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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510090/the-melatonin-immunomodulatory-actions-in-radiotherapy
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M Najafi, A Shirazi, E Motevaseli, Gh Geraily, F Norouzi, M Heidari, S Rezapoor
Radiotherapy has a key role in cancer treatment in more than half of patients with cancer. The management of severe side effects of this treatment modality is a limiting factor to appropriate treatment. Immune system responses play a pivotal role in many of the early and late side effects of radiation. Moreover, immune cells have a significant role in tumor response to radiotherapy, such as angiogenesis and tumor growth. Melatonin as a potent antioxidant has shown appropriate immune regulatory properties that may ameliorate toxicity induced by radiation in various organs...
April 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481310/effects-of-melatonin-and-its-analogues-on-pancreatic-inflammation-enzyme-secretion-and-tumorigenesis
#2
REVIEW
Jolanta Jaworek, Anna Leja-Szpak, Katarzyna Nawrot-Porąbka, Joanna Szklarczyk, Michalina Kot, Piotr Pierzchalski, Marta Góralska, Piotr Ceranowicz, Zygmunt Warzecha, Artur Dembinski, Joanna Bonior
Melatonin is an indoleamine produced from the amino acid l-tryptophan, whereas metabolites of melatonin are known as kynuramines. One of the best-known kynuramines is N¹-acetyl-N¹-formyl-5-methoxykynuramine (AFMK). Melatonin has attracted scientific attention as a potent antioxidant and protector of tissue against oxidative stress. l-Tryptophan and kynuramines share common beneficial features with melatonin. Melatonin was originally discovered as a pineal product, has been detected in the gastrointestinal tract, and its receptors have been identified in the pancreas...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481279/oral-mucositis-melatonin-gel-an-effective-new-treatment
#3
REVIEW
Ahmed Esmat Abdel Moneim, Ana Guerra-Librero, Javier Florido, Ying-Qiang Shen, Beatriz Fernández-Gil, Darío Acuña-Castroviejo, Germaine Escames
The current treatment for cervico-facial cancer involves radio and/or chemotherapy. Unfortunately, cancer therapies can lead to local and systemic complications such as mucositis, which is the most common dose-dependent complication in the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract. Mucositis can cause a considerably reduced quality of life in cancer patients already suffering from physical and psychological exhaustion. However, the role of melatonin in the treatment of mucositis has recently been investigated, and offers an effective alternative therapy in the prevention and/or management of radio and/or chemotherapy-induced mucositis...
May 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454460/melatonin-treatment-induces-apoptosis-through-regulating-the-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathways-in-human-gastric-cancer-sgc7901-cells
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Weimin Li, Zhonglue Wang, Yina Chen, Kaijing Wang, Ting Lu, Fei Ying, Mengdi Fan, Zhiyin Li, Jiansheng Wu
Melatonin, which is synthesized by the pineal gland and released into the blood, exhibits antitumor properties. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects, particularly in stomach cancer, remain unknown. In the present study, the effect of melatonin on the nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling pathway and the mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathway, involving p38 and c-Jun-N-terminal kinase (JNK), were investigated in SGC7901 gastric cancer cells. In addition, the effect of melatonin on the survival, migration and apoptosis of these cells was investigated in vitro in order to evaluate the use of melatonin for the treatment of gastric cancer...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454355/what-is-known-about-melatonin-chemotherapy-and-altered-gene-expression-in-breast-cancer
#5
Carlos Martínez-Campa, Javier Menéndez-Menéndez, Carolina Alonso-González, Alicia González, Virginia Álvarez-García, Samuel Cos
Melatonin, synthesized in and released from the pineal gland, has been demonstrated by multiple in vivo and in vitro studies to have an oncostatic role in hormone-dependent tumors. Furthermore, several clinical trials point to melatonin as a promising adjuvant molecule to be considered for cancer treatment. In the past few years, evidence of a broader spectrum of action of melatonin as an antitumor agent has arisen; thus, melatonin appears to also have therapeutic effects in several types of hormone-independent cancer, including ovarian, leukemic, pancreatic, gastric and non-small cell lung carcinoma...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441455/gene-expression-study-and-pathway-analysis-of-histological-subtypes-of-intestinal-metaplasia-that-progress-to-gastric-cancer
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Osmel Companioni, José Miguel Sanz-Anquela, María Luisa Pardo, Eulàlia Puigdecanet, Lara Nonell, Nadia García, Verónica Parra Blanco, Consuelo López, Victoria Andreu, Miriam Cuatrecasas, Maddi Garmendia, Javier P Gisbert, Carlos A Gonzalez, Núria Sala
BACKGROUND: Intestinal metaplasia (IM) is a precursor lesion that precedes gastric cancer (GC). There are two IM histological subtypes, complete (CIM) and incomplete (IIM), the latter having higher progression rates to GC. This study was aimed at analysing gene expression and molecular processes involved in the progression from normal mucosa to IM, and also from IM subtypes to GC. METHODOLOGY: We used expression data to compare the transcriptome of healthy gastric mucosa to that of IM not progressing to GC, and the transcriptome of IM subtypes that had progressed to GC to those that did not progress...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439991/melatonin-a-pleiotropic-molecule-that-modulates-dna-damage-response-and-repair-pathways
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REVIEW
Maryam Majidinia, Alireza Sadeghpour, Saeed Mehrzadi, Russel J Reiter, Nasrin Khatami, Bahman Yousefi
DNA repair is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the genome. Perturbations in the DNA repair pathways have been identified in several human cancers. Thus, compounds targeting DNA damage response (DDR) hold great promise in cancer therapy. A great deal of effort, in pursuit of new anticancer drugs, has been devoted to understanding the basic mechanisms and functions of the cellular DNA repair machinery. Melatonin, a widely-produced indoleamine in all organisms is associated with a reduced risk of cancer and has multiple regulatory roles on the different aspects of the DDR and DNA repair...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431312/melatonin-charge-transfer-complex-with-2-3-dichloro-5-6-dicyano-1-4-benzoquinone-molecular-structure-dft-studies-thermal-analyses-evaluation-of-biological-activity-and-utility-for-determination-of-melatonin-in-pure-and-dosage-forms
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Gehad G Mohamed, Maher M Hamed, Nadia G Zaki, Mohamed M Abdou, Marwa El-Badry Mohamed, Abanoub Mosaad Abdallah
A simple, accurate and fast spectrophotometric method for the quantitative determination of melatonin (ML) drug in its pure and pharmaceutical forms was developed based on the formation of its charge transfer complex with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-1,4-benzoquinone (DDQ) as an electron acceptor. The different conditions for this method were optimized accurately. The Lambert-Beer's law was found to be valid over the concentration range of 4-100μgmL(-1) ML. The solid form of the CT complex was structurally characterized by means of different spectral methods...
July 5, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422711/melatonin-exerts-anti-oral-cancer-effect-via-suppressing-lsd1-in-patient-derived-tumor-xenograft-models
#9
Cheng-Yu Yang, Chih-Kung Lin, Chang-Huei Tsao, Cheng-Chih Hsieh, Gu-Jiun Lin, Kuo-Hsing Ma, Yi-Shing Shieh, Huey-Kang Sytwu, Yuan-Wu Chen
Aberrant activation of histone lysine-specific demethylase (LSD1) increases tumorigenicity; hence, LSD1 is considered a therapeutic target for various human cancers. Although melatonin, an endogenously produced molecule, may defend against various cancers, the precise mechanism involved in its anti-oral cancer effect remains unclear. Patient-derived tumor xenograft (PDTX) models are preclinical models that can more accurately reflect human tumor biology compared with cell line xenograft models. Here, we evaluated the anticancer activity of melatonin by using LSD1-overexpressing oral cancer PDTX models...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420185/melatonin-a-full-service-anti-cancer-agent-inhibition-of-initiation-progression-and-metastasis
#10
REVIEW
Russel J Reiter, Sergio A Rosales-Corral, Dun-Xian Tan, Dario Acuna-Castroviejo, Lilan Qin, Shun-Fa Yang, Kexin Xu
There is highly credible evidence that melatonin mitigates cancer at the initiation, progression and metastasis phases. In many cases, the molecular mechanisms underpinning these inhibitory actions have been proposed. What is rather perplexing, however, is the large number of processes by which melatonin reportedly restrains cancer development and growth. These diverse actions suggest that what is being observed are merely epiphenomena of an underlying more fundamental action of melatonin that remains to be disclosed...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415828/melatonin-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-cancer
#11
REVIEW
Ya Li, Sha Li, Yue Zhou, Xiao Meng, Jiao-Jiao Zhang, Dong-Ping Xu, Hua-Bin Li
The epidemiological studies have indicated a possible oncostatic property of melatonin on different types of tumors. Besides, experimental studies have documented that melatonin could exert growth inhibition on some human tumor cells in vitro and in animal models. The underlying mechanisms include antioxidant activity, modulation of melatonin receptors MT1 and MT2, stimulation of apoptosis, regulation of pro-survival signaling and tumor metabolism, inhibition on angiogenesis, metastasis, and induction of epigenetic alteration...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413320/panax-ginseng-meyer-prevents-radiation-induced-liver-injury-via-modulation-of-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis
#12
Hyeong-Geug Kim, Seong-Soon Jang, Jin-Seok Lee, Hyo-Seon Kim, Chang-Gue Son
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy is one of the most important modalities in cancer treatment; however, normal tissue damage is a serious concern. Drug development for the protection or reduction of normal tissue damage is therefore a clinical issue. Herein, we evaluated the protective properties of Panax ginseng Meyer and its corresponding mechanisms. METHODS: C56BL/6 mice were orally pretreated with P. ginseng water extract (PGE; 25 mg/kg, 50 mg/kg, or 100 mg/kg) or intraperitoneally injected melatonin (20 mg/kg) for 4 d consecutively, then exposed to 15-Gy X-ray radiation 1 h after the last administration...
April 2017: Journal of Ginseng Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403142/melatonin-protects-rats-from-radiotherapy-induced-small-intestine-toxicity
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Beatriz Fernández-Gil, Ahmed E Abdel Moneim, Francisco Ortiz, Ying-Qiang Shen, Viviana Soto-Mercado, Miguel Mendivil-Perez, Ana Guerra-Librero, Darío Acuña-Castroviejo, María M Molina-Navarro, José M García-Verdugo, Ramy K A Sayed, Javier Florido, Juan D Luna, Luis Carlos López, Germaine Escames
Radiotherapy-induced gut toxicity is among the most prevalent dose-limiting toxicities following radiotherapy. Prevention of radiation enteropathy requires protection of the small intestine. However, despite the prevalence and burden of this pathology, there are currently no effective treatments for radiotherapy-induced gut toxicity, and this pathology remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the changes induced in the rat small intestine after external irradiation of the tongue, and to explore the potential radio-protective effects of melatonin gel...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400824/melatonin-and-human-mitochondrial-diseases
#14
REVIEW
Reza Sharafati-Chaleshtori, Hedayatollah Shirzad, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei, Amin Soltani
Mitochondrial dysfunction is one of the main causative factors in a wide variety of complications such as neurodegenerative disorders, ischemia/reperfusion, aging process, and septic shock. Decrease in respiratory complex activity, increase in free radical production, increase in mitochondrial synthase activity, increase in nitric oxide production, and impair in electron transport system and/or mitochondrial permeability are considered as the main factors responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction. Melatonin, the pineal gland hormone, is selectively taken up by mitochondria and acts as a powerful antioxidant, regulating the mitochondrial bioenergetic function...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398226/melatonin-reduces-angiogenesis-in-serous-papillary-ovarian-carcinoma-of-ethanol-preferring-rats
#15
Yohan Ricci Zonta, Marcelo Martinez, Isabel Cristina C Camargo, Raquel F Domeniconi, Luiz Antonio Lupi Júnior, Patricia Fernanda F Pinheiro, Russel J Reiter, Francisco Eduardo Martinez, Luiz Gustavo A Chuffa
Angiogenesis is a hallmark of ovarian cancer (OC); the ingrowth of blood vessels promotes rapid cell growth and the associated metastasis. Melatonin is a well-characterized indoleamine that possesses important anti-angiogenic properties in a set of aggressive solid tumors. Herein, we evaluated the role of melatonin therapy on the angiogenic signaling pathway in OC of an ethanol-preferring rat model that mimics the same pathophysiological conditions occurring in women. OC was chemically induced with a single injection of 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) under the ovarian bursa...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391184/thioredoxin-1-modulates-apoptosis-induced-by-bioactive-compounds-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#16
Aida Rodriguez-Garcia, David Hevia, Juan C Mayo, Pedro Gonzalez-Menendez, Lucia Coppo, Jun Lu, Arne Holmgren, Rosa M Sainz
Accumulating evidence suggests that natural bioactive compounds, alone or in combination with traditional chemotherapeutic agents, could be used as potential therapies to fight cancer. In this study, we employed four natural bioactive compounds (curcumin, resveratrol, melatonin, and silibinin) and studied their role in redox control and ability to promote apoptosis in androgen sensitive and insensitive prostate cancer cells. Here is shown that curcumin and resveratrol promote ROS production and induce apoptosis in LNCaP and PC-3...
March 31, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382516/ramelteon-a-selective-mt1-mt2-receptor-agonist-suppresses-the-proliferation-and-invasiveness-of-endometrial-cancer-cells
#17
Kiyono Osanai, Yoichi Kobayashi, Masahiro Otsu, Tomoko Izawa, Keiji Sakai, Mitsutoshi Iwashita
The incidence of endometrial cancer is increasing, making it the fifth most common cancer worldwide. To date, however, there is no standard therapy for patients with recurrent endometrial cancer. Melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, has been shown to have anti-tumor effects in various tumor types. Although melatonin is available as a supplement, it has not been approved for cancer treatment. Ramelteon, a selective melatonin receptor type 1 and 2 (MT1/MT2) receptor agonist, has been approved to treat sleep disorders, suggesting that ramelteon may be effective in the treatment of endometrial cancer...
April 5, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364111/-inhibitory-effects-of-melatonin-on-breast-cancer
#18
Zhou Jiang, Fang Ma
Melatonin has a significant inhibitory effect on various cancers, especially on breast cancer. In estrogen receptor (ER)-positive human breast cancer, anti-cancer effects of melatonin on breast cancer cells and transplanted tumors mainly achieve by suppressing ER mRNA expression and ER transcriptional activity via the MT1 receptor. In addition, melatonin regulates the transactivation of other members of the nuclear receptor super-family, estrogen metabolizing enzymes, and the expression of related genes. Furthermore, melatonin also suppresses tumor aerobic metabolism, critical cell-signaling pathways relevant to cell proliferation, survival, metastasis, and drug resistance...
March 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335402/2-hydroxymelatonin-a-predominant-hydroxylated-melatonin-metabolite-in-plants-shows-antitumor-activity-against-human-colorectal-cancer-cells
#19
Yi Yang, Rui Zhou, So-Yeon Park, Kyoungwhan Back, Woo Kyun Bae, Kyung Keun Kim, Hangun Kim
2-Hydroxymelatonin is a predominant hydroxylated melatonin metabolite in plants. To investigate whether it has potent cytotoxic effects on colorectal cancer cells, four colorectal cancer cell lines, Caco2, HCT116, DLD1, and CT26, were treated with 2-hydroxymelatonin and melatonin. 2-Hydroxymelatonin had a much lower IC50 value than melatonin in the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay. The cytotoxic effect of 2-hydroxymelatonin was much stronger than that of melatonin at high concentrations (1000 or 2000 μM) in HCT116, DLD1, and CT26 cells, but only at intermediate concentrations (250 or 500 μM) in Caco2 cells...
March 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322972/potential-role-of-cyp1b1-in-the-development-and-treatment-of-metabolic-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Fei Li, Weifeng Zhu, Frank J Gonzalez
Cytochrome P450 1B1 (CYP1B1), a member of CYP450s, is expressed in liver and extrahepatic tissues carries out the metabolism of numerous xenobiotics, including the metabolic activation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Surprisingly, CYP1B1 was also shown to be important in regulating endogenous metabolic pathways, including the metabolism of steroid hormones, fatty acids, melatonin, and vitamins. CYP1B1 and nuclear receptors including peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), estrogen receptor (ER), and retinoic acid receptors (RAR) contribute to the maintenance of the homeostasis of these endogenous compounds...
March 16, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
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