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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140428/hpv-negative-but-not-hpv-positive-oropharyngeal-carcinomas-induce-fibroblasts-to-support-tumour-invasion-through-micro-environmental-release-of-hgf-and-il-6
#1
Robert Bolt, Bernadette Foran, Craig Murdoch, Daniel W Lambert, Sally Thomas, Keith D Hunter
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is causally related to a subset of oropharyngeal carcinomas (OPC) and is linked to a more favourable prognosis compared to HPV-negative OPC. The mechanisms underlying this effect on prognosis are not fully understood, but interactions with the tumour microenvironment may be pivotal. Here, we investigated the role of the tumour microenvironment in HPV-positive compared to HPV-negative cancer using 2D and 3D modelling of OPC interactions with stromal fibroblasts. HPV-negative, but not HPV-positive, OPC-derived cell lines induced a rapid fibroblast secretory response that supported 2D cancer cell migration and invasion in vitro...
November 13, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140415/apobec3a-b-deletion-polymorphism-and-cancer-risk
#2
Liv B Gansmo, Paal Romundstad, Kristian Hveem, Lars Vatten, Serena Nik-Zainal, Per Eystein Lønning, Stian Knappskog
Activity of the APOBEC enzymes has been linked to specific mutational processes in human cancer genomes. A germline APOBEC3A/B deletion polymorphism is associated with APOBEC-dependent mutational signatures, and the deletion allele has been reported to confer an elevated risk of some cancers in Asian populations, while the results in European populations, so far, have been conflicting. We genotyped the APOBEC3A/B deletion polymorphism in a large population based sample consisting of 11,106 Caucasian (Norwegian) individuals, including 7,279 incident cancer cases (1,769 breast- , 1,360 lung-, 1,585 colon-, and 2,565 prostate cancer) and a control group of 3,827 matched individuals without cancer (1,918 females and 1,909 males) from the same population...
November 13, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126163/identification-of-novel-cancer-biomarkers-of-prognostic-value-using-specific-gene-regulatory-networks-grn-a-novel-role-of-rad51ap1-for-ovarian-and-lung-cancers
#3
Dimple Chudasama, Valeria Bo, Marcia Hall, Vladimir Anikin, Jeyarooban Jeyaneethi, Jane Gregory, George Pados, Allan Tucker, Amanda Harvey, Ryan Pink, Emmanouil Karteris
To date, microarray analyses have led to the discovery of numerous individual "molecular signatures" associated with specific cancers. However, there are serious limitations for the adoption of these multi-gene signatures in the clinical environment for diagnostic or prognostic testing as studies with more power need to be carried out. This may involve larger richer cohorts and more advanced analyses.In this study, we conduct analyses -based on GRN- to reveal distinct and common biomarkers across cancer types...
November 8, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126152/association-between-shift-work-and-risk-of-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#4
Yong Gan, Liqing Li, Liangwen Zhang, Shijiao Yan, Chao Gao, Sai Hu, Yan Qiao, Sha Tang, Chao Wang, Zuxun Lu
Observational studies suggest that shift work may be associated with prostate cancer. However, the results are inconsistent. The objective of this study is to quantitatively assess the association between shift work and the risk of prostate cancer. Relevant studies were identified by a comprehensive search of the PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases to September 2017. We also reviewed the reference lists from retrieved articles. Observational studies that reported relative risk (RR) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the association between shift work and the risk of prostate cancer were included...
November 8, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121168/%C3%AE-tocopherol-inhibits-the-development-of-prostate-adenocarcinoma-in-prostate-specific-pten-mice
#5
Hong Wang, Xu Yang, Anna Liu, Guocan Wang, Maarten C Bosland, Chung S Yang
The PTEN/PI3K/AKT axis plays a critical role in regulating cell growth, differentiation and survival. Activation of this signaling pathway is frequently found in human cancers. Our previous studies demonstrated that δ-tocopherol (δ-T) attenuates the activation of AKT by growth factor in prostate cancer cell lines, leading to inhibition of proliferation and induction of apoptosis. Herein, we investigated whether δ-T inhibits the development of prostate adenocarcinoma in prostate-specific Pten-/- (Ptenp-/-) mice in which the activation of AKT is the major driving force for tumorigenesis...
November 7, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126102/mirna-513a-5p-inhibits-progesterone-receptor-expression-and-constitutes-a-risk-factor-for-breast-cancer-the-ordet-prospective-study
#6
P Muti, S Donzelli, A Sacconi, A Hossain, F Ganci, T Frixa, S Sieri, V Krogh, F Berrino, F Biagioni, S Strano, J Beyene, Y Yarden, G Blandino
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) might be considered both predictors and players of cancer development. The aim of the present report was to investigate whether many years before the diagnosis of breast cancer miRNA expression is already disregulated. In order to test this hypothesis we compared miRNAs extracted from leukocytes in healthy women who later developed breast cancer and in women who remain healthy during the whole fifteen-year follow-up time. Accordantly, we used a case-control study design nested in the ORDET prospective cohort study addressing the possibility that miRNAs can serve as both early biomarkers and components of the hormonal etiological pathways leading to breast cancer development in premenopausal women...
November 4, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112738/hematologic-and-cytogenetic-biomarkers-of-leukemia-risk-from-formaldehyde-exposure
#7
Enrico Pira, Canzio Romano, Carlo La Vecchia, Paolo Boffetta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106517/tpd52l2-impacts-proliferation-invasiveness-and-apoptosis-of-glioblastoma-cells-via-modulation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-snail-signaling
#8
Qiang Zhou, Jun-Jie Li, Hai Wang, Hong Li, Bing-Xi Lei, Lei Chen, Wei Xiang, Ya-Wei Liu, Annie Huang, Song-Tao Qi, Yun-Tao Lu
Intratumoral heterogeneity greatly hinders efficiency of target therapy in glioblastoma. To decipher the underlying mechanisms of heterogeneity, patient-derived adult glioblastoma (GBM) cells were separately isolated from margins of T1 gadolinium enhancing tumor lesions (PNCs) and T1 gadolinium enhancing core lesions (ECs). Single clone culture was conducted in ECs and U87MG cell line to screen clones with distinct biological phenotypes. Single cell clones with diverse phenotypes were simultaneously separated from ECs and U87 cell line...
November 2, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106514/functional-role-of-plce1-intronic-insertion-variant-associated-with-susceptibility-to-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#9
Lixuan Wei, Mingming Shao, Yanjie Zhao, Jian Zheng, Jiahui Chu, Jiang Chang, Xinxin Cheng, Cui Qionghua, Linna Peng, Yingying Luo, Wenle Tan, Wen Tan, Dongxin Lin, Chen Wu
Genome-wide association studies have consistently identified PLCE1 as esophageal squamous-cell carcinoma (ESCC) susceptibility gene; however, the functional role of PLCE1 variants remains to be verified. In this study, we performed fine mapping of the PLCE1 region using our previous ESCC GWAS data and identified 33 additional risk variants in this susceptibility locus. Here, we report the functional characterization of a four-nucleotide insertion/deletion variation (rs71031566 C----/CATTT) in PLCE1 that was associated with risk of developing ESCC...
November 2, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106503/induction-of-non-apoptotic-programmed-cell-death-by-oncogenic-ras-in-human-epithelial-cells-and-its-suppression-by-myc-overexpression
#10
Kasumi Dendo, Takashi Yugawa, Tomomi Nakahara, Shin-Ichi Ohno, Naoki Goshima, Hirofumi Arakawa, Tohru Kiyono
Oncogenic mutations of RAS genes, found in about 30% of human cancers, are considered to play important roles in cancer development. However, oncogenic RAS can also induce senescence in mouse and human normal fibroblasts. In some cell lines, oncogenic RAS has been reported to induce non-apoptotic programed cell death (PCD). Here, we investigated effects of oncogenic RAS expression in several types of normal human epithelial cells. Oncogenic RAS but not wild-type RAS stimulated macropinocytosis with accumulation of large phase-lucent vacuoles in the cytoplasm, subsequently leading to cell death which was indistinguishable from a recently proposed new type of PCD, methuosis...
November 2, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106450/a-novel-experimental-model-for-human-mixed-acinar-ductal-pancreatic-cancer
#11
Bruno Doiron, Ralph A DeFronzo
Pancreatic cancer has remained refractory to treatment. In large part, this results from the lack of an animal model that mimics pancreatic cancer in man. We describe a novel experimental model of pancreatic cancer that shares the genetic background, histologic features, and natural history of human mixed acinar-ductal carcinoma. Adult wild-type mice received an injection into the pancreatic duct of lentivirus coding two molecules, KrasG12D mutation and shRNA p53, which recapitulate the mechanisms of pancreatic cancer in humans...
November 2, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106445/a-potent-hydroxamic-acid-based-small-molecule-inhibitor-a452-preferentially-inhibits-hdac6-activity-and-induces-cytotoxicity-toward-cancer-cells-irrespective-of-p53-status
#12
Hyun-Wook Ryu, Dong-Hee Shin, Dong Hoon Lee, Hye-Rim Won, So Hee Kwon
HDAC6-selective inhibitors are novel epigenetic anticancer agents. However, their precise mechanisms of action are incompletely understood. We investigated the anticancer mechanisms of the novel potent and selective HDAC6 inhibitor A452 compared with current clinically tested HDAC6 inhibitor ACY-1215. We demonstrate that A452 effectively inhibits the cell growth and viability of various cancer cell types, irrespective of p53 status. A452 induced apoptosis as evidenced by activated caspase 3 and PARP, increased Bak and Bax, and decreased Bcl-xL...
November 2, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106440/identification-of-pmn-released-mutagenic-factors-in-a-co-culture-model-for-colitis-associated-cancer
#13
Nicolas Granofszky, Michaela Lang, Vineeta Khare, Gerald Schmid, Theresa Scharl, Franziska Ferk, Kristine Jimenez, Siegfried Knasmüller, Christoph Campregher, Christoph Gasche
Microsatellite instability (MSI) is present in ulcerative colitis and colitis-associated colorectal cancers. Certain factors released by polymorphonuclear cells (PMN) may drive mucosal frameshift mutations resulting in MSI and cancer. Here, we applied a co-culture system with PMNs and colon epithelial cells to identify such culprit factors. Subjecting HCT116+chr3 and HCEC-1CT MSI-reporter cell lines harboring mono-, di- or tetranucleotide DNA repeats linked to EGFP to activated PMNs induced frameshift mutations within all repeats, as quantified by flow cytometry...
November 2, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29087436/precancer-in-ulcerative-colitis-the-role-of-the-field-effect-and-its-clinical-implications
#14
Kathryn T Baker, Jesse J Salk, Teresa A Brentnall, Rosa Ana Risques
Cumulative evidence indicates that a significant proportion of cancer evolution may occur before the development of histological abnormalities. While recent Improvements in DNA sequencing technology have begun to reveal the presence of these early preneoplastic clones, the concept of 'premalignant field' was already introduced by Slaughter more than half a century ago. Also referred as ''field effect', 'field defect', or 'field cancerization', these terms describe the phenomenon by which molecular alterations develop in normal-appearing tissue and expand to form premalignant patches with the potential to progress to dysplasia and cancer...
October 26, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069374/cellular-shear-stiffness-reflects-progression-of-arsenic-induced-transformation-during-g1
#15
Alexandra Muñoz, Will J Eldridge, Nina Munkholt Jakobsen, Helle Sørensen, Adam Wax, Max Costa
Cancer cells consistently exhibit decreased stiffness, however the onset and progression of this change has not been characterized. To study the development of cell stiffness changes we evaluated the shear stiffness of populations of cells during transformation to a carcinogenic state. Bronchial epithelial cells were exposed to sodium arsenite to initiate early stages of transformation. Exposed cells were cultured in soft agar to further transformation and select for clonal populations exhibiting anchorage independent growth...
October 24, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069290/potent-suppression-of-both-spontaneous-and-carcinogen-induced-colitis-associated-colorectal-cancer-in-mice-by-dietary-celastrol-supplementation
#16
Emily C Barker, Byung-Gyu Kim, Ji Hee Yoon, Gregory P Tochtrop, John J Letterio, Sung Hee Choi
Celastrol is an anti-inflammatory natural triterpenoid, isolated from the herb Tripterygium wilfordii or thunder god vine. Here we define mechanisms mediating anti-inflammatory activity of celastrol and demonstrate efficacy of a dietary celastrol supplement for chemoprevention of inflammation-driven carcinogenesis in mice. Dietary celastrol (31.25 ppm in rodent diet from 8 weeks to 25 weeks of age) is well tolerated and protects against LPS-induced acute inflammation in C57BL/6 mice, potently suppressing LPS-induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cyclooxygenase (COX)-2, Interleukin (IL)-6, and IL-1β...
October 21, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059373/genome-wide-interaction-study-of-smoking-behavior-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-risk-in-caucasian-population
#17
Yafang Li, Xiangjun Xiao, Younghun Han, Olga Gorlova, David Qian, Natasha Leighl, Jakob S Johansen, Matt Barnett, Chu Chen, Gary Goodman, Angela Cox, Fiona Taylor, Penella Woll, H-Erich Wichmann, Judith Manz, Thomas Muley, Angela Risch, Albert Rosenberger, Susanne M Arnold, Eric B Haura, Ciprian Bolca, Ivana Holcatova, Vladimir Janout, Milica Kontic, Jolanta Lissowska, Anush Mukeria, Simona Ognjanovic, Tadeusz M Orlowski, Ghislaine Scelo, Beata Swiatkowska, David Zaridze, Per Bakke, Vidar Skaug, Shanbeh Zienolddiny, Eric J Duell, Lesley M Butler, Richard Houlston, María Soler Artigas, Kjell Grankvist, Mikael Johansson, Frances A Shepherd, Michael W Marcus, Hans Brunnström, Jonas Manjer, Olle Melander, David C Muller, Kim Overvad, Antonia Trichopoulou, Rosario Tumino, Geoffrey Liu, Stig E Bojesen, Xifeng Wu, Loic Le Marchand, Demetrios Albanes, Heike Bickeböller, Melinda C Aldrich, William S Bush, Adonina Tardon, Gad Rennert, M Dawn Teare, John K Field, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Philip Lazarus, Aage Haugen, Stephen Lam, Matthew B Schabath, Angeline S Andrew, Pier Alberto Bertazzi, Angela C Pesatori, David C Christiani, Neil Caporaso, Mattias Johansson, James D McKay, Paul Brennan, Rayjean J Hung, Christopher I Amos
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Both environmental and genetic risk factors contribute to lung carcinogenesis. We conducted a genome-wide interaction analysis between SNPs and smoking status (never vs ever smokers) in a European-descent population. We adopted a two-step analysis strategy in the discovery stage: we first conducted a case-only interaction analysis to assess the relationship between SNPs and smoking behavior using 13,336 NSCLC cases. Candidate SNPs with p-value less than 0...
October 20, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045573/potential-unintended-consequences-of-getting-rigorous-with-scientific-rigor
#18
Michael D Wyatt, Douglas L Pittman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045565/cigarette-sidestream-smoke-delays-nucleotide-excision-repair-inhibited-accumulation-of-repair-proteins-at-dna-lesions
#19
Guang Yang, Yuko Ibuki
Cigarette sidestream smoke (CSS) contains many carcinogens that induce DNA damage. DNA damage plays an important role in the initiation of cancer and several diseases, and repair is the major defense mechanism; however, the relationship between CSS and the repair of DNA damage remains unclear. We herein investigated whether CSS influences nucleotide excision repair (NER) in vivo and in vitro. HR-1 hairless mouse skin treated with CSS was exposed to UVB, as a result of which pyrimidine dimers (cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) and pyrimidine(6-4)pyrimidone photoproducts (6-4PPs)) were formed and repaired via the NER pathway...
October 13, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040439/eicosapentaenoic-acid-attenuates-obesity-related-hepatocellular-carcinogenesis
#20
Akane Inoue-Yamauchi, Hiroko Itagaki, Hideaki Oda
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the hepatic manifestation of obesity, is an emerging risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Accumulating evidence has shown that chronic inflammation represents a plausible link between obesity and HCC, and that the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-6 contributes to the development of obesity-related HCC. In the present study, we aimed to examine the therapeutic potential of the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which exerts anti-inflammatory effects...
October 12, 2017: Carcinogenesis
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