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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212535/integration-of-the-cancer-related-inflammatory-response-as-a-stratifying-biomarker-of-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-sorafenib
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Jessica Howell, David J Pinato, Ramya Ramaswami, Tadaaki Arizumi, Carlotta Ferrari, Antonello Gibbin, Michela E Burlone, Giulia Guaschino, Pierluigi Toniutto, James Black, Laura Sellers, Masatoshi Kudo, Mario Pirisi, Rohini Sharma
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Response to sorafenib is highly variable in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Baseline inflammatory parameters and treatment toxicities may improve survival prediction in patients on sorafenib therapy. RESULTS: 442 patients with advanced stage HCC on sorafenib were recruited (follow-up 5096 person-months at risk). 88% had BCLC stage B or greater HCC and 72.3% had Child-Pugh A cirrhosis. On Cox multivariate regression, previously-treated HCC (HR 0...
February 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212112/cancer-as-robust-intrinsic-state-shaped-by-evolution-a-key-issues-review
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Ruoshi Yuan, Xiaomei Zhu, Gaowei Wang, Site Li, Ping Ao
Cancer is a complex disease: its pathology cannot be properly understood in terms of independent players-genes, proteins, molecular pathways, or their simple combinations. This is similar to many-body physics of a condensed phase that many important properties are not determined by a single atom or molecule. The rapidly accumulating large 'omics' data also require a new mechanistic and global underpinning to organize for rationalizing cancer complexity. A unifying and quantitative theory was proposed by some of the present authors that cancer is a robust state formed by the endogenous molecular-cellular network, which is evolutionarily built for the developmental processes and physiological functions...
February 17, 2017: Reports on Progress in Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211215/zkscan1-gene-and-its-related-circular-rna-circzkscan1-both-inhibit-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-growth-migration-and-invasion-but-through-different-signaling-pathways
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Zhicheng Yao, Jingyan Luo, Kunpeng Hu, Jizong Lin, He Huang, Qiangliang Wang, Peng Zhang, Zhiyong Xiong, Zejian Huang, Chonghua He, Bo Liu, Yang Yang
There is increasing evidence that circular RNAs (circRNAs) are involved in cancer development, but the regulation and function of human circRNAs remain largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that ZKSCAN1, a zinc finger family gene, is expressed in both linear and circular (circZKSCAN1) forms of RNA in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissues and cell lines. Here, we analyzed a cohort of 102 patients and found that expression of both ZKSCAN1 mRNA and circZKSCAN1 was significantly lower (P<0.05) in the HCC samples compared with that in matched adjacent non-tumorous tissues by reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR)...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210201/therapeutic-effect-of-astragalus-polysaccharides-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-h22-bearing-mice
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Xiaoyu Lai, Weibiao Xia, Jing Wei, Xinghong Ding
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of astragalus polysaccharides (APSs), active constituents of astragalus, in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and their potential as a promising candidate for future anticancer drug development. Astragalus polysaccharide was administered at different doses to HCC H22-bearing mice to investigate their antitumor effects. Results revealed that APS inhibited the growth of H22 cells with a tumor inhibition rate in the APS 400 mg·kg(-1) group of 59...
January 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209963/the-impact-of-esophagogastric-varices-on-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Wei-Yao Hsieh, Ping-Hsien Chen, I-Yen Lin, Chien-Wei Su, Yee- Chao, Teh-Ia Huo, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Ming-Chih Hou, Han-Chieh Lin, Jaw-Ching Wu
Whether or not esophagogastric varices (EGV) could determine the outcomes of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still unclear. A total of 990 treatment-naive HCC patients who received an esophagogastroduodenoscopy at the time of HCC diagnosis were retrospectively enrolled. The factors in terms of prognosis were analyzed by Cox proportional hazards model and propensity score matching analysis. Among the enrolled patients, 480 (48.5%) patients had EGV. Patients with EGV had a significantly lower cumulative 5-year survival rate than those without EGV (24...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209758/atorvastatin-decreases-hbx-induced-phospho-akt-in-hepatocytes-via-p2x-receptors
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Aram Ghalali, Javier Martin-Renedo, Johan Hogberg, Ulla Stenius
: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rated as the fifth most common malignancy and third in cancer related deaths worldwide. Statins, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are potent cholesterol lowering drugs and recent epidemiological evidence suggests that statins prevent aggressive HCC development. Previous experiments revealed that statins downregulate phosphorylated Akt (pAkt). Here, it is demonstrated that atorvastatin decreases nuclear pAkt levels in pancreatic and lung cancer cell lines within minutes and this rapid effect is mediated by the purinergic P2X receptors...
February 16, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209723/functional-metabolic-and-dynamic-mitochondrial-changes-in-the-rat-cirrhosis-hepatocellular-carcinoma-model-and-the-protective-effect-of-ifc-305
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Enrique Chavez, Maria Guadalupe Lozano-Rosas, Mariana Dominguez-Lopez, Gabriela Velasco-Loyden, Jesus Rafael Rodriguez-Aguilera, Concepcion Jose-Nunez, Marietta Tuena de Gomez-Puyou, Victoria Chagoya de Sanchez
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrion is an important metabolic and energetic organelle which regulates several cellular processes. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been related with liver diseases including hepatocellular carcinoma. As a result, the energetic demand is not properly supplied and mitochondrial morphologic changes has been observed resulting in an altered metabolism. We previously demonstrated the chemopreventive effect of the hepatoprotector IFC-305. AIM: In this work we aimed to evaluate the functional, metabolic, and dynamic mitochondrial alterations in the sequential model of cirrhosis-hepatocellular carcinoma induced by diethylnitrosamine in rats and the possible beneficial effect of IFC-305...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207963/nardilysin-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-activation-of-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3
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Yosuke Kasai, Kan Toriguchi, Etsuro Hatano, Kiyoto Nishi, Mikiko Ohno, Tomoaki Yoh, Keita Fukuyama, Takahiro Nishio, Masayuki Okuno, Keiko Iwaisako, Satoru Seo, Kojiro Taura, Masato Kurokawa, Makoto Kunichika, Shinji Uemoto, Eiichiro Nishi
Nardilysin (NRDC) is a metalloendopeptidase of the M16 family. We previously showed that NRDC activates inflammatory cytokine signaling, including interleukin-6-signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling. NRDC has been implicated in the promotion of breast, gastric, and esophageal cancer, as well as the development of liver fibrosis. In this study, we investigated the role of NRDC in the promotion of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), both clinically and experimentally. We found that NRDC expression was up-regulated 3-fold in HCC tissue compared to the adjacent non-tumor liver tissue, which was confirmed by immunohistochemistry and western blotting...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207681/significance-of-glypican-3-gpc3-expression-in-hepatocellular-cancer-diagnosis
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Bin Sun, Zhi Huang, Bi Wang, Yanglong Yu, Shihai Lin, Lei Luo, Yuzhu Wang, Zheng Huang
BACKGROUND Primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a malignant tumor that is common China. Early diagnosis is of great significance for improving treatment efficiency. GPC3 level is closely related to HCC occurrence. This study investigated GPC3 expression in HCC patient serum and tissue, and assessed the significance of GPC3 combined AFP detection in HCC diagnosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 76 HCC patients in our hospital were enrolled. Immunohistochemistry was applied to test GPC3 expression in cancer tissue and para-carcinoma tissue...
February 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206772/cytotoxic-fusicoccane-type-diterpenoids-from-streptomyces-violascens-isolated-from-ailuropoda-melanoleuca-feces
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Dan Zheng, Li Han, Xiaodan Qu, Xiu Chen, Jialiang Zhong, Xiaoxu Bi, Jiang Liu, Yi Jiang, Chenglin Jiang, Xueshi Huang
Six new fusicoccane-type diterpenoids (2-7) were isolated from the fermentation broth of Streptomyces violascens, which was isolated from Ailuropoda melanoleuca (giant panda) feces. The structures of these new compounds were elucidated by a detailed spectroscopic data and X-ray crystallographic analysis. Compounds 5-7 demonstrated cytotoxicity against five human cancer cell lines, with IC50 values ranging from 3.5 ± 0.7 to 14.1 ± 0.8 μM. Cell adhesion, migration, and invasion assays showed that 6 inhibited the migration and invasion of human hepatocellular carcinoma SMMC7721 cells in a dose-dependent manner...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205428/systemically-infused-mesenchymal-stem-cells-show-different-homing-profiles-in-healthy-and-tumor-mouse-models
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Chengying Xie, Zhangru Yang, Yuanzhen Suo, Qianqian Chen, Dan Wei, Xiaofu Weng, Zhengqin Gu, Xunbin Wei
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) can localize in injured, inflamed, and cancerous tissues after systemic infusion. However, the dynamic homing profile of MSCs in the peripheral blood is not well characterized. Here, using in vivo flow cytometry to noninvasively monitor the dynamics of fluorescence-labeled cells, we found different clearance kinetics of systemically infused MSCs between healthy and tumor mouse models. The circulation times of MSCs in healthy mice and mice with subcutaneous tumors, orthotopically transplanted liver tumors, or metastatic lung tumors were 30, 24, 18, and 12 hours, respectively, suggesting that MSCs actively home to tumor environments...
February 16, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202625/gut-microbiota-promotes-obesity-associated-liver-cancer-through-pge2-mediated-suppression-of-antitumor-immunity
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Tze Mun Loo, Fumitaka Kamachi, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Shin Yoshimoto, Hiroaki Kanda, Yuriko Arai, Yaeko Nakajima-Takagi, Atsushi Iwama, Tomoaki Koga, Yukihiko Sugimoto, Takayuki Ozawa, Masaru Nakamura, Miho Kumagai, Koichi Watashi, Makoto M Taketo, Tomohiro Aoki, Shuh Narumiya, Masanobu Oshima, Makoto Arita, Eiji Hara, Naoko Ohtani
Obesity increases the risk of cancers, including hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). However, the precise molecular mechanisms through which obesity promotes HCC development are still unclear. Recent studies have shown that gut microbiota may influence liver diseases by transferring its metabolites and components. Here, we show that the hepatic translocation of obesity-induced lipoteichoic acid (LTA), a Gram positive gut microbial component, promotes HCC development by creating a tumor-promoting microenvironment...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202495/expression-of-grk2-and-igf1r-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significance
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Song-Bai Lin, Li Zhou, Zhi-Yong Liang, Wei-Xun Zhou, Ye Jin
AIM: It has been shown that G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2) negatively regulates the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) signalling pathway in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinicopathological and prognostic significance of GRK2 and IGF1R in HCC. METHODS: Expression of GRK2 and IGF1R was first detected by tissue microarray-based immunohistochemistry in 156 patients with HCC. Staining results, termed the H-score, were then correlated with clinicopathological variables and patient survival...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202073/distinct-patterns-and-prognostic-values-of-tumor-infiltrating-macrophages-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-gastric-cancer
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Jin-Qing Li, Xing-Juan Yu, Yong-Chun Wang, Li-Yun Huang, Chao-Qun Liu, Limin Zheng, Yu-Jing Fang, Jing Xu
BACKGROUND: Macrophages (Mφs) constitute a major component of the leukocyte infiltrate and perform distinct roles in different tumor microenvironments. This study aimed to characterize the distribution, composition and prognostic value of Mφs in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and gastric cancer (GC). METHODS: Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence were used to identify Mφ subsets in HCC and GC tissues. Kaplan-Meier analysis and Cox regression models were applied to estimate the overall survival (OS) for HCC and GC patients...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198103/synthesis-of-5%C3%AE-8%C3%AE-ergosterol-peroxide-3-carbamate-derivatives-and-fluorescent-mitochondria-targeting-conjugate-for-enhanced-anticancer-activities
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Ming Bu, Tingting Cao, Hongxia Li, Mingzhou Guo, Burton B Yang, Chengchu Zeng, Liming Hu
By inspiration of significant anticancer activity of our previously screened natural ergosterol peroxide (1), a series of novel ergosterol peroxide 3-carbamate derivatives were synthesized and characterized. The anti-proliferative activity of synthesized compounds against human hepatocellular carcinoma cells (HepG2, SK-Hep1) and human breast cancer cells (MCF-7, MDA-MB231) were investigated. Compound 3d, 3f and their hydrochloride exhibited significant in vitro anti-proliferative activity against the tested tumor cell lines, with IC50 values ranging from 0...
February 15, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197686/pre-therapeutic-factors-for-predicting-survival-after-radioembolization-a-single-center-experience-in-389-patients
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K J Paprottka, F Schoeppe, M Ingrisch, J Rübenthaler, N N Sommer, E De Toni, H Ilhan, M Zacherl, A Todica, P M Paprottka
PURPOSE: To determine pre-therapeutic predictive factors for overall survival (OS) after yttrium (Y)-90 radioembolization (RE). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the pre-therapeutic characteristics (sex, age, tumor entity, hepatic tumor burden, extrahepatic disease [EHD] and liver function [with focus on bilirubin and cholinesterase level]) of 389 consecutive patients with various refractory liver-dominant tumors (hepatocellular carcinoma [HCC], cholangiocarcinoma [CCC], neuroendocrine tumor [NET], colorectal cancer [CRC] and metastatic breast cancer [MBC]), who received Y-90 radioembolization for predicting survival...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197637/inhibition-of-fasn-suppresses-migration-invasion-and-growth-in-hepatoma-carcinoma-cells-by-deregulating-the-hif-1%C3%AE-igfbp1-pathway
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Jiaojiao Gong, Shasha Shen, Yixuan Yang, Si Qin, Lifan Huang, Hongmin Zhang, Ling Chen, Yaqin Chen, Shiying Li, Sha She, Min Yang, Hong Ren, Huaidong Hu
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Due to a high propensity to metastasize, active angiogenesis and rapid proliferation, recurrence and poor prognosis are major obstacles for treatment and cure of this disease. However, the detailed mechanisms of how fatty acid synthase (FASN) promotes migration, invasion and healing in tumor cells remain unclear. In the present study, the previous results that FASN was expressed higher in cancer samples than in non-cancerous samples, and influenced migration, invasion of hepatoma carcinoma cells, were verified by immunohistochemistry, tissue microarrays, Transwell assay and wound healing assay...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197391/high-nkg2a-expression-contributes-to-nk-cell-exhaustion-and-predicts-a-poor-prognosis-of-patients-with-liver-cancer
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Cheng Sun, Jing Xu, Qiang Huang, Mei Huang, Hao Wen, Chuanshan Zhang, Jinyu Wang, Jiaxi Song, Meijuan Zheng, Haoyu Sun, Haiming Wei, Weihua Xiao, Rui Sun, Zhigang Tian
Background and Aims: As the predominant lymphocyte subset in the liver, natural killer (NK) cells have been shown to be highly associated with the outcomes of patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection (CHB) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Previously, we reported that NKG2A, a checkpoint candidate, mediates human and murine NK cell dysfunction in CHB. However, NK cell exhaustion and, particularly, the level of NKG2A expression within liver tumors have not been reported. Methods: In this study, we analyzed NKG2A expression and the related dysfunction of NK cells located in intra- or peritumor regions of liver tissue samples from 207 HCC patients, in addition to analyzing disease outcomes...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196303/the-long-noncoding-rna-schlah-suppresses-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-interacting-with-fus
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Zhouhong Ge, Zhuoan Cheng, Xinrong Yang, Xisong Huo, Ning Wang, Hui Wang, Cun Wang, Dishui Gu, Fangyu Zhao, Ming Yao, Jia Fan, Wenxin Qin
Emerging evidence has indicated that deregulation of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) can contribute to the progression and metastasis of human cancer, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the roles of most lncRNAs in HCC remain largely unknown. Here we found a long noncoding RNA termed SchLAH (seven chromosome locus associated with HCC; also called BC035072) was generally downregulated in HCC. Low expression of SchLAH was significantly correlated with shorter overall survival of HCC patients. In vitro and in vivo assays indicated that overexpression of SchLAH inhibited the migration and lung metastasis of HCC cells...
February 14, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195873/niace-score-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-treated-by-surgery-or-transarterial-chemoembolization
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Xavier Adhoute, Guillaume Pénaranda, Jean Luc Raoul, Emilie Bollon, Bernard Pol, Yves P Letreut, Hervé Perrier, Olivier Bayle, Olivier Monnet, Patrick Beaurain, Cyril Muller, Jean Hardwigsen, Gaëlle Lefolgoc, Paul Castellani, Jean P Bronowicki, Marc Bourlière
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) prognostic scores could be useful in addition to the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) system to clarify patient prognosis and guide treatment decision. The NIACE (tumor Nodularity, Infiltrative nature of the tumor, serum Alpha-fetoprotein level, Child-Pugh stage, ECOG performance status) score distinguishes different prognosis groups among BCLC A, B, and C HCC patients. Our aims are to evaluate the NIACE score and its additive value in two HCC cohorts treated either by surgery or by chemoembolization, and then according to the BCLC recommendations...
February 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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