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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739725/high-efficient-screening-method-for-identification-of-key-genes-in-breast-cancer-through-microarray-and-bioinformatics
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Zihao Liu, Gehao Liang, Luyuan Tan, A N Su, Wenguo Jiang, Chang Gong
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of the present study was to identify key pathways and genes in breast cancer and develop a new method for screening key genes with abnormal expression based on bioinformatics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three microarray datasets GSE21422, GSE42568 and GSE45827 were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database and differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were analyzed using GEO2R. The gene ontology (GO) and pathway enrichment analysis were established through DAVID database...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738766/molecular-dynamics-and-biological-evaluation-of-2-chloro-7-cyclopentyl-7h-pyrrolo-2-3-d-pyrimidine-derivatives-against-breast-cancer
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Kulathooran Singaram, Dhamodaran Marimuthu, Selvakumar Baskaran, Suresh Kumar Chinaga, Dhivya Shanmugarajan, Thangavel Vadivel
In the present study, three series of 2-chloro-7-cyclopentyl-7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivatives 6(a-f), 7(a-c) and 8(a-c) have been synthesized and studied for their in vitro anti-cancer, antioxidant and receptor ligand interaction. Significant inhibition of MCF-7 cell line was observed for compounds 6e and 6f has compared with standard doxorubicin. However, these derivatives show good scavenging activities, perhaps compounds 7a, 8a, 6c and 6e show better antioxidant activities than ascorbic acid. Furthermore, molecular dynamics and simulation was conducted for best pose interacted compound 6e with active site of protein to study its stability and behaviour in nanoscale and in future this lead can serve as drug candidate to therapy ER-alpha for breast cancer...
July 24, 2017: Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736778/facile-synthesis-of-black-phosphorus-au-nanocomposites-for-enhanced-photothermal-cancer-therapy-and-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-analysis
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Guangcun Yang, Zhiming Liu, Yi Li, Yuqing Hou, Xixi Fei, Chengkang Su, Songmao Wang, Zhengfei Zhuang, Zhouyi Guo
Black phosphorus (BP), a new type of two-dimensional nanomaterial, has attracted crucial attention in recent years owing to its excellent properties and great potential in various chemical, physical, and biological fields. In this study, BP nanosheets loaded with Au nanoparticles (BP-Au NSs) are obtained by a one-step facile synthetic method. The Au nanostructures can not only enhance the photothermal efficiency of the nanocomposites, but also endow BP-Au NSs with the potential to act as effective surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrates for Raman biodetection...
July 24, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734944/triple-negative-breast-cancer-next-generation-sequencing-for-target-identification
#4
REVIEW
Jonathan D Marotti, Francine B de Abreu, Wendy A Wells, Gregory J Tsongalis
Our ability to now study disease at the most fundamental molecular level has led to a reclassification of human cancers into numerous subtypes that vary in disease progression and response to therapy. Like most solid tumors, breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease with considerable variation in histological and biological features. Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a subtype of breast cancer in which estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor are not expressed, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 is not amplified or overexpressed...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733631/vgll4-selectively-represses-yap-dependent-gene-induction-and-tumorigenic-phenotypes-in-breast-cancer
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Yinglong Zhang, He Shen, Henry G Withers, Nuo Yang, Kayla E Denson, Ashley L Mussell, Alexander Truskinovsky, Qingyu Fan, Irwin H Gelman, Costa Frangou, Jianmin Zhang
Members of the mammalian Vestigial-like (VGLL) family of transcriptional cofactors activate genes in response to a wide variety of environmental cues. Recently, VGLL proteins have been proposed to regulate key signaling networks involved in cancer development and progression. However, the biological and clinical significance of VGLL dysregulation in human breast cancer pathogenesis remains unknown. Here, we report that diminished VGLL4 expression, but not VGLL1-3, correlated with both shorter relapse-free survival and shorter disease-specific survival of cancer patients with different molecular subtypes of breast cancer...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733194/breast-cancer-molecular-stratification-from-intrinsic-subtypes-to-integrative-clusters
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REVIEW
Hege G Russnes, Ole Christian Lingjærde, Anne-Lise Børresen-Dale, Carlos Caldas
Breast carcinomas can be stratified into different entities based on clinical behavior, histological features and/or by biological properties. A classification of breast cancer should be based on underlying biology, which we know must be determined by the somatic genomic landscape of mutations. Moreover, as the latest generations of anti-cancer agents are founded on biological mechanisms, a detailed molecular stratification is a requirement for appropriate clinical management. Such stratification, based on genomic drivers, will be important for selecting patients for clinical trials...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729775/role-of-tumor-microenvironment-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-and-its-prognostic-significance
#7
Tianjian Yu, Genhong Di
Breast cancer has been shown to live in the tumor microenvironment, which consists of not only breast cancer cells themselves but also a significant amount of pathophysiologically altered surrounding stroma and cells. Diverse components of the breast cancer microenvironment, such as suppressive immune cells, re-programmed fibroblast cells, altered extracellular matrix (ECM) and certain soluble factors, synergistically impede an effective anti-tumor response and promote breast cancer progression and metastasis...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722143/breast-cancer-stem-cells-as-last-soldiers-eluding-therapeutic-burn-a-hard-nut-to-crack
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REVIEW
Pritish Nilendu, Ajay Kumar, Azad Kumar, Jayanta K Pal, Nilesh Kumar Sharma
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are found in many cancer types, including breast carcinoma. Breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) are considered as seed of cancer formation and they are associated with metastasis and genotoxic drug resistance. Several studies highlighted the presence of BCSCs in tumor microenvironment and they are accentuated with several carcinoma events including metastasis and resistance to genotoxic drugs and they also rebound after genotoxic burn. Stemness properties of a small population of cells in carcinoma have provided clues regarding the role of tumor microenvironment in tumor pathophysiology...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719146/natural-compounds-in-cancer-prevention-effects-of-coffee-extracts-and-their-main-polyphenolic-component-5-cqa-on-oncogenic-ras-proteins
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Alessandro Palmioli, Carlotta Cairamelli, Renata Tisi, Michela Spinelli, Gaia De Sanctis, Elena Sacco, Cristina Airoldi
Recent epidemiological studies demonstrate that consumption of healthy foods, especially rich in polyphenols content, might reduce the incidence of cancer and degenerative diseases. In particular, chlorogenic acids (CGAs) occur ubiquitously in food, representing the most abundant polyphenols in the human diet. A number of CGA beneficial biological effects, including anti-inflammatory activity, anti-carcinogenic activity and protection against neurodegenerative diseases have been reported. However, the molecular mechanisms at the basis of these biological activities have not yet been investigated in depth...
July 18, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717401/novel-therapeutic-strategies-in-the-treatment-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#10
REVIEW
Karima Oualla, Heba M El-Zawahry, Banu Arun, James M Reuben, Wendy A Woodward, Heba Gamal El-Din, Bora Lim, Nawfel Mellas, Naoto T Ueno, Tamer M Fouad
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a heterogeneous subtype of breast cancer that is defined by negative estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status. Treating patients with TNBC remains clinically challenging, as patients are not candidates for endocrine or HER2-directed therapy. As a result, chemotherapy with traditional agents such as anthracyclines and taxanes remains the only available option with moderate success. Recent discoveries have revealed that TNBC is a heterogeneous disease at the clinical, histological and molecular levels...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713815/bioinformatic-prediction-of-possible-targets-and-mechanisms-of-action-of-the-green-tea-compound-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-against-breast-cancer
#11
Xinqiang Song, Mu Zhang, Lei Chen, Qingsong Lin
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a bioactive compound in green tea, is the most abundant and biologically active catechin, and it exerts multiple effects in humans through mechanisms that remain to be clarified. The present study used bioinformatics to identify possible mechanisms by which EGCG reduces risk of breast cancer. Possible human protein targets of EGCG were identified in the PubChem database, possible human gene targets were identified in the NCBI database, and then both sets of targets were analyzed using Ingenuity Pathway Analysis to predict molecular networks affected by EGCG in breast cancer...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712009/analysis-of-molecular-subtypes-for-the-increased-her2-equivocal-cases-caused-by-application-of-the-updated-2013-asco-cap-her2-testing-guidelines-in-breast-cancer
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Lei Guo, Pei Yuan, Jing Zhang, Yun Ling, Wenbin Li, Bohui Zhao, Jianming Ying, Lixue Xuan
PURPOSE: Accurate testing of the status of human epidermal growth factor receptor type 2 (HER2) is a prerequisite for HER2-directed therapy. The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) published joint guideline recommendations for HER2 testing in breast cancer in 2007 and it was updated in 2013. We compared the HER2 gene amplification status based on these two guidelines and analyzed the molecular characteristics of the equivocal cases...
July 15, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711994/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-features-for-the-molecular-characterization-of-primary-breast-tumors
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Lidija Antunovic, Francesca Gallivanone, Martina Sollini, Andrea Sagona, Alessandra Invento, Giulia Manfrinato, Margarita Kirienko, Corrado Tinterri, Arturo Chiti, Isabella Castiglioni
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of imaging features derived from [(18)F]FDG-PET/CT to provide in vivo characterization of breast cancer (BC). METHODS: Images from 43 patients with a first diagnosis of BC were reviewed. Images were acquired before any treatment. Histological data were derived from pretreatment biopsy or surgical histological specimen; these included tumor type, grade, ER and PgR receptor status, lymphovascular invasion, Ki67 index, HER2 status, and molecular subtype...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706762/metastatic-breast-cancer-with-brca-mutation-discovered-by-next-generation-sequencing-responding-to-olaparib
#14
Wajeeha Rizvi, Phu Truong, Quoc Truong
Breast cancer susceptibility genes 1 and 2 (BRCA1 and BRCA2) mutations are associated with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes (HBOC). However, certain individuals with breast cancer do not meet high-risk factors for hereditary breast cancer screening based on age, family history, and biology of malignancy. We present a patient with relapsed breast cancer who developed progressive disease with significant tumor burden causing a recurrent pleural effusion. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) done on a tumor biopsy was positive for the BRCA2 mutation...
June 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701685/long-non-coding-rna-lncrna-hoxa11-as-promotes-breast-cancer-invasion-and-metastasis-by-regulating-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Wenlei Li, Guotao Jia, Yanwen Qu, Qian Du, Baoguo Liu, Bin Liu
BACKGROUND To detect the expression of lncRNA HOXA11-AS and its biological effect in breast cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS In this study, fluorescent quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), MTT assay and clone formation assay, flow cytometry, Transwell assay and wound healing assay, immunofluorescence, and Western blot analysis were conducted to detect the expression of lncRNA HOXA11-AS, cell proliferation activity, cell apoptosis rate and cell cycle distribution, the changes of cell invasion and metastasis capacity, and the expressions of molecular markers of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), respectively...
July 13, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701032/bcl2-regulation-according-to-molecular-subtype-of-breast-cancer-by-analysis-of-the-cancer-genome-atlas-database
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Ki-Tae Hwang, Kwangsoo Kim, Ji Hyun Chang, Sohee Oh, Young A Kim, Jong Yoon Lee, Se Hee Jung, In Sil Choi
Purpose: We investigated BCL2 regulation across DNA, RNA, protein, and methylation status according to molecular subtype of breast cancer using The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database. Materials and Methods: We analyzed clinical and biological data on 1,096 breast cancers from the TCGA database. Biological data included reverse phase protein array (RPPA), mRNA sequencing (mRNA seq), mRNA microarray, methylation, copy number alteration linear, copy number alteration nonlinear, and mutation data...
July 4, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694066/disease-gene-classification-with-metagraph-representations
#17
Sezin Ata Kircali, Yuan Fang, Min Wu, Xiao-Li Li, Xiaokui Xiao
Protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks play an important role in studying the functional roles of proteins, including their association with diseases. However, protein interaction networks are not sufficient without the support of additional biological knowledge for proteins such as their molecular functions and biological processes. To complement and enrich PPI networks, we propose to exploit biological properties of individual proteins. More specifically, we integrate keywords describing protein properties into the PPI network, and construct a novel PPI-Keywords (PPIK) network consisting of both proteins and keywords as two different types of nodes...
July 7, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693600/normal-breast-tissue-dna-methylation-differences-at-regulatory-elements-are-associated-with-the-cancer-risk-factor-age
#18
Kevin C Johnson, E Andres Houseman, Jessica E King, Brock C Christensen
BACKGROUND: The underlying biological mechanisms through which epidemiologically defined breast cancer risk factors contribute to disease risk remain poorly understood. Identification of the molecular changes associated with cancer risk factors in normal tissues may aid in determining the earliest events of carcinogenesis and informing cancer prevention strategies. METHODS: Here we investigated the impact cancer risk factors have on the normal breast epigenome by analyzing DNA methylation genome-wide (Infinium 450 K array) in cancer-free women from the Susan G...
July 10, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692057/the-interactome-of-metabolic-enzyme-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-reveals-novel-roles-in-tumor-cell-migration-and-invadopodia-mmp14-mediated-invasion
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M Swayampakula, P C McDonald, M Vallejo, E Coyaud, S C Chafe, A Westerback, G Venkateswaran, J Shankar, G Gao, E M N Laurent, Y Lou, K L Bennewith, C T Supuran, I R Nabi, B Raught, S Dedhar
Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) is a hypoxia inducible factor 1-induced, cell surface pH regulating enzyme with an established role in tumor progression and clinical outcome. However, the molecular basis of CAIX-mediated tumor progression remains unclear. Here, we have utilized proximity dependent biotinylation (BioID) to map the CAIX 'interactome' in breast cancer cells in order to identify physiologically relevant CAIX-associating proteins with potential roles in tumor progression. High confidence proteins identified include metabolic transporters, β1 integrins, integrin-associated protein CD98hc and matrix metalloprotease 14 (MMP14)...
July 10, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690677/the-past-and-future-of-breast-cancer-treatment-from-the-papyrus-to-individualised-treatment-approaches
#20
REVIEW
Felipe Ades, Konstantinos Tryfonidis, Dimitrios Zardavas
Cancer is one of the oldest diseases ever described, since ancient Egypt there have always been attempts to treat and cure this illness. The growing body of knowledge about breast cancer biology and improvements in surgical and medical treatments has been built over time with contributions from many talented and enthusiastic physicians and researchers. Medical advances have changed the approach from a previously incurable condition, into a surgical disease. Further improvements in cancer biology have allowed the development of systemic treatments, hormonal therapies, and targeted drugs...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
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