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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1172: 189-205, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31628657

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Gasdermin is a recently identified family of pore-forming proteins consisting of Gasdermin A (GSDMA), Gasdermin B (GSDMB), Gasdermin C (GSDMC), Gasdermin D (GSDMD), Gasdermin E (GSDME), and DFNB59. Gasdermin D (GSDMD) is a downstream effector of inflammasomes, which are supramolecular complexes that activate inflammatory caspases (-1, -4, and -5 in human and -1 and -11 in mouse). GSDMD contains a functionally important N-terminal domain (GSDMD-N), a C-terminal domain, and a linker in between that is recognized and cleaved by the activated inflammatory caspases. Upon cleavage, the GSDMD-N fragments translocate on the membrane and oligomerize to form membrane-embedded pores after specifically binding to acidic lipids such as phosphatidylinositol phosphates (PIPs), phosphatidic acid (PA), phosphatidylserine (PS), and cardiolipin. The pore exhibits strong membrane-disrupting cytotoxicity in mammalian cells by disrupting the osmotic potential and also serves as a gate for extracellular release of mature IL-1ß and IL-18 during pyroptosis. In this chapter, we review our current understanding of GSDM proteins in physiological and pathological cell death, with more focused discussions on its structural basis for GSDM activation and pore formation.


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Proteínas de Neoplasias , Piroptose , Animais , Caspases/metabolismo , Ativação Enzimática , Humanos , Inflamassomos , Camundongos , Proteínas de Neoplasias/química , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1141: 241-291, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31571167

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Drug transporters are considered to be determinants of drug disposition and effects/toxicities by affecting the absorption, distribution, and excretion of drugs. Drug transporters are generally divided into solute carrier (SLC) family and ATP binding cassette (ABC) family. Widely studied ABC family transporters include P-glycoprotein (P-GP), breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP), and multidrug resistance proteins (MRPs). SLC family transporters related to drug transport mainly include organic anion-transporting polypeptides (OATPs), organic anion transporters (OATs), organic cation transporters (OCTs), organic cation/carnitine transporters (OCTNs), peptide transporters (PEPTs), and multidrug/toxin extrusions (MATEs). These transporters are often expressed in tissues related to drug disposition, such as the small intestine, liver, and kidney, implicating intestinal absorption of drugs, uptake of drugs into hepatocytes, and renal/bile excretion of drugs. Most of therapeutic drugs are their substrates or inhibitors. When they are comedicated, serious drug-drug interactions (DDIs) may occur due to alterations in intestinal absorption, hepatic uptake, or renal/bile secretion of drugs, leading to enhancement of their activities or toxicities or therapeutic failure. This chapter will illustrate transporter-mediated DDIs (including food drug interaction) in human and their clinical significances.


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Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP , Interações de Medicamentos , Preparações Farmacêuticas , Membro 2 da Subfamília G de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Transporte Biológico , Interações Alimento-Droga , Humanos , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Transportadores de Ânions Orgânicos , Preparações Farmacêuticas/metabolismo
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 6197-6215, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31496681

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Introduction and objective: Degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM) changes the physicochemical properties and dysregulates ECM-cell interactions, leading to several pathological conditions, such as invasive cancer. Carbon nanofilm, as a biocompatible and easy to functionalize material, could be used to mimic ECM structures, changing cancer cell behavior to perform like normal cells. Methods: Experiments were performed in vitro with HS-5 cells (as a control) and HepG2 and C3A cancer cells. An aqueous solution of fullerene C60 was used to form a nanofilm. The morphological properties of cells cultivated on C60 nanofilms were evaluated with light, confocal, electron and atomic force microscopy. The cell viability and proliferation were measured by XTT and BrdU assays. Immunoblotting and flow cytometry were used to evaluate the expression level of proliferating cell nuclear antigen and determine the number of cells in the G2/M phase. Results: All cell lines were spread on C60 nanofilms, showing a high affinity to the nanofilm surface. We found that C60 nanofilm mimicked the niche/ECM of cells, was biocompatible and non-toxic, but the mechanical signal from C60 nanofilm created an environment that affected the cell cycle and reduced cell proliferation. Conclusion: The results indicate that C60 nanofilms might be a suitable, substitute component for the niche of cancer cells. The incorporation of fullerene C60 in the ECM/niche may be an alternative treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma.


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Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Divisão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Fulerenos/farmacologia , Fase G2/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Mecanotransdução Celular , Nanopartículas/química , Comunicação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Forma Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Citoesqueleto/efeitos dos fármacos , Citoesqueleto/metabolismo , Módulo de Elasticidade , Matriz Extracelular/efeitos dos fármacos , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Fulerenos/química , Humanos , Integrina alfa5beta1/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/ultraestrutura , Mecanotransdução Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanopartículas/ultraestrutura , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 20(1): 463, 2019 Sep 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31500569

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BACKGROUND: The Human Protein Atlas (HPA) aims to map human proteins via multiple technologies including imaging, proteomics and transcriptomics. Access of the HPA data is mainly via web-based interface allowing views of individual proteins, which may not be optimal for data analysis of a gene set, or automatic retrieval of original images. RESULTS: HPAanalyze is an R package for retrieving and performing exploratory analysis of data from HPA. HPAanalyze provides functionality for importing data tables and xml files from HPA, exporting and visualizing data, as well as downloading all staining images of interest. The package is free, open source, and available via Bioconductor and GitHub. We provide examples of the use of HPAanalyze to investigate proteins altered in the deadly brain tumor glioblastoma. For example, we confirm Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor elevation and Phosphatase and Tensin Homolog loss and suggest the importance of the GTP Cyclohydrolase I/Tetrahydrobiopterin pathway. Additionally, we provide an interactive website for non-programmers to explore and visualize data without the use of R. CONCLUSIONS: HPAanalyze integrates into the R workflow with the tidyverse framework, and it can be used in combination with Bioconductor packages for easy analysis of HPA data.


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Análise de Dados , Armazenamento e Recuperação da Informação , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Software , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Encéfalo/patologia , Neoplasias Encefálicas/metabolismo , Glioma/metabolismo , Humanos
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DNA Cell Biol ; 38(10): 1112-1124, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31464520

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In this study, we mined out hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) driver genes from MEDLINE literatures by bioinformatics methods of pathway crosstalk and protein interaction network. Furthermore, the relationship between driver genes and their clinicopathological characteristics, as well as classification effectiveness was verified in the public databases. We identified 560 human genes reported to be associated with HCC in 1074 published articles. Functional analysis revealed that biological processes and biochemical pathways relating to tumor pathogenesis, cancer disease, tumor cell molecule, and hepatic disease were enriched in these genes. Pathway crosstalk analysis indicated that significant pathways could be divided into three modules: cancer disease, virus infection, and tumor signaling pathway. The HCC-related protein-protein interaction network comprised 10,212 nodes, and 56,400 edges were mined out to identify 18 modules corresponding to 14 driver genes. We verified that these 14 driver genes have high classification effectiveness to distinguish cancer samples from normal samples and the classification effectiveness was better than that of randomly selected genes. Present study provided pathway crosstalk and protein interaction network for understanding potential tumorigenesis genes underlying HCC. The 14 driver genes identified from this study are of great translational value in HCC diagnosis and treatment, as well as in clinical study on the pathogenesis of HCC.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Idoso , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/metabolismo , Carcinogênese/patologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Mapeamento de Interação de Proteínas , Curva ROC , Transdução de Sinais
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Gene ; 715: 144005, 2019 Oct 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31376410

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Members of the highly conserved pleiotropic CK1 family of serine/threonine-specific kinases are tightly regulated in the cell and play crucial regulatory roles in multiple cellular processes from protozoa to human. Since their dysregulation as well as mutations within their coding regions contribute to the development of various different pathologies, including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, they have become interesting new drug targets within the last decade. However, to develop optimized CK1 isoform-specific therapeutics in personalized therapy concepts, a detailed knowledge of the regulation and functions of the different CK1 isoforms, their various splice variants and orthologs is mandatory. In this review we will focus on the stress-induced CK1 isoform delta (CK1δ), thereby addressing its regulation, physiological functions, the consequences of its deregulation for the development and progression of diseases, and its potential as therapeutic drug target.


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Caseína Quinase Idelta/química , Caseína Quinase Idelta/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/enzimologia , Transdução de Sinais , Animais , Caseína Quinase Idelta/antagonistas & inibidores , Caseína Quinase Idelta/genética , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/métodos , Humanos , Isoenzimas/antagonistas & inibidores , Isoenzimas/química , Isoenzimas/genética , Isoenzimas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/patologia , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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Biol Res ; 52(1): 42, 2019 Aug 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31399040

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BACKGROUND: Prognosis remains one of most crucial determinants of gastric cancer (GC) treatment, but current methods do not predict prognosis accurately. Identification of additional biomarkers is urgently required to identify patients at risk of poor prognoses. METHODS: Tissue microarrays were used to measure expression of nine GC-associated proteins in GC tissue and normal gastric tissue samples. Hierarchical cluster analysis of microarray data and feature selection for factors associated with survival were performed. Based on these data, prognostic scoring models were established to predict clinical outcomes. Finally, ingenuity pathway analysis (IPA) was used to identify a biological GC network. RESULTS: Eight proteins were upregulated in GC tissues versus normal gastric tissues. Hierarchical cluster analysis and feature selection showed that overall survival was worse in cyclin dependent kinase (CDK)2, Akt1, X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP), Notch4, and phosphorylated (p)-protein kinase C (PKC) α/ß2 immunopositive patients than in patients that were immunonegative for these proteins. Risk score models based on these five proteins and clinicopathological characteristics were established to determine prognoses of GC patients. These proteins were found to be involved in cancer related-signaling pathways and upstream regulators were identified. CONCLUSION: This study identified proteins that can be used as clinical biomarkers and established a risk score model based on these proteins and clinicopathological characteristics to assess GC prognosis.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/mortalidade , Idoso , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Neoplasias Gástricas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Análise Serial de Tecidos
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Life Sci ; 234: 116788, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31445935

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Livin is an important member of the human inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) family. IAPs are proteins with antiapoptotic abilities, and their functions are different from the Bcl-2 (B-cell lymphoma-2) family proteins. However, the precise role of Livin in colon cancer progression remains unclear. The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of overexpression Livin in colon cancer cells and to examine its molecular mechanism. We demonstrated that Livin induced a colon cancer phenotype, including proliferation and migration, by regulating H2A.XY39ph (histone family 2A variant (H2AX) phosphorylated on the 39th serine site). We elucidated that Livin degraded Jumonji-C domain-containing 6 protein (JMJD6), which was mediated by the proteasome murine double minute 2 (MDM2), thereby regulating H2A.XY39ph. Above all, the overexpression of JMJD6 recovered H2A.XY39ph in colon cancer cells with a high level of Livin, thus inhibiting colon cancer malignancy progression. These results reveal a previously unrecognized role for Livin in regulating the tumor-initiating capacity in colon cancer and provide a novel treatment strategy in cancer via the interruption of H2A.XY39ph function and the interaction between H2A.XY39ph and JMJD6.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Histonas/metabolismo , Proteínas Inibidoras de Apoptose/metabolismo , Histona Desmetilases com o Domínio Jumonji/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/metabolismo , Carcinogênese/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Neoplasias do Colo/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/metabolismo , Progressão da Doença , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Histonas/genética , Humanos , Proteínas Inibidoras de Apoptose/genética , Histona Desmetilases com o Domínio Jumonji/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Proteólise
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Gene ; 719: 144071, 2019 Nov 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31454539

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RNA interference (RNAi) has extensive potential to revolutionize every aspect of clinical application in biomedical research. One of the promising tools is the Small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules within a cellular component. Principally, siRNA mediated innovative advances are increasing rapidly in support of cancer diagnosis and therapeutic purposes. Conversely, it has some delivery challenges to the site of action within the cells of a target organ, due to the progress of nucleic acids engineering and advance material science research contributing to the exceptional organ-specific targeted therapy. This siRNA based therapeutic technique definitely favors a unique and effective prospect to cancer patients. Herein, the significant drive also takes to review and summarize the major organ specific targets of diverse siRNAs based gene silencing mechanism. This machinery promisingly served as the inhibitor components for cancer development in the human model. Furthermore, the focus is also given to current applications on siRNA based quantifiable therapy leading to the silencing of cancer related gene expression in a sequence dependent and selective manner for cancer treatment. That might be a potent tool against the traditional chemotherapy techniques. Therefore, the siRNA mediated cancer gene therapy definitely require sharp attention like future weapons in opposition to cancer by the method of non-invasive siRNA delivery and effective gene silencing approaches.


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Terapia Genética/métodos , Neoplasias/terapia , RNA Interferente Pequeno/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/genética , Ligação Proteica , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo
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Eur J Med Chem ; 179: 849-862, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31302589

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Ko143, a potent ABCG2 inhibitor that reverses multidrug resistance in cancer, cannot be used clinically due to its unsuitable metabolic stability. We identified benzoyl indoles as reversal agents that reversed ABCG2-mediated multidrug resistance (MDR), with synthetic tractability and enhanced metabolic stability compared to Ko143. Bisbenzoyl indole 2 and monobenzoyl indole 8 significantly increased the accumulation of mitoxantrone (MX) in ABCG2-overexpressing NCI-H460/MX20 cells, and sensitized NCI-H460/MX20 cells to mitoxantrone. Mechanistic studies were conducted by [3H]-MX accumulation assay, Western blot analysis, immunofluorescence analysis and ABCG2 ATPase assay. The results revealed that the reversal efficacies of compounds 2 and 8 were not due to an alteration in the expression level or localization of ABCG2 in ABCG2-overexpressing cell lines. Instead, compounds 2 and 8 significantly stimulated the ATP hydrolysis of ABCG2 transporter, suggesting that these compounds could be competitive substrates of ABCG2 transporter. Overall, the results of our study indicated that compounds 2 and 8 significantly reversed ABCG2-mediated MDR by blocking the efflux of anticancer drugs.


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Membro 2 da Subfamília G de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/antagonistas & inibidores , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Dicetopiperazinas/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos Heterocíclicos de 4 ou mais Anéis/farmacologia , Proteínas de Neoplasias/antagonistas & inibidores , Membro 2 da Subfamília G de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/metabolismo , Dicetopiperazinas/química , Dicetopiperazinas/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Compostos Heterocíclicos de 4 ou mais Anéis/química , Compostos Heterocíclicos de 4 ou mais Anéis/metabolismo , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Cell Mol Life Sci ; 76(20): 4043-4070, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31317205

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Stem cells give rise to all cells and build the tissue structures in our body, and heterogeneity and plasticity are the hallmarks of stem cells. Epigenetic modification, which is associated with niche signals, determines stem cell differentiation and somatic cell reprogramming. Stem cells play a critical role in the development of tumors and are capable of generating 3D organoids. Understanding the properties of stem cells will improve our capacity to maintain tissue homeostasis. Dissecting epigenetic regulation could be helpful for achieving efficient cell reprograming and for developing new drugs for cancer treatment. Stem cell-derived organoids open up new avenues for modeling human diseases and for regenerative medicine. Nevertheless, in addition to the achievements in stem cell research, many challenges still need to be overcome for stem cells to have versatile application in clinics.


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Epigênese Genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Neoplasias/genética , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Organoides/metabolismo , Células-Tronco/metabolismo , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/metabolismo , Carcinogênese/patologia , Diferenciação Celular , Transdiferenciação Celular , Reprogramação Celular , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , Histonas/genética , Histonas/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/patologia , Neoplasias/terapia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Organoides/patologia , Medicina Regenerativa/métodos , Nicho de Células-Tronco/genética , Transplante de Células-Tronco/métodos , Células-Tronco/classificação , Células-Tronco/citologia
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Oncol Rep ; 42(4): 1467-1474, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31322269

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With the increasing use of poly(ADP­ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in cancer therapy, understanding their resistance is an urgent research quest. Additionally, CHFR is an E3 ubiquitin ligase, recruited to double­strand breaks (DSBs) by PAR. Furthermore, ALC1 is a new oncogene involved in the invasion and metastasis of breast cancer. Moreover, PARylated PARP1 activates ALC1 at sites of DNA damage, yet the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Mass spectrometric analysis, western blot analysis and immunoprecipitation were performed to confirm the interaction between CHFR and ALC1 in the physiological condition. Deletion mutants of CHFR and ALC1 were generated to map the interaction domain. PARP1/2 inhibitors were added to identify the ubiquitination of ALC1 by CHFR. ALC1 half­life was examined to compare the expression of ALC1 protein in the presence and absence of PARP1/2 inhibitors. The results revealed that the transcriptional level of ALC1 was not upregulated in breast cancer tissues. CHFR interacted with ALC1. The PBZ domain of CHFR, the PMD domain and the MACRO domain of ALC1 domain are the necessary regions for the interaction depending on PAR. Ubiquitination of ALC1 by CHFR was dependent on PARylation and resulted in the degradation of PARylated ALC1. PARP1/2 inhibitors decreased the ubiquitination of PAR­dependent ALC1, and the expression of ALC1 was upregulated by PARP1/2 inhibitors. Ubiquitination mediated by CHFR resulted in the degradation of ALC1. In conclusion, PARP1/2 inhibitors decrease the ubiquitination of ALC1 leading to the accumulation of ALC1, which affects the therapeutic effects of DNA damage response drugs in breast cancer treatment.


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Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , DNA Helicases/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerase-1/antagonistas & inibidores , Inibidores de Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/farmacologia , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerases/metabolismo , Proteínas de Ligação a Poli-ADP-Ribose/metabolismo , Ubiquitina-Proteína Ligases/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Poli(ADP-Ribose) Polimerase-1/metabolismo , Transcrição Genética , Ubiquitinação/efeitos dos fármacos
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(9): 2211-2225, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31297606

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PURPOSE: To investigate the expression of biological markers in primary vulvar Paget's disease (VPD). METHODS: Forty-one patients referred to a single major Center for Gynecologic Oncology from January 2008 to June 2018 were enrolled retrospectively: 30 non-invasive-VPD and 11 invasive-VPD. A total number of 60 samples, from all the 41 vulvar sites (VS), 8 metastatic lymph node sites (MLS) and 11 successive recurrent disease in vulvar site (RVS), were tested for an immunohistochemical panel, including the following markers: PD-L1, CD3, MSH2, MSH6, MLH1, PMS2, HER2/neu, EGFR, p16, p53, Ki67, ER, PR, AR, VEGF and CD31. RESULTS: We found a positive PD-L1 in 10% of non-invasive-VPD and 27% of invasive-VPD (18% VS; 38% MLS). ER and AR were expressed respectively in more than 70% and 75% of all specimens. HER2/neu amplification was found in 21% of non-invasive-VPD and 45% of invasive-VPD (40% VS; 38% MLS). A machine learning cluster analysis identified three groups among non- invasive-VPD: cluster-1 with higher median ER expression (40%); cluster-3 with more frequent HER2/neu overexpression (46%). Among invasive-VPD, two clusters were found: the second with more frequent HER2/neu overexpression (67% vs. 0%) and nodal metastases (100% vs. 25%). Repeating the IHC panel on the correspondent MLS and RVS, it significantly changed, respectively, in 50% and 27%. CONCLUSIONS: This study reveals the expression of PDL-1 and ER and confirms the expression of HER2/AR in VPD; new bases are provided to design multicenter clinical trials on personalized target therapies.


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Metaboloma , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Doença de Paget Extramamária/diagnóstico , Doença de Paget Extramamária/metabolismo , Neoplasias Vulvares/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Vulvares/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica/métodos , Metástase Linfática , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas de Neoplasias/análise , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/metabolismo , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Doença de Paget Extramamária/patologia , Proteômica/métodos , Estudos Retrospectivos , Neoplasias Vulvares/patologia
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Cell Mol Biol Lett ; 24: 49, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31333726

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Background: Synuclein-γ has been demonstrated to be highly expressed in various human cancers including cervical cancer, and has been shown to play a critical role in tumor aggressiveness. We aimed to investigate the role of Synuclein-γ in human cervical cancer in vitro and in vivo. Method: Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay and Western blot assay were used to detect the mRNA and protein expression, respectively. 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay and colony formation assay were performed to measure the viabilities of cancer cells. Flow cytometry assay was used to detect the cell cycle and apoptosis. Moreover, an animal experiment was performed to evaluate the biological behavior of Synuclein-γ in vivo. Results: In the current study, we found that Synuclein-γ was obviously over-expressed in cervical cancer tissues compared to the adjacent non-cancer tissues. Cervical cancer cells transfected with Synuclein-γ siRNA demonstrated significant inhibition of cancer proliferation (P < 0.01), cell cycle arrest at G0/G1 phase, and cell apoptosis (P < 0.05). Moreover, down-regulation of Synuclein-γ significantly inhibited cervical cancer growth in vivo. In addition, protein levels of AKT, c-Myc and Cyclin D1 were much lower in the Synuclein-γ siRNA-treated groups than that in the control group. Conclusions: Synuclein-γ inhibition reduced cervical cancer tumor growth through the AKT pathway. This effect represented a therapeutic opportunity and provided a novel target for cervical cancer treatment.


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Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/metabolismo , gama-Sinucleína/metabolismo , Apoptose , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Células HeLa , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/fisiopatologia
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Gene ; 715: 144017, 2019 Oct 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31357026

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SRY-related high-mobility-group box 9 (SOX9) is a member of the SOX family of transcription factors. Accumulating evidence has shown that SOX9 plays a significant role in various malignancies. However, the role of SOX9 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) remains unknown. In the present study, up-regulation of SOX9 was observed in both NPC tissues and different NPC cells. Overexpression of SOX9 promoted NPC cell proliferation, migration and invasion. Conversely, knock down of SOX9 inhibited NPC proliferation, colony formation, migration and invasion. Mechanistically, SOX9 bound directly to the promoter region of BMP2 and increased BMP2 expression. In addition, overexpression of SOX9 activated the mTOR pathway partly through BMP2. Collectively, these results identify a novel role for SOX9 as a potential therapeutic marker for the prevention and treatment of NPC.


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Proteína Morfogenética Óssea 2/metabolismo , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo/metabolismo , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição SOX9/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Proteína Morfogenética Óssea 2/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos , Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo/genética , Carcinoma Nasofaríngeo/patologia , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/genética , Neoplasias Nasofaríngeas/patologia , Invasividade Neoplásica , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Fatores de Transcrição SOX9/genética , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/genética
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(1): 215-228, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31299143

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: With the prevalence of asthma being greater in women, detrimental effects of female sex steroids have been explored, but potential protective effects of androgens are not established. Airway smooth muscle (ASM) is a key cell type in contractility and remodelling of asthma. There are no data on expression and functionality of androgen receptor (AR) in human ASM cells. METHODS: We used primary human ASM cells from non-asthmatics vs. asthmatics to determine AR expression at baseline and with inflammation measured using Western blotting/qRT-PCR, and the role of AR in regulating intracellular Ca2+ ([Ca2+]i) measured using Fluo-3 loaded real time [Ca2+]i imaging. RESULTS: We found that compared to females, baseline AR is greater in male ASM and increases with inflammation/asthma. Androgens, via AR, blunted TNFα or IL-13-induced enhancement of ASM [Ca2+]i in both males and females, with retained efficacy in asthmatics. AR effects involve reduced Ca2+ influx via L-type channels and store-operated Ca2+ entry, the latter by downregulating STIM1 and Orai1 and increasing TMEM66. CONCLUSION: Our data show AR expression is increased in female ASM with asthma, but has retained functionality that could be used to reduce [Ca2+]i towards alleviating airway hyperresponsiveness.


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Cálcio/metabolismo , Receptores Androgênicos/metabolismo , Asma/metabolismo , Asma/patologia , Células Cultivadas , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Interleucina-13/farmacologia , Masculino , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/citologia , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/efeitos dos fármacos , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Proteína ORAI1/metabolismo , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Receptores Androgênicos/química , Receptores Androgênicos/genética , Fatores Sexuais , Molécula 1 de Interação Estromal/metabolismo , Testosterona/farmacologia , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/farmacologia
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Toxicol Lett ; 314: 142-152, 2019 Oct 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31319114

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Cadmium (Cd), an established carcinogen, is a risk factor for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Macroautophagy/autophagy is proposed to play a pivotal role in Cd-mediated carcinogenic activity. However, the mechanisms underlying Cd-induced autophagy are poorly understood. In the present study, a CAL27 OSCC cell line exposed to 10-6 M Cd for 8 weeks was used as a model system. Repeated Cd exposure induced significant migration and invasion of CAL27 cells. Furthermore, we showed that Cd increased the autophagic flux in CAL27 cells, as evidenced by the upregulation of LC3-II and the downregulation of P62/SQSTM1. The genetic blocking of autophagy inhibited Cd-induced migration and invasion, indicating a carcinogenic role of autophagy in Cd-treated CAL27 cells. Cd-induced NUPR1 expression, which contributes to lysosomal biogenesis and expression of autophagy-related gene, was found to mechanistically initiate autophagy in CAL27 cells. Of note, NUPR1 shRNA abolished Cd-induced autophagy both in vitro and in vivo. We also found that Cd triggered the generation of MDA in a xenograft tumour model and that N-acetyl-l-cysteine, a reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenger, abrogated the effects of Cd on NUPR1-dependent autophagy in vivo. Taken together, these results demonstrate that ROS-dependent NUPR1-mediated autophagy plays an important role in repeated Cd exposure -induced cell growth, migration and invasion in OSCC cells.


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Acetilcisteína/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/metabolismo , Cloreto de Cádmio/toxicidade , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Bucais/tratamento farmacológico , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Proteína 5 Relacionada à Autofagia/genética , Proteína 5 Relacionada à Autofagia/metabolismo , Fatores de Transcrição Hélice-Alça-Hélice Básicos/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos Nus , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Neoplasias Bucais/genética , Neoplasias Bucais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Bucais/patologia , Invasividade Neoplásica , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Proteína Sequestossoma-1/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(30): e16534, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31348270

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BACKGROUND: High-grade prostate cancer (PCa) has a poor prognosis, and up to 15% of patients worldwide experience lymph node invasion (LNI). To further improve the prediction lymph node invasion in prostate cancer, we adopted risk scores of the genes expression based on the nomogram in guidelines. METHODS: We analyzed clinical data from 320 PCa patients from the Cancer Genome Atlas database. Weighted gene coexpression network analysis was used to identify the genes that were significantly associated with LNI in PCa (n = 390). Analyses using the Gene Ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes databases were performed to identify the activated signaling pathways. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to identify the independent risk factors for the presence of LNI. RESULTS: We found that patients with actual LNI and predicted LNI had the worst survival outcomes. The 7 most significant genes (CTNNAL1, ENSA, MAP6D1, MBD4, PRCC, SF3B2, TREML1) were selected for further analysis. Pathways in the cell cycle, DNA replication, oocyte meiosis, and 9 other pathways were dramatically activated during LNI in PCa. Multivariate analyses identified that the risk score (odds ratio [OR] = 1.05 for 1% increase, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.04-1.07, P < .001), serum PSA level, clinical stage, primary biopsy Gleason grade (OR = 2.52 for a grade increase, 95% CI: 1.27-5.22, P = .096), and secondary biopsy Gleason grade were independent predictors of LNI. A nomogram built using these predictive variables showed good calibration and a net clinical benefit, with an area under the curve (AUC) value of 90.2%. CONCLUSIONS: In clinical practice, the application of our nomogram might contribute significantly to the selection of patients who are good candidates for surgery with extended pelvic lymph node dissection.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Metástase Linfática/genética , Nomogramas , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Idoso , Área Sob a Curva , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Endodesoxirribonucleases/metabolismo , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Linfonodos/patologia , Masculino , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Gradação de Tumores , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Razão de Chances , Peptídeos/metabolismo , Valor Preditivo dos Testes , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Fatores de Processamento de RNA/metabolismo , Receptores Imunológicos/metabolismo , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Fatores de Risco , alfa Catenina/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 231: 116548, 2019 Aug 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31181228

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AIMS: Multidrug resistance is a major obstacle in chemotherapy, which is mainly caused by the overexpression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. Breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) is one of the ABC transporters and is strongly associated with multidrug resistance. Results of studies on BCRP and multidrug resistance are always uncomparable and contradictory, which may be stem from the disadvantages of qualitative and semi-quantitative techniques. In addition, there are few literatures studying at low resistance level which is more similar to the clinical situation. Thus, it is imperative to develop a quantitative method to quantitate the expression of BCRP accurately and reveal its relationship with multidrug resistance. METHODS: SMMC-7721, MCF-7 and HepG-2 were induced by different concentrations of mitoxantrone, doxorubicin and methotrexate respectively to establish resistance cells. An advanced liquid chromatography linked to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) based method with surrogate peptide was developed and validated for determining BCRP at low resistant cells. The amount of BCRP was also evaluated by real-time-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Western Blot (WB). KEY FINDINGS: The LC-MS/MS-based method we developed is more sensitive and stable than the similar methods and can monitor the slight variation of BCRP expression accurately and sensitively, while RT-PCR and WB cannot. SIGNIFICANCE: This study provides a solid foundation for understanding the development of drug resistance in cells and can be used to explain the conflicting results of published studies. Moreover, clinical multidrug resistances are mostly at low levels, which have not been discussed in current quantitative studies of BCRP.


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Neoplasias da Mama/química , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Cromatografia Líquida/métodos , Proteínas de Membrana/análise , Proteínas de Membrana/biossíntese , Proteômica/métodos , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem/métodos , Membro 2 da Subfamília G de Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Transportadores de Cassetes de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Feminino , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo
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Ann Hematol ; 98(10): 2379-2388, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31227872

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A high impact of ARID5B SNPs on acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) susceptibility has been described in Hispanic children; therefore, it is relevant to know if they influence the high incidence of childhood-ALL in Mexicans. Seven SNPs (rs10821936, rs10994982, rs7089424, rs2393732, rs2393782, rs2893881, rs4948488) of ARID5B were analyzed in 384 controls and 298 ALL children using genomic DNA and TaqMan probes. The SNPs were analyzed for deviation of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium; Fisher's exact test was used to compare the genotypic and allelic frequencies between controls and patients. The association between SNPs and ALL susceptibility was calculated, and haplotype and ancestry analyses were conducted. All SNPs were associated with ALL, pre-B ALL, and hyperdiploid-ALL susceptibility (p < 0.05). No association with T-ALL and gene fusions was found (p > 0.05). The seven SNPs were associated with risk of pre-B ALL in younger children; however, rs2393732, rs2393782, rs2893881, and rs4948488 were not associated with susceptibility in older children and adolescents. The CAG haplotype (rs10821936, rs10994982, rs7089424) was strongly associated with ALL risk in our population (p < 0.00001). The frequency of all risk alleles in our ALL, pre-B, and hyperdiploid-ALL patients was higher than that in Hispanic children reported. This is the first report showing the association between rs2393732, rs2393782, and rs4948488 with pre-B hyperdiploid-ALL children. The G allele at rs2893881 confers major risk for pre-B hyperdiploid-ALL in Mexican (OR, 2.29) than in Hispanic children (OR, 1.71). The genetic background of our population could influence the susceptibility to ALL and explain its high incidence in Mexico.


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Alelos , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Predisposição Genética para Doença , Haplótipos , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Polimorfismo de Nucleotídeo Único , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/genética , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Lactente , Masculino , México , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/metabolismo , Leucemia-Linfoma Linfoblástico de Células Precursoras B/patologia , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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