Taizhou Central Hospital of Taizhou Enze Medical Group Taizhou

of Taizhou, China

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of Taizhou, China
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PubMed | Taizhou Hospital of Taizhou Enze Medical Group Linhai, Hangzhou Cancer Hospital, Taizhou Central Hospital of Taizhou Enze Medical Group Taizhou and Luqiao Hospital of Taizhou Enze Medical Group Luqiao
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of clinical and experimental pathology | Year: 2014

B-myb belongs to the myb family of transcription factors that include A-myb and c-myb. While A-myb and c-myb are tissue-specific, B-myb is broadly expressed in rapidly dividing cells of developing adult mammals. Results of our study showed that increased B-myb expression of was associated with the progression of breast cancer and that B-myb protein levels were significantly elevated in matched metastases. High B-myb levels also predict shorter overall survival of breast cancer patients. Moreover, B-myb stimulated transcription of target genes that promoted entry into the S and M-phases of the cell cycle, cell proliferation, migration and invasion in breast cancer. Taken together, our results strongly demonstrated that B-myb had a critical role in both cell cycle progression and tumorigenesis, and might serve as a novel potential target in the diagnosis and/or treatment of human breast cancer.


PubMed | Taizhou Hospital of Taizhou Enze Medical Group Linhai and Taizhou Central Hospital of Taizhou Enze Medical Group Taizhou
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of clinical and experimental pathology | Year: 2014

Renal cancer ranks one of the most frequent causes of cancer death in the world. S-phase kinase-associated protein 2 (SKP 2) is overexpressed in human tumors and has prognostic value in many cancers including renal cancer, indicating its potential as a therapeutic target. In this study, we investigated the therapeutic potential of Skp-2 in renal cancer using the technique of RNA silencing via short hairpin RNA (shRNA). Synthetic shRNA duplexes against Skp-2 were introduced to down-regulate the expression of Skp-2 in a highly malignant renal carcinoma cell line, ACHN. The results indicated that siRNA targeting of Skp-2 could lead to an efficient and specific inhibition of endogenous Skp-2 activity. Furthermore, we found that depletion of Skp-2 caused a dramatic cell cycle arrest, followed by massive apoptotic cell death, and eventually resulted in a significant decrease in growth, viability and tumor formation in renal cancer cell lines studied.


PubMed | Shaoxing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Shaoxing, Taizhou Hospital of Taizhou Enze Medical Group Linhai and Taizhou Central Hospital of Taizhou Enze Medical Group Taizhou
Type: Journal Article | Journal: International journal of clinical and experimental pathology | Year: 2014

Microcephalin 1 (MCPH1) gene, initially identified as an hTERT repressor, result in two autosomal recessive disorders: primary microcephaly and premature chromosome condensation syndrome. Recently, several studies have found that MCPH1 has also been shown to be downregulated in several different types of human cancers, suggesting that it could also function as a tumor suppressor gene and a novel molecular biomarker of human cancers. To investigate its potential role in the human renal carcinoma progression, we evaluated the expression of protein MCPH1 in 188 renal cancer and 20 normal renal tissues from 188 patients with renal cancer and 20 healthy persons by immunohistochemistry. Positive MCPH1 staining was found in all normal renal samples and partly in cancerous tissues. But MCPH1-positive cells resulted significantly lower in renal carcinoma tissues compared with normal tissues. We further observed that overexpression of MCPH1 decreased cellular proliferation, cell migration and invasion and induced cell apoptosis, indicating it is tumor suppressor. Using bioinformatics approaches and luciferase reporter assay, we showed that the 3-UTR of MCPH1 harbors two non-overlapping functional seed regions for miR-27 which negatively regulated its level. The expression level of miR-27a negatively correlated with the MCPH1 protein level in renal cancer. Our study indicates for the first time that, in addition to its role in brain development, MCPH1 also functions as a tumor suppressor gene and is directly regulated by miR-27a.

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