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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154067/laser-acupuncture-treatment-of-neuropathic-pain-in-a-boy-with-brain-tumour
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D Butkovic, O K Tot
Neuropathic pain occurrence is associated with some cytostatic and antibiotics use. Pharmacological therapy for the treatment of neuropathic pain is sometimes unsuccessful, and complementary methods like acupuncture are included. In this case report, a 14-year-old boy with cerebral tumour and neuropathic pain in his feet after chemotherapy and linezolid use is presented. A complete cessation of neuropathic pain symptoms like hyperalgesia and allodynia was accomplished after laser acupuncture application.
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150049/generation-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-ages-by-glycoxidation-mediated-by-copper-and-ros-in-a-human-serum-albumin-hsa-model-peptide-reaction-mechanism-and-damage-in-motor-neuron-cells
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Caroline Martins Sandanielo Marques, Emilene Arusievicz Nunes, Larissa Lago, Cibele Nicolaski Pedron, Tânia Maria Manieri, Roseli Hiromi Sato, Vani Xavier Oliveira, Giselle Cerchiaro
Glucose, in the presence of reactive oxygen species (ROS), acts as an as an oxidative agent and drives deleterious processes in Diabetes Mellitus. We have studied the mechanism and the toxicological effects of glucose-dependent glycoxidation reactions driven by copper and ROS, using a model peptide based on the exposed sequence of Human Serum Albumin (HSA) and containing a lysine residue susceptible to copper complexation. The main products of these reactions are Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs). Carboxymethyl lysine and pyrraline condensed on the model peptide, generating a Modified Peptide (MP)...
December 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138803/toll-like-receptors-tlr1-2-tlr6-and-muc5b-as-binding-interaction-partners-with-cytostatic-proline-rich-polypeptide-1-in-human-chondrosarcoma
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Karina Galoian, Silva Abrahamyan, Gor Chailyan, Amir Qureshi, Parthik Patel, Gil Metser, Alexandra Moran, Inesa Sahakyan, Narine Tumasyan, Albert Lee, Tigran Davtyan, Samvel Chailyan, Armen Galoyan
Metastatic chondrosarcoma is a bone malignancy not responsive to conventional therapies; new approaches and therapies are urgently needed. We have previously reported that mTORC1 inhibitor, antitumorigenic cytostatic proline rich polypeptide 1 (PRP-1), galarmin caused a significant upregulation of tumor suppressors including TET1/2 and SOCS3 (known to be involved in inflammatory processes), downregulation of oncoproteins and embryonic stem cell marker miR-302C and its targets Nanog, c-Myc and Bmi-1 in human chondrosarcoma...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136959/alterations-of-biomechanics-in-cancer-and-normal-cells-induced-by-doxorubicin
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Kaja Fraczkowska, Marcin Bacia, Magda Przybyło, Dominik Drabik, Aleksandra Kaczorowska, Justyna Rybka, Ewa Stefanko, Slawomir Drobczynski, Jan Masajada, Halina Podbielska, Tomasz Wrobel, Marta Kopaczynska
Mechanical properties of biological structures play an important role in regulating cellular activities and are critical for understanding metabolic processes in cancerous cells and the effects of drugs. For some cancers, such as acute myeloid leukaemia, chemotherapy is one of preferential methods. However, due to the lack of selectivity to cancer cells, cytostatic agents cause toxicity to normal tissues. Here, we study the effect of doxorubicin (DOX) on the mechanical properties of DNA molecules, leukemic blast cells and erythrocytes, using optical tweezers...
November 10, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134467/diterpenoid-natural-compound-c4-crassin-exerts-cytostatic-effects-on-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-via-a-pathway-involving-reactive-oxygen-species
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Cathy E Richards, Sri H Vellanki, Yvonne E Smith, Ann M Hopkins
PURPOSE: Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) lack expression of three common cell surface receptors, i.e., estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2). Accordingly, TNBCs are associated with fewer treatment options and a relatively poor prognosis. Having screened a National Cancer Institute natural compound library, the purpose of this study was to investigate the bioactivity of compound C4 (Crassin) in TNBC cells. METHODS: Cell viability assays were performed in two TNBC cell lines, MDA-MB-231 and 4T1, following C4 treatment in the presence or absence of the antioxidant N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC)...
November 13, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133046/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-benzimidazole-amidines-as-potent-multi-target-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Andrea Bistrović, Luka Krstulović, Anja Harej, Petra Grbčić, Mirela Sedić, Sanja Koštrun, Sandra Kraljević Pavelić, Miroslav Bajić, Silvana Raić-Malić
A series of novel amidino 2-substituted benzimidazoles linked to 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles were synthesized by implementation of microwave and ultrasound irradiation in click reaction and subsequent condensation of thus obtained 4-(1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)benzaldehyde with o-phenylenediamines. In vitro antiproliferative screening of compounds performed on human cancer cell lines revealed that p-chlorophenyl-substituted 1,2,3-triazolyl N-isopropylamidine 10c and benzyl-substituted 1,2,3-triazolyl imidazoline 11f benzimidazoles had selective and potent cytostatic activities in the low nM range against non-small cell lung cancer cell line A549, which could be attributed to induction of apoptosis and primary necrosis...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132820/optimization-and-application-of-fabric-phase-sorptive-extraction-coupled-to-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-the-determination-of-cytostatic-drug-residues-in-environmental-waters
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Sergio Santana-Viera, Rayco Guedes-Alonso, Zoraida Sosa-Ferrera, José Juan Santana-Rodríguez, Abuzar Kabir, Kenneth G Furton
Every year, hundreds of tons of organic pollutants reach the environment through effluents released from wastewater treatment plants worldwide, and many of these compounds have harmful effects on the aquatic ecosystem. A new class of emerging pollutants of high concern is cytostatic drugs, which are designed to treat different types of cancers by attacking cells. Environmental concentrations of cytostatic drugs are known to be in the range of ngL(-1), and for this reason, it is imperative to develop analytical methods of extraction and preconcentration to allow for subsequent instrumental analysis of these drugs...
November 4, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127838/potential-chromosome-damage-cell-cycle-kinetics-and-apoptosis-induced-by-epoxiconazole-in-bovine-peripheral-lymphocytes-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Katarína Šiviková, Beáta Holečková, Viera Schwarzbacherová, Martina Galdíková, Ján Dianovský
The epoxiconazole was tested in vitro for its potential on induction of chromosome damage and/or cell cycle kinetics in cultured bovine peripheral lymphocytes. Cytogenetic endpoints such as: Chromosome Aberrations (CA); Sister Chromatid Exchanges (SCE); Micronuclei (MN); Mitotic Index (MI); Proliferation Index (PI); and Cytokinesis Block Proliferation Index (CBPI) were investigated for 24 h and 48 h of incubation. The cultured lymphocytes were exposed to the epoxiconazole at concentrations of 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 μg mL(-1)...
November 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123526/toll-like-receptor-ligands-and-interferon-%C3%AE-synergize-for-induction-of-antitumor-m1-macrophages
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Elisabeth Müller, Panagiotis F Christopoulos, Sanjib Halder, Anna Lunde, Kahsai Beraki, Martin Speth, Inger Øynebråten, Alexandre Corthay
Tumor-associated macrophages may either promote or suppress tumor growth depending on their activation status. Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) has been identified as a key factor for inducing tumoricidal M1 phenotype in macrophages. However, it remains unclear whether IFN-γ is sufficient or if additional stimuli are required. Here, we tested IFN-γ and a panel of toll-like receptor (TLR) agonists for the ability to activate murine macrophages toward a tumoricidal M1 phenotype. The following TLR ligands were used: TLR1/TLR2 agonist Pam3CSK4, TLR2/TLR6 agonist lipotechoic acid, TLR3 agonist poly(I:C), TLR4 agonist lipopolysaccharide (LPS), TLR5 agonist flagellin, TLR7 agonist CL264, and TLR9 agonist CpG...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123378/10h-3-6-diazaphenothiazine-induces-g2-m-phase-cell-cycle-arrest-and-caspase-dependent-apoptosis-and-inhibits-cell-invasion-of-a2780-ovarian-carcinoma-cells-through-the-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-birc6-xiap-complexes
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Jianxin Zhang, Chen Ming, Wenzhi Zhang, Patrick Nwabueze Okechukwu, Beata Morak-Młodawska, Krystian Pluta, Małgorzata Jeleń, Abdah Md Akim, Kok-Pian Ang, Kah Kooi Ooi
The asymptomatic properties and high treatment resistance of ovarian cancer result in poor treatment outcomes and high mortality rates. Although the fundamental chemotherapy provides promising anticancer activities, it is associated with severe side effects. The derivative of phenothiazine, namely, 10H-3,6-diazaphenothiazine (PTZ), was synthesized and reported with ideal anticancer effects in a previous paper. In this study, detailed anticancer properties of PTZ was examined on A2780 ovarian cancer cells by investigating the cytotoxicity profiles, mechanism of apoptosis, and cell invasion...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114880/maintenance-of-memory-cd8-t-cells-divided-over-division
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Martijn A Nolte, Marieke Goedhart, Jens Geginat
Once generated during an infection, memory CD8(+) T cells can provide long-lasting protection against reinfection with an intracellular pathogen, but the longevity of this defense depends on the ability of these pathogen-specific memory cells to be maintained. It is generally believed that the bone marrow plays an important role in this respect, where memory CD8 T cells receive reinvigorating signals from cytokines that induce homeostatic proliferation. However, in the current issue of the European Journal of Immunology, Siracusa et al...
November 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109782/berunda-polypeptides-multi-headed-fusion-proteins-promote-subcutaneous-administration-of-rapamycin-to-breast-cancer-in-vivo
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Jugal P Dhandhukia, Zhe Li, Santosh Peddi, Shruti Kakan, Arjun Mehta, David Tyrpak, Jordan Despanie, J Andrew MacKay
Recombinant Elastin-Like Polypeptides (ELPs) serve as attractive scaffolds for nanoformulations because they can be charge-neutral, water soluble, high molecular weight, monodisperse, biodegradable, and decorated with functional proteins. We recently reported that fusion of the FK-506 binding protein 12 (FKBP) to an ELP nanoparticle (FSI) reduces rapamycin (Rapa) toxicity and enables intravenous (IV) therapy in both a xenograft breast cancer model and a murine autoimmune disease model. Rapa has poor solubility, which leads to variable oral bioavailability or drug precipitation following parenteral administration...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108249/stk38l-kinase-ablation-promotes-loss-of-cell-viability-in-a-subset-of-kras-dependent-pancreatic-cancer-cell-lines
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Trevor J Grant, Anita K Mehta, Anamika Gupta, Ahmad A D Sharif, Kshitij S Arora, Vikram Deshpande, David T Ting, Nabeel Bardeesy, Neil J Ganem, Alexander Hergovich, Anurag Singh
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs) are highly aggressive malignancies, associated with poor clinical prognosis and limited therapeutic options. Oncogenic KRAS mutations are found in over 90% of PDACs, playing a central role in tumor progression. Global gene expression profiling of PDAC reveals 3-4 major molecular subtypes with distinct phenotypic traits and pharmacological vulnerabilities, including variations in oncogenic KRAS pathway dependencies. PDAC cell lines of the aberrantly differentiated endocrine exocrine (ADEX) subtype are robustly KRAS-dependent for survival...
October 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101813/cytotoxic-and-cytostatic-effects-of-digitoxigenin-monodigitoxoside-dgx-in-human-lung-cancer-cells-and-its-link-to-na-k-atpase
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Naira Fernanda Zanchett Schneider, Lara Persich, Sayonarah C Rocha, Ana Carolina Pacheco Ramos, Vanessa Faria Cortes, Izabella Thaís Silva, Jennifer Munkert, Rodrigo M Pádua, Wolfgang Kreis, Alex G Taranto, Leandro A Barbosa, Fernão C Braga, Cláudia M O Simões
Cardiac glycosides (CGs) are natural compounds widely used to treat several cardiac conditions and more recently have been recognized as potential antitumor agents. They are known as Na,K-ATPases ligands, which is a promising drug target in cancer. In this study, the short and long-lasting cytotoxic effects of the natural cardenolide digitoxigenin monodigitoxoside (DGX) were evaluated against two non-small cell lung cancer lines (A549 and H460 cells). It was found that DGX induced cytotoxic effects in both cells and the apoptotic effects were more pronounced on H460 cells...
November 1, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100359/the-conjugated-antimetabolite-5-fdu-ecyd-and-its-cellular-and-molecular-effects-on-platinum-sensitive-vs-resistant-ovarian-cancer-cells-in-vitro
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Sarah Schott, Pauline Wimberger, Barbara Klink, Konrad Grützmann, Julian Puppe, Ulrike Sophie Wauer, Daniel Martin Klotz, Evelin Schröck, Jan Dominik Kuhlmann
Background: Resistance to platinum-based chemotherapy is a clinical challenge in the treatment of ovarian cancer (OC) and limits survival. Therefore, innovative drugs against platinum-resistance are urgently needed. Our therapeutic concept is based on the conjugation of two chemotherapeutic compounds to a monotherapeutic pro-drug, which is taken up by cancer cells and cleaved into active cytostatic metabolites. We explore the activity of the duplex-prodrug 5-FdU-ECyd, covalently linking 2'-deoxy-5-fluorouridine (5-FdU) and 3'-C-ethynylcytidine (ECyd), on platinum-resistant OC cells...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100207/genotoxicity-assessment-of-a-selected-cytostatic-drug-mixture-in-human-lymphocytes-a-study-based-on-concentrations-relevant-for-occupational-exposure
#16
Goran Gajski, Carina Ladeira, Marko Gerić, Vera Garaj-Vrhovac, Susana Viegas
Cytostatic drugs are highly cytotoxic agents used in cancer treatment and although their benefit is unquestionable, they have been recognized as hazardous to healthcare professionals in occupational settings. In a working environment, simultaneous exposure to cytostatics may occur creating a higher risk than that of a single substance. Hence, the present study evaluated the combined cyto/genotoxicity of a mixture of selected cytostatics with different mechanisms of action (MoA; 5-fluorouracil, cyclophosphamide and paclitaxel) towards human lymphocytes in vitro at a concentration range relevant for occupational as well as environmental exposure...
October 31, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097168/synthesis-and-biological-evolution-of-hydrazones-derived-from-4-trifluoromethyl-benzohydrazide
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Martin Krátký, Szilvia Bősze, Zsuzsa Baranyai, Jiřina Stolaříková, Jarmila Vinšová
Reflecting the known biological activity of isoniazid-based hydrazones, seventeen hydrazones of 4-(trifluoromethyl)benzohydrazide as their bioisosters were synthesized from various benzaldehydes and aliphatic ketones. The compounds were screened for their in vitro activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, nontuberculous mycobacteria (M. avium, M. kansasii), bacterial and fungal strains. The most antimicrobial potent derivatives were also investigated for their cytostatic and cytotoxic properties against three cell lines...
October 21, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096853/plasma-filtration-for-the-controlled-removal-of-liposomal-therapeutics-from-the-apheretic-site-of-view
#18
M Blaha, J Martinkova, M Lanska, S Filip, J Malakova, O Kubecek, J Bezouska, J Spacek
INTRODUCTION: Nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems can overcome the dose-limited toxicity of cytostatics. Pegylated doxorubicin-containing liposomes (PLD) are able to reduce cardiotoxicity. PLD quickly (in 2 days) attains therapeutic concentration in tumorous tissue (kinetic targeting), while its distribution in normal tissue, which is a cause of mucocutaneous toxicity (MCT), is delayed. We examined PLD extracorporeal removal effectivity, using plasma filtration (PF) to determine whether the drug could be withheld prior to its organ distribution responsible for MCT toxicity...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093602/fertility-preservation-in-female-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-current-overview
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Veronika Guenther, Ibrahim Alkatout, Wiebe Junkers, Dirk Bauerschlag, Nicolai Maass, Soeren von Otte
Many premenopausal patients who develop breast cancer have not yet completed their family planning, so measures of fertility protection to preserve their fertile potential would be beneficial. Polychemotherapy causes irreversible damage to the ovarian follicles - irrespective of whether in a neoadjuvant or adjuvant setting - and this can sometimes result in permanent infertility. Depending on which cytostatic agents are used and on the age-related ovarian reserve of the woman, gonadotoxic risk must be classified as low, moderate or high...
October 2017: Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093579/-hygiene-and-legal-aspects-of-occupational-exposure-assessment-to-cytostatics
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Małgorzata Kupczewska-Dobecka, Anna Pałaszewska-Tkacz, Sławomir Czerczak, Katarzyna Konieczko
The employers responsibilities for the assessment of occupational exposure to cytostatics in the workplace were analyzed in the light of existing legal regulations. Cytostatics may pose a threat to health and life of workers taking care of patients treated oncologically, i.e., pharmacists, physicians, nurses and other personnel. The significant scale of occupational exposure to cytostatics in Poland is confirmed by the data collected in the Central Register of Data on Exposure to Carcinogenic or Mutagenic Substances, Mixtures, Agents or Technological Processes, maintained by the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź, Poland...
October 26, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
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