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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545183/therapeutic-potential-of-novel-nano-based-curcumin-compounds-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Homa Mollaei, Esmaeil Babaei
Despite recent advances in cancer medication, malignant tumors continue to be the second leading cause of death worldwide. Furthermore, introducing a therapeutic compound with low-side effects as well as low-price for consumers is controversial. Recent efforts have been focusing on traditional medicines as a rich source of herbal agents. Curcumin, the major turmeric phytochemical, has been widely assessed as an anti-cancer compound in vitro and in vivo. However, the use of curcumin in cancer treatment has limitations because of its low solubility, poor tissue absorption, rapid metabolism and rapid systemic elimination...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545086/cancer-cell-spheroids-are-a-better-screen-for-the-photodynamic-efficiency-of-glycosylated-photosensitizers
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Patrícia M R Pereira, Naxhije Berisha, N V S Dinesh K Bhupathiraju, Rosa Fernandes, João P C Tomé, Charles Michael Drain
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) relies on the use of non-toxic photosensitizers that are locally and selectively activated by light to induce cell death or apoptosis through reactive oxygen species generation. The conjugation of porphyrinoids with sugars that target cancer is increasingly viewed as an effective way to increase the selectivity of PDT. To date, in vitro PDT efficacy is mostly screened using two-dimensional monolayer cultures. Compared to monolayer cultures, three-dimensional spheroid cultures have unique spatial distributions of nutrients, metabolites, oxygen and signalling molecules; therefore better mimic in vivo conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544654/hypogonadism-in-testicular-cancer-patients-is-associated-with-risk-factors-of-cardiovascular-disease-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
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C Bogefors, S Isaksson, J Bobjer, M Kitlinski, I Leijonhufvud, K Link, A Giwercman
More than 95% of testicular cancer are cured but they are at increased long-term risk of cardiovascular disease. The risk of cardiovascular disease and treatment intensity was reported, but it is unknown whether this effect of cancer therapy is direct or indirect, mediated through androgen deficiency. Our aim was, therefore, to evaluate whether testicular cancer patients have increased the prevalence of risk factors of cardiovascular disease and if these risk factors are associated with hypogonadism and/or the cancer treatment given...
May 23, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544572/inositol-treatment-of-anovulation-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomised-trials
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Jyotsna Pundir, Dimitrios Psaroudakis, Prakash Savnur, Priya Bhide, Luca Sabatini, Helena Teede, Arri Coomarasamy, Shakila Thangaratinam
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common cause of anovulation and infertility, and a risk factor for development of metabolic syndrome and endometrial cancer. OBJECTIVES: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials that evaluated the effects of inositol as an ovulation-induction agent. SEARCH STRATEGY: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane and ISI conference proceedings, Register and Meta-register for RCTs and WHO trials' search portal...
May 24, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544376/hif-2%C3%AE-regulates-non-canonical-glutamine-metabolism-via-activation-of-pi3k-mtorc2-pathway-in-human-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Wenzhu Li, Changhao Chen, Xiaohui Zhao, Huilin Ye, Yue Zhao, Zhiqiang Fu, Wenwei Pan, Shangyou Zheng, Lusheng Wei, Tianwen Nong, Zhihua Li, Rufu Chen
Hypoxia-inducible factor-2α (HIF-2α) plays an important role in increasing cancer progression and distant metastasis in a variety of tumour types. We aimed to investigate its biological function and clinical significance in human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). A total of 283 paired PDAC tissues and adjacent normal tissues were collected from patients who underwent surgery or biopsy at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital between February 2004 and October 2016. In this study, we noted that HIF-2α expression was significantly up-regulated in PDAC, positively associated with disease stage, lymph-node metastasis and patient survival, and identified as an independent prognostic factor of PDAC patients...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544137/phenotypic-identification-of-a-novel-autophagy-inhibitor-chemotype-targeting-lipid-kinase-vps34
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Herbert Waldmann, Lucas Robke, Luca Laraia, Marjorie A Carnero Corrales, Georgios Konstantinidis, Makoto Muroi, André Richters, Michael Winzker, Tobias Engbring, Stefano Tomassi, Nobumoto Watanabe, Hiroyuki Osada, Daniel Rauh, Yaowen Wu, Julian Engel
Autophagy is a critical regulator of cellular homeostasis and metabolism. Interference with this process is considered a new approach for the treatment of disease, in particular cancer and neurological disorders. Therefore, novel small molecule autophagy modulators are in high demand. We describe the discovery of autophinib, a potent autophagy inhibitor with a novel chemotype. Autophinib was identified by means of a phenotypic assay monitoring formation of autophagy-induced puncta indicating accumulation of lipidated cytosolic protein LC3 on the autophagosomal membrane...
May 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543830/weight-change-obesity-and-risk-of-prostate-cancer-progression-among-men-with-clinically-localized-prostate-cancer
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Barbra A Dickerman, Thomas U Ahearn, Edward Giovannucci, Meir J Stampfer, Paul L Nguyen, Lorelei A Mucci, Kathryn M Wilson
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of fatal prostate cancer. We aimed to elucidate the relevant timing and importance of obesity and weight change for prostate cancer progression. We identified 5,158 men diagnosed with localized prostate cancer (clinical stage T1/T2) from 1986-2012 in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. Men were followed for biochemical recurrence and lethal prostate cancer (development of distant metastasis or prostate cancer-specific mortality) until 2012. Cox regression estimated hazard ratios (HRs) for body mass index (BMI) at age 21, BMI at diagnosis, "long-term" weight change from age 21 to diagnosis, and "short-term" weight change over spans of 4 and 8 years preceding diagnosis...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543377/hepcidin-levels-and-gastric-cancer-risk-in-the-epic-eurgast-study
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Paula Jakszyn, Ana Fonseca-Nunes, Leila Lujan-Barroso, Núria Aranda, Mónica Tous, Victoria Arija, Amanda Cross, Bas Bueno de Mesquita, Elisabete Weiderpass, Tilman Kühn, Rudolf Kaaks, Klas Sjöberg, Bodil Ohlsson, Rosario Tumino, Domenico Palli, Fulvio Ricceri, Francesca Fasanelli, Vittorio Krogh, Amalia Mattiello, Mazda Jenab, Marc Gunter, Aurora Perez-Cornago, Kay-Tee Khaw, Anne Tjønneland, Anja Olsen, Kim Overvad, Antonia Trichopoulou, Eleni Peppa, Effie Vasilopoulou, Heiner Boeing, Emilio Sánchez-Cantalejo, José María Huerta, Miren Dorronsoro, Aurelio Barricarte, José Maria Quirós, Petra H Peeters, Antonio Agudo
Hepcidin is the main regulator of iron homeostasis and dysregulation of proteins involved in iron metabolism has been associated with tumorogenesis. However, to date, no epidemiological study has researched the association between hepcidin levels and gastric cancer risk. To further investigate the relationship between hepcidin levels and gastric cancer risk, we conducted a nested case-control study (EURGAST) within the multicentric European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study. The study included 456 primary incident gastric adenocarcinoma cases and 900 matched controls that occurred during an average of 11 years of follow-up...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543190/effects-of-shrna-mediated-silencing-of-pkm2-gene-on-aerobic-glycolysis-cell-migration-cell-invasion-and-apoptosis-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Xiao-Ling Yan, Xue-Bin Zhang, Ran Ao, Lin Guan
This study aims to explore the effects of shRNA-mediated silencing on Pyruvate kinase type M2 (PKM2) gene during aerobic glycolysis in colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. CRC tissues and adjacent normal tissues were obtained from 136 patients diagnosed with qRT-PCR, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry (IHC) were performed to detect mRNA and protein expressions of PKM2. CRC cells were divided into a blank, vector and PKM2-shRNA groups. Hexokinase (HK) and PKM2 activity were both determined by glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) coupled colorimetric assay and enzyme coupling rate method...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542909/the-role-of-metabolic-reprogramming-in-%C3%AE-herpesvirus-associated-oncogenesis
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Angela Kwok-Fung Lo, Christopher W Dawson, Lawrence S Young, Kwok-Wai Lo
The γ-herpesviruses, EBV and KSHV, are closely associated with a number of human cancers. While the signal transduction pathways exploited by γ-herpesviruses to promote cell growth, survival and transformation have been reported, recent studies have uncovered the impact of γ-herpesvirus infection on host cell metabolism. Here, we review the mechanisms utilised by γ-herpesviruses to induce metabolic reprogramming in host cells, focusing on their ability to modulate the activity of metabolic regulators and manipulate metabolic pathways...
May 20, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542798/glut-1-receptor-expression-and-circulating-levels-of-fasting-glucose-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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L Pizzuti, D Sergi, Chiara Mandoj, B Antoniani, Francesca Sperati, Andrea Chirico, Luigi Di Lauro, Mario Valle, Alfredo Garofalo, Enrico Vizza, Gabriele Corrado, Federica Tomao, Massimo Rinaldi, Silvia Carpano, M Maugeri-Saccà, Laura Conti, Giovanna Digiesi, Paolo Marchetti, Ruggero De Maria, A Giordano, Maddalena Barba, Maria Antonietta Carosi, Patrizia Vici
In recent years, the poorly remarkable goals achieved in terms of patients' important outcomes for ovarian cancer have fueled our interest towards the study of its metabolic roots. Within this research pipeline, we assessed the association between the expression of the glucose transporter GLUT1, as expressed at the tumor tissue level, and circulating pre-surgical levels of fasting glucose in a case series including data from 40 patients with high FIGO stage serous ovarian cancer. Patients who provided data to the current analysis were randomly selected from a larger cohort...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542511/association-of-cyp2a6-activity-with-lung-cancer-incidence-in-smokers-the-multiethnic-cohort-study
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Sungshim L Park, Sharon E Murphy, Lynne R Wilkens, Daniel O Stram, Stephen S Hecht, Loïc Le Marchand
While smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer, only 11-24% of smokers develop the malignancy over their lifetime. The primary addictive agent in tobacco smoke is nicotine and variation in nicotine metabolism may influence the smoking levels of an individual. Therefore, inter-individual variation in lung cancer risk among smokers may be due in part to differences in the activity of enzymes involved in nicotine metabolism. In most smokers, cytochrome P450 2A6 (CYP2A6)-catalyzed C-oxidation accounts for >75% of nicotine metabolism, and the activity of this enzyme has been shown to correlate with the amount of nicotine and carcinogens drawn from cigarettes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542458/a-pilot-study-using-metagenomic-sequencing-of-the-sputum-microbiome-suggests-potential-bacterial-biomarkers-for-lung-cancer
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Simon J S Cameron, Keir E Lewis, Sharon A Huws, Matthew J Hegarty, Paul D Lewis, Justin A Pachebat, Luis A J Mur
Lung cancer (LC) is the most prevalent cancer worldwide, and responsible for over 1.3 million deaths each year. Currently, LC has a low five year survival rates relative to other cancers, and thus, novel methods to screen for and diagnose malignancies are necessary to improve patient outcomes. Here, we report on a pilot-sized study to evaluate the potential of the sputum microbiome as a source of non-invasive bacterial biomarkers for lung cancer status and stage. Spontaneous sputum samples were collected from ten patients referred with possible LC, of which four were eventually diagnosed with LC (LC+), and six had no LC after one year (LC-)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542136/pak4-regulates-g6pd-activity-by-p53-degradation-involving-colon-cancer-cell-growth
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Xiumei Zhang, Xia Zhang, Yang Li, Yangguang Shao, Jianying Xiao, Ge Zhu, Feng Li
The p21-activated kinase 4 (PAK4) is overexpressed in different cancers and promotes proliferation of cancer cells. Reprogramming of glucose metabolism is found in most cancer cells which in turn supports rapid proliferation. However, the relationship between PAK4 and glucose metabolism in cancer cells has not been explored. In this study, we reported that PAK4 promoted glucose intake, NADPH production and lipid biosynthesis, leading to an increased proliferation of colon cancer cells. Mechanistically, PAK4 interacted with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD), a rate-limiting enzyme of the pentose phosphate pathway and increased G6PD activity via enhancing Mdm2-mediated p53 ubiquitination degradation...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541810/effects-of-a-carbohydrate-glutamine-and-antioxidant-enriched-oral-nutrition-supplement-on-major-surgery-induced-insulin-resistance-a-randomized-pilot-study
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Mireille F M van Stijn, Maarten R Soeters, Paul A M van Leeuwen, W H Schreurs, Margreet G Schoorl, Jos W R Twisk, Jean-Pascal De Bandt, Dominique Bonnefont-Rousselot, Luc Cynober, Mariette T Ackermans, Mireille J Serlie, Alexander P J Houdijk
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance after surgery hampers recovery. Oxidative stress is shown to be involved in the occurrence of postoperative insulin resistance. Preoperative carbohydrate-rich oral nutrition supplements reduce but do not prevent insulin resistance. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of a carbohydrate-, glutamine-, and antioxidant-enriched preoperative oral nutrition supplement on postoperative insulin resistance. METHODS: A double-blind randomized controlled pilot study in 18 patients with rectal cancer, who received either the supplement (S) or the placebo (P) 15, 11, and 4 hours preoperatively, was conducted...
May 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541512/the-interplay-between-metabolic-remodeling-and-immune-regulation-in-glioblastoma
#16
Pravin Kesarwani, Shiva Kant, Antony Prabhu, Prakash Chinnaiyan
The fields of tumor metabolism and immune oncology have both independently received considerable attention over the last several years. The majority of research in tumor metabolism has largely focused on the Warburg effect and its resulting biologic consequences, including energy and macromolecule production. However, recent investigations have identified elegant, multifaceted strategies by which alterations in tumor metabolism can also contribute towards a potent tolerogenic immune environment. One of the most notable is increased tryptophan metabolism through activation of the indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) and tryptophan 2,3-dioxygenase (TDO) pathways...
May 25, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541359/potential-antiproliferative-activity-of-polyphenol-metabolites-against-human-breast-cancer-cells-and-their-urine-excretion-pattern-in-healthy-subjects-following-acute-intake-of-a-polyphenol-rich-juice-of-grumixama-eugenia-brasiliensis-lam
#17
L L Teixeira, G R Costa, F A Dörr, T P Ong, E Pinto, F M Lajolo, N M A Hassimotto
The bioavailability and metabolism of anthocyanins and ellagitannins following acute intake of grumixama fruit, native Brazilian cherry, by humans, and its in vitro antiproliferative activity against breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-231) were investigated. A single dose of grumixama juice was administered to healthy women (n = 10) and polyphenol metabolites were analyzed in urine and plasma samples collected over 24 h. The majority of the metabolites circulating and excreted in urine were phenolic acids and urolithin conjugates, the gut microbiota catabolites of both classes of polyphenols, respectively...
May 25, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540715/the-role-of-endothelial-lipase-in-lipid-metabolism-inflammation-and-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Justine E Yu, Shu-Yan Han, Benjamin Wolfson, Qun Zhou
Endothelial lipase (LIPG) plays a critical role in lipoprotein metabolism, cytokine expression, and the lipid composition of cells. Thus far, the extensive investigations of LIPG have focused on its mechanisms and involvement in metabolic syndromes such as atherosclerosis. However, recent developments have found that LIPG plays a role in cancer. This review summarizes the field of LIPG study. We focus on the role of LIPG in lipid metabolism and the inflammatory response, and highlight the recent insights in its involvement in tumor progression...
May 25, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540691/expression-of-micrornas-in-thyroid-carcinoma
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Gaohong Zhu, Lijun Xie, Daniel Miller
MicroRNA (miRNA) are negative regulators of gene expression and subsequent protein production. This method of action translates into regulatory control over cellular processes, including development, signaling, metabolism, and apoptosis. A broad range of miRNA are shown to have abnormal expressions in thyroid cancers which could explain the pathology of tumor oncogenesis and disease progression. A review is conducted of the current research on miRNA dysregulation in thyroid cancers, including papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC), anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), and medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540163/dissecting-the-role-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-human-diseases
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REVIEW
Jin Li, Liping Zhong, Fengzhong Wang, Haibo Zhu
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), known as a sensor and a master of cellular energy balance, integrates various regulatory signals including anabolic and catabolic metabolic processes. Accompanying the application of genetic methods and a plethora of AMPK agonists, rapid progress has identified AMPK as an attractive therapeutic target for several human diseases, such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury and neurodegenerative disease. The role of AMPK in metabolic and energetic modulation both at the intracellular and whole body levels has been reviewed elsewhere...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
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