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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732393/microrna-30a-suppresses-tumor-progression-by-blocking-ras-raf-mek-erk-signaling-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#1
Kun Zhou, Xiaoyu Luo, Yu Wang, Dachun Cao, Gang Sun
Emerging reports suggest microRNAs (miRNAs) play a vital role in the progression of malignant tumors. MiR-30a is downregulated in a variety of cancers and acts as a tumor suppressing gene. However, the molecular mechanisms of miRNA-30a in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are still unclear. Hereby, in this study, we detected that miR-30a expression was significantly down-regulated in both HCC tissues compared with adjacent non-cancerous liver tissues, and we also observed that miR-30a expression was lower in HCC cell lines than that of normal controls...
July 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732387/the-micrornas-mir-200b-3p-and-mir-429-5p-target-the-limk1-cfl1-pathway-to-inhibit-growth-and-motility-of-breast-cancer-cells
#2
Dengfeng Li, Hong Wang, Hongming Song, Hui Xu, Bingkun Zhao, Chenyang Wu, Jiashu Hu, Tianqi Wu, Dan Xie, Junyong Zhao, Qiang Shen, Lin Fang
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has the worst prognosis of all subtypes of breast cancer (BC), with limited options for conventional therapy and no targeted therapies. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression. In this study, we aimed to determine whether two members of the miR-200 family, miR-200b-3p and miR-429-5p, are involved in BC cell proliferation and motility and to elucidate their target genes and pathways. We performed a meta-analysis that reveals down-regulated expression of miR-200b-3p and miR-429-5p in BC tissues and cell lines, consistent with a lower expression of miR-200b-3p and miR-429-5p in MDA-MB-231 and HCC1937 cells than in MCF-7 and MCF-10 cells...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732357/profiling-cancer-related-gene-mutations-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-from-japanese-patients-by-targeted-amplicon-sequencing
#3
Takafumi Nakagaki, Miyuki Tamura, Kenta Kobashi, Ryota Koyama, Hisayo Fukushima, Tomoko Ohashi, Masashi Idogawa, Kazuhiro Ogi, Hiroyoshi Hiratsuka, Takashi Tokino, Yasushi Sasaki
Somatic mutation analysis is a standard practice in the study of human cancers to identify mutations that cause therapeutic sensitization and resistance. We performed comprehensive genomic analyses that used PCR target enrichment and next-generation sequencing on Ion Proton semiconductor sequencers. Forty-seven oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) samples and their corresponding noncancerous tissues were used for multiplex PCR amplification to obtain targeted coverage of the entire coding regions of 409 cancer-related genes (covered regions: 95...
July 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732043/investigation-of-horizontal-gene-transfer-of-pathogenicity-islands-in-escherichia-coli-using-next-generation-sequencing
#4
Maxim Messerer, Wolfgang Fischer, Sören Schubert
Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) contributes to the evolution of bacteria. All extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) harbour pathogenicity islands (PAIs), however relatively little is known about the acquisition of these PAIs. Due to these islands, ExPEC have properties to colonize and invade its hosts efficiently. Even though these PAIs are known to be acquired by HGT, only very few PAIs do carry mobilization and transfer genes required for the transmission by HGT. In this study, we apply for the first time next-generation sequencing (NGS) and in silico analyses in combination with in vitro experiments to decipher the mechanisms of PAI acquisition in ExPEC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731962/polymorphisms-in-cytochrome-p450-oxidoreductase-and-its-effect-on-drug-metabolism-and-efficacy
#5
Liang Gong, Cong-Min Zhang, Jin-Feng Lv, Hong-Hao Zhou, Lan Fan
Cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase (POR) has played a potential role in the metabolism of drugs and steroids by supplying electrons to microsomal cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes. More than 200 different POR mutations and polymorphisms causing more than 130 amino acid changes in the POR protein have been reported since 2004. A503V is a common amino acid sequence variant encoded by POR*28, whereas A287P and R457H are the most common disease-causing mutations in Europeans and Asians, respectively. Polymorphisms in the POR gene can affect POR activity, CYP-mediated drug metabolism activities, and the efficacy of several clinically used drugs...
July 20, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731681/the-first-n-borylated-emitters-displaying-highly-efficient-thermally-activated-delayed-fluorescence-and-high-performance-oleds
#6
Yi-Jyun Lien, Tzu-Chieh Lin, Chun-Chieh Yang, Yu-Cheng Chiang, Chih-Hao Chang, Shih-Hung Liu, Yi-Ting Chen, Gene-Hsiang Lee, Pi-Tai Chou, Chin-Wei Lu, Yun Chi
Despite the fast boom of thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) emitters bearing borane-based acceptor, so far, none of TADF emitters with a direct B-N linkage between N-donor and boryl acceptor has been reported. The latter should simplify molecular architecture and hence facilitate the synthetic design and versatility. We report here the preparation and characterization of a new series of N-borylated compounds with functional acridine donor unit; namely: ACBM, PACBM and SACBM. Spectroscopic studies were performed to explore their photophysical properties that exhibited prominent solvatochromism and thermally activated delayed fluorescence...
July 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731526/drug-discovery-and-development-for-rare-genetic-disorders
#7
REVIEW
Wei Sun, Wei Zheng, Anton Simeonov
Approximately 7,000 rare diseases affect millions of individuals in the United States. Although rare diseases taken together have an enormous impact, there is a significant gap between basic research and clinical interventions. Opportunities now exist to accelerate drug development for the treatment of rare diseases. Disease foundations and research centers worldwide focus on better understanding rare disorders. Here, the state-of-the-art drug discovery strategies for small molecules and biological approaches for orphan diseases are reviewed...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731474/bacterial-transcriptome-remodeling-during-sequential-co-culture-with-a-marine-dinoflagellate-and-diatom
#8
Marine Landa, Andrew S Burns, Selena J Roth, Mary Ann Moran
In their role as primary producers, marine phytoplankton modulate heterotrophic bacterial activities through differences in the types and amounts of organic matter they release. This study investigates the transcriptional response of bacterium Ruegeria pomeroyi, a member of the Roseobacter clade known to affiliate with diverse phytoplankton groups in the ocean, during a shift in phytoplankton taxonomy. The bacterium was initially introduced into a culture of the dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamarense, and then experienced a change in phytoplankton community composition as the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana gradually outcompeted the dinoflagellate...
July 21, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731472/high-abundance-and-expression-of-transposases-in-bacteria-from-the-baltic-sea
#9
Theoden Vigil-Stenman, Karolina Ininbergs, Birgitta Bergman, Martin Ekman
Transposases are mobile genetic elements suggested to have an important role in bacterial genome plasticity and host adaptation but their transcriptional activity in natural bacterial communities is largely unexplored. Here we analyzed metagenomes and -transcriptomes of size fractionated (0.1-0.8, 0.8-3.0 and 3.0-200 μm) bacterial communities from the brackish Baltic Sea, and adjacent marine waters. The Baltic Sea transposase levels, up to 1.7% of bacterial genes and 2% of bacterial transcripts, were considerably higher than in marine waters and similar to levels reported for extreme environments...
July 21, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731328/bisphosphonate-functionalized-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticles-for-the-delivery-of-the-bromodomain-inhibitor-jq1-in-the-treatment-of-osteosarcoma
#10
Victoria Wu, Jarrett Mickens, Vuk Uskokovic
Osteosarcoma (OS) is one of the most common neoplasia among children and its survival statistics have been stagnating since the combinatorial anticancer therapy triad was first introduced. Here we report on the assessment of the effect of hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanoparticles loaded with medronate, the simplest bisphosphonate, as a bone-targeting agent and JQ1, a small-molecule bromodomain inhibitor, as a chemotherapeutic in different 2D and 3D K7M2 OS in vitro models. Both additives decreased the crystallinity of HAp, but the effect was more intense for medronate because of its higher affinity for HAp...
July 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731226/curcumin-converts-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells-to-t-helper-1-cells-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
#11
JianYong Zou, ChunHua Su, HongHe Luo, YiYan Lei, Bo Zeng, HaoShuai Zhu, ZhenGuang Chen
The regulatory T cells (Treg) play an important role in the tumor tolerance. The methods to regulate the Treg population in cancer-bearing hosts are limited currently. The effect of curcumin on inhibiting cancer has been recognized, but the mechanism remains elusive. This study tests a hypothesis that administration of curcumin down regulates Tregs in lung cancer (LC) patients. In this study, a group of LC patients was treated with curcumin. The peripheral Tregs and T helper (Th) 1 cells were analyzed by flow cytometry...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731186/let-7c-5p-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-induces-cell-apoptosis-by-targeting-ercc6-in-breast-cancer
#12
Xiaonan Fu, Xuan Mao, Yuxiang Wang, Xianfeng Ding, Yongfeng Li
In this study, we found that let-7c-5p expression was clearly downregulated in breast cancer tissues compared with that of corresponding adjacent tissues. Furthermore, overexpression of let-7c-5p in MCF-7 breast cancer cells could significantly inhibit cell proliferation and induce cell apoptosis. The target genes of let-7c-5p were predicted by the way of bioinformatics, and validated by dual luciferase reporter assay and western blotting demonstrating that excision repair cross complementing 6 (ERCC6) gene was a direct target...
July 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731177/co%C3%A2-expression-of-axin-and-apc-gene-fragments-inhibits-colorectal-cancer-cell-growth-via-regulation-of-the-wnt-signaling-pathway
#13
Meili Xu, Xianling Liu, Yan Xu, Shicong Zhu, Yawen Gao
Adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) and Axin interactions serve an important role in colorectal cancer (CRC) pathogenesis. The aim of the present study was to assess the combined effects of Axin and APC co‑expression in CRC cells, and to determine the underlying mechanisms involved. SW480 cells were divided into the following groups: Untransfected (SW480 group), transfected with pEGFP‑N3plus pCS2‑MT (SW480/vector‑vector), transfected with pEGFP‑N3‑APC5 (SW480/APC5), and transfected with pEGFP‑N3‑APC5 pluspCS2‑MT‑Axin (SW480/APC5‑Axin)...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731141/botulinum-toxin-a-improves-adipose-tissue-engraftment-by-promoting-cell-proliferation-adipogenesis-and-angiogenesis
#14
Qi Tang, Chang Chen, Xiaqi Wang, Wei Li, Yan Zhang, Muyao Wang, Wei Jing, Hang Wang, Weihua Guo, Weidong Tian
Adipose tissue engraftment has become a well-established therapy in plastic and reconstructive surgery used to restore age-related or injury-related soft tissue loss. However, the unpredictable absorption rates limit its further application. Some clinicians have noted that more optimal aesthetic results are achieved when botulinum toxin A (BoNTA) is applied prior to adipose tissue grafting. In the present study, we transplanted allogeneic adipose tissue treated with or without BoNTA in SD rats in vivo. We subsequently evaluated the survival rate (weight, volume, apoptosis and cellular integrity) and revascularization of the adipose tissue...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731040/er-stress-and-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-neurodegeneration
#15
REVIEW
Claudio Hetz, Smita Saxena
The clinical manifestation of neurodegenerative diseases is initiated by the selective alteration in the functionality of distinct neuronal populations. The pathology of many neurodegenerative diseases includes accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain. In physiological conditions, the proteostasis network maintains normal protein folding, trafficking and degradation; alterations in this network - particularly disturbances to the function of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) - are thought to contribute to abnormal protein aggregation...
July 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731027/ptenp1-acts-as-a-cerna-to-regulate-pten-by-sponging-mir-19b-and-explores-the-biological-role-of-ptenp1-in-breast-cancer
#16
R-K Li, J- Gao, L-H Guo, G-Q Huang, W-H Luo
This study aimed to investigate role of long noncoding RNA PTENP1 regulating PTEN expression via miR-19b to affect breast cancer (BC) progression. We measured expressions of PTENP1, miR-19b and PTEN in 65 matched BC cancerous and noncancerous tissues by quantitative real-time fluorescence PCR (qRT-PCR) and investigated the biological effects of PTENP1 in BC MDA-MB-231 cells by several in vitro experiments including CCK8, wound healing, transwell and Annexin V-FITC/PI analysis. Besides, the competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) activity of PTENP1 on miR-19b was detected by luciferase reporter assay, and the expressions of related genes and proteins were determined by western blot assay and qRT-PCR...
July 21, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731026/the-novel-gene-ha117-promotes-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-drug-resistance-in-mouse-colon-tumor-cells
#17
Y X Guo, Y H Xu, G H Zheng, X Q Jin
In this study, we characterized the role of HA117, a novel gene we previously identified, in drug resistance in vitro and in vivo. Briefly, CT26 cells expressing HA117 were obtained by infection with a recombinant adenovirus, and tested for drug sensitivity by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium assay. In addition, the effect of HA117 on drug sensitivity was assessed in CT26 colon tumors transplanted into nude mice. In vitro, expression of HA117 increased the resistance of CT26 cells to 5-fluorouracil 2.75 times (P<0...
July 21, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730965/efficient-non-invasive-plasmid-dna-administration-into-tibialis-cranialis-muscle-of-little-mice
#18
C R Cecchi, E Higuti, E R Lima, D P Vieira, P L Squair, C N Peroni, P Bartolini
An alternative treatment for growth hormone deficiency based on hGH-DNA administration, followed by electro gene transfer, was investigated by injecting the plasmid into surgically exposed or non-exposed quadriceps or tibialis muscle of immunodeficient "little" mice. Previously optimized electrotransfer conditions were also improved via a new combination of high/low voltage pulses: after 3 days, serum hGH was determined. Both groups exhibited similar results: 5.0 ± 2.2 (SD) and 3.5 ± 0.9 ng hGH/ml (P>0...
July 21, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730960/protein-kinases-as-tumor-biomarkers-and-therapeutic-targets
#19
Chuntao Quan, Juanjuan Xiao, Lin Liu, Qiuhong Duan, Ping Yuan, Feng Zhu
Over the last three decades, neoplasms have become the largest cause of human mortality due to both high tumor incidence and mortality. Chemotherapy is one of the main therapies employed to treat neoplasms. Although classical genotoxic drugs, such as cyclophosphamide, 5-FU, cisplatin and doxorubicin have been applied in clinical settings and have achieved very good treatment efficacy, many cancer patients died of tumor metastasis, drug toxicity or drug resistance due to tumor heterogeneity. Targeted molecular treatments based on the genes, receptors, and kinases expressed by a tumor make individualized treatment possible...
July 20, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730480/identification-and-validation-of-driver-kinases-from-next-generation-sequencing-data
#20
Andri Leonidou, Barrie Peck, Rachael Natrajan
It is well appreciated that activating mutations in kinase genes result in kinome reprogramming that leads to altered downstream signaling networks that drive tumor progression. Indeed small-molecule inhibition of activated kinases has heralded the wave of precision medicine in the past decade. The advent of next-generation sequencing has identified a plethora of potentially activating mutations and fusion genes in previously unreported kinase genes that can potentially be developed as targeted therapies. However, the bottleneck in the translation of these alterations into clinically useful therapies lies in their functional validation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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