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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 54(1): 1-14, 2020 Jan 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31916733

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs) are crucially involved in controlling signal transductions, and reverse ubiquitination by removing the ubiquitin from protein substrates. The Hippo signaling has an important role in tissue growth, cell proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Since disruption of the Hippo signaling is associated with a number of diseases, it is imperative to investigate the molecular mechanism of the Hippo signaling. METHODS: DUB screening was performed using the kidney of the mouse unilateral ureteric obstruction (UUO) model to identify the cellular mechanism of the DUB-regulated Hippo signaling. In addition, kidney cells were used to confirm cell proliferation and protein levels in the Hippo signaling pathway. Densitometric analysis was conducted to compare the expression level of proteins using Image J. RESULTS: We found that YOD1, also known as OTU1, is downregulated in the mouse UUO model. We also demonstrated that YOD1 binds to and deubiquitinates neural precursor cell expressed developmentally down-regulated protein 4 (NEDD4). Furthermore, we observed that YOD1 suppresses NEDD4-induced cell proliferation. CONCLUSION: YOD1 regulates the Hippo signaling pathway through NEDD4, and the K63-linked polyubiquitin chain of NEDD4 plays an important role. Also, our results indicate that YOD1 plays an important role in kidney diseases.


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Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases Nedd4/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Tioléster Hidrolases/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Proliferação de Células , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Camundongos , Mutagênese , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases Nedd4/química , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases Nedd4/genética , Ligação Proteica , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/metabolismo , Insuficiência Renal Crônica/patologia , Tioléster Hidrolases/química , Ubiquitina/genética , Ubiquitina/metabolismo , Ubiquitinação
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 9-26, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892549

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Inhibition of apoptosis is one of the hallmarks of cancer, and anti-apoptotic genes are often targets of genetic and epigenetic alterations. Cellular inhibitor of apoptosis 2 (cIAP2) has a role in degrading caspases by linking them to ubiquitin molecules, and is upregulated in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Previous studies have demonstrated that cIAP2 may play a role in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA), a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor, was administered to triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells alone or in combination with epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a DNA methyltransferase (DNMT) inhibitor isolated from green tea. RESULTS: The compounds were able to decrease the expression of cIAP2 while increasing the expression of pro-apoptotic caspase 7. There were also changes in histone modifications, suggesting a role of epigenetic mechanisms in these changes in expression of cIAP2. These changes resulted in an increase in apoptosis. SAHA and EGCG were also capable of limiting TNBC cell migration across a fibronectin (FN) matrix. CONCLUSION: SAHA and EGCG reduce the metastatic potential of TNBC by inducing the apoptotic pathway.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína 3 com Repetições IAP de Baculovírus/genética , Catequina/análogos & derivados , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Vorinostat/farmacologia , Proteína 3 com Repetições IAP de Baculovírus/metabolismo , Caspase 7/genética , Caspase 7/metabolismo , Catequina/farmacologia , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/metabolismo , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 53-66, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892552

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Medulloblastoma (MB) accounts for ~20% of pediatric malignant central nervous system tumors. Treatment strategies, including surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy, are effective, but recurrence and metastasis frequently occur. Therefore, novel therapies are required. Herein, the effects of fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) and phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) inhibitors on MB cells lines were evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MB cell lines (UW228-3, DAOY, Med8a, D425, D283) were tested for sensitivity to FGFR (AZD4547) and PI3K (BEZ235 and BYL719) inhibitors by viability, cytotoxicity, apoptosis, and proliferation assays. RESULTS: Single treatments with FGFR and PI3K inhibitors decreased viability and proliferation in a dose-dependent pattern in most cell lines. Combinination of the two type of drugs, increased sensitivity, especially of the most resistant cell line UW228-3. CONCLUSION: Combination treatments with FGFR and PI3K inhibitors were superior to single treatments with FGFR and PI3K inhibitors, especially with BEZ235, for MB cell lines.


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Meduloblastoma/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinase/metabolismo , Receptores de Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Meduloblastoma/patologia , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 67-73, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892553

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Aberrant expression of the SEI1 oncogene has been prevalently found in a variety of human cancers, including oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Recent studies have shown that cisplatin up-regulates the expression of SEI1 in breast and bladder cancer cells, thus inhibiting apoptosis and cell death in these cells. In the present study, we investigated the impact of cisplatin on the expression of SEI1 in OSCC cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four OSCC cell lines, CAL27, SCC4, SCC15, and SCC22A were treated with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil, and changes in SEI1 expression in these cells were evaluated using quantitative Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR) analyses. RESULTS: Cisplatin significantly induced SEI1 expression in the tested OSCC cells. Contrarily, cisplatin treatment did not affect the expression of gankyrin and BMI1, two oncogenes frequently overexpressed in a coordinate manner with SEI1 in OSCC. Additionally, 5-fluorouracil did not bring about any detectable changes in SEI1 expression in these cells. CONCLUSION: Cisplatin-induced up-regulation of SEI1 expression in OSCC is specific, and such induction could underlie the development of resistance to cisplatin in OSCC.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/genética , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Bucais/genética , Oncogenes , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Fluoruracila/farmacologia , Humanos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 109-119, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892559

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Although molecular targeting therapy is an attractive treatment for cancer, resistance eventually develops in most cases. Here, we evaluated chemotherapeutic efficacy on non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors mechanistically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Antitumor effects of taxotere were evaluated using multiple models, including xenograft, and patient-derived models developed from adenocarcinoma cancer patients. Protein expressions were analyzed after drug treatment. RESULTS: Taxotere inhibited tumor growth of NSCLC cells harboring drug resistance, and reduced the expression of phosphorylated MET proto-oncogene, receptor tyrosine kinase (MET). A tumor-inhibitory effect of taxotere was also demonstrated in vivo in xenografts in mice, patient-derived primary lung tumor cells and patient-derived xenograft with concomitant repression of phosphorylated MET expression. Chemotherapeutic and MET-targeting drug exhibited a synergistic cell growth-inhibitory effect. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that the anticancer drug taxane may be an adjuvant for lung tumors exhibiting enhanced signaling of MET networks.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Docetaxel/farmacologia , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-met/metabolismo , Animais , Biomarcadores , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Camundongos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/patologia , Fosforilação , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 121-132, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892560

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs) are rare pancreatic neoplasms, and therapeutic options for pNETs are limited. Metformin is an anti-hypoglycemic drug that appears to have anticancer effects. However, little is known about the effect of metformin on pNETs. In this study, we investigated the anti-proliferative effect of metformin on a human pNET cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The anti-proliferative properties of metformin were evaluated in QGP-1 and NCI-H727 cells using a cell counting kit-8 assay. Xenograft mouse models were used to assess the tumor effect in vivo. RESULTS: Metformin inhibited the proliferation and anti-tumor growth of QGP-1 cells, accompanied by their arrest during the cell cycle at the G0/G1 phase. Immunohistochemical analysis of tumor tissues revealed down-regulation of cyclin D1 and proliferating cell nuclear antigen in the metformin-treated group. Additionally, metformin induced apoptosis, and the expression of survivin and claspin were decreased in metformin-treated QGP-1 cells according to the apoptosis array. Furthermore, the angiogenic related protein TIMP-1 was down-regulated, and its miRNA expression was altered by metformin in QGP-1 cells. CONCLUSION: Taken together, our study demonstrated the therapeutic potential of metformin and provides molecular mechanistic insights into its anti-tumoral effect on pNETs. This study is the first one describing anti-tumoral effects in pNETs.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Metformina/farmacologia , Biomarcadores , Carcinoma Neuroendócrino/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Neuroendócrino/metabolismo , Carcinoma Neuroendócrino/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , Neovascularização Patológica/tratamento farmacológico , Neovascularização Patológica/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 133-141, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892561

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Aberrant expression of the BMI1 oncogene has been prevalently found in a variety of human cancers, including cervical cancer. Recent studies have shown that PTC209, a specific BMI1 inhibitor, exhibits high potency in inhibiting the growth of colon, breast, oral cancer cells and cancer-initiating cells, indicative of its chemotherapeutic potential. In the current study, we evaluated the inhibitory abilities of PTC209 in cervical cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three cervical cell lines, C33A, HeLa, and SiHa were treated with PTC209. The impacts of PTC209 on BMI1 were investigated using quantitative reverse-transcription PCR assay (qRT-PCR) and western blotting; changes in cell viability, cell cycle distribution, and apoptosis were assessed using cell viability testing, colony formation assay and flow cytometry analyses, respectively. RESULTS: PTC209 exhibited considerably high short-term and long-term cytotoxicities in all tested cervical cancer cell lines regardless of their HPV infection status, TP53 and pRb statuses. PTC209 significantly downregulated the expression of BMI1 in cervical cancer cell lines, and such downregulation led to G0/G1 arrest (p<0.05). Moreover, PTC209 drove more cells into apoptosis (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: PTC209 (BMI1-targeting agents, in general) represents a novel chemotherapeutic agent with potential in cervical cancer therapy.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 1/genética , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 1/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 153-160, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892563

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BACKGROUND/AIM: In this study, we evaluated the effect of galloflavin, an inhibitor of lactate dehydrogenase, in combination with metformin, an anti-diabetic drug and inhibitor of oxidative phosphorylation, on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We explored the effect of galloflavin and metformin on proliferation and cell death of murine 6606PDA and human MIA PaCa-2 cells. RESULTS: We observed that monotherapies of galloflavin and metformin both inhibit proliferation and induce cancer cell death. Moreover, the combination of both agents increased these effects on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells. The inhibition of proliferation by this combination therapy can be detected under hypoxic and normoxic conditions, leading to the assumption that this therapy might impair insufficiently supplied solid tumors as well as small clusters of cancer cells, e.g. after metastatic dissemination. CONCLUSION: Galloflavin, especially in combination with metformin, has a strong anti-cancerous effect on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma cells.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Isocumarinas/farmacologia , Metformina/farmacologia , Biomarcadores , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Hipoglicemiantes/farmacologia , Ácido Láctico/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 177-190, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892566

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The chicken ovalbumin upstream promoter-transcription factor II (COUP-TFII) regulates cancer cell proliferation and invasion via complex molecular mechanisms. We aimed to investigate whether COUP-TFII modulates proliferation and invasion of the colorectal adenocarcinoma cell line HT-29. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HT-29 cells were stably tranfected with COUP-TFII shRNA plasmid to knock-down COUP-TFII (COUP-TFII shRNA-HT-29 cells). Cell proliferation, colony formation assay, invasion assay, microarray assays and western blot analyses were performed. RESULTS: Cell proliferation and invasion were significantly enhanced in COUP-TFII shRNA-HT-29 cells. The protein levels of forkhead box C1 (FOXC1), p-Akt, p-glycogen synthase kinase-3ß (p-GSK-3ß), and ß-catenin, which are known to be involved in cell proliferation and invasion, were significantly increased in COUP-TFII shRNA-HT-29 cells. Akt inhibitor IV and dominant negative (DN)-Akt expression vector transfection reversed the increased proliferation and invasion, which was accompanied by decreased protein levels of p-Akt, p-GSK-3ß, ß-catenin and FOXC1. CONCLUSION: COUP-TFII knock-down promoted proliferation and invasion via activation of Akt/GSK-3ß/ß-catenin and up-regulation of FOXC1. Further studies on the molecular mechanism of interaction between ß-catenin and FOXC1 expression may reveal novel target molecules for metastatic colorectal cancer therapy.


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Fator II de Transcrição COUP/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Forkhead/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Fator II de Transcrição COUP/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Silenciamento de Genes , Humanos , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética
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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) ; 68(1): 1-33, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31902899

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Novel reactions using hetero-heavy atoms (P, S, Si, Se, and Sn) were developed and applied to the synthesis of biofunctional molecules and some medicine-candidates, in which the following items are covered. 1) Development of introduction of C1-unit using cyanophosphates (CPs). 2) Carbene-generation under neutral condition from CPs and its application to organic synthesis. 3) [3,3]Sigmatropic rearrangement-ring expansion reactions of medium-sized cyclic thionocarbonates containing a sulfur atom and their application to natural product synthesis. 4) Stereoselective synthesis of novel ß-imidazole C-nucleosides via diazafulvene intermediates and their application to investigating ribozyme reaction mechanism. 5) Developments of novel histamine H3- and H4-receptor ligands using new synthetic methods involving Se or Sn atoms.


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Produtos Biológicos/química , Metais/química , Animais , Produtos Biológicos/síntese química , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Agonistas dos Receptores Histamínicos/síntese química , Agonistas dos Receptores Histamínicos/química , Agonistas dos Receptores Histamínicos/farmacologia , Antagonistas dos Receptores Histamínicos/síntese química , Antagonistas dos Receptores Histamínicos/química , Antagonistas dos Receptores Histamínicos/farmacologia , Humanos , Metano/análogos & derivados , Metano/química , Metano/metabolismo , Nitrilos/química , Nucleosídeos/síntese química , Nucleosídeos/química
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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) ; 68(1): 77-90, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31902903

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Novel 3,5-dimethylpyridin-4(1H)-one scaffold compounds were synthesized and evaluated as AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activators. Unlike direct AMPK activators, this series of compounds showed selective cell growth inhibitory activity against human breast cancer cell lines. By optimizing the lead compound (4a) from our library, 2-[({1'-[(4-fluorophenyl)methyl]-2-methyl-1',2',3',6'-tetrahydro[3,4'-bipyridin]-6-yl}oxy)methyl]-3,5-dimethylpyridin-4(1H)-one (25) was found to have potent AMPK activating activity. Compound 25 also showed good aqueous solubility while maintaining the unique selectivity in cell growth inhibitory activity.


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Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/metabolismo , Piridonas/química , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por AMP/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Avaliação Pré-Clínica de Medicamentos , Humanos , Piridonas/síntese química , Piridonas/farmacologia , Solubilidade , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 221-227, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892570

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Autophagy can be either tumor promotive or suppressive. We previously identified an autophagy-inducing activity in the 30-100 kDa fraction of areca-nut-extract (ANE 30-100K) and showed that several tumor cells subjected to chronic ANE 30-100K stimulation (CAS) exhibited higher resistance against stressed environments including serum-free (SF) conditions in vitro. Herein, we aimed to assess whether CAS can also provide growth advantages for tumor cells in vivo and the therapeutic effect of autophagy inhibition on CAS-treated tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Esophageal CE81T/VGH cells and nude mice were used as experimental models. Autophagy inhibitors 3-methyladenine (3-MA) and chloroquine (CQ), as well as another anticancer drug cisplatin (DDP), were chosen to challenge CAS-treated CE81T/VGH cells in vitro and in vivo. RESULTS: CAS-treated CE81T/VGH cells expressed higher levels of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3A/B-II (LC3-II) and beclin 1 proteins, and showed stronger resistance to SF and hypoxia conditions, that were mitigated by CQ or 3-MA in vitro. Furthermore, CAS-treated CE81T/VGH cells induced significantly larger tumors in mice, which were also attenuated by single 3-MA or CQ treatment. Finally, the combined treatment of 3-MA or CQ with DDP further up-regulated DDP-induced caspase-3 activity in vitro and exhibited synergistic anti-tumor effects on mice. CONCLUSION: CAS may up-regulate tumoral autophagy and provide growth advantage for tumors both in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, autophagy inhibition alone or in combination with DDP may achieve positive therapy for tumors encountered with CAS.


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Areca/química , Autofagia , Neoplasias/patologia , Nozes/química , Regulação para Cima , Animais , Autofagia/genética , Hipóxia Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus
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Life Sci ; 240: 116985, 2020 Jan 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31647949

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BACKGROUND: The infiltration and activation of macrophages play key roles in arterial restenosis, providing a promising strategy for the treatment of restenosis caused by intimal hyperplasia. Although miR-150 has been implicated in cardiovascular diseases, the individual effect of miR-150 on intimal hyperplasia remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We observed that the expression of miR-150 was robustly reduced in proinflammatory M1 macrophages and reversely induced in resolving M2 macrophages. An in vitro experiment demonstrated that miR-150 deficiency promoted extensive upregulation of the expression of M1 markers but attenuated the expression of M2 macrophage markers. MiR-150 enhanced the proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) when co-cultured with conditioned medium from polarized macrophages upon LPS or IL-4 stimulation. Mechanistically, the bioinformatics analysis and luciferase assay results showed that miR-150 directly targeted STAT1 and STAT1 was required for the effect of miR-150 knockout on macrophage polarization. More importantly, we showed that knockout of miR-150 accelerated neointima formation, accompanied by the activation of M1 macrophages and the inactivation of M2 macrophages. Furthermore, miR-150 deficiency in marrow-derived cell accelerated neointima formation. CONCLUSION: Our research demonstrated that miR-150 deficiency promoted intimal hyperplasia with high ratios of M1 to M2 macrophages and subsequently increased VSMCs proliferation and migration, which were partially mediated by directly targeting to STAT1. Collectively, these results suggested that miR-150 may act as a novel therapeutic target for arterial restenosis.


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Polaridade Celular/genética , Hiperplasia/genética , Macrófagos , MicroRNAs/genética , Neointima/genética , Animais , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células , Biologia Computacional , Hiperplasia/patologia , Inflamação/genética , Inflamação/patologia , Interleucina-4/farmacologia , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Músculo Liso Vascular , Neointima/patologia , Fator de Transcrição STAT1/genética
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Gene ; 726: 144169, 2020 Feb 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31669642

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BACKGROUND (OBJECTIVE): In the development of tumor therapy, the role of long non-coding RNA actin filagenin 1 antisense RNA 1 (1ncRNA AFAP1-AS1) is quite significant, but the actual role of AFAP1-AS1 in the treatment of prostate cancer has not been determined. In view of this, the author took AFAP1-AS1 as the research object to design an experimental study, and conducted an in-depth exploration of the pathogenesis of prostate cancer. METHODS: RT-qPCR was used to detect the expression of AFAP1-AS1 and miR-512-3p in prostate cancer tissues and cell lines. Perforation, flow cytometry and CCK-8 were used to detect the effects of cell proliferation, migration and invasion of mir-512-3p and a AFAP1-AS1. And the luciferase reporter gene was used to detect the downstream target gene of AFAP1-AS1, and the expression of CDK4, CDK6 and CCND1 protein was detected by Western blot. RESULTS: AFAP1-AS1 is highly expressed in prostate cancer tissues and cell lines. The expression level of AFAP1-AS1 is correlated with histological grade and distant metastasis. The overall level of patients with high expression of AFAP1-AS1 is low, and their survival rate is relatively low. Silencing AFAP1-AS1 can significantly increase the proliferation and migration of prostate cancer cells. AFAP1-AS1 silencing induces cell cycle arrest at G0/G1 phase. The downstream target of AFAP1-AS1 was mir-512-3p. The role of AFAP1-AS1 in the progression of prostate cancer cells was mediated by mir-512-3p. CONCLUSION: AFAP1-AS1 regulates miR-512-3p, so as to realize the regulation effect on the proliferation, invasion and migration of prostate cancer cells, and thereby promote the occurrence and development of prostate cancer, so as to provide the corresponding program for the treatment of prostate cancer. Abberivation: ADPC, androgen-dependent prostate cancer; CRPC, castrated prostate cancer; RNA1 AFAP1-Asl, Actin fiber-associated protein 1-anti-RNA1; miRNAs, MicroRNAs.


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Proliferação de Células/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Fase G1/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Fase de Repouso do Ciclo Celular/genética , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Gene ; 726: 144132, 2020 Feb 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31669643

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The NF-κB signaling pathway is a key regulator of CRC cell proliferation, apoptosis, angiogenesis, inflammation, metastasis, and drug resistance. Over-activation of the NF-κB pathway is a feature of colorectal cancer (CRC). While new combinatorial treatments have improved overall patient outcome; quality of life, cost of care, and patient survival rate have seen little improvement. Suppression of the NF-κB signaling pathway using biological or specific pharmacological inhibitors is a potential therapeutic approach in the treatment of colon cancer. This review summarizes the regulatory role of NF-κB signaling pathway in the pathogenesis of CRC for a better understanding and hence a better management of the disease.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Animais , Apoptose/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Humanos , Neovascularização Patológica/metabolismo , Neovascularização Patológica/patologia , Qualidade de Vida , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Gene ; 726: 144224, 2020 Feb 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31669646

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MicroRNA-155 (miR-155) has been identified to be overexpressed in various human cancers including osteosarcoma. However, whether the up-regulation of miR-155 is associated with osteosarcoma cancer stem cells (CSCs) is not well understood. In the present study, we showed that miR-155 induced the acquisition of stem-like features in U2OS osteosarcoma cells by increasing the expression of both CSCs surface markers (CD24, CD90, CD133) and CSC-related transcriptional factors (Nanog, SOX2, Oct4, Bim-1). Inflammatory factor TNF-α upregulated the miR-155 expression in U2OS cells and formed a feedback regulatory loop with miR-155. Furthermore, TNF-α/miR-155 axis promoted the cell proliferation, invasion and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) process in a TP53INP1 independent manner. We also revealed that TNF-α/miR-155 axis induced osteosarcoma CSCs transformation via ERK signaling pathway. These results indicate a crucial role of miR-155 in the acquisition of osteosarcoma CSC phenotype and miR-155 may serve as a potential target in future osteosarcoma therapy.


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Proteínas de Transporte/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Osteossarcoma/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/patologia , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Osteossarcoma/patologia , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética
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Gene ; 726: 144196, 2020 Feb 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31669648

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Accumulating evidence has indicated the important roles of circular RNAs (circRNAs) in different tumors. However, their detailed regulatory mechanisms in glioma are not fully understood. In this study, the functional role of a novel circRNA, circ-EZH2, was investigated by cell counting kit-8 (CCK-8), colony formation, flow cytometry, and transwell experiments. The regulatory mechanism of circ-EZH2 was explored by bioinformatics analysis, quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), Western blot and dual-luciferase reporter assay. We identified that circ-EZH2 was overexpressed in glioma tissues and cell lines. Further studies revealed that ectopic expression of circ-EZH2 significantly promoted cell growth, migration and invasion but inhibited cell apoptosis. By contrast, silencing of circ-EZH2 induced the opposite effects. Additionally, we found circ-EZH2 served as a miRNA sponge for miR-1265 to release its suppression on DDAH1 and CBX3. Rescue assays further revealed that the oncogenic function of circ-EZH2 was partly dependent on its modulation of DDAH1 and CBX3. Our study unraveled a novel molecular pathway in glioma and may provide a new perspective for the treatment of glioma.


Assuntos
Amidoidrolases/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Proteínas Cromossômicas não Histona/genética , Proteína Potenciadora do Homólogo 2 de Zeste/genética , Glioma/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Apoptose/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/patologia , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Glioma/patologia , Humanos , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia
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Gene ; 726: 144194, 2020 Feb 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31669650

RESUMO

Increasing evidence indicates that long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) may play important roles in tumorigenesis. Increased lncRNA CASC9 occurs in laryngeal carcinoma, which accounts for 20% of all head and neck cancers, but its role in this disease remains unknown. Using quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR, we found higher expression of CASC9 and GLUT-1 in laryngeal carcinoma tissues and cells, compared to adjacent tissues and cells. A correlation analysis showed a positive relationship between CASC9 and GLUT-1 expression in laryngeal carcinoma tissues. An MTT assay of TU212 and Hep-2 cells showed increased cell proliferation after transfection with overexpressed CASC9 and decreased cell proliferation after transfection with silenced CASC9. A Transwell assay showed that overexpressing CASC9 increased and silencing CASC9 decreased cell migration of TU212 and Hep-2 cells. A flow cytometry assay showed that overexpressing CASC9 reduced and silencing CASC9 increased cell apoptosis. In other words, we found that overexpressing CASC9 increased cell proliferation and cell migration and decreased apoptosis both in TU212 and Hep-2 cells, whereas silencing CASC9 had the opposite effects. Moreover, overexpression vector of GLUT-1 was used to investigate the molecular mechanism of CASC9 in laryngeal carcinoma. The results showed that transfection with an overexpressed GLUT-1vector reversed the effects of silencing CASC9 on proliferation, migration, and apoptosis in TU212 and Hep-2 cells. In conclusion, our study of laryngeal carcinoma found that CASC9 was positively correlated with GLUT-1 expression and that CASC9 may promote proliferation and metastasis of laryngeal carcinoma cells by regulating GLUT-1.


Assuntos
Carcinoma/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Transportador de Glucose Tipo 1/genética , Neoplasias Laríngeas/genética , Metástase Neoplásica/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Apoptose/genética , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Neoplasias Laríngeas/patologia , Metástase Neoplásica/patologia , Transfecção/métodos
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Cancer Sci ; 111(1): 112-126, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31675763

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Drug repositioning is an emerging approach to developing novel cancer treatments. Vorinostat is a histone deacetylase inhibitor approved for cancer treatment, but it could attenuate its anticancer activity by activating the mTOR pathway. The HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor fluvastatin reportedly activates the mTOR inhibitor AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), and we thought that it would potentiate vorinostat's anticancer activity in renal cancer cells. The combination of vorinostat and fluvastatin induced robust apoptosis and inhibited renal cancer growth effectively both in vitro and in vivo. Vorinostat activated the mTOR pathway, as evidenced by the phosphorylation of ribosomal protein S6, and fluvastatin inhibited this phosphorylation by activating AMPK. Fluvastatin also enhanced vorinostat-induced histone acetylation. Furthermore, the combination induced endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress that was accompanied by aggresome formation. We also found that there was a positive feedback cycle among AMPK activation, histone acetylation, and ER stress induction. This is the first study to report the beneficial combined effect of vorinostat and fluvastatin in cancer cells.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carcinoma de Células Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Fluvastatina/farmacologia , Neoplasias Renais/tratamento farmacológico , Vorinostat/farmacologia , Acetilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma de Células Renais/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidores de Histona Desacetilases/farmacologia , Humanos , Ácidos Hidroxâmicos/farmacologia , Inibidores de Hidroximetilglutaril-CoA Redutases/farmacologia , Neoplasias Renais/metabolismo , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) ; 68(1): 58-63, 2020 Jan 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31685780

RESUMO

Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) is an attractive drug target for anti-cancer treatment. Among the three core subunits (EZH2, EED and SUZ12) of PRC2, EZH2 is the catalytic subunit that methylates histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27), while EED is the regulatory subunit. Besides the small-molecule inhibitors of EZH2, those targeting the protein-protein interaction (PPI) between EZH2 and EED have also been reported. Here, for the first time, we have identified the key residues that contributed most to the EED-EZH2 binding affinity by molecular mechanics Poisson-Boltzmann surface area (MM-PBSA) calculations based on the 200 ns molecular dynamics simulation. Moreover, we report the identification of two novel and potent small-molecule inhibitors (35 and 49) of EZH2-EED interaction (bottom interaction surface) by virtual screening and biological evaluations. Binding modes of the two identified molecules with EED were probed by molecular docking. Additionally, 35 and 49 displayed cellular antiproliferative activity against diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) cancer cell line Toledo whose cell growth was driven by aberrant PRC2 activity. Our findings have provided structural insights for the design of novel EZH2-EED interaction inhibitors to regulate the activity of PRC2 complex.


Assuntos
Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 2/metabolismo , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/química , Sítios de Ligação , Ligação Competitiva , Domínio Catalítico , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Desenho de Drogas , Humanos , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 2/antagonistas & inibidores , Complexo Repressor Polycomb 2/genética , Domínios e Motivos de Interação entre Proteínas/efeitos dos fármacos , Subunidades Proteicas/antagonistas & inibidores , Subunidades Proteicas/genética , Subunidades Proteicas/metabolismo , Proteínas Recombinantes/biossíntese , Proteínas Recombinantes/química , Proteínas Recombinantes/isolamento & purificação , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/metabolismo , Bibliotecas de Moléculas Pequenas/farmacologia
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