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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339471/expression-quantitative-trait-loci-for-pax8-contributes-to-the-prognosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#1
Shijie Ma, Jianshui Yang, Ci Song, Zijun Ge, Jing Zhou, Guoxin Zhang, Zhibin Hu
Paired-box family member PAX8 encodes a transcription factor that has a role in cell differentiation and cell growth and may participate in the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). By bioinformatics analysis, we identified several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within a newly identified long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) AC016683.6 as expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) for PAX8. Hence, we hypothesized that PAX8eQTLs in lncRNA AC016683.6 may influence the HCC prognosis. We then performed a case-only study to assess the association between the two SNPs as well as the prognosis of HCC in 331 HBV-positive HCC patients without surgical treatment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339312/biomacromolecule-lipid-hybrid-nanoparticles-for-controlled-delivery-of-sorafenib-in-targeting-hepatocellular-carcinoma-therapy
#2
Jing Zhang, Tianqi Wang, Shengjun Mu, Livesey D Olerile, Xiaoyue Yu, Na Zhang
AIM: Hybrids composed of various materials are highly versatile for drug delivery in tumor therapy including hepatocellular carcinoma. Herein, a sorafenib (SF)-loaded biomacromolecule hyaluronic acid (HA)/lipid hybrid nanoparticles (HA/SF-cLNS) were developed for targeting drug delivery. MATERIALS & METHODS: In vitro assays determined HA/SF-cLNS release behavior, enzymatic degradation, uptake and cytotoxicity. H22-bearing liver cancer xenograft murine models were used to evaluate the biodistribution and therapeutic efficacy in vivo...
March 24, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339072/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-increases-microrna%C3%A2-21-expression-and-accelerates-the-development-of-hepatoma-via-the-phosphatase-and-tensin-homolog-phosphoinositide-3%C3%A2-kinase-protein-kinase-b-signaling-pathway
#3
Zhouhua Hou, Jun Quan
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) X protein (HBx) is a key regulatory protein that is involved in HBV infection, replication and carcinogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of HBx in the progression and metastasis of liver cancer cells and to determine the underlying molecular mechanism of HBx in metastatic liver cancer cells. HBx protein expression was detected by western blot analysis, and microRNA (miR)‑21 levels were determined by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction in the highly metastatic MHCC‑97H low metastatic MHCC‑97L and SMMC‑7721 liver cancer cell lines...
March 23, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339067/characterization-of-dapk1-as-a-novel-transcriptional-target-of-brms1
#4
Xiaojing Qiao, Xi Yang, Yiren Zhou, Xinyu Mei, Jianming Dou, Wenjuan Xie, Guoqing Li, Yekai Wang, Shouyi Qiao, Jianwei Hu, Yanhua Wu
Breast cancer metastasis suppressor 1 (BRMS1) can specifically regulate tumor metastasis in many cancers. Our previous studies have demonstrated that BRMS1 can promote cell apoptosis through regulating osteopontin (OPN) expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. However, the transcriptional targets of BRMS1 have not been thoroughly studied. In this study, death-associated protein kinase 1 (DAPK1), a tumor suppressor gene with multiple roles in regulating cell death, was identified as a potential transcriptional target of BRMS1 in the whole genome expression microarray...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339046/oncogenic-function-and-prognostic-significance-of-abelson-interactor-1-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Ji-Long Wang, Ting-Ting Yan, Chen Long, Wen-Wu Cai
Aberrant expression of Abelson interactor 1 (ABI1) has been reported in multiple cancers. However, its clinical significance and potential biological roles in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we found that ABI1 was obviously upregulated in HCC tissues compared with non-tumor tissues. Moreover, high ABI1 expression was significantly correlated with tumor size (P=0.041), tumor number (P<0.001), tumor encapsulation (P<0.001) and BCLC stage (P=0.010). Importantly, Kaplan-Meier survival analysis showed that increased ABI1 expression predicted shorter overall survival time (P<0...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338656/focal-adhesion-kinase-depletion-reduces-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-growth-by-repressing-enhancer-of-zeste-homolog-2
#6
Daniela Gnani, Ilaria Romito, Simona Artuso, Marco Chierici, Cristiano De Stefanis, Nadia Panera, Annalisa Crudele, Sara Ceccarelli, Elena Carcarino, Valentina D'Oria, Manuela Porru, Ezio Giorda, Karin Ferrari, Luca Miele, Erica Villa, Clara Balsano, Diego Pasini, Cesare Furlanello, Franco Locatelli, Valerio Nobili, Rossella Rota, Carlo Leonetti, Anna Alisi
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common type of liver cancer in humans. The focal adhesion tyrosine kinase (FAK) is often over-expressed in human HCC and FAK inhibition may reduce HCC cell invasiveness. However, the anti-oncogenic effect of FAK knockdown in HCC cells remains to be clarified. We found that FAK depletion in HCC cells reduced in vitro and in vivo tumorigenicity, by inducing G2/M arrest and apoptosis, decreasing anchorage-independent growth, and modulating the expression of several cancer-related genes...
March 24, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338292/rational-drug-design-of-indazole-based-diarylurea-derivatives-as-anticancer-agents
#7
Yan-Yan Chu, He-Juan Cheng, Zhenhua Tian, Jian-Chun Zhao, Gang Li, Yang-Yang Chu, Chang-Jun Sun, Wen-Bao Li
A series of novel indazole-based diarylurea derivatives targeting c-kit were designed by structure-based drug design. The derivatives were prepared and their antiproliferative activities were evaluated against human colon cancer HCT-116 cell line and hepatocellular carcinoma PLC/PRF/5 cell line. The antiproliferative activities demonstrated that six out of nine compounds exhibited comparable activities with Sorafenib against HCT-116. The structure-activity relationship (SAR) analysis indicated that the indazole ring part tolerated different kinds of substituents, the N position of the central pyridine ring played key roles in antiproliferative activity...
March 24, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338175/study-on-the-mechanism-of-ampk-signaling-pathway-and-its-effect-on-apoptosis-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-smmc-7721-cells-by-curcumin
#8
Y-J Zhang, H Xiang, J-S Liu, D Li, Z-Y Fang, H Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Liver cancer is a common malignant tumor in the digestive system. Curcumin is a kind of phenolic pigment, which is extracted from herbage and has a plenty of physiological roles in anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation and anti-tumor. In our study, human hepatoma SMMC-7721 cell lines were selected and treated with curcumin to detect its effects on the apoptosis and AMPK signaling pathway. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human liver cancer cell strain SMMC-7721 was cultured and treated with different curcumin concentrations for different times followed by measuring the changes of cell proliferation activity and cycle by MTT and flow cytometry, respectively...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337887/up-regulation-of-mir-888-5p-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-lines-and-its-effect-on-malignant-characteristics-of-cells
#9
E Hao, J Yu, S Xie, W Zhang, G Wang
MicroRNA (miRNA) expression has been linked to the molecular pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aberrant expression of miRNA is involved in the processes of tumorigenesis and cancer progression. According to the latest research, miR-888-5p is associated with strong cancer-promoting effect. For instance, miR-888-5p is up-regulated in prostate cancer and breast cancer. Nevertheless, the role of miR-888-5p in HCC has not been investigated to date. In this study, we found that miR-888-5p levels in four HCC cell lines (SMMC7721, HepG2, Huh-7 and Bel7402) were significantly up-regulated compared with human hepatocyte cell line (HHL-5)...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337312/pri-mir-34b-c-rs4938723-polymorphism-is-associated-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risk-a-case-control-study-in-a-chinese-population
#10
Chun-Jia Liu, Xue-Wei Ma, Xue-Jun Zhang, Shi-Qiang Shen
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide. miR-34 induces changes of its downstream genes, and plays a key role in altering the apoptotic cycle and pathways of downstream cells, and finally influences the development of cancer. We assessed the relationship of the pri-miR-34b/c rs4938723 polymorphism with hepatocellular carcinoma risk in a Chinese population. During the period of January 2014 and December 2015, a total of 164 HCC patients and 305 healthy controls were recruited from the Inner Mongolia People's Hospital...
2017: International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337261/glutathione-s-transferase-a-4-gsta4-suppresses-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-targeting-akt-pathway
#11
Chang Jun Liu, Jin Hui Yang, Fei Zhou Huang, Wan Pin Nie, Chu Ping Liu, Xian Hai Mao, Xin Min Yin, Xian Bo Shen, Chuang Peng, Mei Fu Chen, Bo Jiang, Xun Yang Liu, Jin Shu Wu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most lethal malignancies of cancers and its prognosis remains dismal due to the paucity of effective therapeutic targets. Up-regulation of glutathione-s-transferase A 4 (GSTA4) is associated with poor prognosis of HCC, but its functional mechanism in HCC remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the roles of GSTA4 in tumor growth and metastasis of HCC and found that GSTA4 was frequently up-regulated in HCC tissues. Through gain- and loss-of-function studies, GSTA4 was demonstrated to significantly regulate cell proliferation, migration, and invasion in vitro...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336971/targeting-to-the-non-genomic-activity-of-retinoic-acid-receptor-gamma-by-acacetin-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#12
Wenjun Zeng, Chunyun Zhang, Hongwei Cheng, Yun-Long Wu, Jie Liu, Zekun Chen, Jian-Gang Huang, Russell Erick Ericksen, Liqun Chen, Haiping Zhang, Alice Sze Tsai Wong, Xiao-Kun Zhang, Weiping Han, Jin-Zhang Zeng
We recently demonstrated that retinoic acid receptor-γ (RARγ) is overexpressed and acts as a tumor promoter in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The oncogenic activity of RARγ is mainly attributed to its physiological interaction with p85α regulatory subunit of PI3K leading to constitutive activation of AKT. Here we report RARγ as a negative regulator of p53 signaling and thus extend the oncogenic potential of RARγ to a new role in controlling the balance between AKT and p53. A natural flavonoid acacetin is then identified to be capable of modulating RARγ-dependent AKT-p53 network...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336466/global-trends-and-predictions-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-mortality
#13
Paola Bertuccio, Federica Turati, Greta Carioli, Teresa Rodriguez, Carlo La Vecchia, Matteo Malvezzi, Eva Negri
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been one of the few cancers showing upward trends over recent decades in most countries, and is the third cause of cancer death worldwide. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We updated global trends in HCC mortality to 2014, and predicted trends in rates in the EU, USA and Japan to 2020, using data from the World Health Organization database. RESULTS: In EU men, mortality rates were stable in the last decade around 3...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336408/synthesis-properties-antitumor-and-antibacterial-activity-of-new-pt-ii-and-pd-ii-complexes-with-2-2-dithiobis-benzothiazole-ligand
#14
Simona Rubino, Rosalia Busà, Alessandro Attanzio, Rosa Alduina, Vita Di Stefano, Maria Assunta Girasolo, Santino Orecchio, Luisa Tesoriere
Mono- and binuclear Pt(II) and Pd(II) complexes with 2,2'-dithiobis(benzothiazole) (DTBTA) ligand are reported. [Pt(DTBTA)(DMSO)Cl]Cl∙CHCl3 (1) and [Pd2(µ-Cl)2(DTBTA)2]Cl2 (2) have been synthesized and structurally characterized by elemental analysis, IR, (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, MS spectrometry and the content of platinum and palladium was determined using a flame atomic spectrometer. Two different coordination modes of 1 and 2 complexes were found; in both complexes, the coordination of Pt(II) and Pd(II) ions involves the N(3) atoms of the ligand but the binuclear complex 2, is a cis-chloro-bridged palladium complex...
March 9, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335269/galactosylated-liposomes-for-targeted-co-delivery-of-doxorubicin-vimentin-sirna-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
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/28334808/downregulation-of-pathways-implicated-in-liver-inflammation-and-tumorigenesis-of-glycogen-storage-disease-type-ia-mice-receiving-gene-therapy
#16
Goo-Young Kim, Joon Hyun Kwon, Jun-Ho Cho, Lisa Zhang, Brian C Mansfield, Janice Y Chou
Glycogen storage disease type Ia (GSD-Ia) is characterized by impaired glucose homeostasis and long-term risks of hepatocellular adenoma (HCA) and carcinoma (HCC). We have shown that the non-tumor-bearing (NT), recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vector-treated GSD-Ia mice (AAV-NT mice) expressing a wide range (0.9-63%) of normal hepatic glucose-6-phosphatase-α activity maintain glucose homeostasis and display physiologic features mimicking animals living under calorie restriction (CR). We now show that in AAV-NT mice, the signaling pathways of the CR mediators, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and sirtuin-1 are activated...
March 13, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334234/breast-cancer-risk-associated-variants-at-6q25-1-influence-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-chinese-population
#17
Jiaoyuan Li, Ying Wang, Ying Zhu, Yajie Gong, Yang Yang, Jianbo Tian, Yi Zhang, Danyi Zou, Xiating Peng, Juntao Ke, Jing Gong, Rong Zhong, Jiang Chang
The gender disparity observed in the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) suggests an important role of estrogens in HCC pathogenesis. In this study, we conducted a case-control study to investigate whether breast cancer risk-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located at estrogens loci identified by genome-wide association studies (GWASs) also predispose to HCC in a Chinese population. Three candidate SNPs at 6q25.1 were genotyped in 2,025 HCC cases and 2,032 healthy controls. Differential expression analyses and expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) analyses were conducted to further explore the role of significant SNPs and genes they reside in...
March 3, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334043/cc-223-blocks-mtorc1-c2-activation-and-inhibits-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#18
Zichen Xie, Jiqin Wang, Mei Liu, Deshan Chen, Chao Qiu, Keyu Sun
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of cancer-related human mortalities. Over-activation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) is important for HCC tumorigenesis and progression. The current study assessed the potential anti-HCC activity by a novel mTOR kinase inhibitor, CC-223. We demonstrate that CC-223, at nM concentrations, induced profound cytotoxic and anti-proliferative activities against established HCC cell lines (HepG2, KYN-2 and Huh-7) and primary human HCC cells. Meanwhile, CC-223 activated caspase-3/-9 and apoptosis in the above HCC cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333958/targeted-deep-sequencing-of-plasma-circulating-cell-free-dna-reveals-vimentin-and-fibulin-1-as-potential-epigenetic-biomarkers-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
Reetta Holmila, Athena Sklias, David C Muller, Davide Degli Esposti, Paule Guilloreau, James Mckay, Suleeporn Sangrajrang, Petcharin Srivatanakul, Pierre Hainaut, Philippe Merle, Zdenko Herceg, Andre Nogueira da Costa
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second most common cause of cancer death worldwide, but is still lacking sensitive and specific biomarkers for early diagnosis and prognosis. In this study, we applied targeted massively parallel semiconductor sequencing to assess methylation on a panel of genes (FBLN1, HINT2, LAMC1, LTBP1, LTBP2, PSMA2, PSMA7, PXDN, TGFB1, UBE2L3, VIM and YWHAZ) in plasma circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and to evaluate the potential of these genes as HCC biomarkers in two different series, one from France (42 HCC cases and 42 controls) and one from Thailand (42 HCC cases, 26 chronic liver disease cases and 42 controls)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333141/npas2-promotes-cell-survival-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-transactivating-cdc25a
#20
Peng Yuan, Jibin Li, Feng Zhou, Qichao Huang, Jiansheng Zhang, Xu Guo, Zhuomin Lyu, Hongxin Zhang, Jinliang Xing
Emerging evidences show that disruption of the circadian rhythm is associated with tumor initiation and progression. Neuronal PAS domain protein 2 (NPAS2), one of the core circadian molecules, has been proved to be a potential prognostic biomarker in colorectal and breast cancers. However, to date, the potential functional roles and molecular mechanisms by which NPAS2 affects cancer cell survival are greatly unclear, especially in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We first investigated the expression of NPAS2 and its clinical significance in HCC...
March 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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