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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214208/reduced-immunohistochemical-expression-of-adhesion-molecules-in-vitiligo-skin-biopsies
#1
Adriane Reichert Faria, Juliana Elizabeth Jung, Caio César Silva de Castro, Lucia de Noronha
Because defects in adhesion impairment seem to be involved in the etiopathogenesis of vitiligo, this study aimed to compare the immunohistochemical expression of several adhesion molecules in the epidermis of vitiligo and non lesional vitiligo skin. Sixty-six specimens of lesional and non lesional skin from 33 volunteers with vitiligo were evaluated by immunohistochemistry using anti-beta-catenin, anti-E-cadherin, anti-laminin, anti-beta1 integrin, anti-collagen IV, anti-ICAM-1 and anti-VCAM-1 antibodies. Biopsies of vitiligo skin demonstrated a significant reduction in the expression of laminin and integrin...
December 30, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208764/spatial-impairment-and-memory-in-genetic-disorders-insights-from-mouse-models
#2
Sang Ah Lee, Valter Tucci, Giorgio Vallortigara
Research across the cognitive and brain sciences has begun to elucidate some of the processes that guide navigation and spatial memory. Boundary geometry and featural landmarks are two distinct classes of environmental cues that have dissociable neural correlates in spatial representation and follow different patterns of learning. Consequently, spatial navigation depends both on the type of cue available and on the type of learning provided. We investigated this interaction between spatial representation and memory by administering two different tasks (working memory, reference memory) using two different environmental cues (rectangular geometry, striped landmark) in mouse models of human genetic disorders: Prader-Willi syndrome (PWScr(m+/p-) mice, n = 12) and Beta-catenin mutation (Thr653Lys-substituted mice, n = 12)...
February 9, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204871/the-role-of-beta-catenin-mutation-and-sox9-expression-in-sex-cord-stromal-tumours-of-the-testis
#3
F Bremmer, C L Behnes, H U Schildhaus, N T Gaisa, H Reis, H Jarry, H J Radzun, P Stroebel, S Schweyer
The WHO classification of testis tumours includes the group of sex cord-stromal tumours. They are divided into several histological types, i.e. Leydig cell (LCT) and Sertoli cell tumours (SCT). Based on the physiological expression of β-catenin in normal testis/Sertoli cells, it was previously shown that SCT can carry a β-catenin mutation, causing a nuclear positivity for β-catenin and cyclin D1. Furthermore, it could be shown that the stabilization of β-catenin in Sertoli cells causes the loss of the Sertoli cell marker SOX9...
February 16, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195086/altered-expressions-of-notch-1-signaling-proteins-and-beta-catenin-in-progression-of-carcinoma-in-situ-into-squamous-carcinoma-of-uterine-cervix
#4
Na-Hye Myong
BACKGROUND: Activation of Notch-1 signaling pathway and loss of membranous beta-catenin have been known to play key roles in the progression of uterine cervix cancer and thus this study focused any alteration in the expression patterns for Notch-1, p53, and cyclin D1 as well as beta-catenin in squamous carcinoma in situ (CIS) and invasive squamous carcinomas to investigate their roles in the progression of CIS to squamous carcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three Notch-1 signaling proteins, such as Notch-1, TP53, and cyclin D1, and a component of cell adhesion complex, beta-catenin, were immunohistochemically stained in 112 uterine cervical tumors including 74 CIS and 38 invasive squamous carcinomas (11 microinvasive and 27 invasive carcinomas)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191283/active-%C3%AE-catenin-is-regulated-by-the-pten-pi3-kinase-pathway-a-role-for-protein-phosphatase-pp2a
#5
Amit Persad, Geetha Venkateswaran, Li Hao, Maria E Garcia, Jenny Yoon, Jaskiran Sidhu, Sujata Persad
Dysregulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling has been associated with the development and progression of many cancers. The stability and subcellular localization of β-catenin, a dual functional protein that plays a role in intracellular adhesion and in regulating gene expression, is tightly regulated. However, little is known about the transcriptionally active form of β-catenin, Active Beta Catenin (ABC), that is unphosphorylated at serine 37 (Ser37) and threonine 41 (Thr41). Elucidating the mechanism by which β-catenin is activated to generate ABC is vital to the development of therapeutic strategies to block β-catenin signaling for cancer treatment...
November 2016: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186678/gamma-secretase-inhibitor-ix-gsi-impairs-concomitant-activation-of-notch-and-wnt-beta-catenin-pathways-in-cd44-gastric-cancer-stem-cells
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Samarpita Barat, Xi Chen, Khac Cuong Bui, Przemyslaw Bozko, Julian Götze, Matthias Christgen, Till Krech, Nisar P Malek, Ruben R Plentz
Cancer stem cells (CSC) are associated with tumor resistance and are characterized in gastric cancer (GC). Studies have indicated that Notch and wnt-beta-catenin pathways are crucial for CSC development. Using CD44(+) CSCs, we investigated the role of these pathways in GC carcinogenesis. We performed cell proliferation, wound healing, invasion, tumorsphere, and apoptosis assays. Immunoblot analysis of downstream signaling targets of Notch and wnt-beta-catenin were tested after gamma-secretase inhibitor IX (GSI) treatment...
February 3, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174691/beta-catenin-participates-in-dialysate-induced-peritoneal-fibrosis-via-enhanced-peritoneal-cell-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#7
Shuiyu Ji, Hao Deng, Wei Jin, Pengpeng Yan, Rending Wang, Lisha Pang, Jingyi Zhou, Jiaming Zhang, Xiaoying Chen, Xiang Zhao, Jia Shen
Long-term exposure to peritoneal dialysate with high glucose (HG) leads to peritoneal fibrosis and thus decreases dialysis efficiency. In this study, we explored the role of β-catenin in this process. C57BL/6 mice received daily intraperitoneal injection with 10% of the body weight of saline (control), 4.25% glucose peritoneal dialysis fluid (PDF), or PDF combined with 5 mg·kg(-1) of the β-catenin inhibitor ICG-001 (PDF+ICG) for 30 days. Also, mice peritoneal epithelial cells (mPECs) were cultured in 4.25% glucose (HG) or combined with 10 μm ICG-001 (HG+ICG) for 48 h...
February 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161440/immunohistochemical-profiling-including-beta-catenin-in-conjunctival-melanocytic-lesions
#8
Harsha S Reddy, C Dirk Keene, Shu H Chang, Arash Jian-Amadi, Patrick J Cimino
Conjunctival melanocytic lesions encompass a group of clinically diverse, benign to malignant, neoplasms that may contain overlapping histopathological features, making definitive diagnosis challenging in some cases. In this series, we compared multiple immunohistochemical (IHC) markers in 11 conjunctival nevi, 10 primary acquired melanosis (PAM) lesions, and 11 conjunctival melanomas. Immunostains included the melanocytic markers HMB-45 and Melan-A, as well as the proliferative marker Ki-67. Loss of beta-catenin expression has been associated with more aggressive clinical disease in cutaneous melanoma, but its status in conjunctival melanocytic lesions is not known, therefore we incorporated beta-catenin immunohistochemical staining in our study...
February 1, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153506/clinicopathologic-study-of-calcifying-fibrous-tumor-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-a-case-series
#9
Maryam Kherad Pezhouh, M Katayoon Rezaei, Maryam Shabihkhani, Arunima Ghosh, Deborah Belchis, Elizabeth A Montgomery, Lysandra Voltaggio
Calcifying fibrous tumor (CFT) is a rare benign mesenchymal lesion known to arise at multiple body sites that may clinically mimic other more aggressive lesions in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In this study we describe the clinicopathologic findings of 28 GI tract CFTs. Tumors predominantly arose in middle aged adults with a slight female predominance. The most commonly involved sites were small bowel and colon, followed by stomach and appendix. Tumors ranged from 0.3 to 9.3cm (median 1.4cm) and submucosa was the most commonly involved layer...
January 30, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152305/concurrent-hypermethylation-of-sfrp2-and-dkk2-activates-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-and-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#10
Hao Wang, Xiang-Long Duan, Xiao-Li Qi, Lei Meng, Yi-Song Xu, Tong Wu, Peng-Gao Dai
Aberrant hypermethylation of Wnt antagonists has been observed in gastric cancer. A number of studies have focused on the hypermethylation of a single Wnt antagonist and its role in regulating the activation of signaling. However, how the Wnt antagonists interacted to regulate the signaling pathway has not been reported. In the present study, we systematically investigated the methylation of some Wnt antagonist genes (SFRP2, SFRP4, SFRP5, DKK1, DKK2, and APC) and their regulatory role in carcinogenesis. We found that aberrant promoter methylation of SFRP2, SFRP4, DKK1, and DKK2 was significantly increased in gastric cancer...
January 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143772/stearoyl-coa-desaturase-promotes-liver-fibrosis-and-tumor-development-in-mice-via-a-wnt-positive-signaling-loop-by-stabilization-of-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-related-proteins-5-and-6
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Keane K Y Lai, Soo-Mi Kweon, Feng Chi, Edward Hwang, Yasuaki Kabe, Reiichi Higashiyama, Lan Qin, Rui Yan, Raymond P Wu, Naoaki Fujii, Samuel French, Jun Xu, Jian-Ying Wang, Ramanchadran Murali, Lopa Mishra, Ju-Seog Lee, James M Ntambi, Hidekazu Tsukamoto
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD) synthesizes monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and has been associated with development of metabolic syndrome, tumorigenesis, and stem cell characteristics. We investigated whether and how SCD promotes liver fibrosis and tumor development in mice. METHODS: Rodent primary hepatic stellate cells (HSCs), mouse liver tumor-initiating stem cell-like cells (TICs), and human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines were exposed to Wnt signaling inhibitors and changes in gene expression patterns were analyzed...
January 29, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139275/liver-x-receptor-activation-inhibits-pc-3-prostate-cancer-cells-via-the-beta-catenin-pathway
#12
Kuang Youlin, Zhang Li, He Weiyang, Kang Jian, Liang Siming, Gou Xin
BACKGROUND: Liver X receptors (LXRs) are nuclear receptors family of ligand-dependent transcription factors that play a crucial role in regulating cholesterol metabolism and inflammation. Recent studies show that LXR agonists exhibit anti-cancer activities in a variety of cancer cell lines including prostate. To further identify the potential mechanisms of LXRα activation on prostate cancer, we investigated the effect of LXR agonist T0901317 on PC3 prostate cancer cell and in which activity of beta-catenin pathway involved...
May 12, 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132771/structural-insight-mutation-and-interactions-in-human-beta-catenin-and-sox17-protein-a-molecular-level-outlook-for-organogenesis
#13
Arundhati Banerjee, Sujay Ray
Essential human proteins; SOX17-HMG domain and beta-catenin uphold a major responsibility for vertebrate gastrulation and embryonic development. Earlier experimental assays document their interaction and states that upon M76A and G103R mutation, their interaction varied. Till date, there was no computational analysis for either of proteins as well as their respective residues for the interaction. The present study extracted and analyzed the experimentally validated 3D models of SOX17-HMG domain and beta-catenin...
January 26, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122729/zinc-suppresses-stem-cell-properties-of-lung-cancer-cells-through-protein-kinase-c-mediated-beta-catenin-degradation
#14
Chuanpit Ninsontia, Preeyaporn Plaimee Phiboonchaiyanan, Chayanin Kiratipaiboon, Pithi Chanvorachote
Highly tumorigenic cancer stem cells (CSCs) residing in most cancers are responsible for cancer progression and treatment failure. Zinc is an element regulator of several cell functions; however, its role in regulation of stem cell program in lung cancer has not been demonstrated. The present study reveals for the first time that zinc can suppress stem cell properties of lung cancer cells. Such findings were proved in different lung cancer cell lines (H460, H23, and H292) and it was found that CSC markers (CD133 and ALDH1A1), stem cell-associated transcription factors (Oct4, Nanog, and Sox-2), and the ability to form tumor spheroid were dramatically suppressed by zinc treatments...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119087/rap1b-a-dvl2-binding-protein-activates-wnt-beta-catenin-signaling-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#15
Zhao Jia, Yang Yang, Zhu Dengyan, Zhang Chunyang, Liu Donglei, Wu Kai, Zhao Song
RAP1B is a small GTPase, which regulates multiple cellular processes. Up-regulation of RAP1B has been observed in several cancer types. Although previous study has shown that miR-518 inhibited the proliferation and invasion of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) cells possibly by targeting RAP1B, the expression pattern and the functions of RAP1B in ESCC are not fully understood. Here, we have fund that the expression of RAP1B was up-regulated in ESCC clinical samples. Gain-of-function and loss-of-function assays demonstrated that RAP1B promoted the growth, migration and metastasis of the ESCC cells...
January 21, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118080/oncogene-dependent-requirement-of-fatty-acid-synthase-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Li Che, Maria G Pilo, Antonio Cigliano, Gavinella Latte, Maria M Simile, Silvia Ribback, Frank Dombrowski, Matthias Evert, Xin Chen, Diego F Calvisi
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most frequent primary tumor of the liver, is an aggressive cancer type with limited treatment options. Cumulating evidence underlines a crucial role of aberrant lipid biosynthesis (a process known as de novo lipogenesis) along carcinogenesis. Previous studies showed that suppression of fatty acid synthase (FASN), the major enzyme responsible for de novo lipogenesis, is highly detrimental for the in vitro growth of HCC cell lines. To assess whether de novo lipogenesis is required for liver carcinogenesis, we have generated various mouse models of liver cancer by stably overexpressing candidate oncogenes in the mouse liver via hydrodynamic gene delivery...
January 24, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114432/tfdp3-regulates-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-breast-cancer
#17
Kailin Yin, Yanchen Liu, Ming Chu, Yuedan Wang
Breast cancer remains a lethal disease to women due to lymph node metastasis, the tumor microenvironment, secondary resistance and other unknown factors. Several important transcription factors involved in this disease, such as PTEN, p53 and beta-catenin, have been identified and researched in-depth as candidates for targeted therapy in breast cancer. TFDP3 is a new, promising candidate for transcriptional regulation in breast cancer, although it was first identified in hepatocellular carcinoma. Here, we demonstrate that TFDP3 is expressed in a variety of malignancies, normal testis tissue and breast cancer cell lines and thus provide evidence that TFDP3 is a cancer-testis antigen...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100625/the-ptpn14-tumour-suppressor-is-a-degradation-target-of-human-papillomavirus-e7
#18
Anita Szalmás, Vjekoslav Tomaić, Om Basukala, Paola Massimi, Suruchi Mittal, József Kónya, Lawrence Banks
: Activation of signalling pathways ensuring cell growth are essential for the proliferative competence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-infected cells. Tyrosine kinases and phosphatases are key regulators of cellular growth control pathways. A recently identified potential cellular target of HPV E7 is the cytoplasmic protein tyrosine phosphatase PTPN14, which is a potential tumour suppressor and is linked to the control of the Hippo and Wnt/beta-catenin signalling pathways. In this study we show that the E7 proteins of both high-risk and low-risk mucosal HPV types can interact with PTPN14...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096962/extra-virgin-olive-oil-in-maternal-diet-increases-osteogenic-genes-expression-but-high-amounts-have-deleterious-effects-on-bones-in-mice-offspring-at-adolescence
#19
Seyedeh Neda Mousavi, Fariba Koohdani, Mohamadreza Baghaban Eslaminejad, Pantea Izadi, Mohamadreza Eshraghian, Forough Azam Sayahpour, Leila Shafiei Neek, Farzad Shidfar
OBJECTIVES: Maternal high-fat diet has been shown to have deleterious effects on the offspring bones. However, there is no study to assess the effects of type and amount of maternal dietary oil in an isocaloric diet, with focus on extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). The objective of the current study was to test the hypothesis that type of maternal dietary oil has more effects than its amount in an isocaloric diet during gestation and lactation on bone genes expression in offspring in adolescence...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059551/wnt-signaling-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
#20
Robert Böscke, Eszter K Vladar, Michael Könnecke, Birgit Hüsing, Robert Linke, Ralph Pries, Norbert Reiling, Jeffrey D Axelrod, Jayakar V Nayak, Barbara Wollenberg
The signaling pathways that sustain the disease process of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) remain poorly understood. We sought to determine the expression levels of Wnt signaling genes in CRSwNP, and to study the role of the Wnt pathway in inflammation and epithelial remodeling in the nasal mucosa. Microarrays and RT-qPCR comparing gene expression in matched nasal polyps (NP) and inferior turbinates (IT) revealed that WNT2B, WNT3A, WNT4, WNT7A, WNT7B and FZD2 were upregulated, and FZD1, LRP5, LRP6 and WIF1 downregulated in NPs...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
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