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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454482/effects-of-environmental-factors-and-metallic-electrodes-on-ac-electrical-conduction-through-dna-molecule
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S Abdalla, A Obaid, F M Al-Marzouki
BACKGROUND: Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is one of the best candidate materials for various device applications such as in electrodes for rechargeable batteries, biosensors, molecular electronics, medical- and biomedical-applications etc. Hence, it is worthwhile to examine the mechanism of charge transport in the DNA molecule, however, still a question without a clear answer is DNA a molecular conducting material (wire), semiconductor, or insulator? The answer, after the published data, is still ambiguous without any confirmed and clear scientific answer...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454475/oridonin-induces-g2-m-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-via-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-in-hormone-independent-prostate-cancer-cells
#2
Jianlei Lu, Xiang Chen, Shuang Qu, Bing Yao, Yuexin Xu, Jiahui Wu, Yucui Jin, Changyan Ma
Oridonin is an active constituent isolated from the traditional Chinese herb Rabdosia rubescens, which exerts antitumor effects in experimental and clinical settings. However, its antitumor effects and underlying mechanisms on prostate cancer cells have not yet been clearly identified. In the present study, the androgen-independent prostate cancer PC3 and DU145 cell lines were used as models to investigate the effects and possible mechanisms of oridonin on cellular proliferation and apoptosis. Results demonstrated that oridonin inhibited cellular proliferation, and was able to significantly induce G2/M cell cycle arrest and apoptosis...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454472/hsp90-inhibitor-sy-016-induces-g2-m-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-paclitaxel-resistant-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
#3
Hyun Gyo Lee, Won Jin Park, So Jin Shin, Sang Hoon Kwon, Soon Do Cha, Young Ho Seo, Ju Hui Jeong, Ji Yoon Lee, Chi Heum Cho
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the in vitro effect of a heat shock protein (Hsp)90 inhibitor, SY-016, on the paclitaxel (PTX)-resistant human ovarian cancer cell line OVCAR-3PTX, and explore its mechanism of apoptosis. In the present study, SY-016 was used in combination with PTX to determine its effect on the cell proliferation and apoptosis of OVCAR-3PTX cells. The drug-resistant tumor cells were established in vitro by stepwise sequential exposure to increasing concentrations of PTX. The cell viability and cell cycle distribution were measured by MTT assay and flow cytometric analysis, respectively...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454470/terrein-performs-antitumor-functions-on-esophageal-cancer-cells-by-inhibiting-cell-proliferation-and-synergistic-interaction-with-cisplatin
#4
Yanqing Wu, Yinghua Zhu, Shunrong Li, Minhua Zeng, Junjun Chu, Pengnan Hu, Jingjing Li, Qiannan Guo, Xiao-Bin Lv, Guofu Huang
Terrein is a bioactive fungal metabolite isolated from Aspergillus terreus. Besides being a melanogenesis inhibitor, previous studies have revealed that terrein has antiproliferative effects on a number of types of cancer tumors. In the present study, the inhibitory effect of terrein on esophageal cancer was evaluated and the possible underlying mechanisms were investigated. The results revealed that terrein inhibited the proliferation of Eca109 esophageal cancer cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Mechanistically, terrein treatment led to the G2/M phase arrest of Eca109 cells by indirectly regulating cyclin B1 and phosphorylating the cell division cycle protein 2 genes...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454467/investigation-of-differentially-expressed-micrornas-and-genes-in-cervical-cancer-using-an-integrated-bioinformatics-analysis
#5
Zhanzhan Xu, Yu Zhou, Fang Shi, Yexuan Cao, Thi Lan Anh Dinh, Jing Wan, Min Zhao
Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women worldwide. In order to identify the microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) and mRNAs associated with the carcinogenesis of cervical cancer, and to investigate the molecular mechanisms of cervical cancer, an miRNA microarray, GSE30656, and 3 mRNA microarrays, GSE63514, GSE39001 and GSE9750, for cervical cancer were retrieved from Gene Expression Omnibus. These datasets were analyzed in order to obtain differentially-expressed genes (DEGs) and miRNAs using the GEO2R tool...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454453/targeting-assay-of-a-fusion-protein-applied-in-enzyme-prodrug-therapy
#6
Hao Wang, Jin-Jian Liu, Xiao-Liang Zhou
Tumor growth and metastasis are dependent on angiogenesis. The overexpression of integrin αvβ3 on angiogenic vessels and on numerous malignant human tumor cells suggests that these labeled ligands of integrin are potentially suitable for molecular imaging and in targeted therapy of tumors. In previous studies, we added a β-lactamase variant with reduced immunogenicity to the cyclic peptide RGD4C, resulting in the fusion protein RGD4CβL, which is suitable for use in targeted enzyme prodrug therapy (TEPT), a promising treatment for tumors...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454439/oct4-induces-emt-through-lef1-%C3%AE-catenin-dependent-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
Lu Sun, Tianhua Liu, Shu Zhang, Kun Guo, Yinkun Liu
Octamer 4 (Oct4), a member of the Pit-Oct-Unc transcription factor family required to maintain self-renewal and pluripotency of embryonic stem cells, has been previously identified to be associated with tumorigenesis and malignant transformation of numerous types of cancer including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The present data shows that Oct4 enhances cancer stem cell properties and increases invasion ability in the Huh7 cell line. To increase understanding of the role of Oct4 in HCC, the present study used a functional genomics approach and analyzed the resulting transcriptional profiles to identify Oct4-dependent genes in Huh7...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454438/chk2-is-involved-in-the-p53-independent-radiosensitizing-effects-of-valproic-acid
#8
Dong Wan Choo, Sung Ho Goh, Young Woo Cho, Hye Jung Baek, Eun Jung Park, Noboru Motoyama, Tae Hyun Kim, Joo Young Kim, Sang Soo Kim
Radiotherapy is an effective treatment for the majority of types of localized solid cancer. However, the risk of side effects to the surrounding normal tissues limits radiotherapeutic approaches. Whilst the mechanism of action of valproic acid, an inhibitor of histone deacetylase, remains unknown, the inhibitor is a potential antineoplastic radiosensitizer. The present study demonstrated the in vitro radiosensitizing effects of valproic acid on the human breast cancer MCF7 cell line, and revealed that valproic acid increased the level of DNA breakage, apoptosis and senescence...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454435/15-deoxy-%C3%AE-12-14-prostaglandin-j2-inhibits-migration-of-human-thyroid-carcinoma-cells-by-disrupting-focal-adhesion-complex-and-adherens-junction
#9
Ya-Chieh Wu, Yun-Ting Jhao, Yu-Chen Cheng, Ying Chen
Metastasis is frequently observed in human follicular thyroid carcinoma. The present study investigated the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ agonist, 15-deoxy-Δ(12,14)-prostaglandin J(2) (15d-PGJ2), and its effect on the migration of CGTH W-2 human thyroid carcinoma cells. 15d-PGJ2 decreased the survival rate of CGTH W-2 cells in a dose-dependent manner. The Transwell migration assay demonstrated that 15d-PGJ2 reduced the migration rate of CGTH W-2 cells by 35% following treatment with 30 µM 15d-PGJ2 compared with control cells...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454429/polyphenolic-compounds-from-korean-lonicera-japonica-thunb-induces-apoptosis-via-akt-and-caspase-cascade-activation-in-a549-cells
#10
Kwang Il Park, Hyeonsoo Park, Arulkumar Nagappan, Gyeong Eun Hong, Silvia Yumnam, Ho Jeong Lee, Eun Hee Kim, Won Sup Lee, Sung Chul Shin, Jin A Kim, Sang Joon Lee, Jin Yeul Ma, Taesun Min, Jeong Doo Heo, Gon Sup Kim
Lonicera japonica Thunb. (L. japonica T.) has historically been used in Korean herbal medicine due to its anticancer and protective effects on the respiratory system. In the present study, the polyphenolic compounds in L. japonica T. were investigated using high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry, and its anticancer effects on A549 non-small-cell lung cancer cells were studied. Polyphenolic compounds potentially inhibit A549 cells in a dose-dependent manner. Flow cytometry and western blot analysis demonstrated that polyphenolic compounds induce apoptosis by regulating the protein expression levels of caspases, poly-(ADP-ribose) polymerase and the B-cell lymphoma-2-associated X-protein/B-cell lymphoma-extra large ratio...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454423/the-nutritional-herb-epimedium-grandiflorum-inhibits-the-growth-in-a-model-for-the-luminal-a-molecular-subtype-of-breast-cancer
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Nitin T Telang, Gou Li, Meena Katdare, Daniel W Sepkovic, H Leon Bradlow, George Y C Wong
The Luminal A subtype of breast cancer expresses the estrogen receptor (ER)-α and progesterone receptor (PR), but not the human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER)-2 oncogene. This subtype of breast cancer responds to endocrine therapy involving the use of selective estrogen receptor modulators and/or inhibitors of estrogen biosynthesis. However, these therapeutic agents are frequently associated with long-term systemic toxicity and acquired tumor resistance, emphasizing the need to identify non-toxic alternative treatments for chemo-endocrine therapy responsive breast cancer...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454413/na7crcuw11o39-16h2o-induces-apoptosis-in-human-ovarian-cancer-skov3-cells-through-the-p38-signaling-pathway
#12
Hai-Ying Liu, Xiu-Li Pan, Jia-Nan Tian, Hui Sun, Qing Huan, Yu-Ling Huang, Jian-Qiao Liu
Ovarian carcinoma is a common malignant disease worldwide with a poor therapeutic response. The present study investigated the effects of Na7CrCuW11O39.16H2O (CrCuW11) on ovarian cancer cell growth and investigated the mechanisms underlying its actions. The effects of CrCuW11 on cell viability and apoptosis were measured by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl-2H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining and electron microscopy in human ovarian cancer SKOV3 cells. The expression of bcl-2-like protein 4 (Bax), B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2), cytochrome c, phosphorylated (p)-p38 and p38 was determined by western blot analysis...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454400/stevioside-induced-cytotoxicity-in-colon-cancer-cells-via-reactive-oxygen-species-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathways-mediated-apoptosis
#13
Hai-Peng Ren, Xiao-Yan Yin, Hai-Ying Yu, Hai-Feng Xiao
The role of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways in cell growth and differentiation has been well established. The present study aimed to investigate the anti-proliferative effect of stevioside on human colon cancer HT-29 cells. Additionally, the effect of stevioside on cell cycle arrest and MAPK signaling pathways in HT-29 cells was explored. Stevioside was observed to significantly inhibit cancer cell growth at a dose of 5 µM at 48 and 72 h. A dose-dependent increase in the apoptosis rate was observed with cell cycle arrest at G2/M phase...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454376/expression-and-function-of-mutt-homolog-1-in-distinct-subtypes-of-breast-cancer
#14
Xiaohui Zhang, Wei Song, Yidong Zhou, Feng Mao, Yan Lin, Jinghong Guan, Qiang Sun
Human MutT homolog 1 (MTH1) detoxifies the oxidized DNA precursor 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine-5'-triphosphate and serves a tumor suppressive role in distinct types of cancer. In the present study, the expression of MTH1 was examined in various subtypes of breast cancer, and the effect of its suppression on breast cancer growth was characterized in vitro and in vivo. MTH1 mRNA and protein levels were assessed using the reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry. The effect of MTH1 expression on the proliferation of breast cancer cells was investigated in vitro using Cell Counting Kit-8 and colony formation assays, and in vivo using breast cancer cell line xenografts in mice...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454375/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-cancer-driving-mutations-and-genes-in-kidney-cancer
#15
Chengmei Long, Jinbo Jian, Xinchang Li, Gongxian Wang, Jingen Wang
An accumulation of driver mutations is important for cancer formation and progression, and leads to the disruption of genes and signaling pathways. The identification of driver mutations and genes has been the subject of numerous previous studies. The present study was performed to identify cancer-driving mutations and genes in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), prioritizing noncoding variants with a high functional impact, in order to analyze the most informative features. Sorting Intolerant From Tolerant (SIFT), Polymorphism Phenotyping version 2 (Polyphen2) and MutationAssessor were applied to predict deleterious mutations in the coding genome...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454370/methylation-of-cdkn2b-cpg-islands-is-associated-with-upregulated-telomerase-activity-in-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
#16
Qian Hu, Xiaowen Chen, Sixi Liu, Ruiqi Wen, Xiuli Yuan, Dandan Xu, Guosheng Liu, Feiqiu Wen
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between methylation of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2B (CDKN2B) CpG islands and telomerase activity in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). A total of 72 children with ALL and 12 children with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) were subjected to bone marrow aspiration and methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction analysis, and modified telomeric repeat amplification protocol assay analyses, to evaluate CDKN2B methylation and telomerase activity, respectively...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454355/what-is-known-about-melatonin-chemotherapy-and-altered-gene-expression-in-breast-cancer
#17
Carlos Martínez-Campa, Javier Menéndez-Menéndez, Carolina Alonso-González, Alicia González, Virginia Álvarez-García, Samuel Cos
Melatonin, synthesized in and released from the pineal gland, has been demonstrated by multiple in vivo and in vitro studies to have an oncostatic role in hormone-dependent tumors. Furthermore, several clinical trials point to melatonin as a promising adjuvant molecule to be considered for cancer treatment. In the past few years, evidence of a broader spectrum of action of melatonin as an antitumor agent has arisen; thus, melatonin appears to also have therapeutic effects in several types of hormone-independent cancer, including ovarian, leukemic, pancreatic, gastric and non-small cell lung carcinoma...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454354/pt93-a-novel-caffeic-acid-amide-derivative-suppresses-glioblastoma-cells-migration-proliferation-and-mmp-2-9-expression
#18
Kaishu Li, Yalin Tu, Qingyu Liu, Ying Ouyang, Mingliang He, Ming Luo, Jingkao Chen, Rongbiao Pi, Anmin Liu
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant type of primary brain tumor in adults and can diffusely infiltrate adjacent normal tissue. GBM is therefore rarely cured by surgery or radiation therapy. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are involved in tissue remodeling and numerous other physiological progresses. The MMPs MMP-2 and MMP-9 are associated with the invasion ability of GBM. PT93 is a novel caffeic acid amide derivative that was first synthesized in 2013. In the present study, the human GBM T98G, U87 and U251 cell lines and the normal mouse neuron HT22 cell line were used to investigate the anticancer and cytotoxic effects of PT93 in vitro...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454351/the-role-of-quercetin-and-vitamin-c-in-nrf2-dependent-oxidative-stress-production-in-breast-cancer-cells
#19
Zohreh Mostafavi-Pour, Fatemeh Ramezani, Fatemeh Keshavarzi, Nasser Samadi
The balance between the production and elimination of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is essential in determining whether cells survive or undergo apoptosis. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) may act as a sensor for electrophilic stress, thus regulating the intracellular antioxidant response. The present study investigated the role of vitamin C (VC) and quercetin (Q) in the induction of Nrf2-mediated oxidative stress in cancer cells. An MTT assay was conducted to examine the anti-proliferative effects of VC and Q...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454348/effects-of-ptcs-on-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-are-dependent-on-ptc-location
#20
Heegyum Moon, Xuexiu Zheng, Tiing Jen Loh, Ha Na Jang, Yongchao Liu, Da-Woon Jung, Darren R Williams, Haihong Shen
The récepteur d'origine nantais (RON) gene is a proto-oncogene that is responsible for encoding the human macrophage-stimulating protein (MSP) 1 receptor. MSP activation induces RON-mediated cell dissociation, migration and matrix invasion. Isoforms of RON that exclude exons 5 and 6 encode the RONΔ160 protein, which promotes cell transformation in vitro and tumor metastasis in vivo. Premature termination codons (PTCs) in exons activate the nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) signaling pathway. The present study demonstrated that PTCs at various locations in the alternative exons 5 and 6 could induce NMD of the majority of the spliced, or partially spliced, isoforms...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
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