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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208828/ginkgolic-acid-c-17-1-derived-from-ginkgo-biloba-leaves-suppresses-constitutive-and-inducible-stat3-activation-through-induction-of-pten-and-shp-1-tyrosine-phosphatase
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Seung Ho Baek, Jong Hyun Lee, Chulwon Kim, Jeong-Hyeon Ko, Seung-Hee Ryu, Seok-Geun Lee, Woong Mo Yang, Jae-Young Um, Arunachalam Chinnathambi, Sulaiman Ali Alharbi, Gautam Sethi, Kwang Seok Ahn
Ginkgolic acid C 17:1 (GAC 17:1) extracted from Ginkgo biloba leaves, has been previously reported to exhibit diverse antitumor effect(s) through modulation of several molecular targets in tumor cells, however the detailed mechanism(s) of its actions still remains to be elucidated. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is an oncogenic transcription factor that regulates various critical functions involved in progression of diverse hematological malignancies, including multiple myeloma, therefore attenuating STAT3 activation may have a potential in cancer therapy...
February 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202937/focal-adhesion-kinase-activity-is-required-for-actomyosin-contractility-based-invasion-of-cells-into-dense-3d-matrices
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Claudia T Mierke, Tony Fischer, Stefanie Puder, Tom Kunschmann, Birga Soetje, Wolfgang H Ziegler
The focal adhesion kinase (FAK) regulates the dynamics of integrin-based cell adhesions important for motility. FAK's activity regulation is involved in stress-sensing and focal-adhesion turnover. The effect of FAK on 3D migration and cellular mechanics is unclear. We analyzed FAK knock-out mouse embryonic fibroblasts and cells expressing a kinase-dead FAK mutant, R454-FAK, in comparison to FAK wild-type cells. FAK knock-out and FAK(R454/R454) cells invade dense 3D matrices less efficiently. These results are supported by FAK knock-down in wild-type fibroblasts and MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells showing reduced invasiveness...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202511/amplification-of-egfr-wild-type-alleles-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-confers-acquired-resistance-to-mutation-selective-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Shigenari Nukaga, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Katsuya Tsuchihara, Junko Hamamoto, Keita Masuzawa, Ichiro Kawada, Katsuhiko Naoki, Shingo Matsumoto, Sachiyo Mimaki, Shinnosuke Ikemura, Koichi Goto, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Kenzo Soejima
EGFR-mutated lung cancers account for a significant subgroup of non-small cell lung cancers overall. Third-generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI) are mutation-selective inhibitors with minimal effects on wild type EGFR. Acquired resistance develops to these agents, however, the mechanisms are as yet uncharacterized. In this study, we report that the Src-AKT pathway contributes to acquired resistance to these TKI. In addition, amplification of EGFR wild-type alleles but not mutant alleles was sufficient to confer acquired resistance...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202316/an-epigenetic-modifier-induces-production-of-10-s-verruculide-b-an-inhibitor-of-protein-tyrosine-phosphatases-by-phoma-sp-nov-lg0217-a-fungal-endophyte-of-parkinsonia-microphylla
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Juliana R Gubiani, E M Kithsiri Wijeratne, Taoda Shi, Angela R Araujo, A Elizabeth Arnold, Eli Chapman, A A Leslie Gunatilaka
Incorporation of the histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA), to a culture broth of the endophytic fungus Phoma sp. nov. LG0217 isolated from Parkinsonia microphylla changed its metabolite profile and resulted in the production of (10'S)-verruculide B (1), vermistatin (2) and dihydrovermistatin (3). When cultured in the absence of the epigenetic modifier, it produced a new metabolite, (S,Z)-5-(3',4'-dihydroxybutyldiene)-3-propylfuran-2(5H)-one (4) together with nafuredin (5)...
February 3, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198666/design-connecting-gene-expression-with-therapeutics-for-drug-repurposing-and-development
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Bernard Kok Bang Lee, Kai Hung Tiong, Jit Kang Chang, Chee Sun Liew, Zainal Ariff Abdul Rahman, Aik Choon Tan, Tsung Fei Khang, Sok Ching Cheong
BACKGROUND: The drug discovery and development pipeline is a long and arduous process that inevitably hampers rapid drug development. Therefore, strategies to improve the efficiency of drug development are urgently needed to enable effective drugs to enter the clinic. Precision medicine has demonstrated that genetic features of cancer cells can be used for predicting drug response, and emerging evidence suggest that gene-drug connections could be predicted more accurately by exploring the cumulative effects of many genes simultaneously...
January 25, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194552/a-novel-synthetic-small-molecule-yf-452-inhibits-tumor-growth-through-antiangiogenesis-by-suppressing-vegf-receptor-2-signaling
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Yongrui Liu, Yuan He, Feifei Yang, Xiaonan Cong, Jinhua Wang, Shihong Peng, Dan Gao, Weifang Wang, Liping Lan, Xuexiang Ying, Mingyao Liu, Yihua Chen, Zhengfang Yi
Tumor angiogenesis is characterized by abnormal vessel morphology, endowing tumor with highly hypoxia and unresponsive toward treatment. To date, mounting angiogenic factors have been discovered as therapeutic targets in antiangiogenic drug development. Among them, vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) inhibitors exerts potent antiangiogenic activity in tumor therapy. Therefore, it may provide a valid strategy for cancer treatment through targeting the tumor angiogenesis via VEGFR2 pathway...
February 13, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192400/oncogenic-signaling-by-kit-tyrosine-kinase-occurs-selectively-on-the-golgi-apparatus-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Y Obata, K Horikawa, T Takahashi, Y Akieda, M Tsujimoto, J A Fletcher, H Esumi, T Nishida, R Abe
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are caused by gain-of-function mutations in the Kit receptor tyrosine kinase. Most primary GIST patients respond to the Kit inhibitor imatinib, but this drug often becomes ineffective because of secondary mutations in the Kit kinase domain. The characteristic intracellular accumulation of imatinib-sensitive and -resistant Kit protein is well documented, but its relationship to oncogenic signaling remains unknown. Here, we show that in cancer tissue from primary GIST patients as well as in cell lines, mutant Kit accumulates on the Golgi apparatus, whereas normal Kit localizes to the plasma membrane (PM)...
February 13, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191815/bladder-cancer-cell-growth-and-motility-implicate-cannabinoid-2-receptor-mediated-modifications-of-sphingolipids-metabolism
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Arianna Bettiga, Massimo Aureli, Giorgia Colciago, Valentina Murdica, Marco Moschini, Roberta Lucianò, Daniel Canals, Yusuf Hannun, Petter Hedlund, Giovanni Lavorgna, Renzo Colombo, Rosaria Bassi, Maura Samarani, Francesco Montorsi, Andrea Salonia, Fabio Benigni
The inhibitory effects demonstrated by activation of cannabinoid receptors (CB) on cancer proliferation and migration may also play critical roles in controlling bladder cancer (BC). CB expression on human normal and BC specimens was tested by immunohistochemistry. Human BC cells RT4 and RT112 were challenged with CB agonists and assessed for proliferation, apoptosis, and motility. Cellular sphingolipids (SL) constitution and metabolism were evaluated after metabolic labelling. CB1-2 were detected in BC specimens, but only CB2 was more expressed in the tumour...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188290/activated-cdc42-associated-kinase-1-ack1-binds-the-sam-domain-of-adaptor-slp-76-and-phosphorylates-proximal-tyrosines
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Youg R Thaker, Asha Recino, Monika Raab, Asma Jabeen, Maja Wallberg, Nelson Fernandez, Christopher E Rudd
The adaptor protein Src homology 2 domain-containing leukocyte phospho-protein of 76 kDa (SLP-76) plays a crucial role in T-cell activation by linking antigen receptor (TCR) signals to downstream pathways. At its N-terminus, SLP-76 has three key N-terminus tyrosines (Y113, Y128 and Y145, or 3Y) as well as a sterile-α motif (SAM) domain, whose function is unclear. We previously showed that the SAM domain has two binding regions that mediate dimer and oligomer formation. In this study, we have identified SAM domain-carrying non-receptor tyrosine kinase, activated Cdc42-associated tyrosine kinase 1 (ACK1; also known as Tnk2, tyrosine kinase non receptor 2), as a novel binding partner of SLP-76...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183800/tnfsf15-inhibits-vegf-stimulated-vascular-hyperpermeability-by-inducing-vegfr2-dephosphorylation
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Gui-Li Yang, Zilong Zhao, Ting-Ting Qin, Dong Wang, Lijuan Chen, Rong Xiang, Zhen Xi, Rongcai Jiang, Zhi-Song Zhang, Jianning Zhang, Lu-Yuan Li
Vascular hyperpermeability is critical in ischemic diseases, including stroke and myocardial infarction, as well as in inflammation and cancer. It is well known that the VEGF-VEGFR2 signaling pathways are pivotal in promoting vascular permeability; however, counterbalancing mechanisms that restrict vascular permeability to maintain the integrity of blood vessels, are not yet fully understood. We report that TNF superfamily member 15 (TNFSF15), a cytokine largely produced by vascular endothelial cells and a specific inhibitor of the proliferation of these same cells, can inhibit VEGF-induced vascular permeability in vitro and in vivo, and that death receptor 3 (DR3), a cell surface receptor of TNFSF15, mediates TNFSF15-induced dephosphorylation of VEGFR2...
February 9, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178976/advanced-glycation-end-products-induce-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-release-from-human-platelets-through-the-src-family-kinase-activation
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Kazuo Furukawa, Ichiro Fuse, Yuriko Iwakura, Hidekazu Sotoyama, Osamu Hanyu, Hiroyuki Nawa, Hirohito Sone, Nobuyuki Takei
BACKGROUND: Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) exerts beneficial effects not only on diabetic neuropathies but also on cardiovascular injury. There is argument regarding the levels of serum BDNF in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM). Because BDNF in peripheral blood is rich in platelets, this may represent dysregulation of BDNF release from platelets. Here we focused on advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are elevated in patients with DM and have adverse effects on cardiovascular functions...
February 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167538/application-of-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-modeling-to-understanding-of-bosutinib-pharmacokinetics-prediction-of-drug-drug-and-drug-disease-interactions
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Chiho Ono, Poe-Hirr Hsyu, Richat Abbas, Cho-Ming Loi, Shinji Yamazaki
Bosutinib (Bosulif®) is an orally available Src/Abl tyrosine kinase inhibitor indicated for the treatment of patients with Ph+ chronic myelogenous leukemia. Bosutinib is predominantly metabolized by CYP3A4 as the primary clearance mechanism. The main objectives of the present study were to: 1) develop physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) models of bosutinib, 2) verify and refine the PBPK models based upon clinical study results of bosutinib single-dose drug-drug interaction (DDI) with ketoconazole and rifampin, and single-dose drug-disease interaction (DDZI) in patients with renal and hepatic impairment, 3) apply the PBPK models to predict DDI outcome in patients with weak and moderate CYP3A inhibitors, and 4) apply the PBPK models to predict DDZI outcomes in renally and hepatically impaired patients after multiple-dose administration...
February 6, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167128/testosterone-promotes-tube-formation-of-endothelial-cells-isolated-from-veins-via-activation-of-smad1-protein
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Pei Liu, Xiaosa Li, Fuhu Song, Ping Li, Jinzhi Wei, Qing Yan, Xingyan Xu, Jun Yang, Chuanxiang Li, Xiaodong Fu
Testosterone (T) deficiency is positively correlated with the increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. However, the effects of T on vascular endothelial cells remain obscure. Tube formation capacity is critical for vascular regeneration/repair and Smad1 plays an important role in these events. In this study, we investigated the effects of T on Smad1 activation and tube formation of cultured human umbilical endothelial cells (HUVECs). Our results showed that T rapidly increased endothelial Smad1 phosphorylation...
February 3, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166196/the-ptprot-tyrosine-phosphatase-functions-as-an-obligate-haploinsufficient-tumor-suppressor-in-vivo-in-b-cell-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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J Wakim, E Arman, S Becker-Herman, M P Kramer, E Bakos, I Shachar, A Elson
The tyrosine phosphatase PTPROt is a suggested tumor suppressor (TS) in B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and its expression is reduced in this disease. In order to examine how reduced PTPROt expression affects CLL in vivo we induced CLL in PTPROt-targeted mice. Unexpectedly, loss of both Ptprot alleles delayed disease detection and progression and lengthened survival relative to mice carrying two intact alleles, indicating that PTPROt fulfills a novel tumor-promoting role in CLL. Tumor cells from mice lacking PTPROt exhibited reduced B-cell receptor (BCR)-induced signaling, as well as increased apoptosis and autophagy...
February 6, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158234/yes1-signaling-mediates-the-resistance-to-trastuzumab-lap-atinib-in-breast-cancer
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Tatsuaki Takeda, Hiromasa Yamamoto, Hirotaka Kanzaki, Ken Suzawa, Takahiro Yoshioka, Shuta Tomida, Xiaojiang Cui, Ramachandran Murali, Kei Namba, Hiroki Sato, Hidejiro Torigoe, Mototsugu Watanabe, Kazuhiko Shien, Junichi Soh, Hiroaki Asano, Kazunori Tsukuda, Yoshihisa Kitamura, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Toshiaki Sendo, Shinichi Toyooka
BACKGROUND: Overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is observed in approximately 15-23% of breast cancers and these cancers are classified as HER2-positive breast cancer. Trastuzumab is the first-line targeted therapeutic drug for HER2-positive breast cancer and has improved patient overall survival. However, acquired resistance to trastuzumab is still a critical issue in breast cancer treatment. We previously established a trastuzumab-resistant breast cancer cell line (named as BT-474-R) from a trastuzumab-sensitive HER2-amplified cell line BT-474...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154141/the-nonreceptor-tyrosine-kinase-c-src-attenuates-scf-%C3%AE-trcp-e3-ligase-activity-abrogating-taz-proteasomal-degradation
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Matan Shanzer, Julia Adler, Inna Ricardo-Lax, Nina Reuven, Yosef Shaul
The polyomavirus middle T antigen (PyMT) oncogene activates the cellular nonreceptor tyrosine kinase c-Src and recruits the Hippo pathway effectors, Yap (yes-associated protein) and Taz (transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif), as key steps in oncogenesis. Yap and Taz are transcription coactivators shuttling from the cytoplasm to the nucleus. The Hippo pathway kinase Lats1/2 (large tumor suppressor homolog) reduces Yap/Taz nuclear localization and minimizes their cytoplasmic levels by facilitating their ubiquitination by the E3 ligase SCF(β-TrCP)...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154014/a-tumor-cell-selective-inhibitor-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-phosphatases-sensitizes-breast-cancer-cells-to-lymphokine-activated-killer-cell-activity
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Christof T Kaltenmeier, Laura L Vollmer, Lawrence A Vernetti, Lindsay Caprio, Keanu Davis, Vasiliy N Korotchenko, Billy W Day, Michael Tsang, Keren I Hulkower, Michael T Lotze, Andreas Vogt
Dual specificity mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) phosphatases (DUSP-MKPs) have been hypothesized to maintain cancer cell survival by buffering excessive MAPK signaling caused by upstream activating oncogenic products. A large and diverse body of literature suggests that genetic depletion of DUSP-MKPs can reduce tumorigenicity, suggesting that hyperactivating MAPK signaling by DUSP-MKP inhibitors could be a novel strategy to selectively affect the transformed phenotype. Through in vivo structure activity relationship studies in transgenic zebrafish we recently identified a hyperactivator of Fibroblast Growth Factor signaling (BCI-215) that is devoid of developmental toxicity and restores defective MAPK activity caused by overexpression of DUSP1 and DUSP6 in mammalian cells...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153500/endothelin-causes-transactivation-of-the-egfr-and-her2-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Terry W Moody, Irene Ramos-Alvarez, Paola Moreno Perez, Samuel A Mantey, Lisa Ridnour, David Wink, Robert T Jensen
Endothelin (ET)-1 is an important peptide in cancer progression stimulating cellular proliferation, tumor angiogenesis and metastasis. ET-1 binds with high affinity to the ETA receptor (R) and ETBR on cancer cells. High levels of tumor ET-1 and ETAR are associated with poor survival of lung cancer patients. Here the effects of ET-1 on epidermal growth factor (EGF)R and HER2 transactivation were investigated using non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. ETAR mRNA was present in all 10 NSCLC cell lines examined...
January 30, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141839/dasatinib-inhibits-c-src-phosphorylation-and-prevents-the-proliferation-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-tnbc-cells-which-overexpress-syndecan-binding-protein-sdcbp
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Xiao-Long Qian, Jun Zhang, Pei-Ze Li, Rong-Gang Lang, Wei-Dong Li, Hui Sun, Fang-Fang Liu, Xiao-Jing Guo, Feng Gu, Li Fu
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) progresses rapidly but lacks effective targeted therapies. Our previous study showed that downregulating syndecan-binding protein (SDCBP) in TNBC inhibits the proliferation of TNBC cells. Dasatinib is a new small-molecule inhibitor of c-src phosphorylation. The aim of this study was to investigate if SDCBP is a potential marker to indicate whether a TNBC is suitable for dasatinib therapy. This study applied co-immunoprecipitation to identify the interaction between SDCBP and c-src in TNBC cell lines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133974/novel-therapeutic-approaches-in-chondrosarcoma
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Genovefa Polychronidou, Vasilios Karavasilis, Seth M Pollack, Paul H Huang, Alex Lee, Robin L Jones
Chondrosarcoma is a malignant tumor of bones, characterized by the production of cartilage matrix. Due to lack of effective treatment for advanced disease, the clinical management of chondrosarcomas is exceptionally challenging. Current research focuses on elucidating the molecular events underlying the pathogenesis of this rare bone malignancy, with the goal of developing new molecularly targeted therapies. Signaling pathways suggested to have a role in chondrosarcoma include Hedgehog, Src, PI3k-Akt-mTOR and angiogenesis...
January 30, 2017: Future Oncology
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