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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544747/k-ras-mutation-and-amplification-status-is-predictive-of-resistance-and-high-basal-pakt-is-predictive-of-sensitivity-to-everolimus-in-biliary-tract-cancer-cell-lines
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Yvonne Yeung, David K Lau, Fiona Chionh, Hoanh Tran, Janson W T Tse, Andrew J Weickhardt, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Andrew M Scott, Niall C Tebbutt, John M Mariadason
Advanced biliary tract cancer (BTC) has a poor prognosis and limited treatment options. The PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway is hyperactivated in a subset of BTCs and clinical activity to the mTOR inhibitor everolimus has been observed in some BTC patients. The goal of this study was to identify biomarkers predictive of everolimus response. Twenty BTC cell lines were assessed for everolimus sensitivity with a spectrum of growth inhibitory responses observed. Molecular biomarkers of sensitivity and resistance were identified by interrogation of the activation status of the Ras/MAPK and PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathways...
May 24, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542590/the-mth1-inhibitor-th588-demonstrates-anti-tumoral-effects-alone-and-in-combination-with-everolimus-5-fu-and-gamma-irradiation-in-neuroendocrine-tumor-cells
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Elke Tatjana Aristizabal Prada, Michael Orth, Svenja Nölting, Gerald Spöttl, Julian Maurer, Christoph Auernhammer
Modulation of the redox system in cancer cells has been considered a promising target for anti-cancer therapy. The novel MTH1 inhibitor TH588 proved tremendous potential in terms of cancer cell eradication, yet its specificity has been questioned by recent reports, indicating that TH588 may also induce cancer cell death by alternative mechanisms than MTH1 inhibition. Here we used a panel of heterogeneous neuroendocrine tumor cells in order to assess cellular mechanisms and molecular signaling pathways implicated in the effects of TH588 alone as well as dual-targeting approaches combining TH588 with everolimus, cytotoxic 5-fluorouracil or γ-irradiation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542142/deletion-of-pdcd5-in-mice-led-to-the-deficiency-of-placenta-development-and-embryonic-lethality
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Ge Li, Chentong Xu, Xin Lin, Liujing Qu, Dan Xia, Beiqi Hongdu, Yan Xia, Xiaokun Wang, Yaxin Lou, Qihua He, Dalong Ma, Yingyu Chen
Programmed cell death 5 (PDCD5) is an apoptosis promoter molecule that displays multiple biological activities. However, the function of PDCD5 in vivo has not yet been investigated. Here, we generated a Pdcd5 knockout mouse model to study the physiological role of PDCD5 in vivo. Knockout of the Pdcd5 gene resulted in embryonic lethality at mid-gestation. Histopathological analysis revealed dysplasia in both the LZs and JZs in Pdcd5(-/-) placentas with defects in spongiotrophoblasts and trophoblast giant cells...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539264/op16-a-novel-ent-kaurene-diterpenoid-potentiates-the-antitumor-effect-of-rapamycin-by-inhibiting-rapamycin-induced-feedback-activation-of-akt-signaling-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Ke-Zheng Peng, Yu Ke, Qi Zhao, Fei Tian, Hong-Min Liu, Guiqin Hou, Zhaoming Lu
Hyperactivation of mTOR signaling pathway has been viewed as a significant molecular pathogenesis of cancer. However, inhibition of mTOR by rapamycin and its analogs could induce numerous negative feedback loops to attenuate their therapeutic efficacy. As a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, Rabdosia rubescens has been used to treat esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) for hundreds of years, and its major effective component is oridonin. Here we reported that OP16, a novel analog of oridonin, showed potent inhibition of cell proliferation and Akt phosphorylation in ESCC cells...
May 21, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537902/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-promotes-autophagy-and-apoptosis-and-reverses-chemoresistance-in-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Jin-Long Hu, Xin-Long Hu, Ai-Ye Guo, Chao-Jie Wang, Yi-Yang Wen, Shun-Dong Cang
Ovarian cancer presents the highest mortality rate among gynecological tumors. Here, we measured cell viability, proliferation, apoptosis, autophagy, and expression of endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS)-related proteins, PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway-related proteins, and apoptosis- and autophagy-related proteins in SKOV3 and SKOV3/CDDP cells treated with combinations of CDDP, tunicamycin, and BEZ235 (blank control, CDDP, CDDP + tunicamycin, CDDP + BEZ235, and CDDP + tunicamycin + BEZ235). Increasing concentrations of tunicamycin and CDDP activated ERS in SKOV3 cells, reduced cell viability and proliferation, increased apoptosis and autophagy, enhanced expression of ERS-related proteins, and inhibited expression of PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway-related proteins...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537457/inhibition-of-mtor-kinase-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Yoko Tabe, Agostino Tafuri, Kazumasa Sekihara, Haeun Yang, Marina Konopleva
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the most common acute leukemia in adults, remains a therapeutic challenge. The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/AKT/mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/AKT/mTOR) signaling pathway is one of the key aberrant intracellular axes involved in AML. Areas covered: mTOR plays a critical role in sensing and responding to environmental determinants such as nutrient availability, stress, and growth factor concentrations; and in modulating key cellular functions such as proliferation, metabolism, and survival...
May 24, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536634/microrna-210-induces-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-by-directly-targeting-pdk1-in-the-setting-of-atherosclerosis
#7
Ying Li, Chunyan Yang, Lili Zhang, Ping Yang
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is a chronically inflammatory disease and one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide. Endothelial cell apoptosis plays a crucial role in its development. Several microRNAs (miRNAs) are reportedly involved in atherosclerotic plaque formation, including miRNA-210 (miR-210). However, the underlying mechanism of its role in endothelial cell apoptosis during atherosclerosis is still largely unknown. METHODS: A mouse model with atherosclerosis induced by a high-fat diet (HFD) was built in ApoE (-/-) mice...
2017: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535439/critical-focus-on-mechanisms-of-resistance-and-toxicity-of-m-tor-inhibitors-in-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors
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REVIEW
L Antonuzzo, M Del Re, V Barucca, F Spada, G Meoni, G Restante, R Danesi, F Di Costanzo, N Fazio
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are rare neoplasms representing less than 2% of all pancreatic malignancies. The PI3K-AKT-mTOR pathway is often deregulated in pNETs and seems to play a key role in tumorigenesis. Everolimus, an inhibitor of the mTOR pathway, has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of pNETs. Nevertheless de novo or acquired drug resistance is responsible for disease progression and represents a major obstacle to overcome by clinicians. Blocking the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway may cover the supposed main mechanisms of resistance to everolimus...
May 11, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534996/ginsenoside-rd-regulates-the-akt-mtor-p70s6k-signaling-cascade-and-suppresses-angiogenesis-and-breast-tumor-growth
#9
Eryun Zhang, Hailian Shi, Li Yang, Xiaojun Wu, Zhengtao Wang
Blockade of angiogenesis is an important approach for cancer treatment and prevention. In the present study, we investigated the effect of ginsenoside Rd (Rd) on angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo. Our results demonstrated that Rd inhibited vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced migration, tube formation and proliferation of primary cultured human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs) dose‑dependently. Furthermore, Rd abrogated VEGF-induced sprouting of the vessels from aortic rings, and inhibited vascular formation in the Matrigel plug assay in vivo...
May 19, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533436/metformin-synergizes-with-bcl-xl-bcl-2-inhibitor-abt-263-to-induce-apoptosis-specifically-in-p53-defective-cancer-cells
#10
Xinzhe Li, Bo Li, Zhenhong Ni, Peng Zhou, Bin Wang, Jintao He, Haojun Xiong, Fan Yang, Yaran Wu, Xilin Lyu, Yan Zhang, Yijun Zeng, Jiqin Lian, Fengtian He
p53 deficiency, a frequent event in multiple kinds of malignancies, decreases the sensitivity of diverse targeted chemotherapeutics including the BCL-XL/BCL-2 inhibitor ABT-263. Loss of p53 function can activate mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1), which may make it a vulnerable target. Metformin has shown anti-neoplastic efficiency partially through suppressing mTORC1. However, it remains unknown whether mTORC1 activation confers ABT-263 resistance and whether metformin can overcome it in the p53-defective contexts. In this study, we for the first time demonstrated that metformin and ABT-263 synergistically elicited remarkable apoptosis through orchestrating the pro-apoptotic machineries in various p53-defective cancer cells...
May 22, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532456/mechanisms-of-tanshinone-ii-a-inhibits-malignant-melanoma-development-through-blocking-autophagy-signal-transduction-in-a375-cell
#11
Xiaojing Li, Zhifeng Li, Xianping Li, Baoguo Liu, Zhijun Liu
BACKGROUND: Malignant melanoma (MM) is one of the high degree of malignancy and early prone to blood and lymph node metastasis. There is not cured for MM. Tan II A has been reported to reduce cancer cell proliferation. But the mechanism by which Tan II A inhibited melanoma growth are not well characterized. We sought to explore the possible mechanism by which Tan II A regulated cell proliferation through autophagy signaling pathway in A375 cells. METHODS: We tested the effects of Tan II A on melanoma A375, MV3, M14, and other human cell lines including Hacat and HUVEC cells in cell culture model...
May 22, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530127/an-oncolytic-adenovirus-expressing-snord44-and-gas5-exhibits-anti-tumor-effect-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Sujing Yuan, Yu Wu, Yigang Wang, Jianhua Chen, Liang Chu
SNORD44 is a C/D box small nucleolar RNA, and low expresses in breast cancer and head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tissues. Its host gene is growth arrest specific transcript 5 (GAS5), which is a long noncoding RNA. GAS5 is down-regulated in colorectal cancer (CRC), and overexpression of GAS5 suppresses cell proliferation. However, the function of SNORD44 in CRC remains largely unknown, and the application of SNORD44 combined with GAS5 in CRC treatment has not been reported. In this study, the expression levels of SNORD44 and GAS5 were measured in CRC tissues by qRT-PCR...
May 20, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529550/hormonoresistance-in-advanced-breast-cancer-a-new-revolution-in-endocrine-therapy
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REVIEW
Paule Augereau, Anne Patsouris, Emmanuelle Bourbouloux, Carole Gourmelon, Sophie Abadie Lacourtoisie, Dominique Berton Rigaud, Patrick Soulié, Jean Sebastien Frenel, Mario Campone
Endocrine therapy is the mainstay of treatment of estrogen-receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer with an overall survival benefit. However, some adaptive mechanisms in the tumor emerge leading to the development of a resistance to this therapy. A better characterization of this process is needed to overcome this resistance and to develop new tailored therapies. Mechanisms of resistance to hormone therapy result in activation of transduction signal pathways, including the cell cycle regulation with cyclin D/CDK4/6/Rb pathway...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528867/a-pan-cancer-proteogenomic-atlas-of-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-alterations
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Yiqun Zhang, Patrick Kwok-Shing Ng, Melanie Kucherlapati, Fengju Chen, Yuexin Liu, Yiu Huen Tsang, Guillermo de Velasco, Kang Jin Jeong, Rehan Akbani, Angela Hadjipanayis, Angeliki Pantazi, Christopher A Bristow, Eunjung Lee, Harshad S Mahadeshwar, Jiabin Tang, Jianhua Zhang, Lixing Yang, Sahil Seth, Semin Lee, Xiaojia Ren, Xingzhi Song, Huandong Sun, Jonathan Seidman, Lovelace J Luquette, Ruibin Xi, Lynda Chin, Alexei Protopopov, Thomas F Westbrook, Carl Simon Shelley, Toni K Choueiri, Michael Ittmann, Carter Van Waes, John N Weinstein, Han Liang, Elizabeth P Henske, Andrew K Godwin, Peter J Park, Raju Kucherlapati, Kenneth L Scott, Gordon B Mills, David J Kwiatkowski, Chad J Creighton
Molecular alterations involving the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway (including mutation, copy number, protein, or RNA) were examined across 11,219 human cancers representing 32 major types. Within specific mutated genes, frequency, mutation hotspot residues, in silico predictions, and functional assays were all informative in distinguishing the subset of genetic variants more likely to have functional relevance. Multiple oncogenic pathways including PI3K/AKT/mTOR converged on similar sets of downstream transcriptional targets...
May 8, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528184/synergistic-antitumor-effect-of-nvp-bez235-and-cape-on-mda-mb-231-breast-cancer-cells
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Samira Torki, Amin Soltani, Hedayatollah Shirzad, Nafiseh Esmaeil, Mahdi Ghatrehsamani
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most lethal and aggressive kind of breast cancer. Studies with TNBC cells suggest that tumor environmental cytokines such as Transforming Growth Factor β1 (TGF-β1) have important roles in tumors fate. In the present study, we aimed to investigate, the effect of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/AKT/mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/Akt/mTOR) signaling pathway dual inhibitor, NVP-BEZ235 and Caffeic acid phenyl ester (CAPE) on TNBC cell line (MDA-MB-231), stimulated with TGF-β1 for 14days in vitro...
May 18, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526373/coffee-consumption-in-aged-mice-increases-energy-production-and-decreases-hepatic-mtor-levels
#16
Keita Takahashi, Shuichi Yanai, Kentaro Shimokado, Akihito Ishigami
OBJECTIVE: Coffee, one of the world's most consumed beverages, has many benefits. Some studies have reported the effects of coffee on aging. The aim of this study was to investigate the locomotor activity, energy metabolism, and lipid metabolism of aged (20-mo-old) mice given coffee. METHODS: Aged C57 BL/6 NCr mice were divided into three groups: controls that were not given coffee (n = 9), a group that received 0.1% caffeinated coffee (n = 9), and a group that received 0...
June 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525374/the-effect-of-rapamycin-nvp-bez235-aspirin-and-metformin-on-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-of-pik3ca-related-overgrowth-spectrum-pros
#17
Yasuyo Suzuki, Yasushi Enokido, Kenichiro Yamada, Mie Inaba, Kumiko Kuwata, Naoki Hanada, Tsuyoshi Morishita, Seiji Mizuno, Nobuaki Wakamatsu
The phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway is critical for cellular growth and metabolism. Recently, mosaic or segmental overgrowth, a clinical condition caused by heterozygous somatic activating mutations in PIK3CA, was established as PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum (PROS). In this study, we report a Japanese female diagnosed with PROS, who presented with hyperplasia of the lower extremities, macrodactyly, multiple lipomatosis, and sparse hair. Sequencing and mutant allele frequency analysis of PIK3CA from affected tissues revealed that the patient had a heterozygous mosaic mutation (c...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524854/a-smad3-pten-regulatory-loop-controls-proliferation-and-apoptotic-responses-to-tgf-%C3%AE-in-mouse-endometrium
#18
Nuria Eritja, Isidre Felip, Mari Alba Dosil, Lucia Vigezzi, Cristina Mirantes, Andree Yeramian, Raúl Navaridas, Maria Santacana, David Llobet-Navas, Akihiko Yoshimura, Masatoshi Nomura, Mario Encinas, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Xavi Dolcet
The TGF-β/Smad and the PI3K/AKT signaling pathways are important regulators of proliferation and apoptosis, and their alterations lead to cancer development. TGF-β acts as a tumor suppressor in premalignant cells, but it is a tumor promoter for cancerous cells. Such dichotomous actions are dictated by different cellular contexts. Here, we have unveiled a PTEN-Smad3 regulatory loop that provides a new insight in the complex cross talk between TGF-β/Smad and PI3K/AKT signaling pathways. We demonstrate that TGF-β triggers apoptosis of wild-type polarized endometrial epithelial cells by a Smad3-dependent activation of PTEN transcription, which results in the inhibition of PI3K/AKT signaling pathway...
May 19, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524116/inhibition-of-autophagy-promotes-salinomycin-induced-apoptosis-via-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-pi3k-akt-mtor-and-erk-p38-mapk-dependent-signaling-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#19
Kwang-Youn Kim, Kwang-Il Park, Sang-Hun Kim, Sun-Nyoung Yu, Sul-Gi Park, Young Woo Kim, Young-Kyo Seo, Jin-Yeul Ma, Soon-Cheol Ahn
Recently, the interplay between autophagy and apoptosis has become an important factor in chemotherapy for cancer treatment. Inhibition of autophagy may be an effective strategy to improve the treatment of chemo-resistant cancer by consistent exposure to chemotherapeutic drugs. However, no reports have clearly elucidated the underlying mechanisms. Therefore, in this study, we assessed whether salinomycin, a promising anticancer drug, induces apoptosis and elucidated potential antitumor mechanisms in chemo-resistant prostate cancer cells...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522824/obestatin-controls-skeletal-muscle-fiber-type-determination
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Icía Santos-Zas, Tania Cid-Díaz, Jessica González-Sánchez, Uxía Gurriarán-Rodriguez, Carlos Seoane-Mosteiro, Begoña Porteiro, Rubén Nogueiras, Xesús Casabiell, José Luis Relova, Rosalía Gallego, Vincent Mouly, Yolanda Pazos, Jesus P Camiña
Obestatin/GPR39 signaling stimulates skeletal muscle growth and repair by inducing both G-protein-dependent and -independent mechanisms linking the activated GPR39 receptor with distinct sets of accessory and effector proteins. In this work, we describe a new level of activity where obestatin signaling plays a role in the formation, contractile properties and metabolic profile of skeletal muscle through determination of oxidative fiber type. Our data indicate that obestatin regulates Mef2 activity and PGC-1α expression...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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