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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221154/expression-of-ganglioside-gd2-reprogram-the-lipid-metabolism-and-emt-phenotype-in-bladder-cancer
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Venkatrao Vantaku, Sri Ramya Donepudi, Chandrashekar R Ambati, Feng Jin, Vasanta Putluri, Khoa Nguyen, Kimal Rajapakshe, Cristian Coarfa, Venkata Lokesh Battula, Yair Lotan, Nagireddy Putluri
High-grade Bladder Cancer (BLCA) represents the most aggressive and treatment-resistant cancer that renders the patients with poor survival. However, only a few biomarkers have been identified for the detection and treatment of BLCA. Recent studies show that ganglioside GD2 can be used as cancer biomarker and/or therapeutic target for various cancers. Despite its potential relevance in cancer diagnosis and therapeutics, the role of GD2 is unknown in BLCA. Here, we report for the first time that high-grade BLCA tissues and cell lines have higher expression of GD2 compared to low-grade by high-resolution Mass Spectrometry...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212455/comparative-gene-co-expression-network-analysis-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-reveals-lung-cancer-progression-stages
#2
Daifeng Wang, John D Haley, Patricia Thompson
BACKGROUND: The epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays a key role in lung cancer progression and drug resistance. The dynamics and stability of gene expression patterns as cancer cells transition from E to M at a systems level and relevance to patient outcomes are unknown. METHODS: Using comparative network and clustering analysis, we systematically analyzed time-series gene expression data from lung cancer cell lines H358 and A549 that were induced to undergo EMT...
December 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212304/the-pentose-phosphate-pathway-as-a-potential-target-for-cancer-therapy
#3
REVIEW
Eunae Sandra Cho, Yong Hoon Cha, Hyun Sil Kim, Nam Hee Kim, Jong In Yook
During cancer progression, cancer cells are repeatedly exposed to metabolic stress conditions in a resource-limited environment which they must escape. Increasing evidence indicates the importance of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) homeostasis in the survival of cancer cells under metabolic stress conditions, such as metabolic resource limitation and therapeutic intervention. NADPH is essential for scavenging of reactive oxygen species (ROS) mainly derived from oxidative phosphorylation required for ATP generation...
December 7, 2017: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178076/mitochondrial-lon-protease-and-cancer
#4
Bin Lu
ATP-dependent Lon protease of mitochondrial matrix is encoded by nuclear DNA and highly evolutionarily conserved throughout all organisms, which is involved in the quality control of proteins by selective degradation of misfolded, oxidized, and short-lived regulatory proteins within mitochondrial matrix, maintenance of mitochondrial genome (mtDNA), and folding of mitochondria proteins. Various stimuli such as hypoxia and oxidative and ER stress lead to upregulation of Lon expression. Inhibition of protease activity or downregulation of Lon promotes cancer cell death and enhances sensitivity of cancer cells to anticancer drugs through metabolic reprogramming, thus reducing the viability of cancer cell in tumor microenvironment and epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147649/knockdown-of-sirt1-suppresses-bladder-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-migration-and-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-antioxidant-response-through-foxo3a-mediated-pathways
#5
Qingxuan Hu, Gang Wang, Jianping Peng, Guofeng Qian, Wei Jiang, Conghua Xie, Yu Xiao, Xinghuan Wang
Bladder cancer (BCa) is one of the most common tumors, but its underlying mechanism has not been fully clarified. Our transcriptome analysis suggested a close link of Sirtuins, Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor (PPAR), cell cycle regulation, reactive oxygen species (ROS) metabolism, and Forkhead Box Class O (FOXO) signaling pathway in BCa. SIRT1 is a key member of Sirtuins, playing important roles in aging and energy metabolism, which has been reported to be involved in various metabolic diseases and tumors...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138850/role-of-mitochondrial-function-in-the-invasiveness-of-human-colon-cancer-cells
#6
Chen-Sung Lin, Li-Tzu Liu, Liang-Hung Ou, Siao-Cian Pan, Chia-I Lin, Yau-Huei Wei
We investigated the role of mitochondrial function in the invasiveness of human colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines, using paired primary SW480 and metastatic SW620 cells, and appraised the clinical relevance of the alteration of mtDNA copy number in 33 pairs of CRC specimens after surgical resection. Suppression of mitochondrial function was achieved by the exposure of cells to oligomycin A (OA) or by knockdown of mitochondrial transcriptional factor A (TFAM) to evaluate their effects on energy metabolism, reactive oxygen species, protein expression levels of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers and invasive activity of CRC cells...
November 9, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128370/the-inhibition-of-sphingomyelin-synthase-1-activity-induces-collecting-duct-cells-to-lose-their-epithelial-phenotype
#7
Yamila Romina Brandán, Edith Del Valle Guaytima, Nicolás Octavio Favale, Lucila Gisele Pescio, Norma B Sterin-Speziale, María Gabriela Márquez
Epithelial tissue requires that cells attach to each other and to the extracellular matrix by the assembly of adherens junctions (AJ) and focal adhesions (FA) respectively. We have previously shown that, in renal papillary collecting duct (CD) cells, both AJ and FA are located in sphingomyelin (SM)-enriched plasma membrane microdomains. In the present work, we investigated the involvement of SM metabolism in the preservation of the epithelial cell phenotype and tissue organization. To this end, primary cultures of renal papillary CD cells were performed...
November 8, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112174/mirnas-melanoma-and-microenvironment-an-intricate-network
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REVIEW
Gabriele Romano, Lawrence N Kwong
miRNAs are central players in cancer biology and they play a pivotal role in mediating the network communication between tumor cells and their microenvironment. In melanoma, miRNAs can impair or facilitate a wide array of processes, and here we will focus on: the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), the immune milieu, and metabolism. Multiple miRNAs can affect the EMT process, even at a distance, for example through exosome-mediated mechanisms. miRNAs also strongly act on some components of the immune system, regulating the activity of key elements such as antigen presenting cells, and can facilitate an immune evasive/suppressive phenotype...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075793/parthenolide-suppresses-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-signaling-and-hypoxia-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-colorectal-cancer
#9
Se Lim Kim, Young Ran Park, Soo Teik Lee, Sang-Wook Kim
Activation of hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF‑1α) is frequently observed in solid tumors and it has been associated with various pathophysiological processes, including epithelial‑mesenchymal transition (EMT). Previously, we reported that parthenolide (PT), an inhibitor of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), is a promising anticancer agent because it promotes apoptosis of human colorectal cancer (CRC). Here, we investigated a new molecular mechanism by which PT acts on HIF‑1α and hypoxia contributing to EMT by NF‑κB inhibition...
October 18, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069745/down-regulation-of-mrps23-inhibits-rat-breast-cancer-proliferation-and-metastasis
#10
Yan Gao, Fuyan Li, Hong Zhou, Yi Yang, Ruimin Wu, Yijia Chen, Wei Li, Yang Li, Xueqin Xu, Changbin Ke, Zhijun Pei
Mitochondrial ribosomal protein S23 (MRPS23) has been shown to be involved in breast cancer cell proliferation and metastatic phenotypes of cervical cancer. Here we investigated its biological features in breast cancer for the first time. It demonstrated that knockdown of MRPS23 reduced breast cancer cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in vitro. Besides, shRNA targeting MRPS23 (shMRPS23) inhibited tumour proliferation and metastasis by blocking tumor angiogenesis in breast cancer xenograft rat model. Small animal positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) with 2'-deoxy-2'-[(18)F] fluoro-D-glucose (FDG) was performed at four weeks after tumour cell injection...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059156/extracellular-matrix-protein-1-promotes-cell-metastasis-and-glucose-metabolism-by-inducing-integrin-%C3%AE-4-fak-sox2-hif-1%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-in-gastric-cancer
#11
L Gan, J Meng, M Xu, M Liu, Y Qi, C Tan, Y Wang, P Zhang, W Weng, W Sheng, M Huang, Z Wang
Extracellular matrix protein 1 (ECM1) is related to strong invasiveness and poor prognosis in major malignancies, but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. Here we aimed to elucidate the function of ECM1 on cell metastasis and glucose metabolism in gastric cancer (GC). The level of ECM1 in sera and tissues of patient with GC were positively correlated with tumor invasion and recurrence. Genetic manipulation of ECM1 expression affected cell metastasis and glucose metabolism in GC cell lines. Enhanced ECM1 expression facilitated gene expression levels associated with epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and glucose metabolism...
October 23, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048621/irisin-reverses-the-il-6-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-osteosarcoma-cell-migration-and-invasion-through-the-stat3-snail-signaling-pathway
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Gang Kong, Yunpeng Jiang, Xiujiang Sun, Zhilin Cao, Guodong Zhang, Zhongyuan Zhao, Yong Zhao, Qian Yu, Gong Cheng
As a novel discovered myokine, irisin is considered to be a promising candidate for the treatment of metabolic disorders and cancer. However, little is known about the anti-metastasic effect of irisin on osteosarcoma cells and its underlying mechanisms. In the present study, we aimed to explore the effect of irisin on the migration and invasion of osteosarcoma cells and the underlying mechanisms involved. Viability and proliferation of osteosarcoma cells were examined by MTT assay. Then, by using scratch wound healing assay and Transwell assays, we evaluated migratory and invasive ability of the cells, respectively...
September 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043713/bioorthogonal-chemical-imaging-of-metabolic-changes-during-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-cancer-cells-by-stimulated-raman-scattering-microscopy
#13
Luyuan Zhang, Wei Min
Study of metabolic changes during epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of cancer cells is important for basic understanding and therapeutic management of cancer progression. We here used metabolic labeling and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) microscopy, a strategy of bioorthogonal chemical imaging, to directly visualize changes in anabolic metabolism during cancer EMT at a single-cell level. MCF-7 breast cancer cell is employed as a model system. Four types of metabolites (amino acids, glucose, fatty acids, and choline) are labeled with either deuterium or alkyne (C≡C) tag...
October 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032117/protective-effects-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-on-adenine-induced-chronic-renal-failure-by-regulating-the-metabolic-profiling-and-modulating-the-nadph-oxidase-ros-erk-and-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathways
#14
Hongdie Cai, Shulan Su, Yonghui Li, Huiting Zeng, Zhenhua Zhu, Jianming Guo, Yue Zhu, Sheng Guo, Li Yu, Dawei Qian, Yuping Tang, Jinao Duan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Chronic renal failure (CRF) is defined as a progressive and irreversible loss of renal function and associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. Salvia miltiorrhiza (SM) is an important Chinese herb used in traditional Chinese medicine for treating cardiovascular diseases. The previous studies showed the SM exhibited significant protective effects on CRF. In this present study, the metabolic profiling changes and action mechanism of SM on CRF were explored...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026202/loss-of-abhd5-promotes-the-aggressiveness-of-prostate-cancer-cells
#15
Guohua Chen, Guoli Zhou, Siddhesh Aras, Zhenhui He, Stephanie Lucas, Izabela Podgorski, Wael Skar, James G Granneman, Jian Wang
The accumulation of neutral lipids in intracellular lipid droplets has been associated with the formation and progression of many cancers, including prostate cancer (PCa). Alpha-beta Hydrolase Domain Containing 5 (ABHD5) is a key regulator of intracellular neutral lipids that has been recently identified as a tumor suppressor in colorectal cancer, yet its potential role in PCa has not been investigated. Through mining publicly accessible PCa gene expression datasets, we found that ABHD5 gene expression is markedly decreased in metastatic castration-resistant PCa (mCRPC) samples...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025375/dopamine-induced-sult1a3-4-promotes-emt-and-cancer-stemness-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Juan Zou, Hong Li, Qianling Huang, Xiaomin Liu, Xiaoxiao Qi, Ying Wang, Linlin Lu, Zhongqiu Liu
Hepatocellular carcinoma has the second highest incidence rate among malignant cancers in China. Hepatocellular carcinoma development is complex because of the metabolism disequilibrium involving SULT1A3/4, a predominant sulfotransferase that metabolizes sulfonic xenobiotics and endogenous catecholamines. However, the correlation between SULT1A3/4 and hepatocellular carcinoma progression is unclear. By utilizing immunofluorescence and immunohistochemical analysis, we found that in nine hepatocellular carcinoma clinical specimens, SULT1A3/4 was abundantly expressed in tumor tissues compared to that in the adjacent tissues...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981199/microrna-661-modulates-redox-and-metabolic-homeostasis-in-colon-cancer
#17
Marta Gómez de Cedrón, Rebeca Acín Pérez, Ruth Sánchez-Martínez, Susana Molina, Jesús Herranz, Jaime Feliu, Guillermo Reglero, Jose Antonio Enríquez, Ana Ramírez de Molina
Cancer cell survival and metastasis are dependent on metabolic reprogramming that is capable of increasing resistance to oxidative and energetic stress. Targeting these two processes can be crucial for cancer progression. Herein, we describe the role of microRNA-661 (miR661) as epigenetic regulator of colon cancer (CC) cell metabolism. miR661 induces a global increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS), specifically in mitochondrial superoxide anions (SO(-) ), which appears to be mediated by decreased carbohydrate metabolism and pentose phosphate pathway, and by a higher dependency on mitochondrial respiration...
October 5, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938541/differential-expression-of-circulating-biomarkers-of-tumor-phenotype-and-outcomes-in-previously-treated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-receiving-erlotinib-vs-cytotoxic-chemotherapy
#18
Mary Jo Fidler, Casey Frankenberger, Richard Seto, Gabriela C Lobato, Cristina L Fhied, Selina Sayidine, Sanjib Basu, Mark Pool, Reem Karmali, Marta Batus, Wen-Rong Lie, David Hayes, Jehangir Mistry, Philip Bonomi, Jeffrey A Borgia
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to identify serum biomarkers capable of predicting clinical outcomes in previously-treated NSCLC patients with wild-type for EGFR activating mutations or insufficient tissue for mutation status determination. METHODS: Sixty-six Luminex immunoassays representative of biological themes that emerged from a re-analysis of transcriptome data from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) were evaluate against pretreatment serum specimens from previously-treated advanced NSCLC patients received either cytotoxic chemotherapy (n=32) or erlotinib (n=79)...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928869/hes1-promotes-colorectal-cancer-cell-resistance-to-5-fu-by-inducing-of-emt-and-abc-transporter-proteins
#19
Lei Sun, Jia Ke, Zhen He, Zexian Chen, Qinghua Huang, Wenjia Ai, Guoqiang Wang, Yisheng Wei, Xiangcai Zou, Shi Zhang, Ping Lan, Chuyuan Hong
Background and Aim: Hairy enhancer of split-1 (HES1) is a downstream transcriptional factor of Notch signaling pathway, which was found to be related to chemoresistance. This study was aimed to investigate the role of HES1 in chemoresistance of colorectal cancer (CRC). Methods: Tissue microarray was used to analyze the clinical significance of HES1 in radical resected (R0) stage II/III CRC patients that received adjuvant chemotherapy. 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) chemoresistance was examined in CRC cell lines (RKO and HCT8, LOVO) with stable over-expression and inhibition of HES1 gene by cytotoxicity test...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874504/proteome-analysis-of-hypoxic-glioblastoma-cells-reveals-sequential-metabolic-adaptation-of-one-carbon-metabolic-pathways
#20
Kangling Zhang, Pei Xu, James L Sowers, Daniel F Machuca, Barsam Mirfattah, Jason Herring, Hui Tang, Yan Chen, Bing Tian, Allan R Brasier, Lawrence C Sowers
Rapidly proliferating tumors are exposed to a hypoxic microenvironment because of their density, high metabolic consumption, and interruptions in blood flow because of immature angiogenesis. Cellular responses to hypoxia promote highly malignant and metastatic behavior, as well as a chemotherapy-resistant state. To better understand the complex relationships between hypoxic adaptations and cancer progression, we studied the dynamic proteome responses of glioblastoma cells exposed to hypoxia via an innovative approach: quantification of newly synthesized proteins using heavy stable-isotope arginine labeling combined with accurate assessment of cell replication by quantification of the light/heavy arginine ratio of peptides in histone H4...
November 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
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