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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454460/melatonin-treatment-induces-apoptosis-through-regulating-the-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathways-in-human-gastric-cancer-sgc7901-cells
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Weimin Li, Zhonglue Wang, Yina Chen, Kaijing Wang, Ting Lu, Fei Ying, Mengdi Fan, Zhiyin Li, Jiansheng Wu
Melatonin, which is synthesized by the pineal gland and released into the blood, exhibits antitumor properties. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects, particularly in stomach cancer, remain unknown. In the present study, the effect of melatonin on the nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling pathway and the mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathway, involving p38 and c-Jun-N-terminal kinase (JNK), were investigated in SGC7901 gastric cancer cells. In addition, the effect of melatonin on the survival, migration and apoptosis of these cells was investigated in vitro in order to evaluate the use of melatonin for the treatment of gastric cancer...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454442/identification-of-target-genes-of-cediranib-in-alveolar-soft-part-sarcoma-using-a-gene-microarray
#2
Wenhua Jiang, Pengfei Liu, Xiaodong Li, Ping Wang
The aim of the present study was to identify the target genes of cediranib and the associated signaling pathways in alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS). A microarray dataset (GSE32569) was obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus database. The R software package was used for data normalization and screening of differentially expressed genes (DEGs). The Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery was used to perform Gene Ontology analysis. Gene Set Enrichment Analysis was performed to obtain the up- and downregulated pathways in ASPS...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454429/polyphenolic-compounds-from-korean-lonicera-japonica-thunb-induces-apoptosis-via-akt-and-caspase-cascade-activation-in-a549-cells
#3
Kwang Il Park, Hyeonsoo Park, Arulkumar Nagappan, Gyeong Eun Hong, Silvia Yumnam, Ho Jeong Lee, Eun Hee Kim, Won Sup Lee, Sung Chul Shin, Jin A Kim, Sang Joon Lee, Jin Yeul Ma, Taesun Min, Jeong Doo Heo, Gon Sup Kim
Lonicera japonica Thunb. (L. japonica T.) has historically been used in Korean herbal medicine due to its anticancer and protective effects on the respiratory system. In the present study, the polyphenolic compounds in L. japonica T. were investigated using high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry, and its anticancer effects on A549 non-small-cell lung cancer cells were studied. Polyphenolic compounds potentially inhibit A549 cells in a dose-dependent manner. Flow cytometry and western blot analysis demonstrated that polyphenolic compounds induce apoptosis by regulating the protein expression levels of caspases, poly-(ADP-ribose) polymerase and the B-cell lymphoma-2-associated X-protein/B-cell lymphoma-extra large ratio...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454400/stevioside-induced-cytotoxicity-in-colon-cancer-cells-via-reactive-oxygen-species-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathways-mediated-apoptosis
#4
Hai-Peng Ren, Xiao-Yan Yin, Hai-Ying Yu, Hai-Feng Xiao
The role of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways in cell growth and differentiation has been well established. The present study aimed to investigate the anti-proliferative effect of stevioside on human colon cancer HT-29 cells. Additionally, the effect of stevioside on cell cycle arrest and MAPK signaling pathways in HT-29 cells was explored. Stevioside was observed to significantly inhibit cancer cell growth at a dose of 5 µM at 48 and 72 h. A dose-dependent increase in the apoptosis rate was observed with cell cycle arrest at G2/M phase...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454388/cxcr4-knockdown-inhibits-the-growth-and-invasion-of-nasopharyngeal-cancer-stem-cells
#5
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/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/28454337/inhibitory-effect-of-ginkgol-c17-1-on-the-biological-behavior-of-tumor-cells
#7
Yueying Li, Jun Liu, Yali Liu, Xiaoming Yang, Bingzhong Huang, Min Chen
Ginkgol C17:1 is a bioactive compound derived from Ginkgo biloba. In the present study, the effect and possible mechanisms of action of Ginkgol C17:1 on the biological behaviors of tumor cells were investigated. Whilst cell proliferation was assessed using the MTT assay, the behaviors of cell migration and invasion were explored using Transwell and modified Transwell assays. The results revealed that Ginkgol C17:1 significantly inhibited the proliferation, migration and invasion of human tumor cells in a dose-dependent manner...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454310/downregulation-of-lkb1-promotes-tumor-progression-and-predicts-unfavorable-prognosis-in-patients-with-glioma
#8
Jiehao Huang, Hongwu Chen, Quantang Wei, Ziheng Zhang, Zhiwei Zhong, Yimin Xu
The liver kinase B1 (LKB1)/5'-adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase pathway has been reported to facilitate glioma cell growth by improving growth conditions. To investigate the clinical significance of LKB1 in human gliomas western blot analysis and quantitative polymerase chain reaction experiments were performed. The present study demonstrated that LKB1 expression was markedly decreased at the messenger RNA and protein levels in 30 freshly prepared glioma tissues, compared with non-neoplastic brain tissues (P<0...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454309/targeting-cd146-in-combination-with-vorinostat-for-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer-cells
#9
Xiaoli Ma, Jiandong Wang, Jia Liu, Qingqing Mo, Xiyun Yan, Ding Ma, Hua Duan
Drug resistance is the predominant cause of mortality in late-stage patients with ovarian cancer. Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACis) have emerged as a novel type of second line drug with high specificity for tumor cells, including ovarian cancer cells. However, HDACis usually exhibit relatively low potencies when used as a single agent. The majority of current clinical trials are combination strategies. These strategies are more empirical than mechanism-based applications. Previously, it was reported that the adhesion molecule cluster of differentiation 146 (CD146) is significantly induced in HDACi-treated tumor cells...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454307/mir-141-promotes-colon-cancer-cell-proliferation-by-inhibiting-map2k4
#10
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/28454273/repurposing-cimetidine-for-cholangiocarcinoma-antitumor-effects-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#11
Paweena Dana, Kulthida Vaeteewoottacharn, Ryusho Kariya, Kouki Matsuda, Sopit Wongkham, Seiji Okada
Cimetidine is a histamine type-2 (H2) receptor antagonist that has been demonstrated to have antitumor effects on various types of malignancy. However, its effect on cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), a chemotherapy-resistant bile duct tumor, has yet to be investigated. In the present study, the antitumor activity of cimetidine in vitro and in vivo was evaluated. A methylthiotetrazole assay revealed that the proliferation of certain CCA cell lines was inhibited by cimetidine, which induced the caspase-dependent apoptosis of CCA cells via suppression of the protein kinase B signaling pathway...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454265/downregulation-of-rasal2-promotes-the-proliferation-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Zeming Jia, Weidong Liu, Liansheng Gong, Zhongfu Xiao
RAS protein activator like 2 (RASAL2) is a RAS-GTPase-activating protein and has recently been identified to be a tumor suppressor in various types of human cancer; however, the function of RASAL2 in colorectal carcinoma (CRC) remains unclear. In the present study, the function of RASAL2 in CRC cells was investigated using a RASAL2 loss-of-function cell model. RASAL2 short hairpin RNA was transfected into the human CRC cell lines LoVo, SW620 and HCT116, and the wild-type colon cell line NCM460. The subsequent downregulation of RASAL2 was evaluated using western blot and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction analyses...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454247/ampd3-is-associated-with-the-malignant-characteristics-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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Meihong Wong, Kohei Funasaka, Tomohiko Obayashi, Ryoji Miyahara, Yoshiki Hirooka, Michinari Hamaguchi, Hidemi Goto, Takeshi Senga
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. It is well known that activating mutations in the receptor tyrosine kinases KIT and platelet-derived growth factor receptor-α have essential roles in the pathogenesis of GISTs. The activation of these receptor protein kinases triggers multiple signaling pathways that promote cell proliferation and survival; however, the exact mechanism by which the activation of these kinases promotes the progression of GISTs remains uncertain...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454214/genome-wide-analysis-of-gynecologic-cancer-the-cancer-genome-atlas-in-ovarian-and-endometrial-cancer
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Moito Iijima, Kouji Banno, Ryuichiro Okawa, Megumi Yanokura, Miho Iida, Takashi Takeda, Haruko Kunitomi-Irie, Masataka Adachi, Kanako Nakamura, Kiyoko Umene, Yuya Nogami, Kenta Masuda, Eiichiro Tominaga, Daisuke Aoki
Cancer typically develops due to genetic abnormalities, but a single gene abnormality cannot completely account for the onset of cancer. The Cancer Genome Atlas (CGA) project was conducted for the cross-sectional genome-wide analysis of numerous genetic abnormalities in various types of cancer. This approach has facilitated the identification of novel AT-rich interaction domain 1A gene mutations in ovarian clear cell carcinoma, frequent tumor protein 53 (TP53) gene mutations in high-grade ovarian serous carcinoma, and Kirsten rat sarcoma and B-rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase gene mutations in low-grade ovarian serous carcinoma...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454211/targeting-the-ras-raf-mek-erk-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Sufang Yang, Guohua Liu
Although the biological basis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear, effective treatments and improvement of the survival rate remain worthwhile research goals. Abnormal protein signaling pathways contributing to uncontrolled cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and apoptosis are biomarkers of the carcinogenic process. Certain mutated components or overexpression of the rat sarcoma virus (Ras)/rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma (Raf)/mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathway are increasingly being studied in HCC carcinogenesis...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454210/statins-and-pancreatic-cancer
#16
Jun Gong, Esha Sachdev, Lori A Robbins, Emily Lin, Andrew E Hendifar, Monica M Mita
Pancreatic cancer remains among the most lethal cancers, despite ongoing advances in treatment for all stages of the disease. Disease prevention represents another opportunity to improve patient outcome, with metabolic syndrome and its components, such as diabetes, obesity and dyslipidemia, having been recognized as modifiable risk factors for pancreatic cancer. In addition, statins have been shown to potentially reduce pancreatic cancer risk and to improve survival in patients with a combination of metabolic syndrome and pancreatic cancer...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454000/models-describing-metronidazole-pharmacokinetics-in-relation-to-hemodynamics-in-turkeys
#17
Tomasz Grabowski, Urszula Pasławska, Błażej Poźniak, Marcin Świtała
Linking haemodynamic (HD) and pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters provides much insight into interrelations between circulatory system and drug disposition. This effect is particularly pronounced in rapidly growing animals. Heart rate (HR), cardiac output (CO) and stroke volume (SV) are tightly linked with the animal's age and correlate with the increasing body weight (BW). The aim of this study was to establish and validate the relations between BW, HD and chosen PK parameters of metronidazole (MTZ) and its metabolite - hydroxymetronidazole (MTZ-OH) in growing turkeys...
March 25, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453902/lighting-up-kinase-action-in-platelets
#18
Albert Smolenski
Platelet functions are highly regulated by signaling networks involving at least 300 protein kinases [2]. Platelets express members of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) family including p42 ERK2 and, at lower concentrations, p44 ERK1. Both ERK isoforms are activated by agonists like von Willebrand factor, collagen, thrombin, ADP and thromboxane A2 [3-7]. ERK activation depends on MAPK kinase (MKK-1 or MEK) and involves Gq, Gi, phospholipase C and Src family kinase signaling [5, 8]. Active ERK has been shown to stimulate thromboxane A2 production [5] and to contribute to platelet aggregation [4, 9]...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453888/live-imaging-of-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-and-protein-kinase-a-activities-during-thrombus-formation-in-mice-expressing-biosensors-based-on-f%C3%A3-rster-resonance-energy-transfer
#19
Takuya Hiratsuka, Takeshi Sano, Hisashi Kato, Naoki Komatsu, Masamichi Imajo, Yuji Kamioka, Kenta Sumiyama, Fumiaki Banno, Toshiyuki Miyata, Michiyuki Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Dynamic features of thrombus formation have been visualized by conventional video wide field microscopy or confocal microscopy in live mouse. However, due to technical limitations precise spatiotemporal regulation of intracellular signaling molecule activities, which have been extensively studied in vitro, remains elusive in vivo. OBJECTIVES: By two-photon excitation microscopy of transgenic mice expressing Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) biosensors for extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and protein kinase A (PKA), we visualized ERK and PKA activities during thrombus formation in laser-injured subcutaneous arterioles RESULTS: When a core of densely packed platelets was developed, ERK activity was increased from the basal region close to the injured arterioles...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453746/activation-of-cecr1-in-m2-like-tams-promotes-paracrine-stimulation-mediated-glial-tumor-progression
#20
Changbin Zhu, Dana Mustafa, Ping-Pin Zheng, Marcel van der Weiden, Andrea Sacchetti, Maarten Brandt, Ihsan Chrifi, Dennie Tempel, Pieter J M Leenen, Dirk Jan Duncker, Caroline Cheng, Johan M Kros
Background.: The majority of glioma-associated microglia/macrophages have been identified as M2-type macrophages with immune suppressive and tumor supportive action. Recently, the extracellular adenosine deaminase protein Cat Eye Syndrome Critical Region Protein 1 (CECR1) was shown to regulate macrophage maturation. In this study, we investigate the role of CECR1 in the regulation of the glioma-associated macrophage response. Methods.: Expression of CECR1 was assessed in human glioma samples...
May 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
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