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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326742/comparative-assessment-of-calcitonin-stimulation-test-using-calcium-gluconate-and-pentagastrin-and-the-usefulness-of-procalcitonin-basic-and-post-stimulation-concentrations-in-the-diagnosis-of-patients-after-surgery-for-medullary-thyroid-cancer
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OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare the calcitonin (CT) stimulation tests with tests of calcium gluconate (CaG) and pentagastrin (PG), their tolerance and usefulness of PCT in the patients' diagnosis with active Medullary thyroid cancer (MCT) after thyroidectomy. METHODS: CT was marked in serum by the immunosorbent sandwich test. PCT was marked by the immunosorbent sandwich test, with the final reading of fluorenscence. PG was given intravenously at a dose of 0...
December 22, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326487/enhanced-stim1-expression-is-associated-with-acquired-chemo-resistance-of-cisplatin-in-osteosarcoma-cells
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Xilong Sun, Qiang Wei, Jie Cheng, Yanzhu Bian, Congna Tian, Yujing Hu, Huijie Li
Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant bone tumor. Although cisplatin is the primary chemotherapy used in osteosarcoma treatment, the cisplatin resistance remains a big challenge for improving overall survival. The store-operated calcium (Ca(2+)) entry (SOCE) and its major mediator Stim1 have been shown to be implicated in a number of pathological processes typical for cancer. In this study, we showed that Stim1 expression was significantly increased in chemo-resistant osteosarcoma tissues compared with chemo-sensitivity tissues...
March 22, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325142/calcium-phosphate-nanoparticles-cytocompatibility-versus-cytotoxicity-a-serendipitous-paradox
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Milad Pourbaghi Masouleh, Vahid Hosseini, Masoud Pourhaghgouy, Martin K Bakht
Due to efficacious characteristics of calcium phosphate nanoparticles (CPNs), they have numerously been employed in nanomedicine, particularly as carrier for therapeutic and diagnostic agents, and also in tissue engineering. Although calcium phosphate minerals are noted for their cytocompatibility, there are outstanding findings from various studies that question whether they are still compatible with cells in nanoscale ranges or not and it leads to the controversial issue of CPNs cytocompatibility versus cytotoxicity...
March 21, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319898/immunodetection-of-salivary-biomarkers-by-an-optical-microfluidic-biosensor-with-polyethylenimine-modified-polythiophene-c70-organic-photodetectors
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Tao Dong, Nuno Miguel Matos Pires
This work reports a novel optical microfluidic biosensor with highly sensitive organic photodetectors (OPDs) for absorbance-based detection of salivary protein biomarkers at the point of care. The compact and miniaturized biosensor has comprised OPDs made of polythiophene-C70 bulk heterojunction for the photoactive layer; whilst a calcium-free cathode interfacial layer, made of linear polyethylenimine, was incorporated to the photodetectors to enhance the low cost. The OPDs realized onto a glass chip were aligned to antibody-functionalized chambers of a poly(methyl methacrylate) microfluidic chip, in where immunogold-silver assays were conducted...
March 6, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319059/camk2%C3%AE-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells-modulates-colitis-associated-colorectal-carcinogenesis-via-enhancing-stat3-activation
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X Ma, Z Meng, L Jin, Z Xiao, X Wang, W M Tsark, L Ding, Y Gu, J Zhang, B Kim, M He, X Gan, J E Shively, H Yu, R Xu, W Huang
Inflammation is one of the major risk factors for cancer. Here, we show that calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II gamma (CAMK2γ) in intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) modulates inflammatory signals and promotes colitis-associated cancer (CAC) in mice. We have identified CAMK2γ as a downstream target of colitis-induced WNT5A signaling. Furthermore, we have shown that CAMK2γ protects against intestine tissue injury by increasing IEC survival and proliferation. Calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II gamma knockout mice displayed reduced CAC...
March 20, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317879/a-novel-method-for-screening-adenosine-receptor-specific-agonists-for-use-in-adenosine-drug-development
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Karlie R Jones, Uimook Choi, Ji-Liang Gao, Robert D Thompson, Larry E Rodman, Harry L Malech, Elizabeth M Kang
Agonists that target the A1, A2A, A2B and A3 adenosine receptors have potential to be potent treatment options for a number of diseases, including autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Because each of these adenosine receptors plays a distinct role throughout the body, obtaining highly specific receptor agonists is essential. Of these receptors, the adenosine A2AR and A2BR share many sequence and structural similarities but highly differ in their responses to inflammatory stimuli. Our laboratory, using a combination of specially developed cell lines and calcium release analysis hardware, has created a new and faster method for determining specificity of synthetic adenosine agonist compounds for the A2A and A2B receptors in human cells...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314317/statins-protect-against-acute-rt-related-rectal-toxicity-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-an-observational-prospective-study
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Isabella Palumbo, Fabio Matrone, Giampaolo Montesi, Rita Bellavita, Marco Lupattelli, Simonetta Saldi, Alessandro Frattegiani, Eleonora Arena, Cristina Mariucci, Lorenzo Falcinelli, Vittorio Bini, Cynthia Aristei
AIM: To analyze risk factors for acute rectal toxicity during hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 195 patients received 74.25 Gy in 33 fractions to the prostate and, if involved, to the seminal vescicles (SV). When the risk of SV involvement was >15% according to the Roach's formula, they received 62 Gy in 33 fractions. Overall, 107/195 patients (54.87%) received hormonal therapy (luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogue, anti-androgen, or both)...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304082/molecular-mechanisms-of-tumor-invasion-regulation-by-calcium-signals
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Oksana Iamshanova, Alessandra Fiorio Pla, Natalia Prevarskaya
Intracellular calcium (Ca(2+) ) signals are key regulators of multiple cellular functions: both healthy and physiopathological. It is therefore unsurprising that several cancers present a strong Ca(2+) homeostasis deregulation. Among the various hallmarks of cancer disease, a particular role is played by metastasis, which has a critical impact on cancer patients' outcome. Importantly, Ca(2+) signalling has been reported to control multiple aspects of the adaptive metastatic cancer cell behaviour, including epithelial-mesenchymal transition, cell migration, local invasion and induction of angiogenesis (see Abstract Figure)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303961/the-metabolic-waste-ammonium-regulates-mtorc2-and-mtorc1-signaling
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Ahmad Merhi, Paul Delrée, Anna Maria Marini
Two structurally and functionally distinct mammalian TOR complexes control cell growth and metabolism in physiological and pathological contexts including cancer. Upregulated glutaminolysis is part of the metabolic reprogramming occurring in cancer, providing fuels for growth but also liberating ammonium, a potent neurotoxic waste product. Here, we identify ammonium as a novel dose-dependent signal mediating rapid mTORC2 activation and further regulating mTORC1. We show that ammonium induces rapid RICTOR-dependent phosphorylation of AKT-S473, a process requiring the PI3K pathway and further involving the Src-family kinase YES1, the FAK kinase and the ITGβ1 integrin...
March 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300755/vitamin-d-impacts-the-expression-of-runx2-target-genes-and-modulates-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-membrane-vesicle-biogenesis-gene-networks-in-143b-osteosarcoma-cells
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Rama Garimella, Priyanka Tadikonda, Ossama Tawfik, Sumedha Gunewardena, Peter Rowe, Peter Van Veldhuizen
Osteosarcoma (OS) is an aggressive malignancy of bone affecting children, adolescents and young adults. Understanding vitamin D metabolism and vitamin D regulated genes in OS is an important aspect of vitamin D/cancer paradigm, and in evaluating vitamin D as adjuvant therapy for human OS. Vitamin D treatment of 143B OS cells induced significant and novel changes in the expression of genes that regulate: (a) inflammation and immunity; (b) formation of reactive oxygen species, metabolism of cyclic nucleotides, sterols, vitamins and mineral (calcium), quantity of gap junctions and skeletogenesis; (c) bone mineral density; and (d) cell viability of skeletal cells, aggregation of bone cancer cells and exocytosis of secretory vesicles...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299581/expression-of-anoctamin-1-is-associated-with-advanced-tumor-stage-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-predicts-recurrence-after-surgery
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Y He, H Li, Y Chen, P Li, L Gao, Y Zheng, Y Sun, J Chen, X Qian
PURPOSE: Anoctamin 1 (ANO1), a recently identified calcium-activated chloride channel, has been found to have a critical role in tumorigenesis and tumor progression in several types of cancer. However, its role in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains to be elucidated. In this study, we evaluated the utility of ANO1 as a prognostic marker. PATIENTS AND METHODS: ANO1 expression was detected in tumor tissues and paraneoplastic tissues of I-IV stage NSCLC patients who received surgical treatment by using immunohistochemical and quantitative RT-PCR analyses...
March 15, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295353/alcohol-and-calcium-make-a-potent-cocktail
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Yasuko Iwakiri, Michael H Nathanson
It is estimated that over 150 million people have alcoholic liver disease (ALD) worldwide (Wang et al. 2014). ALD is manifested as a spectrum of liver pathology, ranging from simple steatosis (fatty liver) to alcoholic hepatitis, fibrosis and then cirrhosis, with some cases resulting in liver cancer as well. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 11, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294567/growth-hormone-secretagogues-prevent-dysregulation-of-skeletal-muscle-calcium-homeostasis-in-a-rat-model-of-cisplatin-induced-cachexia
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Elena Conte, Giulia Maria Camerino, Antonietta Mele, Michela De Bellis, Sabata Pierno, Francesco Rana, Adriano Fonzino, Roberta Caloiero, Laura Rizzi, Elena Bresciani, Khoubaib Ben Haj Salah, Jean-Alain Fehrentz, Jean Martinez, Arcangela Giustino, Maria Addolorata Mariggiò, Mauro Coluccia, Domenico Tricarico, Marcello Diego Lograno, Annamaria De Luca, Antonio Torsello, Diana Conte, Antonella Liantonio
BACKGROUND: Cachexia is a wasting condition associated with cancer types and, at the same time, is a serious and dose-limiting side effect of cancer chemotherapy. Skeletal muscle loss is one of the main characteristics of cachexia that significantly contributes to the functional muscle impairment. Calcium-dependent signaling pathways are believed to play an important role in skeletal muscle decline observed in cachexia, but whether intracellular calcium homeostasis is affected in this situation remains uncertain...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293832/the-mechanistic-role-of-the-calcium-activated-chloride-channel-ano1-in-tumor-growth-and-signaling
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Anke Bill, Larry Alex Gaither
Multiple studies have described the high expression and amplification of Anoctamin 1 (ANO1) in various cancers, including, but not limited to breast cancer, head and neck cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors and glioblastoma. ANO1 has been demonstrated to be critical for tumor growth in breast and head and neck cancers through its regulation of EGFR signaling and pathway modulators like MAPK and protein kinase B. However, the discovery of ANO1 as a calcium activated chloride channel came as a surprise to the field and has given rise to many questions...
March 15, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293641/functional-effects-of-prebiotic-fructans-in-colon-cancer-and-calcium-metabolism-in-animal-models
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Marisol Rivera-Huerta, Vania Lorena Lizárraga-Grimes, Ibrahim Guillermo Castro-Torres, Mabel Tinoco-Méndez, Lucía Macías-Rosales, Francisco Sánchez-Bartéz, Graciela Guadalupe Tapia-Pérez, Laura Romero-Romero, María Isabel Gracia-Mora
Inulin-type fructans are polymers of fructose molecules and are known for their capacity to enhance absorption of calcium and magnesium, to modulate gut microbiota and energy metabolism, and to improve glycemia. We evaluated and compared the effects of Chicory inulin "Synergy 1®" and inulin from Mexican agave "Metlin®" in two experimental models of colon cancer and bone calcium metabolism in mice and rats. Inulins inhibited the development of dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis and colon cancer in mice; these fructans reduced the concentration of tumor necrosis factor alpha and prevented the formation of intestinal polyps, villous atrophy, and lymphoid hyperplasia...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291401/pelvic-insufficiency-fracture-pif-incidence-in-patients-treated-with-intensity-modulated-radiation-therapy-imrt-for-gynaecological-or-anal-cancer-single-institution-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Louis Bazire, Haoping Xu, Jean-Philippe Foy, Malika Amessis, Caroline Malhaire, Kim Cao, Anne De La Rochefordiere, Youlia M Kirova
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the results of pelvic insufficiency fracture (PIF) incidence in patients with anal or gynaecological cancer treated by pelvic intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). METHODS: The clinical and morphological (CT and/or pelvic MRI) characteristics of patients treated by IMRT at our institution between 2007 and 2014 were analyzed. The global incidence of PIF after external beam radiotherapy and the impact of tumour site (gynaecological or anal cancer) were determined...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289331/screening-of-breast-cancer-stem-cell-inhibitors-using-a-protein-kinase-inhibitor-library
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Hack Sun Choi, Dal-Ah Kim, Heesung Chung, In Ho Park, Bo Hye Kim, Eok-Soo Oh, Duk-Hee Kang
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells (CSCs), a subpopulation in tumors, are known to cause drug resistance, tumor recurrence and metastasis. Based on the characteristic formation of mammospheres in in vitro conditions, the mammosphere formation assay has become an essential tool for quantifying CSC activity in breast cancer research. However, manual counting of mammospheres is a time-consuming process that is not amenable to high-throughput screening, and there are occasional inaccuracies in the process of determining the mammosphere diameter...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284981/exosomes-from-m1-polarized-macrophages-potentiate-the-cancer-vaccine-by-creating-a-pro-inflammatory-microenvironment-in-the-lymph-node
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Lifang Cheng, Yuhua Wang, Leaf Huang
Exosomes are small membrane-bound vesicular particles generated by most cells for intercellular communication and regulation. During biogenesis, specific lipids, RNAs, proteins, and carbohydrates are enriched and packaged into the vesicles so that the exosomal contents reflect not only the source but also the physiological conditions of the parental cells. These exosomes transport materials or signals to the target cells for diverse physiological purposes. Our study focused on the exosomes derived from M1-polarized, proinflammatory macrophages for the possibility of using M1 exosomes as an immunopotentiator for a cancer vaccine...
March 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284204/calcium-magnesium-imbalance-implicated-in-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-and-restoration-by-a-phytotherapeutic-drug-croton-membranaceus-m%C3%A3-ll-arg
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George Awuku Asare, Robert A Ngala, Daniel Afriyie, Samuel Adjei, Adriana Nyarko, Yvonne Anang-Quartey, Bernice Asiedu, Derek Doku, Brodrick Y Amoah, Kennedy Bentum, Iddi Musah, Kensese Mossanda
BACKGROUND: Calcium (Ca)- magnesium (Mg) imbalance is implicated in prostate cancer. Ca/Mg ratio increases or decreases with proliferation or apoptosis, respectively. The study examined whether this Ca/Mg imbalance exists in BPH patients and the effect of a phytotherapeutic drug on the Ca/Mg ratio. METHODS: Thirty (30) BPH patients who used the ethanolic root extract of Croton membranaceus (60 mg/day) for 3 months were examined for serum Ca, Mg, phosphate, parathyroid hormone (PTH), vitamin D, prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels and renal function tests (RFT) before (BT) and after treatment (AT) alongside thirty (30) controls...
March 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281103/current-evidence-on-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-kidney-transplant-what-s-new
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Gerardo Sarno, Riccardo Nappi, Barbara Altieri, Giacomo Tirabassi, Emanuele Muscogiuri, Gianmaria Salvio, Stavroula A Paschou, Aristide Ferrara, Enrico Russo, Daniela Vicedomini, Cerbone Vincenzo, Andromachi Vryonidou, Silvia Della Casa, Giancarlo Balercia, Francesco Orio, Paride De Rosa
Kidney transplant is the treatment of choice for end-stage chronic kidney disease. Kidneys generate 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (calcitriol) from 25-hydroxyvitamin D (calcidiol) for circulation in the blood to regulate calcium levels. Transplant patients with low calcidiol levels have an increased risk of metabolic and endocrine problems, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, poor graft survival, bone disorders, cancer, and mortality rate. The recommended calcidiol level after transplant is at least 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L), which could require 1000-3000 IU/d vitamin D3 to achieve...
March 9, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
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