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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927154/resistance-to-the-mtor-inhibitor-everolimus-is-reversed-by-the-downregulation-of-survivin-in-breast-cancer-cells
#1
Ludovica Taglieri, Francesca De Iuliis, Anna Giuffrida, Sabrina Giantulli, Ida Silvestri, Susanna Scarpa
Everolimus (RAD001) is an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin used in combination with exemestane to treat hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer. However, not all patients are equally sensitive to RAD001 and certain patients develop resistance. Therefore, the present study analyzed the mechanisms involved in the resistance of breast cancer cells to RAD001 in order to identify a potential tool to overcome it. The effects of RAD001 on the inhibition of cell viability, on the induction of apoptosis and autophagy and on the regulation of survivin, an anti-apoptotic protein, were evaluated in two breast cancer cell lines: BT474 (luminal B) and MCF7 (luminal A)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927113/inhibition-of-autophagy-potentiates-the-proliferation-inhibition-activity-of-microrna-7-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#2
Yanna Wang, Qiaoling Wang, Jiqing Song
MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are important molecules that are able to regulate multiple cellular processes in cancer cells. miR-7 has been previously identified as a tumor suppressive miRNA in several types of cancer. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether miR-7 is able to regulate autophagy in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. It was identified that miR-7 was significantly downregulated in tumor tissues compared with adjacent normal tissues. Overexpression of miR-7 inhibited cell proliferative activity, which was partially reversed by miR-7 inhibitor...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927111/luteolin-reduces-migration-of-human-glioblastoma-cell-lines-via-inhibition-of-the-p-igf-1r-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#3
Qiang Wang, Handong Wang, Yue Jia, Hui Ding, Li Zhang, Hao Pan
Luteolin (3',4',5,7-tetrahydroxyflavone) is a common dietary flavonoid, which has been demonstrated to exert anticancer effects in multiple cancer models. However, the detailed mechanisms underlying the inhibitory effect of luteolin on glioblastoma cell metastasis remain poorly understood. The present study assessed the effects of luteolin in the U251MG and U87MG human glioblastoma cell lines. Luteolin treatment significantly inhibited glioblastoma cell migration, and this effect was associated with downregulated matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9 and upregulated tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1 and TIMP-2...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927052/synergistic-effects-of-phenylhexyl-isothiocyanate-and-ly294002-on-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-hl-60-cells
#4
Huicong Yang, Yiqun Huang, Yong Zou, Xudong Ma
The aim of the present study was to investigate the synergistic effect of phenylhexyl isothiocyanate (PHI) and LY294002 [an inhibitor of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)] on the PI3K/protein kinase B (Akt) signaling pathway, modulating histone acetylation, inhibiting cell viability and inducing apoptosis in HL-60 cells. The inhibition of HL-60 cell viability was monitored using an MTT assay. Cell apoptosis was measured using flow cytometry. Expression of acetylated histone H3 and histone H4, and the Akt signaling pathway proteins phosphorylated Akt (p-Akt), phosphorylated mammalian target of rapamycin (p-mTOR) and phosphorylated ribosomal protein S6 kinase (p-p70S6K) was detected using western blotting...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926616/co-ordinated-activation-of-classical-and-novel-pkc-isoforms-is-required-for-pma-induced-mtorc1-activation
#5
Mengling Liu, Christopher J Clarke, Mohamed F Salama, Yeon Ja Choi, Lina M Obeid, Yusuf A Hannun
Protein kinase C (PKC) has been shown to activate the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) signaling pathway, a central hub in the regulation of cell metabolism, growth and proliferation. However, the mechanisms by which PKCs activate mTORC1 are still ambiguous. Our previous study revealed that activation of classical PKCs (cPKC) results in the perinuclear accumulation of cPKC and phospholipase D2 (PLD2) in recycling endosomes in a PLD2-dependent manner. Here, we report that mTORC1 activation by phorbol 12,13-myristate acetate (PMA) requires both classic, cPKC, and novel PKC (nPKC) isoforms, specifically PKCη, acting through distinct pathways...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926611/activation-of-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-sarcoma-cells-treated-with-rapamycin-or-temsirolimus
#6
Joseph W Briggs, Ling Ren, Kristi R Chakrabarti, Yien Che Tsai, Allan M Weissman, Ryan J Hansen, Daniel L Gustafson, Yousuf A Khan, Jonathan D Dinman, Chand Khanna
Activation of the unfolded protein response (UPR) in eukaryotic cells represents an evolutionarily conserved response to physiological stress. Here, we report that the mTOR inhibitors rapamycin (sirolimus) and structurally related temsirolimus are capable of inducing UPR in sarcoma cells. However, this effect appears to be distinct from the classical role for these drugs as mTOR inhibitors. Instead, we detected these compounds to be associated with ribosomes isolated from treated cells. Specifically, temsirolimus treatment resulted in protection from chemical modification of several rRNA residues previously shown to bind rapamycin in prokaryotic cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923937/direct-engagement-of-the-pi3k-pathway-by-mutant-kit-dominates-oncogenic-signaling-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor
#7
Benedikt Bosbach, Ferdinand Rossi, Yasemin Yozgat, Jennifer Loo, Jennifer Q Zhang, Georgina Berrozpe, Katherine Warpinski, Imke Ehlers, Darren Veach, Andrew Kwok, Katia Manova, Cristina R Antonescu, Ronald P DeMatteo, Peter Besmer
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) predominantly harbor activating mutations in the receptor tyrosine kinase KIT. To genetically dissect in vivo the requirement of different signal transduction pathways emanating from KIT for tumorigenesis, the oncogenic Kit(V558Δ) mutation was combined with point mutations abrogating specific phosphorylation sites on KIT. Compared with single-mutant Kit(V558Δ/+) mice, double-mutant Kit(V558Δ;Y567F/Y567F) knock-in mice lacking the SRC family kinase-binding site on KIT (pY567) exhibited attenuated MAPK signaling and tumor growth...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923401/pharmacological-blockade-of-cholesterol-trafficking-by-cepharanthine-in-endothelial-cells-suppresses-angiogenesis-and-tumor-growth
#8
Junfang Lyu, Eun Ju Yang, Sarah A Head, Nana Ai, Baoyuan Zhang, Changjie Wu, Ruo-Jing Li, Yifan Liu, Chen Yang, Yongjun Dang, Ho Jeong Kwon, Wei Ge, Jun O Liu, Joong Sup Shim
Cholesterol is an important modulator of membrane protein function and signaling in endothelial cells, thus making it an emerging target for anti-angiogenic agents. In this study, we employed a phenotypic screen that detects intracellular cholesterol distribution in endothelial cells (HUVEC) and identified 13 existing drugs as cholesterol trafficking inhibitors. Cepharanthine, an approved drug for anti-inflammatory and cancer management use, was amongst the candidates, which was selected for in-depth mechanistic studies to link cholesterol trafficking and angiogenesis...
September 15, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923349/katp-channel-block-inhibits-the-toll-like-receptor-2-mediated-stimulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-by-suppressing-the-activation-of-akt-mtor-jnk-and-p38-mapk
#9
Yoon Jeong Nam, Arum Kim, Min Sung Lee, Dong Suep Sohn, Chung Soo Lee
Changes in the KATP channel activity have been shown to regulate inflammation and immune responses. Using human keratinocytes, we investigated the effect of KATP channel inhibition on inflammatory mediator production in relation to the Toll like receptor-2-mediated-Akt, mTOR and NF-κB pathways, as well as JNK and p38-MAPK, which regulate the transcription genes involved in immune and inflammatory responses. 5-Hydroxydecanoate (a selective KATP channel blocker), glibenclamide (a cell surface and mitochondrial KATP channel inhibitor), the Akt inhibitor, rapamycin, Bay 11-7085 and N-acetylcysteine reduced the lipoteichoic acid- or peptidoglycan-induced production of cytokines and chemokines, and production of reactive oxygen species and increased the levels and activities of Kir 6...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923179/drugs-and-hyperglycemia-a-practical-guide
#10
REVIEW
Vandana Jain, Ronak Kumar Patel, Zaureen Kapadia, Sneha Galiveeti, Maryann Banerji, Lisel Hope
Drug-induced diabetes is one of the factors contributing to the increasing incidence of diabetes worldwide. This review considers the frequency, pathogenesis and treatment of drug-induced diabetes. Drugs that induce diabetes include hormonal therapy, especially glucocorticoids and androgen blockers, cardiovascular drugs, especially statins, beta-blockers and diuretics, antipsychotics, especially clozapine, olanzapine and quetiapine, antiretrovirals (protease inhibitors and non-reverse transcriptase inhibitors - NRTIs) and other drugs (mechanistic target of rapamycin inhibitors -mTORs, post organ transplantation drugs, tyrosine kinase inhibitors and interferon-alpha)...
October 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923059/osteoglycin-promotes-meningioma-development-through-downregulation-of-nf2-and-activation-of-mtor-signaling
#11
Yu Mei, Ziming Du, Changchen Hu, Noah F Greenwald, Malak Abedalthagafi, Nathalie Y R Agar, Gavin P Dunn, Wenya Linda Bi, Sandro Santagata, Ian F Dunn
BACKGROUND: Meningiomas are the most common primary intracranial tumors in adults. While a majority of meningiomas are slow growing neoplasms that may cured by surgical resection, a subset demonstrates more aggressive behavior and insidiously recurs despite surgery and radiation, without effective alternative treatment options. Elucidation of critical mitogenic pathways in meningioma oncogenesis may offer new therapeutic strategies. We performed an integrated genomic and molecular analysis to characterize the expression and function of osteoglycin (OGN) in meningiomas and explored possible therapeutic approaches for OGN-expressing meningiomas...
September 18, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922540/ape1-ref-1-knockdown-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-characterizing-gene-expression-changes-and-identifying-novel-pathways-using-single-cell-rna-sequencing
#12
Fenil Shah, Emery Goossens, Nadia M Atallah, Michelle Grimard, Mark R Kelley, Melissa L Fishel
Apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1/redox factor-1 (APE1/Ref-1 or APE1) is a multifunctional protein that regulates numerous transcription factors associated with cancer-related pathways. Because APE1 is essential for cell viability, generation of APE1 knockout cell lines and determining a comprehensive list of genes regulated by APE1 has not been possible. To circumvent this challenge, we utilized single-cell RNA Sequencing to identify differentially expressed genes in relation to APE1 protein levels within the cell...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921872/first-line-therapy-with-dacomitinib-an-orally-available-pan-her-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-for-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-penile-squamous-cell-carcinoma-results-of-an-open-label-single-arm-single-center-phase-2-study
#13
A Necchi, S Lo Vullo, F Perrone, D Raggi, P Giannatempo, G Calareso, N Nicolai, L Piva, D Biasoni, M Catanzaro, T Torelli, S Stagni, E Togliardi, M Colecchia, A Busico, A Gloghini, A Testi, L Mariani, R Salvioni
OBJECTIVE: To harness the frontline therapy in advanced penile squamous cell carcinoma (PSCC), for which chemotherapy exerts moderate activity but poor efficacy. Dacomitinib is an irreversible, pan-epidermal growth factor receptor (HER) inhibitor. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a phase 2 study (NCT01728233), patients received dacomitinib 45 mg/day, orally, continuously. Inclusion criteria were SCC histology, clinical stage N2-3 or M1 (TNM 2009), and no prior chemotherapy administration...
September 16, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919376/microrna-218-5p-as-a-potential-target-for-the-treatment-of-human-osteoarthritis
#14
Jun Lu, Ming-Liang Ji, Xue-Jun Zhang, Pei-Liang Shi, Hao Wu, Chen Wang, Hee-Jeong Im
Emerging evidence suggests that dysregulated microRNAs (miRNAs) play a pivotal role in osteoarthritis (OA), but the role of specific miRNAs remains unclear. Accordingly, we identified OA-associated miRNAs and functional validation of results. Here, we demonstrate that miR-218-5p is significantly upregulated in moderate and severe OA and correlates with scores on a modified Mankin scale. Through gain-of-function and loss-of-function studies, miR-218-5p was shown to significantly affect matrix synthesis gene expression and chondrocyte proliferation and apoptosis...
August 19, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918902/mtor-controls-mitochondrial-dynamics-and-cell-survival-via-mtfp1
#15
Masahiro Morita, Julien Prudent, Kaustuv Basu, Vanessa Goyon, Sakie Katsumura, Laura Hulea, Dana Pearl, Nadeem Siddiqui, Stefan Strack, Shawn McGuirk, Julie St-Pierre, Ola Larsson, Ivan Topisirovic, Hojatollah Vali, Heidi M McBride, John J Bergeron, Nahum Sonenberg
The mechanisms that link environmental and intracellular stimuli to mitochondrial functions, including fission/fusion, ATP production, metabolite biogenesis, and apoptosis, are not well understood. Here, we demonstrate that the nutrient-sensing mechanistic/mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) stimulates translation of mitochondrial fission process 1 (MTFP1) to control mitochondrial fission and apoptosis. Expression of MTFP1 is coupled to pro-fission phosphorylation and mitochondrial recruitment of the fission GTPase dynamin-related protein 1 (DRP1)...
September 13, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917508/insulin-dependent-metabolic-and-inotropic-responses-in-the-heart-are-modulated-by-hydrogen-peroxide-from-nadph-oxidase-isoforms-nox2-and-nox4
#16
Benjamin Steinhorn, Juliano L Sartoretto, Andrea Sorrentino, Natalia Romero, Hermann Kalwa, E Dale Abel, Thomas Michel
RATIONALE: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a stable reactive oxygen species (ROS) that has long been implicated in insulin signal transduction in adipocytes. However, H2O2's role in mediating insulin's effects on the heart are unknown. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the role of H2O2 in activating insulin-dependent changes in cardiac myocyte metabolic and inotropic pathways. The sources of insulin-dependent H2O2 generation were also studied. METHODS AND RESULTS: In addition to the canonical role of insulin in modulating cardiac metabolic pathways, we found that insulin also inhibited beta adrenergic-induced increases in cardiac contractility...
September 13, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916818/identification-of-4-phenylquinolin-2-1h-one-as-a-specific-allosteric-inhibitor-of-akt
#17
Bill X Huang, Kenny Newcomer, Karl Kevala, Elena Barnaeva, Wei Zheng, Xin Hu, Samarjit Patnaik, Noel Southall, Juan Marugan, Marc Ferrer, Hee-Yong Kim
Akt plays a major role in tumorigenesis and the development of specific Akt inhibitors as effective cancer therapeutics has been challenging. Here, we report the identification of a highly specific allosteric inhibitor of Akt through a FRET-based high-throughput screening, and characterization of its inhibitory mechanism. Out of 373,868 compounds screened, 4-phenylquinolin-2(1H)-one specifically decreased Akt phosphorylation at both T308 and S473, and inhibited Akt kinase activity (IC50 = 6 µM) and downstream signaling...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916338/structure-activity-relationship-study-of-small-molecule-inhibitors-of-the-deptor-mtor-interaction
#18
Jihye Lee, Yijiang Shi, Mario Vega, Yonghui Yang, Joseph Gera, Michael E Jung, Alan Lichtenstein
DEPTOR is a 48kDa protein that binds to mTOR and inhibits this kinase within mTORC1 and mTORC2 complexes. Over-expression of DEPTOR specifically occurs in the multiple myeloma (MM) tumor model and DEPTOR knockdown is cytotoxic to MM cells, suggesting it is a potential therapeutic target. Since mTORC1 paralysis protects MM cells against DEPTOR knockdown, it indicates that the protein-protein interaction between DEPTOR and mTOR is key to MM viability vs death. In a previous study, we used a yeast two-hybrid screen of a small inhibitor library to identify a compound that inhibited DEPTOR/mTOR binding in yeast...
September 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915623/inhibition-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-activates-autophagy-and-compensatory-ras-raf-mek-erk-signalling-in-prostate-cancer
#19
Dominika E Butler, Christopher Marlein, Hannah F Walker, Fiona M Frame, Vincent M Mann, Matthew S Simms, Barry R Davies, Anne T Collins, Norman J Maitland
The PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway is frequently activated in advanced prostate cancer, due to loss of the tumour suppressor PTEN, and is an important axis for drug development. We have assessed the molecular and functional consequences of pathway blockade by inhibiting AKT and mTOR kinases either in combination or as individual drug treatments. In established prostate cancer cell lines, a decrease in cell viability and in phospho-biomarker expression was observed. Although apoptosis was not induced, a G1 growth arrest was observed in PTEN null LNCaP cells, but not in BPH1 or PC3 cells...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910567/g0s2-represses-pi3k-mtor-signaling-and-increases-sensitivity-to-pi3k-mtor-pathway-inhibitors-in-breast-cancer
#20
Christina Y Yim, Emmanuel Bikorimana, Ema Khan, Joshua M Warzecha, Leah Shin, Jennifer Rodriguez, Ethan Dmitrovsky, Sarah J Freemantle, Michael J Spinella
G0/G1 switch gene 2 (G0S2) is a direct retinoic acid target implicated in cancer biology and therapy based on frequent methylation-mediated silencing in diverse solid tumors. We recently reported that low G0S2 expression in breast cancer, particularly estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, correlates with increased rates of recurrence, indicating that G0S2 plays a role in breast cancer progression. However, the function(s) and mechanism(s) of G0S2 tumor suppression remain unclear. In order to determine potential mechanisms of G0S2 anti-oncogenic activity, we performed genome-wide expression analysis that revealed an enrichment of gene signatures related to PI3K/mTOR pathway activation in G0S2 null cells as compared to G0S2 wild-type cells...
September 14, 2017: Cell Cycle
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