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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110457/reduced-proliferation-and-colony-formation-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-hnscc-after-dual-targeting-of-egfr-and-hedgehog-pathways
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Hannes Liebig, Georg Günther, Marlen Kolb, Christian Mozet, Andreas Boehm, Andreas Dietz, Gunnar Wichmann
PURPOSE: The hedgehog signalling pathway (Hh) is frequently active in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Overexpressed Hh associates with poor prognosis. The Hh inhibitor vismodegib targets smoothened, and based on molecular data, may prevent resistance to EGFR targeting. METHODS: To elucidate potential roles of vismodegib in HNSCC therapy, its sole effects and those combined with cisplatin, docetaxel, and cetuximab on HNSCC cell lines were assessed by MTT metabolisation and BrdU incorporation...
January 21, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110453/update-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-cholangiocarcinoma
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Bryan Doherty, Vinod E Nambudiri, William C Palmer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cholangiocarcinoma is a rare biliary adenocarcinoma associated with poor outcomes. Cholangiocarcinoma is subdivided into extrahepatic and intrahepatic variants. Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is then further differentiated into (1) peripheral mass-forming tumors and (2) central periductal infiltrating tumors. We aimed to review the currently known risk factors, diagnostic tools, and treatment options, as well as highlight the need for further clinical trials and research to improve overall survival rates...
January 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110321/recent-advances-in-arsenic-trioxide-encapsulated-nanoparticles-as-drug-delivery-agents-to-solid-cancers
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Akhtar Anam, Wang Scarlet Xiaoyan, Ghali Lucy, Bell Celia, Wen Xuesong
Since arsenic trioxide was first approved as the front line therapy for acute promyelocytic leukemia 25 years ago, its anti-cancer properties for various malignancies have been under intense investigation. However, the clinical successes of arsenic trioxide in treating hematological cancers have not been translated to solid cancers. This is due to arsenic's rapid clearance by the body's immune system before reaching the tumor site. Several attempts have henceforth been made to increase its bioavailability toward solid cancers without increasing its dosage albeit without much success...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110220/hypoxia-inducing-factor-hif-1%C3%AE-derived-peptide-capable-of-inducing-cancer-reactive-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-from-hla-a24-patients-with-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Takafumi Minami, Naoki Matsumura, Koichi Sugimoto, Nobutaka Shimizu, Marco De Velasco, Masahiro Nozawa, Kazuhiro Yoshimura, Nanae Harashima, Mamoru Harada, Hirotsugu Uemura
Hypoxic tumor microenvironment makes cancer cells to be therapy-resistant and hypoxia-inducing factors (HIFs) play a central role in hypoxic adaptation. Especially, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is often associated with von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) gene mutations, leading to up-regulation of HIFs. However, from a different point of view, this suggests the possibility that HIFs could be promising targets in anti-cancer therapy. In this study, we searched for HIF-1α-derived peptides that are able to induce RCC-reactive cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) from HLA-A24(+) RCC patients...
January 19, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110172/in%C3%A2-vivo-imaging-of-%C3%AE-galactosidase-stimulated-activity-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-ligand-targeted-fluorescent-probe
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Eun-Joong Kim, Rajesh Kumar, Amit Sharma, Byungkwon Yoon, Hyun Min Kim, Hyunseung Lee, Kwan Soo Hong, Jong Seung Kim
Development of targeted, selective, and noninvasive fluorescent probes for in vivo visualization of tumor-associated overexpressed enzymes are highly anticipated for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Herein, we developed a noninvasive fluorescent probe (DCDHF-βgal) for the sensitive detection, and in vivo visualization of β-galactosidase in hepatocyte HepG2 cells and its xenograft model. As a model system for in vivo targeted imaging, DCDHF-βgal possessing galactose unit selectively target hepatocyte and monitor the β-galactosidase activity with deep tissue penetration, and low background interference...
January 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110170/tailoring-polymeric-hybrid-micelles-with-lymph-node-targeting-ability-to-improve-the-potency-of-cancer-vaccines
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Qin Zeng, Hanmei Li, Hao Jiang, Jiao Yu, Ying Wang, Huan Ke, Tao Gong, Zhirong Zhang, Xun Sun
It has been widely accepted that lymph nodes (LNs) are critical targets of cancer vaccines and particles sized between 10 and 100 nm with a neutral or negative surface charge are preferred for lymphatic transfer after subcutaneous or intradermal injection. However their limited uptake by antigen presenting cells (APCs) and inadequate retention within LNs undoubtedly restrains their strength on activating T cell immunity. Here, we address this issue by tailoring the physicochemical properties of polymeric hybrid micelles (HMs), which are self-assembled from two amphiphilic diblock copolymers, poly-(ethylene glycol) phosphorethanolamine (PEG-PE) and polyethylenimine-stearic acid conjugate (PSA) via hydrophobic and electrostatic interactions...
January 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109960/rna-nanoparticle-based-targeted-therapy-for-glioblastoma-through-inhibition-of-oncogenic-mir-21
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Tae Jin Lee, Ji Young Yoo, Dan Shu, Hui Li, Jianying Zhang, Jun-Ge Yu, Alena Cristina Jaime-Ramirez, Mario Acunzo, Giulia Romano, Ri Cui, Hui-Lung Sun, Zhenghua Luo, Matthew Old, Balveen Kaur, Peixuan Guo, Carlo M Croce
Targeted inhibition of oncogenic miRNA-21 has been proposed to treat glioblastoma by rescuing tumor suppressors, PTEN and PDCD4. However, systemic delivery of anti-miR-21 sequences requires a robust and efficient delivery platform to successfully inhibit this druggable target. Three-way-junction (3WJ)-based RNA nanoparticles (RNP), artificially derived from pRNA of bacteriophage phi29 DNA packaging motor, was recently shown to target glioblastoma. Here, we report that multi-valent folate (FA)-conjugated 3WJ RNP constructed to harbor anti-miR-21 LNA sequences (FA-3WJ-LNA-miR21) specifically targeted and delivered anti-miR-21 LNA and knocked down miR-21 expression in glioblastoma cells in vitro and in vivo with favorable biodistribution...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109944/synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-molecular-dynamics-md-simulation-studies-of-three-novel-f-18-labeled-and-focal-adhesion-kinase-fak-targeted-5-bromo-pyrimidines-as-radiotracers-for-tumor
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Yu Fang, Dawei Wang, Xingyu Xu, Jianping Liu, Aiqin Wu, Xiang Li, Qianqian Xue, Huan Wang, Hang Wang, Huabei Zhang
Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is considered as an attractive target for oncology. A series of F-18 labeled 5-bromo-N(2)-(4-(2-fluoro-pegylated (FPEG))-3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-N(4)-(4-methoxyphenyl)pyrimidine-2,4-diamine derivatives were prepared and evaluated as the FAK targeted radiotracers for the early diagnoses of tumor. For the study of the FAK targeted drug molecules, this was the first attempt to develop the tumor diagnostic imaging agents on the radiopharmaceutical level. They inhibited the activity of FAK with IC50 in the range of 91...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109910/induction-of-neuroendocrine-differentiation-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells-by-adipocyte-differentiation-related-protein-adrp-delivered-by-exosomes
#9
Li-Chiung Lin, Allen C Gao, Chih-Ho Lai, Jer-Tsong Hsieh, Ho Lin
Although overall mortality rate of prostate cancer (PCa) declines in recent years, castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) remains incurable. Clinical evidence indicates that CRPC recurred from hormonal therapy exhibits neuroendocrine differentiated (NED) phenotypes, which could contribute to therapeutic resistance and poor survival. Understanding the onset of NED could lead us to develop new therapeutic strategies for CRPC. Although PCa is known as a lipid-enriched tumor, its role in CRPC development is not fully understood...
January 18, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109899/rgd-conjugated-liposome-hollow-silica-hybrid-nanovehicles-for-targeted-and-controlled-delivery-of-arsenic-trioxide-against-hepatic-carcinoma
#10
Weidong Fei, Yan Zhang, Shunping Han, Jiaoyang Tao, Hongyue Zheng, Yinghui Wei, Jiazhen Zhu, Fanzhu Li, Xuanshen Wang
The aim of our study was to construct an Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-conjugated liposome-hollow silica hybrid nanovehicle for targeted delivery and controlled release of arsenic trioxide (ATO), whose anti-solid tumor effect was hampered by poor pharmacokinetics and dose-limited toxicity. Hydrophobic interactions were used to attach intact lipid membrane to the surface of chlorodimethyloctadecylsilane-modified hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles. The prepared nanovehicles (RGD-LP-CHMSN) were characterized for uniform structure (silica core of ∼140nm in diameter and liposomal shell of ∼6nm), comparable drug loading efficiency (6...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109867/interactions-between-interleukin-6-and-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-drive-the-chemoresistant-phenotype-of-hepatocellular-cancer
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Min Xu, Zhongwei Zhao, Jingjing Song, Xilin Lan, Siming Lu, Minjiang Chen, Zufei Wang, Weiqian Chen, Xiaoxi Fan, Fazong Wu, Li Chen, Jianfei Tu, Jiansong Ji
Emerging evidence implicates an important role for myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in tumor growth, angiogenesis and metastasis. However, limited knowledge is known about the function of MDSCs in response to chemotherapies. In this study, we find that drug-resistant hepatocellular cancer (HCC) cells-derived conditioned medium significantly enhances the expansion and immunosuppressive function of MDSCs compared to their parental sensitive cells, which is demonstrated by increased level of arginase, nitric oxide (NO), and reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
January 18, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109792/bisacodyl-and-its-cytotoxic-activity-on-human-glioblastoma-stem-like-cells-implication-of-inositol-1-4-5-triphosphate-receptor-dependent-calcium-signaling
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Jihu Dong, Francisco Aulestia, Suzana Assad Kahn, Maria Zeniou, Luiz Gustavo Dubois, Elias A El-Habr, François Daubeuf, Nassera Tounsi, Samuel H Cheshier, Nelly Frossard, Marie-Pierre Junier, Hervé Chneiweiss, Isabelle Néant, Marc Moreau, Catherine Leclerc, Jacques Haiech, Marie-Claude Kilhoffer
Glioblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor. The heterogeneity at the cellular level, metabolic specificities and plasticity of the cancer cells are a challenge for glioblastoma treatment. Identification of cancer cells endowed with stem properties and able to propagate the tumor in animal xenografts has opened a new paradigm in cancer therapy. Thus, to increase efficacy and avoid tumor recurrence, therapies need to target not only the differentiated cells of the tumor mass, but also the cancer stem-like cells...
January 18, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109634/the-american-college-of-radiology-and-the-american-brachytherapy-society-practice-parameter-for-the-performance-of-radionuclide-based-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy
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Beth A Erickson, Nathan H J Bittner, Manjeet Chadha, Firas Mourtada, D Jeffrey Demanes
Brachytherapy is a radiation therapy method in which radionuclide sources are used to deliver a radiation dose at a distance of up to a few centimeters by surface, intracavitary, intraluminal, or interstitial application. This practice parameter refers only to the use of radionuclides for brachytherapy. Brachytherapy alone or combined with external beam therapy plays an important role in the management and treatment of patients with cancer. High-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy uses radionuclides such as iridium-192 at dose rates of 20 cGy per minute (12 Gy per hour) or more to a designated target point or volume...
January 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109618/effects-of-dmards-on-citrullinated-peptide-autoantibody-levels-in-ra-patients-a-longitudinal-analysis
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Carolin Wunderlich, Isabelle Oliviera, Camille P Figueiredo, Juergen Rech, Georg Schett
OBJECTIVE: To study whether stable treatment with DMARDs affects anti-CCP2 antibody levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. METHODS: In this longitudinal observational study 100 RA patients were followed for anti-CCP2 IgG antibody (U/L) and total IgG level (mg/dL) every 6 months for a total period of 2.5 years. All patients received stable DMARD treatment during this period. Five groups comprising each 20 patients were analyzed as follows: (1) methotrexate (MTX) alone, (2) tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi), (3) tocilizumab (TCZ), (4) rituximab (RTX), and (5) abatacept (ABA)...
October 3, 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109308/semaphorin-7a-as-a-potential-immune-regulator-and-promising-therapeutic-target-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#15
Jianmin Xie, Hao Wang
BACKGROUND: Semaphorin 7A (Sema7A) is expressed by several different classes of lymphoid and myeloid cells and is a potent immunomodulator. We examined the role of Sema7A in modulating cellular immune responses and to provide experimental data validating the therapeutic potential of Sema7A in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Soluble Sema7A (sSema7A) levels in the serum and synovial fluid from patients with RA or osteoarthritis, as well as cytokine secretions, were analyzed with an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
January 21, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109307/novel-roles-of-dc-signr-in-colon-cancer-cell-adhesion-migration-invasion-and-liver-metastasis
#16
Heya Na, Xiaoli Liu, Xiaomeng Li, Xinsheng Zhang, Yu Wang, Zhaohui Wang, Menglang Yuan, Yu Zhang, Shuangyi Ren, Yunfei Zuo
BACKGROUND: Tumor metastasis is an essential cause of the poor prognosis of colon cancer. DC-SIGNR is a C-type lectin that is frequently found on human liver sinusoidal endothelial cells. LSECtin, which is a homologue of DC-SIGNR, has been demonstrated to participate in colon cancer liver metastasis. Due to the similarities in the expression pattern and structure of the two proteins, we speculated that DC-SIGNR could also be involved in this process. METHODS: Colon cancer cells were treated with the DC-SIGNR protein or control IgG, after which cell migration, invasion, and morphology were assayed...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109288/long-intergenic-non-coding-rna-00152-promotes-lung-adenocarcinoma-proliferation-via-interacting-with-ezh2-and-repressing-il24-expression
#17
Qin-Nan Chen, Xin Chen, Zhen-Yao Chen, Feng-Qi Nie, Chen-Chen Wei, Hong-Wei Ma, Li Wan, Shuai Yan, Sheng-Nan Ren, Zhao-Xia Wang
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies have shown that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) behave as a novel class of transcript during multiple cancer processes, such as cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and invasion. LINC00152 is located on chromosome 2p11.2, and has a transcript length of 828 nucleotides. The biological role of LINC00152 in LAD(lung adenocarcinoma) remains unknown. METHODS: Quantitative reverse transcription PCR(qRT-PCR) was used to detect LINC00152 expression in 60 human LAD tissues and paired normal tissues...
January 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109268/gastrin-activates-autophagy-and-increases-migration-and-survival-of-gastric-adenocarcinoma-cells
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Shalini V Rao, Guri Solum, Barbara Niederdorfer, Kristin G Nørsett, Geir Bjørkøy, Liv Thommesen
BACKGROUND: The peptide hormone gastrin exerts a growth-promoting effect in both normal and malignant gastrointestinal tissue. Gastrin mediates its effect via the cholecystokinin 2 receptor (CCKBR/CCK2R). Although a substantial part of the gastric adenocarcinomas express gastrin and CCKBR, the role of gastrin in tumor development is not completely understood. Autophagy has been implicated in mechanisms governing cytoprotection, tumor growth, and contributes to chemoresistance. This study explores the role of autophagy in response to gastrin in gastric adenocarcinoma cell lines...
January 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109167/cell-cycle-tailored-targeting-of-metastatic-melanoma-challenges-opportunities
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Nikolas K Haass, Brian Gabrielli
The advent of targeted therapies of metastatic melanoma, such as MAPK pathway inhibitors and immune checkpoint antagonists, has turned dermato-oncology from the 'bad guy' to the 'poster child' in oncology. Current targeted therapies are effective; although here is a clear need to develop combination therapies to delay the onset of resistance. Many anti-melanoma drugs impact on the cell cycle but are also dependent on certain cell cycle phases resulting in cell cycle phase-specific drug insensitivity. Here, we raise the question: Have combination trials been abandoned prematurely as ineffective possibly only because drug scheduling was not optimized? Firstly, if both drugs of a combination hit targets in the same melanoma cell, cell cycle-mediated drug insensitivity should be taken into account when planning combination therapies, timing of dosing schedules and choice of drug therapies in solid tumors...
January 21, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109165/melatonin-and-sirtuins-a-not-so-unexpected-relationship
#20
Juan C Mayo, Rosa M Sainz, Pedro González Menéndez, Vanesa Cepas, Dun-Xian Tan, Russel J Reiter
Epigenetic modifications, including methylation or acetylation as well as posttranscriptional modifications are mechanisms used by eukaryotic cells to increase the genome diversity in terms of differential gene expression and protein diversity. Among these modifying enzymes, sirtuins, a class III histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes are of particular importance. Sirtuins regulate the cell cycle, DNA repair, cell survival and apoptosis, thus having important roles in normal and cancer cells. Sirtuins can also regulate metabolic pathways by changing preference for glycolysis under aerobic conditions as well as glutaminolysis...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
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