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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432899/serum-micrornas-related-with-chemoradiotherapy-resistance-in-advanced-stage-cervical-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Ying Han, Mei Liu, Ziyi Wang, Manni Huang, Ningzhi Xu, Lingying Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the serum microRNAs as biomarkers in predicting chemoradiotherapy resistance in advanced-stage cervical squamous cell carcinoma (ACSCC) patients. METHODS: Serum samples were collected from International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage IIB to IIIB cervical squamous cell carcinoma patients treated with platinum based Concomitant Chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in our hospital during September 2013 to November 2015. Twenty well-matched samples (10 resistant and 10 sensitive) were chosen to screen the miRNA expression profile using serum samples pooled with microarrays...
April 19, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432325/chemical-and-electrochemical-synthesis-of-platinum-black
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S E Stanca, F Hänschke, A Ihring, G Zieger, J Dellith, E Kessler, H-G Meyer
We present electrochemical and chemical synthesis of platinum black at room temperature in aqueous and non-aqueous media. X-ray analysis established the purity and crystalline nature. The electron micrographs indicate that the nanostructures consist of platinum crystals that interconnect to form porous assemblies. Additionally, the electron micrographs of the platinum black thin layer, which was electrochemically deposited on different metallic and semiconductive substrates (aluminium, platinum, silver, gold, tin-cooper alloy, indium-tin-oxide, stainless steel, and copper), indicate that the substrate influences its porous features but not its absorbance characteristics...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426398/k-ras-and-n-ras-mutations-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
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Bekir Muhammet Hacioglu, Hilmi Kodaz, Bulent Erdogan, Ahmet Cinkaya, Ebru Tastekin, Ilhan Hacibekiroglu, Esma Turkmen, Osman Kostek, Ezgi Genc, Sernaz Uzunoglu, Irfan Cicin
Testicular cancer is a relatively rare tumor type, accounting for approximately 1% of all cancers in men. However, among men aged between 15 and 40 years, testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy. Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) are classified as seminoma and non-seminoma. The RAS oncogene controls several cellular functions, including cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and differentiation. Thus, RAS signaling is important for normal germ cell development. Mutations of the Kirsten RAS (K-RAS) gene are present in over 20% of all cancers...
April 20, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425245/xenobiotic-drug-metabolizing-enzyme-and-tp53-polymorphisms-and-clinical-outcome-in-advanced-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Volkan Karacaoğlan, Ahmet Oğuz Ada, Serdar Bilgen, Guzide Tuğba Çetinkaya, Emre Soydaş, Celalettin Semih Kunak, Sibel Meryem Alpar, Meral Gülhan, Mümtaz Işcan
BACKGROUND/AIM: The association between polymorphisms of xenobiotic/drug metabolizing enzymes and TP53 and response to chemotherapy and survival of patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are limited and inconclusive. In this study, CYP2E1*5B, CYP2E1*6, CYP2E1*7B, GSTO1 (A140D), and TP53 (Arg72Pro) polymorphisms and response to platinum-based chemotherapy and survival in 137 advanced stage NSCLC patients were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genetic polymorphism analyses were determined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) coupled with restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP)...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420874/therapeutic-targeting-using-tumor-specific-peptides-inhibits-long-non-coding-rna-hotair-activity-in-ovarian-and-breast-cancer
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Ali R Özeş, Yinu Wang, Xingyue Zong, Fang Fang, Jay Pilrose, Kenneth P Nephew
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play key roles in human diseases, including cancer. Functional studies of the lncRNA HOTAIR (HOX transcript antisense RNA) provide compelling evidence for therapeutic targeting of HOTAIR in cancer, but targeting lncRNAs in vivo has proven to be difficult. In the current study, we describe a peptide nucleic acids (PNA)-based approach to block the ability of HOTAIR to interact with EZH2 and subsequently inhibit HOTAIR-EZH2 activity and resensitize resistant ovarian tumors to platinum...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417568/cisplatin-resistant-cancer-cells-are-sensitive-to-aurora-kinase-a-inhibition-by-alisertib
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Lihong Wang, Janet Arras, Ahmed Katsha, Saif Hamdan, Abbes Belkhiri, Jeffrey Ecsedy, Wael El-Rifai
De novo and acquired resistance to platinum therapy such as cisplatin (CDDP) is a clinical challenge in gastric cancer treatment. Aberrant expression and activation of Aurora kinase A (AURKA) and eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E (eIF4E) are detected in several cancer types. Herein, we investigated the role of AURKA in CDDP resistance in gastric cancer. Western blot analysis demonstrated overexpression of AURKA and phosphorylation of eIF4E in acquired and de novo CDDP-resistant gastric cancer models...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416482/notch1-signaling-regulates-self-renewal-and-platinum-chemoresistance-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yun Zhang, Wei Xu, Huiqin Guo, Yanmei Zhang, Yuexi He, Sau Har Lee, Xin Song, Xiaoyan Li, Yongqing Guo, Yunlong Zhao, Cheng Ding, Fei Ning, Yuanyuan Ma, Qun-Ying Lei, Xiaoyu Hu, Shengnan Li, Wei Guo
Cancer stem-like cells (CSC) are thought to drive tumor initiation, metastasis, relapse and therapeutic resistance, but their specific pathogenic characters in many cancers including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have yet to be well defined. Here we develop findings that the growth factor HGF promotes CSC sphere formation in NSCLC cell populations. In patient-derived sphere-forming assays (PD-SFA) with HGF, CD49f and CD104 were defined as novel markers of lung CSC (LCSC). In particular, we isolated a subpopulation of CD166(+)CD49f(hi)CD104(-)Lin(-) LCSC present in all human specimens of NSCLC examined, regardless of their histological subtypes or genetic driver mutations...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415744/emt-like-circulating-tumor-cells-in-ovarian-cancer-patients-are-enriched-by-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Issam Chebouti, Sabine Kasimir-Bauer, Paul Buderath, Pauline Wimberger, Siegfried Hauch, Rainer Kimmig, Jan Dominik Kuhlmann
BACKGROUND: Assuming that tumor cell dissemination requires a shift to a mesenchymal phenotype, we analyzed the incidence of epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition (EMT)-like circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in ovarian cancer patients and inquired, how their molecular phenotypes respond to platinum-based chemotherapy and influence outcome. RESULTS: Before surgery, overall detection rate for epithelial CTCs was 18%. EMT-like CTCs were more frequently observed (30%) and were mutually exclusive to epithelial CTCs in the majority of patients (82%)...
March 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414222/supramolecular-photoactivatable-anticancer-hydrogels
#9
V Venkatesh, Narendra Kumar Mishra, Isolda Romero-Canelón, Robbin R Vernooij, Huayun Shi, James P C Coverdale, Abraha Habtemariam, Sandeep Verma, Peter J Sadler
A photoactivatable dopamine-conjugated platinum(IV) anticancer complex (Pt-DA) has been incorporated into G-quadruplex G4K(+) borate hydrogels by using borate ester linkages (Pt-G4K(+)B hydrogel). These were characterized by (11)B NMR, attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, circular dichroism, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Microscopy investigations revealed the transformation of an extended fiber assembly into discrete flakes after incorporation of Pt-DA...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407042/incorporating-prior-information-into-differential-network-analysis-using-nonparanormal-graphical-models
#10
Xiao-Fei Zhang, Le Ou-Yang, Hong Yan
Motivation: Understanding how gene regulatory networks change under different cellular states is important for revealing insights into network dynamics. Gaussian graphical models, which assume that the data follow a joint normal distribution, have been used recently to infer differential networks. However, the distributions of the omics data are nonnormal in general. Furthermore, althoughmuch biological knowledge (or prior information) has been accumulated, most existing methods ignore the valuable prior information...
April 12, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404378/axl-molecular-targeting-counteracts-aggressiveness-but-not-platinum-resistance-of-ovarian-carcinoma-cells
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Cristina Corno, Laura Gatti, Noemi Arrighetti, Nives Carenini, Nadia Zaffaroni, Cinzia Lanzi, Paola Perego
Ovarian carcinoma, the most common gynecological cancer, is characterized by high lethality mainly due to late diagnosis and treatment failure. The efficacy of platinum drug-based therapy in the disease is limited by the occurrence of drug resistance, a phenomenon often associated with increased metastatic potential. Because the Tyr-kinase receptor Axl can be deregulated in ovarian carcinoma and plays a pro-metastatic/anti-apoptotic role, the aim of this study was to examine if Axl inhibition modulates drug resistance and aggressive features of ovarian carcinoma cells, using various pairs of cisplatin-sensitive and -resistant cell lines...
April 9, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398198/functional-and-mutational-landscapes-of-brca1-for-homology-directed-repair-and-therapy-resistance
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Rachel W Anantha, Srilatha Simhadri, Tzeh Keong Foo, Susanna Miao, Jingmei Liu, Zhiyuan Shen, Shridar Ganesan, Bing Xia
BRCA1 plays a critical role in homology-directed repair (HDR) of DNA double strand breaks, and the repair defect of BRCA1-mutant cancer cells is being targeted with platinum drugs and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. We have employed relatively simple and sensitive assays to determine the function of BRCA1 variants or mutants in two HDR mechanisms, homologous recombination (HR) and single strand annealing (SSA), and in conferring resistance to cisplatin and olaparib in human cancer cells. Our results define the functionality of the top 22 patient-derived BRCA1 missense variants and the contribution of different domains of BRCA1 and its E3 ubiquitin ligase activity to HDR and drug resistance...
April 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395896/objective-response-rate-is-a-possible-surrogate-endpoint-for-survival-in-patients-with-advanced-recurrent-ovarian-cancer
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Mohammed Kashif Siddiqui, Jerzy Tyczynski, Ankit Pahwa, Ancilla W Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate literature to assess response rate as a surrogate endpoint of survival in ovarian cancer (OC). METHODS: Systematic review consistent with PRISMA criteria, identified randomized, controlled trials reporting overall survival (OS), progression-free survival (PFS), and objective response rate (ORR) in recurrent OC. MEDLINE® and Embase® searches (year 2000-March 23, 2015) were augmented by bibliographic screening. Proposed surrogate measures (independent variables) were ORR and disease control rate...
April 7, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388557/ercc1-expressing-circulating-tumor-cells-as-a-potential-diagnostic-tool-for-monitoring-response-to-platinum-based-chemotherapy-and-for-predicting-post-therapeutic-outcome-of-ovarian-cancer
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Issam Chebouti, Jan Dominik Kuhlmann, Paul Buderath, Stephan Weber, Pauline Wimberger, Yvonne Bokeloh, Siegfried Hauch, Rainer Kimmig, Sabine Kasimir-Bauer
BACKGROUND: We recently showed that the presence of ERCC1+CTCs is an independent predictive biomarker for platinum-resistance and poor prognosis of ovarian cancer. The goal of our current research was to determine how the auxiliary assessment of ERCC1-transcripts influences overall CTC-detection rate. We extended this investigation from an initially predictive setting to paired pre- and post-therapeutic blood analysis in order to see, whether ERCC1+CTCs dynamics mirror response to chemotherapy...
November 11, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387913/nivolumab-effectively-inhibit-platinum-resistant-ovarian-cancer-cells-via-induction-of-cell-apoptosis-and-inhibition-of-adam17-expression
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L-M Sun, Y-C Liu, W Li, S Liu, H-X Liu, L-W Li, R Ma
OBJECTIVE: Nivolumab is an anti-PD-1 (anti-programmed death-1) monoclonal antibody. It has achieved an overall response rate of 17% in Phase 1 clinical trial for patient with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer (PROC). However, its underlying mechanism has not been fully explored yet. The aim of the study is to investigate the efficiency of nivolumab to inhibit PROC cells and its possible mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Firstly, methylthiazolyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was performed to determine the IC50 values of cisplatin in cisplatin-sensitive and cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cells...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386196/oridonin-effectively-reverses-the-drug-resistance-of-cisplatin-involving-induction-of-cell-apoptosis-and-inhibition-of-mmp-expression-in-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
#16
Yuan Zhang, Lihua Wang, Youmei Zi, Lingxiu Zhang, Yan Guo, Yan Huang
Cisplatin is the first generation platinum-based chemotherapy agent. However, the extensive application of cisplatin inevitably causes drug resistance, which is a major obstacle to cancer chemotherapy. Oridonin is a diterpenoid isolated from Rabdosia rubescens with potent anticancer activity. The aim of our study is to investigate the role of oridonin to reverse the cisplatin-resistance in human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells. The effect of oridonin on human AML cell proliferation was evaluated by MTT assay, cell migration and invasion were evaluated by transwell migration and invasion assays in cisplatin-resistant human AML cells...
March 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384138/diverse-protocols-for-correlative-super-resolution-fluorescence-imaging-and-electron-microscopy-of-chemically-fixed-samples
#17
Benjamin G Kopek, Maria G Paez-Segala, Gleb Shtengel, Kem A Sochacki, Mei G Sun, Yalin Wang, C Shan Xu, Schuyler B van Engelenburg, Justin W Taraska, Loren L Looger, Harald F Hess
Our groups have recently developed related approaches for sample preparation for super-resolution imaging within endogenous cellular environments using correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM). Four distinct techniques for preparing and acquiring super-resolution CLEM data sets for aldehyde-fixed specimens are provided, including Tokuyasu cryosectioning, whole-cell mount, cell unroofing and platinum replication, and resin embedding and sectioning. The choice of the best protocol for a given application depends on a number of criteria that are discussed in detail...
May 2017: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381242/the-150-most-important-questions-in-cancer-research-and-clinical-oncology-series-questions-15-24-edited-by-chinese-journal-of-cancer
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To accelerate our endeavors to overcome cancer, Chinese Journal of Cancer has launched a program of publishing 150 most important questions in cancer research and clinical oncology. In this article, 10 more questions are presented as follows. Question 15: Can tumor-induced erythrogenesis provide qualified red blood cells for carrying oxygen to distant organs? Question 16: Can we overcome tumor resistance to platinum-containing antineoplastic drugs by activating the sensitivity factors in the tumor? Question 17: How can a cancer cell stay dormant for years? Question 18: Why do cancer cells use distinct transcriptomic and proteomic programs to reach the same metastatic phenotype? Question 19: Why do some cancers regress spontaneously? Question 20: What are the regulatory mechanisms occurring in donor cells that determine selective sorting of biological content into vesicles and their biological consequences in recipient cells? Are the genetic transfer and exchange of biological messages between cells transient? Is the phenotypic manipulation of recipient cells temporary or prolonged and persistent? If extracellular vesicles possess immune-modulatory potential, how could they be exploited for immune interventions and cancer immunotherapy? Presumably the cargo of extracellular vesicles reflects the cells of their origin and can be used for cancer diagnosis, how could the uniform/stringent capture criteria be met universally for applying EVs in point-of-care diagnostics for cancer patients? Question 21: Can we use self-sampling technologies to monitor the tumor genetic alterations for more precise targeted therapy? Can we cure a heterogeneous tumor by sequentially targeting the driver molecules? Question 22: Can we postpone the onset of non-infection-related cancers? Question 23: How many types of cells can jointly form the tumor vasculature to provide blood supply for tumor progression? Question 24: How tumor cells transmit their epigenetic features to daughter cells and maintain the malignant phenotype?...
April 5, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377926/platinum-based-drugs-differentially-affect-the-ultrastructure-of-breast-cancer-cell-types
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Shadia Al-Bahlani, Buthaina Al-Dhahli, Kawther Al-Adawi, Abdurahman Al-Nabhani, Mohamed Al-Kindi
Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Although platinum-based drugs (PBDs) are effective anticancer agents, responsive patients eventually become resistant. While resistance of some cancers to PBDs has been explored, the cellular responses of BC cells are not studied yet. Therefore, we aim to assess the differential effects of PBDs on BC ultrastructure. Three representative cells were treated with different concentrations and timing of Cisplatin, Carboplatin, and Oxaliplatin...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376831/let-7e-sensitizes-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-to-cisplatin-through-repressing-dna-double-strand-break-repair
#20
Man Xiao, Jing Cai, Liqiong Cai, Jinghui Jia, Lisha Xie, Ying Zhu, Bangxing Huang, Dongdong Jin, Zehua Wang
BACKGROUND: Resistance to platinum-based chemotherapy remains a great challenge for ovarian cancer treatment. The human let-7 family contains 13 members located on nine different chromosomes, and most members have been implicated in the modulation of drug sensitivity in cancers. Our previous study showed that deregulation of let-7e in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) promoted the development of resistance to cisplatin. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the underlying mechanism and further evaluate the clinical value of let-7e in predicting chemo-response and prognosis in EOC...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
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