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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991224/resistin-facilitates-breast-cancer-progression-via-tlr4-mediated-induction-of-mesenchymal-phenotypes-and-stemness-properties
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C-H Wang, P-J Wang, Y-C Hsieh, S Lo, Y-C Lee, Y-C Chen, C-H Tsai, W-C Chiu, S Chu-Sung Hu, C-W Lu, Y-F Yang, C-C Chiu, F Ou-Yang, Y-M Wang, M-F Hou, S-Sf Yuan
Growing evidence indicates that resistin-an obesity-related cytokine-is upregulated in breast cancer patients, yet its impact on breast cancer behavior remains to be ascertained. Similarly, Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) has been implicated in breast cancer progression, however, its clinically relevant endogenous ligand remains elusive. In this study, we observed that high serum resistin levels in breast cancer patients positively correlated with tumor stage, size and lymph node metastasis. These findings were replicated in animal models of breast cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis...
October 9, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990079/effect-of-mir%C3%A2-146a%C3%A2-5p-on-tumor-growth-in-nsclc-using-chick-chorioallantoic-membrane-assay-and-bioinformatics-investigation
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Wen-Ting Huang, Wei-Luan Cen, Rong-Quan He, You Xie, Yu Zhang, Ping Li, Ting-Qing Gan, Gang Chen, Xiao-Hua Hu
Our previous study demonstrated that the expression of miR‑146a‑5p was downregulated in non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissue, which affected the progression and prognosis of patients with NSCLC. Thus, the present study was conducted to investigate the functional mechanism of miR‑146a‑5p in tumorigenesis and angiogenesis in NSCLC. Following the construction of a H460 NSCLC cell line in which miR‑146a‑5p was overexpressed via lentivirus transduction, the NSCLC chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model was established by transplanting miR‑146a‑5p‑overexpressing NSCLC cells into the CAM...
October 4, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982864/down-regulation-of-toll-like-receptor-tlr4-is-associated-with-hpv-dna-integration-in-penile-carcinoma
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Miklos Damasdi, Krisztina Kovacs, Nelli Farkas, Ferenc Jakab, Gyula Kovacs
BACKGROUND/AIM: Development of penile cancers is attributed to HPV-related carcinogenesis. Our aim was to analyze HPV positivity and TLR4, p16(ink4a) and p53 expression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HPV presence was assessed with virus-specific TaqMan PCR and HPV Genotyping Test in 31 penile cancers. Immunohistochemistry was carried out on tissue microarray. RESULTS: TLR4 expression was detected in 4 of the 16 HPV positive and 13 of the 15 HPV negative tumors...
October 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982847/the-role-of-toll-like-receptors-tlrs-in-oral-carcinogenesis
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REVIEW
Luciana Pellegrini Pisani, Debora Estadella, Daniel Araki Ribeiro
Oral cancer accounts for 10% of head and neck tumors. Despite the recent advancements in surgical techniques, as well as in chemo- and radiotherapy therapeutic protocols, survival rates for oral cancer patients have not improved significantly in the last decades. Recently, toll like receptors (TLRs) have been described as promoters of cell proliferation, invasiveness, and angiogenesis in a variety of cancers. The aim of this review is to identify how TLRs participate in oral carcinogenesis in order to evaluate their biological relevance...
October 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980228/female-reproductive-system-and-immunology
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Yukinori Yoshimura, Animesh Barua
Health of the reproductive organs is essential for formation and production of high quality and hygienic eggs. It is of importance to review the structures and functions of female reproductive system for better understanding of the mechanism by which the eggs are formed. The unique functions of ovarian cells for follicular growth and differentiation as well as steroidogenesis and oocyte maturation are regulated by gonadotropins and gonadal steroids. The oviduct is responsible for egg formation, while the unique function to store sperms for a prolonged period takes place in the specific tissue of this organ...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980060/phase-i-study-of-a-chloroquine-gemcitabine-combination-in-patients-with-metastatic-or-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Panagiotis Samaras, Marina Tusup, Thi Dan Linh Nguyen-Kim, Burkhardt Seifert, Helga Bachmann, Roger von Moos, Alexander Knuth, Steve Pascolo
PURPOSE: Following a previously published pre-clinical validation, this phase I study evaluated the safety, maximum tolerated dose, anti-tumour activity and immune status of a gemcitabine-chloroquine combination as a first- or late-line treatment in patients with metastatic or unresectable pancreatic cancer. METHODS: In this 3 + 3 dose escalation study, patients received a single weekly standard dose of intravenous gemcitabine, followed by single weekly oral intake of 100, 200 or 300 mg of chloroquine...
October 4, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969092/the-dual-role-and-therapeutic-potential-of-high-mobility-group-box-1-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Si-Jia He, Jin Cheng, Xiao Feng, Yang Yu, Ling Tian, Qian Huang
High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is an abundant protein in most eukaryocytes. It can bind to several receptors such as advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and Toll-like receptors (TLRs), in direct or indirect way. The biological effects of HMGB1 depend on its expression and subcellular location. Inside the nucleus, HMGB1 is engaged in many DNA events such as DNA repair, transcription, telomere maintenance, and genome stability. While outside the nucleus, it possesses more complicated functions, including regulating cell proliferation, autophagy, inflammation and immunity...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967901/mobilan-a-recombinant-adenovirus-carrying-toll-like-receptor-5-self-activating-cassette-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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V Mett, E A Komarova, K Greene, I Bespalov, C Brackett, B Gillard, A S Gleiberman, I A Toshkov, S Aygün-Sunar, C Johnson, E Karasik, M Bapardekar-Nair, O V Kurnasov, A L Osterman, P S Stanhope-Baker, C Morrison, M T Moser, B A Foster, A V Gudkov
Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) is considered an attractive target for anticancer immunotherapy. TLR5 agonists, bacterial flagellin and engineered flagellin derivatives, have been shown to have potent antitumor and metastasis-suppressive effects in multiple animal models and to be safe in both animals and humans. Anticancer efficacy of TLR5 agonists stems from TLR5-dependent activation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) that mediates innate and adaptive antitumor immune responses. To extend application of TLR5-targeted anticancer immunotherapy to tumors that do not naturally express TLR5, we created an adenovirus-based vector for intratumor delivery, named Mobilan that drives expression of self-activating TLR5 signaling cassette comprising of human TLR5 and a secreted derivative of Salmonella flagellin structurally analogous to a clinical stage TLR5 agonist, entolimod...
October 2, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951483/voluntary-wheel-running-reduces-the-acute-inflammatory-response-to-liver-carcinogen-in-a-sex-specific-manner
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Marie Lund Bay, Julie Gehl, Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Pernille Hojman
Inflammation contributes to the development of cancer, yet acute inflammatory responses are also needed to eradicate tumorigenic cells and activate adaptive immune responses to combat cancer. Physical exercise has direct immunomodulatory effects, and in line with this exercise has been demonstrated to inhibit tumor growth, including diethylnitrosamine-(DEN)-induced hepatocarcinoma. Having observed a sex-dependent development of DEN-induced hepatocarcinoma, we aimed to evaluate the effect of exercise and sex on the acute inflammatory response to DEN...
September 26, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950845/ethanol-extract-of-propolis-and-its-constituent-caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-inhibit-breast-cancer-cells-proliferation-in-inflammatory-microenvironment-by-inhibiting-tlr4-signal-pathway-and-inducing-apoptosis-and-autophagy
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Huasong Chang, Yuehua Wang, Xusheng Yin, Xinying Liu, Hongzhuan Xuan
BACKGROUND: Propolis and its major constituent - caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) have good abilities on antitumor and anti-inflammation. However, little is known about the actions of propolis and CAPE on tumor in inflammatory microenvironment, and inflammatory responses play decisive roles at different stages of tumor development. To understand the effects and mechanisms of ethanol-extracted Chinese propolis (EECP) and its major constituent - CAPE in inflammation-stimulated tumor, we investigated their effects on Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling pathway which plays a crucial role in breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cell line...
September 26, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943944/andrographolide-suppresses-proliferation-of-human-colon-cancer-sw620-cells-through-the-tlr4-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mmp-9-signaling-pathway
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Rui Zhang, Jian Zhao, Jian Xu, De-Xin Jiao, Jian Wang, Zhi-Qiang Gong, Jian-Hui Jia
Modern pharmacological research has revealed that andrographolide has various functions, including anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral effects, immunoregulation, treating cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, and prevention and treatment of alcoholic liver injury. The present study investigated whether andrographolide suppresses the proliferation of human colon cancer cell through the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4)/nuclear factor (NF)-κB/matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) signaling pathway...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927120/expression-and-clinical-significance-of-satb1-and-tlr4-in-breast-cancer
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Xuebo Wang, Xiumei Yu, Qingli Wang, Yingying Lu, Haixia Chen
This study investigated the expression of special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 1 (SATB1) and toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) protein in breast cancer and its clinical significance. We collected breast cancer tissues from 120 patients and adjacent non-cancerous tissue from 53 patients. SATB1 was expressed in 89 cases of breast cancer (74.17%) and in 7 cases of adjacent non-cancerous tissue (13.21%). TLR4 was expressed in 70 cases of breast cancer tissues (58.33%) and in 48 cases of adjacent non-cancerous tissue (90...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924177/loss-of-mapk-activated-protein-kinase-2-enables-potent-dendritic-cell-driven-anti-tumour-t-cell-response
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Klara Soukup, Angela Halfmann, Barbara Dillinger, Fiona Poyer, Katharina Martin, Bernadette Blauensteiner, Maximilian Kauer, Mario Kuttke, Gernot Schabbauer, Alexander M Dohnal
Maintaining dendritic cells (DC) in a state of dysfunction represents a key mechanism by which tumour cells evade recognition and elimination by the immune system. Limited knowledge about the intracellular mediators of DC dysfunction restricts success of therapies aimed at reactivating a DC-driven anti-tumour immune response. Using a cell type-specific murine knock-out model, we have identified MAPK-activated protein kinase 2 (MK2) as a major guardian of a suppressive DC phenotype in the melanoma tumour microenvironment...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921471/tlr-agonists-as-adjuvants-for-cancer-vaccines
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Ji-Kun Li, Jesse J Balic, Liang Yu, Brendan Jenkins
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are one of the best characterised families of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and play a critical role in the host defence to infection. Accumulating evidence indicates that TLRs also participate in maintaining tissue homeostasis by controlling inflammation and tissue repair, as well as promoting antitumour effects via activation and modulation of adaptive immune responses. TLR agonists have successfully been exploited to ameliorate the efficacy of various cancer therapies. In this chapter, we will discuss the rationales of using TLR agonists as adjuvants to cancer treatments and summarise the recent findings of preclinical and clinical studies of TLR agonist-based cancer therapies...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921466/roles-of-hdacs-in-the-responses-of-innate-immune-cells-and-as-targets-in-inflammatory-diseases
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Yiqun Hu, Bandar Ali Suliman
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are an emerging class of molecules involved in the epigenetic regulation of innate immune responses through Toll-like receptor (TLR) and interferon (IFN) signaling pathways. HDACs are also key drivers of inflammatory diseases via epigenetic regulation through chromatin DNA and histone modification by methylation and acetylation, among other mechanisms, which control innate immune cell gene expression. Importantly, these epigenetic changes are reversible, and HDACs may also be targeted by small-molecule HDAC inhibitors, which have been used in clinical settings for cancer therapy...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919783/toll-like-receptors-7-and-8-expression-correlates-with-the-expression-of-immune-biomarkers-and-positively-predicts-the-clinical-outcome-of-patients-with-melanoma
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Moucheng Zhang, Zhilong Yan, Junjiang Wang, Xueqing Yao
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a critical role in cancer, yet the clinical relevance of TLR7/8 expression in melanoma remains unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of TLR7/8 mRNA levels in melanoma and their correlation with immune biomarkers relevant to disease progression. METHODS: Normalized gene expression and corresponding clinical data of patients with skin cutaneous melanoma were obtained from two public databases: the Cancer Genome Atlas and GSE19234...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912781/microrna-dynamic-regulators-of-macrophage-polarization-and-plasticity
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REVIEW
Jezrom Bokcaerin Self-Fordham, Afsar Raza Naqvi, Juhi Raju Uttamani, Varun Kulkarni, Salvador Nares
The ability of a healthy immune system to clear the plethora of antigens it encounters incessantly relies on the enormous plasticity displayed by the comprising cell types. Macrophages (MΦs) are crucial member of the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) that constantly patrol the peripheral tissues and are actively recruited to the sites of injury and infection. In tissues, infiltrating monocytes replenish MΦ. Under the guidance of the local micro-milieu, MΦ can be activated to acquire specialized functional phenotypes...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906208/pattern-recognition-receptors-signaling-pathways-and-dysregulation-in-canine-chronic-enteropathies-brief-review
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Romy M Heilmann, Karin Allenspach
Pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs) are expressed by innate immune cells and recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) as well as endogenous damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) molecules. With a large potential for synergism or convergence between their signaling pathways, PRRs orchestrate a complex interplay of cellular mediators and transcription factors, and thus play a central role in homeostasis and host defense. Aberrant activation of PRR signaling, mutations of the receptors and/or their downstream signaling molecules, and/or DAMP/PAMP complex-mediated receptor signaling can potentially lead to chronic auto-inflammatory diseases or development of cancer...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901470/tlr5-7-mediated-pi3k-activation-triggers-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-through-wave3-dependent-mesothelin-or-oct4-sox2-expression
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Ga Bin Park, Daejin Kim
Toll-like receptor (TLR)-mediated signaling induces cell migration or invasion in several tumors and various stages of cancer. Interactions of mesothelin, a 40-kDa cell surface glycoprotein, with cancer antigen 125 (CA125) is associated with drug resistance, metastasis, and poor clinical outcome of ovarian cancer patients. In this study, we examined the role of TLR5 and TLR7 in the metastasis of ovarian cancer through the induction of mesothelin/CA125 expression and investigated its underlying mechanism. TLR5 agonist (flagellin) and TLR7 agonist (imiquimod) upregulated mesenchymal phenotypes and produced epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related cytokines in the SKOV3 cells; however, TLR7 expressing CaOV3 cells had no response to the specific ligand, imiquimod, for enhancing its EMT processes...
September 6, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893372/dual-effects-of-a-cpg-dnazyme-targeting-mutant-egfr-transcripts-in-lung-cancer-cells-tlr9-activation-and-egfr-downregulation
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Dahye Jang, Yu Mi Baek, Hanna Park, Yeo Eun Hwang, Dong-Eun Kim
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is commonly caused by a mutation in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and subsequent aberrant EGFR signaling with uncontrolled kinase activity. A deletion mutation in EGFR exon 19 is frequently observed in EGFR gene mutations. We designed a DNAzyme to suppress the expression of mutant EGFR by cleaving the mutant EGFR mRNA. The DNAzyme (named Ex19del Dz) specifically cleaved target RNA and decreased cancer cell viability when transfected into gefitinib-resistant lung cancer cells harboring EGFR exon 19 deletions...
September 12, 2017: BMB Reports
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