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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786565/modelling-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-human-hepatocyte-like-cells
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Marcus J Lyall, Jessy Cartier, John P Thomson, Kate Cameron, Jose Meseguer-Ripolles, Eoghan O'Duibhir, Dagmara Szkolnicka, Baltasar Lucendo Villarin, Yu Wang, Giovanny Rodriguez Blanco, Warwick B Dunn, Richard R Meehan, David C Hay, Amanda J Drake
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of liver disease in developed countries. An in vitro NAFLD model would permit mechanistic studies and enable high-throughput therapeutic screening. While hepatic cancer-derived cell lines are a convenient, renewable resource, their genomic, epigenomic and functional alterations mean their utility in NAFLD modelling is unclear. Additionally, the epigenetic mark 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), a cell lineage identifier, is rapidly lost during cell culture, alongside expression of the Ten-eleven-translocation ( TET ) methylcytosine dioxygenase enzymes, restricting meaningful epigenetic analysis...
July 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781987/retrospective-microrna-sequencing-complementary-dna-library-preparation-protocol-using-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-rna-specimens
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Olivier Loudig, Christina Liu, Thomas Rohan, Iddo Z Ben-Dov
-Archived, clinically classified formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues can provide nucleic acids for retrospective molecular studies of cancer development. By using non-invasive or pre-malignant lesions from patients who later develop invasive disease, gene expression analyses may help identify early molecular alterations that predispose to cancer risk. It has been well described that nucleic acids recovered from FFPE tissues have undergone severe physical damage and chemical modifications, which make their analysis difficult and generally requires adapted assays...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776373/metabolic-therapy-with-peg-arginase-induces-a-sustained-complete-remission-in-immunotherapy-resistant-melanoma
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Carmela De Santo, Paul Cheng, Andrew Beggs, Sharon Egan, Alberto Bessudo, Francis Mussai
BACKGROUND: Metastatic melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer with a poor prognosis. Current treatment strategies for high-stage melanoma are based around the use of immunotherapy with immune checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-PDL1 or anti-CTLA4 antibodies to stimulate anti-cancer T cell responses, yet a number of patients will relapse and die of disease. Here, we report the first sustained complete remission in a patient with metastatic melanoma who failed two immunotherapy strategies, by targeting tumour arginine metabolism...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775598/selective-cytotoxicity-of-the-nampt-inhibitor-fk866-toward-gastric-cancer-cells-with-markers-of-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-due-to-loss-of-naprt
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Jooyoung Lee, Hyosil Kim, Jae Eun Lee, Su-Jin Shin, Sejin Oh, Sungjin Kwon, Hakhyun Kim, Yoon Young Choi, Michael A White, Soonmyung Paik, Jae-Ho Cheong, Hyun Seok Kim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Markers of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in gastric tumor tissues are associated with poor outcomes of patients. We performed a screen to identify pharmacologic compounds that kill gastric cancer cells with EMT-associated gene expression patterns and investigate their mechanisms. METHODS: We identified 29 gastric cancer cell lines with gene expression signature previously associated with an EMT subtype, based on data from RNA sequence analyses, and confirmed their mesenchymal phenotypes of 7 lines (Hs746T, SNU1750, MKN1, SK4, SNU484, SNU668, and YCC11), based in invasive activity and protein markers...
May 15, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774630/the-emerging-roles-of-long-non-coding-rna-in-cancer
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Anna Sanchez Calle, Yumi Kawamura, Yusuke Yamamoto, Fumitaka Takeshita, Takahiro Ochiya
Since comprehensive analysis of the mammalian genome has revealed that the vast majority of genomic products are transcribed in long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), increasing attention has been paid towards these transcripts. The applied next-generation sequencing technologies have provided accumulating evidence of dysregulated lncRNAs in cancer. The implication of this finding may be seen in many forms and at multiple levels. With impacts ranging from integrating chromatin remodeling complexes to regulating transcription and post-transcriptional processes, aberrant expression of lncRNAs may have repercussions in cell proliferation, tumor progression or metastasis...
May 17, 2018: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774125/the-critical-role-that-stat3-plays-in-glioma-initiating-cells-stat3-addiction-in-glioma
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Debolina Ganguly, Meiyun Fan, Chuan He Yang, Blazej Zbytek, David Finkelstein, Martine F Roussel, Lawrence M Pfeffer
Glioma-Initiating Cells (GICs) are thought to be responsible for tumor initiation, progression and recurrence in glioblastoma (GBM). In previous studies, we reported the constitutive phosphorylation of the STAT3 transcription factor in GICs derived from GBM patient-derived xenografts, and that STAT3 played a critical role in GBM tumorigenesis. In this study, we show that CRISPR/Cas9-mediated deletion of STAT3 in an established GBM cell line markedly inhibited tumorigenesis by intracranial injection but had little effect on cell proliferation in vitro ...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773832/distinct-epigenetic-landscapes-underlie-the-pathobiology-of-pancreatic-cancer-subtypes
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Gwen Lomberk, Yuna Blum, Rémy Nicolle, Asha Nair, Krutika Satish Gaonkar, Laetitia Marisa, Angela Mathison, Zhifu Sun, Huihuang Yan, Nabila Elarouci, Lucile Armenoult, Mira Ayadi, Tamas Ordog, Jeong-Heon Lee, Gavin Oliver, Eric Klee, Vincent Moutardier, Odile Gayet, Benjamin Bian, Pauline Duconseil, Marine Gilabert, Martin Bigonnet, Stephane Garcia, Olivier Turrini, Jean-Robert Delpero, Marc Giovannini, Philippe Grandval, Mohamed Gasmi, Veronique Secq, Aurélien De Reyniès, Nelson Dusetti, Juan Iovanna, Raul Urrutia
Recent studies have offered ample insight into genome-wide expression patterns to define pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) subtypes, although there remains a lack of knowledge regarding the underlying epigenomics of PDAC. Here we perform multi-parametric integrative analyses of chromatin immunoprecipitation-sequencing (ChIP-seq) on multiple histone modifications, RNA-sequencing (RNA-seq), and DNA methylation to define epigenomic landscapes for PDAC subtypes, which can predict their relative aggressiveness and survival...
May 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773553/intratumoral-androgen-levels-are-linked-to-tmprss2-erg-fusion-in-prostate-cancer
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Matias Knuuttila, Arfa Mehmood, Jenni Mäki-Jouppila, Henrik Ryberg, Pekka Taimen, Juha Knaapila, Otto Ettala, Peter J Bostrom, Claes Ohlsson, Mikko S Venäläinen, Asta Laiho, Laura L Elo, Petra Sipilä, Sari Makela, Matti Poutanen
Intratumoral androgen biosynthesis is one of the mechanisms involved in the progression of prostate cancer, and an important target for novel prostate cancer therapies. Using gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry and genome-wide RNA sequencing, we have analyzed androgen concentrations and androgen-regulated gene expression in cancerous and morphologically benign prostate tissue specimens and serum samples obtained from 48 primary prostate cancer patients. Intratumoral DHT concentrations were significantly higher in the cancerous tissues compared to benign prostate (p<0...
May 17, 2018: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772439/long-noncoding-rna-meg3-inhibits-proliferation-of-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-cells-by-sponging-microrna21
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Ziye Li, Lin Yang, Xiaojun Liu, Ziyuan Nie, Jianmin Luo
The long noncoding RNA (lnc) maternally expressed 3 (MEG3) is downregulated in many types of cancers. However, the relationship between lncRNA MEG3, microRNA-21 (miR-21) and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) blast crisis is unknown. This study examined bone marrow samples from 40 CML patients and 10 healthy donors. Proliferation and apoptosis assays, real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), bisulfite sequencing PCR, Western blotting, luciferase assay, RNA pull-down, RNA immunoprecipitation (RIP), co-immunoprecipitation (CoIP) and Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) were performed...
May 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772266/pten-pdz-binding-domain-suppresses-mammary-carcinogenesis-in-the-mmtv-pymt-breast-cancer-model
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Mingfei Yan, Yubing Wang, Chi Wai Wong, Penelope Mei-Yu Or, Kin Lok Wong, Lisha Li, Alexander M Many, Hong Guan, Ui Soon Khoo, Andrew M Chan
Phosphatase and tension homolog (PTEN) is a potent tumor suppressor that possesses a PDZ-binding domain (PDZ-BD) at the end of its carboxyl terminus, whose functions during tumorigenesis remains unclear. Here, we crossed a mouse strain with germline deletion of PTEN PDZ-BD with MMTV-PyMT breast cancer model, and found that knockout (KO) mice display normal development of mammary glands, but have both increased breast tumorigenicity and lung metastasis. Orthotopic allograft experiments suggest the loss of PTEN PDZ-BD in breast cancer cells rather than in tumor microenvironment plays a prominent role in increasing tumor burden...
May 14, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771411/long-non-coding-rna-zeb1-as1-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-gastric-cancer-and-promotes-cancer-cell-metastasis
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X-J Liu, S-L Li, J-S Li, H Lu, L-L Yin, W-F Zheng, W-C Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of long non-coding RNA zinc-finger E-box binding homeobox 1-AS1 (lncRNA ZEB1-AS1) in gastric cancer cells and tissues, to study its effect on the gastric cancer cell metastasis capacity, and analyze its clinical significance. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The relative expression level of lncRNA ZEB1-AS1 in gastric cancer cells was detected via quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Transwell assay was used to detect the effects of lncRNA ZEB1-AS1 on the invasion and metastasis capacities of gastric cancer cells...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771377/alternative-splicing-analysis-in-human-monocytes-and-macrophages-reveals-mbnl1-as-major-regulator
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Hongfei Liu, Paolo A Lorenzini, Fan Zhang, Shaohai Xu, Mei Su M Wong, Jie Zheng, Xavier Roca
We report the detailed transcriptomic profiles of human innate myeloid cells using RNA sequencing. Monocytes migrate from blood into infected or wounded tissue to differentiate into macrophages, and control inflammation via phagocytosis or cytokine secretion. We differentiated culture primary monocytes with either GM- or M-CSF to obtain pro- or anti-inflammatory macrophages, and respectively activated them with either LPS/IFNγ or anti-inflammatory cytokines. We also treated the THP-1 monocytic cell line with PMA and similar cytokines to mimic differentiation and activation...
May 16, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771290/single-cell-clustering-based-on-cell-pair-differentiability-correlation-and-variance-analysis
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Hao Jiang, Lydia Sohn, Haiyan Huang, Luonan Chen
Motivation: The rapid advancement of single cell technologies has shed new light on the complex mechanisms of cellular heterogeneity. Identification of intercellular transcriptomic heterogeneity is one of the most critical tasks in single-cell RNA-sequencing studies. Results: We propose a new cell similarity measure based on cell-pair differentiability correlation, which is derived from gene differential pattern among all cell pairs. Through plugging into the framework of hierarchical clustering with this new measure, we further develop a variance analysis based clustering algorithm 'Corr' that can determine cluster number automatically and identify cell types accurately...
May 16, 2018: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771280/identification-and-characterization-of-moonlighting-long-non-coding-rnas-based-on-rna-and-protein-interactome
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Lixin Cheng, Kwong-Sak Leung
Motivation: Moonlighting proteins are a class of proteins having multiple distinct functions, which play essential roles in a variety of cellular and enzymatic functioning systems. Although there have long been calls for computational algorithms for the identification of moonlighting proteins, research on approaches to identify moonlighting long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) has never been undertaken. Here, we introduce a novel methodology, MoonFinder, for the identification of moonlighting lncRNAs...
May 16, 2018: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769535/systematic-pan-cancer-analysis-of-somatic-allele-frequency
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Liam Spurr, Muzi Li, Nawaf Alomran, Qianqian Zhang, Paula Restrepo, Mercedeh Movassagh, Chris Trenkov, Nerissa Tunnessen, Tatiyana Apanasovich, Keith A Crandall, Nathan Edwards, Anelia Horvath
Imbalanced expression of somatic alleles in cancer can suggest functional and selective features, and can therefore indicate possible driving potential of the underlying genetic variants. To explore the correlation between allele frequency of somatic variants and total gene expression of their harboring gene, we used the unique data set of matched tumor and normal RNA and DNA sequencing data of 5523 distinct single nucleotide variants in 381 individuals across 10 cancer types obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769291/key-transport-and-ammonia-recycling-genes-involved-in-aphid-symbiosis-respond-to-host-plant-specialization
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Dohyup Kim, Bushra F Minhas, Hongmei Li-Byarlay, Allison K Hansen
Microbes are known to influence insect-plant interactions; however, it is unclear if host-plant diet influences the regulation of nutritional insect symbioses. The pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum , requires its nutritional endosymbiont, Buchnera , for the production of essential amino acids. We hypothesize that key aphid genes that regulate the nutritional symbioses respond to host-plant diet when aphids feed on a specialized (alfalfa) compared to a universal host-plant diet (fava), which vary in amino acid profiles...
May 16, 2018: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768183/ndrg1-disruption-alleviates-cisplatin-sodium-glycididazole-induced-dna-damage-response-and-apoptosis-in-ercc1-defective-lung-cancer-cells
#17
Lang He, Kang Liu, Xiaoshan Wang, Hong Chen, Jin Zhou, Xun Wu, Tao Liu, Yongxue Yang, Xuemei Yang, Dandan Cui, Guiqin Song, Jianguo Lei, Jun Wang
BACKGROUND: Resistance to platinum-based chemotherapy becomes a major obstacle in lung cancer treatment. Compensatory activation of nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway is the major mechanism accounting for cisplatin-resistance. We aimed at identifying additional regulators in NER-mediated chemoresistance in a hypoxic setting induced by sodium glycididazole (CMNa)-sensitized cisplatin chemotherapy of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: We performed an RNA-sequencing (RNA-Seq) analysis to identify the genes whose expression had been differentially regulated in NER-deficient cells that had been treated by cisplatin/CMNa...
May 13, 2018: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768105/identification-of-a-recurrent-lmo7-braf-fusion-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#18
Huiling He, Wei Li, Pearlly Yan, Ralf Bundschuh, Jackson A Killian, Jadwiga Labanowska, Pamela Brock, Rulong Shen, Nyla A Heerema, Albert de la Chapelle
BACKGROUND: The BRAFV600E mutation is the most common driver in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) tumors. In recent years, gene fusions have also been recognized as important drivers of cancer in PTC. Previous studies have suggested that thyroid tumors with fusion genes frequently display an aggressive course. These observations prompted further exploration of gene fusions in PTC tumors. The aim was to search for previously unrecognized gene fusions using thyroid tissue samples from PTC patients...
May 16, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767251/overexpression-of-prdm13-inhibits-glioma-cells-via-rho-and-gtp-enzyme-activation-protein
#19
Linna Zhang, Huimei Cao, Tao He, Jijuan Yang, Hong Tao, Yin Wang, Qikuan Hu
PR (PRDI‑BFI and RIZ) domain containing (PRDM) proteins have been shown to be important in several types of human cancer. PRDM13, a member of the PRDM family, contains transcriptional regulators involved in modulating several cellular processes. However, the function of PRDM13 in glioma remains to be elucidated. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the expression and effect of PRDM13 on glioma cells. It was found that the expression of PRDM13 was reduced in glioma cells, and the overexpression of PRDM13 significantly decreased the proliferation, migration and invasion of U87 glioma cells...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767230/competing-endogenous-rna-regulatory-network-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Shouhua Chen, Xiaobin Fan, He Gu, Lili Zhang, Wenhua Zhao
The present study aimed to screen all types of RNAs involved in the development of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). RNA‑sequencing data of PTC and normal samples were used for screening differentially expressed (DE) microRNAs (DE‑miRNAs), long non‑coding RNAs (DE‑lncRNAs) and genes (DEGs). Subsequently, lncRNA‑miRNA, miRNA‑gene (that is, miRNA‑mRNA) and gene‑gene interaction pairs were extracted and used to construct regulatory networks. Feature genes in the miRNA‑mRNA network were identified by topological analysis and recursive feature elimination analysis...
May 11, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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