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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531111/target-therapies-for-uterine-carcinosarcomas-current-evidence-and-future-perspectives
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Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Antonio Simone Laganà, Stella Capriglione, Roberto Angioli, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Salvatore Lopez, Gaetano Valenti, Fabrizio Sapia, Giuseppe Sarpietro, Salvatore Butticè, Carmelo Tuscano, Daniele Fanale, Alessandro Tropea, Diego Rossetti
Carcinosarcomas (CS) in gynecology are very infrequent and represent only 2-5% of uterine cancers. Despite surgical cytoreduction and subsequent chemotherapy being the primary treatment for uterine CS, the overall five-year survival rate is 30 ± 9% and recurrence is extremely common (50-80%). Due to the poor prognosis of CS, new strategies have been developed in the last few decades, targeting known dysfunctional molecular pathways for immunotherapy. In this paper, we aimed to gather the available evidence on the latest therapies for the treatment of CS...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528691/the-igf-axis-in-hpv-associated-cancers
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REVIEW
Adam Pickard, Julia Durzynska, Dennis J McCance, Elisabeth R Barton
Human papillomaviruses (HPV) infect and replicate in stratified epithelium at cutaneous and mucosal surfaces. The proliferation and maintenance of keratinocytes, the cells which make up this epithelium, are controlled by a number of growth factor receptors such as the keratinocyte growth factor receptor (KGFR, also called fibroblast growth factor receptor 2b (FGFR2b)), the epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) and the insulin-like growth factor receptors 1 and 2 (IGF1R and IGF2R). In this review, we will delineate the mutation, gene transcription, translation and processing of the IGF axis within HPV associated cancers...
April 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528511/met-overexpression-and-gene-amplification-prevalence-clinico-pathological-characteristics-and-prognostic-significance-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-with-surgically-resected-nsclc
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William Sterlacci, Michael Fiegl, Mathias Gugger, Lukas Bubendorf, Spasenija Savic, Alexandar Tzankov
The prevalence of overexpression and amplification of the proto-oncogene mesenchymal epithelial transition (MET) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) varies greatly in the literature. Since MET is a potential treatment target, knowledge of its prevalence and prognostic importance is crucial. We investigated MET expression and gene status in 735 NSCLC cases using tissue microarrays. Prognostic significance as well as correlations with various clinico-pathological parameters were evaluated. The prevalence of MET overexpression was 17% and MET amplification was present in 2...
May 20, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522569/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-airway-fibrosis-in-asthma
#4
Michelle R Freeman, Venkatachalem Sathish, Logan J Manlove, Shengyu Wang, Rodney D Britt, Michael A Thompson, Christina M Pabelick, Y S Prakash
Airway remodeling in asthma driven by inflammation involves proliferation of epithelial cells and airway smooth muscle (ASM), as well as enhanced extracellular matrix (ECM) generation and deposition, i.e. fibrosis. Accordingly, understanding pro-fibrotic mechanisms is important for developing novel therapeutic strategies in asthma. Recent studies, including our own, have suggested a role for locally-produced growth factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in mediating and modulating inflammation effects...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515374/polyphyllin-i-overcomes-emt-associated%C3%A2-resistance%C3%A2-to-erlotinib-in-lung-cancer-cells-via-il-6-stat3-pathway-inhibition
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Wei Lou, Yan Chen, Ke-Ying Zhu, Huizi Deng, Tianhao Wu, Jun Wang
Acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) is the most important limiting factor for treatment efficiency in EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Much work has linked the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) to the emergence of drug resistance, consequently, ongoing research has been focused on exploring the therapeutic options to reverse EMT for delaying or preventing drug resistance. Polyphyllin I (PPI) is a natural compound isolated from Paris polyphylla rhizomes and displayed anti-cancer properties...
May 18, 2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514643/yorkie-regulates-epidermal-wound-healing-in-drosophila-larvae-independently-of-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis
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Chang-Ru Tsai, Aimee E Anderson, Sirisha Burra, Juyeon Jo, Michael J Galko
Yorkie (Yki), the transcriptional co-activator of the Hippo signaling pathway, has well-characterized roles in balancing apoptosis and cell division during organ growth control. Yki is also required in diverse tissue regenerative contexts. In most cases this requirement reflects its well-characterized roles in balancing apoptosis and cell division. Whether Yki has repair functions outside of the control of cell proliferation, death, and growth is not clear. Here we show that Yki and Scalloped (Sd) are required for epidermal wound closure in the Drosophila larval epidermis...
May 14, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510629/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-2-fgfr2-is-required-for-meibomian-gland-homeostasis-in-the-adult-mouse
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Lixing W Reneker, Lanlan Wang, Rebecca T Irlmeier, Andrew J W Huang
Purpose: Little is known about the signaling mechanisms controlling meibomian gland (MG) homeostasis and the pathogenic processes leading to MG atrophy and dysfunction in dry eye disease (DED). We investigated the role of fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) in the MG homeostasis of adult mice. Methods: A triple transgenic mouse strain (Krt14-rtTA; tetO-Cre; Fgfr2flox/flox), referred to as Fgfr2CKO mice, was generated in which the Fgfr2 gene is ablated by Cre recombinase in keratin 14 (Krt14)-expressing epithelial cells on doxycycline (Dox) induction...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509387/progranulin-increases-phagocytosis-by-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-in-culture
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Hiromi Murase, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Yoshiki Kuse, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki Hara
Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells take part in retinal preservation, such as phagocytizing the shed photoreceptor outer segments (POS), every day. The incomplete phagocytic function accelerates RPE degeneration and formation of the toxic by-product lipofuscin. Excessive lipofuscin accumulation is characteristic of various blinding diseases in the human eye. Progranulin is a cysteine-rich protein that has multiple biological activities, and it has a high presence in the retina. Progranulin has been recognized to be involved in macrophage phagocytosis in the brain...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503420/oxidative-stress-affects-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cell-survival-through-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-akt-signaling-pathway
#9
Xiao-Dong Chen, Ming-Yang Su, Tao-Tao Chen, Hai-Yan Hong, Ai-Dong Han, Wen-Sheng Li
AIM: To investigate the cross-talk between oxidative stress and the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)/AKT signaling pathway in retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells. METHODS: Human RPE cell lines (ARPE-19 cell) were treated with different doses of epidermal growth factor (EGF) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Cell viability was determined by a methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium assay. Cell proliferation was examined by a bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) incorporation assay...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502299/-tumor-associated-macrophages-promote-the-proliferation-and-migration-as-well-as-invasion-of-sorafenib-resistant-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#10
Xufu Wei, Junliang Pu, Zhen Guo, Tingting Li, Di Zhu, Zhongjun Wu
Objective To investigate the roles of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR)/β-catenin signaling pathway in sorafenib resistance of hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Methods Macrophages were isolated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and cultured in the presence of colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) to obtain TAMs. Phenotypes of TAMs were identified. The level of epithelial growth factor (EGF) secreted by TAMs was detected by ELISA. CCK-8 assay was performed to verify the effects of EGF on HepG2 and SMMC7721 cell proliferation...
May 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501600/development-of-a-human-epidermal-growth-factor-derivative-with-egfr-blocking-and-depleted-biological-activities-a-comparative-in-vitro-study-using-egfr-positive-breast-cancer-cells
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Masomeh Mehrabi, Kamran Mansouri, Bijan Soleymani, Zohreh Hoseinkhani, Mohsen Shahlaie, Reza Khodarahmi
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a local growth factor that stimulates cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation by binding to its receptor EGFR. EGF and EGFR are involved in many aspects of the development of carcinomas. Because EGFR has been found to be over-expressed in many tumors of epithelial origin, it is a potential target for antitumor therapy. In this study we designed a mutated form of hEGF (mEGF) with a deletion of four amino acids residues (Gln(43), Tyr(44), Arg(45) and Asp(46)) in order to show importance of Leu spatial location for EGFR binding/activation...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500562/epithelial-growth-factor-receptor-expression-influences-5-ala-induced-glioblastoma-fluorescence
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Andrea O Fontana, Deborah Piffaretti, Francesco Marchi, Floriana Burgio, Ana Bela Faia-Torres, Paolo Paganetti, Sandra Pinton, Uwe Pieles, Michael Reinert
The extent of 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) guided tumor resection has a determining impact in high-grade glioma and glioblastoma surgery. Yet the intensity of the 5-ALA induced fluorescence may vary within the tumor. We aimed to correlate 5-ALA induced fluorescence with the expression of epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) and its constitutively active version EGFRvIII in different glioblastoma (GBM) cell lines. To elucidate the role of EGFR in the metabolism of 5-ALA in GBM cell lines with variable EGFR expression status, we analyzed the activation of EGFR by its primary ligand EGF, and its downstream effect on Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), a key enzyme regulating the metabolism of Protoporphyrin IX (PpIX), the fluorescent metabolite of 5-ALA...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500314/activation-of-eosinophils-interacting-with-bronchial-epithelial-cells-by-antimicrobial-peptide-ll-37-implications-in-allergic-asthma
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Delong Jiao, Chun-Kwok Wong, Miranda Sin-Man Tsang, Ida Miu-Ting Chu, Dehua Liu, Jing Zhu, Man Chu, Christopher Wai-Kei Lam
The role of antimicrobial peptide LL-37 in asthma exacerbation is unclear. Microbial infection, which is the most common inducer of asthma exacerbation, is accompanied by elevated LL-37. The present study found that co-culture of eosinophils and bronchial epithelial cell line BEAS-2B significantly enhanced intercellular adhesion molecule-1 on both cells and CD18 expression on eosinophils upon LL-37 stimulation. IL-6, CXCL8 and CCL4 were substantially released in co-culture in the presence of LL-37. LL-37 triggered the activation of eosinophils interacting with BEAS-2B cells in a P2X purinoceptor 7/epidermal growth factor receptor-dependent manner...
May 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493713/cetuximab-prevents-methotrexate-induced-cytotoxicity-in-vitro-through-epidermal-growth-factor-dependent-regulation-of-renal-drug-transporters
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Pedro Caetano-Pinto, Amer Jamalpoor, Janneke Ham, Anastasia Goumenou, Monique Mommersteeg, Dirk Pijnenburg, Rob Ruijtenbeek, Natalia Sánchez-Romero, Bertrand van Zelst, Sandra Heil, Jitske Jansen, Martijn J Wilmer, Carla M L van Herpen, Rosalinde Masereeuw
The combination of methotrexate with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) recombinant antibody, cetuximab, is currently being investigated in treatment of head and neck carcinoma. As methotrexate is cleared by renal excretion, we studied the effect of cetuximab on renal methotrexate handling. We used human conditionally immortalized proximal tubule epithelial cells over-expressing either organic anion transporter 1 or 3 (ciPTEC-OAT1/ciPTEC-OAT3) to examine OAT1 and OAT3, and the efflux pumps breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP), multidrug resistance protein 4 (MRP4) and P-glycoprotein (P-gp) in methotrexate handling upon EGF and/or cetuximab treatment...
May 11, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485480/shikonin-inhibited-migration-and-invasion-of-human-lung-cancer-cells-via-suppression-of-c-met-mediated-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#15
Yei-San Hsieh, Chiung-Ho Liao, Wan-Shen Chen, Jih-Tung Pai, Meng-Shih Weng
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a major process to regulate cell migration and invasion. Inhibition of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mediated EMT by tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) is a strategy to prevent lung cancer invasion. However, drug resistance is emerged and accelerated invasion through other signaling bypassing EGFR after TKIs therapy. c-Met signaling pathway is highly activated in EGFR-mutated lung cancer cells. Targeting c-Met signaling pathway may be a strategy to suppress EGFR-independent migration and invasion for lung cancer therapy...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485389/egfr-dependent-tor-independent-endocycles-support-drosophila-gut-epithelial-regeneration
#16
Jinyi Xiang, Jennifer Bandura, Peng Zhang, Yinhua Jin, Hanna Reuter, Bruce A Edgar
Following gut epithelial damage, epidermal growth factor receptor/mitogen-activated protein kinase (EGFR/MAPK) signalling triggers Drosophila intestinal stem cells to produce enteroblasts (EBs) and enterocytes (ECs) that regenerate the gut. As EBs differentiate into ECs, they become postmitotic, but undergo extensive growth and DNA endoreplication. Here we report that EGFR/RAS/MAPK signalling is required and sufficient to drive damage-induced EB/EC growth. Endoreplication occurs exclusively in EBs and newborn ECs that inherit EGFR and active MAPK from fast-dividing progenitors...
May 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485003/analysis-of-progress-and-challenges-for-various-patterns-of-c-met-targeted-molecular-imaging-a-systematic-review
#17
REVIEW
Zhaoguo Han, Yongyi Wu, Kai Wang, Yadi Xiao, Zhen Cheng, Xilin Sun, Baozhong Shen
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal-epithelial transition factor also named c-MET is a receptor tyrosine kinase for the hepatocyte growth factor that plays a pivotal role in tumorigenesis. c-MET-targeted therapies have been tested in preclinical models and patients, with significant benefits for cancer treatment. In recent years, many studies have shown that the expression level and activation status of c-MET are closely correlated to c-MET-targeted therapy response and clinical prognosis, thus highlighting the importance of evaluating the c-MET status during and prior to targeted therapy...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481834/immunohistochemical-profiling-of-corneas-with-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy
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An-Katrien De Roo, Thomas Janssens, Beatrijs Foets, Joost J van den Oord
PURPOSE: Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is the leading indication for endothelial keratoplasty. Further insight into its pathophysiology is needed to develop alternative therapies. METHODS: Sixteen genes from a previous microarray expression experiment (FECD vs. normal) were validated using immunohistochemistry on paraffin-embedded corneas (n = 6 FECD, n = 6 normal). The results were quantified manually and semiautomatically. RESULTS: A higher percentage of corneal endothelial cells stained for alpha-smooth muscle actin (αSMA), cytokeratin 7, and superoxide dismutase 3 in FECD versus normal [odds ratios (ORs) of 60...
May 3, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481366/the-zinc-finger-transcriptional-factor-slug-transcriptionally-downregulates-er%C3%AE-by-recruiting-lysine-specific-demethylase-1-in-human-breast-cancer
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J-W Bai, M-N Chen, X-L Wei, Y-Ch Li, H-Y Lin, M Chen, J-W Li, C-W Du, K Man, G-J Zhang
Estrogen receptor α (ERα) is related with epithelial-mesenchymal transition, invasion and metastasis, and serves as an important therapeutic predictor and prognostic factor in breast cancer patients. The triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is characterized by loss of hormone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2), and lacks effective targeted therapy with poor prognosis. Unfortunately, the molecular mechanisms of ERα deficiency, which becomes hormone independent and results in resistance to endocrine therapy, remain to be elucidated in breast cancer...
May 8, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481231/zeolite-containing-mixture-supplementation-ameliorated-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis-in-mice-by-suppressing-the-inflammatory-bowel-disease-pathway-and-improving-apoptosis-in-colon-mucosa
#20
Weida Lyu, Huijuan Jia, Chuanzong Deng, Kenji Saito, Seigo Yamada, Hisanori Kato
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is induced by multiple environmental factors, and there is still no known treatment capable of curing the disease completely. We propose a zeolite-containing mixture (Hydryeast(®), HY)-a multi-component nutraceutical of which the main ingredients are Azumaceramics (mixture of zeolite and oyster shell burned under high temperature), citric acid, red rice yeast (monascus) and calcium stearate-as a nutraceutical intervention in IBD to ameliorate dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis...
May 6, 2017: Nutrients
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