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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927249/gut-microbiota-obesity-and-metabolic-disorders
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Alessandro Federico, Marcello Dallio, Rosa DI Sarno, Valentina Giorgio, Luca Miele
Obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorders represent hugely significant problems concerning the health in Western countries and the study of gut microbiota in metabolic pathologies is part of this framework. Diet effects on intestinal microbial composition and its role in pathogenetic mechanisms responsible for both obesity and systemic, hepatic and adipose tissue inflammation, represent at the moment one of this mostpromising topic in gastroenterology research. Gut health safety is essential, but it needs to be further explored in order to understand and interrupt the pathogenetic mechanisms, which support a large number of diseases...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927158/regulation-of-htra2-on-wt1-gene-expression-under-imatinib-stimulation-and-its-effects-on-the-cell-biology-of-k562-cells
#2
Lixia Zhang, Yan Li, Xiaoyan Li, Qing Zhang, Shaowei Qiu, Qi Zhang, Min Wang, Haiyan Xing, Qing Rao, Zheng Tian, Kejing Tang, Jianxiang Wang, Yingchang Mi
The aim of the present study was to investigate the regulation of Wilms Tumor 1 (WT1) by serine protease high-temperature requirement protein A2 (HtrA2), a member of the Htr family, in K562 cells. In addition, the study aimed to observe the effect of this regulation on cell biological functions and its associated mechanisms. Expression of WT1 and HtrA2 mRNA, and proteins following imatinib and the HtrA2 inhibitor 5-[5-(2-nitrophenyl) furfuryl iodine]-1, 3-diphenyl-2-thiobarbituric acid (UCF-101) treatment was detected with reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927156/activation-of-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptor-promotes-cellular-proliferation-in-human-glioblastoma
#3
Jing-Jing He, Wen-Hua Zhang, Shi-Ling Liu, Yi-Fang Chen, Chen-Xi Liao, Qian-Qing Shen, Ping Hu
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and aggressive form of primary malignant brain tumor. Previous evidence demonstrates that β-adrenergic receptors (β-ARs) are closely associated with the occurrence and development of brain tumors. However, the functional role of β-ARs in human glioblastoma and the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. In the present study, by using the MTT assay, western blotting, and the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, it was revealed that isoproterenol (ISO), an agonist of β-ARs, promoted the proliferation of U251 cells but not U87-MG cells, and that this effect was blocked by the β-ARs antagonist propranolol...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927151/microrna-320-suppresses-cervical-cancer-cell-viability-migration-and-invasion-via-directly-targeting-foxm1
#4
Can Shi, Zhenyu Zhang
Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of gynecological cancer worldwide. MicroRNA-320 (miR-320) has been reported to be downregulated in a number of types of human cancer. However, the expression level and functions of miR-320 in cervical cancer remain unknown. In the present study, miR-320 was identified to be markedly downregulated in cervical cancer tissues and cell lines. For the functional studies, miR-320 mimic or miR-320 inhibitor was introduced into cervical cancer cell lines. The effects of miR-320 on cervical cancer cell viability, migration and invasion were evaluated using MTT, migration and invasion assays, respectively...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927142/tumour-growth-suppressive-effect-of-arsenic-trioxide-in-squamous-cell-lung-carcinoma
#5
Leanne Lee Leung, Sze-Kwan Lam, Yuan-Yuan Li, James Chung-Man Ho
Lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common subtype of non-small cell lung carcinoma. The anticancer effects of arsenic trioxide (ATO) in lung adenocarcinoma and small-cell lung cancer have previously been reported; however its effects in SCC remain unclear. An MTT assay and western blot analysis were performed to determine cell viability and protein expression, respectively, in the SK-MES-1 and SW900 SCC cell lines following treatment with ATO. Phosphatidylserine externalization, mitochondrial membrane depolarization and cell cycle distribution were studied using flow cytometry and the in vivo effects of ATO on tumour growth were investigated with a xenograft model...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927141/catalpol-promotes-cellular-apoptosis-in-human-hct116-colorectal-cancer-cells-via-microrna-200-and-the-downregulation-of-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#6
Lan Liu, Hongwei Gao, Hongbo Wang, Yuan Zhang, Weihua Xu, Sen Lin, Hongjuan Wang, Qiong Wu, Jianqiang Guo
Catalpol is an effective active ingredient that functions as a diuretic and laxative, and exhibits blood sugar-lowering, liver protective, anti-aging and anticancer effects. In traditional Chinese medicine, catalpol is believed to be Yin nourishing. The anticancer effect of catalpol on human HCT116 colorectal cancer cells were investigated and the mechanism of action was evaluated. Cellular viability was detected using an MTT assay. Caspase-3 and caspase-9 activity, cellular apoptosis and nucleic morphology were analyzed using caspase-3 and caspase-9 activity assay kits, flow cytometric assays and DAPI staining assay, respectively...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927132/downregulation-of-esophageal-cancer-related-gene-4-promotes-proliferation-and-migration-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
Shujian Ge, Yali Xu, Hongliang Wang, Yaxin Sun, Xiangguo Tian, Zhixin Cao, Xiaoyan Lin, Jiawen Xu, Qiangxiu Wang
Esophageal cancer-related gene 4 (ECRG4) is a candidate tumor suppressor gene, which is involved in cell apoptosis, migration, infection and inflammation responsiveness; however, its expression level and clinical significance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. In the present study, the authors aim to evaluate the clinical significance and potential role of ECRG4 in HCC. Level of ECRG4 protein expression in HCC and peripheral tissues was investigated in tissue specimens obtained from 56 consecutive HCC patients by immunohistochemistry...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927128/expression-of-ing4-is-negatively-correlated-with-cellular-proliferation-and-microvessel-density-in-human-glioma
#8
Bin Shao, Enzhong Liu
The present study aimed to investigate the associations of tumor inhibitor of growth 4 (ING4) with tumor cell proliferation and microvessel density (MVD) in human glioma. Semi-quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, western blotting and immunohistochemistry (IHC) were used to detect the level of ING4 expression in normal brain tissues and glioma tissues of different pathological grades. The cell proliferation index (PI) and the level of MVD were detected using IHC, facilitating the analysis of the correlation between ING4 and cellular proliferation and MVD in human glioma...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927122/mechanism-of-egcg-promoting-apoptosis-of-mcf-7-cell-line-in-human-breast-cancer
#9
Chao-You Huang, Zheng Han, Xi Li, Hui-Hua Xie, Shan-Shan Zhu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) on the apoptosis of the human MCF-7 cancer cell line and the underlying mechanism. MCF-7 cells were divided into the control group and EGCG groups. The proliferation of MCF-7 cells in the two groups was determined using MTT and apoptosis was examined using flow cytometry. Western blot analysis and qRT-PCR were used to analyze P53 and Bcl-2 expression levels. The silencing effect of specific siRNA was evaluated using RT-PCR and western blot analysis...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927121/the-role-of-jagged1-notch-pathway-mediated-angiogenesis-of-hepatocarcinoma-cells-in-vitro-and-the-effects-of-the-spleen-invigorating-and-blood-stasis-removing-recipe
#10
Juze Lin, Yongxin Lin, Le Su, Qiao Su, Wei Guo, Xuhui Huang, Changjun Wang, Lizhu Lin
The objective of this study was to observe the effect of Jagged1/Notch pathway-mediated angiogenesis on the in vitro proliferation of hepatocellular carcinoma cells, and the effect and possible mechanism of the spleen-invigorating and blood stasis-removing recipe. Spleen-invigorating and blood stasis-removing recipe serum from SPF grade nude mice was prepared, and the fingerprint of the drugs of the spleen-invigorating and blood stasis-removing recipe and drug serum were identified by HPLC. SMMC-7721 human hepatocellular carcinoma cells were divided into the normal control group, DAPT inhibitor control group, and drug serum group according to the different treatments...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927117/salvia-miltiorrhiza-extract-inhibits-tpa-induced-mmp-9-expression-and-invasion-through-the-mapk-ap-1-signaling-pathway-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
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Jeong-Mi Kim, Eun-Mi Noh, Hyun-Kyung Song, Minok Lee, Soo Ho Lee, Sueng Hyuk Park, Chan-Keun Ahn, Guem-San Lee, Eui-Baek Byun, Beom-Su Jang, Kang-Beom Kwon, Young-Rae Lee
Cancer cell invasion is crucial for metastasis. A major factor in the capacity of cancer cell invasion is the activation of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), which degrades the extracellular matrix. Salvia miltiorrhiza has been used as a promotion for blood circulation to remove blood stasis. Numerous previous studies have demonstrated that S. miltiorrhiza extracts (SME) decrease lipid levels and inhibit inflammation. However, the mechanism behind the effect of SME on breast cancer invasion has not been identified...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927115/wee1-inhibition-by-mk1775-as-a-single-agent-therapy-inhibits-ovarian-cancer-viability
#12
Minghui Zhang, Donye Dominguez, Siqi Chen, Jie Fan, Lei Qin, Alan Long, Xia Li, Yi Zhang, Huirong Shi, Bin Zhang
Wee1-like protein kinase (WEE1) physiologically serves a key function in maintaining the integrity of the cell genome through mediating the activation of cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK)1 and CDK2. Increased expression of WEE1 has been associated with the poor prognosis of patients with ovarian cancer. The present study aimed at examining the in vitro and in vivo antitumor activity of MK1775, a potent pharmacological inhibitor of WEE1, as a single agent against ovarian cancer cells. The cytotoxicity of MK1775 was examined in a panel of tumor cells using MTT in vitro...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927113/inhibition-of-autophagy-potentiates-the-proliferation-inhibition-activity-of-microrna-7-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#13
Yanna Wang, Qiaoling Wang, Jiqing Song
MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are important molecules that are able to regulate multiple cellular processes in cancer cells. miR-7 has been previously identified as a tumor suppressive miRNA in several types of cancer. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether miR-7 is able to regulate autophagy in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. It was identified that miR-7 was significantly downregulated in tumor tissues compared with adjacent normal tissues. Overexpression of miR-7 inhibited cell proliferative activity, which was partially reversed by miR-7 inhibitor...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927106/association-between-mdr1-gene-of-gastrointestinal-tumors-the-expression-of-p-glycoprotein-and-resistance-to-chemotherapeutic-drugs
#14
Jian-Li Su, Cheng-Hong Wang, Hong-Gang Kang, Jing Zhang, Bao-Zhong Wang, Mei-Rong Liu, Jun Zhao, Lin Liu
The aim of the present study was to examine and discuss the association between multidrug resistance 1 gene (MDR1) of gastrointestinal tumors, the expression of P-glycoprotein and resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs. In this study, 126 cases of patients with gastrointestinal tumors admitted to hospital from February 2013 to February 2015 were selected. The expression levels of MDR1 gene were obsreved in the control population and patients before and after treatment by fluoresecent quantitative PCR. The protein expression level of P-glycoprotein was determined using western blotting and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927101/effects-of-p38mapk-mediated-excision-repair-cross-complementation-1-expression-on-prognosis-of-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#15
Dan He, Xiaomei Ma, Zhenhua Wu, Yang Wang, Shuyuan Zhao, Feng Han, Wei Sun
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of excision repair cross-complementation 1 (ERCC1) expression on the prognosis of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A total of 140 patients with NSCLC who underwent radical resection were included. Immunohistochemical staining was performed on the tissue specimens obtained from patients and correlation analysis was used to determine the association between ERCC1 expression and clinicopathological characteristics. Cell proliferation was assessed using an MTT assay...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927100/hsa-mir-599-suppresses-the-migration-and-invasion-by-targeting-brd4-in-breast-cancer
#16
Yonghui Wang, Yana Sui, Qinwei Zhu, Xiaomei Sui
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-associated mortality in females in the USA. Hsa-miR-599 was demonstrated to function as a tumour suppressor during cancer progression. However, the function and mechanism of the hsa-miR-599 in human breast cancer remain elusive. Thus, the aim of the present study was to investigate the potential role of hsa-miR-599 in breast cancer biology. The expression levels of hsa-miR-599 in 40 pairs of surgical specimens and human breast cancer cell lines were detected using quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927092/synergistic-anticancer-effect-of-curcumin-and-chemotherapy-regimen-fp-in-human-gastric-cancer-mgc-803-cells
#17
Bin He, Wen Wei, Ji Liu, Yundan Xu, Gang Zhao
Curcumin is an anticancer compound that exerts anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects via multiple molecular targets. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the anticancer effects of curcumin in combination with 5-fluorouracil plus cisplatin (FP) on the MGC-803 human gastric cancer cell line. Following treatment with curcumin and/or FP for 24, 48 and 72 h, cell viability, cell cycle progression and the apoptosis rate were evaluated using an MTT assay, flow cytometry and dual acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining, respectively...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927090/downregulation-of-pdcd4-by-mir-21-suppresses-tumor-transformation-and-proliferation-in-a-nude-mouse-renal-cancer-model
#18
Haixin Yuan, Shiyong Xin, Yaoping Huang, Yingfan Bao, Hao Jiang, Liqing Zhou, Xiaoqiang Ren, Liang Li, Qian Wang, Jianguo Zhang
Programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) is known to suppress neoplastic transformation, cell proliferation and metastasis, and to be downregulated by microRNA-21 (miR-21) in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) cell lines and tissues. The aim of the present study was to investigate the roles of and association between PDCD4 and miR-21 in a nude mouse renal cancer model. A total of 24 BALB/c male nude mice were randomly assigned into the following three groups: Negative control (NC; n=8), miR-21 inhibitor (n=8) and miR-21 mimic (n=8)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927087/gimeracil-enhances-the-antitumor-effect-of-cisplatin-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#19
Koji Harada, Tarannum Ferdous, Toyoko Harada, Takanori Takenawa, Yoshiya Ueyama
Gimeracil or 5-chloro-2,4-dihydroxypyridine (CDHP) enhances the antitumor effects of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) by inhibiting dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD), which is involved in the degradation of 5-FU. CDHP, as part of a combination therapy, was also reported to exert a radiosensitizing effect. Therefore, CDHP may have underlying mechanisms of action other than DPD inhibition. The focus of the present study was to investigate the antitumor effects of CDHP and cisplatin (CDDP) combination treatment in vitro and in vivo against oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) tumors...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927076/microrna-154-inhibits-the-growth-and-metastasis-of-gastric-cancer-cells-by-directly-targeting-mtdh
#20
Wenhui Qiao, Nong Cao, Lei Yang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a group of non-protein-coding, highly conserved single-stranded RNA molecules. The abnormal expression of miRNAs has been demonstrated to have an important function in the carcinogenesis and progression of gastric cancer. microRNA-154 (miR-154) has been reported to be downregulated in non-small cell lung, colorectal and prostate cancer. However, the expression and roles of miR-154 in gastric cancer remain to be established. The present study measured the expression levels of miR-154 in gastric cancer tissues and cell lines...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
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