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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126837/antiandrogens-reduce-intratumoral-androgen-concentrations-and-induce-androgen-receptor-expression-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-xenografts
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Matias Knuuttila, Arfa Mehmood, Riikka Huhtaniemi, Emrah Yatkin, Merja R Häkkinen, Riikka Oksala, Teemu D Laajala, Henrik Ryberg, David J Handelsman, Tero Aittokallio, Seppo Auriola, Claes Ohlsson, Asta Laiho, Laura L Elo, Petra Sipilä, Sari I Mäkelä, Matti Poutanen
The development of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is associated with the activation of intratumoral androgen biosynthesis and an increase in androgen receptor (AR) expression. We recently demonstrated that similarly to the clinical CRPC, orthotopically grown castration-resistant VCaP (CR-VCaP) xenografts express high levels of AR and retain intratumoral androgen concentrations similar to tumors grown in intact mice. Here, we show that antiandrogen treatment (enzalutamide or ARN-509) significantly reduced (10-fold, P < 0...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110173/combination-treatment-with-docetaxel-and-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-downregulates-androgen-receptor-signaling-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Sang Eun Park, Ha-Gyeong Kim, Dong Eun Kim, Yoo Jung Jung, Yunlim Kim, Seong-Yun Jeong, Eun Kyung Choi, Jung Jin Hwang, Choung-Soo Kim
Backgrounds Since most patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) develop resistance to its standard therapy docetaxel, many studies have attempted to identify novel combination treatment to meet the large clinical unmet need. In this study, we examined whether histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACIs) enhanced the effect of docetaxel on AR signaling in CRPC cells harboring AR and its splice variants. Methods HDACIs (vorinostat and CG200745) were tested for their ability to enhance the effects of docetaxel on cell viability and inhibition of AR signaling in CRPC 22Rv1 and VCaP cells by using CellTiter-Glo™ Luminescent cell viability assay, synergy index analysis and Western blotting...
November 7, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104096/n-terminal-truncations-in-sex-steroid-receptors-and-rapid-steroid-actions
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Derek A Schreihofer, Phong Duong, Rebecca L Cunningham
Sex steroid receptors act as ligand activated nuclear transcription factors throughout the body, including the brain. However, post-translational modification of these receptors can direct them to extranuclear sites, including the plasma membrane, where they are able to initiate rapid signaling. Because of the conserved domain structure of these receptors, alternative exon splicing can result in proteins with altered nuclear and extranuclear actions. Although much attention has focused on internal and C-terminal splice variants, both estrogen and androgen receptors undergo N-terminal truncations, as well...
November 2, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101113/treatment-of-advanced-prostate-cancer-a-review-of-current-therapies-and-future-promise
#4
Semini Sumanasuriya, Johann De Bono
Despite many recent advances in the therapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), the disease remains incurable, although men suffering from this disease are living considerably longer. In this review, we discuss the current treatment options available for this disease, such as taxane-based chemotherapy, the novel hormone therapies abiraterone and enzalutamide, and treatments such as radium-223 and sipuleucel-T. We also highlight the need for ongoing research in this field, because, despite numerous recent advances, the prognosis for mCRPC remains poor...
November 3, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076496/androgen-receptor-splice-variant-7-positive-prostate-cancer-a-novel-molecular-subtype-with-markedly-worse-androgen-deprivation-therapy-outcomes-in-newly-diagnosed-patients
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Heng Li, Zhize Wang, Wei Xiao, Libin Yan, Wei Guan, Zhiquan Hu, Lily Wu, Qihong Huang, Ji Wang, Hua Xu, Xu Zhang, Zhangqun Ye
Androgen-deprivation therapy has been the standard treatment for metastatic and locally advanced prostate cancer, but the majority of patients will progress to castration-resistant prostate cancer within 2-3 years. Unlike the case in breast cancer, no clinically validated biomarker has been used to predict the outcomes of androgen-deprivation therapy. To evaluate androgen-receptor splice variant-7 (AR-V7) detection in newly diagnosed advanced prostate cancer and describe the distinctive prognosis of this novel molecular subtype, this study retrospectively enrolled 168 newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients from 2003 to 2015 who received androgen-deprivation therapy...
October 27, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071394/-study-on-the-prediction-of-ar-v7-and-ctc-circulation-in-patients-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-mcrpc-correlation-between-common-clinical-outcome-parameters-rpfs-os-ctc-changes-and-ar-v7-status-androgen-receptor-splice-variant-7-in-patients
#6
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059155/reactivation-of-androgen-receptor-regulated-lipid-biosynthesis-drives-the-progression-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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W Han, S Gao, D Barrett, M Ahmed, D Han, J A Macoska, H H He, C Cai
Androgen receptor (AR) is a transcriptional activator that, in prostate cells, stimulates gene expression required for various cellular functions, including metabolisms and proliferation. AR signaling is also essential for the development of hormone-dependent prostate cancer (PCa) and its activity can be blocked by androgen-deprivation therapies (ADTs). Although PCa patients initially respond well to ADTs, the cancer inevitably relapses and progresses to lethal castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Although AR activity is generally restored in CRPC despite the castrate level of androgens, it is unclear whether AR signaling is significantly reprogrammed...
October 23, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978635/novel-selective-agents-for-the-degradation-of-androgen-receptor-variants-to-treat-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Suriyan Ponnusamy, Christopher C Coss, Thirumagal Thiyagarajan, Kate Watts, Dong-Jin Hwang, Yali He, Luke A Selth, Iain J McEwan, Charles B Duke, Jayaprakash Pagadala, Geetika Singh, Robert W Wake, Christopher Ledbetter, Wayne D Tilley, Tudor Moldoveanu, James T Dalton, Duane D Miller, Ramesh Narayanan
Androgen receptor (AR) mediates the growth of prostate cancer (PCa) throughout its course of development, including in abnormal splice variants (AR-SV)-driven advanced stage castration-resistant disease. AR stabilization by androgens makes it distinct from other steroid receptors, which are typically ubiquitinated and degraded by proteasomes after ligand binding. Thus, targeting AR in advanced PCa requires the development of agents that can sustainably degrade variant isoforms for effective therapy. Here we report the discovery and characterization of potent selective AR degraders (SARDs) that markedly reduce the activity of wildtype and splice variant isoforms of AR at sub-micromolar doses...
October 4, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968951/estradiol-er%C3%AE-2-signaling-axis-confers-growth-and-migration-of-crpc-cells-through-tmprss2-etv5-gene-fusion
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Hogyoung Kim, Amrita Datta, Sudha Talwar, Sarmad N Saleem, Debasis Mondal, Asim B Abdel-Mageed
Estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) splice variants are implicated in prostate cancer (PC) progression; however their underlying mechanisms remain elusive. We report that non-canonical activation of estradiol (E2)-ERβ2 signaling axis primes growth, colony-forming ability and migration of the androgen receptor (AR)-null castration-resistant PC (CRPC) cells under androgen-deprived conditions (ADC). The non-classical E2-ERβ2 mediates phosphorylation and activation of Src-IGF-1R complex, which in turn triggers p65-dependent transcriptional upregulation of the androgen-regulated serine protease TMPRSS2:ETV5a/TMPRSS2:ETV5b gene fusions under ADC...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945566/-androgen-receptor-variants-in-prostate-cancer
#10
Edwige Schreyer, Philippe Barthélémy, Félicie Cottard, Pauline Ould Madi-Berthélémy, Frédérique Schaff-Wendling, Jean-Emmanuel Kurtz, Jocelyn Céraline
Prostate cancer is a public health concern as it currently represents the most frequent malignancy in men in Europe. Progression of this hormone-dependent cancer is driven by androgens. Thus, the most common treatment for patients with advanced prostate cancer consists in an androgen ablation by castration therapy. However, the majority of patients relapses and develops a castration-resistant prostate cancer. This failure of androgen deprivation is related to the emergence of mutant and splice variants of the androgen receptor...
August 2017: Médecine Sciences: M/S
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928128/targeting-a-single-alternative-polyadenylation-site-coordinately-blocks-expression-of-androgen-receptor-mrna-splice-variants-in-prostate-cancer
#11
Jamie L Van Etten, Michael Nyquist, Yingming Li, Rendong Yang, Yeung Ho, Rachel Johnson, Olivia Ondigi, Daniel F Voytas, Christine Henzler, Scott M Dehm
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of male cancer deaths due to disease progression to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Androgen receptor (AR) splice variants including AR-V7 function as constitutively active transcription factors in CRPC cells, thereby promoting resistance to AR-targeted therapies. To date, there are no AR variant-specific treatments for CRPC. Here we report that the splicing of AR variants AR-V7 as well as AR-V1 and AR-V9 is regulated coordinately by a single polyadenylation signal in AR intron 3...
October 1, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903374/resveratrol-enhances-polyubiquitination-mediated-arv7-degradation-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#12
Sarah Wilson, Lucia Cavero, Dali Tong, Qiuli Liu, Kyla Geary, Nicholas Talamonti, Jing Xu, Junjiang Fu, Jun Jiang, Dianzheng Zhang
Although androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) serves as the primary treatment option for localized or metastatic prostate cancer, most cases eventually develop into castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). However, androgen receptor (AR) continues to be functional in CRPC through various mechanisms, including the development of AR splicing variants, especially ARV7. Since it lacks the ligand binding domain but retains the intact DNA binding domain, ARV7 is constitutively active, which makes ARV7-positive prostate cancer responsive to neither abiraterone nor enzalutamide...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901514/multimodal-actions-of-the-phytochemical-sulforaphane-suppress-both-ar-and-ar-v7-in-22rv1-cells-advocating-a-potent-pharmaceutical-combination-against-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Namrata Khurana, Hogyoung Kim, Partha K Chandra, Sudha Talwar, Pankaj Sharma, Asim B Abdel-Mageed, Suresh C Sikka, Debasis Mondal
Prostate cancer (PCa) cells expressing full-length androgen receptor (AR-FL) are susceptible to androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). However, outgrowth of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) can occur due to the expression of constitutively active (ligand-independent) AR splice variants, particularly AR-V7. We previously demonstrated that sulforaphane (SFN), an isothiocyanate phytochemical, can decrease AR-FL levels in the PCa cell lines, LNCaP and C4-2B. Here, we examined the efficacy of SFN in targeting both AR-FL and AR-V7 in the CRPC cell line, CWR22Rv1 (22Rv1)...
November 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893982/dysregulation-of-spliceosome-gene-expression-in-advanced-prostate-cancer-by-rna-binding-protein-psf
#14
Ken-Ichi Takayama, Takashi Suzuki, Tetsuya Fujimura, Yuta Yamada, Satoru Takahashi, Yukio Homma, Yutaka Suzuki, Satoshi Inoue
Developing therapeutic approaches are necessary for treating hormone-refractory prostate cancer. Activation of androgen receptor (AR) and its variants' expression along with the downstream signals are mostly important for disease progression. However, the mechanism for marked increases of AR signals and its expression is still unclear. Here, we revealed that various spliceosome genes are aberrantly induced by RNA-binding protein PSF, leading to enhancement of the splicing activities for AR expression. Our high-speed sequence analyses identified global PSF-binding transcripts...
September 26, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866255/novel-junction-specific-and-quantifiable-in-situ-detection-of-ar-v7-and-its-clinical-correlates-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#15
Yezi Zhu, Adam Sharp, Courtney M Anderson, John L Silberstein, Maritza Taylor, Changxue Lu, Pei Zhao, Angelo M De Marzo, Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Mindy Wang, Xingyong Wu, Yuling Luo, Nan Su, Daniel Nava Rodrigues, Ines Figueiredo, Jonathan Welti, Emily Park, Xiao-Jun Ma, Ilsa Coleman, Colm Morrissey, Stephen R Plymate, Peter S Nelson, Johann S de Bono, Jun Luo
BACKGROUND: Androgen receptor splice variant 7 (AR-V7) has been implicated in resistance to abiraterone and enzalutamide treatment in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Tissue- or cell-based in situ detection of AR-V7, however, has been limited by lack of specificity. OBJECTIVE: To address current limitations in precision measurement of AR-V7 by developing a novel junction-specific AR-V7 RNA in situ hybridization (RISH) assay compatible with automated quantification...
August 30, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856243/presence-of-androgen-receptor-variant-in-neuronal-lipid-rafts
#16
Jo Garza-Contreras, Phong Duong, Brina D Snyder, Derek A Schreihofer, Rebecca L Cunningham
Fast, nongenomic androgen actions have been described in various cell types, including neurons. However, the receptor mediating this cell membrane-initiated rapid signaling remains unknown. This study found a putative androgen receptor splice variant in a dopaminergic N27 cell line and in several brain regions (substantia nigra pars compacta, entorhinal cortex, and hippocampus) from gonadally intact and gonadectomized (young and middle-aged) male rats. This putative splice variant protein has a molecular weight of 45 kDa and lacks an N-terminal domain, indicating it is homologous to the human AR45 splice variant...
July 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836508/circulating-tumor-cells-and-their-role-in-prostate-cancer
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Moritz Maas, Miriam Hegemann, Steffen Rausch, Jens Bedke, Arnulf Stenzl, Tilman Todenhöfer
Circulating tumor cells (CTC) have become an important biomarker in patients with advanced prostate cancer. CTC count has been demonstrated to be a prognostic factor for overall survival in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). In localized prostate cancer, a clear correlation between CTC counts and clinicopathological risk parameters and outcome has not been observed. Currently, the focus of research is shifting from CTC enumeration towards molecular characterization of CTC leading to the discovery of markers predicting treatment response...
August 22, 2017: Asian Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818355/ar-v7-in-peripheral-whole-blood-of-patients-with-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-association-with-treatment-specific-outcome-under-abiraterone-and-enzalutamide
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Anna Katharina Seitz, Silvia Thoene, Andreas Bietenbeck, Roman Nawroth, Robert Tauber, Mark Thalgott, Sebastian Schmid, Ramona Secci, Margitta Retz, Jürgen E Gschwend, Jürgen Ruland, Christof Winter, Matthias M Heck
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that androgen receptor splice variant 7 (AR-V7) expression in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) predicts poor treatment response in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients treated with abiraterone or enzalutamide. OBJECTIVE: To develop a practical and robust liquid profiling approach for direct quantification of AR-V7 in peripheral whole blood without the need for CTC capture and to determine its potential for predicting treatment response in mCRPC patients...
November 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811363/targeting-ar-variant-coactivator-interactions-to-exploit-prostate-cancer-vulnerabilities
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Fiorella Magani, Stephanie O Peacock, Meghan A Rice, Maria J Martinez, Ann M Greene, Pablo S Magani, Rolando Lyles, Jonathan R Weitz, Kerry L Burnstein
Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) progresses rapidly and is incurable. Constitutively active androgen receptor splice variants (AR-Vs) represent a well-established mechanism of therapeutic resistance and disease progression. These variants lack the AR ligand-binding domain and, as such, are not inhibited by androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), which is the standard systemic approach for advanced prostate cancer. Signaling by AR-Vs, including the clinically relevant AR-V7, is augmented by Vav3, an established AR coactivator in CRPC...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811331/targeting-a-single-alternative-polyadenylation-site-coordinately-blocks-expression-of-androgen-receptor-mrna-splice-variants-in-prostate%C3%A2-cancer
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Jamie L Van Etten, Michael Nyquist, Yingming Li, Rendong Yang, Yeung Ho, Rachel M Johnson, Olivia Ondigi, Daniel F Voytas, Christine Henzler, Scott M Dehm
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of male cancer deaths due to disease progression to castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Androgen receptor (AR) splice variants including AR-V7 function as constitutively active transcription factors in CRPC cells, thereby promoting resistance to AR-targeted therapies. To date, there are no AR variant specific treatments for CRPC. Here we report that the splicing of AR variants AR-V7 as well as AR-V1 and AR-V9 is regulated coordinately by a single polyadenylation signal in AR intron 3...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Research
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