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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214213/therapeutic-potential-of-arsenic-trioxide-ato-in-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-role-of-oxidative-stress-in-ato-induced-apoptosis
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Erika B Dugo, Clement G Yedjou, Jacqueline J Stevens, Paul B Tchounwou
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the dominant form of primary liver cancer, is the sixth most common cancer in the world with more than 700,000 people diagnosed annually. Arsenic trioxide (ATO) has been shown to be a potent anticancer agent in various carcinomas, proving particularly effective in the clinical treatment of relapsed and refractory acute promyelocytic leukemia. However, its bioactivity and molecular mechanisms against HCC has not been fully studied. Using human HCC (HepG2) cells as a test model, we studied the effects of ATO and examined the role of oxidative stress (OS) and apoptosis in cytotoxicity...
2017: Annals of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212418/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-childhood-acute-promyelocitic-leukemia-apl-in-saudi-arabia-a-multicenter-saphos-leukemia-group-study
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Wasil Jastaniah, Abdulrahman Alsultan, Saad Al Daama, Walid Ballourah, Mohamed Bayoumy, Faisal Al-Anzi, Omar Al Shareef, Mohammed Burhan Abrar, Reem Al Sudairy, Ibrahim Al Ghemlas
BACKGROUND: Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a rare form of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Survival rates exceed 80% in developed countries. Successful treatments rely on all-trans retinoic acid with anthracycline-based chemotherapy. Availability of modern care and public knowledge play important roles in pediatric APL survival. METHOD: A cytogenetic diagnosis of APL was confirmed in 30 (14.5%) out of 207 children consecutively diagnosed with de novo AML between January 2005 and December 2012 at nine cancer care centers in Saudi Arabia...
December 7, 2017: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211005/isolation-of-petrocidin-a-a-new-cytotoxic-cyclic-dipeptide-from-the-marine-sponge-derived-bacterium-streptomyces-sp-sbt348
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Cheng Cheng, Eman M Othman, Helga Stopper, RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel, Ute Hentschel, Usama Ramadan Abdelmohsen
A new cyclic dipeptide, petrocidin A (1), along with three known compounds-2,3-dihydroxybenzoic acid (2), 2,3-dihydroxybenzamide (3), and maltol (4)-were isolated from the solid culture of Streptomyces sp. SBT348. The strain Streptomyces sp. SBT348 had been prioritized in a strain collection of 64 sponge-associated actinomycetes based on its distinct metabolomic profile using liquid chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry (LC-HRMS) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The absolute configuration of all α-amino acids was determined by HPLC analysis after derivatization with Marfey's reagent and comparison with commercially available reference amino acids...
December 6, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209651/pml-degradation-fosters-an-immunosuppressive-and-pro-metastatic-tumor-microenvironment
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Ya-Ting Wang, Ruey-Hwa Chen
The tumor suppressive functions of promyelocytic leukemia (PML) have been attributed mainly to its inhibition of various malignant properties of tumor cells. Our recent work identifies a PML ubiquitination and degradation pathway, which regulates both cell and non-cell components of the tumor microenvironment, thereby potentiating immune evasion and metastasis.
2017: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207612/the-antitumor-effect-of-arsenic-trioxide-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma-is-enhanced-by-andrographolide
#5
Xuhua Duan, Tengfei Li, Xinwei Han, Jianzhuang Ren, Pengfei Chen, Hao Li, Shaojun Gong
High concentrations of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) are used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia and solid tumors, with negative side effects to normal cells. Andrographolide is a traditional Chinese medicine that exerts anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-virus, and anti-diabetic effects. Here, we tested the effects of combined andrographolide with As2O3 against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We found that by increasing apoptosis, andrographolide synergistically enhanced the anti-tumor effects of As2O3 in HepG2 cells in vitro and in vivo...
October 31, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200694/pancreatitis-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-drug-induced-or-differentiation-syndrome
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Dibyendu De, Uttam Kumar Nath, Prantar Chakrabarti
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) constitutes about 15% of all acute myeloid leukemia patients and can now be treated even without any chemotherapy, with all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) and arsenic trioxide (ATO). Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a rare adverse event in APL, which is primarily reported to be secondary to hypertriglyceridemia. Here, we have reported AP developed in a patient of APL, during induction with ATRA and ATO, but it was not associated with hypertriglyceridemia. Rather, it was associated with respiratory distress and weight gain, coincidental leukocytosis, bilateral pleural effusion, and edematous pancreatitis without any necrosis...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194355/characterization-of-the-ebv-induced-persistent-dna-damage-response
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Amy Y Hafez, Micah A Luftig
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is an oncogenic herpesvirus that is ubiquitous in the human population. Early after EBV infection in vitro, primary human B cells undergo a transient period of hyper-proliferation, which results in replicative stress and DNA damage, activation of the DNA damage response (DDR) pathway and, ultimately, senescence. In this study, we investigated DDR-mediated senescence in early arrested EBV-infected B cells and characterized the establishment of persistent DNA damage foci. We found that arrested EBV-infected B cells exhibited an increase in promyelocytic leukemia nuclear bodies (PML NBs), which predominantly localized to markers of DNA damage, as well as telomeric DNA...
December 1, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193405/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-enhances-differentiation-of-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells-via-inhibition-of-pml-rar%C3%AE-and-hdac1
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Maliheh Moradzadeh, Abazar Roustazadeh, Alijan Tabarraei, Saiedeh Erfanian, Amirhossein Sahebkar
The use of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) has dramatically improved the treatment and survival rate of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). However, toxicity and resistance to this drug are major problems in the treatment of APL with ATRA. Earlier studies have suggested that the green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) induces cell death in hematopoietic neoplasms without adversely affecting normal cells. In the present study, the potential therapeutic effect of EGCG in APL and the underlying molecular mechanisms were investigated...
November 29, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192213/differentiation-therapy-revisited
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REVIEW
Hugues de Thé
The concept of differentiation therapy emerged from the fact that hormones or cytokines may promote differentiation ex vivo, thereby irreversibly changing the phenotype of cancer cells. Its hallmark success has been the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL), a condition that is now highly curable by the combination of retinoic acid (RA) and arsenic. Recently, drugs that trigger differentiation in a variety of primary tumour cells have been identified, suggesting that they are clinically useful. This Opinion article analyses the basis for the clinical successes of RA or arsenic in APL by assessing the respective roles of terminal maturation and loss of self-renewal...
December 1, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191918/pml-nuclear-body-disruption-cooperates-in-apl-pathogenesis-and-impairs-dna-damage-repair-pathways-in-mice
#10
Edwige Voisset, Eva Moravcsik, Eva W Stratford, Amie Jaye, Christopher J Palgrave, Robert K Hills, Paolo Salomoni, Scott C Kogan, Ellen Solomon, David Grimwade
A hallmark of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is altered nuclear architecture, with disruption of PML nuclear bodies (NBs) mediated by the PML-RARα oncoprotein. To address whether this phenomenon plays a role in disease pathogenesis, we generated a knock-in mouse model with NB disruption mediated by two point mutations (C62A/C65A) in the Pml RING domain. While no leukemias developed in PmlC62A/C65A mice, these transgenic mice also expressing RARα linked to a dimerization domain (p50-RARα model) exhibited a doubling in the rate of leukemia, with a reduced latency period...
November 30, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186366/human-endometrial-stromal-cell-decidualization-requires-transcriptional-reprogramming-by-plzf
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Maria M Szwarc, Lan Hai, William E Gibbons, Mary C Peavey, Lisa D White, Qianxing Mo, David M Lonard, Ramakrishna Kommagani, Rainer B Lanz, Francesco J DeMayo, John P Lydon
Infertility and early embryo-miscarriage is linked to inadequate endometrial decidualization. Although transcriptional reprogramming is known to drive decidualization in response to progesterone, the key signaling effectors that directly mediate this hormone response are not fully known. This knowledge-gap is clinically significant because identifying the early signals that directly mediate progesterone-driven decidualization will address some of the current limitations in diagnosing and therapeutically treating patients at most risk for early pregnancy loss...
November 25, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171024/mir-19b-3p-induces-cell-proliferation-and-reduces-heterochromatin-mediated-senescence-through-plzf-in-goat-male-germline-stem-cells
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John Clotaire Daguia Zambe, Yuanxin Zhai, Zhe Zhou, Xiaomi Du, Yudong Wei, Fanglin Ma, Jinlian Hua
Promyelocytic leukemia zinc finger PLZF, known as ZBTB16 or ZFP145 is a critical zinc finger protein of male germline stem cells (mGSCs), it's an essential transcriptional factor for goat testis development and spermatogenesis. Loss of PLZF results in progressive depletion of SSCs after the first wave of spermatogenesis leading to eventual spermatogenic arrest, apparently the result of a shift in the balance in SSC fate away from self-renewal and toward differentiation. Cumulating evidences have demonstrated that microRNAs are expressed in a cell-specific or stage-specific manner during spermatogenesis and acts as regulators on specific makers such as Stra8, ETV5, and PLZF...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166740/-factors-associated-with-early-treatment-response-in-adults-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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X Ren, T Zhao, J Wang, H H Zhu, H Jiang, J S Jia, S M Yang, B Jiang, D B Wang, X J Huang, Q Jiang
Objective: To explore the factors influencing early treatment responses in adult with de novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML) . Methods: Data of consecutive newly-diagnosed AML (non-acute promyelocytic leukemia) adults were analyzed retrospectively. To assess the impact of clinical characteristics at diagnosis and induction regimen on achieving morphologic leukemia-free state (MLFS) , blood counts and minimal residual leukemia (MRD, positive MRD defined as RQ-PCR WT1 mRNA ≥0.6% and/or any level of abnormal blast population detected by flow cytometry) at the time of achieving MLFS...
October 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162478/liposomes-assembled-from-dimeric-retinoic-acid-phospholipid-with-improved-pharmacokinetic-properties
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Lu Lu, Yawei Du, Muhammad Ismail, Longbing Ling, Chen Yao, Zhenglin Fu, Xinsong Li
All-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) exhibits potent cytotoxicities against different cancer cells by binding to retinoic acid receptors (RARs), which is regarded as the first example of targeted therapy in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). However, its extensive clinical applications have been limited because of poor aqueous solubility, short half-life time and side effects. In this report, dimeric ATRA phosphorylcholine prodrug (Di-ATRA-PC) was designed and assembled into nanoliposomes to improve its pharmacokinetic properties...
November 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159499/redistribution-of-cell-cycle-by-arsenic-trioxide-is-associated-with-demethylation-and-expression-changes-of-cell-cycle-related-genes-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cell-line-nb4
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Saeed Hassani, Ali Khaleghian, Shahin Ahmadian, Shaban Alizadeh, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Seyed H Ghaffari
PML-RARα perturbs the normal epigenetic setting, which is essential to oncogenic transformation in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Transcription induction and recruitment of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) by PML-RARα and subsequent hypermethylation are components of this perturbation. Arsenic trioxide (ATO), an important drug in APL therapy, concurrent with degradation of PML-RARα induces cell cycle change and apoptosis. How ATO causes cell cycle alteration has remained largely unexplained. Here, we investigated DNA methylation patterns of cell cycle regulatory genes promoters, the effects of ATO on the methylated genes and cell cycle distribution in an APL cell line, NB4...
November 20, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156972/two-new-clerodane-type-diterpenoids-from-bornean-liverwort-gottschelia-schizopleura-and-their-cytotoxic-activity
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Shean-Yeaw Ng, Takashi Kamada, Monica Suleiman, Charles Santhanaraju Vairappan
The Bornean liverwort Gottschelia schizopleura was investigated phytochemically for the first time. Two new and four previously known clerodane-type diterpenoids were isolated from the MeOH extract of G. schizopleura through a series of chromatographic techniques. The structures of the new metabolites were established by analyses of their spectroscopic data (1D NMR, 2D NMR, HRESIMS and IR). All the isolated compounds 1-6 were tested against human promyelocytic leukaemia (HL-60), human colon adenocarcinoma (HT-29) and Mus musculus skin melanoma (B16-F10)...
November 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152290/promyelocytic-sarcoma-of-the-right-humerus-an-unusual-clinical-presentation-with-unique-diagnostic-and-treatment-considerations
#17
Sameer Sawhney, Noa G Holtzman, Derik L Davis, Hannah Kaizer, Victoria Giffi, Ashkan Emadi, Rima Koka
Promyelocytic leukemia is a known medical emergency and requires rapid diagnosis and expedient therapy with differentiating agents. We present an unusual case in which the diagnosis is based on a fine needle aspirate of a humeral mass. Despite lack of systemic involvement, the sarcoma responded to traditional differentiation agents.
November 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141325/-genetic-characteristics-of-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-and-the-application-of-next-generation-sequencing-technology-in-apl
#18
J Zhao, B S Li, J Y Tang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138846/itr%C3%A2-284-modulates-cell-differentiation-in-human-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-k562-cells
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Jai-Sing Yang, Chao-Ying Lee, Hsin-Chung Cho, Chi-Cheng Lu, Sheng-Chu Kuo, Yen-Fang Wen, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Miau-Rong Lee, Shih-Chang Tsai
ITR‑284 is a carboxamide analog that can inhibit proliferation in human promyelocytic leukemia HL-60 cells. To understand the effects and molecular mechanisms of ITR‑284 in human erythromyeloblastoid leukemia, we treated K562 cells with different concentrations of ITR‑284 (0, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 nM) and all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) (0, 0.1, 0.5, 1, 5 and 10 µM) for 24 h. The IC50 of ITR‑284 was ~10 nM in K562 cells treated for 24 h as determined by MTT assay. May-Grünwald-Giemsa staining and nitro blue tetrazolium (NBT) assays were used to determine cell morphology changes and differentiation after ITR‑284 and ATRA treatment...
November 9, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137406/the-forkhead-box-c1-foxc1-transcription-factor-is-downregulated-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia
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Emiliano Fabiani, Giulia Falconi, Nélida Inés Noguera, Ernestina Saulle, Laura Cicconi, Mariadomenica Divona, Cristina Banella, Alessandra Picardi, Anna Maria Cerio, Letizia Boe, Massimo Sanchez, Elvira Pelosi, Ugo Testa, Francesco Lo-Coco, Maria Teresa Voso
Forkhead box (FOX) genes encode transcription factors, which regulate embryogenesis and play an important role in hematopoietic differentiation and in mesenchymal niche maintenance. Overexpression of the family member FOXC1 has been reported in solid tumors and acute myeloid leukemia (AML). We studied FOXC1 expression and function in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and normal hematopoietic progenitors. FOXC1 mRNA and protein levels were significantly lower in primary marrow samples from 27 APL patients, as compared to samples obtained from 27 patients with other AML subtypes, and 5 normal CD34+ hematopoietic cells...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
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