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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208810/shp2-plays-a-critical-role-in-il-6-induced-emt-in-breast-cancer-cells
#1
Xuan Sun, Jie Zhang, Zhiyong Wang, Wei Ji, Ran Tian, Fei Zhang, Ruifang Niu
Accumulative evidence demonstrates that the protein tyrosine phosphatase Shp2 functions as a powerful tumor promoter in many types of cancers. Abnormal expression of Shp2 has been implicated in many human malignancies. Overexpression of Shp2 in cancer tissues is correlated with cancer metastasis, resistance to targeted therapy, and poor prognosis. The well-known function of Shp2 is its positive role in regulating cellular signaling initiated by growth factors and cytokines, including interleukin-6 (IL-6). Several recent studies have shown that Shp2 is required for epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), triggered by growth factors...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177885/aminopeptidase-a-initiates-tumorigenesis-and-enhances-tumor-cell-stemness-via-twist1-upregulation-in-colorectal-cancer
#2
Hui-Yu Chuang, Jeng-Kae Jiang, Muh-Hwa Yang, Hsei-Wei Wang, Ming-Chun Li, Chan-Yen Tsai, Yau-Yun Jhang, Jason C Huang
Metastasis accounts for the high mortality rate associated with colorectal cancer (CRC), but metastasis regulators are not fully understood. To identify a novel gene involved in tumor metastasis, we used oligonucleotide microarrays, transcriptome distance analyses, and machine learning algorithms to determine links between primary and metastatic colorectal cancers. Aminopeptidase A (APA; also known as ENPEP) was selected as our focus because its relationship with colorectal cancer requires clarification. Higher APA mRNA levels were observed in patients in advanced stages of cancer, suggesting a correlation between ENPEP and degree of malignancy...
February 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176646/epigenetic-regulation-of-emt-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#3
Karen O'Leary, Alice Shia, Peter Schmid
Lung cancer remains the most diagnosed cancer in the world, with a high mortality rate and fewer therapeutic options. The most common lung cancer is non-small cell, which can consist of adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and large cell lung carcinoma. As per all solid tumours, the changes that occur for the initiation and metastasis of lung cancer can be described using the EMT (epithelial mesenchymal transition). Cells progressing through EMT lose their epithelial cell characteristics, expressing more mesenchymal markers and are phenotypically different...
February 3, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174005/the-expression-of-cancer-stem-cell-markers-in-human-colorectal-carcinoma-cells-in-a-microenvironment-dependent-manner
#4
Vaidotas Stankevicius, Linas Kunigenas, Edvinas Stankunas, Karolina Kuodyte, Egle Strainiene, Jonas Cicenas, Narimantas E Samalavicius, Kestutis Suziedelis
Numerous lines of evidence support the hierarchical model of cancer development and tumor initiation. According to the theory, cancer stem cells play a crucial role in the formation of the tumor and should be targeted for more effective anticancer treatment. However, cancer stem cells quickly loose their characteristics when propagated as 2D cell culture, indicating that the 2D cell culture does not provide the appropriate settings to maintain an in vivo environment. In this study we have investigated the expression of self-renewal, cancer stem cell and epithelial to mesenchymal transition markers after the transfer of human colorectal carcinoma cell DLD1 and HT29 lines from 2D cell cultures to scaffold-attached laminin rich extracellular matrix and scaffold-free multicellular spheroid 3D culture models...
February 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161631/reciprocal-regulation-of-mir-1254-and-c-myc-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-suppresses-emt-mediated-metastasis-and-tumor-initiating-properties-through-mapk-signaling
#5
Meng Lu, Wei-Hui Chen, Cheng-Yong Wang, Chuan-Qing Mao, Jin Wang
AIM: This study aimed to determine the effect of miR-1254 on oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) metastasis and the specific mechanism involved. METHODS: The metastatic properties of OSCC cells were analyzed by transwell assays. The tumor-initiating properties of OSCC cells were analyzed by tumor sphere formation assays. The mRNA and protein expressions of targeted genes were determined by quantitative polymerase chain reaction assays and western blot analyses, respectively...
February 1, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161537/mir-598-inhibits-metastasis-in-colorectal-cancer-by-suppressing-jag1-notch2-pathway-stimulating-emt
#6
Jia Chen, Haichen Zhang, Ying Chen, Guanglei Qiao, Weihua Jiang, Peihua Ni, Xiangfan Liu, Lijun Ma
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of endogenous, evolutionarily conserved small non-coding RNA molecules that mediate the posttranscriptional process of target gene, leading to translational repression or degradation of target mRNAs. A series of studies have indicated that miRNAs play an important role in tumor initiation, development and progression. In this study, we found that down regulation of miR-598 was a frequent event in CRC tissues compared to the paracarcinoma tissues. And the study demonstrated that miR-598 was implicated in CRC metastasis...
February 1, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157654/long-noncoding-rna-rp11-766n7-4-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-by-regulating-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
Guo-Liang Yao, Chun-Feng Pan, Hairong Xu, Ke Wei, Bin Liu, Rong Zhai, Yi-Jiang Chen
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have proved that long non-coding RNAs participate in the initiation and metastasis of various cancers including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Recently, a novel long non-coding RNA RP11-766N7.4 was discovered in a variety of human tissues. However, its role in oncogenesis and tumor metastasis remains unknown. METHODS: To investigate the function of long noncoding RNA RP11-766N7.4 in ESCC, RT-qPCR was used to monitor the expression level of long non-coding RNA RP11-766N7...
January 31, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141602/genetic-signature-and-profiling-of-head-and-neck-cancer-where-do-we-stand
#8
Julia Paczkowska, Krzysztof Szyfter, Maciej Giefing, Malgorzata Wierzbicka
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To focus on two novel aspects of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) genetics of special interest: the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process, an initial step in tumor progression that finally leads to metastasis formation, by explaining how genes as well as epigenetic factors control this process, and the new diagnostic options based on the analysis of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and cell-free DNA (cfDNA) that could revolutionize diagnosis in the coming years...
January 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135249/the-cdc42-rac1-regulator-cdgap-is-a-novel-e-cadherin-transcriptional-co-repressor-with-zeb2-in-breast-cancer
#9
Y He, J J Northey, A Pelletier, Z Kos, L Meunier, B Haibe-Kains, A-M Mes-Masson, J-F Côté, P M Siegel, N Lamarche-Vane
The loss of E-cadherin causes dysfunction of the cell-cell junction machinery, which is an initial step in epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), facilitating cancer cell invasion and the formation of metastases. A set of transcriptional repressors of E-cadherin (CDH1) gene expression, including Snail1, Snail2 and Zeb2 mediate E-cadherin downregulation in breast cancer. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the control of E-cadherin expression in breast cancer progression remain largely unknown...
January 30, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130225/cellular-model-of-colon-cancer-progression-reveals-signatures-of-mrnas-mirna-lncrnas-and-epigenetic-modifications-associated-with-metastasis
#10
Matjaz Rokavec, David Horst, Heiko Hermeking
Here we developed and comprehensively characterized a cellular model of colon cancer progression consisting of four defined derivatives of a colon cancer cell line that resulted from consecutive epithelial-mesenchymal and mesenchymal-epithelial transitions (EMT/MET) and phenotypically recapitulate the metastatic cascade. Initial EMT was induced by prolonged exposure to IL-6, a cytokine also generated by the tumor-stroma. Genome-wide characterization of transcriptional (mRNA, miRNA, lncRNA) and epigenetic (DNA methylation, H3K4me3, H3K79me3, and H3K27me3 histone modifications) profiles of the cell derivatives, combined with correlative analyses of expression, methylation, and clinical data from the TCGA-COAD database gave insights into the molecular basis of their phenotypic changes...
January 27, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125091/microrna-466-inhibits-tumor-growth-and-bone-metastasis-in-prostate-cancer-by-direct-regulation-of-osteogenic-transcription-factor-runx2
#11
Melissa Colden, Altaf A Dar, Sharanjot Saini, Priya V Dahiya, Varahram Shahryari, Soichiro Yamamura, Yuichiro Tanaka, Gary Stein, Rajvir Dahiya, Shahana Majid
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as key players in cancer progression and metastatic initiation yet their importance in regulating prostate cancer (PCa) metastasis to bone has begun to be appreciated. We employed multimodal strategy based on in-house PCa clinical samples, publicly available TCGA cohorts, a panel of cell lines, in silico analyses, and a series of in vitro and in vivo assays to investigate the role of miR-466 in PCa. Expression analyses revealed that miR-466 is under-expressed in PCa compared to normal tissues...
January 26, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122338/chemotherapy-mediated-mir-29b-expression-inhibits-the-invasion-and-angiogenesis-of-cervical-cancer
#12
Yunyun Li, Zhongzu Zhang, Zhenghua Xiao, Ying Lin, Tangshu Luo, Qin Zhou, Xiaojing Zhang
Radiotherapy combined with platinum-based chemotherapy is the standard-of-care of locally advanced cervical cancer (CC) patients, while nearly 50% of patients do not respond to standard chemotherapy. Thus, identification of relative molecules participated in chemotherapy might provide new insights in the treatment of CC. In this study, we found a cohort of miRNAs were dysregulated upon treatment with cisplatin, among of which miR-29b was the most upregulated one. We further detected its expression in CC tissues, and found that miR-29b was significantly suppressed in CC and its precancerous lesions, HSIL tissues, and was negatively related with tumor invasion...
January 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116522/molecular-characterization-of-cd44-cd24-ck-cd45-cells-in-benign-and-malignant-breast-lesions
#13
Arnaud Da Cruz Paula, Catarina Leitão, Oriana Marques, Ana Margarida Rosa, Ana Helena Santos, Alexandra Rêma, Maria de Fátima Faria, Ana Rocha, José Luís Costa, Margarida Lima, Carlos Lopes
Breast cancer epithelial cells with the CD44(+)/CD24(-/low) phenotype possess tumor-initiating cells and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) capacity. Massive parallel sequencing can be an interesting approach to deepen the molecular characterization of these cells. We characterized CD44(+)/CD24(-)/cytokeratin(Ck)(+)/CD45(-) cells isolated through flow cytometry from 43 biopsy and 6 mastectomy samples harboring different benign and malignant breast lesions. The Ion Torrent Ampliseq Cancer Hotspot panel v2 (CHPv2) was used for the identification of somatic mutations in the DNA extracted from isolated CD44(+)/CD24(-)/Ck(+)/CD45(-) cells...
January 23, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113985/a-novel-approach-to-identify-the-mirna-mrna-causal-regulatory-modules-in-cancer
#14
Jiawei Luo, Wei Huang, Buwen Cao
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an essential role in many biological processes by regulating the target genes, especially in the initiation and development of cancers. Therefore, the identification of the miRNA-mRNA regulatory modules is important for understanding the regulatory mechanisms. Most computational methods only used statistical correlations in predicting miRNA-mRNA modules, and neglected the fact there are causal relationships between miRNAs and their target genes. In this paper, we propose a novel approach called CALM(the causal regulatory modules) to identify the miRNA-mRNA regulatory modules through integrating the causal interactions and statistical correlations between the miRNAs and their target genes...
September 21, 2016: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110870/combined-treatment-with-zingerone-and-its-novel-derivative-synergistically-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-migration-and-invasion-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#15
Young-Joo Kim, Youngsic Jeon, Taejung Kim, Won-Chul Lim, Jungyeob Ham, Young Nyun Park, Tae-Jin Kim, Hyeonseok Ko
The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an important cellular process during which polarized epithelial cells become motile mesenchymal cells, which promote cancer metastasis. Ginger, the rhizome of Zingiber officinale, is extensively used in cooking worldwide and also as a traditional medicinal herb with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. Several pungent compounds have been identified in ginger, including zingerone, which has anticancer potential. However, the role of zingerone in EMT is unclear...
December 20, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101578/a-22q11-2-amplification-in-the-region-encoding-microrna-650-correlates-with-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-breast-cancer-primary-cultures-of-mexican-patients
#16
M Lango-Chavarría, G K Chimal-Ramírez, M E Ruiz-Tachiquín, N A Espinoza-Sánchez, M C Suárez-Arriaga, E M Fuentes-Pananá
Breast cancer ranks first in incidence and mortality in working age women. Cancer initiation and progression relies on accumulation of genetic and epigenetic aberrations that alter cellular processes, among them, epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) denotes particularly aggressive neoplasias given its capacity to invade and metastasize. Several microRNAs (miRNA) have been found able to regulate gene expression at the core of EMT. In this study, the Affymetrix CytoScan HD array was used to analyze three different primary tumor cell isolates from Mexican breast cancer patients...
February 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060811/stromal-fibroblasts-from-the-interface-zone-of-triple-negative-breast-carcinomas-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-its-inhibition-by-emodin
#17
Hsiang-Chi Hsu, Liang-Chih Liu, Hao-Yu Wang, Chao-Ming Hung, Ying-Chao Lin, Chi-Tang Ho, Tzong-Der Way
"Triple negative breast cancer" (TNBC) is associated with a higher rate and earlier time of recurrence and worse prognosis after recurrence. In this study, we aimed to examine the crosstalk between fibroblasts and TNBC cells. The fibroblasts were isolated from TNBC patients' tissue in tumor burden zones, distal normal zones and interface zones. The fibroblasts were indicated as cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs), normal zone fibroblasts (NFs) and interface zone fibroblasts (INFs). Our study found that INFs grew significantly faster than NFs and CAFs in vitro...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060321/imaging-of-cell-shape-alteration-and-cell-movement-in-drosophila-gastrulation-using-de-cadherin-reporter-transgenic-flies
#18
M Rezaul Karim, Tomohiro Haruta, Taro Matsumoto, Hiroki Oda, Hiroaki Taniguchi
Gastrulation is the first set of morphologically dynamic events that occur during the embryonic development of multicellular animals such as Drosophila. This morphological alteration is also recognized as epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). Dysregulation of EMT is associated with fibrosis and cancer metastasis. There is emerging evidence that EMT is controlled by a number of molecular mechanisms. As such, many key genes that control apical constriction are also known to be important factors in the EMT observed in cancer metastasis...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057845/targeting-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-the-case-for-differentiation-based-therapy
#19
Diwakar R Pattabiraman, Robert A Weinberg
Although important strides have been made in targeted therapy for certain leukemias and subtypes of breast cancer, the standard of care for most carcinomas still involves chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, or a combination of these. Two processes serve as obstacles to the successful treatment of carcinomas. First, a majority of deaths from these types of cancers occurs as a result of distant metastases and not the primary tumors themselves. Second, subsets of cells that are able to survive conventional therapy drive the aggressive relapse of the tumors, often in forms that are resistant to treatment...
January 5, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052035/brca1-iris-overexpression-promotes-and-maintains-the-tumor-initiating-phenotype-implications-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer-early-lesions
#20
Abhilasha Sinha, Bibbin T Paul, Lisa M Sullivan, Hillary Sims, Ahmed El Bastawisy, Hend F Yousef, Abdel-Rahman N Zekri, Abeer A Bahnassy, Wael M ElShamy
Tumor-initiating cells (TICs) are cancer cells endowed with self-renewal, multi-lineage differentiation, increased chemo-resistance, and in breast cancers the CD44+/CD24-/ALDH1+ phenotype. Triple negative breast cancers show lack of BRCA1 expression in addition to enhanced basal, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and TIC phenotypes. BRCA1-IRIS (hereafter IRIS) is an oncogene produced by the alternative usage of the BRCA1 locus. IRIS is involved in induction of replication, transcription of selected oncogenes, and promoting breast cancer cells aggressiveness...
December 29, 2016: Oncotarget
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