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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212278/the-effect-of-the-human-peptide-ghk-on-gene-expression-relevant-to-nervous-system-function-and-cognitive-decline
#1
Loren Pickart, Jessica Michelle Vasquez-Soltero, Anna Margolina
Neurodegeneration, the progressive death of neurons, loss of brain function, and cognitive decline is an increasing problem for senior populations. Its causes are poorly understood and therapies are largely ineffective. Neurons, with high energy and oxygen requirements, are especially vulnerable to detrimental factors, including age-related dysregulation of biochemical pathways caused by altered expression of multiple genes. GHK (glycyl-l-histidyl-l-lysine) is a human copper-binding peptide with biological actions that appear to counter aging-associated diseases and conditions...
February 15, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212112/cancer-as-robust-intrinsic-state-shaped-by-evolution-a-key-issues-review
#2
Ruoshi Yuan, Xiaomei Zhu, Gaowei Wang, Site Li, Ping Ao
Cancer is a complex disease: its pathology cannot be properly understood in terms of independent players-genes, proteins, molecular pathways, or their simple combinations. This is similar to many-body physics of a condensed phase that many important properties are not determined by a single atom or molecule. The rapidly accumulating large 'omics' data also require a new mechanistic and global underpinning to organize for rationalizing cancer complexity. A unifying and quantitative theory was proposed by some of the present authors that cancer is a robust state formed by the endogenous molecular-cellular network, which is evolutionarily built for the developmental processes and physiological functions...
February 17, 2017: Reports on Progress in Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211299/comparison-of-biodistribution-profile-of-monoclonal-antibodies-nanoparticles-and-aptamers-in-rats-with-breast-cancer
#3
Cristal Cerqueira-Coutinho, Sotiris Missailidis, Jéssica Alessandra-Perini, Daniel Escorsim Machado, Jamila Alessandra Perini, Ralph Santos-Oliveira
The use of monoclonal antibodies and aptamers is growing every single day, as the use of nanoparticle systems. Although most of the products are under investigation, there are a few commercialized products available at the market, for human consume. In this study, we have compared three formulations (aptamer anti-MUC1, monoclonal antibody - Trastuzumab and monoclonal antibodies nanoparticles - PLA/PVA/MMT trastuzumab) to identify their profile as also to understand their behavior into an alive biological system...
May 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210916/a-multiscale-mathematical-model-of-tumour-invasive-growth
#4
Lu Peng, Dumitru Trucu, Ping Lin, Alastair Thompson, Mark A J Chaplain
Known as one of the hallmarks of cancer (Hanahan and Weinberg in Cell 100:57-70, 2000) cancer cell invasion of human body tissue is a complicated spatio-temporal multiscale process which enables a localised solid tumour to transform into a systemic, metastatic and fatal disease. This process explores and takes advantage of the reciprocal relation that solid tumours establish with the extracellular matrix (ECM) components and other multiple distinct cell types from the surrounding microenvironment. Through the secretion of various proteolytic enzymes such as matrix metalloproteinases or the urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA), the cancer cell population alters the configuration of the surrounding ECM composition and overcomes the physical barriers to ultimately achieve local cancer spread into the surrounding tissue...
February 16, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210563/neoadjuvant-therapy-for-treatment-of-breast-cancer-the-way-forward-or-simply-a-convenient-option-for-patients
#5
COMMENT
Abhishek Chatterjee, John K Erban
The complexity of managing early stage breast cancer is well known. Optimal treatment is increasingly multidisciplinary and in the modern era informed by sophisticated molecular tools to help select and guide therapy. Major phase III trials have determined that the order of systemic therapy relative to surgery does not influence important endpoints such as event free survival and overall survival (OS), but questions remain as to how best to utilize these most essential services. For example, there is still uncertainty regarding the ideal timing, intensity, and duration of proposed therapy...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209616/octn1-is-a-high-affinity-carrier-of-nucleoside-analogs
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Christina Drenberg, Alice A Gibson, Stanley Pounds, Lei Shi, Dena Rhinehart, Lie Li, Shuiying Hu, Guoqing Du, Anne T Nies, Matthias Schwab, Navjotsingh Pabla, William Blum, Tanja A Gruber, Sharyn D Baker, Alex Sparreboom
Resistance to xenobiotic nucleosides used to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other cancers remains a major obstacle to clinical management. One process suggested to participate in resistance is reduced uptake into tumor cells via nucleoside transporters, although precise mechanisms are not understood. Through transcriptomic profiling, we determined that low expression of the ergothioneine transporter OCTN1 (SLC22A4; ETT) strongly predicts poor event-free survival and overall survival in multiple cohorts of AML patients receiving treatment with the cytidine nucleoside analog cytarabine...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205290/development-and-qualification-of-an-lc-ms-ms-method-for-investigating-the-biological-implications-of-micelle-entrapped-paclitaxel-in-cell-culture-and-rats
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Amal Kaddoumi, Kanwaldeep K Gill, Khaled Elfakhri, Sami Nazzal
Paclitaxel is a front-line antineoplastic drug used in chemotherapeutic modalities for treatment of various types of malignancies. However, its efficacy is limited by dose related toxicities. In this study, we have explored two important biological aspects of entrapping paclitaxel in PEG2000 -DSPE micelles. First, we evaluated the impact of this micellar delivery system on P-glycoprotein (P-gp)-paclitaxel interaction, and we investigated differences in plasma pharmacokinetics of free and micelle entrapped paclitaxel...
February 15, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205042/screening-relevant-age-threshold-of-70%C3%A2-years-and-older-is-a-stronger-determinant-for-the-choice-of-adjuvant-treatment-in-breast-cancer-patients-than-tumor-biology
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E C Inwald, O Ortmann, M Koller, F Zeman, F Hofstädter, M Evert, G Brockhoff, M Klinkhammer-Schalke
PURPOSE: The 70-year threshold determines whether patients are eligible or not for the breast cancer screening program in Germany. It is not known whether this age threshold also influences the choice of adjuvant treatment and ultimate outcome. METHODS: 3463 patients were analyzed from the clinical cancer registry Regensburg (Germany) with primary, non-metastatic invasive breast cancer diagnosed between 2000 and 2012. The distribution of tumor biological subtypes was evaluated in breast cancer patients both in those eligible for screening (ESG, 50-69 years) and those not eligible for screening (NESG, ≥70 years)...
February 15, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202516/modeling-the-genetic-regulation-of-cancer-metabolism-interplay-between-glycolysis-and-oxidative-phosphorylation
#9
Linglin Yu, Mingyang Lu, Dongya Jia, Jianpeng Ma, Eshel Ben-Jacob, Herbert Levine, Benny A Kaipparettu, Jose' N Onuchic
Abnormal metabolism is a hallmark of cancer, yet its regulation remains poorly understood. Cancer cells were considered to utilize primarily glycolysis for ATP production, referred to as the Warburg effect. However, recent evidence suggests that oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) plays a crucial role during cancer progression. Here we utilized a systems biology approach to decipher the regulatory principle of glycolysis and OXPHOS. Integrating information from literature, we constructed a regulatory network of genes and metabolites from which we extracted a core circuit containing HIF-1, AMPK, and ROS...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202504/expression-profiling-of-circulating-microvesicles-reveals-intercellular-transmission-of-oncogenic-pathways
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Gloria Milani, Tobia Lana, Silvia Bresolin, Sanja Aveic, Anna Pasto, Chiara Frasson, Geertruy Te Kronnie
: Circulating microvesicles (MVs) have been described as important players in cell-to-cell communication carrying biological information under normal or pathological condition. MVs released by cancer cells may incorporate diverse biomolecules (e.g. active lipids, proteins and RNA) which can be delivered and internalized by recipient cells, potentially altering gene expression of recipient cells and eventually impacting disease progression. Leukemia in vitro model systems were used to investigate MVs as vehicles of protein-coding messages...
February 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202353/the-potential-clinical-promise-of-multimodality-metronomic-chemotherapy-revealed-by-preclinical-studies-of-metastatic-disease
#11
Robert S Kerbel, Yuval Shaked
We present a rationale for further clinical development and assessment of metronomic chemotherapy on the basis of unexpected results obtained in translational mouse models of cancer involving treatment of advanced metastatic disease. Historically, mouse cancer therapy models have been dominated by treating established primary tumors or early stage low volume microscopic disease. Treatment of primary tumors is also almost always the case when using genetically engineered mouse models (GEMMS) of cancer or patient-derived xenografts (PDXs)...
February 12, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199986/a-tree-shrew-glioblastoma-model-recapitulates-features-of-human-glioblastoma
#12
Yaohui Tong, Junjun Hao, Qiu Tu, Hualin Yu, Lanzhen Yan, Yuan Li, Longbao Lv, Fei Wang, Antonio Iavarone, Xudong Zhao
Tupaia belangeri (tree shrew), an animal species whose genome has significantly higher similarity to primates than rodents, has been used in biomedical research. To generate animal models that reproduce the human tumors more faithfully than rodents, we present the first report of a cancer model mimicking human tumor genetics in tree shrew. By engineering a lentiviral system for the transduction of mutant H-Ras and a shRNA against tree shrew p53, we successfully generated malignant glioma in tree shrew. The tree shrew glioma exhibited aggressive behavior and a relatively short latency, and markedly reduced animal survival...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199974/mir-204-down-regulation-elicited-perturbation-of-a-gene-target-signature-common-to-human-cholangiocarcinoma-and-gastric-cancer
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Valeria Canu, Andrea Sacconi, Laura Lorenzon, Francesca Biagioni, Federica Lo Sardo, Maria Grazia Diodoro, Paola Muti, Alfredo Garofalo, Sabrina Strano, Antonietta D'Errico, Gian Luca Grazi, Mario Cioce, Giovanni Blandino
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is high need of novel diagnostic and prognostic tools for tumors of the digestive system, such as gastric cancer and cholangiocarcinoma. We recently found that miR-204 was deeply downregulated in gastric cancer tissues. Here we investigated whether this was common to other tumors of the digestive system and whether this elicited a miR-204-dependent gene target signature, diagnostically and therapeutically relevant. Finally, we assessed the contribution of the identified target genes to the cell cycle progression and clonogenicity of gastric cancer and cholangiocarcinoma cell lines...
February 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198461/risk-of-other-cancers-in-families-with-melanoma-novel-familial-links
#14
Christoph Frank, Jan Sundquist, Akseli Hemminki, Kari Hemminki
A family history of cutaneous melanoma ('melanoma') is a well-established risk factor for melanoma. However, less is known about the possible familial associations of melanoma with other discordant cancers. A risk for discordant cancer may provide useful information about shared genetic and environmental risk factors and it may be relevant background data in clinical genetic counseling. Using the Swedish Family-Cancer Database, we assessed the relative risk (RR) for any cancer in families with increasing numbers of first-degree relatives diagnosed with melanoma, including multiple melanoma, and in reverse order RR for melanoma in families of multiple discordant cancers...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197378/identification-of-inhibitors-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-activity-through-phenotypic-chemical-screening
#15
Matthias Schröder, Simone Loos, Svenja Kerstin Naumann, Christopher Bachran, Marit Krötschel, Viktor Umansky, Laura Helming, Lee Kim Swee
Tumors are infiltrated by cells of the immune system that interact through complex regulatory networks. Although tumor-specific CD8(+) T cells can be found in peripheral blood and tumor samples from cancer patients, their function is inhibited by immunosuppressive cells such as regulatory T cells, tumor-associated macrophages, and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC). Recent clinical successes have demonstrated that alleviating immunosuppression and T cell exhaustion translates into long-term clinical benefits...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197369/the-transcriptome-of-lung-tumor-infiltrating-dendritic-cells-reveals-a-tumor-supporting-phenotype-and-a-microrna-signature-with-negative-impact-on-clinical-outcome
#16
Lotte Pyfferoen, Elisabeth Brabants, Celine Everaert, Nancy De Cabooter, Kelly Heyns, Kim Deswarte, Manon Vanheerswynghels, Sofie De Prijck, Glenn Waegemans, Melissa Dullaers, Hamida Hammad, Olivier De Wever, Pieter Mestdagh, Jo Vandesompele, Bart N Lambrecht, Karim Y Vermaelen
Targeting immunomodulatory pathways has ushered a new era in lung cancer therapy. Further progress requires deeper insights into the biology of immune cells in the lung cancer micro-environment. Dendritic cells (DCs) represent a heterogeneous and highly plastic immune cell system with a central role in controlling immune responses. The intratumoral infiltration and activation status of DCs are emerging as clinically relevant parameters in lung cancer. In this study, we used an orthotopic preclinical model of lung cancer to dissect how the lung tumor micro-environment affects tissue-resident DCs and extract novel biologically and clinically relevant information...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193698/the-innate-and-adaptive-infiltrating-immune-systems-as-targets-for-breast-cancer-immunotherapy
#17
Andrew Mk Law, Elgene Lim, Christopher Ormandy, David Gallego-Ortega
A cancer cell-centric view has long dominated the field of cancer biology. Research efforts have focussed on aberrant cancer cell signalling pathways and on changes to cancer cell DNA. Mounting evidence demonstrates that many cancer-associated cell types within the tumour stroma co-evolve and support tumour growth and development, greatly modifying cancer cell behaviour, facilitating invasion and metastasis, and controlling dormancy and sensitivity to drug therapy. Thus, these stromal cells represent potential targets for cancer therapy...
February 13, 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193563/calcium-oxidative-stress-and-connexin-channels-a-harmonious-orchestra-directing-the-response-to-radiotherapy-treatment
#18
REVIEW
Elke Decrock, Delphine Hoorelbeke, Raghda Ramadan, Tinneke Delvaeye, Marijke De Bock, Nan Wang, Dmitri V Krysko, Sarah Baatout, Geert Bultynck, An Aerts, Mathieu Vinken, Luc Leybaert
Although radiotherapy is commonly used to treat cancer, its beneficial outcome is frequently hampered by the radiation resistance of tumor cells and adverse reactions in normal tissues. Mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication and how intercellular signals are translated into cellular responses, have become topics of intense investigation, particularly within the field of radiobiology. A substantial amount of evidence is available demonstrating that both gap junctional and paracrine communication pathways can propagate radiation-induced biological effects at the intercellular level, commonly referred to as radiation-induced bystander effects (RIBE)...
February 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192937/amplification-and-quantification-of-an-antisense-oligonucleotide-from-target-microrna-using-programmable-dna-and-a-biological-nanopore
#19
Moe Hiratani, Masayuki Ohara, Ryuji Kawano
This paper describes a strategy for autonomous diagnoses of cancers using microRNA (miRNA) and therapy for tumor cells by DNA computing techniques and nanopore measurement. Theranostics, which involves the combination of diagnosis and therapy, has emerged as an approach for personalized medicine or point-of-care cancer diagnostics. DNA computing will become a potent tool for theranostics because it functions completely autonomously without the need for external regulations. However, conventional theranostics using DNA computing involves a one-to-one reaction in which a single input molecule generates a single output molecule; the concentration of the antisense drug is insufficient for the therapy in this type of reaction...
February 9, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192653/double-network-structured-graphene-oxide-containing-nanogels-as-photothermal-agents-for-the-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
#20
Calogero Fiorica, Nicolò Mauro, Giovanna Pitarresi, Cinzia Scialabba, Fabio S Palumbo, Gaetano Giammona
Here, we reported the production of hyaluronic acid/polyaspartamide-based double-network nanogels for the potential treatment of colorectal carcinoma. Graphene oxide, thanks to the huge aromatic surface area, allows to easily load high amount of irinotecan (33.0 % w/w) and confers to the system hyperthermic properties when irradiated with a near infrared (NIR) laser beam. We demonstrate that the release of antitumor drug is influenced both by the pH of the external medium and the NIR irradiation process. In vitro biological studies, conducted on human colon cancer cells (HCT 116), revealed that nanogels are uptaken by the cancer cells and, in the presence of the antitumor drug, can produce a synergistic hyperthermic/cytotoxic effect...
February 13, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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