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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916824/graphene-oxide-nanoribbons-induce-autophagic-vacuoles-in-neuroblastoma-cell-lines
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Emanuela Mari, Stefania Mardente, Emanuela Morgante, Marco Tafani, Emanuela Lococo, Flavia Fico, Federica Valentini, Alessandra Zicari
Since graphene nanoparticles are attracting increasing interest in relation to medical applications, it is important to understand their potential effects on humans. In the present study, we prepared graphene oxide (GO) nanoribbons by oxidative unzipping of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and analyzed their toxicity in two human neuroblastoma cell lines. Neuroblastoma is the most common solid neoplasia in children. The hallmark of these tumors is the high number of different clinical variables, ranging from highly metastatic, rapid progression and resistance to therapy to spontaneous regression or change into benign ganglioneuromas...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912844/heparanase-from-basic-research-to-therapeutic-applications-in-cancer-and-inflammation
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Israel Vlodavsky, Preeti Singh, Ilanit Boyango, Lilach Gutter-Kapon, Michael Elkin, Ralph D Sanderson, Neta Ilan
Heparanase, the sole heparan sulfate degrading endoglycosidase, regulates multiple biological activities that enhance tumor growth, angiogenesis and metastasis. Heparanase expression is enhanced in almost all cancers examined including various carcinomas, sarcomas and hematological malignancies. Numerous clinical association studies have consistently demonstrated that upregulation of heparanase expression correlates with increased tumor size, tumor angiogenesis, enhanced metastasis and poor prognosis. In contrast, knockdown of heparanase or treatments of tumor-bearing mice with heparanase-inhibiting compounds, markedly attenuate tumor progression further underscoring the potential of anti-heparanase therapy for multiple types of cancer...
November 2016: Drug Resistance Updates: Reviews and Commentaries in Antimicrobial and Anticancer Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895792/microrna-199a-5p-inhibits-cisplatin-induced-drug-resistance-via-inhibition-of-autophagy-in-osteosarcoma-cells
#3
Yusheng Li, Wei Jiang, Yuling Hu, Zixun Da, Chao Zeng, Min Tu, Zhenhan Deng, Wenfeng Xiao
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common cancer of the bone. Chemotherapy is commonly used for the clinical treatment of OS. However, chemoresistance to cisplatin [also known as diamminedichloridoplatinum (II) (DDP)] is a major obstacle for OS therapy, the underlying mechanism of which is not fully understood. The present study aimed to investigate the role of microRNA (miR)-199a-5p in the regulation of chemoresistance to DDP in OS cells. Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction demonstrated that the expression level of miR-199a-5p was significantly reduced in human OS MG63 cells...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895479/cationic-pegylated-liposomes-incorporating-an-antimicrobial-peptide-tilapia-hepcidin-2-3-an-adjuvant-of-epirubicin-to-overcome-multidrug-resistance-in-cervical-cancer-cells
#4
Vivian Juang, Hsin-Pin Lee, Anya Maan-Yuh Lin, Yu-Li Lo
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have been recently evaluated as a new generation of adjuvants in cancer chemotherapy. In this study, we designed PEGylated liposomes encapsulating epirubicin as an antineoplastic agent and tilapia hepcidin 2-3, an AMP, as a multidrug resistance (MDR) transporter suppressor and an apoptosis/autophagy modulator in human cervical cancer HeLa cells. Cotreatment of HeLa cells with PEGylated liposomal formulation of epirubicin and hepcidin 2-3 significantly increased the cytotoxicity of epirubicin...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845767/activating-autophagy-to-potentiate-immunogenic-chemotherapy-and-radiation-therapy
#5
REVIEW
Lorenzo Galluzzi, José Manuel Bravo-San Pedro, Sandra Demaria, Silvia Chiara Formenti, Guido Kroemer
Autophagy is fundamental to the maintenance of intracellular homeostasis in virtually all human cells. Accordingly, defective autophagy predisposes healthy cells to undergoing malignant transformation. By contrast, malignant cells are able to harness autophagy to thrive, despite adverse microenvironmental conditions, and to resist therapeutic challenges. Thus, inhibition of autophagy has been proposed as a strategy to kill cancer cells or sensitize them to therapy; however, autophagy is also critical for optimal immune function, and mediates cell-extrinsic homeostatic effects owing to its central role in danger signalling by neoplastic cells responding to immunogenic chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy...
November 15, 2016: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833077/anti-egfr-antibody-sensitizes-colorectal-cancer-stem-like-cells-to-fluorouracil-induced-apoptosis-by-affecting-autophagy
#6
Ye Feng, Shuohui Gao, Yongjian Gao, Xuefeng Wang, Zhi Chen
Recent reports suggest that colorectal carcinoma (CRC) may be sustained by a small subpopulation of cells, termed cancer stem cells (CSCs), which have drug resistance properties as a key reason for chemotherapy failure. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) controls CRC initiation and progression. Monoclonal antibody against EGFR (cetuximab) has been used in treatment of several cancers. However, the effects of cetuximab on CSCs in the CRC chemotherapy remain unclear. Here, we studied the effects of cetuximab on the CSC-like cells in Fluorouracil (5-FU)-treated CRC cells...
November 9, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831944/receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-product-blockade-enhances-the-chemotherapeutic-effect-of-cisplatin-in-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-reducing-autophagy-and-modulating-the-wnt-pathway
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Ziming Zhao, Hongyu Wang, Liao Zhang, Xifan Mei, Jing Hu, Keqiang Huang
Tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) is one of the most severe types of cancer with poor outcomes. Cisplatin is used widely to treat cancer cells, but many patients develop acquired drug resistance. The receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) is expressed widely in TSCC and associated with drug-induced chemotherapy resistance. However, the effect of RAGE and cisplatin on Tca-8113 cells remains unknown. We assayed the combined use of RAGE blockade and cisplatin effect on Tca-8113 cells' viability by MTT and apoptosis rate of Tca-8113 cells on RAGE blockade+cisplatin treatment; cisplatin alone; or RAGE blockade alone by flow cytometry...
November 9, 2016: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825801/targeting-autophagy-augments-the-activity-of-dha-e3-to-overcome-p-gp-mediated-multi-drug-resistance
#8
Guangmin Xi, Ming Wang, Bing Sun, Abdul Sami Shaikh, Yongqing Liu, Wei Wang, Hongxiang Lou, Huiqing Yuan
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a major obstacle for successful chemotherapy treatment. Searching for effective MDR modulators and combining them with anticancer drug therapies has been a promising strategy against clinical MDR. In our previous study, we have found that DHA-E3, a synthetic derivative of DHA, has the ability to modulate the function of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and reverse MDR in cancer cells. In this study, we further evaluated the reversal effect of DHA-E3 on MDR and explored its mechanism of action in vitro...
November 5, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816967/ubenimex-attenuates-acquired-sorafenib-resistance-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-by-inhibiting-akt-signaling-in-a-lipophagy-associated-mechanism
#9
Shuai Liu, Mingwei Gao, Xiaoqing Wang, Sentai Ding, Jiaju Lv, Dexuan Gao, Zhiyang Wang, Zhihong Niu
Sorafenib is used as first line treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) due to the poor sensitivity to radiotherapy and chemotherapy of this malignancy; however, acquired resistance limits the application of sorafenib and its analogues. In this study, we explored a new strategy to overcome acquired resistance to sorafenib. The RCC cell lines 786-O and ACHN were cultured in presence of increasing concentrations of sorafenib to generate sorafenib-resistant cell lines, 786-O-R and ACHN-R. Interestingly, treatment with ubenimex (0...
November 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807322/-influence-of-hmgb1-mapk-m-tor-signaling-pathway-on-cell-autophagy-and-chemotherapy-resistance-in-k562-cells
#10
Liying Liu, Fei Gao, Yanqiong Ye, Zhiheng Chen, Yunpeng Dai, Ping Zhao, Guotao Guan, Mingyi Zhao
To observe the effect of high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) on autophagy and chemotherapy resistance in human leukemiacell line (K562) cells, and to explore the underlying mechanisms.
 Methods: The K562 cells were cultured in vitro and divided into 6 groups: a chemotherapeutic group, a chemotherapeutic control group, a HMGB1 preconditioning group, a HMGB1 preconditioning control group, a HMGB1 siRNA group and a siRNA control group. The chemotherapeutic group was further divided into a vincristine (VCR) group, an etoposide (VP-16) group, a cytosine arabinoside (Ara-C) group, a adriamycin (ADM) group and a arsenic trioxide (As2O3) group...
October 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797294/targeting-autophagy-to-overcome-chemoresistance-in-acute-myleogenous-leukemia
#11
Sujan Piya, Michael Andreeff, Gautam Borthakur
Therapeutic inhibition of macroautophagy/autophagy is expected to increase chemosensitivity of cancers and alter tumor-stroma interdependence. The hypoxic, metabolically challenged bone marrow microenvironment confers chemoresistance to leukemia cells. The impact of autophagy inhibition in the context of microenvironment-mediated resistance in leukemia is less explored. Our recent studies demonstrated that co-culture of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) cells with marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) induces autophagy in AML cells and increases resistance to genotoxic agents (cytarabine and idarubicin)...
October 31, 2016: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27775833/targeting-deubiquitinating-enzymes-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-expectations-and-challenges
#12
Wei-Lin Jin, Xiao-Yuan Mao, Guan-Zhong Qiu
Glioblastoma (GBM) is regarded as the most common primary intracranial neoplasm. Despite standard treatment with tumor resection and radiochemotherapy, the outcome remains gloomy. It is evident that a combination of oncogenic gain of function and tumor-suppressive loss of function has been attributed to glioma initiation and progression. The ubiquitin-proteasome system is a well-orchestrated system that controls the fate of most proteins by striking a dynamic balance between ubiquitination and deubiquitination of substrates, having a profound influence on the modulation of oncoproteins, tumor suppressors, and cellular signaling pathways...
October 24, 2016: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754745/gfra1-promotes-cisplatin-induced-chemoresistance-in-osteosarcoma-by-inducing-autophagy
#13
Mihwa Kim, Ji-Yeon Jung, Seungho Choi, Hyunseung Lee, Liza D Morales, Jeong-Tae Koh, Sun Hun Kim, Yoo-Duk Choi, Chan Choi, Thomas J Slaga, Won Jae Kim, Dae Joon Kim
Recent progress in chemotherapy has significantly increased its efficacy, yet the development of chemoresistance remains a major drawback. In this study, we show that GFRA1/GFRα1 (GDNF family receptor α 1), contributes to cisplatin-induced chemoresistance by regulating autophagy in osteosarcoma. We demonstrate that cisplatin treatment induced GFRA1 expression in human osteosarcoma cells. Induction of GFRA1 expression reduced cisplatin-induced apoptotic cell death and it significantly increased osteosarcoma cell survival via autophagy...
October 18, 2016: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729911/stimulation-through-cd40-and-tlr-4-is-an-effective-host-directed-therapy-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#14
Nargis Khan, Susanta Pahari, Aurobind Vidyarthi, Mohammad Aqdas, Javed N Agrewala
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among all infectious diseases. Failure of Bacillus Calmette Guerin as a vaccine and serious side-effects and toxicity due to long-term TB drug regime are the major hurdles associated with TB control. The problem is further compounded by the emergence of drug-resistance strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Consequently, it demands a serious attempt to explore safer and superior treatment approaches. Recently, an improved understanding of host-pathogen interaction has opened up new avenues for immunotherapy for treating TB...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717733/novel-mechanisms-and-approaches-to-overcome-multidrug-resistance-in-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer
#15
REVIEW
Fang Ren, Jacson Shen, Huirong Shi, Francis J Hornicek, Quancheng Kan, Zhenfeng Duan
Ovarian cancer remains the leading cause of gynecological cancer-related mortality despite the advances in surgical techniques and chemotherapy drugs over the past three decades. Multidrug resistance (MDR) to chemotherapy is the major cause of treatment failure. Previous research has focused mainly on strategies to reverse MDR by targeting the MDR1 gene encoded P-glycoprotein (Pgp) with small molecular compound inhibitors. However, prior Pgp inhibitors have shown very limited clinical success because these agents have relatively low potency and high toxicity...
October 4, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717137/corrosion-activated-chemotherapeutic-function-of-nanoparticulate-platinum-as-a-cisplatin-resistance-overcoming-prodrug-with-limited-autophagy-induction
#16
Hsien-Jen Cheng, Te-Haw Wu, Chih-Te Chien, Hai-Wei Tu, Ting-Shan Cha, Shu-Yi Lin
Despite nanoparticulate platinum (nano-Pt) has been validated to be acting as a platinum-based prodrug for anticancer therapy, the key factor in controlling its cytotoxicity remains to be clarified. In this study, it is found that the corrosion susceptibility of nano-Pt can be triggered by inducing the oxidization of superficial Pt atoms, which can kill both cisplatin-sensitive/resistance cancer cells. Direct evidence in the oxidization of superficial Pt atoms is validated to observe the formation of platinum oxides by X-ray absorption spectroscopy...
September 22, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27702661/osteopontin-induces-autophagy-to-promote-chemo-resistance-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#17
Guoke Liu, Xiaoyu Fan, Min Tang, Rui Chen, Hao Wang, Rongjie Jia, Xuyu Zhou, Wei Jing, Huajing Wang, Yang Yang, Fan Yin, Huafeng Wei, Bohua Li, Jian Zhao
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major health burden worldwide for its high incidence and mortality. Osteopontin (OPN) is a chemokine-like, matricellular phosphoglycoprotein whose expression is elevated in various types of cancer including HCC. OPN has been shown to be involved in tumorigenesis, chemo-resistance, metastasis and sustaining stem-like properties of cancer cells. Autophagy is a cellular process by which cytoplasmic components are degraded and recycled for maintaining cellular homeostasis. There is increasing evidence supports that autophagy plays a critical role for stem-like properties and chemo-resistance of cancer cells...
October 1, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677286/silencing-livin-induces-apoptotic-and-autophagic-cell-death-increasing-chemotherapeutic-sensitivity-to-cisplatin-of-renal-carcinoma-cells
#18
Zhiyang Wang, Shuai Liu, Kejia Ding, Sentai Ding, Chensheng Li, Jiaju Lu, Dexuan Gao, Tong Zhang, Dongbin Bi
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 3 % of all adult malignancies and is the most lethal urological cancer. Livin is a member of the inhibitor of apoptosis protein (IAP) family, which is associated with tumor resistance to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Clinical data also showed that patients with high tumor grades and stages have higher expression levels of Livin in RCC cells. Autophagy is a survival mechanism activated in response to nutrient deprivation. A possible role of Livin in the autophagy of RCC cells has not been investigated; therefore, this pioneer study was carried out...
September 27, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669643/the-regrowth-kinetic-of-the-surviving-population-is-independent-of-acute-and-chronic-responses-to-temozolomide-in-glioblastoma-cell-lines
#19
Andrew Oliveira Silva, Eloisa Dalsin, Giovana Ravizzoni Onzi, Eduardo Cremonese Filippi-Chiela, Guido Lenz
Chemotherapy acts on cancer cells by producing multiple effects on a cell population including cell cycle arrest, necrosis, apoptosis and senescence. However, often a subpopulation of cells survives and the behavior of this subpopulation, which is responsible for cancer recurrence, remains obscure. Here we investigated the in vitro short- and long-term responses of six glioblastoma cell lines to clinically relevant doses of temozolomide for 5 days followed by 23 days of recovery, mimicking the standard schedule used in glioblastoma patient for this drug...
September 23, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661766/decreased-level-of-klotho-contributes-to-drug-resistance-in-lung-cancer-cells-involving-in-klotho-mediated-cell-autophagy
#20
TianJun Chen, Hui Ren, Asmitanand Thakur, Tian Yang, Yang Li, Shuo Zhang, Ting Wang, MingWei Chen
Klotho is originally discovered as an anti-aging gene and recently identified as a tumor suppressor in various human cancers. Drug resistance is a major obstacle to affect the treatment of chemotherapy. In the present study, we explore the role of klotho on drug resistance in human lung cancers and investigate the mechanism of klotho on drug resistance in lung cancer cells. First, we detected a panel of six human lung cancer cell lines, including H460, SK-MES-1, cisplatin (DDP)-resistant A549/DDP, its parental subline A549, docetaxel (DTX)-resistant SPC-A-1/DTX, and SPC-A-1 by western blotting analysis...
September 23, 2016: DNA and Cell Biology
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