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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811522/the-lichen-secondary-metabolite-atranorin-suppresses-lung-cancer-cell-motility-and-tumorigenesis
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Rui Zhou, Yi Yang, So-Yeon Park, Thanh Thi Nguyen, Young-Woo Seo, Kyung Hwa Lee, Jae Hyuk Lee, Kyung Keun Kim, Jae-Seoun Hur, Hangun Kim
Lichens are symbiotic organisms that produce various secondary metabolites. Here, different lichen extracts were examined to identify secondary metabolites with anti-migratory activity against human lung cancer cells. Everniastrum vexans had the most potent inhibitory activity, and atranorin was identified as an active subcomponent of this extract. Atranorin suppressed β-catenin-mediated TOPFLASH activity by inhibiting the nuclear import of β-catenin and downregulating β-catenin/LEF and c-jun/AP-1 downstream target genes such as CD44, cyclin-D1 and c-myc...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776259/increased-egfr-expression-induced-by-a-novel-oncogene-cug2-confers-resistance-to-doxorubicin-through-stat1-hdac4-signaling
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Sirichat Kaowinn, Seung Won Jun, Chang Seok Kim, Dong-Myeong Shin, Yoon-Hwae Hwang, Kyujung Kim, Bosung Shin, Chutima Kaewpiboon, Hyeon Hee Jeong, Sang Seok Koh, Oliver H Krämer, Randal N Johnston, Young-Hwa Chung
BACKGROUND: Previously, it has been found that the cancer upregulated gene 2 (CUG2) and the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) both contribute to drug resistance of cancer cells. Here, we explored whether CUG2 may exert its anticancer drug resistance by increasing the expression of EGFR. METHODS: EGFR expression was assessed using Western blotting, immunofluorescence and capacitance assays in A549 lung cancer and immortalized bronchial BEAS-2B cells, respectively, stably transfected with a CUG2 expression vector (A549-CUG2; BEAS-CUG2) or an empty control vector (A549-Vec; BEAS-Vec)...
August 3, 2017: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766235/polymorphisms-in-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-related-genes-and-the-prognosis-of-surgically-treated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yangki Seok, Hyo-Gyoung Kang, Shin Yup Lee, Ji Yun Jeong, Jin Eun Choi, Deuk Kju Jung, Cheng Cheng Jin, Mi Jeong Hong, Sook Kyung Do, Won Kee Lee, Ji Young Park, Kyung Min Shin, Seung Soo Yoo, Jaehee Lee, Sukki Cho, Seung Ick Cha, Chang Ho Kim, Sanghoon Jheon, Eung Bae Lee, Jae Yong Park
BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to determine whether single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in EMT-related genes may influence the prognosis of NSCLC after surgery. METHODS: There were 88 SNPs in EMT-related genes evaluated in a discovery set of 376 patients who underwent curative surgery for NSCLC. Significantly, 14 SNPs were evaluated in a validation set of 428 patients. Luciferase assay and RT-PCR were conducted to examine functional relevance of polymorphisms...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747957/acn9-regulates-the-inflammatory-responses-in-human-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Jae Hoon Jeong, Jeeyoung Kim, Jeongwoon Kim, Hye-Ryeon Heo, Jin Seon Jeong, Young-Joon Ryu, Yoonki Hong, Seon-Sook Han, Seok-Ho Hong, Seung-Joon Lee, Woo Jin Kim
BACKGROUND: Airway epithelial cells are the first line of defense, against pathogens and environmental pollutants, in the lungs. Cellular stress by cadmium (Cd), resulting in airway inflammation, is assumed to be directly involved in tissue injury, linked to the development of lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We had earlier shown that ACN9 (chromosome 7q21), is a potential candidate gene for COPD, and identified significant interaction with smoking, based on genetic studies...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747562/isothiocyanates-suppress-the-invasion-and-metastasis-of-tumors-by-targeting-fak-mmp-9-activity
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Yun-Jeong Jeong, Hyun-Ji Cho, Fung-Lung Chung, Xiantao Wang, Hyang-Sook Hoe, Kwan-Kyu Park, Cheorl-Ho Kim, Hyeun-Wook Chang, Sang-Rae Lee, Young-Chae Chang
Isothiocyanates, which are present as glucosinolate precursors in cruciferous vegetables, have strong activity against various cancers. Here, we compared the anti-metastatic effects of isothiocyanates (benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC), phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), and sulforaphane (SFN)) by examining how they regulate MMP-9 expression. Isothiocyanates, particularly PEITC, suppressed 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-induced MMP-9 activity and invasion in various cancer cell lines. By contrast, N-methyl phenethylamine, a PEITC analog without an isothiocyanate functional group, had no effect...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744021/thy-1-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-adversely-impact-lung-cancer-prognosis
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Mark J Schliekelman, Chad J Creighton, Brandi N Baird, Yulong Chen, Priyam Banerjee, Neus Bota-Rabassedas, Young-Ho Ahn, Jonathon D Roybal, Fengju Chen, Yiqun Zhang, Dhruva K Mishra, Min P Kim, Xin Liu, Barbara Mino, Pamela Villalobos, Jaime Rodriguez-Canales, Carmen Behrens, Ignacio I Wistuba, Samir M Hanash, Jonathan M Kurie
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) regulate diverse intratumoral biological programs and can promote or inhibit tumorigenesis, but those CAF populations that negatively impact the clinical outcome of lung cancer patients have not been fully elucidated. Because Thy-1 (CD90) marks CAFs that promote tumor cell invasion in a murine model of Kras(G12D)-driven lung adenocarcinoma (Kras(LA1)), here we postulated that human lung adenocarcinomas containing Thy-1(+) CAFs have a worse prognosis. We first examined the location of Thy-1(+) CAFs within human lung adenocarcinomas...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709031/bisphenol-a-induces-cox-2-through-the-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway-and-is-associated-with-levels-of-inflammation-related-markers-in-elderly-populations
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Heewon Song, Joonwoo Park, Phuong T C Bui, KeunOh Choi, Myung Chan Gye, Yun-Chul Hong, Jin Hee Kim, Young Joo Lee
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known endocrine-disrupting chemical, and it is one of the highest volume chemicals produced worldwide. Even though several in vivo and in vitro studies showed positive associations of BPA exposure with pro-inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor-α and interleukin (IL)-6, the mechanism by which BPA induces inflammation is unclear. We investigated the mechanism by which BPA induces inflammation (expression of inflammation-related genes, changes in oxidative stress, and cell proliferation and migration) and evaluated the effect of BPA exposure on inflammation-related markers in epidemiologic studies using repeat urine and serum samples from elderly subjects...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684234/roflumilast-treatment-inhibits-lung-carcinogenesis-in-benzo-a-pyrene-induced-murine-lung-cancer-model
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Chang Dong Yeo, Young Ae Kim, Hwa Young Lee, Jin Woo Kim, Seung Joon Kim, Sang Haak Lee, Young Kyoon Kim
Roflumilast, a potent and selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4), has been used in treatment of COPD. PDE4 inhibitor is associated with inhibition of chronic airway inflammation, oxidative stress, and mesenchymal markers in B(a)P-induced lung tumors. The aim of this study was to assess whether roflumilast alone or added to inhaled budesonide might have dose-dependent inhibition on lung carcinogenesis induced by carcinogen B(a)P in mice. Female A/J mice were given a single dose of benzo(a)pyrene. Administration of roflumilast (1mg/kg or 5mg/kg) via oral gavage and aerosolized budesonide (2...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611104/cisplatin-increases-sensitivity-to-fgfr-inhibition-in-patient-derived-xenograft-models-of-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Clare E Weeden, Aliaksei Z Holik, Richard J Young, Stephen B Ma, Jean-Marc Garnier, Stephen B Fox, Phillip Antippa, Louis B Irving, Daniel P Steinfort, Gavin M Wright, Prudence A Russell, Matthew E Ritchie, Christopher J Burns, Benjamin Solomon, Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat
Lung squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) is a molecularly complex and genomically unstable disease. No targeted therapy is currently approved for lung SqCC, although potential oncogenic drivers of SqCC have been identified, including amplification of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1). Reports from a recently completed clinical trial indicate low response rates in patients treated with FGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, suggesting inadequacy of FGFR1 amplification as a biomarker of response, or the need for combination treatment...
August 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566434/jun-mediated-downregulation-of-egfr-signaling-is-associated-with-resistance-to-gefitinib-in-egfr-mutant-nsclc-cell-lines
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Kian Kani, Carolina Garri, Katrin Tiemann, Paymaneh D Malihi, Vasu Punj, Anthony L Nguyen, Janet Lee, Lindsey D Hughes, Ruth M Alvarez, Damien M Wood, Ah Young Joo, Jonathan E Katz, David B Agus, Parag Mallick
Mutations or deletions in exons 18-21 in the EGFR) are present in approximately 15% of tumors in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They lead to activation of the EGFR kinase domain and sensitivity to molecularly targeted therapeutics aimed at this domain (gefitinib or erlotinib). These drugs have demonstrated objective clinical response in many of these patients; however, invariably, all patients acquire resistance. To examine the molecular origins of resistance, we derived a set of gefitinib-resistant cells by exposing lung adenocarcinoma cell line, HCC827, with an activating mutation in the EGFR tyrosine kinase domain, to increasing gefitinib concentrations...
August 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542649/evaluation-of-connectivity-map-discovered-celastrol-as-a-radiosensitizing-agent-in-a-murine-lung-carcinoma-model-feasibility-study-of-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Hong Young Jun, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jin Woo Choi, Young Hwan Lee, Kang Kyoo Lee, Kwon-Ha Yoon
This study was designed to identify potential radiosensitizing (RS) agents for combined radio- and chemotherapy in a murine model of human lung carcinoma, and to evaluate the in vivo effect of the RS agents using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI). Radioresistance-associated genes in A549 and H460 cells were isolated on the basis of their gene expression profiles. Celastrol was selected as a candidate RS by using connectivity mapping, and its efficacy in lung cancer radiotherapy was tested...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467805/paraoxonase-1-pon1-induces-metastatic-potential-and-apoptosis-escape-via-its-antioxidative-function-in-lung-cancer-cells
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Mark Borris D Aldonza, Yeon Sung Son, Hye-Jin Sung, Jung Mo Ahn, Young-Jin Choi, Yong-In Kim, Sukki Cho, Je-Yoel Cho
Paraoxonase-1 (PON1) gene polymorphisms have been closely associated with the development of advanced cancers while PON1 secretion to the serum is linked with inhibition of oxidized high-density lipoprotein by its antioxidative function. Our group previously demonstrated that post-translational modification of serum PON1 in form of fucosylated PON1 is a potential biomarker of small cell lung cancer. Here, we interrogated the role of PON1 in the pathobiology of lung cancer (LC) by addressing cell-autonomous mechanisms using gain-of-function and loss-of-function approaches and protein expression profiling of tissue samples in our clinical biobank...
June 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453567/performance-of-urine-cotinine-and-hypomethylation-of-ahrr-and-f2rl3-as-biomarkers-for-smoking-exposure-in-a-population-based-cohort
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Do-Hoon Lee, Sang-Hyun Hwang, Min Kyung Lim, Jin-Kyoung Oh, Da Young Song, E Hwa Yun, Eun Young Park
There is a growing body of evidence demonstrating an association between smoking and DNA methylation. Accordingly, DNA methylation is now considered a promising biomarker of smoking exposure. We evaluated the relationship between methylation markers (AHRR and F2RL3) and urine cotinine as well as self-reported smoking status. DNA methylation levels of AHRR and F2RL3 in blood as well as urine cotinine were measured in 330 adults (46 to 87 years of age). Pyrosequencing was performed to measure DNA methylation of AHRR and F2RL3 associated with smoking exposure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440514/silibinin-downregulates-mmp2-expression-via-jak2-stat3-pathway-and-inhibits-the-migration-and-invasive-potential-in-mda-mb-231-cells
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Hyo Joo Byun, Pramod Darvin, Dong Young Kang, Nipin Sp, Youn Hee Joung, Jong Hwan Park, Sun Jin Kim, Young Mok Yang
Worldwide, breast cancer (BCa) is the most common cancer in women. Among its subtypes, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive form associated with diminished survival. TNBCs are characterized by their absence, or minimal expression, of the estrogen and progesterone receptors, as well as the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (i.e. ER-/-, PR-/-, Her2-/Low). Consequently, treatment for this subtype of BCa remains problematic. Silibinin, a derivative of the flavonoid silymarin, is reported to have anticancer activities against hepatic and non-small cell lung cancers...
June 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422737/generation-of-lung-cancer-cell-lines-harboring-egfr-t790m-mutation-by-crispr-cas9-mediated-genome-editing
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Mi-Young Park, Min Hee Jung, Eun Young Eo, Seokjoong Kim, Sang Hoon Lee, Yeon Joo Lee, Jong Sun Park, Young Jae Cho, Jin Haeng Chung, Cheol Hyeon Kim, Ho Il Yoon, Jae Ho Lee, Choon-Taek Lee
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) such as gefitinib and erlotinib are effective against lung adenocarcinomas harboring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. However, cancer cells can develop resistance to these agents with prolonged exposure; in over 50% of cases, this is attributable to the EGFR T790M mutation. Moreover, additional resistance mutations can arise with the use of new drugs. Cancer cell lines with specific mutations can enable the study of resistance mechanisms. In this study, we introduced the EGFR T790M mutation into the PC9 human lung cancer cell line-which has a deletion in exon 19 of the EGFR gene-by clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated (Cas)9-mediated genome editing...
May 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370334/mir-27a-regulates-the-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-by-targeting-smad2-and-smad4-in-lung-cancer
#16
Dong-Kyu Chae, Eunmi Ban, Young Sook Yoo, Eunice EunKyeong Kim, Ja-Hyun Baik, Eun Joo Song
The transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathway is associated with carcinogenesis and various biological processes. SMAD2 and SMAD4, which are putative tumor suppressors, have an important role in TGF-β signaling. The aberrant expression of these genes is implicated in some cancers. However, the mechanisms of SMAD2 and SMAD4 dysregulation are poorly understood. In this study, we observed that miR-27a was upregulated in lung cancer cell lines and patients. In addition, SMAD2 and SMAD4 genes were identified as targets of miR-27a by several target prediction databases and experimental validation...
March 31, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335269/galactosylated-liposomes-for-targeted-co-delivery-of-doxorubicin-vimentin-sirna-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Hea Ry Oh, Hyun-Young Jo, James S Park, Dong-Eun Kim, Je-Yoel Cho, Pyung-Hwan Kim, Keun-Sik Kim
The combination of therapeutic nucleic acids and chemotherapeutic drugs has shown great promise for cancer therapy. In this study, asialoglycoprotein receptors (ASGPR) targeting-ligand-based liposomes were tested to determine whether they can co-deliver vimentin siRNA and doxorubicin to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) selectively. To achieve this goal, we developed an ASGPR receptor targeted co-delivery system called gal-doxorubicin/vimentin siRNA liposome (Gal-DOX/siRNA-L). The Gal-DOX/siRNA-L was created via electrostatic interaction of galactose linked-cationic liposomal doxorubicin (Gal-DOX-L) on vimentin siRNA...
July 30, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326182/birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-a-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Dea Kejlberg Jensen, Anders Villumsen, Anne-Bine Skytte, Mia Gebauer Madsen, Mette Sommerlund, Elisabeth Bendstrup
Background: Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS) is a rare autosomal dominant inherited syndrome caused by mutations in the folliculin coding gene (FLCN). The clinical manifestations of the syndrome involve the skin, lungs, and kidneys. Because of the rarity of the syndrome, guidelines for diagnosis and management of the patients with BHDS are lacking. Objective: To present a case story and a review of the literature on BHDS in order to give an update on genetics, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and follow-up strategies...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285687/met-exon-14-skipping-mutation-in-triple-negative-pulmonary-adenocarcinomas-and-pleomorphic-carcinomas-an-analysis-of-intratumoral-met-status-heterogeneity-and-clinicopathological-characteristics
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Dohee Kwon, Jaemoon Koh, Sehui Kim, Heounjeong Go, Young A Kim, Bhumsuk Keam, Tae Min Kim, Dong-Wan Kim, Yoon Kyung Jeon, Doo Hyun Chung
OBJECTIVES: MET mutations leading to exon 14 skipping rarely occur in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Recently, small molecule inhibitors targeting MET mutations showed clinical benefit. However, the clinicopathological characteristics of NSCLC harboring MET mutations, and the correlation among mutations, protein expression, and gene copy number of MET in NSCLC remain unclear. Therefore, we address these issues. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MET exon 14 skipping mutations were evaluated using real-time quantitative reverse-transcription-PCR (qRT-PCR) in 102 triple-negative (i...
April 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230863/oncogenic-role-of-rab-escort-protein-1-through-egfr-and-stat3-pathway
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Un-Jung Yun, Jee Young Sung, Seog-Yun Park, Sang-Kyu Ye, Jaegal Shim, Jae-Seon Lee, Masahiko Hibi, Young-Ki Bae, Yong-Nyun Kim
Rab escort protein-1 (REP1) is linked to choroideremia (CHM), an X-linked degenerative disorder caused by mutations of the gene encoding REP1 (CHM). REP1 mutant zebrafish showed excessive cell death throughout the body, including the eyes, indicating that REP1 is critical for cell survival, a hallmark of cancer. In the present study, we found that REP1 is overexpressed in human tumor tissues from cervical, lung, and colorectal cancer patients, whereas it is expressed at relatively low levels in the normal tissue counterparts...
February 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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