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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107184/tunneling-nanotubes-promote-intercellular-mitochondria-transfer-followed-by-increased-invasiveness-in-bladder-cancer-cells
#1
Jinjin Lu, Xiufen Zheng, Fan Li, Yang Yu, Zhong Chen, Zheng Liu, Zhihua Wang, Hua Xu, Weimin Yang
Intercellular transfer of organelles via tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) is a novel means of cell-to-cell communication. Here we demonstrate the existence of TNTs between co-cultured RT4 and T24 bladder cancer cells using light microscopy, fluorescence imaging, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Spontaneous unidirectional transfer of mitochondria from T24 to RT4 cells was detected using fluorescence imaging and flow cytometry. The distribution of mitochondria migrated from T24 cells was in good agreement with the original mitochondria in RT4 cells, which may imply mitochondrial fusion...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107044/quercetin-attenuates-cell-survival-inflammation-and-angiogenesis-via-modulation-of-akt-signaling-in-murine-t-cell-lymphoma
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Akhilendra Kumar Maurya, Manjula Vinayak
AKT signaling is important to maintaining normal physiology. Hyperactivation of AKT signaling is frequent in cancer, which maintains a high oxidative state in a tumor microenvironment that is needed for tumor adaptation. Therefore, antioxidants are proposed to exhibit anticancer properties by interfering with the tumor microenvironment. Quercetin is an ubiquitous bioactive antioxidant rich in vegetables and beverages. The present study aimed to analyze cancer preventive property of quercetin in ascite cells of Dalton's lymphoma-bearing mice...
January 20, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106162/heterogeneous-nuclear-ribonucleoprotein-m-associates-with-mtorc2-and-regulates-muscle-differentiation
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Wei-Yen Chen, Chia-Lung Lin, Jen-Hua Chuang, Fu-Yu Chiu, Yun-Ya Sun, Mei-Chih Liang, Yenshou Lin
Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) plays a range of crucial roles in cell survival, growth, proliferation, metabolism, and morphology. However, mTOR forms two distinct complexes, mTOR complex 1 and mTOR complex 2 (mTORC1 and mTORC2), via association with a series of different components; this allows the complexes to execute their wide range of functions. This study explores further the composition of the mTORC2 complex. Utilizing Rictor knock-out cells, immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry, a novel Rictor associated protein, heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein M (hnRNP M), was identified...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105210/mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-inhibitor-rad001-sensitizes-endometrial-cancer-cells-to-paclitaxel-induced-apoptosis-via-the-induction-of-autophagy
#4
Huan Wang, Dandan Li, Xiaomao Li, Xueling Ou, Suiling Liu, Yu Zhang, Jie Ding, Bo Xie
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor, RAD001, on the growth of human endometrial cancer cells. The effects of RAD001 on human endometrial cancer Ishikawa and HEC-1A cell proliferation were determined by MTT assay. Green fluorescent protein microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3α (GFP-LC3) protein aggregates were observed under a confocal microscope, and Ishikawa and HEC-1A cell apoptosis was detected using flow cytometry. The expression levels of LC3-I, LC3-II and mTOR proteins were detected by western blot analysis...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104681/copy-number-variations-of-e2f1-a-new-genetic-risk-factor-for-testicular-cancer
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Maria Santa Rocca, Andrea Di Nisio, Arianna Marchiori, Marco Ghezzi, Giuseppe Opocher, Carlo Foresta, Alberto Ferlin
Testicular germ cell tumor (TGCT) is one of the most heritable forms of cancer. In last years many evidence suggested that constitutional genetic factors, mainly single nucleotide polymorphisms, can increase its risk. However, the possible contribution of copy-number variations (CNVs) in TGCT susceptibility has not been substantially addressed. Indeed, an increasing number of studies have focused on the effect of CNVs on gene expression and on the role of these structural genetic variations as risk factors for different forms of cancer...
January 19, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104162/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-expression-in-kidney-transplant-biopsy-specimens-after-reperfusion-is-associated-with-early-recovery-of-graft-function-after-cadaveric-kidney-transplantation
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T Oda, T Ishimura, N Yokoyama, S Ogawa, H Miyake, M Fujisaw
BACKGROUND: Ischemia/reperfusion injury during kidney transplantation (KTx) delays allograft recovery. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is the key regulator of the protective response to ischemia/reperfusion injury. We evaluated the impact of the HIF-1α signaling pathway on allograft recovery during cadaveric KTx. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2015, 46 patients underwent cadaveric KTx. The expression levels of HIF-1α-related proteins, including phosphoinositide 3-kinase, phosphorylated (p)-Akt, p-mammalian target of rapamycin, p-Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E, p-S6 ribosomal protein, and HIF-1α, were immunohistochemically evaluated and semi-quantitatively scored in graft biopsy specimens after 1 hour of revascularization...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102849/berberine-sonodynamic-therapy-induces-autophagy-and-lipid-unloading-in-macrophage
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Jiayuan Y Kou, Ying Li, Zhaoyu Y Zhong, Yueqing Q Jiang, Xuesong S Li, Xiaobo B Han, Zhongni N Liu, Ye Tian, Liming M Yang
Impaired autophagy in macrophages accompanies the progression of atherosclerosis and contributes to lipid loading in plaques and ineffective lipid degradation. Therefore, evoking autophagy and its associated cholesterol efflux may provide a therapeutic treatment for atherosclerosis. In the present study, berberine-mediated sonodynamic therapy (BBR-SDT) was used to induce autophagy and cholesterol efflux in THP-1 macrophages and derived foam cells. Following BBR-SDT, autophagy was increased in the macrophages, autophagy resistance in the foam cells was prevented, and cholesterol efflux was induced...
January 19, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101248/expression-of-cancerous-inhibitor-of-protein-phosphatase-2a-in-human-triple-negative-breast-cancer-correlates-with-tumor-survival-invasion-and-autophagy
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Shan Li, Ting-Ting Feng, Yang Guo, Xianjun Yu, Qiuyue Huang, Liang Zhang, Wei Tang, Ying Liu
Cancerous inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (CIP2A) is a recently characterized oncoprotein which is involved in the progression of several human malignancies. The present study aimed to investigate its biological function in human triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). The expression of CIP2A in TNBC cells was examined and it was observed that CIP2A was elevated in the TNBC cell line compared with poorly invasive breast cancer cells. CIP2A depletion in TNBC cell lines inhibited proliferation, and induced apoptosis and autophagy...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101201/diosmetin-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-by-regulating-autophagy-via-the-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hepg2-cells
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Jie Liu, Hao Ren, Bin Liu, Qingyu Zhang, Mingyi Li, Runzhi Zhu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which is a type of malignant tumor, is the fifth most common cancer in men and ninth in women worldwide. The aim of the present study was to investigate the antitumor effect of diosmetin (DIOS) in hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells. The proliferation, apoptosis and autophagy rates of HepG2 cells were measured following treatment with DIOS. The effects of DIOS treatment on HepG2 cell proliferation and apoptosis rates were analyzed using MTT assays and Annexin V staining, respectively...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100467/an-essential-role-of-cbl-and-cbl-b-ubiquitin-ligases-in-mammary-stem-cell-maintenance
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Bhopal Mohapatra, Neha Zutshi, Wei An, Benjamin Goetz, Priyanka Arya, Timothy A Bielecki, Insha Mustaq, Matthew D Storck, Jane L Meza, Vimla Band, Hamid Band
CBL and CBL-B ubiquitin ligases are negative regulators of tyrosine kinase signaling with established roles in the immune system. However, their physiological roles in epithelial tissues are unknown. Here we used the MMTV-Cre-mediated Cbl gene deletion on a Cbl-b-null background as well as a tamoxifen-inducible mammary stem cell (MaSC)-specific Cbl/Cbl-b double knockout (DKO), using Lgr5-GFP-CreERT, to demonstrate a mammary epithelial cell-autonomous requirement of CBL and CBL-B in the maintenance of MaSCs...
January 18, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098858/mir-345-inhibits-tumor-metastasis-and-emt-by-targeting-irf1-mediated-mtor-stat3-akt-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Miao Yu, Huanzhou Xue, Yadong Wang, Quan Shen, Qingfeng Jiang, Xiao Zhang, Ke Li, Meng Jia, Jiangkun Jia, Jian Xu, Yuwei Tian
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been reported to play critical roles in tumor progression including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Thus, the underlying mechanisms need further investigation. Previous study reported that loss of miR-345 expression indicated a poor prognosis of HCC patients. This study evaluated whether loss of miR-345 could promote the tumor metastasis and epithelial-mesenchymal-transition (EMT) of HCC by targeting interferon regulatory factor 1 (IRF1)-mediated mTOR/STAT3/AKT signaling. Underexpression of miR-345 was identified in 65 cases of human HCC compared to matched tumor-adjacent tissues by qRT-PCR...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093061/polyphyllin-ii-restores-sensitization-of-the-resistance-of-pc-9-zd-cells-to-gefitinib-by-a-negative-regulation-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Ruzhen Zheng, Hao Jiang, Jinhui Li, Xinge Liu, Hongwei Xu
: EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are widely used for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with a sensitizing EGFR mutation and provide a promising treatment strategy. However, acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs restrict their application. The mechanisms underlying acquired resistance to TKIs have been explored and Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt/mTOR pathway plays a very important role in NSCLC development as well as EGFR-TKI resistance. Polyphyllin II(PP II) is the main steroidal saponin constituent which derives from the root of Paris polychylia...
December 13, 2016: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092744/quercetin-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-primary-effusion-lymphoma-cells-by-inhibiting-pi3k-akt-mtor-and-stat3-signaling-pathways
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Marisa Granato, Celeste Rizzello, Maria Saveria Gilardini Montani, Laura Cuomo, Marina Vitillo, Roberta Santarelli, Roberta Gonnella, Gabriella D'Orazi, Alberto Faggioni, Mara Cirone
Quercetin, a bioflavonoid contained in several vegetables daily consumed, has been studied for long time for its antiinflammatory and anticancer properties. Quercetin interacts with multiple cancer-related pathways such as PI3K/AKT, Wnt/β-catenin and STAT3. These pathways are hyperactivated in primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), an aggressive B cell lymphoma whose pathogenesis is strictly linked to the oncogenic virus Kaposis' Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus (KSHV). In this study, we found that quercetin inhibited PI3K/AKT/mTOR and STAT3 pathways in PEL cells, and as a consequence, it down-regulated the expression of the prosurvival cellular proteins such as c-FLIP, cyclin D1 and cMyc...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091556/vegf-b-promotes-recovery-of-corneal-innervations-and-trophic-functions-in-diabetic-mice
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Guohu Di, Xiaowen Zhao, Xia Qi, Songmei Zhang, Lu Feng, Weiyun Shi, Qingjun Zhou
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-B possesses the capacity of promoting injured peripheral nerve regeneration and restore their sensory and trophic functions. However, the contribution and mechanism of VEGF-B in diabetic peripheral neuropathy remains unclear. In the present study, we investigated the expression and role of VEGF-B in diabetic corneal neuropathy by using type 1 diabetic mice and cultured trigeminal ganglion (TG) neurons. Hyperglycemia attenuated the endogenous expression of VEGF-B in regenerated diabetic corneal epithelium, but not that of VEGF receptors in diabetic TG neurons and axons...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090518/clinical-characteristics-and-molecular-pathology-of-skull-ectopic-thyroid-cancer
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Longxing Cao, Zhongyong Wang, Jiawei Ma, Jinsheng Chen, Haojiang Zhu, Xiaohua Zhou, Qing Zhu, Jun Dong, Qing Lan, Qiang Huang
Thyroid cancer is very common, but skull ectopic thyroid cancer has not been reported in 50 years of literatures in foreign countries. There are only four cases of the skull ectopic thyroid cancer reported in more than 30 years of domestic literature including the cases in this report. This paper aims to investigate the clinical characteristics and possible molecular mechanisms of this rare disease. Five keywords of "thyroid gland", "ectopic thyroid", "thyroid cancer", "ectopic thyroid cancer" and "metastatic thyroid cancer" were included and 50 years of literatures in the PubMed-MEDLINE and Wanfang database were reviewed...
December 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089725/high-concentration-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-promotes-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-migration-of-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-via-mtorc1-activation
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Olha Zhenyukh, Esther Civantos, Marta Ruiz-Ortega, Maria Soledad Sánchez, Clotilde Vázquez, Concepción Peiró, Jesús Egido, Sebastián Mas
Leucine, isoleucine and valine are essential aminoacids termed branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) due to its aliphatic side-chain. In several pathological and physiological conditions increased BCAA plasma concentrations have been described. Elevated BCAA levels predict insulin resistance development. Moreover, BCAA levels higher than 2mmol/L are neurotoxic by inducing microglial activation in maple syrup urine disease. However, there are no studies about the direct effects of BCAA in circulating cells. We have explored whether BCAA could promote oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory status in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) obtained from healthy donors...
January 13, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088782/pde5-inhibitors-enhance-the-lethality-of-pemetrexed-sorafenib
#17
Laurence Booth, Jane L Roberts, Andrew Poklepovic, Paul Dent
The combination of pemetrexed and sorafenib has significant clinical activity against a wide variety of tumor types in patients and the present studies were performed to determine whether sildenafil enhances the killing potential of [pemetrexed + sorafenib]. In multiple genetically diverse lung cancer cell lines, sildenafil enhanced the lethality of [pemetrexed + sorafenib]. The three-drug combination reduced the activities of AKT, mTOR and STAT transcription factors; increased the activities of eIF2α and ULK-1; lowered the expression of MCL-1, BCL-XL, thioredoxin and SOD2; and increased the expression of Beclin1...
January 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088315/paris-saponin-induced-autophagy-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-apoptosis-via-the-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#18
Zhan-Zhi Xie, Man-Mei Li, Peng-Fei Deng, Sheng Wang, Lei Wang, Xue-Ping Lu, Liu-Bing Hu, Zui Chen, Hui-Yang Jie, Yi-Fei Wang, Xiao-Xiao Liu, Zhong Liu
Paris saponins possess anticancer, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral effects. However, the anticancer effect of Paris saponins has not been well elucidated and the mechanisms underlying the potential function of Paris saponins in cancer therapy are needed to be further identify. In this study, we report that saponin compounds isolated from Paris polyphylla exhibited antitumor activity against breast cancer cell lines, MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231. Paris saponin XA-2 induced apoptosis in both cell lines, as evidenced by the activation of caspases and cleavage of Poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase...
January 11, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087861/jolkinolide-a-and-jolkinolide-b-inhibit-proliferation-of-a549-cells-and-activity-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Lei Shen, Shan-Qiang Zhang, Lei Liu, Yu Sun, Yu-Xuan Wu, Li-Ping Xie, Ji-Cheng Liu
BACKGROUND Jolkinolide A (JA) and Jolkinolide B (JB) are diterpenoids extracted from the roots of Euphorbia fischeriana Steud and have been shown to have anti-tumor activity. However, their effects on the ability of tumor cells to invade blood vessels and metastasize remain largely unknown. Investigations into the effects of JA and JB on the angiogenesis of tumor tissues may facilitate the identification of new natural drugs with anti-tumor growth and metastasis activities. MATERIAL AND METHODS We used different concentrations of JA and JB (20 μg/ml, 40 μg/ml, 60 μg/ml, 80 μg/ml, and 100 μg/ml) to stimulate A549 cells and then studied the effects on the growth and metastasis of lung cancers...
January 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086757/a-combination-of-genetic-and-biochemical-analyses-for-the-diagnosis-of-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-associated-megalencephaly
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Yutaka Negishi, Fuyuki Miya, Ayako Hattori, Yoshikazu Johmura, Motoo Nakagawa, Naoki Ando, Ikumi Hori, Takao Togawa, Kohei Aoyama, Kei Ohashi, Shinobu Fukumura, Seiji Mizuno, Ayako Umemura, Yoko Kishimoto, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Mitsuhiro Kato, Tatsuhiko Tsunoda, Mami Yamasaki, Yonehiro Kanemura, Kenjiro Kosaki, Makoto Nakanishi, Shinji Saitoh
BACKGROUND: Constitutive activation of the PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway (mTOR pathway) underlies megalencephaly in many patients. Yet, prevalence of the involvement of the PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway in patients with megalencephaly remains to be elucidated, and molecular diagnosis is challenging. Here, we have successfully established a combination of genetic and biochemical methods for diagnosis of mTOR pathway-associated megalencephaly, and have attempted to delineate the clinical characteristics of the disorder...
January 13, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
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