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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454477/in-situ-analysis-of-oxygen-vacancies-and-band-alignment-in-hfo2-tin-structure-for-cmos-applications
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Da-Peng Xu, Lin-Jie Yu, Xu-Dong Chen, Lin Chen, Qing-Qing Sun, Hao Zhu, Hong-Liang Lu, Peng Zhou, Shi-Jin Ding, David Wei Zhang
The density of oxygen vacancies characterization in high-k/metal gate is significant for semiconductor device fabrication. In this work, a new approach was demonstrated to detect the density of oxygen vacancies by in situ x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) measurement. Moreover, the band alignment of the structure with optical band gap measured by spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) and valence band offset by UPS were reported. The specific areal density of oxygen vacancies in high-k dielectric of HfO2/TiN was obtained by fitting the experiment data to be 8...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454470/terrein-performs-antitumor-functions-on-esophageal-cancer-cells-by-inhibiting-cell-proliferation-and-synergistic-interaction-with-cisplatin
#2
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/28454463/reduced-ebp50-expression-levels-are-correlated-with-unfavorable-clinicopathological-features-of-extrahepatic-bile-duct-carcinoma-and-promote-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-qbc939-cells
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Duiping Feng, Ying Xiong, Zhiqiang Peng, Qiang Ma, Tao Tao, Hua Liu, Jianfang Liang, Zhigang Wei, Junfang Zheng, Lei Wang, Hui Zhang
The present study aimed to clarify the association between ezrin-radixin-moesin-binding phosphoprotein-50 (EBP50) expression level and the tumor phenotype and clinicopathological features of extrahepatic bile duct carcinoma. Tissue samples from patients with extrahepatic bile duct carcinoma (54 cases) and patients with normal bile duct epithelia from gallbladder of cholecystitis (20 cases) were collected, and immunohistochemical staining was used to detect the expression levels of EBP50 in these tissues. In addition, small interfering (si)RNA-EBP50 was used to knock down the expression of EBP50 in the QBC939 human cholangiocarcinoma (CC) cell line...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454461/prognostic-value-of-mlh1-promoter-methylation-in-male-patients-with-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#4
Dongping Wu, Xiaoying Chen, Yan Xu, Haiyong Wang, Guangmao Yu, Luping Jiang, Qingxiao Hong, Shiwei Duan
The DNA mismatch repair (MMR) gene MutL homolog 1 (MLH1) is critical for the maintenance of genomic integrity. Methylation of the MLH1 gene promoter was identified as a prognostic marker for numerous types of cancer including glioblastoma, colorectal, ovarian and gastric cancer. The present study aimed to determine whether MLH1 promoter methylation was associated with survival in male patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded ESCC tissues were collected from 87 male patients...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454455/brainstem-tuberculous-abscesses-successfully-treated-by-microsurgical-excision-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Baofeng Xu, Yandong Zhang, Jinlu Yu
In patients without systemic manifestations of tuberculosis, isolated brainstem tuberculous abscesses are infrequently observed. The present study reports a rare case of two cystic tuberculous abscesses involving the dorsal aspect of the medulla oblongata in an otherwise healthy 14-year-old Chinese girl, whose primary complaint was respiratory distress. These lesions were successfully treated using a microsurgical excision approach and anti-tuberculosis therapy. Although rare, tuberculous abscesses should be considered in the differential diagnosis of isolated cystic brainstem lesions...
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
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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
#7
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/28454371/synergistic-effects-of-a-novel-lipid-soluble-extract-from-pinellia-pedatisecta-schott-and-cisplatin-on-human-cervical-carcinoma-cell-lines-through-the-regulation-of-dna-damage-response-signaling-pathway
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Mingxing Zhang, Hongwei Zhang, Yi Yu, Haixia Huang, Guiling Li, Congjian Xu
Herbal medicines have been recognized as an attractive approach for cancer therapy with minimal side effects. The present study investigated the type of interaction between a novel lipid-soluble extract from Pinellia pedatisecta Schott (PE) and cisplatin (CDDP) on human cervical cancer SiHa and CaSki cell lines in vitro. The mechanism of this combination was studied using cell proliferation, invasion and apoptosis assays, and by analyzing cell cycle distribution and protein expression, with a focus on DNA damage response (DDR) activation...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454367/matrix-metalloproteinases-in-vietnamese-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Thao Phuong Bui, Anh Ngoc Hoang, Phuong Lan Le, Bich Thi Pham, Linh Thi Tu Nguyen, Ha Minh Do, To Van Ta, Thai Hong Trinh
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), a family of endopeptidases also known as gelatinases, have been reported to affect the acquisition of the cell proliferative, cell invasive and metastatic phenotype of several types of cancer. In particular, the gelatinases MMP-2 and -9 have been revealed to facilitate tumor growth and invasion in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). However, it is not known whether the gelatinase activity of MMP-2 and -9 is also elevated in Vietnamese patients with CRC. The activity of MMP-2 and -9 in the tissue samples of 103 patients with CRC was evaluated by gelatin zymography and quantified using ImageJ...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454363/microrna-124-regulates-the-radiosensitivity-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-by-targeting-txnrd1
#10
Chuncheng Hao, Xiangying Xu, Jia Ma, Jun Xia, Bingbing Dai, Lili Liu, Yuyan Ma
Radiation treatment remains one of the major modalities in the treatment of lung cancer. Although the majority of patients initially respond to treatment with radiation, resistance inevitably develops and leads to treatment failure. Therefore, the identification of the underlying molecular mechanisms of radiation resistance may facilitate the development of novel approaches for overcoming resistance, and enhance the efficacy of treatment with radiation in lung and other types of cancer. In the present study we established three radiation-resistant sub-cell lines derived from the radiation-sensitive lung cancer cell line HCC827...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454362/growth-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-resistant-philadelphia-positive-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-role-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells
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Cheng Zhang, Xi Zhang, Shi-Jie Yang, Xing-Hua Chen
Human bone marrow stromal cells (hBMSCs) may contribute to the growth of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI)-resistant chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). However, there are certain differences in biology between CML and Philadelphia-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (Ph(+) ALL). Little is known about the role and mechanism of hBMSCs on the growth of TKI-resistant Ph(+) ALL. The current study co-cultured hBMSCs with the TKI-resistant SUP-B15. Next, the proliferation of SUP-B15 was detected using a Cell Counting Kit-8...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454339/puma-decreases-the-growth-of-prostate-cancer-pc-3-cells-independent-of-p53
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Zhengfei Shan, Qingzuo Liu, Yuling Li, Jitao Wu, Dekang Sun, Zhenli Gao
PUMA (p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis), a member of the B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2) protein family, is a pro-apoptotic protein. PUMA expression is modulated by the tumor suppressor p53. PUMA has a role in rapid cell death via p53-dependent and -independent mechanisms. To evaluate whether p53 is required for PUMA-mediated apoptosis in prostate cancer cells, p53 protein was silenced in human prostate cancer PC-3 cells by using p53 small interfering RNA (siRNA). The interference efficiency of p53 on RNA and protein levels was detected by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454324/stathmin-1-promotes-the-proliferation-and-malignant-transformation-of-pancreatic-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasms
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Akira Watanabe, Kenichiro Araki, Takehiko Yokobori, Bolag Altan, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Norio Kubo, Fumiyoshi Saito, Hideki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Kuwano
Pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) are a type of pancreatic tumor, which have been identified following improvements in diagnostic imaging. However, the malignant transformation of IPMN has been difficult to diagnose clinically. To date, the mechanisms driving the progression of IPMN to cancer remain to be fully elucidated. The present study focused on Stathmin 1 (STMN1), a protein that is associated with the development of various types of cancer. The expression of STMN1 was examined immunohistochemically in tissues from cases of IPMN...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454319/construction-and-expression-of-a-lentivirus-expression-vector-carrying-the-vegf165-egfp-fusion-gene-in-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
#14
Minna Luo, Huan Huang, Lei Hou, Shan Shao, Shangke Huang, Xinhan Zhao
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)165 is one of the most abundant and potent angiogenic factors in both physiological and pathological conditions. However, the function and mechanism of VEGF165 in tumors and their environment remain to be elucidated. In the present study, a lentivirus vector (LV) that contained the VEGF165-enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) fusion gene was constructed and transfected into the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7. Following transfection, the expression of VEGF165 in MCF-7 cells was detected by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and western blotting...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454307/mir-141-promotes-colon-cancer-cell-proliferation-by-inhibiting-map2k4
#15
Lei Ding, Li-Li Yu, Ning Han, Bu-Tian Zhang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) can function as tumor-suppressor or oncogenic genes. Upregulation of miRNA-141 has been frequently observed in colorectal cancer (CRC) samples. The experimentally observed targets of miR-141 include the tumor-suppressor gene mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 4 (MAP2K4). The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of miR-141 in the proliferation of colonic cancer. Western blotting, immunohistochemistry and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction were used to detect the expression levels of miR-141 and MAP2K4 in colonic adenocarcinoma (CAC) and adjacent non-cancerous (NC) tissue samples, as well as in human CAC cell lines (HT29, T94 and LS174)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454306/inhibitory-effect-of-norcantharidin-on-melanoma-tumor-growth-and-vasculogenic-mimicry-by-suppressing-mmp-2-expression
#16
Zhenyu Wang, Dingyun You, Minnan Lu, Yuefeng He, Shan Yan
A form of microcirculation called vasculogenic mimicry (VM), which constitutes a novel approach for tumor blood supply in certain highly aggressive malignant tumors, was recently reported to contribute to tumor metastasis and poor prognosis in melanoma patients. Development of strategies to target tumor VM may be significant to reduce the recurrence and metastasis of melanoma. Norcantharidin (NCTD) has been shown to inhibit tumor growth and VM of human gallbladder carcinomas. Besides, NCTD could induce melanoma cell apoptosis...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454300/single-cell-genomic-profiling-of-acute-myeloid-leukemia-for-clinical-use-a-pilot-study
#17
Benedict Yan, Yongli Hu, Kenneth H K Ban, Zenia Tiang, Christopher Ng, Joanne Lee, Wilson Tan, Lily Chiu, Tin Wee Tan, Elaine Seah, Chin Hin Ng, Wee-Joo Chng, Roger Foo
Although bulk high-throughput genomic profiling studies have led to a significant increase in the understanding of cancer biology, there is increasing awareness that bulk profiling approaches do not completely elucidate tumor heterogeneity. Single-cell genomic profiling enables the distinction of tumor heterogeneity, and may improve clinical diagnosis through the identification and characterization of putative subclonal populations. In the present study, the challenges associated with a single-cell genomics profiling workflow for clinical diagnostics were investigated...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454289/iris-metastasis-as-the-first-sign-of-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#18
Shi-Liang Liu, Yu-Hong Nie, Tao He, Xi-Xi Yan, Yi-Qiao Xing
The current study documents an unusual case of iris metastasis as the first sign of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and reviews the relevant literature to increase understanding and awareness of this rare condition. A 59-year-old male chronic smoker presented with a painful and red right eye without any disturbance of vision. The patient also complained of associated chronic cough and anorexia. Upon examination, an exfoliative, pinkish-white lesion of the right iris was observed. A systemic work-up was performed, which incidentally detected metastatic SCLC in the lower lobe of the right lung and was confirmed by histopathological examination...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454220/efficacy-of-pegr-1-endostatin-combined-with-ionizing-radiation-on-hypoxic-conditions-in-nude-mice-bearing-skov3-ovarian-carcinoma
#19
Yong-Chun Zhang, Xiu-Mei Li, Zhuang Yu, Xiao-Li Shi, Yong Li, Wan-Lin Wang
Hypoxia occurs in a wide range of solid tumors, and is strongly associated with radio-resistance of malignant tumors. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of endostatin combined with ionizing radiation (IR) on hypoxic conditions. A total of 24 mice bearing SKOV3 ovarian carcinoma were divided into three groups. Following injection with pEgr-1-endostatin plasmid for 12 h, the mice in the endostatin-IR-treated group were exposed to 300 cGy/min X-ray for 48 h, and the IR-treated group was exposed to the same condition...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454218/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-oligoprogression-of-metastatic-disease-from-gastrointestinal-cancers-a-novel-approach-to-extend-chemotherapy-efficacy
#20
Justin Wray, Rana Fawzi Hawamdeh, Nalini Hasija, Roi Dagan, Anamaria R Yeung, Judith L Lightsey, Paul Okunieff, Karen C Daily, Thomas J George, Robert A Zlotecki, Jose Trevino, Long H Dang
Chemotherapy and targeted therapies are effective palliative options for numerous unresectable or metastatic cancers. However, treatment resistance inevitably develops leading to mortality. In a subset of patients, systemic therapy appears to control the majority of tumors leaving 5 or less to progress, a phenomenon described as oligoprogression. Reasoning that the majority of lesions remain responsive to ongoing systemic chemotherapy, we hypothesized that local treatment of the progressing lesions would confer a benefit...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
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