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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907212/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-cell-line-u-2946-model-for-mcl1-inhibitor-testing
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Hilmar Quentmeier, Hans G Drexler, Vivien Hauer, Roderick A F MacLeod, Claudia Pommerenke, Cord C Uphoff, Margarete Zaborski, Mattias Berglund, Gunilla Enblad, Rose-Marie Amini
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide. We describe the establishment and molecular characteristics of the DLBCL cell line U-2946. This cell line was derived from a 52-year-old male with DLBCL. U-2946 cells carried the chromosomal translocation t(8;14) and strongly expressed MYC, but not the mature B-cell lymphoma associated oncogenes BCL2 and BCL6. Instead, U-2946 cells expressed the antiapoptotic BCL2 family member MCL1 which was highly amplified genomically (14n)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907195/novel-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-agonist-suppresses-migration-and-invasion-of-breast-cancer-cells
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Hamza Hanieh, Omar Mohafez, Villianur Ibrahim Hairul-Islam, Abdullah Alzahrani, Mohammad Bani Ismail, Krishnaraj Thirugnanasambantham
BACKGROUND: Despite the remarkable progress to fight against breast cancer, metastasis remains the dominant cause of treatment failure and recurrence. Therefore, control of invasiveness potential of breast cancer cells is crucial. Accumulating evidences suggest Aryl hydrocarbon receptor (Ahr), a helix-loop-helix transcription factor, as a promising target to control migration and invasion in breast cancer cells. Thus, an Ahr-based exploration was performed to identify a new Ahr agonist with inhibitory potentials on cancer cell motility...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902785/apoptosis-related-gene-expression-profiling-in-hematopoietic-cell-fractions-of-mds-patients
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Saskia Mc Langemeijer, Niccolo Mariani, Ruth Knops, Christian Gilissen, Rob Woestenenk, Theo de Witte, Gerwin Huls, Bert A van der Reijden, Joop H Jansen
Although the vast majority of patients with a myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) suffer from cytopenias, the bone marrow is usually normocellular or hypercellular. Apoptosis of hematopoietic cells in the bone marrow has been implicated in this phenomenon. However, in MDS it remains only partially elucidated which genes are involved in this process and which hematopoietic cells are mainly affected. We employed sensitive real-time PCR technology to study 93 apoptosis-related genes and gene families in sorted immature CD34+ and the differentiating erythroid (CD71+) and monomyeloid (CD13/33+) bone marrow cells...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894814/tanshinone-iia-induced-cell-death-via-mir30b-p53-ptpn11-shp2-signaling-pathway-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Xuanqi Ren, Cui Wang, Binbin Xie, Linfeng Hu, Hui Chai, Lei Ding, Lihua Tang, Yongliang Xia, Xiaobing Dou
Tanshinone IIA, a multi-pharmaceutical compound from traditional Chinese herb, has been reported to have anti-hepatocarcinomic (HCC) properties through cell death induction. Apart from the typical p53-dependent pathway, mechanisms of the anti-carcinogenic role of Tanshinone remain scarce. In an effort to explore the mechanism behind Tanshinone IIA, we detected the upstream of the p53 and the potential novel pathway. Tanshinone IIA dose-dependently initiated HepG2 cell apoptosis and cell cycle arrest at the G1 checkpoint...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890930/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-interrupt-hsp90-rasgrp1-and-hsp90-craf-interactions-to-upregulate-bim-and-circumvent-drug-resistance-in-lymphoma-cells
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H Ding, K L Peterson, C Correia, B Koh, P A Schneider, G S Nowakowski, S H Kaufmann
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, which are approved for the treatment of cutaneous T cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma, are undergoing evaluation in other lymphoid neoplasms. How they kill susceptible cells is incompletely understood. Here we show that trichostatin A, romidepsin, and panobinostat induce apoptosis across a panel of malignant B cell lines, including lines that are intrinsically resistant to bortezomib, etoposide, cytarabine, and BH3 mimetics. Further analysis traces the pro-apoptotic effects of HDAC inhibitors to increased acetylation of the chaperone heat shock protein 90 (HSP90), causing release and degradation of the HSP90 client proteins RASGRP1 and CRAF, which in turn leads to downregulation of mitogen activated protein kinase pathway signaling and upregulation of the pro-apoptotic BCL2 family member BIM in vitro and in vivo...
November 28, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864689/epstein-barr-virus-infection-and-gene-promoter-hypermethylation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-with-methotrexate-associated-b-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorders
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Kozue Ejima-Yamada, Yumi Oshiro, Seiichi Okamura, Tomoaki Fujisaki, Yasuhito Mihashi, Kazuo Tamura, Tomoko Fukushige, Masaru Kojima, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Morishige Takeshita
We analyzed CpG-island hypermethylation status in 12 genes of paraffin-embedded tissues from 38 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients with methotrexate (MTX)-associated large B cell lymphoproliferative disorder (BLPD), 11 RA patients with non-MTX-associated BLPD (non-MTX-BLPD), 22 controls with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), and 10 controls with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)(+) DLBCL. Among them, tumor cells from EBV(+) MTX-BLPD patients and control EBV(+) DLBCL patients had significantly lower median incidence of CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) than those from non-MTX-BLPD and control DLBCL groups (2...
November 18, 2016: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819377/downsizing-the-bad-bh3-peptide-to-small-constrained-%C3%AE-helices-with-improved-ligand-efficiency
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Nicholas E Shepherd, Rosemary S Harrison, Gloria Ruiz-Gomez, Giovanni Abbenante, Jody M Mason, David P Fairlie
Bcl2 Homology (BH) proteins can either trigger or prevent programmed cell death or apoptosis. Deregulation of the BH protein family network leads to evasion of apoptosis, uncontrolled proliferation and is a hallmark of cancer. Inhibition of pro-survival BH proteins is a promising chemotherapeutic strategy for certain cancers. We have examined whether helix-constrained peptides based on the BAD BH3 domain (residues 103-127) can be downsized to much smaller more drug-like peptides. We report the preparation, structural characterisation, in vitro Bcl-xL inhibition and leukemic T-cell killing ability of 45 linear, mono-, bi- and tricyclic helical peptidomimetics between 8- and 19-residues in length...
November 7, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805565/computationally-designed-high-specificity-inhibitors-delineate-the-roles-of-bcl2-family-proteins-in-cancer
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Stephanie Berger, Erik Procko, Daciana Margineantu, Erinna F Lee, Betty W Shen, Alex Zelter, Daniel-Adriano Silva, Kusum Chawla, Marco J Herold, Jean-Marc Garnier, Richard Johnson, Michael J MacCoss, Guillaume Lessene, Trisha N Davis, Patrick S Stayton, Barry L Stoddard, W Douglas Fairlie, David M Hockenbery, David Baker
Many cancers overexpress one or more of the six human pro-survival BCL2 family proteins to evade apoptosis. To determine which BCL2 protein or proteins block apoptosis in different cancers, we computationally designed three-helix bundle protein inhibitors specific for each BCL2 pro-survival protein. Following in vitro optimization, each inhibitor binds its target with high picomolar to low nanomolar affinity and at least 300-fold specificity. Expression of the designed inhibitors in human cancer cell lines revealed unique dependencies on BCL2 proteins for survival which could not be inferred from other BCL2 profiling methods...
November 2, 2016: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798841/interrogating-the-relevance-of-mitochondrial-apoptosis-for-vertebrate-development-and-postnatal-tissue-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Selma Tuzlak, Thomas Kaufmann, Andreas Villunger
"Programmed cell death or 'apoptosis' is critical for organogenesis during embryonic development and tissue homeostasis in the adult. Its deregulation can contribute to a broad range of human pathologies, including neurodegeneration, cancer, or autoimmunity…" These or similar phrases have become generic opening statements in many reviews and textbooks describing the physiological relevance of apoptotic cell death. However, while the role in disease has been documented beyond doubt, facilitating innovative drug discovery, we wonder whether the former is really true...
October 1, 2016: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797328/-conformational-polymorphysm-of-g-rich-fragments-of-dna-alu-repeats-i-potential-noncanonical-structures
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A V Sekridova, A M Varizhuk, O N Tatarinova, V V Severov, N A Barinov, I P Smirnov, V N Lazarev, D V Klinov, G E Pozmogova
In this paper, we report results of systematic studies of conformational polymorphism of G-rich DNA fragments from Alu repeats. Alu retrotransposones are primate-specific short interspersed elements. Using the Alu sequence from the prooncogen bcl2 intron and the consensus AluSx sequence as representative examples, we determined characteristic Alu sites that are capable of adopting G-quadruplex (GQ) conformations (i.e., potential quadruplex sites - PQSAlu), and demonstrated by bioinformatics methods that those sites are Alu-specific in the human genome...
July 2016: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797294/targeting-autophagy-to-overcome-chemoresistance-in-acute-myleogenous-leukemia
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Sujan Piya, Michael Andreeff, Gautam Borthakur
Therapeutic inhibition of macroautophagy/autophagy is expected to increase chemosensitivity of cancers and alter tumor-stroma interdependence. The hypoxic, metabolically challenged bone marrow microenvironment confers chemoresistance to leukemia cells. The impact of autophagy inhibition in the context of microenvironment-mediated resistance in leukemia is less explored. Our recent studies demonstrated that co-culture of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) cells with marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) induces autophagy in AML cells and increases resistance to genotoxic agents (cytarabine and idarubicin)...
October 31, 2016: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795514/targeting-apoptotic-pathways-to-treat-lymphoid-malignancies
#12
Andrew W Roberts
Oncogenic transformation through activation of proliferation generates cellular stress which promotes apoptosis, thereby diminishing the growth advantage of cancerous cells over normal cells. Consequently, many haematological malignancies also harbour aberrations that circumvent apoptosis, with aberrations of TP53 and the BCL2 family being the most common. This educational lecture focuses on current understanding of the role of the intrinsic pathway to apoptosis in lymphoid cancers, its regulation by BCL2 and related proteins, and emerging data on the therapeutic potential of inhibiting BCL2 to induce apoptosis in BCL2-expressing B cell cancers...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777645/targeting-glial-mitochondrial-function-for-protection-from-cerebral-ischemia-relevance-mechanisms-and-the-role-of-micrornas
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Le Li, Creed M Stary
Astrocytes and microglia play crucial roles in the response to cerebral ischemia and are effective targets for stroke therapy in animal models. MicroRNAs (miRs) are important posttranscriptional regulators of gene expression that function by inhibiting the translation of select target genes. In astrocytes, miR expression patterns regulate mitochondrial function in response to oxidative stress via targeting of Bcl2 and heat shock protein 70 family members. Mitochondria play an active role in microglial activation, and miRs regulate the microglial neuroinflammatory response...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757735/amsacrine-induced-apoptosis-of-human-leukemia-u937-cells-is-mediated-by-the-inhibition-of-akt-and-erk-induced-stabilization-of-mcl1
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Yuan-Chin Lee, Ying-Jung Chen, Chia-Hui Huang, Long-Sen Chang
Previous studies have attributed the anticancer activity of amsacrine to its inhibitory effect on topoisomerase II. However, 9-aminoacridine derivatives, which have the same structural scaffold as amsacrine, induce cancer cell apoptosis by altering the expression of BCL2 family proteins. Therefore, in the present study, we assessed whether BCL2 family proteins mediated the cytotoxic effects of amsacrine on human leukemia U937 cells. Amsacrine-induced apoptosis of U937 cells was characterized by caspase-9 and caspase-3 activation, increased intracellular Ca(2+) concentration, mitochondrial depolarization, and MCL1 down-regulation...
October 19, 2016: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27735950/increased-survival-and-cell-cycle-progression-pathways-are-required-for-ews-fli1-induced-malignant-transformation
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Tahereh Javaheri, Zahra Kazemi, Jan Pencik, Ha Tt Pham, Maximilian Kauer, Rahil Noorizadeh, Barbara Sax, Harini Nivarthi, Michaela Schlederer, Barbara Maurer, Maximillian Hofbauer, Dave Nt Aryee, Marc Wiedner, Eleni M Tomazou, Malcolm Logan, Christine Hartmann, Jan P Tuckermann, Lukas Kenner, Mario Mikula, Helmut Dolznig, Aykut Üren, Günther H Richter, Florian Grebien, Heinrich Kovar, Richard Moriggl
Ewing sarcoma (ES) is the second most frequent childhood bone cancer driven by the EWS/FLI1 (EF) fusion protein. Genetically defined ES models are needed to understand how EF expression changes bone precursor cell differentiation, how ES arises and through which mechanisms of inhibition it can be targeted. We used mesenchymal Prx1-directed conditional EF expression in mice to study bone development and to establish a reliable sarcoma model. EF expression arrested early chondrocyte and osteoblast differentiation due to changed signaling pathways such as hedgehog, WNT or growth factor signaling...
October 13, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723829/intrinsic-resistance-to-5-fluorouracil-in-a-brain-metastatic-variant-of-human-breast-cancer-cell-line-mda-mb-231br
#16
Atsunobu Sagara, Katsuhide Igarashi, Maky Otsuka, Takeshi Karasawa, Noriko Gotoh, Michiko Narita, Naoko Kuzumaki, Minoru Narita, Yoshinori Kato
Although drug resistance is often observed in metastatic recurrence of breast cancer, little is known about the intrinsic drug resistance in such metastases. In the present study, we found, for the first time, that MDA-MB-231BR, a brain metastatic variant of a human breast cancer cell line, was refractory to treatment with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) even without chronic drug exposure, compared to its parent cell line, MDA-MB-231, and a bone metastatic variant, MDA-MB-231SCP2. Both the mRNA and protein levels of COX-2 and BCL2A1 in MDA-MB-231BR were significantly higher than those in MDA-MB-231 or MDA-MB-231SCP2...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687545/mechanism-of-paclitaxel-resistance-in-a-human-prostate-cancer-cell-line-pc3-pr-and-its-sensitization-by-cabazitaxel
#17
Sayaka Sobue, Naoki Mizutani, Yuka Aoyama, Yoshiyuki Kawamoto, Motoshi Suzuki, Yoshinori Nozawa, Masatoshi Ichihara, Takashi Murate
Paclitaxel (PTX) is a microtubule-targeting drug widely used for the treatment of a variety of cancers. However, drug resistance can emerge after a series of treatments, and this can seriously affect the patient's prognosis. Here, we analyzed the mechanism of PTX resistance using a human prostate cancer cell line, PC3, and its PTX-resistant subline, PC3-PR. Compared with PC3, PC3-PR exhibited some unique phenotypes that might be associated with PTX resistance, including decreased expression of acetylated α-tubulin and the cell cycle regulator p21, and increased expression of βIII tubulin, histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6), and the anti-apoptotic protein Bcl2...
October 28, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27682256/impact-of-heat-stress-on-cellular-and-transcriptional-adaptation-of-mammary-epithelial-cells-in-riverine-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis
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Neha Kapila, Ankita Sharma, Amit Kishore, Monika Sodhi, Pawan K Tripathi, Ashok K Mohanty, Manishi Mukesh
The present study aims to identify the heat responsive genes and biological pathways in heat stressed buffalo mammary epithelial cells (MECs). The primary mammary epithelial cells of riverine buffalo were exposed to thermal stress at 42°C for one hour. The cells were subsequently allowed to recover at 37°C and harvested at different time intervals (30 min to 48 h) along with control samples (un-stressed). In order to assess the impact of heat stress in buffalo MECs, several in-vitro cellular parameters (lactate dehydrogenase activity, cell proliferation assay, cellular viability, cell death and apoptosis) and transcriptional studies were conducted...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27634758/nrbp2-overexpression-increases-the-chemosensitivity-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-akt-signaling
#19
Lixing Zhang, Chao Ge, Fangyu Zhao, Yang Zhang, Xin Wang, Ming Yao, Jinjun Li
Hepatocellular carcinoma is highly resistant to chemotherapy. Research data supported that cancer stem cells (CSC) may be responsible for the chemoresistance and strategies that suppress CSCs stemness could also inhibit the drug resistance. In this study, we found that nuclear receptor binding protein 2 (NRBP2) expression was downregulated in the CD133(+) hepatocellular carcinoma CSCs. Most adjacent noncancerous liver tissue analyzed expressed higher level of NRBP2 compared with cancerous tissue in hepatocellular carcinoma patients, and high NRBP2 expression indicated a better prognosis...
December 1, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612418/mebendazole-and-a-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-combine-to-reduce-tumor-initiation-in-a-colon-cancer-preclinical-model
#20
Tara Williamson, Ren-Yuan Bai, Verena Staedtke, David Huso, Gregory J Riggins
Inheritance of a gene mutation leads to the initiation of 5 to 10% of most cancers, including colon cancer cases. We developed a chemoprevention strategy using a novel combination of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) sulindac plus the anthelminthic benzimidazole, mebendazole. This oral drug combination was effective in the ApcMin/+ mouse model of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP). Treatment with 35 mg/kg daily mebendazole reduced the number of intestinal adenomas by 56% (P = 0.0002), 160 ppm sulindac by 74% (P < 0...
September 6, 2016: Oncotarget
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