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Cancer cells AND Lactic acid

Krishna B Singh, Eun-Ryeong Hahm, Lora H Rigatti, Daniel P Normolle, Jian-Min Yuan, Shivendra V Singh
We have shown previously that dietary administration of phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), a small molecule from edible cruciferous vegetables, significantly decreases the incidence of poorly-differentiated prostate cancer in Transgenic Adenocarcinoma of Mouse Prostate (TRAMP) mice without any side effects. In this study, we investigated the role of c-Myc-regulated glycolysis in prostate cancer chemoprevention by PEITC. Exposure of LNCaP (androgen-responsive) and 22Rv1 (castration-resistant) human prostate cancer cells to PEITC resulted in suppression of expression as well as transcriptional activity of c-Myc...
March 15, 2018: Cancer Prevention Research
Claudia Conte, Francesca Mastrotto, Vincenzo Taresco, Aleksandra Tchoryk, Fabiana Quaglia, Snjezana Stolnik, Cameron Alexander
In the treatment of lung cancer, there is an urgent need of innovative medicines to optimize pharmacological responses of conventional chemotherapeutics while attenuating side effects. Here, we have exploited some relatively unexplored subtle differences in reduction potential, associated with cancer cell microenvironments in addition to the well-known changes in intracellular redox environment. We report the synthesis and application of novel redox-responsive PLGA (poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)) -PEG (polyethylene glycol) nanoparticles (RR-NPs) programmed to change surface properties when entering tumor microenvironments, thus enhance cell internalization of the particles and their drug cargo...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
Esra Metin, Pelin Mutlu, Ufuk Gunduz
BACKGROUND: Although conventional chemotherapy is the most common method for cancer treatment, it has several side effects such as neuropathy, alopecia and cardiotoxicity. Since the drugs are given to body systemically, normal cells are also affected, just like cancer cells. However, in recent years, targeted drug delivery has been developed to overcome these drawbacks. OBJECTIVE: The aim in this study was targeted co-delivery of doxorubicin (Dox) which is an anticancer agent and D-α-Tocopherol polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (vitamin E TPGS or simply TPGS) to breast cancer cells...
March 13, 2018: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
Yat Hei Leung, Francois Belanger, Jennifer Lu, Jacques Turgeon, Veronique Michaud
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced myopathy is a serious side effect that often requires removal of a medication from a drug regimen. For most drugs, the underlying mechanism of drug-induced myopathy remains unclear. Monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) mediate L-lactic acid transport, and inhibition of MCTs may potentially lead to perturbation of L-lactic acid accumulation and muscular disorders. Therefore, we hypothesized that L-lactic acid transport may be involved in the development of drug-induced myopathy...
March 7, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Jihwan Son, Seung Mok Yang, Gawon Yi, Yoon Jin Roh, Hyeji Park, Jae Myung Park, Myung-Gyu Choi, Heebeom Koo
Targeted drug delivery has been an important issue for tumor therapy including photodynamic therapy (PDT). The purpose of our study is to increase the targeting efficiency of photosensitizer (PS) using folate-modified nanoparticles (NPs) to tumor site in vivo. Folate receptor is over-expressed on the surface of many human cancer cells. We prepared poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) NPs containing pheophorbide a (Pba), a PS that is used in PDT and generates free radical for killing cancer cells. The surface of NPs was composed of phospholipids modified with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and folate (FA)...
March 5, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Zhi-Bin Zhao, Jie Long, Yang-Yang Zhao, Jing-Bo Yang, Wei Jiang, Qing-Zhi Liu, Kai Yan, Liang Li, Yu-Cai Wang, Zhe-Xiong Lian
Sorafenib is a kinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of primary kidney cancer, advanced primary liver cancer, and radioactive iodine resistant advanced thyroid carcinoma. However, sorafenib usually causes serious side effects, which limit its antitumor effect. Nanoparticle based drug delivery systems have been widely used to enhance the therapeutic effects and reduce the side effects of this drug by the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect. Herein, to improve the therapeutic effect of sorafenib, we developed poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid) (PEG-PLGA) based nanoparticles by a dialysis method for sorafenib encapsulation...
March 7, 2018: Biomaterials Science
Yunmei Peng, Junpeng Nie, Wei Cheng, Gan Liu, Dunwan Zhu, Linhua Zhang, Chaoyu Liang, Lin Mei, Laiqiang Huang, Xiaowei Zeng
The integration of various therapy strategies into a single nanoplatform for synergistic cancer treatment has presented a great prospect. Herein, docetaxel (DTX)-loaded poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA)-coated polydopamine modified with d-α-tocopherol polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) was synthesized for chemo-photothermal synergistic therapy against cancer. Firstly, the DTX-loaded PLGA NPs were prepared by a facile and robust nanoprecipitation method. Then, they were coated with dopamine to achieve the photothermal effects and to be further modified with TPGS, which can inhibit the P-glycoprotein-mediated multidrug resistance (MDR)...
March 7, 2018: Biomaterials Science
Pranesh Kumar, Ashok K Singh, Vinit Raj, Amit Rai, Amit K Keshari, Dinesh Kumar, Biswanath Maity, Anand Prakash, Sabyasachi Maiti, Sudipta Saha
Purpose: The application of betulinic acid (B), a potent antineoplastic agent, is limited due to poor bioavailability, short plasma half-life and inappropriate tissue distribution. Thus, we aimed to prepare novel 50:50 poly(lactic- co -glycolic acid) (PLGA)-loaded B nanoparticles (BNP) and to compare its anti-hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) activity with parent B. Methods: BNP were synthesized and characterized using different methods such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry and particle size analyses...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Gati K Panigrahi, Prakash P Praharaj, Taylor C Peak, Jessica Long, Ravi Singh, Johng S Rhim, Zakaria Y Abd Elmageed, Gagan Deep
African American men in the United States have higher mortality due to prostate cancer (PCa) compared to other races. One reason for this disparity is the lack of in-depth understanding of the PCa biology in African Americans. For example, hypoxia in prostate tumor microenvironment is associated with adverse prognosis; still, no hypoxia-related studies have been reported in African Americans. Here, we compared African-American and Caucasian PCa cells for exosome secretion under normoxic (21% O2 ) and hypoxic (1% O2 ) conditions...
March 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jing Du, Xiao-Yu Li, He Hu, Li Xu, Shi-Ping Yang, Feng-Hua Li
Molecularly-targeted contrast enhanced ultrasound (US) imaging is a promising imaging strategy with large potential for improving diagnostic accuracy of conventional US imaging in breast cancer detection. Therefore, we constructed a novel dual-targeted nanosized US contrast agent (UCA) directed at both vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) based on perfluoropropane (C3 F8 )-filled poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) (NBs) for breast cancer detection...
March 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
Barbara Colzani, Laura Pandolfi, Ada Hoti, Pietro Alessandro Iovene, Antonino Natalello, Svetlana Avvakumova, Miriam Colombo, Davide Prosperi
Background: We report the development of an efficient antibody delivery system for the incorporation of trastuzumab (TZ) into poly(lactic- co -glycolic) acid nanoparticles (PLGA NPs). The aim of the work was to overcome the current limitations in the clinical use of therapeutic antibodies, including immunogenicity, poor pharmacokinetics, low tumor penetration and safety issues. Materials and methods: Trastuzumab-loaded PLGA NPs (PLGA-TZ) were synthesized according to a double emulsion method...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Shuo Chen, Xi Chen, Tao Shan, Jiancang Ma, Wanrun Lin, Wei Li, Ya'an Kang
In this study, we investigated whether the metabolic alteration of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) occurs via miR-21 remodeling and the effect of this alteration on pancreatic cancer cells. CAFs and normal fibroblasts (NFs) were isolated and cultured. Glucose consumption and lactic acid production were tested, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDHA), pyruvate kinase m2 (PKM2), and miR-21 expression were examined. The level of glycolysis in CAFs was determined after treatment with a miR-21 inhibitor. Primary miR-21-NC CAFs and miR-21-inhibitor CAFs were indirectly co-cultured with BxPc-3 in vitro , and the invasion capacity of these cells was determined...
2018: International Journal of Biological Sciences
Nehal M El-Deeb, Abdelrahman M Yassin, Lamiaa A Al-Madboly, Amr El-Hawiet
BACKGROUND: The direct link between inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer is well documented. Previous studies have reported that some lactic acid bacterial strains could inhibit colon cancer progression however; the exact molecules involved have not yet been identified. So, in the current study, we illustrated the tumor suppressive effects of the newly identified Lactobacillus acidophilus DSMZ 20079 cell-free pentasaccharide against colon cancer cells. The chemical structure of the purified pentasaccharide was investigated by MALDI-TOF mass spectrum, 1D and 2D Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)...
February 21, 2018: Microbial Cell Factories
Aeju Lee, Sung Hoon Kim, Hyun Lee, Bohee Kim, Yoon Suk Kim, Jaehong Key
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of zinc-dependent enzymes capable of degrading extracellular matrix components. Previous studies have shown that the upregulation of MMP-2 is closely related to metastatic cancers. While Western blotting, zymography, and Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISA) can be used to measure the amount of MMP-2 activity, it is not possible to visualize the dynamic MMP-2 activities of cancer cells using these techniques. In this study, MMP-2-activated poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) with polyethylenimine (MMP-2-PLGA-PEI) nanoparticles were developed to visualize time-dependent MMP-2 activities...
February 21, 2018: Nanomaterials
Masaya Kanayama, Yukiko Kato, Toshikazu Tsuji, Yuki Konoeda, Akiko Hashimoto, Osamu Kanauchi, Toshio Fujii, Daisuke Fujiwara
Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) play a key role in the immune response against viruses. In addition, recent research has suggested that pDCs possess direct and indirect tumoricidal activities. We previously found that a lactic acid bacteria strain, Lactococcus lactis JCM 5805 (LC-Plasma), stimulated pDCs and prevented viral infection in mouse and human studies. Meanwhile, emulsifiers have recently been highlighted as candidate adjuvants for some viral vaccines and cancer immunotherapies. In this study, we discovered some specific emulsifiers, mainly consisting of sucrose fatty acid esters, that drastically enhance the potency of LC-Plasma to activate pDCs in vitro...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
Seung-Jun Lee, Hee-Jin Kim, Yong-Min Huh, Il Won Kim, Jae Hyun Jeong, Jin-Chul Kim, Jong-Duk Kim
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) are actively used as highly sensitive imaging probes to provide contrast in MRI. In this study, we propose the use of SPIONs encapsulated with antibody-conjugated poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) as a potent theragnostic agent. The SPIONs were synthesized by a chemical co-precipitation method of ferric and ferrous ions, and subsequently encapsulated with PLGA by using an emulsification-diffusion method. Herceptin was chemically conjugated to the SPION-encapsulating PLGA nanoparticles to target the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2/neu) overexpressing breast cancers...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Xiaohui Mo, Fang Wei, Yin Tong, Ling Ding, Qing Zhu, Shujuan Du, Fei Tan, Caixia Zhu, Yuyan Wang, Qian Yu, Yeqiang Liu, Erle S Robertson, Zhenghong Yuan, Qiliang Cai
High plasma lactate is associated with poor prognosis of many malignancies, but its role in virally mediated cancer progression and underlying molecular mechanisms are unclear. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the first human oncogenic virus, causes several cancers, including B cell lymphoma. Here, we report that lactate dehydrogenase (LDH-A) expression and lactate production are elevated in EBV-immortalized B lymphoblastic cells, and lactic acid (LA, acidic lactate) at low concentration triggers EBV-infected B cell adhesion, morphological changes, and proliferation in vitro and in vivo Moreover, LA-induced responses of EBV-infected B cells uniquely occurs in viral latency type III and it is dramatically associated with the inhibition of global viral microRNAs, particularly the miR-BHRF1 cluster, and the high expression of SMAD3 , JUN , and COL1A genes...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Virology
Zhiying Wang, He Shen, Saijie Song, Liming Zhang, Wei Chen, Jianwu Dai, Zhijun Zhang
Delivery of functional genes into stem cells shows great application prospect in DNA-based tissue engineering. However, comparing with epithelial cells and cancer cells, stem cells usually exhibit low gene transfection efficiency. To enhance the transfection efficiency, non-viral gene delivery in combination with biomaterial scaffolds, has raised increasing interests from researchers in tissue engineering. Nanofibers fabricated by electrospinning technique mimicking extracellular matrix (ECM) are widely used in tissue engineering applications...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Yihua Yang, Yingcai Meng, Enbo Zhang, Jinsong Ding
Lipid-polymer hybrid nanoparticles composed of polymer cores and lipid shells have been intensively studied as cancer drug delivery systems. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of phosphatidylcholine (PC) on physicochemical properties, stability and cellular uptake of lipid-poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) hybrid nanoparticles. Coumarin-6 (cou-6) loaded hybrid nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared using PC with different alkyl chain lengths from C12 to C18, and were characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), and encapsulation efficiency (EE)...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Priyanka Bhatnagar, Manisha Kumari, Richa Pahuja, A B Pant, Y Shukla, Pradeep Kumar, K C Gupta
To promote the specific targeting and elimination of CD44-positive cancer cells, berberine chloride (BRB)-encapsulated hyaluronic acid-grafted poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) copolymer (BRB-d(HA)-g-PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared. The targeted action of these NPs was compared to non-targeted BRB-loaded PLGA NPs and bulk BRB. The in vitro studies demonstrated faster release of BRB and increased cytotoxicity of BRB-d(HA)-g-PLGA NPs in Hela and MCF-7 cells in comparison to BRB-PLGA NPs and bulk BRB. The uptake of BRB-d(HA)-g-PLGA NPs was increased in case of MCF-7 cells as compared to HeLa cells owing to the higher expression of CD44 receptors on MCF-7 cells...
February 13, 2018: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
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