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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454443/mir-185-3p-regulates-the-invasion-and-metastasis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-targeting-wnt2b-in-vitro
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Chao Liu, Guo Li, Shuling Ren, Zhongwu Su, Yunyun Wang, Yongquan Tian, Yong Liu, Yuanzheng Qiu
MicroRNAs (miRs) have been recognised as important regulators of malignant behaviour in different types of human cancer, including nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). A previous study by our group revealed that miR-185-3p regulates the radioresistance of NPC cells. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of miR-185-3p on NPC invasion and metastasis. Human NPC CNE-2 and 5-8F cell lines were transfected with a miR-185-3p mimic and miR-185-3p inhibitor, respectively, and their effects on the invasion and metastasis of these cells was assessed using a wound healing assay and Matrigel invasion assay...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454388/cxcr4-knockdown-inhibits-the-growth-and-invasion-of-nasopharyngeal-cancer-stem-cells
#2
Yuan Tian, Yan Song, Weiliang Bai, Xiulan Ma, Zhong Ren
Nasopharyngeal cancer is a type of malignant tumor with a high rate of incidence. Cancer stem cells are regarded as one of the main causes for the formation and recurrence of nasopharyngeal cancer. CXC chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) has been reported to perform an important role in cancer; however, the association between CXCR4 and nasopharyngeal cancer stem cells remains unclear. The present study explored the effect of CXCR4 on cellular viability, apoptosis and invasion of nasopharyngeal cancer stem cells...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454359/modeling-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-three-dimensions
#3
Prabu Siva Sankar, Mohd Firdaus Che Mat, Kalaivani Muniandy, Benedict Lian Shi Xiang, Phang Su Ling, Susan Ling Ling Hoe, Alan Soo-Beng Khoo, Nethia Mohana-Kumaran
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a type of cancer endemic in Asia, including Malaysia, Southern China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Treatment resistance, particularly in recurring cases, remains a challenge. Thus, studies to develop novel therapeutic agents are important. Potential therapeutic compounds may be effectively examined using two-dimensional (2D) cell culture models, three-dimensional (3D) spheroid models or in vivo animal models. The majority of drug assessments for cancers, including for NPC, are currently performed with 2D cell culture models...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454332/zoledronic-acid-reverses-cisplatin-resistance-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-by-activating-the-mitochondrial-apoptotic-pathway
#4
Yanjie You, Haijun Li, Jiongyu Chen, Xin Qin, Yonggang Ran
Despite improvements to radiotherapeutic strategies, resistance to adjuvant chemotherapy remains the main problem underlying the low 5-year survival rate in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). In the present study, the human NPC cell line HNE1 was exposed to gradually increasing concentrations of cisplatin (CDDP) in order to establish a drug-resistant sub-cell line, HNE1/CDDP. HNE1/CDDP cells exhibited multidrug resistance and a prolonged doubling time, as compared with the parent HNE1 cells. Furthermore, pretreatment with zoledronic acid (ZOL) appeared to resensitize the CDDP-resistant cells by inducing S-phase cell cycle arrest and the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway by upregulating the expression of B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2)-associated X protein and caspase-9 and downregulating the expression of BCL-2...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454316/overexpression-of-n-cadherin-and-%C3%AE-catenin-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#5
Hong Sun, Mingyu Liu, Xuewen Wu, Chunguang Yang, Yanni Zhang, Zhenhang Xu, Kelei Gao, Fengjun Wang
An increasing amount of evidence demonstrates that epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is important in tumor invasion and metastases. The cell-cell adhesion molecule N-cadherin and the Wnt/β-catenin cascade protein β-catenin are two biomarkers of EMT. The present study aimed to measure the expression levels of N-cadherin and β-catenin in samples from patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and evaluate their prognostic significance. N-cadherin and β-catenin mRNA was evaluated using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction in 26 NPC tissue samples and 8 nasopharyngeal epithelium samples...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454308/longikaurin-a-a-natural-ent-kaurane-suppresses-stemness-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
#6
Yan Yuan, Yong Du, Xiao-Ye Hu, Mei-Yuan Liu, Ji-Ke Du, Xue-Min Liu, Hong-En Yu, Tian-Zhu Wang, Jian-Xin Pu, Qian Zhong, Qing-Feng Zou
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a small proportion of tumor cells that may be responsible for tumor metastasis and recurrence. Our recent research indicated that longikaurin A (LK-A) exhibited anti-tumor activity in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) both in vitro and in vivo. Here, we further investigated whether LK-A could suppress the stemness of NPC cells. Sphere formation assay was used to assess the self-renewal ability of the cells treated with LK-A. Side population (SP) was determined by flow cytometry to measure the influence of LK-A on NPC SPs...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454117/elimination-of-lmp1-expressing-cells-from-a-monolayer-of-gastric-cancer-ags-cells
#7
Yoshitaka Sato, Shingo Ochiai, Takayuki Murata, Teru Kanda, Fumi Goshima, Hiroshi Kimura
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) latently infects malignant epithelial cells in approximately 10% of all gastric cancers. Latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1), an oncogenic protein, plays an important role in malignant transformation in EBV-associated nasopharyngeal carcinoma and B-cell lymphoma; however, its expression has not been detected in EBV-associated gastric cancer. To address why LMP1 has not been detected in EBV-positive gastric tumors, we focused on the interactions between LMP1-positive and -negative cells and stably expressed LMP1 in the gastric cancer cell line AGS...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453992/salinomycin-overcomes-radioresistance-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-by-inhibiting-nrf2-level-and-promoting-ros-generation
#8
Gong Zhang, Wenjun Wang, Chunxiao Yao, Jinjin Ren, Shuping Zhang, Muyuan Han
Radiotherapy is the most important treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Radioresistant cancer cells have been shown to potentially result in residual disease that can lead to recurrence and metastasis. Salinomycin (SAL) has been identified as a promising anticancer drug during chemical screening, but it is unclear whether SAL plays a role in radioresistance. The nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is a crucial regulator of the cellular antioxidant system. There are currently numerous data indicating that Nrf2 has an important role in cancer radioresistance...
April 25, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453466/clinicopathological-and-prognostic-significance-of-gpx2-protein-expression-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#9
C Liu, X He, X Wu, Z Wang, W Zuo, G Hu
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the relation between GPx2 (glutathione peroxidase 2) expressions and clinicopathological features as well as prognosis of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: A total of 89 cases of NPC were investigated to examine the immunohistochemical expression of GPx2. Fourteen pairs of NPC and the control samples were analyzed respectively by qRT-PCR and Western blot. The correlations of GPx2 expressions with the clinicopathologic features and the prognosis of NPC patients were also analyzed...
April 19, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453270/vitepyrroloids-a-d-2-cyanopyrrole-containing-labdane-diterpenoid-alkaloids-from-the-leaves-of-vitex-trifolia
#10
Pan Luo, Wenjuan Xia, Susan L Morris-Natschke, Kuo-Hsiung Lee, Yu Zhao, Qiong Gu, Jun Xu
Vitepyrroloids A-D (1-4), four new 2-cyano-substituted pyrrole-ring-containing labdane diterpenoids, were isolated from the leaves of Vitex trifolia. Their structures were elucidated based on spectroscopic data analysis. The absolute configuration of compound 1 was determined by X-ray diffraction. Compounds 1-4 are unprecedented labdane diterpenoids featuring a 2-cyano-substituted pyrrole ring. Compound 1 showed cytotoxic activity against a human nasopharyngeal carcinoma cell line (CNE1) with an IC50 value of 8...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447147/diffusion-kurtosis-as-an-in-vivo-imaging-marker-of-early-radiation-induced-changes-in-radiation-induced-temporal-lobe-necrosis-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
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Lu Liyan, Wang Si, Wang Qian, Shao Yuhui, Wei Xiaoer, Li Yuehua, Li Wenbin
PURPOSE: Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI), an extension of the popular diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) model, has been applied in clinical studies of brain tissue changes. We explored the value of DKI for the early detection of radiation-induced changes in temporal lobe necrosis (TLN) after radiotherapy (RT) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: A total of 400 patients with NPC were retrospectively enrolled; all participants underwent MRI scans 0-7 days before RT, at 4 weeks during RT, and 1 month after completing RT...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446055/investigational-drugs-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#12
Brigette B Y Ma, Edwin P Hui, Anthony T C Chan
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is endemic to Southern China and Asia and is etiologically associated with the Epstein Barr virus (EBV). Whole exome and genome sequencing (WES, WGS) studies of NPC have reported several actionable therapeutic targets, and that the mutational load of NPC maybe comparable to that of squamous head and neck cancer. These unique biological characteristics have been exploited as potential targets and a wide range of investigational drugs are being investigated in clinical trials. Area covered: This review focused on the latest clinical development of the most promising classes of investigational agents in the treatment of advanced NPC...
April 27, 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445979/the-impacts-of-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-genes-of-cell-cycle-and-nf-kb-pathways-on-the-efficacy-and-acute-toxicities-of-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#13
Chengxian Guo, Yuling Huang, Jingjing Yu, Lijuan Liu, Xiaochang Gong, Min Huang, Chunling Jiang, Yulu Liao, Lihua Huang, Guoping Yang, Jingao Li
Radiotherapy is one of the primary choices for the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and may result in severe radiotoxicities on normal tissues. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in genes of cell cycle and NF-κB pathways have been linked with the prognoses of various cancers. The aim of this study was to explore whether SNPs of genes involved in cell cycle and NF-κB pathways are associated with responses to radiotherapy in NPC patients. We selected 3 SNPs in cell cycle pathway and 5 SNPs in NF-κB pathway and genotyped them in 154 NPC patients treated with radiotherapy...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445291/efficacy-of-sevoflurane-as-an-adjuvant-to-propofol-based-total-intravenous-anesthesia-for-attenuating-secretions-in-ocular-surgery
#14
Hou-Chuan Lai, Yun-Hsiang Chang, Ren-Chih Huang, Nan-Kai Hung, Chueng-He Lu, Jou-Hsiu Chen, Zhi-Fu Wu
BACKGROUND: The incidence of nasal secretions into the operative field is as high as 5% in ophthalmic surgery under general anesthesia. It may induce postoperative endophthalmitis. Secretions under propofol-based total intravanous anesthesia (TIVA) are greater than sevoflurane anesthesia during surgery. Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) after inhalational anesthesia is higher than TIVA and may increase intraocluar pressure. We investigated the effect of sevoflurane combination with propofol-based TIVA on nasopharyngeal secretions and PONV in ocular surgery...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445287/prognostic-value-of-pretreatment-18f-fdg-pet-ct-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
#15
Yecai Huang, Mei Feng, Qiao He, Jun Yin, Peng Xu, Qinghua Jiang, Jinyi Lang
BACKGROUND: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a special subtype of head and neck cancer (HNC). At present, there are no highly specific prognostic markers to aid in tumor grading and guide patient treatment modalities for NPC. The prognostic value of pretreatment F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (F-PET-CT) in NPC patients is controversial and no consensus exists as to its predictive capability. METHODS: To analyze the predictive efficacy of F-PET-CT imaging in NPC patients, data from MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane library, CBM, CNKI, and VIP (inception to July 2016) were accessed...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445271/identifying-pretreatment-baseline-factors-predictive-of-distant-metastasis-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-after-radiotherapy
#16
Yu Wang, Guojian Chen
This retrospective study was performed to identify pretreatment baseline factors that could predict the development of distant metastasis (DM) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).A cohort of 119 NPC patients undergoing radiotherapy (RT) or chemoradiotherapy (CRT) were recruited into the study. Among them, 51 developed DM (DM group) within 3 years after treatment and 68 did not (DM-free group). Various clinicopathological factors were measured before the treatment and analyzed by univariate as well as multivariate analyses for the potential correlation with DM development...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445086/long-noncoding-rna-highly-upregulated-in-liver-cancer-activates-p53-p21-pathway-and-promotes-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cell-growth
#17
Xue Jiang, Weiwei Liu
Dysfunction of lncRNA has been found in the nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC); however, the effect of lncRNA expression on NPC tumorigenesis as well as the molecular mechanism of lncRNA in the pathogenesis of NPC remain largely unknown. In this study, we showed that highly upregulated in liver cancer (HULC), the first identified lncRNA in hepatocellular carcinoma, is highly expressed in NPC patients and correlated with a poor prognosis of cancer patients. Overexpressed HULC promotes NPC cell growth. Downregulation of HULC activated p53 and induced the increased expression of p21, which finally caused cell cycle arrest and cell apoptosis...
April 26, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444974/school-based-surveillance-for-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-during-2014-15-seasons-in-hong-kong
#18
Ting F Leung, Renee W Y Chan, Angela Kwok, Wendy C S Ho, Mars K P Tao, Kam L Hon, Frankie W T Cheng, Albert M Li, Paul K S Chan
BACKGROUND: Influenza imposes substantial healthcare burden in children, which can be prevented by vaccination. Influenza vaccination coverage varies widely among childhood populations worldwide, which has significant impact on herd immunity and usefulness of influenza vaccine. However, there is limited real-life data on influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) in children. OBJECTIVE: This prospective study aimed to investigate clinical spectrum of childhood influenza and VE in preventing influenza in Hong Kong children...
April 26, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443585/pneumococcal-nasopharyngeal-carriage-in-young-healthy-children-after-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-in-turkey
#19
Ahmet Arvas, Haluk Çokuğraş, Emel Gür, Nevriye Gönüllü, Zeynep Taner, Hrisi Bahar Tokman
AIMS: The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae in healthy children aged 0-6 years who were vaccinated with pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was conducted on 150 healthy Turkish children aged between 1 month and 6 years of age. Serotyping was performed and risk factors of carriage were evaluated. RESULTS: The overall carriage rate was 14%...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443581/bocavirus-viremia-and-hepatitis-in-an-%C3%A4-mmunocompetent-childa
#20
Zeliha Haytoğlu, Oğuz Canan
BACKGROUND: So far, many studies have shown that Human Bocavirus (HBoV) is the main pathogen of the respiratory tract. In most studies about HBoV, detection of the virus were made from mainly respiratory samples obtained from the patients admitted to the hospital with acute respiratory tract infection. Until now, there is no study that proves the association between HBoV and hepatitis. HBoV viremia/DNAemia has been associated closely with acute primary infection and moderate-to-severe illness but, more detailed clinical data about HBoV dissemination are still unknown...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
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