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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637014/a-combination-of-valproic-acid-sodium-salt-chir99021-e-616452-tranylcypromine-and-3-deazaneplanocin-a-causes-stem-cell-like-characteristics-in-cancer-cells
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Shuang Sha, Yuanfen Zhai, Chengzhao Lin, Heyong Wang, Qing Chang, Shuang Song, Mingqiang Ren, Gentao Liu
Many studies are based on the hypothesis that recurrence and drug resistance in lung carcinoma are due to a subpopulation of cancer stem-like cells (CSLCs) in solid tumors. Therefore it is crucial to screen for and recognize lung CSLCs. In this study, we stimulated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) A549 cells to display stem cell-like characteristics using a combination of five small molecule compounds. The putative A549 stem cells activated an important CSLC marker, CD133 protein, as well multiple CSLC-related genes including ATP-binding cassette transporter G2 (ABCG2), C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4), NESTIN, and BMI1...
June 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622171/reactions-to-cytostatic-agents-in-children
#2
Josefina R Cernadas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review will focus on drug hypersensitivity reactions to chemotherapy specifically to those drugs most used in children. We know that potentially all chemotherapeutic agents can cause infusion reactions, generally defined as adverse drug reactions. Of these, some are Type A, defined as expected and described in the characteristics of the drug and others, and Type B, defined as unexpected reactions which cannot be explained by the known toxicity profile of the drug...
June 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619759/modelling-therapy-resistance-in-brca1-2-mutant-cancers
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Amy Dréan, Chris T Williamson, Rachel Brough, Inger Brandsma, Malini Menon, Asha Konde, Isaac Garcia-Murillas, Helen N Pemberton, Jessica Frankum, Rumana Rafiq, Nicholas Badham, James Campbell, Aditi Gulati, Nicholas C Turner, Stephen J Pettitt, Alan Ashworth, Christopher J Lord
Although PARP inhibitors target BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutant tumour cells, drug resistance is a problem. PARP inhibitor resistance is sometimes associated with the presence of secondary or "revertant" mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 Whether secondary mutant tumour cells are selected for in a Darwinian fashion by treatment is unclear. Furthermore, how PARP inhibitor resistance might be therapeutically targeted is also poorly understood. Using CRISPR-mutagenesis, we generated isogenic tumour cell models with secondary BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616610/current-approaches-to-gastric-cancer-in-peru-and-mexico
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REVIEW
Erlan Santos
In Peru, the incidence of gastric cancer is reported to be around 15.8 per 100,000 inhabitants and it is the second most common oncological disease in men and the third one in women. Additionally, a high mortality index was reported, especially among poor people. To address this issue, in 2008, Peru initiated several insurance treatment plans of oncological diseases with promising results. In Mexico, there is a high predominance of gastric cancer in male gender compared to female gender, even reaching a 2/1 ratio, and the detection rate of early gastric cancer is low (10% to 20%) which results in a mainly palliative treatment with an overall survival rate in 5 years about 10% to 15% only...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599433/ccaat-enhancer-binding-protein-%C3%AE-decreases-the-viability-of-gastric-cancer-cells
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Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Naoki Ishige
CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein (C/EBP) α, C/EBPβ and C/EBPδ are involved in inflammation and cell differentiation. In the present study, their roles in human gastric cancer cells were investigated. The human gastric cancer cell lines MKN45 and MKN74 were subjected to the reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) to analyze the expression levels of C/EBPα, C/EBPβ and C/EBPδ. The cells were transfected with expression plasmids for either C/EBPα or C/EBPδ, and subjected to a 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-5-(3-carboxymethoxyphenyl)-2-(4-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium inner salt (MTS) assay and RT-qPCR for analysis of cyclin D1 expression...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551633/enhancing-5-fluorouracil-efficacy-in-a-primary-colorectal-cancer-by-long-lasting-calcium-supplementation
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Keun-Yeong Jeong, Minhee Park, In Un Kim, Jae Jun Sim, Hwan Mook Kim
BACKGROUND/AIM: 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) over-use has led to an urgent need for alternative treatment regimens, such as a lower concentration of the drug because of its toxic effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of improving the antitumor effect of 5-FU without toxicity by targeting primary colorectal cancer (CRC) with sustained calcium supplementation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The viability of CRC cells was determined after treatment of 5-FU, lactate calcium salt (CaLac), or the combination of te two...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548843/zwitterionic-nanocarrier-surface-chemistry-improves-sirna-tumor-delivery-and-silencing-activity-relative-to-polyethylene-glycol
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Meredith A Jackson, Thomas A Werfel, Elizabeth J Curvino, Fang Yu, Taylor E Kavanaugh, Samantha M Sarett, Mary D Dockery, Kameron V Kilchrist, Ayisha N Jackson, Todd D Giorgio, Craig L Duvall
Although siRNA-based nanomedicines hold promise for cancer treatment, conventional siRNA-polymer complex (polyplex) nanocarrier systems have poor pharmacokinetics following intravenous delivery, hindering tumor accumulation. Here, we determined the impact of surface chemistry on the in vivo pharmacokinetics and tumor delivery of siRNA polyplexes. A library of diblock polymers was synthesized, all containing the same pH-responsive, endosomolytic polyplex core-forming block but different corona blocks: 5 kDa (benchmark) and 20 kDa linear polyethylene glycol (PEG), 10 kDa and 20 kDa brush-like poly(oligo ethylene glycol), and 10 kDa and 20 kDa zwitterionic phosphorylcholine-based polymers (PMPC)...
June 7, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494179/predictive-biomarkers-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer-treated-with-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Juan Jin, Wenwen Zhang, Wenfei Ji, Fang Yang, Xiaoxiang Guan
Treatment of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) has been a big challenge since it is defined. To date, platinum-based chemotherapy has played a significant role in the treatment of TNBC patients. However, some patients do not respond to platinum salts or gradually develop chemoresistance, resulting in little effect, or even some adverse effects. Here, we review numerous preclinical and clinical investigations to summarize possible mechanisms and potential predictive biomarkers of platinum in TNBC. The homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) resulting from the loss of BRCA function is the main rationale of platinum efficacy in TNBC...
May 11, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488765/antitumoral-potential-antioxidant-activity-and-carotenoid-content-of-two-southern-italy-tomato-cultivars-extracts-san-marzano-and-corbarino
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Daniela Barone, Letizia Cito, Giuseppina Tommonaro, Agnese Anna Abate, Danila Penon, Rocco De Prisco, Antonella Penon, Iris Maria Forte, Elisabetta Benedetti, Annamaria Cimini, Paola Indovina, Barbara Nicolaus, Francesca Pentimalli, Antonio Giordano
Gastric cancer represents a diffuse and aggressive neoplasm, whose mortality index is among the highest in the world. Predisposing factors are E-cadherin mutations, Helicobacter pylori infection and a diet rich in salted and smoked food, with a low intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. Here we analyzed the effect of total lipophilic extracts of two Southern Italy tomato varieties, San Marzano and Corbarino, on an in vitro model of gastric cancer, YCC-1, YCC-2 and YCC-3 cell lines, characterized by different aggressiveness...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476513/animal-models-of-cachexia-and-sarcopenia-in-chronic-illness-cardiac-function-body-composition-changes-and-therapeutic-results
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REVIEW
Junichi Ishida, Masakazu Saitoh, Wolfram Doehner, Stephan von Haehling, Markus Anker, Stefan D Anker, Jochen Springer
Cachexia is defined as a complex metabolic syndrome associated with underlying illness that is characterized by the loss of body weight consisting of muscle and fat mass wasting. Sarcopenia is defined as the ageing related loss of muscle mass in health and disease that may not have an effect on body weight. As millions of patients are in cachectic or sarcopenic states, both conditions contribute to high numbers to death worldwide. A number of treatments have been proposed for cachexia and sarcopenia, but these are either in the preclinical stage or in clinical trials and hence not available to the general population...
April 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463025/autophagy-enhanced-the-radioresistance-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-by-regulating-ros-level-under-hypoxia-condition
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Xiaoyan Chen, Ping Wang, Fei Guo, Xiangdong Wang, Juan Wang, Jinping Xu, Dexiao Yuan, Jianghong Zhang, Chunlin Shao
PURPOSE: Tumor resistance towards radiation has been a big obstacle in the poor prognosis of lung cancer. It has been reported that hypoxia and autophagy partly contribute to this resistance. However, there is controversy over whether autophagy plays a positive role in cancer therapy or not. We aim to find out the specific mechanism of radiation resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A549 cells were treated with conditioned medium (CM) under 12 h hypoxia or normoxia before irradiation, followed by the measurement of clonogenic survival, reactive oxygen species (ROS), signal of mitochondria and autophagy flux...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451137/emissive-nanoparticles-from-pyridinium-substituted-tetraphenylethylene-salts-imaging-and-selective-cytotoxicity-towards-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-varying-counter-anions
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Yanyan Huang, Guanxin Zhang, Fang Hu, Yulong Jin, Rui Zhao, Deqing Zhang
Chemotherapeutics specifically targeting cancer cells without damaging healthy cells is the long-awaited goal of cancer treatment. In this paper, a series of nanoparticles (NanoTPES 1-4) assembled from pyridinium-substituted tetraphenylethylene salts were synthesized and investigated both in vitro and in vivo for this purpose. By changing the counter anions, NanoTPES 1-4 exhibit tunable emission colors, sizes and surface charges. NanoTPES 2 and 3 with tetraphenyl borate and tetra(4-chlorophenyl) borate as the respective anions selectively imaged and targeted mitochondria in cancer cells...
December 1, 2016: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446239/dasatinib%C3%A2-%C3%A2-gefitinib-a-non-platinum-based-combination-with-enhanced-growth-inhibitory-anti-migratory-and-anti-invasive-potency-against-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Benoît Thibault, Bertrand Jean-Claude
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death for gynecological cancers and the 6th cause of women cancer death in developed countries. The late stage detection, the peritoneal dissemination and the acquisition of resistance against carboplatin are the main reasons to explain this poor prognosis and strengthen the need of alternative treatments to improve the management of ovarian cancer and/or to sensitize tumors to platinum salts. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), hepatocyte growth factor receptor (Met) and cellular Src kinase (c-Src) are crucial kinases implied in ovarian tumor growth, survival, invasion and resistance to carboplatin...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438781/transporter-mediated-disposition-clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-cholestatic-potential-of-glyburide-and-its-primary-active-metabolites
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Rui Li, Yi-An Bi, Anna Vildhede, Renato J Scialis, Sumathy Mathialagan, Xin Yang, Lisa D Marroquin, Jian Lin, Manthena V S Varma
Glyburide is widely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. We studied the mechanisms involved in the disposition of glyburide and its pharmacologically active hydroxy metabolites M1 and M2b and evaluated their clinical pharmacokinetics and the potential role in glyburide-induced cholestasis employing physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling. Transport studies of parent and metabolites in human hepatocytes and transfected cell systems imply hepatic uptake mediated by organic anion-transporting polypeptides...
July 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433659/carbonic-anhydrase-xii-functions-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Abdul Waheed, William S Sly
Human CAXII was initially identified as a cancer marker in different cancers and tumors. Expression of CAXII is regulated by hypoxia and estrogen receptors. CAXII expression has been also detected in several tissues, whereas in cancer and tumor tissues its expression is several fold higher. In brain tumors, an alternatively spliced form of CAXII is expressed. Higher expression of CAXII in breast cancer is indicative of lower grade disease. CAXII plays a key role in several physiological functions. Mutation in the CAXII gene causes cystic fibrosis-like syndrome and salt wasting disease...
August 5, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419960/preferentially-enhancing-anti-cancer-isothiocyanates-over-glucosinolates-in-broccoli-sprouts-how-nacl-and-salicylic-acid-affect-their-formation
#16
Azadeh Esfandiari, Ali Saei, Marian J McKenzie, Adam J Matich, Mesbah Babalar, Donald A Hunter
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica) sprouts contain glucosinolates (GLs) that when hydrolysed yield health promoting isothiocyanates such as sulforaphane (SF). SF content can be increased by salt (NaCl) stress, although high salt concentrations negatively impact plant growth. Salicylic acid (SA) treatments can attenuate the negative effects of salt on growth. To test whether sprout isothiocyanate content could be elevated without sprout growth being compromised, broccoli seed were germinated and grown for seven days in salt (0, 80 and 160 mM) alone and in combination with 100 μM SA...
June 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403964/-can-new-molecular-profiles-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-modify-therapeutics
#17
REVIEW
V Lavoué, A Rousselin, S Delplanque, M Pinsard, S Henno, F Foucher, J Levêque, T de la Motte Rouge
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) affects 4500 women a year in France, with a survival of 30% at 5 years. Treatment is based on extensive surgery and chemotherapy. Around 15% of EOCs are due to genetic mutation predisposition essentially with mutated BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Four histological subtypes are described (serous, endometrioid, and mucinous cells to clear), corresponding to different carcinogenesis and distinct molecular mutations. High-grade serous EOCs have a mutation of the BRCA genes in 20-30% of cases...
February 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396011/suppression-of-nfat5-mediated-inflammation-and-chronic-arthritis-by-novel-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-binding-inhibitors
#18
Eun-Jin Han, Hyun Young Kim, Naeun Lee, Nam-Hoon Kim, Seung-Ah Yoo, H Moo Kwon, Dae-Myung Jue, Yune-Jung Park, Chul-Soo Cho, Tran Quang De, Dae Young Jeong, Hee-Jong Lim, Woo Kyu Park, Ge Hyeong Lee, Heeyeong Cho, Wan-Uk Kim
Nuclear factor of activated T cells 5 (NFAT5) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of various human diseases, including cancer and arthritis. However, therapeutic agents inhibiting NFAT5 activity are currently unavailable. To discover NFAT5 inhibitors, a library of >40,000 chemicals was screened for the suppression of nitric oxide, a direct target regulated by NFAT5 activity, through high-throughput screening. We validated the anti-NFAT5 activity of 198 primary hit compounds using an NFAT5-dependent reporter assay and identified the novel NFAT5 suppressor KRN2, 13-(2-fluoro)-benzylberberine, and its derivative KRN5...
April 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379541/resistance-to-apoptosis-and-autophagy-leads-to-enhanced-survival-in-sertoli-cells
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Ferial Aslani, Tim Sebastian, Miguel Keidel, Suada Fröhlich, Hans-Peter Elsässer, Hans-Christian Schuppe, Jörg Klug, Poornima Mahavadi, Monika Fijak, Martin Bergmann, Andreas Meinhardt, Sudhanshu Bhushan
STUDY QUESTION: What is the underlying mechanism of Sertoli cell (SC) resistance to cell death? SUMMARY ANSWER: High expression of prosurvival B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL2) proteins and inhibition of apoptosis and autophagy prolongs SC survival upon exposure to stress stimuli. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: In human and in experimental models of orchitis, tolerogenic SC survive stress conditions, while germ cells undergo massive apoptosis. In general, non-dividing highly differentiated cells tend to resist stress conditions for a longer time by favoring activation of prosurvival mechanisms and inhibition of cell death pathways...
June 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353361/enhancement-of-the-antitumor-effect-of-methotrexate-on-colorectal-cancer-cells-via-lactate-calcium-salt-targeting-methionine-metabolism
#20
Young-Kwon Jo, Min Hee Park, Hyunju Choi, HooKeun Lee, Jong-Moon Park, Jae Jun Sim, Chonghwan Chang, Keun-Yeong Jeong, Hwan Mook Kim
Methionine (Met) is involved in one-carbon de novo nucleotide synthesis and is an essential amino acid for cell survival. The impact of lactate calcium salt (CaLa) on the Met metabolism was investigated to evaluate the enhanced antitumor effect of methotrexate (MTX) on colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. Met dependency relating to homocysteine (Hcy) and betaine was investigated in human CRC cells (HCT-116 and HT-29) using a viability assay and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. Expression of betaine transporter-1 (BGT-1) following treatment with MTX alone or with CaLa was determined by Western blot...
March 29, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
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