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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925399/dock4-promotes-loss-of-proliferation-in-glioblastoma-progenitor-cells-through-nuclear-beta-catenin-accumulation-and-subsequent-mir-302-367-cluster-expression
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D N Debruyne, L Turchi, F Burel-Vandenbos, M Fareh, F Almairac, V Virolle, D Figarella-Branger, N Baeza-Kallee, P Lagadec, V Kubiniek, P Paquis, D Fontaine, M-P Junier, H Chneiweiss, T Virolle
Glioblastomas (GBM) are lethal primitive brain tumours characterized by a strong intra-tumour heterogeneity. We observed in GBM tissues the coexistence of functionally divergent micro-territories either enriched in more differentiated and non-mitotic cells or in mitotic undifferentiated OLIG2 positive cells while sharing similar genomic abnormalities. Understanding the formation of such functionally divergent micro-territories in glioblastomas (GBM) is essential to comprehend GBM biogenesis, plasticity and to develop therapies...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905149/interactions-between-the-canonical-wnt-beta-catenin-pathway-and-ppar-gamma-on-neuroinflammation-demyelination-and-remyelination-in-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Alexandre Vallée, Jean-Noël Vallée, Rémy Guillevin, Yves Lecarpentier
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is marked by neuroinflammation and demyelination with loss of oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system. The immune response is regulated by WNT/beta-catenin pathway in MS. Activated NF-kappaB, a major effector of neuroinflammation, and upregulated canonical WNT/beta-catenin pathway positively regulate each other. Demyelinating events present an upregulation of WNT/beta-catenin pathway, whereas proper myelinating phases show a downregulation of WNT/beta-catenin pathway essential for the promotion of oligodendrocytes precursors cells proliferation and differentiation...
September 13, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903396/igfbp2-plays-an-important-role-in-heat-shock-protein-27-mediated-cancer-progression-and-metastasis
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Chin-Sheng Hung, Chien-Yu Huang, Chia-Hwa Lee, Wei-Yu Chen, Ming-Te Huang, Po-Li Wei, Yu-Jia Chang
Heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27) is a key chaperone that interacts with over 200 client proteins. The expression of Hsp27 might be correlated with poor outcome in many types of cancer. Previous study indicated that Hsp27 might be an important biomarker in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the detailed mechanism is less well understood. The shRNA-mediated silencing of Hsp27 decreased the proliferation, migration and invasion of HCC cells. In a xenograft model, the silencing of Hsp27 reduced tumor progression...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900034/beta-catenin-directs-the-transformation-of-testis-sertoli-cells-to-ovarian-granulosa-like-cells-by-inducing-foxl2-expression
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Yaqiong Li, Lianjun Zhang, Yuqiong Hu, Min Chen, Feng Han, Yan Qin, Min Chen, Xiuhong Cui, Shuguang Duo, Fuchou Tang, Fei Gao
Sertoli and granulosa cells are two major types of somatic cells in the male and female gonads,respectively. Previous studies have shown that Sertoli and granulosa cells are derived from common progenitor cells and that differentiation of these two cell types is regulated by sex differentiation genes. The signaling pathway including the adhesion and transcription factor Ctnnb1 (cadherin-associated protein, beta 1, also known as β-catenin) regulates differentiation of granulosa cells in the absence of the transcription factor Sry, and over-activation of β-catenin in the presence of Sry leads to granulosa prior to sex determination...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885439/multiple-recurrent-fibromatosis-with-cranial-fasciitis-characteristics-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Rui Dai, Irene J Pien, David A Brown, Andre Marshall, Herbert E Fuchs, Jeffrey R Marcus
Cranial fasciitis is a rare, rapidly growing, but benign fibroblastic tumor of the skull that generally presents in childhood. Local resection or curettage of the affected bone is generally curative and the tumor is thought not to recur. Cranial fasciitis is distinguished by positive cytoplasmic and nuclear beta-catenin staining. Fibromatosis is a clonal myofibroblastic nonmalignant proliferation that generally demonstrates positive nuclear beta-catenin staining. In this report, the authors present a patient with fibromatosis with cranial fasciitis characteristics in a 2...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877067/diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarkers-of-adrenal-cortical-carcinoma
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Ozgur Mete, Hasan Gucer, Mehmet Kefeli, Sylvia L Asa
The diagnosis of low-grade adrenal cortical carcinoma (ACC) confined to the adrenal gland can be challenging. Although there are diagnostic and prognostic molecular tests for ACC, they remain largely unutilized. We examined the diagnostic and prognostic value of altered reticulin framework and the immunoprofile of biomarkers including IGF-2, proteins involved in cell proliferation and mitotic spindle regulation (Ki67, p53, BUB1B, HURP, NEK2), DNA damage repair (PBK, γ-H2AX), telomere regulation (DAX, ATRX), wnt-signaling pathway (beta-catenin) and PI3K signaling pathway (PTEN, phospho-mTOR) in a tissue microarray of 50 adenomas and 43 carcinomas that were characterized for angioinvasion as defined by strict criteria, Weiss score, and mitotic rate-based tumor grade...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870812/thyroidectomy-stimulates-glucagon-like-peptide-1-secretion-and-attenuates-hepatic-steatosis-in-high-fat-fed-rats
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Jong Yeon Kang, Mikyung Kim, Yuna Kang, Wonmok Lee, Tae Kyung Ha, Ji Hae Seo, Young Gil Son, Eunyoung Ha
Thyroid hormones (THs) as a therapeutic intervention to treat obesity has been tried but the effect of THs on body weight and the mechanistic details of which are far from clear. This study was designed to determine and elucidate the mechanistic details of metabolic action of THs in high-fat diet (HFD) fed Sprague Dawley (SD) rats. Rats were made surgically hypothyroid (thyroidectomy, Thx). Body weights and food and water intake profoundly decreased in HFD fed thyroidectomized group (HN Thx). Results showed that delayed insulin response, increased total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, and low-density lipoprotein in HN Thx...
September 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821617/janus-kinase-3-regulates-adherens-junction-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-through-beta-catenin
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Jayshree Mishra, Jugal Kishore Das, Narendra Kumar
Compromise in adherens junction (AJ) is associated with several chronic inflammatory diseases. Previously we reported that Janus kinase-3, a non-receptor tyrosine kinase plays a crucial role in AJ formation through its interaction with beta-catenin. In this report, we characterize the structural determinants responsible for Jak3 interactions with beta-catenin and determine the functional implications of previously unknown tyrosine residues on beta-catenin phosphorylated by Jak3. We demonstrate that Jak3 auto-phosphorylation was the rate- limiting step during Jak3 trans-phosphorylation of beta-catenin where Jak3 directly phosphorylated three tyrosine residues viz...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810742/determination-of-rate-limiting-factor-for-formation-of-beta-catenin-destruction-complexes-using-absolute-protein-quantification
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Masashi Kitazawa, Tomohisa Hatta, Koji Ogawa, Eriko Fukuda, Naoki Goshima, Tohru Natsume
Wnt/β-catenin signaling plays important roles in both ontogenesis and development. In the absence of a Wnt stimulus, β-catenin is degraded by a multiprotein "destruction complex" that includes Axin, APC, GSK3B, and FBXW11. Although the key molecules required for transducing Wnt signals have been identified, a quantitative understanding of this pathway has been lacking. Here, we calculated the absolute number of β-catenin destruction complexes by absolute protein quantification using LC-MS/MS. Similar amounts of destruction complex-constituting proteins and β-catenin interacted, and the number of destruction complexes was calculated to be about 1,468 molecules/cell...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810525/in-vitro-anticancer-activities-of-osthole-against-renal-cell-carcinoma-cells
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Lei Liu, Jun Mao, Qifei Wang, Zhiwei Zhang, Guangzhen Wu, Qizhen Tang, Bin Zhao, Lianhong Li, Quanlin Li
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common urinary malignancy that is resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Osthole, a monomer compound extracted from a traditional Chinese herb, has potent anti-tumor effects on various types of cancer cells. However, the therapeutic effects of osthole on RCC remain unclear. In our study, osthole could suppress the proliferation and colony formation of two RCC cell lines, ACHN and 786-O cells, in a dose-dependent manner. Treatment with osthole resulted in a significant, dose-dependent increase in the expression of pro-apoptotic proteins (cleaved caspase-3 and Bax) and decreased expression of anti-apoptotic proteins (Bcl-2 and survivin), which were consistent with evidence of apoptotic nuclear morphology revealed by DAPI staining...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807667/inhibition-of-beta-catenin-signaling-in-the-skin-rescues-cutaneous-adipogenesis-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-of-c-82
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Robert Lafyatis, Julio C Mantero, Jessica Gordon, Nina Kishore, Mary Carns, Howard Dittrich, Robert Spiera, Robert W Simms, John Varga
Several studies have suggested that Wnts might contribute to skin fibrosis in systemic sclerosis (SSc) by affecting the differentiation of pluripotent dermal cells. We tested C-82, a therapeutic that inhibits canonical Wnt signaling by blocking the interaction of cAMP Response Element-Binding Protein with β-Catenin and inhibiting Wnt-activated genes. We utilized previously unreported trial design, formulating C-82 for topical application and conducting a placebo controlled, double-blinded clinical trial in which patients with diffuse cutaneous SSc were treated with C-82 or placebo on opposite forearms...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801349/c-myc-expression-in-adrenocortical-tumours
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Mirkka Pennanen, Jaana Hagström, Ilkka Heiskanen, Timo Sane, Harri Mustonen, Johanna Arola, Caj Haglund
AIMS: Widespread use of high-resolution imaging techniques and thus increased prevalence of adrenal lesions has made diagnostics of adrenocortical tumours an increasingly important clinical issue. In non-metastatic tumours, diagnosis is based on histology. New or enhanced information for clinicopathological diagnosis, revealing the malignant potential of the tumour, could emerge by means of biomarkers. The connection of proto-oncogene c-myc to adrenocortical neoplasias is poorly known, although the Wnt/beta-catenin pathway, one of the signalling pathways leading to induction of c-myc expression, has been connected to development of adrenocortical neoplasias...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797453/oncogenic-signalling-pathways-in-benign-odontogenic-cysts-and-tumours
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REVIEW
Marina Gonçalves Diniz, Carolina Cavalieri Gomes, Sílvia Ferreira de Sousa, Guilherme Machado Xavier, Ricardo Santiago Gomez
The first step towards the prevention of cancer is to develop an in-depth understanding of tumourigenesis and the molecular basis of malignant transformation. What drives tumour initiation? Why do most benign tumours fail to metastasize? Oncogenic mutations, previously considered to be the hallmark drivers of cancers, are reported in benign cysts and tumours, including those that have an odontogenic origin. Despite the presence of such alterations, the vast majority of odontogenic lesions are benign and never progress to the stage of malignant transformation...
September 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795316/diaph3-promoted-the-growth-migration-and-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-by-activating-beta-catenin-tcf-signaling
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Li Dong, Zhijun Li, Liying Xue, Gang Li, Cuiying Zhang, Zhihui Cai, Hui Li, Ruifang Guo
The enhanced ability of cancer cell migration and metastasis is the major cause for the cancer-related death of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Better understanding the mechanisms for the motility of cancer cells will benefit the treatment. Diaphanous-related formin 3 (DIAPH3) has been reported to regulate the motility of cells by remodeling the cytoskeleton. However, the mechanism through which DIAPH3 regulated the motility of cancer cells remains largely unknown. In this study, we have shown that the expression of DIAPH3 was up-regulated in HCC...
August 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794344/papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-with-desmoid-type-fibromatosis-a-clinical-pathological-and-immunohistochemical-study-of-14-cases
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Nami Takada, Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Masahiro Ito, Aki Ito, Ayana Suzuki, Miyoko Higuchi, Seiji Kuma, Toshitetsu Hayashi, Masao Kishikawa, Shuichi Horikawa, Akira Miyauchi
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) with desmoid-type fibromatosis (DTF) is characterized by genetic alterations of the fibroblasts. However, PTC-DTF is extremely rare, and the reports on such cases have been sporadic. Immunohistochemical staining using the antibody for beta-catenin is useful in diagnosing the variant. This report aims to describe the clinical, pathological, and immunohistochemical findings in 14 cases of PTC-DTF and to clarify the diagnostic significance of the variant. The patients included 9 women and 5 men, with a mean age of 49...
August 10, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780474/protective-effect-of-p-coumaric-acid-against-1-2-dimethylhydrazine-induced-colonic-preneoplastic-lesions-in-experimental-rats
#16
Sharada H Sharma, David Raj Chellappan, Prabu Chinnaswamy, Sangeetha Nagarajan
Oxidative stress and gut microbial enzymes are intricately linked to the onset of colon carcinogenesis. Phytochemicals that modulate these two factors hold promise for the development of such agents as anticancer drugs. The present study evaluates the chemopreventive potential of p-coumaric acid (p-CA) - a phenolic acid in rats challenged with the colon specific procarcinogen DMH (1,2 di-methyl hydrazine). Rats were randomized into six groups (n=7/group). Group 1 (control); Group 2 (p-CA 200mg/kg b.w.); Group 3 (DMH 40mg/kg b...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770103/subclonal-analysis-in-a-lobular-breast-cancer-with-classical-and-solid-growth-pattern-mimicking-a-solid-papillary-carcinoma
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Matthias Christgen, Stephan Bartels, Jana Lisa van Luttikhuizen, Maximilian Schieck, Stefanie Pertschy, Sudip Kundu, Ulrich Lehmann, Bjoern Sander, Enrico Pelz, Florian Länger, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Doris Steinemann, Hans Kreipe
Recently, a new variant of invasive lobular breast cancer (ILBC) with solid-papillary-like growth pattern has been described. We present a case of ILBC with solid-papillary-like growth pattern in the main tumour mass and classical invasive lobular growth pattern in adjacent satellite foci. The two tumour components were subjected to comprehensive molecular analyses. Both components were ER/PR-positive, HER2-negative, and showed a complete loss of E-cadherin and beta-catenin protein expression, as determined by immunohistochemistry...
July 2017: Journal of Pathology. Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754856/overexpression-of-mir-135b-5p-promotes-unfavorable-clinical-characteristics-and-poor-prognosis-via-the-repression-of-sfrp4-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Xu Han, Hexige Saiyin, Junjie Zhao, Yuan Fang, Yefei Rong, Chenye Shi, Wenhui Lou, Tiantao Kuang
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly aggressive and malignant neoplasm. The aberrant expression of miR-135b-5p and secreted frizzled-related protein 4 (SFRP4) has been revealed to be involved in various cancers. However, the clinical significance of miR-135b-5p and that of its potential target SFRP4 in PDAC remain to be elucidated. Here, we found that miR-135b-5p was markedly upregulated in pancreatic cancer tissue compared with corresponding adjacent normal tissue, whereas SFRP4 was significantly downregulated...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749946/genome-wide-association-analysis-identifies-genetic-correlates-of-immune-infiltrates-in-solid-tumors
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Nathan O Siemers, James L Holloway, Han Chang, Scott D Chasalow, Petra B Ross-MacDonald, Charles F Voliva, Joseph D Szustakowski
Therapeutic options for the treatment of an increasing variety of cancers have been expanded by the introduction of a new class of drugs, commonly referred to as checkpoint blocking agents, that target the host immune system to positively modulate anti-tumor immune response. Although efficacy of these agents has been linked to a pre-existing level of tumor immune infiltrate, it remains unclear why some patients exhibit deep and durable responses to these agents while others do not benefit. To examine the influence of tumor genetics on tumor immune state, we interrogated the relationship between somatic mutation and copy number alteration with infiltration levels of 7 immune cell types across 40 tumor cohorts in The Cancer Genome Atlas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747498/pseudorabies-virus-us3-induced-tunneling-nanotubes-contain-stabilized-microtubules-interact-with-neighbouring-cells-via-cadherins-and-allow-intercellular-molecular-communication
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Robert J J Jansens, Wim Van den Broeck, Steffi De Pelsmaeker, Jochen A S Lamote, Cliff Van Waesberghe, Liesbeth Couck, Herman W Favoreel
Tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) are long bridge-like structures that connect eukaryotic cells and mediate intercellular communication. We found earlier that the conserved alphaherpesvirus US3 protein kinase induces long cell projections that contact distant cells and promote intercellular virus spread. In this report, we show that the US3-induced cell projections constitute TNTs. In addition, we report that US3-induced TNTs mediate intercellular transport of information (i.e. GFP) in the absence of other viral proteins...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
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