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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331766/roflumilast-type-4-phosphodiesterase-inhibitor-attenuates-inflammation-in-rats-with-ulcerative-colitis-via-down-regulation-of-inos-and-elevation-of-camp
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Nahla E El-Ashmawy, Naglaa F Khedr, Hoda A El-Bahrawy, Samar A El-Adawy
BACKGROUND: Roflumilast (Rof), a phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor, has been shown to be an effective agent in inflammatory diseases and marketed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to examine the potential anti-inflammatory effects of Rof in dextran sulphate sodium (DSS)-induced ulcerative colitis (UC) in rats and to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects. METHODS: Forty male Wistar rats were divided into four groups: normal control, colitis group (rats received 5% DSS in their drinking water continuously for 7 days), Rof group, and sulfasalazine (SLZ) group...
January 10, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331646/progress-in-the-management-of-advanced-thoracic-malignancies-in-2017
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Roberto Ferrara, Laura Mezquita, Benjamin Besse
The treatment paradigm of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) underwent a major revolution during the course of 2017. Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) brought remarkable improvements in response and overall survival (OS) both in unselected pretreated patients and in untreated patients with PD-L1 expression ≥50%. Furthermore, compelling preliminary results were reported for new combinations of anti-PD-1/PD-L1 agents with chemotherapy or anti-CTLA4 inhibitors. The success of the ICIs appeared to extend to patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC), mesothelioma or thymic tumors...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331323/regulation-of-inflammatory-factors-by-double-stranded-rna-receptors-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Amritha Venkatesh, Harika Nandigam, Maria Muccioli, Manindra Singh, Tiffany Loftus, Deana Lewis, Michelle Pate, Fabian Benencia
Malignant cells are not the only components of a tumor mass since other cells (e.g., fibroblasts, infiltrating leukocytes and endothelial cells) are also part of it. In combination with the extracellular matrix, all these cells constitute the tumor microenvironment. In the last decade the role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer progression has gained increased attention and prompted efforts directed to abrogate its deleterious effects on anti-cancer therapies. The immune system can detect and attack tumor cells, and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (particularly CD8 T cells) have been associated with improved survival or better response to therapies in colorectal, melanoma, breast, prostate and ovarian cancer patients among others...
November 22, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330750/immunologic-and-gene-expression-profiles-of-spontaneous-canine-oligodendrogliomas
#4
Anna Filley, Mario Henriquez, Tanmoy Bhowmik, Brij Nath Tewari, Xi Rao, Jun Wan, Margaret A Miller, Yunlong Liu, R Timothy Bentley, Mahua Dey
Malignant glioma (MG), the most common primary brain tumor in adults, is extremely aggressive and uniformly fatal. Several treatment strategies have shown significant preclinical promise in murine models of glioma; however, none have produced meaningful clinical responses in human patients. We hypothesize that introduction of an additional preclinical animal model better approximating the complexity of human MG, particularly in interactions with host immune responses, will bridge the existing gap between these two stages of testing...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330205/clinical-utility-of-a-stat3-regulated-microrna-200-family-signature-with-prognostic-potential-in-early-gastric-cancer
#5
Liang Yu, Di Wu, Hugh Gao, Jesse Balic, Anna Tsykin, Tae-Su Han, You Dong Liu, Catherine Lydia Kennedy, Ji-Kun Li, Jie-Qi Mao, Patrick Tan, Masanobu Oshima, Gregory J Goodall, Brendan J Jenkins
PURPOSE: The majority of gastric cancer (GC) patients are diagnosed with late stage disease, for which distinct molecular subtypes have been identified that are potentially amenable to targeted therapies. However, there exists no molecular classification system with prognostic power for early stage GC (EGC) because the molecular events promoting GC initiation remain ill-defined. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: miRNA microarrays were performed on gastric tissue from the gp130F/F preclinical EGC mouse model, prior to tumor initiation...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329615/synthesis-and-cytotoxicity-evaluation-of-3-amino-2-hydroxypropoxygenistein-derivatives
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Xiao-Ting Geng, Jing-Jing Tang, Kun-Peng Cheng, Yuan-Tao Fu, Rong Hu, Jin-Rong Lu
Soy isoflavones exhibit various biological activities, such as antioxidant, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and cardiovascular protective effects. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of sixteen synthesized 3-amino-2-hydroxypropoxy genistein derivatives on cell proliferation and activation of Nrf2 (Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2)/ARE (antioxidant response elements) pathway in human cancer cell lines. Most of the tested compounds exerted greater cytotoxic activity than genistein, as measured by MTT assay...
November 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329556/cancer-immunotherapy-beyond-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Julian A Marin-Acevedo, Aixa E Soyano, Bhagirathbhai Dholaria, Keith L Knutson, Yanyan Lou
Malignant cells have the capacity to rapidly grow exponentially and spread in part by suppressing, evading, and exploiting the host immune system. Immunotherapy is a form of oncologic treatment directed towards enhancing the host immune system against cancer. In recent years, manipulation of immune checkpoints or pathways has emerged as an important and effective form of immunotherapy. Agents that target cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated molecule-4 (CTLA-4), programmed cell death receptor-1 (PD-1), and programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) are the most widely studied and recognized...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329033/onjisaponin-b-prevents-cognitive-impairment-in-a-rat-model-of-d-galactose-induced-aging
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Gaowen Li, Jimian Yu, Ling Zhang, Yong Wang, Chuang Wang, Qun Chen
In this study, we investigated the potential effect of onjisaponin B (OB) on aging rats induced by D-gal (D-galactose). Sub-acute aging model was established in rats by the subcutaneous injection of D-gal (120 mg/kg) for 42 days, accompanied with OB (10, 20 mg/kg, p.o.) or normal saline intervention for 28 days since the 14th day after the beginning of D-gal stimulation. Morris water maze test and step-down passive avoidance test were conducted to evaluate the cognitive function of the rats. The superoxidase dismutase (SOD), malondialdehyde (MDA), glutathione (GSH) and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-px) contents in hippocampus were measured by according kits, respectively...
January 9, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328445/the-effects-of-interleukin-2-and-rad-p53-as-a-treatment-for-glioblastoma
#9
Hai-Bo Qiao, Jia Li, Lian-Jie Lv, Ben-Jin Nie, Peng Lu, Feng Xue, Zhi-Ming Zhang
Interleukin 2 (IL-2) is an anti-cancer cytokine that stimulates T cell propagation, triggering innate and adaptive immunity. IL-2 has been used for cancer therapy and has achieved curative effects. Recombinant adenovirus p53 injection (rAd‑p53) is a gene therapeutic agent that may improve the prognosis of patients with glioblastoma (GBM). In the present study, the effect of combined IL‑2 and rAd‑p53 treatment was studied. The ability of IL‑2 to stimulate immunoregulation and the ability of p53 to induce apoptosis for GBM was researched in the GBM tumor model...
January 9, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328440/methanol-extract-of-guettarda-speciosa-linn-inhibits-the-production-of-inflammatory-mediators-through-the-inactivation-of-syk-and-jnk-in-macrophages
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Hien Thi Thu Le, Young-Chang Cho, Sayeon Cho
Guettarda speciosa Linn. (G. speciosa, Rubiaceae) has been used as a traditional medicinal plant in Asia for the treatment of various inflammatory conditions, including cough, fever and maternal postpartum infection. However, the mechanisms underlying the anti‑inflammatory action of G. speciosa extracts have remained elusive. In the present study, the anti‑inflammatory effects of the methanol extract of G. speciosa (MGS) were investigated in murine macrophages by measuring the production of inflammatory mediators and the underlying mechanisms of action by performing immunoblotting analysis of proteins that are potentially involved...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328407/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-1-activation-accelerates-resistance-to-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Shengling Fu, Changyu Liu, Quanfu Huang, Sheng Fan, Hexiao Tang, Xiangning Fu, Bo Ai, Yongde Liao, Qian Chu
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR‑TKIs) have revolutionized the treatment of patients with advanced EGFR-mutant NSCLC. However, drug resistance eventually develops in the majority of patients despite an excellent initial response. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanism of acquired resistance to EGFR-TKIs and to explore strategies to overcome the resistance to EGFR-TKIs from a gender perspective...
January 4, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327282/ziziphus-spina-christi-leaf-extract-pretreatment-inhibits-liver-and-spleen-injury-in-a-mouse-model-of-sepsis-via-anti-oxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-effects
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Mohamed A Dkhil, Saleh Al-Quraishy, Ahmed E Abdel Moneim
Sepsis is a systemic response to infection that can result in acute hepatic and splenic damage. Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) is a wild tree used as a medicinal plant by ancient Egyptians. However, little is known about the mechanism underlying its effects on sepsis. The current study investigated the protective effects of a Z. spina-christi leaf extract (ZSCLE) on liver and spleen damage in a male C57BL/6 mouse model of sepsis, induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Prior to CLP, ZSCLE was administered daily for five consecutive days via oral gavage at doses of 100, 200, or 300 mg/kg...
January 11, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327271/-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndromes-a-current-summary
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REVIEW
D De Simoni, R Höftberger
BACKGROUND: Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes (PNNS) are remote effects of a tumor and mediated by an altered immune reaction. In the last ten years, the spectrum of PNNS has changed profoundly with the discovery of a new category of neurological diseases that are associated with antibodies against surface or synaptic antigens. In contrast to classical PNNS, patients with surface receptor autoimmunity are often highly responsive to immunotherapy. OBJECTIVES: This article provides an update on the most relevant PNNS, focusing on specific syndromes associated with antibodies against classical onconeuronal antigens as well as surface and synaptic proteins...
January 11, 2018: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326358/targeted-alpha-therapy-of-mcrpc-with-225actinium-psma-617-swimmer-plot-analysis-suggests-efficacy-regarding-duration-of-tumor-control
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Clemens Kratochwil, Frank Bruchertseifer, Hendrik Rathke, Markus Hohenfellner, Frederik L Giesel, Uwe Haberkorn, Alfred Morgenstern
The aim of this evaluation is to identify first indicators regarding the efficacy of 225Ac-PSMA-617 therapy in a retrospectively analyzed group of patients. Methods: Forty patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer were selected for treatment with 3 cycles of 100 kBq/kgBW 225Ac-PSMA-617 in 2 months intervals. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and blood cell count were measured every 4 weeks. Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-PET/CT or PSMA-SPECT/CT were used for baseline staging and imaging follow-up at month six...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325204/a-transformable-chimeric-peptide-for-cell-encapsulation-to-overcome-multidrug-resistance
#15
Chi Zhang, Li-Han Liu, Wen-Xiu Qiu, Yao-Hui Zhang, Wen Song, Lu Zhang, Shi-Bo Wang, Xian-Zheng Zhang
Multidrug resistance (MDR) remains one of the biggest obstacles in chemotherapy of tumor mainly due to P-glycoprotein (P-gp)-mediated drug efflux. Here, a transformable chimeric peptide is designed to target and self-assemble on cell membrane for encapsulating cells and overcoming tumor MDR. This chimeric peptide (C16 -K(TPE)-GGGH-GFLGK-PEG8 , denoted as CTGP) with cathepsin B-responsive and cell membrane-targeting abilities can self-assemble into nanomicelles and further encapsulate the therapeutic agent doxorubicin (termed as CTGP@DOX)...
January 11, 2018: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324830/nano-pulse-stimulation-induces-immunogenic-cell-death-in-human-papillomavirus-transformed-tumors-and-initiates-an-adaptive-immune-response
#16
Joseph G Skeate, Diane M Da Silva, Elena Chavez-Juan, Snjezana Anand, Richard Nuccitelli, W Martin Kast
Nano-Pulse Stimulation (NPS) is a non-thermal pulsed electric field modality that has been shown to have cancer therapeutic effects. Here we applied NPS treatment to the human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV 16)-transformed C3.43 mouse tumor cell model and showed that it is effective at eliminating primary tumors through the induction of immunogenic cell death while subsequently increasing the number of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes within the tumor microenvironment. In vitro NPS treatment of C3.43 cells resulted in a doubling of activated caspase 3/7 along with the translocation of phosphatidylserine (PS) to the outer leaflet of the plasma membrane, indicating programmed cell death activity...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322843/immunotherapy-for-brain-tumors-understanding-early-successes-and-limitations
#17
Nicole A P Lieberman, Nicholas A Vitanza, Courtney A Crane
Adverse effects and toxicities related to standard treatments for brain tumors significantly reduce patients' quality of life. Although most immunotherapy approaches for solid tumors have not been successful, several early-phase clinical trials are beginning to reveal a potential role for immunotherapy in the treatment of brain tumors. In particular, methods that activate the innate immune system and induce a polyclonal anti-cancer response have demonstrated that brain tumors are susceptible to immune-mediated tumor destruction...
January 11, 2018: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322496/wt1-peptide-based-immunotherapy-for-advanced-thymic-epithelial-malignancies
#18
Yusuke Oji, Masayoshi Inoue, Yoshito Takeda, Naoki Hosen, Yasushi Shintani, Manabu Kawakami, Takuya Harada, Yui Murakami, Miki Iwai, Mari Fukuda, Sumiyuki Nishida, Jun Nakata, Yoshiki Nakae, Satoshi Takashima, Toshiaki Shirakata, Hiroko Nakajima, Kana Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kida, Takashi Kijima, Soyoko Morimoto, Fumihiro Fujiki, Akihiro Tsuboi, Eiichi Morii, Satoshi Morita, Junichi Sakamoto, Atsushi Kumanogoh, Yoshihiro Oka, Meinoshin Okumura, Haruo Sugiyama
Thymic epithelial tumors are rare malignancies, and no optimal therapeutic regimen has been defined for patients with advanced disease. Patients with advanced thymic epithelial tumors, which were resistant or intolerable to prior therapies, were eligible for this study. Patients received 9 mer-WT1-derived peptide emulsified with Montanide ISA51 adjuvant via intradermal administration once a week as a monotherapy. After the 3 month-protocol treatment, the treatment was continued mostly at intervals of 2 to 4 weeks until disease progression or intolerable adverse events occurred...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322091/a-retroviral-replicating-vector-encoding-cytosine-deaminase-and-5-fc-induces-immune-memory-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-models
#19
Kader Yagiz, Maria E Rodriguez-Aguirre, Fernando Lopez Espinoza, Tiffany T Montellano, Daniel Mendoza, Leah A Mitchell, Carlos E Ibanez, Noriyuki Kasahara, Harry E Gruber, Douglas J Jolly, Joan M Robbins
Treatment of tumors with Toca 511, a gamma retroviral replicating vector encoding cytosine deaminase, followed by 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) kills tumors by local production of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). In brain tumor models, this treatment induces systemic anti-tumor immune responses and long-term immune-mediated survival. Phase 1 Toca 511 and Toca FC (extended-release 5-FC) clinical trials in patients with recurrent high-grade glioma show durable complete responses and promising survival data compared to historic controls...
March 30, 2018: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321003/a-prototypical-non-malignant-epithelial-model-to-study-genome-dynamics-and-concurrently-monitor-micro-rnas-and-proteins-in-situ-during-oncogene-induced-senescence
#20
Eirini-Stavroula Komseli, Ioannis S Pateras, Thorbjørn Krejsgaard, Konrad Stawiski, Sophia V Rizou, Alexander Polyzos, Fani-Marlen Roumelioti, Maria Chiourea, Ioanna Mourkioti, Eleni Paparouna, Christos P Zampetidis, Sentiljana Gumeni, Ioannis P Trougakos, Dafni-Eleftheria Pefani, Eric O'Neill, Sarantis Gagos, Aristides G Eliopoulos, Wojciech Fendler, Dipanjan Chowdhury, Jiri Bartek, Vassilis G Gorgoulis
BACKGROUND: Senescence is a fundamental biological process implicated in various pathologies, including cancer. Regarding carcinogenesis, senescence signifies, at least in its initial phases, an anti-tumor response that needs to be circumvented for cancer to progress. Micro-RNAs, a subclass of regulatory, non-coding RNAs, participate in senescence regulation. At the subcellular level micro-RNAs, similar to proteins, have been shown to traffic between organelles influencing cellular behavior...
January 10, 2018: BMC Genomics
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