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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643452/emerging-nanotechnology-and-advanced-materials-for-cancer-radiation-therapy
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REVIEW
Guosheng Song, Liang Cheng, Yu Chao, Kai Yang, Zhuang Liu
Radiation therapy (RT) including external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and internal radioisotope therapy (RIT) has been widely used for clinical cancer treatment. However, owing to the low radiation absorption of tumors, high doses of ionizing radiations are often needed during RT, leading to severe damages to normal tissues adjacent to tumors. Meanwhile, the RT efficacies are limited by different mechanisms, among which the tumor hypoxia-associated radiation resistance is a well-known one, as there exists hypoxia inside most solid tumors while oxygen is essential to enhance radiation-induced DNA damages...
June 23, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643177/targeting-dna-repair-and-replication-stress-in-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer
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REVIEW
Junko Murai
Approximately half of high-grade serous epithelial ovarian cancers incur alterations in genes of homologous recombination (BRCA1, BRCA2, RAD51C, Fanconi anemia genes), and the rest incur alterations in other DNA repair pathways at high frequencies. Such cancer-specific gene alterations can confer selective sensitivity to DNA damaging agents such as cisplatin and carboplatin, topotecan, etoposide, doxorubicin, and gemcitabine. Originally presumed to inhibit DNA repair, PARP inhibitors that have recently been approved by the FDA for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer also act as DNA damaging agents by inducing PARP-DNA complexes...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642588/epigenetic-targeting-drugs-potentiate-chemotherapeutic-effects-in-solid-tumor-therapy
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Jingjing Li, Dapeng Hao, Li Wang, Haitao Wang, Yuan Wang, Zhiqiang Zhao, Peipei Li, Chuxia Deng, Li-Jun Di
Epigenetic therapy is a novel tumor therapeutic method and refers to the targeting of the aberrant epigenetic modifications presumably at cancer-related genes by chemicals which are epigenetic targeting drugs (ETDs). Not like in treating hematopoietic cancer, the clinical trials investigating the potential use of ETDs in the solid tumor is not encouraging. Instead, the curative effects of ETD delivered together with DNA targeting chemo drugs (DTDs) are quite promising according to our meta-analysis. To investigate the synergistic mechanism of ETD and DTD drug combination, the therapeutic effect was studied using both cell lines and mouse engrafted tumors...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642487/hypoxia-is-a-key-driver-of-alternative-splicing-in-human-breast-cancer-cells
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Jian Han, Jia Li, Jolene Caifeng Ho, Grace Sushin Chia, Hiroyuki Kato, Sudhakar Jha, Henry Yang, Lorenz Poellinger, Kian Leong Lee
Adaptation to hypoxia, a hallmark feature of many tumors, is an important driver of cancer cell survival, proliferation and the development of resistance to chemotherapy. Hypoxia-induced stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) leads to transcriptional activation of a network of hypoxia target genes involved in angiogenesis, cell growth, glycolysis, DNA damage repair and apoptosis. Although the transcriptional targets of hypoxia have been characterized, the alternative splicing of transcripts that occurs during hypoxia and the roles they play in oncogenesis are much less understood...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641532/trimethylamine-n-oxide-tmao-as-a-new-potential-therapeutic-target-for-insulin-resistance-and-cancer
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Jens Oellgaard, Signe Abitz Winther, Tobias Schmidt Hansen, Peter Rossing, Bernt Johan von Scholten
BACKGROUND: The intake of animal products in food has been associated with both the development of insulin resistance and gastrointestinal cancers (GIC). Through the digestion of animal protein and other constituents of animal products, the commensal bacteria in the gut (the gut microbiota) forms metabolites that can contribute to the development of both insulin resistance and cancer. Trimethylamine-N-Oxide (TMAO) is such a molecule and has recently drawn a lot of attention as it may be a risk factor for - and a link between - the gut microbiota and cardiovascular and renal disease...
June 21, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641314/no-additional-prognostic-value-for-mre11-in-squamous-cell-carcinomas-of-the-anus-treated-with-chemo-radiotherapy
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Alexandra K Walker, Christiana Kartsonaki, Elena Collantes, Judith Nicholson, Duncan C Gilbert, Anne E Kiltie
BACKGROUND: The majority of anal cancers (84-95%) are driven by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV-positive tumours show significantly better responses to chemo-radiotherapy when compared with HPV-negative tumours. HPV infection is linked to alterations in DNA damage response proteins, including MRE11. MRE11 is a potential predictive biomarker for response to radiotherapy in muscle-invasive bladder cancer and may hold predictive power in other cancers. METHODS: Using a previously reported cohort, we evaluated the levels of MRE11 in anal cancer and assessed its predictive value in this disease...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640831/ribosomal-dna-copy-number-loss-and-sequence-variation-in-cancer
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Baoshan Xu, Hua Li, John M Perry, Vijay Pratap Singh, Jay Unruh, Zulin Yu, Musinu Zakari, William McDowell, Linheng Li, Jennifer L Gerton
Ribosomal DNA is one of the most variable regions in the human genome with respect to copy number. Despite the importance of rDNA for cellular function, we know virtually nothing about what governs its copy number, stability, and sequence in the mammalian genome due to challenges associated with mapping and analysis. We applied computational and droplet digital PCR approaches to measure rDNA copy number in normal and cancer states in human and mouse genomes. We find that copy number and sequence can change in cancer genomes...
June 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639054/a-strong-relationship-between-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-dna-repair-genes
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Hakan Avci, Arzu Ergen, Elif Sinem Bireller, Baris Ertugrul, Bedia Cakmakoglu
Single nucleotide polymorphisms of DNA repair genes alter protein function and modulate DNA repair efficiency in various cancers. The X-ray repair cross-complementing group (XRCC) is responsible for the repair of DNA base damage and single-strand breaks. The aim of our study was to investigate the association of XRCC1 Arg399Gln and XRCC3 Thr241Met polymorphisms with the susceptibility to develop oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in Turkish subjects. One hundred eleven patients with OSCC and 148 healthy controls were recruited for the study...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638459/towards-prognostic-profiling-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-new-perspectives-on-the-relevance-of-polo-like-kinase-1-expression-the-tp53-mutation-status-and-hypoxia
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Jolien Van den Bossche, Christophe Deben, Ken Op de Beeck, Vanessa Deschoolmeester, Christophe Hermans, Ines De Pauw, Julie Jacobs, Paul Van Schil, Jan Baptist Vermorken, Patrick Pauwels, Marc Peeters, Filip Lardon, An Wouters
Background: Currently, prognosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients is based on clinicopathological factors, including TNM stage. However, there are considerable differences in patient outcome within a similar staging group, even when patients received identical treatments. In order to improve prognostic predictions and to guide treatment options, additional parameters influencing outcome are required. Polo-like kinase 1 (Plk1), a master regulator of mitotic cell division and the DNA damage response, is considered as a new potential biomarker in this research area...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637715/tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-protect-the-salivary-gland-from-radiation-damage-by-inhibiting-activation-of-protein-kinase-c-%C3%AE
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Sten M Wie, Elizabeth Wellberg, Sana D Karam, Mary E Reyland
In patients undergoing irradiation therapy, injury to non-tumor tissues can result in debilitating, and sometimes permanent, side effects. We have defined Protein Kinase C-delta (PKCδ) as a regulator of DNA damage induced apoptosis and have shown that phosphorylation of PKCδ by c-Abl and c-Src activates its pro-apoptotic function.  Here we have explored the use of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) of c-Src and c-Abl to block activation of PKCδ for radioprotection of the salivary gland.  Dasatinib, imatinib, and bosutinib all suppressed tyrosine phosphorylation of PKCδ and inhibited IR-induced apoptosis in vitro  To determine if TKIs can provide radioprotection of salivary gland function in vivo, mice were treated with TKIs and a single or fractionated doses of irradiation...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637373/efficacy-pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-apaziquone-in-the-treatment-of-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer
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R M Phillips, H R Hendriks, J B Sweeney, G Reddy, G J Peters
Apaziquone (also known as EO9 and Qapzola) is a prodrug that is activated to DNA damaging species by oxidoreductases (particularly NQO1) and has the ability to kill aerobic and/or hypoxic cancer cells. Areas covered: Whilst its poor pharmacokinetic properties contributed to its failure in phase II clinical trials when administered intravenously, these properties were ideal for loco-regional therapies. Apaziquone demonstrated good anti-cancer activity against non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) when administered intravesically to marker lesions and was well tolerated with no systemic side effects...
June 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636539/chromatin-remodeling-protein-morc2-promotes-breast-cancer-invasion-and-metastasis-through-a-prd-domain-mediated-interaction-with-ctnnd1
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Xiao-Hong Liao, Ye Zhang, Wen-Jie Dong, Zhi-Min Shao, Da-Qiang Li
MORC family CW-type zinc finger 2 (MORC2) is a newly identified chromatin remodeling protein with emerging roles in the regulation of DNA damage response and gene transcription, but its mechanistic role in breast cancer development and progression remains unexplored. Here, we show that MORC2 promoted breast cancer invasion and metastasis and these effects depended on a proline-rich domain (PRD) within its carboxy-terminal region spanning residues 601-734. Induced expression of wild-type MORC2 did not significantly affect cell proliferation and cell-cycle progression, but promoted breast cancer cell migration and invasion in vitro and metastatic lung colonization in vivo...
June 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636149/photocatalytic-interaction-of-aminophylline-riboflavin-leads-to-ros-mediated-dna-damage-and-cell-death-a-novel-phototherapeutic-mechanism-for-cancer
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Saniyya Khan, Imrana Naseem
The accompanied tissue devastation and systemic toxicity of chemotherapy has shifted the quest for having an effective and palliative cancer therapy towards photodynamic therapy (PDT). Riboflavin (Rf), an essential micronutrient is emerging as a potent tool of PDT, due to its excellent photosensitizing properties. It can be used as an efficient adjuvant for various anticancer drugs. The hemolytic and proteolytic effect of photoilluminated aminophylline (Am), a xanthine derivative, and Rf is well documented in literature...
June 21, 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635172/doxorubicin-kinetics-and-effects-on-lung-cancer-cell-lines-using-in-vitro-raman-micro-spectroscopy-binding-signatures-drug-resistance-and-dna-repair
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Zeineb Farhane, Franck Bonnier, Orla Howe, Alan Casey, Hugh J Byrne
Raman micro-spectroscopy is a non-invasive analytical tool, whose potential in cellular analysis and monitoring drug mechanisms of action has already been demonstrated, and which can potentially be used in pre-clinical and clinical applications for the prediction of chemotherapeutic efficacy. To further investigate such potential clinical application, it is important to demonstrate its capability to differentiate drug mechanisms of action and cellular resistances. Using the example of Doxorubicin (DOX), in this study, it was used to probe the cellular uptake, signatures of chemical binding and subsequent cellular responses, of the chemotherapeutic drug in two lung cancer cell lines, A549 and Calu-1...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634291/rhodium-metalloinsertor-binding-generates-a-lesion-with-selective-cytotoxicity-for-mismatch-repair-deficient-cells
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Julie M Bailis, Alyson G Weidmann, Natalie F Mariano, Jacqueline K Barton
The DNA mismatch repair (MMR) pathway recognizes and repairs errors in base pairing and acts to maintain genome stability. Cancers that have lost MMR function are common and comprise an important clinical subtype that is resistant to many standard of care chemotherapeutics such as cisplatin. We have identified a family of rhodium metalloinsertors that bind DNA mismatches with high specificity and are preferentially cytotoxic to MMR-deficient cells. Here, we characterize the cellular mechanism of action of the most potent and selective complex in this family, [Rh(chrysi)(phen)(PPO)](2+) (Rh-PPO)...
June 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634159/a-role-for-the-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-pathway-in-maintaining-genome-stability-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#16
Víctor González-Huici, Bin Wang, Anton Gartner
Ionizing radiation (IR) is commonly used in cancer therapy and is a main source of DNA double-strand-breaks (DSBs), one of the most toxic forms of DNA damage. We have used Caenorhabditis elegans as an invertebrate model to identify novel factors required for repair of DNA damage inflicted by IR. We have performed an unbiased genetic screen, finding that smg-1 mutations confer strong hypersensitivity to IR. SMG-1 is a phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) kinase involved in mediating nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) of transcripts containing premature stop codons and related to the ATM and ATR kinases which are at the apex of DNA damage signalling pathways...
June 20, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630472/smyd3-promotes-homologous-recombination-via-regulation-of-h3k4-mediated-gene-expression
#17
Yun-Ju Chen, Cheng-Hui Tsai, Pin-Yu Wang, Shu-Chun Teng
SMYD3 is a methyltransferase highly expressed in many types of cancer. It usually functions as an oncogenic protein to promote cell cycle, cell proliferation, and metastasis. Here, we show that SMYD3 modulates another hallmark of cancer, DNA repair, by stimulating transcription of genes involved in multiple steps of homologous recombination. Deficiency of SMYD3 induces DNA-damage hypersensitivity, decreases levels of repair foci, and leads to impairment of homologous recombination. Moreover, the regulation of homologous recombination-related genes is via the methylation of H3K4 at the target gene promoters...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630313/targeting-reactive-nitrogen-species-suppresses-hereditary-pancreatic-cancer
#18
Mo Li, Qian Chen, Teng Ma, Xiaochun Yu
Germline mutation of BRCA2 induces hereditary pancreatic cancer. However, how BRCA2 mutation specifically induces pancreatic tumorigenesis remains elusive. Here, we have examined a mouse model of Brca2-deficiency-induced pancreatic tumors and found that excessive reactive nitrogen species (RNS), such as nitrite, are generated in precancerous pancreases, which induce massive DNA damage, including DNA double-strand breaks. RNS-induced DNA lesions cause genomic instability in the absence of Brca2. Moreover, with the treatment of antioxidant tempol to suppress RNS, not only are DNA lesions significantly reduced, but also the onset of pancreatic cancer is delayed...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630051/dna-damage-and-repair-biomarkers-of-immunotherapy-response
#19
REVIEW
Kent W Mouw, Michael S Goldberg, Panagiotis A Konstantinopoulos, Alan D D'Andrea
DNA-damaging agents are widely used in clinical oncology and exploit deficiencies in tumor DNA repair. Given the expanding role of immune checkpoint blockade as a therapeutic strategy, the interaction of tumor DNA damage with the immune system has recently come into focus, and it is now clear that the tumor DNA repair landscape has an important role in driving response to immune checkpoint blockade. Here, we summarize the mechanisms by which DNA damage and genomic instability have been found to shape the antitumor immune response and describe clinical efforts to use DNA repair biomarkers to guide use of immune-directed therapies...
June 19, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629776/unveiling-the-non-repair-face-of-the-base-excision-repair-pathway-in-rna-processing-a-missing-link-between-dna-repair-and-gene-expression
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REVIEW
Giulia Antoniali, Matilde Clarissa Malfatti, Gianluca Tell
The Base Excision Repair (BER) pathway, initially studied as a mere DNA repair pathway, has been later found to be implicated in the expression of cancer related genes in human. For several years, this intricate involvement in apparently different processes represented a mystery, which we now are starting to unveil. The BER handles simple alkylation and oxidative lesions arising from both endogenous and exogenous sources, including cancer therapy agents. Surprisingly, BER pathway involvement in transcriptional regulation, immunoglobulin variability and switch recombination, RNA metabolism and nucleolar function is astonishingly consolidating...
June 9, 2017: DNA Repair
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