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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027980/the-plasticizer-bisphenol-a-perturbs-the-hepatic-epigenome-a-systems-level-analysis-of-the-mirnome
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Ludivine Renaud, Willian A da Silveira, E Starr Hazard, Jonathan Simpson, Silvia Falcinelli, Dongjun Chung, Oliana Carnevali, Gary Hardiman
Ubiquitous exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disruptor (ED), has raised concerns for both human and ecosystem health. Epigenetic factors, including microRNAs (miRNAs), are key regulators of gene expression during cancer. The effect of BPA exposure on the zebrafish epigenome remains poorly characterized. Zebrafish represents an excellent model to study cancer as the organism develops a disease that resembles human cancer. Using zebrafish as a systems toxicology model, we hypothesized that chronic BPA-exposure impacts the miRNome in adult zebrafish and establishes an epigenome more susceptible to cancer development...
October 13, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027617/zebrafish-as-a-model-to-study-neuroblastoma-development
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REVIEW
Mattie J Casey, Rodney A Stewart
Neuroblastoma is a pediatric solid tumor arising from embryonic neural crest progenitor cells that normally generate the peripheral sympathetic nervous system. As such, the location of neuroblastoma tumors is correlated with the distribution of major post-ganglionic clusters throughout the sympathetic chain, with the highest incidence in the adrenal medulla or lumbar sympathetic ganglia (~65%). Neuroblastoma is an enigmatic tumor that can spontaneously regress with minimal treatment or become highly metastatic and develop resistance to aggressive treatments, including radiation and high-dose chemotherapy...
October 13, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023511/a-new-and-improved-algorithm-for-the-quantification-of-chromatin-condensation-from-microscopic-data-shows-decreased-chromatin-condensation-in-regenerating-axolotl-limb-cells
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Julian Sosnik, Warren A Vieira, Kaitlyn A Webster, Kellee R Siegfried, Catherine D McCusker
The nuclear landscape plays an important role in the regulation of tissue and positional specific genes in embryonic and developing cells. Changes in this landscape can be dynamic, and are associated with the differentiation of cells during embryogenesis, and the de-differentiation of cells during induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) formation and in many cancers. However, tools to quantitatively characterize these changes are limited, especially in the in vivo context, where numerous tissue types are present and cells are arranged in multiple layers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023202/transplantation-of-zebrafish-cells-by-conventional-pneumatic-microinjector
#4
Ming Shao, Xiao-Ning Cheng, Yuan-Yuan Liu, Ji-Tong Li, De-Li Shi
Generating chimeric zebrafish by transplantation is extremely useful for live imaging in developmental, stem cell, and cancer biology, and to answer the questions of how cells acquire, keep, and/or change their fate. However, as it is technically challenging, the use of transplantation approach remains very limited by the zebrafish community. In this study, we show that this cell grafting operation can be easily achieved by using a conventional pneumatic microinjector normally used for microinjections. Compared with previously published protocols, which need additional transplantation apparatus, this alternative transplantation method works well, but needs a simpler experimental setup, and is more accessible to all investigators...
October 12, 2017: Zebrafish
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992691/a-ratiometric-fluorescent-probe-for-monitoring-leucine-aminopeptidase-in-living-cells-and-zebrafish-model
#5
Zhe Zhou, Feiyi Wang, Guichun Yang, CuiFen Lu, Junqi Nie, Zuxing Chen, Jun Ren, Qi Sun, Chunchang Zhao, Wei-Hong Zhu
Leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) is an important cancer-related biomarker, which shows significant overexpression in malignant tumor cells like liver cancer, Developing an effective method to monitor LAP in tumor cells holds great potential for cancer diagnosis, treatment and management. In this work, we report a novel BODIPY-based fluorescent probe (BODIPY-C-Leu) capable of monitoring LAP in vitro and in vivo in both ratiometric and turn-on model. BODIPY-C-Leu contains an asymmetrical BODIPY dye for fluorescent signaling, and a dipeptide (Cys-Leu) as the triggered moiety...
October 10, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984854/adult-zebrafish-in-cns-disease-modeling-a-tank-that-s-half-full-not-half-empty-and-still-filling
#6
Darya A Meshalkina, Elana V Kysil, Jason E Warnick, Konstantin A Demin, Allan V Kalueff
The zebrafish (Danio rerio) is increasingly used in a broad array of biomedical studies, from cancer research to drug screening. Zebrafish also represent an emerging model organism for studying complex brain diseases. The number of zebrafish neuroscience studies is exponentially growing, significantly outpacing those conducted with rodents or other model organisms. Yet, there is still a substantial amount of resistance in adopting zebrafish as a first-choice model system. Studies of the repertoire of zebrafish neural and behavioral functions continue to reveal new opportunities for understanding the pathobiology of various CNS deficits...
October 6, 2017: Lab Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968743/p62-sqstm1-interacts-with-vimentin-to-enhance-breast-cancer-metastasis
#7
Si-Si Li, Ling-Zhi Xu, Wei Zhou, Shang Yao, Chun-Li Wang, Jiang-Long Xia, He-Fei Wang, Muhammad Kamran, Xiao-Yuan Xue, Lin Dong, Jing Wang, Xu-Dong Ding, Laura Bella, Laurence Bugeon, Jie Xu, Fei-Meng Zheng, Margaret J Dallman, Eric W-F Lam, Quentin Liu
The signalling adaptor p62 is frequently overexpressed in numerous cancer types. Here, we found that p62 expression was elevated in metastatic breast cancer and its overexpression correlated with reduced metastasis-free and relapse-free survival times. Analysis of p62 expression in breast cancer cell lines demonstrated that high p62 expression was associated with the invasive phenotypes of breast cancer. Indeed, silencing p62 expression attenuated the invasive phenotypes of highly metastatic cells, whereas overexpressing p62 promoted the invasion of non-metastatic cells in in vitro microfluidic model...
September 12, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966725/praja-is-overexpressed-in-glioblastoma-and-contributes-to-neural-precursor-development
#8
Joshua Shin, Viveka Mishra, Eric Glasgow, Sobia Zaidi, Kazufumi Ohshiro, Bhargava Chitti, Amee A Kapadia, Neha Rana, Lopa Mishra, Chu-Xia Deng, Shuyun Rao, Bibhuti Mishra
PRAJA, a RING-H2 E3 ligase, is abundantly expressed in brain tissues such as the cerebellum and frontal cortex, amongst others, and more specifically in neural progenitor cells as well as in multiple cancers that include glioblastomas. However, the specific role that Praja plays in neural development and gliomas remains unclear. In this investigation, we performed bioinformatic analyses to examine Praja1 and Praja2 expression across 29 cancer types, and observed raised levels of Praja1 and Praja2 in gliomas with an inverse relationship between Praja1 and apoptotic genes and Praja substrates such as Smad3...
July 2017: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961226/innovative-disease-model-zebrafish-as-an-in-vivo-platform-for-intestinal-disorder-and-tumors
#9
REVIEW
Jeng-Wei Lu, Yi-Jung Ho, Shih-Ci Ciou, Zhiyuan Gong
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the world's most common cancers and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths, causing more than 50,000 estimated deaths each year. Several risk factors are highly associated with CRC, including being overweight, eating a diet high in red meat and over-processed meat, having a history of inflammatory bowel disease, and smoking. Previous zebrafish studies have demonstrated that multiple oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes can be regulated through genetic or epigenetic alterations...
September 29, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947958/crosstalk-between-tongue-carcinoma-cells-extracellular-vesicles-and-immune-cells-in-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models
#10
Ahmed Al-Samadi, Shady Adnan Awad, Katja Tuomainen, Yue Zhao, Abdelhakim Salem, Mataleena Parikka, Tuula Salo
The crosstalk between immune cells, cancer cells, and extracellular vesicles (EVs) secreted by cancer cells remains poorly understood. We created three-dimensional (3D) cell culture models using human leiomyoma discs and Myogel to study the effects of immune cells on highly (HSC-3) and less (SCC-25) invasive oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) cell lines. Additionally, we studied the effects of EVs isolated from these cell lines on the cytotoxicity of CD8(+) T and NK cells isolated from three healthy donors...
September 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943451/tubulin-binding-anticancer-polysulfides-induce-cell-death-via-mitotic-arrest-and-autophagic-interference-in-colorectal-cancer
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Esma Yagdi Efe, Aloran Mazumder, Jin-Young Lee, Anthoula Gaigneaux, Flavia Radogna, Muhammad Jawad Nasim, Christo Christov, Claus Jacob, Kyu-Won Kim, Mario Dicato, Patrick Chaimbault, Claudia Cerella, Marc Diederich
Polysulfanes show chemopreventive effects against gastrointestinal tumors. We identified diallyl tetrasulfide and its derivative, dibenzyl tetrasulfide (DBTTS), to be mitotic inhibitors and apoptosis inducers. Here, we translate their application in colorectal cancer (CRC). MALDI-TOF-MS analysis identified both compounds as reversible tubulin binders, validated by in cellulo α-tubulin degradation. BRAF(V600E)-mutated HT-29 cells were resistant to DBTTS, as evidenced by mitotic arrest for 48 h prior to apoptosis induction compared to KRAS(G12V)-mutated SW480/620 cells, which committed to death earlier...
September 21, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938538/mir-23a-targets-runx2-and-suppresses-ginsenoside-rg1-induced-angiogenesis-in-endothelial-cells
#12
Xiao-Dong Wu, Ting Guo, Li Liu, Chao Wang, Kun Zhang, Han-Qiang Liu, Feng Wang, Wen-Dong Bai, Meng-Yao Zhang
Rg1 is a predominant protopanaxatriol-type of ginsenoside found in Panax ginseng, and it has been shown to have anti-cancer effects in multiple types of cancer cells. However, Rg1 also induces the expression of proangiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A), in endothelial cells. Unfortunately, angiogenesis positively correlates with cancer development. In this study, we identified RUNX2 as a regulator of ginsenoside Rg1-induced angiogenesis for the first time. We found that RUNX2 was directly targeted and regulated by miR-23a...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930163/zebrafish-in-translational-cancer-research-insight-into-leukemia-melanoma-glioma-and-endocrine-tumor-biology
#13
REVIEW
Aurora Irene Idilli, Francesca Precazzini, Maria Caterina Mione, Viviana Anelli
Over the past 15 years, zebrafish have emerged as a powerful tool for studying human cancers. Transgenic techniques have been employed to model different types of tumors, including leukemia, melanoma, glioblastoma and endocrine tumors. These models present histopathological and molecular conservation with their human cancer counterparts and have been fundamental for understanding mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression. Moreover, xenotransplantation of human cancer cells in embryos or adult zebrafish offers the advantage of studying the behavior of human cancer cells in a live organism...
September 20, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927532/beyond-mouse-cancer-models-three-dimensional-human-relevant-in-vitro-and-non-mammalian-in-vivo-models-for-photodynamic-therapy
#14
REVIEW
Malgorzata Kucinska, Marek Murias, Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska
The proper design of experiments is a critical step for each study in order to obtain reproducible and reliable data. Taking into account constant competitiveness in the quickly developing biomedical sciences and the availability of sophisticated techniques, the choice and establishment of an experimental model system are essential for a successful research project. Currently, various sophisticated in vitro and in vivo models are being designed and developed in order to replace the use of mammalian models to investigate the mechanisms of action, activity and properties of novel compounds or treatment modalities...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926234/using-ultra-performance-liquid-chromatography-quadrupole-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-based-chemometrics-for-the-identification-of-anti-angiogenic-biflavonoids-from-edible-garcinia-species
#15
Ping Li, Grace Gar-Lee Yue, Hin-Fai Kwok, Chun-Lin Long, Clara Bik-San Lau, Edward J Kennelly
Garcinia xanthochymus fruits are edible and also used in traditional medicine. Our previous work showed that the isolated natural products from G. xanthochymus fruits have displayed antioxidant activity and cytotoxicity in the colon cancer cells. In this study, we developed a strategy to correlate a zebrafish angiogenesis assay with ultra-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry-based chemometric analysis to identify potential anti-angiogenic activity compounds from G. xanthochymus fruits...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925392/atypical-e2fs-inhibit-tumor-angiogenesis
#16
B G M W Weijts, B Westendorp, B T Hien, L M Martínez-López, M Zijp, I Thurlings, R E Thomas, S Schulte-Merker, W J Bakker, A de Bruin
Atypical E2F transcription factors (E2F7 and E2F8) function as key regulators of cell cycle progression and their inactivation leads to spontaneous cancer formation in mice. However, the mechanism of the tumor suppressor functions of E2F7/8 remain obscure. In this study we discovered that atypical E2Fs control tumor angiogenesis, one of the hallmarks of cancer. We genetically inactivated atypical E2Fs in epithelial and mesenchymal neoplasm and analyzed blood vessel formation in three different animal models of cancer...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923401/pharmacological-blockade-of-cholesterol-trafficking-by-cepharanthine-in-endothelial-cells-suppresses-angiogenesis-and-tumor-growth
#17
Junfang Lyu, Eun Ju Yang, Sarah A Head, Nana Ai, Baoyuan Zhang, Changjie Wu, Ruo-Jing Li, Yifan Liu, Chen Yang, Yongjun Dang, Ho Jeong Kwon, Wei Ge, Jun O Liu, Joong Sup Shim
Cholesterol is an important modulator of membrane protein function and signaling in endothelial cells, thus making it an emerging target for anti-angiogenic agents. In this study, we employed a phenotypic screen that detects intracellular cholesterol distribution in endothelial cells (HUVEC) and identified 13 existing drugs as cholesterol trafficking inhibitors. Cepharanthine, an approved drug for anti-inflammatory and cancer management use, was amongst the candidates, which was selected for in-depth mechanistic studies to link cholesterol trafficking and angiogenesis...
November 28, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914763/emerging-estrogenic-pollutants-in-the-aquatic-environment-and-breast-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Sylvain Lecomte, Denis Habauzit, Thierry D Charlier, Farzad Pakdel
The number and amount of man-made chemicals present in the aquatic environment has increased considerably over the past 50 years. Among these contaminants, endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) represent a significant proportion. This family of compounds interferes with normal hormonal processes through multiple molecular pathways. They represent a potential risk for human and wildlife as they are suspected to be involved in the development of diseases including, but not limited to, reprotoxicity, metabolic disorders, and cancers...
September 15, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912276/cavin-2-regulates-the-activity-and-stability-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-enos-in-angiogenesis
#19
Gandhi T K Boopathy, Madhura Kulkarni, Sze Yuan Ho, Adrian Boey, Edmond Wei Min Chua, Veluchamy A Barathi, Tom J Carney, Xiaomeng Wang, Wanjin Hong
Angiogenesis is a highly regulated process for formation of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones. Angiogenesis is dysregulated in various pathologies, including age-related macular degeneration, arthritis, and cancer. Inhibiting pathological angiogenesis therefore represents a promising therapeutic strategy for treating these disorders, highlighting the need to study angiogenesis in more detail. To this end, identifying the genes essential for blood vessel formation and elucidating their function are crucial for a complete understanding of angiogenesis...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903419/development-of-zebrafish-medulloblastoma-like-pnet-model-by-talen-mediated-somatic-gene-inactivation
#20
Jaegal Shim, Jung-Hwa Choi, Moon-Hak Park, Hyena Kim, Jong Hwan Kim, Seon-Young Kim, Dongwan Hong, Sunshin Kim, Ji Eun Lee, Cheol-Hee Kim, Jeong-Soo Lee, Young-Ki Bae
Genetically engineered animal tumor models have traditionally been generated by the gain of single or multiple oncogenes or the loss of tumor suppressor genes; however, the development of live animal models has been difficult given that cancer phenotypes are generally induced by somatic mutation rather than by germline genetic inactivation. In this study, we developed somatically mutated tumor models using TALEN-mediated somatic gene inactivation of cdkn2a/b or rb1 tumor suppressor genes in zebrafish. One-cell stage injection of cdkn2a/b-TALEN mRNA resulted in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors with high frequency (about 39%) and early onset (about 35 weeks of age) in F0 tp53(e7/e7) mutant zebrafish...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
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