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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643150/epigenetically-controlled-six3-expression-regulates-glioblastoma-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-alongside-modulating-the-activation-levels-of-wnt-pathway-members
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Baoxin Zhang, Chenfu Shen, Fengyun Ge, Tingting Ma, Zuping Zhang
Glioma is the most common primary brain tumor in adults. Six3 is a human homologue of the highly conserved sine oculis gene family and essential transcription regulatory factor in process of eye and fetal forebrain development. However, little is known about the role of Six3 in human tumorigenesis. The aim of this study is to investigate the methylation/expression of Six3 and reveal its function and action mechanism in glioma. Our results showed that Six3 was down-regulated in human glioma tissues and human glioma SHG-44, U251, SF126 and U373-MG cells compared with the normal tissues...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642577/effects-of-chronic-alcohol-exposure-on-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-mice-the-role-of-%C3%AE-arrestin-2-and-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3
#2
Lihua Wang, Yifei Zhu, Lili Wang, Jingjing Hou, Yongning Gao, Lei Shen, Jingyu Zhang
Little is known about the effects of chronic alcohol intake on the outcome of acute kidney injury (AKI). Hence, we examined the effects of chronic alcohol intake on the development of renal fibrosis following AKI in an animal model of bilateral renal ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury. We first found that chronic alcohol exposure exacerbated bilateral IR-induced renal fibrosis and renal function impairment. This phenomenon was associated with increased bilateral IR-induced extracellular matrix deposition and an increased myofibroblast population as well as increased bilateral IR-induced expression of fibrosis-related genes in the kidneys...
June 23, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638339/nutritional-and-pharmacological-strategies-to-regulate-microglial-polarization-in-cognitive-aging-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Emiliano Peña-Altamira, Sabrina Petralla, Francesca Massenzio, Marco Virgili, Maria L Bolognesi, Barbara Monti
The study of microglia, the immune cells of the brain, has experienced a renaissance after the discovery of microglia polarization. In fact, the concept that activated microglia can shift into the M1 pro-inflammatory or M2 neuroprotective phenotypes, depending on brain microenvironment, has completely changed the understanding of microglia in brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Microglia polarization is particularly important in aging since an increased inflammatory status of body compartments, including the brain, has been reported in elderly people...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638078/the-stress-response-factor-daf-16-foxo-is-required-for-multiple-compound-families-to-prolong-the-function-of-neurons-with-huntington-s-disease
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Francesca Farina, Emmanuel Lambert, Lucie Commeau, François-Xavier Lejeune, Nathalie Roudier, Cosima Fonte, J Alex Parker, Jacques Boddaert, Marc Verny, Etienne-Emile Baulieu, Christian Neri
Helping neurons to compensate for proteotoxic stress and maintain function over time (neuronal compensation) has therapeutic potential in aging and neurodegenerative disease. The stress response factor FOXO3 is neuroprotective in models of Huntington's disease (HD), Parkinson's disease and motor-neuron diseases. Neuroprotective compounds acting in a FOXO-dependent manner could thus constitute bona fide drugs for promoting neuronal compensation. However, whether FOXO-dependent neuroprotection is a common feature of several compound families remains unknown...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635355/aberrant-wnt-signaling-a-special-focus-in-cns-diseases
#5
Mercedes Arnés, Sergio Casas Tintó
Wnt signals regulate cell proliferation, migration and differentiation during development, as well as synaptic transmission and plasticity in the adult brain. Abnormal Wnt signaling is central to a number of brain pathologies. We review here, the significance of this pathway focused in the contribution of the most frequent alterations in receptors, secretable modulators and downstream targets in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Glioblastoma (GBM). β-catenin and GSK3 levels are pivotal in the neurodegeneration associated to AD contributing to memory deficits, tau phosphorylation, increased β-amyloid production and modulation of Apolipoprotein E in the brain...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630333/boosting-cns-axon-regeneration-by-harnessing-antagonistic-effects-of-gsk3-activity
#6
Marco Leibinger, Anastasia Andreadaki, Renate Golla, Evgeny Levin, Alexander M Hilla, Heike Diekmann, Dietmar Fischer
Implications of GSK3 activity for axon regeneration are often inconsistent, if not controversial. Sustained GSK3 activity in GSK3(S/A) knock-in mice reportedly accelerates peripheral nerve regeneration via increased MAP1B phosphorylation and concomitantly reduces microtubule detyrosination. In contrast, the current study shows that lens injury-stimulated optic nerve regeneration was significantly compromised in these knock-in mice. Phosphorylation of MAP1B and CRMP2 was expectedly increased in retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons upon enhanced GSK3 activity, but, surprisingly, no GSK3-mediated CRMP2 inhibition was detected in sciatic nerves, thus revealing a fundamental difference between central and peripheral axons...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625976/a-genome-wide-crispr-screen-identifies-genes-critical-for-resistance-to-flt3-inhibitor-ac220
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Panpan Hou, Chao Wu, Yuchen Wang, Rui Qi, Dheeraj Bhavanasi, Zhixiang Zuo, Cedric Dos Santos, Shuliang Chen, Yu Chen, Hong Zheng, Hong Wang, Alexander E Perl, Deyin Guo, Jian Huang
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a malignant hematopoietic disease and the most common type of acute leukemia in adults. The mechanisms underlying drug resistance in AML are poorly understood. Activating mutations in FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) are the most common molecular abnormality in AML. Quizartinib (AC220) is a potent and selective second-generation inhibitor of FLT3. It is in clinical trials for the treatment of relapsed or refractory FLT3-ITD-positive and -negative AML patients and as maintenance therapy...
June 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623166/casein-kinase-ii-ck2-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-gsk-3-and-ikaros-mediated-regulation-of-leukemia
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REVIEW
Chandrika Gowda, Mario Soliman, Malika Kapadia, Yali Ding, Kimberly Payne, Sinisa Dovat
Signaling networks that regulate cellular proliferation often involve complex interactions between several signaling pathways. In this manuscript we review the crosstalk between the Casein Kinase II (CK2) and Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 (GSK-3) pathways that plays a critical role in the regulation of cellular proliferation in leukemia. Both CK2 and GSK-3 are potential targets for anti-leukemia treatment. Previously published data suggest that CK2 and GSK-3 act synergistically to promote the phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K) pathway via phosphorylation of PTEN...
June 13, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619606/pivotal-roles-of-glycogen-synthase-3-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#9
REVIEW
Melchiorre Cervello, Giuseppa Augello, Antonella Cusimano, Maria Rita Emma, Daniele Balasus, Antonina Azzolina, James A McCubrey, Giuseppe Montalto
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers in the world, and represents the second most frequently cancer and third most common cause of death from cancer worldwide. At advanced stage, HCC is a highly aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis and with very limited response to common therapies. Therefore, there is still the need for new effective and well-tolerated therapeutic strategies. Molecular-targeted therapies hold promise for HCC treatment. One promising molecular target is the multifunctional serine/threonine kinase glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK-3)...
June 6, 2017: Advances in Biological Regulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614631/trpm4-regulates-akt-gsk3-%C3%AE-activity-and-enhances-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-cell-proliferation-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#10
Alfredo I Sagredo, Eduardo A Sagredo, Claudio Cappelli, Pablo Báez, Andaur M Rodrigo, Constanza Blanco, Julio C Tapia, César Echeverría, Oscar Cerda, Andrés Stutzin, Felipe Simon, Katherine Marcelain, Ricardo Armisén
Increased expression of the TRPM4 channel has been reported to be associated with the progression of prostate cancer. However, the molecular mechanism underlying its effect remains unknown. This work found that decreasing TRPM4 levels leads to the reduced proliferation of PC3 cells. This effect was associated with a decrease in total β-catenin protein levels and its nuclear localization, and a significant reduction in Tcf/Lef transcriptional activity. Moreover, TRPM4 silencing increases the Ser33/Ser37/Thr41 β-catenin phosphorylated population and reduces the phosphorylation of GSK-3β at Ser9, suggesting an increase in β-catenin degradation as the underlying mechanism...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606794/antifibrotic-actions-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-ligands-in-corneal-fibroblasts-are-mediated-by-%C3%AE-catenin-regulated-pathways
#11
Kye-Im Jeon, Richard P Phipps, Patricia J Sime, Krystel R Huxlin
Wound healing after corneal injury typically involves fibrosis, with transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) as one of its strongest mediators. A class of small molecules-peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) ligands-exert potent antifibrotic effects in the cornea by blocking phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK). However, why this blocks fibrosis remains unknown. Herein, we show that PPARγ ligands (rosiglitazone, troglitazone, and 15-deoxy-Δ12,14-prostaglandin J2) decrease levels of β-catenin...
June 10, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602697/gsk3-inhibitor-ar-a014418-promotes-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells-via-erk-and-mtorc2-akt-signaling-pathway
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Min Zhang, Ping Zhang, Yunsong Liu, Yongsheng Zhou
Small molecule-based bone tissue engineering is emerging as a promising strategy for bone defects restoration. In this study, we intended to identify the roles and mechanisms of AR-A014418, a highly selective inhibitor of GSK3, on the osteogenic differentiation. We found that AR-A014418 exhibited a dose-dependent effect on osteogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells (hASCs). hASCs treated with AR-A014418 showed higher activity of ERK and mTORC2/Akt signaling. Administration of ERK inhibitor U0126 or knockdown of RICTOR by siRNA attenuated AR-A014418 induced osteogenic differentiation of hASCs...
June 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577307/disrupting-interactions-between-%C3%AE-catenin-and-activating-tcfs-reconstitutes-ground-state-pluripotency-in-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
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Abil Saj, Sujash S Chatterjee, Bowen Zhu, Engin Cukuroglu, Tenzin Gocha, Xiaoqian Zhang, Jonathan Göke, Ramanuj DasGupta
The 2i-media, composed of two small molecule inhibitors (PD0325901 and CHIR99021) against MEK and GSK3-kinases, respectively, is known to establish naïve ground state pluripotency in mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs). These inhibitors block MEK-mediated differentiation, while driving β-catenin dependent de-repression of pluripotency promoting targets. However, accumulating evidence suggest that β-catenin's association with activating TCFs (TCF7 and TCF7L2) can induce expression of several lineage-specific prodifferentiation genes...
June 2, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576847/arabidopsis-wrky46-wrky54-and-wrky70-transcription-factors-are-involved-in-brassinosteroid-regulated-plant-growth-and-drought-response
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Jiani Chen, Trevor Nolan, Huaxun Ye, Mingcai Zhang, Hongning Tong, Peiyong Xin, Jinfang Chu, Chengcai Chu, Zhaohu Li, Yanhai Yin
Plant steroid hormones, brassinosteroids (BRs), play important roles in growth and development. BR signaling controls the activities of BRASSINOSTERIOD INSENSITIVE1-EMS-SUPPRESSOR 1/ BRASSINAZOLE-RESISTANT 1 (BES1/BZR1) family transcription factors. Besides the role in promoting growth, BRs are also implicated in plant responses to drought stress. However, the molecular mechanisms by which BRs regulate drought response have just begun to be revealed. However, the functions of WRKY transcription factors in BR-regulated plant growth have not been established, although their roles in stress responses are well documented...
June 2, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575660/the-f-box-protein-kib1-mediates-brassinosteroid-induced-inactivation-and-degradation-of-gsk3-like-kinases-in-arabidopsis
#15
Jia-Ying Zhu, Yuyao Li, Dong-Mei Cao, Hongjuan Yang, Eunkyoo Oh, Yang Bi, Shengwei Zhu, Zhi-Yong Wang
The glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK3) family kinases are central cellular regulators highly conserved in all eukaryotes. In Arabidopsis, the GSK3-like kinase BIN2 phosphorylates a range of proteins to control broad developmental processes, and BIN2 is degraded through unknown mechanism upon receptor kinase-mediated brassinosteroid (BR) signaling. Here we identify KIB1 as an F-box E3 ubiquitin ligase that promotes the degradation of BIN2 while blocking its substrate access. Loss-of-function mutations of KIB1 and its homologs abolished BR-induced BIN2 degradation and caused severe BR-insensitive phenotypes...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575156/consequences-of-endogenous-and-exogenous-wnt-signaling-for-development-in-the-preimplantation-bovine-embryo%C3%A2
#16
Paula Tribulo, Beatriz Caetano da Silva Leão, Khoboso C Lehloenya, Gisele Zoccal Mingoti, Peter J Hansen
Although WNT signaling regulates several developmental processes, its specific role during preimplantation development remains unclear. The present aim was to evaluate the consequences of activation and inhibition of β-catenin (CTNNB1) dependent and -independent WNT signaling in the bovine preimplantation embryo. Activation of CTNNB1 mediated WNT signaling by the agonist 2-amino-4-(3,4-(methylenedioxy)benzylamino)-6-(3-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidine (AMBMP) and a glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) inhibitor reduced development to the blastocyst stage...
May 30, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574599/inhibition-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-beta-gsk3%C3%AE-suppresses-the-progression-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-modifying-stat3-activity
#17
Shegan Gao, Shuoguo Li, Xiaoxian Duan, Zhen Gu, Zhikun Ma, Xiang Yuan, Xiaoshan Feng, Huizhi Wang
While GSK3β has been reported to have contrasting effects on the progression of different tumors, its possible functions in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and the related molecular mechanisms remain unknown. Here, we investigated the expression, function, and molecular mechanism of GSK3β in the development of ESCC in vitro and in vivo. Though the expression of total GSK3β was significantly increased, the phosphorylated (inactivated) form of GSK3β (Ser9) was concurrently decreased in the cancerous tissues of patients with ESCC compared with controls, suggesting that GSK3β activity was enhanced in cancerous tissues...
June 2, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566716/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-inhibitors-prevent-hepatitis-c-virus-release-assembly-through-perturbation-of-lipid-metabolism
#18
Mohammed A Sarhan, Mohamed S Abdel-Hakeem, Andrew L Mason, D Lorne Tyrrell, Michael Houghton
Direct acting antivirals against hepatitis C virus (HCV) have markedly improved cure rates in the past few years. However, they are expensive, with only few targeting host cell factors, and affecting virus assembly and release. Huh7.5 cells infected with a JFH-1 clone of HCV were treated with two different glycogen synthase kinase (GSK3)-β inhibitors; AR-A014418 and lithium chloride. Intra- and extracellular HCV virions and specific infectivity was determined using real-time RT-PCR and TCID50, and changes in lipid production were identified by enzyme-linked immunoassay and mass spectrometry analyses...
May 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560057/cebpa-mediated-upregulation-of-the-lncrna-plin2-promotes-the-development-of-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-via-the-gsk3-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathways
#19
Chengming Sun, Shuping Luan, Guili Zhang, Na Wang, Huiyuan Shao, Caifu Luan
Accumulating evidence has shown that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are significant regulators of multiple cellular processes, including the development of chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML). However, the mechanism of how the lncRNA PLIN2 affects CML development remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the potential roles of CEBPA-mediated upregulation of PLIN2 in the process of CML development by regulating the GSK3 and Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathways. We found that both CEBPA and PLIN2 were expressed at significantly higher levels in CML...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556462/gsk3-activity-regulates-rhythms-in-hippocampal-clock-gene-expression-and-synaptic-plasticity
#20
Rachel C Besing, Courtney O Rogers, Jodi R Paul, Lauren M Hablitz, Russell L Johnson, Lori L McMahon, Karen L Gamble
Hippocampal rhythms in clock gene expression, enzymatic activity, and long-term potentiation (LTP) are thought to underlie day-night differences in memory acquisition and recall. Glycogen synthase kinase 3-beta (GSK3β) is a known regulator of hippocampal function, and inhibitory phosphorylation of GSK3β exhibits region-specific differences over the light-dark cycle. Here, we sought to determine whether phosphorylation of both GSK3α and GSK3β isoforms has an endogenous circadian rhythm in specific areas of the hippocampus and whether chronic inhibition or activation alters the molecular clock and hippocampal plasticity (LTP)...
May 27, 2017: Hippocampus
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