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D Yuan, X-M Liu, Z Fang, L-L Du, J Chang, S-H Lin
OBJECTIVE: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) can cause chronic renal insufficiency and significantly reduce the life quality of patients with diabetes mellitus, and may eventually lead to death. The study investigated the expression of endoplasmic reticulum stress-related factors, which have important roles in the progress of DN and to explore effects of resveratrol on DN and the possible mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Specific pathogen free (SPF) grade healthy male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were divided into different groups for different treatments...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Y-X Cao, Z-Q Wang, J-X Kang, K Liu, C-F Zhao, Y-X Guo, B-H Jiao
OBJECTIVE: It's of great significance to investigate the novel targets of drugs for the treatment of stroke. In this study, we explored the neuroprotective role of miR-424 in oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced injuries in PC-12 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PC-12 cells were subjected to OGD stimulation to mimic ischemic injury. The expressions of miR-424 and mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphatase-1 (MKP-1) were altered by transient transfection with miR-424 mimic, miR-424 inhibitor, pEX-MKP-1, or sh-MKP-1...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
L-Y Hu, J-B Cui, X-M Xu, Z-H Huang, H-T Jiao
OBJECTIVE: Traumatic lung injury (TLI) can cause inflammation and oxidative stress, or even leads to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and death. Nuclear factor erythroid-2 related factor 2 (Nrf2)-Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1)-antioxidant response element (ARE) signal pathway participates in disease occurrence and progression via regulating inflammatory and oxidative stress response, but with its expression and functional roles in TLI largely unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Wistar rats were randomly divided into control group, TLI group by crushing method, and Nrf2 activation group which received Nrf2 specific agonist sulforaphane 30 min before TLI treatment...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
K-X Lou, Z-H Li, P Wang, Z Liu, Y Chen, X-L Wang, H-X Cui
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the expression of human long non-coding ribonucleic acid (lncRNA), BRAF-activated non-coding RNA (BANCR) in breast cancer tissues and its effects on the in vitro proliferation, apoptosis, invasion and metastasis of breast cancer cells; also, we investigated its possible mechanism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The expressions of BANCR in 65 pairs of breast cancer tissues and para-carcinoma normal breast tissues were detected by Real-time fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Z Xing, H-Y Wang, W-Y Su, Y-F Liu, X-X Wang, P Zhan, T-F Lv, Y Song
OBJECTIVE: Aberrant activation of (Wingless and mouse homolog Int-1) Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathways closely involved in the occurrence and progression of several types of human malignancies. This research was undertaken to elucidate the important role of (Wingless and mouse homolog Int-1) in lung cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Wnt3 expression in lung cancers and their respective normal tissues were examined by immunoblotting and immunohistochemistry. Then, Wnt3 was regulated with RNA interference (RNAi) technology in human lung cancer A549 cells, and the cell proliferation, cell cycle, cell invasion/metastasis, and apoptosis were evaluated...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Y Dong, Z-G Wang, T-S Chi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression characteristics of long noncoding ribonucleic acid (lncRNA) lnc01614 in gastric cancer, so as to further investigate its roles in the occurrence and development of gastric cancer and its potential regulatory mechanism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Quantitative Real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was used to detect the expression levels of lnc01614 in 79 pairs of gastric cancer tissues and normal adjacent tissues. The correlations of lnc01614 expression with pathological parameters of gastric cancer and prognoses of patients were also analyzed...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
W-W Liao, C Zhang, F-R Liu, W-J Wang
OBJECTIVE: MiR-155 has been shown to be up-regulated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. B-cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) interacting mediator of cell death (BIM) regulates cell proliferation and apoptosis, as its down-regulation is involved in HCC onset. Transcriptional factor FoxO3a mediates BIM expression and is related to HCC pathogenesis. Bioinformatics analysis showed targeted regulation of FoxO3a by miR-155. This study aims to investigate whether miR-155 plays a role in mediating FoxO3a/BIM signal pathway and HCC occurrence...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
D-W Wang, Y-Q Wang, H-S Shu
OBJECTIVE: Extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)/mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) signal pathway participates in cell proliferation, cycle, and apoptosis. MiR-16 is down-regulated in the pituitary tumor. This study investigated the role and related mechanism of miR-16 on pituitary tumor proliferation, cycle, and apoptosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Dual-luciferase reporter assay was conducted to demonstrate the targeted regulation between miR-16 and MEK1...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
M-D Yu, B-H Su, X-X Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To monitor morphological feature and related osteogenic and bone metabolic change during healing of tibia fracture in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tibia density and trabecular thickness were evaluated. Histopathology was examined by HE staining. Serous inflammatory factors IL-4, IL-6, TNF-α and metabolic biomarkers ALP, β-CTX, P1NP, were determined by ELISA. The expression of RUNX2, TGF-β1, VEGF-α, BMP-2, BMP-4, and BMP-7 in callus tissue were qualified by RT-PCR...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Y-M Weng, C-R Ke, J-Z Kong, H Chen, J-J Hong, D-S Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of autophagy-related gene 5 (ATG5) on the proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis of Mc3T3-E1 osteoblast as well as the effects of ATG5 on apoptosis of osteoblasts under the conditions of non-oxidative stress and oxidative stress. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ATG5 overexpressing and silencing cell lines were established in this experiment with lentiviral vector and transcription activator-like effect or nuclease (Talen) technique, respectively, using Mc3T3-E1 cells...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Yipeng Wang, Liping Guo, Lin Feng, Wen Zhang, Ting Xiao, Xuebing Di, Guoji Chen, Kaitai Zhang
Circulating tumour cell (CTC) behaviours are distinct from those of bulk tissues. Thus, treatments to eliminate CTCs differ from the regimens followed to reduce the primary tumour and its metastases. Accordingly, comprehensively deciphering the single nucleotide variant (SNV) profiles in CTCs, which partially determine CTC behaviours, is a priority. Using viable CTCs isolated with the oHSV1‑hTERT‑GFP virus coupled with fluorescence‑activated cell sorting (FACS), the whole genome was amplified using the multiple annealing and looping‑based amplification cycle (MALBAC) method...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
Yunhu Pan, Hongmei Wang, Debin Ma, Zhiyu Ji, Limin Luo, Fangyu Cao, Fangfang Huang, Yangyang Liu, Yushu Dong, Yitan Chen
The incidence of lung cancer in China increases annually, and effective targets for the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer are urgently needed. miRNAs are currently considered to be involved in the regulation of tumor development and growth. miR‑24 has been found to contribute to the development of several tumors. Menin is a key tumor suppressor gene, and its expression is generally low in lung cancer. The effects of miR‑24 on the biological behavior of lung cancer cells were detected by MTT and Transwell assays...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
Liankang Sun, Ke Chen, Zhengdong Jiang, Xin Chen, Jiguang Ma, Qingyong Ma, Wanxing Duan
Increasing evidence indicates that pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) are responsible for the stromal reaction in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). The interaction between activated PSCs and PDAC cells and the resultant stromal reaction facilitate cancer progression. Previous findings suggested that cyclooxygenase‑2 (COX‑2) may have a profound role in regulating the proliferation and activation of PSCs in response to pancreatic cancer. Indometacin, a well‑known anti‑inflammatory drug and a non‑selective inhibitor of COX‑2, has been shown to exert anticancer effects in various types of cancer, including PDAC...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
Shiyong Gao, Huixin Tan, Lang Lang, Jing Bai, Yubin Ji
α-solanine is one of the major components of Solanum nigrum Linn., the fruits of which are used in China for food. In the present study, α-solanine was selected to assess the inhibition of arylamine N-acetyltransferase (NAT) activity and mRNA expression of NAT and kinetics in HepG2 cells. NAT activity was examined by HPLC. The double-reciprocal plot was contrived to yield a regression equation to calculate Km and Vmax. NAT mRNA expression was determined by PCR. The results revealed that α-solanine could significantly decrease NAT activity in intact HepG2 cells or the cytoplasm...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
Jing Lin, Jianling Zuo, Yong Cui, Chaoli Song, Xiaojun Wu, Huaizhi Feng, Jian Li, Shuo Li, Qinian Xu, Wenxin Wei, Guanzhong Qiu, Hua He
Acquired chemoresistance refers to tumor cells gradually losing their sensitivity to anticancer drugs during the course of treatment, resulting in tumor progression or recurrence. This phenomenon, which has deleterious outcomes for the patient, has long been observed in patients with glioblastoma receiving temozolomide (TMZ)-based radiochemotherapy. Currently, the mechanisms for acquired TMZ chemoresistance are not fully understood. In the present study, a TMZ-resistant cell line U251R with a 4-fold 50% inhibition concentration compared with its TMZ-sensitive parent cell line was isolated by incremental long-time TMZ treatment in the human glioblastoma cell line U251...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
Ran An, Li Cheng, Lijian Chen, Jian Du
Ring finger protein 2 (RNF2), also known as RING2 or RING1B, displays oncogenic functions in different types of cancers, yet, the function of RNF2 during mitosis has not been evaluated. A yeast two‑hybrid screen was undertaken using a human HeLa cDNA library to explore and identify proteins that interact with RNF2. Several positive clones, including Polo‑like kinase 1 (Plk1), a critical regulator of mitosis, were identified. The interaction between RNF2 and Plk1 was confirmed using a β‑galactosidase and growth test in selective media, in vitro glutathione S‑transferase pull‑down, and in vivo immunoprecipitation assays...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
Lingling Si, Xinyan Yan, Wenjin Hao, Xiaoyi Ma, Huanhuan Ren, Boxue Ren, Defang Li, Zhengping Dong, Qiusheng Zheng
The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of Licochalcone D (LD) on the apoptosis and migration and invasion in human melanoma A375 cells. Cell proliferation was determined by sulforhodamine B assay. Apoptosis was assessed by Hoechst 33258 and Annexin V‑FITC/PI staining and JC‑1 assay. Total intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) was examined by DCFH‑DA. Wound healing and Transwell assays were used to detect migration and invasion of the cells. The activities of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP‑2 and MMP‑9) were assessed via gelatin zymography...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
Taxiarchis Konstantinos Nikolouzakis, Loukia Vassilopoulou, Persefoni Fragkiadaki, Theodoros Mariolis Sapsakos, George Papadakis, Demetrios A Spandidos, Aristides M Tsatsakis, John Tsiaoussis
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is among the most common cancers. In fact, it is placed in the third place among the most diagnosed cancer in men, after lung and prostate cancer, and in the second one for the most diagnosed cancer in women, following breast cancer. Moreover, its high mortality rates classifies it among the leading causes of cancer‑related death worldwide. Thus, in order to help clinicians to optimize their practice, it is crucial to introduce more effective tools that will improve not only early diagnosis, but also prediction of the most likely progression of the disease and response to chemotherapy...
March 21, 2018: Oncology Reports
Yiyi Yu, Ke Peng, Hong Li, Rongyuan Zhuang, Yan Wang, Wei Li, Shan Yu, Li Liang, Xiaojing Xu, Tianshu Liu
FoxO transcription factors are important regulators of cell survival in response to a variety of stress stimuli and play vital functions in tumor progression. However, the functions and underlying regulators of FoxO3a in colorectal cancer (CRC) have not been fully elucidated. The aim of the current study was to identify the functions of FoxO3a in CRC and characterize the transcription elements within the promoter region of FoxO3a. The expression of FoxO3a was upregulated in response to hypoxic and oxidative stress stimuli...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
Song Xu, Fan Yang, Renwang Liu, Xiongfei Li, Haiyang Fan, Jinghao Liu, Sen Wei, Gang Chen, Jun Chen, Yurong Da
Bone remodeling can be interrupted by tumor cells which leads to an inappropriate balance of osteoblasts and osteoclasts. As the progenitors of osteoblasts, mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been reported to exhibit an abnormal osteogenic differentiation potential in some cancer‑related bone lesions. However, the evidence is very limited in terms of the biological alterations of MSCs in the bone metastasis of non‑small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). We investigated the expression and function of miR‑139‑5p in MSC osteogenic differentiation in vitro in normal and NSCLC-exposed condition...
May 2018: Oncology Reports
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