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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718729/the-novel-autophagy-inhibitor-elaiophylin-exerts-antitumor-activity-against-multiple-myeloma-with-mutant-tp53-in-part-through-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-apoptosis
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Wang Gaoxiang, Zhou Pan, Chen Xing, Lei Zhao, Tan Jiaqi, Yang Yang, Yong Fang, Jianfeng Zhou
Elaiophylin is a natural compound and a novel and potent inhibitor of late stage autophagy with outstanding antitumor activity in human ovarian cancer cells. However, the possible biological effects and functional linkage between elaiophylin and multiple myeloma (MM) have not been explored. This study aimed to assess the effect of elaiophylin on MM cells with mutant TP53 and the possible molecular mechanism. The results suggested that elaiophylin exerted anti-myeloma activity by inducing apoptosis and proliferation arrest...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718407/cell-and-tissue-biology-paves-a-path-to-breast-cancer-prevention
#2
Michael E Todhunter, Mark A LaBarge
We hypothesize that breast cancer susceptibility stems from interactions between difficult-to-modify cultural and dietary habits and aging processes that are modifiable. We propose a pathway to prevention that uses human organotypic systems that recapitulate hallmarks of aging in order to better understand and to modulate the biological consequences of aging in breast.
May 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718378/microrna-613-is-downregulated-in-hcmv-positive-glioblastoma-and-inhibits-tumour-progression-by-targeting-arginase-2
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Yan Wang, Peng Zhao, Dongmeng Qian, Ming Hu, Li Zhang, Hailei Shi, Bin Wang
Glioblastoma is the most common and malignant tumour that occurs primarily in nervous system and has a high morbidity. Research on glioblastoma has recently focused on human cytomegalovirus, belonging to the beta subfamily of Herpesviridae that plays crucial roles in cancer development and progression. This study aimed to investigate the role of human cytomegalovirus-associated microRNA-613 in glioblastoma. In this study, we demonstrate that microRNA-613 expression was frequently reduced in human cytomegalovirus-positive glioblastoma specimens/cells compared with human cytomegalovirus-negative glioblastoma tissue/cells, and a significant correlation was observed between the reduction in microRNA-613 expression and the presence of unfavourable variables, including tumour size (p = 0...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718351/exosomal-hsp60-a-potentially-useful-biomarker-for-diagnosis-assessing-prognosis-and-monitoring-response-to-treatment
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Caruso Bavisotto, F Cappello, Ajl Macario, E Conway de Macario, M Logozzi, S Fais, C Campanella
Cell-to-cell communication is imperative for life and it is mediated by sending and receiving information via the secretion and subsequent receptor-mediated detection of biological molecules. Exosomes (EXs) secreted from cells to the extracellular environment play an important role in intercellular communication in normal and pathological conditions. Areas covered: New evidence indicates that tumor cells-derived EXs contribute to cancer progression through the modulation of tumor microenvironment. The exosomal heat shock protein 60 (HSP60) is very likely a key player in intercellular cross-talk, particularly during the progress of diseases, such as cancer...
July 18, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718278/matrix-stiffness-differentially-regulates-cellular-uptake-behavior-of-nanoparticles-in-two-breast-cancer-cell-lines
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Yu Wang, Tao Gong, Zhirong Zhang, Yao Fu
Matrix stiffness regulates cell behavior in various biological contexts. In breast tumors, the deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM) correlates with increasing matrix stiffness and poor survival. Nanoparticulate carriers represent a promising therapeutic vehicle for disease diagnosis and efficient anticancer drug delivery. However, how matrix stiffness influences cellular uptake of nanoparticle remains largely unexplored. Here, we selected photopolymerized polyacrylamide gels with varying stiffness as model substrates, and studied the impact of matrix stiffness on cell morphology, nanoparticle uptake efficiency in two representative breast cancer cell lines with varying invasiveness, i...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717958/-the-8th-edition-of-the-ajcc-cancer-staging-manual-updates-in-otorhinolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery
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REVIEW
J Doescher, J A Veit, T K Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: The TNM system is an established tool for classification of solid tumors by means of tumor size and extent, the involvement of local lymph nodes, and the presence of distant metastases. The classification was established in order to visualize prognostic implications and to allow establishment of systematic therapeutic algorithms. Since the beginning of 2017 a revised version of the classification has applied. Particularly the classification of otorhinolaryngologic tumors has been thoroughly revised in the 8th edition, partly on the basis of new prognostically relevant parameters, such as infection with oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) subtypes...
July 17, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717716/breast-cancer-and-african-ancestry-lessons-learned-at-the-10-year-anniversary-of-the-ghana-michigan-research-partnership-and-international-breast-registry
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Evelyn Jiagge, Joseph Kwaku Oppong, Jessica Bensenhaver, Francis Aitpillah, Kofi Gyan, Ishmael Kyei, Ernest Osei-Bonsu, Ernest Adjei, Michael Ohene-Yeboah, Kathy Toy, Karen Eubanks Jackson, Marian Akpaloo, Dorcas Acheampong, Beatrice Antwi, Faustina Obeng Agyeman, Zainab Alhassan, Linda Ahenkorah Fondjo, Osei Owusu-Afriyie, Robert Newman Brewer, Amma Gyamfuah, Barbara Salem, Timothy Johnson, Max Wicha, Sofia Merajver, Celina Kleer, Judy Pang, Emmanuel Amankwaa-Frempong, Azadeh Stark, Francis Abantanga, Lisa Newman, Baffour Awuah
Women with African ancestry in western, sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States represent a population subset facing an increased risk of being diagnosed with biologically aggressive phenotypes of breast cancer that are negative for the estrogen receptor, the progesterone receptor, and the HER2/neu marker. These tumors are commonly referred to as triple-negative breast cancer. Disparities in breast cancer incidence and outcome related to racial or ethnic identity motivated the establishment of the International Breast Registry, on the basis of partnerships between the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana, the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan...
October 2016: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717245/development-and-validation-of-a-three-gene-prognostic-signature-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Binghua Li, Wendu Feng, Ouyang Luo, Tiancheng Xu, Yajuan Cao, Hongyan Wu, Decai Yu, Yitao Ding
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, because recurrence often occurs in most HCC patients undergoing hepatectomy. It is necessary to identify patients with high risk for recurrence and adopt effective therapies. An obstacle to monitor patients at high risk for poor prognosis has been the lack of useful predictive biomarkers. Fortunately, recent progress in system biology allows to screen the biomarkers for HCC prognosis in a high-throughput manner. In this study, we performed systematic Kaplan-Meier survival analysis of the whole mRNA transcriptomics based on the Cancer Genome Atlas project (TCGA) and developed a three-gene prognostic signature composing of three genes UPB1, SOCS2 and RTN3...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716898/tbk1-provides-context-selective-support-of-the-activated-akt-mtor-pathway-in-lung-cancer
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Jonathan M Cooper, Yi-Hung Ou, Elizabeth McMillan, Rachel M Vaden, Aubhishek Zaman, Brian O Bodemann, Gurbani Makkar, Bruce A Posner, Michael White
Emerging observations link dysregulation of TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) to developmental disorders, inflammatory disease, and cancer. Biochemical mechanisms accounting for direct participation of TBK1 in host defense signaling have been well described. However, the molecular underpinnings of the selective participation of TBK1 in a myriad of additional cell biological systems in normal and pathophysiological contexts remain poorly understood. To elucidate the context-selective role of TBK1 in cancer cell survival, we employed a combination of broad-scale chemogenomic and interactome discovery strategies to generate data-driven mechanism-of-action hypotheses...
July 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715775/evolution-of-anti-her2-therapies-for-cancer-treatment
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REVIEW
Sagun Parakh, Hui K Gan, Adam C Parslow, Ingrid J G Burvenich, Antony W Burgess, Andrew M Scott
The development of HER2-directed monoclonal antibodies and tyrosine kinase inhibitors have provided benefits to cancer patients, as well as produced many insights into the biology of the ErbB receptor family. Current therapies based on ErbB family members have resulted in improved overall survival with associated improvements in quality of life for the cancer patients that respond to treatment. Compared to monotherapy using either two antibodies to block the HER2 receptor blockade or combinatorial approaches with HER2 antibodies and standard therapies has provided additional benefits...
July 6, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715383/discrimination-and-characterization-of-heterocellular-populations-using-quantitative-imaging-techniques
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Colleen M Garvey, Torin A Gerhart, Shannon M Mumenthaler
Cellular processes are complex and result from the interplay between multiple cell types and their environment. Existing cell biology techniques often do not allow for accurate interpretation of this interplay. Using a quantitative imaging-based approach, we present a high-content protocol for characterizing the dynamic phenotypic responses (i.e. morphology changes, proliferation, apoptosis) of heterogeneous cell populations to changes in environmental stimuli. We highlight our ability to distinguish between cell types based upon either fluorescence intensity or inherent morphology features depending on the application...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714025/effect-of-ccl2-sirna-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-the-u251-human-glioma-cell-line
#12
Bin Lu, Yue Zhou, Zhongzhou Su, Ai Yan, Peng Ding
Glioma is one of the most common types of tumor of the central nervous system. Increased expression of C‑C motif chemokine 2 (CCL2) has previously been observed in various types of cancer. The effect of CCL2 small interfering (si)RNA on the proliferation, angiogenesis and apoptosis of the glioma cell line U251 was investigated in the present study. Data on CCL2 expression in glioma and normal tissues were obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas. A total of 30 patients with glioma were enrolled in the present study...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713771/integrating-hyperthermia-into-modern-radiation-oncology-what-evidence-is-necessary
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REVIEW
Jan C Peeken, Peter Vaupel, Stephanie E Combs
Hyperthermia (HT) is one of the hot topics that have been discussed over decades. However, it never made its way into primetime. The basic biological rationale of heat to enhance the effect of radiation, chemotherapeutic agents, and immunotherapy is evident. Preclinical work has confirmed this effect. HT may trigger changes in perfusion and oxygenation as well as inhibition of DNA repair mechanisms. Moreover, there is evidence for immune stimulation and the induction of systemic immune responses. Despite the increasing number of solid clinical studies, only few centers have included this adjuvant treatment into their repertoire...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713670/in-vitro-experimental-models-of-mesothelioma-revisited
#14
REVIEW
Anand Singh, Nathanael Pruett, Chuong D Hoang
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a biologically unusual, highly aggressive cancer that defies current multimodality treatments. Epidemiologic data suggest that this malignancy has not abated despite increasingly strict environmental regulations on asbestos, the putative causative agent for sporadic cases. An incomplete understanding of all the factors mechanistically driving mesothelioma is largely responsible for the current lack of curative treatments. Many approaches have been employed to ascertain the step-by-step molecular events involved in mesothelioma oncogenesis including in vitro, small animal in vivo, and human experimental models; though clearly defined, druggable mechanisms still are elusive...
June 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711609/the-epigenetic-landscape-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
Sylvia L Asa, Shereen Ezzat
Differentiated thyroid carcinoma of follicular cell-derivation is the most common endocrine neoplasm with a rapidly increasing incidence. The majority represent papillary carcinomas; more rarely, they are follicular carcinomas. The vast majority have indolent behavior, however a significant proportion progress to develop lymph node metastases and a smaller proportion disseminate systemically. While common and frequent genetic events have been described to underlie the development of these neoplasms, the factors contributing to differing behaviors among tumors with similar genetic alterations remain unclear...
July 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711350/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-pyrrole-based-chalcones-as-cyp1-enzyme-inhibitors-for-possible-prevention-of-cancer-and-overcoming-cisplatin-resistance
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Ibidapo S Williams, Prashant Joshi, Linda Gatchie, Mohit Sharma, Naresh K Satti, Ram A Vishwakarma, Bhabatosh Chaudhuri, Sandip B Bharate
Inhibitors of CYP1 enzymes may play vital roles in the prevention of cancer and overcoming chemo-resistance to anticancer drugs. In this letter, we report synthesis of twenty-three pyrrole based heterocyclic chalcones which were screened for inhibition of CYP1 isoforms. Compound 3n potently inhibited CYP1B1 with an IC50 of ∼0.2μM in Sacchrosomes™ and CYP1B1-expressing live human cells. However, compound 3j which inhibited both CYP1A1 and CYP1B1 with an IC50 of ∼0.9µM, using the same systems, also potently antagonized B[a]P-mediated induction of AhR signaling in yeast (IC50, 1...
July 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710372/phthalide-derivatives-from-angelica-sinensis-decrease-hemoglobin-oxygen-affinity-a-new-allosteric-modulating-mechanism-and-potential-use-as-2-3-bpg-functional-substitutes
#17
Wei-Ren Chen, Youqing Yu, Muhammad Zulfajri, Ping-Cheng Lin, Chia C Wang
Angelica sinensis (AS), one of the most versatile herbal medicines remains widely used due to its multi-faceted pharmacologic activities. Besides its traditional use as the blood-nourishing tonic, its anti-hypertensive, anti-cardiovascular, neuroprotective and anti-cancer effects have been reported. Albeit the significant therapeutic effects, how AS exerts such diverse efficacies from the molecular level remains elusive. Here we investigate the influences of AS and four representative phthalide derivatives from AS on the structure and function of hemoglobin (Hb)...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707589/advances-in-the-anticancer-value-of-the-ursolic-acid-through-nanodelivery
#18
Azadeh Manayi, Marjan Nikan, Navid Nobakht Haghighid, Mohammad Abdollahi
Ursolic acid, a natural pentacyclic triterpenoid is commonly found in plants and foods with promising biological and pharmacological activities. The compound has been under the attention of researchers due to its considerable anticancer effects through suppression of differentiation, angiogenesis, invasion, and metastasis of tumor cells via different pathways with low toxicity. Bioavailability of ursolic acid is poor due to poor solubility of the compound in water. Low bioavailability and short plasma half-life of ursolic acid along with non-specific distribution in the body are considered as impediments in the therapeutic development of the compound...
July 13, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707588/targeting-the-prokineticin-system-to-control-chronic-pain-and-inflammation
#19
Lucia Negri, Daniela Maftei
Prokineticin1 and prokineticin2 belong to a new family of chemokines identified in several species including mammals and characterized by the presence of five disulfide bridges. These proteins signal through two G-coupled receptors (prokineticin-receptor1 and prokineticin-receptor2) widely expressed in all tissues and involved in a large spectrum of biological activities, including angiogenesis, hematopoiesis, immune processes, inflammation and nociceptive transmission. Prokineticin2 is overexpressed in inflamed tissues and has a crucial role in neutrophil dependent inflammation and hypernociception...
July 13, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707332/conjugated-polymer-for-voltage-controlled-release-of-molecules
#20
Shenghua Liu, Ying Fu, Guijun Li, Li Li, Helen Ka-Wai Law, Xianfeng Chen, Feng Yan
Conjugated polymers are attractive in numerous biological applications because they are flexible, biocompatible, cost-effective, solution-processable, and electronic/ionic conductive. One interesting application is for controllable drug release, and this has been realized previously using organic electronic ion pumps. However, organic electronic ion pumps show high operating voltages and limited transportation efficiency. Here, the first report of low-voltage-controlled molecular release with a novel organic device based on a conjugated polymer poly(3-hexylthiophene) is presented...
July 14, 2017: Advanced Materials
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