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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156828/the-%C3%AE-glucan-from-lentinus-edodes-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-apoptosis-in-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancers
#1
Hui Xu, Siwei Zou, Xiaojuan Xu
Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in worldwide women, and novel interventions are needed to overcome the resistance occurring in the estrogen-targeted endocrine therapy. Herein, we demonstrate that the β-glucan from Lentinus edodes (LNT) exhibited a profound inhibition ratio of ∼53% against estrogen receptor positive (ER+) MCF-7 tumor growth in nude mice similar to the positive control of cisplatin. Immunohistochemistry images showed that LNT evidently suppressed cell proliferation and promoted apoptosis in MCF-7 tumor tissues...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156798/arhi-is-a-novel-epigenetic-silenced-tumor-suppressor-in-sporadic-pheochromocytoma
#2
Dong Wang, Li Song, Liang Wang, Lianmei Zhao, Bai Xiang, Ying Li, Baoen Shan, Jing Liu
Pheochromocytoma (PCC) is related to germline mutations in 12 susceptibility genes. Although comparative genomic hybridization array has revealed some putative tumor suppressor genes on the short arm of chromosome 1 that are likely to be involved in PCC tumorigenesis, the molecules involved, except for those encoded by known susceptibility genes, have not been found in the generation of sporadic tumors. In the present work, we first identified that the unmethylated allele of Aplasia Ras homolog member I (ARHI) was deleted in most PCC tumors which retained a hypermethylated copy, while its mRNA level was significantly correlated with the unmethylated copy...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156780/baicalein-inhibits-progression-of-osteosarcoma-cells-through-inactivation-of-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#3
Guo Dai, Di Zheng, Qianliang Wang, Jian Yang, Gaiwei Liu, Qi Song, Xiangran Sun, Chunjie Tao, Qingzhu Hu, Tian Gao, Ling Yu, Weichun Guo
Osteosarcoma is a very common type of malignant bone tumor in children and young adults and aberrant activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been discovered in osteosarcoma. The traditional Chinese medicine baicalein was proved to have anti-proliferative and anti-metastatic properties in osteosarcoma, but the mechanism remained poorly understood. In the present study, we assessed the effects of baicalein on osteosarcoma and detected the potential molecular mechanism. We found that baicalein significantly suppressed the proliferation of osteosarcoma cells in a concentration- and time-dependent manner...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156775/monophosphoryl-lipid-a-attenuates-radiation-injury-through-tlr4-activation
#4
Jiaming Guo, Yuanyuan Chen, Xiao Lei, Yang Xu, Zhe Liu, Jianming Cai, Fu Gao, Yanyong Yang
Ionizing radiation causes severe damage to human body, and normal tissue toxicity in cancer radiotherapy also limits its further application. It is urgently required to develop safe and effective radioprotector. Our previous study has shown that toll like receptor 4 (TLR4) was dispensable for basal radiation resistance. However, severe toxicity of its traditional agonist lipopolysaccharide limits the clinical application. In present study, we demonstrated that monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA), a potent TLR4 agonist with low toxicity, effectively attenuated radiation injury on in vitro and in vivo...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156737/combination-treatment-with-recombinant-methioninase-enables-temozolomide-to-arrest-a-braf-v600e-melanoma-in-a-patient-derived-orthotopic-xenograft-pdox-mouse-model
#5
Kei Kawaguchi, Kentaro Igarashi, Shukuan Li, Qinghong Han, Yuying Tan, Tasuku Kiyuna, Kentaro Miyake, Takashi Murakami, Bartosz Chmielowski, Scott D Nelson, Tara A Russell, Sarah M Dry, Yunfeng Li, Michiaki Unno, Fritz C Eilber, Robert M Hoffman
An excessive requirement for methionine termed methionine dependence, appears to be a general metabolic defect in cancer. We have previously shown that cancer-cell growth can be selectively arrested by methionine deprivation such as with recombinant methioninase (rMETase). The present study used a previously-established patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) nude mouse model of BRAF V600E-mutant melanoma to determine the efficacy of rMETase in combination with a first-line melanoma drug, temozolomide (TEM)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156719/the-micrornas-mir-200b-3p-and-mir-429-5p-target-the-limk1-cfl1-pathway-to-inhibit-growth-and-motility-of-breast-cancer-cells
#6
Dengfeng Li, Hong Wang, Hongming Song, Hui Xu, Bingkun Zhao, Chenyang Wu, Jiashu Hu, Tianqi Wu, Dan Xie, Junyong Zhao, Qiang Shen, Lin Fang
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has the worst prognosis of all subtypes of breast cancer (BC), with limited options for conventional therapy and no targeted therapies. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that negatively regulate gene expression. In this study, we aimed to determine whether two members of the miR-200 family, miR-200b-3p and miR-429-5p, are involved in BC cell proliferation and motility and to elucidate their target genes and pathways. We performed a meta-analysis that reveals down-regulated expression of miR-200b-3p and miR-429-5p in BC tissues and cell lines, consistent with a lower expression of miR-200b-3p and miR-429-5p in MDA-MB-231 and HCC1937 cells than in MCF-7 and MCF-10 cells...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156710/the-synergistic-antitumor-effect-of-cinobufagin-and-cisplatin-in-human-osteosarcoma-cell-line-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#7
Guo Dai, Ling Yu, Jian Yang, Kezhou Xia, Zhengpei Zhang, Gaiwei Liu, Tian Gao, Weichun Guo
Cisplatin (CDDP) has been shown to be a promising anticancer drug that is effective against many types of cancer, which include osteosarcoma (OS). However, its therapeutic application is restricted by its toxicity in normal tissues and by side effects caused in patients. Reduction of the toxicity of CDDP is necessary to improve cancer treatment. In the present study, we attempted to clarify how cinobufagin, a traditional Chinese medicine, enhances CDDP-induced cytotoxicity in OS cells. OS 143B cells were treated with cinobufagin and CDDP alone or in combination...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156697/exploring-brusatol-as-a-new-anti-pancreatic-cancer-adjuvant-biological-evaluation-and-mechanistic-studies
#8
Zheng Lu, Zheng-Quan Lai, Albert W N Leung, Po Sing Leung, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhi-Xiu Lin
Pancreatic cancer is highly resistant to chemotherapeutic agents and is known to have a poor prognosis. The development of new therapeutic entities is badly needed for this deadly malignancy. In this study, we demonstrated for the first time that brusatol, a natural quassinoid isolated from a Chinese herbal medicine named Bruceae Fructus, possessed potent cytotoxic effect against different pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines. Its anti-pancreatic cancer effect was comparable to that of the first-line chemotherapeutic agents such as gemcitabine and 5-fluorouracil, with a more favorable safety profile...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156527/synthesis-and-characterization-of-copper-nanoparticles-stabilized-with-quisqualis-indica-extract-evaluation-of-its-cytotoxicity-and-apoptosis-in-b16f10-melanoma-cells
#9
Ria Mukhopadhyay, Julekha Kazi, Mita Chatterjee Debnath
Green synthesis of metallic nanoparticles is a cost-effective environment-friendly technique and Quisqualis indica has ethnomedicinal values. With this background in this study, the floral extract of Q. indica was used to fabricate copper nanoparticles (QCuNPs) from copper acetate. Biophysical analysis revealed the formation of spherical, monodisperse, crystalline QCuNPs. Significant cytotoxic potentials of the nanoformulation were determined by MTT and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assay on B16F10 melanoma cells...
November 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156366/triterpenoidal-saponins-from-the-fruits-of-gleditsia-caspica-with-proapoptotic-properties
#10
Usama Shaheen, Ehab A Ragab, Ashraf N Abdalla, Ammar Bader
Three previously undescribed oleanane-type triterpenoidal saponins named caspicaosides L-N were isolated from the fruits of Gleditsia caspica Desf. The aglycons of these saponins were echinocystic acid, erythrodiol and 12-oleanene-3,28,30-triol. Caspicaoside L is a bisdesmosidic saponin acylated with two monoterpenic acids. It has a disaccharide moiety made up of glucose and arabinose attached to C-3 and pentasaccharide moiety linked to C-28 made up of one glucose, 2 xyloses, one inner rhamnose and one terminal rhamnose which was acylated with two identical monoterpenic acids...
November 17, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155772/preparation-of-primary-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells-in-different-cell-cycle-phases-by-centrifugal-elutriation
#11
Magdalena Delgado, Anisha Kothari, Walter N Hittelman, Timothy C Chambers
The ability to synchronize cells has been central to advancing our understanding of cell cycle regulation. Common techniques employed include serum deprivation; chemicals which arrest cells at different cell cycle phases; or the use of mitotic shake-off which exploits their reduced adherence. However, all of these have disadvantages. For example, serum starvation works well for normal cells but less well for tumor cells with compromised cell cycle checkpoints due to oncogene activation or tumor suppressor loss...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155716/evaluation-of-injury-induced-senescence-and-in-vivo-reprogramming-in-the-skeletal-muscle
#12
Coralie Cazin, Aurelie Chiche, Han Li
Cellular senescence is a stress response that is characterized by a stable cellular growth arrest, which is important for many physiological and pathological processes, such as cancer and ageing. Recently, senescence has also been implicated in tissue repair and regeneration. Therefore, it has become increasingly critical to identify senescent cells in vivo. Senescence-associated β-galactosidase (SA-β-Gal) assay is the most widely used assay to detect senescent cells both in culture and in vivo. This assay is based on the increased lysosomal contents in the senescent cells, which allows the histochemical detection of lysosomal β-galactosidase activity at suboptimum pH (6 or 5...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155399/green-synthesis-of-anisotropic-gold-nanoparticles-using-hordenine-and-their-antibiofilm-efficacy-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#13
Jobina Rajkumari, Himani Meena, Muralitharan Gangatharan, Siddhardha Busi
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a notorious pathogen that causes biofilm aided infections in patients with cystic fibrosis and burn wounds, resulting in significant mortality in immunocompromised individuals. This study reports a novel one-step biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using phytocompound, hordenine (HD), as a reducing and capping agent. The synthesis of the anisotropic hordenine-fabricated gold nanoparticles (HD-AuNPs) with an average particle size of 136.87 nm was achieved within 12 h of incubation at room temperature...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155364/knockdown-of-pyruvate-kinase-type-m2-suppresses-tumor-survival-and-invasion-in-osteosarcoma-cells-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#14
Quan Yuan, Honghao Yu, Jianhua Chen, Xiaoyu Song, Li Sun
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the mostly diagnosed primary bone malignancy. Emerging evidence indicates that the activity of pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) isoform is crucial for the survival of tumor cells. In the present study, the effect of PKM2 knockdown on the proliferation and migration of OS cells were assessed both in vitro and in vivo. Small hairpin RNA (shRNA) technology were employed to suppresse the expression of PKM2 in MG-63 and Saos-2 cell lines. In vitro, shRNA-mediated knockdown of PKM2 efficiently inhibited cell proliferation, and induced G1 cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in both cell lines, which was associated with decreased expressions of cyclin D1 and Bcl-2 as well as increased expressions of Bax, cleaved-caspase-3, and cleaved-PARP...
November 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155294/long-term-survival-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-prospective-cohort-study
#15
Kristin M Kvakkestad, Leiv Sandvik, Geir Øystein Andersen, Kjetil Sunde, Sigrun Halvorsen
AIM: To compare short- and long-term survival in patients admitted to hospital after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with and without out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: Prospective cohort study of all AMI patients admitted to Oslo University Hospital Ulleval from September 1, 2005 to December 31, 2011. All-cause mortality was obtained from the Norwegian Cause of Death Registry with censoring date December 31, 2013. Cumulative survival was assessed with the Kaplan-Meier and the Life-table method...
November 16, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155239/mechanisms-controlling-the-anti-neoplastic-functions-of-foxo-proteins
#16
REVIEW
Tianyun Hou, Zhiming Li, Ying Zhao, Wei-Guo Zhu
The Forkhead box O (FoxO) proteins comprise a family of evolutionarily conserved transcription factors that predominantly function as tumor suppressors. These proteins assume diverse roles in the cellular anti-neoplastic response, including regulation of apoptosis and autophagy, cancer metabolism, cell-cycle arrest, oxidative stress and the DNA damage response. More recently, FoxO proteins have been implicated in cancer immunity and cancer stem-cell (CSC) homeostasis. Interestingly, in some sporadic sub-populations, FoxO protein function may also be manipulated by factors such as β-catenin whereby they instead can facilitate cancer progression via maintenance of CSC properties or promoting drug resistance or metastasis and invasion...
November 16, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155028/chitosan-oligosaccharides-with-degree-of-polymerization-2-6-induces-apoptosis-in-human-colon-carcinoma-hct116%C3%A2-cells
#17
Pan Zou, Shoujun Yuan, Xin Yang, Xingchen Zhai, Jing Wang
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer, and yet there is a lack of effective therapeutic methods with low side effects. Chitosan oligosaccharides (COS) is derived from chitosan after chitin deacetylation, and attracts more interests due to smaller molecular weight and soluble property. Previously, COS, mainly absorbed through intestinal epithelia, has been reported to exhibit many bioactivities, especially its anti-tumor effect. Recent references pay little attention to molecular weight distribution which is crucial for understanding its biological behavior...
November 16, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154687/pyruvate-enhancement-of-cardiac-performance-cellular-mechanisms-and-clinical-application
#18
Robert T Mallet, Albert H Olivencia-Yurvati, Rolf Bünger
Cardiac contractile function is adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP)-intensive, and the myocardium's high demand for oxygen and energy substrates leaves it acutely vulnerable to interruptions in its blood supply. The myriad cardioprotective properties of the natural intermediary metabolite pyruvate make it a potentially powerful intervention against the complex injury cascade ignited by myocardial ischemia-reperfusion. A readily oxidized metabolic substrate, pyruvate augments myocardial free energy of ATP hydrolysis to a greater extent than the physiological fuels glucose, lactate and fatty acids, particularly when it is provided at supra-physiological plasma concentrations...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153912/-acute-epiglottitis-due-to-haemophilus-influenzae-b-a-severe-consequence-of-increased-skepticism-about-vaccination
#19
J Doutau, C Bost-Bru, A Gayot, I Wroblewski, I Pelloux, T Debillon, A Millet
Acute epiglottis is a life-threatening disease in relation with the occurrence of an acute upper airway obstruction. Its incidence has fallen dramatically since the widespread introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine. We report the case of a 26-month-old child who was not fully immunized and presented acute upper airway respiratory distress with fever. The symptoms quickly evolved to a respiratory arrest condition with bradycardia, revealing epiglottitis due to Hib. Despite high immunization coverage with great efficacy and occurrence of herd immunity, this entity still exists because of the French population's skepticism of the routine vaccination schedule...
November 16, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153822/clamp-ablation-of-pulmonary-veins-during-minimally-invasive-aortic-valve-replacement
#20
Toshinori Totsugawa, Arudo Hiraoka, Kentaro Tamura, Hidenori Yoshitaka, Taichi Sakaguchi
Here, we demonstrate bilateral pulmonary vein isolation using a bipolar clamp but without atriotomy during minimally invasive aortic valve replacement. The operation was performed through a right anterolateral minithoracotomy. The right pulmonary veins were ablated by using a radiofrequency clamp on the beating heart. After cardiac arrest, the ascending aorta was pulled up using umbilical tape passed through the transverse sinus. Appendage resection offered fine exposure around the lower pulmonary vein. The bipolar clamp was introduced into the oblique sinus under the aorta, and the left pulmonary veins were ablated...
December 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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