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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729464/mir-15a-5p-levels-correlate-with-poor-ovarian-response-in-human-follicular-fluid
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Kaiyue Zhang, Wanxia Zhong, Wei-Ping Li, Zijiang Chen, Cong Zhang
Poor ovarian response is a significant problem encountered during in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer procedures. Many infertile women may suffer from poor ovarian response and its incidence tends to be increasing in young patients nowadays. It is a major cause of maternal infertility because it is associated with low pregnancy and live birth rates. However, the cause of poor ovarian response is not clear. In this study, we extracted microRNAs from human follicular fluid and performed miRNA sequencing to investigate a potential posttranscriptional mechanism underlying poor ovarian response...
July 20, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726915/oleuropein-represses-the-radiation-resistance-of-ovarian-cancer-by-inhibiting-hypoxia-and-microrna-299-targetted-heparanase-expression
#2
Yubai Xing, Dawei Cui, Shun Wang, Pingping Wang, Xiaojing Xing, Hui Li
Radiotherapy in ovarian cancer frequently invokes resistance; this severely compromises its therapeutic effect and results in poor clinical prognosis. How to overcome the acquired resistance and re-sensitize tumors to radiation is the central question in this clinical setting. Cancer cell survival was evaluated using a clonogenic assay. The microRNA expression profile was analyzed using a microarray. Transcript expression was determined using real time PCR. The expression of protein was determined by immunoblotting...
July 20, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722800/role-of-the-long-non-coding-rna-gas5-in-glucocorticoid-response-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Marianna Lucafò, Alessia Di Silvestre, Maurizio Romano, Alice Avian, Roberta Antonelli, Stefano Martelossi, Samuele Naviglio, Alberto Tommasini, Gabriele Stocco, Alessandro Ventura, M D Giuliana Decorti, Sara De Iudicibus
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are widely employed in inflammatory, autoimmune and neoplastic diseases, and, despite the introduction of novel therapies, remain the first-line treatment for inducing remission in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Given the high incidence of suboptimal response, associated with a significant number of side effects, that are particularly severe in paediatric patients, the identification of subjects that are most likely to respond poorly to GCs is extremely important. Recent evidence suggests that the long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) GAS5 could be a potential marker of GC resistance...
July 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718444/tumor-host-cell-interactions-in-ovarian-cancer-pathways-to-therapy-failure
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REVIEW
Elke Pogge von Strandmann, Silke Reinartz, Uwe Wager, Rolf Müller
Although most ovarian cancer patients are highly responsive to chemotherapy, they frequently present with recurrent metastatic lesions that result in poor overall survival, a situation that has not changed in the last 20 years. This review discusses new insights into the regulation of ovarian cancer chemoresistance with a focus on the emerging role of immune and other host cells. Here, we summarize the complex molecular pathways that regulate the interaction between tumor and host cells, discuss the limitations of current in vitro and in vivo models for translational studies, and present perspectives for the development of innovative therapies...
February 2017: Trends in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693237/inhibitory-effects-of-delphinidin-on-the-proliferation-of-ovarian-cancer-cells-via-pi3k-akt-and-erk-1-2-mapk-signal-transduction
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Whasun Lim, Gwonhwa Song
Delphinidin is a member of the anthocyanidin family and is a natural pigment in red cabbage, berries, sweet potatoes and grapes. It possesses nutraceutical properties against various chronic diseases and types of cancer. However, little is known about its preventative effects on epithelial ovarian cancer, a disease that is associated with a low survival rate, a poor prognosis and a high rate of recurrence. The results of the present study demonstrated that the proliferation of SKOV3 cells decreased in a dose-dependent manner in response to treatment with delphinidin, and the phosphorylation of carcinogenic protein kinases associated with the progression of epithelial ovarian cancer was affected by delphinidin treatment...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674785/follicular-sensitivity-index-fsi-a-novel-tool-to-predict-clinical-pregnancy-rate-in-ivf-icsi-cycles
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AbdelGany M A Hassan, Mohamed M M Kotb, Ahmed M A AwadAllah, Nesreen A A Shehata, Amr Wahba
PURPOSE: This study aims to introduce a new tool (the Follicular Sensitivity Index; FSI) for objective assessment of follicular responsiveness to exogenous gonadotropins and to evaluate its ability to predict the clinical pregnancy rate in women with unexplained infertility or tubal factor undergoing IVF/ICSI. METHODS: FSI was calculated as preovulatory follicle count (PFC) × 100,000/[antral follicle count (AFC) × total received FSH doses]. One thousand women were included and were divided according to the FSI tertile values into three groups...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671040/high-expressions-of-bcl6-and-lewis-y-antigen-are-correlated-with-high-tumor-burden-and-poor-prognosis-in-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Liancheng Zhu, Huilin Feng, Shan Jin, Mingzi Tan, Song Gao, Huiyu Zhuang, Zhenhua Hu, Huimin Wang, Zuofei Song, Bei Lin
Aberrant regulation of BCL6 plays crucial oncogenic roles in various malignant tumors; howbeit, the function of BCL6 in tumorigenesis of ovarian cancer remains unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate the role of BCL6 in ovarian cancer. The methods of immunohistochemical staining, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction, immunocytochemical staining, and gene expression profile enrichment analysis were performed to identify the possible role of BCL6 in ovarian cancer. We observed that the expression of BCL6 was significantly higher in ovarian cancer tissues and correlated with higher tumor burden including advanced International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stages, poor differentiation, Type II ovarian cancer, the presence of >1 cm residual tumor size, and appearance of recurrence or death (all p < 0...
July 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664915/kinase-driven-metabolic-signalling-as-a-predictor-of-response-to-carboplatin-paclitaxel-adjuvant-treatment-in-advanced-ovarian-cancers
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Maria Isabella Sereni, Elisa Baldelli, Guido Gambara, Antonella Ravaggi, K Alex Hodge, David S Alberts, Jose M Guillen-Rodriguez, Ting Dong, Maurizio Memo, Franco Odicino, Roberto Angioli, Lance A Liotta, Sergio L Pecorelli, Emanuel F Petricoin, Mariaelena Pierobon
BACKGROUND: The biological mechanisms underlying early- and advanced-stage epithelial ovarian cancers (EOCs) are still poorly understood. This study explored kinase-driven metabolic signalling in early and advanced EOCs, and its role in tumour progression and response to carboplatin-paclitaxel treatment. METHODS: Tumour epithelia were isolated from two independent sets of primary EOC (n=72 and 30 for the discovery and the validation sets, respectively) via laser capture microdissection...
June 29, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661216/luteal-phase-protocol-in-poor-ovarian-response-a-comparative-study-with-an-antagonist-protocol
#9
Yan Wu, Fu-Chun Zhao, Yong Sun, Pei-Shu Liu
Objective This retrospective study compared the effect of the luteal phase ovarian stimulation protocol (LP group) with the gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist protocol (AN group) in women with poor ovarian responses. Methods Ovarian stimulation was initiated with 225 IU of human gonadotrophin (hMG) daily. When the dominant follicle diameter exceeded 13 mm, 0.25 mg of a GnRH antagonist was used daily until human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) administration in the AN group. A GnRH antagonist was not used in the LP group...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646535/targeting-stat3-by-ho3867-induces-apoptosis-in-ovarian-clear-cell-carcinoma
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Kristin Bixel, Uksha Saini, Hemant Kumar Bid, John Fowler, Maria Riley, Ross Wanner, Kalpana Deepa Priya Dorayappan, Sneha Rajendran, Ikuo Konishi, Noriomi Matsumura, David E Cohn, Karuppaiyah Selvendiran
Advanced ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCCC) carries a very poor prognosis in large part secondary to the extremely high rate of resistance to standard platinum and taxane chemotherapy. STAT3 expression and activation has been shown to regulate tumor progression in various human cancers, though has not been well studied in OCCC. Preliminary work in our lab has demonstrated constitutive activation of STAT3 (pSTAT3Tyr705 or pSTAT3727) in OCCC cell lines as well as human OCCC tumor tissue samples. Significantly, pSTAT3 is expressed in the absence of other forms of activated STAT (pSTAT1, 2, 6)...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646021/eif1ax-and-nras-mutations-co-occur-and-cooperate-in-low-grade-serous-ovarian-carcinomas
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Dariush Etemadmoghadam, Walid J Azar, Ying Lei, Tania Moujaber, Dale W Garsed, Catherine Kennedy, Sian Fereday, Chris Mitchell, Yoke-Eng Chiew, Joy Hendley, Australian Ovarian Cancer Study Group, Raghwa Sharma, Paul Harnett, Jason Li, Elizabeth L Christie, Ann-Marie Patch, Joshy George, George Au-Yeung, Gisela Mir Arnau, Timothy P Holloway, Timothy Semple, John V Pearson, Nicola Waddell, Sean Grimmond, Martin Köbel, Helen Rizos, Ivan Lomakin, David D L Bowtell, Anna DeFazio
Low-grade serous ovarian carcinomas (LGSC) are associated with a poor response to chemotherapy and are molecularly characterized by RAS pathway activation. Using exome and whole genome sequencing we identified recurrent mutations in the protein translational regulator EIF1AX and in NF1, USP9X, KRAS, BRAF and NRAS. RAS pathway mutations were mutually exclusive, however we found significant co-occurrence of mutations in NRAS and EIF1AX Missense EIF1AX mutations were clustered at the N-terminus of the protein in a region associated with its role in ensuring translational initiation fidelity...
June 23, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635413/the-high-responder-a-review-of-pathophysiology-and-outcomes-during-ivf-treatment
#12
Mariano Mascarenhas, Adam H Balen
This review attempts to summarize the known literature on high responders to ovarian stimulation during assisted reproductive techniques (ART). Response to gonadotrophins is subject to significant interindividual and intercycle variation, thus carrying a risk of high response or poor response to ovarian stimulation regimens. The main risk for high responders is the development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) which is associated with significant morbidity. Hence, the definition of high responders in the literature has primarily focussed on risk factors for OHSS...
September 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625395/l1cam-expression-associates-with-poor-outcome-in-endometrioid-but-not-in-clear-cell-ovarian-carcinoma
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Piret Soovares, Annukka Pasanen, Ralf Bützow, Heini Lassus
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to study the expression of L1CAM in endometrioid and clear cell ovarian carcinomas and to evaluate its correlation with clinical parameters and patient prognosis. METHODS: Tissue microarray -based immunohistochemical analysis of L1CAM expression was performed in 249 endometrioid and 140 clear cell ovarian carcinomas. Concurrent endometrial carcinoma was found in 57 of these patients. RESULTS: L1CAM expression was found in 15% of endometrioid and 23% of clear cell ovarian carcinomas...
June 15, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611536/germline-mutations-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Eric Hahnen, Jan Hauke, Christoph Engel, Guido Neidhardt, Kerstin Rhiem, Rita K Schmutzler
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is associated with a poor prognosis and defines a subgroup of patients who do not benefit from endocrine or anti-HER2 therapy. Rather than being a biological entity, TNBC represents a heterogeneous disease, and further subtyping is necessary to establish targeted therapies. Germline mutational status may serve as a robust biomarker predicting therapy response, especially with respect to compounds challenging the DNA repair machinery. Patients with TNBC usually show an early onset of the disease, as well as a positive family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer in more than one third of all cases, which suggests that TNBC is closely associated with a hereditary disease cause...
March 2017: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606125/age-is-associated-with-prognosis-in-serous-ovarian-carcinoma
#15
Fei Deng, Xia Xu, Mengmeng Lv, Binhui Ren, Yan Wang, Wenwen Guo, Jifeng Feng, Xiaoxiang Chen
PURPOSE: The survival duration of elderly patients with epithelial ovarian carcinoma is shorter than that of their younger counterparts. This variation in survival duration is likely attributed to differences in the distribution of histological type or grade, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging, and undertreatment, but this observation remains controversial. This study aimed to investigate the biological factors other than selection bias associated with the decreased survival of elderly patients with ovarian carcinoma...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591199/sperm-dna-fragmentation-index-does-not-correlate-with-blastocyst-aneuploidy-or-morphological-grading
#16
Itai Gat, Katelynn Tang, Kevin Quach, Valeriy Kuznyetsov, Ran Antes, Melissa Filice, Khaled Zohni, Clifford Librach
High DNA fragmentation index (DFI) may be associated with poor outcome after IVF. Our aim was to determine whether DFI impacts blastocyst quality or clinical outcome. This retrospective study included 134 couples who underwent 177 IVF-ICSI and pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) cycles during January 1st, 2014-March 31st, 2016 and had documented previous DFI. Group 1 (DFI>30%) encompassed 25 couples who underwent 36 cycles; Group 2 (DFI 15-30%) included 45 couples and 57 cycles; group 3 (DFI<15%) included 64 couples and 83 cycles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574829/the-impact-of-epcam-expression-on-response-to-chemotherapy-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
#17
Shingo Tayama, Takeshi Motohara, Dashdemberel Narantuya, Chenyan Li, Koichi Fujimoto, Isao Sakaguchi, Hironori Tashiro, Hideyuki Saya, Osamu Nagano, Hidetaka Katabuchi
Epithelial ovarian cancer is a highly lethal malignancy; moreover, overcoming chemoresistance is the major challenging in treating ovarian cancer patients. The cancer stem cell (CSC) hypothesis considers CSCs to be the main culprits in driving tumor initiation, metastasis, and resistance to conventional therapy. Although growing evidence suggest that CSCs are responsible for chemoresistance, the contribution of CSC marker EpCAM to resistance to chemotherapy remains unresolved.Here we have demonstrated that ovarian cancers containing high levels of EpCAM have a significantly much lower probability of achieving overall responsive rates after first-line chemotherapy...
July 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562099/the-effectiveness-of-transdermal-testosterone-gel-1-androgel-for-poor-responders-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization
#18
Hang Thi Doan, Lam Hoang Quan, Tung Thanh Nguyen
The study was conducted on 110 poor responders undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) from October 2015 to July 2016 at the IVF Center of Millitary Medical University, Vietnam. Its aim is to investigate the effectiveness of transdermal androgel before using controlled ovarian stimulation on patients undergoing IVF. A prospective, descriptive study was conducted to compare between the group of patients who used testosterone gel and the group of those who did not in terms of the following indicators: the number of oocytes retrieved, MII oocytes, fertilization rate, number of embryos, pregnancy rate, and embryo implantation rate...
May 31, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559131/response-to-gonadotrophins-differs-for-gilts-from-female-and-male-biased-litters
#19
Jemma Seyfang, C R Ralph, A J Tilbrook, R N Kirkwood
In several species, females masculinised by abnormal androgen exposure in utero have poor reproductive performance and gilts born into litters with a male bias are likely exposed to greater androgen concentrations prenatally than gilts born into female-biased litters. At 24h of age, piglet plasma testosterone concentrations in gilts from male-biased litters (>60% male; n=22) or female-biased litters (>60% female; n=27) were not different. At 18 wks of age, all gilts received an injection of 400IU equine chorionic gonadotrophin plus 200IU human chorionic gonadotrophin to stimulate oestrus...
May 25, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545541/mal-gene-overexpression-as-a-marker-of-high-grade-serous-ovarian-carcinoma-stem-like-cells-that-predicts-chemoresistance-and-poor-prognosis
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Laura Zanotti, Chiara Romani, Laura Tassone, Paola Todeschini, Renata Alessandra Tassi, Elisabetta Bandiera, Giovanna Damia, Francesca Ricci, Laura Ardighieri, Stefano Calza, Sergio Marchini, Luca Beltrame, Germana Tognon, Maurizio D'Incalci, Sergio Pecorelli, Enrico Sartori, Franco Odicino, Antonella Ravaggi, Eliana Bignotti
BACKGROUND: The existence of cancer stem cells (CSCs) within a tumor bulk has been demonstrated for many solid tumors including epithelial ovarian carcinoma (EOC). CSCs have been associated to tumor invasion, metastasis and development of chemoresistant recurrences. In this context, we aim to characterize EOC CSCs from the molecular point of view in order to identify potential biomarkers associated with chemoresistance. METHODS: We isolated a population of cells with stem-like characteristics (OVA-BS4 spheroids) from a primary human EOC cell line under selective conditions...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cancer
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