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Marc A Antonyak, Richard A Cerione
Intercellular communication mediated by extracellular vesicles (EVs), membrane-enclosed packages released by cells, plays important roles in several physiological and pathological settings. Moreover, EVs have been shown to contain molecular signatures that reflect their cell of origin, raising the possibility that EV cargo could potentially be used to diagnose disease. However, for this to occur, a better understanding of the differences between EVs generated by normal and diseased cells is needed. We recently discovered that the content and function of one major class of EVs, microvesicles (MVs), changes upon the induction of oncogenic transformation...
October 18, 2016: Small GTPases
Lorena Arribas, Laura Hurtós, Maria José Sendrós, Inmaculada Peiró, Neus Salleras, Eduard Fort, Jose Manuel Sánchez-Migallón
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to design a new nutritional screening tool (NUTRISCORE) to detect nutritional risk in outpatients with cancer. METHODS: A multicenter, cross-sectional study was conducted. We randomly selected outpatients receiving onco-specific, palliative, or symptomatic treatment for malignant neoplasms (including solid tumors and hematologic malignancies). These patients were assessed using the NUTRISCORE tool, the Malnutrition Screening Tool (MST), and the Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA) to detect risk for malnutrition...
August 13, 2016: Nutrition
Qingxin Zhou, Yuekun Zhu, Xiaoli Wei, Jianhua Zhou, Liang Chang, Hong Sui, Yu Han, Daxun Piao, Ruihua Sha, Yuxian Bai
Altered expression of microRNA-590-5p (miR-590-5p) is involved in tumorigenesis, however, its role in colorectal cancer (CRC) remains to be determined. In this study, we focused on examining the effects of different expression levels of miR-590-5p in cancer cells and normal cells. Results showed that there are lower expression levels of miR-590-5p in human CRC cells and tissues than in normal control cells and tissues. Similarly, in our xenograft mouse model, knockdown of miR-590-5p promoted the progression of CRC...
October 13, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
Nijiro Nohata, Yusuke Goto, J Silvio Gutkind
The G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) family is the largest family of cell-surface receptors involved in signal transduction. Aberrant expression of GPCRs and G proteins are frequently associated with prevalent human diseases, including cancer. In fact, GPCRs represent the therapeutic targets of more than a quarter of the clinical drugs currently on the market. MiRNAs (miRNAs) are also aberrantly expressed in many human cancers, and they have significant roles in the initiation, development and metastasis of human malignancies...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Human Genetics
Yanbin Liao, Yalan Deng, Jun Liu, Zhanying Ye, Zeshan You, Shuzhong Yao, Shanyang He
OBJECTIVE: Ovarian cancer is one of the most lethal gynecologic malignancies worldwide and with poor prognosis and survival rate in women. Identifying sensitive and specific molecular in carcinogenesis may improve diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for this malignancy and achieve a better clinical outcome. METHODS: miR-760 expression in ovarian cancer cell lines and patient tissues were determined using Real-time PCR. 145 human ovarian cancer tissue samples were analyzed by RT-PCR to investigate the association between miR-760expression and the clinicopathological characteristics of ovarian cancer patients...
October 7, 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
Laura Nogués, Clara Reglero, Verónica Rivas, Alicia Salcedo, Vanesa Lafarga, Maria Neves, Paula Ramos, Marta Mendiola, Alberto Berjón, Kostas Stamatakis, Xiao Zhen Zhou, Kun Ping Lu, David Hardisson, Federico Mayor, Petronila Penela
In addition to oncogenic drivers, signaling nodes can critically modulate cancer-related cellular networks to strength tumor hallmarks. We identify G-protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 (GRK2) as a relevant player in breast cancer. GRK2 is up-regulated in breast cancer cell lines, in spontaneous tumors in mice, and in a proportion of invasive ductal carcinoma patients. Increased GRK2 functionality promotes the phosphorylation and activation of the Histone Deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) leading to de-acetylation of the Prolyl Isomerase Pin1, a central modulator of tumor progression, thereby enhancing its stability and functional interaction with key mitotic regulators...
October 1, 2016: EBioMedicine
Jun-Ichi Abe, James F Martin, Edward T H Yeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 30, 2016: Circulation Research
B C Baumann, C Zeng, G M Freedman, I I Verginadis, C Vachani, K MacArthur, L L Lin, C Koumenis, T D Solberg, J M Metz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Takashi Inuzuka
Autoimmune encephalitis consists of limbic symptoms and signs associated with antibodies against neuronal cell-surface antigens or intracellular antigens. Some cases are known to be associated with anti-channel or anti-receptor-related molecule antibodies. Whether these cases are paraneoplastic depends on the kinds of antigens that the antibodies are produced against. Other cases due to well-characterized onco-neural antibodies are almost always paraneoplastic and are generally resistant to anti-tumor therapy and/or immunotherapy...
September 2016: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
A Dupré, C Mousseaux, A Bouguerba, S Ayed, J Barchazs, M Boukari, D Goldgran-Toledano, C Bornstain, F Vincent
Whether it appears spontaneously or is induced by therapy, the tumor lysis syndrome is responsible for a massive release of ions and puric bases degradation of products in the circulation exceeding the renal excretion capacity. Some, such as uric acid, xanthine, and calcium phosphate, can precipitate in the renal tubules or parenchyma. It must be known to any practitioner supporting patients with hematologic malignancies, mainly high-grade but also some solid tumors. The 2015 publication of the British recommendations pertaining to patients suffering from hematological diseases should be broadcast...
September 19, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Jiangjiang Li, Jingchen Lu, Ya He, Yong Wu, Yuan Wu, Xin Song, Yuee Jiang, Min Tang, Xinxian Weng, Wei Yi, Xiangjian Luo, Lunquan Sun, Ann M Bode, Ya Cao
Recently, mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) were discovered in 70% of low-grade glioma and secondary glioblastoma multiforme. The discovery of an oncogenic function and the identification of onco-metabolites of IDH1/2 support new roles for metabolism in cancer. For example, some evidence indicates that IDH2 might also exhibit oncogenic functions by promoting cellular metabolism and cancer cell growth. We examined the association between IDH2 rs11540478 and lung cancer risk in 262 lung cancer patient cases and 602 healthy control subjects and also investigated the biological function of rs11540478 in vivo...
September 20, 2016: Molecular Carcinogenesis
Tim Wigmore, Vijaya Gottumukkala, Bernhard Riedel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: International Anesthesiology Clinics
Giuseppe La Torre, Alice Mannocci, Vittoria Colamesta, Valeria D'Egidio, Cristina Sestili, Antonietta Spadea
BACKGROUND: The risk of getting influenza and pneumococcal disease is higher in cancer patients, and serum antibody levels tend to be lower in patients with hematological malignancy. OBJECTIVE: To assess flu and pneumococcal vaccinations efficacy, effectiveness, and safety in onco-hematological patients. METHODS: Two systematic reviews and possible meta-analysis were conducted to summarize the results of all primary study in the scientific literature about the flu and pneumococcal vaccine in onco-hematological patients...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
Ling Wang, Fu-Biao Kang, Nan Sun, Juan Wang, Wei Chen, Dong Li, Bao-En Shan
Our previous studies have shown that the expression level of B7 homolog 3 (B7-H3) was correlated with clinical staging and prognosis of osteosarcoma (OS) patients, and its silencing inhibited the proliferation and invasion of OS cells in vitro. However, its overexpression mechanism behind was far from elucidated. On the basis of bioinformatics and the preliminary screening data, we hypothesized that miR-124 might play an important role in OS development and as a lead candidate for modulating B7-H3 expression...
September 20, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
P J Paul, D Raghu, A-L Chan, T Gulati, L Lambeth, E Takano, M J Herold, J Hagekyriakou, R L Vessella, C Fedele, M Shackleton, E D Williams, S Fox, S Williams, S Haupt, C Gamell, Y Haupt
Restoration of tumor suppression is an attractive onco-therapeutic approach. It is particularly relevant when a tumor suppressor is excessively degraded by an overactive oncogenic E3 ligase. We previously discovered that the E6-associated protein (E6AP; as classified in the human papilloma virus context) is an E3 ligase that has an important role in the cellular stress response, and it directly targets the tumor-suppressor promyelocytic leukemia protein (PML) for proteasomal degradation. In this study, we have examined the role of the E6AP-PML axis in prostate cancer (PC)...
September 19, 2016: Oncogene
Sukriti Krishan, Des R Richardson, Sumit Sahni
Adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is a cellular energy sensor that monitors ATP levels. There is also evidence that AMPK has onco-suppressive properties. Iron plays a crucial role in cellular energy transducing pathways and tumor cell proliferation. Therefore, metals (e.g., iron) could play an important role in the regulation of AMPK-dependent pathways. Hence, this investigation examined the effect of the iron and copper chelator and potent anti-cancer agent, di-2-pyridylketone 4,4-dimethyl-3-thiosemicarbazone (Dp44mT), on the AMPK-mediated pathway...
September 15, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Zong-Yang Li, Qing-Zhong Li, Lei Chen, Bao-Dong Chen, Bo Wang, Xie-Jun Zhang, Wei-Ping Li
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most frequent and aggressive tumour in the central nervous system. Many studies have demonstrated that upregulation of the NF-κB onco-pathway is accompanied by the acquisition of Temozolomide (TMZ) resistance in GBM cells. Here, we show that RGFP109, a selective histone deacetylase (HDAC1 and HDAC3) inhibitor, overcomes TMZ resistance and downregulates the expression of NF-κB-regulated pro-survival genes in a TMZ-resistant (TR) GBM cell line. RGFP109 did not alter the phosphorylation levels of NF-κB/p65 or inhibitory κBα (IκBα)...
September 8, 2016: Neurochemical Research
Matilde Pensabene, Caterina Condello, Chiara Carlomagno, Sabino De Placido, Raffaella Liccardo, Francesca Duraturo
BACKGROUND: Early-onset or hereditary ovarian cancer is mostly associated with BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations. Mismatch repair genes sequence alteration frequently cause colorectal cancer, and, in less extent, other tumors, such as ovarian cancer. Subjects with personal and/or family history suggestive for hereditary cancer should be addressed to cancer genetic counseling, aimed to the identification, definition and management of hereditary cancer syndrome, by a multidisciplinary approach. CASE PRESENTATION: A woman with a very early onset epithelial ovarian cancer underwent to cancer genetic counseling and genetic testing...
2016: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
Tiziana Pierini, Danika Di Giacomo, Valentina Pierini, Paolo Gorello, Gianluca Barba, Anair Graciela Lema Fernandez, Fabrizia Pellanera, Tamara Iannotti, Franca Falzetti, Roberta La Starza, Cristina Mecucci
BACKGROUND: Although Philadelphia-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (Ph-MPN) are usually not aggressive, the type and the number of molecular lesions impact greatly on leukemic transformation. Indeed, the molecular background underlying progression is still largely unexplored even though ASXL1, IDH1/2, SRSF2, and TP53 mutations, together with adverse karyotypic changes, place the patient at high risk of leukemic transformation. CASE PRESENTATION: Our patient, a 64-year old man with a diagnosis of JAK2 (V617F) primary myelofibrosis (PMF) had an unusually rapid leukemic transformation...
2016: Molecular Cytogenetics
Hyeonjin Kim, Sungjin Kim, Hyeong Hun Lee, Hwon Heo
The diagnostic and prognostic potential of an onco-metabolite, 2-hydroxyglutarate (2HG) as a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) detectable biomarker of the isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)-mutated (IDH-MT) gliomas has drawn attention of neuroradiologists recently. However, due to severe spectral overlap with background signals, quantification of 2HG can be very challenging. In this technical review for neuroradiologists, first, the biochemistry of 2HG and its significance in the diagnosis of IDH-MT gliomas are summarized...
September 2016: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
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