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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820254/blockade-of-asparagine-endopeptidase-inhibits-cancer-metastasis
#1
Qi Qi, Obiamaka Obianyo, Yuhong Du, Haian Fu, Shiyong Li, Keqiang Ye
Asparagine endopeptidase (AEP), also called legumain, is highly expressed in various solid tumors, promoting cancer cell invasion, migration, and metastasis. It has been proposed to be a prognostic marker and therapeutic target for cancer treatment. However, an effective nonpeptide, small-molecule inhibitor against this protease has not yet been identified. Here we show that a family of xanthine derivatives selectively inhibit AEP and suppress matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) cleavage, leading to the inhibition of cancer metastasis...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819847/negative-enrichment-and-isolation-of-circulating-tumor-cells-for-whole-genome-amplification
#2
Nisha Kanwar, Susan J Done
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are a rare population of cells found in the peripheral blood of patients with many types of cancer such as breast, prostate, colon, and lung cancers. Higher numbers of these cells in blood are associated with a poorer prognosis of patients. Genomic profiling of CTCs would help characterize markers specific for the identification of these cells in blood, and also define genomic alterations that give these cells a metastatic advantage over other cells in the primary tumor. Here, we describe an immunomagnetic method to enrich CTCs from the blood of patients with breast cancer, followed by single-cell laser capture microdissection to isolate single CTCs...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819559/growth-inhibitory-efficacy-of-natural-products-in-a-model-for-triple-negative-molecular-subtype-of-clinical-breast-cancer
#3
Nitin Telang
Global gene expression profiling identifies predictive and prognostic biomarkers and rationalizes breast cancer subtype-targeted treatment. The Anthracyclin/Taxol and survival pathway specific small molecular inhibitors, constitute current treatment options. These options are associated with acquired tumor resistance and emergence of drug-resistant cancer stem cells. Dietary supplements and constitutive bioactive phytochemicals with relatively low systemic toxicity may provide testable alternatives for current therapy...
September 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819419/osteopontin-a-promising-biomarker-for-cancer-therapy
#4
REVIEW
Ran Wei, Janet Pik Ching Wong, Hang Fai Kwok
Osteopontin (OPN), a multifunctional protein, has emerged as a potentially valuable biomarker for diagnosing and treating cancers. Recent research focuses on its involvement in tumor biology including the cell proliferation, survival, angiogenesis, invasion, and metastasis. Understanding the molecular mechanisms and pharmacological effects of OPN in cancer development could lead to new targets for improving cancer diagnosis and treatment. This review explains how the structurally conserved domains of OPN are associated with OPN signaling mediators and CD44, and how the conserved OPN domains determine biological functions...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819395/downregulation-of-abc-transporters-in-non-neoplastic-tissues-confers-better-prognosis-for-pancreatic-and-colorectal-cancer-patients
#5
Pavel Dvorak, Viktor Hlavac, Beatrice Mohelnikova-Duchonova, Vaclav Liska, Martin Pesta, Pavel Soucek
Transport of a wide variety of substrates, including xenobiotics, is one of the main functions attributed to human ATP-binding cassette (ABC) proteins. Overexpression of ABC genes is considered to be an important mechanism facilitating the development of chemoresistance. Relationships between the expression levels of ABC genes in tumor tissues and established clinicopathological features were extensively studied previously. The current study tested our hypothesis that the expression levels of ABC genes in non-neoplastic (control) tissues also provide important information in relation to the relevant tumor progression...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817726/evaluation-of-peptide-designing-strategy-against-subunit-reassociation-in-mucin-1-a-steered-molecular-dynamics-approach
#6
J Lesitha Jeeva Kumari, R Jesu Jaya Sudan, C Sudandiradoss
Subunit reassociation in mucin 1, a breast cancer tumor marker, is reported as one of the critical factors for its cytoplasmic activation. Inhibition of its heterodimeric association would therefore result in loss of its function and alter disease progression. The present study aimed at evaluating peptide inhibitor designing strategies that may serve as antagonist against this receptor-ligand alliance. Several peptides and their derivatives were designed based on native residues, subunit interface, hydrogen bonding and secondary structure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808872/analysis-of-blood-markers-for-early-breast-cancer-diagnosis
#7
J Bayo, M A Castaño, F Rivera, F Navarro
PURPOSE: Breast cancer is the most common neoplasm in women and has the highest associated mortality rate. Rapid detection programmes can provide early diagnosis and increase the chances of survival. There are no specific tumor biomarkers for the early phase of the disease. The primary aim of this study was to search a blood biomarker with levels that exceeded the normal range established in the general population that could be used to screen breast cancer. METHODS/PATIENTS: Case-control study...
August 14, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806945/tumor-microenvironment-conditions-alter-akt-and-na-h-exchanger-nhe1-expression-in-endothelial-cells-more-than-hypoxia-alone-implications-for-endothelial-cell-function-in-cancer
#8
A K Pedersen, J Mendes Lopes de Melo, N Mørup, K Tritsaris, S F Pedersen
BACKGROUND: Chronic angiogenesis is a hallmark of most tumors and takes place in a hostile tumor microenvironment (TME) characterized by hypoxia, low nutrient and glucose levels, elevated lactate and low pH. Despite this, most studies addressing angiogenic signaling use hypoxia as a proxy for tumor conditions. Here, we compared the effects of hypoxia and TME conditions on regulation of the Na(+)/H(+) exchanger NHE1, Ser/Thr kinases Akt1-3, and downstream effectors in endothelial cells...
August 14, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805195/-the-plasma-levels-and-diagnostic-utility-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-and-ca-125-in-cervical-cancer-patients
#9
Emilia Lubowicka, Ewa Gacuta, Monika Zajkowska, Edyta Katarzyna Głażewska, Andrzej Przylipiak, Lech Chrostek, Monika Zbucka-Krętowska, Sławomir Ławicki
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of proteolytic enzymes, involved in the degradation of extracellular matrix components. The physiological function of MMP-9 is associated with regulation of immune processes, embryogenesis, reproduction and wound healing. MMP-9 also plays a critical role in tumor invasion, degrading the basement membrane, what is observed in different types of cancers: breast, gastrointestinal, and gynecological. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the plasma levels and diagnostic utility of MMP-9 and CA 125 in cervical cancer patients...
July 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803991/dhea-increases-epithelial-markers-and-decreases-mesenchymal-proteins-in-breast-cancer-cells-and-reduces-xenograft-growth
#10
Zaira Colín-Val, Viridiana Yazmín González-Puertos, Criselda Mendoza-Milla, Erika Olivia Gómez, Claudia Huesca-Gómez, Rebeca López-Marure
Breast cancer is one of the most common neoplasias and the leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide. Its high mortality rate is linked to a great metastatic capacity associated with the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). During this process, a decrease in epithelial proteins expression and an increase of mesenchymal proteins are observed. On the other hand, it has been shown that dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), the most abundant steroid in human plasma, inhibits migration of breast cancer cells; however, the underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated...
August 10, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801307/loss-of-mutl-disrupts-chk2-dependent-cell-cycle-control-through-cdk4-6-to-promote-intrinsic-endocrine-therapy-resistance-in-primary-breast-cancer
#11
Svasti Haricharan, Nindo Punturi, Purba Singh, Kimberly R Holloway, Meenakshi Anurag, Jacob Schmelz, Cheryl Schmidt, Jonathan T Lei, Vera Suman, Kelly Hunt, John A Olson, Jeremy Hoog, Shunqiang Li, Shixia Huang, Dean P Edwards, Shyam M Kavuri, Matthew N Bainbridge, Cynthia X Ma, Matthew J Ellis
Significant endocrine therapy-resistant tumor proliferation is present in ≥20% of estrogen receptor positive (ER+) primary breast cancers and is associated with disease recurrence and death. Here, we uncover a link between intrinsic endocrine therapy resistance and dysregulation of the MutL mismatch repair complex (MLH1/3, PMS1/2), and demonstrate a direct role for MutL complex loss in resistance to all classes of endocrine therapy. We find that MutL deficiency in ER+ breast cancer abrogates Chk2-mediated inhibition of CDK4, a prerequisite for endocrine therapy responsiveness...
August 11, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800870/recent-advances-in-her2-positive-breast-cancer-epigenetics-susceptibility-and-therapeutic-strategies
#12
REVIEW
Heena Singla, Abhilash Ludhiadch, Raman Preet Kaur, Harish Chander, Vinod Kumar, Anjana Munshi
HER2 amplification/overexpression accounts for aggressive clinical features of HER2 positive breast cancer. Epigenetic changes including DNA methylation, histone modifications and ncRNAs/miRNAs are associated with regulation of DNA chromatin and specifically, gene transcription. Hence, these produce eminent effects upon proto-oncogenes, tumor-suppressors and key cancer-regulatory signaling pathways. Understanding of epigenomic regulation of HER2 overexpression and signaling may help uncover the unmatchable physiology of HER2 gene/protein...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798857/the-role-of-shear-stress-and-altered-tissue-properties-on-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transformation-and-tumor-endothelial-cell-interaction
#13
Sara G Mina, Peter Huang, Bruce T Murray, Gretchen J Mahler
Tumor development is influenced by stromal cells in aspects including invasion, growth, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Activated fibroblasts are one group of stromal cells involved in cancer metastasis, and one source of activated fibroblasts is endothelial to mesenchymal transformation (EndMT). EndMT begins when the endothelial cells delaminate from the cell monolayer, lose cell-cell contacts, lose endothelial markers such as vascular endothelial-cadherin (VE-cadherin), gain mesenchymal markers like alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), and acquire mesenchymal cell-like properties...
July 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798691/fentanyl-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-stemness-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-upregulating-%C3%AE-1-6-fucosylation-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#14
Hong-Fang Yang, Ming Yu, Hui-Dan Jin, Jia-Qi Yao, Zhi-Li Lu, Iddrisu B Yabasin, Qiu Yan, Qing-Ping Wen
Cancer pain is a common and severe complication of human breast cancer, and relieving pain is fundamental strategy in the treatment. Fentanyl, as an opioid analgesic, is widely used in breast cancer patients. However, little is known about its effects on stemness and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of breast cancer cells. Aberrant protein glycosylation is involved in cancer malignancy. The α1, 6-fucosylation is an important type of glycosylation, and the elevated α1, 6-fucosylation catalyzed by fucosyltransferase VIII (FUT8) is found in many tumors...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797035/protein-expression-patterns-of-cell-cycle-regulators-in-operable-breast-cancer
#15
Flora Zagouri, Vassiliki Kotoula, George Kouvatseas, Maria Sotiropoulou, Triantafyllia Koletsa, Theofani Gavressea, Christos Valavanis, Helen Trihia, Mattheos Bobos, Georgios Lazaridis, Angelos Koutras, George Pentheroudakis, Pantelis Skarlos, Dimitrios Bafaloukos, Niki Arnogiannaki, Sofia Chrisafi, Christos Christodoulou, Pavlos Papakostas, Gerasimos Aravantinos, Paris Kosmidis, Charisios Karanikiotis, George Zografos, Christos Papadimitriou, George Fountzilas
BACKGROUND-AIM: To evaluate the prognostic role of elaborate molecular clusters encompassing cyclin D1, cyclin E1, p21, p27 and p53 in the context of various breast cancer subtypes. METHODS: Cyclin E1, cyclin D1, p53, p21 and p27 were evaluated with immunohistochemistry in 1077 formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissues from breast cancer patients who had been treated within clinical trials. Jaccard distances were computed for the markers and the resulted matrix was used for conducting unsupervised hierarchical clustering, in order to identify distinct groups correlating with prognosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795861/lnc00673-errlr01-is-a-prognostic-indicator-of-overall-survival-in-breast-cancer
#16
Ubaidat Abdul-Rahman, Balázs Gyoörffy, Brian D Adams
LncRNAs are novel noncoding RNAs involved in the epigenetic regulation of gene expression by recruiting ribonucleoprotein complexes to specific genomic loci to initiate histone methylation and/or other chromatin modifications. LncRNAs themselves function as tumor suppressors or oncogenes, depending on the gene regulatory networks they govern. We identified lnc00673 (ERRLR01) as a marker of overall survival (OS) in breast cancer patients. Specifically, ERRLR01 levels were elevated in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) as compared to Luminal- A, Luminal-B, and HER2 breast cancer subtypes...
August 10, 2017: Transcription
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794686/tumor-infiltrating-leukocyte-density-is-independent-of-tumor-grade-and-molecular-subtype-in-aggressive-breast-cancer-of-western-kenya
#17
Rispah T Sawe, Simeon K Mining, Ayub V Ofulla, Kirtika Patel, Bernard Guyah, David Chumba, Jenifer R Prosperi, Maggie Kerper, Zonggao Shi, Mayra Sandoval-Cooper, Katherine Taylor, Sunil Badve, M Sharon Stack, Laurie E Littlepage
BACKGROUND: Tumors commonly are infiltrated by leukocytes, or tumor infiltrating leukocytes (TILs). It remains unclear, however, if the density and type of individual TILs has a direct or simply correlative role in promoting poor prognosis in breast cancer patients. Breast cancer in Kenyan women is aggressive with presentation at a young age, with advanced grade (grade III), large tumor size (>2.0 cm), and poor prognosis. We previously observed that the tumors were predominantly estrogen receptor positive (ER+) but also included both a high percentage of triple negative tumors and also increased immune cell infiltration within the tumors...
2017: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793923/concurrent-antitumor-and-bone-protective-effects-of-everolimus-in-osteotropic-breast-cancer
#18
Andrew J Browne, Marie L Kubasch, Andy Göbel, Peyman Hadji, David Chen, Martina Rauner, Friedrich Stölzel, Lorenz C Hofbauer, Tilman D Rachner
BACKGROUND: The mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor everolimus is approved as an antitumor agent in advanced estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. Surrogate bone marker data from clinical trials suggest effects on bone metabolism, but the mode of action of everolimus in bone biology remains unclear. In this study, we assessed potential bone-protective effects of everolimus in the context of osteotropic tumors. METHODS: The effects of everolimus on cancer cell viability in vitro and on tumor growth in vivo were assessed...
August 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791684/sleep-characteristics-light-at-night-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-a-prospective-cohort
#19
Alexandra J White, Clarice R Weinberg, Yong-Moon Park, Aimee A D'Aloisio, Emily Vogtmann, Hazel B Nichols, Dale P Sandler
Increasing numbers of women in the US are getting too little sleep. Inadequate sleep has been associated with impaired metabolic function and endocrine disruption. Sister Study cohort participants (n=50,884), completed baseline and follow-up questionnaires on sleep patterns. Incident breast cancers estrogen receptor (ER) status of the tumor were ascertained from questionnaires and medical records. Cox regression was used to estimate adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs). Analyses of sleep characteristics reported at the first follow-up interview included only participants who were breast cancer-free at time of follow-up interview...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791489/metalloprotease-dependent-activation-of-egfr-modulates-cd44-cd24-populations-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells-through-the-mek-erk-pathway
#20
Randi Wise, Anna Zolkiewska
PURPOSE: The CD44(+)/CD24(-) cell phenotype is enriched in triple negative breast cancers, is associated with tumor invasive properties, and serves as a cell surface marker profile of breast cancer stem-like cells. Activation of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) promotes the CD44(+)/CD24(-) phenotype, but the specific signaling pathway downstream of EGFR responsible for this effect is not clear. The purpose of this study was to determine the role of the MEK/ERK pathway in the expansion of CD44(+)/CD24(-) populations in TNBC cells in response to EGFR activation...
August 8, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
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