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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813705/the-lncrna-tug1-ezh2-axis-promotes-pancreatic-cancer-cell-proliferation-migration-and-emt-phenotype-formation-through-sponging-mir-382
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Liang Zhao, Hongwei Sun, Hongru Kong, Zongjing Chen, Bicheng Chen, Mengtao Zhou
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Pancreatic carcinoma (PC) is the one of the most common and malignant cancers worldwide. LncRNA taurine upregulated gene 1 (TUG1) was initially identified as a transcript upregulated by taurine, and the abnormal expression of TUG1 has been reported in many cancers. However, the biological role and molecular mechanism of TUG1 in PC still needs further investigation. METHODS: Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) was performed to measure the expression of TUG1 in PC cell lines and tissues...
August 15, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807938/s100a4-is-a-biomarker-and-regulator-of-glioma-stem-cells-that-is-critical-for-mesenchymal-transition-in-glioblastoma
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Kin-Hoe Chow, Hee Jung Park, Joshy George, Keiko Yamamoto, Andrew D Gallup, Joel H Graber, Yuanxin Chen, Wen Jiang, Dennis Steindler, Eric G Neilson, Betty Y S Kim, Kyuson Yun
Glioma stem cells (GSCs) and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) are strongly associated with therapy resistance and tumor recurrence, but the underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. Here we show that S100A4 is a novel biomarker of GSCs. S100A4+ cells in gliomas are enriched with cancer cells that have tumor-initiating and sphere-forming abilities, with the majority located in perivascular niches where GSCs are found. Selective ablation of S100A4-expressing cells was sufficient to block tumor growth in vitro and in vivo...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802099/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-autophagy-enhances-progression-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Mengchuan Wang, Jian Zhang, Yizhe Huang, Shufeng Ji, Guoli Shao, Shaobo Feng, Danxun Chen, Kankan Zhao, Zixiang Wang, Aiguo Wu
BACKGROUND Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are key factors in malignant tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis. However, the effect of CAFs autophagy on triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells is not clear. In this study, the growth effect of TNBC cells regulated by CAFs autophagy was evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS CAFs were obtained from invasive TNBC tumors and identified by Western blot and immunofluorescence staining assay. CAFs were co-cultured with TNBC cells, and migration and invasion were evaluated by Matrigel-coated Transwell and Transwell inserts...
August 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796645/on-the-use-of-particle-filters-for-electromagnetic-tracking-in-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy
#4
Theresa Ida Götz, Godehard Lahmer, Tobias Brandt, Karoline Kallis, Vratislav Strnad, Christoph Bert, Bernhard Hensel, Ana Maria Tome, Elmar W Lang
Modern radiotherapy of female breat cancers often employ high dose rate Brachytherapy, where a radioactive source is moved inside catheters, implanted in the female breast, according to a prescribed treatment plan. Source localization relative to the patient's anatomy is determined with solenoid sensors whose spatial positions are measured with an electromagnetic tracking system. Precise sensor dwell position determination is of utmost importance to assure irradiation of the cancerous tissue according to the treatment plan...
August 10, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794404/role-of-epithelial-cell-transforming-sequence-2-ect2-in-predicting-prognosis-of-osteosarcoma
#5
Zhiguo Chen, Jiatian Liu, Yihang Zhang
BACKGROUND Osteosarcoma is a major bone malignancy in children and young adults, and it is highly heterogeneous. The clinical outcome of osteosarcoma is individual-dependent due to different genetic and pathological profiles. Although chemotherapy in combination with surgery has significantly improved the survival of localized disease, the prognostic improvement for metastatic patients is less marked. ECT2 (epithelial cell transforming sequence 2) is a transforming protein that can interact with Rho-like proteins of the Ras family and has been proven as an ontogenetic protein in cancer cell lines...
August 10, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791382/potential-role-of-zeb1-as-a-dna-repair-regulator-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-revealed-by-cancer-associated-promoter-profiling
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Miao Wang, Su-Fei He, Lei-Lei Liu, Xiao-Xia Sun, Fan Yang, Qian Ge, Wei-Kang Wong, Jing-Yan Meng
Besides being a key contributor to epithelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition (EMT) activation and stemness maintenance, zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 1 (ZEB1) is also a crucial inducer of chemoresistance and radioresistance. Unlike the clear mechanism that mediates its effect on EMT and dedifferentiation, the mechanism of how ZEB1 promotes chemo- and radio-resistance remains to be elucidated. It has been previously reported that ZEB1 promotes DNA double-strand break clearance by enhancing the deubiquitylating activity of ubiquitin-specific peptidase (USP)7 on checkpoint kinase 1, which is an important step during DNA repair...
August 8, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778066/inhibition-of-lsd1-epigenetically-attenuates-oral-cancer-growth-and-metastasis
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Saqer F Alsaqer, Mustafa M Tashkandi, Vinay K Kartha, Ya-Ting Yang, Yazeed Alkheriji, Andrew Salama, Xaralabos Varelas, Maria Kukuruzinska, Stefano Monti, Manish V Bais
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is a nuclear histone demethylase and a member of the amine oxidase (AO) family. LSD1 is a flavin-containing AO that specifically catalyzes the demethylation of mono- and di-methylated histone H3 lysine 4 through an FAD-dependent oxidative reaction. LSD1 is inappropriately upregulated in lung, liver, brain and esophageal cancers, where it promotes cancer initiation, progression, and metastasis. However, unlike other lysine-specific demethylases, the role and specific targets of LSD1 in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) pathogenesis remain unknown...
July 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775239/reversion-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-a-novel-agent-dz-50-via-igf-binding-protein-3-in-prostate-cancer-cells
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Zheng Cao, Shahriar Koochekpour, Stephen E Strup, Natasha Kyprianou
Dysregulation of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) axis has been linked to reactive stroma dynamics in prostate cancer progression. IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP3) induction is initiated by stroma remodeling and could represent a potential therapeutic target for prostate cancer. In previous studies a lead quinazoline-based Doxazosin® derivative, DZ-50, impaired prostate tumor growth by targeting proteins involved in focal adhesion, anoikis resistance and epithelial-mesenchymal-transition (EMT)...
July 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775146/inhibition-of-the-v-atpase-by-archazolid-a-a-new-strategy-to-inhibit-emt
#9
Henriette Merk, Philipp Messer, Maximilian A Ardelt, Don C Lamb, Stefan Zahler, Rolf Müller, Angelika M Vollmar, Johanna Pachmayr
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) induces tumor-initiating cells (TICs) which account for tumor recurrence, metastasis and therapeutic resistance. Strategies to interfere with EMT are rare but urgently needed to improve cancer therapy. By using the myxobacterial natural compound Archazolid A as a tool, we elucidate the V-ATPase, a multimeric proton pump that regulates lysosomal acidification, as a crucial player in EMT and identify the inhibition of V-ATPase by Archazolid A as promising strategy to block EMT...
August 3, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768769/leucine-rich-repeat-containing-g-protein-coupled-receptor-4-lgr4-is-necessary-for-prostate-cancer-metastasis-via-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#10
Weijia Luo, Peng Tan, Melissa Rodriguez, Lian He, Kunrong Tan, Li Zeng, Stefan Siwko, Mingyao Liu
Prostate cancer is a highly penetrant disease among men in industrialized societies, yet the factors regulating the transition from indolent to aggressive and metastatic cancer remain poorly understood. We found that men with prostate cancers expressing high levels of the G protein-coupled receptor LGR4 had a significantly shorter recurrence-free survival compared to patients with cancers having low LGR4 expression. LGR4 expression was elevated in human prostate cancer cell lines with metastatic potential. We therefore generated a novel transgenic adenocarcinoma of the mouse prostate (TRAMP) mouse model to investigate the role of Lgr4 in prostate cancer development and metastasis in vivo...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768501/hybrid-clone-cells-derived-from-human-breast-epithelial-cells-and-human-breast-cancer-cells-exhibit-properties-of-cancer-stem-initiating-cells
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Daria Gauck, Silvia Keil, Bernd Niggemann, Kurt S Zänker, Thomas Dittmar
BACKGROUND: The biological phenomenon of cell fusion has been associated with cancer progression since it was determined that normal cell × tumor cell fusion-derived hybrid cells could exhibit novel properties, such as enhanced metastatogenic capacity or increased drug resistance, and even as a mechanism that could give rise to cancer stem/initiating cells (CS/ICs). CS/ICs have been proposed as cancer cells that exhibit stem cell properties, including the ability to (re)initiate tumor growth...
August 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754875/cbp501-suppresses-macrophage-induced-cancer-stem-cell-like-features-and-metastases
#12
Naoki Mine, Sayaka Yamamoto, Naoya Saito, Takuji Sato, Keiichi Sakakibara, Donald W Kufe, Daniel D VonHoff, Takumi Kawabe
CBP501 is an anti-cancer drug candidate which has been shown to increase cis-diamminedichloro-platinum (II) (CDDP) uptake into cancer cell through calmodulin (CaM) inhibition. However, the effects of CBP501 on the cells in the tumor microenvironment have not been addressed. Here, we investigated new aspects of the potential anti-tumor mechanism of action of CBP501 by examining its effects on the macrophages.Macrophages contribute to cancer-related inflammation and sequential production of cytokines such as IL-6 and TNF-α which cause various biological processes that promote tumor initiation, growth and metastasis (1)...
July 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754469/long-non-coding-rna-ccat1-promotes-metastasis-and-poor-prognosis-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#13
Yuan Cao, Huirong Shi, Fang Ren, Yanyan Jia, Ruitao Zhang
In this study, we reported that long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) CCAT1 was upregulated in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) tissues, and was associated with FIGO stage, histological grade, lymph node metastasis and poor survival of EOC patients. Multivariate Cox regression analysis showed that CCAT1 was an independent prognostic indicator. While CCAT1 downregulation inhibited EOC cell epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), migration and invasion, CCAT1 upregulation promoted EOC cell EMT, migration and invasion...
July 25, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753576/isoxazole-compound-ml327-blocks-myc-expression-and-tumor-formation-in-neuroblastoma
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Eric J Rellinger, Chandrasekhar Padmanabhan, Jingbo Qiao, Brian T Craig, Hanbing An, Jing Zhu, Hernán Correa, Alex G Waterson, Craig W Lindsley, R Daniel Beauchamp, Dai H Chung
Neuroblastomas are the most common extracranial solid tumors in children and arise from the embryonic neural crest. MYCN-amplification is a feature of ~30% of neuroblastoma tumors and portends a poor prognosis. Neural crest precursors undergo epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) to gain migratory potential and populate the sympathoadrenal axis. Neuroblastomas are posited to arise due to a blockade of neural crest differentiation. We have recently reported effects of a novel MET inducing compound ML327 (N-(3-(2-hydroxynicotinamido) propyl)-5-phenylisoxazole-3-carboxamide) in colon cancer cells...
July 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751379/the-interleukin-like-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-inducer-ilei-exhibits-a-non-interleukin-like-fold-and-is-active-as-a-domain-swapped-dimer
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Anna M Jansson, Agnes Csiszar, Joachim Maier, Ann-Christin Nyström, Elisabeth Ax, Patrik Johansson, Lovisa Holmberg Schiavone
Production and secretion of pro-metastatic proteins is a feature of many tumor cells. The FAM3C Interleukin-like epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition (EMT) inducer, ILEI has been shown to be strongly up-regulated in several cancers and to be essential for tumor formation and metastasis in epithelial cells, correlating with a significant decrease in overall survival in colon and breast cancer patients. ILEI has been seen to interact with the γ-secretase presenilin 1 subunit (PS1). However, not much is known about the mechanism-of-action or the detailed ILEI structure...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747563/the-h3k27me3-demethylase-kdm6a-is-suppressed-in-breast-cancer-stem-like-cells-and-enables-the-resolution-of-bivalency-during-the-mesenchymal-epithelial-transition
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Joseph H Taube, Nathalie Sphyris, Kelsey S Johnson, Keighley N Reisenauer, Taylor A Nesbit, Robiya Joseph, Geraldine V Vijay, Tapasree R Sarkar, Neeraja A Bhangre, Joon Jin Song, Jeffrey T Chang, Min Gyu Lee, Rama Soundararajan, Sendurai A Mani
The deposition of the activating H3K4me3 and repressive H3K27me3 histone modifications within the same promoter, forming a so-called bivalent domain, maintains gene expression in a repressed but transcription-ready state. We recently reported a significantly increased incidence of bivalency following an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a process associated with the initiation of the metastatic cascade. The reverse process, known as the mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET), is necessary for efficient colonization...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745318/core-3-mucin-type-o-glycan-restoration-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-promotes-muc1-p53-mir-200c-dependent-epithelial-identity
#17
J Ye, X Wei, Y Shang, Q Pan, M Yang, Y Tian, Y He, Z Peng, L Chen, W Chen, R Wang
The attachment of cell-surface carbohydrates to proteins mediated by the amino acids serine or threonine (O-glycan) is involved in tumor metastasis; the roles of O-glycans vary depending on their structure, but the detailed mechanisms by which O-glycans trigger signaling to control tumor metastasis are largely unknown. In this study, we found that the reduced expression of core 3 synthase correlated with metastasis to lymph nodes and distant organs, resulting in poor prognosis for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients...
July 24, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720390/epigenetic-regulation-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-by-the-lysine-specific-demethylase-lsd1-kdm1a
#18
REVIEW
Susanna Ambrosio, Carmen D Saccà, Barbara Majello
The Lysine-specific demethylase 1, KDM1A/LSD1, plays a central role in the regulation of Pol II transcription through the removal of the activation mark (mono- and dimethyl lysine 4 of histone H3). LSD1 is often deregulated in human cancers, and it is frequently overexpressed in human solid cancers and leukemia. LSD1 regulates the epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) in epithelial cells, i.e., the ability to transition into mesenchymal cells, to lose homotypic adhesion and to acquire migratory capacity. From its initial discovery as a component of the Snail complex, multiple studies highlighted the causative role of LSD1 in cell invasiveness and EMT, describing its direct involvement in different molecular processes through the interaction with specific partners...
July 15, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714030/kdm5a-promotes-proliferation-and-emt-in-ovarian-cancer-and-closely-correlates-with-ptx-resistance
#19
Tongfu Feng, Yan Wang, Yan Lang, Yuanzhen Zhang
The authors initially performed reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction to determine the expression profile of KDM5A in ovarian cancer tissues and adjacent normal tissue. Compared with adjacent normal tissue, it was identified that KDM5A was highly expressed in ovarian cancer tissues. Moreover, human ovarian cell lines also confirmed that KDM5A was highly expressed in ovarian cancer. KDM5A was especially highly expressed in SKOV3/paclitaxel (PTX) cells, which are resistant to PTX. Previous studies demonstrated that chemoresistance in cancer cells facilitates epithelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708138/blocking-endothelin-1-receptor-%C3%AE-catenin-circuit-sensitizes-to-chemotherapy-in-colorectal-cancer
#20
Roberta Cianfrocca, Laura Rosanò, Piera Tocci, Rosanna Sestito, Valentina Caprara, Valeriana Di Castro, Ruggero De Maria, Anna Bagnato
The limited clinical response to conventional chemotherapeutics observed in colorectal cancer (CRC) may be related to the connections between the hyperactivated β-catenin signaling and other pathways in CRC stem-like cells (CRC-SC). Here, we show the mechanistic link between the endothelin-1 (ET-1)/ET-1 receptor (ET-1R) signaling and β-catenin pathway through the specific interaction with the signal transducer β-arrestin1 (β-arr1), which initiates signaling cascades as part of the signaling complex. Using a panel of patient-derived CRC-SC, we show that these cells secrete ET-1 and express ETAR and β-arr1, and that the activation of ETAR/β-arr1 axis promotes the cross-talk with β-catenin signaling to sustain stemness, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) phenotype and response to chemotherapy...
July 14, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
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