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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330945/cyclosporine-a-induces-endothelin-converting-enzyme-ece-1-studies-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Samuel N Heyman, Zaid Abassi, Christian Rosenberger, Hiba Yaseen, Galia Skarjinski, Ahuva Shina, Susanne Mathia, Natalia Krits, Mogher Khamaisi
AIM: Cyclosporine A (CsA) induces renal vasoconstriction and hypoxia and enhances the expression of endothelin-1 (ET-1) pro-hormone (pre-pro ET-1), plausibly leading to a feed-forward loop of renal vasoconstriction, hypoxia, and enhanced synthesis of the potent vasoconstrictor ET-1. Endothelin converting enzyme (ECE)-1 cleaves big endothelin to generate endothelin (ET)-1 and is up-regulated by hypoxia via hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). We hypothesized that in addition to the direct induction of ET-1 synthesis, CsA might also intensify renal ECE-1expression, thus contributing to enhanced ET-1 synthesis following CsA...
January 13, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330807/evaluation-of-macrophage-polarization-in-pancreatic-cancer-microenvironment-under-hypoxia
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Kuldeep S Attri, Kamiya Mehla, Pankaj K Singh
Hypoxic microenvironment found in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and other solid tumors is central to physiological and metabolic alterations of immune cells that significantly impact tumor growth dynamics. Hypoxic adaptations in the immune cells are primarily mediated by the stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α), which regulates cellular metabolism by modulating glycolysis and other interconnected metabolic pathways. HIF-1α plays distinct roles in M1 and M2 macrophage polarization, which, in turn, regulates tumor cell immune escape and growth...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330794/hypoxia-mediated-in-vivo-tumor-glucose-uptake-measurement-and-analysis
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Surendra K Shukla, Scott E Mulder, Pankaj K Singh
Most solid tumors are hypoxic in nature due to the limited supply of oxygen to internal tissues. Hypoxia plays an important role in metabolic adaptations of tumors that contribute significantly to cancer pathogenesis. Among the several metabolic alterations induced by hypoxia, hypoxia-mediated increased glucose uptake serves as the hallmark of metabolic reprogramming. Hypoxia-mediated stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α) transcription factor leads to altered expression of several glycolytic genes and glucose transporters, which results in increased glucose uptake by tumor cells...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330793/hypoxia-induced-metabolomic-alterations-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#4
Venugopal Gunda, Sushil Kumar, Aneesha Dasgupta, Pankaj K Singh
Hypoxic conditions in the pancreatic tumor microenvironment lead to the stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α), which acts as the master regulator of cancer cell metabolism. HIF-1α-mediated metabolic reprogramming results in large-scale metabolite perturbations. Characterization of the metabolic intermediates and the corresponding metabolic pathways altered by HIF-1α would facilitate the identification of therapeutic targets for hypoxic microenvironments prevalent in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and other solid tumors...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330789/fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-microscopy-flim-as-a-tool-to-investigate-hypoxia-induced-protein-protein-interaction-in-living-cells
#5
Vera Schützhold, Joachim Fandrey, Katrin Prost-Fingerle
Fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) is widely used as a method to investigate protein-protein interactions in living cells. A FRET pair donor fluorophore in close proximity to an appropriate acceptor fluorophore transfers emission energy to the acceptor, resulting in a shorter lifetime of the donor fluorescence. When the respective FRET donor and acceptor are fused with two proteins of interest, a reduction in donor lifetime, as detected by fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM), can be taken as proof of close proximity between the fluorophores and therefore interaction between the proteins of interest...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328487/combination-of-gemcitabine-and-erlotinib-inhibits-recurrent-pancreatic-cancer-growth-in-mice-via-the-jak-stat-pathway
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Liwen Chen, Ding'an Zhou, Zhehao Liu, Xinhao Huang, Qianfan Liu, Yiping Kang, Zili Chen, Yuntao Guo, Haitao Zhu, Chengyi Sun
Compared to single gemcitabine treatment, the combination of gemcitabine and erlotinib has shown effective response in patients with locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. However, the combination therapy has not proven effective in patients with pancreatic cancer after R0 or R1 resection. In the present study, a nude mice model of orthotopic xenotransplantation after tumor resection was established using pancreatic cancer cell lines, BxPC-3 and PANC‑1. Mice were divided in four groups (each with n=12) and were treated as follows: the control group received a placebo via intraperitoneal injection (i...
January 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328465/effects-of-diphyllin-as-a-novel-v-atpase-inhibitor-on-te-1-and-eca-109-cells
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Haijiao Chen, Pengfei Liu, Ting Zhang, Yi Gao, Yingdi Zhang, Xiuyun Shen, Xiao Li, Weidong Shen
Diphyllin is a natural component of traditional Chinese medicine, which effectively inhibits V-ATPase activity and affects the progression of cancer. However, few studies have been conducted on esophageal cancer, and the mechanisms remain to be elucidated. The present study revealedthat diphyllin inhibited proliferation and induced S arrest in esophageal cancer cell lines TE-1 and ECA-109. Further experiments revealed that diphyllin inhibited V-ATPase activity and decreased the mRNA expression of mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1), hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)...
January 4, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328452/hif%C3%A2-1%C3%AE-%C3%A2-induced-upregulation-of-lncrna-uca1-promotes-cell-growth-in-osteosarcoma-by-inactivating-the-pten-akt-signaling-pathway
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Tengfei Li, Yang Xiao, Tunsheng Huang
Increasing evidence indicates that long non‑coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play an important role in multiple biological processes including cell growth, differentiation, proliferation and invasion. Urothelial carcinoma associated 1 (UCA1) is a highly conserved nuclear ncRNA and a key regulator of cell proliferation and apoptosis in several types of cancers. However, its role in osteosarcoma progression is not well known. In the present study, we aimed to determine the biological role of UCA1 in osteosarcoma progression...
January 3, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328372/differential-microrna-expression-profiles-and-bioinformatics-analysis-between-young-and-aging-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Jingfeng Wang, Jingjing Zhang, Xuefeng Ding, Yanyan Wang, Zhiming Li, Weipeng Zhao, Jianguo Jia, Jingmin Zhou, Junbo Ge
MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) serve a role as important regulators in cardiac hypertrophy. The present study aimed to reveal the differential expression profile of miRNAs between young and aging spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) and studied the functional annotation of predicted targets. Briefly, 3‑month‑old and 12‑month‑old SHRs (n=3/group) were subjected to echocardiography, histopathological analysis and dihydroethidium staining. Subsequently, small RNA sequencing and data processing was conducted to identify the differentially expressed miRNAs between these two groups...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328367/tumorigenic-proteins-upregulated-in-the-mycn-amplified-imr-32-human-neuroblastoma-cells-promote-proliferation-and-migration
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Hayat Zaatiti, Jad Abdallah, Zeina Nasr, George Khazen, Anthony Sandler, Tamara J Abou-Antoun
Childhood neuroblastoma is one of the most common types of extra-cranial cancer affecting children with a clinical spectrum ranging from spontaneous regression to malignant and fatal progression. In order to improve the clinical outcomes of children with high-risk neuroblastoma, it is crucial to understand the tumorigenic mechanisms that govern its malignant behaviors. MYCN proto-oncogene, bHLH transcription factor (MYCN) amplification has been implicated in the malignant, treatment-evasive nature of aggressive, high-risk neuroblastoma...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323057/hypoxia-induced-factor-1-alpha-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-expression-in-brca1-related-breast-cancer-a-prospective-study-in-tertiary-care-hospital
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Manisha Sharma, Sanjay Piplani, Manas Madan, Mridu Manjari, Saumil Garg, Komalpreet Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer is the commonest cause of death among middle aged women. BRCA1 associated tumors carry a poor prognosis. Angiogenesis is considered necessary for tumor growth and for its metastasis. Hypoxia stimulates HIF-1α which then activates transcription of various proangiogenic cytokines like VEGF. In the present study we examined HIF-1α expression, sVEGF levels and BRCA1 mutations and their relation with clinicopathological parameters. We also determined whether the angiogenic markers have different role in angiogenesis in BRCA1 related cancers as compared to sporadic breast cancers...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322514/the-yin-and-yang-of-yy1-in-tumor-growth-and-suppression
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Levon M Khachigian
Yin Yang-1 (YY1) is a zinc finger protein and member of the GLI-Kruppel family that can activate or inactivate gene expression depending on interacting partners, promoter context and chromatin structure, and may be involved in the transcriptional control of ∼10% of the total mammalian gene set. A growing body of literature indicates that YY1 is overexpressed in multiple cancer types and that increased YY1 levels correlate with poor clinical outcomes in many cancers. However the role of YY1 in the promotion or suppression of tumor growth remains controversial and its regulatory effects may be tumor cell type dependent at least in experimental systems...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320943/management-training-in-global-health-education-a-health-innovation-fellowship-training-program-to-bring-healthcare-to-low-income-communities-in-central-america
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Andrea M Prado, Andy A Pearson, Nathan S Bertelsen
BACKGROUND: Interprofessional education is increasingly recognized as essential for health education worldwide. Although effective management, innovation, and entrepreneurship are necessary to improve health systems, business schools have been underrepresented in global health education. Central America needs more health professionals trained in health management and innovation to respond to health disparities, especially in rural communities. OBJECTIVE:   This paper explores the impact of the Health Innovation Fellowship (HIF), a new training program for practicing health professionals offered jointly by the Central American Healthcare Initiative and INCAE Business School, Costa Rica...
2018: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318974/-understanding-the-role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-during-neurodegeneration-for-new-therapeutics-opportunities
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Amalia Merelli, Julio Cesar Garcia Rodriguez, Jaume Folch, Marcelo R Regueiro, Antoni Camins, Lazarowski Alberto
Neurodegeneration (NDG) is linked with the progressive loss of neural function with intellectual and/or motor impairment. Several diseases affecting older individuals, including Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis and many others, are the most relevant disorders associated with NDG. Since other pathologies such as refractory epilepsy, brain infections, or hereditary diseases such as "neurodegeneration with brain iron accumulation", also lead to chronic brain inflammation with loss of neural cells, NDG can be said to affect all ages...
January 10, 2018: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312585/increased-risk-of-brain-cancer-incidence-in-stroke-patients-a-clinical-case-series-population-based-and-longitudinal-follow-up-study
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Chih-Wei Chen, Tain-Junn Cheng, Chung-Han Ho, Jhi-Joung Wang, Shih-Feng Weng, Ya-Chin Hou, Hung-Chi Cheng, Chung-Ching Chio, Yan-Shen Shan, Wen-Tsan Chang
Stroke and brain cancer are two distinct diseases. However, the relationship between both diseases has rarely been examined. This study investigated the longitudinal risk for developing brain cancer in stroke patients. To study this, we first reviewed the malignant gliomas previously with or without stroke using brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images and the past histories. Two ischemic stroke patients before the malignant glioma were identified and belonged to the glioblastoma mutiforme (GBM). Particularly, both GBM specimens displayed strong hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) expression in immunohistochemical (IHC) staining...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305422/tumor-stressors-induce-two-mechanisms-of-intracellular-p-glycoprotein-mediated-resistance-that-are-overcome-by-lysosomal-targeted-thiosemicarbazones
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Lina Al-Akra, Dong-Hun Bae, Sumit Sahni, Michael L H Huang, Kyung Chan Park, Darius J R Lane, Patric J Jansson, Des R Richardson
Multi-drug resistance (MDR) is a major obstacle in cancer treatment due to the ability of tumor cells to efflux chemotherapeutics via drug transporters e.g., P-glycoprotein (Pgp; ABCB1). While the mechanism of Pgp-mediated drug efflux is known at the plasma membrane, the functional role of intracellular Pgp is unclear. Moreover, there has been intense focus on the tumor micro-environment as a target for cancer treatment. This investigation aimed to dissect the effects of tumor micro-environmental stress on sub-cellular Pgp expression, localization and its role in MDR...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304733/cobalt-chloride-compromises-transepithelial-barrier-properties-of-caco-2-bbe-human-gastrointestinal-epithelial-cell-layers
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K M DiGuilio, M C Valenzano, E Rybakovsky, J M Mullin
BACKGROUND: Elevation of the transcription factor HIF-1 is a prominent mediator of not only processes that accompany hypoxia, but also the tumor microenvironment and tissue regeneration. This study uses mediators of "chemical hypoxia" to ask the question whether HIF-1α elevation in a healthy epithelial cell layer leads to leakiness in its tight junctional seals. METHODS: Transepithelial electrical resistance and transepithelial diffusion of 14C-D-mannitol and other radiolabeled probes are used as indicators of transepithelial barrier function of CaCo-2 BBe human gastrointestinal epithelial cell layers cultured on permeable supports...
January 5, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300322/mutations-in-emt-related-genes-in-alk-positive-crizotinib-resistant-non-small-cell-lung-cancers
#18
Jiacong Wei, Anthonie J van der Wekken, Ali Saber, Miente M Terpstra, Ed Schuuring, Wim Timens, T Jeroen N Hiltermann, Harry J M Groen, Anke van den Berg, Klaas Kok
Crizotinib is an effective drug for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but upon treatment, the tumors inevitably become crizotinib resistant in time. The resistance mechanisms are only partly understood. In this study, we aim to identify gene mutations associated with resistance in ALKpositive advanced non-squamous NSCLC treated with crizotinib. Four ALK positive patients with progressive disease following crizotinib treatment were identified with paired pre- and post-crizotinib tumor tissue from our previously published cohort...
January 4, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299120/hif-1%C3%AE-contributes-to-hypoxia-adaptation-of-the-naked-mole-rat
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Bang Xiao, Shiyong Wang, Guoshi Yang, Xiaoxi Sun, Shanmin Zhao, Lifang Lin, Jishuai Cheng, Wenjing Yang, Wei Cong, Wei Sun, Guanghan Kan, Shufang Cui
Background/Aims: Naked mole rats (NMRs) spend their lives in burrow systems containing very low levels of oxygen, indicating long-term hypoxic exposure, and suggesting that pathological changes caused by hypoxia are attenuated or absent in this hypoxia-tolerant species. The mechanisms underlying NMRs hypoxia tolerance remain poorly understood. In this study, we explored whether hypoxia inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α), and vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) play a role in NMRs adaption to hypoxia...
December 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298510/structural-activity-relationship-of-ginsenosides-from-steamed-ginseng-in-the-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction
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Ang Ying, Qing-Tao Yu, Li Guo, Wen-Song Zhang, Jin-Feng Liu, Yun Li, Hong Song, Ping Li, Lian-Wen Qi, Ya-Zhong Ge, E-Hu Liu, Qun Liu
Ginseng has been reported to have diverse pharmacological effects. One of the therapeutic claims for ginseng is to enhance sexual function. Ginsenosides are considered as the major active constituents. A steaming process can alter the ginsenoside profile of ginseng products. The structure-function relationship of ginsenosides in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) has not been investigated yet. In this work, 15 different processed ginsengs are produced by steaming, and 13 major ginsensosides are quantified by liquid chromatography with UV detection, including Rg1, Re, Rf, Rb1, Rc, Rb2, Rf, Rk3, Rh4, 20S-Rg3, 20R-Rg3, Rk1, and Rg5...
January 3, 2018: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
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