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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351706/micrornas-and-target-genes-in-pituitary-adenomas
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Yajuan Feng, Zhi-Gang Mao, Xin Wang, Qiu Du, Mengyao Jian, Dimin Zhu, Zheng Xiao, Hai-Jun Wang, Yong-Hong Zhu
Pituitary adenomas account for the top three primary intracranial tumors in terms of total incidence rates. The clinical symptoms presented by the disease are often characterized by a series of systemic endocrine disorders, severe occupational lesions, and even some malignant features, and therefore early diagnosis and predicting recurrence would be instructive for clinical treatment of pituitary adenomas. An increasing number of specific microRNA (miRNA) expression signatures have been identified in pituitary, and miRNAs are related with the pituitary tumorigenesis, dysfunction, neurodegeneration, and metastatic non-functioning pituitary carcinoma...
January 19, 2018: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351464/vitamin-d-and-regulation-of-vascular-cell-function
#2
Nasim Jamali, Christine M Sorenson, Nader Sheibani
Vitamin D deficiency is linked to pathogenesis of many diseases including cardiovascular, cancer, and various eye diseases. In recent years, important roles for vitamin D in regulation of immune function, inflammation, angiogenesis, and aging have been demonstrated. Thus, vitamin D and its analogs have been evaluated for treatment of various types of cancer and chronic diseases. We previously showed that the active form of vitamin D (1, 25(OH)2D3) is a potent inhibitor of angiogenesis. This activity is consistent with the important role proposed for vitamin D and its analogs in the mitigation of tumor growth through inhibition of angiogenesis...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351389/proliferation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-mediated-by-yap-and-taz-contributes-to-liver-repair-and-regeneration-after-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#3
Takanori Konishi, Rebecca M Schuster, Alex B Lentsch
Yes-associated protein (YAP) and transcriptional co-activator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ) are key regulators of cell proliferation and organ size, however, their physiological contribution after liver injury has not been fully understood. In this study, we sought to determine the role of YAP and TAZ during liver recovery after ischemia-reperfusion (I/R). A murine model of partial (70%) I/R was used to induce liver injury and study the reparative and regenerative response. After liver injury, there was marked activation and proliferation of hepatic stellate cells...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351293/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-amplification-in-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
Jesus Monico, Brandon Miller, Luminita Rezeanu, Warren May, Donna C Sullivan
Fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) has been noted to be amplified in a variety of squamous cell carcinomas (SCCa) of the head, neck, and lung and increased copy number (CN) is a predictor of poor outcomes. FGFR1 is a therapeutic target for lung SCCa and inhibition therapy is currently in clinical trials. Absolute quantification of FGFR1 from formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue of laryngeal SCCa was examined in this retrospective study. A droplet digital polymerase chain reaction (ddPCR) was used for absolute quantitation of the FGFR1 gene CN...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351275/a-mathematical-model-for-il-6-mediated-stem-cell-driven-tumor-growth-and-targeted-treatment
#5
Fereshteh Nazari, Alexander T Pearson, Jacques Eduardo Nör, Trachette L Jackson
Targeting key regulators of the cancer stem cell phenotype to overcome their critical influence on tumor growth is a promising new strategy for cancer treatment. Here we present a modeling framework that operates at both the cellular and molecular levels, for investigating IL-6 mediated, cancer stem cell driven tumor growth and targeted treatment with anti-IL6 antibodies. Our immediate goal is to quantify the influence of IL-6 on cancer stem cell self-renewal and survival, and to characterize the subsequent impact on tumor growth dynamics...
January 19, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351242/-vessels-in-the-storm-searching-for-prognostic-and-predictive-angiogenic-factors-in-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Adriano Angelucci, Simona Delle Monache, Alessio Cortellini, Monica Di Padova, Ficorella Corrado
High expectations are placed upon anti-angiogenic compounds for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), the first malignancy for which such type of treatment has been approved. Indeed, clinical trials have confirmed that targeting the formation of new vessels can improve in many cases clinical outcomes of mCRC patients. However, current anti-angiogenic drugs are far from obtaining the desirable or expected curative results. Many are the factors probably involved in such disappointing results, but particular attention is currently focused on the validation of biomarkers able to improve the direction of treatment protocols...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350909/dual-drug-delivery-system-based-on-biodegradable-organosilica-core-shell-architectures
#7
Jiang-Lan Li, Ying-Jia Cheng, Chi Zhang, Han Cheng, Jun Feng, Ren-Xi Zhuo, Xuan Zeng, Xian-Zheng Zhang
To overcome drug resistance, efficient cancer therapeutic strategies using combination of small-molecule drugs and macromolecule drugs are highly desired. However, due to their significant differences in molecular weight and size, it is difficult to load them simultaneously in one vector and to release them individually. Here, a biodegradable organosilica based core/shell-structured nanocapsule was designed and used as a dual stimuli-responsive drug vector to solve this problem. Biodegradable organosilica shell coated outside the macromolecule model drug "core" would be disrupted by high glutathione (GSH) levels inside tumor cells, resulting in the escape of the entrapped drugs...
January 19, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350904/nanoplatform-assembled-from-a-cd44-targeted-prodrug-and-smart-liposomes-for-dual-targeting-of-tumor-microenvironment-and-cancer-cells
#8
Yaqi Lv, Chaoran Xu, Xiangmei Zhao, Chenshi Lin, Xin Yang, Xiaofei Xin, Li Zhang, Chao Qin, Xiaopeng Han, Lei Yang, Wei He, Lifang Yin
The tumor microenvironment (TME) plays a critical role in tumor initiation, progression, invasion and metastasis. Therefore, a therapy that combines chemotherapeutic drugs with a TME modulator could be a promising route for cancer treatment. This paper reports a nanoplatform self-assembled from a hyaluronic acid (HA)-paclitaxel (PTX) (HA-PTX) prodrug and marimastat (MATT)-loaded thermosensitive liposomes (LTSLs) (MATT-LTSLs) for the dual targeting of the TME and cancer cells. Interestingly, the prodrug HA-PTX can self-assemble on both positively and negatively charged liposomes, forming hybrid nanoparticles (HNPs, 100 nm)...
January 19, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350874/diversification-of-human-nk-cells-lessons-from-deep-profiling
#9
REVIEW
Aaron J Wilk, Catherine A Blish
NK cells are innate lymphocytes with important roles in immunoregulation, immunosurveillance, and cytokine production. Originally defined on the functional basis of their "natural" ability to lyse tumor targets and thought to be a relatively homogeneous group of lymphocytes, NK cells possess a remarkable degree of phenotypic and functional diversity due to the combinatorial expression of an array of activating and inhibitory receptors. Diversification of NK cells is multifaceted: mechanisms of NK cell education that promote self-tolerance result in a heterogeneous repertoire that further diversifies upon encounters with viral pathogens...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350682/conditional-replication-of-oncolytic-viruses-based-on-detection-of-oncogenic-mrna
#10
REVIEW
M Renteln
Recently, split intein-based detection sensors for RNA have been developed that can target custom sequences in a modular fashion. If multi-region, multi-sample sequencing were to be applied to a patient's cancer, truncal (i.e., earliest-occurring) mutations could be identified and could serve as targets for these sense-and-respond modules. The next step would be to utilize an effective vector for treatment. A hyper-virulent herpes simplex virus could possibly serve as this vector, with concurrent immunosuppression to allow for unhindered infection of the tumor regions...
January 19, 2018: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350680/effects-of-microrna-135a-on-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-migration-and-invasion-of-bladder-cancer-cells-by-targeting-gsk3%C3%AE-through-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#11
Xia-Wa Mao, Jia-Quan Xiao, Zhong-Yi Li, Yi-Chun Zheng, Nan Zhang
This study investigated the effects of microRNA-135a (miR-135a) targeting of glycogen synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) on the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), migration and invasion of bladder cancer (BC) cells by mediating the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. BC and adjacent normal tissues were collected from 165 BC patients. Western blotting and quantitative real-time PCR were used to detect the expression of GSK3β, β-catenin, cyclinD1, E-cadherin, vimentin and miR-135a in BC tissues and cells. Cells were assigned to blank, negative control (NC), miR-135a mimics, miR-135a inhibitors, small interfering RNA (siRNA)-GSK3β or miR-135a inhibitors+siRNA-GSK3β groups...
January 19, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350677/critical-effects-of-long-non-coding-rna-on-fibrosis-diseases
#12
REVIEW
Yue Zhang, Gang Luo, Yi Zhang, Mengjie Zhang, Jian Zhou, Weiwu Gao, Xiuyun Xuan, Xia Yang, Di Yang, Zhiqiang Tian, Bing Ni, Jun Tang
The expression or dysfunction of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) is closely related to various hereditary diseases, autoimmune diseases, metabolic diseases and tumors. LncRNAs were also recently recognized as functional regulators of fibrosis, which is a secondary process in many of these diseases and a primary pathology in fibrosis diseases. We review the latest findings on lncRNAs in fibrosis diseases of the liver, myocardium, kidney, lung and peritoneum. We also discuss the potential of disease-related lncRNAs as therapeutic targets for the clinical treatment of human fibrosis diseases...
January 19, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350614/lipg-signaling-promotes-tumor-initiation-and-metastasis-of-human-basal-like-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Pang-Kuo Lo, Yuan Yao, Ji Shin Lee, Yongshu Zhang, Weiliang Huang, Maureen A Kane, Qun Zhou
Current understanding of aggressive human basal-like triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) remains incomplete. In this study, we show endothelial lipase (LIPG) is aberrantly overexpressed in basal-like TNBCs. We demonstrate that LIPG is required for in vivo tumorigenicity and metastasis of TNBC cells. LIPG possesses a lipase-dependent function that supports cancer cell proliferation and a lipase-independent function that promotes invasiveness, stemness and basal/epithelial-mesenchymal transition features of TNBC...
January 19, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350596/enhancement-of-antitumor-activity-by-using-5-ala-mediated-sonodynamic-therapy-to-induce-apoptosis-in-malignant-gliomas-significance-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-on-5-ala-sdt-in-a-mouse-glioma-model
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Satoshi Suehiro, Takanori Ohnishi, Daisuke Yamashita, Shohei Kohno, Akihiro Inoue, Masahiro Nishikawa, Shiro Ohue, Junya Tanaka, Takeharu Kunieda
OBJECTIVE High invasiveness of malignant gliomas frequently causes early local recurrence of the tumor, resulting in extremely poor outcome. To control such recurrence, novel therapies targeted toward infiltrating glioma cells around the tumor border are required. Here, the authors investigated the antitumor activity of sonodynamic therapy (SDT) combined with a sonosensitizer, 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), on malignant gliomas to explore the possibility for clinical use of 5-ALA-mediated SDT (5-ALA-SDT). METHODS In vitro cytotoxicity of 5-ALA-SDT was evaluated in U87 and U251 glioma cells and in U251Oct-3/4 glioma stemlike cells...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350534/discovery-of-tetrahydroisoquinoline-containing-cxcr4-antagonists-with-improved-in-vitro-admet-properties
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Eric J Miller, Edgars Jecs, Valarie M Truax, Brooke M Katzman, Yesim A Tahirovic, Robert J Wilson, Katie M Kuo, Michelle B Kim, Huy H Nguyen, Manohar T Saindane, Huanyu Zhao, Tao Wang, Chi S Sum, Mary Ellen Cvijic, Gretchen M Schroeder, Lawrence J Wilson, Dennis C Liotta
CXCR4 is a 7-transmembrane receptor expressed by hematopoietic stem cells and progeny, as well as by ≥ 48 different cancers types. CXCL12, the only chemokine ligand of CXCR4, is secreted within the tumor microenvironment, providing sanctuary for CXCR4+ tumor cells from immune surveillance and chemotherapeutic elimination by 1) stimulating pro-survival signaling and 2) recruiting CXCR4+ immunosuppressive leukocytes. Additionally, distant CXCL12-rich niches attract and support CXCR4+ metastatic growths. Accordingly, CXCR4 antagonists can potentially obstruct CXCR4-mediated pro-survival signaling, recondition the CXCR4+ leukocyte infiltrate from immunosuppressive to immunoreactive, and inhibit CXCR4+ cancer cell metastasis...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350498/glioma-targeted-delivery-of-a-theranostic-liposome-integrated-with-quantum-dots-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-and-cilengitide-for-dual-imaging-guiding-cancer-surgery
#16
He-Lin Xu, Jing-Jing Yang, De-Li ZhuGe, Meng-Ting Lin, Qun-Yan Zhu, Bing-Hui Jin, Meng-Qi Tong, Bi-Xin Shen, Jian Xiao, Ying-Zheng Zhao
Herein, a theranostic liposome (QSC-Lip) integrated with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) and quantum dots (QDs) and cilengitide (CGT) into one platform is constructed to target glioma under magnetic targeting (MT) for guiding surgical resection of glioma. Transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirm the complete coencapsulation of SPIONs and QDs in liposome. Besides, CGT is also effectively encapsulated into the liposome with an encapsulation efficiency of ∼88...
January 19, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350495/the-current-landscape-of-3d-in-vitro-tumor-models-what-cancer-hallmarks-are-accessible-for-drug-discovery
#17
REVIEW
Darren Rodenhizer, Teresa Dean, Elisa D'Arcangelo, Alison P McGuigan
Cancer prognosis remains a lottery dependent on cancer type, disease stage at diagnosis, and personal genetics. While investment in research is at an all-time high, new drugs are more likely to fail in clinical trials today than in the 1970s. In this review, a summary of current survival statistics in North America is provided, followed by an overview of the modern drug discovery process, classes of models used throughout different stages, and challenges associated with drug development efficiency are highlighted...
January 19, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350470/specific-expression-of-pd-l1-in-rela-fusion-supratentorial-ependymoma-implications-for-pd-1-targeted-therapy
#18
Davis A Witt, Andrew M Donson, Vladimir Amani, Daniel C Moreira, Bridget Sanford, Lindsey M Hoffman, Michael H Handler, Jean M Mulcahy Levy, Kenneth L Jones, Anandani Nellan, Nicholas K Foreman, Andrea M Griesinger
BACKGROUND: A desperate need for novel therapies in pediatric ependymoma (EPN) exists, as chemotherapy remains ineffective and radiotherapy often fails. EPN have significant infiltration of immune cells, which correlates with outcome. Immune checkpoint inhibitors provide an avenue for new treatments. This study characterizes tumor-infiltrating immune cells in EPN and aims at predicting candidates for clinical trials using checkpoint inhibitors targeting PD-L1/PD-1 (programmed death ligand 1/programmed death 1)...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350467/alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-in-children-and-young-adults-a-report-of-69-cases
#19
Ricardo J Flores, Douglas J Harrison, Noah C Federman, Wayne L Furman, Winston W Huh, Emily G Broaddus, Mehmet F Okcu, Rajkumar Venkatramani
BACKGROUND: Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare mesenchymal tumor characterized by ASPL-TFE3 translocation. Apart from complete surgical resection, there is no standard management strategy. PROCEDURE: The clinical data of 69 children and young adults less than 30 years old with ASPS diagnosed from 1980-2014 were retrospectively collected from four major institutions. RESULTS: Median age at diagnosis was 17 years (range: 1.5-30). Forty-four (64%) were female...
January 19, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350431/mifast-a-novel-and-rapid-microrna-target-capture-method
#20
Ashley M Poenitzsch Strong, Scott M Berry, David J Beebe, Jian-Liang Li, Vladimir S Spiegelman
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), small 22-25 nucleotide non-coding RNAs, play important roles in cellular and tumor biology. However, characterizing miRNA function remains challenging due to an abundance of predicted targets and an experimental bottleneck in identifying biologically relevant direct targets. Here we developed a novel technique (miFAST) to identify direct miRNA target genes. Using miFAST, we confirmed several previously reported miR-340 target genes and identified five additional novel direct miR-340 targets in melanoma cells...
January 19, 2018: Molecular Carcinogenesis
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