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Qing Liu, Weili Yang, Yongsheng Luo, Shuangcheng Hu, Linchang Zhu
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of microRNA (miR)-21 and miR-145 in serum and tumor tissues of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), and to explore the correlation between the expression of these miRs and the clinicopathological parameters and prognosis of CRC patients. METHODS: Serum specimens, frozen tumor tissue and adjacent normal tissue of 50 CRC patients who were hospitalized in our hospital from February 2009 to February 2011 were collected, along with serum specimens of 30 healthy people (control)...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
Roboam R Aguirre, Mixel Z Mustafa, Alessandra Dumenigo, Steffen Schulz, Andreas Voss, Bishoy Goubran, Rhaisa Dumenigo, Marcos A Sanchez-Gonzalez
A major contributing factor associated with increased cardiac mortality in patients with schizophrenia (SCZ) seems to be a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The link between ANS dysfunction and SCZ is multifactorial, but some reports suggest that the use of antipsychotics could be implicated. This case illustrates the time course of autonomic improvement in response to antipsychotic treatment in an inpatient with SCZ in acute psychosis. To this end, we documented markers of autonomic function during hospitalization...
January 15, 2018: Curēus
Rong Liang, Yan Lin, Chun-Ling Yuan, Zhi-Hui Liu, Yong-Qiang Li, Xiao-Ling Luo, Jia-Zhou Ye, Hai-Hong Ye
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common types of malignancy with high morbidity and mortality rates worldwide. This biologically heterogeneous disease results in diverse therapeutic responses, thus, novel prognostic biomarkers are required to improve CRC treatment. Estrogen-related receptor α (ERRα) is a nuclear orphan receptor, which is associated with estrogen receptor α. The present study aimed to investigate the expression of ERRα in patients with CRC, and explore the association between ERRα expression and clinicopathological factors, local recurrence and prognosis...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Yuyi Wang, Chi Du, Nan Zhang, Mei Li, Yanyang Liu, Maoyuan Zhao, Feng Wang, Feng Luo
Previous studies have demonstrated that aspirin serves an important role in chemoprevention and the suppression of colorectal cancer (CRC); however, the underlying mechanisms for this inhibition by aspirin remain unclear. Aspirin is capable of promoting apoptosis through prostaglandin-dependent orprostaglandin-independent signaling pathways. In the prostaglandin-dependent pathways, inhibition of cyclooxygenase (COX), particularly COX-2, is the primary mechanism known to be involved in aspirin-induced CRC suppression...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Ran Tao, Qiang Li, Xiaofei Gao, Lilin Ma
There are a limited number of studies reporting on the expression of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 6 (GRK6) in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). The aim of the present study was to investigate and examine the clinical value of GRK6 expression in human CRC. The expression of the GRK6 protein was determined in CRC tissues (n=83) and in normal colorectal tissues (n=19) by immunohistochemical (IHC) analysis. In addition, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was conducted to investigate GRK6 mRNA levels in matched pairs of cancerous and non-cancerous fresh frozen tissues from 19 patients with CRC...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Hua Chen, Junyi Gao, Zhenhua Du, Xuequn Zhang, Fei Yang, Wei Gao
The pathophysiology of colorectal cancer (CRC) has not been fully elucidated. The dysregulation of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway frequently contributes to the tumorigenesis and progression of human cancer. The aim of the present study was to explore the expression and clinical significance of a number of associated factors and key components of the PI3K signaling pathway, including phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase catalytic subunit α (p110α), phosphorylated protein kinase B (p-Akt) Ser473, p-mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) Ser2448, cyclin D1, cyclin dependent kinase (CDK)4, RELA proto-oncogene, nuclear factor-κβ subunit (p65), Ras and extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)1/2 in human CRC...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Chang Gao, Min Li, An-Li Jiang, Rui Sun, Hong-Lin Jin, Hua-Wei Gui, Fei Xiao, Xiang-Wu Ding, Zhen-Ming Fu, Jue-Ping Feng
Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated protein-1 (TRAP-1), a mitochondrial chaperone, contributes significantly to the progression of cancer. However, the understanding of its involvement in the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) remains limited. The aim of the present study was to assess the significance of TRAP-1 expression in CRC. The expression of TRAP-1 was evaluated in corresponding cancerous, paracancerous, lymph node and distant metastatic tissues of 256 cases of CRC by immunohistochemistry...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Concetta Saponaro, Sara Sergio, Antonio Coluccia, Maria De Luca, Giuseppe La Regina, Luca Mologni, Valeria Famiglini, Valentina Naccarato, Daniela Bonetti, Candice Gautier, Stefano Gianni, Daniele Vergara, Michel Salzet, Isabelle Fournier, Cecilia Bucci, Romano Silvestri, Carlo Gambacorti Passerini, Michele Maffia, Addolorata Maria Luce Coluccia
Nuclear activated β-catenin plays a causative role in colorectal cancers (CRC) but remains an elusive therapeutic target. Using human CRC cells harboring different Wnt/β-catenin pathway mutations in APC/KRAS or β-catenin/KRAS genes, and both genetic and pharmacological knockdown approaches, we show that oncogenic β-catenin signaling negatively regulates the expression of NHERF1 (Na+ /H+ exchanger 3 regulating factor 1), a PDZ-adaptor protein that is usually lost or downregulated in early dysplastic adenomas to exacerbate nuclear β-catenin activity...
March 19, 2018: Oncogene
Qiu-Shuang Wang, Shi-Qiang Shen, Hua-Wen Sun, Zhi-Xiang Xing, Hou-Lai Yang
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in females and the third in males. In this work, we aim to investigate the possible anti-cancer effects of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) in CRC cells. We observed that IFN-γ induced mitochondria-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in a time-dependent manner in SW480 and HCT116 cell lines. The IFN-γ-induced mitochondrial ROS generation was dependent on the activation of cytosolic phospholipase A2 (cPLA2). In addition, a mitochondria-targeted antioxidant SS31 and/or cPLA2 inhibitor AACOCF3 abolished the IFN-γ-induced ROS production and subsequent autophagy and apoptosis...
March 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Jeeyun Lee, Seung Tae Kim, Sungju Park, Sujin Lee, Se Hoon Park, Joon Oh Park, Ho Yeong Lim, Hongmo Ahn, Haesook Bok, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Myung Ju Ahn, Won Ki Kang, Young Suk Park
BACKGROUND: Samsung Advance Institute of Technology-301 (SAIT301) is a human immunoglobulin G2 antibody that can specifically target mesenchymal epithelial transition factor (c-MET). This novel antibody has higher priority over hepatocyte growth factors when binding to the Sema domain of c-MET and accelerates the internalization and degradation of c-MET, proving its powerful antitumor activities in intra- as well as extracellular areas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SAIT301 was administered intravenously once every 3 weeks in c-MET overexpressed solid tumor patients, focusing on metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) according to common clinical phase I criteria...
January 31, 2018: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
Sayon Basu, Nancy Gavert, Thomas Brabletz, Avri Ben-Ze'ev
Aberrant Wnt/β-catenin signaling is a common event during human colorectal cancer (CRC) development. Previously, we characterized members of the L1 family of cell adhesion receptors as targets of β-catenin-LEF1/TCF transactivation that are expressed at the invasive CRC tissue edge. Overexpression of L1 in CRC cells confers enhanced motility, tumorigenesis and liver metastasis. We identified several downstream targets of L1-mediated signaling that are considered key intestinal stem cell signature genes. Here, we investigated the involvement of ASCL2, a Wnt target gene and key determinant of intestinal stem cell state, in L1-mediated CRC progression...
March 15, 2018: Cancer Letters
Takashi Mizuno, Jordan M Cloyd, Diego Vicente, Kiyohiko Omichi, Yun Shin Chun, Scott E Kopetz, Dipen Maru, Claudius Conrad, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Steven H Wei, Thomas A Aloia, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey
INTRODUCTION: Dorsophilia protein, mothers against decapentaplegic homolog 4 (SMAD4) is a key mediator in the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β signaling pathway and SMAD4 gene mutations are thought to play a critical role in colorectal cancer (CRC) progression. However, little is known about its influence on survival in patients undergoing resection for colorectal liver metastases (CLM). METHODS: Between 2005 and 2015, all patients with known SMAD4 mutation status who underwent resection of CLM were identified...
March 7, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Meera Patel, Paul G Horgan, Donald C McMillan, Joanne Edwards
Nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) has been widely implicated in the development and progression of cancer. In colorectal cancer (CRC), NF-κB has a key role in cancer-related processes such as cell proliferation, apoptosis, angiogenesis, and metastasis. The role of NF-κB in CRC is complex, owed to the cross talk with other signaling pathways. Although there is sufficient evidence gained from cell lines and animal models that NF-κB is involved in cancer-related processes, because of a lack of studies in human tissue, the clinical evidence of its importance is limited in patients with CRC...
March 1, 2018: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
Qiushi Sun, Yuan Liu, Bo Liu, Yingying Liu
BACKGROUND: Patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who are sensitive to epidermal growth factor antibodies inevitably acquire drug resistance. This study aimed to determine the usefulness of liquid biopsies for prognosis and clinical correlation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For liquid biopsy tests, we extracted blood from 140 CRC patients with matched tumor samples. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and tumor DNA (ctDNA) were extracted before surgery and treatment. Samples were quantified and tested for mutations in KRAS, NRAS and BRAF...
March 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
Ya-Wen Cheng, Chia-Jung Chou, Pei-Ming Yang
DNA 5-methylcytosine (5-mC) methylation, a key epigenetic mark, is critical for biological and pathological processes. Aberrant DNA methylation occurs in all tumor types and correlates with tumor suppressor gene silencing. DNA methylation is thought to be very stable, and active DNA demethylation remains a long-standing enigma. Recently, the ten-eleven translocation (TET) family of oxygenases are found to oxidize 5-mC to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5-hmC), which is prerequisite for active DNA demethylation. Both TET1 expression and global 5-hmC content are significantly reduced in colorectal cancer (CRC), the top leading cause of cancer-related death in the world...
March 2018: Surgical Oncology
S Chevolleau, M-H Noguer-Meireles, I Jouanin, N Naud, F Pierre, F Gueraud, L Debrauwer
Red or processed meat rich diets have been shown to be associated with an elevated risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). One major hypothesis involves dietary heme iron which induces lipid peroxidation. The quantification of the resulting reactive aldehydes (e.g. HNE and HHE) in the colon lumen is therefore of great concern since these compounds are known for their cytotoxic and genotoxic properties. UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS method has been developed and validated for HNE and HHE quantification in rat faeces. Samples were derivatised using a brominated reagent (BBHA) in presence of pre-synthesized deuterated internal standards (HNE-d11/HHE-d5), extracted by solid phase extraction, and then analysed by LC-positive ESI-MS/MS (MRM) on a TSQ Vantage mass spectrometer...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Kaixuan Zeng, Xiaoxiang Chen, Mu Xu, Xiangxiang Liu, Xiuxiu Hu, Tao Xu, Huiling Sun, Yuqin Pan, Bangshun He, Shukui Wang
Mounting evidences indicate that circular RNAs (circRNAs) have a vital role in human diseases, especially cancers. More recently, circHIPK3, a particularly abundant circRNA, was proposed to be involved in tumorigenesis. However, its role in colorectal cancer (CRC) has not been explored. In this study, we found circHIPK3 was significantly upregulated in CRC tissues and cell lines, at least in part, due to c-Myb overexpression and positively correlated with metastasis and advanced clinical stage. Moreover, Cox multivariate survival analysis showed that high-level expression of circHIPK3 was an independent prognostic factor of poor overall survival (OS) in CRC (hazard ratio [HR] = 2...
March 16, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Yanbo Liu, Xuemei Sun, Xiaohui Zhao, Liping An, Zhuxing Wang, Jing Jiang, Weigao Shen, Xueliang Yang, Ying Sun
The research aimed to investigate secretion, expression and location of IL-17 relative ligands, IL-17 relative receptors, infiltrating inflammatory cells and parenchymal structural cells in colorectal cancer (CRC) compared with ulcerative colitis (UC) and benign hyperplastic polyp. 29 human intestinal tissues with CRC, 17 with UC and 7 with polyp were stained using immunohistochemistry to evaluate immunoreactivity for IL-17 family relative ligands including IL-17A, E, F and their respective relative receptors such as IL-17RA, IL-17RB and IL-17RC...
March 7, 2018: Pathology, Research and Practice
Shixin Cindy Shen, Aisha Lofters, Jill Tinmouth, Lawrence Paszat, Linda Rabeneck, Richard H Glazier
Though colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates have increased over time in Ontario, Canada, immigrants continue to have lower rates of screening. This study examines the association between non-adherence to CRC screening and immigration, socio-demographic, healthcare utilization, and primary care physician characteristics among immigrants to Ontario. This is a population-based retrospective cross-sectional study that uses healthcare administrative databases housed at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences...
March 13, 2018: Preventive Medicine
Callum G Fraser
Colonoscopy is a relatively scarce resource in many countries, including Scotland, and a simple investigation which would aid general practitioners in particular in decision-making as to which patients presenting with lower bowel symptoms warranted referral would be of much help. Faecal immunochemical tests for haemoglobin (FIT) have many advantageous characteristics and are now proven to be of considerable value in the timely assessment of patients with symptoms of lower bowel disease. Quantitative FIT provide numerical estimates of faecal haemoglobin concentration (f-Hb) and, at low f-Hb cut-off, FIT have high sensitivity for colorectal cancer (CRC) and could be used as a rule-in test to stimulate rapid referral, especially when symptoms are suggestive of serious bowel disease...
March 13, 2018: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
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