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Gao G.,Central Hospital of Fengxian District | Kun T.,Changning Central Hospital | Sheng Y.,Central Hospital of Fengxian District | Qian M.,Central Hospital of Fengxian District | And 7 more authors.
Molecular Biology Reports | Year: 2013

SGT1 (suppressor of G2 allele of Skp1) plays a role in various cellular processes including kinetochore assembly and protein ubiquitination by interacting with Skp1, a component of SCF E3 ligase complex. However, the function of SGT1 in cancer is largely unknown. Here, we showed that SGT1 was over-expressed in gastric cancer tissues and silencing of SGT1 by siRNAs significantly inhibited the growth and colony formation of gastric cancer cells. We further showed that SGT1 could regulate Akt signaling pathway by modulating Akt ser473 phosphorylation status. Moreover, we found that SGT1 was able to regulate the stability of PHLPP1, which is the direct phosphatase for Akt ser473 phosphorylation. Immunoprecipitation assay revealed that SGT1 could enhance the binding between PHLPP1 and beta-TrCP which has been documented to be able to target PHLPP1 for destruction. Decreased PHLPP1 in SGT1 over-expressed gastric cancer cells failed to dephosphorylate Akt and resulted in increased Akt ser473 phosphorylation and amplified downstream Akt signaling. Thus, our data revealed a previously uncovered role of SGT1 in gastric cancer development, and suggested that SGT1 could be a promising anti-cancer target to against gastric cancer. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.


Na X.-Y.,Longsai Hospital | Liu Z.-Y.,Longsai Hospital | Ren P.-P.,Longsai Hospital | Yu R.,Ningbo University | Shang X.-S.,Longsai Hospital
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine | Year: 2015

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) UCA1 have been shown to paly an important regulatory roles in cancer biology, and UCA1 dysfunction is related to TNM stage, metastasis and postoperative survival in several cancers. However, the biological role and clinical significance of UCA1 in the carcinogenesis of prostate cancer (PC) remain largely unclear. Herein, we found that UCA1 was abnormally upregulated in tumor tissues from PC patients, and patients with high UCA1 levels had a significantly poorer prognosis. Intriguingly, the mRNA and protein levels of KLF4 were significantly increased in tumor tissues, which was highly correlated to UCA1 levels. Moreover, UCA1 depletion inhibited the growth and induced apoptosis in PC3 and LNCaP cell lines. In addition, UCA1 loss-of-function could decrease KLF4 expression, subsequently, the downregulation of KRT6 and KRT13. Taken together, our study indicated that UCA1 had a crucial role in the tumorigenesis of PC. Moreover, UCA1 loss-of-function inhibited cell proliferation and induced cell apoptosis, at least partially, through inactivation KLF4-KRT6/13 cascade. © 2015, E-Century Publishing Corporation. All rights reserved.


Fan Y.,Zhejiang University | He H.,Zhejiang University | Dong Y.,Zhejiang University | Pan H.,Longsai Hospital
Mycopathologia | Year: 2013

Fungal virulence mechanisms include adhesion to epithelia, morphogenesis, production of secretory hydrolytic enzymes, and phenotype switching, all of which contribute to the process of pathogenesis. A striking feature of the biology of Candida albicans is its ability to grow in yeast, pseudohyphal, and hyphal forms. The hyphal form plays an important role in causing disease, by invading epithelial cells and causing tissue damage. In this review, we illustrate some of the main hyphae-specific genes, namely HGC1, UME6, ALS3, HWP1, and ECE1, and their relevant and reversed signal transduction pathways in reactions stimulated by environmental factors, including pH, CO2, and serum. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.


PubMed | Longsai Hospital and Zhejiang University
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Zhonghua kou qiang yi xue za zhi = Zhonghua kouqiang yixue zazhi = Chinese journal of stomatology | Year: 2016

IgG4-related disease is a novel clinical entity which can affect single or multiple organs. IgG4-related sialadenitis is referred to the salivary gland involvement of IgG4-related disease, with or without other organ involvement. IgG4-related sialadenitis is characterized by painless swelling or enlargement of salivary glands, high serum IgG4 level, abundant IgG4+ plasma cells infiltration with fibrosis histologically, and good response to glucocorticoids. With review of related articles, highlight and provide an overview of the most recent and focused findings and concepts of this disease, including the most significant pathogenic process based on kinds of immunocytes, cytokines, as well as participation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition, the clinical value of elevated serum IgG4 concentration and pathological role of infiltrated IgG4+ plasma cells, the potential relationship with salivary gland malignant tumor, the applying and usefulness of positron emission tomography-CT, the diagnostic utility of lip biopsy, treatment, prognosis, and also future perspectives.

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