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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641336/suppression-of-forkhead-box-protein-o1-foxo1-transcription-factor-may-promote-adrenocortical-tumorigenesis
#1
Adam Stenman, Timothy Murtha, Reju Korah, Tobias Carling
Despite recent comprehensive genetic analyses, molecular evidence for a pathophysiological continuum linking benign adrenocortical adenoma (ACA) and highly aggressive adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is still elusive. Using human tumor samples and the established ACC cell line SW-13, this study investigated potential regulatory roles for FOXO transcription factors, in modulating adrenocortical tumorigenesis. Adrenocortical tumor specimens (20 ACAs, 10 ACCs, and 9 normal adrenal tissue samples) obtained from 30 patients were analyzed for ubiquitously expressed FOXO transcription factors, FOXO1 and FOXO3 using qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry...
June 22, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636549/p53-independent-p21-induction-by-melk-inhibition
#2
Tatsuo Matsuda, Taigo Kato, Kazuma Kiyotani, Yunus Emre Tarhan, Vassiliki Saloura, Suyoun Chung, Koji Ueda, Yusuke Nakamura, Jae-Hyun Park
MELK play critical roles in human carcinogenesis through activation of cell proliferation, inhibition of apoptosis and maintenance of stemness. Therefore, MELK is a promising therapeutic target for a wide range of cancers. Although p21 is a well-known p53-downstream gene, we found that treatment with a potent MELK inhibitor, OTS167, could induce p21 protein expression in cancer cell lines harboring loss-of-function TP53 mutations. We also confirmed that MELK knockdown by siRNA induced the p21 expression in p53-deficient cancer cell lines and caused the cell cycle arrest at G1 phase...
June 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631500/pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-survival-and-proliferation-are-promoted-by-protein-kinase-g-type-i%C3%AE-and-downstream-regulation-of-akt-foxo1
#3
Janica C Wong, Van Vo, Priyatham Gorjala, Ronald R Fiscus
Early studies showed nitric oxide as a pro-inflammatory-cytokine-induced toxin involved in pancreatic β-cell destruction during pathogenesis of type-1 diabetes. However, nitric oxide has both cytotoxic and cytoprotective effects on mammalian cells, depending on concentration and micro-environmental surroundings. Our studies have shown that low/physiological-level nitric oxide selectively activates protein kinase G type Iα isoform, promoting cytoprotective/pro-cell-survival effects in many cell types. In bone marrow-derived stromal/mesenchymal stem cells, protein kinase G type Iα mediates autocrine effects of nitric oxide and atrial natriuretic peptide, promoting DNA-synthesis/proliferation and cell survival...
June 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630133/dual-regulation-of-gluconeogenesis-by-insulin-and-glucose-in-the-proximal-tubules-of-the-kidney
#4
Motohiro Sasaki, Takayoshi Sasako, Naoto Kubota, Yoshitaka Sakurai, Iseki Takamoto, Tetsuya Kubota, Reiko Inagi, George Seki, Moritaka Goto, Kohjiro Ueki, Masaomi Nangaku, Takahito Jomori, Takashi Kadowaki
Growing attention has been focused on the roles of the proximal tubules (PTs) of the kidney in glucose metabolism, including the mechanism of regulation of gluconeogenesis. Here, we found that PT-specific IRS1/2 double-knockout mice, established by using the newly generated sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2)-Cre transgenic mice, exhibited impaired insulin signaling and upregulated gluconeogenic gene expression and renal gluconeogenesis, resulting in systemic insulin resistance. On the other hand, in streptozotocin-treated mice, although insulin action was impaired in the PTs, the gluconeogenic gene expression was unexpectedly downregulated in the renal cortex, which was restored by administration of an SGLT1/2 inhibitor...
June 19, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627440/microrna-21-regulates-hepatic-glucose-metabolism-by-targeting-foxo1
#5
Ailing Luo, Haibo Yan, Jichao Liang, Chunyuan Du, Xuemei Zhao, Lijuan Sun, Yong Chen
Abnormal activation of hepatic gluconeogenesis is a major contributor to fasting hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes; however, the potential role of microRNAs in gluconeogenesis remains unclear. Here, we showed that hepatic expression levels of microRNA-21 (miR-21) were decreased in db/db and high-fat diet (HFD)-induced diabetic mice. Adenovirus-mediated overexpression of miR-21 decreased the expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK) and glucose-6-phosphatase (G6Pase) and inhibited glucose production in primary mouse hepatocytes...
June 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624205/atg7-overexpression-is-crucial-for-tumorigenic-growth-of-bladder-cancer-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-by-targeting-the-ets2-mirna196b-foxo1-p27-axis
#6
Junlan Zhu, Yang Li, Zhongxian Tian, Xiaohui Hua, Jiayan Gu, Jingxia Li, Claire Liu, Honglei Jin, Yulei Wang, Guosong Jiang, Haishan Huang, Chuanshu Huang
Human bladder cancer (BC) is the fourth most common cancer in the United States. Investigation of the strategies aiming to elucidate the tumor growth and metastatic pathways in BC is critical for the management of this disease. Here we found that ATG7 expression was remarkably elevated in human bladder urothelial carcinoma and N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl)nitrosamine (BBN)-induced mouse invasive BC. Knockdown of ATG7 resulted in a significant inhibitory effect on tumorigenic growth of human BC cells both in vitro and in vivo by promoting p27 expression and inducing cell cycle arrest at G2/M phase...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622295/high-autophagic-flux-guards-esc-identity-through-coordinating-autophagy-machinery-gene-program-by-foxo1
#7
Pinglei Liu, Kun Liu, Haifeng Gu, Weixu Wang, Jiaqi Gong, Yingjie Zhu, Qian Zhao, Jiani Cao, Chunseng Han, Fei Gao, Quan Chen, Wei Li, Jianwei Jiao, Baoyang Hu, Qi Zhou, Tongbiao Zhao
Although much is known about transcriptional networks that control embryonic stem cell (ESC) self-renewal and differentiation, the metabolic regulation of ESC is less clear. Autophagy is a catabolic process that is activated under both stress and normal conditions to degrade damaged organelles and aggregated proteins, and thus plays pivotal roles in somatic and adult stem cell function. However, if and how ESCs harness autophagy to regulate stemness remains largely unknown. Recently, we have defined that autophagy is essential for mitochondrial homeostasis regulation in pluripotency acquirement and maintenance...
June 16, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622065/leptin-gene-transfer-improves-symptoms-of-type-2-diabetic-mice-by-regulating-leptin-signaling-pathway-and-insulin-resistance-of-peripheral-tissues
#8
Lan Xiang, Jing Li, Qian Wang, Ruiqi Tang, Jianhua Qi
The leptin gene was transferred into the liver of streptozocin- and high fat diet-induced type 2 diabetic (T2D) mice by hydrodynamic-based gene delivery. The food intake, water consumption, glucose concentration, and triglyceride, total cholesterol levels of T2D mice were significantly decreased. Meanwhile, plasma leptin was remarkably increased after gene transfer for 2, 3, 5, and 7 days, while plasma adiponectin was also significantly increased at day 2. To understand the mechanism of action of leptin on T2D mice, gene expressions related to glycometabolism and energy metabolism in the liver, epididymal adipose tissue, hypothalamus, and muscle were measured...
June 16, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621049/lower-foxo3-mrna-expression-in-granulosa-cells-is-involved-in-unexplained-infertility
#9
Hikaru Yamamoto, Yoshiki Yamashita, Natsuho Saito, Atsushi Hayashi, Masami Hayashi, Yoshito Terai, Masahide Ohmichi
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate whether FOXO1 and FOXO3 mRNA expression in granulosa cells is the cause of unexplained infertility. METHODS: Thirty-one patients aged <40 years (13 with unexplained infertility and 18 with male partner infertility as a control group) whose serum anti-Müllerian hormone level was >0.5 ng/μL were enrolled in the study. All patients underwent oocyte retrieval under a short protocol from June 2012 to October 2013...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615069/regulatory-landscape-fusion-in-rhabdomyosarcoma-through-interactions-between-the-pax3-promoter-and-foxo1-regulatory-elements
#10
Cristina Vicente-García, Barbara Villarejo-Balcells, Ibai Irastorza-Azcárate, Silvia Naranjo, Rafael D Acemel, Juan J Tena, Peter W J Rigby, Damien P Devos, Jose L Gómez-Skarmeta, Jaime J Carvajal
BACKGROUND: The organisation of vertebrate genomes into topologically associating domains (TADs) is believed to facilitate the regulation of the genes located within them. A remaining question is whether TAD organisation is achieved through the interactions of the regulatory elements within them or if these interactions are favoured by the pre-existence of TADs. If the latter is true, the fusion of two independent TADs should result in the rewiring of the transcriptional landscape and the generation of ectopic contacts...
June 14, 2017: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598238/nlrc3-regulates-cellular-proliferation-and-apoptosis-to-attenuate-the-development-of-colorectal-cancer
#11
Rajendra Karki, R K Subbarao Malireddi, Qifan Zhu, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Nucleotide-binding domain, leucine-rich-repeat-containing proteins (NLRs) are intracellular innate immune sensors of pathogen-associated and damage-associated molecular patterns. NLRs regulate diverse biological processes such as inflammatory responses, cell proliferation and death, and gut microbiota to attenuate tumorigenesis. In a recent publication in Nature, we identified NLRC3 as a negative regulator of PI3K-mTOR signaling and characterized its potential tumor suppressor function. Enterocytes lacking NLRC3 cannot control cellular proliferation because they are unable to suppress activation of PI3K-mTOR signaling pathways...
June 9, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598230/protective-mechanism-of-fsh-against-oxidative-damage-in-mouse-ovarian-granulosa-cells-by-repressing-autophagy
#12
Ming Shen, Yi Jiang, Zhiqiang Guan, Yan Cao, Liechuan Li, Honglin Liu, Shao-Chen Sun
Oxidative stress-induced granulosa cell (GCs) death represents a common reason for follicular atresia. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) has been shown to prevent GCs from oxidative injury, although the underlying mechanism remains to be elucidated. Here we first report that the suppression of autophagic cell death via some novel signaling effectors is engaged in FSH-mediated GCs protection against oxidative damage. The decline in GCs viability caused by oxidant injury was remarkably reduced following FSH treatment, along with impaired macroautophagic/autophagic flux under conditions of oxidative stress both in vivo and in vitro...
June 9, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597942/copy-number-alterations-determined-by-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-array-testing-in-the-clinical-laboratory-are-indicative-of-gene-fusions-in-pediatric-cancer-patients
#13
Tracy M Busse, Jacquelyn J Roth, Donna Wilmoth, Luanne Wainwright, Laura Tooke, Jaclyn A Biegel
Gene fusions resulting from structural rearrangements are an established mechanism of tumorigenesis in pediatric cancer. In this clinical cohort, 1,350 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based chromosomal microarrays from 1,211 pediatric cancer patients were evaluated for copy number alterations (CNAs) associated with gene fusions. Karyotype or fluorescence in situ hybridization studies were performed in 42% of the patients. Ten percent of the bone marrow or solid tumor specimens had SNP array-associated CNAs suggestive of a gene fusion...
June 9, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588209/identification-of-the-functional-variant-driving-ormdl3-and-gsdmb-expression-in-human-chromosome-17q12-21-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis
#14
Yuki Hitomi, Kaname Kojima, Minae Kawashima, Yosuke Kawai, Nao Nishida, Yoshihiro Aiba, Michio Yasunami, Masao Nagasaki, Minoru Nakamura, Katsushi Tokunaga
Numerous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been performed to identify susceptibility genes to various human complex diseases. However, in many cases, neither a functional variant nor a disease susceptibility gene have been clarified. Here, we show an efficient approach for identification of a functional variant in a primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)-susceptible region, chromosome 17q12-21 (ORMDL3-GSDMB-ZPBP2-IKZF3). High-density association mapping was carried out based on SNP imputation analysis by using the whole-genome sequence data from a reference panel of 1,070 Japanese individuals (1KJPN), together with genotype data from our previous GWAS (PBC patients: n = 1,389; healthy controls: n = 1,508)...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582447/action-of-ym155-on-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-does-not-depend-on-survivin-expression-levels
#15
Mei Yi Sim, Hung Huynh, Mei Lin Go, John Shyi Peng Yuen
The dioxonapthoimidazolium YM155 is a survivin suppressant which has been investigated as an anticancer agent in clinical trials. Here, we investigated its growth inhibitory properties on a panel of immortalized and patient derived renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cell lines which were either deficient in the tumour suppressor von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) protein or possessed a functional copy. Neither the VHL status nor the survivin expression levels of these cell lines influenced their susceptibility to growth inhibition by YM155...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581446/tregs-restrain-dendritic-cell-autophagy-to-ameliorate-autoimmunity
#16
Themis Alissafi, Aggelos Banos, Louis Boon, Tim Sparwasser, Alessandra Ghigo, Kajsa Wing, Dimitrios Vassilopoulos, Dimitrios Boumpas, Triantafyllos Chavakis, Ken Cadwell, Panayotis Verginis
Design of efficacious Treg-based therapies and establishment of clinical tolerance in autoimmune diseases have proven to be challenging. The clinical implementation of Treg immunotherapy has been hampered by various impediments related to the stability and isolation procedures of Tregs as well as the specific in vivo targets of Treg modalities. Herein, we have demonstrated that Foxp3+ Tregs potently suppress autoimmune responses in vivo through inhibition of the autophagic machinery in DCs in a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4-dependent (CTLA4-dependent) manner...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578881/increased-myogenic-and-protein-turnover-signaling-in-skeletal-muscle-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-with-sarcopenia
#17
Anita E M Kneppers, Ramon C J Langen, Harry R Gosker, Lex B Verdijk, Nanca Cebron Lipovec, Pieter A Leermakers, Marco C J M Kelders, Chiel C de Theije, Daniel Omersa, Mitja Lainscak, Annemie M W J Schols
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia was recently recognized as an independent condition by an International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification code, and is a frequently observed comorbidity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Muscle mass is primarily dictated by the balance between protein degradation and synthesis, but their relative contribution to sarcopenia is unclear. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess potential differential molecular regulation of protein degradation and synthesis, as well as myogenesis, in the skeletal muscle of COPD patients with and without sarcopenia...
May 31, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566276/fra-2-regulates-b-cell-development-by-enhancing-irf4-and-foxo1-transcription
#18
Kenia Ubieta, Mireia Garcia, Bettina Grötsch, Steffen Uebe, Georg F Weber, Merle Stein, Arif Ekici, Georg Schett, Dirk Mielenz, Aline Bozec
The role of AP-1 transcription factors in early B cell development and function is still incompletely characterized. Here we address the role of Fra-2 in B cell differentiation. Deletion of Fra-2 leads to impaired B cell proliferation in the bone marrow. In addition, IL-7-stimulated pro-B cell cultures revealed a reduced differentiation from large pre-B cells to small B cells and immature B cells. Gene profiling and chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing analyses unraveled a transcriptional reduction of the transcription factors Foxo1, Irf4, Ikaros, and Aiolos in Fra-2-deficient B cells...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565878/ginsenoside-rb3-strengthens-the-hypoglycemic-effect-through-ampk-for-inhibition-of-hepatic-gluconeogenesis
#19
Fanli Meng, Xiaotian Su, Wei Li, Yinan Zheng
Ginsenoside Rb3 is one of the major active components in protopanaxdiol type ginsenosides, and has demonstrated anti-diabetic activity. However, the mechanism of this action has yet to be elucidated. The present study investigated the effects of ginsenoside Rb3 on the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) gluconeogenesis pathway. The present study involved the use of HepG2 cells and western blot analysis to systematically evaluate the effect of ginsenoside Rb3 on AMPK signaling proteins and key factors of gluconeogenesis [phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK), glucose-6-phosphatase, forkhead transcription factor 1 (FOXO1) and hepatic nuclear receptor 4α (HNF4α)]...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562327/the-protein-kinase-mbk-1-contributes-to-lifespan-extension-in-daf-2-mutant-and-germline-deficient-caenorhabditis-elegans
#20
Hildegard I D Mack, Peichuan Zhang, Bryan R Fonslow, John R Yates
In Caenorhabditis elegans, reduction of insulin/IGF-1 like signaling and loss of germline stem cells both increase lifespan by activating the conserved transcription factor DAF-16 (FOXO). While the mechanisms that regulate DAF-16 nuclear localization in response to insulin/IGF-1 like signaling are well characterized, the molecular pathways that act in parallel to regulate DAF-16 transcriptional activity, and the pathways that couple DAF-16 activity to germline status, are not fully understood at present. Here, we report that inactivation of MBK-1, the C...
May 25, 2017: Aging
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