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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776933/primary-cutaneous-osteosarcoma-of-the-scalp
#1
Yusra Al-Janabi, Khalid Al-Janabi, Kallirroi Tzafetta, Mahir Petkar
Primary cutaneous extraskeletal osteosarcoma (PCEO) is a rare malignant neoplasm with less than 20 cases reported in the literature to date. Presenting as a nodule or mass on the skin, commonly at sites of previous trauma or radiation, these lesions are differentiated from other neoplasms through their characteristic microscopic appearance. This report highlights a case of PCEO in a 75-year-old man with a history of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the scalp. Histological examination of a scalp nodule in the region of a previously excised SCC revealed proliferation of osteoid surrounded by malignant osteocytes...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775894/positive-effects-of-antitumor-drugs-in-combination-with-propolis-on-canine-osteosarcoma-cells-spos-2-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#2
Pedro Negri Bernardino, Paulo Ricardo Oliveira Bersano, João Ferreira Lima Neto, José Maurício Sforcin
The combination of lower concentrations of antitumor drugs (carboplatin - CARB, doxorubicin - DOX, and methotrexate - MET) with propolis was investigated against canine osteosarcoma (spOS-2) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in vitro. The mechanism of action in the combinations was analyzed. spOS-2 cells were incubated up to 72 h with propolis (50 μg/ml) alone or in combination with CARB (10-400 μmol/l), DOX (0.5-2 μmol/l) or MET (50-200 μmol/l). Cell viability was assessed by MTT assay, apoptosis/necrosis by flow cytometry, and MSC was incubated with the optimum combination...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775749/a-novel-oncogene-urg4-urgcp-and-its-role-in-cancer
#3
REVIEW
Yavuz Dodurga, Mücahit Seçme, N Lale Şatıroğlu-Tufan
Oncogenes are mutated form of normal cellular genes called as proto-oncogenes and conduce to the cancer development process. Despite the fact that so many genes have been described, new genes with oncogenic characteristic and potential or tumor supressoring activity are still being defined. Recently, Up-regulated gene 4/Upregulator of cell proliferation (URG4/URGCP), a novel gene, induced by hepatitis-Bvirus-encoded X antigen (HBxAg), has been identified. URG4/URGCP gene was registered to the National Center for Biotechnology Information-GenBank (NCBI-GenBank, Entrez GeneID: 55665 and Entrez Nucleotide ID NM_017920)...
May 15, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774985/microrna-1270-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-and-its-inhibition-yielded-anticancer-mechanisms-in-human-osteosarcoma
#4
Lei Zhong, Changjun Zheng, Hongjuan Fang, Meng Xu, Bingpeng Chen, Chen Li
In this work, we explored the aberrant expression pattern, clinical association, and functional regulations of microRNA-1270 (miR-1270) in osteosarcoma. Among in vitro osteosarcoma cell lines and in situ tissues of osteosarcoma patients, quantitative real time-PCR was used to examine their endogenous miR-1270 expression. Clinical correlation between endogenous miR-1270 expression and clinicopathological features of osteosarcoma patients, as well as cancer patients' overall survival, was statistically examined...
May 18, 2018: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773887/varacin-1-a-novel-analog-of-varacin-c-induces-p53-independent-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells-through-ros-mediated-reduction-of-xiap
#5
Jing Zhou, Wen-Li Li, Zi-Xuan Wang, Nai-Yuan Chen, Yue Tang, Xiao-Xiao Hu, Jing-Huan Deng, Yixin Lu, Guo-Dong Lu
Varacin C is a promising anticancer agent and possesses acid-promoted and photo-induced DNA-damaging activities. In this study, we synthesized an analog varacin-1 (VCA-1) and examined its anticancer potentials. The results demonstrated that VCA-1 caused dose-dependent apoptotic cell death in cancer cells. Note that this action is independent of p53 status, because VCA-1 induced similar levels of apoptosis in two different panels of cell lines (HCT116 p53- wild-type vs. HCT116 p53-knockout colon cancer cells, and p53-expressing U2OS vs...
May 17, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773427/microphthalmia-associated-transcription-factor-mitf-promiscuous-staining-patterns-in-fibrohistiocytic-lesions-is-a-potential-pitfall
#6
Sambit K Mohanty, Shivani Sharma, Dinesh Pradhan, Shivani R Kandukuri, Navid Farahani, Catherine Barry, Julie M Wu, David Frishberg, Bonnie Balzer
Microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MiTF) is used as a marker of melanocytic differentiation. However, MiTF immunoexpression has also been observed in histiocytes, macrophages, smooth muscle cells and fibroblasts, which raise the concern of fibrohistiocytic (FH) lesions being misdiagnosed as melanoma based on MiTF immunoreactivity. MiTF has been known to be positive in FH tumors, but this is the first study evaluating ninety-three fibrohistiocytic neoplasms to understand and delineate the staining pattern of MiTF in these tumors...
May 11, 2018: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772973/evaluation-of-metronomic-cyclophosphamide-chemotherapy-as-maintenance-treatment-for-dogs-with-appendicular-osteosarcoma-following-limb-amputation-and-carboplatin-chemotherapy
#7
Arata Matsuyama, Courtney R Schott, Geoffrey A Wood, Danielle Richardson, J Paul Woods, Anthony J Mutsaers
OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of metronomic cyclophosphamide (MC) chemotherapy (primary treatment of interest) with adjuvant meloxicam administration as maintenance treatment for dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma following limb amputation and carboplatin chemotherapy. DESIGN Retrospective case series with nested cohort study. ANIMALS 39 dogs with a histologic diagnosis of appendicular osteosarcoma that underwent limb amputation and completed carboplatin chemotherapy from January 2011 through December 2015...
June 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772552/pet-ct-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-osteosarcoma
#8
Xiaojuan Zhang, Zhe Guan
Osteosarcoma is an aggressive malignancy that usually occurs in children and young adults, and long-term survival is only about 20% in patients with metastasis or recurrent disease. Traditional non-invasive techniques, such as positron-emission tomography (PET) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scanning, may not identify single lesions in the early stage or accurately detect small lesions. A novel technique, positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), which is widely used in clinical practice, shows more accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity in the diagnosis of osteosarcoma...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772430/lncrna-dicer1-as1-promotes-the-proliferation-invasion-and-autophagy-of-osteosarcoma-cells-via-mir-30b-atg5
#9
Zenghui Gu, Zhenhai Hou, Longbao Zheng, Xinqiang Wang, Liangbang Wu, Cheng Zhang
Osteosarcoma is a prevalent primary malignant tumor and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been validated to modulate the osteosarcoma tumorigenesis. In present study, our research team investigates the role of a novel identified lncRNA DICER1-AS1 on the tumor progression and autophagy. Results showed that lncRNA DICER1-AS1 was up-regulated in osteosarcoma cells using microarray analysis and RT-PCR. Cellular functional experiments revealed that DICER1-AS1 knockdown suppressed the proliferation, migration, invasion and autophagy of osteosarcoma cells in vitro...
May 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771443/decreased-expression-of-ferritin-light-chain-in-osteosarcoma-and-its-correlation-with-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
#10
G-H Yu, L Fu, J Chen, F Wei, W-X Shi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to detect ferritin light chain (FTL) expression level in osteosarcoma (OS), and to clarify whether FTL could offer additional help in diagnosis or therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, we assessed FTL level in OS tissues and cells through GEO dataset and tissue microarrays (TMAs). Then, we overexpressed FTL expression in MG-63 cell line. Lastly, we detected the expression of EMT-related signal pathway proteins to study its underlying molecular mechanisms...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771442/microrna-222-contributed-to-cell-proliferation-invasion-and-migration-via-regulating-ywhag-in-osteosarcoma
#11
Y-W Chu, C-R Wang, F-B Weng, Z-J Yan, C Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of microRNA-222 (miR-222) in osteosarcoma (OS), and to further explore the potential molecular mechanism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We measured the level of miR-222 in OS tissues and cell lines using quantitative Real-time polymerase chain reaction. Synthesized miR-222 mimics or inhibitors were obtained to up-regulate or down-regulate the expression of miR-222 in U2OS or Saos2 cells. Cell counting kit-8 (CCK8) and colony formation assay were employed to detect the ability of cell proliferation, and transwell assay was used to confirm the ability of cell invasion...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771409/mir-299-5p-targets-cell-cycle-to-promote-cell-proliferation-and-progression-of-osteosarcoma
#12
C-L Zhang, L-B Li, C She, Y Xie, D-W Ge, Q-R Dong
OBJECTIVE: Osteosarcoma is a common primary bone tumor with high mortality. MicroRNA (miRNA, miR) is a small RNA with 20-25 nucleotides, which could regulate diverse biological processes by targeting 3'-UTR of gene to degrade it. MiR-299-5p has been reported to participate in the progression of many diseases, but the role in osteosarcoma is still uncertain. The aim of this work was to investigate the expression of miR-299-5p in osteosarcoma and its clinical significance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The datasets of osteosarcoma miRNA was searched in Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) datasets, including GSE65071, GSE39040, and GSE39055...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771408/microrna-16-suppressed-the-invasion-and-migration-of-osteosarcoma-by-directly-inhibiting-rab23
#13
Z-H Jiao, J-D Wang, X-J Wang
OBJECTIVE:   Osteosarcoma is the most frequent primary bone malignancy that affects young adults and adolescents around the world. Increasing evidence suggests that dysfunctions of microRNAs (miRNAs) used to play an important role in human cancers. We aimed at evaluating the potential function of miR-16 and verify its influence on the function of RAB23 in osteosarcoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: miR-16 expressions in osteosarcoma tissues and cell lines were examined using quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769415/upregulation-of-microrna-340-promotes-osteosarcoma-cell-apoptosis-while-suppressing-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-by-inactivating-the-ctnnb1-mediated-notch-signaling-pathway
#14
Bao-Long Pan, Ling Wu, Li Pan, Yu-Xi Yang, Hu-Huan Li, Yan-Juan Dai, Zi-Qian He, Ling Tan, You-Guang Huang, Zong-Wu Tong, Jun-Long Liao
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common histological form of primary bone cancer. It is most prevalent in teenagers and young adults. This study aims at exploring the regulatory effect of microRNA-340 (miR-340) on OS cell proliferation, invasion, migration and apoptosis via regulating the Notch signaling pathway by targeting CTNNB1. OS tissues belonging to 45 patients and normal femoral head tissues of 45 amputees were selected. Cells were allocated to different groups. In Situ hybridization was performed to determine the positive rate of miR-340 expression while immunohistochemistry was used to determine that of CTNNB1 and B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2)...
May 16, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768262/mir-598-suppresses-invasion-and-migration-by-negative-regulation-of-derlin-1-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#15
Fengming Yang, Ke Wei, Zhiqiang Qin, Weitao Liu, Chuchu Shao, Chaoshan Wang, Ling Ma, Mengyan Xie, Yongqian Shu, Hua Shen
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MicroRNAs regulate a wide range of biological processes of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although miR-598 has been reported to act as a suppressor in osteosarcoma and colorectal cancer, the physiological function of miR-598 in NSCLC remains unknown. In this study, the role of miR-598 in NSCLC was investigated. METHODS: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was conducted to estimate the expression of miR-598 and Derlin-1 (DERL1) in both NSCLC tissues and cell lines...
May 11, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766567/melatonin-attenuates-osteosarcoma-cell-invasion-by-suppression-of-c-c-motif-chemokine-ligand-24-through-inhibition-of-the-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-pathway
#16
Ko-Hsiu Lu, Shih-Chi Su, Chiao-Wen Lin, Yi-Hsien Hsieh, Ya-Chiu Lin, Ming-Hsien Chien, Russel J Reiter, Shun-Fa Yang
Osteosarcoma, with its high metastatic potential, is the most prevalent malignant bone tumor in children and adolescents. Melatonin possesses multiple tumor-suppressing properties for a myriad of tumors, but little is known about the effects of melatonin on osteosarcoma metastasis. In this study, we demonstrated that melatonin elicited very low cytotoxicity and significantly inhibited cellular motility, migration, and invasion in human osteosarcoma U2OS and HOS cells. Moreover, using RNA sequencing technology, we revealed that melatonin repressed C-C motif chemokine ligand 24 (CCL24) gene expression in U2OS cells...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763781/inhibition-of-vegf-gene-expression-in-osteoblast-cells-by-different-nsaids
#17
Francisco Javier Manzano-Moreno, Victor Javier Costela-Ruiz, Lucía Melguizo-Rodríguez, Rebeca Illescas-Montes, Olga García-Martínez, Concepción Ruiz, Javier Ramos-Torrecillas
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of different nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene expression in two osteoblast cell populations. DESIGN: Osteoblasts obtained by primary culture (HOp) and human osteosarcoma cell line MG63 (MG-63), which were treated with 10 μM doses of acetaminophen, indomethacin, ketoprofen, diclofenac, ibuprofen, ketorolac, naproxen or piroxicam. At 24 h of treatment, their gene expression of VEGF was evaluated by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and compared with the expression in untreated cells (control group)...
May 9, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762834/microrna-520d-3p-inhibits-osteosarcoma-progression-by-degradation-of-akt1
#18
T-D He, J-K Zhu, Z-X Wei, Y-M Wang
OBJECTIVE: To detect the expression of microRNA-520d-3p in osteosarcoma tissue and the function on the osteosarcoma cells proliferation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used qRT-PCR to access microRNA-520d-3p level from 10 cases of osteosarcoma and its adjacent tissues. The osteosarcoma cell lines were screened. The microRNA-520d-3p mimics or inhibitor was transfected into human osteosarcoma cells by liposome method, and the cell proliferation of each group was detected by the CCK8 assay...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762833/low-expression-of-lncrna-fer1l4-might-be-a-prognostic-marker-in-osteosarcoma
#19
Z-X Chen, C-P Chen, N Zhang, T-X Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential role of Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) FER1L4 in the diagnosis and prognostic assessment of osteosarcoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS: LncRNA FER1L4 expression in osteosarcoma samples was detected by real-time PCR. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to analyze the relationship between lncRNA FER1L4 expression and the survival time of patients. RESULTS: LncRNA FER1L4 expression was decreased in osteosarcoma samples...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762138/theranostic-gold-magnetite-hybrid-nanoparticles-for-mri-guided-radiosensitization
#20
Devid Maniglio, Filippo Benetti, Luca Minati, Jorge Jovicich, Aldo Valentini, G Speranza, Claudio Migliaresi
The main limitation of drug-enhanced radiotherapy concerns the difficulty to evaluate the effectiveness of cancer targeting after drug administration hindering the standardization of therapies based on current radiosensitizing compounds. The challenge regards the development of systems able to combine imaging and radiotherapy enhancement in order to perform highly reliable cancer theragnosis. For these reasons, gold-magnetite hybrid nanoparticles are proposed as innovative theranostic nanotools for imaging-guided radiosensitization in cancer treatment...
May 15, 2018: Nanotechnology
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