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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527972/genetic-and-epigenetic-alterations-in-meningiomas
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REVIEW
Vasiliki Galani, Evangeli Lampri, Anna Varouktsi, George Alexiou, Antigoni Mitselou, Athanasios P Kyritsis
Meningiomas originate from the arachnoid layer of the meninges and divided histologically into three grades: benign (grade I), atypical (grade II), and malignant meningiomas (grade III). Genetic alterations in grade I meningiomas include frequent deletions of chromosomal locus 22q12 and NF2 gene mutations and uncommon somatic SMARCB1 and SMARCE1gene mutations; In grade II meningiomas, chromosomal losses occur on 1p, 22q, 14q, 18q, 10, and 6q, and gains on 20q, 12q, 15q, 1q, 9q, and 17q; In grade III meningiomas, losses have been recognized on 6q, 10, and 14q and alterations of PTEN, CDKN2A and CDKN2B genes...
May 3, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527622/genome-wide-copy-number-analysis-reveals-candidate-gene-loci-that-confer-susceptibility-to-high-grade-prostate-cancer
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Prevathe Poniah, Shamsul Mohd Zain, Azad Hassan Abdul Razack, Shanggar Kuppusamy, Shankar Karuppayah, Hooi Sian Eng, Zahurin Mohamed
BACKGROUND: Two key issues in prostate cancer (PCa) that demand attention currently are the need for a more precise and minimally invasive screening test owing to the inaccuracy of prostate-specific antigen and differential diagnosis to distinguish advanced vs. indolent cancers. This continues to pose a tremendous challenge in diagnosis and prognosis of PCa and could potentially lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment complications. Copy number variations (CNVs) in the human genome have been linked to various carcinomas including PCa...
May 17, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526737/a-wnt-producing-niche-drives-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Lung adenocarcinomas contain cells that exhibit high WNT signaling and cells that provide WNT ligands.
May 19, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526587/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-adult-mammalian-epithelial-stem-cells
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REVIEW
Kai Kretzschmar, Hans Clevers
Adult stem cells self-renew and replenish differentiated cells in various organs and tissues throughout a mammal's life. Over the last 25 years an ever-growing body of knowledge has unraveled the essential regulation of adult mammalian epithelia by the canonical Wnt signaling with its key intracellular effector β-catenin. In this review, we discuss the principles of the signaling pathway and its role in adult epithelial stem cells of the intestine and skin during homeostasis and tumorigenesis. We further highlight the research that led to the identification of new stem cell markers and methods to study adult stem cells ex vivo...
May 16, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526237/small-molecule-inhibition-of-wnt-signaling-abrogates-dexamethasone-induced-phenotype-of-primary-human-trabecular-meshwork-cells
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Sarah D Ahadome, Chi Zhang, Elizabeth Tannous, James Shen, Jie J Zheng
Trabecular meshwork (TM) cells are the governing regulators of the TM structure. When the functionality of these cells is impaired, the structure of the TM is perturbed, which often results in increased ocular hypertension. High intraocular pressure is the most significant risk factor for steroid-induced glaucoma. Dexamethasone (Dex) induced phenotype of TM cells is widely utilized as a model system to gain insight into mechanisms underlying damaged TM in glaucoma. In this study, to assess the possible role of the abnormal Wnt signaling in steroid-induced glaucoma, we analyzed the effects of small-molecule Wnt signaling modulators on Dex-induced expression extracellular matrix proteins of primary human TM cells...
May 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525976/the-adaptation-of-colorectal-cancer-cells-when-forming-metastases-in-the-liver-expression-of-associated-genes-and-pathways-in-a-mouse-model
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Derya Bocuk, Alexander Wolff, Petra Krause, Gabriela Salinas, Annalen Bleckmann, Christina Hackl, Tim Beissbarth, Sarah Koenig
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men and women. Systemic disease with metastatic spread to distant sites such as the liver reduces the survival rate considerably. The aim of this study was to investigate the changes in gene expression that occur on invasion and expansion of CRC cells when forming metastases in the liver. METHODS: The livers of syngeneic C57BL/6NCrl mice were inoculated with 1 million CRC cells (CMT-93) via the portal vein, leading to the stable formation of metastases within 4 weeks...
May 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524727/e-cadherin-%C3%AE-catenin-complex-a-target-for-anticancer-and-antimetastasis-plants-plant-derived-compounds
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Majid Tafrihi, Roohollah Nakhaei Sistani
Plants reputed to have cancer-inhibiting potential and putative active components derived from those plants have emerged as an exciting new field in cancer study. Some of these compounds have cancer-inhibiting potential in different clinical staging levels, especially metastasis. A few of them which stabilize cell-cell adhesions are controversial topics. This review article introduces some effective herbal compounds that target E-cadherin/β-catenin protein complex. In this article, at first, we briefly review the structure and function of E-cadherin and β-catenin proteins, Wnt signaling pathway, and its target genes...
May 19, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523736/hyper-activation-of-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling-induced-by-ikk%C3%AE%C2%B5-inhibition-thwarts-colorectal-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Jie Chen, Jun Zhao, Xuan Chen, Chengming Ding, Katie Lee, Zeming Jia, Yaoting Zhang, Yuzheng Zhou, Chaoying Wei, Jiantai He, Zanxian Xia, Jian Peng
OBJECTIVE: Aberrant activation of Wnt/β-catenin signalling contributes significantly to the development of human colorectal cancers and β-catenin is the key signalling molecule transducing canonical Wnt/β-catenin signalling. Therefore, β-catenin is a promising therapeutic target for cancer treatment. This study demonstrates that the oncogenic IKKε kinase phosphorylates β-catenin to restrain its hyper activation, therefore promoting colorectal cancer (CRC) cell proliferation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: IKKε and β-catenin expression levels in human colorectal cancer tissues and cell lines were analysed by immunohistochemical staining and Western blotting...
May 19, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523575/znf281-promotes-growth-and-invasion-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells-by-activating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Yu Qian, Jingyi Li, Suhua Xia
BACKGROUND: Zinc finger protein 281 (ZNF281) has been identified to be involved in embryonic stem cell differentiation and tissue development. Also, ZNF281 was found in various types of cancers. However, its biological functions and clinical significance in pancreatic cancer remain elusive. AIMS: To explore the role of ZNF281 in pancreatic cancer cells proliferation and invasion. METHODS: ZNF281 expression was examined in public database Oncomine and cBioPortal...
May 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523267/a-novel-role-for-the-bmp-antagonist-noggin-in-sensitizing-cells-to-non-canonical-wnt-5a-ror2-disheveled-pathway-activation
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Ondrej Bernatik, Tomasz Radaszkiewicz, Martin Behal, Zankruti Dave, Florian Witte, Annika Mahl, Nicole H Cernohorsky, Pavel Krejci, Sigmar Stricker, Vitezslav Bryja
Mammalian limb development is driven by the integrative input from several signaling pathways; a failure to receive or a misinterpretation of these signals results in skeletal defects. The brachydactylies, a group of overlapping inherited human hand malformation syndromes, are mainly caused by mutations in BMP signaling pathway components. Two closely related forms, Brachydactyly type B2 (BDB2) and BDB1 are caused by mutations in the BMP antagonist Noggin (NOG) and the atypical receptor tyrosine kinase ROR2 that acts as a receptor in the non-canonical Wnt pathway...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522145/wnt-signaling-a-novel-pathway-regulating-blood-pressure-state-of-the-art-review
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REVIEW
Maen D Abou Ziki, Arya Mani
Recent antihypertensive trials show conflicting results on blood pressure (BP) targets in patient populations with different metabolic profiles, with lowest benefit from tight BP control observed in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. This paradox could arise from the heterogeneity of study populations and underscores the importance of precision medicine initiatives towards understanding and treating hypertension. Wnt signaling pathways and genetic variations in its signaling peptides have been recently associated with metabolic syndrome, hypertension and diabetes, generating a breakthrough for advancement of precision medicine in the field of hypertension...
May 4, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521692/pharmacological-treatment-of-bone-loss
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Rui Pang, Weibo Xia
Bone loss is common in clinical practice, such as health assessment of postmenopausal women, treatment of tumor metastasis, side-effects of glucocorticoids, and skeletal manifestations of inflammatory diseases. The imbalance of remodeling between bone resorption and bone formation, the pathophysiological basis of bone loss, increases bone fragility. The treatment of bone loss is mainly carried out from the treatment of osteoporosis. There are various pharmacological therapies for bone loss, which will be introduced in 3 aspects, including anti-resorptive agents, anabolic agents and new medications...
May 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521453/nicotine-may-promote-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-progression-by-activating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-and-wnt-pcp-signaling-pathways
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Chengze Wang, Xin Xu, Hairu Jin, Gangli Liu
To investigate the effects and the possible underlying mechanisms of nicotine stimulation on tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) progression, a TSCC cell line Cal27 and 34 samples of paraffin-embedded TSCC were examined. Immunofluorescence, western blot analysis, and TOP/FOP flash, CCK-8, wound healing and Transwell invasion assays were used to evaluate Cal27 in response to nicotine stimulation. We also investigated expression levels of related proteins of Wnt/β-catenin and Wnt/PCP pathways in paraffin-embedded TSCC samples with or without a history of smoking by immunohistochemistry...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521288/hypermethylation-of-ndn-promotes-cell-proliferation-by-activating-the-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-colorectal-cancer
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Yu-Han Hu, Qing Chen, Yan-Xia Lu, Jian-Ming Zhang, Chun Lin, Fan Zhang, Wen-Juan Zhang, Xiao-Min Li, Wei Zhang, Xue-Nong Li
The progression of CRC is a multistep process involving several genetic changes or epigenetic modifications. NDN is a member of the MAGE family, encoding a protein that generally suppresses cell proliferation and acting as a transcriptional repressor. Immunohistochemical staining revealed that the expression of NDN was significantly down-regulated in CRC tissues compared with normal tissues and the down-regulation of NDN in CRC could reflect the hypermethylation of the NDN promoter. Treatment of the CRC cell line SW480 with the demethylating agent 5-Aza-CdR restored the NDN expression level...
May 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521150/the-effects-of-copper-oxide-nanoparticles-on-dorsoventral-patterning-convergent-extension-and-neural-and-cardiac-development-of-zebrafish
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Jia Xu, Qiuping Zhang, Xu Li, Sihui Zhan, Lifeng Wang, Dongyan Chen
Currently, nanoparticles are widely used in biomedicine and industry. CuO nanoparticles (CuO-NPs) are versatile materials in our daily life and their toxicity has drawn extensive attention. In this study, we concentrate on the effect of CuO-NPs on early zebrafish development. The results reveal that CuO-NPs can induce abnormal phenotypes of a smaller head and eyes and delayed epiboly. The gene expression pattern shows that CuO-NPs spatially narrow the expression of dorsal genes chordin and goosecoid and alter the expression of dlx3, ntl and hgg which are related to the cell migration of gastrulation...
May 4, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521071/pharmacological-interventions-in-the-wnt-pathway-inhibition-of-wnt-secretion-versus-disrupting-the-protein-protein-interfaces-of-nuclear-factors
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REVIEW
Dario Zimmerli, George Hausmann, Claudio Cantù, Konrad Basler
Mutations in components of the Wnt pathways are a frequent cause of many human diseases, particularly cancer. Despite the fact that a causative link between aberrant Wnt signaling and many types of human cancers was established more than a decade ago, no Wnt signaling inhibitors have made it into the clinic so far. One reason for this is that no pathway-specific kinase is known. Additionally targeting the protein-protein interactions needed to transduce the signal has not met with success so far. Complicating the search for and use of inhibitors is the complexity of the cascades triggered by the Wnts and their paramount biological importance...
May 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520221/rap1b-is-an-effector-of-axin2-regulating-crosstalk-of-signaling-pathways-during-skeletal-development
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Takamitsu Maruyama, Ming Jiang, Alycia Abbott, H-M Ivy Yu, Qirong Huang, Magdalena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, Emily I Chen, Wei Hsu
Recent identification and isolation of suture stem cells capable of long term self-renewal, clonal expanding and differentiating demonstrate their essential role in calvarial bone development, homeostasis and injury repair. These bona fide stem cells express high level of Axin2 and are able to mediate bone regeneration and repair in a cell autonomous fashion. The importance of Axin2 is further demonstrated by its genetic inactivation in mice causing skeletal deformities resembling craniosynostosis in humans...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518000/comparison-of-simulated-microgravity-and-hydrostatic-pressure-for-chondrogenesis-of-hasc
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Liliana F Mellor, Andrew J Steward, Rachel C Nordberg, Michael A Taylor, Elizabeth G Loboa
BACKGROUND: Cartilage tissue engineering is a growing field due to the lack of regenerative capacity of native tissue. The use of bioreactors for cartilage tissue engineering is common, but the results are controversial. Some studies suggest that microgravity bioreactors are ideal for chondrogenesis, while others show that mimicking hydrostatic pressure is crucial for cartilage formation. A parallel study comparing the effects of loading and unloading on chondrogenesis has not been performed...
April 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515679/downregulation-of-the-repressor-element-1-silencing-transcription-factor-rest-is-associated-with-akt-mtor-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-prion-diseases-models
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Zhiqi Song, Syed Z A Shah, Wei Yang, Haodi Dong, Lifeng Yang, Xiangmei Zhou, Deming Zhao
Prion diseases are a group of infectious diseases characterized by multiple neuropathological changes, yet the mechanisms that preserve function and protect against prion-associated neurodegeneration are still unclear. We previously reported that the repressor element 1-silencing transcription factor (REST) alleviates neurotoxic prion peptide (PrP106-126)-induced toxicity in primary neurons. Here we confirmed the findings of the in vitro model in 263K infected hamsters, an in vivo model of prion diseases and further showed the relationships between REST and related signaling pathways...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515212/regulation-of-wnt-signaling-at-the-neuromuscular-junction-by-the-immunoglobulin-super-family-protein-rig-3-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Pratima Pandey, Ashwani Bhardwaj, Kavita Babu
Perturbations in synaptic function could affect the normal behavior of an animal, making it important to understand the regulatory mechanisms of synaptic signaling. Previous work has shown that in Caenorhabditis elegans an immunoglobulin super-family protein, RIG-3, functions in pre-synaptic neurons to maintain normal acetylcholine receptor levels at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). In this study we elucidate the molecular and functional mechanism of RIG-3. We demonstrate by genetic and BiFC (Bi-molecular Fluorescence Complementation) assays that pre-synaptic RIG-3 functions by directly interacting with the immunoglobulin domain of the non-conventional Wnt receptor, ROR receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK), CAM-1, that functions in post-synaptic body-wall muscles...
May 17, 2017: Genetics
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