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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936494/five-new-c19-diterpenoid-alkaloids-from-delphinium-tianshanicum-w-t-wang
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By Ji-Fa Zhang, Lian-Hai Shan, Feng Gao, Shuai Huang, Xian-Li Zhou
Five new diterpenoid alkaloids tianshanitine A-E (1-5), along with ten known compounds (6-15), were isolated from the ethanolic extracts of the whole plant of Delphinium tianshanicum W. T. Wang. Their structures were determined based on extensive spectroscopic analyses, including 1D, 2D NMR, HRESIMS, and the structure of tianshanitine C (3) was confirmed by X-ray diffraction analysis. Tianshanitine A (1) is the first example of natural diterpenoid alkaloid containing a benzoyl group at C-1 position. Tianshanitine B (2) is a rare natural diterpenoid alkaloid including a hydroxyl group at C-16 position...
December 9, 2016: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936486/microrna-4656-is-a-prognostic-factor-and-tumor-suppressor-in-human-pancreatic-through-downstream-tareget-of-trka
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Xianglong Tan, Jinyong Lv, Guodong Zhao, Zhiming Zhao, Chenggang Li, Yong Xu, Minggen Hu
BACKGROUND: In this study, we investigated the expression profile and functional mechanism of microRNA-4656 in human pancreatic cancer (PC). METHODS: MiR-4656 expression in PC tumors was examined by qRT-PCR in 134 patients. Associations between tumorous miR-4656 expression and patient's clinicopathological parameters and overall survival were analyzed. MiR-4656 expression was also examined in PC in vitro cell lines. In Capan-1 and AsPC-1 PC cells, lentivirus-induced miR-4656 overexpression or downregulation was applied to investigate its functional regulations on PC in vitro proliferation and invasion, and in vivo transplant growth...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936483/perspectives-of-immunotherapy-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc
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N Büttner, N Schmidt, R Thimme
Immunotherapy is considered a new treatment option for many tumor entities, as decades of research into cancer immunotherapy have recently yielded promising results. Indeed, impressive clinical results of checkpoint blockade inhibitors in malignant melanoma and non-small cell lung cancer indicate the therapeutic potential of tumor-specific immune restoration. Over the years, different immunotherapeutic approaches have been evaluated for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with some respectable results...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936468/rosiglitazone-reduces-breast-cancer-risk-in-taiwanese-female-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#4
Chin-Hsiao Tseng
This study investigated whether rosiglitazone may affect breast cancer risk in female patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Taiwan. The reimbursement database of all female patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus under oral antidiabetic agents or insulin from 1996 to 2009 was retrieved from the National Health Insurance. An entry date was set on 1 January 2006 and a total of 431447 patients were followed up for breast cancer incidence till the end of 2009. Incidences for ever users, never users and subgroups of rosiglitazone dose-response parameters (tertile cutoffs of cumulative duration and cumulative dose) were calculated and hazard ratios estimated by Cox regression...
December 8, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936467/clinical-relevance-of-cell-free-dna-in-gastrointestinal-tract-malignancy
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Yuan-Tzu Lan, Ming-Huang Chen, Wen-Liang Fang, Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Chien-Hsing Lin, Fang-Yu Jhang, Shung-Haur Yang, Jen-Kou Lin, Wei-Shone Chen, Jeng-Kai Jiang, Pei-Ching Lin, Shih-Ching Chang
BACKGROUND: Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) extracted from blood has become a clinically feasible biomarker in various types of cancer. However, the clinical significance of cfDNA in gastrointestinal (GI) tract cancer among Asian populations requires further investigation. RESULTS: The median cfDNA copy number was highest in esophageal cancer, followed by colorectal cancer and gastric cancer, which were all significantly higher than those of healthy individuals. The cfDNA levels were higher in GI tract cancer, followed by those in carcinoma in situ and then healthy individuals (P = 0...
December 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936466/dpp4-cd26-overexpression-in-urothelial-carcinoma-confers-an-independent-prognostic-impact-and-correlates-with-intrinsic-biological-aggressiveness
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Peir-In Liang, Bi-Wen Yeh, Wei-Ming Li, Ti-Chun Chan, I-Wei Chang, Chun-Nung Huang, Ching-Chia Li, Hung-Lung Ke, Hsin-Chih Yeh, Wen-Jeng Wu, Chien-Feng Li
Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is common cancer worldwide. The molecular aberrations regarding tumor progression remain unclear. Pericellular proteolysis is crucial in tumorigenesis, but its significance is unexplored in UC. By data mining the datasets in Gene Expression Omnibus, specifically focus on the proteolysis pathway, and followed by a preliminary validation in a pilot batch of tumor samples, we identified that the upregulation of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP4) was most significantly associated with clinical aggressiveness of UCs...
December 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936464/refractory-testicular-germ-cell-tumors-are-highly-sensitive-to-the-second-generation-dna-methylation-inhibitor-guadecitabine
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Costantine Albany, Mary P Hever-Jardine, Katherine M von Herrmann, Christina Y Yim, Janice Tam, Joshua M Warzecha, Leah Shin, Sarah E Bock, Brian S Curran, Aneeq S Chaudhry, Fred Kim, George E Sandusky, Pietro Taverna, Sarah J Freemantle, Brock C Christensen, Lawrence H Einhorn, Michael J Spinella
Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are the most common cancers of young males. A substantial portion of TGCT patients are refractory to cisplatin. There are no effective therapies for these patients, many of whom die from progressive disease. Embryonal carcinoma (EC) are the stem cells of TGCTs. In prior in vitro studies we found that EC cells were highly sensitive to the DNA methyltransferase inhibitor, 5-aza deoxycytidine (5-aza). Here, as an initial step in bringing demethylation therapy to the clinic for TGCT patients, we evaluated the effects of the clinically optimized, second generation demethylating agent guadecitabine (SGI-110) on EC cells in an animal model of cisplatin refractory testicular cancer...
December 7, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936456/1%C3%AE-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d-inhibits-de-novo-fatty-acid-synthesis-and-lipid-accumulation-in-metastatic-breast-cancer-cells-through-down-regulation-of-pyruvate-carboxylase
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Tomasz Wilmanski, Kimberly Buhman, Shawn S Donkin, John R Burgess, Dorothy Teegarden
Both increased de novo fatty acid synthesis and higher neutral lipid accumulation are a common phenotype observed in aggressive breast cancer cells, making lipid metabolism a promising target for breast cancer prevention. In the present studies, we demonstrate a novel effect of the active metabolite of vitamin D, 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25(OH)₂D) on lipid metabolism in malignant breast epithelial cells. Treatment of MCF10CA1a breast epithelial cells with 1,25(OH)₂D (10 nM) for 5 and 7 days decreased the level of triacylglycerol, the most abundant form of neutral lipids, by 20%(±3...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936442/label-free-colorimetric-detection-of-cancer-related-gene-based-on-two-step-amplification-of-molecular-machine
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Huo Xu, Dong Wu, Chen-Qiao Li, Zheng Lu, Xiao-Yun Liao, Jie Huang, Zai-Sheng Wu
Highly sensitive detection of K-ras gene is of great significance in biomedical research and clinical diagnosis. Here, we developed a colorimetric biosensing system for the detection of proto-oncogene K-ras based on enhanced amplification effect of DNA molecular machine, where dual isothermal circular strand-displacement amplification (D-SDA) occurs on two arms in one-to-one correspondence. Specifically, we designed a primer-locked hairpin probe (HP) and a primer-contained linear polymerization template (PPT)...
December 2, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936423/optimising-the-community-based-approach-to-healthcare-improvement-comparative-case-studies-of-the-clinical-community-model-in-practice
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Emma-Louise Aveling, Graham Martin, Georgia Herbert, Natalie Armstrong
Community-based approaches to healthcare improvement are receiving increasing attention. Such approaches could offer an infrastructure for efficient knowledge-sharing and a potent means of influencing behaviours, but their potential is yet to be optimised. After briefly reviewing challenges to community-based approaches, we describe in detail the clinical community model. Through exploring clinical communities in practice, we seek to identify practical lessons for optimising this community-based approach to healthcare improvement...
November 22, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936410/body-image-and-emotional-distress-in-newly-diagnosed-cancer-patients-the-mediating-role-of-dysfunctional-attitudes-and-rumination
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Jianlin Liu, Chao Xu Peh, Rathi Mahendran
Body image concerns (BIC) has been reported to be associated with emotional distress for cancers across various sites. This study sought to examine two cognitive vulnerability mechanisms: dysfunctional attitudes and rumination, and their combined effects on the relationship between BIC and emotional distress in newly diagnosed Asian cancer patients. Participants were 221 newly diagnosed adult cancer patients who were assessed on BIC, rumination, dysfunctional attitudes, and emotional distress. Path analysis was used to examine the hypothesized mediation model...
December 6, 2016: Body Image
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936406/mobile-demersal-megafauna-at-common-offshore-wind-turbine-foundations-in-the-german-bight-north-sea-two-years-after-deployment-increased-production-rate-of-cancer-pagurus
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R Krone, G Dederer, P Kanstinger, P Krämer, C Schneider, I Schmalenbach
Within the next decades the construction of thousands of different types of large wind turbine foundations in the North Sea will substantially increase the amount of habitat available to reef fauna. To gain first insights which effect these substantial changes in habitat structure and diversity might have on faunal stocks settling on hard substrata, we compared the mobile demersal megafauna associated with the common types of wind turbine foundations ('jacket', 'tripod' and 'monopile with scour protections of natural rock') in the southern German Bight, North Sea...
November 29, 2016: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936394/increased-intracellular-ca-2-decreases-cisplatin-resistance-by-regulating-inos-expression-in-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Yang Yu, Qi Xie, Weimin Liu, Yuting Guo, Na Xu, Lu Xu, Shibing Liu, Songyan Li, Ye Xu, Liankun Sun
Previous studies have reported that intracellular Ca(2+) signals and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) are involved in cell apoptosis. However, the role of iNOS in cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer remains unclear. Here, we demonstrate that SKOV3/DDP ovarian cancer cells were more resistant to cisplatin than were SKOV3 ovarian cancer cells. The expression of intracellular Ca(2+) and iNOS was more strongly induced by cisplatin in SKOV3 cells than in SKOV3/DDP cells. TAT-conjugated IP3R-derived peptide (TAT-IDP(S)) increased cisplatin-induced iNOS expression and apoptosis in SKOV3/DDP cells...
December 6, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936391/contrary-influence-of-clinically-applied-sorafenib-concentrations-among-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
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Zu-Yau Lin, Wan-Long Chuang
The treatment responses of sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma are modest which may be due to different characteristics of cancer cells or insufficient therapeutic concentrations. This study was to clarify this issue. The anti-proliferative effects and differential expressions of 8 genes related to sorafenib anti-cancer mechanisms (tyrosine kinase receptor genes: KDR, PDGFRB; RAF cascade: RAF1, BRAF, MAP2K1, MAP2K2, MAPK1, MAPK3) were investigated in primary cultured hepatocellular carcinoma cells collected from 8 patients using clinically applied sorafenib concentrations (5, 10μg/mL)...
December 6, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936351/metal-exposures-at-three-u-s-electronic-scrap-recycling-facilities
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Diana Ceballos, Catherine Beaucham, Elena Page
Many metals found in electronic scrap are known to cause serious health effects, including but not limited to cancer and respiratory, neurologic, renal, and reproductive damage. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention performed three health hazard evaluations at electronic scrap recycling facilities in the U.S. to characterize employee exposure to metals and recommend control strategies to reduce these exposures. We performed air, surface, and biological monitoring for metals...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936345/targeting-integrin-linked-kinase-to-suppress-oncogenic-kras-signaling-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Po-Chen Chu, Samuel K Kulp, Tanios Bekaii-Saab, Ching-Shih Chen
Although oncogenic KRAS represents a therapeutically relevant target in pancreatic cancer, it is deemed "non-druggable" because of the intrinsic difficulty in designing direct inhibitors of KRAS. Our recent work demonstrated a KRAS-integrin-linked kinase (ILK) regulatory feedback loop that allows pancreatic cancer cells to regulate KRAS expression and to interact with the tumor microenvironment to promote aggressive phenotype. KRAS induces E2F1-mediated transcriptional activation of ILK expression, and ILK, in turn, controls KRAS expression via hnRNPA1, which binds and destabilizes the G-quadruplex in the KRAS promoter...
December 9, 2016: Small GTPases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936316/bioprospecting-of-turbinaria-macroalgae-as-a-potential-source-of-health-protective-compounds
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Milena Stranska-Zachariasova, Isma Kurniatanty, Helena Gbelcova, Monika Jiru, Josep Rubert, Tjokorda Gde Tirta Nindhia, Cosimo Walter D'Acunto, Sony Heru Sumarsono, Marselina Irasonia Tan, Jana Hajslova, Tomas Ruml
The present study aims to focus on the bioprospecting of marine macroalgae of Turbinaria species, plenteous biomass of the world ocean. Three types of solvents, i.e. water, methanol:water (80:20, v/v) and hexane:isopropanol (50:50, v/v), were used for extraction. Both the biological activity, as well as the pattern of present chemicals were characterized. For the cell proliferation assay, the human embryonic kidney 293 cells, cervix / breast / pancreatic adenocarcinoma, and osteosarcoma cells were used. For the antioxidant activity determination, both intracellular assay with human embryonic kidney and cervix adenocarcinoma cells, as well as the biochemical DPPH test, were employed...
December 9, 2016: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936311/glucose-responsive-sequential-generation-of-hydrogen-peroxide-and-nitric-oxide-for-synergistic-cancer-starving-like-gas-therapy
#18
Wenpei Fan, Nan Lu, Peng Huang, Yi Liu, Zhen Yang, Sheng Wang, Guocan Yu, Yijing Liu, Junkai Hu, Qianjun He, Junle Qu, Tianfu Wang, Xiaoyuan Chen
Glucose is a key energy supplier and nutrient for tumor growth. Herein, inspired by the glucose oxidase (GOx)-assisted conversion of glucose into gluconic acid and toxic H2 O2 , a novel treatment paradigm of starving-like therapy is developed for significant tumor-killing effects, more effective than conventional starving therapy by only cutting off the energy supply. Furthermore, the generated acidic H2 O2 can oxidize l-Arginine (l-Arg) into NO for enhanced gas therapy. By using hollow mesoporous organosilica nanoparticle (HMON) as a biocompatible/biodegradable nanocarrier for the co-delivery of GOx and l-Arg, a novel glucose-responsive nanomedicine (l-Arg-HMON-GOx) has been for the first time constructed for synergistic cancer starving-like/gas therapy without the need of external excitation, which yields a remarkable H2 O2 -NO cooperative anticancer effect with minimal adverse effect...
December 9, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936296/antiangiogenic-and-toxic-effects-of-genistein-usnic-acid-and-their-copper-complexes-in-zebrafish-embryos-at-different-developmental-stages
#19
Heidrun Draut, Tobias Rehm, Gerrit Begemann, Rainer Schobert
Angiogenesis plays a major role in the normal embryonic development and in diseases such as cancer. Drugs that control angiogenesis are an alternative way to tackle this disease. The polyphenols usnic acid 3, genistein 5, and daidzein 6 were tested for antiangiogenic and unwanted effects in zebrafish embryos whose blood vessel system resembles that of mammals. The established tyrosine kinase inhibitors axitinib 1 and tyrphostin AG490 2 were included for comparison. All compounds except 6 caused distinct antiangiogenic effects such as a concentration-dependent reduction of intersegmental vessels, dorsal longitudinal anastomotic vessels, subintestinal veins and secondary sprouts...
December 9, 2016: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936237/the-immunomodulatory-small-molecule-imiquimod-induces-apoptosis-in-devil-facial-tumour-cell-lines
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Amanda L Patchett, Jocelyn M Darby, Cesar Tovar, A Bruce Lyons, Gregory M Woods
The survival of the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is threatened by devil facial tumour disease (DFTD). This transmissible cancer is usually fatal, and no successful treatments have been developed. In human studies, the small immunomodulatory molecule imiquimod is a successful immunotherapy, activating anti-tumour immunity via stimulation of toll-like receptor-7 (TLR7) signaling pathways. In addition, imiquimod is a potent inducer of apoptosis in human tumour cell lines via TLR7 independent mechanisms...
2016: PloS One
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