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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452086/ameliorative-effects-of-clonidine-on-ethanol-induced-kidney-injury-in-rats-potential-role-for-imidazoline-1-receptor
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Nesreen M I M Elkomy, Islam A A E-H Ibrahim, Shimaa M Elshazly, Hassan M El-Fayoumi
Chronic alcoholism is a risk factor for kidney injury. Clonidine is an α 2 -adrenergic receptor/imidazoline-1 receptor agonist that can reduce blood pressure and maintain renal functions. This study aims to investigate the possible ameliorative effects of clonidine on ethanol induced kidney injury and its mechanism of action. Kidney injury was induced in rats by adding ethanol to drinking water for eight weeks. Clonidine effects on kidney functions and histopathology were measured. Moreover, phentolamine (α-adrenergic receptor antagonist), efaroxan (imidazoline-1 receptor antagonist) and rilmenidine (imidazoline-1 receptor agonist) were used to clarify the role of imidazoline-1 receptor in mediating renal ameliorative effects...
February 13, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450724/chromaffin-cell-biology-inferences-from-the-cancer-genome-atlas
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REVIEW
Lauren Fishbein, Matthew D Wilkerson
Pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas (PCC/PGLs) are rare neuroendocrine tumors that are unusually diverse in metabolic profiles, in classes of molecular alterations and across a large number of altered genes. The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) comprehensively profiled the molecular landscape of PCC/PGLs and identified novel genomic alterations and a new molecular classification of PCC/PGLs. In this review, we discuss the significant clinico-molecular findings of this integrated profiling study. We then review the molecular data of the TCGA cohort centering around known markers of sympathoadrenal cell lineage to better understand chromaffin cell biology...
February 15, 2018: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450654/visualizing-protoporphyrin-ix-formation-in-the-dura-tail-of-meningiomas-by-mass-spectrometry-imaging
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Benjamin Brokinkel, Sabrina Kröger, Volker Senner, Astrid Jeibmann, Uwe Karst, Walter Stummer
BACKGROUND: The advantages of 5-aminolevulinacid (5-ALA)-induced fluorescence-guided surgery in meningiomas are increasingly discussed. In this context, despite detectable tumor tissue in histopathologial analyses, no fluorescence was shown at the dura tail using the standard operating microscope. Thus, 5-ALA metabolism in this surgically important site remains unknown but needs to be elucidated when further evaluating indications of fluorescence-guided surgery in meningiomas. METHOD: We here present the spatially resolved identification of protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) in sphenoid ridge meningioma cryosections from a patient who underwent fluorescence-guided microsurgery using molecular imaging analysis by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization tandem mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS/MS)...
February 15, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449614/decreased-succinate-dehydrogenase-b-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-accelerates-tumor-malignancy-by-inducing-the-warburg-effect
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Po-Lin Tseng, Wei-Hsuan Wu, Tsung-Hui Hu, Chih-Wei Chen, Hung-Chi Cheng, Chien-Feng Li, Wen-Hui Tsai, Hui-Ju Tsai, Meng-Che Hsieh, Jiin-Haur Chuang, Wen-Tsan Chang
Changes in TCA cycle enzymes or respiratory activity are possible mechanisms of aerobic glycolysis that contributes to tumor progression. To clarify whether the decrease of succinate dehydrogenase B (SDHB) alters energy metabolism, induces the Warburg effect and results in tumor malignancy, SDHB expression was examined and modulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) tissues and cells, respectively. SDHB level was often decreased in malignant HCC cells and tissues. Furthermore, the reduced SDHB expression was associated with advanced tumor stage and poor survival rate...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449559/downregulation-of-srebp-inhibits-tumor-growth-and-initiation-by-altering-cellular-metabolism-in-colon-cancer
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Yang-An Wen, Xiaopeng Xiong, Yekaterina Y Zaytseva, Dana L Napier, Emma Vallee, Austin T Li, Chi Wang, Heidi L Weiss, B Mark Evers, Tianyan Gao
Sterol regulatory element-binding proteins (SREBPs) belong to a family of transcription factors that regulate the expression of genes required for the synthesis of fatty acids and cholesterol. Three SREBP isoforms, SREBP1a, SREBP1c, and SREBP2, have been identified in mammalian cells. SREBP1a and SREBP1c are derived from a single gene through the use of alternative transcription start sites. Here we investigated the role of SREBP-mediated lipogenesis in regulating tumor growth and initiation in colon cancer...
February 15, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449326/fatty-acid-synthase-mediates-egfr-palmitoylation-in-egfr-mutated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Azhar Ali, Elena Levantini, Jun Ting Teo, Julian Goggi, John G Clohessy, Chan Shuo Wu, Leilei Chen, Henry Yang, Indira Krishnan, Olivier Kocher, Junyan Zhang, Ross A Soo, Kishore Bhakoo, Tan Min Chin, Daniel G Tenen
Metabolic reprogramming is widely known as a hallmark of cancer cells to allow adaptation of cells to sustain survival signals. In this report, we describe a novel oncogenic signaling pathway exclusively acting in mutated epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with acquired tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) resistance. Mutated EGFR mediates TKI resistance through regulation of the fatty acid synthase (FASN), which produces 16-C saturated fatty acid palmitate. Our work shows that the persistent signaling by mutated EGFR in TKI-resistant tumor cells relies on EGFR palmitoylation and can be targeted by Orlistat, an FDA-approved anti-obesity drug...
February 15, 2018: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448242/the-lncrna-epel-promotes-lung-cancer-cell-proliferation-through-e2f-target-activation
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Seong-Min Park, Eun-Young Choi, Dong-Hyuck Bae, Hyun Ahm Sohn, Seon-Young Kim, Youn-Jae Kim
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Recent studies have revealed that many long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play oncogenic or tumor-suppressive roles in various cancers. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, and many lung cancer patients frequently relapse after surgery, even those in the early stages. However, the oncogenic or tumor-suppressive roles and clinical implications of lncRNAs in lung cancer have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: The association between an E2F-mediated cell proliferation enhancing lncRNA (EPEL) expression and lung cancer patient survival was accessed using public microarray data with clinical information...
February 9, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447918/chemical-genetics-in-tumor-lipogenesis
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REVIEW
Simone Braig
Since cancer cells depend on de novo lipogenesis for energy supply, highly active membrane biosynthesis and signaling, enhanced fatty acid synthesis is a crucial characteristic of cancer cells. Hence, targeting lipogenic enzymes and signaling cascades is a very promising approach in developing innovative therapeutic agents for the fight against cancer. This review summarizes main aspects of altered fatty acid synthesis in cancer cells and emphasizes the power of chemical genetic approaches in identifying and analyzing novel anti-cancer drug candidates interfering with lipid metabolism...
February 12, 2018: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446717/activators-of-sirtuin-1-and-their-involvement-in-cardioprotection
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Carlotta Granchi, Filippo Minutolo
SIRT1 is a nicotinamide adenosine dinucleotide (NAD+)-dependent deacetylase, which removes acetyl groups from many target proteins, such as histone proteins, transcription factors and cofactors. SIRT1-catalyzed deacetylation of these factors modulates the activity of downstream proteins, thus influencing many biological processes. SIRT1 is involved in the regulation of metabolism, inflammation, and tumor growth. The activity of this enzyme is related to the beneficial health effects of calorie restriction, such as lifespan extension and, in particular, the activation of SIRT1 has a positive impact on the cardiovascular system...
February 13, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446693/hyperparathyroidism-mimicking-metastatic-bone-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Monica Gupta, Lalita Singhal, Akshay Kumar
Multiple osteolytic lesions are usually associated with metastatic involvement of the bone; however, metabolic bone diseases should also be included in the differential diagnosis. In this study, we describe a case of primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) with multiple osteolytic lesions that was diagnosed initially as having metastatic bone involvement. The laboratory results showed hypercalcemia and raised alkaline phosphatase along with fibrosis in the bone marrow biopsy with no increase in tumor markers and normal serum protein electrophoresis...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445895/on-reprogramming-of-tumor-cells-metabolism-detection-of-glycogen-in-the-cell-lines-of-hepatocellular-origin-with-various-degrees-of-dedifferentiation
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Natalya P Teryukova, Victoria V Malkova, Elena I Sakhenberg, Vadim A Ivanov, Natalia N Bezborodkina, Sergei A Snopov
The reprogramming of cancer cells includes shifts in glucose and glycogen metabolism. The aim of our work was to check the ability of forming glycogen grains in hepatocellular tumor cell lines of various dedifferentiation levels. We studied the monolayer culture established in vitro after explanting cells from rat ascites Zajdela hepatoma strain C (ZH-C) as a "parental" line and its five daughter clonal sublines: the holoclonal sublines 3H, 5F, 6H and the meroclonal ones 1E, 9C, which possess, respectively, the properties of cancer stem-like cells (CSLCs) and cancer progenitor-like cells (CPLCs)...
February 14, 2018: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445380/the-role-of-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-in-cancer-development-diagnostics-and-therapy
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REVIEW
Lilla Hornyák, Nikoletta Dobos, Gábor Koncz, Zsolt Karányi, Dénes Páll, Zoltán Szabó, Gábor Halmos, Lóránt Székvölgyi
Tumors are composed of abnormally transformed cell types and tissues that differ from normal tissues in their genetic and epigenetic makeup, metabolism, and immunology. Molecular compounds that modulate the immune response against neoplasms offer promising new strategies to combat cancer. Inhibitors targeting the indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase 1 enzyme (IDO1) represent one of the most potent therapeutic opportunities to inhibit tumor growth. Herein, we assess the biochemical role of IDO1 in tumor metabolism and immune surveillance, and review current diagnostic and therapeutic approaches that are intended to increase the effectiveness of immunotherapies against highly aggressive and difficult-to-treat IDO-expressing cancers...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445162/mycn-drives-glutaminolysis-in-neuroblastoma-and-confers-sensitivity-to-an-ros-augmenting-agent
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Tingting Wang, Lingling Liu, Xuyong Chen, Yuqing Shen, Gaojian Lian, Nilay Shah, Andrew M Davidoff, Jun Yang, Ruoning Wang
Heightened aerobic glycolysis and glutaminolysis are characteristic metabolic phenotypes in cancer cells. Neuroblastoma (NBL), a devastating pediatric cancer, is featured by frequent genomic amplification of MYCN, a member of the Myc oncogene family that is primarily expressed in the early stage of embryonic development and required for neural crest development. Here we report that an enriched glutaminolysis gene signature is associated with MYCN amplification in children with NBL. The partial knockdown of MYCN suppresses glutaminolysis in NBL cells...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445138/non-toxic-engineered-carbon-nanodiamond-concentrations-induce-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-imbalance-of-energy-metabolism-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-microglial-and-alveolar-basal-epithelial-cells
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Claudia G Fresta, Aishik Chakraborty, Manjula B Wijesinghe, Angela M Amorini, Giacomo Lazzarino, Giuseppe Lazzarino, Barbara Tavazzi, Susan M Lunte, Filippo Caraci, Prajnaparamita Dhar, Giuseppe Caruso
Engineered nanoparticles are finding a wide spectrum of biomedical applications, including drug delivery and capacity to trigger cytotoxic phenomena, potentially useful against tumor cells. The full understanding of their biosafety and interactions with cell processes is mandatory. Using microglial (BV-2) and alveolar basal epithelial (A549) cells, in this study we determined the effects of engineered carbon nanodiamonds (ECNs) on cell viability, nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, as well as on energy metabolism...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445137/metabolic-features-of-cancer-stem-cells-the-emerging-role-of-lipid-metabolism
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REVIEW
Rita Mancini, Alessia Noto, Maria Elena Pisanu, Claudia De Vitis, Marcello Maugeri-Saccà, Gennaro Ciliberto
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are an uncommon subset of tumor cells capable of self-renewal, differentiating, and recreating the parental tumor when transplanted into the murine background. Over the past two decades, efforts toward understanding CSC biology culminated into identifying a set of signaling pathways sustaining "stemness". Nevertheless, while metabolic rewiring is nowadays considered a hallmark of cancer, no consensus has been reached on the metabolic features underlying the plastic nature of CSCs, which are capable of residing in a dormant state, and able to rapidly proliferate when the need to repopulate the tumor mass arises...
February 15, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445084/the-carnitine-system-and-cancer-metabolic-plasticity
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REVIEW
Melone Mariarosa Anna Beatrice, Valentino Anna, Margarucci Sabrina, Galderisi Umberto, Giordano Antonio, Peluso Gianfranco
Metabolic flexibility describes the ability of cells to respond or adapt its metabolism to support and enable rapid proliferation, continuous growth, and survival in hostile conditions. This dynamic character of the cellular metabolic network appears enhanced in cancer cells, in order to increase the adaptive phenotype and to maintain both viability and uncontrolled proliferation. Cancer cells can reprogram their metabolism to satisfy the energy as well as the biosynthetic intermediate request and to preserve their integrity from the harsh and hypoxic environment...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445082/pyruvate-kinase-m2-regulates-photoreceptor-structure-function-and-viability
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Ammaji Rajala, Yuhong Wang, Richard S Brush, Kristine Tsantilas, Connor S R Jankowski, Ken J Lindsay, Jonathan D Linton, James B Hurley, Robert E Anderson, Raju V S Rajala
Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) is a glycolytic enzyme that is expressed in cancer cells. Its role in tumor metabolism is not definitively established, but investigators have suggested that regulation of PKM2 activity can cause accumulation of glycolytic intermediates and increase flux through the pentose phosphate pathway. Recent evidence suggests that PKM2 also may have non-metabolic functions, including as a transcriptional co-activator in gene regulation. We reported previously that PKM2 is abundant in photoreceptor cells in mouse retinas...
February 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445008/blockade-of-host-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-enhances-graft-versus-tumor-effect-through-modulating-apcs
#18
Hemn Mohammadpour, Rachel O'Neil, Jingxin Qiu, Philip L McCarthy, Elizabeth A Repasky, Xuefang Cao
Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation is a potential curative therapy for hematologic malignancies. Host APCs are pivotal to the desired graft-versus-tumor (GVT) effect. Recent studies have shown that β2-adrenergic receptor (β2AR) signaling can have an important impact on immune cell function, including dendritic cells (DCs). In this article, we demonstrate that pretreatment of host mice with a β2AR blocker significantly increases the GVT effect of donor CD8 + T cells by decreasing tumor burden without increasing graft-versus-host disease...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444941/lactic-acid-downregulates-viral-microrna-to-promote-epstein-barr-virus-immortalized-b-lymphoblastic-cell-adhesion-and-growth
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Xiaohui Mo, Fang Wei, Yin Tong, Ling Ding, Qing Zhu, Shujuan Du, Fei Tan, Caixia Zhu, Yuyan Wang, Qian Yu, Yeqiang Liu, Erle S Robertson, Zhenghong Yuan, Qiliang Cai
High plasma lactate is associated with poor prognosis of many malignancies, but its role in virally mediated cancer progression and underlying molecular mechanisms are unclear. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), the first human oncogenic virus, causes several cancers, including B cell lymphoma. Here, we report that lactate dehydrogenase (LDH-A) expression and lactate production are elevated in EBV-immortalized B lymphoblastic cells, and lactic acid (LA, acidic lactate) at low concentration triggers EBV-infected B cell adhesion, morphological changes, and proliferation in vitro and in vivo Moreover, LA-induced responses of EBV-infected B cells uniquely occurs in viral latency type III and it is dramatically associated with the inhibition of global viral microRNAs, particularly the miR-BHRF1 cluster, and the high expression of SMAD3 , JUN , and COL1A genes...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444544/uridine-5-diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase-1a-expression-as-an-independent-prognosticator-in-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-upper-urinary-tract
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Koji Izumi, Satoshi Inoue, Hiroki Ide, Kazutoshi Fujita, Taichi Mizushima, Guiyang Jiang, Seiji Yamaguchi, Hiroaki Fushimi, Norio Nonomura, Hiroshi Miyamoto
OBJECTIVE: To determine the expression status of uridine 5'diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase 1A, a major phase II drug metabolism enzyme, in upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma, as well as to assess its prognostic significance. METHODS: We immunohistochemically stained for uridine 5'diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase 1A in tissue microarray consisting of 99 upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma samples and paired non-neoplastic urothelial tissues. We also assessed the effect of uridine 5'diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase 1A knockdown on urothelial cancer cell growth...
February 14, 2018: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
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