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Barbara J McClure, Susan L Heatley, Chung H Kok, Teresa Sadras, Jiyuan An, Timothy P Hughes, Richard B Lock, David Yeung, Rosemary Sutton, Deborah L White
BACKGROUND: Zinc-finger protein 384 (ZNF384) fusions are an emerging subtype of precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (pre-B-ALL) and here we further characterised their prevalence, survival outcomes and transcriptome. METHODS: Bone marrow mononuclear cells from 274 BCR-ABL1-negative pre-B-ALL patients were immunophenotyped and transcriptome molecularly characterised. Transcriptomic data was analysed by principal component analysis and gene-set enrichment analysis to identify gene and pathway expression changes...
March 13, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
Bernardo Vazquez-Bravo, Kelley Goncalves, Joanna L Shisler, Benito J Marinas
Polychromatic ultraviolet (UV) light with bandwidth of 20 nm and peak emission centered at 224, 254, or 280 nm (UV224, UV254, and UV280) were used to inactivate human adenovirus type 2 (HAdV-2). Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR), and Reverse Transcriptase qPCR assays were used to elucidate the step in the HAdV-2 replication cycle that was disrupted after UV exposure. UV treatment at any of the wavelengths analyzed did not inhibit association of HAdV-2 to the host cells even after exposure to a fluence (UV dose) that would produce a virus inactivation efficiency, measured by plaque assay, greater than 99...
February 26, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
Changwei Dou, Zhikui Liu, Kangsheng Tu, Hongbin Zhang, Chen Chen, Usman Yaqoob, Yuanguo Wang, Jialing Wen, Jan van Deursen, Delphine Sicard, Daniel Tschumperlin, Hongzhi Zou, Wei-Chien Huang, Raul Urrutia, Vijay H Shah, Ningling Kang
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) contribute to desmoplasia and stiffness of liver metastases by differentiating into matrix-producing myofibroblasts. We investigated whether stiffness due to the presence of tumors increases activation of HSCs into myofibroblasts and their tumor-promoting effects, as well as the role of E1A binding protein p300 (EP300 or p300), a histone acetyltransferase that regulates transcription, in these processes. METHODS: HSCs were isolated from liver tissues of patients, mice in which the p300 gene was flanked by 2 loxP sites (p300F/F mice), and p300+/+ mice (controls)...
February 15, 2018: Gastroenterology
Jihong Sun, Jingjing Li, Zhixian Guo, Lu Sun, Chenghui Juan, Yubing Zhou, Hongli Gu, Yan Yu, Qiuyue Hu, Quancheng' Kan, Zujiang Yu
Most cancers rely disproportionately on glycolysis for energy even in the presence of adequate oxygen supply, a condition known as "aerobic glycolysis", or the "Warburg effect". Pyruvate dehydrogenase E1a subunit (PDHA1) is one of main factors for metabolic switch from oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) to aerobic glycolysis and has been suggested to be closely associated with tumorigenesis. Here we observed that PDHA1 protein was reduced in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) specimens by immunohistochemistry and western blot, which was significantly associated with poor overall survival...
February 14, 2018: Oncology Research
Shuang Chen, Qinggao Zhang, Duo Xu, Yiquan Li, Yuanyuan Fan, Wenjie Li, Xunzhe Yin, Yang Zhang, Jingwei Liu, Xiao Li, Lili Sun, Ningyi Jin
Newcastle disease virus (NDV) can specifically kill cancer cells and has less toxicity to normal cells. The hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) protein is an important structural protein in NDV pathogenesis and has been postulated as a promising candidate for antitumor therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the anticancer potential of recombinant adenovirus Ad-HN-PEG3p-E1a. An MTS assay was performed to determine viral proliferation after viral infection, the data showed that the proliferation ability of osteosarcoma cells decreased, whereas there was no significant change in normal hepatic cells...
March 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
Feng Liu, Kaya Xu, Hua Yang, Yuming Li, Jian Liu, Jixiang Wang, Zhizhong Guan
Gliomas are the most common type of primary brain tumor in adults, where more than half of the cases are malignant, and the prognosis is poor. The early viral 1A (E1A) protein has been widely recognized to be essential for adenoviral replication and production of progeny virions in human cells, a process that is regulated by human telomerase reverse transcriptase. The p53 gene, as a tumor suppressor, regulates diverse cellular processes, including cell cycle arrest, cell autophagy, senescence and apoptosis...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Elvis Martinez-Jaramillo, Rodolfo Garza-Morales, Stephen L Wechman, Roberto Montes de Oca-Luna, Odila Saucedo-Cardenas, Haval Shirwan, Esma Yolcu, Kelly M McMasters, Jorge G Gomez-Gutierrez
Conditionally replicative adenoviruses (CRAds) replicate poorly in murine cancer cells; however, E1b-deleted CRAds may replicate effectively in HPV16-E6/E7-positive murine cancer cells (TC-1). The HPV16 E7 open reading frame encodes functions analogous to these deleted adenovirus E1 proteins. In this study, an E1b-deleted CRAd (Adhz60) was evaluated for its ability to replicate and induce oncolysis in TC-1 cells. Adhz60-mediated oncolysis was similar in TC-1 and HeLa cells. Productive viral replication was evident based on expression of E1A and hexon, production of infectious virus progeny, and Adhz60-induced apoptosis...
February 1, 2018: Cancer Investigation
Cason R King, Steven F Gameiro, Tanner M Tessier, Ali Zhang, Joe S Mymryk
The E1A proteins of the various human adenovirus (HAdV) species perform the critical task of converting an infected cell into a setting primed for virus replication. While E1A proteins differ in both sequence and mechanism, the evolutionary pressure on viruses with limited coding capacity ensures that these proteins often have significant overlap in critical functions. HAdV-5 E1A is known to use mimicry to rewire cyclic AMP (cAMP) signaling by decoupling protein kinase A (PKA) from cellular A-kinase anchoring proteins (AKAPs) and utilizing PKA to its own advantage...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Virology
Ling-Jun Zhao, Paul M Loewenstein, Maurice Green
The proto-oncogene MYC is a transcription factor over-expressed in many cancers and required for cell survival. Its function is regulated by histone acetyltransferase (HAT) complexes, such as the GCN5 complex and the NuA4/Tip60 complex. However, the roles of the HAT complexes during MYC function in cancer have not been well characterized. We recently showed that adenovirus E1A and its N-terminal 80 aa region, E1A 1-80, interact with the NuA4 complex, through the E1A TRRAP-targeting (ET) domain, and enhance MYC association with the NuA4 complex...
November 2017: Genes & Cancer
Nathan R Zemke, Arnold J Berk
The N-terminal half of adenovirus e1a assembles multimeric complexes with host proteins that repress innate immune responses and force host cells into S-phase. In contrast, the functions of e1a's C-terminal interactions with FOXK, DCAF7, and CtBP are unknown. We found that these interactions modulate RAS signaling, and that a single e1a molecule must bind all three of these host proteins to suppress activation of a subset of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs). These ISGs were otherwise induced in primary respiratory epithelial cells at 12 hr p...
December 13, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
Melanie Weigert, Alex Binks, Suzanne Dowson, Elaine Y L Leung, Dmitris Athineos, Xinzi Yu, Margaret Mullin, Josephine B Walton, Clare Orange, Darren Ennis, Karen Blyth, Stephen W G Tait, Iain A McNeish
Oncolytic adenoviral mutants infect human malignant cells and replicate selectively within them. This induces direct cytotoxicity that can also trigger profound innate and adaptive immune responses. However, the mechanism by which adenoviruses produce cell death remains uncertain. We previously suggested that type 5 adenoviruses, including the E1A CR2 deletion mutant dl922-947, might induce a novel form of programmed death resembling necroptosis. Here we have investigated the roles of core necrosis proteins RIPK1, RIPK3 and MLKL in the cytotoxicity of dl922-947 and other adenovirus serotypes...
December 13, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
Christian Bressy, Dragomira Majhen, Najat Raddi, Wael Jdey, Gaétan Cornilleau, Léna Zig, Josée Guirouilh-Barbat, Bernard S Lopez, Olivia Bawa, Paule Opolon, Elodie Grellier, Karim Benihoud
The anti-tumor potential of oncolytic adenoviruses (CRAds) has been demonstrated in preclinical and clinical studies. While these agents failed to eradicate tumors when used as a monotherapy, they may be more effective if combined with conventional treatments such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy. This study seeks to evaluate the combination of a CRAd bearing a ∆24 deletion in E1A with valproic acid (VPA), a histone deacetylase inhibitor, for the treatment of human colon carcinomas. This combination led to a strong inhibition of cell growth both in vitro and in vivo compared to treatment with CRAd or VPA alone...
November 14, 2017: Oncotarget
Valentina Sica, José Manuel Bravo-San Pedro, Guo Chen, Guillermo Mariño, Sylvie Lachkar, Valentina Izzo, Maria Chiara Maiuri, Mireia Niso-Santano, Guido Kroemer
Beclin 1 (BECN1) is a multifunctional protein that activates the pro-autophagic class III phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PIK3C3, best known as VPS34), yet also interacts with multiple negative regulators. Here we report that BECN1 interacts with inhibitor of growth family member 4 (ING4), a tumor suppressor protein that is best known for its capacity to interact with the tumor suppressor protein p53 (TP53) and the acetyltransferase E1A binding protein p300 (EP300). Removal of TP53 or EP300 did not affect the BECN1/ING4 interaction, which however was lost upon culture of cells in autophagy-inducing, nutrient free conditions...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
Jaime Stella Moses Richardson, Norhaniza Aminudin, Sri Nurestri Abd Malek
Background: Plants have been a major source of inspiration in developing novel drug compounds in the treatment of various diseases that afflict human beings worldwide. Ruta angustifolia L. Pers known locally as Garuda has been conventionally used for various medicinal purposes such as in the treatment of cancer. Objective: A dihydrofuranocoumarin named chalepin, which was isolated from the chloroform extract of the plant, was tested on its ability to inhibit molecular pathways of human lung carcinoma (A549) cells...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
Elena Y Kochetkova, Galina I Blinova, Olga A Bystrova, Marina G Martynova, Valery A Pospelov, Tatiana V Pospelova
The Ras-Raf-MEK-ERK pathway plays a central role in tumorigenesis and is a target for anticancer therapy. The successful strategy based on the activation of cell death in Ras-expressing cells is associated with the suppression of kinases involved in Ras pathway. However, activation of cytoprotective autophagy overcomes antiproliferative effect of the inhibitors and develops drug resistance. We studied whether cellular senescence induced by HDAC inhibitor sodium butyrate in E1a+cHa-Ras -transformed rat embryo fibroblasts (ERas) and A549 human Ki-Ras mutated lung adenocarcinoma cells would enhance the tumor suppressor effect of MEK/ERK inhibition...
November 14, 2017: Aging
Takao Morinaga, Thảo Thi Thanh Nguyễn, Boya Zhong, Michiko Hanazono, Masato Shingyoji, Ikuo Sekine, Yuji Tada, Koichiro Tatsumi, Hideaki Shimada, Kenzo Hiroshima, Masatoshi Tagawa
BACKGROUND: Genetically modified adenoviruses (Ad) with preferential replications in tumor cells have been examined for a possible clinical applicability as an anti-cancer agent. A simple method to detect viral and cellular proteins is valuable to monitor the viral infections and to predict the Ad-mediated cytotoxicity. METHODS: We used type 5 Ad in which the expression of E1A gene was activated by 5'-regulatory sequences of genes that were augmented in the expression in human tumors...
November 10, 2017: Virology Journal
Shu-Cai Xu, Peng Ning
The aim of the present study was to predict pathogenic genes for primary myelofibrosis (PMF) using a system‑network approach by combining protein‑protein interaction (PPI) network and gene expression data with known pathogenic genes. PMF gene expression profiles, known pathogenic genes and protein‑protein interactions were obtained. Using these data, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified between PMF and normal conditions using significance analysis of microarrays, and seed genes were determined based on the intersection of known pathogenic genes and the PMF gene expression profile...
January 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
G M Seigel, S Manohar, Y Y Bai, D Ding, R Salvi
Microglia are glial-immune cells that are essential for the function and survival of the central nervous system. Microglia not only protect neural tissues from immunological insults, but also play a critical role in neural development and repair. However, little is known about the biology of microglia in the cochlea, the auditory portion of the inner ear. In this study, we detected TMEM119+, CD11b+, CD45+ and Iba1+ populations of cells in the rat cochlea, particularly in Rosenthal's canal, inner sulcus and stria vascularis...
November 3, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
Tao Pang, Xinghua Wang, Jun Gao, Wei Chen, Xiao Jun Shen, Ming Ming Nie, Tianhang Luo, Kai Yin, Guoen Fang, Kai Xuan Wang, Xu Chao Xue
Objective: To evaluate the effects of fiber-modified hexon-chimeric recombinant oncolytic adenovirus targeting cancer associated fibroblasts (CAFs) on the gastric CAFs and the transplantation tumor mice model of gastric carcinoma (GC). Results: Compared with BJ cells and GPFs, the reproduction and infectivity of P9, P9-4C or GP adenoviruses were markedly higher in gastric CAFs. In addition, P9, P9-4C or GP had a significantly relatively more killing effect on gastric CAFs compared with GPFs, and have less oncolytic effect in BJ cells...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
Ya-Mei Wang, Meng-Li Gu, Fan-Sheng Meng, Wen-Rui Jiao, Xin-Xin Zhou, Hang-Ping Yao, Feng Ji
The histone acetyltransferases (HATs) adenovirus E1A-associated protein (p300) and CREB binding protein (CBP) serve as coactivators during a diverse assortment of cellular processes. In the present study, p300 and CBP were highly expressed in 5 gastric cancer (GC) cell lines (SGC‑7901, MKN45, MGC-803, BGC-823 and KATO III) compared with human normal gastric epithelial cell line (GES-1). C646, a selective inhibitor of p300 and CBP, inhibited cell viability and cell cycle and promoted cell apoptosis in all 5 GC cell lines...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
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