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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499984/systemic-pten-akt1-mtor-pathway-activity-in-patients-with-normal-tension-glaucoma-and-ocular-hypertension-a-case-series
#1
Gerassimos Lascaratos, Kai-Yin Chau, Haogang Zhu, Despoina Gkotsi, Deborah Kamal, Ivan Gout, Philip J Luthert, Anthony H V Schapira, David F Garway-Heath
Glaucoma is the most common optic neuropathy in humans and the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Its prevalence and incidence increase exponentially with ageing and raised intraocular pressure (IOP), while increasing evidence suggests that systemic mitochondrial abnormalities may also be implicated in its pathogenesis. We have recently shown that patients who have not developed glaucoma despite being exposed for many years to high IOP (ocular hypertension - OHT) have more efficient mitochondria, measured in peripheral blood lymphocytes, when compared to age-similar controls and fast progressing normal tension glaucoma (NTG) patients...
May 9, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497545/milk-protein-synthesis-is-regulated-by-t1r1-t1r3-a-g-protein-coupled-taste-receptor-through-the-mtor-pathway-in-the-mouse-mammary-gland
#2
Junqiang Liu, Yanhong Wang, Dewei Li, Yanhuan Wang, Menglu Li, Caifa Chen, Xingtang Fang, Hong Chen, Chunlei Zhang
SCOPE: Understanding the regulatory mechanism of milk protein synthesis is important to develop strategies to improve milk protein and enhance lactation performance. mTOR pathway is a crucial modulator of protein synthesis. In this study, we want to investigate if T1R1/T1R3 can regulate milk protein synthesis and mediate the mTOR pathway in the mice mammary gland in vivo. METHODS AND RESULTS: T1R1 knockout mice, WT mice, and mammary explants were used. The weigh-suckle-weigh method was used to quantify the milk yield...
May 12, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455969/bmp2-promotes-proliferation-and-invasion-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-via-mtorc1-pathway
#3
Meng-He Wang, Xiao-Min Zhou, Mei-Yin Zhang, Lu Shi, Ruo-Wen Xiao, Li-Si Zeng, Xian-Zi Yang, X F Steven Zheng, Hui-Yun Wang, Shi-Juan Mai
Bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP2) is a secreted protein that highly expressed in a variety of cancers and contributes to cell proliferation, migration, invasiveness, mobility, metastasis and EMT. However, its clinical significance and biological function in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remain unknown up to now. Up-regulation of BMP2 was first observed in NPC cell lines by a genome-wide transcriptome analysis in our previous study. In this study, BMP2 mRNA was detected by qRT-PCR and data showed that it was upregulated in NPC compared with non-cancerous nasopharynx samples...
April 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446508/enrichment-of-pik3-akt-mtor-pathway-activation-in-hepatic-metastases-from-breast-cancer
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Mariaelena Pierobon, Corrine Ramos, Shukmei Wong, K Alex Hodge, Jessica Aldrich, Sara A Byron, Stephen P Anthony, Nicholas J Robert, Donald W Northfelt, Mohammad Jahanzeb, Linda Vocila, Julia D Wulfkuhle, Guido Gambara, Rosa Isela Gallagher, Bryant Dunetz, Nicholas Hoke, Ting Dong, David W Craig, Massimo Cristofanilli, Brian Leyland Jones, Lance Liotta, Joyce A O'Shaughnessy, John D Carpten, Emanuel F Petricoin
Purpose: Little is known about the molecular signatures associated with specific metastatic sites in breast cancer. Using comprehensive multi-omic molecular profiling, we assessed whether alterations or activation of the PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway is associated with specific sites of breast cancer metastasis. <p>Experimental Design: NGS-based whole exome sequencing was coupled with Reverse Phase Protein Microarray (RPPA) functional signaling network analysis to explore the PI3K-AKT-mTOR axis in 32 pretreated breast cancer metastases...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442534/oncogenic-%C3%AE-catenin-and-pik3ca-instruct-network-states-and-cancer-phenotypes-in-intestinal-organoids
#5
Pamela Riemer, Mattias Rydenfelt, Matthias Marks, Karen van Eunen, Kathrin Thedieck, Bernhard G Herrmann, Nils Blüthgen, Christine Sers, Markus Morkel
Colorectal cancer is driven by cooperating oncogenic mutations. In this study, we use organotypic cultures derived from transgenic mice inducibly expressing oncogenic β-catenin and/or PIK3CA(H1047R) to follow sequential changes in cancer-related signaling networks, intestinal cell metabolism, and physiology in a three-dimensional environment mimicking tissue architecture. Activation of β-catenin alone results in the formation of highly clonogenic cells that are nonmotile and prone to undergo apoptosis. In contrast, coexpression of stabilized β-catenin and PIK3CA(H1047R) gives rise to intestinal cells that are apoptosis-resistant, proliferative, stem cell-like, and motile...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442344/mir-221-regulates-cd44-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway
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Jihye Kim, Jinmai Jiang, Mohamed Badawi, Thomas D Schmittgen
CD44 and miR-221 are upregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines and tumors, however a connection between the two has not been identified. As the expression of miR-221 directly correlated with CD44 in HCC cells, we hypothesized that miR-221 may directly or indirectly regulate CD44 expression. Inhibition of miR-221 with antisense in Sk-Hep-1 or SNU-449 cell lines reduced CD44 protein expression while miR-221 mimic increased CD44 protein levels. miR-221 antisense did not alter the CD44 mRNA levels in Sk-Hep-1 or SNU-449 cells suggesting that regulation of CD44 protein occurs post transcriptionally...
April 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440448/modified-panax-ginseng-extract-regulates-autophagy-by-ampk-signaling-in-a549-human-lung-cancer-cells
#7
Hwa-Seung Yoo, Jung Min Kim, Eunbi Jo, Chong-Kwan Cho, Seung-Yeul Lee, Hwan Su Kang, Min-Goo Lee, Pei-Ying Yang, Ik-Soon Jang
Panax ginseng has been used worldwide as a traditional medicine for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. The antiproliferative activity of ginseng has been increased after enzymatic processing of ginseng saponin, which may result in the accumulation of minor saponins, such as Rh2, Rg3, compound K and protopanaxatriol type (PPT) in modified regular ginseng extract (MRGX). In the present study, the anticancer activity and the associated mechanisms of MRGX were investigated using A549 human lung cancer cells...
April 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422725/mir-199a-3p-enhances-cisplatin-sensitivity-of-cholangiocarcinoma-cells-by-inhibiting-mtor-signaling-pathway-and-expression-of-mdr1
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Qiang Li, Xuefeng Xia, Jie Ji, Jianghui Ma, Liang Tao, Linjun Mo, Wei Chen
Several studies have reported reduced miRNA-199a-3p (miR-199a-3p) in different human malignancies, however, little is known about miR-199a-3p in cholangiocarcinoma cells. In this study, we demonstrate the essential role and mechanism of miR-199a-3p in regulating cisplatin sensitivity in cholangiocarcinoma cell lines. Using a CCK-8 cell counting assay we found that expression of miR-199a-3p was positively correlated with cisplatin sensitivity in cholangiocarcinoma cell lines. MiR-199a-3p overexpression could decrease the proliferation rate and increase apoptosis of cholangiocarcinoma cells in the presence of cisplatin, while miR-199a-3p inhibition had the opposite effect...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406985/metformin-inhibited-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-proliferation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-and-enhanced-the-anti-cancer-effect-of-cisplatin
#9
Feng Wang, Xianfei Ding, Tao Wang, Zhengzheng Shan, Jun Wang, Shaoxuan Wu, Yanyan Chi, Yana Zhang, Zhuan Lv, Liuxing Wang, Qingxia Fan
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is an aggressive malignancy with poor prognosis in China. Chemotherapy now is one of the most frequently used treatments for patients with ESCC in middle or late stage, however the effects were often limited by increased chemoresistance or treatment toxicity. So it is urgent to find new drugs to treat ESCC patients. Metformin with low cost and toxicity has proved to have anti-cancer effects in a numerous cancers, while its role and mechanism in ESCC has seldom been studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402274/magnesium-isoglycyrrhizinate-shows-hepatoprotective-effects-in-a-cyclophosphamide-induced-model-of-hepatic-injury
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Wenjiao Jiang, Jingyan Liu, Peijin Li, Qianfeng Lu, Xue Pei, Yilin Sun, Guangji Wang, Kun Hao
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effect of Magnesium Isoglycyrrhizinate (GM) on cyclophosphamide (CP)-induced hepatic injury in vivo and in vitro. The results demonstrated that GM exerted a protective effect on CP-induced acute liver injury, as evidenced by the alleviations of hepatic pathological damage and serum transaminase activities. Meantime, GM attenuated serum and HepG2 cell supernatant levels of TNF-α, IL-6, IL-1β, SOD and MDA. Western blot results presented that GM down-regulated the expressions of the microtubule associated protein 1A/1B-light chain 3 (LC3), Lysosome associated membrane protein-1 (LAMP-1), p-phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K), p-protein Kinase B(Akt), p-mechanistic target of rapamycin(mTOR), p-ribosomal protein S6 kinase 70 kDa (p70S6K), p-4E binding protein 1(4EBP1), p- inhibitor of NF-κB(IκB)α and p-nuclear factor kappa B(NF-κB)p65 in CP-stimulated hepatic tissue and HepG2 cells...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395726/-over-expressions-of-p-eif4e-and-p-4ebp1-are-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Jun Zheng, Chunyan Zhang, Yiqiang Zhang, Jinhong Pei, Songqing Fan
Objective To observe the expressions of phosphorylated eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (p-eIF4E) and phospho-eIF4E-binding protein 1 (p-4EBP1) and investigate their associations with clinicopathological features and prognosis in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Methods We detected the expressions of p-eIF4E and p-4EBP1 proteins by immunohistochemistry in NPC tissues (n=314 cases), and analyzed the associations between the expressions of p-eIF4E and p-4EBP1 proteins and clinicopathological features and prognosis in NPC by SPSS16...
April 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370287/a-functional-mtorc1-signaling-is-indispensable-for-c-myc-driven-hepatocarcinogenesis
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Pin Liu, Mengmeng Ge, Junjie Hu, Xiaolei Li, Li Che, Kun Sun, Lili Cheng, Yuedong Huang, Maria G Pilo, Antonio Cigliano, Giovanni M Pes, Rosa M Pascale, Stefania Brozzetti, Gianpaolo Vidili, Alberto Porcu, Antonio Cossu, Giuseppe Palmieri, Maria C Sini, Silvia Ribback, Frank Dombrowski, Junyan Tao, Diego F Calvisi, Ligong Chen, Xin Chen
Amplification and/or activation of the c-Myc protooncogene is one of the leading genetic events along hepatocarcinogenesis. The oncogenic potential of c-Myc has been proven experimentally by the finding that its overexpression in the mouse liver triggers tumor formation. However, the molecular mechanism whereby c-Myc exerts its oncogenic activity in the liver remains poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) cascade is activated and necessary for c-Myc dependent hepatocarcinogenesis...
March 30, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343145/effects-of-tiletamine-on-the-adenosine-monophosphate-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway-in-the-rat-central-nervous-system
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Li-Xue Su, Xing-Xing Shi, Peng Yang, Hao Chen, Xin Li, Hong-Gang Fan, Hong-Bin Wang
OBJECTIVE: The dissociative anesthetic tiletamine, which acts on the central nervous system (CNS), is widely used in veterinary medicine and animal experiments. Recent studies indicate that adenosine 5'-monophosphate activated protein kinase (AMPK) plays a key role in the analgesic action of tiletamine. In the present study, the effects of tiletamine on the AMPK signaling pathway in rats were investigated. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were injected intraperitoneally with tiletamine and executed at 10, 20, 40 and 60min post injection...
March 21, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332771/prenatal-high-fat-diet-alters-placental-morphology-nutrient-transporter-expression-and-mtorc1-signaling-in-rat
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Lin Song, Bo Sun, Gretha J Boersma, Zachary A Cordner, Jianqun Yan, Timothy H Moran, Kellie L K Tamashiro
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine how the rat placenta and fetus respond to maternal high-fat (HF) diet during gestation and to identify the possible mechanisms. METHODS: Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were fed with standard chow (13.5% fat) or HF (60% fat) diet during gestation. Placentas were collected on gestation day 21. RESULTS: HF dams had greater fat mass, higher plasma leptin, lower plasma adiponectin, and impaired glucose tolerance during pregnancy...
March 23, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326005/bioactivity-of-food-peptides-biological-response-of-rats-to-bovine-milk-whey-peptides-following-acute-exercise
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Carolina Soares Moura, Pablo Christiano Barboza Lollo, Priscila Neder Morato, Eder Muller Risso, Jaime Amaya-Farfan
Background: Several physiologically beneficial effects of consuming a whey protein hydrolysate (WPH) have been attributed to the greater availability of bioactive peptides. Aims: The aim was to investigate the effect of four branched-chain amino acid- (BCAA-)containing dipeptides, present in WPH, on immune modulation, stimulation of HSP expression, muscle protein synthesis, glycogen content, satiety signals and the impact of these peptides on the plasma free amino acid profiles. Methods: The animals were divided in groups: control (rest, without gavage), vehicle (water), L-isoleucyl-L-leucine (lle-Leu), L-leucyl-L-isoleucine (Leu-lle), L-valyl-Lleucine (Val-Leu), L-leucyl-L-valine (Leu-Val) and WPH...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303961/the-metabolic-waste-ammonium-regulates-mtorc2-and-mtorc1-signaling
#16
Ahmad Merhi, Paul Delrée, Anna Maria Marini
Two structurally and functionally distinct mammalian TOR complexes control cell growth and metabolism in physiological and pathological contexts including cancer. Upregulated glutaminolysis is part of the metabolic reprogramming occurring in cancer, providing fuels for growth but also liberating ammonium, a potent neurotoxic waste product. Here, we identify ammonium as a novel dose-dependent signal mediating rapid mTORC2 activation and further regulating mTORC1. We show that ammonium induces rapid RICTOR-dependent phosphorylation of AKT-S473, a process requiring the PI3K pathway and further involving the Src-family kinase YES1, the FAK kinase and the ITGβ1 integrin...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300280/rapamycin-attenuates-baff-extended-proliferation-and-survival-via-disruption-of-mtorc1-2-signaling-in-normal-and-neoplastic-b-lymphoid-cells
#17
Qingyu Zeng, Shanshan Qin, Hai Zhang, Beibei Liu, Jiamin Qin, Xiaoxue Wang, Ruijie Zhang, Chunxiao Liu, Xiaoqing Dong, Shuangquan Zhang, Shile Huang, Long Chen
B cell activating factor from the TNF family (BAFF) stimulates B-cell proliferation and survival, but excessive BAFF promotes the development of aggressive B cells leading to malignant and autoimmune diseases. Recently, we have reported that rapamycin, a macrocyclic lactone, attenuates human soluble BAFF (hsBAFF)-stimulated B-cell proliferation/survival by suppressing mTOR-mediated PP2A-Erk1/2 signaling pathway. Here, we show that the inhibitory effect of rapamycin on hsBAFF-promoted B cell proliferation/survival is also related to blocking hsBAFF-stimulated phosphorylation of Akt, S6K1, and 4E-BP1, as well as expression of survivin in normal and B-lymphoid (Raji and Daudi) cells...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294417/progressive-resistance-loaded-voluntary-wheel-running-increases-hypertrophy-and-differentially-affects-muscle-protein-synthesis-ribosome-biogenesis-and-proteolytic-markers-in-rat-muscle
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C B Mobley, A M Holland, W C Kephart, P W Mumford, R P Lowery, A N Kavazis, J M Wilson, M D Roberts
We examined if 6 weeks of progressive resistance-loaded voluntary wheel running in rats induced plantaris, soleus, and/or gastrocnemius hypertrophy and/or affected markers of translational efficiency, ribosome biogenesis, and markers of proteolysis. For 6 weeks, 8 male Sprague-Dawley rats (~9-10 weeks of age, ~300-325 g) rats were assigned to the progressive resistance-loaded voluntary wheel running model (EX), and ten rats were not trained (SED). For EX rats, the wheel-loading paradigm was as follows - days 1-7: free-wheel resistance, days 8-15: wheel resistance set to 20%-25% body mass, days 16-24: 40% body mass, days 25-32: 60% body mass, days 33-42: 40% body mass...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279716/expression-of-key-mtor-pathway-components-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-a-multicenter-study-for-clinicopathologic-and-prognostic-significance
#19
Li Zhou, Da Yuan, Zhi-Gang Zhang, Zhi-Yong Liang, Wei-Xun Zhou, Jian-Yu Yang, Shu-Heng Jiang, Jun Lu, Tai-Ping Zhang, Lei You, Jun-Chao Guo, Yu-Pei Zhao
Thus far, clinicopathologic and prognostic significance of mTOR signaling pathway in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains unclear, although it is involved in PDAC. In this study, total (t-) and phosphorylated (p-) mTOR, 4EBP1 and P70S6K, were investigated. It was found that most aforementioned proteins were related to malignant and progressive phenotypes, especially histological grade, in independent development and validation cohorts of PDAC. In the development cohort, high expression and/or phosphorylation of mTOR, 4EBP1 and P70S6K were all univariately associated with poor tumor-specific survival, whereas p-mTOR, p-4EBP1 and p-P70S6K, adjusted for clinicopathologic variables, unlike t-mTOR, t-4EBP1 and t-P70S6K, were shown to be independent prognostic factors in multivariate analysis...
March 7, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260165/l-arginine-promotes-protein-synthesis-and-cell-growth-in-brown-adipocyte-precursor-cells-via-the-mtor-signal-pathway
#20
Xi Ma, Meng Han, Defa Li, Shengdi Hu, Kyler R Gilbreath, Fuller W Bazer, Guoyao Wu
L-Arginine has been reported to enhance brown adipose tissue developments in fetal lambs of obese ewes, but the underlying mechanism is unknown. The present study tested the hypothesis that L-arginine stimulates growth and development of brown adipocyte precursor cells (BAPCs) through activation of mammalian target of rapamycin cell signaling. BAPCs isolated from fetal lambs at day 90 of gestation were incubated   for 6 h in arginine-free DMEM, and then cultured in DMEM with concentrations of 50, 100, 200, 500 or 1000 μmol L-arginine/L for 24-96 h...
March 4, 2017: Amino Acids
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