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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163768/inhibitor-of-growth-protein-4-interacts-with-beclin-1-and-represses-autophagy
#1
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142404/chalepin-a-compound-from-ruta-angustifolia-l-pers-exhibits-cell-cycle-arrest-at-s-phase-suppresses-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-signal-transducer-and-activation-of-transcription-3-stat3-phosphorylation-and-extrinsic-apoptotic-pathway-in-non-small-cell
#2
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140794/targeted-elimination-of-senescent-ras-transformed-cells-by-suppression-of-mek-erk-pathway
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126418/an-image-cytometric-technique-is-a-concise-method-to-detect-adenoviruses-and-host-cell-proteins-and-to-monitor-the-infection-and-cellular-responses-induced
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115418/predicting-pathogenic-genes-for-primary-myelofibrosis-based-on-a-system%C3%A2-network-approach
#5
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...
October 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109020/an-immortalized-microglial-cell-line-mocha-derived-from-rat-cochlea
#6
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100326/fiber-modified-hexon-chimeric-oncolytic-adenovirus-targeting-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-inhibits-tumor-growth-in-gastric-carcinoma
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075795/histone-acetyltransferase-p300-cbp-inhibitor-c646-blocks-the-survival-and-invasion-pathways-of-gastric-cancer-cell-lines
#8
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965007/adenovirus-e1a-trrap-targeting-domain-mediated-enhancement-of-myc-association-with-the-nua4-complex-activates-a-panel-of-myc-target-genes-enriched-for-gene-expression-and-ribosome-biogenesis
#9
Ling-Jun Zhao, Paul M Loewenstein, Maurice Green
Cellular transformation by adenovirus E1A requires targeting TRRAP, a scaffold protein which helps assemble histone acetyltransferase complexes, including the NuA4 complex. We recently reported that E1A and E1A 1-80 (N-terminal 80 aa) promote association of the proto-oncogene product MYC with the NuA4 complex. The E1A N-terminal TRRAP-targeting (ET) domain is required for E1A 1-80 to interact with the NuA4 complex. We demonstrate that an ET-MYC fusion associates with the NuA4 complex more efficiently than does MYC alone...
December 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935812/mir-130a-deregulates-pten-and-stimulates-tumor-growth
#10
Huijun Wei, Ri Cui, Julian Bahr, Nicola Zanesi, Zhenghua Luo, Wei Meng, Guang Liang, Carlo M Croce
H-RasV12 oncogene has been shown to promote autophagic cell death. Here we provide evidence of a contextual role for H-RasV12 in cell death that is varied by its effects on miR-130a. In E1A-immortalized murine embryo fibroblasts, acute expression of H-RasV12 promoted apoptosis but not autophagic cell death. miRNA screens in this system showed that miR-130a was strongly downregulated by H-RasV12 in this model system. Enforced expression of miR-130a increased cell proliferation in part via repression of PTEN...
September 21, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929492/potent-antitumor-effect-of-tumor-microenvironment-targeted-oncolytic-adenovirus-against-desmoplastic-pancreatic-cancer
#11
Yan Li, JinWoo Hong, Joung-Eun Oh, A-Rum Yoon, Chae-Ok Yun
Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death. Desmoplastic pancreatic tumors exhibit excessive extracellular matrix (ECM) and are thus highly resistant to anticancer therapeutics, since the ECM restricts drug penetration and dispersion. Here, we designed and generated two hypoxia-responsive and cancer-specific hybrid promoters, H(mT)E and H(E)mT. Transgene expression driven by each hybrid promoter was markedly higher under hypoxic conditions than normoxic conditions. Moreover, H(E)mT-driven transgene expression was highly cancer-specific and was superior to that of H(mT)E-driven expression...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918031/anti-adenoviral-artificial-micrornas-expressed-from-aav9-vectors-inhibit-human-adenovirus-infection-in-immunosuppressed-syrian-hamsters
#12
Katrin Schaar, Anja Geisler, Milena Kraus, Sandra Pinkert, Markian Pryshliak, Jacqueline F Spencer, Ann E Tollefson, Baoling Ying, Jens Kurreck, William S Wold, Robert Klopfleisch, Karoly Toth, Henry Fechner
Infections of immunocompromised patients with human adenoviruses (hAd) can develop into life-threatening conditions, whereas drugs with anti-adenoviral efficiency are not clinically approved and have limited efficacy. Small double-stranded RNAs that induce RNAi represent a new class of promising anti-adenoviral therapeutics. However, as yet, their efficiency to treat hAd5 infections has only been investigated in vitro. In this study, we analyzed artificial microRNAs (amiRs) delivered by self-complementary adeno-associated virus (scAAV) vectors for treatment of hAd5 infections in immunosuppressed Syrian hamsters...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885709/prenylation-of-viral-proteins-by-enzymes-of-the-host-virus-driven-rationale-for-therapy-with-statins-and-ft-ggt1-inhibitors
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Ekaterina S Marakasova, Birgit Eisenhaber, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Frank Eisenhaber, Ancha Baranova
Intracellular bacteria were recently shown to employ eukaryotic prenylation system for modifying activity and ensuring proper intracellular localization of their own proteins. Following the same logic, the proteins of viruses may also serve as prenylation substrates. Using extensively validated high-confidence prenylation predictions by PrePS with a cut-off for experimentally confirmed farnesylation of hepatitis delta virus antigen, we compiled in silico evidence for several new prenylation candidates, including IRL9 (CMV) and few other proteins encoded by Herpesviridae, Nef (HIV-1), E1A (human adenovirus 1), NS5A (HCV), PB2 (influenza), HN (human parainfluenza virus 3), L83L (African swine fever), MC155R (molluscum contagiosum virus), other Poxviridae proteins, and some bacteriophages of human associated bacteria...
September 8, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874135/cytotoxicity-of-replication-competent-adenoviruses-powered-by-an-exogenous-regulatory-region-is-not-linearly-correlated-with-the-viral-infectivity-gene-expression-or-with-the-e1a-activating-ability-but-is-associated-with-the-p53-genotypes
#14
Suguru Yamauchi, Boya Zhong, Kiyoko Kawamura, Shan Yang, Shuji Kubo, Masato Shingyoji, Ikuo Sekine, Yuji Tada, Koichiro Tatsumi, Hideaki Shimada, Kenzo Hiroshima, Masatoshi Tagawa
BACKGROUND: Replication-competent adenoviruses (Ad) produced cytotoxic effects on infected tumors and have been examined for the clinical applicability. A biomarkers to predict the cytotoxicity is valuable in a clinical setting. METHODS: We constructed type 5 Ad (Ad5) of which the expression of E1A gene was activated by a 5' regulatory sequences of survivin, midkine or cyclooxygenase-2, which were highly expressed in human tumors. We also produced the same replication-competent Ad of which the fiber-knob region was replaced by that of Ad35 (AdF35)...
September 5, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867494/targeting-human-breast-cancer-cells-by-an-oncolytic-adenovirus-using-microrna-targeting-strategy
#15
Mohammad Shayestehpour, Sharareh Moghim, Vahid Salimi, Somayeh Jalilvand, Jila Yavarian, Bizhan Romani, Talat Mokhtari-Azad
MicroRNA-targeting strategy is a promising approach that enables oncolytic viruses to replicate in tumor cells but not in normal cells. In this study, we targeted adenoviral replication toward breast cancer cells by inserting ten complementary binding sites for miR-145-5p downstream of E1A gene. In addition, we evaluated the effect of increasing miR-145 binding sites on inhibition of virus replication. Ad5-control and adenoviruses carrying five or ten copies of miR145-5p target sites (Ad5-5miR145T, Ad5-10miR145T) were generated and inoculated into MDA-MB-453, BT-20, MCF-7 breast cancer cell lines and human mammary epithelial cells (HMEpC)...
September 1, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796161/comparison-of-liver-detargeting-strategies-for-systemic-therapy-with-oncolytic-adenovirus-serotype-5
#16
Tien V Nguyen, Mary E Barry, Mallory A Turner, Catherine M Crosby, Miguel A Trujillo, John C Morris, Michael A Barry
Oncolytic viruses would ideally be of use for systemic therapy to treat disseminated cancer. To do this safely, this may require multiple layers of cancer specificity. The pharmacology and specificity of oncolytic adenoviruses can be modified by (1) physical retargeting, (2) physical detargeting, (3) chemical shielding, or (4) by modifying the ability of viral early gene products to selectively activate in cancer versus normal cells. We explored the utility of these approaches with oncolytic adenovirus serotype 5 (Ad5) in immunocompetent Syrian hamsters bearing subcutaneous HaK tumors...
August 10, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789701/a-novel-bladder-cancer-specific-oncolytic-adenovirus-by-cd46-and-its-effect-combined-with-cisplatin-against-cancer-cells-of-car-negative-expression
#17
Wenjuan Cao, Junqiang Tian, Chong Li, Yanjun Gao, Xingchen Liu, Jianzhong Lu, Yuhan Wang, Zhiping Wang, Robert S Svatek, Ronald Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Conditionally replicative oncolytic adenoviruses (CRAds) display significant anti-tumor effects. However, the traditional adenovirus of serotype 5 (Ad5) entering cancer cells via coxsackie virus and adenovirus receptor (CAR) can't be utilized for bladder cancer with low expression of CAR, which limits the application of Ad5. METHODS: We utilized Ad5/F11p containing the chimeric fiber gene encoding the Ad5 fiber tail domain and Ad11p fiber shaft and knob domains to construct bladder cancer-specific chimeric type viruses Ad5/F11p-PSCAE-UPII-E1A, which can infect bladder cancer cells mediated by CD46 molecule...
August 8, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752543/exonal-switch-down-regulates-the-expression-of-cd5-on-blasts-of-acute-t-cell-leukaemia
#18
A K Rai, A Singh, A Saxena, T Seth, V Raina, D K Mitra
To date, CD5 expression and its role in acute T cell lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL) have not been studied closely. We observed a significant reduction in surface expression of CD5 (sCD5) on leukaemic T cells compared to autologous non-leukaemic T cells. In this study, we have shown the molecular mechanism regulating the expression and function of CD5 on leukaemic T cells. A total of 250 patients suffering from leukaemia and lymphoma were immunophenotyped. Final diagnosis was based on their clinical presentation, morphological data and flow cytometry-based immunophenotyping...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706153/inhibitor-of-growth-protein-4-interacts-with-beclin-1-and-represses-autophagy
#19
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...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698142/a-novel-oncolytic-adenovirus-targeting-wnt-signaling-effectively-inhibits-cancer-stem-like-cell-growth-via-metastasis-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-hcc-models
#20
Jian Zhang, Weijie Lai, Qiang Li, Yang Yu, Jin Jin, Wan Guo, Xiumei Zhou, Xinyuan Liu, Yigang Wang
Cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are highly differentiated and self-renewing, play an important role in the occurrence, therapeutic resistant and metastasis of hepatacellular carcinoma (HCC). Oncolytic adenoviruses have targeted killing effect on tumor cells, and are invoked as candidate drugs for cancer treatment. We designed a dual-regulated oncolytic adenovirus Ad.wnt-E1A(△24bp)-TSLC1 that targets Wnt and Rb signaling pathways respectively, and carries the tumor suppressor gene, TSLC1. Previous studies have demonstrated that oncolytic adenovirus mediated TSLC1can target liver cancer and exhibit significant cytotoxicity...
September 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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