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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149180/roles-of-vegf-flt-1-signaling-in-malignant-behaviors-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Ajiravudh Subarnbhesaj, Mutsumi Miyauchi, Chea Chanbora, Aki Mikuriya, Phuong Thao Nguyen, Hisako Furusho, Nurina Febriyanti Ayuningtyas, Minoru Fujita, Shigeaki Toratani, Masaaki Takechi, Shumpei Niida, Takashi Takata
BACKGROUND: Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a highly specific signaling protein for vascular endothelial cells that plays a critical role in tumor growth and invasion through angiogenesis, and may contribute to cell migration and activation of pre-osteoclasts, osteoclasts and some tumor cells. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to clarify the detailed roles of VEGF-Flt-1 signaling in bone invasion of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells. RESULTS: Forty-two (42) of 54 cases with gingival SCC (77...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145197/inflammatory-and-angiogenic-factors-linked-to-longitudinal-microvascular-changes-in-hemodialysis-patients-irrespective-of-treatment-dose-intensity
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Nicos Mitsides, Tom Cornelis, Natascha J H Broers, Nanada M P Diederen, Paul Brenchley, Nicole Heitink-Ter Braak, Frank M van der Sande, Casper G Schalkwijk, Jeroen P Kooman, Sandip Mitra
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease is a major contributor to the poor outcomes observed in hemodialysis. We investigated the relationship between hemodialysis intensity and vascular parameters in high-dose (HDHD; >12hrs/week) and Conventional (CHD; ≤12hrs/week) hemodialysis intensity over a 6-month period. METHODS: We present the 6-month longitudinal analysis of a 2-year multicenter study investigating the effects of HDHD on cardiovascular parameters. We used pulse wave velocity, 24hr ambulatory blood pressure and sublingual dark field capillaroscopy measurements to assess macro- and microcirculation on 6-monthly basis...
November 16, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143774/disrupting-vegf-vegfr1-interaction-de-novo-designed-linear-helical-peptides-to-mimic-the-vegf13-25-fragment
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Beatriz Balsera, M Ángeles Bonache, Marie Reille-Seroussi, Nathalie Gagey-Eilstein, Michel Vidal, Rosario González-Muñiz, María Jesús Pérez de Vega
The interaction between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptors (VEGFR) has important implications in angiogenesis and cancer, which moved us to search for peptide derivatives able to block this protein-protein interaction. In a previous work we had described a collection of linear 13-mer peptides specially designed to adopt helical conformations (Ac-SSEEX⁵ARNX⁸AAX(12)N-NH₂), as well as the evaluation of seven library components for the inhibition of the interaction of VEGF with its Receptor 1 (VEGFR1)...
October 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138989/sexual-function-and-sex-hormones-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Antonio Gambardella, Daniela Esposito, Giacomo Accardo, Marianna Taddeo, Antonietta Letizia, Rossella Tagliafierro, Katherine Esposito, Daniela Pasquali
PURPOSE: Breast cancer patients (BCP) are at risk of female sexual dysfunction (FSD). Our aim was to clarify the effects of treatment strategies, and steroid hormones levels on FSD. METHODS: We enrolled 136 BCP (46.9 ± 0.8 years), and 122 completed questionnaires. BCP were divided into four groups: 22 women with advanced breast cancer on neoadjuvant therapy (NAT), 48 on adjuvant therapy (AT), 30 taking hormonal therapy (HT) and 22 with metastatic cancer on first line chemotherapy (FLT)...
November 14, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137296/early-detection-of-thymidylate-synthase-resistance-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-with-flt-pet-imaging
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Xiao Chen, Yizeng Yang, Sharyn Katz
Introduction: Inhibition of thymidylate synthase (TS) results in a transient compensatory "flare" in thymidine salvage pathway activity measureable with (18)F-thymidine (FLT)- positron emission tomography (PET) at 2hrs. of therapy which may predict non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) sensitivity to TS inhibition. Materials and Methods: Resistance to TS inhibition by pemetrexed was induced in NSCLC cell lines H460 and H1299 through TS overexpression. TS overexpression was confirmed with RT-PCR and Western blotting and pemetrexed resistance confirmed with IC50 assays...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126989/anti-thrombotic-and-pro-angiogenic-effects-of-rubia-cordifolia-extract-in-zebrafish
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Yi Chen, Pei-Dong Chen, Bei-Hua Bao, Ming-Qiu Shan, Kai-Cheng Zhang, Fang-Fang Cheng, Yu-Dan Cao, Li Zhang, An-Wei Ding
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Rubia cordifolia is a common traditional Chinese medicine that promotes blood circulation and eliminates blood stasis, and has been used to cure diseases related to blood stasis syndrome (BSS) clinically for many years. It has been previously demonstrated that anti-thrombosis and pro-angiogenesis can improve BSS. However, the anti-thrombotic and pro-angiogenic activities of Rubia cordifolia have not been well investigated. AIM OF STUDY: To determine the potential anti-thrombotic and pro-angiogenic activities of Rubia cordifolia and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126734/a-chiral-template-driven-synthesis-of-a-3-deoxy-3-18-f-fluorothymidine-precursor
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Papiya Dey, K S Ajish Kumar, Anubha Sharma, Subrata Chattopadhyay
An asymmetric synthesis of a 3'-deoxy-3'-(18)F-fluorothymidine ((18)F-FLT) precursor has been developed wherein the deoxysugar moiety was synthesized using a novel Ga-mediated allylation of (R)-2,3-cyclohexylideneglyceraldehyde as the key step. The synthesis deviates significantly from the previous syntheses of the (18)F-FLT precursors wherein the expensive starting material, thymidine was used.
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108275/functional-imaging-in-combination-with-mutation-status-aids-prediction-of-response-to-inhibiting-b-cell-receptor-signaling-in-lymphoma
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Laura Jacobs, Stefan Habringer, Jolanta Slawska, Katharina Huber, Elke Hauf, Zhoulei Li, Yosef Refaeli, Markus Schwaiger, Martina Rudelius, Axel Walch, Ulrich Keller
Aberrant B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling is known to contribute to malignant transformation. Two small molecule inhibitors targeting BCR pathway signaling include ibrutinib, a Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, and idelalisib, a specific Phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase delta (PI3Kδ) inhibitor, both of which have been approved for use in haematological malignancies. Despite the identification of various diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) subtypes, mutation status alone is not sufficient to predict patient response and therapeutic resistance can arise...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107421/discovery-of-novel-pyrrolo-pyridine-pyrimidine-derivatives-bearing-pyridazinone-moiety-as-c-met-kinase-inhibitors
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Lin Xiao Wang, Xiaobo Liu, Shan Xu, Qidong Tang, Yongli Duan, Zhen Xiao, Jia Zhi, Liwen Jiang, Pengwu Zheng, Wufu Zhu
In continue to our previous research, eight series of pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine and pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivatives bearing pyridazinone moiety were designed, synthesized, and the in vitro antitumor activity was evaluated against four cancer cell lines (A549, HepG2, MCF-7 and PC-3). Some selected compounds (22f, 22g, 26c and 26e) were evaluated for the activity against c-Met kinase, and according to the results of kinase inhibitory activity, the compound 22g was further evaluated for other four tyrosine kinases (Flt-3, VEGFR-2, c-Kit and EGFR) to test the enzyme-based selectivity...
December 1, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100318/flt-1-positive-cells-are-cancer-stem-like-cells-in-colorectal-carcinoma
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Ye Huang, Yinpeng Huang, Di Liu, Tianyi Wang, Guang Bai
Recent evidence demonstrates an essential role of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in cancer initiation, progression, migration, metastasis as well as chemo-resistance. Nevertheless, identification of CSCs in different cancers has not been succeeded, since such CSCs are typically lack of a specific and unique marker. Therefore, the current strategy is basically using one or several markers to enrich CSCs, or to isolate CSC-like cells. Here, we showed that in clinically obtained colorectal carcinoma (CRC) specimens, Flt-1, the type 1 receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor A, was significantly upregulated...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098026/mismatched-intratumoral-distribution-of-18-f-fluorodeoxyglucose-and-3-deoxy-3-18-f-fluorothymidine-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Xiangcheng Wang, Yulin He, Weina Zhou, Xia Bai, Yiwei Wu, Xuemei Wang, Xiao-Feng Li
In a mouse model of human lung cancer, intratumoral distribution between 3'-deoxy-3'-[(18)F] fluorothymidine ((18)F-FLT) and [(18)F] fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) was mutually exclusive. (18)F-FLT primarily accumulated in proliferating cancer cells, whereas (18)F-FDG accumulated in hypoxic cancer cells. The aim of the present study was to evaluate these preclinical findings in patients with lung cancer. A total of 55 patients with solitary pulmonary lesion were included in the present study. Patients underwent (18)F-FLT positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) and (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan with a 3-day interval...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097919/preliminary-19-f-mrs-study-of-tumor-cell-proliferation-with-3-deoxy-3-fluorothymidine-and-its-metabolite-flt-mp
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In Ok Ko, Ki-Hye Jung, Mi Hyun Kim, Kyeung Jun Kang, Kyo Chul Lee, Kyeong Min Kim, Insup Noh, Yong Jin Lee, Sang Moo Lim, Jung Young Kim, Ji-Ae Park
The thymidine analogue 3'-deoxy-3'-[(18)F]fluorothymidine, or [(18)F]fluorothymidine ([(18)F]FLT), is used to measure tumor cell proliferation with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging technology in nuclear medicine. FLT is phosphorylated by thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) and then trapped inside cells; it is not incorporated into DNA. Imaging with (18)F-radiolabeled FLT is a noninvasive technique to visualize cellular proliferation in tumors. However, it is difficult to distinguish between [(18)F]FLT and its metabolites by PET imaging, and quantification has not been attempted using current imaging methods...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073567/impact-of-the-fenton-like-treatment-on-the-microbial-community-of-a-diesel-contaminated-soil
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Flavia Polli, Daniela Zingaretti, Silvia Crognale, Lorena Pesciaroli, Alessandro D'Annibale, Maurizio Petruccioli, Renato Baciocchi
Fenton-like treatment (FLT) is an ISCO technique relying on the iron-induced H2O2 activation in the presence of additives aimed at increasing the oxidant lifetime and maximizing iron solubility under natural soil pH conditions. The efficacy of FLT in the clean-up of hydrocarbon-contaminated soils is well established at the field-scale. However, a better assessment of the impact of the FLT on density, diversity and activity of the indigenous soil microbiota, might provide further insights into an optimal combination between FLT and in-situ bioremediation (ISB)...
October 14, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072547/serum-concentrations-of-ang-2-and-flt-1-may-be-predictive-of-pregnancy-outcome-in-women-with-pregnancies-of-uncertain-viability-a-phase-i-exploratory-prognostic-factor-study
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Alison Richardson, Shilpa Deb, Bruce Campbell, Nick Raine-Fenning
The aim of this study was to determine whether serum concentrations of Ang-1, Ang-2, Flt-1, IL-15 and/or TRAIL can be used to predict outcome in women with pregnancies of uncertain viability (PUVs). Women presenting to the Early Pregnancy Unit at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham between 17.06.14 and 01.09.15 were prospectively recruited. Serum concentrations of Ang-1, Ang-2, Flt-1, IL-15 and TRAIL were measured in women with PUVs. Women were followed-up according to departmental protocols until viability was determined...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063854/prospective-study-of-serial-imaging-comparing-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-pet-and-fluorothymidine-pet-during-radical-chemoradiation-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-reduction-of-detectable-proliferation-associated-with-worse-survival
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Sarah Everitt, David Ball, Rodney J Hicks, Jason Callahan, Nikki Plumridge, Jenny Trinh, Alan Herschtal, Tomas Kron, Michael Mac Manus
PURPOSE: To investigate the associations between interim tumor responses on (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and (18)F-fluorothymidine ((18)F-FLT) PET and patient outcomes, especially progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS), in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Patients with FDG-PET/computed tomography stage I-III NSCLC were prescribed concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy (60 Gy in 30 fractions)...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055019/-18-f-fluorothymidine-positron-emission-tomography-informs-the-synergistic-efficacy-of-capecitabine-and-trifluridine-tipiracil-in-colon-cancer
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Seog-Young Kim, Jin Hwa Jung, Haeng Jung Lee, Hyunsu Soh, Sang Ju Lee, Seung Jun Oh, Sun Young Chae, Jai Hyuen Lee, Seung Jin Lee, Yong Sang Hong, Tae Won Kim, Dae Hyuk Moon
In cancer therapy, enhanced thymidine uptake by the salvage pathway can bypass dTMP depletion, thereby conferring resistance to thymidylate synthase inhibition. We investigated whether sequential combination therapy of capecitabine and trifluridine/tipiracil (TAS-102) could synergistically enhance antitumor efficacy in colon cancer xenograft models. We also examined 3'-deoxy-3'-[(18)F]fluorothymidine ([(18)F]FLT) positron emission tomography (PET) as a means to predict therapeutic response to a sequential combination of capecitabine and trifluridine/tipiracil...
October 20, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054861/regulation-of-human-feto-placental-endothelial-barrier-integrity-by-vascular-endothelial-growth-factors-competitive-interplay-between-vegf-a165a-vegf-a165b-pigf-and-ve-cadherin
#17
Vincent Pang, David O Bates, Lopa Leach
The human placenta nourishes and protects the developing fetus whilst influencing maternal physiology for fetal advantage. It expresses several members of the VEGF family including the pro-angiogenic/pro-permeability VEGF-A165a isoform, the anti-angiogenic VEGF-A165b, placental growth factor (PIGF) and their receptors, VEGFR1 and VEGFR2. Alterations in the ratio of these factors during gestation and in complicated pregnancies have been reported; however the impact of this on feto-placental endothelial barrier integrity is unknown...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051303/transport-associated-pathway-responses-in-ovine-fetal-membranes-to-changes-in-amniotic-fluid-dynamics
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Cecilia Y Cheung, Debra F Anderson, Robert A Brace
Current evidence suggests that amniotic fluid volume (AFV) is actively regulated by vesicular transport of amniotic fluid outward across the amnion and into the underlying fetal vasculature in the placenta. Our objective was to determine whether gene expression profiles of potential stimulators, inhibitors, and mediators of vesicular transport are altered in response to changes in intramembranous absorption (IMA) rate. Samples of ovine amnion and chorion were obtained from fetal sheep with normal, experimentally reduced or increased AFVs and IMA rates...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042609/structural-analysis-of-pim1-kinase-complexes-with-atp-competitive-inhibitors
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Jozefina Bogusz, Karol Zrubek, Krzysztof P Rembacz, Przemyslaw Grudnik, Przemyslaw Golik, Malgorzata Romanowska, Benedykt Wladyka, Grzegorz Dubin
PIM1 is an oncogenic kinase overexpressed in a number of cancers where it correlates with poor prognosis. Several studies demonstrated that inhibition of PIM1 activity is an attractive strategy in fighting overexpressing cancers, while distinct structural features of ATP binding pocket make PIM1 an inviting target for the design of selective inhibitors. To facilitate development of specific PIM1 inhibitors, in this study we report three crystal structures of ATP-competitive inhibitors at the ATP binding pocket of PIM1...
October 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042120/pilot-study-on-the-impact-of-f18-labeled-thymidine-pet-ct-on-gross-tumor-volume-identification-and-definition-for-pancreatic-cancer
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Jennifer L Pretz, Michael A Blake, Joseph H Killoran, Harvey J Mamon, Jennifer Y Wo, Andrew X Zhu, Theodore S Hong
PURPOSE: Accurate target definition for radiation therapy planning in localized pancreatic cancer is critical, particularly when using strategies that omit elective coverage. Standard imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, and endoscopic ultrasound have limited concordance with pathologic evaluation. Biologic imaging with [F18]-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET) can also be difficult to interpret because increased activity is indicative of increased glucose metabolism, rather than cellular proliferation...
September 18, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
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