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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458160/gambogic-acid-sensitizes-breast-cancer-cells-to-trail-induced-apoptosis-by-promoting-the-crosstalk-of-extrinsic-and-intrinsic-apoptotic-signalings
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Shengpeng Wang, Yingqi Xu, Chenyang Li, Hongxun Tao, Anqi Wang, Chenyu Sun, Zhangfeng Zhong, Xu Wu, Peng Li, Yitao Wang
Due to the ability of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) to induce cancer cell apoptosis selectively, TRAIL has attracted significant interest in the treatment of cancer. However, although TRAIL triggers apoptosis in a broad range of cancer cells, most primary cancers are often intrinsically TRAIL-resistant, or acquire resistance after TRAIL treatment, evocating new strategies to overcome TRAIL resistance. Gambogic acid (GA), an active constituent of Garcinia Hanburyi (Teng Huang in Chinese), has been applied for thousands of years for medicinal uses, however, the potential effect of GA in combating cancer resistance remains poorly investigated...
February 16, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458007/a-genomically-characterized-collection-of-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer-xenografts-for-preclinical-testing
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Paulina Cybulska, Jocelyn M Stewart, Azin Sayad, Carl Virtanen, Patricia A Shaw, Blaise Clarke, Natalie Stickle, Marcus Q Bernardini, Benjamin G Neel
High-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSC) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality from gynecologic malignancy. Overall survival remains low, due to the nearly ubiquitous emergence of platinum-resistance and the paucity of effective next-line treatments. Current cell culture-based models show limited similarity to HGSC and are therefore unreliable predictive models for pre-clinical evaluation of investigational drugs. This deficiency could help explain the low overall rate of successful drug development and the decades of largely unchanged approaches to HGSC treatment...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457796/h3b-8800-an-orally-available-small-molecule-splicing-modulator-induces-lethality-in-spliceosome-mutant-cancers
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Michael Seiler, Akihide Yoshimi, Rachel Darman, Betty Chan, Gregg Keaney, Michael Thomas, Anant A Agrawal, Benjamin Caleb, Alfredo Csibi, Eckley Sean, Peter Fekkes, Craig Karr, Virginia Klimek, George Lai, Linda Lee, Pavan Kumar, Stanley Chun-Wei Lee, Xiang Liu, Crystal Mackenzie, Carol Meeske, Yoshiharu Mizui, Eric Padron, Eunice Park, Ermira Pazolli, Shouyong Peng, Sudeep Prajapati, Justin Taylor, Teng Teng, John Wang, Markus Warmuth, Huilan Yao, Lihua Yu, Ping Zhu, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Peter G Smith, Silvia Buonamici
Genomic analyses of cancer have identified recurrent point mutations in the RNA splicing factor-encoding genes SF3B1, U2AF1, and SRSF2 that confer an alteration of function. Cancer cells bearing these mutations are preferentially dependent on wild-type (WT) spliceosome function, but clinically relevant means to therapeutically target the spliceosome do not currently exist. Here we describe an orally available modulator of the SF3b complex, H3B-8800, which potently and preferentially kills spliceosome-mutant epithelial and hematologic tumor cells...
February 19, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457630/combination-drug-delivery-via-multilamellar-vesicles-enables-targeting-of-tumor-cells-and-tumor-vasculature
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Yarong Liu, Yu Jeong Kim, Natnaree Siriwon, Jennifer A Rohrs, Zhiqiang Yu, Pin Wang
Blood vessel development is critical for the continued growth and progression of solid tumors and, therefore, makes an attractive target for improving cancer therapy. Indeed, vascular-targeted therapies have been extensively explored but they have shown minimal efficacy as monotherapies. Combretastatin A4 (CA-4) is a tubulin-binding vascular disrupting agent that selectively targets the established tumor endothelium, causing rapid vascular beak down. Despite its potent anticancer potential, the drug has dose-limiting side effects, particularly in the form of cardiovascular toxicity...
February 19, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457119/effects-of-glucose-insulin-infusion-during-major-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery-on-postoperative-complications-and-outcomes
#5
Akina Tohya, Atsushi Kohjitani, Sachi Ohno, Kaoru Yamashita, Yozo Manabe, Mitsutaka Sugimura
Background: Secretion of hormones, which antagonize the action of insulin, is facilitated in response to surgery, and acute resistance to the action of insulin develops. Our aim is to elucidate the effects of intraoperative glycemic control by glucose-insulin (GI) infusion on postoperative complications and outcomes in major oral and maxillofacial surgery. Findings: Thirty patients aged ≥ 60 years undergoing a radical operation of oral malignant tumors with tissue reconstruction (≥ 8 h) were analyzed...
2018: JA Clin Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456813/evaluation-of-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-6-mrnas-expressions-in-visceral-and-subcutaneous-adipose-tissues-of-polycystic-ovarian-rats-and-effects-of-resveratrol
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Mahnaz Ghowsi, Homayoun Khazali, Sajjad Sisakhtnezhad
Objectives: Some studies suggest that chronic low-grade inflammation is involved in insulin resistance in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This study assessed possible involvement of alteration in expression of two pro-inflammatory factors, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in adipose tissues of PCOS rats in the impairment of insulin actions. Also, effects of resveratrol as an anti-inflammatory agent were investigated. Materials and Methods: Fifteen female Wistar rats (21 days old) were divided into three groups (n=5): I) Control, II) PCO-model-saline: served as PCOS rats and to induce PCOS, received subcutaneously testosterone enanthate 1 mg/100 g body weight subcutaneously for 35 days, III) PCO-model-resveratrol, after receiving testosterone, received resveratrol 10 mg/kg intraperitoneally for 28 days...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456735/metadherin-contributes-to-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-paclitaxel-resistance-induced-by-acidic-extracellular-ph-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Changyun Yu, Yong Liu, Zhaobing Qin
Paclitaxel resistance is a challenge to the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). An acidic extracellular pH (pHe ), a hallmark of solid tumors, is demonstrated to decrease the efficacy of chemotherapy. However, the precise function of acidic pHe in mediating chemotherapy in NPC remains unknown. In the present study, acidic pHe significantly decreased the cytotoxicity of paclitaxel in NPC cells. In addition, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-like changes were observed in NPC cells cultured at acidic pHe ...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456722/fucosterol-exhibits-selective-antitumor-anticancer-activity-against-hela-human-cervical-cell-line-by-inducing-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-cell-cycle-migration-inhibition-and-downregulation-of-m-tor-pi3k-akt-signalling-pathway
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Hongye Jiang, Jie Li, Aiyue Chen, Yinguang Li, Meng Xia, Peng Guo, Shuzhong Yao, Shuqin Chen
Cervical cancer greatly contributes to cancer-associated mortalities worldwide. The growing incidence of cervical cancer is of primary concern, and has signaled the need for multiple treatment options. Despite preliminary responses to chemotherapy and/or surgical interventions, the tumors consistently relapse. Previously, natural products gained attention for their diverse bioactivities, which include however are not limited to, neuroprotective, antimicrobial and anticancer effects. The present study evaluated the anticancer activity of fucosterol against a panel of human cancer cell lines...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456719/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-promoter-methylation-is-a-biomarker-for-outcome-prediction-of-cisplatin-resistance-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#9
Junnan Xu, Tao Sun, Xiangyu Guo, Yan Wang, Mingxi Jing
A number of previous studies have indicated the presence of a link between estrogen receptor-α (ERα) methylation and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). However, the association between ERα methylation and drug resistance during the treatment of TNBC remains unclear. Methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction was used to investigate the methylation of ERα in the genomic DNA of 35 patients with TNBC who were defined as cisplatin-based chemotherapy-resistant using chemosensitivity testing. Survival probabilities by covariates were assessed using Kaplan-Meier estimator survival analysis and Cox's proportional hazards models, adjusting for age, menopausal status, tumor size, lymph node metastasis and ERα promoter DNA methylation...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456682/l1cam-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-formation-of-cancer-initiating-cells-in-human-endometrial-cancer
#10
Jinlong Chen, Fufeng Gao, Naifu Liu
Identification of novel factors critical for epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer initiating cell (CIC) formation may aid in the identification of novel therapeutics for the treatment of endometrial cancer. The present study demonstrated that L1 cell adhesion molecule (CAM) is critical for EMT and formation of CICs in endometrial cancer. Overexpression of L1CAM may promote EMT with increased formation of CICs in HEC-1A endometrial cancer cells. CICs and mesenchymal status resist chemotherapeutic drugs and may regenerate the various cell types in tumors, thereby resulting in relapse of the disease...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456664/jinwei-tang-modulates-hdac2-expression-in-a-rat-model-of-copd
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Jianjun Wu, Xin Li, Yang Qin, Juan Cheng, Gaimei Hao, Ruifeng Jin, Chenjun Zhu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of a Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (TCHM), named Jinwei Tang on histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) and its role in the regulation of corticosteroid resistance in a rat model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Male Wistar rats were divided into five groups (each n=10): COPD group, established by the intratracheal instillation of lipopolysaccharide and passive smoke exposure, and control, budesonide, theophylline + budesonide and Jinwei Tang + budesonide groups...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456661/anticancer-activity-of-23-24-dihydrocucurbitacin-b-against-the-hela-human-cervical-cell-line-is-due-to-apoptosis-and-g-2-m-cell-cycle-arrest
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Jun-Xiao Zhang, Hong Wei-Tan, Chun-Yan Hu, Wei-Qiang Wang, Guang-Hua Chu, Li-Hui Wei, Liu Chen
Cervical cancer is one of the primary causes of cancer-associated mortality worldwide. Due to the increasing incidence of cervical cancer, multiple treatment options are required. Initial responses to chemotherapy and surgical interventions are generally positive, however patients often experience relapse and tumor recurrence. Currently, the effects of cucurbitacins on different types of cancer are being investigated, as they exhibit a wide variety of bioactivities. The anticancer activity of the cucurbitacin 23,24-dihydrocucurbitacin B against a panel of human cervical cancer cell lines was investigated in the current study...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456637/effects-of-astrogaloside-on-the-inflammation-and-immunity-of-renal-failure-patients-receiving-maintenance-dialysis
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Renlian Sun, Haiwei Ren, Jianxin Wei
Chronic renal failure is a type of clinical syndrome originating from chronic renal diseases. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of astrogaloside on the inflammation and immunity of renal failure patients receiving maintenance dialysis. We randomly selected 92 renal failure patients receiving maintenance dialysis who were admitted to hospital for treatment between May, 2015 and April, 2016. Patients were randomly divided into the control (n=46) and observation (n=46) groups. Patients in the control group received the regular dialysis plus the basic treatment in Western medicine, while in the observation group, patients additionally received astrogaloside via intravenous injection as treatment...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456350/recurrent-glioblastomas-exhibit-higher-expression-of-biomarkers-with-stem-like-properties
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B N Nandeesh, Sharmistha Naskar, Arun H Shashtri, A Arivazhagan, Vani Santosh
Background: Despite advances in the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM), the prognosis of patients continues to remain dismal. This unfavorable prognosis is mainly attributed to the tumor's propensity for progression and recurrence, which in turn is due to the highly aggressive nature of the persisting GBM cells that actively egress from the main tumor mass into the surrounding normal brain tissue. Such a recurrent tumor described to have a more malignant potential is highly invasive and resistant to current therapies, probably due to increased stemness and preferential selection of therapy-resistant clones of tumor cells...
January 2018: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456109/synthetic-strigolactone-analogues-reveal-anti-cancer-activities-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Mohammed Nihal Hasan, Hani Choudhry, Syed Shoeb Razvi, Said Salama Moselhy, Taha Abduallah Kumosani, Mazin A Zamzami, Ziad Omran, Majed A Halwani, Salim Al-Babili, Khalid Omer Abualnaja, Abdulrahman Labeed Al-Malki, Mahmoud Alhosin, Tadao Asami
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. The complex etiology is attributed to many factors like heredity, cirrhosis, hepatitis infections or the dysregulation of the different molecular pathways. Nevertheless, the current treatment regimens have either severe side effects or tumors gradually acquire resistance upon prolonged use. Thus, developing a new selective treatment for HCC is the need of the hour. Many anticancer agents derived from plants have been evaluated for their cytotoxicity towards many human cancer cell lines...
February 9, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456019/exosomes-serve-as-nanoparticles-to-deliver-anti-mir-214-to-reverse-chemoresistance-to-cisplatin-in-gastric-cancer
#16
Xinyi Wang, Haiyang Zhang, Ming Bai, Tao Ning, Shaohua Ge, Ting Deng, Rui Liu, Le Zhang, Guoguang Ying, Yi Ba
Chemoresistance is one of the causes of adverse effects in gastric cancer, including a poor response to cisplatin (DDP). Exosomes loaded with microRNA (miRNA), mRNA, and other non-coding RNAs could regulate drug resistance. Exo-anti-214 was extracted and verified. A Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) cell viability assay, flow cytometry, and transwell and immunofluorescence assays were performed to determine whether exo-anti-214 could sensitize cells to DDP in vitro. A combination of intravenously injected exo-anti-214 and intraperitoneal DDP was utilized in vivo...
January 8, 2018: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455885/vincristine-resistance-in-relapsed-neuroblastoma-can-be-efficiently-overcome-by-smac-mimetic-lcl161-treatment
#17
Kristin Frommann, Birgit Appl, Patrick Hundsdoerfer, Konrad Reinshagen, Georg Eschenburg
PURPOSE: In spite of good initial therapy response neuroblastomas often spread to distant organs or relapse after periods of remission. Dysregulation of apoptosis, a hallmark of cancer, is often effected by elevated levels of antiapoptotic signals leading to resistance against chemotherapeutic drugs. Inhibitors of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) are crucial cellular apoptosis regulators. Targeting IAPs with Smac mimetics has been demonstrated as a promising strategy for treatment of neuroblastoma and other tumors...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455675/the-function-and-therapeutic-targeting-of-anaplastic-lymphoma-kinase-alk-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc
#18
REVIEW
Brandon Golding, Anita Luu, Robert Jones, Alicia M Viloria-Petit
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death by cancer in North America. A decade ago, genomic rearrangements in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) receptor tyrosine kinase were identified in a subset of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients. Soon after, crizotinib, a small molecule ATP-competitive ALK inhibitor was proven to be more effective than chemotherapy in ALK-positive NSCLC patients. Crizotinib and two other ATP-competitive ALK inhibitors, ceritinib and alectinib, are approved for use as a first-line therapy in these patients, where ALK rearrangement is currently diagnosed by immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455673/kinase-targeted-cancer-therapies-progress-challenges-and-future-directions
#19
REVIEW
Khushwant S Bhullar, Naiara Orrego Lagarón, Eileen M McGowan, Indu Parmar, Amitabh Jha, Basil P Hubbard, H P Vasantha Rupasinghe
The human genome encodes 538 protein kinases that transfer a γ-phosphate group from ATP to serine, threonine, or tyrosine residues. Many of these kinases are associated with human cancer initiation and progression. The recent development of small-molecule kinase inhibitors for the treatment of diverse types of cancer has proven successful in clinical therapy. Significantly, protein kinases are the second most targeted group of drug targets, after the G-protein-coupled receptors. Since the development of the first protein kinase inhibitor, in the early 1980s, 37 kinase inhibitors have received FDA approval for treatment of malignancies such as breast and lung cancer...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455664/advances-in-studies-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-and-their-acquired-resistance
#20
REVIEW
Qinlian Jiao, Lei Bi, Yidan Ren, Shuliang Song, Qin Wang, Yun-Shan Wang
Protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) is one of the major signaling enzymes in the process of cell signal transduction, which catalyzes the transfer of ATP-γ-phosphate to the tyrosine residues of the substrate protein, making it phosphorylation, regulating cell growth, differentiation, death and a series of physiological and biochemical processes. Abnormal expression of PTK usually leads to cell proliferation disorders, and is closely related to tumor invasion, metastasis and tumor angiogenesis. At present, a variety of PTKs have been used as targets in the screening of anti-tumor drugs...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
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