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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342853/thyroid-hormone-promotes-differentiation-of-colon-cancer-stem-cells
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Annunziata Gaetana Cicatiello, Raffaele Ambrosio, Monica Dentice
Tumor formation and maintenance depend on a small fraction of cancer stem cells (CSCs) that can self-renew and generate a wide variety of differentiated cells. CSCs are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation, and can represent a reservoir of cancer cells that often cause relapse after treatment. Evidence suggests that CSCs also give rise to metastases. Thyroid hormone (TH) controls a variety of biological processes including the development and functioning of most adult tissues. Recent years has seen the emergence of an intimate link between TH and multiple steps of tumorigenesis...
March 22, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338569/case-report-immune-mediated-complete-response-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-advanced-ewing-sarcoma-ews-after-vigil-immunotherapy
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Maurizio Ghisoli, McCarley Rutledge, Philip J Stephens, Robert Mennel, Minal Barve, Meghan Manley, Bahram R Oliai, Kathleen M Murphy, Luisa Manning, Belen Gutierrez, Priyanka Rangadass, Ashli Walker, Zhaohui Wang, Donald Rao, Ned Adams, Gladice Wallraven, Neil Senzer, John Nemunaitis
Ewing sarcoma is a highly resistant disease with a <10% chance of survival at 5 years after failure of frontline chemotherapy. This is a case report of an Ewing sarcoma patient with metastatic disease recurrence <2 years after standard chemotherapy/radiation who achieved a durable and sustained complete response after 2 series of treatments with Vigil (GMCSF/bi-shRNA furin DNA autologous tumor immunotherapy) serially manufactured from first and second recurrences with ELISPOT assay correlation. Results support justification of further testing of Vigil with ELISPOT assay as a biomarker to assess level of immune response and correlation with disease control...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337373/heparanase-promotes-radiation-resistance-of-cervical-cancer-by-upregulating-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1
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Jianping Li, Xin Meng, Jing Hu, Ying Zhang, Yunzhi Dang, Lichun Wei, Mei Shi
Heparanase (HPSE1) is elevated in various types of cancers including cervical cancer, and correlated with poor prognosis. Current study is to investigate the effects of HPSE1 on radiation response in cervical cancer. Colony formation assays after radiation were performed to compare the radiation response among control, HPSE1 knockdown and HPSE1 overexpression HeLa cells. The mRNA and protein levels of HIF1, bFGF and VEGF were measured as indicators for the activity of HIF1 pathway. Xenograft mouse model were used to study the HPSE1 radiation regulator effects in vivo...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337370/role-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-in-lung-cancer-and-targeted-therapies
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Tie-Cheng Liu, Xin Jin, Yan Wang, Ke Wang
Lung cancer is the foremost cause of cancer-related deaths world-wide. Both, the major forms of lung cancer, Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and Small cell lung cancers (SCLC), have responded effectively to chemo-, radiation and adjuvant-therapies. Tumor removal through surgery also appeared as a good therapeutic strategy. However, these therapies demonstrated unfavourable side-effects, and hence novel drugs targeting lung cancer emerged essential. Activation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinases is a key reason for lung cancer progression...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335802/use-of-low-dose-computed-tomography-to-assess-pulmonary-tuberculosis-among-healthcare-workers-in-a-tuberculosis-hospital
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Wei He, Bu-Dong Chen, Yan Lv, Zhen Zhou, Jin-Ping Xu, Ping-Xin Lv, Xin-Hua Zhou, Feng-Gang Ning, Cheng-Hai Li, Dong-Po Wang, Jie Zheng
BACKGROUND: According to the World Health Organization, China is one of 22 countries with serious tuberculosis (TB) infections and one of the 27 countries with serious multidrug-resistant TB strains. Despite the decline of tuberculosis in the overall population, healthcare workers (HCWs) are still at a high risk of infection. Compared with high-income countries, the TB prevalence among HCWs is higher in low- and middle-income countries. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is becoming more popular due to its superior sensitivity and lower radiation dose...
March 24, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331912/effect-of-visible-range-electromagnetic-radiations-on-escherichia-coli
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Samina T Yousuf Azeemi, Saleem Farooq Shaukat, Khawaja Shamsuddin Azeemi, Idrees Khan, Khalid Mahmood, Farah Naz
BACKGROUND: Escherichia coli is the agent responsible for a range of clinical diseases. With emerging antimicrobial resistance, other treatment options including solar/photo-therapy are becoming increasingly common. Visible Range Radiation Therapy/Colour Therapy is an emerging technique in the field of energy/vibrational medicine that uses visible spectrum of Electromagnetic Radiations to cure different diseases. In this study, our goal was to understand the effect of Visible Range Electromagnetic Radiations on E...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331416/dna-pk-inhibition-by-nu7441-enhances-chemosensitivity-to-topoisomerase-inhibitor-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cells-by-blocking-dna-damage-repair
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Masaaki Yanai, Haruhiko Makino, Bingqiong Ping, Kenichi Takeda, Natsumi Tanaka, Tomohiro Sakamoto, Kosuke Yamaguchi, Masahiro Kodani, Akira Yamasaki, Tadashi Igishi, Eiji Shimizu
BACKGROUND: DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are the most cytotoxic form of DNA damage and are induced by ionizing radiation and specific chemotherapeutic agents, such as topoisomerase inhibitors. Cancer cells acquire resistance to such therapies by repairing DNA DSBs. A major pathway for the repair of DNA DSBs is non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ), which requires DNA-dependent protein kinase (DNA-PK) activity. In this study, we investigated the effect of NU7441, a synthetic small-molecule compound, as a specific inhibitor of DNA-PK on the chemosensitization of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) A549 cells...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331307/current-applications-and-future-prospects-of-nanomaterials-in-tumor-therapy
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REVIEW
Yu Huang, Chao-Qiang Fan, Hui Dong, Su-Min Wang, Xiao-Chao Yang, Shi-Ming Yang
Tumors are one of the most serious human diseases and cause numerous global deaths per year. In spite of many strategies applied in tumor therapy, such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery, and a combination of these treatments, tumors are still the foremost killer worldwide among human diseases, due to their specific limitations, such as multidrug resistance and side effects. Therefore, it is urgent and necessary to develop new strategies for tumor therapy. Recently, the fast development of nanoscience has paved the way for designing new strategies to treat tumors...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330784/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-and-vegf-receptor-inhibitors-in-the-treatment-of-renal-cell-carcinomas
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REVIEW
Robert Roskoski
One Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) tumor suppressor gene is lost in most renal cell carcinomas while the nondeleted allele exhibits hypermethylation-induced inactivation or inactivating somatic mutations. As a result of these genetic modifications, there is an increased production of VEGF-A and pro-angiogenic growth factors in this disorder. The important role of angiogenesis in the pathogenesis of renal cell carcinomas and other tumors has focused the attention of investigators on the biology of VEGFs and VEGFR1-3 and to the development of inhibitors of the intricate and multifaceted angiogenic pathways...
March 18, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325958/micrornas-involvement-in-radioresistance-of-head-and-neck-cancer
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REVIEW
Parwez Ahmad, Jiri Sana, Marek Slavik, Pavel Slampa, Pavel Smilek, Ondrej Slaby
Resistance to the ionizing radiation is a current problem in the treatment and clinical management of various cancers including head and neck cancer. There are several biological and molecular mechanisms described to be responsible for resistance of the tumors to radiotherapy. Among them, the main mechanisms include alterations in intracellular pathways involved in DNA damage and repair, apoptosis, proliferation, and angiogenesis. It has been found that regulation of these complex processes is often controlled by microRNAs...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323658/changing-face-of-metastatic-prostate-cancer-the-law-of-diminishing-returns-holds-true
#11
Ulka N Vaishampayan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Prostate cancer presents with a multitude of faces. It ranges from localized cancers staying quiescent for many years during active surveillance to the raging diffuse liver metastases causing terminal disease. The incidence of metastatic disease is increasing. This review will highlight some of the recent developments as well as ongoing challenges of managing advanced prostate cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: Significant strides are being made in managing metastatic prostate cancer...
March 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323456/stratosphere-conditions-inactivate-bacterial-endospores-from-a-mars-spacecraft-assembly-facility
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Christina L Khodadad, Gregory M Wong, Leandro M James, Prital J Thakrar, Michael A Lane, John A Catechis, David J Smith
Every spacecraft sent to Mars is allowed to land viable microbial bioburden, including hardy endospore-forming bacteria resistant to environmental extremes. Earth's stratosphere is severely cold, dry, irradiated, and oligotrophic; it can be used as a stand-in location for predicting how stowaway microbes might respond to the martian surface. We launched E-MIST, a high-altitude NASA balloon payload on 10 October 2015 carrying known quantities of viable Bacillus pumilus SAFR-032 (4.07 × 10(7) spores per sample), a radiation-tolerant strain collected from a spacecraft assembly facility...
March 21, 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322154/mechanisms-and-drug-targets-for-pancreatic-cancer-chemoprevention
#13
Deepanshi Dhar, Komal Raina, Rajesh Agarwal
Pancreatic cancer management remains a major challenge to society. Poor prognosis results in dismal survival rates and quality of life for pancreatic cancer patients post chemo/radiation therapies. Although progress has been made in drug development for chemotherapeutics targeting pancreatic cancer, accompanying issues of resistance to these drugs renders the treatment futile. Emerging area of cancer chemoprevention is gaining importance with natural/dietary compounds serving as novel agents with strong anticancer properties; these are pleiotropic agents targeting multiple pathways with minimal toxicities in the surrounding normal tissue...
March 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317956/efficient-bioremediation-of-radioactive-iodine-using-biogenic-gold-nanomaterial-containing-radiation-resistant-bacterium-deinococcus-radiodurans-r1
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Mi Hee Choi, Sun-Wook Jeong, Ha Eun Shim, Seong-Jae Yun, Sajid Mushtaq, Dae Seong Choi, Beom-Su Jang, Jung Eun Yang, Yong Jun Choi, Jongho Jeon
We herein report a new bioremediation method using a radiation-resistant bacterium. Biogenic gold nanomaterial-containing Deinococcus radiodurans R1 showed excellent capability for the removal of radioactive iodine (>99%) in several aqueous solutions. These observations demonstrated that our remediation system would be efficiently applied to the treatment of radioactive wastes.
March 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317871/insights-into-molecular-therapy-of-glioma-current-challenges-and-next-generation-blueprint
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REVIEW
Y Rajesh, Ipsita Pal, Payel Banik, Sandipan Chakraborty, Sachin A Borkar, Goutam Dey, Ahona Mukherjee, Mahitosh Mandal
Glioma accounts for the majority of human brain tumors. With prevailing treatment regimens, the patients have poor survival rates. In spite of current development in mainstream glioma therapy, a cure for glioma appears to be out of reach. The infiltrative nature of glioma and acquired resistance substancially restrict the therapeutic options. Better elucidation of the complicated pathobiology of glioma and proteogenomic characterization might eventually open novel avenues for the design of more sophisticated and effective combination regimens...
March 20, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317128/comparison-of-dce-mri-kinetic-parameters-and-fmiso-pet-uptake-parameters-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Urban Simoncic, Sara Leibfarth, Stefan Welz, Nina Schwenzer, Holger Schmidt, Gerald Reischl, Christina Pfannenberg, Christian la Fougère, Konstantin Nikolaou, Daniel Zips, Daniela Thorwarth
PURPOSE: Tumour hypoxia is a major cause of radiation resistance, often present in various solid tumours. Dynamic [(18) F]-fluoromisonidazole (FMISO) PET imaging is able to reliably assess tumour hypoxia. Comprehensive characterization of tumour microenvironment through FMISO-PET and dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MR multimodality imaging might be a valuable alternative to the dynamic FMISO-PET acquisition. The aim of this work was to explore the correlation between the FMISO-PET and DCE-MRI kinetic parameters...
March 20, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316601/the-interplay-between-radioresistant-caco-2-cells-and-the-immune-system-increases-epithelial-layer-permeability-and-alters-signaling-protein-spectrum
#17
Jacopo Morini, Gabriele Babini, Sofia Barbieri, Giorgio Baiocco, Andrea Ottolenghi
Colorectal cancer is one of the most frequent type of cancer, with a higher incidence in the developed countries. Colorectal cancer is usually managed with both surgeries, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Radiotherapy has the well-known advantage of targeting the tumor, minimizing normal tissue exposure. Nevertheless, during radiation treatment, exposure of healthy tissues is of great concern, in particular because of the effects on the intestinal barrier functions and on cells belonging to the immune system...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314270/global-microrna-expression-profiling-identifies-unique-microrna-pattern-of-radioresistant-glioblastoma-cells
#18
Jakub Ondracek, Pavel Fadrus, Jiri Sana, Andrej Besse, Tomas Loja, Marek Vecera, Lenka Radova, Martin Smrcka, Pavel Slampa, Ondrej Slaby
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most aggressive intracranial tumor characterized with infaust prognosis. Despite advances in neurosurgical and radiotherapeutic techniques and chemotherapy, the median overall survival ranges between 12-15 months from diagnosis. The main cause of treatment failure is considered the presence of tumor cells resistant to conventional therapy, mainly radiotherapy. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNAs that function as post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression and have been repeatedly proven to play important roles in pathogenesis and biological features of many cancers, including GBM and its radioresistant phenotype...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299960/molecular-dissection-of-the-response-of-the-rice-systemic-acquired-resistance-deficient-1-sard1-gene-to-different-types-of-ionizing-radiation
#19
In Jung Jung, Jung Eun Hwang, Sung Min Han, Dong Sub Kim, Joon-Woo Ahn, Hong-Il Choi, Soon-Jae Kwon, Si-Yong Kang, Jin-Baek Kim
PURPOSE: Exposure to ionizing radiation induces plant defenses by regulating the expression of response genes. The systemic acquired resistance deficient 1 (SARD1) is a key gene in plant defense response. In this study, the function of Oryza sativa SARD1 (OsSARD1) was investigated after exposure of seeds/plants to ionizing radiation, jasmonic acid (JA) or salicylic acid (SA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rice seeds exposed to two types of ionizing radiations (gamma ray [GR] and ion beam [IB]) were analyzed by quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) to identify the genes that are altered in response to ionizing radiation...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295684/photoconversion-tunable-fluorophore-vesicles-for-wavelength-dependent-photoinduced-cancer-therapy
#20
Hui He, Shuangshuang Ji, Yang He, Aijun Zhu, Yelin Zou, Yibin Deng, Hengte Ke, Hong Yang, Youliang Zhao, Zhengqing Guo, Huabing Chen
Photoconversion tunability of fluorophore dye is of great interest in cancer nanomedicine such as fluorescence imaging, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and photothermal therapy (PTT). Herein, this paper reports wavelength-dependent photoconversional polymeric vesicles of boron dipyrromethene (Bodipy) fluorophore for either PDT under 660 nm irradiation or PTT under 785 nm irradiation. After being assembled within polymeric vesicles at a high drug loading, Bodipy molecules aggregate in the conformations of both J-type and H-type, thereby causing red-shifted absorption into near-infrared region, ultralow radiative transition, and ideal resistance to photobleaching...
March 15, 2017: Advanced Materials
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