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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225692/recent-advances-in-radiation-oncology
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Cristina Garibaldi, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa, Giulia Marvaso, Samantha Dicuonzo, Damaris Patricia Rojas, Federica Cattani, Anna Starzyńska, Delia Ciardo, Alessia Surgo, Maria Cristina Leonardi, Rosalinda Ricotti
Radiotherapy (RT) is very much a technology-driven treatment modality in the management of cancer. RT techniques have changed significantly over the past few decades, thanks to improvements in engineering and computing. We aim to highlight the recent developments in radiation oncology, focusing on the technological and biological advances. We will present state-of-the-art treatment techniques, employing photon beams, such as intensity-modulated RT, volumetric-modulated arc therapy, stereotactic body RT and adaptive RT, which make possible a highly tailored dose distribution with maximum normal tissue sparing...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216863/ccl5-ccr5-interactions-modulate-metabolic-events-during-tumor-onset-to-promote-tumorigenesis
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Darrin Gao, Lisa H Cazares, Eleanor N Fish
BACKGROUND: In earlier studies we have shown that CCL5 activation of CCR5 induces the proliferation and survival of breast cancer cells in a mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR)-dependent manner and that this is in part due to CCR5-mediated increases in glycolytic metabolism. METHODS: Using the MDA-MB-231 triple negative human breast cancer cell line and mouse mammary tumor virus - polyomavirus middle T-antigen (MMTV-PyMT) mouse primary breast cancer cells, we conducted in vivo tumor transplant experiments to examine the effects of CCL5-CCR5 interactions in the context of regulating tumor metabolism...
December 8, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210434/nano-confinement-driven-enhanced-magnetic-relaxivity-of-spions-for-targeted-tumor-bioimaging
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Tuyen Duong Thanh Nguyen, Arunkumar Pitchaimani, Colin Ferrel, Ravindra Thakkar, Santosh Aryal
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) are highly biocompatible and have a versatile synthetic technique based on coprecipitation, reduction-precipitation, and hydrothermal methods, where Fe3+ and Fe2+ react in aqueous solutions; both these ions are present in our body and have clear metabolic pathways; therefore, they have attracted extensive research interest and development in the field of diagnostic imaging and therapy. However, most SPION-based clinical diagnostic contrast agents are discontinued due to severe pain, low transverse magnetic relaxivity range of 80-180 mM-1 s-1, shorter circulation half-life, and lack of disease specificity...
December 6, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182572/aberrant-lipid-metabolism-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-revealed-by-liver-lipidomics
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Zhao Li, Ming Guan, Yu Lin, Xiao Cui, Yangyang Zhang, Zhenwen Zhao, Jiye Zhu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to characterize the disorder of lipid metabolism in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCC is a worldwide disease. The research into the disorder of lipid metabolism in HCC is very limited. Study of lipid metabolism in liver cancer tissue may have the potential to provide new insight into HCC mechanisms. METHODS: A lipidomics study of HCC based on Ultra high performance liquid chromatography-electronic spray ionization-QTOF mass spectrometer (UPLC-ESI-QTOF MS) and Matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer (MALDI-FTICR MS) was performed...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155562/quantification-of-nanomaterial-nanomedicine-trafficking-in-vivo
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Liming Wang, Liang Yan, Jing Liu, Chunying Chen, Yuliang Zhao
Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) of nanomaterials (NMs) or nanomedicines (NMs), are fundamental biological processes that dominate their nanomedical functions or nanotoxicities. Mostly, NMs exist in biological systems as a form of nanoparticles (NPs). However, to determine the composition, spatial distribution, and states of existence of NMs/NPs in vivo, upon entry into the body, as well as to monitor the dynamic changes of these information over time remain a challenge for the current analytical methodology due to their limited efficiently in characterizing interactions between these complex(nano)-complex(bio) systems...
November 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155210/transition-from-androgenic-to-neurosteroidal-action-of-5%C3%AE-androstane-3%C3%AE-17%C3%AE-diol-through-the-type-a-%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-receptor-in-prostate-cancer-progression
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Ding Xia, Doan V Lai, Weijuan Wu, Zachary D Webb, Qing Yang, Lichao Zhao, Zhongxin Yu, Jessica E Thorpe, Bryan C Disch, Michael A Ihnat, Muralidharan Jayaraman, Danny N Dhanasekaran, Kelly L Stratton, Michael S Cookson, Kar-Ming Fung, Hsueh-Kung Lin
Androgen ablation is the standard of care prescribed to patients with advanced or metastatic prostate cancer (PCa) to slow down disease progression. Unfortunately, a majority of PCa patients under androgen ablation progress to castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Several mechanisms including alternative intra-prostatic androgen production and androgen-independent androgen receptor (AR) activation have been proposed for CRPC progression. Aldo-keto reductase family 1 member C3 (AKR1C3), a multi-functional steroid metabolizing enzyme, is specifically expressed in the cytoplasm of PCa cells; and positive immunoreactivity of the type A γ-aminobutyric acid receptor (GABAAR), an ionotropic receptor and ligand-gated ion channel, is detected on the membrane of PCa cells...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149404/the-translational-controlled-tumour-protein-tctp-biological-functions-and-regulation
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Ulrich-Axel Bommer
The Translational Controlled Tumour Protein TCTP (gene symbol TPT1, also called P21, P23, Q23, fortilin or histamine-releasing factor, HRF) is a highly conserved protein present in essentially all eukaryotic organisms and involved in many fundamental cell biological and disease processes. It was first discovered about 35 years ago, and it took an extended period of time for its multiple functions to be revealed, and even today we do not yet fully understand all the details. Having witnessed most of this history, in this chapter, I give a brief overview and review the current knowledge on the structure, biological functions, disease involvements and cellular regulation of this protein...
2017: Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137386/mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-as-a-target-of-microrna-340-and-promoter-of-metastasis-via-enhancing-the-warburg-effect
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Changhui Yu, Yuhao Wang, Jiawen Peng, Qiang Shen, Mimi Chen, Wei Tang, Xiumei Li, Chunqing Cai, Bin Wang, Shaoxi Cai, Xiaojing Meng, Fei Zou
Background: A shift from oxygen phosphorylation to aerobic glycolysis was known as the Warburg effect and a characteristic of cancer cell metabolism facilitating metastasis. Mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU), a key ion channel that mediates Ca(2+) uptake into mitochondria, was found to promote cancer progression and metastasis. However, its explicit role in shifting metabolism of breast cancer cells has not been defined. Methods: We evaluated MCU overexpression or knock-down on migration, invasion and glucose metabolismin breast cancer cells...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080017/safety-pharmacokinetics-metabolism-and-radiation-dosimetry-of-18-f-tetrafluoroborate-18-f-tfb-in-healthy-human-subjects
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Huailei Jiang, Nicholas R Schmit, Alex R Koenen, Aditya Bansal, Mukesh K Pandey, Robert B Glynn, Bradley J Kemp, Kera L Delaney, Angela Dispenzieri, Jamie N Bakkum-Gamez, Kah-Whye Peng, Stephen J Russell, Tina M Gunderson, Val J Lowe, Timothy R DeGrado
BACKGROUND: (18)F-Tetrafluoroborate ((18)F-TFB) is a promising iodide analog for PET imaging of thyroid cancer and sodium/iodide symporter (NIS) reporter activity in viral therapy applications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics, biodistribution, and radiation dosimetry of high-specific activity (18)F-TFB in healthy human subjects. METHODS: (18)F-TFB was synthesized with specific activity of 3.2 ± 1.3 GBq/μmol (at the end of synthesis)...
October 27, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028058/protein-protein-interaction-networks-as-a-new-perspective-to-evaluate-distinct-functional-roles-of-voltage-dependent-anion-channel-isoforms
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REVIEW
Marianna Caterino, Margherita Ruoppolo, Annalisa Mandola, Michele Costanzo, Stefania Orrù, Esther Imperlini
Voltage-dependent anion channels (VDACs) are a family of three mitochondrial porins and the most abundant integral membrane proteins of the mitochondrial outer membrane (MOM). VDACs are known to be involved in metabolite/ion transport across the MOM and in many cellular processes ranging from mitochondria-mediated apoptosis to the control of energy metabolism, by interacting with cytosolic, mitochondrial and cytoskeletal proteins and other membrane channels. Despite redundancy and compensatory mechanisms among VDAC isoforms, they display not only different channel properties and protein expression levels, but also distinct protein partners...
November 21, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986220/two-mutations-in-mitochondrial-atp6-gene-of-atp-synthase-related-to-human-cancer-affect-ros-calcium-homeostasis-and-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-in-yeast
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Katarzyna Niedzwiecka, Renata Tisi, Sara Penna, Malgorzata Lichocka, Danuta Plochocka, Roza Kucharczyk
The relevance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations in cancer process is still unknown. Since the mutagenesis of mitochondrial genome in mammals is not possible yet, we have exploited budding yeast S. cerevisiae as a model to study the effects of tumor-associated mutations in the mitochondrial MTATP6 gene, encoding subunit 6 of ATP synthase, on the energy metabolism. We previously reported that four mutations in this gene have a limited impact on the production of cellular energy. Here we show that two mutations, Atp6-P163S and Atp6-K90E (human MTATP6-P136S and MTATP6-K64E, found in prostate and thyroid cancer samples, respectively), increase sensitivity of yeast cells both to compounds inducing oxidative stress and to high concentrations of calcium ions in the medium, when Om45p, the component of porin complex in outer mitochondrial membrane (OM), was fused to GFP...
October 3, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983581/bioinformatics-analysis-of-fibroblasts-exposed-to-tgf%C3%A2-%C3%AE-at-the-early-proliferation-phase-of-wound-repair
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Bobin Mi, Guohui Liu, Wu Zhou, Huijuan Lv, Kun Zha, Yi Liu, Qipeng Wu, Jing Liu
The aim of the current study was to identify gene signatures during the early proliferation stage of wound repair and the effect of TGF‑β on fibroblasts and reveal their potential mechanisms. The gene expression profiles of GSE79621 and GSE27165 were obtained from GEO database. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified using Morpheus and co‑expressed DEGs were selected using Venn Diagram. Gene ontology (GO) function and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway enrichment analysis of DEGs were performed using the Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery (DAVID) online tool...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977850/integrated-transcriptomic-analysis-of-distance-related-field-cancerization-in-rectal-cancer-patients
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Honglin Guo, Weigen Zeng, Lin Feng, Xuexin Yu, Ping Li, Kaitai Zhang, Zhixiang Zhou, Shujun Cheng
Field cancerization (FC) occurs in various epithelial carcinomas, including colorectal cancer, which indicates that the molecular events in carcinogenesis might occur in normal tissues extending from tumors. However, the transcriptomic characteristics of FC in colorectal cancer (CRC) remain largely unexplored. To investigate the changes in gene expression associated with proximity to the tumor, we analyzed the global gene expression profiles of cancer tissues and histologically normal tissues taken at various distances from the tumor (1 cm, 5 cm and the proximal end of the resected sample) from 32 rectal cancer patients...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944060/one-ion-to-rule-them-all-combined-antibacterial-osteoinductive-and-anticancer-properties-of-selenite-incorporated-hydroxyapatite
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Vuk Uskoković, Maheshwar Adiraj Iyer, Victoria M Wu
Although hydroxyapatite (HAp) has been doped with dozens of different ions, the quest for an ion imparting a combination of properties conducive to bone healing is still ongoing. Because of its protean potency and the similarity in size and shape to the phosphate tetrahedron, selenite ion presents a natural ionic substitute in HAp. The incorporation of selenite into synthetic HAp using two different methods - co-precipitation and ion-exchange sorption - was studied for its effect on crystal properties and on a triad of biological responses: antibacterial, anticancer and osteoinductive...
2017: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B, Materials for Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936716/induction-of-reactive-oxygen-species-an-emerging-approach-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Zhengzhi Zou, Haocai Chang, Haolong Li, Songmao Wang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS), a group of ions and molecules, include hydroxyl radicals (·OH), alkoxyl radicals, superoxide anion (O2·-), singlet oxygen ((1)O2) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Hydroxyl radicals and alkoxyl radicals are extremely and highly reactive species respectively. Endogenous ROS are mainly formed in mitochondrial respiratory chain. Low levels of ROS play important roles in regulating biological functions in mammalian cells. However, excess production of ROS can induce cell death by oxidative damaging effects to intracellular biomacromolecules...
November 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934848/profiling-of-serum-metabolites-using-maldi-tof-and-triple-tof-mass-spectrometry-to-develop-a-screen-for-ovarian-cancer
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Jun Hwa Lee, Yun Hwan Kim, Kyung-Hee Kim, Jae Youl Cho, Sang Myung Woo, Byong Chul Yoo, Seung Cheol Kim
Purpose: We sought to develop a matrix assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF)-based, ovarian cancer (OVC), low-mass-ion discriminant equation (LOME) and to evaluate a possible supportive role for triple-TOF mass analysis in identifying metabolic biomarkers. Materials and Methods: A total of 114 serum samples from patients with OVC and benign ovarian tumors were subjected to MALDI-TOF analysis and a total of 137 serum samples from healthy female individuals and patients with OVC, colorectal cancer, hepatobiliary cancer, and pancreatic cancer were subjected to triple-TOF analysis...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913175/regulation-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-mitochondria-ca-2-transfer-and-its-importance-for-anti-cancer-therapies
#17
REVIEW
Gaia Pedriali, Alessandro Rimessi, Luigi Sbano, Carlotta Giorgi, Mariusz R Wieckowski, Maurizio Previati, Paolo Pinton
Inter-organelle membrane contact sites are emerging as major sites for the regulation of intracellular Ca(2+) concentration and distribution. Here, extracellular stimuli operate on a wide array of channels, pumps, and ion exchangers to redistribute intracellular Ca(2+) among several compartments. The resulting highly defined spatial and temporal patterns of Ca(2+) movement can be used to elicit specific cellular responses, including cell proliferation, migration, or death. Plasma membrane (PM) also can directly contact mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) through caveolae, small invaginations of the PM that ensure inter-organelle contacts, and can contribute to the regulation of numerous cellular functions through scaffolding proteins such as caveolins...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912578/tumour-acidosis-from-the-passenger-to-the-driver-s-seat
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REVIEW
Cyril Corbet, Olivier Feron
The high metabolic demand of cancer cells leads to an accumulation of H+ ions in the tumour microenvironment. The disorganized tumour vasculature prevents an efficient wash-out of H+ ions released into the extracellular medium but also favours the development of tumour hypoxic regions associated with a shift towards glycolytic metabolism. Under hypoxia, the final balance of glycolysis, including breakdown of generated ATP, is the production of lactate and a stoichiometric amount of H+ ions. Another major source of H+ ions results from hydration of CO2 produced in the more oxidative tumour areas...
October 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901272/disorders-of-mechanisms-of-calcium-metabolism-control-as-potential-risk-factors-of-prostate-cancer
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Dorota Skrajnowska, Barbara Bobrowska-Korczak, Andrzej Tokarz
Prostate cancer significantly affects the overall morbidity and mortality of malignant tumours in highly developed countries. Important risk factors include family predisposition and regional, racial and dietary determinants. The scientific literature contains a great deal of data on the role of calcium and dairy products in general in the process of neoplastic transformation of the prostate. This is most likely linked to the fact that changes in the concentration of calcium ions control such varied life processes as secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters, the level of cyclic nucleotides, and cell growth, division and differentiation...
September 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894629/isolation-characterization-and-in-silico-docking-studies-of-synergistic-estrogen-receptor-a-anticancer-polyphenols-from-syzygium-alternifolium-wt-walp
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Pulicherla Yugandhar, Konidala Kranthi Kumar, Pabbaraju Neeraja, Nataru Savithramma
AIM: This study aims to isolate, characterize, and in silico evaluate of anticancer polyphenols from different parts of Syzygium alternifolium. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The polyphenols were isolated by standard protocol and characterized using Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR), High performance liquid chromatography - Photodiode array detector coupled with Electrospray ionization - mass spectrometry (MS/MS). The compounds were elucidated based on retention time and molecular ions (m/z) either by [M+H](+)/[M-H](-) with the comparison of standard phenols as well as ReSpect software tool...
July 2017: Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology
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