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Uday B Maachani, Uma Shankavaram, Tamalee Kramp, Philip J Tofilon, Kevin Camphausen, Anita T Tandle
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) continues to be the most frequently diagnosed and lethal primary brain tumor. Adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy remains the standard of care following surgical resection. In this study, using reverse phase protein arrays (RPPAs), we assessed the biological effects of radiation on signaling pathways to identify potential radiosensitizing molecular targets. We identified subsets of proteins with clearly concordant/discordant behavior between irradiated and non-irradiated GBM cells in vitro and in vivo...
October 14, 2016: Oncotarget
Xiang Du, Mi-Die Xu, Yiqin Wang, Wei-Wei Weng, Ping Wei, Peng Qi, Qiongyan Zhang, Cong Tan, Shujuan Ni, Lei Dong, Yusi Yang, Wanrun Lin, Qinghua Xu, Dan Huang, Zhaohui Huang, Yuqing Ma, Wei Zhang, Weiqi Sheng
PURPOSE: The long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) PVT1 is an important epigenetic regulator with a critical role in human tumors. Here, we aimed to investigate the clinical application and the potential molecular mechanisms of PVT1 in gastric cancer (GC) tumorigenesis and progression. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The expression level of PVT1 was determined by RT-qPCR analysis in 190 pairs of GC tissues and adjacent normal gastric mucosa tissues (ANTs). The biological functions of PVT1 were assessed by in vitro and in vivo functional experiments...
October 18, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Shou-Hua Wang, Fei Ma, Zhao-Hui Tang, Xiao-Cai Wu, Qiang Cai, Ming-Di Zhang, Ming-Zhe Weng, Di Zhou, Jian-Dong Wang, Zhi-Wei Quan
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) H19 has been reported to involve in many kinds of human cancers and functions as an oncogene. Our previous study found that H19 was over-expressed in gallbladder cancer (GBC) and was shown to promote tumor development in GBC. However, the competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) regulatory network involving H19 in GBC progression has not been fully elucidated. We aim to detect the role of H19 as a ceRNA in GBC. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, the expression of H19 and miR-342-3p were analyzed in 35 GBC tissues and matched normal tissues by using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Nadja Apelt, Jochen Hubertus, Doris Mayr, Norbert Graf, Rhoikos Furtwängler, Dietrich Von Schweinitz, Roland Kappler
Wilms tumor (WT) is the most common pediatric renal malignancy. A recent ontogenic model suggests that undifferentiated tumor state, and hence poor prognosis, in WT is determined by stabilization of β-catenin in the nucleus. Forkhead box M1 (FOXM1) is a downstream component of the Wnt pathway and promotes nuclear localization of β-catenin. As elevation of FOXM1 gene expression is prognostic in various types of malignancy, we hypothesized that high FOXM1 expression in WT is associated with undifferentiated histology and thus poor prognosis...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Hong Chen, Jingjing Wang, Hong Yang, Dan Chen, Panpan Li
Forkhead box M1 (FOXM1) and hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway are implicated in the formation and development of human tumors, including cervical cancer. Previous studies have indicated that FOXM1 may be a downstream target gene of the Hh signaling pathway, but their association in cervical cancer is largely unknown. In the present study, the expression of FOXM1 and Hh signaling molecules was evaluated by immunohistochemical analysis in a tissue microarray that contained 70 cervical cancer tissues and 10 normal cervical tissues...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Jing Zhang, Xiao-Yu Chen, Ke-Jian Huang, Wei-Dong Wu, Tao Jiang, Jun Cao, Li-Sheng Zhou, Zheng-Jun Qiu, Chen Huang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression of forkhead box M1 (FoxM1) and E-cadherin in tissues of gastric cancer in order to reveal any correlation between FoxM1, E-cadherin and clinicopathological parameters. The association between FoxM1 and E-cadherin in the development and progression of gastric cancer was also investigated. The expression of FoxM1 and E-cadherin in gastric cancer and adjacent normal tissue on tissue microarray was detected using immunohistochemistry. The clinicopathological significance of FoxM1 and E-cadherin in gastric cancer was explored, and the association between FoxM1 and E-cadherin was further examined using statistical techniques...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Jing Zhang, Kundong Zhang, Lisheng Zhou, Weidong Wu, Tao Jiang, Jun Cao, Kejian Huang, Zhengjun Qiu, Chen Huang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression and functions of Forkhead box protein M1 (FoxM1), Caveolin-1 (Cav-1) and E-cadherin in colorectal cancer (CRC), and to determine the correlations among these proteins in CRC development and progression. The protein expression of FoxM1, Cav-1 and E-cadherin was identified using a human CRC and normal tissue microarray. A standard immunohistochemistry assay was performed employing anti-FoxM1, anti-Cav-1 and anti-E-cadherin antibodies. The clinicopathological significance of FoxM1, Cav-1 and E-cadherin in CRC was determined, and correlations were investigated between FoxM1 and Cav-1, FoxM1 and E-cadherin, Cav-1 and E-cadherin, respectively...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
I Khan, M Halasi, M F Zia, P Gann, S Gaitonde, N Mahmud, A L Gartel
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October 21, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
Hongping Xia, Shik Nie Kong, Jianxiang Chen, Ming Shi, Karthik Sekar, Veerabrahma Pratap Seshachalam, Muthukumar Rajasekaran, Brian Kim Poh Goh, London Lucien Ooi, Kam M Hui
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Many kinases have been found to be intimately involved in oncogenesis and the deregulation of kinase function has emerged as a major mechanism by which cancer cells evade normal physiological constraints on growth and survival. Previously, we have performed gene expression profile analysis on HCC samples and have identified a host of kinases that are remarkably overexpressed in HCC. Among these, the Maternal Embryonic Leucine Zipper Kinase (MELK) is highly overexpressed in HCC and its overexpression strongly correlates with early recurrence and poor patients' survival...
September 28, 2016: Cancer Letters
Anand Krishnan, Dhanya K, Saneesh Babu P S, Sankar Jagadeeshan, Manu Prasad, S Asha Nair
Cyclin-dependent kinases (cdks) are central catalytic units of cell division cycle. Among the cdk family members, cdk1 has critical roles in multiple phases of the cell cycle. Aberrant expression or hyper-actions of cdk1 are tumorigenic and yet the complex oncogenic network that regulates its turnover is poorly understood. We found a hitherto unexplored functional connection between skp2 and cdk1 turn over. In vitro knockdown or overexpression of skp2 in cultured cells reduced or induced cdk1 expression indicating skp2 as a positive driver for cdk1...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Loreto Boix, Juan Manuel López-Oliva, Ana Carolina Rhodes, Jordi Bruix
miR122 is the prevalent miRNA in adult healthy liver and it is responsible for liver stem cell differentiation towards hepatocyte lineage. Its expression is frequently lost in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We studied the effects of restoring miR122 expression in a distinctive cell line derived from human HCC-BCLC9 cells-with a solid stem-like cell profile, high tumor initiating ability and undetectable miR122 expression. We generated a stable BCLC9 cell line that expresses miR122 (BCLC9-miR122). Restitution of miR122 in BCLC9 cells, decreases cell proliferation rate and reduces significantly tumor size in vivo...
September 7, 2016: Oncotarget
Jin Yang, Xuhui Feng, Qiong Zhou, Wei Cheng, Ching Shang, Pei Han, Chiou-Hong Lin, Huei-Sheng Vincent Chen, Thomas Quertermous, Ching-Pin Chang
Genes encoding angiotensin-converting enzymes (Ace and Ace2) are essential for heart function regulation. Cardiac stress enhances Ace, but suppresses Ace2, expression in the heart, leading to a net production of angiotensin II that promotes cardiac hypertrophy and fibrosis. The regulatory mechanism that underlies the Ace2-to-Ace pathological switch, however, is unknown. Here we report that the Brahma-related gene-1 (Brg1) chromatin remodeler and forkhead box M1 (FoxM1) transcription factor cooperate within cardiac (coronary) endothelial cells of pathologically stressed hearts to trigger the Ace2-to-Ace enzyme switch, angiotensin I-to-II conversion, and cardiac hypertrophy...
September 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
D W Chan, W W Y Hui, J J Wang, M M H Yung, L M N Hui, Y Qin, R R Liang, T H Y Leung, D Xu, K K L Chan, K-M Yao, B K Tsang, H Y S Ngan
Recent evidence from a comprehensive genome analysis and functional studies have revealed that FOXM1 is a crucial metastatic regulator that drives cancer progression. However, the regulatory mechanism by which FOXM1 exerts its metastatic functions in cancer cells remains obscure. Here, we report that DLX1 acts as a FOXM1 downstream target, exerting pro-metastatic function in ovarian cancers. Both FOXM1 isoforms (FOXM1B or FOXM1C) could transcriptionally upregulate DLX1 through two conserved binding sites, located at +61 to +69bp downstream (TFBS1) and -675 to -667bp upstream (TFBS2) of the DLX1 promoter, respectively...
September 5, 2016: Oncogene
Salil N Pendse, Alexandra Maertens, Michael Rosenberg, Dipanwita Roy, Rick A Fasani, Marguerite M Vantangoli, Samantha J Madnick, Kim Boekelheide, Albert J Fornace, Shelly-Ann Odwin, James D Yager, Thomas Hartung, Melvin E Andersen, Patrick D McMullen
The twenty-first century vision for toxicology involves a transition away from high-dose animal studies to in vitro and computational models (NRC in Toxicity testing in the 21st century: a vision and a strategy, The National Academies Press, Washington, DC, 2007). This transition requires mapping pathways of toxicity by understanding how in vitro systems respond to chemical perturbation. Uncovering transcription factors/signaling networks responsible for gene expression patterns is essential for defining pathways of toxicity, and ultimately, for determining the chemical modes of action through which a toxicant acts...
September 3, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
J M Jeffery, M Kalimutho, P Johansson, D G Cardenas, R Kumar, K K Khanna
F-box proteins in conjunction with Skp1, Cul1 and Rbx1 generate SCF complexes that are responsible for the ubiquitination of proteins, leading to their activation or degradation. Here we show that the F-box protein FBXO31 is required for normal mitotic progression and genome stability due to its role in regulating FOXM1 levels during the G2/M transition. FBXO31-depleted cells undergo a transient delay in mitosis due to an activated spindle checkpoint concomitant with an increase in lagging chromosomes and anaphase bridges...
August 29, 2016: Oncogene
Subbulakshmi Karthikeyan, Daniel D Lantvit, Dam Hee Chae, Joanna E Burdette
High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC) is the most lethal gynecological malignancy and may arise in either the fallopian tube epithelium (FTE) or ovarian surface epithelium (OSE). A mutation in p53 is reported in 96% of HGSOC, most frequently at R273 and R248. The goal of this study was to identify specific gene targets in the FTE that are altered by mutant p53, but not in the OSE. Gene analysis revealed that both R273 and R248 mutant p53 reduces CDH6 expression in the oviduct, but CDH6 was not detected in murine OSE cells...
August 22, 2016: Oncotarget
Cuicui Lv, Ganye Zhao, Xinpei Sun, Pan Wang, Nan Xie, Jianyuan Luo, Tanjun Tong
Forkhead box transcription factor M1 (FOXM1) plays crucial roles in a wide array of biological processes, including cell proliferation and differentiation, the cell cycle, and tumorigenesis by regulating the expression of its target genes. Elevated expression of FOXM1 is frequently observed in a multitude of malignancies. Here we show that FOXM1 can be acetylated by p300/CBP at lysines K63, K422, K440, K603 and K614 in vivo. This modification is essential for its transactivation on the target genes. Acetylation of FOXM1 increases during the S phase and remains high throughout the G2 and M phases, when FOXM1 transcriptional activity is required...
August 17, 2016: Oncotarget
Tejal Joshi, Daniel Elias, Jan Stenvang, Carla L Alves, Fei Teng, Maria B Lyng, Anne E Lykkesfeldt, Nils Brünner, Jun Wang, Ramneek Gupta, Christopher T Workman, Henrik J Ditzel
Tamoxifen is an effective anti-estrogen treatment for patients with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, however, tamoxifen resistance is frequently observed. To elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms of tamoxifen resistance, we performed a systematic analysis of miRNA-mediated gene regulation in three clinically-relevant tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer cell lines (TamRs) compared to their parental tamoxifen-sensitive cell line. Alterations in the expression of 131 miRNAs in tamoxifen-resistant vs...
August 9, 2016: Oncotarget
M Kongsema, S Zona, U Karunarathna, E Cabrera, E P S Man, S Yao, A Shibakawa, U-S Khoo, R H Medema, R Freire, E W-F Lam
The forkhead box M1 (FOXM1) transcription factor has a central role in genotoxic agent response in breast cancer. FOXM1 is regulated at the post-translational level upon DNA damage, but the key mechanism involved remained enigmatic. RNF168 is a ubiquitination E3-ligase involved in DNA damage response. Western blot and gene promoter-reporter analyses showed that the expression level and transcriptional activity of FOXM1 reduced upon RNF168 overexpression and increased with RNF168 depletion by siRNA, suggesting that RNF168 negatively regulates FOXM1 expression...
2016: Oncogenesis
Ke Wang, Xue Zhu, Kai Zhang, Ling Zhu, Fanfan Zhou
Docetaxel is recommended as a second-line chemotherapy agent for the non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, drug resistance greatly limits its efficiency. Forkhead box M1 (FoxM1), an oncogenic transcription factor, is believed to be involved in the chemoresistance of various human cancers; whereas the association of FoxM1 with acquired docetaxel-resistance in NSCLC remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the involvement of FoxM1 in the docetaxel-resistant human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells (A549/DTX)...
September 2016: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
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