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Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643604/long-non-coding-rnas-new-biomarkers-for-prognosis-and-diagnosis-of-colon-cancer
#1
Heng Deng, Jian Min Wang, Ming Li, Ran Tang, Kun Tang, Yingzi Su, Yong Hou, Jun Zhang
Dysregulation of long non-coding RNAs has been found in many human cancers, including colorectal cancer that is still the third most prevalent cancer worldwide and related to poor prognosis; along with this, robust testimony has identified that long non-coding RNAs can take charge of tumor suppressor genes or oncogenes. This review summarizes nowadays research achievements on the character of long non-coding RNAs in the prognosis and diagnosis of colorectal cancer. On the basis of the results acquired in the last decade, some long non-coding RNAs are rising as biomarkers of colorectal cancer for prognosis, diagnosis, even prediction of therapeutic result, and have crucial effects in the regulation of colorectal cancer cell functions such as proliferation, invasion, apoptosis, metastasis, and drug resistant ability...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641488/uca1-involved-in-the-metformin-regulated-bladder-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-glycolysis
#2
Tian Li, Xiangzhou Sun, Xianhan Jiang
Despite great scientific advances have been achieved in cancer treatment in recent years, the death rate of bladder cancer has been staying at a high level. Metformin, a widely-used and low-cost diabetes medicine, might have the potential of anticancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of metformin on bladder cancer cells and to identify potential molecular targets and signaling pathways. Bladder cancer 5637 cells transfected with either pcDNA/UCA1 vector or pcDNA3.1 empty vector were treated with various doses of metformin for different periods of time, and then cell proliferation and glycolysis were assessed...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641487/microrna-337-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-of-cervical-cancer-through-directly-targeting-specificity-protein-1
#3
Wei Dong, Baosheng Li, Juan Wang, Yipeng Song, Zicheng Zhang, Chengrui Fu
Cervical cancer is the fourth most commonly occurring malignancy in females worldwide. Accumulated studies have demonstrated that the aberrant expression of microRNAs plays important roles in tumorigenesis and tumor development and potentially serves as therapeutic targets in various cancers including cervical cancer. Therefore, the identification of specific microRNAs contributed to cervical cancer formation and progression would provide critical clues for the treatments for patients with this disease. In this study, we aimed to detect microRNA-337 expression pattern and investigate the biological roles of microRNA-337 in the regulation of the malignant phenotypes of cervical cancer and its underlying mechanisms...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639915/high-expression-of-tig3-predicts-poor-survival-in-patients-with-primary-glioblastoma
#4
Hongxiang Wang, Hanchong Xu, Tao Xu, Cong Tan, Mei Jiang, Yihong Chen, Xinyu Hu, Jinxu Zhou, Junyan Shen, Rong Qin, Daiyu Hu, Qilin Huang, Min Wang, Lian Wang, Dongxia Duan, Yong Yan, Juxiang Chen
TIG3 (tazarotene-induced gene 3) has been reported to suppress the progression of several malignancies, where this gene is universally downregulated. However, the expression of TIG3 in primary glioblastoma and its relevance to patient's prognosis have not been elaborated. Thus, this study was aimed to evaluate TIG3 expression level in primary glioblastoma and investigate the prognostic value of TIG3 for patients. The Cancer Genome Atlas database was first utilized to analyze the expression and prognostic potential of TIG3 in 528 glioblastoma cases...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639914/long-non-coding-rna-urothelial-carcinoma-associated-1-as-a-tumor-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-of-urinary-bladder-cancer
#5
Zichun Wang, Xiaoxiong Wang, Daming Zhang, Yongchun Yu, Licheng Cai, Cheng Zhang
To investigate the diagnostic value of urothelial carcinoma-associated 1 as a urine biomarker in urinary bladder cancer patients by performing a comprehensive meta-analysis. A comprehensive literature search was conducted by the databases PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, China Knowledge Resource Integrated, and Web of Science. The quality of eligible studies was scored with the Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies. The bivariate meta-analysis model was used to pool the sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratio, and diagnostic odds ratio...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639913/novel-roles-of-folic-acid-as-redox-regulator-modulation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-sinker-protein-expression-and-maintenance-of-mitochondrial-redox-homeostasis-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#6
Kun-Goung Lai, Chi-Fen Chen, Chun-Te Ho, Jun-Jen Liu, Tsan-Zon Liu, Chi-Liang Chern
We provide herein several lines of evidence to substantiate that folic acid (or folate) is a micronutrient capable of functioning as a novel redox regulator on hepatocellular carcinoma. First, we uncovered that folate deficiency could profoundly downregulate two prominent anti-apoptotic effectors including survivin and glucose-regulated protein-78. Silencing of either survivin or glucose-regulated protein-78 via small interfering RNA interfering technique established that both effectors could serve as reactive oxygen species sinker proteins...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639912/increased-circulating-m2-like-monocytes-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#7
Boke Zhang, Manlin Cao, Yiqing He, Yiwen Liu, Guoliang Zhang, Cuixia Yang, Yan Du, Jing Xu, Jiajie Hu, Feng Gao
M2-like tumor-associated macrophages promote breast tumor growth and survival and may migrate into the peripheral blood. However, the frequency of circulating M2-like monocytes in the peripheral blood of breast cancer patients has not been clarified. The objective of this study was to determine the percentages of circulating M2-like monocytes in patients with breast cancer. Immunofluorescence staining for CD68 and CD163 was performed to detect M2-like macrophages in pathological tissues. Flow cytometry was used to assess the frequencies of circulating CD14(+)CD163(+)/CD14(+)CD204(+)/CD14(+)CD163(+)CD204(+) M2-like monocytes in 99 breast cancer patients, 56 patients with benign breast disease, and 60 healthy controls...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639911/individualized-proximal-margin-correlates-with-outcomes-in-gastric-cancers-with-radical-gastrectomy
#8
Junfeng Wang, Jianzhong Liu, Gaojia Zhang, Dalu Kong
The length of proximal margin for gastrectomy remains controversial. The proximal margin and its relationships with clinicopathological variables and overall survival of 922 gastric cancers were retrospectively analyzed. Proximal margin was divided into four groups (0-2.0, 2.1-4.0, 4.1-6.0, and >6.0 cm). It indicated that the overall survival was improved with the increase of proximal margin. The proximal margin of 2.1-4.0 cm was associated with a better overall survival for gastric cancers with solitary-type (T1 and T2 stages, N0 stage, tumor-node-metastasis stages I and II, tumor size <5 cm, histological G1 and G2, and Bormann type I and II)...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639910/apatinib-for-metastatic-breast-cancer-in-non-clinical-trial-setting-satisfying-efficacy-regardless-of-previous-anti-angiogenic-treatment
#9
Ying Lin, Zheng Wu, Jian Zhang, Xichun Hu, Zhonghua Wang, Biyun Wang, Jun Cao, Leiping Wang
Apatinib is a novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of apatinib in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) under non-clinical trial setting, and to study the impact of previous antiangiogenic treatment to the efficacy of apatinib. 52 MBC patients treated with apatinib under non-clinical trial setting in Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center between January 1st 2015 and October 1st 2016 were included. All patients were included in time-to-treatment failure (TTF) analysis, while 45 patients were enrolled for progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) analysis because 7 of the patients with treatment discontinuation due to intolerable toxicities had too short time for efficacy assessment...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639909/silencing-of-nrage-induces-autophagy-via-ampk-ulk1-atg13-signaling-pathway-in-nsclc-cells
#10
Yiyang Zhou, Nan Huang, Jianchun Wu, Ni Zhen, Ning Li, Yan Li, Yong-Xin Li
NRAGE has been reported to be overexpressed in cancer cells, especially in lung cancer cells. To determine the role of NRAGE in non-small-cell lung cancer cells, we investigated the effects of NRAGE on autophagy in non-small-cell lung cancer cells. Human A549 and H1299 cells were transfected with NRAGE-specific small-interfering RNA. The Cell Counting Kit-8 and plate clone assay showed that downregulation of NRAGE could induce the proliferation in A549 and H1299 cells. In addition, our data suggested that downregulation of NRAGE enhances autophagosome formation by immunofluorescence...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639908/circular-rnas-play-an-important-role-in-late-stage-gastric-cancer-circular-rna-expression-profiles-and-bioinformatics-analyses
#11
Yantian Fang, Minzhe Ma, Jiangli Wang, Xiaowen Liu, Yanong Wang
Gastric cancer is one of the most common tumors of the digestive system. Here, analysis of the expression profiles of circular RNAs in advanced gastric adenocarcinoma and adjacent normal mucosa tissues revealed differential expression of 306 circular RNAs, among which 273 were predicted to exert regulatory effects on target microRNAs. The downstream pathway networks of circular RNA-microRNA were mapped and the node genes were identified. In particular, we found that the expression of hsa_circ_0058246 was elevated in tumor specimens of patients with poor clinical outcomes...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639907/ferrichrome-identified-from-lactobacillus-casei-atcc334-induces-apoptosis-through-its-iron-binding-site-in-gastric-cancer-cells
#12
Masami Ijiri, Mikihiro Fujiya, Hiroaki Konishi, Hiroki Tanaka, Nobuhiro Ueno, Shin Kashima, Kentaro Moriichi, Junpei Sasajima, Katsuya Ikuta, Toshikatsu Okumura
Ferrichrome is known to be a siderophore, but it was recently identified as a tumor-suppressive molecule derived from Lactobacillus casei ATCC334 ( L. casei). In the present study, we investigated the effects of ferrichrome in gastric cancer cells. Cell lines and xenograft models treated with ferrichrome demonstrated growth suppression. The expression levels of cleaved poly (adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase, and cleaved caspase-9 were increased by ferrichrome treatment. Although the tumor-suppressive effects of ferrichrome were almost completely diminished by the iron chelation, the reduction in the intracellular iron by ferrichrome did not correlate with its tumor-suppressive effects...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639906/preoperative-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-a-valuable-prognostic-biomarker-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-undergoing-curative-liver-resection
#13
Hao-Jie Yang, Jing-Hang Jiang, Qing-An Liu, Cheng-Mao Zhou, Yang-Feng Du, Tao Wu, Neng-Zhi Chen, Bang-De Xiang
The Platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) has been reported to predict prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study examined the prognostic potential of stratified PLR for HCC patients undergoing curative liver resection. Medical records were retrospectively analyzed for 778 HCC patients undergoing curative liver resection at the Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Guangxi Medical University and the First People's Hospital of Changde between April 2010 and October 2013. Patients were stratified based on quintile analysis of their preoperative PLR, and patients in different quintiles were analyzed for overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) using Kaplan-Meier analysis...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639905/high-expression-of-kruppel-like-factor-4-as-a-predictor-of-poor-prognosis-for-cervical-cancer-patient-response-to-radiotherapy
#14
Hai-Xia Liu, Na Li, Li Wei, Fu-Xing Zhou, Rui Ma, Feng Xiao, Wei Zhang, Ying Zhang, Yan-Ping Hui, Hui Song, Bi-Liang Chen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the associations of Kruppel-like factor 4 expression with sensitivity to radiation therapy in locally advanced cervical squamous cell carcinoma patients. METHODS: The records of 117 locally advanced cervical squamous cell carcinoma patients were retrospectively reviewed, and Kruppel-like factor 4 expression in cervical carcinoma tissues was examined by immunohistochemical staining. The associations of Kruppel-like factor 4 expression with clinicopathological parameters were analyzed...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639904/role-of-jnk-signaling-in-oral-cancer-a-mini-review
#15
Ioannis Gkouveris, Nikolaos G Nikitakis
JNKs (c-Jun N-terminal kinases) belong to mitogen-activated protein kinases' family and become activated by several growth factors, stress, radiation, and other extracellular signals. In turn, JNK activation results in phosphorylation of downstream molecules involved in many normal cellular processes. Nevertheless, recent data have linked JNK signaling with several pathological conditions, including neurodegenerative diseases, inflammation, and cancer. The role of JNK in cancer remains controversial. Initially, JNK was thought to play a rather oncosuppressive role by mediating apoptosis in response to stress stimuli, inflammatory, or oncogenic signals...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639903/targeting-the-mtor-pathway-in-breast-cancer
#16
Jia Liu, Hui-Qing Li, Fu-Xia Zhou, Jie-Wen Yu, Ling Sun, Zhong-Hou Han
Mechanistic target of rapamycin controls cell growth, metabolism, and aging in response to nutrients, cellular energy stage, and growth factors. In cancers including breast cancer, mechanistic target of rapamycin is frequently upregulated. Blocking mechanistic target of rapamycin with rapamycin, first-generation and second-generation mechanistic target of rapamycin inhibitors, called rapalogs, have shown potent reduction of breast cancer tumor growth in preclinical models and clinical trials. In this review, we summarize the fundamental role of the mechanistic target of rapamycin pathway in driving breast tumors...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639902/mild-hyperthermia-enhances-sensitivity-of-gastric-cancer-cells-to-chemotherapy-through-reactive-oxygen-species-induced-autophagic-death
#17
Ming-Chen Ba, Hui Long, Shu-Zhong Cui, Yuan-Feng Gong, Zhao-Fei Yan, Shuai Wang, Yin-Bing Wu
Mild hyperthermia enhances anti-cancer effects of chemotherapy, but the precise biochemical mechanisms involved are not clear. This study was carried out to investigate whether mild hyperthermia sensitizes gastric cancer cells to chemotherapy through reactive oxygen species-induced autophagic death. In total, 20 BABL/c mice of MKN-45 human gastric cancer tumor model were divided into hyperthermia + chemotherapy group, hyperthermia group, chemotherapy group, N-acetyl-L-cysteine group, and mock group. Reactive oxygen species production and expression of autophagy-related genes Beclin1, LC3B, and mammalian target of rapamycin were determined...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639901/downregulation-of-mir-193a-3p-inhibits-cell-growth-and-migration-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-by-targeting-pten
#18
Lingqi Liu, Yanqin Li, Shuchao Liu, Qixin Duan, Liang Chen, Tianpeng Wu, Huijun Qian, Sixing Yang, Dianqi Xin
Although miR-193a-3p has been found to be dysregulated in variety of human tumors, little is known about its role in renal cell carcinoma. This study was designed to investigate the function and underlying mechanism of miR-193a-3p in human renal cell carcinoma tissues and cell lines. Here, we demonstrated that the expression of miR-193-3p was increased in renal cell carcinoma tissues and cell lines. In addition, knockdown of miR-193a-3p significantly inhibited cell proliferation and colony formation and induced cells into G1 phase arrest...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639900/the-novel-cxcr4-antagonist-prx177561-reduces-tumor-cell-proliferation-and-accelerates-cancer-stem-cell-differentiation-in-glioblastoma-preclinical-models
#19
Giovanni Luca Gravina, Andrea Mancini, Alessandro Colapietro, Flora Vitale, Antonella Vetuschi, Simona Pompili, Giulia Rossi, Francesco Marampon, Peter J Richardson, Lee Patient, Lee Patient, Stephen Burbidge, Claudio Festuccia
Glioblastoma is the most frequent and the most lethal primary brain tumor among adults. Standard of care is the association of radiotherapy with concomitant or adjuvant temozolomide. However, to date, recurrence is inevitable. The CXCL12/CXCR4 pathway is upregulated in the glioblastoma tumor microenvironment regulating tumor cell proliferation, local invasion, angiogenesis, and the efficacy of radio-chemotherapy. In this study, we evaluated the effects of the novel CXCR4 antagonist, PRX177561, in preclinical models of glioblastoma...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639899/tweak-fn14-signaling-in-tumors
#20
Guanglei Hu, Weihui Zeng, Yumin Xia
TWEAK (tumor necrosis factor-related weak inducer of apoptosis), a member of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily, acts on cells by binding to its only receptor named Fn14 (fibroblast growth factor-inducible 14). Their engagement activates a number of intracellular signal transduction cascades and consequently leads to cell death, proliferation, migration, or survival depending on the cellular contexts. Studies have indicated that the expression of TWEAK and Fn14 is upregulated in many solid tumors compared with healthy tissues...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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