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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934730/dihydroartemisinin-and-curcumin-synergistically-induce-apoptosis-in-skov3-cells-via-upregulation-of-mir-124-targeting-midkine
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Jiaojiao Zhao, Yuchen Pan, Xiujun Li, Xuefang Zhang, Yaxian Xue, Tingting Wang, Shuli Zhao, Yayi Hou
BACKGROUND/AIM: Women with advanced ovarian carcinoma are less likely to receive platinum-based chemotherapy and surgery due to a greater risk of cytotoxicity and poorer outcomes. We attempted to improve a promising therapy against ovarian cancer by using a combination of dihydroartemisinin (DHA) and curcumin (Cur). METHODS: Human ovarian cancer SKOV3 cells were treated with DHA, Cur alone, or a combination of both. The viability of SKOV3 cells was measured by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) and a colony formation assay...
September 21, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934664/targeted-h-triggered-bubble-generating-nanosystems-for-effective-therapy-in-cancer-cells
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Zhili Deng, Menghuan Tang, Li Zhao, Yijuan Long, Zuhuang Wen, Yuan Cheng, Huzhi Zheng
A novel targeting drug delivery system for cancer therapy based on H(+)-triggered bubble-generating nanosystems (BGNSs) was engineered. First, hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles (HMSNs) were used to load doxorubicin (DOX). Then, the obtained drug-loaded HMSNs were treated with NaHCO3 to prepare the BGNSs. The BGNSs were coated with polydopamine (pDA), and finally, folic acids (FA) were anchored on the nanosystems to obtain the desired nanoscale drug delivery system (BGNSs@pDA-FA). BGNSs@pDA-FA was effectively internalized by cancer cells through folate receptor-mediated endocytosis and generated CO2 bubbles under the acidic environment of the lysosomes, thus enhancing lysosomal membrane permeability (LMP) to release caspase-3 into the cytoplasm, resulting in cancer cell death via an apoptosis-like pathway...
September 14, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934477/a-structural-map-of-oncomir-1-at-single-nucleotide-resolution
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Saikat Chakraborty, Yamuna Krishnan
The miR-17-92a cluster, also known as 'oncomiR-1', is an RNA transcript that plays a pivotal regulatory role in cellular processes, including the cell cycle, proliferation and apoptosis. Its dysregulation underlies the development of several cancers. Oncomir-1 comprises six constituent miRNAs, each processed with different efficiencies as a function of both developmental time and tissue type. The structural mechanisms that regulate such differential processing are unknown, and this has impeded our understanding of the dysregulation of oncomiR-1 in pathophysiology...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934364/the-histone-variant-macroh2a-confers-functional-robustness-to-the-intestinal-stem-cell-compartment
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Ryan James Cedeno, Angela Nakauka-Ddamba, Maryam Yousefi, Stephanie Sterling, Nicolae Adrian Leu, Ning Li, John R Pehrson, Christopher Joachim Lengner
A stem cell's epigenome directs cell fate during development, homeostasis, and regeneration. Epigenetic dysregulation can lead to inappropriate cell fate decisions, aberrant cell function, and even cancer. The histone variant macroH2A has been shown to influence gene expression, guide cell fate, and safeguard against genotoxic stress. Interestingly, mice lacking functional macroH2A histones (hereafter referred to as macroH2A DKO) are viable and fertile; yet suffer from increased perinatal death and reduced weight and size compared to wildtype (WT)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934130/isoliquiritigenin-induces-autophagy-and-inhibits-ovarian-cancer-cell-growth
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Hsin-Yuan Chen, Tsui-Chin Huang, Tzong-Ming Shieh, Chi-Hao Wu, Li-Chun Lin, Shih-Min Hsia
Ovarian cancer is one of the commonest gynecologic malignancies, which has a poor prognosis for patients at the advanced stage. Isoliquiritigenin (ISL), an active flavonoid component of the licorice plant, previously demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and tumor suppressive effects. In this study, we investigated the antitumor effect of ISL on human ovarian cancer in vitro using the human ovarian cancer cell lines, OVCAR5 and ES-2, as model systems. Our results show that ISL significantly inhibited the viability of cancer cells in a concentration- and time-dependent manner...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933787/blocking-autophagy-enhances-the-apoptotic-effect-of-18%C3%AE-glycyrrhetinic-acid-on-human-sarcoma-cells-via-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-jnk-activation
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Shuying Shen, Menglu Zhou, Kangmao Huang, Yizheng Wu, Yan Ma, Jiying Wang, Jianjun Ma, Shunwu Fan
Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, is unlike the much more common carcinomas as it occurs in a distinct type of tissue. The potent antitumor effects of 18β-glycyrrhetinic acid (GA), a novel naturally derived agent, have been demonstrated in various cancers. However, the effect of GA on human sarcoma, and the underlying mechanisms, remain to be elucidated. In the current study, we show that GA inhibits sarcoma cell proliferation by inducing G0/G1-phase arrest. Exposure to GA resulted in the activation of caspase-3, -8, and -9, indicating that GA induced apoptosis through both extrinsic and intrinsic pathways...
September 21, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933726/mollugin-has-an-anti-cancer-therapeutic-effect-by-inhibiting-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation
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Zhe Wang, Ming Yue Li, Chunliu Mi, Ke Si Wang, Juan Ma, Xuejun Jin
The NF-κB signaling pathway plays a pivotal role in regulating the immune response and inflammation. However, it has been shown that NF-κB also has a major role in oncogenesis. Therefore, NF-κB inhibitors have been considered as potential drugs against cancer. Herein, we searched for NF-κB inhibitors from natural sources and identified mollugin from the roots of Rubia cordifolia L. as an inhibitor of NF-κB activation. We found that mollugin significantly inhibited the expression of an NF-κB reporter gene induced by tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in a dose-dependent manner...
July 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933597/microrna-1297-inhibits-the-growth-and-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-by-suppressing-cyclin-d2-expression
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Yanan Wang, Jinfang Xue, Haoyu Kuang, Xiaojun Zhou, Liya Liao, Fang Yin
microRNAs (miR) can potentially be used for categorizing the various subtypes of colorectal cancer (CRC) and predicting a patient's response to treatment with traditional anti-CRC therapies. We investigated how miR-1297 and its potential target molecule cyclin D2 (CCND2) might affect the progression of CRC. Thirty-two pairs of CRC specimens and corresponding samples of para-tumor tissue were collected and examined for their levels of miR-1297 and CCND2 expression. We also examined miR-1297 and CCND2 expression in cultured SW480 cells...
September 21, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933584/circular-rna-hsa_circ_0001982-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-carcinogenesis-through-decreasing-mir-143
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Yi-Yin Tang, Ping Zhao, Tian-Ning Zou, Jia-Jun Duan, Rong Zhi, Si-Yuan Yang, De-Chun Yang, Xiao-Li Wang
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a type of noncoding RNAs generated from back-splicing, which have been verified to mediate multiple tumorigenesis. With the development of high-throughput sequencing, massive circRNAs are discovered in tumorous tissue. However, the potential physiological effect of circRNAs in breast cancer is still unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate the expression profile of circRNA in breast cancer tissue and explore the in-depth regulatory mechanism in breast cancer tumorigenesis...
September 21, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933554/rational-targeting-of-cellular-cholesterol-in-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-dlbcl-enabled-by-functional-lipoprotein-nanoparticles-a-therapeutic-strategy-dependent-on-cell-of-origin
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Jonathan S Rink, Shuo Yang, Osman Cen, Tim Taxter, Kaylin M McMahon, Sol Misener, Amir Behdad, Richard Longnecker, Leo I Gordon, C Shad Thaxton
Cancer cells have altered metabolism and, in some cases, an increased demand for cholesterol. It is important to identify novel, rational treatments based on biology, and cellular cholesterol metabolism as a potential target for cancer is an innovative approach. Toward this end, we focused on diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) as a model because there is differential cholesterol biosynthesis driven by B-cell receptor (BCR) signaling in germinal center (GC) versus activated B-cell (ABC) DLBCL. To specifically target cellular cholesterol homeostasis, we employed high-density lipoprotein-like nanoparticles (HDL NP) that can generally reduce cellular cholesterol by targeting and blocking cholesterol uptake through the high-affinity HDL receptor, scavenger receptor type B-1 (SCARB1)...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933484/long-non-coding-rna-snhg17-is-an-unfavourable-prognostic-factor-and-promotes-cell-proliferation-by-epigenetically-silencing-p57-in-colorectal-cancer
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Zhonghua Ma, Shengying Gu, Min Song, Changsheng Yan, Bingqing Hui, Hao Ji, Jirong Wang, Jianping Zhang, Keming Wang, Qinghong Zhao
Recently, substantial evidence has demonstrated that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play critical roles in multiple cancers including colorectal cancer (CRC). Utilizing publicly available lncRNA-expression-profiling data from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) dataset GSE21510, we screened SNHG17 as a new candidate lncRNA associated with CRC development and progression. We further demonstrated that SNHG17 was upregulated in CRC tissues, and that its overexpression was significantly correlated with tumor size, TNM stage, and lymph node metastasis in CRC patients...
September 21, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933410/honey-and-cancer-current-status-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Laura M Porcza, Claire Simms, Mridula Chopra
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and poses a challenge to treatment. With overwhelming evidence of the role played by diet and lifestyle in cancer risk and prevention, there is a growing interest into the search for chemopreventative or chemotherapeutic agents derived from natural products. Honey is an important source of bioactive compounds derived from plants and recent years have seen an increased interest in its anticancer properties. This review examines the role of honey in targeting key hallmarks of carcinogenesis, including uncontrolled proliferation, apoptosis evasion, angiogenesis, growth factor signalling, invasion, and inflammation...
September 30, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933300/cancer-treatment-by-using-traditional-chinese-medicine-probing-active-compounds-in-anti-multidrug-resistance-during-drug-therapy
#13
Jian-Shu Lou, Ping Yao, Karl W K Tism
The main tackle of cancer treatment is multidrug resistance during chemotherapy. Cancer cell can evade cell death during every round of orthodox chemotherapy drugs, consequently being resistance after several rounds of standard drug treatment. One of the regimens to address this multidrug resistance problem is by drug combination. However, synthetic drugs always have problems of strong side effects and toxicity. Natural compounds deriving from traditional Chinese medicine are known to have low toxicity and genuine promising effects in reversing multidrug resistance, either induced by orthodox chemotherapeutic or targeted therapy drugs...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933271/targeting-cell-necroptosis-and-apoptosis-induced-by-shikonin-via-receptor-interacting-protein-kinases-in-estrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-cell-line-mcf-7
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Zahra Shahsavari, Fatemeh Karami-Tehrani, Siamak Salami
Recognition of a new therapeutic agent may activate an alternative programmed cell death for the treatment of breast cancer. Here, it has been tried to evaluate the effects of Shikonin, a naphthoquinone derivative of Lithospermum erythrorhizon, on the induction of necroptosis and apoptosis mediated by RIPK1-RIPK3 in the ER+ breast cancer cell line, MCF-7. In the current study, cell death modalities, cell cycle patterns, RIPK1 and RIPK3 expressions, caspase-3 and caspase-8 activities, reactive oxygen species and mitochondrial membrane potential have been evaluated in the Shikonin-treated MCF-7 cells...
September 19, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933263/anticancer-properties-of-a-new-hybrid-analog-ad-013-combining-a-coumarin-scaffold-with-an-%C3%AE-methylene-%C3%AE-lactone-motif
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Angelika Długosz, Katarzyna Gach-Janczak, Jacek Szymański, Dariusz Deredas, Henryk Krawczyk, Tomasz Janecki, Anna Janecka
Background Coumarin is a natural phytochemical but as such has no medical uses. However, various natural and synthetic coumarin analogs attract attention due to their interesting biological properties. </P><P> Objective Here, we evaluated and compared anticancer properties of a new synthetic hybrid compound AD-013, which integrates a coumarin moiety and an α-methylene-δ-lactone motif, with novobiocin, a natural antibiotic bearing a coumarin scaffold. </P><P> Method Cytotoxic activities of compound AD-013 and novobiocin were assessed by the MTT assay...
September 21, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933054/high-stmn1-expression-is-associated-with-cancer-progression-and-chemo-resistance-in-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Pinjie Bao, Takehiko Yokobori, Bolag Altan, Misaki Iijima, Youko Azuma, Ryoichi Onozato, Toshiki Yajima, Akira Watanabe, Akira Mogi, Kimihiro Shimizu, Toshiteru Nagashima, Yoichi Ohtaki, Kai Obayashi, Seshiru Nakazawa, Tuya Bai, Reika Kawabata-Iwakawa, Takayuki Asao, Kyoichi Kaira, Masahiko Nishiyama, Hiroyuki Kuwano
BACKGROUND: Known as a microtubule-destabilizing protein, STMN1 (gene symbol: STMN1) regulates the dynamics of microtubules, cell cycle progress, and chemo-resistance against taxane agents. It is highly expressed in various human cancers and involved in cancer progression as well as poor prognosis. METHODS: Expression of STMN1 was examined by immunohistochemistry using FFPE tissue sections from 186 patients with lung squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC). Analysis of STMN1 suppression was performed for STMN1 small interfering RNA (siRNA)-transfected LSCC cell lines to determine the change in proliferation, invasive and apoptosis abilities, and paclitaxel sensitivity...
September 20, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932850/amino-and-chloro-8-hydroxyquinolines-and-their-copper-complexes-as-proteasome-inhibitors-and-antiproliferative-agents
#17
Valentina Oliveri, Valeria Lanza, Danilo Milardi, Maurizio Viale, Irena Maric, Carmelo Sgarlata, Graziella Vecchio
Proliferation and programmed cell death are tightly correlated with the ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS). Alterations in the UPS may be implicated in pathological conditions such as the proteasome over-activity in cancer cells. Mounting evidence indicates that many types of actively proliferating malignant cells are more sensitive to proteasome inhibition than normal cells, and therefore UPS inhibitors are actively pursued as anticancer agents. The approval of the proteasome inhibitor drug bortezomib for the treatment of myeloma and lymphoma further highlights the need for UPS inhibitors...
September 21, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932171/the-role-of-ppar%C3%AE-and-autophagy-in-ros-production-lipid-droplets-biogenesis-and-its-involvement-with-colorectal-cancer-cells-modulation
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José Antonio Fagundes Assumpção, Kelly Grace Magalhães, José Raimundo Corrêa
BACKGROUND: In cancer cells, autophagy can act as both tumor suppressor, when autophagic event eliminates cellular contends which exceeds the cellular capacity of regenerate promoting cell death, and as a pro-survival agent removing defective organelles and proteins and helping well-established tumors to maintain an accelerated metabolic state while still dealing with harsh conditions, such as inflammation. Many pathways can coordinate the autophagic process and one of them involves the transcription factors called PPARs, which also regulate cellular differentiation, proliferation and survival...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932118/fabrication-optimization-and-characterization-of-umbelliferone-%C3%AE-d-galactopyranoside-loaded-plga-nanoparticles-in-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Vikas Kumar, Prakash Chandra Bhatt, Mahfoozur Rahman, Gaurav Kaithwas, Hani Choudhry, Fahad A Al-Abbasi, Firoz Anwar, Amita Verma
Umbelliferone β-D-galactopyranoside (UFG), isolated from plants, exhibits promising inhibitory action on numerous diseases. The present research was initiated to develop a suitable delivery system for UFG with an intention to enhance its therapeutic efficacy against diethyl nitrosamine (DEN)-induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in Wistar rats. UFG-loaded polymeric nanoparticles prepared by sonication were scrutinized for average size, drug loading capacity, zeta potential, and drug release potency in animals...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931882/honokiol-protects-against-doxorubicin-cardiotoxicity-via-improving-mitochondrial-function-in-mouse-hearts
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Lizhen Huang, Kailiang Zhang, Yingying Guo, Fengyuan Huang, Kevin Yang, Long Chen, Kai Huang, Fengxue Zhang, Qinqiang Long, Qinglin Yang
Honokiol is a key component of a medicinal herb, Magnolia bark. Honokiol possesses potential pharmacological benefits for many disease conditions, especially cancer. Recent studies demonstrate that Honokiol exerts beneficial effects on cardiac hypertrophy and doxorubicin (Dox)-cardiotoxicity via deacetylation of mitochondrial proteins. However, the effects and mechanisms of Honokiol on cardiac mitochondrial respiration remain unclear. In the present study, we investigate the effect of Honokiol on cardiac mitochondrial respiration in mice subjected to Dox treatment...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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