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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244844/diagnostic-markers-for-the-detection-of-ovarian-cancer-in-brca1-mutation-carriers
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Daphne Gschwantler-Kaulich, Sigrid Weingartshofer, Christine Rappaport-Fürhauser, Robert Zeilinger, Dietmar Pils, Daniela Muhr, Elena I Braicu, Marie-Therese Kastner, Yen Y Tan, Lorenz Semmler, Jalid Sehouli, Christian F Singer
BACKGROUND: Screening for ovarian cancer (OC) in women at high risk consists of a combination of carbohydrate antigen 125 (CA125) and transvaginal ultrasound, despite their low sensitivity and specificity. This could be improved by the combination of several biomarkers, which has been shown in average risk patients but has not been investigated until now in female BRCA mutation carriers. METHODS: Using a multiplex, bead-based, immunoassay system, we analyzed the concentrations of leptin, prolactin, osteopontin, insulin-like growth factor II, macrophage inhibitory factor, CA125 and human epididymis antigen 4 in 26 healthy wild type women, 26 healthy BRCA1 mutation carriers, 28 wildtype OC patients and 26 OC patients with BRCA1 mutation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242275/igfbp7-regulates-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Wei Zhang, Erman Chen, Mo Chen, Chenyi Ye, Yiying Qi, Qianhai Ding, Hang Li, Deting Xue, Xiang Gao, Zhijun Pan
Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 7 (IGFBP7), a low-affinity IGF binder, may play an important role in bone metabolism. However, its function in osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) remains unclear. Therefore, we investigated its effects on osteogenic differentiation. Overexpression of IGFBP7 enhanced the expression of osteo-specific genes and proteins, and IGFBP7 knockdown decreased osteogenesis-specific markers. More mineral deposits and higher alkaline phosphatase activity were observed after the up-regulation of IGFBP7 Moreover, β-catenin levels were up-regulated by the overexpression of IGFBP7 or the addition of extracellular IGFBP7 protein and were reduced by the depletion of IGFBP7 The increase in osteogenic differentiation due to the overexpression of IGFBP7 was partially decreased by specific Wnt/β-catenin signaling inhibitors...
December 14, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241458/inhibition-of-the-igf-signaling-pathway-reverses-cisplatin-resistance-in-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Juan Du, Hui-Rong Shi, Fang Ren, Jing-Lu Wang, Qing-Hua Wu, Xia Li, Rui-Tao Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed at investigating whether metformin can reverse the resistance of ovarian cancer cells to cisplatin and exploring the underlying mechanism. METHODS: Ovarian cancer cell proliferation in vitro was evaluated using a CCK-8 assay. The resistance index of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer cells was determined and cell cycle and apoptosis rate determined by annexin V/propidium iodide double-staining in CP70 cells. Western blotting was used to determine IGF1, IGF1R, AKT, p-IGF1, p-IGF1R, p-AKT, and MRP2 levels in cells treated with different concentrations of metformin and LY29400, an inhibitor of the insulin-like growth factor pathway...
December 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240807/diversification-of-the-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-gene-in-mammals
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Peter Rotwein
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), a small, secreted peptide growth factor, is involved in a variety of physiological and patho-physiological processes, including somatic growth, tissue repair, and metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. IGF1 gene expression appears to be controlled by several different signaling cascades in the few species in which it has been evaluated, with growth hormone playing a major role by activating a pathway involving the Stat5b transcription factor. Here, genes encoding IGF1 have been evaluated in 25 different mammalian species representing 15 different orders and ranging over ~180 million years of evolutionary diversification...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240779/impact-of-maternal-high-fat-diet-on-hypothalamic-transcriptome-in-neonatal-sprague-dawley-rats
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Sanna Barrand, Tamsyn M Crowley, Ryan J Wood-Bradley, Kirstie A De Jong, James A Armitage
Maternal consumption of a high fat diet during early development has been shown to impact the formation of hypothalamic neurocircuitry, thereby contributing to imbalances in appetite and energy homeostasis and increasing the risk of obesity in subsequent generations. Early in postnatal life, the neuronal projections responsible for energy homeostasis develop in response to appetite-related peptides such as leptin. To date, no study characterises the genome-wide transcriptional changes that occur in response to exposure to high fat diet during this critical window...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240542/phase-ii-study-of-everolimus-in-patients-with-thymoma-and-thymic-carcinoma-previously-treated-with-cisplatin-based-chemotherapy
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Paolo Andrea Zucali, Tommaso De Pas, Giovannella Palmieri, Adolfo Favaretto, Antonio Chella, Marcello Tiseo, Michele Caruso, Matteo Simonelli, Matteo Perrino, Fabio De Vincenzo, Francesca Toffalorio, Vincenzo Damiano, Giulia Pasello, Erika Garbella, Marco Ali, Fabio Conforti, Margaret Ottaviano, Angela Cioffi, Sabino De Placido, Laura Giordano, Monica Bertossi, Annarita Destro, Luca Di Tommaso, Armando Santoro
Purpose No effective salvage treatments are available for patients with advanced/recurrent thymoma (T) or thymic carcinoma (TC) who have progressed after platinum-based chemotherapy. This study evaluated the activity of everolimus in patients with advanced/recurrent T or TC previously treated with cisplatin-containing chemotherapy. Patients and Methods This was a single-arm, single-stage, open-label, multicenter, phase II trial. Patients received oral everolimus 10 mg/d until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or patient refusal...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239100/insulin-like-growth-factor-2-expression-in-prostate-cancer-is-regulated-by-specific-promoter-methylation
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Stefan Küffer, Tobias Gutting, Djeda Belharazem, Christian Sauer, M S Michel, Alexander Marx, Lutz Trojan, Philipp Ströbel
Deregulation of the Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) axis and dysbalance of components of the IGF system as potential therapeutic targets have been described in different tumor types. IGF2 is a major embryonic growth factor and an important activator of IGF signaling. It is regulated by imprinting in a development- and tissue-dependent manner and has been implicated in a broad range of malignancies including prostate cancer (PCa). Loss of imprinting (LOI) usually results in bi-allelic gene expression and increased levels of IGF2...
December 14, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238946/papp-a2-a-new-key-regulator-of-growth
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Magdalena Banaszak-Ziemska, Marek Niedziela
Short stature is the main problem that paediatric endocrinologists have to grapple with. Endocrine disorders account for only 5% of patients with short stature, but this is still one of the most common causes of reports to the endocrine clinic and hospitalisation in the endocrine department. A properly functioning growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor (GH/IGF) axis is one of the most important factors in proper growth. A lot of genetic defects in this axis lead to syndromes marked by impaired growth, like Laron syndrome, muta-tions in the STAT5B, insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1), and insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) and mutations in the acid labile subunit (ALS)...
2017: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238247/effects-of-hypoxic-training-versus-normoxic-training-on-exercise-performance-in-competitive-swimmers
#9
Hun-Young Park, Kiwon Lim
In swimming competition, optimal swimming performance is characterized by a variety of interchangeable components, such as aerobic exercise capacity, anaerobic power and muscular function. Various hypoxic training methods would potentiate greater performance improvements compared to similar training at sea-level. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the effects of six-weeks of hypoxic training on exercise performance in moderately trained competitive swimmers. Twenty swimmers were equally divided into a normoxic training group (n = 10) for residing and training at sea-level (PIO2 = 149...
December 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236310/insulin-induces-an-emt-like-process-in-mammary-epithelial-cells-mcf10a
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Cecilia Rodriguez-Monterrosas, Ricardo Díaz-Aragon, Elizabeth Leal-Orta, Pedro Cortes-Reynosa, Eduardo Perez Salazar
Diabetes mellitus has been related with an increased risk of breast cancer, whereas it has been suggested that links between diabetes mellitus and cancer are hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, hyperglycemia and chronic inflammation induced by adipose tissue. Contribution of hyperinsulinemia to carcinogenesis is mediated through resistance to endogenous insulin and by exogenous insulin used in treatment. Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process by which epithelial cells are transdifferentiated to a mesenchymal state that has been implicated in cancer progression...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235113/postnatal-effects-of-intrauterine-treatment-of-the-growth-restricted-ovine-fetus-with-intra-amniotic-insulin-like-growth-factor-1
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A M Spiroski, M H Oliver, A L Jaquiery, T C R Prickett, E A Espiner, J E Harding, F H Bloomfield
Placental insufficiency-mediated fetal growth restriction (FGR) is associated with altered postnatal growth and metabolism, which are, in turn, associated with increased risk of adult disease. Intra-amniotic insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) treatment of ovine FGR increases growth rate in late gestation, but the effects on postnatal growth and metabolism are unknown. We investigated the effects of intra-amniotic IGF1 administration to ovine fetuses with uteroplacental embolisation-induced FGR on phenotypic and physiologic characteristics in the two weeks after birth...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234655/characterization-survival-analysis-and-expression-of-igfr-in-tumor-samples-from-patients-diagnosed-with-ewing-family-tumors-treated-at-the-barretos-cancer-hospital
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Adriano Jander Ferreira, Erica Boldrini, Rossana Verónica Mendoza López, Cristovam Scapulatempo Neto, Julie Francine Cerutti Santos, Luiz Fernando Lopes
Objectives: Study the clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with Ewing family tumors (EFTs) and survival analysis based on risk criteria and expression of the surface protein known as insulin-like growth factor (IGFR). Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study based on clinical data from 77 patients diagnosed with EFTs treated by the Department of Pediatric Oncology at the Barretos Cancer Hospital in a period between 2003 and 2012. Biological samples of patients were examined for the presence of the surface receptor IGFR...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234285/a-microarray-study-of-carpet-shell-clam-ruditapes-decussatus-shows-common-and-organ-specific-growth-related-gene-expression-differences-in-gills-and-digestive-gland
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Carlos Saavedra, Massimo Milan, Ricardo B Leite, David Cordero, Tomaso Patarnello, M Leonor Cancela, Luca Bargelloni
Growth rate is one of the most important traits from the point of view of individual fitness and commercial production in mollusks, but its molecular and physiological basis is poorly known. We have studied differential gene expression related to differences in growth rate in adult individuals of the commercial marine clam Ruditapes decussatus. Gene expression in the gills and the digestive gland was analyzed in 5 fast-growing and five slow-growing animals by means of an oligonucleotide microarray containing 14,003 probes...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233786/insulin-like-growth-factor-1-igf-1-as-a-marker-of-cognitive-decline-in-normal-ageing-a-review
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REVIEW
Julanne Frater, David Lie, Perry Bartlett, John J McGrath
Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) and its signaling pathway play a primary role in normal growth and ageing, however serum IGF-1 is known to reduce with advancing age. Recent findings suggest IGF-1 is essential for neurogenesis in the adult brain, and this reduction of IGF-1 with ageing may contribute to age-related cognitive decline. Experimental studies have shown manipulation of the GH/GF-1 axis can slow rates of cognitive decline in animals, making IGF-1 a potential biomarker of cognition, and/or its signaling pathway a possible therapeutic target to prevent or slow age-related cognitive decline...
December 9, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233485/body-fat-affects-mouse-reproduction-ovarian-hormone-release-and-response-to-follicular-stimulating-hormone
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Alexander V Sirotkin, Dušan Fabian, Janka Babeľová Kubandová, Radoslava Vlčková, Saleh Alwasel, Abdel Halim Harrath
We investigated the effects of body fat content on mouse fecundity, ovarian hormone release, and their response to follicle stimulation hormone (FSH). 4 types of females were produced: lean (group 1), normal (group 2), slightly fat (group 3), and significantly fat (group 4). The body weights, fat content, fertility rate, embryo number produced, retarded and degenerated embryo percentage, the release of progesterone (P4), testosterone (T), and insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) by isolated ovaries cultured with and without FSH (1...
December 7, 2017: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232822/microglia-m2a-polarization-as-potential-link-between-food-allergy-and-autism-spectrum-disorders
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REVIEW
Hans O Kalkman, Dominik Feuerbach
Atopic diseases are frequently co-morbid with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Allergic responses are associated with an activation of mast cells, innate lymphoid cells, and Th2 cells. These cells produce type-2 cytokines (IL4 and IL13), which stimulate microglia and macrophages to adopt a phenotype referred to as 'alternative activation' or 'M2A'. M2A-polarized macrophages and microglia play a physiological role in tissue repair by secreting growth factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and insulin-like growth factor-1...
December 9, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232358/genetic-polymorphisms-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-are-associated-with-osteosarcoma-risk-and-prognosis
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Jianshui Mao, Genying Zhuang, Zhikang Chen
BACKGROUND Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) gene plays an important role in bone and soft tumors. IGF-1 gene polymorphisms have been revealed to be correlated with the carcinogenesis and progression of solid malignancies. We therefore hypothesized that IGF-1 genetic polymorphisms might be associated with the risks and outcomes of osteosarcomas in Chinese individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study included 173 conventional osteosarcoma individuals and 175 tumor-free controls. Five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of IGF-1 (rs6214, rs6218, rs35767, rs5742612, and rs5742714) were genotyped...
December 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230689/the-combination-of-curcumin-and-5-fluorouracil-in-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Yumeng Wei, Panjing Yang, Shousong Cao, Ling Zhao
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) alone or in combination with other therapeutic drugs has been widely used for clinical treatment of various cancers. However, 5-FU-based chemotherapy has limited anticancer efficacy in clinic due to multidrug resistance and dose-limiting cytotoxicity. Some molecules and genes in cancer cells, such as nuclear factor kappa B, insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor, epidermal growth factor receptor, cyclooxygenase-2, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3, phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome ten and Bcl-2 etc...
December 11, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230179/transplacental-nutrient-transport-mechanisms-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-rodent-models-and-humans
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REVIEW
Elke Winterhager, Alexandra Gellhaus
Although the causes of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) have been intensively investigated, important information is still lacking about the role of the placenta as a link from adverse maternal environment to adverse pregnancy outcomes of IUGR and preterm birth. IUGR is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurological diseases later in life. Determination of the most important pathways that regulate transplacental transport systems is necessary for identifying marker genes as diagnostic tools and for developing drugs that target the molecular pathways...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229882/igf1-stimulates-differentiation-of-primary-follicles-and-their-growth-in-ovarian-explants-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio-cultured-in-vitro
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Pancharatna A Katti, Sheetal S Narvekar, Basavaraj B Goundadkar, Prasad A Deshpande
The present study is an attempt to elucidate the involvement of insulin-like growth factor (IGF1) in the differentiation and growth of primary follicles in ovarian explant cultures of zebrafish. Ovaries from adult females were cultured in triplicate sets/treatment group for 15 days at 22° in the laboratory. Culture medium was supplemented with either insulin (1 ng/mL) or IGF1 (1 ng/mL) or insulin + IGF1 (Experiment 1) or 0.1 or 1.0 or 10 ng/mL of IGF1 (Experiment 2). Ovaries cultured in medium alone served as controls and those fixed at the beginning of the culture as initial controls...
December 2017: Journal of Biosciences
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