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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454458/survivin-downregulation-using-sirna-nanoliposomes-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-the-apoptosis-of-mhcc-97h-hepatic-cancer-cells-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Ziqin Liu, Tianyou Wang, Zhaoxia Zhang, Suoqin Tang, Shunqiao Feng, Mei Yue, Mengze Hu, Litian Xuan, Yanfei Chen
At present, survivin is one of the most cancer-specific proteins that has been identified. The present study aimed to investigate the antitumor effects of novel survivin small interfering RNA (siRNA) nanoliposomes targeting survivin in human hepatocellular carcinoma MHCC-97H cells and xenograft mouse models. Survivin-targeted siRNA nanoliposomes were prepared and transfected into MHCC-97H cells and MHCC-97H-bearing nude mice. Survivin expression was analyzed using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and western blotting...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454417/mir-185-enhances-the-inhibition-of-proliferation-and-migration-induced-by-ionizing-radiation-in-melanoma
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Jinpeng He, Ning Tian, Yanli Yang, Liangliang Jin, Xiu Feng, Junrui Hua, Sulan Lin, Bing Wang, He Li, Jufang Wang
Melanoma is an aggressive malignancy that is increasingly common and exhibits a poor patient survival rate. Radiotherapy is the primary option for patients with melanoma, particularly those who are not candidates for surgery; however, the therapeutic effect is limited due to the relative radioresistance of melanoma to ionizing radiation (IR). It has been reported that microRNAs (miRNAs) serve a vital role in determining the radiosensitivity of tumors; however, little is known concerning the radiosensitization of melanoma using miRNA...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454391/upregulation-of-kin17-is-associated-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-invasiveness
#3
Yuzhao Zhang, Senlin Huang, Hongyi Gao, Kunhe Wu, Xiaoming Ouyang, Zheng Zhu, Xiaobin Yu, Tao Zeng
Kin17 DNA and RNA binding protein (Kin17) is a highly conserved protein that participates in DNA replication, DNA repair and cell cycle progression. Recently, the tumor-promoting function of Kin17 has been demonstrated and increasingly studied. In the present study, the role of Kin17 in the invasion and metastasis of non-small cells lung cancer (NSCLC) was investigated. Elevated Kin17 mRNA and protein expression was identified in a total of 97 NSCLC and benign lung lesion tissue specimens. Kin17 overexpression was significantly correlated with high tumor grade and lymph node metastasis, indicating poor patient prognosis...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454291/thioridazine-has-potent-antitumor-effects-on-lung-cancer-stem-like-cells
#4
Jiani Shen, Buyun Ma, Xinmin Zhang, Xiaozhu Sun, Jiancui Han, Yigang Wang, Liang Chu, Haineng Xu, Yu Yang
Thioridazine (TDZ), originally an anti-psychotic drug, suppresses several types of cancer and has specificity for leukemia stem cells. The present study was performed to assess its effect on lung cancer stem-like cells, as its effect remains unknown. TDZ was utilized to treat lung cancer stem-like cells (A549 sphere cells) and its cytotoxic effect and mechanism were evaluated in vitro and in vivo. TDZ elicited cytotoxicity in A549 sphere cells and inhibited their proliferation in a dose-dependent pattern. A549 sphere cells treated with TDZ showed nuclear fragmentation, increased G0/G1 phase distribution, positive Annexin V staining, and a change in the expression of caspase family and cell cycle-associated proteins...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454273/repurposing-cimetidine-for-cholangiocarcinoma-antitumor-effects-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#5
Paweena Dana, Kulthida Vaeteewoottacharn, Ryusho Kariya, Kouki Matsuda, Sopit Wongkham, Seiji Okada
Cimetidine is a histamine type-2 (H2) receptor antagonist that has been demonstrated to have antitumor effects on various types of malignancy. However, its effect on cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a chemotherapy-resistant bile duct tumor, has yet to be investigated. In the present study, the antitumor activity of cimetidine in vitro and in vivo was evaluated. A methylthiotetrazole assay revealed that the proliferation of certain CCA cell lines was inhibited by cimetidine, which induced the caspase-dependent apoptosis of CCA cells via suppression of the protein kinase B signaling pathway...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453724/a-generative-angular-model-of-protein-structure-evolution
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Michael Golden, Eduardo Garcia-Portugues, Michael Sørensen, Kanti V Mardia, Thomas Hamelryck, Jotun Hein
Recently described stochastic models of protein evolution have demonstrated that the inclusion of structural information in addition to amino acid sequences leads to a more reliable estimation of evolutionary parameters. We present a generative, evolutionary model of protein structure and sequence that is valid on a local length scale. The model concerns the local dependencies between sequence and structure evolution in a pair of homologous proteins. The evolutionary trajectory between the two structures in the protein pair is treated as a random walk in dihedral angle space, which is modeled using a novel angular diffusion process on the two-dimensional torus...
April 27, 2017: Molecular Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453699/microrna-related-genetic-variants-in-iron-regulatory-genes-dietary-iron-intake-micrornas-and-lung-cancer-risk
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L Zhang, Y Ye, H Tu, M A Hildebrandt, L Zhao, J V Heymach, J A Roth, X Wu
Background: Genetic variations in MicroRNA (miRNA) binding sites may alter structural accessibility of miRNA binding sites to modulate risk of cancer. This large-scale integrative multistage study was aimed to evaluate the interplay of genetic variations in miRNA binding sites of iron regulatory pathway, dietary iron intake and lung cancer (LC) risk. Patients and methods: The interplay of genetic variant, dietary iron intake and LC risk was assessed in large-scale case-control study...
May 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453575/genome-wide-association-study-of-red-blood-cell-traits-in-hispanics-latinos-the-hispanic-community-health-study-study-of-latinos
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Chani J Hodonsky, Deepti Jain, Ursula M Schick, Jean V Morrison, Lisa Brown, Caitlin P McHugh, Claudia Schurmann, Diane D Chen, Yong Mei Liu, Paul L Auer, Cecilia A Laurie, Kent D Taylor, Brian L Browning, Yun Li, George Papanicolaou, Jerome I Rotter, Ryo Kurita, Yukio Nakamura, Sharon R Browning, Ruth J F Loos, Kari E North, Cathy C Laurie, Timothy A Thornton, Nathan Pankratz, Daniel E Bauer, Tamar Sofer, Alex P Reiner
Prior GWAS have identified loci associated with red blood cell (RBC) traits in populations of European, African, and Asian ancestry. These studies have not included individuals with an Amerindian ancestral background, such as Hispanics/Latinos, nor evaluated the full spectrum of genomic variation beyond single nucleotide variants. Using a custom genotyping array enriched for Amerindian ancestral content and 1000 Genomes imputation, we performed GWAS in 12,502 participants of Hispanic Community Health Study and Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) for hematocrit, hemoglobin, RBC count, RBC distribution width (RDW), and RBC indices...
April 28, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453558/tumor-targeted-sn38-inhibits-growth-of-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-in-a-kras-p53-transgenic-mouse-model
#9
Alexander Y Deneka, Leora Haber, Meghan C Kopp, Anna V Gaponova, Anna S Nikonova, Erica A Golemis
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, with a 5-year survival of only ~16%. Potential strategies to address NSCLC mortality include improvements in early detection and prevention, and development of new therapies suitable for use in patients with early and late stage diagnoses. Controlling the growth of early stage tumors could yield significant clinical benefits for patients with comorbidities that make them poor candidates for surgery: however, many drugs that limit cancer growth are not useful in the setting of long-term use or in comorbid patients, because of associated toxicities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453463/the-igf-i-jak2-stat3-mir-21-signaling-pathway-may-be-associated-with-human-renal-cell-carcinoma-cell-growth
#10
Ying Su, An Zhao, Guoping Cheng, Jingjing Xu, Enming Ji, Wenyong Sun
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the highest mortality rate of the genitourinary cancers, and the treatment options are very limited. Thus, identification of molecular mechanisms underlying RCC tumorigenesis, is critical for identifying biomarkers for RCC diagnosis and prognosis. OBJECTIVE: To validate whether the IGF-I/JAK2-STAT3/miR-21 signaling pathway is associated with human RCC cell growth. METHODS: qRT-PCR and Western blotting were used to detect the mRNA and protein expression levels, respectively...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453461/serpine2-a-poor-biomarker-of-endometrial-cancer-promotes-the-proliferation-and-mobility-of-ec-cells
#11
Yuan Shen, Xiaoyu Wang, Jianping Xu, Lin Lu
The SerpinE2 pathway is evolutionarily conserved and plays an important role in tumorigenesis. SerpinE2 (a small ubiquitin-related modifier), like ubiquitin, conjugates SerpinE2 proteins onto lysine residues of target proteins. SerpinE2 over-expression has been found in several tumors. Here, we detected the level of SerpinE2 in 72 samples of EC tissue using immunohistochemistry to assess the role of SerpinE2 in EC prognosis. Meanwhile, we knocked down SerpinE2 by siRNA in the HTB-111 and Ishikawa EC cell lines and analyzed the viability and mobility change using an MTT assay, an annexin V/PI apoptosis assay, a wound scratch test and a transwell assay...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449136/-alpha-2-macroglobulin-serum-level-in-patients-with-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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V Kotke, S Wiedmann, C Nell, C Vogelmeier, R Bals, T Greulich, A Klemmer
Background and objectives Alpha-2 Macroglobulin (A2M) is a plasma protein with proteolytic effects on many proteases. In patients with an inborn alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) the homeostasis between proteases and antiproteases is disturbed. The aim of this study was to compare the levels of AAT and A2 M in patients and controls. We hypothesized that in patients with AATD A2 M levels are elevated. Methods Patients with AATD (polymorphism Pi*ZZ, Pi*SZ, Pi*MZ and rare gene variants) as well as healthy volunteers (Pi*MM) were tested for A2 M and AAT levels...
April 27, 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449067/using-high-throughput-barcode-sequencing-to-efficiently-map-connectomes
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Ian D Peikon, Justus M Kebschull, Vasily V Vagin, Diana I Ravens, Yu-Chi Sun, Eric Brouzes, Ivan R Corrêa, Dario Bressan, Anthony M Zador
The function of a neural circuit is determined by the details of its synaptic connections. At present, the only available method for determining a neural wiring diagram with single synapse precision-a 'connectome'-is based on imaging methods that are slow, labor-intensive and expensive. Here, we present SYNseq, a method for converting the connectome into a form that can exploit the speed and low cost of modern high-throughput DNA sequencing. In SYNseq, each neuron is labeled with a unique random nucleotide sequence-an RNA 'barcode'-which is targeted to the synapse using engineered proteins...
April 26, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449039/polyphyllin-i-induces-g2-m-phase-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-u251-human-glioma-cells-via-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-the-jnk-signaling-pathway
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Jiaxin Liu, Yueting Zhang, Li Chen, Fei Yu, Xiaojin Li, Dan Tao, Jianhua Zhao, Shuai Zhou
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive brain tumor, and its prognosis remains poor. Therefore, novel therapeutic strategies are needed for glioma therapy. Polyphyllin I (PPI), a bioactive constituent extracted from Paris polyphylla, was reported to have anti-tumor activity. However, the detailed mechanism for this activity remains unclear. Here, we investigated the inhibitory effects of PPI on glioma cells and its mechanisms in vitro. U251 cells were treated with various concentrations of PPI (2-9 μM) for 24 to 72 h...
April 26, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448837/genetic-analysis-of-meat-quality-traits-in-maternal-lines-of-rabbit-and-their-diallel-cross
#15
C Mínguez, J P Sánchez, P Hernández, M Ragab, A G El Nagar, M Baselga
Young rabbits, the dams of which came from a full diallel cross among four maternal lines (A, V, H and LP) and the sires from a single paternal line (R), that produce sixteen genetic groups, was carried out to evaluate the genetic groups and to estimate the crossbreeding genetic parameters of meat quality. The meat quality traits were recorded by NIRS from a sample of 285 longissimus lumborum muscles. Crossbreeding parameters were estimated according to Dickerson model. No differences in protein were found...
April 10, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448540/bruchid-egg-induced-transcript-dynamics-in-developing-seeds-of-black-gram-vigna-mungo
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Indrani K Baruah, Debashis Panda, Jagadale M V, Deba Jit Das, Sumita Acharjee, Priyabrata Sen, Bidyut Kumar Sarmah
Black gram (Vigna mungo) seeds are a rich source of digestible proteins, however, during storage these seeds are severely damaged by bruchids (Callosobruchus spp.), reducing seed quality and yield losses. Most of the cultivated genotypes of black gram are susceptible to bruchids, however, few tolerant genotypes have also been identified but the mechanism of tolerance is poorly understood. We employed Suppression Subtractive Hybridization (SSH) to identify specifically, but rarely expressed bruchid egg induced genes in black gram...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448529/a-genome-wide-analysis-of-the-rna-guided-silencing-pathway-in-coffee-reveals-insights-into-its-regulatory-mechanisms
#17
Christiane Noronha Fernandes-Brum, Pâmela Marinho Rezende, Thales Henrique Cherubino Ribeiro, Raphael Ricon de Oliveira, Thaís Cunha de Sousa Cardoso, Laurence Rodrigues do Amaral, Matheus de Souza Gomes, Antonio Chalfun-Junior
microRNAs (miRNAs) are derived from self-complementary hairpin structures, while small-interfering RNAs (siRNAs) are derived from double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) or hairpin precursors. The core mechanism of sRNA production involves DICER-like (DCL) in processing the smallRNAs (sRNAs) and ARGONAUTE (AGO) as effectors of silencing, and siRNA biogenesis also involves action of RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase (RDR), Pol IV and Pol V in biogenesis. Several other proteins interact with the core proteins to guide sRNA biogenesis, action, and turnover...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447797/signal-transductions-of-beas-2b-cells-in-response-to-carcinogenic-pm2-5-exposure-based-on-microfluidic-system
#18
Lulu Zheng, Sixiu Liu, Guoshun Zhuang, Jian Xu, Qi Liu, Xinlian Zhang, Congrui Deng, Zhigang Guo, Wang Zhao, Tingna Liu, Yiqi Wang, Yuxiao Zhang, Jing Lin, Qiongzhen Wang, Guodong Sui
PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter) is considered as a harmful carcinogen. Determining the precise relationship between the chemical constituents of PM2.5 in the air and cancer progression could aid the treatment of environment related disease and establishing risk reduction strategies. Herein, we used transcriptomics (RNA-seq) and integrated microfluidic system to identify the global gene expression and differential target proteins expression induced by ambient fine particles collected from the heavy haze in China...
April 27, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447761/mir-21-inhibitor-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-colony-formation-through-regulating-the-pten-akt-pathway-and-improves-paclitaxel-sensitivity-in-cervical-cancer-cells
#19
Guohui Du, Dongmei Cao, Lingzheng Meng
The present study aimed to investigate the role and the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of microRNA-21 (miR-21) on the proliferation, apoptosis and colony formation of cervical cancer cells, and to examine the role of miR-21 in mediating the sensitivity of cervical cancer cells to paclitaxel (PTX). Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction was employed to determine the level of miR‑21 in various cervical cancer and normal cervical cells. The results revealed that the expression levels of miR-21 in cervical cancer cells were markedly higher when compared with normal cervical cells...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447543/human-egf-derived-direct-and-reverse-short-linear-motifs-conformational-dynamics-insight-into-the-receptor-binding-residues
#20
Nurbubu T Moldogazieva, Konstantin V Shaitan, Mikhail Yu Antonov, Innokenty M Mokhosoev, Olga V Levtsova, Аlexander A Terentiev
Short linear motifs (SLiMs) have been recognized to perform diverse functions in a variety of regulatory proteins through the involvement in protein-protein interactions, signal transduction, cell cycle regulation, protein secretion, etc. However, detailed molecular mechanisms underlying their functions including roles of definite amino acid residues remain obscure. In our previous studies, we demonstrated that conformational dynamics of amino acid residues in oligopeptides derived from regulatory proteins such as alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), carcino-embryonic antigen (CEA) and pregnancy specific β1-glycoproteins (PSGs) contributes greatly to their biological activities...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
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