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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810660/recent-advancements-in-understanding-mammalian-o-mannosylation
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M Osman Sheikh, Stephanie M Halmo, Lance Wells
The post-translational glycosylation of select proteins by O-linked mannose (O-mannose or O-man) is a conserved modification from yeast to humans and has been shown to be necessary for proper development and growth. The most well studied O-mannosylated mammalian protein is α-dystroglycan (α-DG). Hypoglycosylation of α-DG results in varying severities of congenital muscular dystrophies, cancer progression and metastasis, and inhibited entry and infection of certain arenaviruses. Defects in the gene products responsible for post-translational modification of α-DG, primarily glycosyltransferases, are the basis for these diseases...
September 1, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808810/interactions-of-cisplatin-analogues-with-lysozyme-a-comparative-analysis
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Giarita Ferraro, Ilaria De Benedictis, Annamaria Malfitano, Giancarlo Morelli, Ettore Novellino, Daniela Marasco
The biophysical characterization of drug binding to proteins plays a key role in structural biology and in the discovery and optimization of drug discovery processes. The search for optimal combinations of biophysical techniques that can correctly and efficiently identify and quantify binding of metal-based drugs to their final target is challenging, due to the physicochemical properties of these agents. Different cisplatin derivatives have shown different citotoxicities in most common cancer lines, suggesting that they exert their biological activity via different mechanisms of action...
August 14, 2017: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808589/anti-angiogenic-agents-for-the-treatment-of-solid-tumors-potential-pathways-therapy-and-current-strategies-a-review
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REVIEW
Ahmed M Al-Abd, Abdulmohsin J Alamoudi, Ashraf B Abdel-Naim, Thikryat A Neamatallah, Osama M Ashour
Recent strategies for the treatment of cancer, other than just tumor cell killing have been under intensive development, such as anti-angiogenic therapeutic approach. Angiogenesis inhibition is an important strategy for the treatment of solid tumors, which basically depends on cutting off the blood supply to tumor micro-regions, resulting in pan-hypoxia and pan-necrosis within solid tumor tissues. The differential activation of angiogenesis between normal and tumor tissues makes this process an attractive strategic target for anti-tumor drug discovery...
November 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808501/evolving-treatment-landscape-for-early-and-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Sally C Lau, Winson Y Cheung
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is an infrequent cancer with a high disease related mortality rate, even in the context of early stage disease. Until recently, the rate of death from pancreatic cancer has remained largely similar whereby gemcitabine monotherapy was the mainstay of systemic treatment for most stages of disease. With the discovery of active multi-agent chemotherapy regimens, namely FOLFIRINOX and gemcitabine plus nab-paclitaxel, the treatment landscape of pancreatic cancer is slowly evolving...
July 15, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808415/foxo-signaling-pathways-as-therapeutic-targets-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Mohd Farhan, Haitao Wang, Uma Gaur, Peter J Little, Jiangping Xu, Wenhua Zheng
Many transcription factors play a key role in cellular differentiation and the delineation of cell phenotype. Transcription factors are regulated by phosphorylation, ubiquitination, acetylation/deacetylation and interactions between two or more proteins controlling multiple signaling pathways. These pathways regulate different physiological processes and pathological events, such as cancer and other diseases. The Forkhead box O (FOXO) is one subfamily of the fork head transcription factor family with important roles in cell fate decisions and this subfamily is also suggested to play a pivotal functional role as a tumor suppressor in a wide range of cancers...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808042/50-years-on-%C3%A2-the-discovery-of-tubulin-continues-to-advance-cancer-treatment
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EDITORIAL
Karen Crasta, Ritu Aneja
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Endocrine-related Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807940/mitotic-vulnerability-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-associated-with-lin9-is-targetable-with-bet-inhibitors
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Jennifer M Sahni, Sylvia S Gayle, Bryan Webb, Kristen L Weber-Bonk, Darcie D Seachrist, Salendra Singh, Steven T Sizemore, Nicole A Restrepo, Gurkan Bebek, Peter Scacheri, Vinay Varadan, Matthew K Summers, Ruth A Keri
Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) are highly aggressive, lack FDA-approved targeted therapies, and frequently recur, making the discovery of novel therapeutic targets for this disease imperative. Our previous analysis of the molecular mechanisms of action of Bromodomain and extraterminal protein inhibitors (BETi) in TNBC revealed these drugs cause multinucleation, indicating BET proteins are essential for efficient mitosis and cytokinesis. Here, using live cell imaging, we show that BET inhibition prolonged mitotic progression and induced mitotic cell death, both of which are indicative of mitotic catastrophe...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807234/third-generation-egfr-tkis-in-egfr-mutated-nsclc-where-are-we-now-and-where-are-we-going
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REVIEW
A Russo, T Franchina, G R R Ricciardi, V Smiroldo, M Picciotto, M Zanghì, C Rolfo, V Adamo
The therapeutic landscape of Non Small Lung Cancer (NSCLC) has been profoundly changed over the last decade with the clinical introduction of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) and the discovery of EGFR activating mutations as the major predictive factor to these agents. Despite impressive clinical activity against EGFR-mutated NSCLCs, the benefit seen with 1st and 2nd generation EGFR TKIs is usually transient and virtually all patients become resistant. Several different mechanisms of acquired resistance have been reported to date, but the vast majority of patients develop a secondary exon 20 mutation in the ATP-binding site of EGFR, namely T790M...
September 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807232/ovarian-cancer-novel-molecular-aspects-for-clinical-assessment
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REVIEW
Raffaele Palmirotta, Erica Silvestris, Stella D'Oronzo, Angela Cardascia, Franco Silvestris
Ovarian cancer is a very heterogeneous tumor which has been traditionally characterized according to the different histological subtypes and differentiation degree. In recent years, innovative molecular screening biotechnologies have allowed to identify further subtypes of this cancer based on gene expression profiles, mutational features, and epigenetic factors. These novel classification systems emphasizing the molecular signatures within the broad spectrum of ovarian cancer have not only allowed a more precise prognostic prediction, but also proper therapeutic strategies for specific subgroups of patients...
September 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807052/whole-blood-rna-transcript-based-models-can-predict-clinical-response-in-two-large-independent-clinical-studies-of-patients-with-advanced-melanoma-treated-with-the-checkpoint-inhibitor-tremelimumab
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Philip Friedlander, Karl Wassmann, Alan M Christenfeld, David Fisher, Chrisann Kyi, John M Kirkwood, Nina Bhardwaj, William K Oh
BACKGROUND: Tremelimumab is an antibody that blocks CTLA-4 and demonstrates clinical efficacy in a subset of advanced melanoma patients. An unmet clinical need exists for blood-based response-predictive gene signatures to facilitate clinically effective and cost-efficient use of such immunotherapeutic interventions. METHODS: Peripheral blood samples were collected in PAXgene® tubes from 210 treatment-naïve melanoma patients receiving tremelimumab in a worldwide, multicenter phase III study (discovery dataset)...
August 15, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806777/a-synthetic-sickness-screen-for-senescence-re-engagement-targets-in-mutant-cancer-backgrounds
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Claire J Cairney, Lauren S Godwin, Alan E Bilsland, Sharon Burns, Katrina H Stevenson, Lynn McGarry, John Revie, Jon D Moore, Ceri M Wiggins, Rebecca S Collinson, Clare Mudd, Elpida Tsonou, Mahito Sadaie, Dorothy C Bennett, Masashi Narita, Christopher J Torrance, W Nicol Keith
Senescence is a universal barrier to immortalisation and tumorigenesis. As such, interest in the use of senescence-induction in a therapeutic context has been gaining momentum in the past few years; however, senescence and immortalisation remain underserved areas for drug discovery owing to a lack of robust senescence inducing agents and an incomplete understanding of the signalling events underlying this complex process. In order to address this issue we undertook a large-scale morphological siRNA screen for inducers of senescence phenotypes in the human melanoma cell line A375P...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806259/serendipitous-discovery-of-isolated-gastric-metastases-from-adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung-on-staging-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Punit Sharma, Amit Dutt Dwary, Enam Murshed Khan
Gastric metastasis from lung cancer is rare. We here present the case of a 59-year-old man with lung adenocarcinoma where isolated gastric metastases were discovered on staging F-FDG PET-CT, confirmed with endoscopy and biopsy.
August 12, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805711/a-dereplication-and-bioguided-discovery-approach-to-reveal-new-compounds-from-a-marine-derived-fungus-stilbella-fimetaria
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Sara Kildgaard, Karolina Subko, Emma Phillips, Violaine Goidts, Mercedes de la Cruz, Caridad Díaz, Charlotte H Gotfredsen, Birgitte Andersen, Jens C Frisvad, Kristian F Nielsen, Thomas O Larsen
A marine-derived Stilbella fimetaria fungal strain was screened for new bioactive compounds based on two different approaches: (i) bio-guided approach using cytotoxicity and antimicrobial bioassays; and (ii) dereplication based approach using liquid chromatography with both diode array detection and high resolution mass spectrometry. This led to the discovery of several bioactive compound families with different biosynthetic origins, including pimarane-type diterpenoids and hybrid polyketide-non ribosomal peptide derived compounds...
August 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805059/probing-membrane-receptor-ligand-specificity-with-surface-and-tip-enhanced-raman-scattering
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Lifu Xiao, Karen A Bailey, Hao Wang, Zachary D Schultz
The specific interaction between a ligand and a protein is a key component in minimizing off-target effects in drug discovery. Investigating these interactions with membrane protein receptors can be quite challenging. In this report, we show how spectral variance observed in surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and tip-enhanced Raman scattering (TERS) can be correlated with ligand specificity in affinity-based assays. Variations in the enhanced Raman spectra of three peptide ligands (i.e. cyclic-RGDFC, cyclic-isoDGRFC, and CisoDGRC), which have different binding affinity to αvβ3 integrin, are reported from isolated proteins and from receptors in intact cancer cell membranes...
August 14, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804489/normalized-synergy-predicts-that-cd8-co-receptor-contribution-to-t-cell-receptor-tcr-and-pmhc-binding-decreases-as-tcr-affinity-increases-in-human-viral-specific-t-cells
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Chad M Williams, Alexandra A Schonnesen, Shu-Qi Zhang, Ke-Yue Ma, Chenfeng He, Tori Yamamoto, S Gail Eckhardt, Christopher A Klebanoff, Ning Jiang
The discovery of naturally occurring T cell receptors (TCRs) that confer specific, high-affinity recognition of pathogen and cancer-associated antigens remains a major goal in cellular immunotherapies. The contribution of the CD8 co-receptor to the interaction between the TCR and peptide-bound major histocompatibility complex (pMHC) has previously been correlated with the activation and responsiveness of CD8(+) T cells. However, these studies have been limited to model systems of genetically engineered hybridoma TCRs or transgenic mouse TCRs against either a single epitope or an array of altered peptide ligands...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803677/indole-fused-azepines-and-analogues-as-anticancer-lead-molecules-privileged-findings-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Ashok K Singh, Vinit Raj, Sudipta Saha
The search for new lead compounds of simple structure, displaying highest quality anti-tumor potency with new mechanisms of action and least adverse effects is the major intention of cancer drug discovery now a days. For the time being, indole-fused azepines emerged as a simple class of compounds prolifically designed with strong pharmacological significances in particular of cancer protecting ability. In the recent years from the efforts of our research group, indole-fused heteroazepines, a simple structural class achieved by fusion of indole with oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen containing heteroazepine rings, have known for its superior outcomes in cancer treatment...
August 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803046/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-pyrazolochalcones-as-potential-modulators-of-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-and-inducers-of-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Anver Basha Shaik, Garikapati Koteswara Rao, G Bharath Kumar, Nibeditha Patel, Vangala Santhosh Reddy, Irfan Khan, Sunitha Rani Routhu, C Ganesh Kumar, Immadi Veena, Kunta Chandra Shekar, Madan Barkume, Shailesh Jadhav, Aarti Juvekar, Jyoti Kode, Manika Pal-Bhadra, Ahmed Kamal
Cancer has been established as the "Emperor of all maladies". In recent years, medicinal chemistry has focused on identifying novel anti-cancer compounds; though discovery of these compounds appears to be a herculean task. In present study, we synthesized forty pyrazolochalcone conjugates and explored their cytotoxic activity against a panel of sixty cancer cell lines. Fifteen conjugates of the series showed excellent growth inhibition (13b-e, 13h-j, 14c-d, 15 a, 15 c-d, 16b, 16d and 18f; GI50 for MCF-7: 0...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802831/validation-of-a-targeted-rna-sequencing-assay-for-kinase-fusion-detection-in-solid-tumors
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Julie W Reeser, Dorrelyn Martin, Jharna Miya, Esko A Kautto, Ezra Lyon, Eliot Zhu, Michele R Wing, Amy Smith, Matthew Reeder, Eric Samorodnitsky, Hannah Parks, Karan R Naik, Joseph Gozgit, Nicholas Nowacki, Kurtis D Davies, Marileila Varella-Garcia, Lianbo Yu, Aharon G Freud, Joshua Coleman, Dara L Aisner, Sameek Roychowdhury
Kinase gene fusions are important drivers of oncogenic transformation and can be inhibited with targeted therapies. Clinical grade diagnostics using RNA sequencing to detect gene rearrangements in solid tumors are limited, and the few that are available require prior knowledge of fusion break points. To address this, we have analytically validated a targeted RNA sequencing assay (OSU-SpARKFuse) for fusion detection that interrogates complete transcripts from 93 kinase and transcription factor genes. From a total of 74 positive and 36 negative control samples, OSU-SpARKFuse had 93...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802482/recent-advances-on-cdk-inhibitors-an-insight-by-means-of-in-silico-methods
#19
REVIEW
Marco Tutone, Anna Maria Almerico
The cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs) are a small family of serine/threonine protein kinases that can act as a potential therapeutic target in several proliferative diseases, including cancer. This short review is a survey on the more recent research progresses in the field achieved by using in silico methods. All the "armamentarium" available to the medicinal chemists (docking protocols and molecular dynamics, fragment-based, de novo design, virtual screening, and QSAR) has been employed to the discovery of new, potent, and selective inhibitors of cyclin dependent kinases...
August 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801331/autoimmune-gastrointestinal-dysmotility-due-to-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Anna Maria Lipowska, Dejan Micic, Allison Cavallo, Edwin McDonald
The diagnosis of autoimmune gastrointestinal dysmotility requires a high level of clinical suspicion when standard work-up is unrevealing. We report the case of a 56-year-old male patient with history of tobacco use and a subacute presentation of weight loss, vomiting and cerebellar ataxia. The discovery of paraneoplastic type 1 antineuronal nuclear antibodies and neuronal acetylcholine receptor antibodies led to further directed imaging and diagnostic studies in spite of prior negative chest imaging. Bronchoscopy with endobronchial ultrasound was used to confirm a diagnosis of small cell lung cancer and paraneoplastic syndrome as the cause of the presenting upper gastrointestinal symptoms...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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