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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720323/rapid-divergence-of-histones-in-hydrozoa-cnidaria-and-evolution-of-a-novel-histone-involved-in-dna-damage-response-in-hydra
#1
Puli Chandramouli Reddy, Suyog Ubhe, Neha Sirwani, Rasika Lohokare, Sanjeev Galande
Histones are fundamental components of chromatin in all eukaryotes. Hydra, an emerging model system belonging to the basal metazoan phylum Cnidaria, provides an ideal platform to understand the evolution of core histone components at the base of eumetazoan phyla. Hydra exhibits peculiar properties such as tremendous regenerative capacity, lack of organismal senescence and rarity of malignancy. In light of the role of histone modifications and histone variants in these processes it is important to understand the nature of histones themselves and their variants in hydra...
June 15, 2017: Zoology: Analysis of Complex Systems, ZACS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714949/aspartate-%C3%AE-hydroxylase-disrupts-mitochondrial-dna-stability-and-function-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
C Tang, Y Hou, H Wang, K Wang, H Xiang, X Wan, Y Xia, J Li, W Wei, S Xu, Z Lei, T M Pawlik, H Wang, M Wu, F Shen
The mechanism of aberrant mitochondrial genome and function in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains largely unknown. Our previous study demonstrated an increased expression of aspartate β-hydroxylase (ASPH) in HCC tissues, which was associated with tumor invasiveness and a worse prognosis. Currently, we unexpectedly observed the presence of ASPH in purified mitochondrial protein fraction. In addition, immunostaining of both exogenously and endogenously expressed ASPH showed a colocalization with mitochondrial biomarkers...
July 17, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712876/drosophila-sce-dring-e3-ligase-inhibits-apoptosis-in-a-dp53-dependent-manner
#3
Rocío Simón, Carolina J Simoes da Silva, Sol Fereres, Ana Busturia
The Polycomb group (PcG) of proteins control developmental gene silencing and are highly conserved between flies and mammals. PcG proteins function by controlling post-translational modification of histones, such as ubiquitylation, which impacts chromatin compaction and thus gene transcription. Changes in PcG cellular levels have drastic effects on organismal development and are involved in the generation of human pathologies such as cancer. However, the mechanisms controlling their levels of expression and their physiological effects are only partially understood...
July 13, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652056/oxidative-stress-contributes-to-hepatocyte-growth-factor-dependent-pro-senescence-activity-of-ovarian-cancer-cells
#4
Justyna Mikuła-Pietrasik, Paweł Uruski, Martyna Pakuła, Konstantin Maksin, Sebastian Szubert, Aldona Woźniak, Eryk Naumowicz, Dariusz Szpurek, Andrzej Tykarski, Krzysztof Książek
The cancer-promoting activity of senescent peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMCs) has already been well evidenced both in vitro and in vivo. Here we sought to determine if ovarian cancer cells may activate senescence in HPMCs. The study showed that conditioned medium (CM) from ovarian cancer cells (OVCAR-3, SKOV-3, A2780) inhibited growth and promoted the development of senescence phenotype (increased SA-β-Gal, γ-H2A.X, 53BP1, and decreased Cx43) in HPMCs. An analysis of tumors isolated from the peritoneum of patients with ovarian cancer revealed an abundance of senescent HPMCs in proximity to cancerous tissue...
June 24, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615297/disruption-of-aneuploidy-and-senescence-induced-by-aurora-inhibition-promotes-intrinsic-apoptosis-in-double-hit-or-double-expressor-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphomas
#5
Daruka Mahadevan, Shariful Islam, Wenqing Qi, Carla Morales, Laurence Cooke, Catherine Spier, Eric Weterings
Double Hit (DH) or Double Expressor (DE) diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas (NHLs) with translocations and/or over-expressions of MYC and BCL-2, that are difficult to treat. Aurora kinase (AK) inhibition with alisertib in DH/DE-DLBCL induces cell death in ~30%, while ~70% are aneuploid and senescent cells (AASCs), a mitotic escape mechanism contributing to drug resistance. These AASCs elaborated a high metabolic rate by increased AKT/mTOR and ERK/MAPK activity via BTK signaling through the chronic active B-cell receptor (BCR) pathway...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599419/a-conditionally-replicating-adenovirus-expressing-il-24-acts-synergistically-with-temozolomide-to-enhance-apoptosis-in-melanoma-cells-in-vitro
#6
Zhen Liang, Chun-Sheng Yang, Feng Gu, Lan-Sheng Zhang
Malignant melanoma is characterized by suppressed apoptosis in tumor cells and high levels of invasion. Temozolomide (TMZ) is one of the most effective single chemotherapeutic agents for patients with malignant melanoma, but resistance develops quickly and frequently. Therapeutic cytokines such as interleukin-24 (IL-24) and conditionally replicating adenoviruses have exhibited promising results as complementary therapies. Thus, the present study hypothesized that a conditionally replicating adenovirus expressing IL-24 combined with TMZ may exhibit increased antitumor activity compared with either treatment alone in melanoma A375 and M14 cell lines in vitro...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596365/pcgf3-5-prc1-initiates-polycomb-recruitment-in-x-chromosome-inactivation
#7
Mafalda Almeida, Greta Pintacuda, Osamu Masui, Yoko Koseki, Michal Gdula, Andrea Cerase, David Brown, Arne Mould, Cassandravictoria Innocent, Manabu Nakayama, Lothar Schermelleh, Tatyana B Nesterova, Haruhiko Koseki, Neil Brockdorff
Recruitment of the Polycomb repressive complexes PRC1 and PRC2 by Xist RNA is an important paradigm for chromatin regulation by long noncoding RNAs. Here, we show that the noncanonical Polycomb group RING finger 3/5 (PCGF3/5)-PRC1 complex initiates recruitment of both PRC1 and PRC2 in response to Xist RNA expression. PCGF3/5-PRC1-mediated ubiquitylation of histone H2A signals recruitment of other noncanonical PRC1 complexes and of PRC2, the latter leading to deposition of histone H3 lysine 27 methylation chromosome-wide...
June 9, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590415/the-dual-roles-of-myc-in-genomic-instability-and-cancer-chemoresistance
#8
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Alpana Kumari, Watson P Folk, Daitoku Sakamuro
Cancer is associated with genomic instability and aging. Genomic instability stimulates tumorigenesis, whereas deregulation of oncogenes accelerates DNA replication and increases genomic instability. It is therefore reasonable to assume a positive feedback loop between genomic instability and oncogenic stress. Consistent with this premise, overexpression of the MYC transcription factor increases the phosphorylation of serine 139 in histone H2AX (member X of the core histone H2A family), which forms so-called γH2AX, the most widely recognized surrogate biomarker of double-stranded DNA breaks (DSBs)...
June 7, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583816/tert-butylhydroquinone-protects-pc12%C3%A2-cells-against-ferrous-sulfate-induced-oxidative-and-inflammatory-injury-via-the-nrf2-are-pathway
#9
Wenzhe Xu, Feng Li, Zhenkuan Xu, Bin Sun, Jingwei Cao, Yuguang Liu
Increasing evidence had proved the critical role of iron in the pathogenesis of numerous neurodegenerative diseases because of its capacity to promote the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ) was a metabolite of butylated hydroxyanisole, a widely used food antioxidant. This study was aimed to investigate the protective effects of tBHQ on a cellular model of neurodegenerative disease, which was established in PC12 cells by exposure to ferrous sulfate (FS), and elucidate the potential protective mechanisms...
June 2, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573252/induction-of-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-by-ormenis-eriolepis-a-morrocan-endemic-plant-in-various-human-cancer-cell-lines
#10
Lamiae Belayachi, Clara Aceves-Luquero, Nawel Merghoub, Silvia Fernández de Mattos, Saaîd Amzazi, Priam Villalonga, Youssef Bakri
BACKGROUND: Ormenis eriolepis Coss (Asteraceae) is an endemic Moroccan subspecies, traditionally named "Hellala" or "Fergoga". It's usually used for its hypoglycemic effect as well as for the treatment of stomacal pain. As far as we know, there is no scientific exploration of anti tumoral activity of Ormenis eriolepis extracts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this regard, we performed a screening of organic extracts and fractions in a panel of both hematological and solid cancer cell lines, to evaluate the potential in vitro anti tumoral activity and to elucidate the respective mechanisms that may be responsible for growth arrest and cell death induction...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572698/phosphorylation-of-histone-h2a-x-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-may-be-a-useful-marker-for-monitoring-cardiometabolic-risk-in-nondiabetic-individuals
#11
So Ra Yoon, Juhyun Song, Jong Hwa Lee, Oh Yoen Kim
Phosphorylation of H2A.X (serine 139) in the histone H2A family located in the downstream of the DNA damage kinase signaling cascade is an important indicator of DNA damage. Recently, phosphorylation of H2A.X was proposed as a sensitive biomarker of aging. This study investigated if phosphorylation of H2A.X in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) is associated with cardiometabolic risk in nondiabetic individuals. Basic parameters and oxidative stress/inflammatory markers were measured in nondiabetic healthy Koreans (n = 119)...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546332/establishing-177-lu-psma-617-radioligand-therapy-in-a-syngeneic-model-of-murine-prostate-cancer
#12
Wolfgang P Fendler, Andreea D Stuparu, Susan Evans-Axelsson, Katharina Lückerath, Liu Wei, Woosuk Kim, Soumya Poddar, Jonathan Said, Caius G Radu, Matthias Eiber, Johannes Czernin, Roger Slavik, Ken Herrmann
Clinical (177)Lu-PSMA-617 radioligand therapy (RLT) is applied in advanced stage prostate cancer. However, to the best of our knowledge murine models to study the biological effects of various activity levels have not been established. AIM: To optimize specific and total activity for (177)Lu-PSMA-617 RLT in a syngeneic model of murine prostate cancer. Methods: 0.1x106 murine reconstituted, oncogene-driven prostate cancer cells (RM1), transduced to express human prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA), were injected into the left flank of C57Bl6 immunocompetent mice...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529619/effects-of-prolonged-exposure-to-low-dose-metformin-in-thyroid-cancer-cell-lines
#13
Safar Kheder, Karen Sisley, Sirwan Hadad, Sabapathy P Balasubramanian
Background: Thyroid cancer is generally associated with an excellent prognosis, but there is significant long-term morbidity with standard treatment. Some sub-types however have a poor prognosis. Metformin, an oral anti-diabetic drug is shown to have anti-cancer effects in several types of cancer (breast, lung and ovarian cancer). The proposed mechanisms include activation of the Adenosine Mono-phosphate-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) pathway and inhibition of the mTOR pathway (which promotes growth and proliferation)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526910/expression-and-regulation-of-type-2a-protein-phosphatases-and-alpha4-signalling-in-cardiac-health-and-hypertrophy
#14
Olga Eleftheriadou, Andrii Boguslavskyi, Michael R Longman, Jonathan Cowan, Asvi Francois, Richard J Heads, Brian E Wadzinski, Ali Ryan, Michael J Shattock, Andrew K Snabaitis
Cardiac physiology and hypertrophy are regulated by the phosphorylation status of many proteins, which is partly controlled by a poorly defined type 2A protein phosphatase-alpha4 intracellular signalling axis. Quantitative PCR analysis revealed that mRNA levels of the type 2A catalytic subunits were differentially expressed in H9c2 cardiomyocytes (PP2ACβ > PP2ACα > PP4C > PP6C), NRVM (PP2ACβ > PP2ACα = PP4C = PP6C), and adult rat ventricular myocytes (PP2ACα > PP2ACβ > PP6C > PP4C)...
July 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492345/the-focinator-v2-0-graphical-interface-four-channels-colocalization-analysis-and-cell-phase-identification
#15
Sebastian Oeck, Nathalie M Malewicz, Sebastian Hurst, Klaudia Al-Refae, Adam Krysztofiak, Verena Jendrossek
The quantitative analysis of foci plays an important role in various cell biological methods. In the fields of radiation biology and experimental oncology, the effect of ionizing radiation, chemotherapy or molecularly targeted drugs on DNA damage induction and repair is frequently performed by the analysis of protein clusters or phosphorylated proteins recruited to so called repair foci at DNA damage sites, involving for example γ-H2A.X, 53BP1 or RAD51. We recently developed "The Focinator" as a reliable and fast tool for automated quantitative and qualitative analysis of nuclei and DNA damage foci...
July 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491095/angelica-sinensis-polysaccharide-prevents-hematopoietic-stem-cells-senescence-in-d-galactose-induced-aging-mouse-model
#16
Xinyi Mu, Yanyan Zhang, Jing Li, Jieyu Xia, Xiongbin Chen, Pengwei Jing, Xiaoying Song, Lu Wang, Yaping Wang
Age-related regression in hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSC/HPCs) limits replenishment of the blood and immune system and hence contributes to hematopoietic diseases and declined immunity. In this study, we employed D-gal-induced aging mouse model and observed the antiaging effects of Angelica Sinensis Polysaccharide (ASP), a major active ingredient in dong quai (Chinese Angelica Sinensis), on the Sca-1(+) HSC/HPCs in vivo. ASP treatment prevents HSC/HPCs senescence with decreased AGEs levels in the serum, reduced SA-β-Gal positive cells, and promoted CFU-Mix formation in the D-gal administrated mouse...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487971/azidothymidine-inhibits-cell-growth-and-telomerase-activity-and-induces-dna-damage-in-human-esophageal-cancer
#17
Haoli Wang, Jianwen Zhou, Qiong He, Yu Dong, Yanhui Liu
Esophageal cancer is one of the most common type of malignancies. Telomerase activity, which is absent or weakly detected in the majority of human somatic cells, is elevated in esophageal cancer. Although azidothymidine (AZT), a reverse transcriptase inhibitor, has been utilized as a treatment for tumors, its role in treating esophageal cancer has not been confirmed. The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of AZT on telomerase activity and the proliferation of the human esophageal cancer cell line TE‑11...
June 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454371/synergistic-effects-of-a-novel-lipid-soluble-extract-from-pinellia-pedatisecta-schott-and-cisplatin-on-human-cervical-carcinoma-cell-lines-through-the-regulation-of-dna-damage-response-signaling-pathway
#18
Mingxing Zhang, Hongwei Zhang, Yi Yu, Haixia Huang, Guiling Li, Congjian Xu
Herbal medicines have been recognized as an attractive approach for cancer therapy with minimal side effects. The present study investigated the type of interaction between a novel lipid-soluble extract from Pinellia pedatisecta Schott (PE) and cisplatin (CDDP) on human cervical cancer SiHa and CaSki cell lines in vitro. The mechanism of this combination was studied using cell proliferation, invasion and apoptosis assays, and by analyzing cell cycle distribution and protein expression, with a focus on DNA damage response (DDR) activation...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442502/ribonucleotide-reductase-catalytic-subunit-m1-rrm1-as-a-novel-therapeutic-target-in-multiple-myeloma
#19
Morihiko Sagawa, Hiroto Ohguchi, Takeshi Harada, Mehmet K Samur, Yu-Tzu Tai, Nikhil C Munshi, Masahiro Kizaki, Teru Hideshima, Kenneth C Anderson
Purpose: To investigate the biological and clinical significance of ribonucleotide reductase (RR) in multiple myeloma.Experimental Design: We assessed the impact of RR expression on patient outcome in multiple myeloma. We then characterized the effect of genetic and pharmacologic inhibition of ribonucleotide reductase catalytic subunit M1 (RRM1) on multiple myeloma growth and survival using siRNA and clofarabine, respectively, in both in vitro and in vivo mouse xenograft models.Results: Newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients with higher RRM1 expression have shortened survival...
April 25, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436335/localization-of-the-werner-protein-together-with-h2ax-in-%C3%AE-irradiation-induced-neoplastic-transformed-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#20
Nedime Serakinci, Tufan Cankaya, Steen Kølvraa
The H2A histone family, member X (H2AX), and Werner (WRN) are important proteins for genome and telomere maintenance. WRN has a major role in genome stability, particularly during DNA replication, transcription, recombination, and repair of DNA double-stranded breaks (DSBs) via base excision repair, homologous recombination, or nonhomologous end joining. H2AX plays a part in the rapid, sensitive, cellular response to the ionizing radiation or DNA-damaging chemotherapeutic agents that cause DSBs. This occurs when radiation-induced DSBs trigger the activation of H2AX and begin the damage-repair process...
2017: Critical Reviews in Eukaryotic Gene Expression
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