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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228549/the-budding-yeast-polo-like-kinase-localizes-to-distinct-populations-at-centrosomes-during-mitosis
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Vladimir V Botchkarev, Mikael V Garabedian, Brenda Lemos, Eric Paulissen, James E Haber
The budding yeast Polo-like kinase Cdc5 is a key regulator of many mitotic events. Cdc5 coordinates its functions spatially and temporally by changing its localization during the cell cycle: Cdc5 is imported into the nucleus in G2 phase and is released to the cytoplasm in anaphase, where it accumulates at the bud neck. Cdc5 also localizes to the spindle pole bodies (SPBs) from S phase until the end of mitosis. Whether Cdc5 changes its SPB population during the cell cycle is not known. We find that Cdc5 localizes to distinct SPB subpopulations depending on the mitotic stage...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224044/mastl-is-essential-for-anaphase-entry-of-proliferating-primordial-germ-cells-and-establishment-of-female-germ-cells-in-mice
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Sanjiv Risal, Jingjing Zhang, Deepak Adhikari, Xiaoman Liu, Jingchen Shao, Mengwen Hu, Kiran Busayavalasa, Zhaowei Tu, Zijiang Chen, Philipp Kaldis, Kui Liu
In mammals, primordial germ cells (PGCs) are the embryonic cell population that serve as germ cell precursors in both females and males. During mouse embryonic development, the majority of PGCs are arrested at the G2 phase when they migrate into the hindgut at 7.75-8.75 dpc (days post coitum). It is after 9.5 dpc that the PGCs undergo proliferation with a doubling time of 12.6 h. The molecular mechanisms underlying PGC proliferation are however not well studied. In this work. Here we studied how MASTL (microtubule-associated serine/threonine kinase-like)/Greatwall kinase regulates the rapid proliferation of PGCs...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223142/glucose-capped-silver-nanoparticles-induce-cell-cycle-arrest-in-hela-cells
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Elisa Panzarini, Stefania Mariano, Cristian Vergallo, Elisabetta Carata, Gian Maria Fimia, Francesco Mura, Marco Rossi, Viviana Vergaro, Giuseppe Ciccarella, Marco Corazzari, Luciana Dini
This study aims to determine the interaction (uptake and biological effects on cell viability and cell cycle progression) of glucose capped silver nanoparticles (AgNPs-G) on human epithelioid cervix carcinoma (HeLa) cells, in relation to amount, 2×10(3) or 2×10(4) NPs/cell, and exposure time, up to 48h. The spherical and well dispersed AgNPs (30±5nm) were obtained by using glucose as reducing agent in a green synthesis method that ensures to stabilize AgNPs avoiding cytotoxic soluble silver ions Ag(+) release...
February 18, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215051/-pro-renin-receptor-atp6ap2-depletion-arrests-as4-1-cells-in-the-g0-g1-phase-thereby-increasing-formation-of-primary-cilia
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Heike Wanka, Philipp Lutze, Doreen Staar, Barbara Peters, Anica Morch, Lukas Vogel, Ravi Kumar Chilukoti, Georg Homuth, Jaroslaw Sczodrok, Inga Bäumgen, Jörg Peters
The (pro)renin receptor [(P)RR, ATP6AP2] is a multifunctional transmembrane protein that activates local renin-angiotensin systems, but also interacts with Wnt pathways and vacuolar H(+) -ATPase (V-ATPase) during organogenesis. The aim of this study was to characterize the role of ATP6AP2 in the cell cycle in more detail. ATP6AP2 down-regulation by siRNA in renal As4.1 cells resulted in a reduction in the rate of proliferation and a G0/G1 phase cell cycle arrest. We identified a number of novel target genes downstream of ATP6AP2 knock-down that were related to the primary cilium (Bbs-1, Bbs-3, Bbs-7, Rabl5, Ttc26, Mks-11, Mks-5, Mks-2, Tctn2, Nme7) and the cell cycle (Pierce1, Clock, Ppif)...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211871/expression-level-is-a-key-determinant-of-e2f1-mediated-cell-fate
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Igor Shats, Michael Deng, Adam Davidovich, Carolyn Zhang, Jungeun S Kwon, Dinesh Manandhar, Raluca Gordân, Guang Yao, Lingchong You
The Rb/E2F network has a critical role in regulating cell cycle progression and cell fate decisions. It is dysfunctional in virtually all human cancers, because of genetic lesions that cause overexpression of activators, inactivation of repressors, or both. Paradoxically, the downstream target of this network, E2F1, is rarely strongly overexpressed in cancer. E2F1 can induce both proliferation and apoptosis but the factors governing these critical cell fate decisions remain unclear. Previous studies have focused on qualitative mechanisms such as differential cofactors, posttranslational modification or state of other signaling pathways as modifiers of the cell fate decisions downstream of E2F1 activation...
February 17, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209915/exclusive-destruction-of-mitotic-spindles-in-human-cancer-cells
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Leonid Visochek, Asher Castiel, Leonid Mittelman, Michael Elkin, Dikla Atias, Talia Golan, Shai Izraeli, Tamar Peretz, Malka Cohen-Armon
We identified target proteins modified by phenanthrenes that cause exclusive eradication of human cancer cells. The cytotoxic activity of the phenanthrenes in a variety of human cancer cells is attributed by these findings to post translational modifications of NuMA and kinesins HSET/kifC1 and kif18A. Their activity prevented the binding of NuMA to α-tubulin and kinesins in human cancer cells, and caused aberrant spindles. The most efficient cytotoxic activity of the phenanthridine PJ34, caused significantly smaller aberrant spindles with disrupted spindle poles and scattered extra-centrosomes and chromosomes...
February 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207834/a-cyclin-dependent-kinase-inhibitor-dinaciclib-in-preclinical-treatment-models-of-thyroid-cancer
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Shu-Fu Lin, Jen-Der Lin, Chuen Hsueh, Ting-Chao Chou, Richard J Wong
BACKGROUND: We explored the therapeutic effects of dinaciclib, a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitor, in the treatment of thyroid cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven cell lines originating from three pathologic types of thyroid cancer (papillary, follicular and anaplastic) were studied. The cytotoxicity of dinaciclib was measured using a lactate dehydrogenase assay. The expression of proteins associated with cell cycle and apoptosis was assessed using Western blot analysis and immunofluorescence microscopy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202528/distinct-levels-of-radioresistance-in-lgr5-colonic-epithelial-stem-cells-versus-lgr5-small-intestinal-stem-cells
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Guoqiang Hua, Chu Wang, Yan Pan, Zhaoshi Zeng, Sang Gyu Lee, Maria Laura Martin, Adriana Haimovitz-Friedman, Zvi Fuks, Philip B Paty, Richard N Kolesnick
While small and large intestines possess seemingly similar Wnt-driven Leucine-rich repeat-containing G protein coupled receptor 5 (Lgr5)+ adult epithelial stem cells, we report here that the two organs exhibit distinct mechanisms of tissue response to ionizing radiation. Employing Lgr5-lacZ transgenic mice and Lgr5 in situ hybridization, we found colonic epithelial stem cells (CESC) markedly more radioresistant in vivo than small intestinal crypt base columnar stem cells (CBC) (D0 6.0±0.3 Gy vs. 1.3±0.1, respectively; p0...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197640/sb-t-121205-a-next-generation-taxane-enhances-apoptosis-and-inhibits-migration-invasion-in-mcf-7-ptx-cells
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Xiaowei Zheng, Changwei Wang, Yuanming Xing, Siying Chen, Ti Meng, Haisheng You, Iwao Ojima, Yalin Dong
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. Paclitaxel, a mitotic inhibitor, is highly effective in the treatment of breast cancer. However, development of resistance to paclitaxel limits its clinical use. Identifying new compounds and new strategies that are effective against breast cancer, in particular drug-resistant cancer, is of great importance. the aim of the present study was to explore the potential of a next-generation taxoid, SB-T-121205, in modulating the proliferation, migration and invasion of paclitaxel-resistant human breast cancer cells (MCF-7/PTX) and further evaluate the underlying molecular mechanisms...
March 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188027/a-new-mode-of-mitotic-surveillance
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Bramwell G Lambrus, Andrew J Holland
Cells have evolved certain precautions to preserve their genomic content during mitosis and avoid potentially oncogenic errors. Besides the well-established DNA damage checkpoint and spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC), recent observations have identified an additional mitotic failsafe referred to as the mitotic surveillance pathway. This pathway triggers a cell cycle arrest to block the growth of potentially unfit daughter cells and is activated by both prolonged mitosis and centrosome loss. Recent genome-wide screens surprisingly revealed that 53BP1 and USP28 act upstream of p53 to mediate signaling through the mitotic surveillance pathway...
February 7, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186963/an-oral-quinoline-derivative-mpt0b392-causes-leukemic-cells-mitotic-arrest-and-overcomes-drug-resistant-cancer-cells
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Min-Wu Chao, Han-Li Huang, Wei-Chun HuangFu, Kai-Cheng Hsu, Yi-Min Liu, Yi-Wen Wu, Chao-Feng Lin, Yi-Lin Chen, Mei-Jung Lai, Hsueh-Yun Lee, Jing-Ping Liou, Che-Ming Teng, Chia-Ron Yang
Despite great advances in the treatment of acute leukemia, a renaissance of current chemotherapy needs to be improved. The present study elucidates the underlying mechanism of a new synthetic quinoline derivative, MPT0B392 (B392) against acute leukemia and its potential anticancer effect in drug resistant cells. B392 caused mitotic arrest and ultimately led to apoptosis. It was further demonstrated to be a novel microtubule-depolymerizing agent. The effects of oral administration of B392 showed relative potent anti-leukemia activity in an in vivo xenograft model...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181578/anti-leukemia-effects-of-the-novel-synthetic-1-benzylindole-derivative-21-900-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#12
Wei-Chun HuangFu, Min-Wu Chao, Chun-Chun Cheng, Yu-Chieh Wei, Yi-Wen Wu, Jing-Ping Liou, George Hsiao, Yu-Ching Lee, Chia-Ron Yang
Cancers are the major cause of death worldwide. Chemotherapy using cytotoxic drugs and targeted therapy is required when surgery is difficult, ineffective, or impossible. We previously synthesized the novel synthetic 1-benzylindole derivative 21-900 and found that it inhibits histone deacetylase (HDAC) activities and tubulin assembly. Here we tested its effects on the human leukaemia cell lines HL-60 and MOLT-4 in vitro and in vivo. We found that its potent cytotoxic effects were mediated through cell cycle arrest at the G2/M phase, which increased the population of sub-G1 cells, leading to apoptosis...
February 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176922/inhibition-of-skp2-sensitizes-lung-cancer-cells-to-paclitaxel
#13
Tonghai Huang, Lin Yang, Guangsuo Wang, Guanggui Ding, Bin Peng, Yuxin Wen, Zheng Wang
S-phase kinase-associated protein 2 (Skp2) is an E3 ubiquitin ligase and plays an important role in the control of cell cycle progression. Skp2 is upregulated in several cancers, including lung cancers, but the role of Skp2 in the tumorigenesis and anticancer drug resistance in human lung cancer remains to be determined. We report here that Skp2 positively regulated mitotic arrest deficient 2 (MAD2) expression and that inhibition of Skp2 sensitizes human lung cancer cells to paclitaxel. Knockdown of Skp2 by small interfering RNA (siRNA) decreased Mad2 messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein levels in A549 and NCI-H1975 cells, accompanied with upregulation of p27 but decrease of the phosphorylation of retinoblastoma (Rb)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160569/mitotic-cell-death-induction-by-targeting-the-mitotic-spindle-with-tubulin-inhibitory-indole-derivative-molecules
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Erica Di Cesare, Annalisa Verrico, Andrea Miele, Maria Giubettini, Paola Rovella, Antonio Coluccia, Valeria Famiglini, Giuseppe La Regina, Enrico Cundari, Romano Silvestri, Patrizia Lavia
Tubulin-targeting molecules are widely used cancer therapeutic agents. They inhibit microtubule-based structures, including the mitotic spindle, ultimately preventing cell division. The final fates of microtubule-inhibited cells are however often heterogeneous and difficult to predict. While recent work has provided insight into the cell response to inhibitors of microtubule dynamics (taxanes), the cell response to tubulin polymerization inhibitors remains less well characterized. Arylthioindoles (ATIs) are recently developed tubulin inhibitors...
February 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152500/loss-of-pfkfb4-induces-cell-death-in-mitotically-arrested-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Charlotte Taylor, David Mannion, Fabrizio Miranda, Mohammad Karaminejadranjbar, Sandra Herrero-Gonzalez, Karin Hellner, Yiyan Zheng, Geoffrey Bartholomeusz, Robert C Bast, Ahmed Ashour Ahmed
Taxanes represent some of the most commonly used chemotherapeutic agents for ovarian cancer treatment. However, they are only effective in approximately 40% of patients. Novel therapeutic strategies are required to potentiate their effect and improve patient outcome. A hallmark of many cancers is the constitutive activation of the PI3K/AKT pathway, which drives cell survival and metabolism. We discovered a striking decrease in AKT activity coupled with a significant reduction in glucose 6-phosphate and ATP levels during mitotic arrest in the majority of ovarian cancer cell lines tested, indicating a potential metabolic vulnerability...
January 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130345/the-piddosome-activates-p53-in-response-to-supernumerary-centrosomes
#16
Luca L Fava, Fabian Schuler, Valentina Sladky, Manuel D Haschka, Claudia Soratroi, Lisa Eiterer, Egon Demetz, Guenter Weiss, Stephan Geley, Erich A Nigg, Andreas Villunger
Centrosomes, the main microtubule-organizing centers in animal cells, are replicated exactly once during the cell division cycle to form the poles of the mitotic spindle. Supernumerary centrosomes can lead to aberrant cell division and have been causally linked to chromosomal instability and cancer. Here, we report that an increase in the number of mature centrosomes, generated by disrupting cytokinesis or forcing centrosome overduplication, triggers the activation of the PIDDosome multiprotein complex, leading to Caspase-2-mediated MDM2 cleavage, p53 stabilization, and p21-dependent cell cycle arrest...
January 1, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129404/synthetic-lethal-mutations-in-the-cyclin-a-interface-of-human-cytomegalovirus
#17
Henry Weisbach, Christoph Schablowsky, Barbara Vetter, Iris Gruska, Christian Hagemeier, Lüder Wiebusch
Generally, the antagonism between host restriction factors and viral countermeasures decides on cellular permissiveness or resistance to virus infection. Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) has evolved an additional level of self-imposed restriction by the viral tegument protein pp150. Depending on a cyclin A-binding motif, pp150 prevents the onset of viral gene expression in the S/G2 cell cycle phase of otherwise fully permissive cells. Here we address the physiological relevance of this restriction during productive HCMV infection by employing a cyclin A-binding deficient pp150 mutant virus...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126323/mutations-of-the-lim-protein-ajuba-mediate-sensitivity-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-to-treatment-with-cell-cycle-inhibitors
#18
Ming Zhang, Ratnakar Singh, Shaohua Peng, Tuhina Mazumdar, Vaishnavi Sambandam, Li Shen, Pan Tong, Lerong Li, Nene N Kalu, Curtis R Pickering, Mitchell Frederick, Jeffrey N Myers, Jing Wang, Faye M Johnson
The genomic alterations identified in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) tumors have not resulted in any changes in clinical care, making the development of biomarker-driven targeted therapy for HNSCC a major translational gap in knowledge. To fill this gap, we used 59 molecularly characterized HNSCC cell lines and found that mutations of AJUBA, SMAD4 and RAS predicted sensitivity and resistance to treatment with inhibitors of polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1), checkpoint kinases 1 and 2, and WEE1. Inhibition or knockdown of PLK1 led to cell-cycle arrest at the G2/M transition and apoptosis in sensitive cell lines and decreased tumor growth in an orthotopic AJUBA-mutant HNSCC mouse model...
January 23, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118077/midbody-localization-of-vinexin-recruits-rhotekin-to-facilitate-cytokinetic-abscission
#19
Yu-Wei Chang, Yi-Shuian Huang
Vinexin is a SH3 domain-containing adaptor protein that has diverse roles in cell adhesion, signal transduction, gene regulation and stress granule assembly. In this study, we found that vinexin localizes at the midbody during cell division and facilitates cytokinesis. Knockdown of vinexin in HeLa cells delayed the mitotic cell cycle progression and increased the time of cell abscission and the failure to resolve the cytoplasmic bridge. Midbody-localized vinexin is essential for recruiting rhotekin to this structure for cytokinesis because overexpression of a vinexin mutant without a rhotekin-binding motif or knockdown of rhotekin also impaired cytokinetic abscission and increased the number of cells arrested at the midbody stage...
January 24, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117785/establishment-of-proliferative-tetraploid-cells-from-nontransformed-human-fibroblasts
#20
Susumu Ohshima, Atsushi Seyama
Polyploid (mostly tetraploid) cells are often observed in preneoplastic lesions of human tissues and their chromosomal instability has been considered to be responsible for carcinogenesis in such tissues. Although proliferative polyploid cells are requisite for analyzing chromosomal instability of polyploid cells, creating such cells from nontransformed human cells is rather challenging. Induction of tetraploidy by chemical agents usually results in a mixture of diploid and tetraploid populations, and most studies employed fluorescence-activated cell sorting or cloning by limiting dilution to separate tetraploid from diploid cells...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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