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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245156/selection-and-targeting-of-epcam-protein-by-ssdna-aptamer
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Walhan Alshaer, Nida Ababneh, Mamon Hatmal, Heba Izmirli, Moujab Choukeife, Alaa Shraim, Nour Sharar, Aya Abu-Shiekah, Fadwa Odeh, Abeer Al Bawab, Abdalla Awidi, Said Ismail
Aptamers are molecules that reveal highly complex and refined molecular recognition properties. These molecules are capable of binding with high affinity and selectivity to targets, ranging from small molecules to whole living cells. Several aptamers have been selected for targeting cellular proteins and they have also used in developing therapeutics and diagnostic strategies. Epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) is considered as a cancer stem cell (CSC) biomarker and one of the most promising targets for aptamer selection against CSCs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243039/alkaloids-from-narcissus-poeticus-cv-pink-parasol-of-various-structural-types-and-their-biological-activity
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Marcela Šafratová, Anna Hošťálková, Daniela Hulcová, Kateřina Breiterová, Veronika Hrabcová, Marta Machado, Diana Fontinha, Miguel Prudêncio, Jiří Kuneš, Jakub Chlebek, Daniel Jun, Martina Hrabinová, Lucie Nováková, Radim Havelek, Martina Seifrtová, Lubomír Opletal, Lucie Cahlíková
Fifteen Amaryllidaceae alkaloids (1-15) of various structural types were isolated by standard chromatographic methods from fresh bulbs of Narcissus poeticus cv. Pink Parasol. The chemical structures were elucidated by MS, and 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic analyses, and by comparison with literature data. Narcipavline (5) and narcikachnine (6) are reported here for the first time. In their structure are combined two basic structural types of Amaryllidaceae alkaloids (galanthamine- and galanthindole-structural types), which represent a new structural type of these compounds...
December 14, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242607/the-impact-of-stromal-hic-5-on-the-tumorigenesis-of-colorectal-cancer-through-lysyl-oxidase-induction-and-stromal-remodeling
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Tomokatsu Omoto, Joo-Ri Kim-Kaneyama, Xiao-Feng Lei, Akira Orimo, Koji Ohnishi, Kosuke Yoshihara, Aya Miyauchi, Shuo Li, Lin Gao, Takahiro Umemoto, Junichi Tanaka, Kenta Nakahara, Motohiro Takeya, Fumio Ishida, Shin-Ei Kudo, Shogo Haraguchi, Takuro Miyazaki, Akira Miyazaki
Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) influence tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis within the tumor-associated stroma. This suggests that CAFs would be a potential target for tumor therapy. Here we found that Hydrogen peroxide-inducible clone-5 (Hic-5), also named transforming growth factor beta-1-induced transcript 1 protein (Tgfb1i1), was strongly induced in CAFs found in human colorectal cancer. To investigate the role of Hic-5 in CAFs, we isolated CAFs and the control counterpart normal fibroblasts (NFs) from human colorectal cancer and non-cancerous regions, respectively...
December 15, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241443/characterization-of-molecular-changes-in-endometrium-associated-with-chronic-use-of-progesterone-receptor-modulators-ulipristal-acetate-versus-mifepristone
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Athilakshmi Kannan, Arpita Bhurke, Regine Sitruk-Ware, Parameswaran G Lalitkumar, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Alistair R W Williams, Robert N Taylor, Milan K Bagchi, Indrani C Bagchi
Ulipristal acetate (UPA) is a selective progesterone receptor modulator (PRM), which is used as an emergency contraceptive in women. Recent studies demonstrated the efficacy of an UPA contraceptive vaginal ring (UPA-CVR) as a blocker of ovulation. However, the endometrium of women exposed to UPA over a 6-month period display glandular changes, termed PRM-associated endometrial changes (PAECs). We, therefore, investigated whether UPA-induced PAECs are associated with altered expression of the transcription factor heart- and neural crest derivatives-expressed protein 2 (HAND2) whose downregulation is observed in endometrial epithelial hyperplasia and cancer...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241122/modulation-by-neighboring-cells-of-the-responses-and-fate-of-melanoma-cells-irradiated-with-uva
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Aleksandra Krzywon, Maria Widel, Krzysztof Fujarewicz, Magdalena Skonieczna, Joanna Rzeszowska-Wolny
UVA radiation, which accounts for about 95% of the solar spectrum, contributes to and may be the etiological factor of skin cancers of which malignant melanoma is the most aggressive. UVA causes oxidative stress in various types of cells in the skin, keratinocyte, melanocytes, and fibroblasts, which is responsible for its cytotoxic effect. Here we used a transwell system to explore how the responses of melanoma cells to a low dose of UVA (20kJ/m2, ~10% of the minimal erythema dose) are influenced by neighboring co-cultured melanoma cells or fibroblasts...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238002/yin-yang-regulating-effects-of-cancer-associated-genes-proteins-and-cells-an-ancient-chinese-concept-in-vogue-in-modern-cancer-research
#6
Shuyong Wei
Great achievements have been made in human cancer research, but most of this research is focused on conditions at the microscopic rather than the systemic level. Recent studies have increasingly cited the ancient Chinese theory of yin-yang in an effort to expand beyond the microscopic level. Various cancer-associated genes and proteins such as mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), p38, p53, c-Myc, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, NF-κB, Cyclin D1, and cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) and cells such as T cells, B cells, macrophages, neutrophils, and fibroblasts have been reported to regulate various types of cancers in a yin-yang manner...
December 14, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237381/targeting-fgfr-with-bgj398-in-breast-cancer-effect-on-tumor-growth-and-metastasis
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Ana Sahores, Maria May, Gonzalo Sequeira, Cynthia Fuentes, Britta Jacobsen, Claudia Lanari, Caroline Ana Lamb
BACKGROUND: Endocrine resistance and metastatic dissemination comprise major clinical challenges for breast cancer treatment. The fibroblast growth factor receptor family (FGFR) consists of four tyrosine kinase transmembrane receptors, involved in key biological processes. Genomic alterations in FGFR have been identified in advanced breast cancer and thus, FGFR are an attractive therapeutic target. However, the efficacy of FGFR inhibitors on in vivo tumor growth is still controversial...
December 13, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235191/the-effect-of-cyanidin-3-o-glucoside-on-uva-induced-damage-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
#8
Shi Wu, Yunfeng Hu, Zhen Li, Weibin Bai, Jiayi Zhao, Cuiqin Huang, Qin Li, Chongzhu Fan, Liehua Deng, Daxiang Lu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Ultraviolet-A (UVA) radiation can induce photoaging and skin cancer, but means to prevent or treat UVA-induced skin damage require further study. We investigated the effects of cyanidin-3-o-glucoside (C3G), a monomer of anthocyanin, on UVA-induced damage in primary human dermal fibroblasts (HDFs), and we identify possible mechanisms underlying the protective effects of this compound. METHODS: Primary HDFs were pretreated with 80 μM C3G for 2 h and UVA irradiated at 12 J/cm2 ...
December 13, 2017: Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234063/the-sam-sam-interaction-between-ship2-and-the-epha2-receptor-design-and-analysis-of-peptide-inhibitors
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Flavia Anna Mercurio, Concetta Di Natale, Luciano Pirone, Roberta Iannitti, Daniela Marasco, Emilia Maria Pedone, Rosanna Palumbo, Marilisa Leone
The lipid phosphatase Ship2 represents a drug discovery target for the treatment of different diseases, including cancer. Its C-terminal sterile alpha motif domain (Ship2-Sam) associates with the Sam domain from the EphA2 receptor (EphA2-Sam). This interaction is expected to mainly induce pro-oncogenic effects in cells therefore, inhibition of the Ship2-Sam/EphA2-Sam complex may represent an innovative route to discover anti-cancer therapeutics. In the present work, we designed and analyzed several peptide sequences encompassing the interaction interface of EphA2-Sam for Ship2-Sam...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233553/breast-cancers-activate-stromal-fibroblast-induced-suppression-of%C3%A2-progenitors-in-adjacent-normal-tissue
#10
Sumanta Chatterjee, Pratima Basak, Edward Buchel, Janice Safneck, Leigh C Murphy, Michael Mowat, Sam K Kung, Peter Eirew, Connie J Eaves, Afshin Raouf
Human breast cancer cells are known to activate adjacent "normal-like" cells to enhance their own growth, but the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved are poorly understood. We now show by both phenotypic and functional measurements that normal human mammary progenitor cells are significantly under-represented in the mammary epithelium of patients' tumor-adjacent tissue (TAT). Interestingly, fibroblasts isolated from TAT samples showed a reduced ability to support normal EGF-stimulated mammary progenitor cell proliferation in vitro via their increased secretion of transforming growth factor β...
December 6, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232177/metformin-effects-on-metabolic-coupling-and-tumor-growth-in-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma-coinjection-xenografts
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Patrick Tassone, Marina Domingo-Vidal, Diana Whitaker-Menezes, Zhao Lin, Megan Roche, Madalina Tuluc, Ubaldo Martinez-Outschoorn, Joseph Curry
Objective Many aggressive head and neck cancers contain 2 metabolically coupled tumor compartments: a glycolytic stromal compartment with low caveolin-1 (CAV1) and high monocarboxylate transporter 4 (MCT4) expression and a highly proliferative carcinoma cell compartment with high MCT1. Metabolites are shuttled by MCTs from stroma to carcinoma to fuel tumor growth. We studied the effect of carcinoma-fibroblast coinjection and metformin administration on a mouse model of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma...
December 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230065/the-toll-like-receptor-2-6-agonist-fsl-1-lipopeptide-therapeutically-mitigates-acute-radiation-syndrome
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Cathryn J Kurkjian, Hao Guo, Nathan D Montgomery, Ning Cheng, Hong Yuan, Joseph R Merrill, Gregory D Sempowski, W June Brickey, Jenny P-Y Ting
Risks of radiation exposure from nuclear incidents and cancer radiotherapy are undeniable realities. These dangers urgently compel the development of agents for ameliorating radiation-induced injuries. Biologic pathways mediated by myeloid differentiation primary response gene 88 (MyD88), the common adaptor for toll-like receptor (TLR) and Interleukin-1 receptor signaling, are critical for radioprotection. Treating with agonists prior to radiation enhances survival by activating TLR signaling, whereas radiomitigating TLR-activating therapeutics given after exposure are less defined...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229394/mir-628-5p-decreases-the-tumorigenicity-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-cells-by-targeting-at-fgfr2
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Ming Li, Zhimin Qian, Xiaoling Ma, Xiaolong Lin, Yanan You, Yiying Li, Tong Chen, Hua Jiang
Micro RNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding RNAs which are 19-24 nucleotides in length. MiRNAs play a vital role in the whole process of tumour development, but how they influence the tumourigenecity of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC)cells is rarely researched. In our study, it was verified that miR-628-5p decreased the stem like cell percentage of EOC cells by inducing their apoptosis. The animal experiments showed that miR-628-5p decreased the tumourigenecity of EOC cells. Besides, we found miR-628-5p targeted at and down-regulated the expression of fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2)...
December 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225688/repurposing-drugs-in-oncology-redo-chloroquine-and-hydroxychloroquine-as-anti-cancer-agents
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Ciska Verbaanderd, Hannelore Maes, Marco B Schaaf, Vikas P Sukhatme, Pan Pantziarka, Vidula Sukhatme, Patrizia Agostinis, Gauthier Bouche
Chloroquine (CQ) and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) are well-known 4-aminoquinoline antimalarial agents. Scientific evidence also supports the use of CQ and HCQ in the treatment of cancer. Overall, preclinical studies support CQ and HCQ use in anti-cancer therapy, especially in combination with conventional anti-cancer treatments since they are able to sensitise tumour cells to a variety of drugs, potentiating the therapeutic activity. Thus far, clinical results are mostly in favour of the repurposing of CQ. However, over 30 clinical studies are still evaluating the activity of both CQ and HCQ in different cancer types and in combination with various standard treatments...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224886/-spheroids-a-reference-model-for-in-vitro-culture-of-solid-tumors
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REVIEW
Christian-Jacques Larsen
The recognition that solid tumors are complex entities composed of the tumor cell mass itself and a stromal micro-environnement providing a variety of cells from the host (fibroblasts, endothelial cells, immune cells) led to recognize that this heterogeneity could not be recapitulated in vitro by conventional bidimensional (2-D) cultures. This justified numerous attempts to develop tridimensional (3-D) cultures that provided better tools for approaching tumor complexity and more convincing drug testing systems...
December 7, 2017: Bulletin du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223982/pazopanib-sensitivity-in-a-patient-with-breast-cancer-and-fgfr1-amplification
#16
Fiona Tsui-Fen Cheng, Fu Ou-Yang, Nina Lapke, Kai-Che Tung, Yen-Kung Chen, Yuh-Yu Chou, Shu-Jen Chen
Treatment options for patients with hormone receptor-positive (HR+), HER2-negative (HER2-) breast cancer and resistance to endocrine therapy remain limited. An interesting therapeutic target in these patients is fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1). FGFR1 is amplified in approximately 11% of patients with breast cancer, especially those with HR+ disease. This report presents a patient with metastatic HR+ HER2- breast cancer harboring an FGFR1 amplification who was resistant to endocrine therapy but responded to pazopanib, a multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor with FGFR-inhibiting activity...
December 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223737/synthesis-and-characterization-of-small-sized-gold-nanoparticles-coated-by-bovine-serum-albumin-bsa-for-cancer-photothermal-therapy
#17
Selma M H Al-Jawad, Ali A Taha, Mohammad M F Al-Habosiy, Lamyaa F A Al-Barram
In the present study, small gold nanoparticles <5nm coated with natural protein Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) was synthesized and characterized using UV-Vis spectrophotometer, Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), zeta potential and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Three types of cancer cell lines; Rhabdomyosarcoma (RD), Murine fibroblast (L20B) and RAW 264.7 monocyte-macrophage (MQ) were tested and treated by photothermal strategy, in vitro, by conjugating BSA-AuNPs complex of (0...
December 6, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222859/physicochemical-properties-and-cytotoxicity-of-hydrogels-based-on-beetosan%C3%A2-containing-sage-and-bee-pollen
#18
Bożena Tyliszczak, Anna Drabczyk, Sonia Kudłacik-Kramarczyk, Beata Grabowska, Magdalena Kędzierska
Currently, increasing attention is being paid to issues related to environmental protection, waste management, as well as to the development of polymers with useful properties. The research presented here involved preparation of hydrogels based on Beetosan® - a chitosan derived from the multi-stage processing of dead bees. Moreover, hydrogels were additionally modified with natural substances - i.e. bee pollen and extract of Salvia officinalis (sage) that are well known for the presence of many compounds with beneficial properties from a medical point of view...
December 10, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221949/anti-cancer-activity-of-a-new-dihydropyridine-derivative-vdie-2n-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Renata Nishida Goto, Lays Martin Sobral, Lucas Oliveira Sousa, Cristiana Bernadelli Garcia, Norberto Peporine Lopes, Javier Marín-Prida, Estael Ochoa-Rodríguez, Yamila Verdecia-Reyes, Gilberto Lázaro Pardo-Andreu, Carlos Curti, Andréia Machado Leopoldino
This study aims to examine the effects of a new 1,4-dihydropyridine derivative, VdiE-2N, on cell signaling pathways and mitochondrial events in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cells, and on a mice model of xenograft tumor growth/cell proliferation. Four HNSCC cell lines (HN13, HN12, HN6, and CAL27), HEK293 cells (human embryonic kidney 293 cells), and human oral healthy mucosa fibroblasts (OHMF) were used for in vitro assessment of cell viability (resazurin assay) and invasion capacity (modified Boyden chamber assay), and mitochondrial membrane potential (JC-1 fluorescence assay), morphology (transmission electron microscopy), and number of mitochondria (MitoTracker® imaging)...
December 6, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221185/tgf%C3%AE-1-in-fibroblasts-derived-exosomes-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-ovarian-cancer-cells
#20
Wenqian Li, Xiaoxue Zhang, Ji Wang, Mengchen Li, Canhui Cao, Jiahong Tan, Ding Ma, Qinglei Gao
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAF), a major component of the tumor microenvironment, play an important role in interacting with neoplastic cells to promote ovarian cancer progression. Exosomes are nano-sized vesicles that mediate the cross-talk between different cell types. An increasing number of studies have focused on the fact that tumor cell-derived exosomes influence stromal cells. However, the mechanism by which CAF-derived exosomes modulate cancer cells in ovarian cancer remains obscure. To investigate the role of CAF exosomes in ovarian cancer, we examined the exosomal content of paired primary, metastatic and normal fibroblasts from seven stage IIIC ovarian cancer patients by ELISA...
November 10, 2017: Oncotarget
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