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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936522/a-novel-hif-1%C3%AE-vmp1-autophagic-pathway-induces-resistance-to-photodynamic-therapy-in-colon-cancer-cells
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M E Rodríguez, C Catrinacio, A Ropolo, V A Rivarola, M I Vaccaro
Colon cancer is the third most frequent cancer and the fourth most common cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide and the standard therapy is surgical resection plus adjuvant chemotherapy. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been proposed as an adjuvant therapy because it can prevent the tumor recurrence after surgical excision in colon cancer patients. Hypoxia is a common feature in solid tumors and leads to chemo/radioresistance. Recently, it has been shown that in response to hypoxia, cells can induce HIF-1α-mediated autophagy to survive in this hostile microenvironment...
September 22, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930681/parkin-independent-mitophagy-controls-chemotherapeutic-response-in-cancer-cells
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Elodie Villa, Emma Proïcs, Camila Rubio-Patiño, Sandrine Obba, Barbara Zunino, Jozef P Bossowski, Romain M Rozier, Johanna Chiche, Laura Mondragón, Joel S Riley, Sandrine Marchetti, Els Verhoeyen, Stephen W G Tait, Jean-Ehrland Ricci
Mitophagy is an evolutionarily conserved process that selectively targets impaired mitochondria for degradation. Defects in mitophagy are often associated with diverse pathologies, including cancer. Because the main known regulators of mitophagy are frequently inactivated in cancer cells, the mechanisms that regulate mitophagy in cancer cells are not fully understood. Here, we identified an E3 ubiquitin ligase (ARIH1/HHARI) that triggers mitophagy in cancer cells in a PINK1-dependent manner. We found that ARIH1/HHARI polyubiquitinates damaged mitochondria, leading to their removal via autophagy...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930154/autophagy-and-inflammatory-response-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
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REVIEW
Daniel Ngabire, Gun-Do Kim
Cell death is the last fate of the life cycle of cells. Different pathways involved in cell death are known to date, and are mostly represented by apoptosis, necrosis, and autophagy. Autophagy is one of the most preserved cell death pathways, characterized by the elimination of large parts of cytoplasmic components after being consumed by a double-membraned vesicle called an autophagosome. The formed autophagosome then fuses with a lysosome containing degrading enzymes and leads to the digestion of the autophagosome content...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928082/mir-338-3p-confers-5-fluorouracil-resistance-in-p53-mutant-colon-cancer-cells-by-targeting-the-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin
#4
Jia Han, Jie Li, Kaijie Tang, Huahua Zhang, Bo Guo, Ni Hou, Chen Huang
Evidence demonstrate that p53 mutations and microRNAs (miRs) are important components of 5-FU resistance in colorectal cancer (CRC). miR-338-3p has been reported associated with cancer prognosis. However whether or not it influences chemotherapy sensitivity and the underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated. Here, three types of human colon cancer cell lines, HT29 (mutant p53), HCT116 (wild-type p53), and HCT116 p53(-/-) (deficient p53), were treated with 5-FU. We showed that expression of miR-338-3p was correlated with apoptosis and 5-FU resistance in colon cancer cells...
September 16, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905936/combing-oncolytic-adenovirus-expressing-beclin-1-with-chemotherapy-agent-doxorubicin-synergistically-enhances-cytotoxicity-in-human-cml-cells-in-vitro
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Li Li, Liang-Shun You, Li-Ping Mao, Shen-He Jin, Xiao-Hui Chen, Wen-Bin Qian
Cancer virotherapy provides a new strategy to treat cancer that can directly kill cancer cells by oncolysis. Insertion of therapeutic genes into the genome of a modified adenovirus, thereby creating a so-called gene-virotherapy that shares the advantages of gene therapy and virotherapy. In this study we investigated whether a strategy that combines the oncolytic effects of an adenoviral vector with the simultaneous expression of the autophagy gene Beclin-1 offered a therapeutic advantage for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) cells with resistance to chemotherapy and evaluated the synergistic effects of SG511-BECN and doxorubicin (Dox) in human CML cells in vitro...
September 14, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903398/new-perspectives-of-cobalt-tris-bipyridine-system-anti-cancer-effect-and-its-collateral-sensitivity-towards-multidrug-resistant-mdr-cancers
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Betty Yuen Kwan Law, Yuan Qing Qu, Simon Wing Fai Mok, Hauwei Liu, Wu Zeng, Yu Han, Flora Gordillo-Martinez, Wai-Kit Chan, Keith Man-Chung Wong, Vincent Kam Wai Wong
Platinating compounds including cisplatin, carboplatin, and oxaliplatin are common chemotherapeutic agents, however, patients developed resistance to these clinical agents after initial therapeutic treatments. Therefore, different approaches have been applied to identify novel therapeutic agents, molecular mechanisms, and targets for overcoming drug resistance. In this study, we have identified a panel of cobalt complexes that were able to specifically induce collateral sensitivity in taxol-resistant and p53-deficient cancer cells...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881661/combination-of-fe-cu-chelators-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-an-exploration-for-the-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
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Nanhui Yu, Hong Zhu, Yuan Yang, Yiming Tao, Fengbo Tan, Qian Pei, Yuan Zhou, Xiangping Song, Qiurong Tan, Haiping Pei
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the major causes of cancer deaths in the world. 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) -based chemotherapy is a common choice for patients with CRC; unfortunately, the benefit is rather limited due to the acquisition of drug resistance. Therefore, the alternative therapeutic strategies are required. The activation of autophagic mechanism was considered as the main cause of the acquisition of drug resistance in 5-FU treatment. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a fatty acid, has been regarded as an efficient anticancer agent and can improve the drug resistance in conventional cancer therapy by a low basal level of autophagy in colon cancer cells...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870998/histone-deacetylases-as-new-therapeutic-targets-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-progress-and-promises
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REVIEW
Nikolaos Garmpis, Christos Damaskos, Anna Garmpi, Emmanouil Kalampokas, Theodoros Kalampokas, Eleftherios Spartalis, Afrodite Daskalopoulou, Serena Valsami, Michael Kontos, Afroditi Nonni, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Despina Perrea, Nikolaos Nikiteas, Dimitrios Dimitroulis
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) lacks expression of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and HER2 gene. It comprises approximately 15-20% of breast cancers (BCs). Unfortunately, TNBC's treatment continues to be a clinical problem because of its relatively poor prognosis, its aggressiveness and the lack of targeted therapies, leaving chemotherapy as the mainstay of treatment. It is essential to find new therapies against TNBC, in order to surpass the resistance and the invasiveness of already existing therapies...
September 2017: Cancer Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857517/cisd2-enhances-the-chemosensitivity-of-gastric-cancer-through-the-enhancement-of-5-fu-induced-apoptosis-and-the-inhibition-of-autophagy-by-akt-mtor-pathway
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Yi Sun, Yingming Jiang, Jintuan Huang, Hao Chen, Yi Liao, Zuli Yang
Gastric cancer (GC) is a prevalent upper gastrointestinal tumor characterized by high morbidity and mortality due to imperfect screening systems and the rapid development of resistance to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). CDGSH iron sulfur domain 2 (CISD2) has been recently regarded as a candidate oncogene in several types of tumors. It is, therefore, necessary to investigate its biological function and clinical significance in gastric cancer. In this study, the down-regulated expression level of CISD2 in GC compared with adjacent normal tissues was evaluated by quantitative RT-PCR and Western blotting...
August 31, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857256/autophagy-dependent-crosstalk-between-gilt-and-pax-3-influences-radiation-sensitivity-of-human-melanoma-cells
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Jessica D Hathaway-Schrader, Bently P Doonan, Azim Hossain, Faisal F Y Radwan, Lixia Zhang, Azizul Haque
Melanoma represents an ever-increasing problem in the western world as incidence rates continue to climb. Though manageable during early stages, late stage metastatic disease is highly resistant to current intervention. We have previously shown that gamma-interferon-inducible lysosomal thiol-reductase (GILT) enhances HLA class II antigen processing and immune detection of human melanoma cells. Here we report that GILT expression inhibits a potential target, paired box-3 (PAX-3) protein, in late stage human metastatic melanoma...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839145/dact1-overexpression-in-type-i-ovarian-cancer-inhibits-malignant-expansion-and-cis-platinum-resistance-by-modulating-canonical-wnt-signalling-and-autophagy
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Ruo-Nan Li, Bin Liu, Xue-Mei Li, Liang-Si Hou, Xiao-Ling Mu, Hui Wang, Hua Linghu
Type I epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is primarily resistant to platinum-based chemotherapies and needs novel therapeutics. Given the aberrant Wnt activation in type I EOC and the involvement of Dapper1 Antagonist of Catenin-1 (DACT1) in Wnt signalling, the role of DACT1 in tumourigenesis of type I EOC was evaluated. Firstly, all tested EOC cell lines and primary EOC tissues, especially type I EOC, were observed to have significantly lower DACT1 expression than normal controls. Next, 3AO cells, which arise from a patient with primary mucinous EOC and express low endogenous levels of DACT1, were transfected with a lentivirus carrying full-length DACT1 (3AO-DACT1), grew slower and formed smaller tumours in nude mice compared to 3AO-NC...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837150/three-dimensional-tumor-cell-growth-stimulates-autophagic-flux-and-recapitulates-chemotherapy-resistance
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Corinna Bingel, Emily Koeneke, Johannes Ridinger, Annika Bittmann, Martin Sill, Heike Peterziel, Jagoda K Wrobel, Inga Rettig, Till Milde, Uta Fernekorn, Frank Weise, Andreas Schober, Olaf Witt, Ina Oehme
Current preclinical models in tumor biology are limited in their ability to recapitulate relevant (patho-) physiological processes, including autophagy. Three-dimensional (3D) growth cultures have frequently been proposed to overcome the lack of correlation between two-dimensional (2D) monolayer cell cultures and human tumors in preclinical drug testing. Besides 3D growth, it is also advantageous to simulate shear stress, compound flux and removal of metabolites, e.g., via bioreactor systems, through which culture medium is constantly pumped at a flow rate reflecting physiological conditions...
August 24, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797843/blockade-of-stearoyl-coa-desaturase-1-activity-reverts-resistance-to-cisplatin-in-lung-cancer-stem-cells
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Maria Elena Pisanu, Alessia Noto, Claudia De Vitis, Stefania Morrone, Giosuè Scognamiglio, Gerardo Botti, Federico Venuta, Daniele Diso, Ziga Jakopin, Fabrizio Padula, Alberto Ricci, Salvatore Mariotta, Maria Rosaria Giovagnoli, Enrico Giarnieri, Ivano Amelio, Massimiliano Agostini, Gerry Melino, Gennaro Ciliberto, Rita Mancini
Poor prognosis in lung cancer has been attributed to the presence of lung cancer stem cells (CSCs) which resist chemotherapy and cause disease recurrence. Hence, the strong need to identify mechanisms of chemoresistance and to develop new combination therapies. We have previously shown that Stearoyl-CoA-desaturase 1 (SCD1), the enzyme responsible for the conversion of saturated to monounsaturated fatty acids is upregulated in 3D lung cancer spheroids and is an upstream activator of key proliferation pathways β-catenin and YAP/TAZ...
October 10, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783174/lysine-specific-demethylase-lsd1-regulates-autophagy-in-neuroblastoma-through-sesn2-dependent-pathway
#14
S Ambrosio, C D Saccà, S Amente, S Paladino, L Lania, B Majello
Autophagy is a physiological process, important for recycling of macromolecules and maintenance of cellular homeostasis. Defective autophagy is associated with tumorigenesis and has a causative role in chemotherapy resistance in leukemia and in solid cancers. Here, we report that autophagy is regulated by the lysine-specific demethylase LSD1/KDM1A, an epigenetic marker whose overexpression is a feature of malignant neoplasia with an instrumental role in cancer development. In the present study, we determine that two different LSD1 inhibitors (TCP and SP2509) as well as selective ablation of LSD1 expression promote autophagy in neuroblastoma cells...
August 7, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775276/chemotherapy-treatment-induces-an-increase-of-autophagy-in-the-luminal-breast-cancer-cell-mcf7-but-not-in-the-triple-negative-mda-mb231
#15
Christian Garbar, Corinne Mascaux, Jérôme Giustiniani, Yacine Merrouche, Armand Bensussan
Autophagy is one of the chemotherapy resistance mechanisms in breast cancer. The aim of this study was to determine the level of recruitment of the autophagy pathway in the triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell line MDA-MB231 compared with that in the control luminal breast cancer cell line MCF7 before and after treatment with chemotherapy drugs. Furthermore, we investigated the relationship between autophagy and EGFR, MUC1 and IL17-receptors as activators of autophagy. Immunohistochemistry was performed in cell culture blocks using LC3b, MUC1-C, EGFR, IL17A, IL17-RA and IL17-RB antibodies...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772211/autophagy-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-during-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-an-in-vitro-study
#16
Mamta Singla, Shalmoli Bhattacharyya
Cancer progression toward invasive and metastatic disease is aided by reactivation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), involving transdifferentiation of epithelial cells into mesenchymal phenotype. This leads to increased migratory and stem cell-like features in the cells. These EMT cells are more resistant to chemotherapy and it is hypothesized that the phenomenon of autophagy induces resistance, providing a survival strategy for cells. In the present study, we induced EMT-like phenotype in renal carcinoma cells and identified corresponding higher autophagy flux in these cells...
October 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765607/suppression-of-transposable-elements-in-leukemic-stem-cells
#17
Anthony R Colombo, Asif Zubair, Devi Thiagarajan, Sergey Nuzhdin, Timothy J Triche, Giridharan Ramsingh
Genomic transposable elements (TEs) comprise nearly half of the human genome. The expression of TEs is considered potentially hazardous, as it can lead to insertional mutagenesis and genomic instability. However, recent studies have revealed that TEs are involved in immune-mediated cell clearance. Hypomethylating agents can increase the expression of TEs in cancer cells, inducing 'viral mimicry', causing interferon signalling and cancer cell killing. To investigate the role of TEs in the pathogenesis of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), we studied TE expression in several cell fractions of AML while tracking its development (pre-leukemic haematopoietic stem cells, leukemic stem cells [LSCs], and leukemic blasts)...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759800/mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-multiple-myeloma-patients-protect-against-chemotherapy-through-autophagy-dependent-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
#18
HongLiang Yang, YingChun Zheng, YiZhuo Zhang, Zeng Cao, Yingzhe Jiang
Chemotherapy resistance has been considered as a major problem for multiple myeloma (MM) treatment and bone marrow microenvironment plays a crucial role in the MM progression and chemoresistance. Recent studies reported that bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells derived from MM patients (MM-MSCs) revealed various characteristics compared with these from healthy subjects (NM-MSCs). However, the functions and mechanisms by which MM-MSCs mediate the chemotherapy resistance of MM remain unclear. In this study, we show that MM-MSCs decreased melphalan or doxorubicin-induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in two MM cell lines (U266 and RPMI-8226)...
July 25, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755993/breaching-barriers-in-glioblastoma-part-i-molecular-pathways-and-novel-treatment-approaches
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REVIEW
Ana Miranda, María Blanco-Prieto, João Sousa, Alberto Pais, Carla Vitorino
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary brain tumour, and the most aggressive in nature. The prognosis for patients with GBM remains poor, with a median survival time of only 1-2 years. The treatment failure relies on the development of resistance by tumour cells and the difficulty of ensuring that drugs effectively cross the dual blood brain barrier/blood brain tumour barrier. The advanced molecular and genetic knowledge has allowed to identify the mechanisms responsible for temozolomide resistance, which represents the standard of care in GBM, along with surgical resection and radiotherapy...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753429/fusobacterium-nucleatum-promotes-chemoresistance-to-colorectal-cancer-by-modulating-autophagy
#20
TaChung Yu, Fangfang Guo, Yanan Yu, Tiantian Sun, Dan Ma, Jixuan Han, Yun Qian, Ilona Kryczek, Danfeng Sun, Nisha Nagarsheth, Yingxuan Chen, Haoyan Chen, Jie Hong, Weiping Zou, Jing-Yuan Fang
Gut microbiota are linked to chronic inflammation and carcinogenesis. Chemotherapy failure is the major cause of recurrence and poor prognosis in colorectal cancer patients. Here, we investigated the contribution of gut microbiota to chemoresistance in patients with colorectal cancer. We found that Fusobacterium (F.) nucleatum was abundant in colorectal cancer tissues in patients with recurrence post chemotherapy, and was associated with patient clinicopathological characterisitcs. Furthermore, our bioinformatic and functional studies demonstrated that F...
July 27, 2017: Cell
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