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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106280/erk1-directly-interacts-with-jnk1-leading-to-regulation-of-jnk1-c-jun-activity-and-cell-transformation
#1
Bong Seok Kang, Yoon Jin Hwang, Zigang Dong
ERK1 and ERK2 share a great deal of homology and have been presumed to have similar functions. Available antibodies recognize both isoforms making the elucidation of functional differences challenging. Mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase networks are commonly depicted in the literature as linear and sequential phosphorylation cascades; however, the activation of these pathways is not mutually exclusive. Little doubt exists that MAP kinases engage in crosstalk, but the extent or the direct effect of these "conversations" is unclear...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105203/polyphyllin-i-inhibits-the-growth-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-in-nude-mice
#2
Linhui Gu, Jianguo Feng, Zhiguo Zheng, Haiyan Xu, Wei Yu
Polyphyllin I (PPI) is an active component in Rhizoma Paridis, which displays extensive pharmacological antitumor activities. In a previous study, we found that polyphyllin I exhibited inhibitory effects on cell growth in the human ovarian cancer HO-8910PM cell line, as well as promoting apoptosis and the inhibition of cell migration. Furthermore, gene expression was also profiled by microarray, which showed that numerous genes were altered by PPI; three genes were of particular note that were associated with tumor progression, namely, Caspase-9, C-jun and Wnt5a...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105181/activator-protein-1-promotes-gemcitabine-induced-apoptosis-in-pancreatic-cancer-by-upregulating-its-downstream-target-bim
#3
Xiaoxia Ren, Wenjing Zhao, Yongxing Du, Taiping Zhang, Lei You, Yupei Zhao
Gemcitabine is a commonly used chemotherapy drug in pancreatic cancer. The function of activator protein 1 (AP-1) is cell-specific, and its function depends on the expression of other complex members. In the present study, we added gemcitabine to the media of Panc-1 and SW1990 cells at clinically achieved concentrations (10 µM). Compared with constitutive c-Fos expression, c-Jun expression increased in a dose-dependent manner upon gemcitabine treatment. c-Jun overexpression increased gemcitabine-induced apoptosis through Bim activation, while cell apoptosis and Bim expression decreased following c-Jun knockdown...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105176/dihydroartemisinin-transiently-activates-the-jnk-sapk-signaling-pathway-in-endothelial-cells
#4
Fengyun Dong, Ju Han, Guoxian Jing, Xiaocui Chen, Suhua Yan, Longtao Yue, Zhiqun Cao, Xiaochun Liu, Guozhao Ma, Ju Liu
Artemisinin and its derivatives are well-known anti-malaria drugs and in the early stages of research for cancer treatment. Dihydroartemisinin (DHA), a more water-soluble derivative of artemisinin, has demonstrated strong anti-angiogenic activity. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of the effect of DHA on angiogenesis. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) treated with DHA were examined for apoptosis and activation of the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signaling pathway, one of the major mitogen-activated protein kinase cascades...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104102/inhibition-of-focal-adhesion-kinase-on-hepatic-stellate-cell-adhesion-and-migration
#5
Yan Wang, Junji Ma, Lei Chen, Xiao-Li Xie, Huiqing Jiang
OBJECTIVE: Hepatic fibrosis is characterized by the activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). Focal adhesion kinase (FAK)-phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signals participate in the activation of HSCs. We evaluated the effect of FAK-related nonkinase (FRNK) on the adhesion and migration of HSCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hepatic fibrosis was induced in Sprague-Dawley rats by means of bile duct ligation. Livers were harvested at 1, 2, 3 and 4 weeks after the ligation; livers of sham-operated animals were harvested at 4 weeks after ligation...
January 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101327/hsa-let-7c-5p-augments-enterovirus-71-replication-through-viral-subversion-of-cell-signaling-in-rhabdomyosarcoma-cells
#6
Bingfei Zhou, Min Chu, Shanshan Xu, Xiong Chen, Yongjuan Liu, Zhihao Wang, Fengfeng Zhang, Song Han, Jun Yin, Biwen Peng, Xiaohua He, Wanhong Liu
BACKGROUND: Human enterovirus 71 (EV71) causes severe hand, foot and mouse disease, accompanied by neurological complications. During the interaction between EV71 and the host, the virus subverts host cell machinery for its own replication. However, the roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in this process remain obscure. RESULTS: In this study, we found that the miRNA hsa-let-7c-5p was significantly upregulated in EV71-infected rhabdomyosarcoma cells. The overexpression of hsa-let-7c-5p promoted replication of the virus, and the hsa-let-7c-5p inhibitor suppressed viral replication...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101173/particularly-interesting-cys-his-rich-protein-is-highly-expressed-in-human-intracranial-aneurysms-and-resists-aneurysmal-rupture
#7
Yu-Tao Peng, Xiang-En Shi, Zhi-Qiang Li, Xin He, Yu-Ming Sun
Particularly interesting Cys-His-rich protein (PINCH) has several biological functions in cancer development, invasion and metastasis in malignant cells, and the expression of PINCH is upregulated in several cancer types, including breast cancer, gastric adenocarcinoma and rectal cancer. However, the contribution of PINCH to human cerebral aneurysms remains largely unknown. Therefore, the significance of PINCH expression in cerebral aneurysm growth and rupture was examined in the present study. The protein expression levels of alpha-smooth muscle actin, osteopontin (OPN), matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) 9 and PINCH were evaluated using immunohistochemistry and western blot analyses...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101169/role-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-wnt-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-and-wnt-ca-2-pathways-in-cisplatin-induced-chemoresistance-in-ovarian-cancer
#8
Lu Huang, Ye Jin, Shujun Feng, Yuqing Zou, Sainan Xu, Shuang Qiu, Ling Li, Jianhua Zheng
The aim of the present study was to explore the expression of Wnt signaling proteins β-catenin, c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II (CaMKII) in ovarian cancer cells, and assess the correlation between this expression and cisplatin-induced chemoresistance. SKOV3 ovarian carcinoma cells and SKOV3/DDP (cisplatin resistant) cells were treated with cisplatin in the absence or presence of a Wnt signaling activator (CHIR-99021, glycogen synthase kinase 3β inhibitor) or inhibitor (XAV-939, tankyrase inhibitor)...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100586/axon-termination-pruning-and-synaptogenesis-in-the-giant-fiber-system-of-drosophila-melanogaster-is-promoted-by-highwire
#9
Melissa Borgen, Kimberly Rowland, Jana Boerner, Brandon Lloyd, Aruna Khan, Rod Murphey
The ubiquitin ligase Highwire has a conserved role in synapse formation. Here we show that Highwire coordinates several facets of central synapse formation in the Drosophila melanogaster giant fiber system, including axon termination, axon pruning, and synaptic function. Despite the similarities to the fly neuromuscular junction, the role of Highwire and the underlying signaling pathways are distinct in the fly's giant fiber system. During development, branching of the giant fiber presynaptic terminal occurs and, normally, the transient branches are pruned away...
January 18, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100486/c-jun-enhances-intestinal-epithelial-restitution-after-wounding-by-increasing-phospholipase-c-%C3%AE-1-transcription
#10
Peng-Yuan Wang, Shelley R Wang, Lan Xiao, Jie Chen, Jian-Ying Wang, Jaladanki N Rao
c-Jun is an AP-1 transcription factor and implicated in many aspects of cellular functions, but its exact role in the regulation of early intestinal epithelial restitution after injury remains largely unknown. Phospholipase C-γ1 (PLCγ1) catalyzes hydrolysis of phosphatidylinositol 4,5 biphosphate into the second messenger diacylglycerol and inositol 1,4,5 triphosphate, and coordinates Ca(2+) stores mobilization, and regulates cell migration and proliferation in response to stress. Here we reported that c-Jun up-regulates PLCγ1 expression and enhances PLCγ1-induced Ca(2+) signaling, thus promoting intestinal epithelial restitution after wounding...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098804/gadd45a-regulates-olaquindox-induced-dna-damage-and-s-phase-arrest-in-human-hepatoma-g2-cells-via-jnk-p38-pathways
#11
Daowen Li, Chongshan Dai, Xiayun Yang, Bin Li, Xilong Xiao, Shusheng Tang
Olaquindox, a quinoxaline 1,4-dioxide derivative, is widely used as a feed additive in many countries. The potential genotoxicity of olaquindox, hence, is of concern. However, the proper mechanism of toxicity was unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of growth arrest and DNA damage 45 alpha (GADD45a) on olaquindox-induced DNA damage and cell cycle arrest in HepG2 cells. The results showed that olaquindox could induce reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated DNA damage and S-phase arrest, where increases of GADD45a, cyclin A, Cdk 2, p21 and p53 protein expression, decrease of cyclin D1 and the activation of phosphorylation-c-Jun N-terminal kinases (p-JNK), phosphorylation-p38 (p-p38) and phosphorylation-extracellular signal-regulated kinases (p-ERK) were involved...
January 13, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098247/c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-2-promotes-enterocyte-survival-and-goblet-cell-differentiation-in-the-inflamed-intestine
#12
A D Mandić, E Bennek, J Verdier, K Zhang, S Roubrocks, R J Davis, B Denecke, N Gassler, K Streetz, A Kel, M Hornef, F J Cubero, C Trautwein, G Sellge
c-Jun N-terminal kinases (JNKs) contribute to immune signaling but their functional role during intestinal mucosal inflammation has remained ill defined. Using genetic mouse models, we characterized the role of JNK1 and JNK2 during homeostasis and acute colitis. Epithelial apoptosis, regeneration, differentiation, and barrier function were analyzed in intestinal epithelium-specific (ΔIEC) or complete JNK1 and bone marrow chimeric or complete JNK2 deficient mice as well as double-knockout animals (JNK1(ΔIEC)JNK2(-/-)) during homeostasis and acute dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis...
January 18, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096466/a-phosphoproteomic-screen-identifies-a-guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factor-for-rab3a-as-a-map-kinase-phosphatase-5-regulated-map-kinase-target-in-il-6-secretion-and-myogenesis
#13
Hojin Lee, Kisuk Min, Jae-Sung Yi, Hao Shi, Woochul Chang, Leandra Jackson, Anton M Bennett
The mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) have been shown to regulate skeletal muscle function. Previously, we showed that MAPK phosphatase-5 (MKP-5) negatively regulates myogenesis and regeneration of skeletal muscle through inhibition of p38 MAPK and c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK). However, the identity and contribution of MKP-5-dependent MAPK targets in the regulation of skeletal muscle function and regenerative myogenesis has not been established. In order to identify MKP-5-dependent MAPK substrates in skeletal muscle, we performed a global differential phospho-MAPK substrate screen in regenerating skeletal muscles of wild type and MKP-5-deficient mice...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093915/oscarellin-an-anthranilic-acid-derivative-from-a-philippine-sponge-oscarella-stillans-as-an-inhibitor-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-macrophages
#14
Ii-Seul Kwon, Jong Hwan Kwak, Suhkneung Pyo, Hee-Weon Lee, AeRyon Kim, Francis J Schmitz
A new anthranilic acid derivative (1) was isolated from a Philippine sponge, Oscarella stillans (Bergquist and Kelly). The structure of compound 1, named oscarellin, was determined as 2-amino-3-(3'-aminopropoxy)benzoic acid from spectroscopic data and confirmed by synthesis. We examined the immunomodulating effect of compound 1 and its mechanism in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. Our data indicated that the expression of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin (IL)-6 were significantly reduced by the pretreatment of 1 (0...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092921/the-ligand-sas-and-its-receptor-ptp10d-drive-tumour-suppressive-cell-competition
#15
Masatoshi Yamamoto, Shizue Ohsawa, Kei Kunimasa, Tatsushi Igaki
Normal epithelial cells often exert anti-tumour effects against nearby oncogenic cells. In the Drosophila imaginal epithelium, clones of oncogenic cells with loss-of-function mutations in the apico-basal polarity genes scribble or discs large are actively eliminated by cell competition when surrounded by wild-type cells. Although c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) signalling plays a crucial role in this cell elimination, the initial event, which occurs at the interface between normal cells and polarity-deficient cells, has not previously been identified...
January 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092672/bpgap1-spatially-integrates-jnk-erk-signaling-crosstalk-in-oncogenesis
#16
T Jiang, C Q Pan, B C Low
Simultaneous hyperactivation of stress-activated protein kinase/c-Jun N-terminal protein kinase (SAPK/JNK) and mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (MEK/ERK) signaling cascades has been reported in carcinogenesis. However, how they are integrated to promote oncogenesis remains unknown. By analyzing breast invasive carcinoma database (The Cancer Genome Altas), we found that the mRNA expression levels of both JNK1 and ERK2 are positively correlated with the mRNA level of EEA1, an endosome associated protein, indicating the potential JNK/ERK crosstalk at endosome...
January 16, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091742/c-jun-is-differentially-expressed-in-embryonic-and-adult-neural-precursor-cells
#17
Fumiaki Kawashima, Kengo Saito, Hirofumi Kurata, Yoshihiro Maegaki, Tetsuji Mori
c-jun, a major component of AP-1 transcription factor, has a wide variety of functions. In the embryonic brain, c-jun mRNA is abundantly expressed in germinal layers around the ventricles. Although the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the adult brain is a derivative of embryonic germinal layers and contains neural precursor cells (NPCs), the c-jun expression pattern is not clear. To study the function of c-jun in adult neurogenesis, we analyzed c-jun expression in the adult SVZ by immunohistochemistry and compared it with that of the embryonic brain...
January 16, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089932/selenizing-hericium-erinaceus-polysaccharides-induces-dendritic-cells-maturation-through-mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
#18
Tao Qin, Zhe Ren, Yifan Huang, Yulong Song, Dandan Lin, Jian Li, Yufang Ma, Xiuqin Wu, Fuan Qiu, Qi Xiao
In this study, polysaccharides extracted from Hericium erinaceus were modified to obtain its nine selenium derivatives, sHEP1-sHEP9. Their structures were identified, yields and selenium contents were determined, the phenotypic and functional maturation of murine bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (DCs) and relevant mechanisms were compared taking unmodified HEP as control. The results revealed that the selenylation were successful. sHEP1, sHEP2 and sHEP8 treatment of DCs increased their surface expression of MHC-II and CD86 and indicated that sHEP1, sHEP2 and sHEP8 induced DC maturation...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087833/dysregulation-of-map-kinase-signaling-pathways-including-p38mapk-sapk-jnk-and-erk1-2-in-cultured-rat-cerebellar-astrocytes-exposed-to-diphenylarsinic-acid
#19
Takayuki Negishi, Mami Matsumoto, Yayoi Kobayashi, Mikiya Kojima, Fumika Sakaguchi, Kazuaki Takahata, Tomoko Kanehira, Rina Arakaki, Yohei Aoyama, Hikari Yoshida, Rena Yamada, Nobutaka Sumiyoshi, Tomoko Tashiro, Seishiro Hirano, Kenji Yoshida, Kazunori Yukawa
Diphenylarsinic acid (DPAA) was a major compound found in the arsenic poisoning incident that occurred in Kamisu, Ibaraki, Japan in 2003. People exposed to DPAA via contaminated well water suffered from several neurological disorders, including cerebellar symptoms. We previously reported that DPAA induces cellular activation in cultured rat cerebellar astrocytes, dose-dependent promotion of cell growth (low DPAA), cell death (high DPAA), and increased phosphorylation of mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinases (p38MAPK, SAPK/JNK, and ERK1/2)...
January 13, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081301/ethanol-induces-platelet-apoptosis
#20
Lei Liu, Mengxing Chen, Lili Zhao, Qing Zhao, Renping Hu, Jie Zhu, Rong Yan, Kesheng Dai
BACKGROUND: Alcohol abuse incurs severe medical conditions, such as thrombocytopenia and hemorrhage, but the pathogenesis is not totally understood. Alcohol has been reported to induce apoptosis in eukaryotic cells, such as hepatocyte, nerve cell, corneal fibroblasts. However, it is still unclear whether alcohol induces platelet apoptosis. METHODS: Washed human platelets were pretreated with ethanol (EtOH), and apoptotic events and platelet function were detected...
January 12, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
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