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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430527/herc4-is-overexpressed-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-contributes-to-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#1
Yi Zheng, Jie Li, Chenwei Pan, Guangyao Zhou, Lu Zhuge, Lingxiang Jin, Peipei Fang
Recently, more and more evidences unveiled that ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) makes an important contribution to the occurrence and development of cancer. HERC4 is one identified Ubiqutin ligase E3, a member of UPS. Although some studies showed that HERC4 abnormally expresses in many cancer cells, till now, nothing has been reported about the function of HERC4 in the development of hepatoma carcinoma. To this end, in this study, we studied the function of HERC4 for the first time in hepatoma carcinoma cells...
April 21, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424418/the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-is-required-for-induction-of-p21cip1-waf1-expression-and-growth-inhibition-by-su5416-in-hepatoma-cells
#2
Edmond F O'Donnell, Hyo Sang Jang, Martin Pearce, Nancy I Kerkvliet, Siva Kumar Kolluri
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a potential clinical target for cancer and autoimmune dysfunction. Identifying selective AhR modulators that produce desirable clinical outcomes represents an opportunity for developing new anti-cancer agents. Repurposing clinically-used drugs with established safety profiles that activate the AhR represents a good starting place to pursue this goal. In this study, we characterized the AhR-dependent effects of SU5416 (Semaxanib) following its identification in a small-molecule library screen...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424190/odd-chain-fatty-acids-as-a-biomarker-for-dietary-fiber-intake-a-novel-pathway-for-endogenous-production-from-propionate
#3
Karolin Weitkunat, Sara Schumann, Daniela Nickel, Silke Hornemann, Klaus J Petzke, Matthias B Schulze, Andreas Fh Pfeiffer, Susanne Klaus
Background: The risk of type 2 diabetes is inversely correlated with plasma concentrations of odd-chain fatty acids [OCFAs; pentadecanoic acid (15:0) and heptadecanoic acid (17:0)], which are considered as biomarkers for dairy fat intake in humans. However, rodent studies suggest that OCFAs are synthesized endogenously from gut-derived propionate. Propionate increases with dietary fiber consumption and has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity.Objective: We hypothesized that OCFAs are produced in humans from dietary fibers by a novel endogenous pathway...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423714/usefulness-of-the-mrp2-promoter-to-overcome-the-chemoresistance-of-gastrointestinal-and-liver-tumors-by-enhancing-the-expression-of-the-drug-transporter-oatp1b1
#4
Elisa Herraez, Laura Sanchez-Vicente, Rocio I R Macias, Oscar Briz, Jose J G Marin
Tumor response to chemotherapy is often limited by drug export through ABC proteins. To overcome this problem, here we have investigated the usefulness of inducing the expression of the multidrug uptake transporter OATP1B1 under the control of the MRP2 promoter (MRP2pr). Human hepatoma cells (Alexander) were transfected with MRP2pr fragments of different length fused to the firefly luciferase ORF in order to select the shortest fragment with the highest response to dexamethasone, which was subsequently used to generate the chimeric construct MRP2pr-OATP1B1-V5...
March 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423519/vitamin-d-and-vdr-in-cancer-cachexia-and-muscle-regeneration
#5
Andrea Camperi, Fabrizio Pin, Domiziana Costamagna, Fabio Penna, Maria Lopez Menduina, Zaira Aversa, Teresa Zimmers, Roberto Verzaro, Raffaella Fittipaldi, Giuseppina Caretti, Francesco Maria Baccino, Maurizio Muscaritoli, Paola Costelli
Low circulating levels of vitamin D were associated with decreased muscle strength and physical performance. Along this line, the present study was aimed to investigate: i) the therapeutic potential of vitamin D in cancer-induced muscle wasting; ii) the mechanisms by which vitamin D affects muscle phenotype in tumor-bearing animals.Rats bearing the AH130 hepatoma showed decreased circulating vitamin D compared to control rats, while muscle vitamin D receptor (VDR) mRNA was up-regulated. Both circulating vitamin D and muscle VDR expression increased after vitamin D administration, without exerting appreciable effects on body weight and muscle mass...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421649/decreased-expression-of-epha5-is-associated-with-fuhrman-nuclear-grade-and-pathological-tumour-stage-in-ccrcc
#6
Xiaolin Wang, Haifei Xu, Zhijun Wu, Xiao Chen, Jiandong Wang
The incidence of renal cell carcinoma is increasing all over the world. The molecular mechanisms for tumorigenesis, progression and prognosis are still unknown. The erythropoietin-producing hepatoma amplified sequence (Eph) receptors have been reported to be expressed aberrantly in many types of human cancers and in particular EphA5 may play a role in certain human cancers. In this study, a set of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) tissues were subjected to immunohistochemistry. The relationship between EphA5 protein expression and clinicopathological parameters was statistically analysed...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419966/small-nucleolar-rna-aca11-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-by-targeting-the-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway
#7
Long Wu, Junying Zheng, Ping Chen, Quanyan Liu, Yufeng Yuan
Emerging evidence suggests that tumorigenesis involves dysregulation of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs). However, the role of small nucleolar RNA ACA11 (ACA11) in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unknown. Expression of ACA11 was measured using quantitative RT-PCR in 92 HCC specimens and 7 HCC cell lines. We found that ACA11 expression was significantly upregulated in HCC tissues and hepatoma cell lines. This upregulation of ACA11 in HCC tumors was significantly associated with histological grade, HBV infection, Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage, portal vein tumor thrombus and poorer patient survival...
April 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419472/hepatic-expression-of-oncogenes-bmi1-and-dkk1-is-up-regulated-in-hepatitis-b-virus-surface-antigen-transgenic-mice-and-can-be-induced-by-treatment-with-hbv-particles-or-lipopolysaccharides-in-vitro
#8
Rui Zhang, Catherine I Real, Chao Liu, Hideo A Baba, Guido Gerken, Mengji Lu, Ruth Broering
Previous studies have shown that hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) develops more frequently in hepatitis B virus surface antigen (HBsAg)-transgenic mice (Alb/HBs) than in wild-type (WT) mice. However, the mechanism of this HCC model has not been well documented. Toll-like receptor 4 (Tlr4) signaling probably links innate immunity and HCC progression. The current study was designed to investigate the role of innate immunity in hepatocarcinogenesis in Alb/HBs mice. Immunohistochemical analysis of liver specimens from Alb/HBs mice (16 per group) showed that the oncogenes Bmi1 (16/16, 100%) and Dkk1 (13/16, 81...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417642/equilibrative-nucleoside-transporter-1-expression-in-primary-human-hepatocytes-is-highly-variable-and-determines-uptake-of-ribavirin
#9
Kanwal Baloch, Liqiong Chen, Ameer A Memon, Laura Dexter, William Irving, Mohammad Ilyas, Brian J Thomson
Aims Ribavirin is a nucleoside analogue and remains a necessary component of both interferon-based and directly acting anti-viral regimens for the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection. The achievable concentration of ribavirin within hepatocytes is likely to be an important determinant of therapeutic outcome. In vitro expression levels of equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (ENT1) has been shown to be a predictor of treatment response in patients receiving nucleoside-based chemotherapeutic agents. We therefore investigated whether a similar relationship existed between ENT1 expression and ribavirin uptake in freshly isolated primary hepatocytes...
April 2017: Antiviral Chemistry & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415822/interaction-between-granulin-a-and-enolase-1-attenuates-the-migration-and-invasion-of-human-hepatoma-cells
#10
Xiaoliang Chen, Huanli Xu, Ning Wu, Xiujun Liu, Gan Qiao, Shuonan Su, Ye Tian, Ru Yuan, Cong Li, Xiaohui Liu, Xiukun Lin
Granulin A (GRN A), a peptide with a molecular 6 kDa, is derived from proteolysis of progranulin (PGRN). Previous study in our laboratory has shown that GRN A is able to inhibit cancer cell growth significantly. In the present study, we confirmed that GRN A can bind to α-enolase (ENO1) specifically as analyzed using Pull-down/MS approaches. The interaction of GRN A with ENO1 was further confirmed by Western blotting and Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) analysis. Treatment of human HepG-2 cells with GRN A inhibited cancer cell growth as well as migration and invasion of cancer cells as analyzed by the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazoliumbromide (MTT) and Scratch wound healing assay as well as Transwell experiments...
March 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414325/hedgehog-signaling-pathway-affects-the-sensitivity-of-hepatoma-cells-to-drug-therapy-through-the-abcc1-transporter
#11
Jia Ding, Xiao-Tian Zhou, Hao-Yu Zou, Jian Wu
The poor response to drug therapy often seen in hepatocellular carcinoma requires insight into the molecular interplay responsible for intrinsic or acquired drug resistance. We previously demonstrated that the CD133(-)/EpCAM(-) subpopulation of the Huh-7 hepatoma cell line features aberrant activation of the hedgehog signaling (Hh) pathway and chemoresistance. The prevailing hypothesis of the present study is that hedgehog signaling may govern expression of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, which are responsible for drug resistance in the CD133(-)/EpCAM(-) subpopulation...
April 17, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412450/pegylated-doxorubicin-nanoparticles-mediated-by-hn-1-peptide-for-targeted-treatment-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#12
Yue Wang, Guoyun Wan, Zhiyuan Li, Shurui Shi, Bowei Chen, Chunyu Li, Lianyun Zhang, Yinsong Wang
HN-1, a 12-amino acid peptide, has been reported to possess strong capabilities for targeting and penetrating head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Here, we designed a simple but effective nanoparticle system for the delivery of doxorubicin (DOX) targeting oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) through the mediation of HN-1. PEGylated DOX (PD) was firstly synthesized by the conjugation of DOX with bis-amino-terminated poly(ethylene glycol) via succinyl linkage, and then PD nanoparticles were prepared by a modified nanoprecipitation method...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411478/a-supramolecular-nanoparticle-system-based-on-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-conjugated-poly-l-lysine-and-hyaluronic-acid-for-co-delivery-of-gene-and-chemotherapy-agent-targeting-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#13
Qingqing Xiong, Mangmang Cui, Yang Bai, Yuanyuan Liu, Di Liu, Tianqiang Song
A novel supramolecular nanoparticle system with core-shell structure was designed based on β-cyclodextrin-conjugated poly-l-lysine (PLCD) and hyaluronic acid for co-delivery of gene and chemotherapy agent targeting hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). PLCD was synthesized by the conjugation of monoaldehyde activated β-cyclodextrin with poly-l-lysine via Shiff's base reaction. Doxorubicin, as a model therapeutic drug, was included into the hydrophobic cavity of β-cyclodextrin in PLCD through host-guest interaction...
April 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409446/isolation-of-peroxisomes-from-rat-liver-and-cultured-hepatoma-cells-by-density-gradient-centrifugation
#14
Andreas Manner, Markus Islinger
Subcellular fractionation is still a valuable technique to unravel organelle-specific proteomes, validate the location of uncharacterized proteins, or to functionally analyze import and metabolism in individual subcellular compartments. In this respect, density gradient centrifugation still represents a very classic, indispensable technique to isolate and analyze peroxisomes. Here, we present two independent protocols for the purification of peroxisomes from either liver tissue or the HepG2 hepatoma cell line...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408375/uric-acid-is-associated-with-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-induces-inflammation-via-activating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-hepg2-cells
#15
Rosangela Spiga, Maria Adelaide Marini, Elettra Mancuso, Concetta Di Fatta, Anastasia Fuoco, Francesco Perticone, Francesco Andreozzi, Gaia Chiara Mannino, Giorgio Sesti
OBJECTIVE: Serum uric acid (UA) has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. However, the causal mechanisms linking elevated UA levels to cardio-metabolic diseases are still unsettled. One potential explanation for how UA might contribute to cardio-metabolic disease might be its ability to induce systemic inflammation. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Herein, we report a positive relationship between serum UA and acute-phase reactants, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, ferritin, complement C3, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate, in a cohort of 2731 nondiabetic adults...
April 13, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408319/deriving-and-testing-of-dysplastic-murine-hepatocytes-a-new-platform-in-liver-cancer-research
#16
Sharon Pok, Harpreet Vohra, Charbel Wehbe, Vanessa A Barn, Evi Arfianti, Yock-Young Dan, Geoffrey C Farrell, Narci C Teoh
Dysplastic hepatocytes(DH) represent altered hepatocytes with potential for malignant transformation. To date, most research on pathways to hepatocarcinogenesis has focused on use of "hepatoma" cell-lines derived from hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC). We describe a novel technique for deriving/culturing DH and demonstrate their utility for functional studies in vitro, compared to primary hepatocytes(PH) and HCC. PH and DH were prepared by portal vein collagenase perfusion from C57BL/6J mice. DH were subsequently subjected to FACS...
April 10, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407787/glucose-regulated-protein-78-demonstrates-antiviral-effects-but-is-more-suitable-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-prevention-in-hepatitis-b
#17
Nai Q Zheng, Zi H Zheng, Hai X Xu, Ming X Huang, Xiao M Peng
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the leading cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in Asia and Africa. Existing antivirals cannot cure HBV or eliminate risk of hepatocellular carcinoma. Glucose-regulated protein 78 (GRP78) can inhibit HBV replication, but promote virion secretion and hepatocellular cancer cell invasion. For these reasons, the overall effect of GRP78 on HBV production and whether to utilize the HBV replication-inhibitory effect of GRP78 up-regulation or the hepatocellular cancer cell invasion-inhibitory effect of its down-regulation were further investigated in order to improve the efficacy of current antiviral therapy...
April 13, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400278/mir-101-suppresses-hbv-replication-and-expression-by-targeting-foxo1-in-hepatoma-carcinoma-cell-lines
#18
Yanjing Wang, Hui Tian
microRNAs (miRNAs) have been identified to participate in the progression of cancers and in the infection of viruses. miR-101 expression has been found to be suppressed by HBV, however, the regulatory relationship between miR-101 and HBV replication remains elusive. In this report, miR-101 was significantly downregulated in HepG2.2.15 cells with HBV expression. miR-101 overexpression dramatically suppressed HBV replication and expression. Oppositely, overexpression of FOXO1 significantly promoted HBV replication and expression...
April 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398627/aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tumorigenesis-by-targeting-intestine-specific-homeobox-expression
#19
Shih-Hsien Hsu, Li-Ting Wang, Chee-Yin Chai, Chi-Cheng Wu, Edward Hsi, Shyh-Shin Chiou, Shen-Nien Wang
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), a major chemical sensor, is thought to play a role in various biological contexts, including cell cycle regulation and tumorigenesis. However, its regulatory mechanisms remain unclear. We propose herein a novel mechanism through which AHR promotes tumorigenesis by targeting expression of the oncogene intestine-specific homeobox (ISX) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Compared to paired tumor-adjacent tissues and non-HCC tumors, HCCs exhibited an increased and hierarchical pattern of AHR expression...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397098/persian-shallot-allium-hirtifolium-boiss-induced-apoptosis-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#20
Farzaneh Sadat Hosseini, Soudeh Khanamani Falahati-Pour, Mohammad Reza Hajizadeh, Alireza Khoshdel, Mohammad Reza Mirzaei, Hadis Ahmadirad, Reza Behroozi, Nesa Jafari, Mehdi Mahmoodi
This study investigated the potential of Persian shallot extract as an anticancer agent in HepG2 tumor cell line, an in vitro human hepatoma cancer model system. The inhibitory effect of Persian shallot on the growth of HepG2 cells was measured by MTT assay. To explore the underlying mechanism of cell growth inhibition of Persian shallot, the activity of Persian shallot in inducing apoptosis was investigated through the detection of annexin V signal by flow cytometry and expression of some apoptosis related genes such p21, p53, puma, caspase-8 family-Bcl-2 proteins like bid, bim, bcl-2 and bax were measured by real-time PCR in HepG2 cells...
April 10, 2017: Cytotechnology
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