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Jianting Ma, Xingguang Zhang, Gang He, Chunlin Yang
The relationship between galectin-3 and p27kip1 protein expression levels in cervical precancerous lesions and clinical prognosis were studied. A total of 74 patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia [(CIN), 20 cases classified as stage I, 24 cases as stage II and 30 cases as stage III] were enrolled in this study. Tissue galectin-3, p27kip1, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-2 and cyclin D protein levels were detected via immunohistochemical staining and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Filipa Mota, Constantina Fotinou, Rohini Rhana, A W Edith Chan, Tamas Yelland, Mohamed T Arooz, Andrew P O'Leary, Jennie Hutton, Paul Frankel, Ian Zachary, David Selwood, Snezana Djordjevic
Neuropilin-1 (NRP1) is a transmembrane co-receptor involved in binding interactions with variety of ligands and receptors, including receptor tyrosine kinases. Expression of NRP1 in several cancers correlates with cancer stages and poor prognosis. Thus, NRP1 has been considered a therapeutic target and is the focus of multiple drug discovery initiatives. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) binds to the b1 domain of NRP1 through interactions between the C-terminal arginine of VEGF and residues in the NRP1 binding site including Tyr297, Tyr353, Asp320, Ser346, and Thr349...
February 12, 2018: FEBS Journal
Muhammad Ikram, Yeseon Lim, Sun-Yong Baek, Songwan Jin, Young Hun Jeong, Jong-Young Kwak, Sik Yoon
Lymphoma is a heterogeneous disease with a highly variable clinical course and prognosis. Improving the prognosis for patients with relapsed and treatment-resistant lymphoma remains challenging. Current in vitro drug testing models based on 2D cell culture lack natural tissue-like structural organization and result in disappointing clinical outcomes. The development of efficient drug testing models using 3D cell culture that more accurately reflects in vivo behaviors is vital. Our aim was to establish an in vitro 3D lymphoma model that can imitate the in vivo 3D lymphoma microenvironment...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
A Scherpereel, M-C Willemin, E Wasielewski, X Dhalluin
INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a quite rare cancer, but with increasing incidence, that is usually induced by previous asbestos exposure. Its prognosis is poor and there is no validated curative therapy to date. Surgery of MPM, done only by few expert teams within a multimodal treatment is of limited and still disputed value. The standard treatment of MPM, relying on first-line chemotherapy by combined cisplatin-pemetrexed is often poorly effective, even if combination with bevacizumab anti-VEGF antibodies has slightly improved the results...
February 4, 2018: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
Jennifer Jeck, Rebecca Kassubek, Jan Coburger, Simone Edenhofer, Stefan S Schönsteiner, Albert C Ludolph, Bernd Schmitz, Jens Engelke, Regine Mayer-Steinacker, Jan Lewerenz, Lars Bullinger
Background: Despite multidisciplinary treatment approaches, the prognosis for patients with high-grade glioma (HGG) is poor, with a median overall survival (OS) of 14.6 months for glioblastoma multiforme (GB). As high levels of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF) are found in HGG, targeted anti-antiangiogenic therapy using the humanized monoclonal antibody bevacizumab (BEV) was studied in a series of clinical trials. Still, the discrepancy of BEV's efficacy with regard to initial clinical and radiological response and its reported failure to prolong survival remains to be explained...
2018: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
Jixian Huang, Ziyuan Lu, Yajuan Xiao, Bolin He, Chengyun Pan, Xuan Zhou, Na Xu, Xiaoli Liu
BACKGROUND A hypoxic microenvironment is associated with resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and a poor prognosis in chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The E3 ubiquitin ligase Siah2 plays a vital role in the regulation of hypoxia response, as well as in leukemogenesis. However, the role of Siah2 in CML resistance is unclear, and it is unknown whether vitaminK3 (a Siah2 inhibitor) can improve the chemo-sensitivity of CML cells in a hypoxic microenvironment. MATERIAL AND METHODS The expression of Siah2 was detected in CML patients (CML-CP and CML-BC), K562 cells, and K562-imatinib-resistant cells (K562-R cells)...
February 5, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Xiao-Na Jin, Bao-Zhen Zhou, Dang-Feng Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the expression and clinical significance of VEGF, IL-17, β2-MG and IL-35 in patients with multiple myeloma. METHODS: A total of 83 patients with multiple myeloma (MM) from January 2012 to December 2016 were enrolled in MM group, 36 healthy subjects were enrolled in control group. The levels of IL-17, IL-35 and VEGF in serum were detected by ELISA. The levels of β2-MG in serum were measured by radioimmunoassay. The differences of different indexes between 2 groups were compared...
February 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
Dan-Dan Hu, Peng-Cheng Li, Yi-Fu He, Wei Jia, Bing Hu
BACKGROUND The coiled-coil domain-containing proteins have been shown to have a series of functions in biological synthesis. Recent studies have found that CCDC34 is highly expressed in bladder cancer, but the underlying molecular mechanisms still remain unclear. Therefore, we performed the present study to assess the expression of the coiled-coil domain-containing protein 34 (CCDC34) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) patients. We also explored the relationships between CCDC34 expression and clinicopathologic characteristics, tumor angiogenesis, and prognosis...
February 3, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Justin G Wilkes, Brianne R O'Leary, Juan Du, Adrienne R Klinger, Zita A Sibenaller, Claire M Doskey, Katherine N Gibson-Corley, Matthew S Alexander, Susan Tsai, Garry R Buettner, Joseph J Cullen
HIF-1α is a transcriptional regulator that functions in the adaptation of cells to hypoxic conditions; it strongly impacts the prognosis of patients with cancer. High-dose, intravenous, pharmacological ascorbate (P-AscH-), induces cytotoxicity and oxidative stress selectively in cancer cells by acting as a pro-drug for the delivery of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2); early clinical data suggest improved survival and inhibition of metastasis in patients being actively treated with P-AscH-. Previous studies have demonstrated that activation of HIF-1α is necessary for P-AscH- sensitivity...
February 2, 2018: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
Rui Ling, Yuepeng Zhou, Ling Zhou, Dongfang Dai, Dan Wu, Lei Mi, Chaoming Mao, Deyu Chen
Dysregulation of micro (mi)RNA-let-7 has been associated with the development and prognosis of multiple cancer types. Lin28, a RNA-binding protein, plays a conserved role in regulating the maturation of let-7 family proteins. However, few studies have focused on the effects of Lin28/let-7 on Wnt-activated esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Analysis of the expression of let-7a, let-7b and let-7c in clinical tissues revealed that lower let-7a expression was correlated with higher tumor node metastasis staging and recurrence in patients with ESCC...
February 2, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Josué Rivera-Pérez, María Del Rocío Monter-Vera, Cornelio Barrientos-Alvarado, Julia D Toscano-Garibay, Teresa Cuesta-Mejías, Javier Flores-Estrada
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and the pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) serve an important role in prostate cancer (PCa). The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the levels of VEGF and PEDF in serum are associated with the severity of PCa, and whether they can differentiate from patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Two groups of patients were recruited, patients with PCa or BPH that were newly diagnosed without other comorbidities, and were compared with healthy individuals...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
Bojing Li, Zhihong Nie, Denghai Zhang, Jian Wu, Bin Peng, Xiaoyan Guo, Yihai Shi, Xiaoyan Cai, Limin Xu, Fanfan Cao
The present study aimed to investigate the role of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and endothelial cells (ECs) in the peripheral blood of patients with gastric cancer (GC), and to investigate vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and microvessel density (MVD) in GC tissues. First, 6 ml peripheral blood with added anticoagulant was collected from each of the 42 patients with GC, followed by determination of the number of EPCs and ECs by flow cytometry using the surface markers cluster of differentiation (CD)34brightCD133+CD31+CD45dim and CD34dimCD133-CD31brightCD45-, respectively...
January 2018: Oncology Letters
Weimin Liu, Zhiyong Dong, Ruixiang Hu, Cunchuan Wang
The relationship between vascular endothelial growth factor gene polymorphism and gastric cancer risk and its development, prognosis, and survival are still being debated. This meta-analysis was performed to assess these relationships. The association reports were identified from PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and CBM-disc (China Biological Medicine Database), and eligible studies were included and calculated using the meta-analysis method. VEGF+936C/T, VEGF+405 G>C, VEGF-460 T>C, VEGF-1498 T>C, and VEGF-2578 C>A gene polymorphisms were found to be unassociated with gastric cancer risk for the overall population in this meta-analysis, whereas the VEGF-634 G>C GG genotype was associated with gastric cancer risk in the overall population...
January 1, 2018: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
Takashi Nakano
Malignant pleural mesothelioma(MPM)is a highly aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis and an increasing incidence worldwide. The only standard first-line chemotherapy for patients with unresectable MPM is cisplatin(CDDP)plus peme- trexed(PEM)(CDDP/PEM), with a median overall survival of about 12months and a median progression-free survival(PFS) of less than 6 months. There are no treatments with proven benefit on survival for relapsed MPM patients. Therefore, novel therapeutic strategies are urgently required...
December 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Jessica Wagner, C Leah Kline, Lanlan Zhou, Vladimir Khazak, Wafik S El-Deiry
BACKGROUND: Small molecule ONC201 is an investigational anti-tumor agent that upregulates intra-tumoral TRAIL expression and the integrated stress response pathway. A Phase I clinical trial using ONC201 therapy in advanced cancer patients has been completed and the drug has progressed into Phase II trials in several cancer types. Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains one of the leading causes of cancer worldwide and metastatic disease has a poor prognosis. Clinical trials in CRC and other tumor types have demonstrated that therapeutics targeting the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway, such as bevacizumab, are effective in combination with certain chemotherapeutic agents...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
Wang He, Guangzheng Zhong, Ning Jiang, Bo Wang, Xinxiang Fan, Changhao Chen, Xu Chen, Jian Huang, Tianxin Lin
The prognosis for bladder cancer patients with lymph node (LN) metastasis is dismal and only minimally improved by current treatment modalities. Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms that underlie LN metastasis may provide clinical therapeutic strategies for LN-metastatic bladder cancer. Here, we report that a long noncoding RNA LINC00958, which we have termed bladder cancer-associated transcript 2 (BLACAT2), was markedly upregulated in LN-metastatic bladder cancer and correlated with LN metastasis. Overexpression of BLACAT2 promoted bladder cancer-associated lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic metastasis in both cultured bladder cancer cell lines and mouse models...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Eduardo D Gomes, Sofia S Mendes, Rita C Assunção-Silva, Fábio G Teixeira, Ana O Pires, Sandra I Anjo, Bruno Manadas, Hugo Leite-Almeida, Jeffrey M Gimble, Nuno Sousa, Angelo C Lepore, Nuno A Silva, António J Salgado
Patients suffering from Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) still have a dismal prognosis. Despite all the efforts developed in this area, currently there are no effective treatments. Therefore, cell therapies have been proposed as a viable alternative to the current treatments employed. Adipose tissue-derived Stem Cells (ASCs) and Olfactory Ensheathing Cells (OECs) have been used with promising results in different models of SCI, namely due to the regenerative properties of the secretome of the first, and the guidance capability of the second...
January 20, 2018: Stem Cells
Vicent Guillem, Marisa Calabuig, Salut Brunet, Jordi Esteve, Lourdes Escoda, David Gallardo, Josep-Maria Ribera, María Paz Queipo de Llano, Montserrat Arnan, Carme Pedro, María Luz Amigo, Josep M Martí-Tutusaus, Antoni García-Guiñón, Joan Bargay, Antonia Sampol, Olga Salamero, Llorenç Font, Carme Talarn, Montserrat Hoyos, Marina Díaz-Beyá, Ana Garrido, Blanca Navarro, Josep Nomdédeu, Jordi Sierra, Mar Tormo
Vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGFC) stimulates leukemia cell proliferation and survival, and promotes angiogenesis. We studied VEGFC expression in bone marrow samples from 353 adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients and its relationship with several clinical, cytogenetic, and molecular variables. We also studied the expression of 84 genes involved in VEGF signaling in 24 patients. We found that VEGFC expression was higher in AML patients with myelodysplasia-related changes (AML-MRC) than in patients with non-AML-MRC...
January 18, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Jianfei Tu, Xihui Ying, Dengke Zhang, Qiaoyou Weng, Weibo Mao, Li Chen, Xulu Wu, Chaoyong Tu, Jiansong Ji, Yuan Huang
Background: Angiogenesis plays a critical role in tumor growth and metastasis. Angiogenic factor with G patch and FHA domains 1 (AGGF1) has been recently identified as a novel initiator of angiogenesis. However, the function and the prognostic values of AGGF1 in hepatocellular carcinoma remain poorly understood. Our aim is to provide more information to assist design the angiogenesis therapy that targets AGGF1 in HCC. Results: AGGF1-positive frequency in HCC tissues was significantly higher than in peritumor tissues...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
Jingwen Wang, Yuhong Huang, Jun Zhang, Boyi Xing, Wei Xuan, Honghai Wang, He Huang, Jiayu Yang, Jianwu Tang
Neuropilin-2 (NRP-2) not only functions as a receptor for semaphorins, a family of neural axon guidance factors, but also interacts with VEGFs, a family of vascular endothelial growth factors. As an independent receptor or a co-receptor, NRP-2 binds to ligands VEGF-C/D, activates the VEGF-C/D-NRP-2 signaling axis, and further regulates lymphangiogenesis-associated factors in both lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) and some tumor cells during tumor progression. Via VEGF-C/D-NRP-2 axis, NRP-2 induces LEC proliferation, reconstruction and lymphangiogenesis and subsequently promotes tumor cell migration, invasion and lymphatic metastasis...
January 12, 2018: Cancer Letters
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