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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871635/fatty-acid-synthase-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-feline-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#1
J Z Walz, J Saha, A Arora, A Khammanivong, M G O'Sullivan, E B Dickerson
Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is an aggressive and treatment-resistant malignancy in both feline and human patients. Recent work has demonstrated aberrant expression of fatty acid synthase (FASN) and an increased capacity for lipogenesis in human OSCC and other cancers. In human OSCC, inhibition of FASN decreased cell viability and growth in vitro, and diminished tumour growth and metastasis in murine preclinical models. This study aimed to characterize FASN as a therapeutic target in feline OSCC. Immunohistochemistry revealed high FASN expression in primary feline OSCC tumours, and FASN expression was detected in OSCC cell lines (3 feline and 3 human) by immunoblotting and quantitative real-time-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
September 4, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835705/discovery-and-characterization-of-the-feline-mirnaome
#2
Alessandro Laganà, Wessel P Dirksen, Wachiraphan Supsavhad, Ayse Selen Yilmaz, Hatice G Ozer, James D Feller, Kiersten A Vala, Carlo M Croce, Thomas J Rosol
The domestic cat is an important human companion animal that can also serve as a relevant model for ~250 genetic diseases, many metabolic and degenerative conditions, and forms of cancer that are analogous to human disorders. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a crucial role in many biological processes and their dysregulation has a significant impact on important cellular pathways and is linked to a variety of diseases. While many species already have a well-defined and characterized miRNAome, miRNAs have not been carefully studied in cats...
August 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802138/inhibition-of-bioenergetic-metabolism-by-the-combination-of-metformin-and-2-deoxyglucose-highly-decreases-viability-of-feline-mammary-carcinoma-cells
#3
María Florencia Arbe, Chiara Fondello, Lucrecia Agnetti, Gabriel Martín Álvarez, Matías Nicolás Tellado, Gerardo Claudio Glikin, Liliana María Elena Finocchiaro, Marcela Solange Villaverde
Feline mammary carcinoma (FMC) is a highly aggressive pathology that has been proposed as an interesting model of breast cancer disease, especially for the hormone refractory subgroup. Recently, cancer cell metabolism has been described as a hallmark of cancer cells. Here, we investigate the effects and mechanism of metabolic modulation by metformin (MET, anti-diabetic drug), 2-deoxyglucose (2DG, hexokinase inhibitor) or a combination of both drugs, MET/2DG on two established FMC cells lines: AlRB (HER2 (3+) and Ki67<5%) and AlRATN (HER2 (-) and Ki67>15%)...
August 3, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766374/biotechnological-production-and-practical-application-of-l-asparaginase-enzyme
#4
Archana Vimal, Awanish Kumar
L-asparaginase is a vital enzyme of medical importance, and renowned as a chemotherapeutic agent. The relevance of this enzyme is not only limited as an anti-cancer agent, it also possesses a wide range of medical application. The application includes the antimicrobial property, treatment of infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, canine and feline cancer. Apart from the health care industry, its significance is also established in the food sector as a food processing agent to reduce the acrylamide concentration...
August 2, 2017: Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738012/evaluation-of-protein-kinase-ck2-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-cats
#5
Claire M Cannon, Janeen H Trembley, Betsy T Kren, Gretchen M Unger, M Gerard O'Sullivan, Ingrid Cornax, Jaime F Modiano, Khalil Ahmed
OBJECTIVE To investigate protein kinase CK2 (CK2) expression in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of cats and to examine effects of CK2 downregulation on in vitro apoptosis and viability in SCC. SAMPLE Biopsy specimens of oral mucosa and testis and blood samples from clinically normal cats, biopsy specimens of oral SCC from cats, and feline SCC (SCCF1) and mammary gland carcinoma (K12) cell lines. PROCEDURES Immunohistochemical labeling for CK2α was performed on biopsy specimens. Sequences of the CK2α subunit gene and CK2α' subunit gene in feline blood and feline cancer cell lines were determined by use of PCR and reverse-transcription PCR assays followed by direct Sanger sequencing...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698696/is-melatonin-of-value-in-cancer-treatment-experience-with-a-case-of-feline-mammary-carcinoma
#6
Beverly Baxter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Canadian Veterinary Journal. la Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652519/dna-methylation-inhibitor-causes-cell-growth-retardation-and-gene-expression-changes-in-feline-lymphoma-cells
#7
Maika Fujita, Masahiro Kaneda
DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism controlling gene expression without affecting DNA sequences, and aberrant DNA methylation patterns are features of a number of diseases. Notably, epigenetic errors in cancer cells have been intensively studied over the last two decades in humans; however, little is known concerning dogs and cats. To analyze DNA methylation and gene expression changes in feline lymphoma cells, we added the DNA methylation inhibitor 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine (5-aza) to three cell lines (3281 and FT-1 cells derived from T-cell lymphoma and MS4 cells derived from B-cell lymphoma)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589078/recent-clinical-trials-of-cancer-immunogene-therapy-in-companion-animals
#8
REVIEW
Liliana M E Finocchiaro, Gerardo C Glikin
This mini-review presents the results of veterinary clinical trials on immunogene therapy published from 2014 to 2016. A variety of tumors, among them melanoma (canine and equine), mastocytoma (canine), mammary adenocarcinoma (canine) and fibrosarcoma (feline) were treated by using diverse strategies. Non-viral vectors were usually employed to transfer genes of cytokines, suicide enzymes and/or tumor associated antigens. In general terms, minor or no adverse collateral effects were related to these procedures, and treated patients frequently improved their conditions (better quality of life, delayed or suppressed recurrence or metastatic spread, increased survival)...
May 20, 2017: World Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585144/weighted-gene-co-expression-network-analysis-of-gene-modules-for-the-prognosis-of-esophageal-cancer
#9
Cong Zhang, Qian Sun
Esophageal cancer is a common malignant tumor, whose pathogenesis and prognosis factors are not fully understood. This study aimed to discover the gene clusters that have similar functions and can be used to predict the prognosis of esophageal cancer. The matched microarray and RNA sequencing data of 185 patients with esophageal cancer were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), and gene co-expression networks were built without distinguishing between squamous carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. The result showed that 12 modules were associated with one or more survival data such as recurrence status, recurrence time, vital status or vital time...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560846/outcome-following-treatment-of-feline-gastrointestinal-mast-cell-tumours
#10
L E Barrett, K Skorupski, D C Brown, N Weinstein, C Clifford, A Szivek, S Haney, S Kraiza, E L Krick
Prognosis of feline gastrointestinal mast cell tumours (FGIMCT), based on limited available literature, is described as guarded to poor, which may influence treatment recommendations and patient outcome. The purpose of this study is to describe the clinical findings, treatment response, and outcome of FGIMCT. Medical records of 31 cats diagnosed with and treated for FGIMCT were retrospectively reviewed. Data collected included signalment, method of diagnosis, tumour location (including metastatic sites), treatment type, cause of death and survival time...
May 31, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554844/control-of-cancer-stem-cell-like-population-by-intracellular-target-identification-followed-by-the-treatment-with-peptide-sirna-complex
#11
Jin Sook Suh, Hyun Jung Lee, Hyun Nam, Beom Soo Jo, Dong Woo Lee, Ji-Hye Kim, Jue Yeon Lee, Chong Pyoung Chung, Gene Lee, Yoon Jeong Park
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a subpopulation of cancer cells and have been known to create cancer reoccurrence during cancer therapy due to their stem cell-like characteristics. However, exact target to control the CSC has not been fully established. Here, we enriched CD44(High) population of MDA-MB-231 cells by CD44 antibody as a CSC marker. By Phospho Antibody Array, CD44(High) population of MDA-MB-231 cells reveals Feline sarcoma-related tyrosine kinase (FER) protein was highly activated. When FER siRNA and low molecular weight protamine (LMWP) as cell penetrating peptides are applied to this population, cancer migration and colony forming ability are inhibited...
September 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548550/felis-catus-papillomavirus-type-2-dna-loads-on-kittens-are-transient-and-do-not-reflect-their-susceptibility-to-infection
#12
Neroli A Thomson, David G Thomas, Karin Weidgraaf, John S Munday
Objectives Felis catus papillomavirus type 2 (FcaPV-2) commonly infects the skin of domestic cats, and mounting evidence suggests that the virus could be involved in a subset of feline skin cancers. The reason why some cats develop FcaPV-2-induced disease and others do not is currently unknown. However, it has been shown that kittens in different litters have markedly different FcaPV-2 DNA loads and the aim of this study was to determine whether these differences could be due to inherent differences in susceptibility to infection...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335614/therapeutic-targeting-of-protein-kinase-ck2-gene-expression-in-feline-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-naturally-occurring-large-animal-model-of-head-and-neck-cancer
#13
Claire M Cannon, Janeen H Trembley, Betsy T Kren, Gretchen M Unger, M Gerard O'Sullivan, Ingrid Cornax, Jaime F Modiano, Khalil Ahmed
Protein kinase CK2 (CK2) is a highly promising target for cancer therapy, and anti-CK2 gene expression therapy has shown effectiveness in rodent models of human head and neck cancer (HNC). To date, there has been no large-animal model of cancer in which to further explore anti-CK2 therapies. Feline oral squamous cell carcinoma (FOSCC) has been proposed as a large-animal model for human HNC, and we have previously shown that CK2 is a rational target in FOSCC. Here we have tested the hypothesis that a novel tenfibgen-coated tumor-specific nanocapsule carrying RNA interference (RNAi) oligonucleotides targeting feline CK2α and CK2α' (TBG-RNAi-fCK2αα') would be safe in cats with FOSCC; assessment of target inhibition and tumor response were secondary aims...
June 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319830/anti-proliferative-effect-of-metformin-on-a-feline-injection-site-sarcoma-cell-line-independent-of-mtor-inhibition
#14
J Pierro, C Saba, K McLean, R Williams, E Karpuzoglu, R Prater, K Hoover, R Gogal
Metformin is an oral hypoglycemic drug that has been shown to inhibit cancer cell proliferation via up-regulation of AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase), and possibly inhibition of mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of metformin on a feline injection site sarcoma cell line. Cells from a feline injection site sarcoma cell line were treated with metformin at varied concentrations. A dose-dependent decrease in cell viability following metformin treatment was observed, with an IC50 of 8...
March 6, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163271/intestinal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-in-a-cat
#15
Akihisa Suwa, Tetsuya Shimoda
A 12-year-old, 3.6-kg, spayed female domestic shorthaired cat had a 2-month history of anorexia and weight loss. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed an exophytic mass originating from the jejunum with very poor central and poor peripheral contrast enhancement. On day 14, surgical resection of the jejunum and mass with 5-cm margins and an end-to-end anastomosis were performed. Histopathological examination revealed the mass was a transmural, invasive cancer showing exophytic growth and originating from the small intestinal muscle layer...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131552/comparative-analysis-of-the-feline-immunoglobulin-repertoire
#16
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sebastian C J Steiniger, Jacob Glanville, Douglas W Harris, Thomas L Wilson, Gregory C Ippolito, Steven A Dunham
Next-Generation Sequencing combined with bioinformatics is a powerful tool for analyzing the large number of DNA sequences present in the expressed antibody repertoire and these data sets can be used to advance a number of research areas including antibody discovery and engineering. The accurate measurement of the immune repertoire sequence composition, diversity and abundance is important for understanding the repertoire response in infections, vaccinations and cancer immunology and could also be useful for elucidating novel molecular targets...
March 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093106/genetic-and-epigenetic-aberrations-of-p16-in-feline-primary-neoplastic-diseases-and-tumor-cell-lines-of-lymphoid-and-non-lymphoid-origins
#17
H Mochizuki, A Fujiwara-Igarashi, M Sato, Y Goto-Koshino, K Ohno, H Tsujimoto
The p16 gene acts as a tumor suppressor by regulating the cell cycle and is frequently inactivated in human and canine cancers. The aim of this study was to characterize genetic and epigenetic alterations of the p16 in feline lymphoid and non-lymphoid malignancies, using 74 primary tumors and 11 tumor cell lines. Cloning of feline p16 and subsequent sequence analysis revealed 11 germline sequence polymorphisms in control cats. Bisulfite sequencing analysis of the p16 promoter region in a feline lymphoma cell line revealed that promoter methylation was associated with decreased mRNA expression...
January 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031367/barriers-to-infection-of-human-cells-by-feline-leukemia-virus-insights-into-resistance-to-zoonosis
#18
Anne Terry, Anna Kilbey, Asif Naseer, Laura S Levy, Shamim Ahmad, Ciorsdaidh Watts, Nancy Mackay, Ewan Cameron, Sam Wilson, James C Neil
The human genome displays a rich fossil record of past gammaretrovirus infections, yet no current epidemic is evident, despite environmental exposure to viruses that infect human cells in vitro Feline leukemia viruses (FeLVs) rank high on this list, but neither domestic nor workplace exposure has been associated with detectable serological responses. Nonspecific inactivation of gammaretroviruses by serum factors appears insufficient to explain these observations. To investigate further, we explored the susceptibilities of primary and established human cell lines to FeLV-B, the most likely zoonotic variant...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975234/pharmacokinetics-and-derivation-of-an-anticancer-dosing-regimen-for-the-novel-anti-cancer-agent-isobutyl-deoxynyboquinone-ib-dnq-a-nqo1-bioactivatable-molecule-in-the-domestic-felid-species
#19
Alycen P Lundberg, Joshua M Francis, Malgorzata Pajak, Elizabeth I Parkinson, Kathryn L Wycislo, Thomas J Rosol, Megan E Brown, Cheryl A London, Levent Dirikolu, Paul J Hergenrother, Timothy M Fan
Isobutyl-deoxynyboquinone (IB-DNQ) is a selective substrate for NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase (NQO1), an enzyme overexpressed in many solid tumors. Following activation by NQO1, IB-DNQ participates in a catalytic futile reduction/reoxidation cycle with consequent toxic reactive oxygen species generation within the tumor microenvironment. To elucidate the potential of IB-DNQ to serve as a novel anticancer agent, in vitro studies coupled with in vivo pharmacokinetic and toxicologic investigations in the domestic felid species were conducted to investigate the tractability of IB-DNQ as a translationally applicable anticancer agent...
December 14, 2016: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933665/detection-of-dna-sequences-from-a-novel-papillomavirus-in-a-feline-basal-cell-carcinoma
#20
John S Munday, Adrienne French, Neroli Thomson
BACKGROUND: Basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are uncommon feline skin neoplasms of uncertain cause. CASE: A 14-year-old Abyssinian cat developed a soft dermal nodule on the dorsal thorax. This mass grew slowly over a six month period before being surgically excised. METHODS AND RESULTS: Histology revealed a BCC. Additionally, changes suggestive of an early Bowenoid in situ carcinoma (BISC) were present in the overlying epidermis. Both the BCC and the BISC contained papillomavirus-induced cell changes and prominent basophilic intracytoplasmic bodies...
April 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
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