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Guangzhou, China

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Guangzhou, China

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Qin Y.,Zhuhai Peoples Hospital | Qin Y.,Sun Yat Sen University | Liao Z.-W.,Guangzhou University | Luo J.-Y.,Forevergen Biosciences Center | And 5 more authors.
Tumor Biology | Year: 2016

The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of functional expression of TRPM7 with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) growth. We examined the correlation of TRPM7 expression with cell growth and proliferation, cell cycle, and apoptosis in vitro in NPC cell lines and NPC tumorigenesis in mice by conducting experiments in mice and by further analyzing the tumor volume and growth. We further explored to see whether there is any positive correlation with the TRPM7 knockdown in NPC cells with their sensitivity to radiation. We found that the functional expression of TRPM7 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a critical requirement for physiological processes such as cell cycle, resistance to apoptosis, and cell proliferation. TRPM7 knockdown also enhanced sensitivity to radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Moreover, we identified TRPM7 as a novel potential regulator of cell proliferation in NPC, through signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3)-mediated signaling pathway and other anti-apoptotic factors. TRPM7 and STAT3 activation might be critical for the growth of NPC cells and could be an effective target for treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. © 2016 International Society of Oncology and BioMarkers (ISOBM)


Luo J.,Forevergen Biosciences Center | Luo J.,Sun Yat Sen University | Wang X.,Sun Yat Sen University | Xia Z.,Sun Yat Sen University | And 5 more authors.
Molecular Biology of the Cell | Year: 2015

Midkine (MDK) expression is associated with the proliferation of many cancers, including glioma. However, the upstream signaling that leads to MDK accumulation remains elusive. This study investigates the molecular mechanism that induces MDK overexpression in human glioma. The Repository for Molecular Brain Neoplasia Data was analyzed to identify potential MDK regulators. Expression of MDK and specificity protein 1 (SP1) was compared in glioma specimens. Chromatin immunoprecipitation assay was used to confirm the transcriptional regulation. MDK-force-expressed, SP1-silenced glioma cells were used to test rescue effects in vitro and in vivo. MDK and SP1 expression in gliomas was significantly higher than in adjacent tissues and was positively correlated in glioma clinical samples and cell lines. The promoter of the human MDK gene has a putative SP1 binding site. SP1 binds to the promoter of the MDK gene and directly regulates MDK expression. MDK or SP1 gene silencing inhibited the proliferation of glioma cells and reduced the tumor volume in nude mice. Overexpression of MDK in SP1-silenced cells could partially rescue the SP1 inhibition effects in vivo and in vitro. SP1 directly up-regulated the expression of MDK, and the SP1- MDK axis cooperated in glioma tumorigenesis. © 2015 Sullivan.


PubMed | Forevergen Biosciences Center, Guangzhou University, Zhuhai Peoples Hospital and Sun Yat Sen University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Tumour biology : the journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine | Year: 2016

The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of functional expression of TRPM7 with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) growth. We examined the correlation of TRPM7 expression with cell growth and proliferation, cell cycle, and apoptosis in vitro in NPC cell lines and NPC tumorigenesis in mice by conducting experiments in mice and by further analyzing the tumor volume and growth. We further explored to see whether there is any positive correlation with the TRPM7 knockdown in NPC cells with their sensitivity to radiation. We found that the functional expression of TRPM7 in nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a critical requirement for physiological processes such as cell cycle, resistance to apoptosis, and cell proliferation. TRPM7 knockdown also enhanced sensitivity to radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Moreover, we identified TRPM7 as a novel potential regulator of cell proliferation in NPC, through signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3)-mediated signaling pathway and other anti-apoptotic factors. TRPM7 and STAT3 activation might be critical for the growth of NPC cells and could be an effective target for treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

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