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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188177/automethylation-of-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-7-and-its-impact-on-breast-cancer-progression
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Pengyu Geng, Yu Zhang, Xiaoqing Liu, Na Zhang, Yingqi Liu, Xin Liu, Cong Lin, Xu Yan, Zhongwei Li, Guannan Wang, Yuxin Li, Jiang Tan, Dong-Xu Liu, Baiqu Huang, Jun Lu
Protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) catalyze protein arginine methylation and are linked to carcinogenesis and metastasis. Some members of PRMTs have been found to undergo automethylation; however, the biologic significance of this self-modification is not entirely clear. In this report, we demonstrate that R531 of PRMT7 is self-methylated, both in vitro and in vivo Automethylation of PRMT7 plays a key role in inducing the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) program and in promoting the migratory and invasive behavior of breast cancer cells...
February 10, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187748/characterization-of-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma-using-target-drug-based-molecular-biomarkers-implications-for-personalized-cancer-therapy
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Mengjiao Li, Haoran Li, Fei Liu, Rui Bi, Xiaoyu Tu, Lihua Chen, Shuang Ye, Xi Cheng
BACKGROUND: It has long been appreciated that different subtypes (serous, clear cell, endometrioid and mucinous) of epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC) have distinct pathogenetic pathways. However, clinical management, especially chemotherapeutic regimens, for EOC patients is not subtype specific. Ovarian clear cell carcinoma (CCC) is a rare histological subtype of EOC, which exhibits high rates of recurrence and low chemosensitivity. We assessed potential therapeutic targets for ovarian CCC patients through analyzing the variation of drug-based molecular biomarkers expression between ovarian CCC and high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC)...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171795/multifunctional-silver-nanocluster-hybrid-oligonucleotide-vehicle-for-cell-imaging-and-microrna-targeted-gene-silencing
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Hau-Yun Chen, Karunya Albert, Cheng-Che Wen, Pei-Ying Hsieh, Sih-Yu Chen, Nei-Chung Huang, Shen-Chuan Lo, Jen-Kun Chen, Hsin-Yun Hsu
Novel therapeutics is urgently needed to prevent cancer-related deaths. MicroRNAs that act as tumor suppressors have been recognized as a next-generation tumor therapy, and the restoration of tumor-suppressive microRNAs using microRNA replacements or mimics may be a less toxic, more effective strategy due to fewer off-target effects. Here, we designed the novel multifunctional oligonucleotide nanocarrier complex composed of a tumor-targeting aptamer sequence specific to mucin 1 (MUC1), poly-cytosine region for fluorescent silver nanocluster (AgNC) synthesis, and complimentary sequence for microRNA miR-34a loading...
January 30, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155940/synergistic-chemotherapeutic-effect-of-sorafenib-loaded-pullulan-dox-conjugate-nanoparticles-against-murine-breast-carcinoma
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Junhui Sui, Yani Cui, Hanxu Cai, Shaoquan Bian, Zhiyi Xu, Ling Zhou, Yong Sun, Jie Liang, Yujiang Fan, Xingdong Zhang
pH-Sensitive pullulan-doxorubicin conjugates encapsulating sorafenib (P-Dox/S) nanoparticles were developed as a synergistic combinatorial delivery system against murine breast carcinoma. The nanoparticles can encapsulate Dox and sorafenib with ultra-high loading capacity (65.34 wt%) through chemical conjugation and physical loading, whereas can remain stable under physiological conditions and gradually release Dox and sorafenib with the decreasing pH. These conjugates can be effectively internalized and clearly suppress 4T1 cell growth in vitro...
February 3, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133208/-a-case-of-primary-acinic-cell-carcinoma-acc-of-the-breast
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Hiroshi Kawai, Ryoma Sugimoto, Norichika Iga, Hirokuni Ikeda, Ryosuke Yoshida, Naohisa Waki, Masahiro Ishizaki, Hideyuki Nishi, Kazuki Yamashita
A49 -year-old woman presented with a 3.5 cm mass in her right breast. Mammography revealed a lobular mass with poorly defined margins and no microcalcification. Ultrasonography showed a hypoechoic mass with an irregular margin. The tumor was diagnosed as breast carcinoma using a core needle biopsy. The patient underwent a modified radical mastectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy, and received adjuvant chemotherapy. The tumor consisted of 2 types of carcinoma. The center of the tumor was solid-tubular carcinoma, and the periphery was acinic cell carcinoma(ACC)...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115406/genetic-variants-in-epigenetic-pathways-and-risks-of-multiple-cancers-in-the-game-on-consortium
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Reka Toth, Dominique Scherer, Linda E Kelemen, Angela Risch, Aditi Hazra, Yesilda Balavarca, Jean-Pierre J Issa, Victor Moreno, Rosalind A Eeles, Shuji Ogino, Xifeng Wu, Yuanqing Ye, Rayjean J Hung, Ellen L Goode, Cornelia M Ulrich
BACKGROUND: Epigenetic disturbances are crucial in cancer initiation, potentially with pleiotropic effects, and may be influenced by the genetic background. METHODS: In a subsets (ASSET) meta-analytic approach, we investigated associations of genetic variants related to epigenetic mechanisms with risks of breast, lung, colorectal, ovarian and prostate carcinomas using 51,724 cases and 52,001 controls. False-discovery-rate corrected p-values (q-values < 0.05) were considered statistically significant...
January 23, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105212/emt-influences-the-expression-of-ck19-in-pleural-effusion-derived-lung-cancer-cells-and-their-invasion-and-metastasis
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Dongyun Huang, Wenjing Xu, Xingxiang Xu, Xudong Zhang, Rui Zhou, Ping Chen
Lung cancer is the most common cancer after breast and colon cancer, with high rates of mortality, worldwide. There are two main types of lung cancer, small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC), which accounts for approximately 20% of all lung cancer cases and non-SCLC, which accounts for almost 80% of lung cancer cases. Although lung cancer is one of the most aggressive types of cancer, progress in achieving better clinical outcomes has been gradual. Even though a number of markers have been suggested for the diagnosis of lung cancer and monitoring of disease progression, there is no clear way of assessing the invasion, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastasizing capability of the primary tumor cells...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050375/androgen-receptor-expression-in-breast-carcinoma-of-egyptian-patients
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Rehab Monir Samaka, Sheren Fouad Younes
INTRODUCTION: Breast carcinoma (BC) is a heterogeneous disease, with distinctive molecular sub-types, influencing BC patients prognosis and therapeutic options. Androgen Receptor (AR) is a steroid nuclear receptor involved in complex signaling pathways, that are thought to play a role in cell proliferation. AR expression in relation to different molecular sub-types of BC is not clearly understood. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of AR in BC from Egyptian patients and correlate it with the standard clinico-pathologic variables, molecular sub-type of BC and the Overall Survival (OS)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049216/cancer-implications-for-patients-with-endometriosis
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Mary Ann Wilbur, Ie-Ming Shih, James H Segars, Amanda N Fader
Endometriosis is defined as the presence of viable endometrial glands and stroma outside of the uterus. It is a common disease, occurring in 5 to 15% of all women. Endometriosis is associated with chronic pelvic pain and infertility and often requires surgical intervention for definitive treatment. Although it is a benign gynecologic condition, endometriosis shares pathophysiologic features with cancer. In recent years, both histologic and epidemiologic evidence has accumulated, suggesting that ovarian endometriosis may give rise to malignant ovarian tumors, primarily those that are epithelial in origin, known as endometriosis-associated ovarian carcinoma (EAOC) including ovarian clear cell carcinoma, endometrioid carcinoma, and the least common, seromucinous tumors...
January 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044054/pituitary-metastasis-from-renal-cell-carcinoma-description-of-a-case-report
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Chloé Wendel, Marco Campitiello, Francesca Plastino, Nada Eid, Laurent Hennequin, Philippe Quétin, Raffaele Longo
BACKGROUND Pituitary metastasis is uncommon, breast and lung cancers being the most frequent primary tumors. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a rare cause of pituitary metastases, with only a few cases described to date. CASE REPORT We report a case of a 61-year-old man who presented with a progressive deterioration of visual acuity and field associated with a bitemporal hemianopsia. Two years ago, he underwent radical right nephrectomy for a clear cell RCC (ccRCC). The biological tests showed pan-hypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923691/growth-inhibitory-effect-of-scrophularia-oxysepala-extract-on-mouse-mammary-carcinoma-4t1-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-systems
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Pooneh Chokhachi Baradaran, Ali Mohammadi, Behzad Mansoori, Sepideh Chokhachi Baradaran, Behzad Baradaran
INTRODUCTION: Medical plants have been intensively studied as a source of antitumor compounds. In the present study, we determine the effect of Scrophularia oxysepala on triggering apoptosis and diminishing growth, size and weight of the tumor in the allograft model of Balb/c mice. MATERIAL & METHODS: The cytotoxic effects of Scrophularia oxysepala extract on 4T1 cells were studied using MTT (3-[4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl]-2, 5 diphenyl tetrazolium bromide) assay and Trypan blue staining...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913286/cytotoxic-activity-of-soy-phytoestrogen-coumestrol-against-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7%C3%A2-cells-insights-into-the-molecular-mechanism
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Atif Zafar, Swarnendra Singh, Imrana Naseem
Coumestrol is a phytoestrogen present in soybean products and recognized as potential cancer therapeutic agent against breast cancer. However, the clear molecular mechanism of anticancer-activity of coumestrol in breast carcinoma has not been reported. It is well established that copper levels are elevated in different malignancies. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the copper-dependent cytotoxic action of coumestrol in human breast cancer MCF-7 cells. Results showed that coumestrol inhibited proliferation and induced apoptosis in MCF-7 cells, which was prevented by copper chelator neocuproine and ROS scavengers...
January 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869446/-oncopathological-aspects-of-brca1-and-brca2-genes-inactivation-in-tumors-of-ovary-fallopian-tube-and-pelvic-peritoneum
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Petr Škapa, Pavel Dundr
Ovarian carcinoma represents a heterogeneous group of malignant epithelial tumors which could be divided into two fundamental groups: Type I (endometrioid carcinoma, clear cell carcinoma, low grade serous carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma and more rare seromucinous carcinoma and malignant Brenner tumor) and type II (high grade serous carcinoma - HGSC). HGSC is the most frequent ovarian carcinoma which may be etiologically linked to inactivation of tumor suppressor genes BRCA1/2 and TP53 and differs from type I carcinomas by higher aggressiveness, tendency to peritoneal spread and worse prognosis...
2016: Ceskoslovenská Patologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860134/a-study-of-the-growth-patterns-of-breast-carcinoma-using-3d-reconstruction-a-pilot-study
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Andrea L Merrill, Julliette Buckley, Rong Tang, Elena Brachtel, Upahvan Rai, James Michaelson, Amy Ly, Michelle C Specht, Yukako Yagi, Barbara L Smith
Lumpectomy with microscopically clear margins is a safe and effective approach for surgical management of breast carcinoma. Margins are positive for tumor in 18-50% of lumpectomies, as it is not possible to accurately determine the shape or microscopic borders of a tumor preoperatively or intraoperatively. We examined the 3D microanatomy and growth patterns of common breast carcinoma subtypes to provide guidance for lumpectomy surgery. Prospective consent was obtained for the use of excess tissue from patients undergoing lumpectomy or mastectomy for breast carcinoma...
January 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820834/ccl2-ccr2-regulates-the-tumor-microenvironment-in-her-2-neu-driven-mammary-carcinomas-in-mice
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Xuguang Chen, Yunyue Wang, David Nelson, Sara Tian, Erin Mulvey, Bhumi Patel, Ilaria Conti, Juan Jaen, Barrett J Rollins
Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of cancer. Inflammatory chemokines, such as C-C chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2), are often present in tumors but their roles in cancer initiation and maintenance are not clear. Here we report that CCL2 promotes mammary carcinoma development in a clinically relevant murine model of breast cancer. Targeted disruption of Ccl2 slowed the growth of activated Her2/neu-driven mammary tumors and prolonged host survival. Disruption of Ccl2 was associated with a decrease in the development and mobilization of endothelial precursor cells (EPCs) which can contribute to tumor neovascularization...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819146/mps1-ttk-a-novel-target-and-biomarker-for-cancer
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Yuan Xie, Anqiang Wang, Jianzhen Lin, Liangcai Wu, Haohai Zhang, Xiaobo Yang, Xueshuai Wan, Ruoyu Miao, Xinting Sang, Haitao Zhao
Monopolar spindle1 (Mps1, also known as TTK) is the core component of the spindle assembly checkpoint, which functions to ensure proper distribution of chromosomes to daughter cells. Mps1 is hardly detectable in normal organs except the testis and placenta. However, high levels of Mps1 are found in many types of human malignancies, including glioblastoma, thyroid carcinoma, breast cancer, and other cancers. Several Mps1 inhibitors can inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells and exhibit demonstrable survival benefits...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818121/evidence-for-apobec3b-mrna-and-protein-expression-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinomas
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Galinos Fanourakis, Konstantinos Tosios, Nikolaos Papanikolaou, Ioulia Chatzistamou, Marios Xydous, Sofia Tseleni-Balafouta, Alexandra Sklavounou, Gerassimos E Voutsinas, Heleni Vastardis
It has been demonstrated that APOBEC3B possesses cytidine deaminase activity, which is likely to result in C-to-T signature mutations. Increased expression of the APOBEC3B gene has been shown to correlate with higher incidence of such mutations in various cancer types, such as breast, bladder, lung, and head and neck carcinomas. In the current study, we used in silico methods, immunohistochemistry and qRT-PCR to detect the presence of APOBEC3B signature mutations and examine the levels and patterns of APOBEC3B expression in oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs)...
December 2016: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810787/pharmacological-importance-of-sulphated-polysaccharide-carrageenan-from-red-seaweed-kappaphycus-alvarezii-in-comparison-with-commercial-carrageenan
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Arumugampillai Manimehalai Suganya, Muthusamy Sanjivkumar, Manohar Navin Chandran, Arunachalam Palavesam, Grasian Immanuel
Pharmacological properties of native carrageenan (κ) extracted from Kappaphycus alvarezii and commercial carrageenan (Sigma-Aldrich) were evaluated using in vitro antioxidant, anticancer and antidiabetic studies. Phytochemical analysis of native and commercial carrageenans showed the presence of alkaloids, saponins, steroids, gums & mucilages and carbohydrate. Both native and commercial carrageenans exhibited better antioxidant activities such as total antioxidant capacity (87±0.47 and 82.6±0.47μg A.A/g), hydroxyl radical scavenging activity (61...
December 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809802/the-expression-pattern-of-matrix-producing-tumor-stroma-is-of-prognostic-importance-in-breast-cancer
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Sofia Winslow, Kajsa Ericson Lindquist, Anders Edsjö, Christer Larsson
BACKGROUND: There are several indications that the composition of the tumor stroma can contribute to the malignancy of a tumor. Here we utilized expression data sets to identify metagenes that may serve as surrogate marker for the extent of matrix production and vascularization of a tumor and to characterize prognostic molecular components of the stroma. METHODS: TCGA data sets from six cancer forms, two breast cancer microarray sets and one mRNA data set of xenografted tumors were downloaded...
November 4, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770810/systematic-assessment-of-her2-neu-in-gynecologic-neoplasms-an-institutional-experience
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Jennifer S Woo, Sophia K Apple, Peggy S Sullivan, Jian-Yu Rao, Nora Ostrzega, Neda A Moatamed
BACKGROUND: HER2/neu overexpression and/or amplification has been widely studied in a number of solid tumors, primarily in the breast. In gynecologic neoplasms, determination of HER2/neu status has not been well studied as a predictive biomarker in anti-HER2/neu treatment. METHODS: We systematically evaluated the HER2/neu reactions by immunohistochemistry and fluorescent in situ hybridization in malignant gynecologic neoplasms as experienced in our institution. RESULTS: The HER2/neu overexpression or amplification occurred in 8 % of the cancers of the gynecological organs in our series...
October 22, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
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