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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642576/upregulation-of-mir-223-in-the-rat-liver-inhibits-proliferation-of-hepatocytes-under-simulated-microgravity
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Yongjie Chen, Ji Xu, Chao Yang, Hongyu Zhang, Feng Wu, Jian Chen, Kai Li, Hailong Wang, Yu Li, Yinghui Li, Zhongquan Dai
Long-term spaceflight affects numerous organ systems in the body, including metabolic dysfunction. Recently, ample evidence has demonstrated that the liver is a vulnerable organ during spaceflight. However, the changes in hepatocyte proliferation and cell cycle control under microgravity remain largely unexplored. In the present study, we first confirmed that the serum levels of aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase and alkaline phosphatase, biochemical markers of liver function, were altered in rats under tail suspension (TS) conditions to simulate microgravity, as shown in previous reports...
June 23, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641467/green-tea-polyphenol-egcg-causes-anti-cancerous-epigenetic-modulations-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells
#2
Veronika Borutinskaitė, Aida Virkšaitė, Giedrė Gudelytė, Rūta Navakauskienė
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has been shown to possess diverse anti-cancerous properties. We demonstrated EGCG ability to inhibit acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) cell proliferation and cause apoptosis. In addition, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) analysis revealed elevated expression of genes associated with cell cycle arrest and differentiation (p27, PCAF, C/EBPα, and C/EBPɛ). Furthermore, EGCG caused anti-cancerous epigenetic changes: downregulation of epigenetic modifiers DNMT1, HDAC1, HDAC2, and G9a was observed by RT-qPCR analysis...
June 22, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631436/characterization-of-a-novel-p110%C3%AE-specific-inhibitor-bl140-that-overcomes-mdv3100-resistance-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells
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Chenchen He, Shaofeng Duan, Liang Dong, Yifen Wang, Qingting Hu, Chunjing Liu, Marcus L Forrest, Jeffrey M Holzbeierlein, Suxia Han, Benyi Li
BACKGROUND: Our previous studies demonstrated that the class IA PI3K/p110β is critical in castration-resistant progression of prostate cancer (CRPC) and that targeting prostate cancer with nanomicelle-loaded p110β-specific inhibitor TGX221 blocked xenograft tumor growth in nude mice, confirming the feasibility of p110β-targeted therapy for CRPCs. To improve TGX221's aqueous solubility, in this study, we characterized four recently synthesized TGX221 analogs. METHODS: TGX221 analog efficacy were examined in multiple prostate cancer cell lines with the SRB cell growth assay, Western blot assay for AKT phosphorylation and cell cycle protein levels...
June 20, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629311/cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-induction-activity-of-nitidine-chloride-on-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Peng Li, Shuxin Yan, Xin Dong, Zhao Li, Yu Qiu, Chunyan Ji, Jingru Zhang, Min Ji, Wei Li, Hongchun Wang, Zhi Liu, Xing Li Wang, Jingjing Ye, Daoxin Ma
: Background: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common hematological malignancy in adults, characterized by distorted proliferation and development of myeloid cells and their precursors in the bone marrow. Nitidine chloride, a naturally occurring alkaloid, has been identified to possess antitumor activity. However, the effects of nitidine chloride on acute myeloid leukemia cells and its underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated. Here we investigated the cellular and molecular mechanism of the anti-leukemic effects of nitidine chloride...
June 19, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627689/expression-of-cell-cycle-related-proteins-in-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-based-on-human-papilloma-virus-status
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Koudai Tsuchida, Tamotsu Sugai, Noriyuki Uesugi, Kazuyuki Ishida, Kazuto Matsuura, Ikuro Sato, Kiyoto Shiga, Hiroaki Sato
The molecular association between human papilloma virus (HPV) and cell cycle-related (CCR) proteins is not fully understood in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Herein, we examined the expression levels of CCRs in OPSCCs based on HPV status. In situ hybridization (ISH)- and polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based assays were used to detect HPV status in 98 OPSCCs, and CCRs were detected by immunostaining. Of 98 tumors, 47 had HPV-positive tumors by either ISH- or PCR-based assays. Concordance analysis between ISH- and PCR-based tests showed a good agreement in OPSCC...
June 14, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627672/inhibition-of-skp2-suppresses-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-osteosarcoma-cells
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Lu Ding, Rong Li, Xiaoping Han, Yubo Zhou, Hua Zhang, Yong Cui, Wu Wang, Jingping Bai
Osteosarcoma (OS) is a common bone tumor that mainly affects children and young adults. S-phase kinase‑associated protein 2 (Skp2) has been characterized to play a critical oncogenic role in a variety of human malignancies. However, the biological function of Skp2 in OS remains largely obscure. In the present study, we elucidated the role of Skp2 in cell growth, cell cycle, apoptosis and migration in OS cells. We found that depletion of Skp2 inhibited cell growth in both MG-63 and SW 1353 cells. Moreover, we observed that depletion of Skp2 triggered cell apoptosis in two OS cell lines...
June 12, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627618/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-regulates-autophagy-via-the-p27-e2f1-signaling-pathway
#7
Pan Wang, Meijing Long, Shijie Zhang, Zhenyun Cheng, Xin Zhao, Fucheng He, Hongchun Liu, Liang Ming
Autophagy is a highly conserved process by which the cell contents are delivered to lysosomes for degradation, or are used to provide macromolecules for energy generation under conditions of nutritional starvation. It has previously been demonstrated that cancer cells in hypoxic regions, with an oxygen concentration below the normal physiological level, express hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)‑1α, in order to adapt and survive. HIF‑1α is important in the regulation of oxygen homeostasis and the transcription of hundreds of genes in response to conditions of hypoxia, hence maintaining energy and redox homeostasis...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624423/2-methylpyridine-1-ium-1-sulfonate-from-allium-hirtifolium-an-anti-angiogenic-compound-which-inhibits-growth-of-mcf-7-and-mda-mb-231-cells-through-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-induction
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Hamid-Reza Mohammadi-Motlagh, Yalda Shokohinia, Mahdi Mojarrab, Hassan Rasouli, Ali Mostafaie
Natural products have well been recognized as sources of drugs in cancer treatment. Some medicinal plants contain the constituents with potent anti-angiogenic and anti-cancer effects, which have offered great hopes of being used as drugs for treating various cancers. The present study aims at identifying the anti-angiogenic effects of 2-Methylpyridine-1-ium-1-sulfonate (MPS) isolated from the ethyl acetate extract (EA) of Persian shallot (Allium hirtifolium). In a concentration-dependent manner, the MPS was able to inhibit endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis in both in vivo and in vitro assays, and also significantly suppressed proliferation of MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cell lines...
June 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624205/atg7-overexpression-is-crucial-for-tumorigenic-growth-of-bladder-cancer-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-by-targeting-the-ets2-mirna196b-foxo1-p27-axis
#9
Junlan Zhu, Yang Li, Zhongxian Tian, Xiaohui Hua, Jiayan Gu, Jingxia Li, Claire Liu, Honglei Jin, Yulei Wang, Guosong Jiang, Haishan Huang, Chuanshu Huang
Human bladder cancer (BC) is the fourth most common cancer in the United States. Investigation of the strategies aiming to elucidate the tumor growth and metastatic pathways in BC is critical for the management of this disease. Here we found that ATG7 expression was remarkably elevated in human bladder urothelial carcinoma and N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl)nitrosamine (BBN)-induced mouse invasive BC. Knockdown of ATG7 resulted in a significant inhibitory effect on tumorigenic growth of human BC cells both in vitro and in vivo by promoting p27 expression and inducing cell cycle arrest at G2/M phase...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623958/knockdown-of-subunit-3-of-the-cop9-signalosome-inhibits-c2c12-myoblast-differentiation-via-nf-kappab-signaling-pathway
#10
Mariam A Ba, Jeffrey Surina, Cherie A Singer, Maria L Valencik
BACKGROUND: The COP9 signalosome (CSN) is a conserved protein complex composed of 8 subunits designated CSN1-CSN8. CSN3 represents the third subunit of the CSN and maintains the integrity of the complex. CSN3 binds to the striated muscle-specific β1D integrin tail, and its subcellular localization is altered in differentiated skeletal muscle cells. However, the role of CSN3 in skeletal muscle differentiation is unknown. The main goal of this study was to identify whether CSN3 participates in myoblast differentiation and the signalling mechanisms involved using C2C12 cells as a skeletal muscle cell model...
June 17, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620131/exosomes-containing-differential-expression-of-microrna-and-mrna-in-osteosarcoma-that-can-predict-response-to-chemotherapy
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Ji-Feng Xu, Ya-Ping Wang, Shui-Jun Zhang, Yu Chen, Hai-Feng Gu, Xiao-Fan Dou, Bing Xia, Qing Bi, Shun-Wu Fan
A major challenge in osteosarcoma (OS) is the selection of the most effective chemotherapeutic agents for individual patients, while the administration of ineffective chemotherapy increases mortality and decreases quality of life in patients. This emphasizes the need to evaluate every patient's probability of responding to each chemotherapeutic agent. We developed a profiling strategy for serum exosomal microRNAs and mRNAs in OS patients with differential chemotherapeutic responses. Twelve miRNAs were up regulated and 18 miRNAs were under regulated significantly in OS patient with poor chemotherapeutic response when compared with those in good chemotherapeutic response (p<0...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618167/neuropilin-1-regulated-by-mir-320-contributes-to-the-growth-and-metastasis-of-cholangiocarcinoma-cells
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Huaqiang Zhu, Xian Jiang, Xu Zhou, Xuesong Dong, Kai Xie, Chuncheng Yang, Hongchi Jiang, Xueying Sun, Jun Lu
BACKGROUND: Neuropilin-1 (NRP-1) activates signaling pathways as multifunctional co-receptors in cancer cells. However, its role and how it is regulated by miRNAs in cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) have not yet been investigated. METHODS: The expression of NRP-1, miR-320 and key molecules involved in cell proliferation, migration and related signaling pathways were detected by immunohistochemistry, immunoblotting and qRT-PCR. Stable transfectants depleted of NRP-1 were generated...
June 15, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615299/ormeloxifene-suppresses-prostate-tumor-growth-and-metastatic-phenotypes-via-inhibition-of-oncogenic-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-and-emt-progression
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Bilal Bin Hafeez, Aditya Ganju, Mohammed Sikander, Vivek K Kashyap, Zubair Bin Hafeez, Neeraj Chauhan, Shabnam Malik, Andrew E Massey, Manish K Tripathi, Fathi T Halaweish, Nadeem Zafar, Man M Singh, Murali M Yallapu, Meena Jaggi, Subhash C Chauhan
Ormeloxifene (ORM), is a clinically approved selective estrogen receptor modulator, which has also shown excellent anti-cancer activity, thus it can be an ideal repurposing pharmacophore. Herein, we report therapeutic effects of ORM on prostate cancer (PrCa) and elucidate a novel molecular mechanism of its anti-cancer activity. ORM treatment inhibited epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) process as evident by repression of N-cadherin, Slug, Snail, and vimentin, MMPs (MMP2 and MMP3), β-catenin/TCF-4 transcriptional activity, and induced the expression of pGSK3β...
June 14, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611154/cytoresistance-after-acute-kidney-injury-is-limited-to-the-recovery-period-of-proximal-tubule-integrity-and-possibly-involves-hippo-yap-signaling
#14
Takamasa Iwakura, Yoshihide Fujigaki, Tomoyuki Fujikura, Takayuki Tsuji, Naro Ohashi, Akihiko Kato, Hideo Yasuda
Rat proximal tubule (PT) cells that have recovered from severe acute kidney injury induced by uranyl acetate (UA) develop cytoresistance to subsequent UA treatments. We reported that enhanced G1 arrest might contribute to cytoresistance. Herein, we examined these mechanisms by investigating Yes-associated protein (YAP), a regulator of cell number, and survivin, a downstream mediator of YAP that inhibits apoptosis. Rats pretreated with saline (vehicle group) or UA (AKI group) were injected with UA 2 weeks, 2 months, or 6 months after treatment...
June 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609484/the-clinical-and-prognostic-correlation-of-hrnpm-and-slc1a5-in-pathogenesis-and-prognosis-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Kathrine Bjersand, Tomas Seidal, Inger Sundström-Poromaa, Helena Åkerud, Ingiridur Skirnisdottir
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prognostic effect of the Heterogeneous nuclear ribonucleoprotein type M (HNRPM) and Solute carrier 1A5 (SLC1A5) in FIGO-stages I-II epithelial ovarian cancer. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was designed to investigate the prognostic effect of HNRPM and SLC1A5, and the association with clinical-pathologic characteristics in 131 patients with FIGO-stages I-II epithelial ovarian cancer. Tissue microarrays were constructed and protein levels were assessed by immunohistochemistry (IHC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608155/pathophysiology-of-gastric-nets-role-of-gastrin-and-menin
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Sinju Sundaresan, Anthony J Kang, Juanita L Merchant
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) were initially identified as a separate entity in the early 1900s as a unique malignancy that secretes bioactive amines. GI-NETs are the most frequent type and represent a unique subset of NETs, because at least 75% of these tumors represent gastrin stimulation of the enterochromaffin-like cell located in the body of the stomach. The purpose of this review is to understand the specific role of gastrin in the generation of Gastric NETs (G-NETs)...
July 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607447/fam83h-is-involved-in-the-progression-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-is-regulated-by-myc
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Kyoung Min Kim, See-Hyoung Park, Jun Sang Bae, Sang Jae Noh, Guo-Zhong Tao, Jung Ryul Kim, Keun Sang Kwon, Ho Sung Park, Byung-Hyun Park, Ho Lee, Myoung Ja Chung, Woo Sung Moon, Karl G Sylvester, Kyu Yun Jang
Recently, the roles of FAM83H in tumorigenesis have been interested and increased expression of FAM83H and MYC in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been reported. Therefore, we investigated the expression and role of FAM83H in 163 human HCCs and further investigated the relationship between FAM83H and oncogene MYC. The expression of FAM83H is elevated in liver cancer cells, and nuclear expression of FAM83H predicted shorter survival of HCC patients. In HLE and HepG2 HCC cells, knock-down of FAM83H inhibited proliferation and invasive activity of HCC cells...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606050/insights-into-the-targeting-potential-of-thymoquinone-for-therapeutic-intervention-against-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Md Abul Barkat, Harshita Abul, Javed Ahmad, Mohammad Ahmed Khan, Sarwar Beg, Farhan Jalees Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Thymoquinone (TQ) is a bioactive phytoconstituent obtained from Nigella sativa (black seeds). It has promising potential in cancer prevention. OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have shown that TQ can modulate signaling pathways responsible for cancer progression, thus enhances the efficacy and improve safety profile of clinically used anticancer drugs. METHOD: TQ acts on cell cycle and inhibits progression from G1 to S phase by targeting various proteins (cyclin D1, cyclin E, and p27)...
June 11, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601655/regulation-of-p27-by-ubiquitin-ligases-and-its-pathological-significance-in-human-lung-carcinomas
#19
Yoh Dobashi, Hiroyoshi Tsubochi, Kentaro Minegishi, Masatoshi Kitagawa, Shinichi Otani, Akishi Ooi
Downregulation of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor protein p27, due to enhanced degradation, is frequently observed in various cancers. The ubiquitin ligases that mediate this degradation have been identified as S-phase kinase-associated protein-2 (Skp2), Kip1 ubiquitylation-promoting complex (KPC), and p53-inducible protein with RING-H2 domain (Pirh2) as well. We investigated the correlation among expression of these 3 ligases and p27 status in surgical specimens of human lung carcinomas by immunohistochemical analysis...
June 7, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600475/dual-inhibition-of-hdac-and-tyrosine-kinase-signaling-pathways-with-cudc-907-inhibits-thyroid-cancer-growth-and-metastases
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Shweta Kotian, Lisa Zhang, Myriem Boufraqech, Kelli Gaskins, Sudheer Kumar Gara, Martha M Quezado, Naris Nilubol, Electron Kebebew
PURPOSE: There is currently no standard therapy for anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC) and poorly differentiated thyroid cancer (PDTC), which account for two-thirds of thyroid cancer deaths. Driver mutations in the PI3K/AKT and RAF/RAS/MEK/ERK pathways are common in ATC and PDTC. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) regulate cancer initiation and progression. Our aim was to determine the therapeutic efficacy of simultaneously targeting these pathways in thyroid cancer with a single agent, and to evaluate biomarkers of treatment response...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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