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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647695/the-warburg-effect-and-mass-spectrometry-based-proteomic-analysis
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REVIEW
Weidong Zhou, Lance A Liotta, Emanuel F Petricoin
Compared to normal cells, cancer cells have a unique metabolism by performing lactic acid fermentation in the presence of oxygen, also known as the Warburg effect. Researchers have proposed several hypotheses to elucidate the phenomenon, but the mechanism is still an enigma. In this review, we discuss three typical models, such as "damaged mitochondria", "adaptation to hypoxia", and "cell proliferation requirement", as well as contributions from mass spectrometry analysis toward our understanding of the Warburg effect...
July 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641554/future-of-spermatogonial-stem-cell-culture-application-of-nanofiber-scaffolds
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Azar Shams, Neda Eslahi, Mansoureh Movahedin, Fariborz Izadyar, Hamidreza Asgari, Morteza Koruji
The spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) are unique in mammals because they can transmit genetic information from generation to generation and it is of significant importance. In testes, Sertoli cells, peritubular myoid cells, Leydig cells and other interstitial cells contribute to the spermatogonial stem cell "niche". So, creation of niche in in vitro condition that mimics in vivo environment is essential to maintain functional characteristic of SSCs. Nanofiber matrices mimic the architecture and size scale of the natural extracellular matrix (ECM)...
June 22, 2017: Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629998/aloe-emodin-ae-nanoparticles-suppresses-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-human-lung-squamous-carcinoma-via-ros-generation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yuan-Yuan Wu, Jing-Hua Zhang, Jing-Hua Gao, Yong-Sheng Li
Human lung squamous cell carcinoma is a deadly cancer for which present therapeutic strategies are inadequate. And traditional chemotherapy results in severe systemic toxicity. Compounds from living organisms often exert a biological activity, triggering several targets, which may be useful for the improvement of novel pharmaceuticals. Aloe-emodin (AE), a well-known natural compound, is a primary component of anthraquinones in Aloe vera and exhibits anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects on various tumor cells...
June 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626876/optical-molecular-imaging-guided-radiation-therapy-part-2-integrated-x-ray-and-fluorescence-molecular-tomography
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Junwei Shi, Thirupandiyur S Udayakumar, Zhiqun Wang, Nesrin Dogan, Alan Pollack, Yidong Yang
PURPOSE: Differentiating tumor from its surrounding soft tissues is challenging for x-ray computed tomography (CT). Fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) can directly localize the internal tumors targeted with specific fluorescent probes. A FMT system was developed and integrated onto a CT guided irradiator to improve tumor localization for image guided radiation. METHODS: The FMT system was aligned orthogonal to the cone beam CT onboard our previously developed image guided small animal arc radiation treatment system (iSMAART)...
June 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622713/mir-142-5p-promotes-development-of-colorectal-cancer-through-targeting-sdhb-and-facilitating-generation-of-aerobic-glycolysis
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Shaojun Liu, Zhiming Xiao, Feiyan Ai, Fen Liu, Xiong Chen, Ke Cao, Weiguo Ren, Xuemei Zhang, Peng Shu, Decai Zhang
Aberrant expression of miRNAs contributes to the development of human malignancies. A recent study revealed that miR-142-5p is increased in the serum of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients compared to health people. Using starBase v2.0, we found that succinate dehydrogenase-B (SDHB) is a potential target of miR-142-5p, while SDHB is negatively correlated to cancer development through regulating energetic metabolism. Based on these information, this study further examined the expression profiles of miR-142-5p and SDHB in CRC tissues and cell lines using PCR and Western blotting...
June 12, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622688/integration-of-metabolomics-transcriptomics-and-microrna-expression-profiling-reveals-a-mir-143-hk2-glucose-network-underlying-zinc-deficiency-associated-esophageal-neoplasia
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Louise Y Fong, Ruiyan Jing, Karl J Smalley, Cristian Taccioli, Johannes Fahrmann, Dinesh K Barupal, Hansjuerg Alder, John L Farber, Oliver Fiehn, Carlo M Croce
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in humans is a deadly disease associated with dietary zinc (Zn)-deficiency. In the rat esophagus, Zn-deficiency induces cell proliferation, alters mRNA and microRNA gene expression, and promotes ESCC. We investigated whether Zn-deficiency alters cell metabolism by evaluating metabolomic profiles of esophageal epithelia from Zn-deficient and replenished rats vs sufficient rats, using untargeted gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry (n = 8/group). The Zn-deficient proliferative esophagus exhibits a distinct metabolic profile with glucose down 153-fold and lactic acid up 1...
June 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619603/water-soluble-combretastatin-a4-phosphate-orally-delivered-via-composite-nanoparticles-with-improved-inhibition-effect-towards-s180-tumors
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Yurun Shen, Liping Wu, Liyan Qiu
Combretastatin A4 phosphate (CA4P) is a novel vascular disrupting agent for cancer therapy. However, frequent dosing and negative patient compliance has been encountered over CA4P by injection administration due to its quite short-term action and acute side effects. Therefore, it is significant to develop an oral formulation of CA4P. We established a novel method to prepare CA4P-loaded nanoparticles (CA4P-NPs) for oral administration by combining methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-b-polylactide (PELA) and poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) polymers...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608760/plga-peg-ra-based-polymeric-micelles-for-tumor-targeted-delivery-of-irinotecan
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Jaber Emami, Parnian Maghzi, Farshid Hasanzadeh, Hojjat Sadeghi, Mina Mirian, Mahboubeh Rostami
To develop an effective therapeutic treatment, the potential of poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid)-polyethylene glycol-retinoic acid (PLGA-PEG-RA) polymeric micelles for targeted delivery of irinotecan to hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) and colorectal cancer cell lines (HT-29) was evaluated. PLGA-PEG-RA was synthesized by amide reaction of PLGA with NH2-PEG-NH2 and then PLGA-PEG-NH2 with RA and confirmed by FTIR and (1)H NMR spectroscopy. Irinotecan-loaded nanomicelles were prepared using thin-film hydration method and the impact of various formulation variables on their particle size (PS), polydispersity index (PDI), zeta potential (ZP), entrapment efficiency (EE), and mean release time (MRT) were assessed using a Taguchi design...
June 13, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601568/intraoperative-serum-lactate-is-not-a-predictor-of-survival-after-glioblastoma-surgery
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J P Cata, S Bhavsar, K B Hagan, R Arunkumar, R Grasu, A Dang, R Carlson, B Arnold, K Popat, Ganesh Rao, Y Potylchansky, I Lipski, Sally Ratty, A T Nguyen, Thomas McHugh, L Feng, T F Rahlfs
BACKGROUND: Cancer cells can produce lactate in high concentrations. Two previous studies examined the clinical relevance of serum lactate as a biomarker in patients with brain tumors. Patients with high-grade tumors have higher serum concentrations of lactate than those with low-grade tumors. We hypothesized that serum lactic could be used of biomarker to predictor of survival in patients with glioblastoma (GB). METHODS: This was a retrospective study. Demographic, lactate concentrations and imaging data from 275 adult patients with primary GB was included in the analysis...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599470/the-lipid-metabolism-gene-fto-influences-breast-cancer-cell-energy-metabolism-via-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Yazhuo Liu, Ruoyu Wang, Lichuan Zhang, Jianhua Li, Keli Lou, Bingyin Shi
The present study assessed the effect of the lipid metabolism, fat mass and the obesity-associated gene (FTO), on energy metabolism of breast cancer cells. The human breast cancer cell lines, MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231, and HCC1937 human breast cells were studied. Real-time PCR was used to measure the levels of FTO mRNA from breast cancer cells and normal breast cells. MDA-MB-231 cells were transfected with miFTO inhibitor or inhibitor control, and cells were assessed for levels of lactic acid, ATP, pyruvate kinase activity, and hexokinase activity assay using specific kits...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587314/cellular-morphology-mediated-proliferation-and-drug-sensitivity-of-breast-cancer-cells
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Ryota Domura, Rie Sasaki, Yuma Ishikawa, Masami Okamoto
The interpretation of the local microenvironment of the extracellular matrix for malignant tumor cells is in intimate relation with metastatic spread of cancer cells involving the associated issues of cellular proliferation and drug responsiveness. This study was aimed to assess the combination of both surface topographies (fiber alignments) and different stiffness of the polymeric substrates (poly(l-lactic acid) and poly(ε-caprolactone), PLLA and PCL, respectively) as well as collagen substrates (coat and gel) to elucidate the effect of the cellular morphology on cellular proliferation and drug sensitivities of two different types of breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585686/neutralization-of-lipopolysaccharide-by-heat-shock-protein-in-pediococcus-pentosaceus-ak-23
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Kyoko Asami, Ayaka Kondo, Yoshihito Suda, Makoto Shimoyamada, Makoto Kanauchi
About 1000 species of bacteria are present in the human intestine. Some Gram-negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli or Salmonella spp. among intestinal bacteria have lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which might induce inflammation of human intestines. Actually, LPS, especially its lipid A constituent, is toxic. Small amounts of LPS in bacteria cause inflammation of mucosa and other tissues in humans. Such bacteria may be regulated by beneficial lactic acid bacteria to maintain human health. Many lactic acid bacteria show cancer prevention activity and anti-inflammatory activity in intestines...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579777/electrohydrodynamic-fabrication-of-core-shell-plga-nanoparticles-with-controlled-release-of-cisplatin-for-enhanced-cancer-treatment
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Philip Jt Reardon, Maryam Parhizkar, Anthony H Harker, Richard J Browning, Vessela Vassileva, Eleanor Stride, R Barbara Pedley, Mohan Edirisinghe, Jonathan C Knowles
Increasing the clinical efficacy of toxic chemotherapy drugs such as cisplatin (CDDP), via targeted drug delivery, is a key area of research in cancer treatment. In this study, CDDP-loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) polymeric nanoparticles (NPs) were successfully prepared using electrohydrodynamic atomization (EHDA). The configuration was varied to control the distribution of CDDP within the particles, and high encapsulation efficiency (>70%) of the drug was achieved. NPs were produced with either a core-shell (CS) or a matrix (uniform) structure...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559292/brucella-abortus-induces-a-warburg-shift-in-host-metabolism-that-is-linked-to-enhanced-intracellular-survival-of-the-pathogen
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Daniel M Czyż, Jonathan Willett, Sean Crosson
Intracellular bacterial pathogens exploit host cell resources to replicate and survive inside the host. Targeting these host systems is one promising approach to developing novel antimicrobials to treat intracellular infections. We show that human macrophage-like cells infected with Brucella abortus undergo a metabolic shift characterized by attenuated tricarboxylic acid cycle metabolism, reduced amino acid consumption, altered mitochondrial localization, and increased lactate production. This shift to an aerobic glycolytic state resembles the Warburg effect, a change in energy production that is well-described in cancer cells, and also occurs in activated inflammatory cells...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552909/enhanced-intracellular-delivery-and-controlled-drug-release-of-magnetic-plga-nanoparticles-modified-with-transferrin
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Yan-Na Cui, Qing-Xing Xu, Pooya Davoodi, De-Ping Wang, Chi-Hwa Wang
Owing to the presence of multidrug resistance in tumor cells, conventional chemotherapy remains clinically intractable. To enhance the therapeutic efficacy of chemotherapeutic agents, targeting strategies based on magnetic polymeric nanoparticles modified with targeting ligands have gained significant attention in cancer therapy. In this study, we synthesized transferrin (Tf)-modified poly(D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (PLGA NPs) loaded with paclitaxel (PTX) and superparamagnetic nanoparticle (MNP) using a solid-in-oil-in-water solvent evaporation method, followed by Tf adsorption on the surface of NPs...
June 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552690/co-loaded-nanoparticles-of-paclitaxel-and-piperlongumine-for-enhancing-synergistic-anti-tumor-activities-and-reducing-toxicity
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Qi Liu, Di Zhao, Xiaojie Zhu, Huili Chen, Yue Yang, Jiaqiu Xu, Qing Zhang, Ali Fan, Ning Li, Chaorui Guo, Ying Kong, Yang Lu, Xijing Chen
The purpose of this study was to develop a nano-carrier system for co-delivery of paclitaxel (PTX) and piperlongumine (PL) and investigate the therapeutic potential of improving efficacy and reducing toxicity. PTX and PL were formulated into poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) and D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS) via organic solvent evaporation method. The average diameter was 117.1 ± 1.9 nm and the zeta potential was -43.25 ± 2.76 mV. PL facilitated the cellular uptake of PTX and the increased cytotoxicity was similarly displayed...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548695/development-of-a-novel-bioabsorbable-implant-that-is-substituted-by-adipose-tissue-in-vivo
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Shuichi Ogino, Naoki Morimoto, Michiharu Sakamoto, Chizuru Jinno, Katsuhiro Yoshikawa, Tatsuki Enoshiri, Yuki Sakamoto, Tsuguyoshi Taira, Shigehiko Suzuki
Recently, adipose tissue has been regenerated by combining scaffolds, growth factors, and/or adipose tissue-derived stromal cells (ASCs). However, the safety of growth factors and ASCs has not been confirmed in cancer patients. We reported the regeneration of adipose tissue in the internal space of a polypropylene mesh containing a collagen sponge (CS), without using any growth factors or cells. We herein explored the formation of adipose tissue, using the bioabsorbable implant containing CS, in rats. We prepared the implants without and with CS, using threads of either poly l-lactide-co-ε-caprolactone [P(LA/CL)] or poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA), and measured their strengths...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534828/how-ketamine-affects-livers-of-pregnant-mice-and-developing-mice
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Hoi Man Cheung, Tony Chin Hung Chow, David Tai Wai Yew
It is well known that ketamine abuse can induce liver damage in adult addicts, but the effects of ketamine abuse in pregnant mothers on their offspring have received less attention. In this study, we investigated the effects of 5-day ketamine injections (30 mg/kg) to pregnant Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) mice during early gestation or mid-gestation on the aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activities of the mothers and the offspring. We also looked into whether administering ketamine treatment to the mothers had any effects on the extent of fibrosis, cell proliferation and cell death in the livers of the newborns...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511928/rational-design-of-nanoparticles-towards-targeting-antigen-presenting-cells-and-improved-t-cell-priming
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Eva Zupančič, Caterina Curato, Maria Paisana, Catarina Rodrigues, Ziv Porat, Ana S Viana, Carlos A M Afonso, João Pinto, Rogério Gaspar, João N Moreira, Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, Steffen Jung, Helena F Florindo
Vaccination is a promising strategy to trigger and boost immune responses against cancer or infectious disease. We have designed, synthesized and characterized aliphatic-polyester (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NP) to investigate how the nature of protein association (adsorbed versus entrapped) and polymer/surfactant concentrations impact on the generation and modulation of antigen-specific immune responses. The ability of the NP formulations to target dendritic cells (DC), be internalized and activate the T cells was characterized and optimized in vitro and in vivo using markers of DC activation and co-stimulatory molecules...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488541/microrna-124-suppresses-proliferation-and-glycolysis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-by-targeting-akt-glut1-hkii
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Xiaojian Zhao, Caiping Lu, Weiwei Chu, Bing Zhang, Qiang Zhen, Renfeng Wang, Yaxiao Zhang, Zhe Li, Baolei Lv, Huixian Li, Jiabao Liu
Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for 85% of all types of lung cancer and is the leading cause of worldwide cancer-associated mortalities. MiR-124 is epigenetically silenced in various types of cancer and plays important roles in tumor development and progression. MiR-124 was also significantly downregulated in non-small cell lung cancer patients. Glycolysis has been considered as a feature of cancer cells; hypoxia-inducible factor 1-alpha/beta and Akt are key enzymes in the regulation of glycolysis and energy metabolism in cancer cells...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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