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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4913, 2020 10 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33004813

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Reprograming of proline metabolism is critical for tumor growth. Here we show that PINCH-1 is highly expressed in lung adenocarcinoma and promotes proline synthesis through regulation of mitochondrial dynamics. Knockout (KO) of PINCH-1 increases dynamin-related protein 1 (DRP1) expression and mitochondrial fragmentation, which suppresses kindlin-2 mitochondrial translocation and interaction with pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase 1 (PYCR1), resulting in inhibition of proline synthesis and cell proliferation. Depletion of DRP1 reverses PINCH-1 deficiency-induced defects on mitochondrial dynamics, proline synthesis and cell proliferation. Furthermore, overexpression of PYCR1 in PINCH-1 KO cells restores proline synthesis and cell proliferation, and suppresses DRP1 expression and mitochondrial fragmentation. Finally, ablation of PINCH-1 from lung adenocarcinoma in mouse increases DRP1 expression and inhibits PYCR1 expression, proline synthesis, fibrosis and tumor growth. Our results identify a signaling axis consisting of PINCH-1, DRP1 and PYCR1 that regulates mitochondrial dynamics and proline synthesis, and suggest an attractive strategy for alleviation of tumor growth.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/patologia , Proteínas com Domínio LIM/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Células A549 , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/genética , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/mortalidade , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Animais , Proliferação de Células/genética , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Dinaminas/metabolismo , Feminino , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Humanos , Proteínas com Domínio LIM/genética , Pulmão/citologia , Pulmão/patologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Masculino , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Transgênicos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Dinâmica Mitocondrial , Proteínas Musculares/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Prolina/biossíntese , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética , Pirrolina Carboxilato Redutases/metabolismo , Análise de Sobrevida
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 5060, 2020 10 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33033246

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Fusion oncogenes (FOs) are common in many cancer types and are powerful drivers of tumor development. Because their expression is exclusive to cancer cells and their elimination induces cell apoptosis in FO-driven cancers, FOs are attractive therapeutic targets. However, specifically targeting the resulting chimeric products is challenging. Based on CRISPR/Cas9 technology, here we devise a simple, efficient and non-patient-specific gene-editing strategy through targeting of two introns of the genes involved in the rearrangement, allowing for robust disruption of the FO specifically in cancer cells. As a proof-of-concept of its potential, we demonstrate the efficacy of intron-based targeting of transcription factors or tyrosine kinase FOs in reducing tumor burden/mortality in in vivo models. The FO targeting approach presented here might open new horizons for the selective elimination of cancer cells.


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Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/genética , Neoplasias/genética , Fusão Oncogênica/genética , Animais , Sequência de Bases , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Doxorrubicina/uso terapêutico , Proteínas de Fusão bcr-abl/genética , Deleção de Genes , Loci Gênicos , Instabilidade Genômica , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Íntrons/genética , Camundongos Nus , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/patologia , Proteínas de Fusão Oncogênica/genética , RNA Guia/metabolismo , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Pharm Res ; 37(10): 196, 2020 Sep 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32944844

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PURPOSE: Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) is one of the critical components of the tumor microenvironment that is involved in tumor development. HIF-1α functionally and physically interacts with CDK1, 2, and 5 and stimulates the cell cycle progression and Cyclin-Dependent Kinase (CDK) expression. Therefore, hypoxic tumor microenvironment and CDK overexpression lead to increased cell cycle progression and tumor expansion. Therefore, we decided to suppress cancer cell expansion by blocking HIF-1α and CDK molecules. METHODS: In the present study, we used the carboxylated graphene oxide (CGO) conjugated with trimethyl chitosan (TMC) and hyaluronate (HA) nanoparticles (NPs) loaded with HIF-1α-siRNA and Dinaciclib, the CDK inhibitor, for silencing HIF-1α and blockade of CDKs in CD44-expressing cancer cells and evaluated the impact of combination therapy on proliferation, metastasis, apoptosis, and tumor growth. RESULTS: The results indicated that the manufactured NPs had conceivable physicochemical properties, high cellular uptake, and low toxicity. Moreover, combination therapy of cancer cells using CGO-TMC-HA NPs loaded with HIF-1α siRNA and Dinaciclib (SCH 727965) significantly suppressed the CDKs/HIF-1α and consequently, decreased the proliferation, migration, angiogenesis, and colony formation in tumor cells. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate the ability of CGO-TMC-HA NPs for dual drug/gene delivery in cancer treatment. Furthermore, the simultaneous inhibition of CDKs/HIF-1α can be considered as a novel anti-cancer treatment strategy; however, further research is needed to confirm this treatment in vivo. Graphical Abstract The suppression of HIF-1α and CDKs inhibits cancer growth. HIF-1α is overexpressed by the cells present in the tumor microenvironment. The hypoxic environment elevates mitochondrial ROS production and increases p38 MAP kinase, JAK/STAT, ERK, JNK, and Akt/PI3K signaling, resulting in cyclin accumulation and aberrant cell cycle progression. Furthermore, the overexpression of HIF-1α/CDK results in increased expression of genes such as BCL2, Bcl-xl, Ki-67, TGFß, VEGF, FGF, MMP2, MMP9, and, HIF-1α and consequently raise the survival, proliferation, angiogenesis, metastasis, and invasion of tumor cells. In conclusion, HIF-1α-siRNA/Dinaciclib-loaded CGO-TMC-HA NPs can inhibit the tumor expansion by blockage of CDKs and HIF-1α (JAK: Janus kinase, STAT: Signal transducer and activator of transcription, MAPK: mitogen-activated protein kinase, ERK: extracellular signal-regulated kinase, JNK: c-Jun N-terminal kinase, PI3K: phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase).


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Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/administração & dosagem , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/genética , Neoplasias Experimentais/terapia , Compostos de Piridínio/administração & dosagem , RNA Interferente Pequeno/administração & dosagem , Animais , Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/química , Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/farmacocinética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/genética , Quitosana/química , Grafite/química , Ácido Hialurônico/química , Camundongos , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias Experimentais/genética , Neoplasias Experimentais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Experimentais/patologia , Compostos de Piridínio/química , Compostos de Piridínio/farmacocinética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/química , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/farmacocinética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5405-5409, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988860

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AIM: To investigate the clinical significance of ATP-binding cassette transporter 11 (ABCC11) protein expression in colon cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred thirty nine patients with colon cancer resection between 2009 and 2011 were enrolled. The relationship with immunohistochemical ABCC11 staining and clinicopathological factors was retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Median age was 70 years including 67 males and 72 females. The patients with Stage 0, 1, 2, 3a and 4 were 4, 20, 43, 35, 7 and 30, respectively. The patients with curability (Cur) A, B and C were 109, 11 and 19, respectively. Positive expression of ABCC11 was observed in 31 patients (22.3%). There were no significant differences regarding age, gender, location, serum tumor markers, T category, lymphatic invasion and stage in relation to ABCC11 protein expression. Cases with node metastasis and venous invasion as well as unresectable cases were significantly more often found negative for ABCC11 protein (p=0.0246, 0.0285 and 0.0422, respectively). Concerning the 3 year disease free survival (DFS) and the 5 year overall survival (OS) in Stage 2/3 and in Stage 3 with adjuvant chemotherapy, no significant differences were found. However, OS in ABCC11 negative cases was 81.1%, which was significantly lower compared to positive cases, where OS was 96.2%. CONCLUSION: There was significant correlation with ABCC11 expression and lymph node metastasis, venous invasion and curability. The prognosis in ABCC11 negative cases was poor because of increased cases without curative resection.


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Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/genética , Metástase Linfática/genética , Idoso , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Metástase Linfática/patologia , Masculino , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5463-5469, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988868

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Periostin exists as an extracellular matrix protein in several carcinomas and is related to metastasis and poor prognosis. It is mainly secreted from cancer associated fibroblasts, and not from carcinoma cells. As a tumor microenvironment component, periostin usually mediates tumor cell stemness, metastasis, angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. This study aimed to examine the role of periostin in chondrosarcoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To evaluate the effect of periostin on the proliferation of chondrosarcoma cells, MTT assay was performed on SW1353 cells and periostin knockdown SW1353 cells. Migration activity was examined using Boyden chamber. RESULTS: Periostin, secreted from chondrosarcoma cells, was found to support proliferation, and maintain stemness and migration of chondrosarcoma cells. Periostin also induced proliferation and migration of lymphatic endothelial cells. CONCLUSION: Periostin plays an important role in chondrosarcoma development and disease progression.


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Moléculas de Adesão Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Condrossarcoma/genética , Neovascularização Patológica/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Condrossarcoma/patologia , Células Endoteliais/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais/patologia , Humanos , Linfangiogênese/genética , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Neovascularização Patológica/patologia , Microambiente Tumoral/genética
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Am J Chin Med ; 48(6): 1475-1489, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32907364

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Inadequate responses to traditional chemotherapeutic agents in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) emphasize a requirement for new effective compounds for the treatment of this malignancy. This study aimed to investigate the antiproliferative property of cucurbitacin B on KKU-100 CCA cells. The determination of underlying molecular mechanisms was also carried out. The results revealed that cucurbitacin B suppressed growth and replicative ability to form colonies of CCA cells, suggesting the antiproliferative effect of this compound against the cells. Flow cytometry analysis demonstrated that the interfering effect of cucurbitacin B on the CCA cell cycle at the G2/M phase was accountable for its antiproliferation property. Accompanied with cell cycle disruption, cucurbitacin B altered the expression of proteins involved in the G2/M phase transition including downregulation of cyclin A, cyclin D1, and cdc25A, and upregulation of p21. Additional molecular studies demonstrated that cucurbitacin B suppressed the activation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) which consequently resulted in inhibition of its kinase-dependent and kinase-independent downstream targets contributing to the regulation of cell proliferation including PI3K/PDK1/AKT and p53 proteins. In this study, the transient knockdown of FAK using siRNA was employed to ascertain the role of FAK in CCA cell proliferation. Finally, the effect of cucurbitacin B on upstream receptor tyrosine kinases regulating FAK activation was elucidated. The results showed that the inhibitory effect of cucurbitacin B on FAK activation in CCA cells is mediated via interference of EGFR and HER2 expression. Collectively, cucurbitacin B might be a promising drug for CCA treatment by targeting FAK protein.


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Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/genética , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/genética , Colangiocarcinoma/genética , Colangiocarcinoma/patologia , Proteína-Tirosina Quinases de Adesão Focal/metabolismo , Quinase Piruvato Desidrogenase (Transferência de Acetil)/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Triterpenos/farmacologia , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/dietoterapia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Colangiocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Receptores ErbB/genética , Receptores ErbB/metabolismo , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Receptor ErbB-2/genética , Receptor ErbB-2/metabolismo , Triterpenos/uso terapêutico
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Acta Odontol Latinoam ; 33(2): 125, 2020 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32920615

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Melatonin (MLT) is a potential signaling molecule in the homeostasis of bone metabolism and may be an important mediator of bone formation and stimulation. The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of MLT on the viability, mRNA/protein expression and mineralization of pre-osteoblastic cells. The concentrations 5, 2.5, 1, 0.1 and 0.01 mM MLT were tested on pre-osteoblastic cells (MC3T3) compared to control (no MLT), evaluating proliferation and cell viability (C50), gene expression (RT-PCR) and secretion (ELISA) of COL-I and OPN at 24h, 48h and 72h, and the formation of mineral nodules (alizarin red and fast red) after 10 days of treatment. MLT at 5 and 2.5 mM proved to be cytotoxic (C50), so only 0.01, 0.1 and 1 mM were used for the subsequent analyses. OPN mRNA expression increased with MLT at 0.1 mM - 1 mM, which was followed by increased secretion of OPN both at 24h and 72h compared to the remaining groups (p <0.05). COL-I mRNA and COL-1 secretion followed the same pattern as OPN at 0.1 mM MLT at 72h of treatment (p <0.05). Regarding mineralization, all MLT doses (except 1mM) caused an increase (p <0.05) in the formation of mineral nodules compared to the control. Melatonin at 0.01mM - 1mM had a stimulatory effect on osteoblasts by upregulating COL-I and OPN expression/ secretion and mineralization, thereby fostering osteogenesis.


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Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/metabolismo , Melatonina/farmacologia , Osteoblastos/efeitos dos fármacos , Osteogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Osteogênese/genética , Osteopontina/metabolismo , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/genética , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Expressão Gênica , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/genética , Osteoblastos/metabolismo , Osteopontina/genética , Fragmentos de Peptídeos/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real
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Chin J Dent Res ; 23(3): 169-176, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32974616

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of Sirtuin 7 (SIRT7) on the gene expression profile of stem cells from the apical papilla (SCAPs). METHODS: SCAPs were isolated and cultured. SIRT7 short hairpin ribonucleic acid (shRNA) was used to knock down the expression of SIRT7 in SCAPs. After library construction and RNA sequencing (RNA-seq), differentially expressed genes were identified using Cuffdiff with a false discovery rate (FDR) ≤ 0.05 and fold change ≥ 2. Pathway and Gene Ontology (GO) analyses were conducted to elucidate the changes in important functions and pathways after SIRT7 gene knockdown. Gene set enrichment analysis (GSEA) was performed and enrichment of a gene set with an FDR lower than 0.25 was considered significant. RESULTS: The most striking GO terms related to SIRT7sh SCAPs and Consh SCAPs were response to nucleus, nucleolus, cytoplasm, protein binding and intrinsic apoptotic signalling pathway. Signalling pathway analysis revealed the top five pathways to be metabolic, pyrimidine metabolism, protein processing in endoplasmic reticulum, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/protein kinase B (PI3K/Akt) signalling and p53 signalling. The results of GSEA showed that genes were mainly enriched in cell cycle, cell proliferation, transforming growth factor beta (TGF-ß) signalling and cytokine-cytokine receptor interaction pathways. CONCLUSION: SIRT7 may affect the functions of SCAPs through cell cycle, cell proliferation and apoptosis pathways.


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Papila Dentária , RNA Longo não Codificante , Diferenciação Celular , Proliferação de Células/genética , Células Cultivadas , Osteogênese , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases , Sirtuínas , Células-Tronco
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(1): 396, 2020 Sep 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32894041

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BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs are a class of important small noncoding RNAs, which have been reported to be involved in the processes of tumorigenesis and development by targeting a few genes. Existing studies show that the imbalance between cell proliferation and apoptosis is closely related to the initiation and development of cancers. However, the impact of miRNAs on this imbalance has not been studied systematically. RESULTS: In this study, we first construct a cell fate miRNA-gene regulatory network. Then, we propose a systematical method for calculating the global impact of miRNAs on cell fate genes based on the shortest path. Results on breast cancer and liver cancer datasets show that most of the cell fate genes are perturbed by the differentially expressed miRNAs. Most of the top-identified miRNAs are verified in the Human MicroRNA Disease Database (HMDD) and are related to breast and liver cancers. Function analysis shows that the top 20 miRNAs regulate multiple cell fate related function modules and interact tightly based on their functional similarity. Furthermore, more than half of them can promote sensitivity or induce resistance to some anti-cancer drugs. Besides, survival analysis demonstrates that the top-ranked miRNAs are significantly related to the overall survival time in the breast and liver cancers group. CONCLUSION: In sum, this study can help to systematically study the important role of miRNAs on proliferation and apoptosis and thereby uncover the key miRNAs during the process of tumorigenesis. Furthermore, the results of this study will contribute to the development of clinical therapy based miRNAs for cancers.


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Apoptose/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/mortalidade , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Feminino , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Análise de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5481-5487, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988870

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BACKGROUND/AIM: γδ T cells mediate cytotoxicity against prostate cancer (PCa) cells in vitro; however, the clinical efficacy of γδ T cell-targeted immunotherapy for recurrent and metastatic PCa is unsatisfactory. We hypothesized that the resistance of recurrent and metastatic PCa to γδ T cells is related to the presence of prostate cancer stem cells (PCSCs), and we examined their relationship. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PCa spheres (prostaspheres) were generated from five PCa cell lines, and their susceptibility to cytotoxicity by γδ T cells was investigated. Expression of stemness-related markers was evaluated by qRT-PCR. RESULTS: Prostasphere-derived cancer cells were resistant to lysis by γδ T cells and expressed higher levels of several stemness markers, including CD133, NANOG, SOX2, and OCT4, than the parental PCa cell lines. CONCLUSION: Ex vivo-expanded γδ T cells are not effective against PCSCs.


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Linfócitos Intraepiteliais/imunologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/imunologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/imunologia , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T gama-delta/genética , Antígeno AC133/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Proteína Homeobox Nanog/genética , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Fator 3 de Transcrição de Octâmero/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Receptores de Antígenos de Linfócitos T gama-delta/imunologia , Fatores de Transcrição SOXB1/genética , Linfócitos T
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5557-5566, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988879

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BACKGROUND/AIM: E- and P-cadherin (E-cadh, P-cadh) control tumor cell invasion, metastatic or stemness potential and chemotherapy resistance. The study aimed to assess E- and P-cadherin expression in breast cancer molecular subtypes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry for E-cadh and P-cadh was performed for 97 breast cancer cases. Membrane (M), cytoplasmic (C) or mixed (MC) patterns of E-cadh and P-cadh were considered in our evaluation. RESULTS: E-cadh and P-cadh C pattern was significantly correlated in the HER2 subtype (p=0.031). P-cadh M pattern was highly specific for the HER2 subtype (p=0.002). Only P-cadh C characterized the triple negative breast cancer subtype (p=0.015). For Luminal B/HER2 cases, P-cadh M pattern was strongly coexpressed with the E-cadh MC pattern (p=0.012). Progesterone receptor (PR) expression influenced E-cadh M pattern in the Luminal B/HER2 subtype (p=0.042). CONCLUSION: E- and P-cadherins define distinct subgroups within breast cancer molecular subtypes. Our findings support the inclusion of E- and P-cadherin into breast cancer molecular classification.


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Antígenos CD/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Caderinas/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Receptor ErbB-2/genética , Receptores Estrogênicos/genética , Receptores de Progesterona/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/classificação , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5593-5600, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988883

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BACKGROUND: Despite improved treatment for gastric cancer (GC), the prognosis of advanced disease remains poor. Further investigation of the oncogenic sequence for GC is needed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of TYRO3 protein tyrosine kinase in five GC cell lines was confirmed using western blotting. TYRO3 knockdown in GC cells, and bromodeoxyuridine and Transwell assays were used to examine the functions of TYRO3 in tumor proliferation and invasion. Finally, TYRO3 expression in 138 patients who underwent curative gastric resection for advanced GC (Union for International Cancer Control stage II/III) was tested by immunohistochemistry, and the association between prognosis and TYRO3 expression was analyzed. RESULTS: TYRO3 was detected at various levels in all the tested GC cell lines. Deleting TYRO3 significantly suppressed proliferation and invasion. Immunohistochemistry revealed TYRO3 expression was an independent prognostic factor for overall survival in patients with GC. CONCLUSION: TYRO3 appears to mediate tumor progression and predict prognosis of patients with GC.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Prognóstico , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Idoso , Carcinogênese/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5611-5620, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988885

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Cancer stem cell characteristics and drug resistance of colorectal cancer are associated with failure of cancer treatment. In this study, we investigated the effects of PrPC on cancer stem cell characteristics, migration, invasion, and drug resistance of 5FU-resistant CRC cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PrPC negative and PrPC positive cells were isolated from 5FU-resistant CRC cells using magnetic activated cell sorting. Sphere formation, cancer stem cell marker expression, migration, invasion, and drug resistance were analyzed. RESULTS: PrPC positive cells showed increased sphere formation capacity and increased expression of cancer stem cell markers compared to PrPC negative cells. In addition, PrPC positive cells showed increased migration, invasion and drug resistance compared to PrPC negative cells. Furthermore, knockdown of PrPC abolished these effects. CONCLUSION: PrPC expression is important in CRC cell behavior, such as sphere formation, migration, invasion, and drug resistance. PrPC is an important therapeutic target for the treatment of CRC.


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Neoplasias do Colo/tratamento farmacológico , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fluoruracila/farmacologia , Proteínas Priônicas/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/genética , Colo/patologia , Neoplasias do Colo/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Esferoides Celulares/efeitos dos fármacos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5631-5639, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988887

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BACKGROUND/AIM: DNA damage response (DDR), wherein p21 is a cell fate determinant, is a potential cancer therapeutic target. Molecular expression during DDR was explored in ovarian clear-cell carcinoma (CCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CHK1, CHK2, TP53 and p21 expression in DDR was examined using immunostaining in surgical sections of CCC (n=22). Molecular alterations in two types of CCC cell lines, JHOC-5 and JHOC-9, were investigated using western blot analysis. RESULTS: Expression of DDR-associated molecules was noted in most patients. While high p21 expression was found in half of the patients, the remaining patients exhibited low p21 expression. Treatment with UC2288, a p21 inhibitor, attenuated proliferation of both cell lines, more prominently in JHOC-9, resulting in reduced viability and subsequent apoptosis. CONCLUSION: p21 Inhibitor induced cell death in cells with high p21 expression, suggesting that p21 suppression can be a therapeutic strategy to treat patients with CCC.


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Quinase 1 do Ponto de Checagem/genética , Quinase do Ponto de Checagem 2/genética , Inibidor de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina p21/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Apoptose/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Dano ao DNA/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5659-5666, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988890

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Long interspersed nuclear element-1 (LINE-1) methylation status is a marker for global DNA methylation. However, the relationship between LINE-1 methylation and the biology of lung adenocarcinoma remains unclear. Here, we aimed to examine the role of LINE-1 in lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: LINE-1 methylation levels were quantified by bisulfite pyrosequencing of resected tumor specimens from 162 patients with lung adenocarcinoma. The relationships of LINE-1 methylation with clinicopathological factors, gene mutations, and Ki-67 immunoreactivity were investigated. RESULTS: LINE-1 hypomethylation was associated with tumor invasion and advanced stage. TP53 mutations were more frequently detected in the LINE-1 hypomethylation group than in the hypermethylation group. LINE-1 hypomethylation was associated with poor recurrence-free survival, high maximum standardized uptake value in positron-emission tomography, and high Ki-67 expression in tumors. CONCLUSION: LINE-1 hypomethylation was associated with high-grade malignancy and poor prognosis in lung adenocarcinoma, but was not related to driver mutations.


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Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Metilação de DNA/genética , Elementos Nucleotídeos Longos e Dispersos/genética , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Núcleo Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Antígeno Ki-67/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação/genética , Prognóstico , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5667-5671, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988891

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BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common urological cancer, and its risk correlates with environmental factors such as obesity, smoking and hypertension. Microarray technology enables analysis of the expression pattern of the whole phosphatome, members of which are involved in many cellular pathways and may act as either tumour suppressors or oncogenes in cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analysed data for the expression level of 87 out of 107 known protein phosphatase genes included in the Hugo Gene Nomenclature Committee Website for 72 RCC tissues and paired healthy tissues obtained from the GEO Database. RESULTS: Our analysis revealed overexpression of DUSP1, DUSP4, PTP4A3, PTPRC and PTPRE genes at all examined stages of RCC. Moreover, we found overexpression of PTPN12 at stage 2, overexpression of CDKN3 at stages 3 and 4, and overexpression of DUSP10 and PTPN22 at stages 2, 3 and 4. Lower expression of DUSP9, PTPR9 and PTPRO was also observed at all stages. CONCLUSION: Significant changes in expression patterns of protein tyrosine phosphatase genes confirm the involvement of this group in crucial carcinogenesis pathways underlying RCC. Thus, we postulate that protein tyrosine phosphatases play an important role in RCC promotion and progression, and may be considered as potential therapeutic targets.


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Carcinoma de Células Renais/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Oncogenes/genética , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases/genética , Carcinoma de Células Renais/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proteínas Inibidoras de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina/genética , Fosfatase 1 de Especificidade Dupla/genética , Fosfatases de Especificidade Dupla/genética , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Antígenos Comuns de Leucócito/genética , Masculino , Fosfatases da Proteína Quinase Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases Classe 3 Semelhantes a Receptores/genética , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases Classe 4 Semelhantes a Receptores/genética , Fatores de Risco , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Fumar/efeitos adversos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5687-5700, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988894

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BACKGROUND: We previously developed a novel technique for expanding highly activated and purified natural killer (NK) cells able to maximize the theoretical activation potential of NK cells; thus, we named this cell population zenithal-NK (ZNK). AIM: To evaluate the safety, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy of autologous ZNK cells in patients with different types of advanced cancer with measurable solid lesions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this phase I/IIb first-in-human, open-label, dose-escalation study (trial registration ID: UMIN-000011555), eligible patients received ZNK cells intravenously starting from 106 to 108 cells/patient/dose at 2-week dosing intervals. A maximum of six cycles were allowed. Safety and survival analyses were also carried out for cases that were excluded and never administered ZNK cells. RESULTS: As of April 20, 2017, a total of nine patients were enrolled in this study, with one recruited twice. Overall, neither grade 2 or higher toxicities (Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events v5.0) caused by cell administration, nor adverse events causing discontinuation of protocol treatment were found. In four cases, the number of administered ZNK cells was increased to 108 cells/body/dose without any serious dose-limiting toxicity; the maximally tolerated dose was therefore considered to be at least 108 cells. The overall response rate was 40.0% in 10 net cases, one of partial response and three of stable disease, and the patient with partial response is still alive after 4 year's observation. CONCLUSION: These results demonstrate that autologous ZNK cells are safe and well-tolerated in patients with different types of advanced solid tumors. Clinical studies using similarly active ZNK cells from human leukocyte antigen/killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor-mismatched healthy donors under Good Manufacturing Practice-compliant manufacturing, and with modified treatment regimen, i.e. doses and frequencies, are warranted for further investigation to show the potential of ZNK cells in such patients.


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Terapia Baseada em Transplante de Células e Tecidos , Células Matadoras Naturais/transplante , Neoplasias/terapia , Transplante Autólogo/métodos , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Proliferação de Células/genética , Relação Dose-Resposta Imunológica , Feminino , Humanos , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Masculino , Dose Máxima Tolerável , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/patologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4534, 2020 09 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32913330

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Collisions between the DNA replication machinery and co-transcriptional R-loops can impede DNA synthesis and are a major source of genomic instability in cancer cells. How cancer cells deal with R-loops to proliferate is poorly understood. Here we show that the ATP-dependent chromatin remodelling INO80 complex promotes resolution of R-loops to prevent replication-associated DNA damage in cancer cells. Depletion of INO80 in prostate cancer PC3 cells leads to increased R-loops. Overexpression of the RNA:DNA endonuclease RNAse H1 rescues the DNA synthesis defects and suppresses DNA damage caused by INO80 depletion. R-loops co-localize with and promote recruitment of INO80 to chromatin. Artificial tethering of INO80 to a LacO locus enabled turnover of R-loops in cis. Finally, counteracting R-loops by INO80 promotes proliferation and averts DNA damage-induced death in cancer cells. Our work suggests that INO80-dependent resolution of R-loops promotes DNA replication in the presence of transcription, thus enabling unlimited proliferation in cancers.


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ATPases Associadas a Diversas Atividades Celulares/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células/genética , Replicação do DNA , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Neoplasias/genética , Estruturas R-Loop/genética , Apoptose/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Montagem e Desmontagem da Cromatina , Dano ao DNA , Instabilidade Genômica , Humanos , Neoplasias/patologia , Transcrição Genética
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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 205: 111283, 2020 Dec 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32977282

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Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) airborne pollution increases the risk of chronic respiratory diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which is characterized by non-specific inflammation of the interstitial lung and extensive deposition of collagen fibers. Type 2 alveolar epithelial cells (AEC2s) are alveolar stem cells in the adult lung that contribute to the lung repair process through complex signaling. Our previous studies demonstrated that OGG1, a kind of DNA repair enzyme, have a critical role in protecting cells from oxidative damage and apoptosis induced by PM2.5, but the contribution of OGG1 in proliferation and self-renewal of AEC2s is not known. Here, we constructed OGG1-/-mice to test the effect and mechanism of OGG1 on PM2.5-induced pulmonary fibrosis and injury in vivo. We detected proliferation and self-renewal of OGG1 overexpression or OGG1 knockout AEC2s after PM2.5 injury by flow cytometry and clone formation. We observed that knockout of OGG1 aggravated pulmonary fibrosis, oxidative stress, and AEC2 cell death in PM2.5-injured mice. In addition, OGG1 is required for the proliferation and renewal of AEC2s after PM2.5 injury. Overexpression of OGG1 promotes the proliferation and self-renewal of AEC2s by inhibiting PM2.5-mediated oxidative stress and NF-κB signaling hyperactivation in vitro. Furthermore, NF-κB inhibitors promoted proliferation and self-renewal of OGG1-deficient AEC2s cells after PM2.5 injury, and attenuated PM2.5-induced pulmonary fibrosis and injury in mice. These data establish OGG1 as a regulator of NF-κB signal that serves to regulate AEC2 cell proliferation and self-renewal, and suggest a mechanism that inhibition of the NF-κB signaling pathway may represent a potential therapeutic strategy for IPF patients with low-expression of OGG1.


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Poluentes Atmosféricos/toxicidade , Células Epiteliais Alveolares/efeitos dos fármacos , Autorrenovação Celular/genética , DNA Glicosilases/metabolismo , Material Particulado/toxicidade , Fibrose Pulmonar/induzido quimicamente , Células-Tronco/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Epiteliais Alveolares/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais Alveolares/patologia , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/genética , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/genética , DNA Glicosilases/genética , Humanos , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/metabolismo , Pulmão/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse Oxidativo/genética , Fibrose Pulmonar/genética , Fibrose Pulmonar/patologia , Transdução de Sinais , Células-Tronco/metabolismo , Células-Tronco/patologia
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4056, 2020 08 13.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32792483

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Autophagy has been associated with oncogenesis with one of its emerging key functions being its contribution to the metabolism of tumors. Therefore, deciphering the mechanisms of how autophagy supports tumor cell metabolism is essential. Here, we demonstrate that the inhibition of autophagy induces an accumulation of lipid droplets (LD) due to a decrease in fatty acid ß-oxidation, that leads to a reduction of oxidative phosphorylation (OxPHOS) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML), but not in normal cells. Thus, the autophagic process participates in lipid catabolism that supports OxPHOS in AML cells. Interestingly, the inhibition of OxPHOS leads to LD accumulation with the concomitant inhibition of autophagy. Mechanistically, we show that the disruption of mitochondria-endoplasmic reticulum (ER) contact sites (MERCs) phenocopies OxPHOS inhibition. Altogether, our data establish that mitochondria, through the regulation of MERCs, controls autophagy that, in turn finely tunes lipid degradation to fuel OxPHOS supporting proliferation and growth in leukemia.


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Autofagia/fisiologia , Retículo Endoplasmático/genética , Retículo Endoplasmático/metabolismo , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/metabolismo , Leucemia/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Animais , Autofagia/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Citometria de Fluxo , Humanos , Leucemia/genética , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/patologia , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/genética , Metabolismo dos Lipídeos/fisiologia , Lipogênese/genética , Lipogênese/fisiologia , Camundongos , Mitocôndrias/genética , Oxirredução , Fosforilação Oxidativa
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