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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650667/gender-specific-association-between-fgfr4-gly388arg-gene-variants-and-hypertension
#1
Nasser M Al-Daghri, Abdul Khader Mohammed, Omar S Al-Attas, Hossam M Draz, Majed S Alokail
AIMS: Variations in fibroblast growth factor (FGF) levels have been associated with alterations in blood pressure. FGFs mediate their function through binding to their FGF receptor (FGFR). FGFR4 Gly388Arg polymorphism is associated with cancer and cardiovascular diseases, but its association with hypertension is unclear. Here, we aimed to investigate the association between FGFR4 Gly388Arg polymorphism and hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred Saudi individuals (150 normotensive controls and 150 hypertensive subjects) were genotyped for FGFR4 Gly388Arg (G/A) polymorphism using polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism method...
June 26, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649871/the-potential-role-of-nintedanib-in-treating-colorectal-cancer
#2
Antonio Rossi, Tiziana Pia Latiano, Paola Parente, Cinzia Chiarazzo, Filomena Limosani, Gabriele Di Maggio, Evaristo Maiello
Angiogenesis leads to the growth, progression, and metastases of a variety of solid tumors, including metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), involving particularly the family of vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF) and their receptors (VEGFR). Several anti-angiogenic inhibitors are already registered for mCRC therapy: bevacizumab, aflibercept, ramucirumab, regorafenib. Nintedanib is a new triple angiokinase oral inhibitor that potently blocks the proangiogenic pathways mediated by VEGFR, platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR), and fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)...
June 26, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649646/human-brain-metastatic-stroma-attracts-breast-cancer-cells-via-chemokines-cxcl16-and-cxcl12
#3
Brile Chung, Ali A Esmaeili, Sailesh Gopalakrishna-Pillai, John P Murad, Emily S Andersen, Naveen Kumar Reddy, Gayathri Srinivasan, Brian Armstrong, Caleb Chu, Young Kim, Tommy Tong, James Waisman, John H Yim, Behnam Badie, Peter P Lee
The tumor microenvironment is composed of heterogeneous populations of cells, including cancer, immune, and stromal cells. Progression of tumor growth and initiation of metastasis is critically dependent on the reciprocal interactions between cancer cells and stroma. Through RNA-Seq and protein analyses, we found that cancer-associated fibroblasts derived from human breast cancer brain metastasis express significantly higher levels of chemokines CXCL12 and CXCL16 than fibroblasts from primary breast tumors or normal breast...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647685/irtks-is-correlated-with-progression-and-survival-time-of-patients-with-gastric-cancer
#4
Li-Yu Huang, Xuefei Wang, Xiao-Fang Cui, He Li, Junjie Zhao, Chong-Chao Wu, Lingqiang Min, Zhicheng Zhou, Lixin Wan, Yu-Ping Wang, Chao Zhang, Wei-Qiang Gao, Yihong Sun, Ze-Guang Han
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: IRTKS functions as a novel regulator of tumour suppressor p53; however, the role of IRTKS in pathogenesis of gastric cancer is unclear. DESIGN: We used immunohistochemistry to detect IRTKS levels in 527 human gastric cancer specimens. We generated both IRTKS-deficient and p53-deficient mice to observe survival time of these mice and to isolate mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) for evaluating in vivo tumorigenicity. Co-immunoprecipitation was used to study the interaction among p53, MDM2 and IRTKS, as well as the ubiquitination of p53...
June 24, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646553/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-emt-a-spectrum-of-states-role-in-lung-development-homeostasis-and-disease
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REVIEW
Mohit Kumar Jolly, Chris Ward, Mathew Suji Eapen, Stephen Myers, Oskar Hallgren, Herbert Levine, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal
Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) plays key roles during lung development and many lung diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. Here, integrating morphological observations with underlying molecular mechanisms, we highlight the functional role of EMT in lung development and injury repair, and discuss how it can contribute to pathogenesis of chronic lung disease. We discuss the evidence of manifestation of EMT and its potential driving role in COPD, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), and lung cancer, while noting that all cells need not display a full EMT in any of these contexts, i...
June 24, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646542/reconstitution-of-low-density-lipoproteins-with-fatty-acids-for-the-targeted-delivery-of-drugs-into-cancer-cells
#6
Chunlei Zhu, Pallab Pradhan, Da Huo, Jiajia Xue, Song Shen, Krishnendu Roy, Younan Xia
Low-density lipoproteins (LDLs) represent a novel class of nanocarriers for the targeted delivery of therapeutics into aberrant cells that overexpress the LDL receptor. Here we report a facile procedure for reconstituting the hydrophobic core of LDLs with a binary fatty acid mixture. Facilitated by the tumor targeting capability of the apolipoprotein, the reconstituted, drug-loaded LDLs can effectively target cancer cells that overexpress the LDL receptor while showing minor adverse impact on normal fibroblasts...
June 24, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645635/cytotoxicity-of-the-coagulant-moringa-oleifera-lectin-cmol-to-b16-f10-melanoma-cells
#7
Luciana de Andrade Luz, Franco Aparecido Rossato, Rute Alves Pereira E Costa, Thiago Henrique Napoleão, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva, Luana Cassandra Breitenbach Barroso Coelho
Moringa oleifera seeds are used in alternative medicine to treat inflammation, tumors and bacterial and protozoan infections, for example. The seeds contain lectins, which are carbohydrate-binding proteins with several biological properties including cytotoxicity to cancer cells. In this work, we examined the cytotoxicity of the coagulant M. oleifera lectin (cMoL) on B16-F10 murine melanoma cells. cMoL cytotoxic effects were evaluated through trypan blue assay and flow cytometry analysis. Mitochondrial superoxide levels and activation of caspases 3, 8 and 9 were measured...
June 20, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642051/a-revisited-concept-contact-inhibition-of-growth-from-cell-biology-to-malignancy
#8
REVIEW
Domenico Ribatti
In cell biology, contact inhibition refers to two different but closely related phenomena, contact inhibition of locomotion and contact inhibition of proliferation, exhibited by fibroblasts when in contact with one another. Normal fibroblasts migrate across the surface of a culture dish until they make contact with a neighboring cell. Further cell migration is then inhibited, and normal cells adhere to each other, forming an orderly array of cells on the culture dish surface. Tumor cells, in contrast, continue moving after contact with their neighbors, migrating over adjacent cells, and growing in disordered, multilayered patterns...
June 20, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640929/modulation-of-tumor-microenvironment-by-chemopreventive-natural-products
#9
REVIEW
Sin-Aye Park, Young-Joon Surh
The tumor microenvironment provides a niche in which cancer cells and their surrounding stromal cells reside and in which their interactions occur. The cross talk between cancer and stromal cells in the tumor microenvironment promotes many biological processes to support cancer cell growth, invasion, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Recently, not only cancer cells but also multiple types of surrounding stromal cells, including endothelial cells, immune cells, and fibroblasts in the tumor microenvironment, have been recognized to be attractive targets for reducing resistance to anticancer therapy and tumor recurrence...
June 22, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640537/changes-in-the-biomechanical-properties-of-a-single-cell-induced-by-nonthermal-atmospheric-pressure-micro-dielectric-barrier-discharge-plasma
#10
Hyeongwon Choi, Eun Ha Choi, Kyung Sook Kim
Mechanical properties of a single cell are closely related to the fate and functions of the cell. Changes in mechanical properties may cause diseases or cell apoptosis. Selective cytotoxic effects of nonthermal atmospheric pressure micro-dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma have been demonstrated on cancer cells. In this work, changes in the mechanical properties of a single cell induced by nonthermal atmospheric pressure micro-DBD plasma were investigated using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Two cervical cancer cell lines (HeLa and SiHa) and normal human fibroblast cells (HFBs) were exposed to micro-DBD plasma for various exposure times...
June 22, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640441/adipose-tissue-derived-omentin-1-function-and-regulation
#11
Takuya Watanabe, Kaho Watanabe-Kominato, Yui Takahashi, Miho Kojima, Rena Watanabe
Omentin-1, also known as intelectin-1, is a recently identified novel adipocytokine of 313 amino acids, which is expressed in visceral (omental and epicardial) fat as well as mesothelial cells, vascular cells, airway goblet cells, small intestine, colon, ovary, and plasma. The level of omentin-1 expression in (pre)adipocytes is decreased by glucose/insulin and stimulated by fibroblast growth factor-21 and dexamethasone. Several lines of experimental evidence have shown that omentin-1 plays crucial roles in the maintenance of body metabolism and insulin sensitivity, and has anti-inflammatory, anti-atherosclerotic, and cardiovascular protective effects via AMP-activated protein kinase/Akt/nuclear factor-κB/mitogen-activated protein kinase (ERK, JNK, and p38) signaling...
June 18, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640357/rna-sequencing-of-esophageal-adenocarcinomas-identifies-novel-fusion-transcripts-including-npc1-melk-arising-from-a-complex-chromosomal-rearrangement
#12
Zhixiong Wang, Yulan Cheng, John M Abraham, Rong Yan, Xi Liu, Wei Chen, Sariat Ibrahim, Gary P Schroth, Xiquan Ke, Yulong He, Stephen J Meltzer
BACKGROUND: Studies of chromosomal rearrangements and fusion transcripts have elucidated mechanisms of tumorigenesis and led to targeted cancer therapies. This study was aimed at identifying novel fusion transcripts in esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). METHODS: To identify new fusion transcripts associated with EAC, targeted RNA sequencing and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) verification were performed in 40 EACs and matched nonmalignant specimens from the same patients...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639358/antilipase-and-antiproliferative-activities-of-novel-fluoroquinolones-and-triazolofluoroquinolones
#13
Shereen Arabiyat, Violet Kasabri, Yusuf Al-Hiari, Yasser K Bustanji, Rabab Albashiti, Ihab M Almasri, Dima A Sabbah
Fluoroquinolones (FQs) have been identified recently as potent inhibitors of pancreatic lipase (PL). The aim of this study is to synthesize novel FQs and triazolofluoroquinolones (TFQs) and to evaluate them in vitro with respect to their antilipolytic efficacy and potency properties. The PL-IC50 values of 12 FQs and TFQs (3 (a-c) - 6 (a-c)) were in the range of 12.5-189.1 μM. These values are further supported by docking studies. The suggested association between obesity and colorectal cancer initiated the evaluation of antiproliferative activity of the new FQs and TFQs against a panel of obesity related colorectal cells (HT29, HCT116, SW620 CACO2 and SW480)...
June 22, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638861/randomized-anticancer-and-cytotoxicity-activities-of-guibourtia-coleosperma-and-diospyros-chamaethamnus
#14
Florence Dushimemaria, C Iwanette Du Preez, Davis R Mumbengegwi
BACKGROUND: Plants have consistently proven to be a reliable and yet not fully explored source of medicines. In light of this, there is a constant demand for new treatment regimens for cancer. Namibia has a rich diversity of plant species of over 4300 with 17 % of them being endemic to Namibia. Plants growing in Namibia's diverse climatic zones produce many secondary metabolites as part of adaptation to their environment. This article focused on the screening of such phytochemicals and their cytotoxic and anticancer properties in vitro...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636992/acetylsalicylic-acid-inhibits-the-growth-of-melanoma-tumors-via-sox2-dependent-paf-r-independent-signaling-pathway
#15
Anita Thyagarajan, Jeremiah Saylae, Ravi P Sahu
Acquired resistance to standard therapies remains a serious challenge, requiring novel therapeutic approaches that incorporate potential factors involved in tumor resistance. As cancers including melanoma express inflammatory cyclooxygenases generating prostaglandins implicated in tumor growth, we investigated mechanism of anti-inflammatory drug, acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) which has been shown to inhibit various tumor types, however, its effects against highly aggressive melanoma model are unclear. Given our reports that an activation of platelet-activating factor-receptor (PAF-R) augments the growth and impede efficacies of therapeutic agents in experimental melanoma, we also sought to determine if PAF-R mediates anti-melanoma activity of ASA...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636652/integrative-analysis-of-genomic-alterations-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-in-association-with-homologous-recombination-deficiency
#16
Masahito Kawazu, Shinya Kojima, Toshihide Ueno, Yasushi Totoki, Hiromi Nakamura, Akiko Kunita, Wei Qu, Jun Yoshimura, Manabu Soda, Takahiko Yasuda, Natsuko Hama, Mihoko Saito-Adachi, Kazuhito Sato, Shinji Kohsaka, Eirin Sai, Masako Ikemura, Shigeru Yamamoto, Tomoko Ogawa, Masashi Fukayama, Keiichiro Tada, Yasuyuki Seto, Shinichi Morishita, Shoichi Hazama, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Yoshihiro Yamashita, Hiroyuki Mano
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells do not express estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2. Currently, apart from poly ADP-ribose polymerase inhibitors, there are few effective therapeutic options for this type of cancer. Here, we present comprehensive characterization of the genetic alterations in TNBC performed by high coverage whole genome sequencing together with transcriptome and whole exome sequencing. Silencing of the BRCA1 gene impaired the homologous recombination pathway in a subset of TNBCs, which exhibited similar phenotypes to tumors with BRCA1 mutations; they harbored many structural variations (SVs) with relative enrichment for tandem duplication...
June 21, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630390/kavalactone-yangonin-induces-autophagy-and-sensitizes-bladder-cancer-cells-to-flavokawain-a-and-docetaxel-via-inhibition-of-the-mtor-pathway
#17
Liu Zhongbo, Ha U-Syn, Yu Ke, Wu Chunli, Yokoyama Noriko, Zi Xiaolin
Consumption of kava (Piper methysticum Forst) has been linked to reduced cancer risk in the South Pacific Islands. Kavalactones are major bioactive components in kava root extracts, which have recently demonstrated anti-cancer activities. However, molecular mechanisms of kavalactones' anti-cancer action remain largely unknown. We have identified two kavalactones, yangonin and 5' 6'-dehydrokawain, as potent inducers of autophagic cell death in bladder cancer cells. The effect of yangonin inducing autophagy is associated with increased expression of beclin and ATG5...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630215/mechanisms-of-primary-drug-resistance-in-fgfr1-amplified-lung-cancer
#18
Florian Malchers, Meryem Seda Ercanoglu, Daniel Schütte, Roberta Castiglione, Verena Tischler, Sebastian Michels, Ilona Dahmen, Johannes Brägelmann, Roopika Menon, Johannes M Heuckmann, Julie George, Sascha Ansén, Martin L Sos, Alex Soltermann, Martin Peifer, Jurgen Wolf, Reinhard Büttner, Roman K Thomas
<br />The 8p12-p11 locus is frequently amplified in squamous cell lung cancer (SQLC); the receptor tyrosine kinase fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) being one of the most prominent targets of this amplification. Thus, small molecules inhibiting FGFRs have been employed to treat FGFR1-amplified SQLC. However, only about 11% of such FGFR1-amplified tumors respond to single agent FGFR inhibition and several tumors exhibited insufficient tumor shrinkage, compatible with the existence of drug-resistant tumor cells...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629858/preparation-characterization-and-antioxidant-activity-of-silk-peptides-grafted-carboxymethyl-chitosan
#19
Meng Liu, Lian Min, Chen Zhu, Ziqie Rao, Liangling Liu, Wenyan Xu, Pengfeng Luo, Lihong Fan
Free radicals are closely related to the occurrence and development of aging, cancer and inflammation, the ability to scavenge free radicals is an important indicator of the antioxidant activity. In this study, we prepared a water soluble, free radical scavenging and biocompatible copolymer for regenerative therapy. Carboxymethyl chitosan (CMC) was modified with silk peptide (SP) by microbial transglutaminase (MTGase), FT-IR and NMR spectroscopy were used to confirm the successful grafting of SP to CMC. The degree of substitution was determined by ultraviolet spectrophotometry...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628842/matching-genomic-molecular-aberrations-with-molecular-targeted-agents-are-biliary-tract-cancers-an-ideal-playground
#20
REVIEW
Loic Verlingue, Antoine Hollebecque, Valérie Boige, Michel Ducreux, David Malka, Charles Ferté
Biliary tract cancers (BTCs) are a heterogeneous group of tumours with geographical discrepancies in terms of incidence and risk factors. However, a convergent genomic and epigenetic mutational landscape emerges from the genome-wide screens of BTCs in South East Asia, Latin America and in the Western World. Specificities are observed for some alterations and anatomical subtypes: frequent fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) and isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) alterations are specific to intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (ICCs), whereas frequent ERBB2 oncogene alterations are specific to extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (ECCs) and gallbladder carcinomas (GBCs)...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
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