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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338117/nestin-expression-in-primary-and-metastatic-uveal-melanoma-possible-biomarker-for-high-risk-uveal-melanoma
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Luna Djirackor, Dilem Shakir, Helen Kalirai, Goran Petrovski, Sarah E Coupland
PURPOSE: Nestin, a member of the intermediate filament protein family, has been described as a putative cancer stem cell marker (CSC) in uveal melanoma and poor prognostic factor in a variety of tumours, including cutaneous melanoma. In this study, we examined the expression of nestin in primary (PUM) and metastatic uveal melanoma (MUM) samples, and correlated the findings with histological, clinical and survival data. METHODS: Nestin expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in 141 PUM and 26 MUM samples; 11 PUM cases were matched with their corresponding metastases...
January 16, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329541/a-role-for-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-intestinal-stem-cell-proliferation-and-mesenchymal-colorectal-cancer
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Jon Peñarando, Laura M López-Sánchez, Rafael Mena, Silvia Guil-Luna, Francisco Conde, Vanessa Hernández, Marta Toledano, Victoria Gudiño, Michela Raponi, Caroline Billard, Carlos Villar, César Díaz, José Gómez-Barbadillo, Juan De la Haba-Rodríguez, Kevin Myant, Enrique Aranda, Antonio Rodríguez-Ariza
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) has been highlighted as an important agent in cancer-related events. Although the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) isoform has received most attention, recent studies in the literature indicate that the endothelial isoenzyme (eNOS) can also modulate different tumor processes including resistance, angiogenesis, invasion, and metastasis. However, the role of eNOS in cancer stem cell (CSC) biology and mesenchymal tumors is unknown. RESULTS: Here, we show that eNOS was significantly upregulated in VilCre ERT2 Apc fl/+ and VilCre ERT2 Apc fl/fl mouse intestinal tissue, with intense immunostaining in hyperproliferative crypts...
January 10, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327354/a-validated-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-the-simultaneous-quantitation-of-tryptophan-kynurenine-kynurenic-acid-and-quinolinic-acid-in-human-plasma
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Kathrin Arnhard, Florian Pitterl, Barbara Sperner-Unterweger, Dietmar Fuchs, Therese Koal, Herbert Oberacher
Tryptophan (TRP) catabolism via the kynurenine pathway is considered to represent a major link between inflammation and various diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders, depression, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. The kynurenine pathway and levels of TRP and its metabolites kynurenine (KYN), kynurenic acid (KYNA) and quinolinic acid (QUIN) are well regulated under physiological conditions but may be altered as part of the activated immune response. A simple, sensitive and specific liquid chromatography-time of flight mass spectrometry method was developed for determining levels of the four compounds in human plasma samples...
January 12, 2018: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310309/chromatographic-column-evaluation-for-the-untargeted-profiling-of-glucosinolates-in-cauliflower-by-means-of-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
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Anna Laura Capriotti, Chiara Cavaliere, Giorgia La Barbera, Carmela Maria Montone, Susy Piovesana, Riccardo Zenezini Chiozzi, Aldo Laganà
The untargeted profiling is a promising approach for the characterization of secondary metabolites in biological matrices. Thanks to the recent rapid development of high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) instrumentations, the number of applications by untargeted approaches for biological samples profiling has widely increased in the recent years. Despite the high potentialities of HRMS, however, a major issue in natural products analysis often arises in the upstream process of compounds separation. A separation technique is necessary to avoid phenomena such as signal suppression, and it is especially needed in the presence of isomeric metabolites, which are otherwise indistinguishable...
March 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297619/a-framework-to-develop-adapted-treatment-regimens-to-manage-pediatric-cancer-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-the-pediatric-oncology-in-developing-countries-podc-committee-of-the-international-pediatric-oncology-society-siop
#5
Scott C Howard, Alan Davidson, Sandra Luna-Fineman, Trijn Israels, Guillermo Chantada, Catherine G Lam, Stephen P Hunger, Simon Bailey, Raul C Ribeiro, Ramandeep S Arora, Francisco Pedrosa, Mhamed Harif, Monika L Metzger
Many children with cancer in low- and middle-income countries are treated in hospitals lacking key infrastructure, including diagnostic capabilities, imaging modalities, treatment components, supportive care, and personnel. Childhood cancer treatment regimens adapted to local conditions provide an opportunity to cure as many children as possible with the available resources, while working to improve services and supportive care. This paper from the Adapted Treatment Regimens Working Group of the Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries committee of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology outlines the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of adapted regimens and specifies levels of services needed to deliver them...
December 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290962/pharmacogenetics-of-response-to-neoadjuvant-paclitaxel-treatment-for-locally-advanced-breast-cancer
#6
Andric C Perez-Ortiz, Israel Ramírez, Juan C Cruz-López, Cynthia Villarreal-Garza, Alexandra Luna-Angulo, Esmeralda Lira-Romero, Salvador Jiménez-Chaidez, José Díaz-Chávez, Juan A Matus-Santos, Laura Sánchez-Chapul, Patricia Mendoza-Lorenzo, Francisco J Estrada-Mena
Locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) cases have a varying five-year survival rate, mainly influenced by the tumor response to chemotherapy. Paclitaxel activity (response rate) varies across populations from 21.5% to 84%. There are some reports on genetic traits and paclitaxel; however, there is still considerable residual unexplained variability. In this study, we aimed to test the association between eleven novel markers and tumor response to paclitaxel and to explore if any of them influenced tumor protein expression...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204776/implications-of-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-perfusion-related-hyperglycemia
#7
Camille L Stewart, Ana Gleisner, Alison Halpern, Irada Ibrahim-Zada, Rodrigo Asturias Luna, Nathan Pearlman, Csaba Gajdos, Barish Edil, Martin McCarter
BACKGROUND: Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) administration can be associated with hyperglycemia during perfusion. Little is known about this effect, and no previous studies have examined patient characteristics associated with perfusion-related hyperglycemia. METHODS: We retrospectively identified consecutive patients at a single institution treated with HIPEC from 8/2003 to 10/2016 who had intraoperative blood glucose measured. Hypertonic 1.5% dextrose-containing peritoneal dialysate was used as carrier solution in all patients...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200149/childhood-and-adolescent-cancer-in-the-state-of-pernambuco-brazil-incidence-geographical-distribution-and-association-with-environmental-health-indicators
#8
Lídia N V Bastos, José C Silveira, Carlos F Luna, Norma Lucena-Silva
Cases of childhood and adolescent cancer diagnosed from 2009 to 2012 in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil, were analyzed considering the patients' sex and age, the type of cancer and the municipality of living to determine the incidence, geographical distribution, and association with environmental health indicators. The spatial distribution pattern of the cancer incidence was estimated using the Global Moran's index. The association between environmental health indicators and cancer incidence was evaluated by multiple regression...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189162/tunneling-nanotubes-a-versatile-target-for-cancer-therapy
#9
Pragyaparamita Sahoo, Soumya Ranjan Jena, Luna Samanta
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) are common acute leukemia in adults and children respectively. In therapy process of these malignancies, chemotherapy is the main strategy that fails in many of cases. Moreover, chemotherapy is usually associated with adverse effects it also damages the healthy cells. In this regard, development of new therapies is essential. Monoclonal antibodies directed to the cell surface markers of leukemic blasts may have promising consequences. These tools can provide a specific cell targeting with minimal toxic effects on other normal cells...
November 29, 2017: Current Cancer Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160722/do-infection-patterns-of-human-papillomavirus-affect-the-cytologic-detection-of-high-grade-cervical-lesions-on-papanicolaou-tests
#10
Siavash Azadmanesh Samimi, Roxanne R Mody, Steven Goodman, Eric Luna, Donna Armylagos, Mary R Schwartz, Dina R Mody, Yimin Ge
CONTEXT: - Persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) is the major cause of cervical cancer. The effect of HPV infection patterns on cytologic detection of cervical lesions is unknown. OBJECTIVE: - To determine the effect of HPV infection patterns on the sensitivity of cytologic detection of high-grade cervical lesions. DESIGN: - Papanicolaou tests from 257 women with biopsy-confirmed, high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions were analyzed with respect to HPV infection patterns...
November 21, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097108/everolimus-plus-letrozole-for-treatment-of-patients-with-hr-her2-advanced-breast-cancer-progressing-on-endocrine-therapy-an-open-label-phase-ii-trial
#11
Tamar Safra, Bella Kaufman, Luna Kadouri, Noa Efrat Ben-Baruch, Larisa Ryvo, Bella Nisenbaum, Ella Evron, Rinat Yerushalmi
PURPOSE: In the Breast cancer trials of OraL EveROlimus-2 (BOLERO-2) trial, everolimus plus exemestane improved progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with hormone receptor-positive (HR(+)), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2(-)) advanced breast cancer (ABC) recurring or progressing on/after prior endocrine therapy (ET), suggesting that dual blockade using targeted therapy and ET was an effective treatment option. Here, we investigated the clinical benefit of combining everolimus with different endocrine partner, letrozole, in a similar patient population...
September 19, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074191/prevalence-genotyping-and-correlates-of-anogenital-hpv-infection-in-a-population-based-sample-of-women-in-puerto-rico
#12
A P Ortiz, J Romaguera, C M Pérez, D González, C Muñoz, L González, E Marrero, G Tortolero-Luna, E Suárez, J Palefsky
BACKGROUND: Oncogenic HPV infection is associated to anogenital cancer. We estimate the prevalence and correlates of anogenital HPV infection among a population-based sample of women aged 16-64 years living in the metropolitan area of Puerto Rico. METHODS: 564 women completed face-to-face and computer assisted interviews and self-collected anal and cervical specimens. HPV DNA testing used MY09/MY11 consensus HPV L1 primers and beta-globin as an internal control for sample amplification...
December 2016: Papillomavirus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053951/heme-binding-biguanides-target-cytochrome-p450-dependent-cancer-cell-mitochondria
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Zhijun Guo, Irina F Sevrioukova, Ilia G Denisov, Xia Zhang, Ting-Lan Chiu, Dafydd G Thomas, Eric A Hanse, Rebecca A D Cuellar, Yelena V Grinkova, Vanessa Wankhede Langenfeld, Daniel S Swedien, Justin D Stamschror, Juan Alvarez, Fernando Luna, Adela Galván, Young Kyung Bae, Julia D Wulfkuhle, Rosa I Gallagher, Emanuel F Petricoin, Beverly Norris, Craig M Flory, Robert J Schumacher, M Gerard O'Sullivan, Qing Cao, Haitao Chu, John D Lipscomb, William M Atkins, Kalpna Gupta, Ameeta Kelekar, Ian A Blair, Jorge H Capdevila, John R Falck, Stephen G Sligar, Thomas L Poulos, Gunda I Georg, Elizabeth Ambrose, David A Potter
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October 19, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033071/secondary-node-analysis-as-an-indicator-for-axillary-lymphadenectomy-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Manel Cremades, Mireia Torres, Montse Solà, Jordi Navinés, Icíar Pascual, Antonio Mariscal, Albert Caballero, Eva Castellà, Miguel Ángel Luna, Joan Francesc Julián
INTRODUCTION: Currently, there is no agreement regarding if it would be necessary to perform an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in patients who have macrometastases in the sentinel lymph node (SLN). We studied the utility of the secondary node analysis (SN), defined as the following node after the SLN in an anatomical and lymphatic pathway, as a sign of malignant axillary involvement. METHODS: An observational, retrospective and multicentre study was designed to assess the utility of the SN as a sign of axillary involvement...
October 12, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020879/immunohistochemical-and-quantitative-rt-pcr-methods-to-assess-rank-expression-in-normal-and-neoplastic-canine-mammary-gland
#15
Raquel Sánchez-Céspedes, Yolanda Millan, Silvia Guil-Luna, Jesús García-Macías, Lorella Maniscalco, Selina Iussich, Raffaella De Maria, Juana M de Las Mulas
The receptor activator of nuclear factor-kB ( RANK) gene is found in both human and murine mammary epithelial cells and in human cancer cell lines. We analyzed RANK expression in normal and proliferative canine mammary tissue samples ( n = 47) and cell lines ( n = 10), and identified its expression in epithelial cell populations. The correlation of RANK protein with clinicopathologic parameters was also studied. A double immunohistochemical method using RANK and p63 antibodies was applied to 33 tissue samples to analyze RANK protein expression and its possible co-expression with p63 protein, the latter used to identify myoepithelial (ME) cells (p63-positive) or luminal epithelial (LE) cells (p63-negative)...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985945/multi-walled-carbon-nanotube-induced-genotoxic-inflammatory-and-pro-fibrotic-responses-in-mice-investigating-the-mechanisms-of-pulmonary-carcinogenesis
#16
Luna Rahman, Nicklas Raun Jacobsen, Syed Abdul Aziz, Dongmei Wu, Andrew Williams, Carole L Yauk, Paul White, Hakan Wallin, Ulla Vogel, Sabina Halappanavar
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified one type of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) as possibly carcinogenic to humans. However, the underlying mechanisms of MWCNT- induced carcinogenicity are not known. In this study, the genotoxic, mutagenic, inflammatory, and fibrotic potential of MWCNTs were investigated. Muta™Mouse adult females were exposed to 36±6 or 109±18μg/mouse of Mitsui-7, or 26±2 or 78±5μg/mouse of NM-401, once a week for four consecutive weeks via intratracheal instillations, alongside vehicle-treated controls...
November 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975182/radionuclides-in-oncology-clinical-practice-review-of-the-literature
#17
Helena Luna Pais, Irina Alho, Inês Vendrell, André Mansinho, Luís Costa
Radionuclide therapy is a type of targeted therapy that can be useful in the treatment of several malignant tumors. Compared with other forms of systemic therapy used in cancer - including chemotherapy - it has the advantage of sparing biological structures adjacent to the tumor cells. This treatment modality has registered significant advances since its first use for the treatment of tuberculous skin lesions in the 1900s. This paper reviews the characteristics and clinical applications of therapeutic radionuclides commonly used in the oncology clinical practice, and discusses future potential applications...
October 31, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956318/una-mano-amiga-pilot-test-of-a-patient-navigator-program-for-southwest-new-mexico
#18
Hugo Vilchis, Lynn E Onstad, Rachel Benavidez, Rebecca Castillo, Nigel Bush, Janet Sanchez, Mary O'Connell, Beti Thompson, Carol M Moinpour
We conducted a pilot test of a patient navigation intervention (Una Mano Amiga) to address cancer health disparities in three rural counties in southwest New Mexico. We trained two bilingual lay health workers (promotoras) as patient navigators (PNs) to help adult cancer patients and their participating families in Grant, Luna, and Hidalgo counties "navigate" the health care system, including appropriate access to social and financial services. Our hypothesized outcome was a reduction in time from diagnosis to treatment initiation compared to the average time without PNs in each of the three counties (2000-2009)...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919040/heme-binding-biguanides-target-cytochrome-p450-dependent-cancer-cell-mitochondria
#19
Zhijun Guo, Irina F Sevrioukova, Ilia G Denisov, Xia Zhang, Ting-Lan Chiu, Dafydd G Thomas, Eric A Hanse, Rebecca A D Cuellar, Yelena V Grinkova, Vanessa Wankhede Langenfeld, Daniel S Swedien, Justin D Stamschror, Juan Alvarez, Fernando Luna, Adela Galván, Young Kyung Bae, Julia D Wulfkuhle, Rosa I Gallagher, Emanuel F Petricoin, Beverly Norris, Craig M Flory, Robert J Schumacher, M Gerard O'Sullivan, Qing Cao, Haitao Chu, John D Lipscomb, William M Atkins, Kalpna Gupta, Ameeta Kelekar, Ian A Blair, Jorge H Capdevila, John R Falck, Stephen G Sligar, Thomas L Poulos, Gunda I Georg, Elizabeth Ambrose, David A Potter
The mechanisms by which cancer cell-intrinsic CYP monooxygenases promote tumor progression are largely unknown. CYP3A4 was unexpectedly associated with breast cancer mitochondria and synthesized arachidonic acid (AA)-derived epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), which promoted the electron transport chain/respiration and inhibited AMPKα. CYP3A4 knockdown activated AMPKα, promoted autophagy, and prevented mammary tumor formation. The diabetes drug metformin inhibited CYP3A4-mediated EET biosynthesis and depleted cancer cell-intrinsic EETs...
October 19, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917269/triplet-folfoxiri-versus-doublet-folfox-or-folfiri-backbone-chemotherapy-as-first-line-treatment-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
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Rui Pedro Marques, Gonçalo S Duarte, Carmelo Sterrantino, Helena Luna Pais, António Quintela, Ana Paula Martins, João Costa
Uncertainty exists regarding the comparative effectiveness of triplet chemotherapy (FOLFOXIRI) as backbone first-line chemotherapy for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) comparing triplet versus doublet chemotherapy (FOLFOX or FOLFIRI) as first-line therapy in mCRC. Methods and reporting followed PRISMA and SAMPL guidelines. Eight RCTs were included, comprising 1732 patients. In pooled analysis, FOLFOXIRI was associated with improvements in efficacy outcomes, notably with a 25% survival increase (95%CI: 10-37%)...
October 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
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