship was developed...
December 9, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993965/targeting-the-atr-chk1-axis-with-parp-inhibition-results-in-tumor-regression-in-brca-mutant-ovarian-cancer-models
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Hyoung Kim, Erin George, Ryan L Ragland, Stavros Rafail, Rugang Zhang, Clemens Krepler, Mark Morgan, Meenhard Herlyn, Eric J Brown, Fiona Simpkins
PURPOSE: PARP inhibition (PARPi) has modest clinical activity in recurrent BRCA mutant (BRCAMUT) high-grade serous ovarian cancers (HGSOC). We hypothesized that PARPi increases dependence on ATR/CHK1 such that combination PARPi with ATR/CHK1 blockade results in increased cell death and tumor regression. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Effects of PARPi (olaparib), CHK1 inhibition (CHK1i;MK8776) or ATR inhibition (ATRi;AZD6738) alone or in combination on survival, colony formation, cell-cycle, genome instability and apoptosis were evaluated in BRCA1/2MUT HGSOC cells...
December 19, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991927/caspase-2-mediated-cell-death-is-required-for-deleting-aneuploid-cells
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S Dawar, Y Lim, J Puccini, M White, P Thomas, L Bouchier-Hayes, D R Green, L Dorstyn, S Kumar
Caspase-2, one of the most evolutionarily conserved of the caspase family, has been implicated in maintenance of chromosomal stability and tumour suppression. Caspase-2 deficient (Casp2(-/-)) mice develop normally but show premature ageing-related traits and when challenged by certain stressors, succumb to enhanced tumour development and aneuploidy. To test how caspase-2 protects against chromosomal instability, we utilized an ex vivo system for aneuploidy where primary splenocytes from Casp2(-/-) mice were exposed to anti-mitotic drugs and followed up by live cell imaging...
December 19, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991913/linking-genomic-reorganization-to-tumor-initiation-via-the-giant-cell-cycle
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N Niu, J Zhang, N Zhang, I Mercado-Uribe, F Tao, Z Han, S Pathak, A S Multani, J Kuang, J Yao, R C Bast, A K Sood, M-C Hung, J Liu
To investigate the mechanisms underlying our recent paradoxical finding that mitotically incapacitated and genomically unstable polyploid giant cancer cells (PGCCs) are capable of tumor initiation, we labeled ovarian cancer cells with α-tubulin fused to green fluorescent protein, histone-2B fused to red fluorescent protein and FUCCI (fluorescent ubiquitination cell cycle indicator), and tracked the spatial and time-dependent change in spindle and chromosomal dynamics of PGCCs using live-cell fluorescence time-lapse recording...
December 19, 2016: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978798/combination-platinum-based-and-dna-damage-response-targeting-cancer-therapy-evolution-and-future-directions
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Spyridon P Basourakos, Likun Li, Ana M Aparicio, Paul G Corn, Jeri Kim, Timothy C Thompson
Maintenance of genomic stability is a critical determinant of cell survival and is necessary for growth and progression of malignant cells. Alkylating factors, i.e., interstrand crosslinking (ICL) agents, including platinum-based agents, are first-line chemotherapy treatment for many solid human cancers. In malignant cells, ICL triggers the DNA damage response (DDR) including DNA repair, and mainly involves the nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway. When the damage burden is high and lesions cannot be repaired, malignant cells are unable to divide and ultimately undergo cell death either through mitotic catastrophe or apoptosis...
December 14, 2016: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956274/lethal-melanoma-in-children-a-clinicopathological-study-of-12-cases
#14
Carlos N Prieto-Granada, Cecilia Lezcano, Richard A Scolyer, Martin C Mihm, Adriano Piris
Melanoma in children is rare, representing 3% of paediatric malignancies and <1% of all melanomas. Very few detailed descriptions of bona fide lethal childhood melanomas exist in the literature. We performed a retrospective clinicopathological review of 12 paediatric (≤16 years) melanoma patients who died of metastatic disease, including detailed assessment of architectural and cytomorphological features. There were nine prepubertal patients (median age 7 years old) and three postpubertal cases (median age 15 years old)...
December 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941671/non-canonical-cell-death-induced-by-p53
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Atul Ranjan, Tomoo Iwakuma
Programmed cell death is a vital biological process for multicellular organisms to maintain cellular homeostasis, which is regulated in a complex manner. Over the past several years, apart from apoptosis, which is the principal mechanism of caspase-dependent cell death, research on non-apoptotic forms of programmed cell death has gained momentum. p53 is a well characterized tumor suppressor that controls cell proliferation and apoptosis and has also been linked to non-apoptotic, non-canonical cell death mechanisms...
December 9, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939813/trypanosoma-cruzi-induces-cellular-proliferation-in-the-trophoblastic-cell-line-bewo
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Daniel Droguett, Ileana Carrillo, Christian Castillo, Fresia Gómez, Miguel Negrete, Ana Liempi, Lorena Muñoz, Norbel Galanti, Juan Diego Maya, Ulrike Kemmerling
Congenital transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) is partially responsible for the progressive globalization of Chagas disease. During congenital transmission the parasite must cross the placental barrier where the trophoblast, a continuous renewing epithelium, is the first tissue in contact with the parasite. The trophoblast turnover implies cellular proliferation, differentiation and apoptotic cell death. The epithelial turnover is considered part of innate immunity. We previously demonstrated that T...
December 8, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927753/phosphorylation-of-xiap-by-cdk1-cyclin-b-controls-mitotic-cell-death
#17
Ying Hou, Lindsey A Allan, Paul R Clarke
Regulation of cell death is critical for the response of cancer cells to drug treatments that cause arrest in mitosis, and is likely to be important for protection against chromosome instability in normal cells. Prolonged mitotic arrest can result in cell death by activation of caspases and the induction of apoptosis. Here, we show that X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP) plays a key role in the control of mitotic cell death. Ablation of XIAP expression sensitises cells to prolonged mitotic arrest caused by a microtubule poison...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926524/selective-hdac-inhibition-by-acy-241-enhances-the-activity-of-paclitaxel-in-solid-tumor-models
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Pengyu Huang, Ingrid Almeciga-Pinto, Matthew Jarpe, John H van Duzer, Ralph Mazitschek, Min Yang, Simon S Jones, Steven N Quayle
ACY-241 is a novel, orally available and selective histone deacetylase (HDAC) 6 inhibitor in Phase 1b clinical development in multiple myeloma (NCT 02400242). Like the structurally related drug ACY-1215 (ricolinostat), ACY-241 has the potential for a substantially reduced side effect profile versus current nonselective HDAC inhibitor drug candidates due to reduced potency against Class I HDACs while retaining the potential for anticancer effectiveness. We now show that combination treatment of xenograft models with paclitaxel and either ricolinostat or ACY-241 significantly suppresses solid tumor growth...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926485/axitinib-induces-senescence-associated-cell-death-and-necrosis-in-glioma-cell-lines-the-proteasome-inhibitor-bortezomib-potentiates-axitinib-induced-cytotoxicity-in-a-p21-waf-cip1-dependent-manner
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Maria Beatrice Morelli, Consuelo Amantini, Massimo Nabissi, Claudio Cardinali, Matteo Santoni, Giovanni Bernardini, Angela Santoni, Giorgio Santoni
Glioblastoma is associated with a poor overall survival despite new treatment advances. Antiangiogenic strategies targeting VEGF based on tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are currently undergoing extensive research for the treatment of glioma.Herein we demonstrated that the TKI axitinib induces DNA damage response (DDR) characterized by γ-H2AX phosphorylation and Chk1 kinase activation leading to G2/M cell cycle arrest and mitotic catastrophe in U87, T98 and U251 glioma cell lines. Moreover, we found that p21(Waf1/Cip1) increased levels correlates with induction of ROS and senescence-associated cell death in U87 and T98 cell lines, which are reverted by N-acetyl cysteine pretreatment...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924151/effect-of-sp600125-on-the-mitotic-spindle-in-hela-cells-leading-to-mitotic-arrest-endoreduplication-and-apoptosis
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Donia Mili, Kaouthar Abid, Imed Rjiba, Abderraouf Kenani
BACKGROUND: The JNK inhibitor SP600125 strongly inhibits cell proliferation in many human cancer cells by blocking mitosis progression and inducing cell death. Despite, all this study, the mechanism by which SP600125 inhibits mitosis-related effects in human cervical cells (HeLa cells) remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of SP600125 on the cell viability, cell cycle, and on the spindle assembly during mitosis in HeLa cells. METHODS: To explore this approach, we used a viability test, an immunofluorescence microscopy to detect Histone phosphorylation and mitotic spindle aberrations...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
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