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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088622/reactive-oxygen-species-and-cancer-paradox-to-promote-or-to-suppress
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REVIEW
Sehamuddin Galadari, Anees Rahman, Siraj Pallichankandy, Faisal Thayyullathil
Reactive oxygen species (ROS), a group of highly reactive ions and molecules, are increasingly being appreciated as powerful signaling molecules involved in the regulation of a variety of biological processes. Indeed, their role is continuously being delineated in a variety of pathophysiological conditions. For instance, cancer cells are shown to have increased ROS levels in comparison to their normal counterparts. This is partly due to an enhanced metabolism and mitochondrial dysfunction in cancer cells. The escalated ROS generation in cancer cells contributes to the biochemical and molecular changes necessary for the tumor initiation, promotion and progression, as well as, tumor resistance to chemotherapy...
January 11, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079894/mir-26-enhances-chemosensitivity-and-promotes-apoptosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-inhibiting-autophagy
#2
Fangfang Jin, Yanbo Wang, Mingzhen Li, Yanan Zhu, Hongwei Liang, Chen Wang, Feng Wang, Chen-Yu Zhang, Ke Zen, Limin Li
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) generally possesses a high resistance to chemotherapy. Given that autophagy is an important factor promoting tumor chemoresistance and HCC express low level of miR-26, we aim to investigate the functional role of miR-26 in autophagy-mediated chemoresistance of HCC. We found that chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin (Dox) induced autophagy but decreased the level of miR-26a/b in HCC cells. Activating autophagy using rapamycin can directly downregulate the level of miR-26a/b in HCC cells...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026821/the-role-of-survivin-in-the-diagnosis-and-therapy-of-gynaecological-cancers
#3
Marta Denel-Bobrowska, Agnieszka Marczak
Survivin is a member of the family of apoptosis inhibitors. It regulates several essential cellular processes, i.e. it inhibits apoptosis and promotes cell proliferation, DNA repair and autophagy. Survivin is responsible for development of the cell's resistance to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Overexpression of survivin generally correlates with poor prognosis. Its presence has been detected in most types of human tumours. Currently much attention is paid to the possibilities of using this protein as a diagnostic marker of cancer or a prognostic factor...
December 8, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024518/-role-of-autophagy-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-review
#4
Qiong Liao, Xia Ren, Guo-Sheng Jiang
Autophagy is an evolutionarily highly conservative lysosomal degradative process and closely associates with pathogenesis, process, treatment, drug resistance and relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Whether the autophagy displays resistance to chemotherapy or a tumor suppressor in ALL, it mainly depends on the context of autophagy in the cells. Understanding the different role of autophagy in different conditions for ALL, determing the autophagy signaling pathways and targeting combination with autophagy revulsants or inhibitors were significant for the therapy of ALL, particularly for the treatment of refractory/relapsed ALL patients...
December 2016: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009971/dacomitinib-a-new-pan-egfr-inhibitor-is-effective-in-killing-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Lei Xu, Huini Wu, Chao Jiang, Hongcai Wang, Bei Gao, Shumei Yan, Yushu Qi, Shufeng Zhou
OBJECTIVE: Aberrant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is involved in a variety of cancers and its inhibitors have been studied for over a decade. We aim to investigate the effects of dacomitinib, a second generation pan-EGFR inhibitor, on ovarian cancer cells. METHODS: By immunohistochemistry, we studied the clinical significance of EGFR expression in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). The correlations between EGFR expression and the clinicopathological variables of patients with EOC were assessed using Pearson's X2 test...
November 2016: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994676/pre-clinical-evaluation-of-a-novel-class-of-anti-cancer-agents-the-pyrrolo-1-5-benzoxazepines
#6
REVIEW
L M Greene, S Butini, G Campiani, D C Williams, D M Zisterer
Microtubules are currently ranked one of the most validated targets for chemotherapy; with clinical use of microtubule targeting agents (MTAs) extending beyond half a century. Recent research has focused on the development of novel MTAs to combat drug resistance and drug associated toxicities. Of particular interest are compounds structurally different to those currently used within the clinic. The pyrrolo-1, 5-benzoxazepines (PBOXs) are a structurally distinct novel group of anti-cancer agents, some of which target tubulin...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991962/the-complex-link-between-apoptosis-and-autophagy-a-promising-new-role-for-rb
#7
João M A Delou, Deborah Biasoli, Helena L Borges
Physiological processes, as autophagy, proliferation and apoptosis are affected during carcinogenesis. Restoring cellular sensitivity to apoptotic stimuli, such as the antineoplastic cocktails, has been explored as a strategy to eliminate cancer cells. Autophagy, a physiological process of recycling organelles and macromolecules can be deviated from homeostasis to support cancer cells survival, proliferation, escape from apoptosis, and therapy resistance. The relationship between autophagy and apoptosis is complex and many stimuli can induce both processes...
October 2016: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959427/inhibiting-the-cytoplasmic-location-of-hmgb1-reverses-cisplatin-resistance-in-human-cervical-cancer-cells
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Jiyi Xia, Xiaolan Yu, Xueqin Song, Gang Li, Xiguang Mao, Yujiao Zhang
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common malignancy in women worldwide, and resistance to chemotherapy drugs is the biggest obstacle in the treatment of cervical cancers. In the present study, the molecular mechanisms underlying cisplatin resistance in human cervical cancer cells were investigated. When human cervical cancer cells were treated with 10 µg/ml of cisplatin for 24 and 48 h, high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) protein expression levels significantly increased in a time‑dependent manner. Comparisons between cisplatin‑sensitive HeLa cells and cisplatin‑resistant HeLa/DDP cells revealed higher levels of HMGB1 in HeLa/DDP cells than in HeLa cells...
January 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958338/ester-modified-cyclometalated-iridium-iii-complexes-as-mitochondria-targeting-anticancer-agents
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Fang-Xin Wang, Mu-He Chen, Xiao-Ying Hu, Rui-Rong Ye, Cai-Ping Tan, Liang-Nian Ji, Zong-Wan Mao
Organometallic iridium complexes are potent anticancer candidates which act through different mechanisms from cisplatin-based chemotherapy regimens. Here, ten phosphorescent cyclometalated iridium(III) complexes containing 2,2'-bipyridine-4,4'-dicarboxylic acid and its diester derivatives as ligands are designed and synthesized. The modification by ester group, which can be hydrolysed by esterase, facilitates the adjustment of drug-like properties. The quantum yields and emission lifetimes are influenced by variation of the ester substituents on the Ir(III) complexes...
December 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956388/autophagy-a-key-mechanism-of-oncogenesis-and-resistance-in-leukemia
#10
Patrick Auberger, Alexandre Puissant
Autophagy is a lysosomal pathway involved in degradation of intracellular material. It appears as an adaptation mechanism that is essential for cellular homeostasis in response to various stress conditions. Over the past decade, many studies have linked alteration of autophagy with cancer initiation and progression, autoimmune, inflammatory, metabolic, and degenerative diseases. This review highlights recent findings on the impact of autophagy on leukemic transformation of normal hematopoietic stem cells and summarizes its role on leukemic cell response to chemotherapy...
December 12, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940017/honokiol-a-potential-therapeutic-agent-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-program-cell-death-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-in-human-thyroid-cancer-cells
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Chieh-Hsiang Lu, Shu-Hsin Chen, Yi-Sheng Chang, Yi-Wen Liu, Jin-Yi Wu, Yun-Ping Lim, Hui-I Yu, Ying-Ray Lee
Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine malignancy, the global incidence rate of which is rapidly rising. Surgery and radioiodine therapies are common and effective treatments only for nonmetastasized primary tumors. Therefore, effective treatment modalities are imperative for patients with radioiodine-resistant thyroid cancer. Honokiol, a biophenolic compound derived from Magnolia spp., has been shown have diverse biological and pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antiangiogenic, and anticancer properties...
January 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
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
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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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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...
February 2017: 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
#19
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...
December 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
#20
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
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