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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681114/predicting-the-correlation-of-ezh2-and-cancer-stem-cell-markers-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#1
GholamReza Karami Madani, Abolfazl Rad, Mehdi Molavi, Sima Ardalan Khales, Mohammad Reza Abbaszadegan, Mohammad Mahdi Forghanifard
BACKGROUND: Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2), a stemness factor, plays roles in regulation of cell differentiation and embryonic development as well as cancer progression. Deregulation of EZH2 in cancers is correlated with tumor cell invasiveness, metastasis, and the patients' poor outcome. However, the mechanistic role of EZH2 in cancer is ambiguous. In this study, we aimed to inhibit the expression of EZH2 in a cancer cell line, and evaluate consequence changes in gene expression pattern...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674214/mcl-1-inhibitor-suppresses-tumor-growth-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-a-mouse-model
#2
Jianqing Lin, Deqiang Fu, Yijun Dai, Jianguang Lin, Tianwen Xu
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) has a high morbidity in China, accounting for 90% of all esophageal carcinoma cases. Hence, identifying drug targets for prevention and treatment of ESCC is essential. Due to its critical role in the regulation of cell apoptosis, Mcl-1 holds great potential as a target for treatment against ESCC. In current study, we used a 4-nitroquinoline-1-oxide (4-NQO)-induced ESCC mouse model of test whether A-1210477, a Mcl-1 small molecular inhibitor, could repress ESCC development...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659612/regulation-of-spock1-by-dual-strands-of-pre-mir-150-inhibit-cancer-cell-migration-and-invasion-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#3
Yusaku Osako, Naohiko Seki, Keiichi Koshizuka, Atsushi Okato, Tetsuya Idichi, Takayuki Arai, Itaru Omoto, Ken Sasaki, Yasuto Uchikado, Yoshiaki Kita, Hiroshi Kurahara, Kosei Maemura, Shoji Natsugoe
Analysis of our microRNA (miRNA) expression signatures of human cancers based on RNA sequencing have shown that both strands of pre-miR-150, miR-150-5p (the guide strand) and miR-150-3p (the passenger strand), are significantly reduced in cancer tissues. We have investigated the functional significance of both strands of pre-miR-150 in cancer cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the antitumor function of these miRNAs and how these miRNAs regulated oncogenic targets in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC)...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656277/hnf1a%C3%A2-as1-promotes-growth-and-metastasis-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-sponging-mir%C3%A2-214-to-upregulate-the-expression-of-sox-4
#4
Guannan Wang, Wugan Zhao, Xianzheng Gao, Dandan Zhang, Ye Li, Yanping Zhang, Wencai Li
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common malignancies in the world, marked by dysphagia and weight loss, bringing great suffering to patients. HNF1A‑AS1 (HAS1), a long non-coding RNA (lncRNA), has been identified prevalently involved in various human cancers. However, the exact effects and molecular mechanisms of HAS1 in ESCC progression are still elusive. In this study, upregulated expression of HAS1 was detected in ESCC tissues and four human ESCC cell lines (KYSE70, KYSE450, EC109 and EC970) compared with normal tissues and cell lines...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653878/sirtuin-6-plays-an-oncogenic-role-and-induces-cell-autophagy-in-esophageal-cancer-cells
#5
Nan Huang, Zhiwei Liu, Jiabei Zhu, Zhongqi Cui, Yuguang Li, Yongchun Yu, Fenyong Sun, Qiuhui Pan, Qingyuan Yang
Sirtuin 6, a member of sirtuin family, is generally regarded as a tumor suppressor as it participates in suppressing hypoxia-inducible factor 1α and MYC transcription activity by deacetylating H3K9 (histone H3 lysine 9) and H3K56 (histone H3 lysine) at promoters of target genes, leading to the aerobic glycolysis inhibition and cell growth suppression. However, its expression has recently been reported to be highly elevated in a series of tumors, including prostate cancer, breast cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer, indicating that sirtuin 6 plays dual roles in tumorigenicity in a cell/tumor type-specific manner...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651500/spry4-it1-a-novel-oncogenic-long-non-coding-rna-in-human-cancers
#6
Jianfa Li, Yincong Chen, Zhicong Chen, Anbang He, Haibiao Xie, Qiaoxiao Zhang, Zhiming Cai, Yuchen Liu, Weiren Huang
Long non-coding RNAs are classified as a kind of RNA, which are longer than 200 nucleotides in length and cannot be translated into proteins. Multiple studies have demonstrated that long non-coding RNAs are involved in various cellular processes, including proliferation, differentiation, cell death, and metastasis. Among numerous long non-coding RNAs, we focus on Sprouty4-Intron 1 (SPRY4-IT1), a well-known long non-coding RNA that is overexpressed in various kinds of tumor tissues and cell lines. Accumulating evidences show that SPRY4-IT1 was dysregulated in various cancers, including melanoma, breast cancer, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, non-small cell lung cancer, gastric cancer, colon cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma, and amplification of SPRY4-IT1 was associated with different clinicopathological features of cancer patients...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640389/efficacy-and-safety-of-recombinant-human-lymphotoxin-%C3%AE-derivative-with-cisplatin-and-fluorouracil-in-patients-with-metastatic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-randomized-multicenter-open-label-controlled-phase-2b-trial
#7
Feng-Hua Wang, Yun Wang, Guo-Ping Sun, Jian-Hua Chen, Ying-Cheng Lin, Wei Liu, Rong-Sheng Zheng, Jia Chen, He-Long Zhang, Hai-Tao Lan, Jun Qi, Yang-Qing Liu, Yan-Ming Deng, Heng Zhao, Jian-Ping Xiong, Qing Xu, Wen-Qi Jiang, Yu-Hong Li
BACKGROUND: Recombinant human lymphotoxin-α derivative (rhLTα-Da) is a lymphotoxin-α derivative that is missing 27 N-terminal amino acid residues. Previous studies indicated a benefit from the addition of rhLTα-Da to cisplatin-based treatment in patients with metastatic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. The current study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rhLTα-Da plus cisplatin and fluorouracil (PF) in patients with mESCC. METHODS: Patients from 15 centers in China were randomly assigned (1:1:1) to 3 arms (arm A, PF plus 10 μg/m(2) daily rhLTα-Da; arm B, PF plus 20 μg/m(2) daily rhLTα-Da; arm C, PF alone)...
June 22, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638233/esophageal-carcinoma-originating-in-the-surface-epithelium-with-immunohistochemically-proven-esophageal-gland-duct-differentiation-a-case-report
#8
Hiromi Tamura, Hirotsugu Saiki, Takahiro Amano, Masashi Yamamoto, Shiro Hayashi, Hiroka Ando, Reiko Doi, Tsutomu Nishida, Katsumi Yamamoto, Shiro Adachi
A case of esophageal carcinoma exclusively composed of adenocarcinoma simulating an esophageal gland duct in a 61-year-old man is presented. The tumor arose as a slightly elevated lesion in the middle intrathoracic esophagus. It was almost completely overlaid with non-neoplastic stratified squamous epithelial cells. Beneath the overlying surface epithelium, an adenocarcinoma that was bilayered in structure diffusely invaded both the mucosal and submucosal layers. Although the tumor consisted exclusively of adenocarcinomatous cells, a keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma component was focally observed...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618928/overexpression-of-trim44-is-related-to-invasive-potential-and-malignant-outcomes-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#9
Tsutomu Kawaguchi, Shuhei Komatsu, Daisuke Ichikawa, Shoji Hirajima, Yukihisa Nishimura, Hirotaka Konishi, Atsushi Shiozaki, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Kazuma Okamoto, Hitoshi Tsuda, Eigo Otsuji
Recent studies have shown that some members of the tripartite motif-containing protein family function as important regulators for carcinogenesis. In this study, we investigated whether tripartite motif-containing protein 44 acts as a cancer-promoting gene through its overexpression in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. We analyzed esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cell lines to evaluate malignant potential and also analyzed 68 primary tumors to evaluate clinical relevance of tripartite motif-containing protein 44 protein in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616284/intrapleural-perfusion-thermo-chemotherapy-for-pleural-effusion-caused-by-lung-carcinoma-under-vats
#10
Runlei Hu, Hong Jiang, Hu Li, Dongshan Wei, Guoqing Wang, Shenglin Ma
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of intrapleural perfusion thermo-chemotherapy (IPTC) under video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for malignant pleural effusion (MPE) caused by lung carcinoma. METHODS: In this retrospective study, fifty-four patients with moderate or large amounts of ipsilateral MPE secondary to non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) underwent pleural biopsy and IPTC under VATS. IPTC was performed by perfusing the pleural cavity with 43...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589432/comparative-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-induction-chemotherapy-with-concurrent-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-and-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-with-subsequent-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-clinical-stage-t1-3n0m0-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
#11
Y Sun, Q Duan, X Chen, W Chen, X Jin, R Wu
PURPOSE: We compared the clinical efficacy and toxicity of stereotactic body radiotherapy with induction chemotherapy and concurrent radiochemotherapy vs stereotactic body radiotherapy with subsequent chemotherapy in patients with clinical stage T1-3N0M0 non-small cell lung carcinoma. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 38 patients with c-stage T1-3N0M0 non-small cell lung carcinoma who received stereotactic body radiotherapy. All patients received six cycles of chemotherapy...
June 6, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578693/cdk4-6-inhibitor-shr6390-exerts-potent-antitumor-activity-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-inhibiting-phosphorylated-rb-and-inducing-g1-cell-cycle-arrest
#12
Jiayuan Wang, Qingqing Li, Jiajia Yuan, Jingyuan Wang, Zuhua Chen, Zhentao Liu, Zhongwu Li, Yumei Lai, Jing Gao, Lin Shen
BACKGROUND: Cell cycle dysregulation is common in human malignancies, and CDK4/6 inhibitors targeting cell cycle have potential antitumor activity. SHR6390 is a novel small molecule inhibitor specifically targeting the CDK4/6 pathway. However, the role of SHR6390 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains unknown, which will be investigated in our study. METHODS: Eca 109, Eca 9706, and KYSE-510 ESCC cell lines were chosen for further analysis. The effect of SHR6390 on cell viability, cell cycle and cell apoptosis, the status of kinases in Cyclin D1-CDK4/6-Rb pathway were determined by MTS assay, flow cytometry, and western blotting, respectively...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575250/characterization-of-tissue-chromogranin-a-cga-immunostaining-and-clinicohistopathological-changes-for-the-125-chinese-patients-with-primary-small-cell-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus
#13
J W Ku, D Y Zhang, X Song, X M Li, X K Zhao, S Lv, S J Hu, R Cheng, F Y Zhou, H F Wu, L D Wang
The rarity of primary small cell carcinoma of the esophagus (PSCE) has limited the clinical feature and survival analysis with large sample size. Tissue chromogranin A (CgA) protein expression has been reported to be a useful biomarker for diagnosing PSCE. Interestingly, recent studies have indicated tissue CgA as a significant prognostic marker in multiple human cancers, but without PSCE. The present study, thus, was undertaken to characterize the clinicopathological changes and to evaluate the associations of tissue CgA expression with clinical response on Chinese PSCE patients...
August 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534990/tumor-suppressor-microrna-34a-inhibits-cell-migration-and-invasion-by-targeting-mmp-2-mmp-9-fndc3b-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#14
Lan Yang, Xiaoyue Song, Jianbo Zhu, Mei Li, Yu Ji, Fei Wu, Yunzhao Chen, Xiaobin Cui, Jianming Hu, Lianghai Wang, Yuwen Cao, Yutao Wei, Wenjie Zhang, Feng Li
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a large family of small, non-coding RNAs that play a pivotal role in tumorigenesis. miR‑34a, which is a member of the miR-34 family, is a downstream target of p53. Increasing evidence shows that miR-34a dysregulation may contribute to tumor development and progression in numerous cancers, including esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). However, the mechanism of miR-34a in the regulation of ESCC cells need to be further elucidated because of the complex regulative network of miRNAs...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528706/long-noncoding-rnas-in-the-pathogenesis-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-carcinoma
#15
REVIEW
John M Abraham, Stephen J Meltzer
For many years, only a small fraction of the human genome was believed to regulate cell function and development. This protein-coding portion composed only 1% to 2% of 3 billion human DNA base pairs-the remaining sequence was classified as junk DNA. Subsequent research has revealed that most of the genome is transcribed into a broad array of noncoding RNAs, ranging in size from microRNA (20-23 nucleotides) to long noncoding RNA (lncRNA, more than 200 nucleotides). These noncoding RNA classes have been shown to use diverse molecular mechanisms to control gene expression and organ system development...
July 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505009/a-novel-grading-system-based-on-tumor-budding-and-cell-nest-size-is-a-strong-predictor-of-patient-outcome-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Moritz Jesinghaus, Melanie Boxberg, Björn Konukiewitz, Julia Slotta-Huspenina, Anna M Schlitter, Katja Steiger, Katja Specht, Kathrin Wieczorek, Arne Warth, Thomas Schmidt, Arndt Hartmann, Ihsan E Demir, Markus Feith, Katja Ott, Wilko Weichert
The determination of prognosis in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is primarily based on staging according to the TNM-classification, whereas conventional grading is of minor clinical importance because of its deficiencies in prognostic patient stratification. Recently, a novel, highly prognostic grading scheme based on budding activity and cell nest size has been proposed for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of both pulmonary as well as oral origin. In order to investigate the utility and transferability of this approach to ESCC, we evaluated budding activity and cell nest size, as well as other histomorphologic characteristics, in a cohort of 135 primarily resected tumors and correlated the results with clinicopathologic and outcome parameters...
August 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454222/effects-of-rna-silencing-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-on-the-growth-of-esophageal-carcinoma-cells-in-vivo
#17
Yu-Guang Shen, Wen Feng, Yi-Jun Xu, Na-Na Jiao, Da-Qiang Sun, Wen-Dong Qu, Quan Tang, Wei Xiong, Yang Tang, Yu Xia, Qing-Yong Cai, Da-Xing Liu, Xun Zhang, Gang Xu, Gui-You Liang
Esophageal carcinoma is one of the most common malignancies in China. Previous studies reported that matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have important roles in the progression and invasion of numerous types of solid tumors. Among the MMPs, MMP-2 has been closely associated with tumor growth and invasion. In the present study, a short hairpin RNA (shRNA) lentiviral expression vector targeting the MMP-2 gene was constructed in order to observe the inhibitory effect of MMP-2 gene silencing on the growth of the KYSE150 esophageal carcinoma cell line in vivo...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410417/genetic-variant-of-mir-4293-rs12220909-is-associated-with-susceptibility-to-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-a-chinese-han-population
#18
Lixia Fan, Linqi Chen, Xiaoling Ni, Shicheng Guo, Yinghui Zhou, Chenji Wang, Yabiao Zheng, Fangyuan Shen, Vijay Kumar Kolluri, Merlin Muktiali, Zhenhong Zhao, Junjie Wu, Dunmei Zhao, Zhenglei He, Xulong Feng, Ziyu Yuan, Juan Zhang, Li Jin, Jiucun Wang, Minghua Wang
Non-small cell lung cancer is one of the most common cancers and the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Genetic variants in regulatory regions of some miRNAs might be involved in non-small cell lung cancer susceptibility and survival. rs12220909 (G/C) genetic polymorphism in miR-4293 has been shown to be associated with decreased risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. However, the influence of rs12220909 genetic variation on non-small cell lung cancer susceptibility has not been reported. In order to evaluate the potential association between miR-4293 rs12220909 and non-small cell lung cancer risk in a Chinese population, we performed a case-control study among 998 non-small cell lung cancer cases and 1471 controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404917/expression-and-functional-regulation-of-stemness-gene-lgr5-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Zhuan Lv, Jane J Yu, Wei-Jie Zhang, Li Xiong, Feng Wang, Li-Feng Li, Xue-Liang Zhou, Xin-Ya Gao, Xian-Fei Ding, Li Han, Ya-Fei Cai, Wang Ma, Liu-Xing Wang
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are defined as a rare subpopulation of undifferentiated cells with biological characteristics that include the capacity for self-renewal, differentiation into various lineages, and tumor initiation. To explore the mechanism of CSCs in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), we focused on Leucine-rich repeat containing G protein-coupled receptor 5 (Lgr5), a target gene of the Wnt signaling pathway, which has been identified as a marker of intestinal stem cells and shown to be overexpressed in several human malignancies...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393072/racial-differences-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-incidence-and-molecular-features
#20
Shirui Chen, Kai Zhou, Liguang Yang, Guohui Ding, Hong Li
The incidence and histological type of esophageal cancer are highly variable depending on geographic location and race/ethnicity. Here we want to determine if racial difference exists in the molecular features of esophageal cancer. We firstly confirmed that the incidence rate of esophagus adenocarcinoma (EA) was higher in Whites than in Asians and Blacks, while the incidence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) was highest in Asians. Then we compared the genome-wide somatic mutations, methylation, and gene expression to identify differential genes by race...
2017: BioMed Research International
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