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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161660/molecular-mechanisms-of-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-chrysophanol-an-active-component-of-ast2017-01-on-atopic-dermatitis-in-vitro-models
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Hyun-Ja Jeong, Hee-Yun Kim, Hyung-Min Kim
AST2017-01 mainly consists of Rumex crispus and -Cordyceps militaris and has been widely consumed as an herbal medicine or functional food in Korea. Here we investigated the influences of AST2017-01 and its active component, chrysophanol on human mast cell (HMC-1 cell) and human keratinocyte (HaCaT cell)-mediated inflammatory reactions. Pretreatment with AST2017-01 or chrysophanol suppressed intracellular calcium levels and histamine release in phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate and calcium ionophore A23187 (PMACI)-treated HMC-1 cells...
November 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161627/nanoscaled-red-blood-cells-facilitate-breast-cancer-treatment-by-combining-photothermal-photodynamic-therapy-and-chemotherapy
#2
Guoyun Wan, Bowei Chen, Ling Li, Dan Wang, Shurui Shi, Tao Zhang, Yue Wang, Lianyun Zhang, Yinsong Wang
Red blood cells (RBCs)-based vesicles have been widely used for drug delivery due to their unique advantages. Intact RBCs contain a large amount of oxyhemoglobin (oxyHb), which can assist with photodynamic therapy (PDT). Indocyanine green (ICG), a photosensitizer both for photothermal therapy (PTT) and PDT, shows potent anticancer efficacy when combined with chemotherapeutic drug doxorubicin (DOX). In this study, we prepared nanoscaled RBCs (RAs) containing oxyHb and gas-generating agent ammonium bicarbonate (ABC) for co-loading and controlled release of ICG and DOX, thus hoping to achieve synergistic effects of PTT/PDT and chemotherapy against breast cancer...
November 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161592/tumor-suppressor-inactivation-of-gdf11-occurs-by-precursor-sequestration-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#3
Sameer S Bajikar, Chun-Chao Wang, Michael A Borten, Elizabeth J Pereira, Kristen A Atkins, Kevin A Janes
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive and heterogeneous carcinoma in which various tumor-suppressor genes are lost by mutation, deletion, or silencing. Here we report a tumor-suppressive mode of action for growth-differentiation factor 11 (GDF11) and an unusual mechanism of its inactivation in TNBC. GDF11 promotes an epithelial, anti-invasive phenotype in 3D triple-negative cultures and intraductal xenografts by sustaining expression of E-cadherin and inhibitor of differentiation 2 (ID2). Surprisingly, clinical TNBCs retain the GDF11 locus and expression of the protein itself...
November 20, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160937/microrna-26b-promotes-colorectal-cancer-metastasis-by-down-regulating-pten-and-wnt5a
#4
Dejun Fan, Xutao Lin, Feng Zhang, Weijie Zhong, Jiancong Hu, Yufeng Chen, Zerong Cai, Yifeng Zou, Xiaowen He, Xiuting Chen, Ping Lan, Xiaojian Wu
Invasion and metastasis are crucially important factors in the survival of malignant tumors. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is an early step in metastatic progression and the presence of cancer stem cells is closely related to tumor survival, proliferation, metastasis, and recurrence. Here we report that ectopic overexpression of microRNA 26b (miR-26b) in colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines promoted EMT and stem cell-like phenotypes in vitro. Furthermore, miR-26b directly targeted and suppressed multiple tumor suppressors, including phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) and wingless-type MMTV integration site family member 5A (WNT5A)...
November 21, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160717/reprogramming-tumor-associated-macrophages-to-reverse-egfr-t790m-resistance-by-dual-targeting-codelivery-of-gefitinib-vorinostat
#5
Huige Peng, Binfan Chen, Wei Huang, Yubo Tang, Yifan Jiang, Wenyuan Zhang, Yongzhuo Huang
Gefitinib is a first-line therapy in the EGFR-mutated nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the development of drug resistance is almost unavoidable, thus leading to an unsustainable regimen. EGFR(T790M) mutation is the major cause responsible for the molecular-targeting therapy failure in NSCLC. Although the recently approved osimertinib is effective for the EGFR(T790M)-positive NSCLC, the osimertinib-resistant EGFR mutation is rapidly developed, too. In this study, we proposed a tumor-associated macrophage (TAM) reprogramming strategy for overcoming the EGFR(T790M)-associated drug resistance via a dual-targeting codelivery system of gefitinib/vorinostat that acted on both TAM with overexpression of mannose receptors and the HER-2 positive NSCLC cells...
November 21, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159900/p100-functions-as-a-metastasis-activator-and-is-targeted-by-tumor-suppressing-microrna-320a-in-lung-cancer
#6
Aimin Xing, Li Pan, Jingzhen Gao
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is among the most frequently diagnosed types of cancer worldwide, with high morbidity and mortality. Metastasis accounts for the deadliest and most poorly understood feature of lung cancer. Herein, we demonstrate that SND1 (also known as p100) acts as a candidate metastasis activator and is targeted by microRNA-320a (miR-320a) in lung cancer cells. METHODS: p100 expression in lung cancer cell lines and tissues was determined by quantitative real time-PCR and Western blot...
November 21, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159716/rotula-aquatica-lour-attenuates-secretion-of-proinflammatory-mediators-and-cytokines-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-responses-in-murine-raw-264-7-macrophages
#7
A Vysakh, Prasad Gopika, Kuriakose Jayesh, Raj Karishma, M S Latha
Rotula aquatica belongs to the family Boraginaceae, and is reported to contain baunerol, steroids and alkaloids. In Ayurveda, R. aquatica has been used for the treatment of various diseases such as diabetes, treatment of piles, venereal disease, and cancer. The current study aims to investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of methanolic extract of R. aquatica (MERA) in RAW 264.7 cells. The cytotoxicity of MERA was analyzed by MTT assay. The total cyclooxygenase (COX) activity, 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) activity, myeloperoxidase activity, inducible nitric oxide synthase activity, nitrate level and reactive oxygen species production were studied in LPS-stimulated RAW 264...
November 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159714/regulatory-effects-of-dexamethasone-on-nk-and-t-cell-immunity
#8
Liying Chen, Mikael Jondal, Konstantin Yakimchuk
Glucocorticoids (GCs) act via the intracellular glucocorticoid receptor (GR), which can regulate the expression of target genes. With regard to the immune system, GCs may affect both innate and adaptive immunity. Our study analyzed the immunoregulatory effects of dexamethasone (Dex) treatment on splenic T, Treg, NK and NKT cells by treating C57Bl6 mice with various doses of Dex. We observed that treatment with Dex decreased the number of NK cells in the spleen and suppressed their activity. In particular, the expression of both Ly49G and NKG2D receptors was decreased by Dex...
November 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158883/the-role-of-protein-kinase-b-signaling-pathway-in-anti-cancer-effect-of-rolipram-on-glioblastoma-multiforme-an-in-vitro-study
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Sara Ramezani, Mahmoudreza Hadjighassem, Nasim Vousooghi, Mansour Parvaresh, Farshid Arbabi, Naser Amini, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei
Introduction: The mechanism of putative cytotoxicity of 4-[3-(cyclopentyloxy)-4-methoxyphenyl]-2-pyrrolidone (rolipram), a specific phosphodiesterase-4 (PDE4) inhibitor, on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is almost unknown. This study aimed to investigate the role of protein kinase B (Akt) pathway in the cytotoxic effect of rolipram on human GBM U87 MG cell line and Tumor-Initiating Cells (TICs) isolated from patient's GBM specimen. Methods: TICs were characterized by using flow cytometry and quantitative real-time PCR...
July 2017: Basic and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158820/ph-sensitive-nano-complexes-overcome-drug-resistance-and-inhibit-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-by-silencing-akt-expression
#10
Jieying Yin, Tianqun Lang, Dongmei Cun, Zhong Zheng, Yan Huang, Qi Yin, Haijun Yu, Yaping Li
The therapy of breast cancer is encumbered by drug resistance and metastasis, which can be due to a defective PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway. This study was aimed at improving the anti-cancer effect of the chemotherapeutic agent paclitaxel (PTX) on the drug resistant and metastatic breast cancer by co-delivering PTX and a siRNA, siAkt, directed at silencing the Akt expression. Methods: The pH-sensitive amphiphilic polymer, poly [(1,4-butanediol)-diacrylate-β-N, N-diisopropylethylenediamine]-polyethyleneimine (BDP) was synthesized...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158812/enhanced-radiotherapy-using-bismuth-sulfide-nanoagents-combined-with-photo-thermal-treatment
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Xiaju Cheng, Yuan Yong, Yiheng Dai, Xin Song, Gang Yang, Yue Pan, Cuicui Ge
Nanotechniques that can improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy (RT) by integrating it with multimodal imaging are highly desirable. Results In this study, we fabricated Bi2S3 nanorods that have attractive features such as their ability to function as contrast agents for X-ray computed tomography (CT) and photoacoustic (PA) imaging as well as good biocompatibility. Both in vitro and in vivo studies confirmed that the Bi2S3 nanoagents could potentiate the lethal effects of radiation via amplifying the local radiation dose and enhancing the anti-tumor efficacy of RT by augmenting the photo-thermal effect...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158805/histone-methyltransferase-setdb1-promotes-the-progression-of-colorectal-cancer-by-inhibiting-the-expression-of-tp53
#12
Keli Chen, Fengjiao Zhang, Jie Ding, Yonghao Liang, Zetao Zhan, Yizhi Zhan, Long-Hua Chen, Yi Ding
SETDB1 is a novel histone methyltransferase associated with the functional tri-methylation of histone H3K9. Although aberrant high expression of SETDB1 was experimentally obversed in a variety of solid tumors, its underlying mechanisms in human carcinogenesis are not well known. In this study, we investigated the expression of SETDB1 in a large cohort of colorectal cancer (CRC) samples and cell lines for the first time. Our findings showed that SETDB1 was highly expressed in majority CRC tissues and cell lines; moreover, up-regulation of SETDB1 was negatively correlated with the survival rate of CRC patients...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158804/heparanase-contributes-to-trans-endothelial-migration-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Xiaopeng Chen, Wen Jiang, Chaofu Yue, Wenjun Zhang, Chaogang Tong, Dafei Dai, Bin Cheng, Chen Huang, Linming Lu
The overall outcome of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still very poor due to its high metastasis and recurrence rate. During metastasis, trans-endothelial migration (TEM) of HCC cells is a key step. Heparanase (HPSE) is an endo-beta-glucuronidase and exerts prometastatic properties for normal and tumor-derived cells. However, it is remains unclear that HPSE contributes to TEM of HCC cells. In this study, human umbilical vein endothelial cells-C (HUVEC-C) was used to simulate vascular endothelial cells (VECs), and the HCCLM3 cells with high HPSE expression were chosen and used for in vitro TEM assay and in vivo experiment...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158801/gambogenic-acid-exerts-antitumor-activity-in-hypoxic-multiple-myeloma-cells-by-regulation-of-mir-21
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Ping Liu, Xue Wu, Lu Dai, Zheng Ge, Chong Gao, Hongming Zhang, Fei Wang, Xiaoping Zhang, Baoan Chen
Hypoxia is an inseparable component of the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment, accounting for aggressive tumor behavior and poor prognosis of multiple myeloma (MM). Gambogenic acid (GNA) has proven to be an attractive option for treatment of tumors due to its tumor suppressive activity. Herein, we found that GNA exhibits remarkable apoptotic activity against MM cells even under hypoxia. MicroRNA-21 (miR-21) has been found over-expressed in MM patients and associated with the occurrence and development of MM...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158781/hypothalamic-beta-endorphin-neurons-suppress-preneoplastic-and-neoplastic-lesions-development-in-1-2-dimethylhydrazine-induced-rat-colon-cancer-model
#15
Sengottuvelan Murugan, Yatee Dave, Ankush Rakhit, Dipak K Sarkar
In recent years, experimental studies demonstrated negative impacts of impaired body stress response on colonic pathologies. In this study, we tested if reducing body stress response by the use of β-endorphin (BEP) neuronal transplants in the hypothalamus suppresses pre-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions. Colon cancer was induced by injecting 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH) for sixteen weeks in Sprague Dawley rats with BEP neuron transplants or control neuron transplants, and their colonic histopathologies, colon tissue levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) proteins and splenic levels of cytotoxic proteins were measured...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158682/unbs5162-inhibits-proliferation-of-human-retinoblastoma-cells-by-promoting-cell-apoptosis
#16
Bing Wang, Jiaquan Shen, Jue Wang
Human retinoblastomas are malignant intraocular tumors and have a high incidence in children. Chemotherapy combined with local therapy is the principal means of retinoblastoma treatment, the application of which has saved the eye of many children and avoided external irradiation. UNBS5162, a naphthalimide, has broad prospects as a tumor treatment, with fewer toxic side effects and higher cancer-suppression efficiency. However, the efficacy of UNBS5162 in human retinoblastomas is still not clear. In the present study, we investigated the specific mechanism of UNBS5162 in the human retinoblastoma cell lines WERIRb1 and Y79...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158292/sphingomyelin-metabolism-is-a-regulator-of-kras-function
#17
Dharini van der Hoeven, Kwang-Jin Cho, Yong Zhou, Xiaoping Ma, Wei Chen, Ali Naji, Dina Montufar-Solis, Yan Zuo, Sarah E Kovar, Kandice R Levental, Jeffrey A Frost, Ransome van der Hoeven, John F Hancock
KRAS must localize to the plasma membrane (PM) for biological activity. We show here that multiple acid sphingomyelinase (ASM) inhibitors, including tricyclic antidepressants, mislocalized phosphatidylserine (PtdSer) and KRASG12V from the PM; resulting in abrogation of KRASG12V signaling and potent, selective growth inhibition of mutant KRAS transformed cancer cells. Concordantly, in nude mice, the ASM inhibitor fendiline decreased the rate of growth of oncogenic KRAS-expressing MiaPaCa-2 tumors, but had no effect on the growth of the wild-type KRAS-expressing BxPC-3 tumors...
November 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158255/nitro-fatty-acid-inhibition-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cell-viability-migration-invasion-and-tumor-growth
#18
Chen-Shan Chen Woodcock, Yi Huang, Steven R Woodcock, Sonia R Salvatore, Bhupinder Singh, Franca Golin-Bisello, Nancy E Davidson, Carola Neumann, Bruce A Freeman, Stacy G Wendell
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) comprises ~20% of all breast cancers and is the most aggressive mammary cancer subtype. Devoid of the estrogen and progesterone receptors, along with the receptor tyrosine kinase ERB2 (HER2) that define most mammary cancers, there are no targeted therapies for patients with TNBC. This, combined with a high metastatic rate and a lower 5-year survival rate than for other breast cancer phenotypes, means there is significant unmet need for new therapeutic strategies. Herein, the anti-neoplastic effects of the electrophilic fatty acid nitroalkene derivative, 10-nitro-octadec-9-enoic acid (nitro-oleic acid, NO2-OA), were investigated in multiple preclinical models of TNBC...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158064/mirna-223-functions-as-both-prognostic-biomarker-and-tumor-suppressor-in-mantle-cell-lymphoma-through-targeting-sox11
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Keshu Zhou, Xiaoyan Feng, Yanying Wang, Yanyan Liu, Long Tian, Wenli Zuo, Shuhua Yi, Xudong Wei, Yongping Song, Lugui Qiu
Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is an aggressive lymphoid malignance characterized by cytogenetic aberration of t(11;14), although it is not the prerequisite. Until now, the pathogenesis of MCL remains not fully interpreted. Our current study showed that miR-223 was down-regulated in purified CD19+ lymphocytes from MCL patients (n=21) compared with that of normal donors (n=20). In addition, patients with high-risk mantle international prognostic index, elevated LDH, performance status>2 were more likely to have much lower miR-223 expression...
November 17, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157749/mithramycin-a-enhances-tumor-sensitivity-to-mitotic-catastrophe-resulting-from-dna-damage
#20
Bradley T Scroggins, Jeffrey Burkeen, Ayla O White, Eun Joo Chung, Darmood Wei, Su I Chung, Luca F Valle, Shilpa S Patil, Grace McKay-Corkum, Kathryn E Hudak, W Marston Linehan, Deborah E Citrin
PURPOSE: Specificity protein 1 (SP1) is involved in the transcription of several genes implicated in tumor maintenance. We investigated the effects of mithramycin A (MTA), an inhibitor of SP1 DNA binding, on radiation response. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Clonogenic survival after irradiation was assessed in 2 tumor cell lines (A549, UM-UC-3) and 1 human fibroblast line (BJ) after SP1 knockdown or MTA treatment. DNA damage repair was evaluated using γH2AX foci formation, and mitotic catastrophe was assessed using nuclear morphology...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
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