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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535013/htert-c250t-promoter-mutation-and-telomere-length-as-a-molecular-markers-of-cancer-progression-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Wojciech Barczak, Wiktoria M Suchorska, Agnieszka Sobecka, Karolina Bednarowicz, Piotr Machczynski, Pawel Golusinski, Blazej Rubis, Michal M Masternak, Wojciech Golusinski
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC) is the sixth leading cause of cancer worldwide, representing over half a million incidents every year. Cancer cells, including HNSCC, are characterized by increased telomerase activity. This enzymatic complex is active in ~90% of all cancer types and is responsible for the lengthening of telomeres. Highly recurrent point mutations in the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) promoter have recently been reported in a number of human neoplasms. The aim of the present study was to analyze the prevalence of the hTERT promoter C250T mutation and telomere length in the blood leukocytes of 61 patients with HNSCC and 49 healthy individuals...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533985/metabarcoding-monitoring-analysis-the-pros-and-cons-of-using-co-extracted-environmental-dna-and-rna-data-to-assess-offshore-oil-production-impacts-on-benthic-communities
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Olivier Laroche, Susanna A Wood, Louis A Tremblay, Gavin Lear, Joanne I Ellis, Xavier Pochon
Sequencing environmental DNA (eDNA) is increasingly being used as an alternative to traditional morphological-based identification to characterize biological assemblages and monitor anthropogenic impacts in marine environments. Most studies only assess eDNA which, compared to eRNA, can persist longer in the environment after cell death. Therefore, eRNA may provide a more immediate census of the environment due to its relatively weaker stability, leading some researchers to advocate for the use of eRNA as an additional, or perhaps superior proxy for portraying ecological changes...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528141/portland-cement-induces-human-periodontal-ligament-cells-to-differentiate-by-upregulating-mir-146a
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Min-Ching Wang, Li-Yin Yeh, Wen-Yu Shih, Wan-Chun Li, Kuo-Wei Chang, Shu-Chun Lin
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Bioaggregates such as Portland cement (PC) can be an economical alternative for mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) with additional benefit of less discoloration. MTA has been known to induce differentiations of several dental cells. MicroRNAs are important regulators of biological processes, including differentiation, physiologic homeostasis, and disease progression. This study is to explore how PC enhances the differentiation of periodontal ligament (PDL) cells in microRNAs level...
May 18, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527659/curcumin-administration-suppress-acetylcholinesterase-gene-expression-in-cadmium-treated-rats
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Ayodele Jacob Akinyemi, Ganiyu Oboh, Adewale Oluwaseun Fadaka, Babawale Peter Olatunji, Seun Akomolafe
Curcumin, the main polyphenolic component of turmeric (Curcuma longa) rhizomes have been reported to exert anticholinesterase potential with limited information on how they regulate acetylcholinesterase (AChE) gene expression. Hence, this study sought to evaluate the effect of curcumin on cerebral cortex acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity and their mRNA gene expression level in cadmium (Cd)-treated rats. Furthermore, in vitro effect of different concentrations of curcumin (1-5μg/mL) on rat cerebral cortex AChE activity was assessed...
May 17, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522855/phosphoserine-aminotransferase-1-is-associated-to-poor-outcome-on-tamoxifen-therapy-in-recurrent-breast-cancer
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Tommaso De Marchi, Mieke A Timmermans, Anieta M Sieuwerts, Marcel Smid, Maxime P Look, Nicolai Grebenchtchikov, Fred C G J Sweep, Jan G Smits, Viktor Magdolen, Carolien H M van Deurzen, John A Foekens, Arzu Umar, John W Martens
In a previous study, we detected a significant association between phosphoserine aminotransferase 1 (PSAT1) hyper-methylation and mRNA levels to outcome to tamoxifen treatment in recurrent disease. We here aimed to study the association of PSAT1 protein levels to outcome upon tamoxifen treatment and to obtain more insight in its role in tamoxifen resistance. A cohort of ER positive, hormonal therapy naïve primary breast carcinomas was immunohistochemically (IHC) stained for PSAT1. Staining was analyzed for association with patient's time to progression (TTP) and overall response on first-line tamoxifen for recurrent disease...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521397/regulation-of-angiogenic-factors-by-the-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-a549-lung-cancer-cells-under-hypoxic-conditions
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Youbang Xie, Yali Qi, Yanmiao Zhang, Jiayi Chen, Tianyi Wu, Yuhai Gu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of hypoxia and PI3K inhibition on angiogenic factors in A549 lung cancer cells. A549 cells were treated with the PI3K inhibitor LY294002 under normoxic and hypoxic conditions. Untreated cells were used as the control group and those treated by the inhibitor, as the suppression group. The cells were further divided based on normoxic or hypoxic conditions and named: Normoxic control group, normoxic suppression group, hypoxic control group and hypoxic suppression group...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520570/long-term-exposure-to-mst-312-leads-to-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-overexpression-in-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
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Karollyne S Morais, Ana Flávia R Guimarãesb, Doralina A R Ramos, Fábio P Silva, Diêgo M de Oliveira
Telomerase is an enzyme responsible for telomere maintenance in almost all human cancer cells, but generally not expressed in somatic ones. Therefore, antitelomerase therapy is a potentially revolutionary therapeutic strategy, and the antitumor activity of telomerase inhibitors (TI) has been studied extensively recently, mainly for breast cancer. However, the effects expected from treatment with TI will appear only after many cell divisions, but the effects of this long-term approach are unknown. In this work, the consequences of 3120 h exposure of human breast cancer cells to TI MST-312 were investigated...
May 17, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514730/circulating-micrornas-as-novel-biomarkers-of-alk-positive-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-and-predictors-of-response-to-crizotinib-therapy
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Liang-Liang Li, Li-Li Qu, Han-Jiang Fu, Xiao-Fei Zheng, Chuan-Hao Tang, Xiao-Yan Li, Jian Chen, Wei-Xia Wang, Shao-Xing Yang, Lin Wang, Guan-Hua Zhao, Pan-Pan Lv, Min Zhang, Yang-Yang Lei, Hai-Feng Qin, Hong Wang, Hong-Jun Gao, Xiao-Qing Liu
Circulating microRNAs are potential diagnostic and predictive biomarkers, but have not been investigated for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive lung cancer. In this exploratory study, we sought to identify potential plasma biomarkers for ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A microRNA microarray was used to select ALK-related microRNAs in ALK-positive NSCLC (n = 3), ALK-negative NSCLC (n = 3), and healthy subjects (n = 3). Plasma levels of 21 microRNAs were differentially expressed for ALK-positive and ALK-negative NSCLC, including 14 down-regulated and 7 up-regulated microRNAs...
April 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505365/allograft-inflammatory-factor-1-links-t-cell-activation-interferon-response-and-macrophage-activation-in-chronic-kawasaki-disease-arteritis
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Anne H Rowley, Susan C Baker, Kwang-Youn A Kim, Stanford T Shulman, Amy Yang, David Arrollo, Matthew DeBerge, Shuling Han, Nicholas E S Sibinga, Adam J Pink, Edward B Thorp
Background.: Kawasaki disease (KD) is widely viewed as an acute arteritis. However, our pathologic studies show that chronic coronary arteritis can persist long after disease onset and is closely linked with arterial stenosis. Transcriptome profiling of acute KD arteritis tissues revealed upregulation of T lymphocyte, type I interferon, and allograft inflammatory factor-1 (AIF1) genes. We determined whether these immune responses persist in chronic KD arteritis, and we investigated the role of AIF1 in these responses...
May 15, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504717/fibulin-3-promotes-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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A L Han, B A Veeneman, L El-Sawy, K C Day, M L Day, S A Tomlins, E T Keller
Urothelial carcinoma is the most common type of bladder cancer and can be categorized as either non-muscle-invasive (Ta-T1) or muscle-invasive (⩾T2). The majority of bladder cancers are non-muscle-invasive at presentation; however, the recurrence rate for these tumors is high and a subset can progress to T2. In this study, we aimed to identify genes differentially expressed between T1 vs T2 bladder cancer to identify key regulators of bladder cancer progression and/or invasion. We performed RNA-Seq on T1 and T2 bladder cancer tissues and used publicly available bladder cancer profiling studies to prioritize differentially expressed genes for validation and functional assessment...
May 15, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504693/cyclin-dependent-kinase-7-is-a-therapeutic-target-in-high-grade-glioma
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S A Greenall, Y C Lim, C B Mitchell, K S Ensbey, B W Stringer, A L Wilding, G M O'Neill, K L McDonald, D J Gough, B W Day, T G Johns
High-grade glioma (HGG) is an incurable brain cancer. The transcriptomes of cells within HGG tumors are highly heterogeneous. This renders the tumors unresponsive or able to adapt to therapeutics targeted at single pathways, thereby causing treatment failure. To overcome this, we focused on cyclin-dependent kinase 7 (CDK7), a ubiquitously expressed molecule involved in two major drivers of HGG pathogenesis: cell cycle progression and RNA polymerase-II-based transcription. We tested the activity of THZ1, an irreversible CDK7 inhibitor, on patient-derived primary HGG cell lines and ex vivo HGG patient tissue slices, using proliferation assays, microarray analysis, high-resolution respirometry, cell cycle analysis and in vivo tumor orthografts...
May 15, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503498/evaluation-of-energy-balance-on-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-htert-alternative-splicing-by-semi-quantitative-rt-pcr-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Mohaddeseh Behjati, Mohammad Hashemi, Mohammad Kazemi, Mansoor Salehi, Shaghayegh Haghjooy Javanmard
BACKGROUND: Decreased high-energy phosphate level is involved in endothelial cell injury and dysfunction. Reduced telomerase activity in endothelial cells in parallel with reduced energy levels might be due to altered direction of alternative splicing machine as a complication of depleted energy during the process of atherosclerosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Isolated human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were treated for 24 hours by oligomycine (OM) and 2-deoxy glucose (2-DG)...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498445/evaluation-of-expression-of-cancer-stem-cell-markers-and-fusion-gene-in-synovial-sarcoma-insights-into-histogenesis-and-pathogenesis
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Yang Zhou, Dongdong Chen, Yan Qi, Ruixue Liu, Shugang Li, Hong Zou, Jiaojiao Lan, Xinxin Ju, Jinfang Jiang, Weihua Liang, Yaoyuan Shen, Lijuan Pang, Feng Li
Synovial sarcoma (SS) is an aggressive soft tissue tumor, with uncertain histological and cellular origin. SYT-SSX is considered to be responsible for sarcoma initiation and progression. The histogenesis and pathogenesis of this tumor are poorly understood, and prognosis of patients of SS is unsatisfactory. Recent studies have shown an association of cancer stem cells with the initiation and development of tumors. We explored immunohistochemical expression level of stem cell associated markers to determine the possible histogenesis and pathogenesis of SS...
May 2, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494506/minimal-residual-disease-eradication-with-epigenetic-therapy-in-core-binding-factor-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Brittany Knick Ragon, Naval Daver, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Farhad Ravandi, Jorge Cortes, Tapan Kadia, Betul Oran, Maro Ohanian, Alessandra Ferrajoli, Naveen Pemmaraju, Hagop M Kantarjian, Gautam Borthakur
Recurrent translocations, t(8;21) or inv(16), in core binding factor acute myeloid leukemia (CBF-AML) are amenable to monitoring for minimal residual disease (MRD) with reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RTPCR). Despite a favorable prognosis, disease relapse remains the single cause of treatment failure in CBF-AML. Fusion products of these translocations recruit epigenetic silencing complexes resulting in hematopoietic maturation arrest. We hypothesized that maintenance therapy with hypomethylating agents (HMA), including decitabine (DAC) and azacitidine (AZA) after induction/consolidation, can be used for MRD elimination to ultimately prolong relapse free survival...
May 11, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491433/evaluation-of-rapid-diagnostic-test-kits-for-feline-leukemia-virus-infection-using-samples-from-naturally-infected-cats
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Jiayou Liu, Thomas O'Connor, Melissa Beall, Ramaswamy Chandrashekar, Michael Lappin
OBJECTIVES: Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a potentially life-threatening oncogenic retrovirus. The p27 viral core protein is produced by the virus in infected feline cells, is found in the cytoplasm in several blood cells and can be free in the serum and plasma. ELISA or particle-based immunoassay are commonly used to detect the presence of the p27 core protein in samples obtained from blood. The objective of this study was to compare the performance of several in-clinic tests: the SNAP Feline Triple Test (IDEXX Laboratories), the WITNESS FeLV-FIV Test (Zoetis) and the VetScan Feline FeLV/FIV Rapid Test (Abaxis)...
July 2016: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486516/immortalization-of-chicken-preadipocytes-by-retroviral-transduction-of-chicken-tert-and-tr
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Wei Wang, Tianmu Zhang, Chunyan Wu, Shanshan Wang, Yuxiang Wang, Hui Li, Ning Wang
The chicken is an important agricultural animal and model for developmental biology, immunology and virology. Excess fat accumulation continues to be a serious problem for the chicken industry. However, chicken adipogenesis and obesity have not been well investigated, because no chicken preadipocyte cell lines have been generated thus far. Here, we successfully generated two immortalized chicken preadipocyte cell lines through transduction of either chicken telomerase reverse transcriptase (chTERT) alone or in combination with chicken telomerase RNA (chTR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485807/effect-of-zeb2-silencing-on-cisplatin-resistance-in-gastric-cancer
#17
D-M Geng, X-M Kan, W-W Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of ZEB2 silencing on cisplatin resistance in gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The resulting cell line, SGC7901/DDP, was transfected with ZEB2 siRNA, non-specific siRNA, or vehicle control. The effectiveness of ZEB2 silencing was evaluated by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and Western blot. MTT viability assay was used to determine the cisplatin-sensitivity of cells. Cell apoptosis was measured by flow cytometry...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485806/microrna-200c-represses-migration-and-invasion-of-gastric-cancer-sgc-7901-cells-by-inhibiting-expression-of-fibronectin-1
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H-B Chen, H-T Zheng
OBJECTIVE: Gastric cancer remains a worldwide burden as a leading cause of cancer-related death. Drug resistance of chemotherapy looms as a major clinical challenge to effective treatment. Recent research data has suggested that microRNAs could be a potential gastric cancer treatment strategy. To further evaluate the role of microRNAs on gastric cancer cells and its underlying possible mechanism, we transfected human gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells with microRNA-200c. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cell proliferation, migration and invasion of SGC-7901 were determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, Transwell assay and cell invasion assay...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485800/gdf11-does-not-improve-the-palmitate-induced-insulin-resistance-in-c2c12
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Y-Y Jing, D Li, F Wu, L-L Gong, R Li
OBJECTIVE: GDF11 (Growth Differentiation factor 11) has been reported to rejuvenate skeletal muscle, heart and brain in aged mice, and the aged skeletal muscle is closely related to insulin resistance. We wondered whether GDF11 has an effect on skeletal muscle insulin resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: High fat diet induced obese mice with insulin resistance were established in vivo. Palmitate-induced insulin resistance in C2C12 myotubes was established in vitro...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485781/effects-of-htert-antisense-oligodeoxynucleotide-on-cell-apoptosis-and-expression-of-htert-and-bcl-2-mrna-in-keloid-fibroblasts
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Y Huang, L-X Lin, Q-X Bi, P Wang, X-M Wang, J Liu, Y-T Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study was purposed to investigate the effects of hTERT antisense oligodeoxynucleotide (ASODN) on cell apoptosis and expression of hTERT and bcl-2 mRNA in keloid fibroblasts and to explore its anti-keloid effect. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Primary cultures of dermal fibroblasts derived from 12 keloid samples were established, strains of fibroblasts at passages 3 to 4 were used in this study. After treated by hTERT ASODN the proliferation of the fibroblasts was measured by cell count and MTT (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide) assay method, the apoptosis was analyzed by flow cytometry (FCM), and the expression of hTERT and bcl-2 mRNA were observed by semi-quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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