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Qiongli Su, Ting Tao, Lei Tang, Jun Deng, Kwame Oteng Darko, Sichun Zhou, Mei Peng, Shanping He, Qing Zeng, Alex F Chen, Xiaoping Yang
Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) regulates the final step of glycolysis levels that are correlated with the sensitivity of anticancer chemotherapeutic drugs. THP is one of the major drugs used in non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer instillation chemotherapy. However, low response ratio of THP (19.7%) treatment to human genitourinary tumours using collagen gel matrix has been observed. This study aims to investigate the effect of down-regulation of PKM2 on THP efficiency. Via inhibitor or siRNA, the effects of reduced PKM2 on the efficiency of THP were determined in 2 human and 1 murine bladder cancer cell lines, using MTT, cologenic and fluorescence approaches...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Flaviane de Fatima Silva, Milene Ortiz-Silva, Winny Beatriz de Souza Galia, Priscila Cassolla, Francemilson Goulart da Silva, Maria Fernanda Rodrigues Graciano, Angelo Carpinelli, Helenir Medri de Souza
Metformin (MET) is widely used in the correction of insulin (INS) resistance and metabolic abnormalities in type 2 diabetes. However, its effect on INS resistance and metabolic disorders associated with cancer cachexia is not established. We investigated the MET effects, isolated or associated with INS, on INS resistance and metabolic changes induced by Walker-256 tumor in rats with advanced cachexia. MET (500, oral) and MET + INS (NPH, 1.0, sc) were administered during 12 days, starting on the day of tumor cell inoculation...
January 5, 2018: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Chin-Hsiao Tseng
BACKGROUND: Metformin, an antidiabetic drug, is associated with decreased cancer risk, but its effect on skin cancer is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate skin cancer risk associated with metformin use. METHODS: Matched pairs of 16237 ever and never metformin users were retrospectively enrolled from patients with new-onset type 2 diabetes diagnosed between 1999 and 2005 from Taiwan's National Health Insurance database, and followed until December 31, 2011...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Tingting Bi, Ao Zhu, Xufeng Yang, Huiying Qiao, Jinmei Tang, Yan Liu, Rong Lv
Metformin (Met) is a widely used antidiabetic drug and has demonstrated interesting anticancer effects in various cancer models, alone or in combination with chemotherapeutic drugs. The aim of the present study is to investigate the synergistic effect of Met with cisplatin (Cis) on the tumor growth inhibition of gallbladder cancer cells (GBC-SD and SGC-996) and explore the underlying mechanism. Cells were treated with Met and/or Cis and subjected to cell viability, colony formation, apoptosis, cell cycle, western blotting, xenograft tumorigenicity assay and immunohistochemistry...
November 6, 2017: Cytotechnology
Matthew D Thompson, Ronald A Lubet, David L Mccormick, Margie L Clapper, Ann M Bode, M Margaret Juliana, Fariba Moeinpour, Clinton J Grubbs
Metformin is a biguanide employed in treating type II diabetes. Its potential efficacy for treating cancer has been demonstrated epidemiologically (lower cancer incidence in metformin users compared with users of sulfonylureas or insulin) and mechanistically, primarily in cell culture. Metformin decreases the levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 and secondarily inhibits the mammalian target of rapamycin pathway to exhibit anticancer effects. The current study examined its cancer preventive efficacy in multiple standard in situ arising cancer models...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
Olga Vaccaro, Maria Masulli, Antonio Nicolucci, Enzo Bonora, Stefano Del Prato, Aldo P Maggioni, Angela A Rivellese, Sebastiano Squatrito, Carlo B Giorda, Giorgio Sesti, Paolo Mocarelli, Giuseppe Lucisano, Michele Sacco, Stefano Signorini, Fabrizio Cappellini, Gabriele Perriello, Anna Carla Babini, Annunziata Lapolla, Giovanna Gregori, Carla Giordano, Laura Corsi, Raffaella Buzzetti, Gennaro Clemente, Graziano Di Cianni, Rossella Iannarelli, Renzo Cordera, Olga La Macchia, Chiara Zamboni, Cristiana Scaranna, Massimo Boemi, Ciro Iovine, Davide Lauro, Sergio Leotta, Elisabetta Dall'Aglio, Emanuela Cannarsa, Laura Tonutti, Giuseppe Pugliese, Antonio C Bossi, Roberto Anichini, Francesco Dotta, Antonino Di Benedetto, Giuseppe Citro, Daniela Antenucci, Lucia Ricci, Francesco Giorgino, Costanza Santini, Agostino Gnasso, Salvatore De Cosmo, Donatella Zavaroni, Monica Vedovato, Agostino Consoli, Maria Calabrese, Paolo di Bartolo, Paolo Fornengo, Gabriele Riccardi
BACKGROUND: The best treatment option for patients with type 2 diabetes in whom treatment with metformin alone fails to achieve adequate glycaemic control is debated. We aimed to compare the long-term effects of pioglitazone versus sulfonylureas, given in addition to metformin, on cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: TOSCA.IT was a multicentre, randomised, pragmatic clinical trial, in which patients aged 50-75 years with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled with metformin monotherapy (2-3 g per day) were recruited from 57 diabetes clinics in Italy...
November 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
Marta Patrycja Wróbel, Bogdan Marek, Dariusz Kajdaniuk, Dominika Rokicka, Aleksandra Szymborska-Kajanek, Krzysztof Strojek
For many years metformin has been the gold standard in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. According to recommendations of the most important diabetes associations, this is the first-choice drug for use as monotherapy in patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes. Metformin is also recommended in combined treatment when monotherapy is no longer effective. It is then combined with a sulfony-lurea, an incretin, flozin, or insulin, irrespective of the number of insulin injections per day. Besides its properties used in the treatment of diabetes, metformin has been treated for some time as a drug of a so-called pleiotropic activity, as each year brings new reports about its favourable effect in different conditions...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
Marcello Napoli, Maria Luisa Lefons, Giovanni Sandri, Efisio Sozzo, Carmela Ambrosino
The AKI in intensive care has been widely treated by international and national guidelines. The treatment of AKI in patients not requiring admission in Intensive Care Unit, but often hospitalized in Nephrology Unit, it is showed of less relevance. For over 5 years we have used for the treatment of AKI of patients admitted in Nephrology Unit an intermittent slow technique, implemented in approximately 600 patients with AKI for a total of about 3000 treatments. In this study we report the clinical results obtained in 100 consecutive patients referred to our Nephrology Unit from 1st January 2014...
June 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Chouaib Kandouli, Mathieu Cassien, Anne Mercier, Caroline Delehedde, Emilie Ricquebourg, Pierre Stocker, Mourad Mekaouche, Zineb Leulmi, Aicha Mechakra, Sophie Thétiot-Laurent, Marcel Culcasi, Sylvia Pietri
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: According to Saharian traditional medicine, Anvillea radiata Coss. & Dur. (Asteraceae) has been valued for treating a variety of ailments such as gastro-intestinal, liver and pulmonary diseases, and has gained awareness for its beneficial effect on postprandial hyperglycemia. However, to best of our knowledge, no detailed study of the antidiabetic curative effects of this plant has been conducted yet. AIM OF THE STUDY: To determine the hypoglycemic and antidiabetic effect of dietary supplementation with Anvillea radiata extracts on high-fat-diet (HFD)-induced obesity and insulin resistance in C57BL/6J mice in relation with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, pancreatic beta-cells and skeletal muscle protection, and digestive enzyme inhibiting properties...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Djuro Macut, Jelica Bjekić-Macut, Dario Rahelić, Mirjana Doknić
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most prevalent endocrinopathy among women during reproductive age. PCOS is characterised by hyperandrogenaemia, hyperinsulinaemia, and deranged adipokines secretion from the adipose tissue. In addition to the reduced insulin sensitivity, PCOS women exhibit β-cell dysfunction as well. Low birth weight and foetal exposure to androgens may contribute to the development of the PCOS phenotype during life. Further metabolic complications lead to dyslipidaemia, worsening obesity and glucose tolerance, high prevalence of metabolic syndrome, and greater susceptibility to diabetes...
August 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Takuya Watanabe, Kaho Watanabe-Kominato, Yui Takahashi, Miho Kojima, Rena Watanabe
Omentin-1, also known as intelectin-1, is a recently identified novel adipocytokine of 313 amino acids, which is expressed in visceral (omental and epicardial) fat as well as mesothelial cells, vascular cells, airway goblet cells, small intestine, colon, ovary, and plasma. The level of omentin-1 expression in (pre)adipocytes is decreased by glucose/insulin and stimulated by fibroblast growth factor-21 and dexamethasone. Several lines of experimental evidence have shown that omentin-1 plays crucial roles in the maintenance of body metabolism and insulin sensitivity, and has anti-inflammatory, anti-atherosclerotic, and cardiovascular protective effects via AMP-activated protein kinase/Akt/nuclear factor-κB/mitogen-activated protein kinase (ERK, JNK, and p38) signaling...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
Roberto Romero, Offer Erez, Maik Hüttemann, Eli Maymon, Bogdan Panaitescu, Agustin Conde-Agudelo, Percy Pacora, Bo Hyun Yoon, Lawrence I Grossman
Metformin is everywhere. Originally introduced in clinical practice as an antidiabetic agent, its role as a therapeutic agent is expanding to include treatment of prediabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes mellitus, and polycystic ovarian disease; more recently, experimental studies and observations in randomized clinical trials suggest that metformin could have a place in the treatment or prevention of preeclampsia. This article provides a brief overview of the history of metformin in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and reviews the results of metaanalyses of metformin in gestational diabetes mellitus as well as the treatment of obese, non-diabetic, pregnant women to prevent macrosomia...
September 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chin-Hsiao Tseng
This study evaluated whether metformin might reduce lung cancer risk. The reimbursement database of the Taiwan's National Health Insurance was used. A sample of 15414 never users and 280159 ever users of metformin (original sample) and a 1:1 matched-pairs of ever and never users (n=15414 in each group, matched sample) were recruited from patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus during 1999-2005. They were followed until December 31, 2011. Cox regression incorporated with the inverse probability of treatment weighting using propensity score was used to estimate hazard ratios...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
Pei-Hung Chang, Kun-Yun Yeh, Cheng-Hsu Wang, Eric Yen-Chao Chen, Shih-Wei Yang, Wen-Chi Chou, Jason Chia-Hsun Hsieh
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of metformin on toxicities and survival in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed and compared the clinical characteristics, treatment tolerance, toxicities, and survival of 252 patients with stages III, IVA, and IVB head and neck cancer undergoing concurrent CRT with and without metformin treatment between 2007 and 2010...
August 2017: Head & Neck
C-H Tseng
BACKGROUND: The association between metformin and colorectal cancer (CRC) has rarely been investigated in Asian populations. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes during 1999-2005, recruited from Taiwan's National Health Insurance database. A total of 169,601 patients (original cohort: 153,270 ever-users and 16,331 never-users of metformin) and a subgroup of 1:1 propensity-score-matched pairs of 16,331 ever-users and 16,331 never-users (matched cohort) were followed up to 31 December 2011...
April 21, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolism
Elamin Abdelgadir, Razan Ali, Fauzia Rashid, Alaaeldin Bashier
Metformin has been proven to be one of the most safe and effective antihyperglycemic agents. Through more than six decades of metformin use, it became the most studied hypoglycemic agent; through these studies, it showed a marvelous non-glycemic related effect. These effects include modulation of different points of cancer timeline, weight reduction, cardiovascular health, thyroid diseases, polycystic ovaries disease and many other medical conditions. The aim of this review was to assess the effect of metformin on non-diabetes related medical diseases...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
André Sarmento-Cabral, Fernando L-López, Manuel D Gahete, Justo P Castaño, Raúl M Luque
Prostate-cancer is strongly influenced by obesity, wherein metformin could represent a promising treatment; however, the endocrine metabolic/cellular/molecular mechanisms underlying these associations and effects are still unclear. To determine the beneficial antitumoral effects of metformin on prostate cancer progression/aggressiveness and the relative contribution of high-fat diet (HFD; independently of obesity), we used HFD-fed immunosuppressed mice inoculated with PC3 cells (which exhibited partial resistance to diet-induced obesity) compared with low-fat diet (LFD)-fed control mice...
April 6, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Jin-Liern Hong, Louise M Henderson, Michele Jonsson Funk, Jennifer L Lund, John B Buse, Virginia Pate, Til Stürmer
PURPOSE: Differential use of screening mammography may lead to biased detection of breast cancer. This study aimed to compare receipt of screening mammography and the incidence of screen-detected breast cancer between metformin and sulfonylurea initiators. METHODS: We used 2006-2014 US Medicare claims to identify initiators of metformin or sulfonylurea aged 65+ years continuously enrolled in Parts A/B for ≥2 years pre-initiation and ≥2 years post-initiation...
June 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Julia A Loos, Valeria A Dávila, Christian R Rodrígues, Romina Petrigh, Jorge A Zoppi, Fernando A Crocenzi, Andrea C Cumino
Metformin (Met) is an anti-hyperglycemic and potential anti-cancer agent which may exert its anti-proliferative effects via the induction of energetic stress. In this study we investigated the in vitro and in vivo efficacy of Met against the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. Metformin showed significant dose- and time-dependent killing effects on in vitro cultured protoscoleces and metacestodes. Notably, the combination of Met together with the minimum effective concentration of ABZSO had a synergistic effect after days 3 and 12 on metacestodes and protoscoleces, respectively...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Jin-Liern Hong, Michele Jonsson Funk, John B Buse, Louise M Henderson, Jennifer L Lund, Virginia Pate, Til Stürmer
BACKGROUND: Several observational studies have reported that metformin may be associated with reduced risk of breast cancer; however, many of these studies were affected by time-related biases such as immortal time bias and time-window bias. This study aimed to examine the relative risk of breast cancer for older women initiating metformin versus sulfonylureas while avoiding such biases. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of women aged 65+ who initiated monotherapy with metformin (n = 45,900) or sulfonylureas (n = 13,904) and were free of cancer and renal disease within 6 months before treatment initiation using 2007-2012 US Medicare claims data...
May 2017: Epidemiology
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