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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456672/roles-of-autophagy-in-androgen-induced-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-in-castrated-rats
#1
Rong-Fu Liu, Guo Fu, Jian Li, Yu-Feng Yang, Xue-Gang Wang, Pei-De Bai, Yue-Dong Chen
The present study investigated the role of androgen in the process of androgen-induced prostate hyperplasia in castrated rats and assessed the role of the phosphoinositide 3-kinase/protein kinase B/mechanistic target of rapamycin (PI3K/Akt/mTOR) pathway in this process. Furthermore, the extent to which autophagy may affect the level of androgen-induced benign prostatic hyperplasia was also explored. A total of 40 Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into four groups: Testosterone group, rapamycin group, 3-methyladenine (3-MA) group, and control group...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455655/disruption-of-etv6-leads-to-twist1-dependent-progression-and-resistance-to-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-in-prostate-cancer
#2
Yuan-Chin Tsai, Tao Zeng, Wassim Abou-Kheir, Hsiu-Lien Yeh, Juan Juan Yin, Yi-Chao Lee, Wei-Yu Chen, Yen-Nien Liu
BACKGROUND: ETS variant gene 6 (ETV6) is a putative tumor suppressor and repressed by epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling in prostate cancer. Since EGFR antagonists seem ineffective in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), we aim to study the role of ETV6 in the development of drug resistance. METHODS: Etv6 target gene was validated by ChIP and promoter reporter assays. Correlation of ETV6 and TWIST1 was analyzed in human clinical datasets and tissue samples...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455627/gastrointestinal-spindle-cell-tumor-of-the-rumen-with-metastasis-to-the-liver-in-a-goat
#3
Michael E Pesato, Ashley G Boyle, Marie-Eve Fecteau, Alexander Hamberg, Billy I Smith
Many neoplasms have been reported in goats; however, neoplasia of the rumen is rarely reported. A 9-y-old castrated male pygmy goat was presented with a history of respiratory stertor, fever, and anorexia. A respiratory diagnostic work-up including skull and thorax radiographs and endoscopy revealed minor enlargement of the arytenoids but no other abnormal findings. After a month of little improvement on symptomatic treatment and worsening general health, the goat was euthanized. On autopsy, the forestomachs, liver, spleen, diaphragm, and the ventral and lateral aspects of the cranial third of the walls of the peritoneal cavity were adhered to one another by fibrinous and fibrous adhesions...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455168/experiences-of-australian-men-diagnosed-with-advanced-prostate-cancer-a-qualitative-study
#4
Suzanne K Chambers, Melissa K Hyde, Kirstyn Laurie, Melissa Legg, Mark Frydenberg, Ian D Davis, Anthony Lowe, Jeff Dunn
OBJECTIVE: To explore men's lived experience of advanced prostate cancer (PCa) and preferences for support. DESIGN: Cross-sectional qualitative study applying open-ended surveys and interviews conducted between June and November 2016. Interviews audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim and analysed from an interpretive phenomenological perspective. SETTING: Australia, nation-wide. PARTICIPANTS: 39 men diagnosed with advanced PCa (metastatic or castration-resistant biochemical regression) were surveyed with 28 men subsequently completing a semistructured in depth telephone interview...
February 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454638/testosterone-levels-and-prostate-cancer-prognosis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
REVIEW
Mélanie Claps, Fausto Petrelli, Orazio Caffo, Vito Amoroso, Elisa Roca, Alessandra Mosca, Francesca Maines, Sandro Barni, Alfredo Berruti
Androgen receptor is the major driver of and testosterone the natural growth factor of prostate cancer (PC). Studies exploring the relationship among circulating testosterone levels, PC aggressiveness, and patient prognosis showed contradictory results. We performed a comprehensive literature search for studies reporting the independent relationship between serum testosterone and prognosis of PC patients. Meta-analyses using random effects models were conducted to estimate pooled hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454590/understanding-how-prostate-cancer-patients-value-the-current-treatment-options-for-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#6
Tarik Benidir, Karen Hersey, Antonio Finelli, Rob Hamilton, Anthony M Joshua, Girish Kulkarni, Alexandre Zlotta, Neil Fleshner
Several new compounds are now available for castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Individual costs range between $40,000 and $93,000 with mean survival extensions from 2.4 to 4.8 months. Currently, it remains unclear how patients with prostate cancer (PCa) value the effect of these therapies in the setting of CRPC. OBJECTIVE: To assess patient understanding of core cancer concepts, opinions on the cost and overall benefit of CRPC drugs, whether out-of-pocket costs would change opinions and whether patients would ultimately opt out of CRPC drug treatment for an end-of-life (EOL) premium...
February 14, 2018: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453313/multigene-profiling-of-ctcs-in-mcrpc-identifies-a-clinically-relevant-prognostic-signature
#7
Udit Singhal, Yugang Wang, James Henderson, Yashar S Niknafs, Yuanyuan Qiao, Amy Gursky, Alexander Zaslavsky, Jae-Seung Chung, David C Smith, R Jeffrey Karnes, S Laura Chang, Felix Y Feng, Ganesh S Palapattu, Russell S Taichman, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Scott A Tomlins, Todd M Morgan
The trend towards precision-based therapeutic approaches dictated by molecular alterations offers substantial promise for men with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). However, current approaches for molecular characterization are primarily tissue based, necessitating serial biopsies to understand changes over time and are limited by the challenges inherent to extracting genomic material from predominantly bone metastases. Therefore, a circulating tumor cell (CTC)-based assay was developed to determine gene expression across a panel of clinically relevant and potentially actionable prostate cancer related genes...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452160/orchiectomy-and-letrozole-differentially-regulate-synaptic-plasticity-and-spatial-memory-in-a-manner-that-is-mediated-by-src-1-in-the-hippocampus-of-male-mice
#8
Jikai Zhao, Chen Bian, Mengying Liu, Yangang Zhao, Tao Sun, Fangzhou Xing, Jiqiang Zhang
Hippocampal synaptic plasticity is the basis of spatial memory and cognition and is strongly regulated by both testicular androgens (testosterone, T) and hippocampal estrogens (17β-estradiol, E2) converted from T by aromatase, which is inhibited by letrozole (LET), but the contribution of each pathway to spatial memory and the associated mechanisms are unclear. In this study, we first used orchiectomy (ORX) and LET injection to investigate the effects of T and hippocampal E2 on spatial memory and hippocampal synaptic plasticity...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451647/criopreserved-ovarian-tissue-transplantation-and-bone-restoration-metabolism-in-castrated-rats
#9
Lígia Helena Ferreira Melo E Silva, João Marcos DE Meneses E Silva, Mahmoud Salama, Luiz Gonzaga Porto Pinheiro, Franciele Osmarini Lunardi, Paulo Goberlânio Barros DA Silva, Carlos Gustavo Hirth, Igor Freitas DE Lucena, Glauco Jorge DA Costa Gomes, José Alberto Dias Leite
OBJECTIVES: to evaluate estradiol levels and autotransplantation heated ovarian tissue effects, after vitrification, on rats bone metabolism previously oophorectomized bilaterally. METHODS: experimental study with 27 rats aged 11 to 12 weeks and weighing 200g to 300g, submitted to bilateral oophorectomy and ovarian tissue cryopreservation for subsequent reimplantation. Animals were divided into two groups, A and B, with 8 and 19 rats, respectively. Autotransplantation occurred in two periods according to castration time: after one week, in group A, and after one month in group B...
2018: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451339/an-indispensable-role-of-androgen-receptor-in-wnt-responsive-cells-during-prostate-development-maturation-and-regeneration
#10
Yongfeng He, Erika Hooker, Eun-Jeong Yu, Huiqing Wu, Gerald R Cunha, Zijie Sun
Androgen signaling is essential for prostate development, morphogenesis, and regeneration. Emerging evidence indicates that Wnt/β-catenin signaling also contributes to prostate development specifically through regulation of cell fate determination. Prostatic Axin2-expressing cells are able to respond to Wnt signals and possess the progenitor properties to regenerate prostatic epithelium. Despite critical roles of both signaling pathways, the biological significance of androgen receptor (AR) in Axin2-expressing Wnt-responsive cells remains largely unexplored...
February 16, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450905/a-tramp-derived-orthotopic-prostate-syngeneic-tops-cancer-model-for-investigating-anti-tumor-treatments
#11
Justin Lardizabal, Jun Ding, Zahid Delwar, Paul S Rennie, William Jia
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced prostate cancer have limited curative options, therefore new treatments are needed. Mouse models play a pivotal role in the discovery and development of new treatments. In the present study, a TRAMP-derived Orthotopic Prostate Syngeneic (TOPS) mouse model was developed and found to provide a consistent means of monitoring tumor and metastatic responses to novel treatments. METHODS: The mouse TOPS model was generated using luciferase transduced TRAMP-C2 prostate cancer cells that were orthotopically injected into Bl6 mice by ultrasound guidance...
February 16, 2018: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448139/discovery-and-optimization-of-1-1h-indol-1-yl-ethanone-derivatives-as-cbp-ep300-bromodomain-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#12
Qiuping Xiang, Chao Wang, Yan Zhang, Xiaoqian Xue, Ming Song, Cheng Zhang, Chenchang Li, Chun Wu, Kuai Li, Xiaoyan Hui, Yulai Zhou, Jeff B Smaill, Adam V Patterson, Donghai Wu, Ke Ding, Yong Xu
The CREB (cAMP responsive element binding protein) binding protein (CBP) and its homolog EP300 have emerged as new therapeutic targets for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. Here we report the identification, optimization and evaluation of 1-(1H-indol-1-yl)ethanone derivatives as CBP/EP300 inhibitors starting from fragment-based virtual screening (FBVS). A cocrystal structure of the inhibitor (22e) in complex with CBP provides a solid structural basis for further optimization. The most potent compound 32h binds to the CBP bromodomain and has an IC 50 value of 0...
February 6, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445483/lenalidomide-decreased-the-psa-level-for-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-a-case-report
#13
Kota Shimokihara, Takashi Kawahara, Taisei Suzuki, Taku Mochizuki, Daiji Takamoto, Jun-Ichi Teranishi, Yasuhide Miyoshi, Yasushi Yumura, Masahiro Yao, Hiroji Uemura
Lenalidomide has been developed as the derivative of thalidomide that has fewer side effects. We herein report a rare case of castration-resistant prostate cancer successfully maintained using lenalidomide for multiple myeloma.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445089/mir-27a-5p-increases-steer-fat-deposition-partly-by-targeting-calcium-sensing-receptor-casr
#14
Wucai Yang, Keqiong Tang, Yaning Wang, Linsen Zan
Castration increases fat deposition, improving beef quality in cattle. Here, the steer group exhibited a significantly higher intramuscular fat (IMF) content than the bull group. To determine the potential roles of microRNAs (miRNAs) in castration-induced fat deposition, differential expression patterns of miRNA in liver tissue were investigated in bulls and steers. A total of 7,827,294 clean reads were obtained from the bull liver library, and 8,312,483 were obtained from the steer liver library; 452 conserved bovine miRNAs and 20 novel miRNAs were identified...
February 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445064/the-validity-of-anesthetic-protocols-for-the-surgical-procedure-of-castration-in-rats
#15
Atsushi Tsukamoto, Natsuko Niino, Mizuho Sakamoto, Risa Ohtani, Tomo Inomata
To achieve surgical anesthesia in animal experimentation, it is necessary to select the appropriate anesthetic protocol by considering its pharmacological properties and the surgical procedure to be performed. However, few studies have investigated the validity of anesthetic protocols under surgical conditions in small rodents. The present study aimed to clarify the pharmacological properties of 4 anesthetic protocols during the surgical procedure of castration in rats. Eight-week-old male Wistar rats were anesthetized with anesthetics, including the combination of ketamine and xylazine (K/X), the combination of medetomidine, midazolam, and butorphanol (M/M/B), and isoflurane, and sevoflurane...
February 14, 2018: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439820/germline-dna-repair-gene-mutations-and-outcomes-in-men-with-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-receiving-first-line-abiraterone-and-enzalutamide
#16
Emmanuel S Antonarakis, Changxue Lu, Brandon Luber, Chao Liang, Hao Wang, Yan Chen, John L Silberstein, Danilo Piana, Zhao Lai, Yidong Chen, William B Isaacs, Jun Luo
BACKGROUND: Inherited DNA-repair gene mutations are more prevalent in men with advanced prostate cancer than previously thought, but their clinical implications are not fully understood. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical significance of germline DNA-repair gene alterations in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) receiving next-generation hormonal therapy (NHT), with a particular emphasis on BRCA/ATM mutations. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We interrogated 50 genes for pathogenic or likely pathogenic germline mutations using leukocyte DNA from 172 mCRPC patients beginning treatment with first-line NHT with abiraterone or enzalutamide...
February 10, 2018: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438990/nuclear-receptor-lrh-1-functions-to-promote-castration-resistant-growth-of-prostate-cancer-via-its-promotion-of-intratumoral-androgen-biosynthesis
#17
Lijia Xiao, Yuliang Wang, Kexin Xu, Hao Hu, Zhenyu Xu, Dinglan Wu, Zhu Wang, Wenxing You, Chi-Fai Ng, Shan Yu, Franky Leung Chan
Targeting of steroidogenic enzymes (e.g. abiraterone acetate targeting CYP17A1) has been developed as a novel therapeutic strategy against metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). However, resistance to steroidal inhibitors inevitably develops in patients, the mechanisms of which remain largely unknown. Liver receptor homolog-1 (LRH-1, NR5A2) is a nuclear receptor, originally characterized as an important regulator of some liver-specific metabolic genes. Here we report that LRH-1, which exhibited an increased expression pattern in high-grade prostate cancer and CRPC xenograft models, functions to promote de novo androgen biosynthesis via its direct transactivation of several key steroidogenic enzyme genes, elevating intratumoral androgen levels and reactivating AR signaling in CRPC xenografts as well as abiraterone-treated CRPC tumors...
February 8, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438723/discovery-and-development-of-odm-204-a-novel-nonsteroidal-compound-for-the-treatment-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-by-blocking-the-androgen-receptor-and-inhibiting-cyp17a1
#18
REVIEW
Riikka Oksala, Anu Moilanen, Reetta Riikonen, Petteri Rummakko, Arja Karjalainen, Mikko Passiniemi, Gerd Wohlfahrt, Päivi Taavitsainen, Chira Malmström, Meri Ramela, Hanna-Maija Metsänkylä, Riikka Huhtaniemi, Pekka J Kallio, Mika Vj Mustonen
We report the discovery of a novel nonsteroidal dual-action compound, ODM-204, that holds promise for treating patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC), an advanced form of prostate cancer characterised by high androgen receptor (AR) expression and persistent activation of the AR signaling axis by residual tissue androgens. For ODM-204, has a dual mechanism of action. The compound is anticipated to efficiently dampen androgenic stimuli in the body by inhibiting CYP17A1, the prerequisite enzyme for the formation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and testosterone (T), and by blocking AR with high affinity and specificity...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438592/are-all-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonists-equivalent-for-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review
#19
REVIEW
Eva M Bolton, Thomas H Lynch
OBJECTIVES: To review comparative studies of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists goserelin, triptorelin, and leuprorelin for the treatment of prostate cancer, and identify whether there are meaningful clinical differences between these agents. METHODS: In June 2017, the following searches were performed independently by two reviewers in PubMed: (i) 'prostate cancer' and 'triptorelin' and 'leuprorelin', (ii) 'prostate cancer' and 'triptorelin' and 'goserelin', and (iii) 'prostate cancer' and 'goserelin' and 'leuprorelin', without time restriction...
February 13, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438444/systems-genomics-study-reveals-expression-quantitative-trait-loci-regulator-genes-and-pathways-associated-with-boar-taint-in-pigs
#20
Markus Drag, Mathias B Hansen, Haja N Kadarmideen
Boar taint is an offensive odour and/or taste from a proportion of non-castrated male pigs caused by skatole and androstenone accumulation during sexual maturity. Castration is widely used to avoid boar taint but is currently under debate because of animal welfare concerns. This study aimed to identify expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) with potential effects on boar taint compounds to improve breeding possibilities for reduced boar taint. Danish Landrace male boars with low, medium and high genetic merit for skatole and human nose score (HNS) were slaughtered at ~100 kg...
2018: PloS One
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