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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724893/the-effect-of-metformin-on-survival-of-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#1
Xiaogang Li, Tong Li, Zhiqiang Liu, Shanmiao Gou, Chunyou Wang
We conducted a meta-analysis to analyse the effect of metformin on survival of pancreatic cancer patients at various stages. We performed a systematic search of PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and Web of Science to identify all relevant studies. Summary hazard ratios (HR) of survival and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were calculated with a fixed or random effects model according to inter-study heterogeneity. Nine retrospective cohort studies and two randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were eligible. There was a significant improvement in survival (HR = 0...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723808/continuous-use-of-metformin-can-improve-survival-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-ovarian-cancer-a-retrospective-study
#2
Shan-Bing Wang, Kai-Jian Lei, Jia-Pei Liu, Yu-Ming Jia
Evidence indicates that type 2 diabetes may stimulate the initiation and progression of several types of cancer. Metformin, a drug most commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, may inhibit cancer cell growth and reduce the risk of cancer. However, evidence of the antitumor effects of metformin on ovarian cancer is still limited.In this study, we retrospectively examined the effects of metformin on ovarian cancer patients with diabetes at our institution.We identified 568 consecutive patients who were newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and treated between January 2011 and March 2014...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723636/redox-dependent-modulation-of-metformin-contributes-to-enhanced-sensitivity-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-to-cisplatin
#3
Pin Dong Li, Zhao Liu, Tian Tian Cheng, Wen Guang Luo, Jing Yao, Jing Chen, Zhen Wei Zou, Li Li Chen, Charlie Ma, Xiao Fang Dai
Glutathione is the major intracellular anti-oxidant against reactive oxygen species and serves as a detoxification essential. The anti-diabetic drug metformin has been showed to exert anti-tumor activity via modulation of redox homeostasis. In this study, we provided evidence that metformin inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of esophageal squamous cancer cells. Importantly, we found that metformin acts as pro-oxidant via depletion of intracellular glutathione. Co-treatment with metformin reversed the elevated intracellular glutathione induced by cisplatin and therefore enhanced the sensitivity to cisplatin in vitro and in vivo...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722177/metformin-induced-alterations-in-nucleotide-metabolism-cause-5-fluorouracil-resistance-but-gemcitabine-susceptibility-in-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
Charissa Mynhardt, Leonard Howard Damelin, Rupal Jivan, Jade Peres, Sharon Prince, Robin Bruce Veale, Demetra Mavri-Damelin
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat a variety of gastric cancers including oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), for which the 5-year mortality rate exceeds 85%. Our study investigated the effects of metformin, an antidiabetic drug with established anti-cancer activity, in combination with 5-FU as a novel chemotherapy strategy, using the OSCC cell lines, WHCO1 and WHCO5. Our results indicate that metformin treatment induces significant resistance to 5-FU in WHCO1 and WHCO5 cells, by more than 5-fold and 6-fold respectively, as assessed by MTT assay...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720775/metformin-ameliorates-the-phenotype-transition-of-peritoneal-mesothelial-cells-and-peritoneal-fibrosis-via-a-modulation-of-oxidative-stress
#5
Hyun-Soo Shin, Jiyeon Ko, Dal-Ah Kim, Eun-Sun Ryu, Hye-Myung Ryu, Sun-Hee Park, Yong-Lim Kim, Eok-Soo Oh, Duk-Hee Kang
Phenotype transition of peritoneum is an early mechanism of peritoneal fibrosis. Metformin, 5'-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activator, has recently received a new attention due to its preventive effect on organ fibrosis and cancer metastasis by inhibiting epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). We investigated the effect of metformin on EMT of human peritoneal mesothelial cells (HPMC) and animal model of peritoneal dialysis (PD). TGF-β1-induced EMT in HPMC was ameliorated by metformin...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719077/metformin-synergistic-pemetrexed-suppresses-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-in-vitro
#6
Yan Zhang, Xiuli Feng, Tao Li, Erpan Yi, Yu Li
The aim of this study was to investigate whether metformin in combination with pemetrexed has an effect on the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) models and to explore the related molecular mechanism. The half maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) and combination index (CI) of metformin and pemetrexed were detected by the CCK8 assay to assess the antiproliferative and therapeutic effects of the two-drug combination. Flow cytometry (FCM) and invasion assays were used to estimate the variation in apoptosis rate and invasion ability of the differently treated NSCLC cell lines...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714409/ampk-therapeutic-target-for-diabetes-and-cancer-prevention
#7
Shotaro Umezawa, Takuma Higurashi, Atsushi Nakajima
BACKGROUND: AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a protein kinase that maintains homeostasis in cells and organs. As a master regulator of metabolism, AMPK coordinates many metabolic reactions. AMPK is a key factor in diabetes and metabolic syndrome associated with dysregulation of the metabolic status. Recently, AMPK has also attracted attention as a tumor suppressor. The aim of this article is to discuss about the role of AMPK in diabetes as well as cancer and to evaluate its effectiveness in treatment and prevention of these diseases...
July 13, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708856/diabetes-use-of-metformin-and-the-risk-of-meningioma
#8
Corinna Seliger, Christoph R Meier, Claudia Becker, Susan S Jick, Martin Proescholdt, Ulrich Bogdahn, Peter Hau, Michael F Leitzmann
BACKGROUND: Metformin is a commonly used oral antidiabetic agent that has been associated with decreased cancer risk. However, data regarding the association between metformin use and the risk of meningioma are unavailable. METHODS: We conducted a matched case-control analysis using data from the U.K.-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) to analyse diabetes status, duration of diabetes, glycemic control, and use of metformin, sulfonylureas, and insulin in relation to the risk of meningioma...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703040/metformin-adjunct-therapy-in-cancer-treatment
#9
Ann R Lurati
An employee undergoing cancer treatment was prescribed metformin, a medication used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes and currently used as adjunct therapy for cancer. Metformin's anti-inflammatory properties inhibit tumor growth. It is speculated that cancer cells develop a metabolism that enhances aerobic glycolysis, which promotes cell growth and increases the need for glucose. Metformin decreases insulin in the blood, which decreases the amount of glucose available to cancer cells, thus starving the cells of nutrition, resulting in cell death...
July 1, 2017: Workplace Health & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700186/-the-treatment-of-aki-in-nephrology-hospitalization-the-sle-hdf-15-litres-in-10-hours
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Marcello Napoli, Maria Luisa Lefons, Giovanni Sandri, Efisio Sozzo, Carmela Ambrosino
The AKI in intensive care has been widely treated by international and national guidelines. The treatment of AKI in patients not requiring admission in Intensive Care Unit, but often hospitalized in Nephrology Unit, it is showed of less relevance. For over 5 years we have used for the treatment of AKI of patients admitted in Nephrology Unit an intermittent slow technique, implemented in approximately 600 patients with AKI for a total of about 3000 treatments. In this study we report the clinical results obtained in 100 consecutive patients referred to our Nephrology Unit from 1st January 2014...
June 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698800/metformin-induced-ablation-of-microrna-21-5p-releases-sestrin-1-and-cab39l-antitumoral-activities
#11
Claudio Pulito, Federica Mori, Andrea Sacconi, Frauke Goeman, Maria Ferraiuolo, Patrizia Pasanisi, Carlo Campagnoli, Franco Berrino, Maurizio Fanciulli, Rebecca J Ford, Massimo Levrero, Natalia Pediconi, Ludovica Ciuffreda, Michele Milella, Gregory R Steinberg, Mario Cioce, Paola Muti, Sabrina Strano, Giovanni Blandino
Metformin is a commonly prescribed type II diabetes medication that exhibits promising anticancer effects. Recently, these effects were found to be associated, at least in part, with a modulation of microRNA expression. However, the mechanisms by which single modulated microRNAs mediate the anticancer effects of metformin are not entirely clear and knowledge of such a process could be vital to maximize the potential therapeutic benefits of this safe and well-tolerated therapy. Our analysis here revealed that the expression of miR-21-5p was downregulated in multiple breast cancer cell lines treated with pharmacologically relevant doses of metformin...
2017: Cell Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698627/the-energy-disruptor-metformin-targets-mitochondrial-integrity-via-modification-of-calcium-flux-in-cancer-cells
#12
Camille Loubiere, Stephan Clavel, Jerome Gilleron, Rania Harisseh, Jeremy Fauconnier, Issam Ben-Sahra, Lisa Kaminski, Kathiane Laurent, Stephanie Herkenne, Sandra Lacas-Gervais, Damien Ambrosetti, Damien Alcor, Stephane Rocchi, Mireille Cormont, Jean-François Michiels, Bernard Mari, Nathalie M Mazure, Luca Scorrano, Alain Lacampagne, Abdallah Gharib, Jean-François Tanti, Frederic Bost
Mitochondrial integrity is critical for the regulation of cellular energy and apoptosis. Metformin is an energy disruptor targeting complex I of the respiratory chain. We demonstrate that metformin induces endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, calcium release from the ER and subsequent uptake of calcium into the mitochondria, thus leading to mitochondrial swelling. Metformin triggers the disorganization of the cristae and inner mitochondrial membrane in several cancer cells and tumors. Mechanistically, these alterations were found to be due to calcium entry into the mitochondria, because the swelling induced by metformin was reversed by the inhibition of mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU)...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698536/metformin-use-associated-with-lower-risk-of-cancer-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus-type-2
#13
Jasna Kusturica, Aida Kulo Ćesić, Edis Gušić, Sanita Maleškić, Maida Rakanović-Todić, Damir Šečić
Aim In order to increase the database related to the antineoplastic potential of metformin, association between the use of metformin and risk of cancer occurence in patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (DM2) was investigated. Methods In this cross-sectional study, medical records of patients with DM2 were reviewed for cancer occurence. Data on age, body mass index (BMI), alcohol and nicotine consumption, glucose and HbA1c levels, duration of DM2, medication used in the treatment of DM2 and cancer occurence were collected and analyzed...
August 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698465/progestin-intrauterine-devices-and-metformin-endometrial-hyperplasia-and-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-medical-management
#14
Oroma Nwanodi
Globally, endometrial cancer is the sixth leading cause of female cancer-related deaths. Non-atypical endometrial hyperplasia (EH), has a lifetime progression rate to endometrial cancer ranging from less than 5%, if simple without atypia, to 40%, if complex with atypia. Site specific, long-acting intrauterine devices (IUDs) provide fertility sparing, progestin-based EH medical management. It is unclear which IUD is most beneficial, or if progesterone sensitizing metformin offers improved outcomes. For resolution, PubMed searches for "Mirena" or "Metformin," "treatment," "endometrial hyperplasia," or "stage 1 endometrial cancer," were performed, yielding 33 articles...
July 8, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693272/metformin-enhances-the-cytotoxicity-of-5-aminolevulinic-acid-mediated-photodynamic-therapy-in-vitro
#15
Tomohiro Osaki, Inoru Yokoe, Kiwamu Takahashi, Katsushi Inoue, Masahiro Ishizuka, Tohru Tanaka, Kazuo Azuma, Yusuke Murahata, Takeshi Tsuka, Norihiko Itoh, Tomohiro Imagawa, Yoshiharu Okamoto
The biguanide metformin is a drug widely used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Metformin enhances the cytotoxicity of chemotherapy by promoting the adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) autophagy signaling pathway. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) with 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA), a precursor of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), leads to apoptosis when PpIX accumulates in the mitochondria, and also leads to autophagy through activation of AMPK. In the present study, the effect of metformin in combination with 5-ALA-PDT was evaluated in vitro in KLN205 lung cancer cells...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692586/bioactivity-and-prostate-tissue-distribution-of-metformin-in-a-preprostatectomy-prostate-cancer-cohort
#16
Mike M Nguyen, Jessica A Martinez, Chiu-Hsieh Hsu, Mitchell Sokoloff, Robert S Krouse, Blake A Gibson, Raymond B Nagle, Howard L Parnes, Catherine Cordova, H-H Sherry Chow
Metformin has recently been shown to have potential to reduce prostate cancer risk. We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to determine the modulating effects of metformin on tissue and systemic biomarkers of drug activity and its distribution into the prostate tissue. Twenty patients with prostate cancer scheduled to undergo prostatectomy were randomly assigned to receive either extended-release metformin or placebo for a median of 34 days before surgery. Prostatectomy and serum samples were analyzed for metformin concentrations, serum biomarkers of drug activity (prostate-specific antigen, insulin, insulin-like growth factor-1, insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3, sex hormone-binding globulin, and testosterone) and tissue biomarkers of proliferation, apoptosis, cell cycle regulation, and mTOR inhibition...
July 7, 2017: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681917/concentration-dependent-metabolic-effects-of-metformin-in-healthy-and-fanconi-anemia-lymphoblast-cells
#17
Silvia Ravera, Vanessa Cossu, Barbara Tappino, Elena Nicchia, Carlo Dufour, Simona Cavani, Andrea Sciutto, Claudia Bolognesi, Marta Columbaro, Paolo Degan, Enrico Cappelli
Metformin (MET) is the drug of choice for patients with type 2 diabetes and has been proposed for use in cancer therapy and for treating other metabolic diseases. More than 14,000 studies have been published addressing the cellular mechanisms affected by MET. However, several in vitro studies have used concentrations of the drug 10-100-fold higher than the plasmatic concentration measured in patients. Here we evaluated the biochemical, metabolic and morphologic effects of various concentrations of MET. Moreover, we tested the effect of MET on Fanconi Anemia (FA) cells, a DNA repair genetic disease with defects in energetic and glucose metabolism, as well as on human promyelocytic leukemia (HL60) cell lines...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678551/nano-encapsulated-metformin-curcumin-in-plga-peg-inhibits-synergistically-growth-and-htert-gene-expression-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
#18
Raana Farajzadeh, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Mehdi Dadashpour, Shahrzad Javidfar, Javid Lotfi-Attari, Hadi Sadeghzadeh, Vahid Shafiei-Irannejad, Nosratollah Zarghami
The study was aimed at investigating the synergistic inhibitory effect of unique combinational regimen of nanocapsulated Metformin (Met) and Curcumin (Cur) against T47D breast cancer cells. For this purpose, Met and Cur were co-encapsulated in PEGylated PLGA nanoparticles (NPs) and evaluated for their therapeutic efficacy. The morphology and dynamic light scattering (DLS) analyses were carried out to optimize the nanoformulations. Drug release study was performed using dialysis method and then the cytotoxic and inhibitory effect of individual and combined drugs on expression level of hTERT in T47D breast cell line were evaluated using MTT assay and qPCR, respectively...
July 5, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675758/metformin-suppresses-proliferation-and-viability-of-rat-pheochromocytoma-cells
#19
Min Li, Xiuli Jiang, Tingwei Su, Lei Jiang, Weiwei Zhou, Weiqing Wang
BACKGROUND Previous studies have clearly demonstrated that metformin inhibits cell proliferation and cell growth in many types of human cancers. Increased survival rates in patients with breast and lung cancer receiving metformin have also been observed. However, the effect of metformin on pheochromocytoma cells remains unexplored. MATERIAL AND METHODS Rat pheochromocytoma cells (PC12 cells) were cultured and treated with metformin or vehicle control. Cell proliferation, cell-cycle, apoptosis, genes expression, and the signaling pathways involved were analyzed in PC12 cells...
July 4, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673572/elimination-of-cancer-stem-cells-and-reactivation-of-latent-hiv-1-via-ampk-activation-common-mechanism-of-action-linking-inhibition-of-tumorigenesis-and-the-potential-eradication-of-hiv-1
#20
Jahahreeh Finley
Although promising treatments are currently in development to slow disease progression and increase patient survival, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. Cancer treatment modalities commonly include chemoradiation and therapies that target components of aberrantly activated signaling pathways. However, treatment resistance is a common occurrence and recent evidence indicates that the existence of cancer stem cells (CSCs) may underlie the limited efficacy and inability of current treatments to effectuate a cure...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
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