18,432 results match your criteria oncogenic signaling

LncRNA SAMD12-AS1 promotes the progression of gastric cancer via DNMT1/p53 axis.

Arch Med Res 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of General Surgery, The No.967 Hospital of PLA Joint Logistics Support Force, Postgraduate Culture Base of Jinzhou Medical University, Dalian, China; Department of General Surgery, The No.967 Hospital of PLA Joint Logistics Support Force, Postgraduate Culture Base of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China. Electronic address:

Background: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are essential modulators of cancers initiation and progression via regulating gene expression and biological behaviors. LncRNA SAMD12-AS1 has been validated to promote the progression of several cancers, while its role in gastric cancer (GC) remains unclear. This study aims to explore the role of LncRNA SAMD12-AS1 in GC. Read More

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Family with sequence similarity 83 member A promotes tumor cell proliferation and metastasis and predicts poor prognosis in cervical cancer.

Pathol Res Pract 2021 Apr 15;222:153450. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510080, Guangdong, China. Electronic address:

Family with sequence similarity 83 member A (FAM83A) is a member of the FAM83 family and is proven to have oncogenic properties in several cancers. However, the mechanisms of FAM83A in human cervical cancer (CC) progression are unknown. Here, we found that FAM83A is highly expressed in CC tissues and cell lines through western blot and qRT-PCR. Read More

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ADORA1 promotes nasopharyngeal carcinoma cell progression through regulation of PI3K/AKT/GSK-3β/β-catenin signaling.

Life Sci 2021 May 4;278:119581. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Yue Bei People's Hospital, Shaoguan, Guangdong, China.

Aims: For most human cancers, the expression pattern and biological function of ADORA1 (Adenosine A1 Receptor) are largely unknown. This study has been designed to explore the clinical significance and the mechanism of ADORA1 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cells.

Materials And Methods: The level of ADORA1 in NPC and its adjacent tissues was analyzed by IHC, real-time PCR and western blotting. Read More

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Bioelectrical approaches to cancer as a problem of the scaling of the cellular self.

Michael Levin

Prog Biophys Mol Biol 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Allen Discovery Center at Tufts University, 200 Boston Ave., Suite 4600, Medford, MA, 02155, USA. Electronic address:

One lens with which to understand the complex phenomenon of cancer is that of developmental biology. Cancer is the inevitable consequence of a breakdown of the communication that enables individual cells to join into computational networks that work towards large-scale, morphogenetic goals instead of more primitive, unicellular objectives. This perspective suggests that cancer may be a physiological disorder, not necessarily due to problems with the genetically-specified protein hardware. Read More

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Overexpression of oncogenic H-Ras in hTERT-immortalized and SV40-transformed human cells targets replicative and specialized DNA polymerases for depletion.

PLoS One 2021 7;16(5):e0251188. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Pathology, The Jake Gittlen Laboratories for Cancer Research, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States of America.

DNA polymerases play essential functions in replication fork progression and genome maintenance. DNA lesions and drug-induced replication stress result in up-regulation and re-localization of specialized DNA polymerases η and κ. Although oncogene activation significantly alters DNA replication dynamics, causing replication stress and genome instability, little is known about DNA polymerase expression and regulation in response to oncogene activation. Read More

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Dasatinib inhibits proliferation of liver cancer cells, but activation of Akt/mTOR compromises dasatinib as a cancer drug.

Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai) 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Shanxi Medical University, Taiyuan 030001, China.

Dasatinib is a multi-target protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Due to its potent inhibition of Src, Abl, the platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) family kinases, and other oncogenic kinases, it has been investigated as a targeted therapy for a broad spectrum of cancer types. However, its efficacy has not been significantly extended beyond leukemia. Read More

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CDX2 expression in the hematopoietic lineage promotes leukemogenesis via TGFβ inhibition.

Mol Oncol 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Université de Strasbourg, Inserm, IRFAC / UMR-S1113, FHU ARRIMAGE, ITI InnoVec, FMTS, 67200, Strasbourg, France.

The intestine-specific CDX2 homeobox gene, while being a tumor suppressor in the gut, is ectopically expressed in a large proportion of acute leukemia, and is associated with poor prognosis. Here, we report that turning on human CDX2 expression in the hematopoietic lineage of mice induces acute monoblastic leukemia, characterized by the decrease in erythroid and lymphoid cells at the benefit of immature monocytic and granulocytic cells. One of the highly stimulated genes in leukemic bone marrow cells was Bambi, an inhibitor of TGFβ signaling. Read More

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Role of Virally Encoded Circular RNAs in the Pathogenicity of Human Oncogenic Viruses.

Front Microbiol 2021 20;12:657036. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Tulane University Health Sciences Center and Tulane Cancer Center, New Orleans, LA, United States.

Human oncogenic viruses are a group of important pathogens that etiologically contribute to at least 12% of total cancer cases in the world. As an emerging class of non-linear regulatory RNA molecules, circular RNAs (circRNAs) have gained increasing attention as a crucial player in the regulation of signaling pathways involved in viral infection and oncogenesis. With the assistance of current circRNA enrichment and detection technologies, numerous novel virally-encoded circRNAs (vcircRNAs) have been identified in the human oncogenic viruses, initiating an exciting new era of vcircRNA research. Read More

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circ_NRIP1 is oncogenic in malignant development of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) via miR-595/SEMA4D axis and PI3K/AKT pathway.

Cancer Cell Int 2021 May 6;21(1):250. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Oncology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Chinese Medicine, No.6 Dongfeng Road, Jinshui District, Zhengzhou, 450002, Henan, China.

Background: The hsa_circ_0004771 derived from NRIP1 (called circ_NRIP1) is a recently identified oncogenic circRNA. Here, we intended to investigate the role and mechanism of circ_NRIP1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), a prevalent and aggressive type of esophageal cancer.

Methods: Expression of circ_NRIP1, miRNA-595-5p (miR-595) and semaphorin 4D (SEMA4D) was detected by RT-qPCR and western blotting. Read More

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Loss of BubR1 acetylation provokes replication stress and leads to complex chromosomal rearrangements.

FEBS J 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Biological Sciences & Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-Ro, Gwanak-Gu, Seoul, 08832, Korea.

Accurate chromosome segregation during mitosis is regulated by the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC). SAC failure results in aneuploidy, a hallmark of cancer. However, many studies have suggested that aneuploidy alone is not oncogenic. Read More

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Playing cancer at its own game: activating mitogenic signaling as a paradoxical intervention.

Mol Oncol 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Division of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Oncode Institute, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

In psychotherapy, paradoxical interventions are characterized by a deliberate reinforcement of the pathological behavior to improve the clinical condition. Such a counter-intuitive approach can be considered when more conventional interventions fail. The development of targeted cancer therapies has enabled the selective inhibition of activated oncogenic signaling pathways. Read More

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SOX2 promotes chemoresistance, cancer stem cells properties, and epithelial-mesenchymal transition by β-catenin and Beclin1/autophagy signaling in colorectal cancer.

Cell Death Dis 2021 May 5;12(5):449. Epub 2021 May 5.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Gastroenterology, Department of Gastroenterology, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China.

Sex-determining region Y-box2 (SOX2), a master regulator of embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells, drives cancer stem cells (CSCs) properties, fuels tumor initiation, and contributes to tumor aggressiveness. Our previous study has demonstrated the oncogenic role of SOX2 in colorectal cancer (CRC). In this study, we sought to elucidate the underlying mechanisms. Read More

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Anti-oncogenic effects of SOX2 silencing on hepatocellular carcinoma achieved by upregulating miR-222-5p-dependent CYLD via the long noncoding RNA CCAT1.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 Mar 22;13(8):12207-12223. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities, Baise 533000, P.R. China.

In this study, we determined the involvement of SOX2 and its downstream signaling molecules in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) progression. We carried out lentiviral transfection in HepG2 cells to determine the roles of SOX2, CCAT1, EGFR, miR-222-5p, and CYLD in HepG2 cells. We first determined the interaction between SOX2 and CCAT1 and that between miR-222-5p and CYLD and their effect on tumor growth was analyzed in HCC-xenograft bearing nude mice xenografts. Read More

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Mechanisms of Anti-Tumor Activity of (Ashwagandha).

Nutr Cancer 2021 17;73(6):914-926. Epub 2020 Jun 17.

Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab, India.

Increasing herbal formulations have been used to treat several diseases including cancer. (Ashwagandha) is one such plant the extracts of which have been tested against a number of ailments including cancer, which remains as one of the most dreadful diseases on the globe. The ever-increasing number of cancer related mortality demands the development of novel chemopreventive agents with minimum side effects. Read More

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Downregulation of ARID1B, a tumor-suppressor in the WNT subgroup medulloblastoma, activates multiple oncogenic signaling pathways.

Hum Mol Genet 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research & Education in Cancer, Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 410210.

Medulloblastoma, a common pediatric malignant brain tumor, consists of four distinct molecular subgroups WNT, SHH, Group 3, and Group 4. Exome sequencing of 11 WNT subgroup medulloblastomas from an Indian cohort identified mutations in several chromatin modifier genes, including genes of the mammalian SWI/SNF complex. The genome of WNT subgroup tumors is known to be stable except for monosomy 6. Read More

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The PVT1/miR-612/CENP-H/CDK1 axis promotes malignant progression of advanced endometrial cancer.

Am J Cancer Res 2021 15;11(4):1480-1502. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University Sanhao Street, Shenyang, People's Republic of China.

Our previous study introduced the oncogenic role of the long non-coding RNA plasmacytoma variant translocation 1 (PVT1) in endometrial cancer (EC). In this study, we aimed to construct a PVT1-centered competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) network to outline a regulatory axis that might promote the malignant progression of advanced EC. Raw Uterine Corpus Endometrial Carcinoma (UCEC) datasets were collected from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database and used for construction of the PVT1-centered ceRNA network. Read More

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Proteomics of resistance to Notch1 inhibition in acute lymphoblastic leukemia reveals targetable kinase signatures.

Nat Commun 2021 05 4;12(1):2507. Epub 2021 May 4.

Proteomics Program, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Notch1 is a crucial oncogenic driver in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL), making it an attractive therapeutic target. However, the success of targeted therapy using γ-secretase inhibitors (GSIs), small molecules blocking Notch cleavage and subsequent activation, has been limited due to development of resistance, thus restricting its clinical efficacy. Here, we systematically compare GSI resistant and sensitive cell states by quantitative mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomics, using complementary models of resistance, including T-ALL patient-derived xenografts (PDX) models. Read More

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Interrogation of gender disparity uncovers androgen receptor as the transcriptional activator for oncogenic miR-125b in gastric cancer.

Cell Death Dis 2021 May 4;12(5):441. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital, Tianjin, People's Republic of China.

There is a male preponderance in gastric cancer (GC), which suggests a role of androgen and androgen receptor (AR). However, the mechanism of AR signaling in GC especially in female patients remains obscure. We sought to identify the AR signaling pathway that might be related to prognosis and examine the potential clinical utility of the AR antagonist for treatment. Read More

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YWHAE-NUTM2 oncoprotein regulates proliferation and cyclin D1 via RAF/MAPK and Hippo pathways.

Oncogenesis 2021 May 4;10(5):37. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 20 Shattuck Street, Thorn 528, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.

Endometrial stromal sarcoma (ESS) is the second most common subtype of uterine mesenchymal cancer, after leiomyosarcoma, and oncogenic fusion proteins are found in many ESS. Our previous studies demonstrated transforming properties and diagnostic relevance of the fusion oncoprotein YWHAE-NUTM2 in high-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma (HG-ESS) and showed that cyclin D1 is a diagnostic biomarker in these HG-ESS. However, YWHAE-NUTM2 mechanisms of oncogenesis and roles in cyclin D1 expression have not been characterized. Read More

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Pharmacological Inhibition of miR-130 Family Suppresses Bladder Tumor Growth by Targeting Various Oncogenic Pathways via PTPN1.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Apr 29;22(9). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, 1-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.

Previously, we have revealed that the miR-130 family (miR-130b, miR-301a, and miR-301b) functions as an oncomiR in bladder cancer. The pharmacological inhibition of the miR-130 family molecules by the seed-targeting strategy with an 8-mer tiny locked nucleic acid (LNA) inhibits the growth, migration, and invasion of bladder cancer cells by repressing stress fiber formation. Here, we searched for a functionally advanced target sequence with LNA for the miR-130 family with low cytotoxicity and found LNA #9 (A(L)^i^i^A(L)^T(L)^T(L)^G(L)^5(L)^A(L)^5(L)^T(L)^G) as a candidate LNA. Read More

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PPARs and Tumor Microenvironment: The Emerging Roles of the Metabolic Master Regulators in Tumor Stromal-Epithelial Crosstalk and Carcinogenesis.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Apr 29;13(9). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, 11 Mandalay Road, Singapore 308232, Singapore.

Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) have been extensively studied for more than three decades. Consisting of three isotypes, PPARα, γ, and β/δ, these nuclear receptors are regarded as the master metabolic regulators which govern many aspects of the body energy homeostasis and cell fate. Their roles in malignancy are also increasingly recognized. Read More

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Co-Targeting PIM Kinase and PI3K/mTOR in NSCLC.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Apr 29;13(9). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, St. James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

PIM kinases are constitutively active proto-oncogenic serine/threonine kinases that play a role in cell cycle progression, metabolism, inflammation and drug resistance. PIM kinases interact with and stabilize p53, c-Myc and parallel signaling pathway PI3K/Akt. This study evaluated PIM kinase expression in NSCLC and in response to PI3K/mTOR inhibition. Read More

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LINC02308 promotes the progression of glioma through activating mTOR/AKT-signaling pathway by targeting miR-30e-3p/TM4SF1 axis.

Cell Biol Toxicol 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Clinical Laboratory, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun City, Jilin Province, 130031, People's Republic of China.

Background: Glioma is a common brain malignancy, and the purpose of this study is to investigate the function of LINC02308 in glioma.

Methods: The differentially expressed lncRNAs were screened by microarray. The expression of LINC02308 in glioma tissues and cells was evaluated. Read More

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Inhibitor of apoptosis stimulating p53 protein (iASPP) protects against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in mice models by inhibiting the NF-κB signaling.

Clin Exp Immunol 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Gastroenterology, the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, 410011, China.

Drugs and therapies available for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are not satisfactory. Our previous study has established the inhibitor of apoptosis stimulating p53 protein (iASPP) as an oncogenic regulator in colorectal cancer by forming a regulatory axis or feedback loop with miR-124, p53, or p63. Since iASPP could target and inhibit NF-κB activation, in this study, the role and mechanism of iASPP in IBD was investigated. Read More

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Oncogenic SNORD12B activates the AKT-mTOR-4EBP1 signaling in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma via nucleus partitioning of PP-1α.

Oncogene 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Research Center, Shandong Cancer Hospital and Institute, Shandong First Medical University and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences, Jinan, Shandong Province, China.

Esophageal cancer is a complex malignancy and the sixth leading cause of cancer death worldwide. In Eastern Asia including China, about 90% of all incident cases have esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Mounting evidence elucidates that aberrant expression of various non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) contributes to ESCC progression, but it remains unclear how small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) are involved in ESCC development. Read More

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Inhibition of Jumonji histone demethylases selectively suppresses HER2+ breast leptomeningeal carcinomatosis growth via inhibition of GM-CSF expression.

Cancer Res 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Neurosurgery, City of Hope Medical Center

HER2+ breast leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (HER2+ LC) occurs when tumor cells spread to cerebrospinal fluid-containing leptomeninges surrounding the brain and spinal cord, a complication with a dire prognosis. HER2+ LC remains incurable with few treatment options. Currently, much effort is devoted towards development of therapies that target mutations. Read More

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Reversing Imatinib's Immunosuppressive Effects by Modulating Type I IFN Signaling.

Cancer Immunol Res 2021 May;9(5):489

Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Signal pathway inhibition is a well-validated approach for treating cancers driven by activated kinases such as KIT. However, kinase inhibitors may make tumor cells less responsive to tumor immune surveillance and less sensitive to immunotherapies. In this issue, Liu and colleagues report that, in a mouse model, inhibition of oncogenic KIT in gastrointestinal stromal tumors reduces type I interferon (IFN) production and signaling, and the effectiveness of the immune system in controlling tumor growth. Read More

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LncRNA MIR31HG is activated by STAT1 and facilitates glioblastoma cell growth via Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway.

Neurosci Res 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Neurosurgery Department, Marina Bay Central Hospital, Dongguan, 523899, Guangdong, China. Electronic address:

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been reported to biologically regulate tumor progression. LncRNA MIR31HG has been identified as an oncogene in several cancer types, but its role and mechanism in glioblastoma (GBM) remain to be explored. In the present study, we detected strongly-expressed MIR31HG in GBM cells through RT-qPCR analysis. Read More

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Programmed death ligand-1 regulates angiogenesis and metastasis by participating in the c-JUN/VEGFR2 signaling axis in ovarian cancer.

Cancer Commun (Lond) 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Gynecological Oncology and Cancer Research Institute, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, 200032, P. R. China.

Background: Although programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) plays a well-known function in immune checkpoint response by interacting with programmed cell death-1 (PD-1), the cell-intrinsic role of PD-L1 in tumors is still unclear. Here, we explored the molecular regulatory mechanism of PD-L1 in the progression and metastasis of ovarian cancer.

Methods: Immunohistochemistry of benign tissues and ovarian cancer samples was performed, followed by migration, invasion, and angiogenesis assays in PD-L1-knockdown ovarian cancer cells. Read More

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NICE-3-knockdown induces cell cycle arrest and autophagy in lung adenocarcinoma cells via the AKT/mTORC1 signaling pathway.

Exp Ther Med 2021 Jun 15;21(6):625. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases, The Affiliated Hospital of Guilin Medical University, Guilin, Guangxi 541001, P.R. China.

The NICE-3 protein serves an oncogenic role in hepatocellular carcinoma, but its role in lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) remains unknown. The aim of the present study was to investigate the potential role and underlying mechanisms of NICE-3 in LUAD. In the present study, NICE-3 expression in LUAD tissues and its association with patient prognosis were analyzed using datasets from The Cancer Genome Atlas and Gene Express Omnibus. Read More

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