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J Min, L M Ziurys
Pure rotational spectroscopy of the CrC (X(3)Σ(-)) and CrCCH (X̃ (6)Σ(+)) radicals has been conducted using millimeter/sub-millimeter direct absorption methods in the frequency range 225-585 GHz. These species were created in an AC discharge of Cr(CO)6 and either methane or acetylene, diluted in argon. Spectra of the CrCCD were also recorded for the first time using deuterated acetylene as the carbon precursor. Seven rotational transitions of CrC were measured, each consisting of three widely spaced, fine structure components, arising from spin-spin and spin-rotation interactions...
May 14, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
X Zhang, Y Zhang, J Yang, S Li, J Chen
Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is known as the most common cancer. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been proven to have important roles in human carcinogenesis by regulating various target genes. Recently, the downregulation of miR-582-5p had been demonstrated in CRC. However, its function and the underlying mechanism in CRC remains unknown. In this study, we found that miR-582-5p was frequently downregulated in CRC tissues compared with corresponding noncancerous tissues, as well as in CRC cell lines. Transfection with miR-582-5p mimics significantly inhibited CRC cell proliferation, invasion and arrested cell cycle at the G1/S phase, but promoted cell apoptosis...
October 2015: Cancer Gene Therapy
H G Zhang, X W Xu, X P Shi, B W Han, Z H Li, W H Ren, P J Chen, Y F Lou, B Li, X Y Luo
BACKGROUND: The forkhead box M1 (FOXM1), an important regulator of cell differentiation and proliferation, is overexpressed in a number of aggressive human carcinomas. However, the clinical significance of FOXM1 signaling in human colorectal cancer (CRC) pathogenesis remains unknown. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of FOXM1 in CRC tumorigenesis. METHODS: We investigated FOXM1 expression in 103 cases of primary CRC and matched normal tissue specimens and explored the underlying mechanisms of altered FOXM1 expression and the impact of this altered expression on CRC proliferation and metastasis using in vitro models of CRC...
May 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
Lulu Kong, Xiaobing Wang, Kun Zhang, Wenjuan Yuan, Qiwen Yang, Jianping Fan, Pan Wang, Quanhong Liu
OBJECTIVE: 5-Fluorouracil (5-Fu) has been widely used as a first-line drug for colorectal cancer (CRC) treatment but limited by drug resistance and severe toxicity. The chemo-sensitizers that augment its efficiency and overcome its limitation are urgently needed. Gypenosides (Gyp), the main components from Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Thunb.) Makino, has shown potential anti-tumor property with little side-effect. Here, we carefully explored the chemo-sensitization of Gyp to potentiate the anti-tumor effect of 5-Fu in vitro and in vivo...
2015: PloS One
H Yan, R Sun, X Pan, Z Li, X Guo, L Gao
Previous study has shown that miR-122, miR-378, and their target gene IL1A may play crucial roles in the tumorigenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC). An insertion/deletion polymorphism (rs3783553 TTCA/-) in the 3' untranslated region of IL1A has been identified as a contributing factor to the risk of developing several cancers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of IL1A rs3783553 on CRC risk. CRC patients (N = 339) and healthy control subjects (N = 313) were enrolled and genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral venous blood...
2015: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Z Saridaki, X Saegart, V De Vriendt, D Hatzidaki, S Palmans, L De Smedt, G De Hertogh, S Tejpar
BACKGROUND: An everyday clinical practice dilemma in the 20-30% of metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC) patients that have not been operated on their primary tumour, is, under which specific histopathology and molecular circumstances, an endoscopic biopsy could be considered adequate to provide a representative RAS/BRAF molecular status to guide treatment. METHODS: A consecutive series of 193 paired biopsy and primary CRC tumour samples between August 2008 and 2010 available in the Department of Pathology archives, University Hospitals, KU Leuven were retrieved...
September 15, 2015: British Journal of Cancer
Małgorzata Stec, Monika Baj-Krzyworzeka, Jarosław Baran, Kazimierz Węglarczyk, Maria Zembala, Jakub Barbasz, Antoni Szczepanik, Marek Zembala
Micro(nano)vesicles (MV) are regarded as important messengers in cell-to-cell communication. There is also evidence for their pivotal role in cancer progression. Circulating MV are of different body cells origin, including tumor cell‑derived MV (TMV) in cancer patients. Determination of circulating TMV is of importance because of their potential diagnostic and therapeutic applications. In the present study, an analysis of circulating MV in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients was undertaken. Plasma from healthy donors was used as the control...
November 2015: Oncology Reports
John M Carethers, Elena M Stoffel
Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) was previously synonymous with Lynch syndrome; however, identification of the role of germline mutations in the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes has made it possible to differentiate Lynch syndrome from other conditions associated with familial colorectal cancer (CRC). Broadly, HNPCC may be dichotomized into conditions that demonstrate defective DNA MMR and microsatellite instability (MSI) vs those conditions that demonstrate intact DNA MMR. Conditions characterized by MMR deficient CRCs include Lynch syndrome (germline MMR mutation), Lynch-like syndrome (biallelic somatic MMR mutations), constitutional MMR deficiency syndrome (biallelic germline MMR mutations), and sporadic MSI CRC (somatic biallelic methylation of MLH1)...
August 21, 2015: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
P P Wu, H Y Zhu, X F Sun, L X Chen, Q Zhou, J Chen
Our previous study has showed that DLC1 acts as a functional tumor suppressor in colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines. The aims of this study were to determine whether DLC1 is a target of MicroRNA (miRNA) regulation and to evaluate the role of this mechanism in CRC. By bioinformatics approach and literature, miR-141 was chosen for further study. The miR-141 mimic, miR-141 inhibitor were synthesized and transfected to Lovo cells. Cell growth was determined by MTT and in vivo models. The flow cytometric analysis for cell cycle determination and transwell assays for evaluating the cell invasion were used...
2015: Neoplasma
R Tiwari, S K Pandey, S Goel, V Bhatia, S Shukla, X Jing, S M Dhanasekaran, B Ateeq
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer in the world, and second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. Although, anti-EGFR therapy is commonly prescribed for CRC, patients harboring mutations in KRAS or BRAF show poor treatment response, indicating an ardent demand for new therapeutic targets discovery. SPINK1 (serine peptidase inhibitor, Kazal type 1) overexpression has been identified in many cancers including the colon, lung, breast and prostate. Our study demonstrates the functional significance of SPINK1 in CRC progression and metastases...
August 10, 2015: Oncogenesis
A R Lazzaron, M V Vieira, D C Damin
AIM: This study evaluated the accuracy of chest computed tomography (CCT) in the preoperative staging of patients with potentially resectable colorectal cancer (CRC). An attempt was made to determine whether CCT has a significant influence on management and clinical outcome. METHOD: A review was conducted of all preoperative CCTs and X-rays performed in patients submitted to elective resection of CRC at our institution between 2005 and 2012. All scans were revised by an independent radiologist who was unaware of the circumstances of each case...
October 2015: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Y Pan, F Cao, A Guo, W Chang, X Chen, W Ma, X Gao, S Guo, C Fu, J Zhu
BACKGROUND: Ribosome-binding protein 1 (RRBP1) has been implicated in the regulation of unfolded protein response, which is involved in almost every aspect of cancer development. We aimed to explore the significance of RRBP1 in the progression and prognosis of colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: The study population consisted of 856 patients with stage I-III CRC from two hospitals. RRBP1 expression was examined by immunohistochemistry (IHC) in colorectal tissues. The correlation of RRBP1 expression and CRC occurrence was assessed in paired cancer-adjacent tissues...
September 1, 2015: British Journal of Cancer
L Sheng, P He, X Yang, M Zhou, Q Feng
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide, with a particularly high incidence in developed countries. Distant metastasis and recurrence are the main causes of CRC-related deaths. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) in the serum make them potential biomarkers for cancers, as reported in serum or tumor tissues from CRC patients. In this study, we found that miR-612 expression was significantly lower in CRC tissues or cells compared with peritumor tissues or normal cells, and lower in metastatic CRC specimens compared with non-metastatic specimens, whereas AKT2 exhibited opposite trend...
2015: Cell Death & Disease
Florence L M de Groen, Lisette M Timmer, Renee X Menezes, Begona Diosdado, Erik Hooijberg, Gerrit A Meijer, Renske D M Steenbergen, Beatriz Carvalho
Progression from colorectal adenoma to carcinoma is strongly associated with an accumulation of genomic alterations, including gain of chromosome 13. This gain affects the whole q arm and is present in 40%-60% of all colorectal cancers (CRCs). Several genes located at this amplicon are known to be overexpressed in carcinomas due to copy number dosage. A subset of these genes, including the mir-17~92 cluster, are functionally involved in CRC development. The present study set out to explore whether apart from mir-17~92, other miRNAs located at the 13q amplicon show a copy number dependent dosage effect that may contribute to 13q-driven colorectal adenoma-to-carcinoma progression...
2015: PloS One
Sitaramachandra M Nyasavajjala, Beth E Phillips, Jon N Lund, John P Williams
AIMS: Myoglobin is a haem protein produced in skeletal muscles. Serum concentrations of myoglobin have been proposed as a surrogate marker of muscle mass and function in both cachectic cancer patients and healthy non-cancer individuals. Creatinine, a metabolite of creatine phosphate, an energy store found in skeletal muscle, is produced at a constant rate from skeletal muscle. Urinary and plasma creatinine have been used in clinical practice as indicators of skeletal muscle mass in health and disease...
June 2015: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
H Jiang, X G Fu, Y T Chen
We evaluated the clinical significance and explored the prognostic value of serum endothelial cell-specific molecule-1 (ESM-1) expression in colorectal cancer (CRC) in a Chinese population. Serum samples were obtained from 89 CRC patients undergoing surgical treatment and 90 healthy volunteers (control group). ESM-1 levels in serum samples from CRC patients and controls were measured using a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Overall survival was analyzed by the log-rank test, and survival curves were plotted according to the Kaplan-Meier method...
2015: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
Mandy Poschau, Ellen Dickreuter, Jenny Singh-Müller, Katja Zscheppang, Iris Eke, Torsten Liersch, Nils Cordes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Simultaneous targeting of β1 integrin receptor and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) showed higher level of radiosensitization in head and neck cancers than monotherapies. As EGFR inhibition is similarly performed in colorectal cancer (CRC), we investigated the radiosensitizing and anti-invasive potential of β1-integrin/EGFR inhibition in CRC cell lines grown in more physiological three-dimensional (3D) matrix-based cell cultures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DLD-1 and HT-29 cells were used for 3D-colony formation, invasion and proliferation assays and Western blotting...
September 2015: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Xiaolan Li, Jianwu Jiang, Rui Yang, Xiangshang Xu, Fayong Hu, Anding Liu, Deding Tao, Yan Leng, Junbo Hu, Jianping Gong, Xuelai Luo
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common types of cancer worldwide. Hematopoietic cell‑specific protein 1‑associated protein X‑1 (HAX‑1) has been found to be involved in several types of cancer. However, the role of HAX‑1 in CRC remains to be elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the expression of HAX‑1 is associated with the progression of CRC, and to determine the effects of HAX‑1 on the apoptosis and proliferation of CRC cells. Tumor tissues and adjacent noncancerous tissues were collected from 60 patients with CRC, following the provision of informed consent...
September 2015: Molecular Medicine Reports
Ai-Yun Liu, Ming-Na Liu, Feng-Hua Pei, Jing Chen, Xin-Hong Wang, Dan Liu, Ya-Ju Du, Bing-Rong Liu
The nitrogen permease regulator‑like‑2 (NPRL2) gene is a candidate tumor suppressor gene, which has been identified in the 3p21.3 human chromosome region. Decreased expression levels of NPRL2 have been observed in colorectal cancer (CRC) tissues, however, the function of NPRL2 in CRC progression remains to be fully elucidated. The present study investigated the biological characteristics of the HCT116 and HT29 CRC cell lines overexpressing exogenous NPRL2. NPRL2 recombinant lentiviral vectors were also constructed and transfected in the present study...
September 2015: Molecular Medicine Reports
Rositsa Tsvetanova Dimova, Donka Dimitrova Dimitrova, Boriana Angelova Levterova, Rossen Stoyanov Dimov, Maria Atanasova Semerdjieva, Miglena Frantova Tarnovska, Rumiana Gencheva Stoyanova
PURPOSE: Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is the second most common cancer in Europe. Screening guidelines recommend a range of screening options that include faecal occult blood tests (FOBTs). The efficacy of FOBT-based CRC screening is dependent on the participation rate, thus emphasizing the importance of the latter. This study aimed at analysing the feasibility of CRC screening with immunochemical FOBT (iFOBT). METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 600 asymptomatic persons at average risk, aged ≥45years from urban and rural municipalities was performed...
March 2015: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
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