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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440469/clinical-significance-of-akt2-in-advanced-pancreatic-cancer-treated-with-erlotinib
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Eri Banno, Yosuke Togashi, Marco A de Velasco, Takuro Mizukami, Yu Nakamura, Masato Terashima, Kazuko Sakai, Yoshihiko Fujita, Ken Kamata, Masayuki Kitano, Masatoshi Kudo, Kazuto Nishio
Akt2 is an isoform of Akt, and an association between Akt2 and resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has been suggested in pancreatic cancer (PC) in vitro. In this study, we investigated the association between Akt2 expression as evaluated using immunohistochemistry and the outcome of patients with advanced PC who had received treatment with erlotinib (an EGFR-TKI). Although the difference was not significant, patients with high levels of Akt2 expression tended to have a poorer response and a shorter progression-free survival period after treatment with erlotinib plus gemcitabine than those with low expression levels (P=0...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440462/imperatorin-efficiently-blocks-tnf-%C3%AE-mediated-activation-of-ros-pi3k-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#2
Ke Si Wang, Ying Lv, Zhe Wang, Juan Ma, Chunliu Mi, Xuezheng Li, Guang Hua Xu, Lian Xun Piao, Sheng Zhe Zheng, Xuejun Jin
Inflammation contributes to development and progression in a variety of cancers, including cervical cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. In this study, we examined the anti-inflammatory effects of imperatorin, a psoralen-type furanocoumarin from the fruits of Angelica dahurica, in tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)-stimulated HeLa cells by investigating its impact on the production and expression of cytokines and the major signal-transduction pathways. We found this compound significantly inhibited the TNF-α-induced expression of NF-κB target genes, such as COX-2, cyclin  D1, MMP-9, VEGF, IL-6 and Bcl-xL in a concentration-dependent manner...
April 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440394/g-protein-coupled-receptor-30-mediates-the-effects-of-estrogen-on-endothelial-cell-tube-formation-in%C3%A2-vitro
#3
Liyuan Zhou, Hong Chen, Xun Mao, Hongbo Qi, Philip N Baker, Hua Zhang
The placenta is the exchange organ between the mother and the fetus. The inadequate function of this organ is associated with a number of pregnancy disorders. Hypoxia and oxidative stress during placental development may induce endothelial dysfunction, resulting in the reduction in the perfusion of the placenta. During pregnancy, the levels of estrogen are increased. Decreased estrogen levels have been reported in women with preeclampsia. However, whether estrogen is involved in placental angiogenesis remains unclear...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439402/upregulation-of-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-by-curcumin-conferring-protection-from-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-apoptosis-in-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts
#4
Xiaobo Yang, Hong Jiang, Yao Shi
BACKGROUND: Curcumin is a major constituent of rhizomes of Curcuma longa that elicits beneficial effects for oxidative damage. The aim of this study was to investigate whether curcumin could attenuate hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced apoptosis in H9c2 cardiomyoblasts and the underlying mechanisms. RESULTS: The present study showed that exposure of H9c2 cells to H2O2 caused a significant increase in apoptosis as evaluated by flow cytometry analysis and the pretreatment of curcumin protected against H2O2-induced apoptosis...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437005/convergent-erk1-2-p38-and-jnk-mapk-signalling-mediate-catecholoestradiol-induced-proliferation-of-ovine-uterine-artery-endothelial-cells
#5
Rosalina Villalon Landeros, Sheikh O Jobe, Gabrielle Aranda-Pino, Gladys E Lopez, Jing Zheng, Ronald R Magness
Previously we demonstrated that the biologically active metabolites of 17β-oestradiol, 2-hydroxyoestradiol (2-OHE2 ) and 4-hydroxyoestradiol (4-OHE2 ), stimulate pregnancy-specific proliferation of uterine artery endothelial cells derived from pregnant (P-UAECs), but not non-pregnant ewes. However, unlike 17β-oestradiol, which induces proliferation via oestrogen receptor-β (ER-β), the catecholoestradiols mediate P-UAEC proliferation via β-adrenoceptors (β-AR) and independent of classic oestrogen receptors...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435223/efficacy-of-the-dual-pi3k-and-mtor-inhibitor-nvp-bez235-in-combination-with-imatinib-mesylate-against-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-cell-lines
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Pengliang Xin, Chuntuan Li, Yan Zheng, Qunyi Peng, Huifang Xiao, Yuanling Huang, Xiongpeng Zhu
BACKGROUND: Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt/mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/Akt/mTOR) pathway is a therapy target of cancer. We aimed to confirm the effect of dual PI3K/mTOR inhibitor NVP-BEZ235 on proliferation, apoptosis, and autophagy of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) cells and sensitivity of tyrosine kinase inhibitor in vitro. METHODS: Two human CML cell lines, K562 and KBM7R (T315I mutant strain), were used. The proliferation of CML cells was detected by MTS (Owen's reagent) assay...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435089/cobalt-chloride-induces-rhoa-rock-activation-and-remodeling-effect-in-h9c2-cardiomyoblasts-involvement-of-pi3k-akt-and-mapk-pathways
#7
Cheng-I Cheng, Yueh-Hong Lee, Po-Han Chen, Yu-Chun Lin, Ming-Huei Chou, Ying-Hsien Kao
Chronic heart failure is a serious complication of myocardial infarction, one of the major causes of death worldwide that often leads to adverse cardiac hypertrophy and poor prognosis. Hypoxia-induced cardiac tissue remodeling is considered an important underlying etiology. This study aimed to delineate the signaling profile of RhoA/ROCK, PI3K/Akt, and MAPK and their involvement in regulation of remodeling events in cultured H9c2 cardiomyoblast cells. In addition to its growth-suppressive effect, the hypoxia-mimetic chemical, cobalt chloride (CoCl2) significantly induced RhoA kinase activation as revealed by increased MBS phosphorylation and ROCK1/2 expression in H9c2 cells...
April 20, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433890/il-37-induces-autophagy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-by-inhibiting-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
#8
Ting-Ting Li, Di Zhu, Tong Mou, Zhen Guo, Jun-Liang Pu, Qing-Song Chen, Xu-Fu Wei, Zhong-Jun Wu
Autophagy is an intracellular "self-eating" process that is closely related to inflammation and cellular immunity. New studies indicate that autophagy is also involved in tumor suppression. The anti-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-37 (IL-37) has been shown to have tumor-suppressive abilities in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Notably, autophagy appears to play a dual role in the development of HCC and may be involved in both tumorigenesis and tumor suppression. However, the potential role of IL-37 in autophagy is currently unknown...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430130/timp1-promotes-cell-survival-by-activating-the-pdk1-signaling-pathway-in-melanoma
#9
Mariana Toricelli, Fabiana H M Melo, Aline Hunger, Daniela Zanatta, Bryan E Strauss, Miriam G Jasiulionis
High TIMP1 expression is associated with poor prognosis in melanoma, where it can bind to CD63 and β1 integrin, inducing PI3-kinase pathway and cell survival. Phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-trisphosphate (PIP3), generated under phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K) activation, enables the recruitment and activation of protein kinase B (PKB/AKT) and phosphoinositide-dependent kinase 1 (PDK1) at the membrane, resulting in the phosphorylation of a host of other proteins. Using a melanoma progression model, we evaluated the impact of Timp1 and AKT silencing, as well as PI3K, PDK1, and protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitors on aggressiveness characteristics...
April 21, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427506/recent-advances-in-genitourinary-tumors-a-review-focused-on-biology-and-systemic-treatment
#10
REVIEW
Aránzazu González Del Alba, José Ángel Arranz, Javier Puente, María José Méndez-Vidal, Enrique Gallardo, Enrique Grande, Begoña Pérez-Valderrama, Enrique González-Billalabeitia, Martín Lázaro-Quintela, Álvaro Pinto, Nuria Lainez, Josep M Piulats, Emilio Esteban, José Pablo Maroto Rey, Jorge A García, Cristina Suárez
Updated information published up to 2016 regarding major advances in renal cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer is here presented. Based on an ever better understanding of the genetic and molecular alterations that govern the initial pathogenic mechanisms of tumor oncogenesis, an improvement in the characterization and treatment of urologic tumors has been achieved in the past year. According to the Cancer Genome Atlas (ATLAS) project, alterations in the MET pathway are characteristics of type 1 papillary renal cell carcinomas, and activation of NRF2-ARE pathway is associated with the biologically distinct type 2...
May 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427202/clinical-implications-of-genomic-profiles-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-with-a-focus-on-tp53-and-pik3ca-the-most-frequently-mutated-genes
#11
Ji-Yeon Kim, Eunjin Lee, Kyunghee Park, Woong-Yang Park, Hae Hyun Jung, Jin Seok Ahn, Young-Hyuck Im, Yeon Hee Park
Breast cancer (BC) has been genetically profiled through large-scale genome analyses. However, the role and clinical implications of genetic alterations in metastatic BC (MBC) have not been evaluated. Therefore, we conducted whole-exome sequencing (WES) and RNA-Seq of 37 MBC samples and targeted deep sequencing of another 29 MBCs. We evaluated somatic mutations from WES and targeted sequencing and assessed gene expression and performed pathway analysis from RNA-Seq. In this analysis, PIK3CA was the most commonly mutated gene in estrogen receptor (ER)-positive BC, while in ER-negative BC, TP53 was the most commonly mutated gene (p = 0...
March 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425622/targeted-disruption-of-nf1-in-osteocyte-increases-fgf23-and-osteoid-with-osteomalacia-like-bone-phenotype
#12
Nobuhiro Kamiya, Ryosuke Yamaguchi, Olumide Aruwajoye, Audrey Kim, Gen Kuroyanagi, Matthew Phipps, Naga Suresh Adapala, Jian Q Feng, Harry K W Kim
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1, OMIM 162200), caused by NF1 gene mutations, exhibits multi-system abnormalities including skeletal deformities in humans. Osteocytes play critical roles in controlling bone modeling and remodeling. However, the role of neurofibromin, the protein product of the NF1 gene, in osteocytes is largely unknown. This study investigated the role of neurofibromin in osteocytes by disrupting Nf1 under the Dmp1-promoter. The conditional knockout (Nf1 cKO) mice displayed serum profile of a metabolic bone disorder with an osteomalacia-like bone phenotype...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424411/migration-pattern-actin-cytoskeleton-organization-and-response-to-pi3k-mtor-and-hsp90-inhibition-of-glioblastoma-cells-with-different-invasive-capacities
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Simon Memmel, Dmitri Sisario, Caren Zöller, Vanessa Fiedler, Astrid Katzer, Robin Heiden, Nicholas Becker, Lorenz Eing, Fábio L R Ferreira, Heiko Zimmermann, Markus Sauer, Michael Flentje, Vladimir L Sukhorukov, Cholpon S Djuzenova
High invasiveness and resistance to chemo- and radiotherapy of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) make it the most lethal brain tumor. Therefore, new treatment strategies for preventing migration and invasion of GBM cells are needed. Using two different migration assays, Western blotting, conventional and super-resolution (dSTORM) fluorescence microscopy we examine the effects of the dual PI3K/mTOR-inhibitor PI-103 alone and in combination with the Hsp90 inhibitor NVP-AUY922 and/or irradiation on the migration, expression of marker proteins, focal adhesions and F-actin cytoskeleton in two GBM cell lines (DK-MG and SNB19) markedly differing in their invasive capacity...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423703/artocarpin-an-isoprenyl-flavonoid-induces-p53-dependent-or-independent-apoptosis-via-ros-mediated-mapks-and-akt-activation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Ming-Horng Tsai, Ju-Fang Liu, Yao-Chang Chiang, Stephen Chu-Sung Hu, Lee-Fen Hsu, Yu-Ching Lin, Zih-Chan Lin, Hui-Chun Lee, Mei-Chuan Chen, Chieh-Liang Huang, Chiang-Wen Lee
Artocarpin has been shown to exhibit cytotoxic effects on different cancer cells, including non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC, A549). However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we explore both p53-dependent and independent apoptosis pathways in artocarpin-treated NSCLC cells. Our results showed that artocarpin rapidly induced activation of cellular protein kinases including Erk1/2, p38 and AktS473. Inhibition of these protein kinases prevented artocarpin-induced cell death. Moreover, artocarpin-induced phosphorylation of these protein kinases and apoptosis were mediated by induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), as pretreatment with NAC (a ROS scavenger) and Apocynin (a Nox-2 inhibitor) blocked these events...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423596/transient-activation-of-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-promotes-newcastle-disease-virus-replication-and-enhances-anti-apoptotic-signaling-responses
#15
Yinfeng Kang, Runyu Yuan, Xiaqiong Zhao, Bin Xiang, Shimin Gao, Pei Gao, Xu Dai, Minsha Feng, Yanling Li, Peng Xie, Yulian Li, Xiaoyi Gao, Tao Ren
Viral infection activates a host's cellular phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling pathway, which is involved in cell differentiation, growth, survival, and apoptosis. To elucidate molecular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of Newcastle disease virus (NDV), we demonstrated that NDV transiently activates the PI3K/Akt pathway in chicken cells at an early phase of infection. Its activation was observed as early as 15 min post-infection and gradually weakened after 24 h. Incubating cells with a PI3K inhibitor, LY294002 or wortmannin, prior to NDV infection decreased NDV progeny yields and suppressed Akt phosphorylation at early times post-infection...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423589/role-of-microrna-21-in-radiosensitivity-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-by-targeting-pdcd4-gene
#16
Li-Peng Jiang, Chun-Yan He, Zhi-Tu Zhu
This study aims to explore the effects of microRNA-21 (miR-21) on radiosensitivity in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by targeting programmed cell deanth 4 (PDCD4) and regulating PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway. Cancer tissues and adjacent normal tissues were collected from 97 NSCLC patients who received a standard radiotherapy regimen. TUNEL assay was applied to determine cell apoptosis in tissues. The qRT-PCR assay was used to detect the expressions of miR-21 expression and PDCD4 mRNA. The protein expressions of PDCD4 and PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway-related proteins were determined by Western blotting...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423582/parthenolide-suppresses-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-glc-82-cells-growth-via-b-raf-mapk-erk-pathway
#17
Minting Lin, Hong Bi, Yanyan Yan, Wenjing Huang, Guiping Zhang, Genshui Zhang, Sili Tang, Yun Liu, Lingling Zhang, Jinxiang Ma, Jianye Zhang
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), one type of lung cancer, owns high rates of morbidity and mortality. B-Raf is one of the promising oncogenic drivers of NSCLC. Parthenolide, a natural product, is mainly extracted from the herbal plant Tanacetum parthenium. The effect of parthenolide on NSCLC cells and its potential as B-Raf inhibitor were studied in this study. It's shown that parthenolide exhibited the strong cytotoxicity against NSCLC cells with IC50 ranging from 6.07 ± 0.45 to 15.38 ± 1.13 μM. Parthenolide was also able to induce apoptosis, suppress proliferation and invasion in NSCLC cells...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423567/cxcr1-2-pathways-in-paclitaxel-induced-neuropathic-pain
#18
Brandolini Laura, Benedetti Elisabetta, Ruffini Pier Adelchi, Russo Roberto, Cristiano Loredana, Antonosante Andrea, d'Angelo Michele, Castelli Vanessa, Giordano Antonio, Allegretti Marcello, Cimini Annamaria
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a type of neuropathic pain that represents a frequent and serious consequence of chemotherapy agents. Over the last years, significant progress has been achieved in elucidating the underlying pathogenesis of CIPN. The interference of taxanes with microtubule has been proposed as a mechanism that leads to altered axonal transport and to permanent neurological damages. The inflammatory process activated by chemotherapeutic agents has been considered as a potential trigger of nociceptive process in CIPN...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423521/therapeutic-sensitivity-to-rac-gtpase-inhibition-requires-consequential-suppression-of-mtorc1-akt-and-mek-signaling-in-breast-cancer
#19
Riley A Hampsch, Kevin Shee, Darcy Bates, Lionel D Lewis, Laurent Désiré, Bertrand Leblond, Eugene Demidenko, Kurtis Stefan, Yina H Huang, Todd W Miller
Rac GTPases have oncogenic roles in cell growth, survival, and migration. We tested response to the Rac inhibitor EHT1864 in a panel of breast cancer cell lines. EHT1864-induced growth inhibition was associated with dual inhibition of the PI3K/AKT/mTORC1 and MEK/ERK pathways. Breast cancer cells harboring PIK3CA mutations or HER2 overexpression were most sensitive to Rac inhibition, suggesting that such oncogenic alterations link Rac activation with PI3K/AKT/mTORC1 and MEK/ERK signaling. Interestingly, EHT1864 decreased activation of the mTORC1 substrate p70S6K earlier than AKT inhibition, suggesting that Rac may activate mTORC1/p70S6K independently of AKT...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423515/preclinical-therapeutic-efficacy-of-a-novel-blood-brain-barrier-penetrant-dual-pi3k-mtor-inhibitor-with-preferential-response-in-pi3k-pten-mutant-glioma
#20
Dimpy Koul, Shuzhen Wang, Shaofang Wu, Norihiko Saito, Siyuan Zheng, Feng Gao, Isha Kaul, Masaki Setoguchi, Kiyoshi Nakayama, Kumiko Koyama, Yoshinobu Shiose, Erik P Sulman, Yasuhide Hirota, W K Alfred Yung
Glioblastoma (GBM) is an ideal candidate disease for signal transduction targeted therapy because the majority of these tumors harbor genetic alterations that result in aberrant activation of growth factor signaling pathways. Loss of heterozygosity of chromosome 10, mutations in the tumor suppressor gene PTEN, and PI3K mutations are molecular hallmarks of GBM and indicate poor prognostic outcomes in many cancers. Consequently, inhibiting the PI3K pathway may provide therapeutic benefit in these cancers. PI3K inhibitors generally block proliferation rather than induce apoptosis...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
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