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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829584/two-dimensional-graphene-augments-nanosonosensitized-sonocatalytic-tumor-eradication
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Chen Dai, Shengjian Zhang, Zhuang Liu, Rong Wu, Yu Chen
Ultrasound (US) can activate sonosensitizers for sonodynamic therapy (SDT), but the low activation efficiency and therapeutic outcome significantly hinder its further clinical translation. Inspired by the principles of semiconductor physics and photocatalysis chemistry, we herein report on augmenting the sonocatalytic efficiency of semiconductor TiO2-based nanosonosensitizers for highly efficient SDT by the integration of two-dimensional (2D) ultrathin graphene with TiO2 nanosonosensitizers. The high electroconductivity of graphene facilitates the separation of the electrons (e-) and holes (h+) pairs from the energy band of TiO2 and avoids their recombination upon external US irradiation, thus it significantly augments the therapeutic efficiency of TiO2 nanosonosensitizers for SDT against tumor...
August 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829211/fibroblast-activation-protein-%C3%AE-in-fibrogenic-disorders-and-cancer-more-than-a-prolyl-specific-peptidase
#2
Lucienne Juillerat-Jeanneret, Petra Tafelmeyer, Dela Golshayan
Fibroblast activation protein-α (FAP-α) belongs to the family of prolyl-specific serine proteases. FAP-α displays both exopeptidase and endopeptidase/gelatinase/collagenase activities. FAP-α protein and/or activity have been associated with fibrosis, inflammation and cancer, but the protein is undetectable in most normal tissues. FAP-α is selectively expressed at sites of tissue remodeling and repair and enhances tumor progression, suggesting that this protease may be a therapeutic target to treat human disorders associated with fibrotic dysregulation...
August 22, 2017: Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828629/interleukin-6-induces-m2-macrophage-differentiation-by-stat3-activation-that-correlates-with-gastric-cancer-progression
#3
Xiao-Long Fu, Wei Duan, Chong-Yu Su, Fang-Yuan Mao, Yi-Ping Lv, Yong-Sheng Teng, Pei-Wu Yu, Yuan Zhuang, Yong-Liang Zhao
Interleukin 6 (IL-6) was abundant in the tumor microenvironment and played potential roles in tumor progression. In our study, the expression of IL-6 in tumor tissues from 36 gastric cancer (GC) patients was significantly higher than in non-tumor tissues. Moreover, the number of CD163(+)CD206(+) M2 macrophages that infiltrated in tumor tissues was significantly greater than those infiltrated in non-tumor tissues. The frequencies of M2 macrophages were positively correlated with the IL-6 expression in GC tumors...
August 21, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828238/single-phase-computed-tomography-is-equivalent-to-dual-phase-method-for-localizing-hyperfunctioning-parathyroid-glands-in-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism-a-retrospective-review
#4
Fanny Morón, Alfred Delumpa, Justin Chetta, Danielle Guffey, David Dunaway
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to compare the sensitivity of dual phase (non-contrast and arterial) versus single phase (arterial) CT for detection of hyper-functioning parathyroid glands in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. METHODS: The CT scans of thirty-two patients who have biochemical evidence of primary hyperparathyroidism, pathologically proven parathyroid adenomas, and pre-operative multiphase parathyroid imaging were evaluated retrospectively in order to compare the adequacy of single phase vs...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822593/decreased-expression-of-microrna-122-is-associated-with-an-unfavorable-prognosis-in-childhood-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-function-analysis-indicates-a-therapeutic-potential
#5
Juan Yang, Yufang Yuan, Xiaochun Yang, Ze Hong, Lijuan Yang
MicroRNA (miR)-122 functions as a tumor suppressor in various human cancers. However, its involvement in childhood acute myeloid leukemia (AML) remains unknown. In this study, quantitative real-time PCR assay demonstrated that miR-122 expression in bone marrow specimens from AML children were significantly lower than that in non-malignant controls (P<0.001). Statistically, AML children with low miR-122 expression more frequently had large white blood cell count (P=0.022), French-American-British classification subtype M7 (P<0...
June 28, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821557/selected-alkylating-agents-can-overcome-drug-tolerance-of-g0-like-tumor-cells-and-eradicate-brca1-deficient-mammary-tumors-in-mice
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Marina Pajic, Sohvi Blatter, Charlotte Guyader, Maaike Gonggrijp, Ariena Kersbergen, Aslı Küçükosmanoğlu, Wendy Sol, Rinske Drost, Jos Jonkers, Piet Borst, Sven Rottenberg
We aimed to characterize and target drug-tolerant BRCA1-deficient tumor cells that cause residual disease and subsequent tumor relapse.<br /><br />Experimental Design: We studied responses to various mono- and bifunctional alkylating agents in a genetically engineered mouse model for BRCA1/p53-mutant breast cancer. Due to the large intragenic deletion of the Brca1 gene, no restoration of BRCA1 function is possible, and therefore no BRCA1-dependent acquired resistance occurs. To characterize the cell cycle stage from which Brca1(-/-);p53(-/-) mammary tumors arise after cisplatin treatment, we introduced the fluorescent ubiquitination-based cell cycle indicator (FUCCI) construct into the tumor cells...
August 18, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820950/combined-aerobic-and-resistance-exercise-training-for-improving-reproductive-function-in-infertile-men-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Behzad Hajizadeh Maleki, Bakhtyar Tartibian
This randomized controlled trial was conducted to examine the effects of 24 weeks of combined aerobic and resistance exercise training on seminal markers of inflammation and oxidative stress as well as markers of male reproductive function and reproductive performance in infertile patients. Of a total of 1296 infertile patients (aged 25-40 years) who were screened, 556 were randomly assigned to exercise (EX, n = 278) and non-exercise (NON-EX, n = 278) groups. Semen samples were taken before, 12 and 24 weeks as well as 7 and 30 days post intervention...
August 18, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819419/osteopontin-a-promising-biomarker-for-cancer-therapy
#8
REVIEW
Ran Wei, Janet Pik Ching Wong, Hang Fai Kwok
Osteopontin (OPN), a multifunctional protein, has emerged as a potentially valuable biomarker for diagnosing and treating cancers. Recent research focuses on its involvement in tumor biology including the cell proliferation, survival, angiogenesis, invasion, and metastasis. Understanding the molecular mechanisms and pharmacological effects of OPN in cancer development could lead to new targets for improving cancer diagnosis and treatment. This review explains how the structurally conserved domains of OPN are associated with OPN signaling mediators and CD44, and how the conserved OPN domains determine biological functions...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819417/mdm2-snp309-and-snp285-act-as-negative-prognostic-markers-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-adenocarcinoma-patients
#9
Christophe Deben, Ken Op de Beeck, Jolien Van den Bossche, Julie Jacobs, Filip Lardon, An Wouters, Marc Peeters, Guy Van Camp, Christian Rolfo, Vanessa Deschoolmeester, Patrick Pauwels
Objectives: Two functional polymorphisms in the MDM2 promoter region, SNP309T>G and SNP285G>C, have been shown to impact MDM2 expression and cancer risk. Currently available data on the prognostic value of MDM2 SNP309 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is contradictory and unavailable for SNP285. The goal of this study was to clarify the role of these MDM2 SNPs in the outcome of NSCLC patients. Materials and Methods: In this study we genotyped SNP309 and SNP285 in 98 NSCLC adenocarcinoma patients and determined MDM2 mRNA and protein levels...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819410/characterization-of-the-role-of-the-malate-dehydrogenases-to-lung-tumor-cell-survival
#10
Boxi Zhang, Johan Tornmalm, Jerker Widengren, Helin Vakifahmetoglu-Norberg, Erik Norberg
Cellular compartmentalization of biochemical processes in eukaryotic cells is critical for many functions including shuttling of reducing equivalents across membranes. Although coordination of metabolic flux between different organelles is vital for cell physiology, its impact on tumor cell survival is not well understood. By using an integrative approach, we have dissected the role of the key metabolic enzymes Malate dehydrogenases (MDH1 and MDH2) to the survival of Non-small Cell Lung Carcinomas. Here, we report that while both the MDH1 (cytosolic) and the MDH2 (mitochondrial) enzymes display elevated levels in patients compared to normal counterparts, only high expression of MDH1 is associated with poor prognosis...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819405/linc00152-promotes-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-and-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#11
Pei-Pei Zhang, Yi-Qin Wang, Wei-Wei Weng, Wei Nie, Yong Wu, Yu Deng, Ping Wei, Mi-Die Xu, Chao-Fu Wang
Background: The long non-coding RNA Linc00152 stimulates tumor progression in cancer. However, its clinical significance and biological functions in lung adenocarcinoma remains unknown. We evaluate the expression of Linc00152 in lung adenocarcinoma and its possible correlation with clinicopathologic features and patient survival to reveal its biological effects in cancer progression and prognosis. Methods: Total RNA extraction was performed on 110 pairs of lung adenocarcinoma and adjacent normal tissue samples, and then RT-qPCR was conducted...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819396/expression-and-significances-of-g-protein-coupled-receptor-kinase-3-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#12
Ye Jin, Zhi-Yong Liang, Wei-Xun Zhou, Li Zhou
Objective: To investigate expression, clinical, pathologic and prognostic significances of G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 3 (GRK3) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Materials and Methods: Expression of GRK3 was detected using Western blotting and tissue microarray-based immunohistochemical staining in 8 and 395 patients (training set: n=164; validation set: n=231) with HCC underwent hepatectomy, respectively. GRK3 expression and its associations with cliniopathologic variables and tumor-specific survival were evaluated...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819395/downregulation-of-abc-transporters-in-non-neoplastic-tissues-confers-better-prognosis-for-pancreatic-and-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Pavel Dvorak, Viktor Hlavac, Beatrice Mohelnikova-Duchonova, Vaclav Liska, Martin Pesta, Pavel Soucek
Transport of a wide variety of substrates, including xenobiotics, is one of the main functions attributed to human ATP-binding cassette (ABC) proteins. Overexpression of ABC genes is considered to be an important mechanism facilitating the development of chemoresistance. Relationships between the expression levels of ABC genes in tumor tissues and established clinicopathological features were extensively studied previously. The current study tested our hypothesis that the expression levels of ABC genes in non-neoplastic (control) tissues also provide important information in relation to the relevant tumor progression...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818608/potential-resistance-mechanisms-revealed-by-targeted-sequencing-from-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients-with-primary-resistance-to-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-tkis
#14
Jia Zhong, Lei Li, Zhijie Wang, Hua Bai, Gai Fei, Jian Chunduan, Jun Zhao, Minglei Zhuo, Yuyang Wang, Shuhang Wang, Wanchun Zang, Meina Wu, Tongtong An, Guanhua Rao, Jie Wang
BACKGROUND: EGFR-TKIs have greatly improved the prognosis of lung adenocarcinoma. However, approximately 5%-10% lung adenocarcinoma patients with EGFR sensitive mutations have primary resistance to EGFR-TKIs treatment. The underlying mechanism is unknown. METHODS: This study used next-generation sequencing (NGS) to explore the mechanisms of primary resistance by analyzing 11 patients with primary resistance and 11 patients sensitive to EGFR-TKIs. NGS targeted sequencing was performed on the Illumina X platform for 483 cancer-related genes...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815357/carbon-fiber-reinforced-peek-fixation-system-in-the-treatment-of-spine-tumors-a-preliminary-report
#15
Stefano Boriani, Giuseppe Tedesco, Lu Ming, Riccardo Ghermandi, Maurizio Amichetti, Piero Fossati, Marco Krengli, Loredana Mavilla, Alessandro Gasbarrini
BACKGROUND: Protocols including combination of surgery and radiotherapy are more and more frequent in the treatment of bone tumors of the spine. In metastatic disease, combination of surgery and radiotherapy is since long time accepted, as based on clinical evidence. In primary tumors, combination of surgery and radiotherapy can be considered in all the cases in which a satisfactory oncological margin cannot be achieved: high-grade malignancies, recurrent tumors, huge tumors expanding in an extracompartimental area, and when tumor-free margin requires unacceptable functional sacrifices...
August 16, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815332/pilot-study-of-whole-blood-micrornas-as-potential-tools-for-diffuse-low-grade-gliomas-detection
#16
Catherine Gozé, Christelle Reynes, Lionel Forestier, Robert Sabatier, Hugues Duffau
Earlier diagnosis and longitudinal monitoring of diffuse low-grade gliomas (DLGG) increase overall survival by maximizing surgery efficacy and optimizing time for an adjuvant treatment when resection is incomplete. Presently, only imaging permits the non-invasive detection and monitoring of DLGG, but it lacks sensitivity. Measure of circulating microRNAs levels could represent a non-invasive alternative. We hypothesized that slow-growing DLGG induce overtime a systemic reaction impacting blood cells microRNA profiles, while the intact blood-brain barrier restricts the passage of tumor microRNAs into bloodstream...
August 16, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815070/supracarinal-dissection-of-the-oesophagus-and-lymphadenectomy-by-mie
#17
REVIEW
Harushi Osugi, Kousuke Narumiya, Kenji Kudou
Since 1995, video-assisted thoracoscopic oesophagectomy (VATS), according the same surgical principles as the Japanese open surgery, has been completed in 700 patients with oesophageal cancer. Our indication for VATS is (I) no extensive pleural adhesion; (II) no contiguous tumor spread; (III) pulmonary function capable of sustaining single-lung ventilation, and (IV) non radiated patients. We use 4 ports around a 5 cm mini-thoracotomy on 5th intercostal space. We laid emphasis on utilizing magnifying effect of video (5 to 20 magnifications), obtained by positioning the camera at close vicinity to the dissection...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814844/comparison-between-parameters-of-muscle-performance-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-of-non-sarcopenic-and-sarcopenic-elderly-women
#18
Lygia Paccini Lustosa, Patrícia Parreira Batista, Daniele Sirineu Pereira, Leani Souza Máximo Pereira, Aline Scianni, Giane Amorim Ribeiro-Samora
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenia is a multifactorial geriatric syndrome with complex interrelationships. Increased plasma levels of inflammatory mediators increase the catabolic stimuli of the musculature, thereby causing a decrease in mass and muscular function. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the performance of the knee extensors test (by isokinetic dynamometer) and plasma levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and soluble receptors of tumor necrosis factor alpha (sTNFR1) between sarcopenics and non-sarcopenics community-dwelling elderly women residents of Brazil...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814673/human-lung-tumor-foxp-tregs-upregulate-four-treg-locking-transcription-factors
#19
Tatiana Akimova, Tianyi Zhang, Dmitri Negorev, Sunil Singhal, Jason Stadanlick, Abhishek Rao, Michael Annunziata, Matthew H Levine, Ulf H Beier, Joshua M Diamond, Jason D Christie, Steven M Albelda, Evgeniy B Eruslanov, Wayne W Hancock
Experimental data indicate that FOXP3+ Tregs can markedly curtail host antitumor immune responses, but the properties of human intratumoral Tregs are still largely unknown, in part due to significant methodologic problems. We studied the phenotypic, functional, epigenetic, and transcriptional features of Tregs in 92 patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, comparing the features of Tregs within tumors versus corresponding blood, lung, and lymph node samples. Intratumoral Treg numbers and suppressive function were significantly increased compared with all other sites but did not display a distinctive phenotype by flow cytometry...
August 17, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814085/differentially-regulated-adamts1-8-and-18-in-gastric-adenocarcinoma
#20
M O Kilic, B Aynekin, A Kara, D Icen, K Demircan
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to investigate the expression status of ADAMTS1,8, and 18 proteases in gastric cancer (GC) and lymphatic metastasis. BACKGROUND: A disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motifs (ADAMTS) is a new protease family, and has important biological functions such as hemostasis, extracellular matrix remodeling and regulation of angiogenesis. METHODS: The immunostaining status of ADAMTS1,8, and 18 were investigated in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples of 25 patients who underwent curative resection for GC...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
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