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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647654/the-clinical-features-and-surgical-outcomes-of-spinal-cord-tanycytic-ependymomas-a-report-of-40-cases
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Xiaogang Tao, Zonggang Hou, Shuyu Hao, Qi Zhang, Zhen Wu, Junting Zhang, Baiyun Liu
OBJECTIVE: Spinal cord tanycytic ependymomas (TEs) are rarely reported because of extremely low incidence. Understanding of this disease is therefore poor. The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence and clinical, radiological, pathological, and prognostic features of spinal cord TEs. METHODS: Approximately 4,000 spinal cord tumors were surgically resected in Beijing Tiantan Hospital between April 2009 and May 2016. We identified all cases of pathologically proved TEs among these patients...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647610/the-jak-stat3-axis-a-comprehensive-drug-target-for-solid-malignancies
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REVIEW
Jennifer Huynh, Nima Etemadi, Frédéric Hollande, Matthias Ernst, Michael Buchert
Intercellular communication between tumor cells, immune cells and the stroma characterises the tumor microenvironment, which is instrumental for establishing the ecological niche that fosters tumor growth and metastasis. While tumor cell intrinsic STAT3 signaling provides a crucial axis to support cell proliferation and survival, it also regulates many activities of the non-transformed cells that collectively make up the tumor microenvironment. Accordingly, excessive activation of STAT3 is a hallmark of many malignancies, and often occurs in response to cytokines of the IL-6 and IL-10 families...
June 21, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647344/oncogene-expressing-senescent-melanocytes-upregulate-mhc-class-ii-a-candidate-melanoma-suppressor-function
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John van Tuyn, Farah Jaber-Hijazi, Douglas MacKenzie, John J Cole, Elizabeth Mann, Jeff S Pawlikowski, Taranjit Singh Rai, David M Nelson, Tony McBryan, Andre Ivanov, Karen Blyth, Hong Wu, Simon Milling, Peter D Adams
On acquisition of an oncogenic mutation, primary human and mouse cells can enter oncogene-induced senescence (OIS). OIS is characterized by a stable proliferation arrest and secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Proliferation arrest and the SASP collaborate to enact tumor suppression, the former by blocking cell proliferation and the latter by recruiting immune cells to clear damaged cells. However, the interactions of OIS cells with the immune system are still poorly defined...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646944/oncocytic-adrenocortical-carcinoma-a-rare-adrenal-tumor-subtype
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Emma Sumner, Behram Cenk Acar, Matthew R Acker
Oncocytic tumors arising from the adrenal gland are rare. Oncocytic adrenal neoplasms (OAN) may mimic adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) at presentation, and can only be definitively diagnosed histologically. Most OANs are benign, and carry a favorable prognosis. We report on an 83-year-old female who, while being investigated for anemia and weight loss, was found to have a 23 cm adrenal mass concerning for ACC. Adrenalectomy and histopathology confirmed a malignant OAN, based on the Lin-Weiss-Bisceglia criteria...
June 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646235/over-expression-of-long-non-coding-rna-panda-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-inhibiting-senescence-associated-inflammatory-factor-il8
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Chuanhui Peng, Wendi Hu, Xiaoyu Weng, Rongliang Tong, Shaobing Cheng, Chaofeng Ding, Heng Xiao, Zhen Lv, Haiyang Xie, Lin Zhou, Jian Wu, Shusen Zheng
It has been reported that long non-coding RNA PANDA was disregulated in varieties types of tumor, but its expression level and biological role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains contradictory. We detected PANDA expression in two independent cohorts (48 HCC patients following liver transplantation and 84 HCC patients following liver resection), and found that PANDA was down-regulated in HCC. Thereafter we explored its function in cancer biology by inversing its low expression. Surprisingly, overexpression of PANDA promoted HCC proliferation and carcinogenesis in vitro and in vivo...
June 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645115/a-comprehensive-review-of-heregulins-her3-and-her4-as-potential-therapeutic-targets-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Jose Mauricio Mota, Katharine Ann Collier, Ricardo Lima Barros Costa, Timothy Taxter, Aparna Kalyan, Caio A Leite, Young Kwang Chae, Francis J Giles, Benedito A Carneiro
Heregulins (HRGs) bind to the receptors HER3 or HER4, induce receptor dimerization, and trigger downstream signaling that leads to tumor progression and resistance to targeted therapies. Increased expression of HRGs has been associated with worse clinical prognosis; therefore, attempts to block HRG-dependent tumor growth have been pursued. This manuscript summarizes the function and signaling of HRGs and review the preclinical evidence of its involvement in carcinogenesis, prognosis, and treatment resistance in several malignancies such as colorectal cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer...
June 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644802/fully-non-linear-sp3-approximation-based-fluorescence-optical-tomography
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Naren Naik, Nishigandha Patil, Yamini Yadav, Jerry Eriksson, Asima Pradhan
In fluorescence optical tomography, many works in literature focus on the linear reconstruction problem to obtain the fluorescent yield or the linearized reconstruction problem to obtain the absorption coefficient. The nonlinear reconstruction problem, to reconstruct the fluorophore absorption coefficient, is of interest in imaging studies as it presents the possibility of better reconstructions owing to a more appropriate model. Accurate and computationally efficient forward models are also critical in the reconstruction process...
June 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643604/long-non-coding-rnas-new-biomarkers-for-prognosis-and-diagnosis-of-colon-cancer
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Heng Deng, Jian Min Wang, Ming Li, Ran Tang, Kun Tang, Yingzi Su, Yong Hou, Jun Zhang
Dysregulation of long non-coding RNAs has been found in many human cancers, including colorectal cancer that is still the third most prevalent cancer worldwide and related to poor prognosis; along with this, robust testimony has identified that long non-coding RNAs can take charge of tumor suppressor genes or oncogenes. This review summarizes nowadays research achievements on the character of long non-coding RNAs in the prognosis and diagnosis of colorectal cancer. On the basis of the results acquired in the last decade, some long non-coding RNAs are rising as biomarkers of colorectal cancer for prognosis, diagnosis, even prediction of therapeutic result, and have crucial effects in the regulation of colorectal cancer cell functions such as proliferation, invasion, apoptosis, metastasis, and drug resistant ability...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643307/-application-of-magnetic-resonance-in-non-operative-treatment-strategy-for-rectal-cancer
#9
Yi Wang, Gong Chen
The primary curative modality for localized rectal cancer is total mesorectal excision (TME). Local control rate of rectal cancer has been improved after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and even pathological complete response (pCR) has been demonstrated in a significant minority. Patients who achieve pCR to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy have an excellent prognosis compared with those without pCR. If the patients with complete response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation can be demonstrated by clinical findings and medical imaging (cCR), a non-operative management (NOM) strategy may be pursued to preserve sphincter function and avoid complications induced by TME, which is a new tendency in the treatment of rectal cancer in recent years...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643230/crosstalk-between-m2-macrophages-and-glioma-stem-cells
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Leora M Nusblat, Molly J Carroll, Charles M Roth
PURPOSE: Given its extremely poor prognosis, there is a pressing need for an improved understanding of the biology of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), including the roles of tumor subpopulations that may contribute to their growth rate and therapy resistance. The most malignant phenotypes of GBM have been ascribed to the presence of subpopulations of cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are resistant to chemotherapeutic drugs and ionizing radiation and which promote invasiveness and metastasis...
June 22, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641578/methylome-analysis-of-extreme-chemoresponsive-patients-identifies-novel-markers-of-platinum-sensitivity-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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Tushar Tomar, Nicolette G Alkema, Leroy Schreuder, Gert Jan Meersma, Tim de Meyer, Wim van Criekinge, Harry G Klip, Heidi Fiegl, Els van Nieuwenhuysen, Ignace Vergote, Martin Widschwendter, Ed Schuuring, Ate G J van der Zee, Steven de Jong, G Bea A Wisman
BACKGROUND: Despite an early response to platinum-based chemotherapy in advanced stage high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC), the majority of patients will relapse with drug-resistant disease. Aberrant epigenetic alterations like DNA methylation are common in HGSOC. Differences in DNA methylation are associated with chemoresponse in these patients. The objective of this study was to identify and validate novel epigenetic markers of chemoresponse using genome-wide analysis of DNA methylation in extreme chemoresponsive HGSOC patients...
June 23, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641471/evaluation-of-immunomodulatory-effects-of-zearalenone-in-mice
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Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Jong Won Kim, Yoon-Seok Roh, Jong-Hoon Kim, Han Kang Min, Hyung-Joo Kwon, Chae Woong Lim, Bumseok Kim
Zearalenone (ZEA) is a non-steroidal estrogenic mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species. The toxicity of ZEA has been evaluated for reproductive and developmental effects; however, there is little evidence about its acute toxicity or general immunotoxicity. In the present study, immune regulatory functions were investigated in mice that had been exposed to ZEA (5 or 20 mg/kg BW) daily for 14 days. Results showed that sub-populations of CD4(+), CD8(+) and CD11c(+) cells in the spleen and CD4(+), CD8(+) and F4/80(+) cells in the mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) of ZEA (20 mg/kg)-exposed hosts were decreased compared to those in the control mice...
December 2017: Journal of Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641010/alpha-mangostin-reverses-multidrug-resistance-by-attenuating-the-function-of-the-multidrug-resistance-linked-abcg2-transporter
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Chung-Pu Wu, Sung-Han Hsiao, Megumi Murakami, Yu-Jen Lu, Yan-Qing Li, Yang-Hui Huang, Tai-Ho Hung, Suresh V Ambudkar, Yu-Shan Wu
The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) drug transporter ABCG2 can actively efflux a wide variety of chemotherapeutic agents out of cancer cells and subsequently reduce the intracellular accumulation of these drugs. Therefore, the overexpression of ABCG2 often contributes to the development of multidrug resistance (MDR) in cancer cells, which is one of the major obstacles to successful cancer chemotherapy. Moreover, ABCG2 is highly expressed in various tissues including the intestine and blood-brain barrier (BBB), limiting the absorption and bioavailability of many therapeutic agents...
June 22, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640256/microrna-26a-cyclin-dependent-kinase-5-axis-controls-proliferation-apoptosis-and-in-vivo-tumor-growth-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-cell-lines
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Floriana Maria Farina, Alessandra Inguscio, Paolo Kunderfranco, Alice Cortesi, Leonardo Elia, Manuela Quintavalle
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most frequent type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Despite a favorable therapeutic response to first-line chemo-immunotherapy, still 30-40% of patients is refractory, or relapse after this treatment. Thus, alternative strategies must be sought. Previous studies have indicated that cyclin-dependent kinase 5 (CDK5), a serine/threonine protein kinase, is involved in tumor development and progression, and it may represent a potential therapeutic target. However, its role in modulating DLBCL growth and progression remains largely unexplored...
June 22, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640251/inhibition-of-cancer-growth-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-by-a-novel-ros-modulating-agent-with-ability-to-eliminate-stem-like-cancer-cells
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Jiankang Wang, Bingling Luo, Xiaobing Li, Wenhua Lu, Jing Yang, Yumin Hu, Peng Huang, Shijun Wen
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) have a crucial role in cell signaling and cellular functions. Mounting evidences suggest that abnormal increase of ROS is often observed in cancer cells and that this biochemical feature can be exploited for selective killing of the malignant cells. A naturally occurring compound phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) has been shown to have promising anticancer activity by modulating intracellular ROS. Here we report a novel synthetic analog of PEITC with superior in vitro and in vivo antitumor effects...
June 22, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640223/non-targeted-metabolomics-analysis-of-the-effects-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-sunitinib-and-erlotinib-on-heart-muscle-liver-and-serum-metabolism-in-vivo
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Brian C Jensen, Traci L Parry, Wei Huang, Amro Ilaiwy, James R Bain, Michael J Muehlbauer, Sara K O'Neal, Cam Patterson, Gary L Johnson, Monte S Willis
Background: More than 90 tyrosine kinases have been implicated in the pathogenesis of malignant transformation and tumor angiogenesis. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) have emerged as effective therapies in treating cancer by exploiting this kinase dependency. The TKI erlotinib targets the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), whereas sunitinib targets primarily vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) and platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR).TKIs that impact the function of non-malignant cells and have on- and off-target toxicities, including cardiotoxicities...
June 22, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639892/jak2-variations-and-functions-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#17
Yanjun Xu, Juan Jin, Jiawei Xu, Yang W Shao, Yun Fan
Lung cancer ranks as the first most common cancer and the first leading cause of cancer-related death in China and worldwide. Due to the difficulty in early diagnosis and the onset of cancer metastasis, the 5-year survival rate of lung cancer remains low. JAK2 has emerged as pivotal participant in biological processes, often dysregulated in a range of cancers. Recently our study found that JAK2 might play an important role in lung cancer pathogenesis. While our understanding of JAK2 in the onset and progression of lung cancer is still in its infancy, there is no doubt that understanding the variations and functions of JAK2 will certainly secure strong biomarkers and improve treatment options for lung cancer patients...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639888/transgelin-2-a-potential-oncogenic-factor
#18
Ti Meng, Leichao Liu, Ruifang Hao, Siying Chen, Yalin Dong
Actin-binding proteins are proteins that could bind to actin or actin fibers. As a member of actin-binding proteins, Transgelin-2 is expressed in smooth muscle cells and non-smooth muscle cells, and its gene, TAGLN2, is differently expressed in all cells and tissues. The deregulation of Transgelin-2 is considered to be correlated with progression of many kinds of diseases, especially the development of malignant tumors, such as invasion, metastasis, and resistance, yet the function and mechanism of action of Transgelin-2 remain elusive...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639399/tp73-as1-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-proliferation-through-mir-200a-mediated-tfam-inhibition
#19
Jia Yao, Feng Xu, Danhua Zhang, Wenjun Yi, Xianyu Chen, Gannong Chen, Enxiang Zhou
P73 antisense RNA 1T (TP73-AS1 or PDAM) is a long non-coding RNA, which can regulate apoptosis through regulation of p53 signaling-related anti-apoptotic genes. An abnormal change of TP73-AS1 expression was noticed in cancers. The effects of TP73-AS1 in breast cancer (BC) growth and the underlying mechanism remain unclear so far. In the present study, the effect of TP73-AS1 in BC cell lines and clinical tumor samples was detected so as to reveal its role and function. In the present study, TP73-AS1 was specifically upregulated in BC tissues and BC cell lines and was correlated to a poorer prognosis in patients with BC...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638737/selective-activation-of-anti-cd73-mechanisms-in-control-of-primary-tumors-and-metastases
#20
Dipti Vijayan, Deborah S Barkauskas, Kimberley Stannard, Erin Sult, Rebecca Buonpane, Kazuyoshi Takeda, Michele W L Teng, Kris Sachsenmeier, Carl Hay, Mark J Smyth
The emerging role for CD73 in driving cancer growth and metastasis has presented opportunities to develop anti-CD73 monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) in the treatment of human cancers. Blockade of CD73 by antagonistic CD73 mAbs ameliorates tumor growth and metastasis via the inhibition of enzymatic and non-enzymatic CD73 pathways. In this study, we investigated whether Fc-receptor cross-linking represented a non-redundant mechanism by which anti-CD73 mAbs exert potent suppression of solid tumors and metastases. We engineered four anti-CD73 mAbs, each different in their ability to modulate CD73 enzymatic function and bind Fc receptors...
2017: Oncoimmunology
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