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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673588/cdc42-dependent-modulation-of-rigidity-sensing-and-cell-spreading-in-tumor-repopulating-cells
#1
Farhan Chowdhury, Sultan Doğanay, Benjamin J Leslie, Rishi Singh, Kshitij Amar, Bhavana Talluri, Seongjin Park, Ning Wang, Taekjip Ha
Recently, a robust mechanical method has been established to isolate a small subpopulation of highly tumorigenic tumor repopulating cells (TRCs) from parental melanoma cells. In order to characterize the molecular and mechanical properties of TRCs, we utilized the tension gauge tether (TGT) single-molecule platform and investigated force requirements during early cell spreading events. TRCs required the peak single molecular tension of around 40 pN through integrins for initial adhesion like the parental control cells, but unlike the control cells, they did not spread and formed very few mature focal adhesions (FAs)...
April 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600692/the-window-of-opportunities-for-targeted-therapy-in-brafwt-nraswt-kitwt-melanoma-biology-and-clinical-implications-of-fusion-proteins-and-other-mutations
#2
Marina Berger, Georg Richtig, Karl Kashofer, Ariane Aigelsreiter, Erika Richtig
Treatment options in advanced melanoma have been subject to a major change over the last years. The discovery of the oncogenic point mutation BRAFV600E and subsequently developed BRAF inhibitors had a major impact on patient's survival. Further important mutations have been found in the NRAS gene, although not yet druggable, and others involve c-kit in acral and mucosal melanoma. Imatinib was shown to achieve high response rates in c-kit mutated melanoma. Despite good response rates in these targeted therapies and introduction of immunotherapy, there are still patients left, who develop resistance upon therapy or patients without the option of targeted therapy...
March 29, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491429/simulated-microgravity-inhibits-cell-focal-adhesions-leading-to-reduced-melanoma-cell-proliferation-and-metastasis-via-fak-rhoa-regulated-mtorc1-and-ampk-pathways
#3
Xin Tan, Aizhang Xu, Tuo Zhao, Qin Zhao, Jun Zhang, Cuihong Fan, Yulin Deng, Andrew Freywald, Harald Genth, Jim Xiang
Simulated microgravity (SMG) was reported to affect tumor cell proliferation and metastasis. However, the underlying mechanism is elusive. In this study, we demonstrate that clinostat-modelled SMG reduces BL6-10 melanoma cell proliferation, adhesion and invasiveness in vitro and decreases tumor lung metastasis in vivo. It down-regulates metastasis-related integrin α6β4, MMP9 and Met72 molecules. SMG significantly reduces formation of focal adhesions and activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and Rho family proteins (RhoA, Rac1 and Cdc42) and of mTORC1 kinase, but activates AMPK and ULK1 kinases...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432733/dock1-inhibition-suppresses-cancer-cell-invasion-and-macropinocytosis-induced-by-self-activating-rac1p29s-mutation
#4
Takahiro Tomino, Hirotada Tajiri, Takaaki Tatsuguchi, Takahiro Shirai, Kounosuke Oisaki, Shigeki Matsunaga, Fumiyuki Sanematsu, Daiji Sakata, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Yoshihiko Maehara, Motomu Kanai, Jean-François Cote, Yoshinori Fukui, Takehito Uruno
Rac1 is a member of the Rho family of small GTPases that regulates cytoskeletal reorganization, membrane polarization, cell migration and proliferation. Recently, a self-activating mutation of Rac1, Rac1P29S, has been identified as a recurrent somatic mutation frequently found in sun-exposed melanomas, which possesses increased inherent GDP/GTP exchange activity and cell transforming ability. However, the role of cellular Rac1-interacting proteins in the transforming potential of Rac1P29S remains unclear. We found that the catalytic domain of DOCK1, a Rac-specific guanine nucleotide exchange factor (GEF) implicated in malignancy of a variety of cancers, can greatly accelerate the GDP/GTP exchange of Rac1P29S...
February 9, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342889/a-case-control-study-of-the-genetic-variability-in-reactive-oxygen-species-metabolizing-enzymes-in-melanoma-risk
#5
Tze-An Yuan, Vandy Yourk, Ali Farhat, Argyrios Ziogas, Frank L Meyskens, Hoda Anton-Culver, Feng Liu-Smith
Recent studies have shown that ultraviolet (UV)-induced chemiexcitation of melanin fragments leads to DNA damage; and chemiexcitation of melanin fragments requires reactive oxygen species (ROS), as ROS excite an electron in the melanin fragments. In addition, ROS also cause DNA damages on their own. We hypothesized that ROS producing and metabolizing enzymes were major contributors in UV-driven melanomas. In this case-control study of 349 participants, we genotyped 23 prioritized single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidases 1 and 4 (NOX1 and NOX4, respectively), CYBA, RAC1, superoxide dismutases (SOD1, SOD2, and SOD3) and catalase (CAT), and analyzed their associated melanoma risk...
January 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222169/nanoscale-tuning-of-vcam-1-determines-vla-4-dependent-melanoma-cell-plasticity-on-rgd-motifs
#6
Katharina Amschler, Eugen Kossmann, Luise Erpenbeck, Sebastian Kruss, Tillmann Schill, Margarete Schön, Sigrid M C Möckel, Joachim P Spatz, Michael P Schön
The biophysical fine-tuning of cancer cell plasticity is crucial for tumor progression but remains largely enigmatic. Although vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1/CD106) has been implicated in melanoma progression, here its presentation on endothelial cells was associated with diminished melanoma cell spreading. Using a specific nanoscale modulation of VCAM-1 (tunable from 70 to 670 ligands/μm²) next to integrin ligands (RGD motifs) in a bifunctional system, reciprocal regulation of integrin α4 (ITGA4/VLA-4/CD49d)-dependent adhesion and spreading of melanoma cells was found...
March 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095823/long-non-coding-rna-fth1p3-facilitates-uveal-melanoma-cell-growth-and-invasion-through-mir-224-5p
#7
Xiaoli Zheng, Hongwei Tang, Xiaofeng Zhao, Yamei Sun, Yanfang Jiang, Yonghua Liu
Growing evidences indicated that Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) played important roles in tumor initiation and progression. However, the function and mechnism of lncRNA ferritin heavy chain 1 pseudogene 3 (FTH1P3) remain unknown in uveal melanoma. We showed that the expression level of FTH1P3 was upregulated in uveal melanoma cell lines and tissues. Elevated expression of FTH1P3 promoted uveal melanoma cell proliferation, cell cycle and migration. Moreover, we found that FTH1P3 was a direct target gene of miR-224-5p in uveal melanoma cell...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059171/suppression-of-rac1-driven-malignant-melanoma-by-group-a-pak-inhibitors
#8
D Araiza-Olivera, Y Feng, G Semenova, T Y Prudnikova, J Rhodes, J Chernoff
Activating mutations in the RAC1 gene have recently been discovered as driver events in malignant melanoma. Expression of this gene is associated with melanocyte proliferation, and melanoma cells bearing this mutation are insensitive to BRAF inhibitors such as vemurafenib and dabrafenib, and also may evade immune surveillance due to enhanced expression of PD-L1. Activating mutations in RAC1 are of special interest, as small-molecule inhibitors for the RAC effector p21-activated kinase (PAK) are in late-stage clinical development and might impede oncogenic signaling from mutant RAC1...
February 15, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947953/the-inhibitory-effect-of-7-7%C3%A2-dimethoxyagastisflavone-on-the-metastasis-of-melanoma-cells-via-the-suppression-of-f-actin-polymerization
#9
Ching-Min Lin, Yu-Ling Lin, Shu-Yi Ho, Pin-Rong Chen, Yi-Hsuan Tsai, Chen-Han Chung, Chia-Hsiang Hwang, Nu-Man Tsai, Shey-Cherng Tzou, Chun-Yen Ke, Jung Chang, Yi-Lin Chan, Yu-Shan Wang, Kwan-Hwa Chi, Kuang-Wen Liao
7,7″-Dimethoxyagastisflavone (DMGF), a biflavonoid isolated from Taxus × media cv. Hicksii, induces apoptotic and autophagic cell death. However, whether DMGF suppresses tumor metastasis is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-metastatic activities of DMGF on the metastatic processes of melanoma cells in vivo and in vitro. A transwell assay showed that DMGF could effectively attenuate the motility of B16F10 cells, and the results of real-time PCR revealed that DMGF also suppressed the expressions of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2)...
September 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915620/prpf-overexpression-induces-drug-resistance-through-actin-cytoskeleton-rearrangement-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#10
Salman Ul Islam, Adeeb Shehzad, Jong Kyung Sonn, Young Sup Lee
Pre-mRNA processing factor (PRPF) 4B kinase belongs to the CDK-like kinase family, and is involved in pre-mRNA splicing, and in signal transduction. In this study, we observed that PRPF overexpression decreased the intracellular levels of reactive oxygen species, and inhibited resveratrol-induced apoptosis by activating the cell survival signaling proteins NFκB, ERK, and c-MYC in HCT116 human colon cancer cells. PRPF overexpression altered cellular morphology, and rearranged the actin cytoskeleton, by regulating the activity of Rho family proteins...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803992/p-rex1-amplification-promotes-progression-of-cutaneous-melanoma-via-the-pak1-p38-mmp-2-pathway
#11
Jinhua Wang, Hajime Hirose, Guanhua Du, Kelly Chong, Eiji Kiyohara, Isaac P Witz, Dave S B Hoon
P-REX1 (PIP3-dependent Rac exchange factor-1) is a guanine nucleotide exchange factor that activates Rac by catalyzing exchange of GDP for GTP bound to Rac. Aberrant up-regulation of P-REX1 expression has a role in metastasis however, copy number (CN) and function of P-REX1 in cutaneous melanoma are unclear. To explore the role of P-REX1 in melanoma, SNP 6.0 and Exon 1.0 ST microarrays were assessed. There was a higher CN (2.82-fold change) of P-REX1 in melanoma cells than in melanocytes, and P-REX1 expression was significantly correlated with P-REX1 CN...
October 28, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574815/prpf-overexpression-induces-drug-resistance-through-actin-cytoskeleton-rearrangement-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#12
Salman Ul Islam, Adeeb Shehzad, Jong Kyung Sonn, Young Sup Lee
Pre-mRNA processing factor (PRPF) 4B kinase belongs to the CDK-like kinase family, and is involved in pre-mRNA splicing, and in signal transduction. In this study, we observed that PRPF overexpression decreased the intracellular levels of reactive oxygen species, and inhibited resveratrol-induced apoptosis by activating the cell survival signaling proteins NFκB, ERK, and c-MYC in HCT116 human colon cancer cells. PRPF overexpression altered cellular morphology, and rearranged the actin cytoskeleton, by regulating the activity of Rho family proteins...
May 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562340/cell-type-dependent-hif1-%C3%AE-mediated-effects-of-hypoxia-on-proliferation-migration-and-metastatic-potential-of-human-tumor-cells
#13
Enikő Tátrai, Alexandra Bartal, Alexandra Gacs, Sándor Paku, István Kenessey, Tamás Garay, Balázs Hegedűs, Eszter Molnár, Mihály T Cserepes, Zita Hegedűs, Nóra Kucsma, Gergely Szakács, József Tóvári
Tumor hypoxia promotes neoangiogenesis and contributes to the radio- and chemotherapy resistant and aggressive phenotype of cancer cells. However, the migratory response of tumor cells and the role of small GTPases regulating the organization of cytoskeleton under hypoxic conditions have yet to be established. Accordingly, we measured the proliferation, migration, RhoA activation, the mRNA and protein levels of hypoxia inducible factor-1alpha (HIF-1α) and three small G-proteins, Rac1, cdc42 and RhoA in a panel of five human tumor cell lines under normoxic and hypoxic conditions...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416823/-identification-of-a-new-pro-invasion-factor-in-tumor-microenvironment-progress-in-function-and-mechanism-of-extracellular-atp
#14
W G Fang, X X Tian
Up to 90% of all cancer related morbidity and mortality can be attributed to metastasis. In recent years the study of tumor microenvironment, its cellular and molecular components, and how they can affect neoplastic progression toward metastasis, has become a hot focus in cancer research. Accumulated evidence shows that the formation of metastasis is a multi-step sequential process, in which, the tumor cells continuously interact with the host microenvironment. Host derived factors, i.e. growth factors/inhibitors, angiogenic factors, chemokines, etc...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277539/epidermal-rac1-regulates-the-dna-damage-response-and-protects-from-uv-light-induced-keratinocyte-apoptosis-and-skin-carcinogenesis
#15
Jayesh Deshmukh, Ruth Pofahl, Ingo Haase
Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common type of cancer. Increased expression and activity of Rac1, a small Rho GTPase, has been shown previously in NMSC and other human cancers; suggesting that Rac1 may function as an oncogene in skin. DMBA/TPA skin carcinogenesis studies in mice have shown that Rac1 is required for chemically induced skin papilloma formation. However, UVB radiation by the sun, which causes DNA damage, is the most relevant cause for NMSC. A potential role of Rac1 in UV-light-induced skin carcinogenesis has not been investigated so far...
March 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210865/the-impact-of-melanoma-genetics-on-treatment-response-and-resistance-in-clinical-and-experimental-studies
#16
M Kunz, M Hölzel
Recent attempts to characterize the melanoma mutational landscape using high-throughput sequencing technologies have identified new genes and pathways involved in the molecular pathogenesis of melanoma. Apart from mutated BRAF, NRAS, and KIT, a series of new recurrently mutated candidate genes with impact on signaling pathways have been identified such as NF1, PTEN, IDH1, RAC1, ARID2, and TP53. Under targeted treatment using BRAF and MEK1/2 inhibitors either alone or in combination, a majority of patients experience recurrences, which are due to different genetic mechanisms such as gene amplifications of BRAF or NRAS, MEK1/2 and PI3K mutations...
March 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052407/p21-activated-kinase-1-regulates-resistance-to-braf-inhibition-in-human-cancer-cells
#17
Mahamat Babagana, Sydney Johnson, Hannah Slabodkin, Wiam Bshara, Carl Morrison, Eugene S Kandel
BRAF is a commonly mutated oncogene in various human malignancies and a target of a new class of anti-cancer agents, BRAF-inhibitors (BRAFi). The initial enthusiasm for these agents, based on the early successes in the management of metastatic melanoma, is now challenged by the mounting evidence of intrinsic BRAFi-insensitivity in many BRAF-mutated tumors, by the scarcity of complete responses, and by the inevitable emergence of drug resistance in initially responsive cases. These setbacks put an emphasis on discovering the means to increase the efficacy of BRAFi and to prevent or overcome BRAFi-resistance...
May 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908735/unr-csde1-drives-a-post-transcriptional-program-to-promote-melanoma-invasion-and-metastasis
#18
COMMENT
Laurence Wurth, Panagiotis Papasaikas, David Olmeda, Nadine Bley, Guadalupe T Calvo, Santiago Guerrero, Daniela Cerezo-Wallis, Javier Martinez-Useros, María García-Fernández, Stefan Hüttelmaier, Maria S Soengas, Fátima Gebauer
RNA binding proteins (RBPs) modulate cancer progression through poorly understood mechanisms. Here we show that the RBP UNR/CSDE1 is overexpressed in melanoma tumors and promotes invasion and metastasis. iCLIP sequencing, RNA sequencing, and ribosome profiling combined with in silico studies unveiled sets of pro-metastatic factors coordinately regulated by UNR as part of RNA regulons. In addition to RNA steady-state levels, UNR was found to control many of its targets at the level of translation elongation/termination...
November 14, 2016: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890785/genomic-characterization-of-dysplastic-nevi-unveils-implications-for-diagnosis-of-melanoma
#19
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Rachel D Melamed, Iraz T Aydin, Geena Susan Rajan, Robert Phelps, David N Silvers, Kevin J Emmett, Georg Brunner, Raul Rabadan, Julide Tok Celebi
A well-defined risk factor and precursor for cutaneous melanoma is the dysplastic nevus. These benign tumors represent clonal hyperproliferation of melanocytes that are in a senescent-like state, but with occasional malignant transformation events. To portray the mutational repertoire of dysplastic nevi in patients with the dysplastic nevus syndrome and to determine the discriminatory profiles of melanocytic nevi (including dysplastic nevi) from melanoma, we sequenced exomes of melanocytic nevi including dysplastic nevi (n = 19), followed by a targeted gene panel (785 genes) characterization of melanocytic nevi (n = 46) and primary melanomas (n = 42)...
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846383/unrelenting-translation-unrestrains-melanoma-migration
#20
COMMENT
Ashani T Weeraratna, Myriam Gorospe
The cytoplasmic RNA-binding protein UNR influences key developmental processes by controlling mRNA turnover and translation initiation. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Wurth et al. report that UNR is highly expressed in melanoma and enhances invasion and metastasis at least partly by inducing translation elongation of VIM and RAC1 mRNAs.
November 14, 2016: Cancer Cell
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