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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194828/mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-ovarian-aging
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Tianren Wang, Man Zhang, Zongliang Jiang, Emre Seli
Mitochondria are double-membrane-bound organelles that are responsible for the generation of most of the cell's energy. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been implicated in cellular senescence in general and ovarian aging in particular. Recent studies exploited this association by studying mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number as a potential biomarker of embryo viability and the use of mitochondrial nutrients and autologous mitochondrial transfer as a potential treatment for poor ovarian function and response.
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192422/identification-of-quiescent-and-spatially-restricted-mammary-stem-cells-that-are-hormone-responsive
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Nai Yang Fu, Anne C Rios, Bhupinder Pal, Charity W Law, Paul Jamieson, Ruijie Liu, François Vaillant, Felicity Jackling, Kevin He Liu, Gordon K Smyth, Geoffrey J Lindeman, Matthew E Ritchie, Jane E Visvader
Despite accumulating evidence for a mammary differentiation hierarchy, the basal compartment comprising stem cells remains poorly characterized. Through gene expression profiling of Lgr5(+) basal epithelial cells, we identify a new marker, Tetraspanin8 (Tspan8). Fractionation based on Tspan8 and Lgr5 expression uncovered three distinct mammary stem cell (MaSC) subsets in the adult mammary gland. These exist in a largely quiescent state but differ in their reconstituting ability, spatial localization, and their molecular and epigenetic signatures...
February 13, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188844/infertility-and-ovarian-follicle-reserve-depletion-are-associated-with-dysregulation-of-the-fsh-and-lh-receptor-density-in-human-antral-follicles
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Sheena L P Regan, Phil G Knight, John L Yovich, James D Stanger, Yee Leung, Frank Arfuso, Arun Dharmarajan, Ghanim Almahbobi
The low take-home baby rate in older women in Australia (5.8%) undergoing IVF is linked to the depletion of the ovarian reserve of primordial follicles. Oocyte depletion causes an irreversible change to ovarian function. We found that the young patient FSH receptor and LH receptor expression profile on the granulosa cells collected from different size follicles were similar to the expression profile reported in natural cycles in women and sheep. This was reversed in the older patients with poor ovarian reserve...
February 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188793/activation-of-wnt-signaling-pathway-by-af1q-enriches-stem-like-population-and-enhance-mammosphere-formation-of-breast-cells
#4
Charlotte Olivia Tse, Soojin Kim, Jino Park
Wnt signaling pathway is believed to be responsible for control over various types of stem cells and may act as a niche factor to maintain stem cells in a self-renewing state. Moreover, dysregulated Wnt signaling pathway is strongly associated with several diseases including cancer. Previously, we have shown that AF1q associates with a poor prognosis in leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, multiple myeloid, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer. Also, AF1q plays a pivotal role as an oncogene and metastasis enhancer in breast cancer via activation of Wnt signaling pathway...
February 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184014/autophagy-inhibition-enhances-sunitinib-efficacy-in-clear-cell-ovarian-carcinoma
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Lindsay DeVorkin, Matthew Hattersley, Paul Kim, Jenna Ries, Jaeline Spowart, Michael S Anglesio, Samuel M Levi, David G Huntsman, Ravi K Amaravadi, Jeffrey D Winkler, Anna V Tinker, Julian J Lum
Clear cell ovarian carcinoma (CCOC) is an aggressive form of epithelial ovarian cancer that exhibits low response rates to systemic therapy and poor patient outcomes. Multiple studies in CCOC have revealed expression profiles consistent with increased hypoxia, and our previous data suggest that hypoxia is correlated with increased autophagy in CCOC. Hypoxia-induced autophagy is a key factor promoting tumor cell survival and resistance to therapy. Recent clinical trials with the molecular-targeted receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor sunitinib have demonstrated limited activity...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156569/differences-in-self-care-behaviors-by-varying-levels-of-caregiving-intensity-performance-and-well-being-among-family-caregivers-of-patients-with-high-mortality-cancer
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Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, Richard A Taylor, Gabrielle Betty Rocque, Andres Azuero, Aras Acemgil, Michelle Y Martin, Meka Astin, Deborah Ejem, Elizabeth Ann Kvale, Karen Heaton, Maria Pisu, Edward E Partridge, Marie Bakitas
: 239 Background: Family caregivers of high-mortality cancer patients perform vital tasks that deter from their own self-care. We aimed to determine differences in self-care behaviors by varying levels of caregiving intensity, well-being, and performance. METHODS: Cross-sectional survey conducted in community settings of 8 cancer centers in AL, FL, and TN. Two-hundred and ninety-four family caregivers of Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with pancreatic, lung, brain, ovarian, head & neck, hematologic, or stage IV cancer completed measures of self-care behaviors, including health responsibility, physical activity, nutrition, spiritual growth, interpersonal relations, stress management, and sleep; anxiety and depression; health-related quality of life (HRQoL); caregiver competence and preparedness; and decision-making self-efficacy...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144637/induction-of-fas-mediated-apoptosis-by-interferon-%C3%AE-is-dependent-on-granulosa-cell-differentiation-and-follicular-maturation-in-the-rat-ovary
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Hye-Jeong Lee, Ji Young Kim, Ji Eun Park, Yong-Dal Yoon, Benjamin K Tsang, Jong-Min Kim
Fas ligand (FasL) and its receptor Fas have been implicated in granulosa cell apoptosis during follicular atresia. Although interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) is believed to be involved in the regulation Fas expression in differentiated granulosa or granulosa-luteal cells, the expression of this cytokine and its role in the regulation of the granulosa cell Fas/FasL system and apoptosis during follicular maturation have not been thoroughly investigated. In the present study, we have examined the presence of IFN-γ in ovarian follicles at different stage of development by immunohistochemistry and related their relative intensities with follicular expression of Fas and FasL, and with differences in granulosa cell sensitivity to Fas activation by exogenous agonistic Anti-Fas monoclonal antibody (Fas mAb)...
December 2016: Balsaeng'gwa Saengsig
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137754/efficacy-and-safety-of-follitropin-alfa-lutropin-alfa-in-art-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-poor-ovarian-responders
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P Humaidan, W Chin, D Rogoff, T D'Hooghe, S Longobardi, J Hubbard, J Schertz
STUDY QUESTION: How does the efficacy and safety of a fixed-ratio combination of recombinant human FSH plus recombinant human LH (follitropin alfa plus lutropin alfa; r-hFSH/r-hLH) compare with that of r-hFSH monotherapy for controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) in patients with poor ovarian response (POR)? SUMMARY ANSWER: The primary and secondary efficacy endpoints were comparable between treatment groups and the safety profile of both treatment regimens was favourable...
January 30, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130869/proteomic-analysis-of-human-follicular-fluid-in-poor-ovarian-responders-during-in-vitro-fertilization
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Jae Won Oh, Seul Ki Kim, Kyung-Cho Cho, Min-Sik Kim, Chang Suk Suh, Jung Ryeol Lee, Kwang Pyo Kim
Poor ovarian response (POR) observed in controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) is often observed during in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) cycles and is a major problem. A POR has been found to be related to several factors, including advanced age, high body mass index, and history of ovarian or pelvic surgery. However, it is difficult to predict POR, as there are no specific biomarkers known. In this study, we used quantitative proteomic analyses to investigate potential biomarkers that can predict poor response during IVF based on follicular fluid samples...
January 28, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122449/combinatorial-screening-of-dna-aptamers-for-molecular-imaging-of-her2-in-cancer
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Guizhi Zhu, Huimin Zhang, Orit Jacobson, Zhantong Wang, Haojun Chen, Xiangyu Yang, Gang Niu, Xiaoyuan Chen
HER2, a cell membrane protein overexpressed in many types of cancers, is correlated with poor diagnosis, suboptimal treatment outcome, and low survival rate. Multiple HER2-targeted drugs have been developed for the treatment of HER2-overexpressing tumor, which can in turn down-regulate HER2 expression. It is thus significant to profile HER2 expression for cancer prognosis, patient stratification, and monitoring therapy response. Aptamers, a class of single-stranded DNA/RNA (ssDNA/ssRNA) ligands, are promising for molecular biomarker imaging...
February 8, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111995/the-association-of-different-auto-antibodies-against-ovarian-tissues-and-gonadotropins-and-poor-ovarian-response-in-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-cycles
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Ladan Mohammadi Yeganeh, Ashraf Moini, Mandana Hemmat, Reza Salman Yazdi, Narges Bagheri Lankarani, Shabnam Khodabakhshi, Arash Behbahanian
This study aimed to assess the possible association between ovarian auto-antibodies and poor ovarian response to controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) in patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles. In total, 42 poor responders and 43 male factor subjects were enrolled in the study and underwent either a standard long gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist or antagonist protocol. Anti-ovarian, anti-oocyte, anti-zona pellucida (anti-ZP) and anti-gonadotropin antibodies in their sera and follicular fluid (FF) were measured by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay technique (ELISA)...
January 22, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106295/macrophage-polarization-anti-cancer-strategies-to-target-tumor-associated-macrophage-in-breast-cancer
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Muhammad Tariq, Jieqiong Zhang, Guikai Liang, Ling Ding, Qiaojun He, Bo Yang
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are the most abundant inflammatory cells and orchestrate different stages of breast cancer development. TAMs participate in the tumor angiogenesis, matrix remodeling, invasion, immunosuppression, metastasis, and chemoresistance in breast cancer. Several clinical studies indicate the association between the high influx of TAMs in tumor with poor prognosis in hepatocellular, ovarian, cervical, and breast cancer. Previously developed hypotheses have proposed that TAMs participate in antitumor responses of the body, while recently many clinical and experimental studies have revealed that TAMs in tumor microenvironment predominantly resemble with M2-like polarized macrophages and produce a high amount of anti-inflammatory factors which are directly responsible for the development of tumor...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093350/a-visual-screen-for-diet-regulated-proteins-in-the-drosophila-ovary-using-gfp-protein-trap-lines
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Hwei-Jan Hsu, Daniela Drummond-Barbosa
The effect of diet on reproduction is well documented in a large number of organisms; however, much remains to be learned about the molecular mechanisms underlying this connection. The Drosophila ovary has a well described, fast and largely reversible response to diet. Ovarian stem cells and their progeny proliferate and grow faster on a yeast-rich diet than on a yeast-free (poor) diet, and death of early germline cysts, degeneration of early vitellogenic follicles and partial block in ovulation further contribute to the ∼60-fold decrease in egg laying observed on a poor diet...
January 16, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087643/tumor-brca1-reversion-mutation-arising-during-neoadjuvant-platinum-based-chemotherapy-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-is-associated-with-therapy-resistance
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Anosheh Afghahi, Kirsten M Timms, Shaveta Vinayak, Kristin C Jensen, Allison W Kurian, Robert W Carlson, Pei-Jen Chang, Elizabeth A Schackmann, Anne-Renee Hartman, James M Ford, Melinda L Telli
BACKGROUND: In germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) mutation carriers, restoration of tumor BRCA1/2 function by a secondary mutation is recognized as a mechanism of resistance to platinum and PARP inhibitors, primarily in ovarian cancer. We evaluated this mechanism of resistance in newly diagnosed BRCA1/2-mutant breast cancer patients with poor response to neoadjuvant platinum-based therapy. METHODS: PrECOG 0105 was a phase II neoadjuvant study of gemcitabine, carboplatin and iniparib in patients with stage I-IIIA triple-negative or BRCA1/2 mutation-associated breast cancer (n=80)...
January 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074529/epigenetic-mediated-immune-suppression-of-positive-co-stimulatory-molecules-in-chemoresistant-ovarian-cancer-cells
#15
Ercan Cacan
The immunological response against cancer is a critical balance between immune-activating and immune-suppressing mechanisms. Ovarian cancer creates a suppressive microenvironment to escape immune elimination; however, the molecular mechanisms are poorly understood, and it is unclear whether chemotherapeutic drugs exert an immunoreactive or immunosuppressive effect on the tumor microenvironment. 4-1BB ligand (4-1BBL/CD157) and OX-40 ligand (OX-40L/CD252) are important regulators of effector cytotoxic T-cells activity...
January 11, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070637/human-recombinant-rnaset2-induced-inflammatory-response-and-connective-tissue-remodeling-in-the-medicinal-leech
#16
Nicolò Baranzini, Edoardo Pedrini, Rossana Girardello, Gianluca Tettamanti, Magda de Eguileor, Roberto Taramelli, Francesco Acquati, Annalisa Grimaldi
In recent years, several studies have demonstrated that the RNASET2 gene is involved in the control of tumorigenicity in ovarian cancer cells. Furthermore, a role in establishing a functional cross-talk between cancer cells and the surrounding tumor microenvironment has been unveiled for this gene, based on its ability to act as an inducer of the innate immune response. Although several studies have reported on the molecular features of RNASET2, the details on the mechanisms by which this evolutionarily conserved ribonuclease regulates the immune system are still poorly defined...
January 9, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070170/the-prognostic-role-of-the-cancer-stem-cell-marker-cd44-in-ovarian-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#17
Jiaying Lin, Ding Ding
BACKGROUND: CD44 has recently been reported as a cancer stem cell marker in ovarian cancer. However, the clinicopathological and prognostic value of this marker in ovarian cancer remains controversial; Here, we aimed to investigate the correlation between CD44 expression and the clinicopathological features or survival of ovarian cancer patients. METHODS: An extensive literature search in the PubMed, EMBASE, and Wanfang databases (up to June 1, 2016) was conducted to identify studies that assessed the clinical or prognostic significance of CD44 expression in ovarian cancer...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069585/expression-of-hmgb2-indicates-worse-survival-of-patients-and-is-required-for-the-maintenance-of-warburg-effect-in-pancreatic-cancer
#18
Xin Cai, Hongjian Ding, Yanxia Liu, Gaofeng Pan, Qingguo Li, Zhen Yang, Weiyan Liu
High mobility group proteins (HMGs) are the second most abundant chromatin proteins and exert global genomic functions in the establishment of active or inactive chromatin domains. Through interaction with nucleosomes, transcription factors, nucleosome-remodeling machines and histones, the HMGs family proteins contribute to the fine tuning of transcription in response to rapid environmental changes. Mammalian high mobility group Bs (HMGBs) are characterized by two tandem HMG box domains followed by a long acidic tail...
January 9, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063801/effect-of-mid-follicular-phase-recombinant-lh-versus-urinary-hcg-supplementation-in-poor-ovarian-responders-undergoing-ivf-a-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-study
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Sze Man Jennifer Mak, Wai Yee Wong, Hoi Sze Chung, Pui Wah Chung, Grace Wing Shan Kong, Tin Chiu Li, Lai Ping Cheung
Luteinizing hormone (LH) is crucial for the development of follicular growth and oocyte maturation, especially in the management of poor ovarian responders (PORs). This study presents the results of a prospective double-blinded randomized study to compare the effect of mid-follicular phase recombinant LH (rLH) supplementation with urinary human chorionic gonadotrophin (uHCG) supplementation when using a fixed gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol in IVF cycles. A total of 49 women with poor ovarian response (POR) according to the Bologna criteria were recruited...
December 16, 2016: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062641/melatonin-levels-in-follicular-fluid-as-markers-for-ivf-outcomes-and-predicting-ovarian-reserve
#20
Jing Tong, Shile Sheng, Yun Sun, Huihui Li, Wei-Ping Li, Cong Zhang, Zi-Jiang Chen
Good-quality oocytes are critical for the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF), but, to date, there is no marker of ovarian reserve available that can accurately predict oocyte quality. Melatonin exerts its antioxidant actions as a strong radical scavenger that might affect oocyte quality directly as it is the most potent antioxidant in follicular fluid. To investigate the precise role of endogenous melatonin in IVF outcomes, we recruited 61 women undergoing treatment cycles of IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedures and classified them into three groups according to their response to ovarian stimulation...
April 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
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