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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227675/investigating-an-alternative-ring-design-of-transducer-arrays-for-tumor-treating-fields-ttfields
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Mario Macedo, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Sofia R Fernandes, Pedro C Miranda, Mario Macedo, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Sofia R Fernandes, Pedro C Miranda, Sofia R Fernandes, Pedro C Miranda, Cornelia Wenger, Ricardo Salvador, Mario Macedo
Tumor treating fields (TTFields) is a therapy that inhibits cell proliferation and has been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme. This anti-mitotic technique works non-invasively and regionally, and is associated with less toxicity and a better quality of life. Currently a device called Optune™ is clinically used which works with two perpendicular and alternating array pairs each consisting of 3×3 transducers. The aim of this study is to investigate a theoretical alternative array design which consists of two rings of 16 transducers and thus permits various field directions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227433/microprinted-tumor-spheroids-enable-anti-cancer-drug-screening
#2
Pradip S Thakuri, Stephanie L Ham, Hossein Tavana, Pradip S Thakuri, Stephanie L Ham, Hossein Tavana, Stephanie L Ham, Hossein Tavana
Spheroids present a biologically relevant model of avascular tumors and a unique tool for discovery of anti-cancer drugs. Despite being used in research laboratories for several decades, spheroids are not routinely used for drug discovery primarily due to the difficulty of mass-producing uniformly-sized spheroids and intense labor involved in handling, drug treatment, and analyzing them. We overcome this barrier using a novel technology to robotically microprint spheroids in standard 384-well plates. An aqueous drop containing cancer cells is dispensed into a bath of a second, immiscible aqueous phase...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226993/first-steps-to-creating-a-platform-for-high-throughput-simulation-of-ttfields
#3
Hadas Sara Hershkovich, Zeev Bomzon, Cornelia Wenger, Noa Urman, Aafia Chaudhry, Dario Garcia-Carracedo, Eilon D Kirson, Uri Weinberg, Yoram Wassermann, Yoram Palti, Hadas Sara Hershkovich, Zeev Bomzon, Cornelia Wenger, Noa Urman, Aafia Chaudhry, Dario Garcia-Carracedo, Eilon D Kirson, Uri Weinberg, Yoram Wassermann, Yoram Palti, Yoram Wassermann, Cornelia Wenger, Uri Weinberg, Hadas Sara Hershkovich, Zeev Bomzon, Eilon D Kirson, Dario Garcia-Carracedo, Yoram Palti, Noa Urman, Aafia Chaudhry
Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields) are low intensity alternating electric fields in the 100-500 KHz frequency range that are known to have an anti-mitotic effect on cancerous cells. In the USA, TTFields are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM) in both the newly diagnosed and recurrent settings. Optimizing treatment with TTFields requires a deep understanding of how TTFields distribute within the brain. To address this issue, simulations using realistic head models have been performed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218292/hyperthermia-and-chemotherapy-using-fe-salen-nanoparticles-might-impact-glioblastoma-treatment
#4
Makoto Ohtake, Masanari Umemura, Itaru Sato, Taisuke Akimoto, Kayoko Oda, Akane Nagasako, Jeong-Hwan Kim, Takayuki Fujita, Utako Yokoyama, Tomohiro Nakayama, Yujiro Hoshino, Mai Ishiba, Susumu Tokura, Masakazu Hara, Tomoya Muramoto, Sotoshi Yamada, Takatsugu Masuda, Ichio Aoki, Yasushi Takemura, Hidetoshi Murata, Haruki Eguchi, Nobutaka Kawahara, Yoshihiro Ishikawa
We previously reported that μ-oxo N,N'-bis(salicylidene)ethylenediamine iron [Fe(Salen)], a magnetic organic compound, has direct anti-tumor activity, and generates heat in an alternating magnetic field (AMF). We showed that Fe(Salen) nanoparticles are useful for combined hyperthermia-chemotherapy of tongue cancer. Here, we have examined the effect of Fe(Salen) on human glioblastoma (GB). Fe(Salen) showed in vitro anti-tumor activity towards several human GB cell lines. It inhibited cell proliferation, and its apoptosis-inducing activity was greater than that of clinically used drugs...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208698/advances-in-molecular-imaging-of-locally-delivered-targeted-therapeutics-for-central-nervous-system-tumors
#5
REVIEW
Umberto Tosi, Christopher S Marnell, Raymond Chang, William C Cho, Richard Ting, Uday B Maachani, Mark M Souweidane
Thanks to the recent advances in the development of chemotherapeutics, the morbidity and mortality of many cancers has decreased significantly. However, compared to oncology in general, the field of neuro-oncology has lagged behind. While new molecularly targeted chemotherapeutics have emerged, the impermeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) renders systemic delivery of these clinical agents suboptimal. To circumvent the BBB, novel routes of administration are being applied in the clinic, ranging from intra-arterial infusion and direct infusion into the target tissue (convection enhanced delivery (CED)) to the use of focused ultrasound to temporarily disrupt the BBB...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205096/pharmacological-effects-of-asiatic-acid-in-glioblastoma-cells-under-hypoxia
#6
Flourina Kumar Thakor, Ka-Wai Wan, Philip John Welsby, Gail Welsby
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and malignant primary brain tumor in adults. Despite current treatment options including surgery followed by radiation and chemotherapy with temozolomide and cisplatin, the median survival rate remains low (<16 months). Combined with increasing drug resistance and the inability of some compounds to cross the blood-brain barrier, novel compounds are being sought for the treatment of this disease. Here, we aimed to examine the pharmacological effect of Asiatic acid (AA) in glioblastoma under hypoxia...
February 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199114/curcumin-loaded-blood-stable-polymeric-micelles-for-enhancing-therapeutic-effect-on-erythroleukemia
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Feirong Gong, Dan Chen, Xin Teng, Junhua Ge, Xianfeng Ning, Ya-Ling Shen, Jian Li, Shanfeng Wang
Curcumin has high potential in suppressing many types of cancer and overcoming multidrug resistance in a multifaceted manner by targeting diverse molecular targets. However, the rather low systemic bioavailability resulted from its poor solubility in water and fast metabolism/excretion in vivo has hampered its applications in cancer therapy. To increase the aqueous solubility of curcumin while retaining the stability in blood circulation, here we report curcumin-loaded copolymer micelles with excellent in vitro and in vivo stability and antitumor efficacy...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197638/cobalt-chloride-treatment-induces-autophagic-apoptosis-in-human-glioma-cells-via-a-p53-dependent-pathway
#8
Bor-Chin Cheng, Jui-Tai Chen, Shun-Tai Yang, Chung-Ching Chio, Shing-Hwa Liu, Ruei-Ming Chen
Malignant glioma is the most aggressive brain tumor. Hypoxic condition has been explored for killing cancer stem cells or drug-resistant tumor cells. This study investigated the effects of hypoxia on autophagic death and the possible mechanisms. Exposure of human malignant glioma U87-MG cells to cobalt chloride (CoCl2) increased cellular hypoxia-inducible factor-1α levels and concurrently decreased cell viability concentration- and time-dependently. In parallel, treatment with CoCl2 suppressed proliferation of human U87-MG cells...
March 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186109/astragali-radix-could-it-be-an-adjuvant-for-oxaliplatin-induced-neuropathy
#9
Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Alessandra Pacini, Laura Micheli, Angelo Pietro Femia, Mario Maresca, Matteo Zanardelli, Alfredo Vannacci, Eugenia Gallo, Anna Rita Bilia, Giovanna Caderni, Fabio Firenzuoli, Alessandro Mugelli, Carla Ghelardini
Neurotoxicity is a major side effect of platinum derivatives both during and after treatment. In the absence of effective pharmacological compounds, the opportunity to identify safe adjuvant treatments among medicinal plants seems appropriate. Astragali radix is an adaptogenic herbal product recently analyzed in platinum-treated cancer patients. With the aim of evaluating the anti-neuropathic profile of Astragali radix, a previously characterized aqueous (Aqu) and two hydroalcoholic (20%HA and 50%HA) extracts were tested in a rat model of oxaliplatin-induced neuropathy...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185956/long-non-coding-rna-neat1-regulates-permeability-of-the-blood-tumor-barrier-via-mir-181d-5p-mediated-expression-changes-in-zo-1-occludin-and-claudin-5
#10
Junqing Guo, Heng Cai, Jun Ma, Xiaobai Liu, Yunhui Liu, Jian Zheng, Zhongyou Que, Wei Gong, Yana Gao, Wei Tao, Yixue Xue
The blood-tumor barrier (BTB) constitutes an efficient organization of tight junctions that limits the delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to brain tumor tissues and impacts the treatment of glioma. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are non-protein coding RNAs regulating gene expression, some lncRNAs play a crucial role in BTB permeability. However, the function of lncRNAs in BTB permeability is still largely unclear. Here, we have identified lncRNA nuclear paraspeckle assembly transcript 1 (NEAT1), was remarkably up-regulated in glioma endothelial cells (GECs) obtained from an in vitro BTB model...
February 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183348/optimized-creation-of-glioblastoma-patient-derived-xenografts-for-use-in-preclinical-studies
#11
Doreen William, Christina Susanne Mullins, Björn Schneider, Andrea Orthmann, Nora Lamp, Mathias Krohn, Annika Hoffmann, Carl-Friedrich Classen, Michael Linnebacher
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and lethal brain tumor in adults, highlighting the need for novel treatment strategies. Patient derived xenografts (PDX) represent a valuable tool to accomplish this task. METHODS: PDX were established by implanting GBM tissue subcutaneously. Engraftment success was compared between NMRI Foxn1(nu) and NOD/SCID as well as between fresh and cryopreserved tissue. Established PDX were analyzed histologically and molecularly...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178069/montelukast-treatment-protects-nigral-dopaminergic-neurons-against-microglial-activation-in-the-6-hydroxydopamine-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#12
Hannah Jang, Sehwan Kim, Jae Man Lee, Yong-Seok Oh, Sang Myun Park, Sang Ryong Kim
Although the main cause of degeneration of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic (DA) projection in Parkinson's disease (PD) is still controversial, many reports suggest that excessive inflammatory responses mediated by activated microglia can induce neurotoxicity in the nigrostriatal DA system in vivo. Montelukast, which plays an anti-inflammatory role, is used to treat patients with asthma. In addition, recent studies have reported that its administration could reduce neuroinflammatory activities, showing beneficial effects against various neuropathological conditions...
February 7, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176627/a-review-of-ruthenium-complexes-activities-on-different-steps-of-the-metastatic-process-in-breast-cancer-cells
#13
Cecília Patrícia Popolin, Márcia Regina Cominetti
Cancer is one of the main causes of death worldwide. Breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in women and the leading cause of cancer deaths due to its high metastasis to the lymph nodes, lungs bones and brain. Interactions with the stromal microenvironment surrounding tumor cells facilitate tumor cell migration and invasion of tissues and dissemination to other organs, to form metastasis. The development of antitumor metal-based drugs was originated with the discovery of cisplatin, however, its severe side effects represent a limitation for its clinical use...
6, 2017: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168001/the-neuroprotective-effects-of-tao-ren-cheng-qi-tang-against-embolic-stroke-in-rats
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Ling-Wei Hsu, Wei-Cheng Shiao, Nen-Chung Chang, Meng-Che Yu, Ting-Lin Yen, Philip Aloysius Thomas, Thanasekaran Jayakumar, Joen-Rong Sheu
BACKGROUND: Combinations of the traditional Chinese and Western medicines have been used to treat numerous diseases throughout the world, and there is a growing body of evidence showing that some of the herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine elicit significant pharmacological effects. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the neuroprotective effects of Tao-Ren-Cheng-Qi Tang (TRCQT) in combination with aspirin following middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)-induced embolic stroke in rats...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166767/microparticles-shed-from-multidrug-resistant-breast-cancer-cells-provide-a-parallel-survival-pathway-through-immune-evasion
#15
Ritu Jaiswal, Michael S Johnson, Deep Pokharel, S Rajeev Krishnan, Mary Bebawy
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women. Resident macrophages at distant sites provide a highly responsive and immunologically dynamic innate immune response against foreign infiltrates. Despite extensive characterization of the role of macrophages and other immune cells in malignant tissues, there is very little known about the mechanisms which facilitate metastatic breast cancer spread to distant sites of immunological integrity. The mechanisms by which a key healthy defense mechanism fails to protect distant sites from infiltration by metastatic cells in cancer patients remain undefined...
February 6, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165821/successful-delivery-of-docetaxel-to-rat-brain-using-experimentally-developed-nanoliposome-a-treatment-strategy-for-brain-tumor
#16
Tapan Kumar Shaw, Dipika Mandal, Goutam Dey, Murari Mohan Pal, Paramita Paul, Samrat Chakraborty, Kazi Asraf Ali, Biswajit Mukherjee, Amal Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Mahitosh Mandal
Docetaxel (DTX) is found to be very effective against glioma cell in vitro. However, in vivo passage of DTX through BBB is extremely difficult due to the physicochemical and pharmacological characteristics of the drug. No existing formulation is successful in this aspect. Hence, in this study, effort was made to send DTX through blood-brain barrier (BBB) to brain to treat diseases such as solid tumor of brain (glioma) by developing DTX-loaded nanoliposomes. Primarily drug-excipients interaction was evaluated by FTIR spectroscopy...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157712/the-interference-of-notch1-target-hes1-affects-cell-growth-differentiation-and-invasiveness-of-glioblastoma-stem-cells-through-modulation-of-multiple-oncogenic-targets
#17
Carlo Cenciarelli, Hany E Marei, Manuela Zonfrillo, Patrizia Casalbore, Armando Felsani, Stefano Giannetti, Gianluca Trevisi, Asma Althani, Annunziato Mangiola
The invasive and lethal nature of Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) necessitates the continuous identification of molecular targets and search of efficacious therapies to inhibit GBM growth. The GBM resistance to chemotherapy and radiation it is attributed to the existence of a rare fraction of cancer stem cells (CSC) that we have identified within the tumor core and in peritumor tissue of GBM. Since Notch1 pathway is a potential therapeutic target in brain cancer, earlier we highlighted that pharmacological inhibition of Notch1 signalling by γ-secretase inhibitor-X (GSI-X), reduced cell growth of some c-CSC than to their respective p-CSC, but produced negligible effects on cell cycle distribution, apoptosis and cell invasion...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155567/high-drug-payload-curcumin-nanosuspensions-stabilized-by-mpeg-dspe-and-spc-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
#18
Jingyi Hong, Yingying Liu, Yao Xiao, Xiaofeng Yang, Wenjing Su, Mingzhu Zhang, Yonghong Liao, Haixue Kuang, Xiangtao Wang
CONTEXT: Curcumin (CUR) is a promising drug candidate based on its broad bioactivities and good antitumor effect, but the application of CUR is potentially restricted because of its poor solubility and bioavailability. OBJECTIVE: This study aims at developing a simple and effective drug delivery system for CUR to enhance its solubility and bioavailability thus to improve its antitumor efficacy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Curcumin nanosuspensions (CUR-NSps) were prepared by precipitation-ultrasonication method using mPEG2000-DSPE and soybean lecithin as a combined stabilizer...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150132/nanomedicines-for-the-treatment-of-cns-diseases
#19
Jessica L Reynolds, Ram I Mahato
Targeting and delivering macromolecular therapeutics to the central nervous system (CNS) has been a major challenge. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is the main obstacle that must be overcome to allow compounds to reach their targets in the brain. Therefore, much effort has been channelled into improving transport of therapeutics across the BBB and into the CNS including the use of nanoparticles. In this thematic issue, several reviews and original research are presented that address "Nanomedicines for CNS Diseases...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: the Official Journal of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149758/defining-the-endpoints-how-to-measure-the-efficacy-of-drugs-that-are-active-against-central-nervous-system-metastases
#20
REVIEW
Alessandra Fabi, Antonello Vidiri
Brain metastases (BMs) are the most common cause of malignant central nervous system (CNS) tumors in adults. In the recent past, patients with BMs were excluded from clinical trials, but now, with the advent of new biological and immunological drugs, their inclusion is more common. In the last era response and progression criteria used across clinical trials have defined the importance to consider not only measurement changes of brain lesions but also the modification of parameters related to the metastases such as metabolism of tissue and its pathological features...
December 2016: Translational Lung Cancer Research
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