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miR-133b inhibits cell proliferation, migration, and invasion of lung adenocarcinoma by targeting CDCA8.

Pathol Res Pract 2021 Apr 28;223:153459. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Cancer Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy, Zhejiang Quhua Hospital, Quzhou, 324004, China. Electronic address:

Objective: Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is the most common type of lung cancer. This study aims to explore the mechanism by which CDCA8 regulates cell proliferation, invasion, and migration of LUAD, and to generate novel insights into targeted therapy of LUAD.

Methods: Expression profiles of mature microRNAs (miRNAs) and mRNAs, along with clinical data of LUAD were downloaded from TCGA database for differential analysis and survival analysis to mine differentially expressed mRNAs. Read More

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Tumstatin attenuates the promotion effect of IL-17 secreted by Th17 cells on the stemness maintenance of glioma cells.

Pathol Res Pract 2021 May 5;223:153463. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Neurosurgery, Beilun District People's Hospital of Ningbo City, Ningbo, Zhejiang, 315800, China. Electronic address:

The presence and clinical significance of IL-17 and IL-17-expressing cells have been studied for several cancers, although their correlation with tumor development remains controversial. Peripheral blood was collected from healthy donors and glioma patients to isolate peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). The percentage of IL-17-expressing cells and the production of inflammatory cytokines in PBMCs and tissues were measured. Read More

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CircATRNL1 protects against osteoarthritis by targeting miR-153-3p and KLF5.

Int Immunopharmacol 2021 May 7;96:107704. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Orthopaedics, the 1st Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin 150001, China. Electronic address:

Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by chondrocyte injury. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are involved in the pathogenesis of various diseases, including OA. The purpose of this study was to determine the potential role of circATRNL1 in OA pathology in vitro. Read More

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Smac mimetics and TRAIL cooperate to induce MLKL-dependent necroptosis in Burkitt's lymphoma cell lines.

Neoplasia 2021 May 7;23(5):539-550. Epub 2021 May 7.

Institute for Experimental Cancer Research in Pediatrics, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. Electronic address:

Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) is a highly aggressive form of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The clinical outcome in children with BL has improved over the last years but the prognosis for adults is still poor, highlighting the need for novel treatment strategies. Here, we report that the combinational treatment with the Smac mimetic BV6 and TRAIL triggers necroptosis in BL when caspases are blocked by zVAD. Read More

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TNAP is a novel regulator of cardiac fibrosis after myocardial infarction by mediating TGF-β/Smads and ERK1/2 signaling pathways.

EBioMedicine 2021 May 6;67:103370. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Cardiology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, China. Electronic address:

Background: Cardiac fibrosis is the most important pathogenesis leading to cardiac remodeling and heart failure after myocardial infarction (MI). Tissue nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP) has recently been recognized as a potential prognostic factor for MI. Nevertheless, the role of TNAP in cardiac fibrosis after MI has not been explicitly delineated. Read More

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The role of PKA/PP2B-mediated Drp1 phosphorylation and the subsequent EGFR inhibition in Cr(VI)-induced premature senescence.

Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 2021 May 7;218:112300. Epub 2021 May 7.

Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, Changsha 410078, PR China. Electronic address:

In recent years, frequent hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] pollution incidents have severely damaged the ecology and endangered the public health. It is well known that cell senescence could promote the carcinogenesis, thus the related research on the occurrence of premature senescence is of great significance to the elucidation of the carcinogenic mechanism of Cr(VI). We previously confirmed that long-term low-dose Cr(VI) exposure induced premature senescence, but the key molecular events that determine the occurrence of premature senescence are still unclear. Read More

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Comparative functional analyses of UCP1 to unravel evolution, ecophysiology and mechanisms of mammalian thermogenesis.

Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 2021 May 7:110613. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute, The Arrhenius Laboratories F3, Stockholm University, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden.

Brown adipose tissue (BAT), present in many placental mammals, provides adaptive nonshivering thermogenesis (NST) for body temperature regulation and has facilitated survival in diverse thermal niches on our planet. Intriguingly, several key details on the molecular mechanisms of NST and their potential ecophysiological adaptations are still unknown. Comparative studies at the whole animal level are unpragmatic, due to the diversity and complexity of thermoregulation among different species. Read More

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Constitutive JAK/STAT signaling is the primary mechanism of resistance to JAKi in TYK2-rearranged acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Cancer Lett 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Cancer Program, Precision Medicine Theme, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Adelaide, Australia; Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia; Faculty of Sciences, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia; Australian Genomics Health Alliance (AGHA), Australia. Electronic address:

Activating TYK2-rearrangements have recently been identified and implicated in the leukemogenesis of high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia (HR-ALL) cases. Pre-clinical studies indicated the JAK/TYK2 inhibitor (JAKi), cerdulatinib, as a promising therapeutic against TYK2-rearranged ALL, attenuating the constitutive JAK/STAT signaling resulting from the TYK2 fusion protein. However, following a period of clinical efficacy, JAKi resistance often occurs resulting in relapse. Read More

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The p75 neurotrophin receptor as a novel intermediate in L-dopa-induced dyskinesia in experimental Parkinson's disease.

Exp Neurol 2021 May 7:113740. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Neurology, Xinhua Hospital Affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200082, China. Electronic address:

In Parkinson's disease (PD), long-term administration of L-dopa often leads to L-dopa-induced dyskinesia (LID), a debilitating motor complication. The p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) is likely to play a critical role in the regulation of dendritic spine density and morphology and appears to be associated with neuroinflammation, which previously has been identified as a crucial mechanism in LID. While aberrant modifications of p75NTR in neurological diseases have been extensively documented, only a few studies report p75NTR dysfunction in PD, and no data are available in LID. Read More

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Nur77 Attenuates Inflammasome Activation by Inhibiting Caspase-1 Expression in Pulmonary Vascular Endothelial Cells.

Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Thomas Jefferson University, 6559, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States;

Inflammasomes are intracellular multiprotein complexes that help trigger and maintain the inflammatory response as part of the innate immune system. Recently, it has been increasingly recognized that aberrant inflammasome activation is critically involved endothelial dysfunction in a variety of human diseases, such as atherosclerosis, acute lung injury (ALI), and type 2 diabetes. The molecular mechanisms underlying endothelial inflammasome activation, however, are not completely elucidated. Read More

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Stabilization of Nrf2 leading to HO-1 activation protects against zinc oxide nanoparticles-induced endothelial cell death.

Nanotoxicology 2021 May 10:1-19. Epub 2021 May 10.

Institute of Life Sciences, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, People's Republic of China.

With the abundant production and wide application of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs), the potential health risks of ZnONPs have raised serious concerns. Oxidative stress is recognized as the most important outcome of the toxicity induced by ZnONPs. The Nrf2-Keap1 system and its downstream antioxidative genes are the fundamental protective mechanisms for redox hemeostasis. Read More

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Overexpression of wild type IL-7Rα promotes T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma.

Blood 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Tight regulation of IL-7Rα expression is essential for normal T-cell development. IL-7Rα gain-of-function mutations are known drivers of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL). Although a subset of T-ALL patients display very high IL7R mRNA levels and cases with IL7R gains have been reported, the impact of IL-7Rα overexpression, rather than mutational activation, on leukemogenesis remains unclear. Read More

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Insecticide resistance status and mechanisms in Aedes aegypti populations from Senegal.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2021 May 10;15(5):e0009393. Epub 2021 May 10.

Medical Zoology Pole, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Dakar, Sénégal.

Aedes aegypti is the main epidemic vector of arboviruses in Africa. In Senegal, control activities are mainly limited to mitigation of epidemics, with limited information available for Ae. aegypti populations. Read More

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Microsatellite Instability as a Predictor of Outcomes in Colorectal Cancer in the Era of Immune-Checkpoint Inhibitors.

Curr Drug Targets 2021 Mar 24. Epub 2021 Mar 24.

Head and Neck Surgery, National Institute of Oncology, Budapest, Hungary.

The microsatellite instable phenotype resulting from errors in DNA mismatch repair proteins accounts for as far as 15 to 20% of non-hereditary colon cancers but is scarce in rectal cancer. It has been shown that the increased existence of tumor-specific neoantigens in hypermutated tumors is correlated with higher tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and overexpression of immune checkpoint receptors and ligands, mainly PD-1 and PD-L1. In particular, the data gained up to now gives evidence that neoantigen recognition constitutes a dominant component in the course of immunotherapies. Read More

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Tripartite motif protein 11 (TRIM11), an oncogene for human lung cancer via the DUSP6-mediated ERK1/2 signaling pathway.

Cancer Biol Ther 2021 May 10:1-9. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Northern Jiangsu People's Hospital and Clinical Medical College of Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, P. R. China.

Evidence suggests that Tripartite Motif Containing 11 (TRIM11) has pro-tumor activity in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the roles and underlying mechanisms of TRIM11 in NSCLC have not yet been fully elucidated. In this work, human lung cancer cell lines (A549, H446, and H1975) were transfected with siRNA or lentiviruses to knockdown or overexpress TRIM11 and dual-specificity phosphatase 6 (DUSP6). Read More

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Identification of as the Key Gene Associated with Antivascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy in Glioblastoma Multiforme.

Genet Test Mol Biomarkers 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Neurosurgery, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China.

Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs) are important for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) growth and development. However, the effects of VEGF-targeting drugs in primary GBM remain poorly understood. We aimed to explore the key genes correlated with VEGF expression and prognosis and elucidate their potential implications in GBM anti-VEGF therapy. Read More

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miR-351-3p promotes rat amniotic fluid-derived mesenchymal stromal cell proliferation via targeting the coding sequence of Abca4.

Stem Cells 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Key Laboratory of Health Ministry for Congenital Malformation, Shengjing Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, People's Republic of China.

Amniotic fluid-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (AFMSCs) present different features, depending on the isolation timing and culture conditions. The lack of uniform experimental standards hinders the comparison of results from different studies on AFMSCs. Moreover, understanding the molecular mechanisms that underlie the features of AFMSCs isolated at different embryonic developmental stages might allow the obtention of more viable and highly proliferative AFMSCs through genetic modification. Read More

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Staphylococcus aureus ST228 and ST239 as models for expression studies of diverse markers during osteoblast infection and persistence.

Microbiologyopen 2021 Mar;10(2):e1178

Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences (BIOMETEC), Medical Molecular Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance laboratory (MMARLab, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

The ability of S. aureus to infect bone and osteoblasts is correlated with its incredible virulence armamentarium that can mediate the invasion/internalization process, cytotoxicity, membrane damage, and intracellular persistence. We comparatively analyzed the interaction, persistence, and modulation of expression of selected genes and cell viability in an ex vivo model using human MG-63 osteoblasts of two previously studied and well-characterized S. Read More

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The Role of p53 Expression in Patients with RAS/BRAF Wild-Type Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Receiving Irinotecan and Cetuximab as Later Line Treatment.

Target Oncol 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Medical Oncology Unit, University Hospital and University of Cagliari, S.S. 554 Bivio per Sestu Km 4, 500, 09042, Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy.

Background: Preclinical and clinical data indicate that p53 expression might modulate the activity of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), influencing response/resistance to anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies. However, the association between p53 status and clinical outcome has not been clarified yet.

Objective: In our study, we evaluated the role of p53 expression in patients with RAS/BRAF wild-type metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) receiving irinotecan/cetuximab in an exploratory and a validation cohort. Read More

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A novel lncRNA LOLA1 may predict malignant progression and promote migration, invasion, and EMT of oral leukoplakia via the AKT/GSK-3β pathway.

J Cell Biochem 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Oral Mucosal Diseases, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, College of Stomatology, National Center for Stomatology, National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

Although dysregulation and dysfunction of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been implicated in malignant behavior of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), whether aberrant lncRNAs play a role in the carcinogenesis of oral leukoplakia (OL) as the best-known precursor of OSCC remains undetermined. Differentially expressed lncRNAs in the occurrence and progression of OL were studied by microarray and quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). We found a novel key lncRNA n386251 that we named LOLA1 (lncRNA oral leukoplakia progressed associated 1) in the OL progression. Read More

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Circ_0009910 shuttled by exosomes regulates proliferation, cell cycle and apoptosis of acute myeloid leukemia cells by regulating miR-5195-3p/GRB10 axis.

Hematol Oncol 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Department of Hematology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China.

The exosomes are involved in intercellular communication via RNA trafficking in human diseases. Hsa_circ_0009910 (circ_0009910) is a novel leukemia-related circular RNA. However, the mechanism of circ_0009910 in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell-to-cell communication remained obscure. Read More

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Enhanced antioxidant capacity prevents epitranscriptomic and cardiac alterations in adult offspring gestationally-exposed to ENM.

Nanotoxicology 2021 May 8:1-20. Epub 2021 May 8.

Division of Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA.

Maternal engineered nanomaterial (ENM) exposure during gestation has been associated with negative long-term effects on cardiovascular health in progeny. Here, we evaluate an epitranscriptomic mechanism that contributes to these chronic ramifications and whether overexpression of mitochondrial phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase (mPHGPx) can preserve cardiovascular function and bioenergetics in offspring following gestational nano-titanium dioxide (TiO) inhalation exposure. Wild-type (WT) and mPHGPx (Tg) dams were exposed to nano-TiO aerosols with a mass concentration of 12. Read More

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Time-dependent progression of neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction after spinal cord injury in the mouse model.

Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

Urology, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, United Statesgrid.21925.3d.

This study evaluated the time-course changes in bladder and external urinary sphincter (EUS) activity as well as the expression of mechanosensitive channels in lumbosacral dorsal root ganglia (DRG) after spinal cord injury (SCI). Female C57BL/6N mice in the SCI group underwent transection of the Th8/9 spinal cord. Spinal intact mice and SCI mice at 2, 4 and 6 weeks post SCI were evaluated by single-filling cystometry and EUS-electromyography (EMG). Read More

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CUL4B facilitates HBV replication by promoting HBx stabilization.

Cancer Biol Med 2021 May 9. Epub 2021 May 9.

Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Experimental Teratology and Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Shandong University, Jinan 250012, China.

Objective: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major public health problem worldwide. However, the regulatory mechanisms underlying HBV replication remain unclear. Cullin 4B-RING ubiquitin E3 ligase (CRL4B) is involved in regulating diverse physiological and pathophysiological processes. Read More

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Lipopolysaccharide from the commensal microbiota of the breast enhances cancer growth: role of S100A7 and TLR4.

Mol Oncol 2021 May 9. Epub 2021 May 9.

Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center.

The role of commensal bacterial microbiota in the pathogenesis of human malignancies has been a research field of incomparable progress in recent years. Although breast tissue is commonly assumed to be sterile, recent studies suggest that human breast tissue may contain a bacterial microbiota. In this study, we used an immune-competent orthotopic breast cancer mouse model to explore the existence of a unique and independent bacterial microbiota in breast tumors. Read More

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Interferon-induced degradation of the persistent hepatitis B virus cccDNA form depends on ISG20.

EMBO Rep 2021 May 9:e49568. Epub 2021 May 9.

Institute of Virology, School of Medicine, Technical University of Munich / Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich, Germany.

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) persists by depositing a covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) in the nucleus of infected cells that cannot be targeted by available antivirals. Interferons can diminish HBV cccDNA via APOBEC3-mediated deamination. Here, we show that overexpression of APOBEC3A alone is not sufficient to reduce HBV cccDNA that requires additional treatment of cells with interferon indicating involvement of an interferon-stimulated gene (ISG) in cccDNA degradation. Read More

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Amplification of DDR2 mediates Sorafenib resistance through NF-κB/c-Rel signaling in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Cell Biol Int 2021 May 9. Epub 2021 May 9.

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery the First Affiliated Hospital of Gannan Medical University, Ganzhou, 341000, Jiangxi, P.R.China.

Sorafenib was the first systemic therapy approved by the food and drug administration (FDA) to treat advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, Sorafenib therapy is frequently accompanied by drug resistance. We aimed to explore the mechanisms of Sorafenib resistance and provide feasible solutions to increase the response to Sorafenib in patients with advanced HCC. Read More

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Dipeptidyl peptidase IV is required for endometrial carcinoma cell proliferation and tumorigenesis via the IL-6/STAT3 pathway.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2021 May 9. Epub 2021 May 9.

Department of General Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong, Jiangsu, China.

Aim: To study the functions and signaling pathways controlled by dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPPIV) in endometrial carcinoma (EC).

Methods: DPPIV expression in EC cells was detected by flow cytometry, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis and Western blot. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) expression in the supernatant was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Read More

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LncRNA UCA1 elevates the resistance of human leukaemia cells to daunorubicin by the PI3K/AKT pathway via sponging miR-613.

Biosci Rep 2021 May 10. Epub 2021 May 10.

The Second Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China.

Acute leukemia is a hematological malignant tumor. Long non-coding RNA urothelial cancer-associated 1 (UCA1) is involved in the chemo-resistance of diverse cancers, but it is unclear whether UCA1 is associated with the sensitivity of acute leukemia cells to daunorubicin (DNR). DNR (100 nM) was selected for functional analysis. Read More

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Effects of Amyloid Precursor Protein Overexpression on NF-κB, Rho-GTPase and Pro-Apoptosis Bcl-2 Pathways in Neuronal Cells.

Rep Biochem Mol Biol 2021 Jan;9(4):417-425

Division of Applied Biomedical Science and Biotechnology, School of Health Sciences, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Background: Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes cognitive dysfunction. Previous studies have suggested that amyloid plaques, mainly comprising of amyloid-beta peptides, play a pivotal role in AD pathophysiology. This study focuses on the evaluation of the effects of amyloid precursor protein (APP) overexpression on NF-κB, Rho-GTPase and Bcl-2 mediated pro-apoptotic pathways in neuronal cells. Read More

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