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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734578/phosphatidylserine-is-the-signal-for-tam-receptors-and-their-ligands
#1
REVIEW
Greg Lemke
Nature repeatedly repurposes, in that molecules that serve as metabolites, energy depots, or polymer subunits are at the same time used to deliver signals within and between cells. The preeminent example of this repurposing is ATP, which functions as a building block for nucleic acids, an energy source for enzymatic reactions, a phosphate donor to regulate intracellular signaling, and a neurotransmitter to control the activity of neurons. A series of recent studies now consolidates the view that phosphatidylserine (PtdSer), a common phospholipid constituent of membrane bilayers, is similarly repurposed for use as a signal between cells and that the ligands and receptors of the Tyro3/Axl/Mer (TAM) family of receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) are prominent transducers of this signal...
July 19, 2017: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732351/tropomyosin-isoform-tpm2-1-regulates-collective-and-amoeboid-cell-migration-and-cell-aggregation-in-breast-epithelial-cells
#2
HyeRim Shin, Dayoung Kim, David M Helfman
Metastasis dissemination is the result of various processes including cell migration and cell aggregation. These processes involve alterations in the expression and organization of cytoskeletal and adhesion proteins in tumor cells. Alterations in actin filaments and their binding partners are known to be key players in metastasis. Downregulation of specific tropomyosin (Tpm) isoforms is a common characteristic of transformed cells. In this study, we examined the role of Tpm2.1 in non-transformed MCF10A breast epithelial cells in cell migration and cell aggregation, because this isoform is downregulated in primary and metastatic breast cancer as well as various breast cancer cell lines...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727830/the-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-axl-promotes-migration-and-invasion-in-colorectal-cancer
#3
Diana J Uribe, Edward K Mandell, Adam Watson, Jesse D Martinez, Jonathan A Leighton, Sourav Ghosh, Carla V Rothlin
The receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) TYRO3, AXL and MERTK (TAM) have well-described oncogenic functions in a number of cancers. Notwithstanding, TAM RTKs are also potent and indispensable inhibitors of inflammation. The combined deletion of Axl and Mertk in mice enhances chronic inflammation and autoimmunity, including increased inflammation in the gut and colitis-associated cancer. On the other hand, deletion of Tyro3 increases the risk of allergic responses. Therefore, the indiscriminate inhibition of these TAM RTKs could result in undesirable immunological diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726932/cationic-all-halogen-bonding-rotaxanes-for-halide-anion-recognition
#4
Xiaoxiong Li, Jason Y C Lim, Paul D Beer
A family of cationic halogen bonding [2]rotaxanes have been synthesised via an active-metal template synthetic strategy. (1)H NMR spectroscopic anion titration investigations reveal these interlocked host systems recognize halides selectively over oxoanions in aqueous-organic solvent media. Furthermore, systematically modulating the rigidity and size of the rotaxanes' anion binding cavities via metal complexation, as well as by varying the number of halogen bond-donor groups in the axle component, was found to dramatically influence halide anion selectivity...
July 20, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724631/the-axl-kinase-domain-in-complex-with-a-macrocyclic-inhibitor-offers-first-structural-insights-into-an-active-tam-receptor-kinase
#5
Ketan S Gajiwala, Neil Grodsky, Ben Bolaños, Junli Feng, RoseAnn Ferre, Sergei Timofeevski, Meirong Xu, Brion W Murray, Ted W Johnson, Al Stewart
The receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) family consisting of Tyro3, Axl and Mer (TAM) is one of the most recently identified RTK families. TAM receptors are upregulated postnatally and maintained at high levels in adults. They all play an important role in immunity, but Axl has also been implicated in cancer and therefore is a target in the discovery and development of novel therapeutics. However, of the three members of the TAM family, the Axl kinase domain is the only one that has so far eluded structure determination...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722020/a-critical-role-of-gas6-axl-signal-in-allergic-airway-responses-during-rsv-vaccine-enhanced-disease
#6
Takehiko Shibata, Manabu Ato
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that causes lower respiratory infections across a wide range of ages. A licensed RSV vaccine is not available because vaccination with formalin-inactivated RSV (FI-RSV) and the subsequent RSV infection cause not only insufficient induction of neutralizing antibodies but also severe allergic airway responses, termed FI-RSV vaccine enhanced disease (FI-RSV VED). However, the underlying mechanism has not been identified, although a Th2-biased immune response is known to be a hallmark of this disease...
July 19, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720772/blockade-of-axl-signaling-ameliorates-hpv16e6-mediated-tumorigenecity-of-cervical-cancer
#7
Eun-Hee Lee, Kon-Young Ji, Eun-Mi Kim, Su-Man Kim, Hyeong-Woo Song, Ha-Rim Choi, Byung Yeoup Chung, Hyo Jin Choi, Hyoung-Woo Bai, Hyung-Sik Kang
Axl receptor tyrosine kinase is involved in the tumorigenesis and metastasis of many cancers. Axl expression was markedly higher in human papilloma virus type 16E6 (HPV16E6)-overexpressing HeLa (HE6F) cells and lower in HPV16E6-suppressing CaSki (CE6R) cells than in the controls. SiRNA-mediated knockdown of E6 expression led to increased phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) phosphorylation at Ser380 and attenuated AKT phosphorylation. Expression of membrane-associated guanylate kinase inverted-2 (MAGI-2), an E6-induced degradation target, was induced in E6-siRNA-transfected cells...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717059/pharmacological-effects-of-a-vitamin-k1-2-3-epoxide-reductase-vkor-inhibitor-3-acetyl-5-methyltetronic-acid-on-cisplatin-induced-fibrosis-in-rats
#8
Masashi Uchida, Tomoya Miyoshi, Yohei Miyamoto
Cisplatin (CDDP) is a chemotherapeutic agent that is widely used in the treatment of lymphomas and solid malignancies. However, its clinical usage is limited by its severe side effects in the kidneys. Glomerular and tubular injuries in the kidneys commonly progress to interstitial fibrosis and, ultimately, the end stage of renal failure. We previously reported that 3-acetyl-5-methyltetronic acid (AMT) had inhibitory effects on rat renal vitamin K1 2,3-epoxide reductase (VKOR) in vitro and also suppressed mesangial cell proliferation and, consequently, the formation of fibrosis via the vitamin K-dependent activation of the growth arrest-specific 6 (Gas6)/Axl pathway in anti-Thy-1 glomerulonephritis (Thy-1 GN) in rats...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713239/increased-white-matter-inflammation-in-aging-and-alzheimer-s-disease-brain
#9
Divya Raj, Zhuoran Yin, Marjolein Breur, Janine Doorduin, Inge R Holtman, Marta Olah, Ietje J Mantingh-Otter, Debby Van Dam, Peter P De Deyn, Wilfred den Dunnen, Bart J L Eggen, Sandra Amor, Erik Boddeke
Chronic neuroinflammation, which is primarily mediated by microglia, plays an essential role in aging and neurodegeneration. It is still unclear whether this microglia-induced neuroinflammation occurs globally or is confined to distinct brain regions. In this study, we investigated microglia activity in various brain regions upon healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease (AD)-related pathology in both human and mouse samples. In purified microglia isolated from aging mouse brains, we found a profound gene expression pattern related to pro-inflammatory processes, phagocytosis, and lipid homeostasis...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711351/discovery-of-dual-axl-vegf-r2-inhibitors-as-potential-anti-angiogenic-and-anti-metastatic-drugs-for-cancer-chemotherapy
#10
Dane Goff, Jing Zhang, Thilo Heckrodt, Jiaxin Yu, Pingyu Ding, Raj Singh, Sacha Holland, Weiqun Li, Mark Irving
Axl tyrosine kinase has been shown to be involved in multiple pathways contributing to tumor development, angiogenesis, and metastasis. High Axl expression has been observed in many human tumors where it appears to confer aggressive tumor behavior. Here we present several series of dual Axl-VEGF-R2 kinase inhibitors based on extensive optimization of an acyl diaminotriazole. It was hypothesized that dual inhibition of these two receptor tyrosine kinases may have a synergistic affect in inhibiting tumor angiogenesis and metastasis...
June 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706139/a-phase-i-study-of-foretinib-plus-erlotinib-in-patients-with-previously-treated-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-canadian-cancer-trials-group-ind-196
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Natasha B Leighl, Ming-Sound Tsao, Geoffrey Liu, Dongsheng Tu, Cheryl Ho, Frances A Shepherd, Nevin Murray, John R Goffin, Garth Nicholas, Shingo Sakashita, Zhuo Chen, Lucia Kim, Jean Powers, Lesley Seymour, Glenwood Goss, Penelope A Bradbury
PURPOSE: MET and AXL mediate resistance to EGFR TKI in NSCLC. Foretinib, a MET/RON/AXL/TIE-2/VEGFR kinase inhibitor may overcome EGFR kinase resistance. This dose escalation study combined foretinib and erlotinib in advanced pretreated NSCLC patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The primary endpoint was to define the RP2D of foretinib plus erlotinib as continuous oral daily dosing. Secondary objectives included safety, pharmacokinetics, response and potential biomarkers of response including EGFR, KRAS genotype, MET, AXL expression, and circulating HGF levels...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702613/four-component-zinc-porphyrin-zinc-salphen-nanorotor
#12
Merve S Özer, Anup Rana, Pronay K Biswas, Michael Schmittel
An off-axis supramolecular rotor was composed of four components: a zinc-porphyrin based stator with four phenanthroline stations and a zinc-salphen based rotator were self-assembled with DABCO and four copper(i) ions to furnish the rotor ROT-2 in quantitative yield. The DABCO serves as a connecting axle between the rotator and the stator, while the rotator is additionally connected to two copper(i)-loaded phenanthroline stations of the stator via its two pyridine terminals (Npy → [Cu(phen)](+)). For the thermally activated rotation both Npy → [Cu(phen)](+) interactions have to be cleaved...
July 12, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698200/targeting-axl-and-mtor-pathway-overcomes-primary-and-acquired-resistance-to-wee1-inhibition-in-small-cell-lung-cancer
#13
Triparna Sen, Pan Tong, Lixia Diao, Lerong Li, Youhong Fan, Jennifer Hoff, John Heymach, Jing Wang, Lauren A Byers
Purpose: Drugs targeting DNA repair and cell cycle checkpoints have emerged as promising therapies for small cell lung cancer (SCLC). Among these, the WEE1 inhibitor AZD1775 has shown clinical activity in a subset of SCLC patients, but resistance is common. Understanding primary and acquired resistance mechanisms will be critical for developing effective WEE1 inhibitor combinations. <p>Experimental Design: AZD1775 sensitivity in SCLC cell lines was correlated with baseline expression level of 200 total or phosphorylated proteins measured by reverse phase protein array (RPPA) to identify predictive markers of primary resistance...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675785/gas6-expressing-and-self-sustaining-cancer-cells-in-3d-spheroids-activate-the-pdk-rsk-mtor-pathway-for-survival-and-drug-resistance
#14
Christine Baumann, Axel Ullrich, Robert Torka
AXL Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK) inhibition presents a promising therapeutic strategy for aggressive tumor subtypes, as AXL signaling is upregulated in many cancers resistant to first line treatments. Furthermore, the AXL ligand Growth Arrest-Specific gene 6 (GAS6) has recently been linked to cancer drug resistance. Here, we established that challenging conditions, such as serum deprivation, divide AXL overexpressing tumor cell lines into non-self-sustaining and self-sustaining subtypes in 3D spheroid culture...
July 4, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673000/effect-of-axl-on-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#15
Xueming Ying, Jun Chen, Xueming Huang, Peng Huang, Shaocong Yan
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer-associated mortality in the United States. AXL, which is a member of the receptor tyrosine kinases, has been established as a strong candidate for the targeted therapy of cancer. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the role of AXL in NSCLC; in particular the molecular mechanisms underlying the involvement of AXL in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and western blot analysis demonstrated that AXL, EMT-inducing Twist and the mesenchymal marker N-cadherin were upregulated, and the epithelial markers E-cadherin and β-cadherin were downregulated, in the PC9 NSCLC cell line...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669167/the-prognostic-value-of-pre-treatment-leukocytosis-in-patients-with-previously-treated-stage-iiib-iv-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-the-igf-1r-pathway-modulator-axl1717-or-docetaxel-a-retrospective-analysis-of-a-phase-ii-trial
#16
Georg Holgersson, Michael Bergqvist, Jonas Nilsson, Marcus Thureson, Johan Harmenberg, Stefan Bergstrom
Background: The aim of the present study was to investigate any prognostic value of pre-treatment anemia, leukocytosis and thrombocytosis in patients with advanced pretreated NSCLC. Methods: A randomized, multicenter phase II study comparing the IGF-1R modulator AXL with standard docetaxel in the treatment of previously treated stage IIIB or IV NSCLC patients was conducted in 2011-2013. Clinical and laboratory data were collected, including serum values for hemoglobin (Hgb), white blood cells (WBC) and platelets (Plt) at baseline...
June 25, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668391/tyro3-carboxyl-terminal-region-confers-stability-and-contains-the-autophosphorylation-sites
#17
Hanshuang Shao, Douglas Lauffenburger, Alan Wells
Tyro3, a member of TAM receptor tyrosine kinase family has been suggested to be autophosphorylated upon activation. In the current study we mapped the autophosphorylation sites of murine Tyro3 to tyrosine 723 and 756, with K540 being required for its kinase activity. Knockdown of Axl significantly decreases the tyrosyl-phosphorylation of Tyro3 in fibroblasts NR6WT, suggesting an interaction among the TAM family members. Interestingly, the carboxyl terminal region of Tyro3 is required for its stability in cells with a minimal length of 1-778 amino acids which is not conserved in murine Axl, a member of TAM...
June 28, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668213/increased-circulating-and-urinary-levels-of-soluble-tam-receptors-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#18
Peter Ochodnicky, Lionel Lattenist, Mohamed Ahdi, Jesper Kers, Melissa Uil, Nike Claessen, Jaklien C Leemans, Sandrine Florquin, Joost C M Meijers, Victor E A Gerdes, Joris J T H Roelofs
TAM receptors (Tyro3, Axl, and Mer) have been implicated in regulation of innate immunity. Circulating levels of TAM receptor soluble forms (sTyro3, sAxl, sMer) are related to autoimmune disorders. We investigated levels of TAM and their ligand protein S in patients with diabetes. Urinary and plasma levels of protein S, sTyro3, sAxl, and sMer were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 126 patients with diabetes assigned to a normoalbuminuric or macroalbuminuric (urinary albumin excretion <30 mg/24 hours and >300 mg/24 hours, respectively) study group and 18 healthy volunteers...
June 29, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667075/axl-driven-emt-state-as-a-targetable-conduit-in-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Jane Antony, Ruby Yun-Ju Huang
The receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) AXL has been intrinsically linked to epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and promoting cell survival, anoikis resistance, invasion, and metastasis in several cancers. AXL signaling has been shown to directly affect the mesenchymal state and confer it with aggressive phenotype and drug resistance. Recently, the EMT gradient has also been shown to rewire the kinase signaling nodes that facilitate AXL-RTK cross-talk, protracted signaling, converging on ERK, and PI3K axes...
June 30, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657476/comparison-of-peptide-and-lipid-based-delivery-of-mir-34a-5p-mimic-into-ppc-1-cells
#20
Egon Urgard, Aleksei Brjalin, Ülo Langel, Margus Pooga, Ana Rebane, Tarmo Annilo
The microRNA (miRNA) microRNA-34a (miR-34a) regulates a number of genes involved in cell cycle control and is therefore considered to have a high therapeutic potential. MiR-34a expression is often downregulated in cancer cells and its restoration has been shown to exert a tumor-suppressive effect. However, effective and safe delivery of synthetic miRNA analogs into cancer cells remains a challenge. The aim of this study was to evaluate cell-penetrating peptide PepFect (PF)14 as a carrier for delivery of miR-34a-5p into human primary prostate carcinoma-1 (PPC-1) cells...
June 28, 2017: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
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