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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1131: 605-623, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31646527

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Transient receptor potential (TRP) cation channel superfamily plays important roles in a variety of cellular processes such polymodal cellular sensing, adhesion, polarity, proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. The expression of TRP channels is strictly regulated and their de-regulation can stimulate cancer development and progression.In human cancers, specific miRNAs are expressed in different tissues, and changes in the regulation of gene expression mediated by specific miRNAs have been associated with carcinogenesis. Several miRNAs/TRP channel pairs have been reported to play an important role in tumor biology. Thus, the TRPM1 gene regulates melanocyte/melanoma behaviour via TRPM1 and microRNA-211 transcripts. Both miR-211 and TRPM1 proteins are regulated through microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MIFT) and the expression of miR-211 is decreased during melanoma progression. Melanocyte phenotype and melanoma behaviour strictly depend on dual TRPM1 activity, with loss of TRPM1 protein promoting melanoma aggressiveness and miR-211 expression supporting tumour suppressor. TRPM3 plays a major role in the development and progression of human clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) loss. TRPM3, a direct target of miR-204, is enhanced in ccRCC with inactivated or deleted VHL. Loss of VHL inhibits miR-204 expression that lead to increased oncogenic autophagy. Therefore, the understanding of specific TRP channels/miRNAs molecular pathways in distinct tumors could provide a clinical rationale for target therapy in cancer.


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Carcinogênese , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , MicroRNAs , Neoplasias , Canais de Receptores Transientes de Potencial , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/patologia , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Neoplasias/fisiopatologia , Canais de Receptores Transientes de Potencial/genética , Canais de Receptores Transientes de Potencial/metabolismo
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Gene ; 722: 144057, 2020 Jan 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31430519

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OBJECTIVE: Fork head domain-containing transcription factor family (FOX), is comprised of >20 members. Members of FOX family have been implicated in a wide range of physiological and/or diseased conditions. Many of FOX members have been shown to be involved in tumorigenesis and progression. The potential roles in carcinogenesis of FOXN4, a member as one of the vast FOX family, remains relatively unknown. METHOD: Here, we explored the potential involvement of FOXN4 in breast cancer. RESULTS: First, observed that a higher FOXN4 was identified in the normal adjacent breast tissue as compared to that in the breast cancer samples; an increased FOXN4 level was associated with a better prognosis in patients with breast cancer. In addition, ectopically expression of FOXN4 led to the decreased cell proliferation, reduced colony formation and metastatic abilities (EMT, migration and invasion) in breast cancer cell lines. Furthermore, we showed the direct interaction between FOXN4 and TP53 and FOXN4 binding led to the increased activity of TP53. Silencing FOXN4 led to reduced TP53 and increased expression of Dll4, Notch and survivin, providing a link between FOXN4 and Notch signaling. Finally, we used patient-derived xenograft mouse model to demonstrate the tumor inhibitory effects of Notch-inhibitor, PF-3084014. We found that PF-3084014 treatment led to a significantly smaller tumor burden and higher survival ratio in patient-derived xenograft mice as compared to the vehicle. This tumor suppressive effect was accompanied by the increased expression of TP53, FOXN4 and decreased Dll4 and Notch. CONCLUSION: Collectively, our data strongly suggested the tumor suppressive roles of FOXN4 in breast tumorigenesis via the activation of TP53 while suppressing Notch signaling. Future studies are warranted to explore the clinical application of PF-3084104 (Notch inhibitor) for the treatment of breast cancer patients.


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Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/metabolismo , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/metabolismo , Adulto , Animais , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Carcinogênese , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Feminino , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/genética , Humanos , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intercelular/metabolismo , Neoplasias Mamárias Experimentais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Mamárias Experimentais/genética , Neoplasias Mamárias Experimentais/metabolismo , Camundongos , Metástase Neoplásica , Prognóstico , Receptores Notch/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Notch/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Tetra-Hidronaftalenos/uso terapêutico , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Valina/análogos & derivados , Valina/uso terapêutico
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J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol ; 38(2): 119-131, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31679275

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: LncRNAs are significant regulators in multiple cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, lncRNA ANRIL has been reported to be elevated during multiple cancer types, exhibiting oncogenic roles. However, the exact biological mechanism of ANRIL is still poorly understood in HCC. METHODS: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) assays were utilized to detect expressions of ANRIL, miR-384, and STAT3. CCK8 and EDU assays were employed to evaluate HCC cell proliferation. A flow cytometry assay was used to detect the HCC cell cycle and cell apoptosis. The scratch migration and Transwell invasion assays were performed to test cell migration and invasion, respectively. RIP and RNA pull-down assays were carried out to confirm the correlation between ANRIL and miR-384. The dual-luciferase reporter assay was used to prove the association between miR-384 and STAT3. Western blotting analysis was performed to examine protein levels of STAT3. IHC and HE staining were employed to detect Ki-67 and histopathology. RESULTS: ANRIL expression was upregulated in HCC cells, including SMCC7721, HepG2, MHCC-97H, SNU449 and HUH-7 cells, in comparison to the normal human liver cells LO2. Knockdown of ANRIL suppressed HCC cell proliferation and induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. HCC cell migration and invasion capacity were inhibited by inhibition of ANRIL. Bioinformatics analyses revealed that ANRIL could interact with miR-384. miR-384 was significantly decreased in HCC cells, and overexpression of miR-384 repressed HCC progression. STAT3 was predicted as a target of miR-384, and miR-384 can modulate STAT3 levels negatively in vitro. ANRIL can suppress HCC development through regulating miR-384 and STAT3 in vivo. CONCLUSION: ANRIL is involved in HCC progression by direct targeting of miR-384 and STAT3. Also, ANRIL could act as a potential candidate for HCC diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/fisiopatologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Progressão da Doença , Células HEK293 , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/fisiopatologia , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo
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Sheng Li Xue Bao ; 71(5): 792-798, 2019 Oct 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31646333

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Aberrant oxidative metabolism in cells is one of the hallmarks of cancer. Overproduction of reactive species promotes carcinogenesis by inducing genetic mutations and activating oncogenic pathways, and thus, antioxidant therapy is considered as an important strategy for cancer prevention and treatment. Caveolin-1 (Cav-1), a constituent protein of caveolae, is involved in not only the formation of the caveolae, vesicular transport, maintaining cholesterol homeostasis directly, but also many cellular physiological and pathological processes including growth, regulation of mitochondrial antioxidant level, apoptosis and carcinomas by interacting with a lot of signaling molecules through caveolin scaffolding domain. Cav-1 has also been shown to mediate tumor genesis and progression through oxidative stress modulation, while Cav-1-targeted treatment could scavenge the reactive species. Intracellular reactive species could modulate the expression, degradation, post-translational modifications and membrane trafficking of Cav-1. More importantly, emerging evidence has indicated that multiple antioxidants could exert antitumor activities in cancer cells by modulating the signaling of Cav-1. This paper reviewed the research progresses on the roles of Cav-1 and oxidative stress in tumorigenesis and development, and would provide new insights on designing strategies for cancer prevention or treatment.


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Caveolina 1 , Neoplasias/patologia , Estresse Oxidativo , Antioxidantes , Apoptose , Carcinogênese , Carcinoma/patologia , Humanos , Mitocôndrias , Transdução de Sinais
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5361-5367, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570430

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The mechanism responsible for B-cell translocation gene 1 (BTG1) down-regulation in breast carcinoma remains unknown. We examined the BTG1 expression status in breast carcinoma cells and investigated the mechanism underlying the observed alterations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four breast carcinoma cell lines (SK-BR-3, MDA-MB-231, T-47D, and MCF-7), and one normal mammary epithelial cell line (MCF-10A) were analyzed. BTG1 expression was examined using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and western blot. Methylation status of the BTG1 promoter was analyzed using methylation-specific PCR (MSP). To investigate the effect of methylation on BTG1, the cells were treated with a demethylating agent. RESULTS: The carcinoma cells expressed significantly lower levels of BTG1 mRNA and protein than normal cells. The BTG1 promoter was highly methylated in the carcinoma cells. 5-aza-2-deoxycytidine significantly restored BTG1 expression. CONCLUSION: Down-regulation of BTG1 expression through epigenetic repression is involved in mammary carcinogenesis. BTG1 is a potential diagnostic marker and therapeutic target for breast carcinoma.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Metilação de DNA/genética , Regulação para Baixo/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Carcinogênese/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Epigênese Genética/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , RNA Mensageiro/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5381-5391, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570433

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are noncoding transcripts that are >200 nucleotides in length. However, the biological functions and regulation mechanisms of lncRNAs in gastric carcinogenesis remain unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression levels of Linc00472 were analyzed by real-time PCR. The DNA methylation status was assessed using Combined Bisulfite Restriction Analysis (COBRA). The biological role of Linc00472 was assessed in AGS cells with Linc00472 overexpression. RESULTS: Using the next-generation sequencing approach, we identified DNA methylation-associated lncRNAs in gastric cancer cells. Among them, the expression level of Linc00472 significantly decreased in gastric cancer tissues compared to adjacent normal tissues. Furthermore, we observed a more frequent hypermethylation of CpG islands upstream of Linc00472 in gastric cancer tissues. Ectopic Linc00472 expression could significantly inhibit gastric cancer cell growth and migration. CONCLUSION: Epigenetically regulated Linc00472 expression plays a crucial role in modulating gastric cancer cell growth and motility.


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Metilação de DNA/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Carcinogênese/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Ilhas de CpG/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5789-5795, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570483

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma (PPC) is rare, and few studies have reported its features. We assessed the clinicopathological features, surgical outcomes, oncogenic status and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression of PPC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from 22 consecutive patients who underwent resection of PPC between 2007 and 2017. RESULTS: The predominant tissue type of the epithelial component was adenocarcinoma in 15 patients (68%) and the others in 7 patients (32%), and the 3-year disease-free survival rate tended to be better in patients with an adenocarcinoma component compared to patients with another component (40.0% vs. 17.1%, p=0.059). PD-L1 expression was observed in all eight tumors whose PD-L1 status could be examined and high PD-L1 expression (≥50%) was frequent (5/8, 63%). CONCLUSION: A predominant adenocarcinoma epithelial component in PPC might be associated with better survival outcomes and high PD-L1 expression might be frequent in PPC.


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Antígeno B7-H1/genética , Carcinoma/genética , Carcinoma/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Oncogenes/genética , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/mortalidade , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/patologia , Carcinoma/mortalidade , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5573-5579, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570452

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare and aggressive neuroendocrine skin cancer, frequently infected with Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV). H3K27me3 acts as a repressive histone modification that epigenetically controls gene transcription. The aim of this study was to examine H3K27me3 expression in MCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: H3K27me3 expression levels were immunohistochemically analyzed in 20 MCPyV-positive MCCs, 15 MCPyV-negative MCCs with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) (combined MCCs), and six MCPyV-negative pure MCCs. RESULTS: Reduced H3K27me3 expression was variously observed in MCCs. H3K27me3 H-score was significantly lower in MCPyV-negative MCCs than in MCPyV-positive MCCs (p=0.002). H3K27me3 expression was significantly lower in MCPyV-negative combined MCC component than in MCPyV-positive MCCs (p<0.001), MCPyV-negative pure MCCs (p=0.036), or pure MCC histology (p<0.001). Kaplan-Meier analysis showed no association of H3K27me3 with outcome. CONCLUSION: Differential reduction in H3K27me3 expression was observed based on MCPyV status and morphological type. These results implicate H3K27me3-mediated epigenetic changes in tumorigenesis of MCC, especially in MCPyV-negative MCC combined with SCC.


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Carcinoma de Célula de Merkel/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/genética , Histonas/genética , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinoma de Célula de Merkel/virologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/virologia , Epigênese Genética/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Masculino , Poliomavírus das Células de Merkel/patogenicidade , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Infecções por Polyomavirus/genética , Infecções por Polyomavirus/virologia , Neoplasias Cutâneas/virologia , Infecções Tumorais por Vírus/genética , Infecções Tumorais por Vírus/virologia
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Exp Suppl ; 111: 21-27, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31588525

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Increasing data about the human genome and associations between certain genetic regions with various conditions and diseases positioned human genetics at the top of the most emerging fields in medicine. Many diagnostics algorithms and therapeutical approaches used in everyday practice are based on genetic data. Molecular genetic diagnostics covered by this book uses genetic data obtained using germline DNA. In this book, the role of somatic mutation testing will be not covered; however, in many chapters, i.e., on hereditary tumor syndromes, the role of somatic mutations as the second hit for tumorigenesis will be mentioned. Genetic variants (genotypes) identified in germline DNA are responsible for transmission of diseases (phenotypes). This chapter will briefly summarize classical inheritance patterns. Most of the heritable human diseases are transmitted in an autosomal recessive way, but others, i.e., inherited tumor syndromes, follow the autosomal dominant pattern. Nomenclature used for pedigree analysis as well as the main features of inheritance patterns are also briefly reviewed.


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Carcinogênese/genética , DNA , Padrões de Herança , Neoplasias/genética , Genótipo , Humanos , Linhagem
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Cancer Discov ; 9(10): 1346-1348, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31575564

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Identification of cancer-associated mutations in core histone genes has proved challenging due to these genes' highly conserved nature and presence in large arrays. Recent analyses of cancer genomes, including one in this issue of Cancer Discovery, show that mutations in the histone fold can affect nucleosome stability, providing a novel mechanism by which oncohistones contribute to tumorigenesis.See related article by Bennett et al., p. 1438.


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Histonas/genética , Nucleossomos , Carcinogênese/genética , Humanos , Mutação , Oncogenes
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1164: 3-10, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31576536

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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is an overwhelming fatal disease that often presents with overt metastases and ultimately causes the majority of cancer-associated deaths. The mechanisms underlying the metastatic cascade are complex, and research in recent years has begun to provide insights into the underlying drivers of this phenomenon. It has become clear that cancer cells, in particular pancreatic cancer cells, possess properties of plasticity involving bidirectional transition between epithelial and mesenchymal identities. Furthermore, recent work has begun to establish that there are distinct hybrid states between purely epithelial and purely mesenchymal states that cancer cells may reside, in order to thrive at different stages of carcinogenesis. We discuss how this plasticity is important for different phases of the metastatic cascade, from delamination to colonization, and how different epithelial-mesenchymal states may affect metastatic organotropism. In this review, we summarize the current understanding of pancreatic cancer cell plasticity and metastasis, and highlight current model systems that can be used to study these phenomena.


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Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático , Plasticidade Celular , Neoplasias Pancreáticas , Carcinogênese , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/fisiopatologia , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/fisiologia , Humanos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/fisiopatologia
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1164: 73-87, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31576541

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The purpose of this review is to briefly summarize the roles of alcohol (ethanol) and related compounds in promoting cancer and inflammatory injury in many tissues. Long-term chronic heavy alcohol exposure is known to increase the chances of inflammation, oxidative DNA damage, and cancer development in many organs. The rates of alcohol-mediated organ damage and cancer risks are significantly elevated in the presence of co-morbidity factors such as poor nutrition, unhealthy diets, smoking, infection with bacteria or viruses, and exposure to pro-carcinogens. Chronic ingestion of alcohol and its metabolite acetaldehyde may initiate and/or promote the development of cancer in the liver, oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, prostate, and female breast. In this chapter, we summarize the important roles of ethanol/acetaldehyde in promoting inflammatory injury and carcinogenesis in several tissues. We also review the updated roles of the ethanol-inducible cytochrome P450-2E1 (CYP2E1) and other cytochrome P450 isozymes in the metabolism of various potentially toxic substrates, and consequent toxicities, including carcinogenesis in different tissues. We also briefly describe the potential implications of endogenous ethanol produced by gut bacteria, as frequently observed in the experimental models and patients of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, in promoting DNA mutation and cancer development in the liver and other tissues, including the gastrointestinal tract.


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Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Álcool , Carcinogênese , Citocromo P-450 CYP2E1 , Sistema Enzimático do Citocromo P-450 , Etanol , Acetaldeído/toxicidade , Transtornos Relacionados ao Uso de Álcool/fisiopatologia , Carcinogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinogênese/patologia , Citocromo P-450 CYP2E1/metabolismo , Sistema Enzimático do Citocromo P-450/metabolismo , Etanol/toxicidade , Humanos , Isoformas de Proteínas
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Life Sci ; 236: 116918, 2019 Nov 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31610208

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Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are characterized as a group of endogenous RNAs that are more than 200 nucleotides in length and have no protein-encoding function. More and more evidence indicates that lncRNAs play vital roles in various human diseases, especially in tumorigenesis. Focally amplified lncRNA on chromosome 1 (FAL1), a novel lncRNA with enhancer-like activity, has been identified as an oncogene in multiple cancers and high expression level of FAL1 is usually associated with poor prognosis. Dysregulation of FAL1 has been shown to promote the proliferation and metastasis of cancer cells. In the present review, we summarized and illustrated the functions and underlying molecular mechanisms of FAL1 in the occurrence and development of different cancers and other diseases. FAL1 has the potential to appear as a feasible diagnostic and prognostic tool and new therapeutic target for cancer patients though further investigation is needed so as to accelerate clinical application.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/patologia , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Humanos , Transdução de Sinais
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Cancer Immunol Immunother ; 68(9): 1501-1513, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31489465

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INTRODUCTION: Brain metastases are a significant source of morbidity and mortality for patients with lung cancer. Lung cancer can induce local and systemic immunosuppression, promoting tumor growth and dissemination. One mechanism of immunosuppression is tumor-induced expansion of programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expressing myeloid cells. Here, we investigate peripheral blood immune phenotype in NSCLC patients with or without brain metastasis. METHODS: Peripheral blood was collected from patients with lung metastatic brain tumors and pre-metastatic lung cancer. Immunosuppressive monocytes, myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), and regulatory T cells (Tregs) were quantified through flow cytometry. T cell reactivity was analyzed via ELISpot. Brain metastasis conditioned media was collected from tumor-derived cell cultures and analyzed for cytokines by ELISA. Naïve monocytes were stimulated with brain metastasis conditioned media to evaluate PD-L1 stimulation. RESULTS: Patients with brain metastatic lung carcinoma demonstrated increased peripheral monocyte PD-L1, MDSC abundance, and Treg percentage compared to early stage pre-metastatic patients and healthy controls. Patients with elevated peripheral monocyte PD-L1 had less reactive T cells and worse survival. Brain metastasis conditioned media stimulation increased monocyte PD-L1, and conditioned media IL-6 levels correlated with PD-L1 induction. Treatment with anti-IL-6 or anti-IL-6 receptor antibodies reduced PD-L1 expression. In summary, patients with lung cancer and brain metastases exhibit multiple markers of peripheral immunosuppression. CONCLUSIONS: The frequency of PD-L1+ myeloid cells correlated with the presence of brain metastases. Tumor-derived IL-6 was capable of inducing PD-L1+ myeloid cells in vitro, suggesting that monitoring of immunosuppressive factors in peripheral blood may identify new targets for therapeutic intervention in selected patients.


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Neoplasias Encefálicas/imunologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/imunologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Células Supressoras Mieloides/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Adulto , Idoso , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Neoplasias Encefálicas/secundário , Carcinogênese , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/mortalidade , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/secundário , Células Cultivadas , ELISPOT , Feminino , Citometria de Fluxo , Humanos , Tolerância Imunológica , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Análise de Sobrevida , Regulação para Cima
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Zhejiang Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 48(3): 318-325, 2019 May 25.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31496165

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Proteins are the physical basis of life and perform all kinds of life activities. Proteins have different orientations and function in different tissues. The same protein, located in different subcellular regions, can perform different and even opposite functions. Both functional and structural proteins are capable of undergoing re-localization which can directly or indirectly participate in signal transduction. Due to abnormal transduction of signals during carcinogenesis, the proteins originally expressed in the cytoplasm are translocated into the nucleus and lead to functional changes in the tumor tissue. The changes of protein localization are affected by many factors, including the interaction between proteins, expression level of proteins and the cleaved intracellular domain of transmembrane protein.


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Núcleo Celular , Citoplasma , Proteínas de Membrana , Carcinogênese/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Núcleo Celular/metabolismo , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Domínios Proteicos , Transporte Proteico/fisiologia , Transdução de Sinais
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 20(1): 450, 2019 Sep 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31477009

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BACKGROUND: Mutational signatures are specific patterns of somatic mutations introduced into the genome by oncogenic processes. Several mutational signatures have been identified and quantified from multiple cancer studies, and some of them have been linked to known oncogenic processes. Identification of the processes contributing to mutations observed in a sample is potentially informative to understand the cancer etiology. RESULTS: We present here SigsPack, a Bioconductor package to estimate a sample's exposure to mutational processes described by a set of mutational signatures. The package also provides functions to estimate stability of these exposures, using bootstrapping. The performance of exposure and exposure stability estimations have been validated using synthetic and real data. Finally, the package provides tools to normalize the mutation frequencies with respect to the tri-nucleotide contents of the regions probed in the experiment. The importance of this effect is illustrated in an example. CONCLUSION: SigsPack provides a complete set of tools for individual sample exposure estimation, and for mutation catalogue & mutational signatures normalization.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Genoma Humano , Mutação , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/genética , Software , Carcinogênese/patologia , Análise Mutacional de DNA , Humanos , Taxa de Mutação , Neoplasias/patologia
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1167: 65-85, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31520349

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Apoptosis has long been regarded as a tumor suppressor mechanism and evasion from apoptosis is considered to be one hallmark of cancer. However, this principle is not always consistent with clinical data which often illustrate a correlation between apoptosis and poor prognosis. Work in the last 15 years has provided an explanation for this apparent paradox. Apoptotic cells communicate with their environment and can produce signals which promote compensatory proliferation of surviving cells. This behavior of apoptotic cells is important for tissue regeneration in several model organisms, ranging from hydra to mammals. However, it may also play an important feature for tumorigenesis and tumor relapse. Several distinct forms of apoptosis-induced compensatory proliferation (AiP) have been identified, many of which involve reactive oxygen species (ROS) and immune cells. One type of AiP, "undead" AiP, in which apoptotic cells are kept in an immortalized state and continuously divide, may have particular relevance for tumorigenesis. Furthermore, given that chemo- and radiotherapy often aim to kill tumor cells, an improved understanding of the effects of apoptotic cells on the tumor and the tumor environment is of critical importance for the well-being of the patient. In this review, we summarize the current knowledge of AiP and focus our attention on recent findings obtained in Drosophila and other model organisms, and relate them to tumorigenesis.


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Apoptose , Carcinogênese , Proliferação de Células , Neoplasias/patologia , Animais , Humanos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio , Regeneração
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1167: 87-103, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31520350

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Cancer development originates in a single mutant cell transformed from a normal cell, including further evolution of pro-tumor cells through additional mutations into malignant cancer tissues. Data from recent studies, however, suggest that most pro-tumor cells do not develop into tumors but remain dormant within or are prophylactically eliminated from tissues unless bestowed with additional driver mutations. Drosophila melanogaster has provided very efficient model systems, such as imaginal discs and ovarian follicular epithelia, to study the initial stage of tumorigenesis. This review will focus on the behaviors of emerging pro-tumor cells surrounded by normal cells and situations where they initiate tumor development.


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Carcinogênese , Proteínas de Drosophila , Drosophila melanogaster , Epitélio/patologia , Animais , Discos Imaginais
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1167: 113-127, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31520352

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The resurgence of Drosophila as a recognized model for carcinogenesis has contributed greatly to our conceptual advance and mechanistic understanding of tumor growth in vivo. With its powerful genetics, Drosophila has emerged as a prime model organism to study cell biology and physiological functions of autophagy. This has enabled exploration of the contributions of autophagy in several tumor models. Here we review the literature of autophagy related to tumorigenesis in Drosophila. Functional analysis of core autophagy components does not provide proof for a classical tumor suppression role for autophagy alone. Autophagy both serve to suppress or support tumor growth. These effects are context-specific, depending on cell type and oncogenic or tumor suppressive lesion. Future delineation of how autophagy impinges on tumorigenesis will demand to untangle in detail, the regulation and flux of autophagy in the respective tumor models. The downstream tumor-regulative roles of autophagy through organelle homeostasis, metabolism, selective autophagy or alternative mechanisms remain largely unexplored.


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Autofagia , Carcinogênese , Drosophila , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças
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