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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100580/venetoclax-in-patients-with-previously-treated-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Andrew W Roberts, Stephan Stilgenbauer, John F Seymour, David C S Huang
Venetoclax is the first BCL2 inhibitor to enter routine clinical practice. It is an orally bioavailable small molecule that binds BCL2 very specifically. Acting as a pharmacological mimic of the proteins that initiate apoptosis (a so-called BH3-mimetic), venetoclax rapidly induces apoptosis in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells which express high levels of BCL2 and rely on it to maintain their survival. As a single agent, daily venetoclax treatment induced durable responses in 79% of patients with relapsed or refractory CLL or small lymphocytic lymphoma in a Phase 1 study, including complete remissions in 20% of patients...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099584/iodine-131-treatment-of-thyroid-cancer-cells-leads-to-suppression-of-cell-proliferation-followed-by-induction-of-cell-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest-by-regulation-of-b-cell-translocation-gene-2-mediated-jnk-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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L M Zhao, A X Pang
Iodine-131 (131I) is widely used for the treatment of thyroid-related diseases. This study aimed to investigate the expression of p53 and BTG2 genes following 131I therapy in thyroid cancer cell line SW579 and the possible underlying mechanism. SW579 human thyroid squamous carcinoma cells were cultured and treated with 131I. They were then assessed for 131I uptake, cell viability, apoptosis, cell cycle arrest, p53 expression, and BTG2 gene expression. SW579 cells were transfected with BTG2 siRNA, p53 siRNA and siNC and were then examined for the same aforementioned parameters...
January 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057912/mir-340-inhibits-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-gastric-cancer-cell-line-sgc-7901-possibly-via-the-akt-pathway
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Jinzhong Yu, Ruijie Wang, Jianshe Chen, Jinfeng Wu, Zhongqin Dang, Qinsheng Zhang, Bo Li
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer is among the most common types of cancer, with high morbidity and mortality. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play vital roles in the tumorigenesis and biology of gastric cancer. This study aimed to reveal the role of miR-340 in gastric cancer cell proliferation and apoptosis and to elucidate the potential mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS Human gastric cancer cells SGC-7901 were used in this study for cell transfection with miR-340 mimic or inhibitor. After transfection, cell viability, proliferation, and apoptosis were examined by MTT, BrdU, and flow cytometry assays, respectively...
January 6, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054503/inhibition-of-telomerase-using-bibr1532-enhances-doxorubicin-induced-apoptosis-in-pre-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
#4
Davood Bashash, Mohadeseh Zareii, Ava Safaroghli-Azar, Mir Davood Omrani, Seyed H Ghaffari
OBJECTIVES: Interest into targeting telomerase in cancer has increased by the recent disclosure that elevated telomerase activity is associated with disease recurrence and poor outcome in cancers. In addition, cellular acquisition of unlimited replicative potential, which is closely related to the maintenance of telomeres mostly via the reactivation of telomerase, has been shown to confer loss of sensitivity to a wide range of anti-neoplastic agents. METHODS: To evaluate whether telomerase inhibition using non-nucleosidic inhibitor of telomerase BIBR1532 could enhance cytotoxic effect of doxorubicin in acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Nalm-6 pre-B ALL cells were subjected to combination treatment and subsequent cell viability, growth kinetics, caspase-3 activity, and transcriptional alteration of p73, p21, FOXO3a, c-Myc, hTERT, and other apoptosis-related target genes were investigated...
January 5, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039357/key-survival-factor-mcl-1-correlates-with-sensitivity-to-combined-bcl-2-bcl-xl-blockade
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Michelle Williams, Linus Lee, Donna J Hicks, Meghan M Joly, David Elion, Bushra Rahman, Courtney McKernan, Violeta Sanchez, Justin M Balko, Thomas Stricker, Monica Valeria Estrada, Rebecca S Cook
: An estimated 40,000 deaths will be attributed to breast cancer in 2016, underscoring the need for improved therapies. Evading cell death is a major hallmark of cancer, driving tumor progression and therapeutic resistance. To evade apoptosis, cancers use anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 proteins to bind to and neutralize apoptotic activators, such as Bim. Investigation of anti-apoptotic Bcl-2 family members in clinical breast cancer datasets, revealed greater expression and more frequent gene amplification of MCL1 as compared to BCL2 or BCL2L1 (Bcl-xL) across three major molecular breast cancer subtypes, Luminal (A and B), HER2-enriched, and Basal-like...
December 30, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035374/activation-of-oncogenic-pathways-in-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-by-decitabine-a-rationale-for-combination-with-small-molecular-weight-inhibitors
#6
Tatjana Maria Swerev, Thomas Wirth, Alexey Ushmorov
DNA methylation is an epigenetic control mechanism that contributes to the specific phenotype and to the oncogenic program of virtually all tumor entities. Although efficacy of demethylating agents in classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) was not specifically tested, a case of regression of relapsed metastatic cHL was described as a fortunate side‑effect of the demethylating agent 5‑azacytidine in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome. We investigated molecular mechanisms of decitabine (5‑Aza‑dC) antitumor activity in cHL using gene expression profiling followed by gene set enrichment analysis...
February 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027556/overexpression-of-tp53-tp53i3-and-birc5-alterations-of-gene-regulation-of-apoptosis-and-aging-of-human-immune-cells-in-a-remote-period-after-radiation-exposure
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I N Ilienko, D A Bazyka
OBJECTIVE: To identify a contributive role of changes in gene regulation of apoptosis and telomere length at tran scriptional and translational levels to the formation of radiation induced effects in immune system. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Study groups included 310 Chornobyl (Chornobyl) cleanup workers (dose of external expo sure (360.82 ± 32.3) mSv; age 58.9 ± 0.6 (M ± SD) years) and control (n = 77; age (52.9 ± 0.64) (M ± SD) years). Expression of CD95, phosphatidylserine receptors, bcl2 and p53 proteins was studied by flow cytometry; the relative expression (RQ) of BAX, BIRC5, FASLG, MADD, MAPK14, TP53, TP53I3, TERT, TERF1, TERF2 genes was performed using 7900 HT Fast RT PCR System and TagMan technology...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017967/duvelisib-treatment-is-associated-with-altered-expression-of-apoptotic-regulators-that-helps-in-sensitization-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-cells-to-venetoclax-abt-199
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V M Patel, K Balakrishnan, M Douglas, T Tibbitts, E Y Xu, J L Kutok, M Ayers, A Sarkar, R Guerrieri, W G Wierda, S O'Brien, N Jain, H M Stern, V Gandhi
Duvelisib, an oral dual inhibitor of PI3K-δ and PI3K-γ, is in phase III trials for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (iNHL). In CLL, duvelisib monotherapy is associated with high iwCLL and nodal response rates, but complete remissions are rare. To characterize the molecular effect of duvelisib, we obtained samples from CLL patients on the duvelisib phase I trial. Gene-expression studies (RNA seq, Nanostring, Affymetrix array, and real time RT-PCR) demonstrated increased expression of BCL2 along with several BH3-only pro-apoptotic genes...
December 26, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984096/protective-effects-of-salicylate-on-pka-inhibitor-h-89-induced-spatial-memory-deficit-via-lessening-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-rats
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Leila Azimi, Maryam Kachooeian, Fariba Khodagholi, Asal Yans, Soomaayeh Heysieattalab, Gelareh Vakilzadeh, Nasim Vosoughi, Mehdi Sanati, Ghorban Taghizadeh, Mohammad Sharifzadeh
In this study, the effects of salicylate on spatial learning and memory, through its effects on autophagy and apoptosis, were evaluated in the presence of the PKA inhibitor H-89. Adult male Wistar rats were divided into experimental groups as follows: salicylate (30, 50, 100μg/0.5μl/side, intra-hippocampal; 400mg/kg, intra-peritoneal), donepezil (1mg/kg as a positive control for behavioral effects of salicylate), H-89 (1μl/side of 5 or 20μM), H-89 plus salicylate and H-89 plus donepezil. The Morris water maze test was used for evaluation of spatial learning and memory...
October 27, 2016: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940357/the-regulation-of-high-insulin-levels-on-ovary-apoptosis-in-early-pregnant-mice
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Chen Zhang, Juan Wu, Junlin He, Xueqing Liu, Xuemei Chen, Chao Tong, Yubin Ding, Yanqing Geng, Wenqi Chen, Yingxiong Wang, Rufei Gao
Studies have shown that metabolic syndrome is associated with reproductive problems. Women with metabolic syndrome, characterized by hyperinsulinemia, have common ovarian dysfunction, but the mechanism remains elusive. The aim of this research is to explore the effects of high levels of insulin on ovary function during early pregnancy. Mice in the high insulin-exposed group were given a subcutaneous injection of human recombinant insulin. After insulin treatment, changes in various hormones were tested using ELISA kits which showed hormones secreted by the ovary were significantly altered in the insulin group...
December 9, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925325/inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-cascade-implications-in-bisphenol-a-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-male-rats
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Sahar El-Sayed Elswefy, Fatma Rizk Abdallah, Hebatallah Husseini Atteia, Alaa Samir Wahba, Rehab Abdallah Hasan
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a key monomer in the production of plastics. It has been shown to be hepatotoxic. Inflammation and oxidative stress are closely linked with liver fibrosis, the major contributing factor to hepatic failure. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of chronic exposure to BPA on the development of hepatic fibrosis in male rats and to determine the cross-talk between the hepatic cytokine network, oxidative stress and apoptosis. For this purpose, 30 male Wistar albino rats were divided into three equal groups as follows: the first group was given no treatment (normal control group); the second group was given corn oil once daily by oral gavage for 8 weeks (vehicle control group); and the third group received BPA (50 mg/kg body weight/day, p...
October 2016: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922189/optimal-arac-cytotoxicity-to-aml-cells-requires-erk5-activity
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Ruifang Zheng, George P Studzinski
Cytarabine (AraC) has been the primary treatment agent for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in the past 30 years, but the precise mechanism of its action is not completely known. Here we assessed the role of ERK5 in AraC-induced cell death in AML cell lines HL60 and U937 using ERK5 inhibitors BIX02189 and XMD8-92. We report that inhibition of MEK5/ERK5 activity reduces AraC-induced cell death, DNA damage, the upregulated DNA damage biomarkers, and produced G2 phase cell cycle arrest. In addition, the pro-survival protein P-Bcl2 Ser70 was found to be associated with decreased AraC-induced cell death following XMD8-92 treatment, suggesting a regulatory role of ERK5 on Bcl2 phosphorylation...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918592/microrna-497-induces-apoptosis-and-suppresses-proliferation-via-the-bcl-2-bax-caspase9-caspase3-pathway-and-cyclin-d2-protein-in-huvecs
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Ridong Wu, Shi Tang, Mian Wang, Xiangdong Xu, Chen Yao, Shenming Wang
INTRODUCTION: MicroRNAs play crucial roles in various types of diseases. However, to date, no information about the role of miR-497 in the development of atherosclerosis has been reported. This study investigated the possible role of miR-497 in vascular endothelial cell injury during the early stage of atherosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression level of miR-497 in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) exposed to ox-LDL was detected using qRT-PCR...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907212/diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-cell-line-u-2946-model-for-mcl1-inhibitor-testing
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Hilmar Quentmeier, Hans G Drexler, Vivien Hauer, Roderick A F MacLeod, Claudia Pommerenke, Cord C Uphoff, Margarete Zaborski, Mattias Berglund, Gunilla Enblad, Rose-Marie Amini
Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide. We describe the establishment and molecular characteristics of the DLBCL cell line U-2946. This cell line was derived from a 52-year-old male with DLBCL. U-2946 cells carried the chromosomal translocation t(8;14) and strongly expressed MYC, but not the mature B-cell lymphoma associated oncogenes BCL2 and BCL6. Instead, U-2946 cells expressed the antiapoptotic BCL2 family member MCL1 which was highly amplified genomically (14n)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904736/the-biology-behind-b-cell-lymphoma-2-as-a-target-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#15
REVIEW
Valentín Ortíz-Maldonado, Pablo Mozas, Julio Delgado
B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL2)-type proteins are key regulators of the intrinsic or mitochondrial pathway for apoptosis. Since escape from apoptosis is one the main 'hallmarks of cancer', BCL2 inhibitors have emerged as promising therapeutic agents for diverse lymphoid malignancies, particularly chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Multiple clinical trials have shown efficacy of these agents in patients with relapsed/refractory disease with a favorable toxicity profile. Moreover, some clinical trials indicate that combination with monoclonal antibodies and other novel agents may enhance their effect...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894215/the-molecular-pathogenesis-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma
#16
Niklas Vogt, Beiying Dai, Tabea Erdmann, Wolfgang E Berdel, Georg Lenz
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is characterized by the translocation t(11;14) leading to constitutive cyclin D1 overexpression. However, overexpression of cyclin D1 alone is insufficient to cause malignant transformation. Secondary genetic alterations and deregulated signaling pathways involved in DNA damage response, cell proliferation, and apoptosis are indispensable for MCL lymphomagenesis. Recent studies investigating the biology of MCL have revealed crucial importance of B-cell receptor (BCR), nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), and BCL2 signaling for the molecular pathogenesis of MCL...
November 28, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890930/histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-interrupt-hsp90%C3%A2-rasgrp1-and-hsp90%C3%A2-craf-interactions-to-upregulate-bim-and-circumvent-drug-resistance-in-lymphoma-cells
#17
H Ding, K L Peterson, C Correia, B Koh, P A Schneider, G S Nowakowski, S H Kaufmann
Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors, which are approved for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma and multiple myeloma, are undergoing evaluation in other lymphoid neoplasms. How they kill susceptible cells is incompletely understood. Here, we show that trichostatin A, romidepsin and panobinostat induce apoptosis across a panel of malignant B cell lines, including lines that are intrinsically resistant to bortezomib, etoposide, cytarabine and BH3 mimetics. Further analysis traces the pro-apoptotic effects of HDAC inhibitors to increased acetylation of the chaperone heat shock protein 90 (HSP90), causing release and degradation of the HSP90 client proteins RASGRP1 and CRAF, which in turn leads to downregulation of mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway signaling and upregulation of the pro-apoptotic BCL2 family member BIM in vitro and in vivo...
December 16, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864821/effect-of-alterations-in-apoptotic-pathway-on-development-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-patients-with-psoriasis-vulgaris
#18
S Korkmaz, H Korkmaz
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of changes in gene expression of apoptosis activators (BAX, cytocrome-c [cyt-c], and caspase-3) and apoptosis inhibitors (BCL2, survivin, cyclin D1 [CCND1], SOD, catalase 3 [CAT], glutathione synthetase [GS], heat shock protein [HSP]27, HSP60, HSP70, and HSP90) on the development of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in patients with psoriasis vulgarins. METHODS: Fifty patients with psoriasis were enrolled in the study, 25 of whom had MetS...
November 18, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863838/resveratrol-enhances-the-efficacy-of-sorafenib-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf7-cells-through-ros-cell-cycle-inhibition-caspase-3-and-parp-cleavage
#19
Arindam Mondal, Lunawati L Bennett
Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment options, breast cancer is one of the main causes of cancer related death among women worldwide. Present study is aimed to preliminarily evaluate our hypothesis that the combination of resveratrol (RSV), a natural antioxidant, and lower dose of sorafenib (SF), a multi-kinase inhibitor and a component of ERK1/2 (extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2) pathway, would augment apoptosis in human breast cancer MCF7 cells. MCF7 cellexpressions s were treated with RSV, SF and their combination...
December 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843613/mechanisms-of-resistance-to-egfr-targeted-drugs-lung-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Floriana Morgillo, Carminia Maria Della Corte, Morena Fasano, Fortunato Ciardiello
Despite the improvement in clinical outcomes derived by the introduction of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in the treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumours harbour EGFR-activating mutations, prognosis remains unfavourable because of the occurrence of either intrinsic or acquired resistance. We reviewed the published literature and abstracts of oral and poster presentations from international conferences addressing EGFR-TKIs resistance mechanisms discovered in preclinical models and in patients with NSCLC...
2016: ESMO Open
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