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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915552/dicer-suppresses-cytoskeleton-remodeling-and-tumorigenesis-of-colorectal-epithelium-by-mir-324-5p-mediated-suppression-of-hmgxb3-and-wasf-2
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Li Na Sun, Cheng Xing, Zheng Zhi, Yao Liu, Liang-Yan Chen, Tong Shen, Qun Zhou, Yu Hong Liu, Wen Juan Gan, Jing-Ru Wang, Yong Xu, Jian Ming Li
Emerging evidence indicates that microRNAs, a class of small and well-conserved noncoding RNAs, participate in many physiological and pathological processes. RNase III endonuclease DICER is one of the key enzymes for microRNA biogenesis. Here, we found that DICER was downregulated in tumor samples of colorectal cancer (CRC) patients at both mRNA and protein levels. Importantly, intestinal epithelial cell (IEC)-specific deletion of Dicer mice got more tumors after azoxymethane and dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) administration...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910694/an-epidemiologic-perspective-on-the-stem-cell-hypothesis-in-human-carcinogenesis
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REVIEW
David Schottenfeld
BACKGROUND: Tomasetti and Vogelstein have hypothesized that the patterns of cancer incidence in various cells and tissues are highly correlated with the estimated lifetime number of stem cell divisions. The authors reviewed the risks in tissues of 17 types of cancer from the United States and 69 additional countries. Positive correlations were observed consistently between the tissue - specific cancer incidence and the estimated lifetime number of stem cell divisions. The authors concluded that approximately two-thirds of global cancer incidence may be attributed to random DNA replication errors...
September 11, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904062/optical-coherence-tomography-detects-necrotic-regions-and-volumetrically-quantifies-multicellular-tumor-spheroids
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Yongyang Huang, Shunqiang Wang, Qiongyu Guo, Sarah Kessel, Ian Rubinoff, Leo L-Y Chan, Peter Li, Yaling Liu, Jean Qiu, Chao Zhou
Three-dimensional (3D) tumor spheroid models have gained increased recognition as important tools in cancer research and anti-cancer drug development. However, currently available imaging approaches employed in high-throughput screening drug discovery platforms e.g. bright field, phase contrast, and fluorescence microscopies, are unable to resolve 3D structures deep inside (>50 μm) tumor spheroids. In this study, we established a label-free, non-invasive optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging platform to characterize 3D morphological and physiological information of multicellular tumor spheroids (MCTS) growing from ~250 μm up to ~600 μm in height over 21 days...
September 13, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899659/brg1-promotes-vegf-a-expression-and-angiogenesis-in-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Jingqin Lan, Haijie Li, Xuelai Luo, Junbo Hu, Guihua Wang
Angiogenesis plays an important role in tumor growth and progression in solid tumors. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is one of the most critical and specific factors that stimulate both physiological and pathological angiogenesis. Here, we report a novel role of BRG1, the core subunit of SWI/SNF family complexes, in angiogenesis. In this study, we demonstrate that BRG1 is overexpressed in colorectal cancer and decreased expression of BRG1 not only blocks cell proliferation but remarkably inhibits the ability of HUVECs to form capillary-like structures...
September 9, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884116/the-role-of-pontin-and-reptin-in-cellular-physiology-and-cancer-etiology
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REVIEW
Yu-Qian Mao, Walid A Houry
Pontin (RUVBL1, TIP49, TIP49a, Rvb1) and Reptin (RUVBL2, TIP48, TIP49b, Rvb2) are highly conserved ATPases of the AAA+ (ATPases Associated with various cellular Activities) superfamily and are involved in various cellular processes that are important for oncogenesis. First identified as being upregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal cancer, their overexpression has since been shown in multiple cancer types such as breast, lung, gastric, esophageal, pancreatic, kidney, bladder as well as lymphatic, and leukemic cancers...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875496/g-protein-coupled-receptor-gpr55-promotes-colorectal-cancer-and-has-opposing-effects-to-cannabinoid-receptor-1
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Carina Hasenoehrl, David Feuersinger, Eva M Sturm, Thomas Bärnthaler, Ellen Heitzer, Ricarda Graf, Magdalena Grill, Martin Pichler, Stephan Beck, Lee Butcher, Dominique Thomas, Nerea Ferreirós, Rufina Schuligoi, Caroline Schweiger, Johannes Haybaeck, Rudolf Schicho
The putative cannabinoid receptor GPR55 has been shown to play a tumor-promoting role in various cancers, and is involved in many physiological and pathological processes of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. While the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1 ) has been reported to suppress intestinal tumor growth, the role of GPR55 in the development of GI cancers is unclear. We, therefore, aimed at elucidating the role of GPR55 in colorectal cancer (CRC), the third most common cancer worldwide. Using azoxymethane (AOM)- and dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-driven CRC mouse models, we found that GPR55 plays a tumor-promoting role that involves alterations of leukocyte populations, i...
September 5, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871484/epr-oximetry-sensor-developing-a-tam-derivative-for-in-vivo-studies
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Agnieszka Boś-Liedke, Magdalena Walawender, Anna Woźniak, Dorota Flak, Jacek Gapiński, Stefan Jurga, Małgorzata Kucińska, Adam Plewiński, Marek Murias, Marwa Elewa, Lisa Lampp, Peter Imming, Krzysztof Tadyszak
Oxygenation is one of the most important physiological parameters of biological systems. Low oxygen concentration (hypoxia) is associated with various pathophysiological processes in different organs. Hypoxia is of special importance in tumor therapy, causing poor response to treatment. Triaryl methyl (TAM) derivative radicals are commonly used in electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) as sensors for quantitative spatial tissue oxygen mapping. They are also known as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents and fluorescence imaging compounds...
September 4, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866022/eradication-of-ht-29-colorectal-adenocarcinoma-cells-by-controlled-photorelease-of-co-from-a-co-releasing-polymer-photocorp-1-triggered-by-visible-light-through-an-optical-fiber-based-device
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Miguel N Pinto, Indranil Chakraborty, Cosme Sandoval, Pradip K Mascharak
The gaseous signaling molecule carbon monoxide (CO) has recently been recognized for its wide range of physiological activity as well as its antineoplastic properties. However, site-specific delivery of this noxious gas presents a major challenge in hospital settings. In this work, a visible light-sensitive CO-releasing molecule (photoCORM) derived from manganese(I) and 2-(quinolyl)benzothiazole (qbt) namely, [Mn(CO)3(qbt)(4-vpy)](CF3SO3) (1), has been co-polymerized within a gas-permeable HEMA/EGDMA hydrogel...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829432/rat-model-of-the-associating-liver-partition-and-portal-vein-ligation-for-staged-hepatectomy-alpps-procedure
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Erik Schadde, Martin Hertl, Stefan Breitenstein, Beatrice Beck-Schimmer, Martin Schläpfer
Recent clinical data support an aggressive surgical approach to both primary and metastatic liver tumors. For some indications, like colorectal liver metastases, the amount of liver tissue left behind after liver resection has become the main limiting factor of resectability of large or multiple liver tumors. A minimal amount of functional tissue is required to avoid the severe complication of post-hepatectomy liver failure, which has high morbidity and mortality. Inducing liver growth of the prospective remnant prior to resection has become more established in liver surgery, either in the form of portal vein embolization by interventional radiologists or in the form of portal vein ligation several weeks prior to resection...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827371/strap-promotes-stemness-of-human-colorectal-cancer-via-epigenetic-regulation-of-the-notch-pathway
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Lin Jin, Trung Vu, Guandou Yuan, Pran K Datta
NOTCH signaling exerts essential roles in normal and malignant intestinal physiology and the homeostasis of cancer stem-like cells (CSC), but the basis for this latter role remains obscure. The signaling scaffold protein STRAP is upregulated in several cancers where it promotes tumorigenicity and metastasis. Here we report a novel oncogenic function for STRAP in maintaining CSC subpopulations in a heterogeneous mixture by antagonizing formation of the chromatin modifier PRC2 and by epigenetically activating NOTCH signals in human colorectal cancer (CRC)...
August 21, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821976/dysbiosis-signature-of-mycobiota-in-colon-polyp-and-colorectal-cancer
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R Gao, C Kong, H Li, L Huang, X Qu, N Qin, H Qin
Microbiota refers to a colony of microorganisms, and they are found in all multicellular organisms. This colony plays a major role in both the physiology and disease of the organism it inhabits. Much attention has been paid to host-microbiota interactions, but there has been little investigation on its role in carcinogenesis. In this study, we characterized a fecal mycobiota, also known as fungal signature, for the first time with 131 subjects, comprising polyp and colorectal cancer (CRC) patients, as well as a healthy control population...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819421/simultaneous-quantification-of-serum-multi-phospholipids-as-potential-biomarkers-for-differentiating-different-pathophysiological-states-of-lung-stomach-intestine-and-pancreas
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Yumei Guo, Junling Ren, Xiaoou Li, Xiaofeng Liu, Ning Liu, Yanmin Wang, Zhili Li
Background: Aberrant lipid metabolism is closely associated with cancer. Materials & Methods: Serum levels of sphingomyelins (SM) (34:1), phosphatidylcholine (PC) (34:2), PC(34:1), PC(36:4), PC(36:3), and PC(36:2) in 1449 serum samples (including 599 normal controls, 69 patients with benign lung diseases (BLDs), 61 with benign colorectal diseases, 54 with benign gastric diseases, 67 with benign pancreatic diseases, and 246 with lung cancer (LC), 144 with colorectal cancer, 94 with gastric cancer, 115 with pancreatic cancer) were quantified simultaneously based on their respective calibration equations with correlation coefficient of >0...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816959/estimation-of-physiologic-ability-and-surgical-stress-e-pass-scoring-system-could-provide-preoperative-advice-on-whether-to-undergo-laparoscopic-surgery-for-colorectal-cancer-patients-with-a-high-physiological-risk
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Ao Zhang, Tingting Liu, Kaiyuan Zheng, Ningbo Liu, Fei Huang, Weidong Li, Tong Liu, Weihua Fu
Laparoscopic colorectal surgery had been widely used for colorectal cancer patient and showed a favorable outcome on the postoperative morbidity rate. We attempted to evaluate physiological status of patients by mean of Estimation of physiologic ability and surgical stress (E-PASS) system and to analyze the difference variation of postoperative morbidity rate of open and laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery in patients with different physiological status.In total 550 colorectal cancer patients who underwent surgery treatment were included...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815470/alterations-in-scai-expression-during-cell-plasticity-fibrosis-and-cancer
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Ákos Gasparics, Gábor Kökény, Attila Fintha, Rita Bencs, Miklós M Mózes, Emese Irma Ágoston, Anna Buday, Zoltán Ivics, Péter Hamar, Balázs Győrffy, László Rosivall, Attila Sebe
Suppressor of cancer cell invasion (SCAI) has been originally characterized as a tumor suppressor inhibiting metastasis in different human cancer cells, and it has been suggested that SCAI expression declines in tumors. The expression patterns and role of SCAI during physiological and pathophysiological processes is still poorly understood. Earlier we demonstrated that SCAI is regulating the epithelial-mesenchymal transition of proximal tubular epithelial cells, it is downregulated during renal fibrosis and it is overexpressed in Wilms' tumors...
August 16, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811361/chemoradiotherapy-resistance-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-is-mediated-by-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Georg Emons, Melanie Spitzner, Sebastian Reineke, Janneke Möller, Noam Auslander, Frank Kramer, Yue Hu, Tim Beissbarth, Hendrik A Wolff, Margret Rave-Fränk, Elisabeth Heßmann, Jochen Gaedcke, B Michael Ghadimi, Steven A Johnsen, Thomas Ried, Marian Grade
Activation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling plays a central role in the development and progression of colorectal cancer. The Wnt-transcription factor, TCF7L2, is overexpressed in primary rectal cancers that are resistant to chemoradiotherapy and TCF7L2 mediates resistance to chemoradiotherapy. However, it is unclear whether the resistance is mediated by a TCF7L2 inherent mechanism or Wnt/β-catenin signaling in general. Here, inhibition of β-catenin by siRNAs or a small-molecule inhibitor (XAV-939) resulted in sensitization of colorectal cancer cells to chemoradiotherapy...
August 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801520/evidence-that-central-pathways-that-mediate-defecation-utilize-ghrelin-receptors-but-do-not-require-endogenous-ghrelin
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Ruslan V Pustovit, Brid Callaghan, Mitchell T Ringuet, Nicole F Kerr, Billie Hunne, Ian M Smyth, Claudio Pietra, John B Furness
In laboratory animals and in human, centrally penetrant ghrelin receptor agonists, given systemically or orally, cause defecation. Animal studies show that the effect is due to activation of ghrelin receptors in the spinal lumbosacral defecation centers. However, it is not known whether there is a physiological role of ghrelin or the ghrelin receptor in the control of defecation. Using immunohistochemistry and immunoassay, we detected and measured ghrelin in the stomach, but were unable to detect ghrelin by either method in the lumbosacral spinal cord, or other regions of the CNS In rats in which the thoracic spinal cord was transected 5 weeks before, the effects of a ghrelin agonist on colorectal propulsion were significantly enhanced, but defecation caused by water avoidance stress (WAS) was reduced...
August 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790448/lrlshmda-laplacian-regularized-least-squares-for-human-microbe-disease-association-prediction
#17
Fan Wang, Zhi-An Huang, Xing Chen, Zexuan Zhu, Zhenkun Wen, Jiyun Zhao, Gui-Ying Yan
An increasing number of evidences indicate microbes are implicated in human physiological mechanisms, including complicated disease pathology. Some microbes have been demonstrated to be associated with diverse important human diseases or disorders. Through investigating these disease-related microbes, we can obtain a better understanding of human disease mechanisms for advancing medical scientific progress in terms of disease diagnosis, treatment, prevention, prognosis and drug discovery. Based on the known microbe-disease association network, we developed a semi-supervised computational model of Laplacian Regularized Least Squares for Human Microbe-Disease Association (LRLSHMDA) by introducing Gaussian interaction profile kernel similarity calculation and Laplacian regularized least squares classifier...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789681/study-protocol-on-comparative-effectiveness-of-mindfulness-meditation-and-qigong-on-psychophysiological-outcomes-for-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rainbow T H Ho, Adrian H Y Wan, Jessie S M Chan, S M Ng, K F Chung, Cecilia L W Chan
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer imposes threats to patients' well-being. Although most physical symptoms can be managed by medication, psychosocial stressors may complicate survival and hamper quality of life. Mindfulness and Qigong, two kinds of mind-body exercise rooted in Eastern health philosophy, has been found effective in symptoms management, improving mental health, and reducing stress. With these potential benefits, a randomized controlled trial (RCT) is planned to investigate the comparative effectiveness of mindfulness and Baduanjin intervention on the bio-psychosocial wellbeing of people with colorectal cancer...
August 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757473/functions-and-regulations-of-the-hippo-signaling-pathway-in-intestinal-homeostasis-regeneration-and-tumorigenesis
#19
Yuan Gu, Lei Zhang, Fa-xing Yu
The intestine is an important digestive organ. Intestinal diseases such as acute or chronic enteritis and colorectal cancer pose a great threat to human health, which endows the studies related to intestine with great scientific and clinical value. The Hippo signaling pathway plays an important role in proliferation and differentiation of intestinal stem cells, and is involved in diverse physiological and pathological processes in the intestine. In this review, we summarize known functions and mechanisms of the Hippo signaling pathway in intestinal regeneration and tumorigenesis, provide a prospective on future research directions, and discuss potential therapeutic strategies targeting the Hippo signaling pathway...
July 20, 2017: Yi Chuan, Hereditas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754313/the-5-ht4-receptor-mediated-inhibition-of-visceral-nociceptive-neurons-in-the-rat-caudal-ventrolateral-medulla
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O A Lyubashina, I B Sivachenko
Activation of the serotonin type 4 (5-HT4) receptors has been reported to improve abdominal pain in patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders and reduce visceral nociception in animal models. Earlier studies have proposed that 5-HT4 agonist can produce visceral analgesia by acting at the supraspinal level, but the underlying neuronal mechanisms remain unclear. The caudal ventrolateral medulla (CVLM) is the first site for processing of visceral nociceptive signals ascending via spinal pathways and an important component of the endogenous pain modulatory system...
July 25, 2017: Neuroscience
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