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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352646/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-anti-cancer-agents-that-selectively-inhibit-her2-over-expressed-breast-cancer-cell-growth-via-down-regulation-of-her2-protein
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Anran Zhao, Qiaoyun Zheng, Cody M Orahoske, Nethrie D Idippily, Morgan M Ashcraft, Aicha Quamine, Bin Su
Compound JCC76 selectively inhibited the proliferation of human epidermal growth factor 2 (Her2) over-expressed breast cancer cells. In the current study, a ligand based structural optimization was performed to generate new analogs, and we identified derivatives 16 and 17 that showed improved activity and selectivity against Her2 positive breast cancer cells. A structure activity relationship (SAR) was summarized. Compounds 16 and 17 were also examined by western blot assay to check their effect on Her2 protein...
January 12, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352142/fbxl10-contributes-to-the-development-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-by-epigenetically-enhancing-erk1-2-signaling-pathway
#2
Xiujuan Zhao, Xing Wang, Qian Li, Wanbiao Chen, Na Zhang, Yu Kong, Junqiang Lv, Lei Cao, Dan Lin, Xi Wang, Guogang Xu, Xudong Wu
Epigenetic modifiers have emerged as critical factors governing the biology of different cancers. Herein we show that FBXL10 (also called KDM2B or JHDM1B), an important member of Polycomb repressive complexes, is overexpressed in human diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) tissues and the derived cell lines. Knocking down FBXL10 by specific short hairpin RNAs in DLBCL cells inhibits cell proliferation and induces apoptosis in vitro. Moreover, FBXL10 depletion in DLBCL cells abrogates tumor growth in mouse xenograft models...
January 19, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352138/mir-663-sustains-nsclc-by-inhibiting-mitochondrial-outer-membrane-permeabilization-momp-through-puma-bbc3-and-btg2
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Micol E Fiori, Lidia Villanova, Chiara Barbini, Maria Laura De Angelis, Ruggero De Maria
Treatment of lung cancer is an unmet need as it accounts for the majority of cancer deaths worldwide. The development of new therapies urges the identification of potential targets. MicroRNAs' expression is often deregulated in cancer and their modulation has been proposed as a successful strategy to interfere with tumor cell growth and spread. We recently reported on an unbiased high-content approach to identify miRNAs regulating cell proliferation and tumorigenesis in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Here we studied the oncogenic role of miR-663 in NSCLC biology and analyzed the therapeutic potential of miR-663 targeting...
January 19, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351916/pathways-impacted-by-genomic-alterations-in-pulmonary-carcinoid-tumors
#4
Michael K Asiedu, Charles F Thomas, Jie Dong, Sandra C Schulte Tomaszek, Prasidda Khadka, Zhifu Sun, Farhad Kosari, Jin Jen, Julian R Molina, George Vasmatzis, Rui Kuang, Marie Christine Aubry, Ping Yang, Dennis A Wigle
PURPOSE: Pulmonary carcinoid tumors account for up to 5% of all lung malignancies in adults, comprise 30% of all carcinoid malignancies, and are defined histologically as typical carcinoid (TC) and atypical carcinoid (AC) tumors. The role of specific genomic alterations in the pathogenesis of pulmonary carcinoid tumors remains poorly understood. We sought to identify genomic alterations and pathways that are deregulated in these tumors to find novel therapeutic targets for pulmonary carcinoid tumors...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351815/ready-to-use-protein-g-conjugated-gold-nanorods-for-biosensing-and-biomedical-applications
#5
S Centi, F Ratto, F Tatini, S Lai, R Pini
BACKGROUND: Gold nanorods (GNRs) display unique capacity to absorb and scatter near infrared light, which arises from their peculiar composition of surface plasmon resonances. For this reason, GNRs have become an innovative material of great hope in nanomedicine, in particular for imaging and therapy of cancer, as well as in photonic sensing of biological agents and toxic compounds for e.g. biomedical diagnostics, forensic analysis and environmental monitoring. As the use of GNRs is becoming more and more popular, in all these contexts, there is emerging a latent need for simple and versatile protocols for their modification with targeting units that may convey high specificity for any analyte of interest of an end-user...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351796/the-jun-mir-22-hur-regulatory-axis-contributes-to-tumourigenesis-in-colorectal-cancer
#6
Yanqing Liu, Xiaorui Chen, Rongjie Cheng, Fei Yang, Mengchao Yu, Chen Wang, Shufang Cui, Yeting Hong, Hongwei Liang, Minghui Liu, Chihao Zhao, Meng Ding, Wu Sun, Zhijian Liu, Feng Sun, Chenyu Zhang, Zhen Zhou, Xiaohong Jiang, Xi Chen
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a severe health problem worldwide. Clarifying the mechanisms for the deregulation of oncogenes and tumour suppressors in CRC is vital for its diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention. Hu antigen R (HuR), which is highly upregulated in CRC, functions as a pivotal oncogene to promote CRC progression. However, the underlying cause of its dysregulation is poorly understood. METHODS: In CRC tissue sample pairs, HuR protein levels were measured by Western blot and immunohistochemical (IHC) staining, respectively...
January 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351659/smoking-status-and-survival-among-a-national-cohort-of-lung-and-colorectal-cancer-patients
#7
Sandra J Japuntich, Pallavi Kumar, Jane Pendergast, Grelda Yazmin Juarez Caballero, Jennifer Malin, Robert Wallace, Elizabeth Chrischilles, Nancy L Keating, Elyse R Park
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to explore the association of smoking status and clinically relevant duration of smoking cessation with long-term survival after lung cancer (LC) or colorectal cancer (CRC) diagnosis. We compared survival of patients with LC and CRC who were never-smokers, long-term, medium-term, and short-term quitters, and current smokers around diagnosis. Methods: We studied 5,575 patients in Cancer Care Outcomes Research and Surveillance (CanCORS), a national, prospective observational cohort study, who provided smoking status information approximately 5 months after LC or CRC diagnosis...
January 17, 2018: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351242/-vessels-in-the-storm-searching-for-prognostic-and-predictive-angiogenic-factors-in-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Adriano Angelucci, Simona Delle Monache, Alessio Cortellini, Monica Di Padova, Ficorella Corrado
High expectations are placed upon anti-angiogenic compounds for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), the first malignancy for which such type of treatment has been approved. Indeed, clinical trials have confirmed that targeting the formation of new vessels can improve in many cases clinical outcomes of mCRC patients. However, current anti-angiogenic drugs are far from obtaining the desirable or expected curative results. Many are the factors probably involved in such disappointing results, but particular attention is currently focused on the validation of biomarkers able to improve the direction of treatment protocols...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351194/involvement-of-bax-and-bcl-2-in-induction-of-apoptosis-by-essential-oils-of-three-lebanese-salvia-species-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
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Alessandra Russo, Venera Cardile, Adriana C E Graziano, Rosanna Avola, Maurizio Bruno, Daniela Rigano
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men, and research to find more effective and less toxic drugs has become necessary. In the frame of our ongoing program on traditionally used Salvia species from the Mediterranean Area, here we report the biological activities of Salvia aurea, S. judaica and S. viscosa essential oils against human prostate cancer cells (DU-145). The cell viability was measured by 3(4,5-dimethyl-thiazol-2-yl)2,5-diphenyl-tetrazolium bromide (MTT) test and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) release was used to quantify necrosis cell death...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351058/development-and-characterization-of-an-in-vitro-model-for-radiation-induced-fibrosis
#10
Dhruv Kumar, Sreeya Yalamanchali, Jacob New, Sean Parsel, Natalie New, Andrew Holcomb, Sumedha Gunewardena, Ossama Tawfik, Chris Lominska, Bruce F Kimler, Shrikant Anant, Kiran Kakarala, Terance Tsue, Yelizaveta Shnayder, Kevin Sykes, Subhash Padhye, Sufi Mary Thomas
Radiation-induced fibrosis (RIF) is a major side effect of radiotherapy in cancer patients with no effective therapeutic options. RIF involves excess deposition and aberrant remodeling of the extracellular matrix (ECM) leading to stiffness in tissues and organ failure. Development of preclinical models of RIF is crucial to elucidate the molecular mechanisms regulating fibrosis and to develop therapeutic approaches. In addition to radiation, the main molecular perpetrators of fibrotic reactions are cytokines, including transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)...
January 19, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350683/ccat1-stimulation-of-the-symmetric-division-of-nsclc-stem-cells-through-activation-of-the-wnt-signalling-cascade
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Chongwen Xu, Guodong Xiao, Boxiang Zhang, Meng Wang, Jichang Wang, Dapeng Liu, Jing Zhang, Hong Ren, Xin Sun
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer-related mortalities worldwide, yet this condition remains a poorly understood malignancy, and the subgroup of cancer stem cells (CSCs) leading to therapeutic resistance and adverse prognosis have not been well studied. CSCs frequently undergo symmetric division, which facilitates expansion of the stem cell pool, contributing to long-term relapse and therapy failure. CCAT1 could act as a miRNA sponge to influence downstream genes; however, its roles in NSCLC stem cell are unclear...
January 19, 2018: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350568/abp-980-promising-trastuzumab-biosimilar-for-her2-positive-breast-cancer
#12
Elisavet Paplomata, Rita Nahta
Approval of the HER2-targeted antibody trastuzumab dramatically improved outcomes for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. Multiple trastuzumab biosimilars, including ABP 980, are in clinical development. Biosimilars are not identical to the reference biologic, but exhibit equivalence and safety in analytical and clinical studies. Areas covered: A brief introduction to trastuzumab, overview of trastuzumab biosimilars, and detailed review of ABP 980 preclinical and clinical studies are included. We searched PubMed and 2016-2017 ASCO and ESMO conference proceedings for "ABP 980" or "trastuzumab biosimilar"...
January 19, 2018: Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350495/the-current-landscape-of-3d-in-vitro-tumor-models-what-cancer-hallmarks-are-accessible-for-drug-discovery
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REVIEW
Darren Rodenhizer, Teresa Dean, Elisa D'Arcangelo, Alison P McGuigan
Cancer prognosis remains a lottery dependent on cancer type, disease stage at diagnosis, and personal genetics. While investment in research is at an all-time high, new drugs are more likely to fail in clinical trials today than in the 1970s. In this review, a summary of current survival statistics in North America is provided, followed by an overview of the modern drug discovery process, classes of models used throughout different stages, and challenges associated with drug development efficiency are highlighted...
January 19, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350327/hypermutated-tumors-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibition
#14
Kristen K Ciombor, Richard M Goldberg
Microsatellite instability-high/DNA mismatch repair deficient tumors are found across the cancer spectrum and often harbor markedly increased numbers of mutations when compared to microsatellite stable/DNA mismatch repair proficient tumors. As a result of this high mutational load, tumor-infiltrating lymphocyte density is increased and more immunogenic neoepitopes are expressed, leading to upregulation of immune checkpoints in these tumors. Checkpoint inhibitors such as pembrolizumab and nivolumab, both immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) monoclonal antibodies that block interactions between the programmed cell death receptor-1 and its ligands, have significant activity in this tumor class...
January 19, 2018: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350049/targeted-and-off-target-bystander-and-abscopal-effects-of-radiation-therapy-redox-mechanisms-and-risk-benefit-analysis
#15
Jean-Pierre Pouget, Alexandros G Georgakilas, Jean-Luc Ravanat
Radiation therapy (from external beams to unsealed and sealed radionuclide sources) takes advantage of the detrimental effects of the clustered production of radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS). Research has mainly focused on the interaction of radiation with water, which is the major constituent of living beings, and with nuclear DNA, which contains the genetic information. This led to the so-called "target" theory according to which cells have to be hit by ionizing particles to elicit an important biological response, including cell death...
January 19, 2018: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349759/readdressing-the-role-of-surgery-of-the-primary-tumor-in-de-novo-stage-iv-breast-cancer
#16
Seema Ahsan Khan, Elizabeth S M DesJardin
The impressive advances in breast cancer treatment observed in recent years also apply to the metastatic setting, where a subset of patients with favorable metastatic disease enjoy long-term survival with systemic therapy. In patients with distant disease, the primary tumor in the breast has not classically been though to merit specific locoregional therapy. However, about 6% of Stage IV patients in the USA and up to 20% in limited resource environments present with synchronous distant metastases at the time of initial diagnosis...
2018: Cancer Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349624/combined-effects-of-aspirin-and-vitamin-d3-on-two-oscc-cell-lines-a-preliminary-study
#17
Ting-Ting Xiao, Xian Li, Jia-Li Feng, Yong Li
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the potential effects of aspirin combined with vitamin D3 on cell proliferation and apoptosis in oral cancer cells. RESULTS: Compared to the untreated control or individual drug, the combinations of aspirin and vitamin D3 significantly decreased the rates of cell proliferation by CCK-8 assay, and caused higher rates of cell apoptosis in both CAL-27 and SCC-15 cells by Annexin V-FITC apoptosis assay and flow cytometry. Remarkably, the combined treatment with aspirin and vitamin D3 significantly suppressed the expression of Bcl-2 protein and p-Erk1/2 protein, examined by western blot analysis...
January 18, 2018: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349575/parkin-in-parkinson-s-disease-and-cancer-a-double-edged-sword
#18
REVIEW
Khushnuma Wahabi, Ahmad Perwez, Moshahid A Rizvi
Parkin for more than a decade has been portrayed as a neuroprotector gene is now increasingly emerging as a multifaceted gene that can exert entirely opposite effects i.e., both cell proliferation and apoptosis. Parkinson's disease, a neurological disease, progresses due to excess in cell death, while, in case of cancer, cell death normally fails to occur. Parkin, an E3 ubiquitin ligase, was first identified as a gene implicated in autosomal recessive juvenile Parkinsonism, but several evidences indicate that Parkin is a tumor suppressor gene, involved in a variety of cancers...
January 18, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348883/spatial-habitats-from-multiparametric-mr-imaging-are-associated-with-signaling-pathway-activities-and-survival-in-glioblastoma
#19
Katherine Dextraze, Abhijoy Saha, Donnie Kim, Shivali Narang, Michael Lehrer, Anita Rao, Saphal Narang, Dinesh Rao, Salmaan Ahmed, Venkatesh Madhugiri, Clifton David Fuller, Michelle M Kim, Sunil Krishnan, Ganesh Rao, Arvind Rao
Glioblastoma (GBM) show significant inter- and intra-tumoral heterogeneity, impacting response to treatment and overall survival time of 12-15 months. To study glioblastoma phenotypic heterogeneity, multi-parametric magnetic resonance images (MRI) of 85 glioblastoma patients from The Cancer Genome Atlas were analyzed to characterize tumor-derived spatial habitats for their relationship with outcome (overall survival) and to identify their molecular correlates (i.e., determine associated tumor signaling pathways correlated with imaging-derived habitat measurements)...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348869/role-of-the-n-terminal-lid-in-regulating-the-interaction-of-phosphorylated-mdmx-with-p53
#20
Jane Vin Chan, Dawn Xin Ping Koh, Yun Liu, Thomas L Joseph, David P Lane, Chandra S Verma, Yaw Sing Tan
Murine double minute 4 protein (MDMX) is crucial for the regulation of the tumor suppressor protein p53. Phosphorylation of the N-terminal domain of MDMX is thought to affect its binding with the transactivation domain of p53, thus playing a role in p53 regulation. In this study, the effects of MDMX phosphorylation on the binding of p53 were investigated using molecular dynamics simulations. It is shown that in addition to the previously proposed mechanism in which phosphorylated Y99 of MDMX inhibits p53 binding through steric clash with P27 of p53, the N-terminal lid of MDMX also appears to play an important role in regulating the phosphorylation-dependent interactions between MDMX and p53...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
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