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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346405/oxytocin-alters-cell-fate-selection-of-rat-neural-progenitor-cells-in-vitro
#1
Arvind Palanisamy, Ramaswamy Kannappan, Zhiqiang Xu, Audrey Martino, Matthew B Friese, Justin D Boyd, Gregory Crosby, Deborah J Culley
Synthetic oxytocin (sOT) is widely used during labor, yet little is known about its effects on fetal brain development despite evidence that it reaches the fetal circulation. Here, we tested the hypothesis that sOT would affect early neurodevelopment by investigating its effects on neural progenitor cells (NPC) from embryonic day 14 rat pups. NPCs expressed the oxytocin receptor (OXTR), which was downregulated by 45% upon prolonged treatment with sOT. Next, we examined the effects of sOT on NPC death, apoptosis, proliferation, and differentiation using antibodies to NeuN (neurons), Olig2 (oligodendrocytes), and GFAP (astrocytes)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345507/ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation-in-young-females-through-the-oncofertility-consortium-s-national-physicians-cooperative
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Austin G Armstrong, Bruce F Kimler, Brigid M Smith, Teresa K Woodruff, Mary Ellen Pavone, Francesca E Duncan
AIM: To characterize the clinical indications of females (<15 years old) undergoing ovarian tissue cryopreservation (OTC) through the Oncofertility Consortium's National Physicians Cooperative (OC-NPC). PATIENTS & METHODS: The clinical indications of 114 females who underwent OTC were classified, and their incidence was compared with childhood cancer databases. RESULTS: Leukemias/myeloproliferative diseases/myelodysplastic diseases and hemoglobinopathies were the most prevalent oncologic and nononcologic indications for OTC, respectively...
January 18, 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344644/inactivation-of-dna-pk-by-knockdown-dna-pkcs-or-nu7441-impairs-non-homologous-end-joining-of-radiation-induced-double-strand-break-repair
#3
Jun Dong, Yufeng Ren, Tian Zhang, Zhenyu Wang, Clifton C Ling, Gloria C Li, Fuqiu He, Chengtao Wang, Bixiu Wen
The DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) complex plays a pivotal role in non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) repair. We investigated the mechanism of NU7441, a highly selective DNA-PK inhibitor, in NHEJ-competent mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells and NHEJ-deficient cells and explored the feasibility of its application in radiosensitizing nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) cells. We generated wild-type and DNA-PKcs-/- MEF cells. Clonogenic survival assays, flow cytometry, and immunoblotting were performed to study the effect of NU7441 on survival, cell cycle, and DNA repair...
January 16, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344638/garcinone-c-exerts-antitumor-activity-by-modulating-the-expression-of-atr-stat3-4e%C3%A2-bp1-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
#4
Yudui Xia, Xia Liu, Chunlin Zou, Shixiu Feng, Hongwei Guo, Yeguo Yang, Yong Lei, Jian Zhang, Yi Lu
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the most common head and neck malignancies and is typically treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Garcinone C, a natural compound isolated from Garcinia oblongifolia Champ., is a xanthone derivative with potential cytotoxic effects on certain cancers. However, there are limited studies regarding its effects on NPC cells, and its mechanism of action in NPC remains unknown. In the present study, we found that garcinone C significantly inhibited cell viability of the human NPC cell lines CNE1, CNE2, HK1 and HONE1...
January 16, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344223/application-of-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#5
Hao Yan, Xiaoming Cao, Jinmei Wang
The objective of the present study was to investigate the application values of the intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and the three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) in the treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). A total of 124 patients diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinomas were included into the study and randomly divided into the control group and the observation group, with 62 patients in each group. The 3D-CRT combined with postoperative chemotherapy were performed on the control group and the observation group received IMRT combined with postoperative chemotherapy, and then were followed up for a median duration of 25...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344214/association-of-the-rs2071559-t-c-polymorphism-with-lymphatic-metastasis-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#6
Kai Hu, Xiujing Xie, Rensheng Wang, Fang Wu, Yong Zhang
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and its receptor, VEGFR2, serve a critical role in angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis, which are involved in the initiation and progression of malignancies. Specific single nucleotide polymorphisms of VEGF and VEGFR2 have been shown to modulate gene expression and influence malignancy aggressiveness. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the VEGFR2 rs2071559 (T/C) polymorphism is associated with the risk of developing nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and the aggressiveness of NPC in a southern Chinese population...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344148/identification-of-potentially-critical-differentially-methylated-genes-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-a-comprehensive-analysis-of-methylation-profiling-and-gene-expression-profiling
#7
Lian Hui, Jingru Zhang, Xiaoxu Ding, Xing Guo, Xuejun Jang
The present study aimed to identify potentially critical differentially methylated genes associated with the progression of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Methylation profiling data of GSE62336 deposited in the Gene Expression Omnibus database were used to identify differentially methylated regions (DMRs) and differentially methylated CpG islands (DMIs). Concurrently, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified using a meta-analysis of three gene expression datasets (GSE53819, GSE13597 and GSE12452)...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339826/using-intracellular-markers-to-identify-a-novel-set-of-surface-markers-for-live-cell-purification-from-a-heterogeneous-hipsc-culture
#8
Elizabeth J Paik, Alison L O'Neil, Shi-Yan Ng, Chicheng Sun, Lee L Rubin
Human embryonic stem cells (ESCs) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can provide sources for midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neural progenitors (NPCs) for cell therapy to treat Parkinson's disease (PD) patients. However, the well-known line-to-cell line variability in the differentiation capacity of individual cell lines needs to be improved for the success of this therapy. To address this issue, we sought to identify mDA NPC specific cell surface markers for fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS). Through RNA isolation after sorting for NPCs based on staining for cell-specific transcription factors followed by microarray, we identified two positive cell surface markers (CORIN and CD166) and one negative cell surface marker (CXCR4) for mDA NPC sorting...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338444/adp53-gendicine-12-years-in-clinic-the-first-approved-gene-therapy-product-for-cancer
#9
Wei-Wei Zhang, Jianglong Li, Dinggang Li, Jiliang Liu, Xiuqin Li, Wei Li, Xiaolong Xu, Michael J Zhang, Lois Chandler, Hong Lin, Aiguo Hu, Wei Xu, Dominic Man-Kit Lam
Gendicine (Recombinant Human p53 Adenovirus, AdRSV-p53), developed by Shenzhen SiBiono GeneTech Company, was approved by CFDA in 2003. It has been used in clinical oncology for 12 years since it entered the market in 2004. As the first-in-class product for cancer gene therapy, Gendicine met its expectation and demonstrated with ample clinical data that it is safe and effective for treating cancer. SiBiono manufactured 41 batches in compliant with CFDA QC/QA requirements. Total 169,571 vials (1.0x1012 vector particles per vial) were used in more than 50,000 patients, among them about 5,000 were international form over 50 nations outside China...
January 16, 2018: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336293/using-the-nasoseptal-flap-for-reconstruction-after-endoscopic-debridement-of-radionecrosis-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#10
Gwanghui Ryu, Yoon Kyoung So, Min Young Seo, Woori Park, Hyo Yeol Kim, Hun-Jong Dhong, Seung-Kyu Chung, Sang Duk Hong
BACKGROUND: Radionecrosis is a complication of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) that is difficult to treat. Endoscopic debridement is the first-line treatment for radionecrosis. After debridement, however, either bone or the internal carotid artery is exposed and requires mucosal coverage. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to demonstrate the effectiveness of a nasoseptal flap (NSF) after endoscopic debridement of radionecrosis in the reconstruction of nasopharyngeal or skull base defects...
January 25, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334605/induction-chemotherapy-plus-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-versus-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-alone-in-locoregionally-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-children-and-adolescents-a-matched-cohort-analysis
#11
Yang Li, Lin-Quan Tang, Li-Ting Liu, Shan-Shan Guo, Yu-Jing Liang, Xue-Song Sun, Qing-Nan Tang, Jin-Xin Bei, Jing Tan, Shuai Chen, Jun Ma, Chong Zhao, Qiu-Yan Chen, Hai-Qiang Mai
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term clinical outcome and toxicity of induction chemotherapy (IC) followed by concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) compared with CCRT alone for the treatment of children and adolescent locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (LACANPC). Patients and Methods: A total of 194 locoregionally advanced NPC patients younger than 21 years who received CCRT with or without IC before were included in the study population...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333123/evaluation-of-deformable-image-registration-dir-methods-for-dose-accumulation-in-nasopharyngeal-cancer-patients-during-radiotherapy
#12
Wannapha Nobnop, Imjai Chitapanarux, Hudsaleark Neamin, Somsak Wanwilairat, Vicharn Lorvidhaya, Taweap Sanghangthum
Introduction: Deformable image registration (DIR) is used to modify structures according to anatomical changes for observing the dosimetric effect. In this study, megavoltage computed tomography (MVCT) images were used to generate cumulative doses for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) patients by various DIR methods. The performance of the multiple DIR methods was analysed, and the impact of dose accumulation was assessed. Patients and methods: The study consisted of five NPC patients treated with a helical tomotherapy unit...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327067/overexpression-of-nogo-receptor-3-ngr3-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-and-contributes-to-the-migration-of-epithelial-cells-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
#13
Jiang-Yi He, Ping Han, Yu Zhang, Yong-Dong Liu, Shi-Jian Song, Guo-Kai Feng, Yu An, Ai-Jun Zhou, Hong-Bo Wang, Li Yuan, Zhi-Rui Lin, Tian-Liang Xia, Man-Zhi Li, Yan-Min Liu, Xiao-Ming Huang, Hua Zhang, Qian Zhong
Lymph node metastasis (N classification) is one of the most important prognostic factors of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), and nerve involvement is associated with the transition of the N category in NPC patients. Although the nervous system has been reported to participate in many types of cancer progression, its functions in NPC progression remains unknown. Through analysis of gene profiling data, we demonstrate an enrichment of genes associated with neuronal development and differentiation in NPC tissues and cell lines...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323765/human-papillomavirus-and-nasopharyngeal-cancer
#14
Vivek Verma, Charles B Simone, Chi Lin
BACKGROUND: There are no existing high-volume studies characterizing human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC). METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried for NPC with known HPV (2004-2013). Logistic regression ascertained factors associated with HPV-positivity. Kaplan-Meier overall survival (OS) was evaluated between HPV-positive and HPV-negative cohorts; Cox proportional hazards modeling assessed factors associated with OS...
January 11, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323269/postmitotic-nuclear-pore-assembly-proceeds-by-radial-dilation-of-small-membrane-openings
#15
Shotaro Otsuka, Anna M Steyer, Martin Schorb, Jean-Karim Hériché, M Julius Hossain, Suruchi Sethi, Moritz Kueblbeck, Yannick Schwab, Martin Beck, Jan Ellenberg
The nuclear envelope has to be reformed after mitosis to create viable daughter cells with closed nuclei. How membrane sealing of DNA and assembly of nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) are achieved and coordinated is poorly understood. Here, we reconstructed nuclear membrane topology and the structures of assembling NPCs in a correlative 3D EM time course of dividing human cells. Our quantitative ultrastructural analysis shows that nuclear membranes form from highly fenestrated ER sheets whose holes progressively shrink...
January 2018: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323159/temperature-induced-surface-reconstruction-and-interface-structure-evolution-on-ligament-of-nanoporous-copper
#16
Wenbo Liu, Peng Cheng, Jiazhen Yan, Ning Li, Sanqiang Shi, Shichao Zhang
Micromorphology and atomic arrangement on ligament surface of nanoporous metals play a vital role in maintaining the structural stability, adjusting the reaction interface and endowing the functionality. Here we offer an instructive scientific understanding for temperature-induced surface reconstruction and interface structure evolution on ligament of nanoporous copper (NPC) based on systematically experimental observations and theoretical calculations. The results show that with dealloying temperature increasing, ligament surface micromorphology of NPC evolves from smooth to irregularity and to uniformly compressed semisphere, and finally to dispersed single-crystal nanoparticles accompanying with significant changes of interface structure from coherence to semi-coherence and to noncoherence...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323141/comparison-long-term-outcome-of-definitive-radiotherapy-plus-different-chemotherapy-schedules-in-patients-with-advanced-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#17
Yi-Chun Liu, Wen-Yi Wang, Chih-Wen Twu, Rong-San Jiang, Kai-Li Liang, Po-Ju Lin, Jing-Wei Lin, Jin-Ching Lin
Concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) is the current standard of care for advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). We hypothesize that shifting CCRT to neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy (NeoCT-RT) is an alternative option. From December 2004 to January 2009, 256 NPC patients with stage II-IVB were treated by either CCRT or NeoCT-RT. All patients received the same dosage and fractionation schedule of RT. After long-term follow-up, 26.8% (34/127) and 23.3% (30/129) of patients who received CCRT and NeoCT-RT respectively, developed a tumor relapse (P = 0...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323102/propionibacterium-acnes-induces-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-by-promoting-nucleus-pulposus-cell-apoptosis-via-the-tlr2-jnk-mitochondrial-mediated-pathway
#18
Yazhou Lin, Yucheng Jiao, Ye Yuan, Zezhu Zhou, Yuehuan Zheng, Jiaqi Xiao, Changwei Li, Zhe Chen, Peng Cao
Evidence suggests that intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) can be induced by Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), although the underlying mechanisms are unclear. In this study, we analyzed the pathological changes in degenerated human intervertebral discs (IVDs) infected with P. acnes. Compared with P. acnes-negative samples, P. acnes-positive IVDs showed increased apoptosis of nucleus pulposus cells (NPCs) concomitant with severe IVDD. Then, a P. acnes-inoculated IVD animal model was established, and severe IVDD was induced by P...
January 10, 2018: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321485/role-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-the-discrimination-of-benign-and-metastatic-parotid-area-lymph-nodes-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#19
Chuanben Chen, Zhizhong Lin, Youping Xiao, Penggang Bai, Qiuyuan Yue, Yunbin Chen, Lisha Chen
To assess the utility of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) determined on diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) to differentiate between benign and malignant parotid area lymph nodes (PLN) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients. Thirty-nine consecutive NPC patients with a total of 40 enlarged, biopsied PLNs underwent DWI examination. ADC values for benign and malignant PLNs were measured and compared. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis was to evaluate the optimal threshold level of ADC values for metastatic PLNs...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319219/osthole-induces-human-nasopharyngeal-cancer-cells-apoptosis-through-fas-fas-ligand-and-mitochondrial-pathway
#20
Pei-Ying Liu, Dun-Cheng Chang, Yu-Sheng Lo, Yi-Ting Hsi, Chia-Chieh Lin, Yi-Ching Chuang, Shu-Hui Lin, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Mu-Kuan Chen
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is endemic in Southern China and Southeast Asia. The present study investigated the activity of osthole in suppressing NPC along with the underlying mechanism. Cell growth inhibition was measured using the MTT assay. Apoptosis was detected through 4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole staining and flow cytometry. Western blotting was used to identify the signaling pathway. Osthole markedly inhibited cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in the NPC cell line. Western blotting results revealed the increased activation of caspases 3, 8, and 9 and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase...
January 10, 2018: Environmental Toxicology
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