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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196873/lymphotoxin-beta-interacts-with-methylated-egfr-to-mediate-acquired-resistance-to-cetuximab-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Dennis Shin-Shian Hsu, Wei-Lun Hwang, Chiou-Hwa Yuh, Chen-Hsi Chu, Yang-Hui Ho, Pon-Bo Chen, Han-Syuan Lin, Hua-Kuo Lin, Shih-Pei Wu, Chih-Yi Lin, Wen-Hao Hsu, Hsin-Yi Lan, Hsiao-Jung Wang, Shyh-Kuan Tai, Mien-Chie Hung, Muh-Hwa Yang
PURPOSE: In head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), the incidence of RAS mutation, which is the major cause of cetuximab resistance, is relatively rare compared with the other types of cancers, and the mechanism mediating acquired resistance is unclear compared with the driver gene mutation-mediated de novo resistance. Here we investigated the driver gene mutation-independent mechanism for cetuximab resistance in HNSCC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We used the in vitro-selected and in vivo-selected cetuximab-resistant sublines of HNSCC cell lines for investigating the mechanism of acquired resistance to cetuximab...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194644/ionizing-radiation-blocks-hair-cell-regeneration-in-zebrafish-lateral-line-neuromasts-by-preventing-wnt-signaling
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Rong Li, Guixiang Liao, Guo Yin, Baiyao Wang, Miaohong Yan, Xiaoshan Lin, Wenqing Zhang, Xiaohui Chen, Shasha Du, Yawei Yuan
Loss of hair cells occurs after radiotherapy, which is a major treatment modality for head and neck cancers. In the lateral line neuromasts of zebrafish, hair cells regenerate rapidly from supporting cells after damage from ototoxins. To investigate hair cell regeneration after radiation damage, zebrafish larvae were exposed to radiation, and hair cells were counted and cell proliferation was detected in neuromasts. After irradiation exposure, cell proliferation was inhibited in neuromasts and the number of supporting cells remained stable...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193911/eif3i-activity-is-critical-for-endothelial-cells-in-tumor-induced-angiogenesis-through-regulating-vegfr-and-erk-translation
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Yaguang Zhang, Ping Wang, Qian Zhang, Xiaomin Yao, Linjie Zhao, Yibin Liu, Xiaowei Liu, Rui Tao, Chuan Yu, Yuhao Li, Xiangrong Song, Shaohua Yao
Translational control is a critical step in the regulation of gene expression. Accumulating evidence shows that translational control of a subgroup of mRNAs tends to be selective. However, our understanding of the function of selective translational control in endothelial cells is still incomplete. We found that a key translational regulator, eIF3i, is highly expressed in endothelial cells during embryonic and tumor angiogenesis. Knockdown of eIF3i restrained cell proliferation and migration in endothelial cells...
February 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188179/new-insights-into-the-role-of-jmjd3-and-utx-in-axial-skeletal-formation-in-mice
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Chie Naruse, Shinwa Shibata, Masaru Tamura, Takayuki Kawaguchi, Kanae Abe, Kazushi Sugihara, Tomoaki Kato, Takumi Nishiuchi, Shigeharu Wakana, Masahito Ikawa, Masahide Asano
Jmjd3 and Utx are demethylases specific for lysine 27 of histone H3. Previous reports indicate that Jmjd3 is essential for differentiation of various cell types, such as macrophages and epidermal cells in mice, whereas Utx is involved in cancer and developmental diseases in humans and mice as well as Hox regulation in zebrafish and nematodes. Here, we report that Jmjd3, but not Utx, is involved in axial skeletal formation in mice. A Jmjd3 mutant embryo (Jmjd3(Δ18/Δ18)), but not a catalytically inactive Utx truncation mutant (Utx(-/y)), showed anterior homeotic transformation...
February 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183660/anticancer-activity-of-biologically-synthesized-silver-and-gold-nanoparticles-on-mouse-myoblast-cancer-cells-and-their-toxicity-against-embryonic-zebrafish
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Rajan Ramachandran, Chandran Krishnaraj, Allur Subramaniyan Sivakumar, Palaniappan Prasannakumar, V K Abhay Kumar, Kwan Seob Shim, Chul-Gyu Song, Soon-Il Yun
The aim of this study was to evaluate the anticancer activity of bioinspired silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) against mouse myoblast cancer cells (C2C12). Both AgNPs and AuNPs were biologically synthesized using Spinacia oleracea Linn., aqueous leaves extract. UV-Vis. spectrophotometer, high resolution-transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM), field emission-scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies supported the successful synthesis of AgNPs and AuNPs...
April 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181494/microenvironment-derived-factors-driving-metastatic-plasticity-in-melanoma
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Isabella S Kim, Silja Heilmann, Emily R Kansler, Yan Zhang, Milena Zimmer, Kajan Ratnakumar, Robert L Bowman, Theresa Simon-Vermot, Myles Fennell, Ralph Garippa, Liang Lu, William Lee, Travis Hollmann, Joao B Xavier, Richard M White
Cellular plasticity is a state in which cancer cells exist along a reversible phenotypic spectrum, and underlies key traits such as drug resistance and metastasis. Melanoma plasticity is linked to phenotype switching, where the microenvironment induces switches between invasive/MITF(LO) versus proliferative/MITF(HI) states. Since MITF also induces pigmentation, we hypothesize that macrometastatic success should be favoured by microenvironments that induce a MITF(HI)/differentiated/proliferative state. Zebrafish imaging demonstrates that after extravasation, melanoma cells become pigmented and enact a gene expression program of melanocyte differentiation...
February 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173755/melanoma-genome-evolution-across-species
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Emily R Kansler, Akanksha Verma, Erin M Langdon, Theresa Simon-Vermot, Alexandra Yin, William Lee, Marc Attiyeh, Olivier Elemento, Richard M White
BACKGROUND: Cancer genomes evolve in both space and time, which contributes to the genetic heterogeneity that underlies tumor progression and drug resistance. In human melanoma, identifying mechanistically important events in tumor evolution is hampered due to the high background mutation rate from ultraviolet (UV) light. Cross-species oncogenomics is a powerful tool for identifying these core events, in which transgenically well-defined animal models of cancer are compared to human cancers to identify key conserved alterations...
February 7, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166211/divergent-effects-of-intrinsically-active-mek-variants-on-developmental-ras-signaling
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Yogesh Goyal, Granton A Jindal, José L Pelliccia, Kei Yamaya, Eyan Yeung, Alan S Futran, Rebecca D Burdine, Trudi Schüpbach, Stanislav Y Shvartsman
Germline mutations in Ras pathway components are associated with a large class of human developmental abnormalities, known as RASopathies, that are characterized by a range of structural and functional phenotypes, including cardiac defects and neurocognitive delays. Although it is generally believed that RASopathies are caused by altered levels of pathway activation, the signaling changes in developing tissues remain largely unknown. We used assays with spatiotemporal resolution in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) and Danio rerio (zebrafish) to quantify signaling changes caused by mutations in MAP2K1 (encoding MEK), a core component of the Ras pathway that is mutated in both RASopathies and cancers in humans...
February 6, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159748/estradiol-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-migration-via-recruitment-and-activation-of-neutrophils
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Gabriela Vazquez Rodriguez, Annelie Abrahamsson, Lasse Dahl Ejby Jensen, Charlotta Dabrosin
Estradiol (E2) plays a key role in breast cancer progression. Most breast cancer recurrences express the estrogen receptor (ER), but nearly 50% of patients are resistant to anti-estrogen therapy. Novel therapeutic targets of ER positive breast cancers are needed. Protumoral neutrophils expressing the lymphocyte function-associated antigen 1 (LFA-1) integrin may mediate cancer metastasis and transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) is the major chemoattractant for neutrophils. The role of E2 in neutrophil-ER+ breast cancer cell interactions is unknown...
February 3, 2017: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155927/mononuclear-gold-iii-complexes-with-l-histidine-containing-dipeptides-tuning-the-structural-and-biological-properties-by-variation-of-the-n-terminal-amino-acid-and-counter-anion
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Beata Warżajtis, Biljana Đ Glišić, Nada D Savić, Aleksandar Pavic, Sandra Vojnovic, Aleksandar Veselinović, Jasmina Nikodinovic-Runic, Urszula Rychlewska, Miloš I Djuran
Gold(iii) complexes with different l-histidine-containing dipeptides, [Au(Gly-l-His-NA,NP,N3)Cl]Cl·3H2O (1a), [Au(Gly-l-His-NA,NP,N3)Cl]NO3·1.25H2O (1b), [Au(l-Ala-l-His-NA,NP,N3)Cl][AuCl4]·H2O (2a), [Au(l-Ala-l-His-NA,NP,N3)Cl]NO3·2.5H2O (2b), [Au(l-Val-l-His-NA,NP,N3)Cl]Cl·2H2O (3), [Au(l-Leu-l-His-NA,NP,N3)Cl]Cl (4a) and [Au(l-Leu-l-His-NA,NP,N3)Cl][AuCl4]·H2O (4b), have been synthesized and structurally characterized by spectroscopic ((1)H NMR, IR and UV-vis) and single-crystal X-ray diffraction techniques...
February 3, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
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/28148893/stem-cell-cultures-derived-from-pediatric-brain-tumors-accurately-model-the-originating-tumors
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Anna Wenger, Susanna Larsson, Anna Danielsson, Kirstine Juul Elbæk, Petronella Kettunen, Magnus Tisell, Magnus Sabel, Birgitta Lannering, Claes Nordborg, Elizabeth Schepke, Helena Carén
Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer-related death in children but high-grade gliomas in children and adolescents have remained a relatively under-investigated disease despite this. A better understanding of the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of the diseases is required in order to improve the outcome for these children. In vitro-cultured primary tumor cells from patients are indispensable tools for this purpose by enabling functional analyses and development of new therapies. However, relevant well-characterized in vitro cultures from pediatric gliomas cultured under serum-free conditions have been lacking...
January 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146140/tumor-and-normal-thyroid-spheroids-from-tissues-to-zebrafish
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Valentina Cirello, Germano Gaudenzi, Elisa S Grassi, Carla Colombo, Leonardo Vicentini, Stefano Ferrero, Luca Persani, Giovanni Vitale, Laura Fugazzola
BACKGROUND: Multicellular spheroids represent an interesting experimental model with promising applications in the pre-clinical studies on anticancer drugs. We recently demonstrated that thyroid spheroids recapitulate the features of the original tissues, in either the differentiated and "stem-like" components. Here we were aimed to characterize thyroid spheroids and to investigate in vivo the proangiogenic potential of patient-derived xenografts (PDX) of spheroids obtained from papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) and the matched normal tissues...
January 31, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137359/pharmacological-targeting-of-the-transcription-factor-sox18-delays-breast-cancer-in-mice
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Jeroen Overman, Frank Fontaine, Mehdi Moustaqil, Deepak Mittal, Emma Sierecki, Natalia Sacilotto, Johannes Zuegg, Avril Ab Robertson, Kelly Holmes, Angela A Salim, Sreeman Mamidyala, Mark S Butler, Ashley S Robinson, Emmanuelle Lesieur, Wayne Johnston, Kirill Alexandrov, Brian L Black, Benjamin M Hogan, Sarah De Val, Robert J Capon, Jason S Carroll, Timothy L Bailey, Peter Koopman, Ralf Jauch, Mark J Smyth, Matthew A Cooper, Yann Gambin, Mathias Francois
Pharmacological targeting of transcription factors holds great promise for the development of new therapeutics, but strategies based on blockade of DNA binding, nuclear shuttling, or individual protein partner recruitment have yielded limited success to date. Transcription factors typically engage in complex interaction networks, likely masking the effects of specifically inhibiting single protein-protein interactions. Here, we used a combination of genomic, proteomic and biophysical methods to discover a suite of protein-protein interactions involving the SOX18 transcription factor, a known regulator of vascular development and disease...
January 31, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137236/the-use-of-the-zebrafish-model-to-aid-in-drug-discovery-and-target-validation
#15
Prusothman Yoganantharjah, Yann Gibert
The zebrafish is fast becoming a leading and prominent model organism used by researchers for developmental biology, and research in modeling human diseases in zebrafish is being undertaken at a fast pace. Many therapeutic areas, including oncology and cardiovascular diseases to name a few all have zebrafish models based on known disease mechanisms that are translatable to modes of action in humans. Many novel assays have been and are continuing to be developed to study human disease in zebrafish. Prominent methods to identify novel drug targets within the organism include, chemical mutagenesis, insertional mutagenesis and high throughput small molecule screens...
January 30, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129858/zebrafish-models-of-leukemia
#16
S He, C-B Jing, A T Look
The zebrafish, Danio rerio, is a well-established, invaluable model system for the study of human cancers. The genetic pathways that drive oncogenesis are highly conserved between zebrafish and humans, and multiple unique attributes of the zebrafish make it a tractable tool for analyzing the underlying cellular processes that give rise to human disease. In particular, the high conservation between human and zebrafish hematopoiesis (Jing & Zon, 2011) has stimulated the development of zebrafish models for human hematopoietic malignancies to elucidate molecular pathogenesis and to expedite the preclinical investigation of novel therapies...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129857/discovering-novel-oncogenic-pathways-and-new-therapies-using-zebrafish-models-of-sarcoma
#17
M N Hayes, D M Langenau
Sarcoma is a type of cancer affecting connective, supportive, or soft tissue of mesenchymal origin. Despite rare incidence in adults (<1%), over 15% of pediatric cancers are sarcoma. Sadly, both adults and children with relapsed or metastatic disease have devastatingly high rates of mortality. Current treatment options for sarcoma include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy; however, significant limitations exist with respect to the efficacy of these strategies. Strong impetus has been placed on the development of novel therapies and preclinical models for uncovering mechanisms involved in the development, progression, and therapy resistance of sarcoma...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129855/a-zebrafish-xenograft-model-for-studying-human-cancer-stem-cells-in-distant-metastasis-and-therapy-response
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L Chen, A Groenewoud, C Tulotta, E Zoni, M Kruithof-de Julio, G van der Horst, G van der Pluijm, B Ewa Snaar-Jagalska
Lethal and incurable bone metastasis is one of the main causes of death in multiple types of cancer. A small subpopulation of cancer stem/progenitor-like cells (CSCs), also known as tumor-initiating cells from heterogenetic cancer is considered to mediate bone metastasis. Although over the past decades numerous studies have been performed in different types of cancer, it is still difficult to track small numbers of CSCs during the onset of metastasis. With use of noninvasive high-resolution imaging, transparent zebrafish embryos can be employed to dynamically visualize cancer progression and reciprocal interaction with stroma in a living organism...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129847/analysis-of-pancreatic-disease-in-zebrafish
#19
S C Eames Nalle, K F Franse, M D Kinkel
One of the appeals of the zebrafish model is the relative ease of studying disease progression from embryonic or larval stages through to adulthood. Because of this, the zebrafish has become an important model for postembryonic pancreatic disease, particularly diabetes and pancreatic cancer. Here we present methods for using the adult zebrafish to analyze pancreas function and structure, with an emphasis on the endocrine pancreas and the beta cells. The methods include fasting, weighing adults, and anesthetizing adults, and intraperitoneal injection of glucose based on body weight...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129846/modeling-intestinal-disorders-using-zebrafish
#20
X Zhao, M Pack
Although the zebrafish was initially developed as a model system to study embryonic development, it has gained increasing attention as an advantageous system to investigate human diseases, including intestinal disorders. Zebrafish embryos develop rapidly, and their digestive system is fully functional and visible by 5days post fertilization. There is a large degree of homology between the intestine of zebrafish and higher vertebrate organisms in terms of its cellular composition and function as both a digestive and immune organ...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
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