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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237349/administration-of-oral-contraceptives-could-alleviate-age-related-fertility-decline-possibly-by-preventing-ovarian-damage-in-a-mouse-model
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Wataru Isono, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Yumiko Kawamura, Tomoyuki Fujii, Yutaka Osuga, Hiroki Kurihara
Age-related fertility decline is hypothesized to occur mainly by the spontaneous exhaustion and deterioration of the ovarian follicle, and the accumulation of ovarian tissue damage resulting from the ovulation cycle may play roles in the process. In this study, we hypothesized that suppressing ovulation would exert protective effects against age-related fertility decline. To test this hypothesis, we established a mouse model in which oral contraceptives (OCs) were administered daily. Female C57BL/6N mice were administered OCs daily from the age of 2 months to 12 months as an ovulation suppression mouse model...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236234/assessment-of-the-functional-impact-of-germline-brca1-2-variants-located-in-non-coding-regions-in-families-with-breast-and-or-ovarian-cancer-predisposition
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E Santana Dos Santos, S M Caputo, L Castera, M Gendrot, A Briaux, M Breault, S Krieger, P K Rogan, E J Mucaki, L J Burke, I Bièche, C Houdayer, D Vaur, D Stoppa-Lyonnet, M A Brown, F Lallemand, E Rouleau
PURPOSE: The molecular mechanism of breast and/or ovarian cancer susceptibility remains unclear in the majority of patients. While germline mutations in the regulatory non-coding regions of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have been described, screening has generally been limited to coding regions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the contribution of BRCA1/2 non-coding variants. METHODS: Four BRCA1/2 non-coding regions were screened using high-resolution melting analysis/Sanger sequencing or next-generation sequencing on DNA extracted from index cases with breast and ovarian cancer predisposition (3926 for BRCA1 and 3910 for BRCA2)...
December 13, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232467/immunotherapy-in-ovarian-cancer
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K Odunsi
Immunological destruction of tumors is a multistep, coordinated process that can be modulated or targeted at several critical points to elicit tumor rejection. These steps in the cancer immunity cycle include: (i) generation of sufficient numbers of effector T cells with high avidity recognition of tumor antigens in vivo; (ii) trafficking and infiltration into the tumor; (iii) overcoming inhibitory networks in the tumor microenvironment; (iv) direct recognition of tumor antigens and generation of an effector anti-tumor response; and (v) persistence of the anti-tumor T cells...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232190/the-effects-of-curcuma-longa-and-curcumin-on-reproductive-systems
#4
R Mohebbati, A Anaeigoudari, M R Khazdair
OBJECTIVE: Curcuma longa (C. longa) was used in some countries such as China and India for various medicinal purposes. Curcumin, the active component of C. longa, is commonly used as a coloring agent in foods, drugs, and cosmetics. C. longa and curcumin have been known to act as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagen, and anti-carcinogenic agents. Th e attempt of the present review was to give an effort on a detailed literature survey concentrated on the protective effects of C...
October 26, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229673/lncrna-gas5-suppresses-ovarian-cancer-by-inducing-inflammasome-formation
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Jie Li, Chen Yang, Yinguang Li, Aiyue Chen, Li Li, Zeshan You
OBJECTIVE: Long non-coding RNA growth arrest-specific transcript 5 (lncRNA GAS5) is involved in various kinds of cancer. However, the role of lncGAS5 in the development of ovarian cancer remains unclear. In the current study, we explored the cellular mechanism and clinical value of lncRNA GAS5 in ovarian cancer. METHODS: Quantitative real-time PCR was used to detect mRNA level of LncRNA GAS5 in 20 ovarian cancer tissues. The effect of lncRNA GAS5 on cell proliferation was performed using CCK-8 assay...
December 11, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228869/tumour-suppressive-microrna-424-5p-directly-targets-ccne1-as-potential-prognostic-markers-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#6
Jingjing Liu, Zhenpeng Gu, Yujie Tang, Junmei Hao, Cuiping Zhang, Xingsheng Yang
An accumulated evidence supports that MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have shown a prominent role in pathological processes and different tumor onset. However, to date, the potential functional roles and molecular mechanisms by how microRNA-424-5p(miR-424-5p) affects cancer cell proliferation are greatly unclear, especially in epithelial ovarian cancer(EOC).In this study, we demonstrated that miR-424-5p was significantly down-regulated in EOC tissues and cell lines. The level of miR-424-5p was negatively correlated with tumor size, TNM stage, pathological grade, lymphatic metastasis of EOC...
December 11, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223588/-9-o-%C3%AE-l-rhamnopyranosyl-lyoniresinol-from-lespedeza-cuneata-suppresses-ovarian-cancer-cell-proliferation-through-induction-of-apoptosis
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Jiwon Baek, Dahae Lee, Tae Kyoung Lee, Ji Hoon Song, Ju Sung Lee, Seong Lee, Sang-Woo Yoo, Ki Sung Kang, Eunjung Moon, Sanghyun Lee, Ki Hyun Kim
Lespedeza cuneata (Dum. Cours.) G. Don. (Fabaceae), known as Chinese bushclover or sericea lespedeza, has been used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes, hematuria, and insomnia, and it has been reported that bioactive compounds from L. cuneata possess various pharmacological properties. However, there has been no study to determine the active compounds from L. cuneata with potential activity against ovarian cancer. This study aimed to isolate cytotoxic compounds from L. cuneata and identify the molecular mechanisms underlying the apoptosis pathway in ovarian cancer cells...
November 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221134/a-trna-fragment-trf5-glu-regulates-bcar3-expression-and-proliferation-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
#8
Kun Zhou, Kevin W Diebel, Jon Holy, Andrew Skildum, Evan Odean, Douglas A Hicks, Brent Schotl, Juan E Abrahante, Monique A Spillman, Lynne T Bemis
Ovarian cancer is a complex disease marked by tumor heterogeneity, which contributes to difficulties in diagnosis and treatment. New molecular targets and better molecular profiles defining subsets of patients are needed. tRNA fragments (tRFs) offer a recently identified group of noncoding RNAs that are often as abundant as microRNAs in cancer cells. Initially their presence in deep sequencing data sets was attributed to the breakdown of mature tRNAs, however, it is now clear that they are actively generated and function in multiple regulatory events...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212168/nrf2-induces-cisplatin-resistance-via-suppressing-the-iron-export-related-gene-slc40a1-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Jianfa Wu, Lingjie Bao, Zhenbo Zhang, Xiaofang Yi
Induction of Nuclear factor erythroid 2 (NF-E2)-related factor 2 (Nrf2) has been demonstrated to be involved in cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer. Solute carrier family 40 member 1 (SLC40A1) is an iron exporter, which possesses many putative Nrf2 binding sites. Here we hypothesize that it may be a possible downstream gene of Nrf2. Elevated level of Nrf2 and reduced level of SLC40A1 were found in cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cells as compared with cisplatin-sensitive ovarian cancer cells. Exogenous knockdown of Nrf2 leaded to increased expression of SLC40A1...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208362/feminizing-effects-of-exposure-to-corexit-enhanced-water-accommodated-fraction-of-crude-oil-in-vitro-on-sex-determination-in-alligator-mississippiensis
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Cameron E Williams, Nicole A McNabb, Arnold Brunell, Russell H Lowers, Yoshinao Katsu, Demetri D Spyropoulos, Satomi Kohno
Deepwater Horizon spilled over 200 million gallons of oil into the waters of the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. In an effort to contain the spill, chemical dispersants were applied to minimize the amount of oil reaching coastal shorelines. However, the biological impacts of chemically-dispersed oil are not well characterized, and there is a particular lack of knowledge concerning sublethal long-term effects of exposure. This study examined potential estrogenic effects of CWAF, Corexit 9500-enhanced water-accommodated fraction of oil, by examining its effect on estrogen receptors and sex determination in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis...
December 2, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207663/microrna-218-inhibits-proliferation-and-invasion-in-ovarian-cancer-by-targeting-runx2
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Na Li, Lufei Wang, Guangyun Tan, Zhiheng Guo, Lei Liu, Ming Yang, Jin He
MicroRNA-218 (miR-218) has been implicated in the development and progression of multiple cancers. We investigated the role of miR-218 in ovarian cancer progression. We found that miR-218 expression levels were lower in ovarian cancer tissues and cell lines than in adjacent normal tissues or a normal ovarian cell line.miR-218 levels associated with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage and lymph node metastasis. Exogenous expression of miR-218 inhibited cell proliferation, colony formation, migration, and invasion in vitro and suppressed tumor growth in a tumor-bearing nude mouse model...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204121/abnormal-cftr-affects-glucagon-production-by-islet-%C3%AE-cells-in-cystic-fibrosis-and-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Wen Qing Huang, Jing Hui Guo, Chun Yuan, Yu Gui Cui, Fei Yang Diao, Mei Kuen Yu, Jia Yin Liu, Ye Chun Ruan, Hsiao Chang Chan
Glucagon, produced by islet α cells, functions to increase blood glucose. Abnormal glucose levels are often seen in cystic fibrosis (CF), a systematic disease caused by mutations of the CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR), and in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), an endocrine disorder featured with hyperandrogenism affecting 5-10% women of reproductive age. Here, we explored the role of CFTR in glucagon production in α cells and its possible contribution to glucagon disturbance in CF and PCOS...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203668/epigenetic-therapy-activates-type-i-interferon-signaling-in-murine-ovarian-cancer-to-reduce-immunosuppression-and-tumor-burden
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Meredith L Stone, Katherine B Chiappinelli, Huili Li, Lauren M Murphy, Meghan E Travers, Michael J Topper, Dimitrios Mathios, Michael Lim, Ie-Ming Shih, Tian-Li Wang, Chien-Fu Hung, Vipul Bhargava, Karla R Wiehagen, Glenn S Cowley, Kurtis E Bachman, Reiner Strick, Pamela L Strissel, Stephen B Baylin, Cynthia A Zahnow
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of all gynecological cancers, and there is an urgent unmet need to develop new therapies. Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is characterized by an immune suppressive microenvironment, and response of ovarian cancers to immune therapies has thus far been disappointing. We now find, in a mouse model of EOC, that clinically relevant doses of DNA methyltransferase and histone deacetylase inhibitors (DNMTi and HDACi, respectively) reduce the immune suppressive microenvironment through type I IFN signaling and improve response to immune checkpoint therapy...
December 4, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197953/prolonged-use-of-alendronate-alters-the-biology-of-cranial-repair-in-estrogen-deficient-rats-associated-simultaneous-immunohistochemical-expression-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-%C3%AE-er-and-bmpr1b
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Allan Fernando Giovanini, Giuliene Nunes de Sousa Passoni, Isabella Göhringer, Tatiana Miranda Deliberador, João Cesar Zielak, Carmem Lucia Muller Storrer, Thais Andrade Costa-Casagrande, Rafaela Scariot
OBJECTIVES: TGF-β1 is a cytokine that may induce both osteoneogenesis through Runx-2 or fibrosis via the transcription of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA). Because it has been previously known that alendronate increases the level of TGF-β1 and that under the usual condition of bone metabolism the estrogen may prevent the fibrotic effect of TGF-β1, the aim of this study was to evaluate if alendronate alters the cellular differentiation process post calvarial surgery in estrogen-deficient specimens...
December 2, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196616/17%C3%AE-estradiol-sensitizes-ovarian-surface-epithelium-to-transformation-by-suppressing-disabled-2-expression
#15
Nhung H Vuong, Omar Salah Salah, Barbara C Vanderhyden
Estrogen replacement therapy increases the risk of human ovarian cancer and exogenous estradiol accelerates the onset of ovarian cancer in mouse models. This study uses primary cultures of mouse ovarian surface epithelium (OSE) to demonstrate that one possible mechanism by which estrogen accelerates the initiation of ovarian cancer is by up-regulation of microRNA-378 via the ESR1 pathway to result in the down-regulation of a tumour suppressor called Disabled-2 (Dab2). Estrogen suppression of Dab2 was reproducible in vivo and across many cell types including mouse oviductal epithelium and primary cultures of human ovarian cancer cells...
December 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190952/verrucarin-j-inhibits-ovarian-cancer-and-targets-cancer-stem-cells
#16
Kelsey Carter, Pranela Rameshwar, Mariusz Z Ratajczak, Sham S Kakar
Ovarian Cancer is the fifth leading cause of death among women from cancer. Cancer stem cells are a small population of cells present in cancer and the cause of chemoresistance and recurrence of cancer. We tested a new compound "Verrucarin J (VJ)", a metabolite of the Myrothecium fungus family, and showed that VJ significantly inhibits cell proliferation of both cisplatin-sensitive (A2780 and OVCAR5) and cisplatin-resistant (A2780/CP70) cell lines in a dose- and time-dependent manner with IC50 value of approximately 10 nM after 48 h of treatment...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190921/bisphenol-a-deteriorates-egg-quality-through-hdac7-suppression
#17
Bin Liu, Shasha Zhou, Chenmin Yang, Ping Chen, Pingping Chen, Di Xi, Hong Zhu, Yuping Gao
Bisphenol A (BPA), a synthetic substance of endocrine disrupter, widely distributes in environment and can affect the health of ovarian follicles, thereby impacting the fertilization ability and pregnancy rate. However, the underlying mechanisms regarding how BPA disrupts the egg quality have not been fully revealed. In this study, we determine that BPA treated female mice display the decreasing HDAC7 expression in ovary and eggs compared to control. Moreover, the global levels of H3K9 and H4K16 acetylation abnormally increase after BPA treatment and recover partially upon HDAC7 compensation...
November 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187880/the-parp-1-inhibitor-olaparib-suppresses-brca1-protein-levels-increases-apoptosis-and-causes-radiation-hypersensitivity-in-brca1-lymphoblastoid-cells
#18
Emma C Bourton, Pia-Amata Ahorner, Piers N Plowman, Sheba Adam Zahir, Hussein Al-Ali, Christopher N Parris
The use of polyADPribose polymerase inhibitors in cancer treatment provides a unique opportunity to target DNA repair processes in cancer cells while leaving normal tissue intact. The PARP-1 enzyme repairs DNA single strand breaks (SSB). Therefore PARP-1 inhibition in BRCA1 negative cancers results in the formation of cytotoxic DNA double strand breaks (DSB) causing synthetic lethality. The use of PARP1 inhibitors is gaining momentum in the treatment of a variety of tumours with BRCA1 involvement including breast, ovarian, pancreatic and prostate cancer...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187451/cold-atmospheric-plasma-cap-and-cap-stimulated-cell-culture-media-suppress-ovarian-cancer-cell-growth-a-putative-treatment-option-in-ovarian-cancer-therapy
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Dominique Koensgen, Ilma Besic, Denis Gümbel, Anne Kaul, Martin Weiss, Karoline Diesing, Axel Kramer, Sander Bekeschus, Alexander Mustea, Matthias B Stope
BACKGROUND/AIM: Ovarian cancer (OC) is a gynecologic tumor with poor prognosis. Despite radical cytoreductive surgery and platinum-based adjuvant systemic treatment, OC will relapse in the majority of the cases. Thus, cold atmospheric plasma (CAP), a highly reactive physical state bearing diverse biological activities being suited for anticancer therapy, may be a promising option in OC therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: OC cell lines were exposed either directly to the CAP or to cell culture medium previously exposed to CAP...
December 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177573/triptorelin-a-review-of-its-use-as-an-adjuvant-anticancer-therapy-in-early-breast-cancer
#20
James E Frampton
A 1-month formulation of the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) triptorelin (Decapeptyl®) has been approved in the EU as an adjuvant treatment in combination with tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor (AI), of endocrine-responsive, early-stage breast cancer in women at high risk of recurrence who are confirmed as premenopausal after completion of chemotherapy. This indication reflects the results of the 5-year SOFT and TEXT studies, especially SOFT, in which ovarian function suppression (OFS; mainly achieved with triptorelin) added to tamoxifen provided a significant benefit in the overall study population of premenopausal patients only after adjusting for prognostic factors...
November 25, 2017: Drugs
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