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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340506/neuromedin-u-alters-bioenergetics-and-expands-the-cancer-stem-cell-phenotype-in-her2-positive-breast-cancer
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Vanesa G Martinez, John Crown, Richard K Porter, Lorraine O'Driscoll
Neuromedin U (NmU) is a neuropeptide belonging to the neuromedin family. Recently, we reported a significant association between NmU and breast cancer, particularly correlating with increased aggressiveness, resistance to HER2-targeted therapies and overall significantly poorer outcome for patients, although the mechanism through which it exerts this effect remained unexplained. Investigating this, here we found that ectopic over-expression of NmU in HER2-positive breast cancer cells induced aberrant metabolism, with increased glycolysis, likely due to enhanced pyruvate dehydrogenase kinase activity...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340475/irinotecan-upregulates-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-3-expression-in-colorectal-cancer-cells-which-mitigates-irinotecan-induced-apoptosis
#2
Zeynep N Erdem, Stefanie Schwarz, Daniel Drev, Christine Heinzle, Andrea Reti, Petra Heffeter, Xenia Hudec, Klaus Holzmann, Bettina Grasl-Kraupp, Walter Berger, Michael Grusch, Brigitte Marian
BACKGROUND: Irinotecan (IRI) is an integral part of colorectal cancer (CRC) therapy, but response rates are unsatisfactory and resistance mechanisms are still insufficiently understood. As fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) mediates essential survival signals in CRC, it is a candidate gene for causing intrinsic resistance to IRI. METHODS: We have used cell line models overexpressing FGFR3 to study the receptor's impact on IRI response. For pathway blockade, a dominant-negative receptor mutant and a small molecule kinase inhibitor were employed...
March 21, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340411/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-chalcone-derivatives-as-a-new-class-of-microtubule-destabilizing-agents
#3
Xiaochao Huang, Rizhen Huang, Lingxue Li, Shaohua Gou, Hengshan Wang
A series of novel chalcone derivatives were designed and synthesized as potential antitumor agents. Structures of target molecules were confirmed by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and HR-MS, and evaluated for their in vitro anti-proliferative activities using MTT assay. Among them, compound 12k displayed potent activity against the test tumor cell lines including multidrug resistant human cancer lines, with the IC50 values ranged from 3.75 to 8.42 μM. In addition, compound 12k was found to induce apoptosis in NCI-H460 cells via the mitochondrial pathway, including an increase of the ROS level, loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, release of cytochrome c, down-regulation of Bcl-2, up-regulation of Bax, activation of caspase-9 and caspase-3, respectively...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339582/hypoxia-in-the-glioblastoma-microenvironment-shaping-the-phenotype-of-cancer-stem-like-cells
#4
Nicole Colwell, Mioara Larion, Amber J Giles, Ashlee N Seldomridge, Saman Sizdahkhani, Mark R Gilbert, Deric M Park
Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive malignant primary brain tumor. Cellular heterogeneity is a characteristic feature of the disease and contributes to the difficulty in formulating effective therapies. Glioma stem-like cells (GSCs) have been identified as a subpopulation of tumor cells that are thought to be largely responsible for resistance to treatment. Intratumoral hypoxia contributes to maintenance of the GSCs by supporting the critical stem cell traits of multipotency, self-renewal, and tumorigenicity...
January 19, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339092/macc1-decreases-the-chemosensitivity-of-gastric-cancer-cells-to-oxaliplatin-by-regulating-fasn-expression
#5
Jiangman Duan, Lishan Chen, Minyu Zhou, Jingwen Zhang, Li Sun, Na Huang, Jianping Bin, Yulin Liao, Wangjun Liao
The effect of chemotherapeutic agents is limited as a result of drug resistance, which demands prompt solutions provided by clinical studies. To date, the underlying mechanisms of chemotherapy resistance are relatively unknown. Metastasis-associated in colon cancer 1 (MACC1) is an oncogene associated with the progression and prognosis of gastric cancer (GC). Bioinformatic analysis revealed that MACC1 is positively associated with fatty acid synthase (FASN), a major enzyme of lipogenesis, and drives chemoresistance to oxaliplatin in GC...
March 22, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339079/a-p110%C3%AE-specific-inhibitor-combined-with-bortezomib-blocks-drug-resistance-properties-of-ebv-related-b-cell-origin-cancer-cells-via-regulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#6
Ga Bin Park, Yoon Hee Chung, Jee-Yeong Jeong, Daejin Kim
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is closely related to carcinogenesis of various cancers, and is also associated with the development of drug resistance in cancer stem cells. However, in EBV-positive cancer cells, the mechanistic details of the downstream signaling and the connection of PI3K with the NF-κB pathway for development of drug resistance remain controversial. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and multiple myeloma (MM) cells infected by EBV display drug resistance-related proteins (MDR1, MRP1 and MRP2) and stem cell markers (OCT4 and SOX2)...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339062/p53-microrna-374b-akt1-regulates-colorectal-cancer-cell-apoptosis-in-response-to-dna-damage
#7
Hangjun Gong, Yu Cao, Gang Han, Yun Zhang, Qing You, Yidong Wang, Yamin Pan
Colorectal cancer (CRC) has a rising morbidity worldwide and its resistance to chemotherapy has been observed in clinical treatment. Tumor suppressor p53 is well-studied in CRC, but little is known about its effects during DNA damage of CRC cells. This study was aimed at uncovering potential mechanisms of p53 regarding microRNA-374b and v-akt murine thymoma viral oncogene homolog 1 (AKT1) during DNA damage of CRC cells. CRC cells HCT116 and HT29 were transfected with p53-specific small interfering RNA (siRNA), p53 overexpression vector or miR-374b inhibitor, and then treated with 10 µM bleomycin (BLM) for 24 h to induce DNA damage...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339028/2-methoxyestradiol-enhances-radiosensitivity-in-radioresistant-melanoma-mda-mb-435r-cells-by-regulating-glycolysis-via-hif-1%C3%AE-pdk1-axis
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Hong Zhao, Huangang Jiang, Zheng Li, Yafei Zhuang, Yinyin Liu, Shuliang Zhou, Youde Xiao, Conghua Xie, Fuxiang Zhou, Yunfeng Zhou
HIF-1α overexpression is associated with radio-resistance of various cancers. A radioresistant human melanoma cell model MDA-MB-435R (435R) was established by us previously. Compared with the parental cells MDA-MB‑435 (435S), an elevated level of HIF-1α expression in 435R cells was demonstrated in our recent experiments. Therefore, in the current study, we sought to determine whether selective HIF-1α inhibitors could radiosensitize the 435R cells to X-ray, and to identify the potential mechanisms. Our data demonstrated that inhibition of HIF-1α with 2-methoxyestradiol (2-MeOE2) significantly enhanced radiosensitivity of 435R cells...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338617/egfr-family-members-regulation-of-autophagy-is-at-a-crossroads-of-cell-survival-and-death-in-cancer
#9
REVIEW
Elizabeth Henson, Yongqiang Chen, Spencer Gibson
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling pathways are altered in many cancers contributing to increased cell survival. These alterations are caused mainly through increased expression or mutation of EGFR family members EGFR, ErbB2, ErbB3, and ErbB4. These receptors have been successfully targeted for cancer therapy. Specifically, a monoclonal antibody against ErbB2, trastuzumab, and a tyrosine kinase inhibitor against EGFR, gefitinib, have improved the survival of breast and lung cancer patients...
March 24, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338196/study-on-the-proliferation-of-human-gastric-cancer-cell-ags-by-activation-of-egfr-in-h2o2
#10
Q Wang, W Shen, G-Q Tao, J Sun, L-P Shi
OBJECTIVE: This study is to investigate the effect of low concentration hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) on the proliferation of gastric cancer AGS cell line in vitro and the mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: AGS cells were treated with different low concentrations of H2O2 (1, 0.1, 0.01, and 0.001 μm) for 48 hours. The effect of H2O2 concentration gradient on the activity of AGS cell activities was detected by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) method. The expression of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and its downstream signaling pathway extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) protein in H2O2 was detected by Western blot method; moreover, the effect of H2O2 on intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) in AGS cells was observed under the fluorescence microscope and quantitative analysis by flow cytometry...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338172/antidiabetic-drug-metformin-mitigates-ovarian-cancer-skov3-cell-growth-by-triggering-g2-m-cell-cycle-arrest-and-inhibition-of-m-tor-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
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Y-L Fu, Q-H Zhang, X-W Wang, H He
OBJECTIVE: Metformin is one of most extensively prescribed oral hypoglycemic drug and has received increased attention in recent times for its antitumorigenic potential. Many possible mechanisms have been proposed for the ability of metformin to overturn cancer growth in vitro and in vivo. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the anticancer activity of metformin against ovarian SKOV3 cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Anticancer activity and IC50 value of metformin were determined by MTT assay...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337955/examining-the-in-vitro-efficacy-of-the-iap-antagonist-birinapant-as-a-single-agent-or-in-combination-with-dacarbazine-to-induce-melanoma-cell-death
#12
Vesna Vetma, Jan Rožanc, Emilie M Charles, Christian T Hellwig, Leonidas G Alexopoulos, Markus Rehm
Antagonists of inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs), alone or in combination with genotoxic therapeutics, have been shown to efficiently induce cell death in various solid tumours. The IAP antagonist birinapant is currently being tested in phase II clinical trials. We herein aimed to investigate the in vitro anti-tumour efficacy of dacarbazine, both as a single agent and in combination with birinapant, in melanoma cell lines. Covering clinically relevant drug concentration ranges, we conducted a total of 5400 measurements in a panel of 12 human melanoma cell lines representing different stages of disease progression...
March 23, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337841/yeast-aquaporin-regulation-by-4-hydroxynonenal-is-implicated-in-oxidative-stress-response
#13
Claudia Rodrigues, Ivana Tartaro Bujak, Branka Mihaljević, Graça Soveral, Ana Cipak Gasparovic
Reactive oxygen species, especially hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ), contribute to functional molecular impairment and cellular damage, but also are necessary in normal cellular metabolism, and in low doses play stimulatory role in cell proliferation and stress resistance. In parallel, reactive aldehydes such as 4-hydroxynonenal (HNE), are lipid peroxidation breakdown products which also contribute to regulation of numerous cellular processes. Recently, channeling of H2 O2 by some mammalian aquaporin isoforms has been reported and suggested to contribute to aquaporin involvement in cancer malignancies, although the mechanism by which these membrane water channels are implicated in oxidative stress is not clear...
March 24, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337711/circulating-tumor-dna-for-mutation-detection-and-identification-of-mechanisms-of-resistance-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Kay T Yeung, Soham More, Brian Woodward, Victor Velculescu, Hatim Husain
Targeted therapies have changed the treatment landscape of non-small cell lung cancer over the past decade. Analyses of cell free circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) provide a non-invasive and robust approach for cancer diagnosis and prognosis, real-time monitoring of treatment response, and the identification of appropriate therapeutic targets based on the detection of tumor genetic aberrations. Recent improvements in the sensitivity, specificity, and feasibility of ctDNA detection assays allow the possibility for implementation into clinical practice...
March 24, 2017: Molecular Diagnosis & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337662/a83-01-inhibits-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-upregulation-of-wnt3-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-her2-overexpressing-breast-cancer-cells
#15
Yanyuan Wu, Trinh Tran, Sami Dwabe, Marianna Sarkissyan, Juri Kim, Miguel Nava, Sheilah Clayton, Richard Pietras, Robin Farias-Eisner, Jaydutt V Vadgama
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the mechanisms of interactions between TGF-β and Wnt/β-catenin pathways that induce and regulate EMT and promote breast cancer cells to become resistant to treatment. METHODS: The effect of TGF-β on Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway was examined by using a human Wnt/β-catenin-regulated cDNA plate array and western blot analysis. The interaction of Twist at promoter of Wnt3 was examined by chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) assay...
March 23, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337641/inhibition-of-proliferation-of-prostate-cancer-cell-line-du-145-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-using-salvia-miltiorrhiza-bunge
#16
Woong Jin Bae, Jin Bong Choi, Kang Sup Kim, U Syn Ha, Sung Hoo Hong, Ji Youl Lee, Tae-Kon Hwang, Sung Yeoun Hwang, Zhi-Ping Wang, Sae Woong Kim
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the antiproliferative activity of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge. (SM) on the castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) cell line DU-145, in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: Prostate cancer cell line (DU-145) and normal prostate cell line (RWPE-1) were treated with SM at different concentrations (3.125, 12.5, 25 and 50 μg/mL) to investigate the antiproliferative effects. DNA laddering analysis was performed to investigate the apoptosis of DU-145 cells...
March 23, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337375/hmga2-regulates-cd44-expression-to-promote-gastric-cancer-cell-motility-and-sphere-formation
#17
Junying Sun, Baocun Sun, Dongwang Zhu, Xiulan Zhao, Yanhui Zhang, Xueyi Dong, Na Che, Jing Li, Fang Liu, Nan Zhao, Danfang Zhang, Tieju Liu, Xian Lin
High mobility group AT-hook 2 (HMGA2) is a transcriptional modulator that mediates motility and self-renewal in cancer stem cells. Gastric cancer (GC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. GC contains a population of stem-like cells that promote tumor invasion and resistance to therapy. In the current study, we investigated the expression of HMGA2 and the cancer stem cell marker CD44 in 200 GC samples and found that HMGA2 and CD44 were significantly associated with distant metastasis, histological differentiation and poor prognosis in GC patients...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337373/heparanase-promotes-radiation-resistance-of-cervical-cancer-by-upregulating-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1
#18
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
#19
REVIEW
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/28337331/light-regulated-no-release-as-a-novel-strategy-to-overcome-doxorubicin-multidrug-resistance
#20
Konstantin Chegaev, Aurore Fraix, Elena Gazzano, Gamal Eldein F Abd-Ellatef, Marco Blangetti, Barbara Rolando, Sabrina Conoci, Chiara Riganti, Roberta Fruttero, Alberto Gasco, Salvatore Sortino
Nitric oxide (NO) release from a suitable NO photodonor (NOP) can be fine-tuned by visible light stimuli at doses that are not toxic to cells but that inhibit several efflux pumps; these are mainly responsible for the multidrug resistance of the anticancer agent doxorubicin (DOX). The strategy may thus increase DOX toxicity against resistant cancer cells. Moreover, a novel molecular hybrid covalently joining DOX and NOP showed similar increased toxicity toward resistant cancer cells and, in addition, lower cardiotoxicity than DOX...
March 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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