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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225552/potential-clinical-significance-of-perioperative-levels-of-mrna-in-plasma-from-patients-with-cancer-of-the-larynx-or-hypopharynx
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Dolores C García-Olmo, J Diego Contreras, María G Picazo, Jesús López-Torres, Damián García-Olmo
BACKGROUND: The use of plasma as a "liquid biopsy" has gained increasing attention. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic utility of the perioperative detection and quantitation of mRNAs encoding human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) in plasma from patients with cancer of the larynx or hypopharynx. METHODS: We recruited 47 patients with laryngeal cancer and 2 patients with hypopharyngeal cancer, plus 27 healthy subjects...
February 22, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218725/treating-cancer-by-targeting-telomeres-and-telomerase
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Marko Ivancich, Zachary Schrank, Luke Wojdyla, Brandon Leviskas, Adijan Kuckovic, Ankita Sanjali, Neelu Puri
Telomerase is expressed in more than 85% of cancer cells. Tumor cells with metastatic potential may have a high telomerase activity, allowing cells to escape from the inhibition of cell proliferation due to shortened telomeres. Human telomerase primarily consists of two main components: hTERT, a catalytic subunit, and hTR, an RNA template whose sequence is complimentary to the telomeric 5'-dTTAGGG-3' repeat. In humans, telomerase activity is typically restricted to renewing tissues, such as germ cells and stem cells, and is generally absent in normal cells...
February 19, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215740/inhibition-of-htert-expression-by-map-kinase-inhibitor-induces-cell-death-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Deeksha Pal, Ujjawal Sharma, Shrawan Kumar Singh, Nandita Kakkar, Rajendra Prasad
BACKGROUND: Human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) is one of the components of telomerase enzyme and its activity is associated with cell proliferation and differentiation. Extracellular signal regulated kinase (ERK)-mitogen activated protein kinase signaling pathway play an important role in hTERT expression. The present study was conducted to ascertain hTERT messenger RNA (mRNA) expression in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and its association with clinicopathological characteristics...
February 16, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212708/development-and-performance-evaluation-of-a-three-dimensional-clinostat-synchronized-heavy-ion-irradiation-system
#4
Hiroko Ikeda, Hikaru Souda, Anggraeini Puspitasari, Kathryn D Held, Jun Hidema, Takeshi Nikawa, Yukari Yoshida, Tatsuaki Kanai, Akihisa Takahashi
Outer space is an environment characterized by microgravity and space radiation, including high-energy charged particles. Astronauts are constantly exposed to both microgravity and radiation during long-term stays in space. However, many aspects of the biological effects of combined microgravity and space radiation remain unclear. We developed a new three-dimensional (3D) clinostat synchronized heavy-ion irradiation system for use in ground-based studies of the combined exposures. Our new system uses a particle accelerator and a respiratory gating system from heavy-ion radiotherapy to irradiate samples being rotated in the 3D clinostat with carbon-ion beams only when the samples are in the horizontal position...
February 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209613/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-directs-self-renewal-symmetric-cell-division-of-hterthigh-prostate-cancer-stem-cells
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Kai Zhang, Yanjing Guo, Xue Wang, Huifang Zhao, Zhongzhong Ji, Chaping Cheng, Li Li, Yuxiang Fang, Dawei Xu, Helen He Zhu, Wei-Qiang Gao
Cancer stem-like cells (CSC) drive cancer progression and recurrence. Self-renewal expansion of CSC is achieved through symmetric cell division, yet how external stimuli affect intracellular regulatory programs of CSC division modes and stemness remains obscure. Here we report that hTERThigh prostate cancer (PCa) cells exhibit CSC properties, including a stem cell-associated gene expression signature, long term tumor-propagating capacity and epithelial-to-mensenchymal transition (EMT). In promoting the self-renewal symmetric division of hTERThigh PCa cells, WNT3a dramatically decreased the ratio of hTERThigh PCa cells undergoing asymmetric division...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195144/concomitant-underexpression-of-tgfbr2-and-overexpression-of-htert-are-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-cervical-cancer
#6
Hui Yang, Hongyan Zhang, Yahua Zhong, Qiaoli Wang, Lei Yang, Hong Kang, Xiaojia Gao, Haijun Yu, Conghua Xie, Fuxiang Zhou, Yunfeng Zhou
The human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) is highly expressed in a variety of tumors. The transforming growth factor beta receptor type II (TGFBR2) is a downstream protein of transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) which suppresses telomerase activity. However, the relevance of survival to the expression of TGFBR2, hTERT or TGFBR2/hTERT has not been previously investigated in cervical cancer tissues. Our study showed that patients with low level of TGFBR2 were associated with poor prognosis (HR = 1...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179459/practical-method-for-targeted-disruption-of-cilia-related-genes-by-using-crispr-cas9-mediated-homology-independent-knock-in-system
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Yohei Katoh, Saki Michisaka, Shohei Nozaki, Teruki Funabashi, Tomoaki Hirano, Ryota Takei, Kazuhisa Nakayama
The CRISPR/Cas9 system has revolutionized genome editing in virtually all organisms. Although the CRISPR/Cas9 system enables the targeted cleavage of genomic DNA, its use for gene knock-in remains challenging because levels of homologous recombination activity vary among various cells. In contrast, the efficiency of homology-independent DNA repair is relatively high in most cell types. Therefore, the utilization of a homology-independent repair mechanism is a possible alternative for efficient genome editing...
February 8, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176652/mechanisms-for-inhibition-of-colon-cancer-cells-by-sulforaphane-through-epigenetic-modulation-of-microrna-21-and-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-htert-down-regulation
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Samantha L Martin, Rishabh Kala, Trygve O Tollefsbol
Epigenetic modulations such as histone modifications are becoming increasingly valued for their ability to modify genes without altering the DNA sequence. Many bioactive compounds have been shown to alter genetic and epigenetic profiles in various forms of 6 cancers. Of the many dietary phytochemicals, sulforaphane (SFN), found in cruciferous vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli sprouts, has been present as one of the most potent (histone deacetylase) HDAC inhibitors to date. Recently, it has been 9 identified that HDAC inhibitors may play a vital role in regulating microRNAs (miRNAs) in many human cancers...
February 5, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168784/platelet-derived-microparticles-and-soluble-factors-differentially-regulate-human-endometrial-epithelial-cell-movement
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Koh Suginami, Yukiyasu Sato, Akihito Horie, Hisanori Matsumoto, Hirohiko Tani, Yasunari Mizumoto, Masanori Ono, Ayumi Matsuoka, Satoru Kyo, Yoshihiko Araki, Ikuo Konishi, Hiroshi Fujiwara
PROBLEM: We previously proposed that platelets promote re-epithelialization during menstruation. As cell movement is one of the important cell behaviors in the process of tissue remodeling, we examined the effects of platelets on endometrial epithelial cell invasion. METHOD OF STUDY: The platelets were isolated from healthy women. Using a human endometrial epithelial cell-derived immortalized cell line, EM-E6/E7/hTERT cells, we examined the effects of platelets and platelet-derived condition media with or without microparticles on the morphological and invasive properties of EM-E6/E7/hTERT cells...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152107/decellularized-extracellular-matrices-produced-from-immortal-cell-lines-derived-from-different-parts-of-the-placenta-support-primary-mesenchymal-stem-cell-expansion
#10
Gina D Kusuma, Shaun P Brennecke, Andrea J O'Connor, Bill Kalionis, Daniel E Heath
Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) exhibit undesired phenotypic changes during ex vivo expansion, limiting production of the large quantities of high quality primary MSCs needed for both basic research and cell therapies. Primary MSCs retain many desired MSC properties including proliferative capacity and differentiation potential when expanded on decellularized extracellular matrix (dECM) prepared from primary MSCs. However, the need to use low passage number primary MSCs (passage 3 or lower) to produce the dECM drastically limits the utility and impact of this technology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148303/variation-in-human-dental-pulp-stem-cell-ageing-profiles-reflect-contrasting-proliferative-and-regenerative-capabilities
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Amr Alraies, Nadia Y A Alaidaroos, Rachel J Waddington, Ryan Moseley, Alastair J Sloan
BACKGROUND: Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) are increasingly being recognized as a viable cell source for regenerative medicine. Although significant variations in their ex vivo expansion are well-established, DPSC proliferative heterogeneity remains poorly understood, despite such characteristics influencing their regenerative and therapeutic potential. This study assessed clonal human DPSC regenerative potential and the impact of cellular senescence on these responses, to better understand DPSC functional behaviour...
February 2, 2017: BMC Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123844/targeting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-ap-2%C3%AE-signaling-to-enhance-antitumor-activity-of-cisplatin-by-melatonin-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Jiaojiao Hao, Zhenglin Li, Changlin Zhang, Wendan Yu, Zhipeng Tang, Yixin Li, Xu Feng, Yue Gao, Quentin Liu, Wenlin Huang, Wei Guo, Wuguo Deng
Cisplatin is a common chemotherapeutic drug for cancer treatment, but its effect is limited because of its cytotoxicity and chemoresistance. The combinational use of cisplatin with some natural compounds has provided a potential option to improve its effect and lower its side effects in cancer treatment. Here, we investigated the role of melatonin in the regulation of cisplatin-mediated antitumor activity in hepatocellular carcinoma cells. The combined treatment of cisplatin with melatonin significantly inhibited cell proliferation and resulted in a corresponding decrease of the IC50 values of cisplatin in four hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078913/silibinin-loaded-magnetic-nanoparticles-inhibit-htert-gene-expression-and-proliferation-of-lung-cancer-cells
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Soumaye Amirsaadat, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Faraz Zarghami, Shahriar Alipour, Zohreh Ebrahimnezhad, Nosratollah Zarghami
Nanoparticle-based targeted drug delivery has the potential for rendering silibinin specifically at the favorite site using an external magnetic field. Also, it can circumvent the pitfalls of poor solubility. For this purpose, silibinin-loaded magnetic nanoparticles are fabricated, characterized and evaluated cytotoxicity and hTERT gene expression in A549 lung cancer cell line. silibinin-loaded PLGA-PEG-Fe3O4 had dose- and time-dependent cytotoxicity than pure silibinin. Additionally, hTERT expression is more efficiently reduced with increasing concentrations of nanosilibinin than pure silibinin...
January 12, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076334/establishment-of-a-normal-derived-estrogen-receptor-positive-cell-line-comparable-to-the-prevailing-human-breast-cancer-subtype
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Branden M Hopkinson, Marie C Klitgaard, Ole William Petersen, René Villadsen, Lone Rønnov-Jessen, Jiyoung Kim
Understanding human cancer increasingly relies on insight gained from subtype specific comparisons between malignant and non-malignant cells. The most frequent subtype in breast cancer is the luminal. By far the most frequently used model for luminal breast cancer is the iconic estrogen receptor-positive (ERpos) MCF7 cell line. However, luminal specific comparisons have suffered from the lack of a relevant non-malignant counterpart. Our previous work has shown that transforming growth factor-β receptor (TGFβR) inhibition suffices to propagate prospectively isolated ERpos human breast luminal cells from reduction mammoplasties (HBEC)...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062544/somatic-mutation-profiling-of-hobnail-variant-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#15
Luca Morandi, Alberto Righi, Francesca Maletta, Paola Rucci, Fabio Pagni, Marco Gallo, Sabrina Rossi, Leonardo Caporali, Anna Sapino, Ricardo V Lloyd, Sofia Asioli
Hobnail variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (HPTC) represents a recently described, aggressive and rare group of thyroid tumors with poorly understood pathogenesis. Molecular data about this group of cancers are few, and a more detailed molecular characterization of these tumors is needed. The main objective of the study is to define a comprehensive molecular typing of HPTC. Eighteen patients affected by HPTC, including eighteen primary tumors and four lymph node metastases, were screened for NRAS, KRAS, HRAS, BRAF, TP53, PIK3CA, hTERT, PTEN, CDKN2A, EGFR, AKT1, CTNNB1 and NOTCH1 gene mutations...
February 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054503/inhibition-of-telomerase-using-bibr1532-enhances-doxorubicin-induced-apoptosis-in-pre-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
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Davood Bashash, Mohadeseh Zareii, Ava Safaroghli-Azar, Mir Davood Omrani, Seyed H Ghaffari
OBJECTIVES: Interest into targeting telomerase in cancer has increased by the recent disclosure that elevated telomerase activity is associated with disease recurrence and poor outcome in cancers. In addition, cellular acquisition of unlimited replicative potential, which is closely related to the maintenance of telomeres mostly via the reactivation of telomerase, has been shown to confer loss of sensitivity to a wide range of anti-neoplastic agents. METHODS: To evaluate whether telomerase inhibition using non-nucleosidic inhibitor of telomerase BIBR1532 could enhance cytotoxic effect of doxorubicin in acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Nalm-6 pre-B ALL cells were subjected to combination treatment and subsequent cell viability, growth kinetics, caspase-3 activity, and transcriptional alteration of p73, p21, FOXO3a, c-Myc, hTERT, and other apoptosis-related target genes were investigated...
January 5, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039467/targeting-cancer-stem-cell-propagation-with-palbociclib-a-cdk4-6-inhibitor-telomerase-drives-tumor-cell-heterogeneity
#17
Gloria Bonuccelli, Maria Peiris-Pages, Bela Ozsvari, Ubaldo E Martinez-Outschoorn, Federica Sotgia, Michael P Lisanti
In this report, we systematically examined the role of telomerase activity in lung and ovarian cancer stem cell (CSC) propagation. For this purpose, we indirectly gauged telomerase activity, by linking the hTERT-promoter to eGFP. Using lung (A549) and ovarian (SKOV3) cancer cells, transduced with the hTERT-GFP reporter, we then employed GFP-expression levels to fractionate these cell lines into GFP-high and GFP-low populations. We functionally compared the phenotype of these GFP-high and GFP-low populations...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025427/the-role-of-tert-clptm1l-snps-htert-expression-and-telomere-length-in-the-pathogenesis-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#18
Jelena Carkic, Nadja Nikolic, Sanja Radojevic-Skodric, Jovana Kuzmanovic-Pficer, Gavrilo Brajovic, Marija Antunovic, Jelena Milasin, Branka Popovic
The aim of this study was to assess TERT-CLPTM1L single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (rs402710 C/T in the CLPTM1L gene; rs2736100 A/C and rs2736098 G/A in the TERT gene) as risk factors for development of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), and to investigate the relationship between the analyzed polymorphisms, relative telomere length (RTL), telomerase expression and clinicopathologic characteristics of OSCC in a Serbian population. Paraffin-embedded tumor samples and buccal swabs from cancer-free controls were genotyped using PCR-RFLP, while tumor RTL values and telomerase expression were estimated by real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry, respectively...
2016: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011299/apoptosis-inducing-factor-gene-depletion-inhibits-zearalenone-induced-cell-death-in-a-goat-leydig-cell-line
#19
Diqi Yang, Tingting Jiang, Pengfei Lin, Huatao Chen, Lei Wang, Nan Wang, Fan Zhao, Keqiong Tang, Dong Zhou, Aihua Wang, Yaping Jin
Zearalenone (ZEA) is a contaminant of human food and animal feedstuffs that causes health hazards. However, the signal pathways underlying ZEA toxicity remain elusive. The aims of this study were to determine which pathways are involved in ZEA-induced cell death and investigate the effect of apoptosis inducing factor (AIF) on cell death during ZEA treatment in the immortalized goat Leydig cell line hTERT-GLC. This study showed that ZEA-induced cell death in hTERT-GLCs works via endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, the caspase-dependent pathway, the caspase-independent pathway and autophagy...
December 20, 2016: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006764/telomere-dysfunction-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-cryptogenic-cirrhosis
#20
Ido Laish, Batya Mannasse-Green, Ruth Hadary, Tal Biron-Shental, Fred M Konikoff, Aliza Amiel, Yona Kitay-Cohen
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cryptogenic cirrhosis (CC) are considered preneoplastic conditions that might progress to hepatocellular carcinoma. We evaluated parameters of telomere dysfunction in these patient groups to study the correlation between telomere length and the progression of NAFLD. We analyzed peripheral lymphocytes from 22 patients with NAFLD, 20 patients with CC, and 20 healthy, age-matched controls. Telomere length was analyzed using quantitative fluorescence in situ hybridization, and cellular senescence was evaluated by the percentage of cells with senescence-associated heterochromatin foci...
2016: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
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