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G1/S transition

Mingyi Qu, Fang Fang, Xiaojing Zou, Quan Zeng, Zeng Fan, Lin Chen, Wen Yue, Xiaoyan Xie, Xuetao Pei
A better understanding of the mechanisms involved in megakaryocyte maturation will facilitate the generation of platelets in vitro and their clinical applications. A microRNA, miR-125b, has been suggested to have important roles in the self-renewal of megakaryocyte-erythroid progenitors and in platelet generation. However, miR-125b is also critical for hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal. Thus, the function of miR-125b and the complex signaling pathways regulating megakaryopoiesis remain to be elucidated. In this study, an attentive examination of the endogenous expression of miR-125b during megakaryocyte differentiation was performed...
October 20, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
Qiao-Li Lv, Yuan-Tao Huang, Gui-Hua Wang, Yan-Ling Liu, Jin Huang, Qiang Qu, Bao Sun, Lei Hu, Lin Cheng, Shu-Hui Chen, Hong-Hao Zhou
Emerging studies show that dysregulation of the receptor of activated protein kinase C1 (RACK1) plays a crucial role in tumorigenesis and progression of various cancers. However, the biological function and underlying mechanism of RACK1 in glioma remains poorly defined. Here, we found that RACK1 was significantly up-regulated in glioma tissues compared with normal brain tissues, being closely related to clinical stage of glioma both in mRNA and protein levels. Moreover, Kaplan-Meier analysis demonstrated that patients with high RACK1 expression had a poor prognosis (p = 0...
October 18, 2016: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Joseph T Tarr, Timothy G Visser, Joanne E Moon, Honey Hendesi, Mary F Barbe, James P Bradley, Steven N Popoff
Mammalian palatogenesis is a complex process involving a temporally and spatially regulated myriad of factors. Together these factors control the 3 vital processes of proliferation, elevation and fusion of the developing palate. In this study, we show for the first time the unequivocally vital role of CCN2 in development of the mammalian palate. We utilized CCN2 knockout (KO) mice and cranial neural crest derived mesenchymal cells from these CCN2 KO mice to investigate the 3 processes crucial to normal palatogenesis...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
X Chen, Q Lv, Y Liu, W Deng
Although the role of PLCγ2 in apoptotic response has been reported, too little is known about whether PLCγ2 induces liver cell apoptosis during liver regeneration. Therefore, this study firstly packaged Ad-PLCγ2 recombinant adenovirus and primarily evaluated its effect on apoptosis of rat liver cell BRL-3A in vitro. Following ten days of co-transfection of pHBAd-MCMV-GFP-PLCγ2 and pHBAd-BHG into HEK293 cells, viral cytopathic effect (CPE) was apparent. Following three rounds of amplification, tissue culture infectious dose 50 (TCID50) assay showed that the titer value reached 1×1010 PFU/mL...
September 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Bing Chen, Jin Zhao, Shengbin Zhang, Yonggang Zhang, Zonghai Huang
Cap-dependent translation has an essential role in the control of cell proliferation by initiating the translation of oncogenes involved in the regulation of cell cycle progression, such as cyclin D1, and its deregulation contributes to the development and progression of various types of cancers. Hematopoietic pre-B-cell leukemia transcription factor interacting protein (HPIP) was found to be overexpressed in gastric cancer (GC) tissues compared to normal tissues and to promote GC growth in vitro and in vivo...
October 11, 2016: Oncology Reports
Shun-Quan Wu, Wen-Yan Niu, Ya-Ping Li, Hao-Bo Huang, Rong Zhan
The oncogene B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukemia virus insertion site‑1 (Bmi‑1) is overexpressed in multiple myeloma (MM). Our previous study demonstrated that Bmi‑1 silencing sensitized MM cells to bortezomib. Translational regulation has emerged as a prominent underlying mechanism of Bmi‑1 regulation, particularly via microRNA targeting. The present study determined that Bmi‑1 may be directly targeted by miR‑203 using a luciferase assay. In addition, enforced expression of miR-203 led to significant downregulation of Bmi‑1 protein and mRNA expression levels...
October 12, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Xiang Wang, Dongjian Zuo, Yufang Yuan, Xiaochun Yang, Ze Hong, Rongrong Zhang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate roles of microRNA (miR)-183 in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia (AML). METHODS: miR-183 expression in bone marrow and patients' sera of childhood AML was detected by real-time quantitative PCR. Functions of miR-183 in malignant phenotypes of two leukemia cell lines were then evaluated. Additionally, putative targets of miR-183 were predicted using three miRNA target prediction algorithms and validated by luciferase reporter assay...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Alessandro Poli, Roberta Fiume, Gianluca Baldanzi, Daniela Capello, Stefano Ratti, Marco Gesi, Lucia Manzoli, Andrea Graziani, Pann-Ghill Suh, Lucio Cocco, Matilde Y Follo
Phosphatidylinositol (PI) signalling is an essential regulator of cell motility and proliferation. A portion of PI metabolism and signalling takes place in the nuclear compartment of eukaryotic cells, where an array of kinases and phosphatases localize and modulate PI. Among these, Diacylglycerol Kinases (DGKs) are a class of phosphotransferases that phosphorylate diacylglycerol and induce the synthesis of phosphatidic acid. Nuclear DGKalpha modulates cell cycle progression, and its activity or expression can lead to changes in the phosphorylated status of the Retinoblastoma protein, thus impairing G1/S transition and, subsequently, inducing cell cycle arrest, which is often uncoupled with apoptosis or autophagy induction...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
Hiroto Okayama
Recent advances in biology have been driven by chemical analyses of the substances that form living organisms. Such analyses are extremely powerful as way of learning about the static properties of molecular species, but relatively powerless for understanding their dynamic behaviors even though this dynamism is essential for organisms to perform various biological processes that perpetuate their lives. Thus, attempts to identify individual species and molecular interaction cascades that drive specific responses to external stimuli or environmental changes often fail...
2016: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
Lu Gan, Zhenjiang Liu, Tianjiao Wu, Fei Feng, Chao Sun
Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (αMSH) has an important role in the regulation of body weight and energy expenditure. Nevertheless, the molecular mechanisms of circulating αMSH on preadipocyte proliferation remain elusive. We found αMSH was reduced by high fat diet (HFD) while leptin was elevated in adipose tissue. Leptin resistance and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress of adipose tissue were increased in obese mice. αMSH increased leptin sensitivity and alleviated ER stress along with increased p-STAT3 level and reduced SOCS3, GRP78, CHOP, ATF4, p27 and p53 levels...
October 5, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Kun Shao, Tianming Shi, Yang Yang, Xianghui Wang, Da Xu, Peijun Zhou
Recently, numerous studies revealed that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play complex roles in the field of tumor biology, while the functions of lncRNA in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) remain largely unknown. In the current study, we retrieved Oncomine database and found a lncRNA colorectal neoplasia differentially expressed (CRNDE) which is highly expressed in different cohorts of RCC patients; this clue reminds us that CRNDE might exert its functions in RCC tumorigenesis. We then detected the level of CRNDE in fresh RCC tissues and found that CRNDE is significantly up-regulated compared with adjacent tissues...
October 6, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Hao Yang, Xiaoping Zhao, Li Zhao, Liu Liu, Jiajin Li, Wenzhi Jia, Jianjun Liu, Gang Huang
Although cancer cells are known to be "addicted" to glucose, the effect of glucose in proliferation of these cells remains elusive. Here, we report that upon glucose induction, protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) exerts a profound effect on the G1-S cell cycle progression via directly interacting with cyclin dependent kinase 4 (CDK4) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Upregulation of both PRMT5 and CDK4 predicts more malignant characteristics in human HCC tissues. Mechanistically, glucose promotes the interaction between PRMT5 and CDK4, which leads to activation of CDK4-RB-E2F-mediated transcription via releasing CDKN2A from CDK4...
September 30, 2016: Oncotarget
C Zhao, M J Fu, L H Qiu
Reduced reproductive performance of the black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) has caused economic losses and hampered the fishing industry. Detailed investigation of the molecular mechanism by which the cell cycle is regulated in this organism is needed to understand the development and maturation of ovaries and oocytes, with a view to improving reproductive capacity. Cell cycle progression is mainly determined by cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) and cyclin complexes, the cyclin E/CDK2 complex playing a key role in G1/S transition...
September 16, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Tingting Bai, Feilin Liu, Fei Zou, Guifang Zhao, Yixu Jiang, Li Liu, Jiahong Shi, Deshun Hao, Qi Zhang, Tong Zheng, Yingyao Zhang, Mingsheng Liu, Shilun Li, Liangchen Qi, Jin Yu Liu
The maintenance of highly proliferative capacity and full differentiation potential is a necessary step in the initiation of stem cell-based regenerative medicine. Our recent study showed that epidermal growth factor (EGF) significantly enhanced hair follicle-derived mesenchymal stem cells (HF-MSCs) proliferation whilemaintaining the multi-lineage differentiation potentials. However, the underlying mechanism remains unclear.Herein, we investigated the role of EGF in HF-MSC proliferation.HF-MSCs were isolated and cultured with or without EGF...
October 5, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
Liang Wei, Brian J Leibowitz, Xinwei Wang, Michael Epperly, Joel Greenberger, Lin Zhang, Jian Yu
Radiotherapy causes dose-limiting toxicity and long-term complications in rapidly renewing tissues, including the gastrointestinal tract. Currently, there is no FDA-approved agent for the prevention or treatment of radiation-induced intestinal injury. In this study, we have shown that PD 0332991 (PD), an FDA-approved selective inhibitor of cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6), prevents radiation-induced lethal intestinal injury in mice. Treating mice with PD or a structurally distinct CDK4/6 inhibitor prior to radiation blocked proliferation and crypt apoptosis and improved crypt regeneration...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Leigh Mickelson-Young, Emily Wear, Patrick Mulvaney, Tae-Jin Lee, Eric S Szymanski, George Allen, Linda Hanley-Bowdoin, William Thompson
The duration of the DNA synthesis stage (S phase) of the cell cycle is fundamental in our understanding of cell cycle kinetics, cell proliferation, and DNA replication timing programs. Most S-phase duration estimates that exist for plants are based on indirect measurements. We present a method for directly estimating S-phase duration by pulse-labeling root tips or actively dividing suspension cells with the halogenated thymidine analog 5-ethynl-2'-deoxyuridine (EdU) and analyzing the time course of replication with bivariate flow cytometry...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Experimental Botany
Fei Chen, Hao Yao, Minjun Wang, Bing Yu, Qinggui Liu, Jianxiu Li, Zhiying He, Yi-Ping Hu
Induced hepatic stem cells (iHepSCs) have great potential as donors for liver cell therapy due to their abilities for self-renewal and bi-potential differentiation. However, the molecular mechanism regulating proliferation and differentiation of iHepSCs is poorly understood. In this study, we provide evidence that the homeodomain transcription factor, Pitx2, is essential to maintain iHepSCs stem cell characteristics. Suppressing Pitx2 expression in iHepSCs by lentivirus mediated specific shRNA markedly reduced the expression of the hepatic stem cell-associated genes (Lgr5, EpCAM, and Sox9) with concomitant inhibition of proliferation by blocking the G1/S phase transition, and these phenotypic changes were reversed upon re-expression of Pitx2...
September 30, 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Xiaorui Liu, Jingjing Li, Zujiang Yu, Juan Li, Ranran Sun, Quancheng Kan
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common cancer in the world. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a type of small noncoding RNA that can regulate the expression of target genes under physiological and pathophysiological conditions. Aberrant expression of MicroRNA-935 (MiR-935) has been reported in cancer studies. However, its expression and mechanism in hepatocellular carcinoma remain unclear. In our study, we found that miR-935 was upregulated in liver cancer tissues and cells. Overexpression of miR-935 in liver cells promoted cell proliferation, tumorigenesis, and cell cycle progression, whereas inhibition of miR-935 reduced cell proliferation, tumorigenicity, and cell cycle progression...
September 30, 2016: Oncology Research
Shuo Qie, J Alan Diehl
Mammalian cells encode three D cyclins (D1, D2, and D3) that coordinately function as allosteric regulators of cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (CDK4) and CDK6 to regulate cell cycle transition from G1 to S phase. Cyclin expression, accumulation, and degradation, as well as assembly and activation of CDK4/CDK6 are governed by growth factor stimulation. Cyclin D1 is more frequently dysregulated than cyclin D2 or D3 in human cancers, and as such, it has been more extensively characterized. Overexpression of cyclin D1 results in dysregulated CDK activity, rapid cell growth under conditions of restricted mitogenic signaling, bypass of key cellular checkpoints, and ultimately, neoplastic growth...
October 2, 2016: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
Amir Pozner, Tommy W Terooatea, Bethany A Buck-Koehntop
The correlation between aberrant DNA methylation with cancer promotion and progression has prompted an interest in discerning the associated regulatory mechanisms. Kaiso (ZBTB33) is a specialized transcription factor that selectively recognizes methylated CpG-containing sites as well as a sequence-specific DNA target. Increasing reports link ZBTB33 overexpression and transcriptional activities with metastatic potential and poor prognosis in cancer, though there is little mechanistic insight into how cells harness ZBTB33 transcriptional capabilities to promote and progress disease...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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