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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906486/small-molecule-rl71-triggered-excessive-autophagic-cell-death-as-a-potential-therapeutic-strategy-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Jian Gao, Minmin Fan, Shuang Peng, Minxia Zhang, Gang Xiang, Xin Li, Wenjie Guo, Yang Sun, Xuefeng Wu, Xudong Wu, Guang Liang, Yan Shen, Qiang Xu
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has an aggressive phenotype and a poor prognosis owing to the high propensity for metastatic progression and the absence of specific targeted treatment. Here, we revealed that small-molecule RL71 targeting sarco/endoplasmic reticulum calcium-ATPase 2 (SERCA2) exhibited potent anti-cancer activity on all TNBC cells tested. Apart from apoptosis induction, RL71 triggered excessive autophagic cell death, the main contributor to RL71-induced TNBC cell death. RL71 augmented the release of Ca(2+) from the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) into the cytosol by inhibiting SERCA2 activity...
September 14, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903399/phosphatidylcholine-specific-phospholipase-c-inhibition-reduces-her2-overexpression-cell-proliferation-and-in-vivo-tumor-growth-in-a-highly-tumorigenic-ovarian-cancer-model
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Luisa Paris, Franca Podo, Francesca Spadaro, Laura Abalsamo, Maria Elena Pisanu, Alessandro Ricci, Serena Cecchetti, Luisa Altabella, Maria Buoncervello, Ludmila Lozneanu, Marina Bagnoli, Carlo Ramoni, Silvana Canevari, Delia Mezzanzanica, Egidio Iorio, Rossella Canese
Antagonizing the oncogenic effects of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) with current anti-HER2 agents has not yet yielded major progress in the treatment of advanced HER2-positive epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Using preclinical models to explore alternative molecular mechanisms affecting HER2 overexpression and oncogenicity may lead to new strategies for EOC patient treatment. We previously reported that phosphatidylcholine-specific phospholipase C (PC-PLC) exerts a pivotal role in regulating HER2 overexpression in breast cancer cells...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902197/fast-and-reproducible-isers-microscopy-of-single-her2-positive-breast-cancer-cells-using-gold-nanostars-as-sers-nanotags
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Xin-Ping Wang, Bernd Walkenfort, Matthias König, Lisa König, Sabine Kasimir-Bauer, Sebastian Schlücker
Speed is often a bottleneck in conventional Raman microscopy on biological specimens. In immuno-Raman microspectroscopy, or for short iSERS microscopy, the acquisition times per pixel have been reduced by more than one order of magnitude over the past decade since its proof of concept. Typically rather high laser power densities are employed with the intention of compensating for the shorter acquisition times, without checking the reproducibility of the results in repeated experiments on the same sample. Here, we systematically analyze this aspect at the single-cell level since it forms the basis of quantification and is very important for reinspection of the same specimen...
September 13, 2017: Faraday Discussions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893247/cell-specific-mechanisms-of-tmem16a-ca-2-activated-chloride-channel-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Hui Wang, Liang Zou, Ke Ma, Jiankun Yu, Huizhe Wu, Minjie Wei, Qinghuan Xiao
TMEM16A (known as anoctamin 1) Ca(2+)-activated chloride channel is overexpressed in many tumors. TMEM16A overexpression can be caused by gene amplification in many tumors harboring 11q13 amplification. TMEM16A expression is also controlled in many cancer cells via transcriptional regulation, epigenetic regulation and microRNAs. In addition, TMEM16A activates different signaling pathways in different cancers, e.g. the EGFR and CAMKII signaling in breast cancer, the p38 and ERK1/2 signaling in hepatoma, the Ras-Raf-MEK-ERK1/2 signaling in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and bladder cancer, and the NFκB signaling in glioma...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892080/differential-effects-on-lung-and-bone-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-by-wnt-signalling-inhibitor-dkk1
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Xueqian Zhuang, Hao Zhang, Xiaoyan Li, Xiaoxun Li, Min Cong, Fangli Peng, Jingyi Yu, Xue Zhang, Qifeng Yang, Guohong Hu
Metastatic cancer is a systemic disease, and metastasis determinants might elicit completely different effects in various target organs. Here we show that tumour-secreted DKK1 is a serological marker of breast cancer metastasis organotropism and inhibits lung metastasis. DKK1 suppresses PTGS2-induced macrophage and neutrophil recruitment in lung metastases by antagonizing cancer cell non-canonical WNT/PCP-RAC1-JNK signalling. In the lungs, DKK1 also inhibits WNT/Ca(2+)-CaMKII-NF-κB signalling and suppresses LTBP1-mediated TGF-β secretion of cancer cells...
September 11, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891127/helicobacter-pylori-gastric-cancer-and-other-gastrointestinal-malignancies
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REVIEW
Marino Venerito, Riccardo Vasapolli, Theodore Rokkas, Jean-Charles Delchier, Peter Malfertheiner
In a retrospective study performed in California, U.S.A., ca. 3% of patients with gastric intestinal metaplasia (GIM) developed gastric cancer (GC) within a median time period of 4.6 years after diagnosis of GIM. This observation stresses the importance of targeted surveillance even in regions with a low GC prevalence. Patients with alcoholic liver disease as well as survivors of colorectal and lobular breast cancer were found to be at increased risk of secondary GC. A population-based Chinese study confirmed "serologic biopsy" as a useful screening tool for stratifying the individual risk of developing GC...
September 2017: Helicobacter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887687/kaiso-is-highly-expressed-in-tnbc-tissues-of-women-of-african-ancestry-compared-to-caucasian-women
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Blessing I Bassey-Archibong, Shawn M Hercules, Lyndsay G A Rayner, Desiree H A Skeete, Suzanne P Smith Connell, Ian Brain, Adetola Daramola, Adekunbiola A F Banjo, Jung S Byun, Kevin Gardner, Jonathan Dushoff, Juliet M Daniel
PURPOSE: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is most prevalent in young women of African ancestry (WAA) compared to women of other ethnicities. Recent studies found a correlation between high expression of the transcription factor Kaiso, TNBC aggressiveness, and ethnicity. However, little is known about Kaiso expression and localization patterns in TNBC tissues of WAA. Herein, we analyze Kaiso expression patterns in TNBC tissues of African (Nigerian), Caribbean (Barbados), African American (AA), and Caucasian American (CA) women...
September 8, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887508/lattice-light-sheet-imaging-of-membrane-nanotubes-between-human-breast-cancer-cells-in-culture-and-in-brain-metastases
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Ian Parker, Katrina T Evans, Kyle Ellefsen, Devon A Lawson, Ian F Smith
Membrane nanotubes are cytosolic protrusions with diameters <1 µm that extend between cells separated by tens of µm. They mediate several forms of intercellular communication and are upregulated in diverse diseases. Difficulties in visualizing and studying nanotubes within intact tissues have, however, prompted skepticism regarding their in vivo relevance, and most studies have been confined to cell culture systems. Here, we introduce lattice-light sheet imaging of MDA-MB-231 human breast cancer cells genetically engineered to brightly express membrane-targeted GFP as a promising approach to visualize membrane nanotubes in vitro and in situ...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881380/missed-therapeutic-and-prevention-opportunities-in-women-with-brca-mutated-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-and-their-families-due-to-low-referral-rates-for-genetic-counseling-and-brca-testing-a-review-of-the-literature
#9
Paul J Hoskins, Walter H Gotlieb
Answer questions and earn CME/CNE Fifteen percent of women with epithelial ovarian cancer have inherited mutations in the BRCA breast cancer susceptibility genes. Knowledge of her BRCA status has value both for the woman and for her family. A therapeutic benefit exists for the woman with cancer, because a new family of oral drugs, the poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors, has recently been approved, and these drugs have the greatest efficacy in women who carry the mutation. For her family, there is the potential to prevent ovarian cancer in those carrying the mutation by using risk-reducing surgery...
September 7, 2017: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869448/large-intergenic-non-coding-rna-ror-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-and-dynamic-monitoring-of-breast-cancer
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Tianhe Zhao, Lichun Wu, Xinyang Li, Huangmei Dai, Zunzhen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Recent study has revealed that large intergenic non-coding RNA-ROR (linc-ROR) is aberrantly expressed in a number of cancers including breast cancer. However, whether circulating linc-ROR in plasma could be used for breast cancer diagnosis and dynamic monitoring is not clear. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine if plasma linc-ROR could be applied as a biomarker for the diagnosis and dynamic monitoring of breast cancer. METHODS: We tested the expression levels of linc-ROR in 24 pairs of tissue samples and 96 plasma samples from breast cancer patients by quantitative real time-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), and analyzed the correlation between plasma linc-ROR levels and clinico-pathological characteristics...
August 23, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869444/plasma-tum2-pk-correlates-with-tumor-size-crp-and-ca-15-3-in-metastatic-breast-carcinomas-short-versus-long-term-follow-up-study-of-the-egyptian-breast-cancer-patients
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Eman El-Abd, Marwa El-Sheikh, Sameh Zaky, Wagdy Fayed, Safinaz El-Zoghby
BACKGROUND: The key regulator of tumor metabolome is the glycolytic isoenzyme M2-PK which favors the generation of nucleic acid via glutaminolysis as hypoxic adaptive mechanism in the tumor cells. AIM: The study aimed to evaluate the prognostic role of M2-PK, CRP, and CA 15-3 in preoperative and metastatic breast carcinomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 70 females; 15 controls, 33 preoperative primary breast carcinomas clinically metastasis free, and 22 clinically diagnosed metastatic breast carcinomas...
August 23, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858106/robot-assisted-internal-mammary-lymph-chain-excision-for-breast-cancer-a-case-report
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Junze Du, Hongbiao Mo, Linjun Fan, Jun Jiang
RATIONALE: Understanding the status of internal mammary lymph nodes of breast cancer is critical in the accurate staging of breast cancer and the development of accurate therapeutic regimen for selected patients. Current techniques for dissection of internal mammary lymph node biopsy involve endoscopic or Traditional thoracic surgery, An important drawback of the current techniques is the great trauma caused by them. PATIENT CONCERNS: Da Vinci robotic surgery system (Intuitive Surgical Inc...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855101/in-vitro-observations-and-in-silico-predictions-of-xenoestrogen-mixture-effects-in-t47d-based-receptor-transactivation-and-proliferation-assays
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Nina Schlotz, Gwang-Jin Kim, Stefan Jäger, Stefan Günther, Evelyn Lamy
Within endocrine disruptor research, evaluation and interpretation of mixture effects and the predictive value for downstream responses still warrant more in-depth investigations. We used an estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated reporter gene assay (ER-CALUX®) and a cell proliferation assay (WST-1 assay), both based on the T47D breast cancer cell line, to test mixtures of heterogeneous xenoestrogens. Observed concentration-response curves were compared to those predicted by the concepts of concentration addition (CA), generalized concentration addition (GCA), and a novel full logistic model (FLM)...
August 30, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855026/fibronectin-expression-is-upregulated-by-pi-3k-akt-activation-in-tamoxifen-resistant-breast-cancer-cells
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Daeun You, Seung Pil Jung, Yisun Jeong, Soo Youn Bae, Jeong Eon Lee, Sangmin Kim
Fibronectin (FN) plays important roles in the EMT in a variety of cancer cell types. However, the mechanism by which FN expression is regulated in tamoxifen-resistant (TamR) breast cancer cells has not yet been fully elucidated. Aberrant FN expression was associated with poor prognosis in patients with luminal type A breast cancer. In addition, FN was upregulated in TamR cells. To investigate the mechanism by which FN expression is regulated, we assessed the levels of phosphorylated Akt, JNK, and STAT3 and found that they were all increased in TamR cells...
August 31, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828060/prevalence-of-vitamin-d-insufficiency-in-children-with-forearm-fractures
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Y Saglam, H Kizildag, G Toprak, N B Alp, E Y Yalcinkaya
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine whether children with distal radius impaction fractures have increased prevalence of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH) D) insufficiency compared with healthy controls. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a prospective controlled study. The 30 children who were diagnosed with forearm fracture at the orthopaedic emergency clinic were included in the study and 30 healthy children from the routine paediatric outpatient unit were included as the control group...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808872/analysis-of-blood-markers-for-early-breast-cancer-diagnosis
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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/28805195/-the-plasma-levels-and-diagnostic-utility-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-and-ca-125-in-cervical-cancer-patients
#17
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/28802125/novel-4-3-4-oxo-5-2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene-thiazolidin-2-ylidene-amino-benzenesulfonamides-synthesis-carbonic-anhydrase-inhibitory-activity-anticancer-activity-and-molecular-modelling-studies
#18
Wagdy M Eldehna, Mahmoud F Abo-Ashour, Alessio Nocentini, Paola Gratteri, Ibrahim H Eissa, Mohamed Fares, Omnia E Ismael, Hazem A Ghabbour, Mahmoud M Elaasser, Hatem A Abdel-Aziz, Claudiu T Supuran
Herein we report the synthesis of two series of novel 4/3-((4-oxo-5-(2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene)thiazolidin-2-ylidene)amino)benzenesulfonamides (4a-m and 7a-g). All the newly prepared sulfonamides were in vitro investigated as inhibitors of the metalloenzyme carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1) isoforms hCA I, II, IV and IX, using a stopped-flow CO2 hydrase assay. In particular, hCA isoforms II and IX (tumor-associated) were more susceptible to inhibition by the synthesized derivatives, with KIs in the range of 2...
August 1, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795251/5-fluorouracil-induced-mitochondrial-oxidative-cytotoxicity-and-apoptosis-are-increased-in-mcf-7-human-breast-cancer-cells-by-trpv1-channel-activation-but-not-hypericum-perforatum-treatment
#19
Haci Ahmet Deveci, Mustafa Nazıroğlu, Gökhan Nur
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is a widely used chemotherapy agent for breast cancer, although drug resistance is a critical issue regarding the use of this agent in the disease. Calcium signaling is a well-known main cause of proliferation and apoptosis in breast cancer cells. Although previous studies have implicated TRPV1 inhibitor, anticancer, and apoptotic roles of Hypericum perforatum (HPer) in several cells, the synergistic inhibition effects of HPer and 5-FU in cancer and the stimulation of ongoing apoptosis have not yet been clarified in MCF-7 cells...
August 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790515/transient-receptor-potential-melastatin-channel-family-member-2-friend-or-foe
#20
Joseph Y Cheung, Barbara A Miller
Transient receptor potential melastatin 2 (Trpm2) channels are nonvoltage-activated channels permeable to monovalent and divalent cations, and are expressed in heart, brain, kidney, vasculature, and hematopoietic cells. Trpm2 is overexpressed in bladder, lung, breast, liver, head, and neck cancers. Classically, Trpm2 activation induces cell injury and death by Ca(2+) overload or enhanced inflammatory response. Recent studies show that Trpm2 protects lungs from endotoxin-induced injury by reducing reactive oxygen species production in phagocytes; and improves cardiac function after ischemia-reperfusion injury by preserving mitochondrial respiration and cellular adenosine triphosphate levels while decreasing reactive oxygen species levels...
2017: Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association
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