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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732065/direct-targets-of-pstat5-signalling-in-erythropoiesis
#1
Kevin R Gillinder, Hugh Tuckey, Charles C Bell, Graham W Magor, Stephen Huang, Melissa D Ilsley, Andrew C Perkins
Erythropoietin (EPO) acts through the dimeric erythropoietin receptor to stimulate proliferation, survival, differentiation and enucleation of erythroid progenitor cells. We undertook two complimentary approaches to find EPO-dependent pSTAT5 target genes in murine erythroid cells: RNA-seq of newly transcribed (4sU-labelled) RNA, and ChIP-seq for pSTAT5 30 minutes after EPO stimulation. We found 302 pSTAT5-occupied sites: ~15% of these reside in promoters while the rest reside within intronic enhancers or intergenic regions, some >100kb from the nearest TSS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721808/molecular-tests-for-the-choice-of-cancer-therapy
#2
Anna P Sokolenko, Evgeny N Imyanitov
There are over a dozen of approved cancer drugs, whose administration is tailored to predictive laboratory tests. The examples include estrogen and progesterone receptor status determination for the use of endocrine therapy, HER2 assessment for the administration of HER2-targeting agents, EGFR and ALK gene testing for lung cancer treatment, BRAF analysis in melanoma, etc. While first predictive tests relied on relatively easy laboratory procedures, more recent developments require rather sophisticated assays...
July 19, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716821/abnormalities-in-alternative-splicing-in-diabetes-therapeutic-targets
#3
REVIEW
Zodwa Dlamini, Fortunate Mokoena, Rodney Hull
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a non-communicable, metabolic disorder that affects 416 million individuals worldwide. Type 2 diabetes contributes to a vast 85-90% of the diabetes incidences while 10-15% of patients suffer from type 1 diabetes. These two predominant forms of DM cause a significant loss of functional pancreatic β-cell mass causing different degrees of insulin deficiency, most likely, due to increased β-cell apoptosis. Treatment options involve the use of insulin sensitisers, α-glucosidase inhibitors, and β-cell secretagogues which are often expensive, limited in efficacy and carry detrimental adverse effects...
August 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716720/met-signaling-mediates-intestinal-crypt-villus-development-regeneration-and-adenoma-formation-and-is-promoted-by-stem-cell-cd44-isoforms
#4
Sander P J Joosten, Jurrit Zeilstra, Harmen van Andel, R Clinton Mijnals, Joost Zaunbrecher, Annet A M Duivenvoorden, Marc van de Wetering, Hans Clevers, Marcel Spaargaren, Steven T Pals
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Resistance of metastatic human colorectal cancer cells to drugs that block epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling could be caused by aberrant activity of other receptor tyrosine kinases, activating overlapping signaling pathways. One of these receptor tyrosine kinases could be MET, the receptor for hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). We investigated how MET signaling, and its interaction with CD44 (a putative MET co-receptor regulated by Wnt signaling and highly expressed by intestinal stem cells [ISCs] and adenomas) affects intestinal homeostasis, regeneration, and adenoma formation in mini-gut organoids and mice...
July 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702748/-splice-variant-ar-v7-is-it-time-for-its-routine-use-as-a-predictive-marker-in-prostate-cancer
#5
REVIEW
I Tsaur, C Becker, P Thelen, F C Roos
Androgen receptor splice variants (AR-Vs), if overexpressed, lack the ligand-binding domain conveying metastasized castration-resistant prostate cancer with a therapeutic resistance to androgen receptor signaling inhibitors. Particularly AR-V7 has recently been proposed as a potential predictive biomarker to identify patients who would probably benefit most from taxane-based cytotoxic treatment. Several assays to substantiate or quantify AR-V7 expression have recently been proposed. However, their broad clinical value is still debatable...
July 12, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698309/differential-control-of-ageing-and-lifespan-by-isoforms-and-splice-variants-across-the-mtor-network
#6
REVIEW
Patricia Razquin Navas, Kathrin Thedieck
Ageing can be defined as the gradual deterioration of physiological functions, increasing the incidence of age-related disorders and the probability of death. Therefore, the term ageing not only reflects the lifespan of an organism but also refers to progressive functional impairment and disease. The nutrient-sensing kinase mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) is a major determinant of ageing. mTOR promotes cell growth and controls central metabolic pathways including protein biosynthesis, autophagy and glucose and lipid homoeostasis...
July 15, 2017: Essays in Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691182/hsp70-inhibitors-suppress-androgen-receptor-expression-in-lncap95-prostate-cancer-cells
#7
Kazuaki Kita, Masayuki Shiota, Masako Tanaka, Asuka Otsuka, Masaki Matsumoto, Minoru Kato, Satoshi Tamada, Hiroshi Iwao, Katsuyuki Miura, Tatsuya Nakatani, Shuhei Tomita
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is initially effective for treating patients with advanced prostate cancer; however, the prostate cancer gradually becomes resistant to ADT, which is termed castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Androgen receptor splice variant 7 (AR-V7), one of the causes of CRPC, is correlated with the resistance to a new-generation AR antagonist (enzalutamide) and poor prognosis. Heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) inhibitor is known to decrease the levels of full-length AR (AR-FL), but little is known about its effects against CRPC cells expressing AR-V7...
July 10, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676430/insulin-regulates-titin-pre-mrna-splicing-through-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-kinase-axis-in-a-rbm20-dependent-manner
#8
Chaoqun Zhu, Zhiyong Yin, Bihua Tan, Wei Guo
Titin, a giant sarcomeric protein, is largely responsible for the diastolic properties of the heart. It has two major isoforms, N2B and N2BA due to pre-mRNA splicing regulated mainly by a splicing factor RNA binding motif 20 (RBM20). Mis-splicing of titin pre-mRNA in response to external stimuli may lead to altered ratio of N2B to N2BA, and thus, impaired cardiac contractile function. However, little is known about titin alternative splicing in response to external stimuli. Here, we reported the detailed mechanisms of titin alternative splicing in response to insulin...
July 1, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674081/mg132-induced-progerin-clearance-is-mediated-by-autophagy-activation-and-splicing-regulation
#9
Karim Harhouri, Claire Navarro, Danielle Depetris, Marie-Geneviève Mattei, Xavier Nissan, Pierre Cau, Annachiara De Sandre-Giovannoli, Nicolas Lévy
Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a lethal premature and accelerated aging disease caused by a de novo point mutation in LMNA encoding A-type lamins. Progerin, a truncated and toxic prelamin A issued from aberrant splicing, accumulates in HGPS cells' nuclei and is a hallmark of the disease. Small amounts of progerin are also produced during normal aging. We show that progerin is sequestered into abnormally shaped promyelocytic nuclear bodies, identified as novel biomarkers in late passage HGPS cell lines...
July 3, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671348/novel-insights-into-the-regulation-of-coagulation-by-factor-v-isoforms-tissue-factor-pathway-inhibitor%C3%AE-and-protein-s
#10
B Dahlbäck
Factor V (FV) is a regulator of both pro- and anticoagulant pathways. It circulates as a single-chain procofactor, which is activated by thrombin or FXa to FVa that serves as cofactor for FXa in prothrombin activation. The cofactor function of FVa is regulated by activated protein C (APC) and protein S. FV can also function as an anticoagulant APC cofactor in the inhibition of FVIIIa in the membrane-bound tenase complex (FIXa/FVIIIa). In recent years, it has become clear that FV also functions in multiple ways in the tissue factor pathway inhibitor (TFPI) anticoagulant pathway...
July 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667792/phase-i-study-of-salazosulfapyridine-in-combination-with-cisplatin-and-pemetrexed-for-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Kohei Otsubo, Kaname Nosaki, Chiyo K Imamura, Hiroaki Ogata, Akitaka Fujita, Shinya Sakata, Fumihiko Hirai, Gouji Toyokawa, Eiji Iwama, Taishi Harada, Takashi Seto, Mitsuhiro Takenoyama, Takeshi Ozeki, Taisei Mushiroda, Mieko Inada, Junji Kishimoto, Kenji Tsuchihashi, Kentaro Suina, Osamu Nagano, Hideyuki Saya, Yoichi Nakanishi, Isamu Okamoto
Spliced variant isoforms of CD44 (CD44v) are a marker of cancer stem cells in solid tumors. They stabilize the xCT subunit of the transporter system xc(-) and thereby promote synthesis of the antioxidant glutathione. Salazosulfapyridine (SASP) is an inhibitor of xCT and suppresses the proliferation of CD44v-positive cancer cells. Chemotherapy-naïve patients with advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer were enrolled in a dose-escalation study (standard 3 + 3 design) of SASP in combination with cisplatin and pemetrexed...
July 1, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665395/alternative-splicing-promotes-tumour-aggressiveness-and-drug-resistance-in-african-american-prostate-cancer
#12
Bi-Dar Wang, Kristin Ceniccola, SuJin Hwang, Ramez Andrawis, Anelia Horvath, Jennifer A Freedman, Jacqueline Olender, Stefan Knapp, Travers Ching, Lana Garmire, Vyomesh Patel, Mariano A Garcia-Blanco, Steven R Patierno, Norman H Lee
Clinical challenges exist in reducing prostate cancer (PCa) disparities. The RNA splicing landscape of PCa across racial populations has not been fully explored as a potential molecular mechanism contributing to race-related tumour aggressiveness. Here, we identify novel genome-wide, race-specific RNA splicing events as critical drivers of PCa aggressiveness and therapeutic resistance in African American (AA) men. AA-enriched splice variants of PIK3CD, FGFR3, TSC2 and RASGRP2 contribute to greater oncogenic potential compared with corresponding European American (EA)-expressing variants...
June 30, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648462/cyclic-tetrapeptide-hdac-inhibitors-as-potential-therapeutics-for-spinal-muscular-atrophy-screening-with-ipsc-derived-neuronal-cells
#13
Jiun-I Lai, Luke J Leman, Sherman Ku, Chris J Vickers, Christian A Olsen, Ana Montero, M Reza Ghadiri, Joel M Gottesfeld
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal recessive neuromuscular disorder that is caused by inactivating mutations in the Survival of motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene, resulting in decreased SMN protein expression. Humans possess a paralog gene, SMN2, which contains a splicing defect in exon 7 leading to diminished expression of full-length, fully functional SMN protein. Increasing SMN2 expression has been a focus of therapeutic development for SMA. Multiple studies have reported the efficacy of histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) in this regard...
August 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639221/hbv-x-protein-induces-overexpression-of-herv-w-env-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-hepg2-cells
#14
Cong Liu, Lijuan Liu, Xiuling Wang, Youyi Liu, Miao Wang, Fan Zhu
Human endogenous retrovirus W family (HERV-W) envelope (env) at chromosome 7 is highly expressed in the placenta and possesses fusogenic activity in trophoblast development. HERV-W env has been found to be overexpressed in some cancers and immune diseases. Viral transactivators can induce the overexpression of HERV-W env in human cell lines. Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is believed to be a multifunctional oncogenic protein. Here, we reported that HBx could increase the promoter activity of HERV-W env and upregulate the mRNA levels of non-spliced and spliced HERV-W env and also its protein in human hepatoma HepG2 cells...
June 20, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623239/-ccug-n-rna-toxicity-in-a-drosophila-model-for-myotonic-dystrophy-type-2-dm2-activates-apoptosis
#15
Vildan Betul Yenigun, Mario Sirito, Alla Amcheslavky, Tomek Czernuszewicz, Jordi Colonques-Bellmunt, Irma García-Alcover, Marzena Wojciechowska, Clare Bolduc, Zhihong Chen, Arturo López Castel, Ralf Krahe, Andreas Bergmann
The myotonic dystrophies are prototypic toxic RNA gain-of-function diseases. Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) and type 2 (DM2) are caused by different unstable, noncoding microsatellite repeat expansions -- (CTG)DM1 in DMPK and (CCTG)DM2 in CNBP Although transcription of mutant repeats into (CUG)DM1 or (CCUG)DM2 appears to be necessary and sufficient to cause disease, their pathomechanisms remain incompletely understood. To study the mechanisms of (CCUG)DM2 toxicity and develop a convenient model for drug screening, we generated a transgenic DM2 model in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster with (CCUG)n repeats of variable length (n=16 and 106)...
June 16, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609657/ack1-tnk2-regulates-histone-h4-tyr88-phosphorylation-and-ar-gene-expression-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#16
Kiran Mahajan, Pavani Malla, Harshani R Lawrence, Zhihua Chen, Chandan Kumar-Sinha, Rohit Malik, Sudhanshu Shukla, Jongphil Kim, Domenico Coppola, Nicholas J Lawrence, Nupam P Mahajan
The androgen receptor (AR) is critical for the progression of prostate cancer to a castration-resistant (CRPC) state. AR antagonists are ineffective due to their inability to repress the expression of AR or its splice variant, AR-V7. Here, we report that the tyrosine kinase ACK1 (TNK2) phosphorylates histone H4 at tyrosine 88 upstream of the AR transcription start site. The WDR5/MLL2 complex reads the H4-Y88-phosphorylation marks and deposits the transcriptionally activating H3K4-trimethyl marks promoting AR transcription...
June 12, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604729/dnmt-and-hdac-inhibitors-induce-cryptic-transcription-start-sites-encoded-in-long-terminal-repeats
#17
David Brocks, Christopher R Schmidt, Michael Daskalakis, Hyo Sik Jang, Nakul M Shah, Daofeng Li, Jing Li, Bo Zhang, Yiran Hou, Sara Laudato, Daniel B Lipka, Johanna Schott, Holger Bierhoff, Yassen Assenov, Monika Helf, Alzbeta Ressnerova, Md Saiful Islam, Anders M Lindroth, Simon Haas, Marieke Essers, Charles D Imbusch, Benedikt Brors, Ina Oehme, Olaf Witt, Michael Lübbert, Jan-Philipp Mallm, Karsten Rippe, Rainer Will, Dieter Weichenhan, Georg Stoecklin, Clarissa Gerhäuser, Christopher C Oakes, Ting Wang, Christoph Plass
Several mechanisms of action have been proposed for DNA methyltransferase and histone deacetylase inhibitors (DNMTi and HDACi), primarily based on candidate-gene approaches. However, less is known about their genome-wide transcriptional and epigenomic consequences. By mapping global transcription start site (TSS) and chromatin dynamics, we observed the cryptic transcription of thousands of treatment-induced non-annotated TSSs (TINATs) following DNMTi and HDACi treatment. The resulting transcripts frequently splice into protein-coding exons and encode truncated or chimeric ORFs translated into products with predicted abnormal or immunogenic functions...
July 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601608/activation-of-unfolded-protein-response-pathway-is-important-for-valproic-acid-mediated-increase-in-immunoglobulin-g-productivity-in-recombinant-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells
#18
Kamal Prashad Segar, Vikas Chandrawanshi, Sarika Mehra
Process engineering to improve product quality and titers is gaining importance at late-stage cell culture process development. Valproic acid, a US Food and Drug Administration-approved histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, has been shown to improve cell culture performance with higher productivities and minimal effect on the product quality. However, the wider physiological impact of valproic acid on recombinant cells has not been investigated till date. In this study, we investigate the role of unfolded protein response pathway when immunoglobulin G (IgG)-secreting Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells are treated with valproic acid, resulting in a 3-fold increase in product titers and productivity...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600226/screening-for-small-molecule-inhibitors-of-hiv-1-gag-expression
#19
Ahalya Balachandran, Alan Cochrane
The control of RNA processing plays an important role in the nature and quantity of protein generated from mammalian genes. Consequently, efforts to manipulate RNA processing have the capacity to significantly impact gene function. Although multiple strategies have been developed to alter splice site selection using oligonucleotide occlusion of splice sites or splicing regulatory elements, systemic delivery of such agents remains problematic. Outlined in this chapter is a protocol to screen for small molecule inhibitors of HIV-1 Gag expression that have been subsequently determined to modulate viral RNA processing...
June 17, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599273/targeting-bcr-abl-stem-progenitor-cells-and-bcr-abl-t315i-mutant-cells-by-effective-inhibition-of-the-bcr-abl-tyr177-grb2-complex
#20
Min Chen, Ali G Turhan, Hongxia Ding, Qingcong Lin, Kun Meng, Xiaoyan Jiang
Treatment of BCR-ABL+ human leukemia has been significantly improved by ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), but they are not curative for most patients and relapses are frequently associated with BCR-ABL mutations, warranting new targets for improved treatments. We have now demonstrated that protein expression of human estrogen receptor alpha 36 (ERα36), an alternative splicing variant of human estrogen receptor alpha 66 (ERα66), is highly increased in TKI-insensitive CD34+ chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cells and BCR-ABL-T315I mutant cells, and is abnormally localized in plasma membrane and cytoplasm...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
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