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Joydeep Mukherjee, Tor-Christian Aase Johannessen, Shigeo Ohba, Tracy T Chow, Lindsey E Jones, Ajay Pandita, Russell O Pieper
A subset of tumors use a recombination-based alternative lengthening of telomere (ALT) pathway to resolve telomeric dysfunction in the absence of TERT. Loss-of-function mutations in the chromatin remodeling factor ATRX are associated with ALT but are insufficient to drive the process. Because many ALT tumors express the mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase IDH1 R132H, including all lower-grade astrocytomas (LGA) and secondary glioblastoma, we examined an hypothesized role for IDH1 R132H in driving the ALT phenotype during gliomagenesis...
March 15, 2018: Cancer Research
Hyun-Jung Moon, Hak-Bong Kim, Su-Hoon Lee, So-Eun Jeun, Chi-Dug Kang, Sun-Hee Kim
NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) have potential use as anticancer agents, either alone or in combination with other cancer therapies. We found that NSAIDs including celecoxib (CCB) and ibuprofen (IBU) significantly potentiated the cytotoxicity of Hsp90 inhibitors in human multidrug-resistant (MDR) cells expressing high levels of mutant p53 (mutp53) protein and P-glycoprotein (P-gp), and reversed Hsp90 inhibitor resistance caused by activation of heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) and by up-regulation of heat shock proteins (Hsps) and P-gp...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Debajyoti Chatterjee, Bishan Dass Radotra, Narendra Kumar, Rakesh Kumar Vasishta, Sunil Kumar Gupta
Background: According to the current World Health Organization (WHO) classification of central nervous system (CNS) tumors (2016), histological diagnosis of gliomas should be supplemented by molecular information. This study was carried out to determine the frequency of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 ( IDH 1), ATRX , and BRAF V600E mutations in different grade astrocytomas and their prognostic value. Methods: Eighty cases of astrocytoma (15 pilocytic astrocytoma, 25 diffuse astrocytoma, 15 anaplastic astrocytoma, and 25 glioblastoma) with follow-up information were analyzed using immunohistochemistry for IDH1 mutant protein, ATRX, p53, and BRAF...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Shu Shimada, Yoshimitsu Akiyama, Kaoru Mogushi, Mari Ishigami-Yuasa, Hiroyuki Kagechika, Hiromi Nagasaki, Hiroshi Fukamachi, Yasuhito Yuasa, Shinji Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Diffuse-type gastric cancer (DGC) exhibits rapid disease progression and poor patient prognosis. We have previously established an E-cadherin/p53 double conditional knockout (DCKO) mouse line as the first genetically engineered one, which morphologically and molecularly recapitulates human DGC. In this study, we explored low-molecular-weight drugs selectively eliminating mouse and human DGC cells. METHODS: We derived mouse gastric cancer (GC) cell lines from DGC of the DCKO mice demonstrating enhanced tumourigenic activity in immunodeficient mice and acquired tolerance to cytotoxic anti-cancer agents...
March 12, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
Yoko Itahana, Koji Itahana
Glucose is the key source for most organisms to provide energy, as well as the key source for metabolites to generate building blocks in cells. The deregulation of glucose homeostasis occurs in various diseases, including the enhanced aerobic glycolysis that is observed in cancers, and insulin resistance in diabetes. Although p53 is thought to suppress tumorigenesis primarily by inducing cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, and senescence in response to stress, the non-canonical functions of p53 in cellular energy homeostasis and metabolism are also emerging as critical factors for tumor suppression...
March 8, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Rosa Mistica C Ignacio, Yuan-Lin Dong, Syeda M Kabir, Hyeongjwa Choi, Eun-Sook Lee, Andrew J Wilson, Alicia Beeghly-Fadiel, Margaret M Whalen, Deok-Soo Son
Ovarian cancer (OC) has the highest rate of mortality among gynecological malignancy. Chemokine receptor CXCR2 in OC is associated with poor outcomes. However, the mechanisms by which CXCR2 regulates OC proliferation remain poorly understood. We generated CXCR2-positive cells from parental p53 wild-type (WT), mutant and null OC cells, and assessed the roles of CXCR2 on proliferation of OC cells in p53-dependent and independent manner. CXCR2 promoted cell growth rate: p53WT > mutant = null cells. Nutlin-3, a p53 stabilizer, inhibited cell proliferation in p53WT cells, but had little effect in p53-mutant or null cells, indicating p53-dependence of CXCR2-mediated proliferation...
February 9, 2018: Oncotarget
Qi Liu, Liliana Gheorghiu, Michael Drumm, Rebecca Clayman, Alec Eidelman, Matthew F Wszolek, Aria Olumi, Adam Feldman, Meng Wang, Lynnette Marcar, Deborah E Citrin, Chin-Lee Wu, Cyril H Benes, Jason A Efstathiou, Henning Willers
Biomarkers and mechanisms of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor-mediated cytotoxicity in tumor cells lacking a BRCA-mutant or BRCA-like phenotype are poorly defined. We sought to explore the utility of PARP-1 inhibitor (PARPi) treatment with/without ionizing radiation in muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), which has poor therapeutic outcomes. We assessed the DNA damaging and cytotoxic effects of the PARPi olaparib in nine bladder cancer cell lines. Olaparib radiosensitized all cell lines with dose enhancement factors from 1...
March 7, 2018: Oncogene
Giovanni Sorrentino, Fiamma Mantovani, Giannino Del Sal
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March 6, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
Songlin Liu, Yunhong Tang, Xianrui Yuan, Dun Yuan, Junyu Liu, Buyan Li, Yifeng Li
Genomic studies have established a set of three core-signaling pathways, receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK), p53 and retinoblastoma (Rb) signaling pathways, contributing glioblastoma (GBM) and revealed that dysregulation of at least two pathways is required for GBM progression. In the present study, we investigate efficacy of combination of palbociclib, cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) inhibitor, and erlotinib, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor in GBM cell systems with different p53 status. Cell proliferation and colony formation assays showed that the combination treatment synergistically suppressed GBM cell proliferation...
March 6, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
Tjalling Bosse, Remi A Nout, Jessica N McAlpine, Melissa K McConechy, Heidi Britton, Yaser R Hussein, Carlene Gonzalez, Raji Ganesan, Jane C Steele, Beth T Harrison, Esther Oliva, August Vidal, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Nadeem R Abu-Rustum, Douglas A Levine, C Blake Gilks, Robert A Soslow
Our aim was to investigate whether molecular classification can be used to refine prognosis in grade 3 endometrial endometrioid carcinomas (EECs). Grade 3 EECs were classified into 4 subgroups: p53 abnormal, based on mutant-like immunostaining (p53abn); MMR deficient, based on loss of mismatch repair protein expression (MMRd); presence of POLE exonuclease domain hotspot mutation (POLE); no specific molecular profile (NSMP), in which none of these aberrations were present. Overall survival (OS) and recurrence-free survival (RFS) rates were compared using the Kaplan-Meier method (Log-rank test) and univariable and multivariable Cox proportional hazard models...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Zongjuan Li, Xiangdong Xu, Yizhuo Li, Kun Zou, Zhuo Zhang, Xiaoying Xu, Yina Liao, Xinrui Zhao, Wei Jiang, Wendan Yu, Wei Guo, Yiming Chen, Yixin Li, Miao Chen, Wu-Guo Deng, Liren Li, Lijuan Zou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: PI3KCA and mutant p53 are associated with tumorigenesis and the development of cancers. NVP-BKM120, a selective pan-PI3K inhibitor, exerts the antitumor activity by suppressing the PI3K signaling pathway. Prima-1Met, a low molecular weight compound, can rescue the gain-of-function of mutant p53 by restoring its transcriptional function. In this study, we investigated whether PI3K inhibition combined with mutant p53 reactivation could enhance the antitumor effect in thyroid cancer cells...
February 23, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Denada Dibra, Xueqing Xia, Mihai Gagea, Guillermina Lozano, Shulin Li
Spondyloarthropathies, the second most frequently occurring form of chronic inflammatory arthritis, affects young adults in particular. However, a proper model with which to study the biology of this disease and to develop therapeutics is lacking. One of the most accepted animal models for this disease uses HLA-B27/Hu-β2m transgenic rats; however, only 30%-50% of male HLA-B27/Hu-β2m rats develop spontaneous, clinically apparent spondylitis and have a variable time until disease onset. Here, we report a high-incidence, low-variation spontaneous mouse model that delineates how the combination of inflammatory cytokine interleukin-27 (IL-27) signaling deficiency and mitogenic signaling (mutant p53R172H) in vivo, leads to bone loss in the vertebral bodies and ossification of the cartilage in the intervertebral discs...
2018: PloS One
Guadalupe J Ortiz, Guillermina Lozano
A delicate balance in the levels of proteins that regulate the p53 tumor suppressor pathway exists such that subtle changes alter p53 tumor suppressor activity and cancer risk. Many single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the p53 pathway alter p53 transcriptional activity and are associated with cancer risk. In addition, some SNPs influence the gain-of-function (GOF) activities of mutant p53 through unknown mechanisms. In this issue of Genes & Development , Basu and colleagues (pp. 230-243) provide direct evidence that the presence of an R72 polymorphism enhances the GOF invasive and metastatic properties of mutant p53 by regulating interactions with PGC-1α, an important regulator of mitochondrial biogenesis and oxidative phosphorylation...
February 1, 2018: Genes & Development
Chuan-Chun Lee, Meng-Liang Lin, Menghsiao Meng, Shih-Shun Chen
BACKGROUND/AIM: Anti-cancer activity of 3,5,7-trihydroxyflavone (galangin) has been documented in a variety of cancer types; however, its effect on human nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cells remains undetermined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human NPC cell lines were treated with galangin. Apoptosis was analyzed by assessing nuclear condensation, cleavage of pro-caspase-3 and poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP), and DNA fragmentation. Short hairpin RNA-mediated silencing of p53 was used for characterizing the role of p53 in the anti-cancer activity of galangin...
March 2018: Anticancer Research
A Lindemann, H Takahashi, A A Patel, A A Osman, J N Myers
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is the most common type of oral cancer worldwide and in the United States. OSCC remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with head and neck cancers. Tobacco and alcohol consumption alone or with chewing betel nut are potential risk factors contributing to the high prevalence of OSCC. Multimodality therapies, including surgery, chemotherapy, biologic therapy, and radiotherapy, particularly intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), are the current treatments for OSCC patients...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
Ning Kon, Donglai Wang, Tongyuan Li, Le Jiang, Li Qiang, Wei Gu
Although cell-cycle arrest, senescence and apoptosis remain as major canonical activities of p53 in tumor suppression, the emerging role of p53 in metabolism has been a topic of great interest. Nevertheless, it is not completely understood how p53-mediated metabolic activities are regulated in vivo and whether this part of the activities has an independent role beyond tumor suppression. Mdmx (also called Mdm4), like Mdm2, acts as a major suppressor of p53 but the embryonic lethality of mdmx-null mice creates difficulties to evaluate its physiological significance in metabolism...
January 26, 2018: Oncotarget
Chira Sergiu, Gulei Diana, Hajitou Amin, Berindan-Neagoe Ioana
With an increasing prevalence in the human population, cancer has become one of the most investigated fields of medicine. Among the potential targets for cancer therapy is the tumor suppressor gene TP53, which is found in a mutated state in approximately 50% of human cancers and is often associated with poor prognosis. We propose a novel, highly tumor-specific delivery system for TP53, based on the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology. This system will restore the normal p53 phenotype in tumor cells by replacing the mutant TP53 gene with a functional copy, leading to sustained expression of p53 protein and tumor regression...
February 22, 2018: Trends in Biotechnology
T Gambichler, I Rüddel, S Hessam, F G Bechara, E Stockfleth, L Schmitz
BACKGROUND: Koebnerized non-melanoma skin cancer following skin trauma represents a rare and obscure event. OBJECTIVES: To study molecularpathological parameters in koebnerized squamous cell carcinomas (K-SCCs) occurring after complete tumour removal. METHODS: We assessed two patients with multiple sclerosis who were on treatment with dimethylfumarate (DMF) preceded by long-term azathioprine therapy. Both patients rapidly developed several K-SCCs following histopathologically proven complete excision of cutaneous SCCs...
February 25, 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Perumal Jayaraj, Seema Sen, Srishti Rangarajan, Neelanjana Ray, Kirtana Vasu, Vijay Kumar Singh, Rajendra Phartyal, Sarika Yadav, Anita Verma
BACKGROUND: p53 is a stress-activated tumour suppressor gene, and its mutation has been associated with solid tumours including non-melanoma skin cancers. Sestrin2 expression is associated with DNA damage and oxidative stress and has been described as a downstream target of p53 network. However, its role in sebaceous gland carcinoma (SGC) remains unexplored. OBJECTIVES: To determine the role of p53 and its downstream target gene sestrin2 expression and p53 gene mutation status in SGC...
February 24, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Othon Michail, Demetrios Moris, Stamatios Theocharis, John Griniatsos
BACKGROUND/AIM: The cullin (CUL) family of proteins is involved in the ubiquitin/mediated degradation of proteins, regulating cell proliferation, cell-cycle control, migration, invasion and metastasis in the process of tumor progression. The aim of the present study was to examine if there is any correlation between the immunohistochemical (IHC) expression of Cullin-1 and -2 proteins in colorectal cancer tissue specimens with several clinicopathological variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2012 and December 2014, 96 consecutive adenocarcinoma patients were submitted to oncological colectomy, as the first therapeutic option, with a curative intent...
March 2018: In Vivo
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