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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810580/connexin-43-enhances-paclitaxel-cytotoxicity-in-colorectal-cancer-cell-lines
#1
Siqi Wang, Shiwu Zhang, Zhenying Zhao, Chunze Zhang, Xiaoyun Yang, Yijia Wang
Colorectal cancer has a relatively low sensitivity to paclitaxel. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of connexin 43 (Cx43), which is a structural component of gap junctional communication (GJC), in paclitaxel cytotoxicity in colorectal cancer cells. Three colorectal cancer cell lines (HCT106, HCT116 and LoVo) were transfected with Cx43 and used to examine paclitaxel cytotoxicity. A western blot assay was used to confirm Cx43 expression in transfected cell lines as well as the expression of several proteins that are associated with paclitaxel cytotoxicity...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808378/rutamarin-an-active-constituent-from-ruta-angustifolia-pers-induced-apoptotic-cell-death-in-the-ht29-colon-adenocarcinoma-cell-line
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Shafinah Ahmad Suhaimi, Sok Lai Hong, Sri Nurestri Abdul Malek
BACKGROUND: Ruta angustifolia Pers. is a perennial herb that is cultivated worldwide, including Southeast Asia, for the treatment of various diseases as traditional medicine. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to identify an active principle of R. angustifolia and to investigate its effect on the HT29 cell death. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The methanol and fractionated extracts (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, and water) of R. angustifolia Pers...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807782/modulating-protein-protein-interactions-of-the-mitotic-polo-like-kinases-to-target-mutant-kras
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Ana J Narvaez, Suzan Ber, Alex Crooks, Amy Emery, Bryn Hardwick, Estrella Guarino Almeida, David J Huggins, David Perera, Meredith Roberts-Thomson, Roberta Azzarelli, Fiona E Hood, Ian A Prior, David W Walker, Richard Boyce, Robert G Boyle, Samuel P Barker, Christopher J Torrance, Grahame J McKenzie, Ashok R Venkitaraman
Mutations activating KRAS underlie many forms of cancer, but are refractory to therapeutic targeting. Here, we develop Poloppin, an inhibitor of protein-protein interactions via the Polo-box domain (PBD) of the mitotic Polo-like kinases (PLKs), in monotherapeutic and combination strategies to target mutant KRAS. Poloppin engages its targets in biochemical and cellular assays, triggering mitotic arrest with defective chromosome congression. Poloppin kills cells expressing mutant KRAS, selectively enhancing death in mitosis...
July 27, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803909/depletion-of-the-mitotic-kinase-cdc5p-in-candida-albicans-results-in-the-formation-of-elongated-buds-that-switch-to-the-hyphal-fate-over-time-in-a-ume6p-and-hgc1p-dependent-manner
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Amandeep Glory, Chloë Triplet van Oostende, Anja Geitmann, Catherine Bachewich
The fungal pathogen Candida albicans differentiates between yeast, hyphae and pseudohyphae in order to enhance survival in the human host. Environmental cues induce hyphal development and expression of hyphal-specific genes. Filaments also result from yeast cell cycle arrest, but the nature of these cells and their mechanisms of formation are less clear. We previously demonstrated that depletion of the mitotic polo-like kinase Cdc5p resulted in the production of filaments under yeast growth conditions that were distinct from hyphae with respect to several criteria, yet expressed hyphal-specific genes at later stages of development...
August 10, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780319/cdk1-mediated-mitotic-phosphorylation-of-pbk-is-involved-in-cytokinesis-and-inhibits-its-oncogenic-activity
#5
Seth Stauffer, Yongji Zeng, Jiuli Zhou, Xingcheng Chen, Yuanhong Chen, Jixin Dong
PDZ-binding kinase (PBK) plays a major role in proliferation and in safeguarding mitotic fidelity in cancer cells. Frequently upregulated in many cancers, PBK drives tumorigenesis and metastasis. PBK has been shown to be phosphorylated in mitosis by cyclin-dependent kinase 1 (CDK1)/cyclin B, however, no studies have been done examining PBK mitotic phosphorylation in oncogenesis. Additionally to the previously identified Threonine-9 phosphorylation, we found that Threonine-24, Serine-32, and Serine-59 of PBK are also phosphorylated...
August 3, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780159/pyridine-pyrimidine-amides-that-prevent-hgf-induced-epithelial-scattering-by-two-distinct-mechanisms
#6
Adam Siddiqui-Jain, Jacob P Hoj, J Blade Hargiss, Taylor H Hoj, Carter J Payne, Collin A Ritchie, Steven R Herron, Colette Quinn, Jeffrey T Schuler, Marc D H Hansen
Stimulation of cultured epithelial cells with scatter factor/hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) results in individual cells detaching and assuming a migratory and invasive phenotype. Epithelial scattering recapitulates cancer progression and studies have implicated HGF signaling as a driver of cancer metastasis. Inhibitors of HGF signaling have been proposed to act as anti-cancer agents. We previously screened a small molecule library for compounds that block HGF-induced epithelial scattering. Most hits identified in this screen exhibit anti-mitotic properties...
July 25, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774758/dmrt-proteins-and-coordination-of-mammalian-spermatogenesis
#7
Teng Zhang, David Zarkower
DMRT genes encode a deeply conserved family of transcription factors that share a unique DNA binding motif, the DM domain. DMRTs regulate development in a broad variety of metazoans and they appear to have controlled sexual differentiation for hundreds of millions of years. In mice, starting during embryonic development, three Dmrt genes act sequentially to help establish and maintain spermatogenesis. Dmrt1 has notably diverse functions that include repressing pluripotency genes and promoting mitotic arrest in embryonic germ cells, reactivating prospermatogonia perinatally, establishing and maintaining spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs), promoting spermatogonial differentiation, and controlling the mitosis/meiosis switch...
July 25, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771517/ckap2-cytoskeleton-associated-protein2-is-a-new-prognostic-marker-in-her2-negative-luminal-type-breast-cancer
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Sung Hoon Sim, Chang-Dae Bae, Youngmi Kwon, Hai-Li Hwang, Shiv Poojan, Hye-In Hong, Kyungtae Kim, Seo-Hee Kang, Han-Seong Kim, Tae-Hyun Um, In Hae Park, Keun Seok Lee, So-Youn Jung, Seeyoun Lee, Han-Sung Kang, Eun Sook Lee, Mi-Kyung Kim, Kyeong-Man Hong, Jungsil Ro
BACKGROUND: Recently, we reported cytoskeleton-associated protein2 (CKAP2) as a possible new prognostic breast cancer marker. However, it has not yet been applied in clinic. Therefore, clinical significance of CKAP2 was evaluated in comparison with that of Ki-67 in a cohort of breast cancer patients, and the expression difference was analyzed in cell cycle-arrested cancer and fibroblast cells. METHODS: A total of 579 early breast cancer patients who underwent surgery at the National Cancer Center Hospital in Korea between 2001 and 2005 were accrued...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771443/ard1-mediated-aurora-kinase-a%C3%A2-acetylation-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-migration
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Tam Thuy Lu Vo, Ji-Hyeon Park, Ji Hae Seo, Eun Ji Lee, Hoon Choi, Sung-Jin Bae, Hoang Le, Sunho An, Hye Shin Lee, Hee-Jun Wee, Kyu-Won Kim
Aurora kinase A (AuA) is a prerequisite for centrosome maturation, separation, and mitotic spindle assembly, thus, it is essential for cell cycle regulation. Overexpression of AuA is implicated in poor prognosis of many types of cancer. However, the regulatory mechanisms underlying the functions of AuA are still not fully understood. Here, we report that AuA colocalizes with arrest defective protein 1 (ARD1) acetyltransferase during cell division and cell migration. Additionally, AuA is acetylated by ARD1 at lysine residues at positions 75 and 125...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767448/selective-cytotoxicity-of-vanadium-complexes-on-human-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-cell-line-by-inducing-necroptosis-apoptosis-and-mitotic-catastrophe-process
#10
Szymon Kowalski, Stanisław Hać, Dariusz Wyrzykowski, Agata Zauszkiewicz-Pawlak, Iwona Inkielewicz-Stępniak
The pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death and characterized by one of the lowest five-year survival rate. The current therapeutic options are demonstrating minimal effectiveness, therefore studies on new potential anticancer compounds, with non-significant side effects are highly desirable. Recently, it was demonstrated that vanadium compounds, in particular organic derivatives, exhibit anticancer properties against different type of tumor as well as favorable biodistribution from a pancreatic cancer treatment perspective...
July 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765323/tumor-treating-fields-a-fourth-modality-in-cancer-treatment
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Elijah J Mun, Hani M Babiker, Uri Weinberg, Eilon D Kirson, Daniel D Von Hoff
Despite major advances in therapy, cancer continues to be a leading cause of mortality. Additionally, toxicities of traditional therapies pose a significant challenge to tolerability and adherence. TTFields, a noninvasive anticancer treatment modality, utilizes alternating electric fields at specific frequencies and intensities to selectively disrupt mitosis in cancerous cells. TTFields target proteins crucial to the cell cycle, leading to mitotic arrest and apoptosis. TTFields also facilitate an antitumor immune response...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757065/design-and-synthesis-of-piperazine-acetate-podophyllotoxin-ester-derivatives-targeting-tubulin-depolymerization-as-new-anticancer-agents
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Wen-Xue Sun, Ya-Jing Ji, Yun Wan, Hong-Wei Han, Hong-Yan Lin, Gui-Hua Lu, Jin-Liang Qi, Xiao-Ming Wang, Yong-Hua Yang
In this paper, a series of podophyllotoxin piperazine acetate ester derivatives were synthesized and investigated due to their antiproliferation activity on different human cancer cell lines. Among the congeners, C5 manifested prominent cytotoxicity towards the cancer cells, without causing damage on the non-cancer cells through inhibiting tubulin assembly and having high selectively causing damage on the human breast (MCF-7) cell line (IC50=2.78±0.15μM). Treatments of MCF-7 cells with C5 resulted in cell cycle arrest in G2/M phase and microtubule network disruption...
July 20, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753455/diallyl-trisulfide-induces-apoptosis-and-mitotic-arrest-in-ags-human-gastric-carcinoma-cells-through-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-activation-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase
#13
Yung Hyun Choi
Diallyl trisulfide (DATS), one of the principal constituents of garlic oil, is a kind of organosulfur compound with high anti-cancer activity. Although inhibition of cancer cell proliferation by DATS is known to be associated with the induction of apoptosis and cell cycle arrest related to reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, it is still necessary to study the detailed mechanisms. In this study, we investigated the role of ROS on the activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in DATS-induced apoptosis and cell cycle arrest in AGS human gastric carcinoma cells...
July 25, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746938/magnolol-inhibits-the-growth-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-via-inhibiting-microtubule-polymerization
#14
Jia Shen, Hailin Ma, Tiancheng Zhang, Hui Liu, Linghua Yu, Guosheng Li, Huishuang Li, Meichun Hu
BACKGROUND: The tubulin/microtubule system, which is an integral component of the cytoskeleton, plays an essential role in mitosis. Targeting mitotic progression by disturbing microtubule dynamics is a rational strategy for cancer treatment. METHODS: Microtubule polymerization assay was performed to examine the effect of Magnolol (a novel natural phenolic compound isolated from Magnolia obovata) on cellular microtubule polymerization in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells...
July 26, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737823/overexpression-of-non%C3%A2-smc-condensin%C3%A2-i-complex-subunit%C3%A2-g-serves-as-a-promising-prognostic-marker-and-therapeutic-target-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Wanwei Liu, Bo Liang, Hongliang Liu, Yong Huang, Xiangbao Yin, Fan Zhou, Xin Yu, Qian Feng, Enliang Li, Zhenhong Zou, Linquan Wu
The non‑SMC condensin I complex subunit G (NCAPG) that organizes the coiling topology of individual chromatids, represents an overexpressed antigen in various types of cancer, and also contributes to restructuring chromatin into rod‑shaped mitotic chromosomes and ensuring the segregation of sister chromatid during cell division. In this study, we investigated the association between NCAPG expression and the biological behavior of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) to further explore the potential of NCAPG as a therapeutic target...
September 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737031/ubiquitin-chain-enrichment-middle-down-mass-spectrometry-ubichem-ms-reveals-cell-cycle-dependent-formation-of-lys11-lys48-branched-ubiquitin-chains
#16
Ambar S J B Rana, Ying Ge, Eric R Strieter
The dynamics of cellular signaling events are tightly regulated by a diverse set of ubiquitin chains. Recent work has suggested that branched ubiquitin chains composed of Lys11 and Lys48 isopeptide linkages play a critical role in regulating cell cycle progression. Yet, endogenous Lys11/Lys48 branched chains could not be detected. By combining a Lys11 linkage specific antibody with high-resolution middle-down mass spectrometry (an approach termed UbiChEM-MS) we sought to identify endogenous Lys11/Lys48 branched ubiquitin chains in cells...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733537/depdc1-is-required-for-cell-cycle-progression-and-motility-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#17
Xuefei Feng, Chundong Zhang, Ling Zhu, Lian Zhang, Hongxia Li, Longxia He, Yan Mi, Yitao Wang, Jiang Zhu, Youquan Bu
DEP domain containing 1 (DEPDC1) is a newly identified cancer-related and cell cycle related gene and has been demonstrated as a novel therapeutic target for bladder cancer. However, the functional involvement and therapeutic potential of DEPDC1 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains unclear. Our results showed that DEPDC1 was overexpressed at both mRNA and protein levels in NPC tissues compared with normal or non-tumor tissues. The siRNA-mediated DEPDC1 depletion resulted in significant inhibition of proliferation and delay in cell cycle progression in both NPC cell lines, CNE-1 and HNE-1...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732567/curcumin-3-4-dichloro-phenyl-pyrazole-cdpp-overcomes-curcumin-s-low-bioavailability-inhibits-adipogenesis-and-ameliorates-dyslipidemia-by-activating-reverse-cholesterol-transport
#18
Abhishek Gupta, Vinay Kumar Singh, Durgesh Kumar, Pragya Yadav, Santosh Kumar, Muheeb Beg, Kripa Shankar, Salil Varshney, Sujith Rajan, Ankita Srivastava, Rakhi Choudhary, Vishal M Balaramnavar, Rabi Bhatta, Narender Tadigoppula, Anil Nilkanth Gaikwad
BACKGROUND: Adipocyte dysfunction, obesity and associated metabolic disorders are of prime healthcare concern worldwide. Among available medications, natural products and inspired molecules hold 40% space in clinically prescribed medicines. In queue, this study overcomes the drawback of curcumin's low bioavailability with potent anti-adipogenic and anti-dyslipidemic activity. METHODS: To evaluate the role of CDPP on adipocyte differentiation, 3T3-L1 adipocytes were used as an in-vitro model...
August 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723571/emi2-is-essential-for-mouse-spermatogenesis
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Lakshmi Gopinathan, Radoslaw Szmyd, Diana Low, M Kasim Diril, Heng-Yu Chang, Vincenzo Coppola, Kui Liu, Lino Tessarollo, Ernesto Guccione, Ans M M van Pelt, Philipp Kaldis
The meiotic functions of Emi2, an inhibitor of the APC/C complex, have been best characterized in oocytes where it mediates metaphase II arrest as a component of the cytostatic factor. We generated knockout mice to determine the in vivo functions of Emi2-in particular, its functions in the testis, where Emi2 is expressed at high levels. Male and female Emi2 knockout mice are viable but sterile, indicating that Emi2 is essential for meiosis but dispensable for embryonic development and mitotic cell divisions...
July 18, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711459/influence-of-the-bud-neck-on-nuclear-envelope-fission-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#20
Patricia G Melloy, Mark D Rose
Studies have shown that nuclear envelope fission (karyokinesis) in budding yeast depends on cytokinesis, but not distinguished whether this was a direct requirement, indirect, because of cell cycle arrest, or due to bud neck-localized proteins impacting both processes. To determine the requirements for karyokinesis, we examined mutants conditionally defective for bud emergence and/or nuclear migration. The common mutant phenotype was completion of the nuclear division cycle within the mother cell, but karyokinesis did not occur...
July 12, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
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