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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454321/the-loss-of-casp4-expression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Misako Shibamoto, Hidenari Hirata, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Genta Sawada, Noritaka Sakai, Yoshiaki Kajiyama, Koshi Mimori
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has high biological malignant potential among the various digestive tract cancers and is associated with a poor prognosis. To identify novel genes involved in tumor progression, the present study analyzed the genetic and transcriptional alterations in two clinical cohorts, totaling 157 cases of ESCC (78 cases from the discovery set and 79 cases from the validation set). From the discovery set, gene expression and copy number profiles were analyzed using expression arrays and array-comparative genomic hybridization, respectively...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454292/dna-vaccine-encoding-human-papillomavirus-antigens-flanked-by-a-signal-peptide-and-a-kdel-sequence-induces-a-potent-therapeutic-antitumor-effect
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Jose J Perez-Trujillo, Rodolfo Garza-Morales, Jose A Barron-Cantu, Gabriel Figueroa-Parra, Aracely Garcia-Garcia, Humberto Rodriguez-Rocha, Jaime Garcia-Juarez, Gerardo E Muñoz-Maldonado, Odila Saucedo-Cardenas, Roberto Montes-De-Oca-Luna, Maria De Jesus Loera-Arias
Cellular immune responses play a critical role in the eradication of intracellular infections and malignant cells through the recognition and subsequent removal of the infection or malignant cells. Effective antigen presentation is crucial for stimulating the immune system against malignant cells. Calreticulin (CRT) has been used to improve antigen presentation. However, CRT overexpression has been previously associated with the development of pancreatic and breast cancer. The import and retention signals of CRT in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) can be used to overcome CRT overexpression...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454274/role-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-on-cisplatin-resistance-in-ovarian-carcinoma
#3
Jing Tian, Rong Liu, Quanxin Qu
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is an essential site of cellular homeostasis regulation. ER stress (ERS) may induce autophagy in tumor cells that escape from apoptosis. The present study examined the effects and mechanism of ERS on cisplatin (DDP) sensitivity in ovarian carcinoma. SKOV3 tumor cells treated with Saquinavir were subjected to western blot and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis to determine protein and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression levels of mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and Beclin 1...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454221/expression-of-inositol-requiring-enzyme-1%C3%AE-is-downregulated-in-colorectal-cancer
#4
Yalin Jiang, Yunfeng Zhou, Yufeng Zheng, Hong Guo, Lei Gao, Pan Chen, Dandan Feng, Ran Qi, Xiaozhen Li, Yongchao Chang, Fong-Fong Chu, Qiang Gao
The endoplasmic reticulum stress inositol-requiring enzyme (IRE) 1α/X-box binding protein (XBP) 1 signaling pathway is involved in the tumorigenesis of breast and prostate cancer. Mucin 2 (MUC2) protects colon tissues from the formation of tumors. In human colorectal cancer (CRC) the role of IRE1α, and its analogue, IRE1β, has yet to be elucidated. In the present study, the expression levels of IRE1α, IRE1β, un-spliced XBP1u, spliced XBP1s and MUC2 in surgically resected cancerous and adjacent non-cancerous tissues from patients with CRC were investigated...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453961/diabetic-nephropathy-new-insights-into-established-therapeutic-paradigms-and-novel-molecular-targets
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REVIEW
Dilip Sharma, Pallab Bhattacharya, Kiran Kalia, Vinod Tiwari
Diabetic nephropathy is one of the most prevalent microvascular complication in patients suffering from diabetes and is reported to be the major cause of renal failure when compared to any other kidney disease. Currently, available therapies provide only symptomatic relief and unable to treat the underlying pathophysiology of diabetic nephropathy. This review will explore new insights into the established therapeutic paradigms targeting oxidative stress, inflammation and endoplasmic reticulum stress with the focus on recent clinical developments...
April 13, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453460/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-regulates-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-human-ovarian-cancer-skov3-cells-through-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Na Yang, Yan-Jun Qu, Yan Cheng, Tian Liang, Mei-Na Zhang, Dan Zhang, Li-Na Dong, Xiao-Wei Wang, Guang-Mei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The study is to explore the role of tunicamycin-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) in human ovarian cancer (OC) SKOV3 cells proliferation, migration and invasion by modulating the activity of PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway. METHODS: The collected human OC SKOV3 cells were randomly separated into three groups: The control group, the Tun group (treated with tunicamycin to induce ERS) and the CHOP-si group (transfected with CHOP-siRNA before tunicamycin treatment)...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453376/control-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-health-and-disease
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Dimitrios Doultsinos, Tony Avril, Stéphanie Lhomond, Nicolas Dejeans, Philippe Guédat, Eric Chevet
The unfolded protein response (UPR) is an integrated, adaptive biochemical process that is inextricably linked with cell homeostasis and paramount to maintenance of normal physiological function. Prolonged accumulation of improperly folded proteins in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) leads to stress. This is the driving stimulus behind the UPR. As such, prolonged ER stress can push the UPR past beneficial functions such as reduced protein production and increased folding and clearance to apoptotic signaling. The UPR is thus contributory to the commencement, maintenance, and exacerbation of a multitude of disease states, making it an attractive global target to tackle conditions sorely in need of novel therapeutic intervention...
April 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448979/combination-of-correctors-rescues-cftr-transmembrane-domain-mutants-by-mitigating-their-interactions-with-proteostasis
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Miquéias Lopes-Pacheco, Clément Boinot, Inna Sabirzhanova, Daniele Rapino, Liudmila Cebotaru
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Premature degradation of mutated cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein causes cystic fibrosis (CF), the commonest Mendelian disease in Caucasians. Despite recent advances in precision medicines for CF patients, many CFTR mutants have not been characterized and the effects of these new therapeutic approaches are still unclear for those mutants. METHODS: Cells transfected or stably expressing four CFTR transmembrane-domain mutants (G85E, E92K, L1077P, and M1101K) were used to: 1) characterize the mutants according to their protein expression, thermal sensitivity, and degradation pathways; 2) evaluate the effects of correctors in rescuing them; and 3) explore the effects of correctors on CFTR interactions with proteostasis components...
April 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448471/regulation-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-by-ubiquitination
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REVIEW
Kamila Skieterska, Pieter Rondou, Kathleen Van Craenenbroeck
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) comprise the largest family of membrane receptors that control many cellular processes and consequently often serve as drug targets. These receptors undergo a strict regulation by mechanisms such as internalization and desensitization, which are strongly influenced by posttranslational modifications. Ubiquitination is a posttranslational modification with a broad range of functions that is currently gaining increased appreciation as a regulator of GPCR activity. The role of ubiquitination in directing GPCRs for lysosomal degradation has already been well-established...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447936/ppp1r15a-mediated-dephosphorylation-of-eif2%C3%AE-is-unaffected-by-sephin1-or-guanabenz
#10
Ana Crespillo-Casado, Joseph E Chambers, Peter M Fischer, Stefan J Marciniak, David Ron
Dephosphorylation of translation initiation factor 2 (eIF2α) terminates signalling in the mammalian integrated stress response (ISR) and has emerged as a promising target for modifying the course of protein misfolding diseases. The [(o-chlorobenzylidene)amino]guanidines (Guanabenz and Sephin1) have been proposed to exert protective effects against misfolding by interfering with eIF2α-P dephosphorylation through selective disruption of a PP1-PPP1R15A holophosphatase complex. Surprisingly, they proved inert in vitro affecting neither stability of the PP1-PPP1R15A complex nor substrate-specific dephosphorylation...
April 27, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447887/cyclopiazonic-acid-is-a-pathogenicity-factor-for-aspergillus-flavus-and-a-promising-target-for-screening-germplasm-for-ear-rot-resistance
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Subbaiah C Chalivendra, Catherine DeRobertis, Perng-Kuang Chang, Kenneth E Damann
Aspergillus flavus, an opportunistic pathogen, contaminates maize and other key crops with carcinogenic aflatoxins (AFs). Besides AFs, A. flavus makes many more secondary metabolites (SMs) whose toxicity in insects or vertebrates has been studied. However, the role of SMs in the invasion of plant hosts by A. flavus remains to be investigated. Cyclopiazonic acid (CPA), a neurotoxic SM made by A. flavus, is a nanomolar inhibitor of endoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPases (ECAs) and a potent inducer of cell death in plants...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447729/effects-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-on-apoptosis-induction-in-radioresistant-macrophages
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Hironori Yoshino, Yu Kumai, Ikuo Kashiwakura
Macrophages are important in the host's immune defense against pathogens. However, recent evidence has demonstrated that macrophages are also involved in the development of disease, including cancer. Therefore, it is important to regulate apoptosis in tumor‑related macrophages for effective cancer treatment. In the present study, the effect of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress on apoptosis induction was examined in human monocytic cell‑derived macrophages. Radiation therapy in cancer results in irradiating macrophages as well as cancer cells in the tumor microenvironment...
March 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446676/grass-carp-reovirus-vp41-targets-fish-mita-to-abrogate-the-ifn-response
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Long-Feng Lu, Shun Li, Zhao-Xi Wang, Si-Qi Du, Dan-Dan Chen, Pin Nie, Yong-An Zhang
Although fish possess an efficient interferon (IFN) system to defend against aquatic virus infection, the grass carp reovirus (GCRV) still causes hemorrhagic disease in grass carp. To date, GCRV's strategy for evading the fish IFN response is still unknown. Here, we report that the GCRV VP41 inhibits fish IFN production by suppressing the phosphorylation of the mediator of IRF3 activation (MITA). First, the activation of the IFN promoter (IFNpro) stimulated by the mitochondrial antiviral signaling protein (MAVS) and MITA was decreased by the overexpression of VP41, whereas such activation induced by TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) was not affected...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446632/dietary-methionine-restriction-regulates-liver-protein-synthesis-and-gene-expression-independently-of-eukaryotic-initiation-factor-2-phosphorylation-in-mice
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Ashley P Pettit, William O Jonsson, Albert R Bargoud, Emily T Mirek, Frederick F Peelor, Yongping Wang, Thomas W Gettys, Scot R Kimball, Benjamin F Miller, Karyn L Hamilton, Ronald C Wek, Tracy G Anthony
Background: The phosphorylation of eukaryotic initiation factor 2 (p-eIF2) during dietary amino acid insufficiency reduces protein synthesis and alters gene expression via the integrated stress response (ISR).Objective: We explored whether a Met-restricted (MR) diet activates the ISR to reduce body fat and regulate protein balance.Methods: Male and female mice aged 3-6 mo with either whole-body deletion of general control nonderepressible 2 (Gcn2) or liver-specific deletion of protein kinase R-like endoplasmic reticulum kinase (Perk) alongside wild-type or floxed control mice were fed an obesogenic diet sufficient in Met (0...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446606/the-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-associated-variant-of-the-aminopeptidase-erap1-shapes-a-low-affinity-hla-b-51-peptidome-by-differential-subpeptidome-processing
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Pablo Guasp, Eilon Barnea, M Francisca González-Escribano, Anaïs Jiménez-Reinoso, José R Regueiro, Arie Admon, José A López de Castro
A low activity variant of endoplasmic reticulum aminopeptidase 1 (ERAP1), Hap10, is associated with the autoinflammatory Behcet s disease (BD) in epistasis with HLA-B*51, which is the main risk factor for this disorder. The role of Hap10 in BD pathogenesis is unknown. We sought to define the effects of Hap10 on the HLA-B*51 peptidome and to distinguish these effects from those due to HLA-B*51 polymorphisms unrelated to disease. The peptidome of the BD-associated HLA-B*51:08 subtype expressed in a Hap10-positive cell line was isolated, characterized by mass spectrometry, and compared with the HLA-B*51:01 peptidome from cells expressing more active ERAP1 allotypes...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446313/-effect-of-agkistrodon-acutus-venom-pca-on-huvec-activity
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Jin-Feng Sang, Gen-Bao Zhang, Shu-Yan Zhou, Na Ji
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of Agkistrodon acutus venom protein C activator(PCA) on ultrastructure of human umbilical vein endothelial cells(HUVEC), and the levels of tissue factor(TF), vascular von Willebrand factor (vWF) and endothelin-1 secreted by HUVEC and to clarify the anti-thrombotic mechanism of PCA. METHODS: The experiments were divided into control group(DMEM), LPS group (LPS 0.1 µg/ml), PCA group(PCA 1 µg/ml) and PCA+LPS group (1 µg/ml PCA+ 0...
April 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444766/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediates-distinct-impacts-of-sevoflurane-on-different-subfields-of-immature-hippocampus
#17
Gang Zhu, Lei Tao, Ronglin Wang, Ying Xue, Xingqin Wang, Shaosong Yang, Xude Sun, Guodong Gao, Zixu Mao, Qian Yang
Sevoflurane, a typical inhaled anesthetic, is widely used in patients of all ages during surgery. The negative effects, such as inducing cell death and damaging spatial memory, of sevoflurane on neurodevelopment have raised increasing concerns in recent years. However, the molecular mechanism remains unclear. The current study focused on the crucial role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in sevoflurane-induced hippocampal injury. Three-week-old rats were exposed to sevoflurane or control air for 5h with or without ER stress inhibitor (4-phenylbutyric acid, 4-PBA) injection...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444413/cerebral-dopamine-neurotrophic-factor-protects-h9c2-cardiomyocytes-from-apoptosis
#18
H Liu, C Yu, H Yu, L Zhong, Y Wang, J Liu, S Zhang, J Sun, L Duan, L Gong, J Yang
BACKGROUND: Cerebral dopamine neurotrophic factor (CDNF) has been studied in animal models of Parkinson's disease, where it was shown to repair and protect dopamine neurons. Alongside its neurotrophic activity, it can also localize in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) acting as an ER stress response (ERSR) protein to maintain ER homeostasis. Since ER stress plays a major role in the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases, we investigated the role of CDNF in cardiomyocytes during ER stress...
April 25, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444333/a-non-classical-member-of-the-protein-disulfide-isomerase-family-pdi7-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-localizes-to-the-cis-golgi-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-membranes
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Christen Y L Yuen, Pengfei Wang, Byung-Ho Kang, Kristie Matsumoto, David A Christopher
Members of the protein disulfide isomerase (PDI)-C subfamily are chimeric proteins containing the thioredoxin (Trx) domain of PDIs, and the conserved N- and C-terminal Pfam domains of Erv41p/Erv46p-type cargo receptors. They are unique to plants and chromalveolates. The Arabidopsis genome encodes three PDI-C isoforms: PDI7, PDI12, and PDI13. Here we demonstrate that PDI7 is a 65-kDa integral membrane glycoprotein expressed throughout many Arabidopsis tissues. Using a PDI7-specific antibody, we show through immunoelectron microscopy that PDI7 localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and Golgi membranes in wild-type root tip cells, and was also detected in vesicles...
April 21, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443461/mir-1202-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-glioma-cells-by-targeting-rab1a
#20
Yu Quan, Qian Song, Jvbo Wang, Lingyu Zhao, Jian Lv, Shouping Gong
Aberrant expression of microRNAs correlates with the development and progression of human cancers by targeting downstream proteins. MiR-1202 is downregulated in ovarian cancer and clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma; however, its role in glioma remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the expression and the role of miR-1202 and to elucidate its regulatory mechanism in glioma. We used quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction to measure miR-1202 expression in both glioma tissues and cell lines...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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