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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339244/epigenetics-of-breast-cancer-biology-and-clinical-implication-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Barbara Pasculli, Raffaela Barbano, Paola Parrella
In the last years, mortality from breast cancer has declined in western countries as a consequence of a more widespread screening resulting in earlier detection, as well as an improved molecular classification and advances in adjuvant treatment. Nevertheless, approximately one third of breast cancer patients will develop distant metastases and eventually die for the disease. There is now a compelling body of evidence suggesting that epigenetic modifications comprising DNA methylation and chromatin remodeling play a pivotal role since the early stages of breast cancerogenesis...
January 12, 2018: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258187/usefulness-of-amino-acid-profiling-in-ovarian-cancer-screening-with-special-emphasis-on-their-role-in-cancerogenesis
#2
Szymon Plewa, Agnieszka Horała, Paweł Dereziński, Agnieszka Klupczynska, Ewa Nowak-Markwitz, Jan Matysiak, Zenon J Kokot
The aim of this study was to quantitate 42 serum-free amino acids, propose the biochemical explanation of their role in tumor development, and identify new ovarian cancer (OC) biomarkers for potential use in OC screening. The additional value of this work is the schematic presentation of the interrelationship between metabolites which were identified as significant for OC development and progression. The liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry technique using highly-selective multiple reaction monitoring mode and labeled internal standards for each analyzed compound was applied...
December 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238337/the-role-of-type-2-diabetes-for-the-development-of-pathogen-associated-cancers-in-the-face-of-the-hiv-aids-epidemic
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Melissa J Blumenthal, Sylvia Ujma, Arieh A Katz, Georgia Schäfer
The contribution of HIV to the development of pathogen-associated cancers has long been recognized, as has the contribution of type 2 diabetes for the development of several types of cancer. While HIV/AIDS-associated immunosuppression reduces immunosurveillance and indirectly contributes favorably to cancerogenesis, diabetes directly increases cancer development due to chronic low-grade inflammation, dysregulated glucose metabolism, hyperactivation of insulin-responsive pathways, and anti-apoptotic signaling...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217202/cell-free-production-purification-and-characterization-of-human-mitochondrial-adp-atp-carriers
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Aleksandra Woznicka-Misaila, Céline Juillan-Binard, Delphine Baud, Eva Pebay-Peyroula, Stéphanie Ravaud
Mitochondrial Carriers (MCs) are responsible for fluent traffic of a variety of compounds that need to be shuttled via mitochondrial inner membranes to maintain cell metabolism. The ADP/ATP Carriers (AACs) are responsible for the import of ADP inside the mitochondria and the export of newly synthesized ATP. In human, four different AACs isoforms are described which are expressed in tissue-specific manner. They are involved in different genetic diseases and play a role in cancerogenesis. Up to now only the structures of the bovine (isoform 1) and yeast (isoforms 2 and 3) AAC have been determined in one particular conformation, obtained in complex with the CATR inhibitor...
December 4, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173487/serum-and-whole-blood-zn-cu-and-mn-profiles-and-their-relation-to-redox-status-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Katarzyna Zabłocka-Słowińska, Sylwia Płaczkowska, Anna Prescha, Konrad Pawełczyk, Irena Porębska, Monika Kosacka, Lilla Pawlik-Sobecka, Halina Grajeta
Disturbed redox status may be critical to lung cancerogenesis, however little research has been conducted on general changes in total redox status in lung cancer. Levels and activities of antioxidants, especially enzymatic ones, are related to trace element concentration. Trace element status is often disturbed in cancers, however no studies concerning the association between redox and trace element status have been performed for lung cancer. We hypothesized that disturbed redox status in lung cancer patients is partially determined by trace elements while their distribution amongst blood compartments may differ compared to healthy subjects...
January 2018: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148034/role-of-p62-sqstm1-beyond-autophagy-a-lesson-learned-from-drug-induced-toxicity-in-vitro
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Fernando Alegre, Ángela B Moragrega, Miriam Polo, Alberto Marti-Rodrigo, Juan V Esplugues, Ana Blas-Garcia, Nadezda Apostolova
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: SQSTM1/p62 is a multifunctional, stress-induced, scaffold protein involved in multiple cellular processes including autophagic clearance, regulation of inflammatory responses and redox homeostasis. Alterations in its function have been associated with a long list of human pathologies such as neurodegenerative, metabolic and bone diseases (down-regulation), and cancerogenesis (up-regulation). However, its role in the off-target effects of clinically used drugs is still not understood...
November 17, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137935/prostatic-adenocarcinoma-in-the-setting-of-persistent-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-syndrome-a-case-report
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Zulfia McCroskey, Tracie M Koen, David J Lim, Mukul K Divatia, Steven S Shen, Alberto G Ayala, Jae Y Ro
Persistent Müllerian Duct Syndrome (PMDS) is a form of disordered sex development in which rudimentary Müllerian structures are identified in phenotypically and genotypically normal males. It is caused by defects in the anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) system. Since patients with PMDS present with undescended testes, testosterone production by Leydig cells later in life is often decreased. The role of androgens in prostate cancerogenesis is well known. Cryptorchid testes and diminished testosterone levels in post pubertal life in patients with PMDS play a protective role against prostate cancer, and hence, prostate cancer is a rare event in patients with PMDS...
November 11, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130357/biological-effects-of-metal-degradation-in-hip-arthroplasties
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Donatella Granchi, Lucia Maria Savarino, Gabriela Ciapetti, Nicola Baldini
Metals and metal alloys are the most used materials in orthopedic implants. The focus is on total hip arthroplasty (THA) that, though well tolerated, may be associated with local and remote adverse effects in the medium-long term. This review aims to summarize data on the biological consequences of the metal implant degradation that have been attributed predominantly to metal-on-metal (MoM) THA. Local responses to metals consist of a broad clinical spectrum ranging from small asymptomatic tissue lesions to severe destruction of bone and soft tissues, which are designated as metallosis, adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD), aseptic lymphocytic vasculitis associated lesion (ALVAL), and pseudotumors...
November 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123417/the-expression-profile-and-clinical-significance-of-circrna0003906-in-colorectal-cancer
#9
Fan Zhuo, Huashan Lin, Zhixin Chen, Zhijun Huang, Jiaping Hu
Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains a major health problem worldwide and the detailed mechanisms of CRC still need further understanding. Circular RNAs (circRNAs), a special class of endogenous RNAs, have emerged recently as a new potential player in governing fundamental biological process and cancer progression. In this study, we chose circRNA0003906 as a targeted circRNA to evaluate its expression pattern and clinical value in CRC patients. circRNA0003906 expression level in 6 CRC cell lines and 122 paired CRC tissues was measured by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080344/bile-acids-and-cancer-direct-and-environmental-dependent-effects
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Agostino Di Ciaula, David Q-H Wang, Emilio Molina-Molina, Raquel Lunardi Baccetto, Giuseppe Calamita, Vincenzo O Palmieri, Piero Portincasa
Bile acids (BAs) regulate the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, cholesterol and lipids but have also a key role as singalling molecules and in the modulation of epithelial cell proliferation, gene expression and metabolism. These homeostatic pathways, when disrupted, are able to promote local inflammation, systemic metabolic disorders and, ultimately, cancer. The effect of hydrophobic BAs, in particular, can be linked with cancer in several digestive (mainly oesophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, biliary tract, colon) and extra-digestive organs (i...
October 28, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072369/concise-review-cancer-cells-cancer-stem-cells-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-influence-in-cancer-development
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REVIEW
Federica Papaccio, Francesca Paino, Tarik Regad, Gianpaolo Papaccio, Vincenzo Desiderio, Virginia Tirino
Tumors are composed of different types of cancer cells that contribute to tumor heterogeneity. Among these populations of cells, cancer stem cells (CSCs) play an important role in cancer initiation and progression. Like their stem cells counterpart, CSCs are also characterized by self-renewal and the capacity to differentiate. A particular population of CSCs is constituted by mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that differentiate into cells of mesodermal characteristics. Several studies have reported the potential pro-or anti-tumorigenic influence of MSCs on tumor initiation and progression...
October 26, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034815/association-of-the-vitamin-d-receptor-foki-gene-polymorphism-with-sex-and-non-sex-associated-cancers-a-meta-analysis
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Lukasz Laczmanski, Felicja Lwow, Anna Osina, Martyna Kepska, Izabela Laczmanska, Wojciech Witkiewicz
Currently higher morbidity and mortality rates are observed in cancer diseases, especially sex-dependent cancers. A positive role of endogenous vitamin D concentration in cancer diseases has been reported in many publications. Furthermore, there has been observed a relationship between serum vitamin D and testosterone concentrations in an elderly Caucasian population carrying the vitamin D receptor FokI gene polymorphism. The aim of this study was to investigate whether the vitamin D receptor FokI polymorphism is associated with cancerogenesis in sex-dependent cancers...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938550/prognostic-value-of-dna-repair-genes-based-on-stratification-of-glioblastomas
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Sun Kun, Qiwen Duan, Gang Liu, Jing-Min Lu
Abnormal expression of DNA repair genes is frequently associated with cancerogenesis of many tumors, however, the role DNA repair genes play in the progression of glioblastoma remains unclear. In this study, taking advantage of large scale of RNA-seq data, as well as clinical data, the function and prognosis value of key DNA repair genes in glioblastoma were analyzed by systematically bioinformatic approaches. Clustering was performed to screen potentially abnormal DNA repair genes related to the prognosis of glioblastoma, followed by unsupervised clustering to identify molecular subtypes of glioblastomas...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858732/decreased-expression-of-cytochrome-p450-1b1-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Bartosz Kazimierz Słowikowski, Bartłomiej Gałęcki, Wojciech Dyszkiewicz, Paweł Piotr Jagodziński
Recent studies have associated oestrogen metabolism and cigarette smoking with their carcinogenic impact on the lungs. Compounds commonly found in tobacco smoke induce the activity of CYP1B1, the enzyme responsible for the synthesis of catecholic derivatives of oestrogens. During their redox transformations, these structures can release large amounts of reactive oxygen species or can form DNA adducts, which lead to the decomposition of genetic material. This process may illustrate the synergistic effect of oestrogenic activity and tobacco combustion on oestrogen-dependant lung cancer development...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798007/industrial-pollutants-and-nasopharyngeal-cancer-an-open-question
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Roberto Menicagli, Gianni Bolla, Laura Menicagli, Anastassia Esseiridou
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma represents 0.7% of the total cancer cases in the world with an ASR index of 1.7 and is widely associated with Epstein-Barr virus. It is not common in Italy (ASR index of 0.5) while in China (ASR 1.9), one third of the clinical cases are observed in Guangdong (ASR index 11.3). It is also quite common in Malaysia and Indonesia. The activation of the cancerogenesis process happens after the exposure to some environmental parameters that epidemiological studies have indicated with various dietary habits, mainly for salted fish consumption...
May 2017: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768706/the-prevalence-of-cancer-associated-autoantibodies-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer-and-progressive-grades-of-premalignant-lesions
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Irēna Meistere, Simone Werner, Pawel Zayakin, Karīna Siliņa, Undīne Rulle, Angelina Pismennaja, Daiga Šantare, Ilze Kikuste, Sergejs Isajevs, Mārcis Leja, Limas Kupčinskas, Juozas Kupčinskas, Laimas Jonaitis, Chun-Ying Wu, Hermann Brenner, Aija Linē, Zane Kalniņa
Background: Serum autoantibodies against tumor-associated antigens (TAAs) are detectable in early-stage gastric cancer patients; however, the time point during cancerogenesis when they appear in circulation is still obscure.Methods: In this study, we developed a recombinant antigen microarray and analyzed the prevalence of autoantibodies against 102 TAAs in 829 gastric cancer patients and 929 healthy controls from Caucasian and Asian populations, as well as 100 patients with chronic atrophic gastritis and 775 individuals staged according to different grades of intestinal metaplasia...
August 2, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731146/aberrant-expression-of-rsk4-in-breast-cancer-and-its-role-in-the-regulation-of-tumorigenicity
#17
Yi Jiang, Xinqing Ye, Yinan Ji, Xiao Zhou, Huawei Yang, Wei Wei, Qiuyun Li
Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in both more and less economically developed countries and remains the leading cause of cancer-related death in women worldwide. In this study, to explore the expression and pathological role of RSK4 in breast cancer progression, we demonstrated that RSK4 expression was significantly decreased in breast cancer cells and tissues, and the overexpression of RSK4 in MDA‑MB‑231 cells inhibited cell migration and invasion. In a mouse model experiment, overexpression of RSK4 in mice further confirmed its critical role in regulating breast cancer tumorigenicity...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727129/potentialization-of-n-a-tosyl-l-phenylalanine-chloromethyl-ketone-tpck-cytotoxic-activity-by-2-1-adamantylamino-6-methylpyridine-adamp-in-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
#18
Jacek Sieńko, Witold Lasek, Justyna Teliga-Czajkowska, Roman Smolarczyk, Krzysztof Czajkowski
OBJECTIVES: TNF is one of the key cytokines involved in cancer development. TNF signaling can result in both stimulating and inhibitory signals that can result in opposite biological effects in cancerogenesis. 2-(1-adamantylamino)-6-methylpyridine (AdAMP) enhances TNF secretion whereas N-a-tosyl-L-phenylalanine chloromethyl ketone (TPCK) is a NF-κB inhibitor potentially stimulating proapoptotic TNF signals. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of TPCK in combination with AdAMP on human ovarian cells...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715499/helicobacter-pylori-modulates-host-cell-responses-by-cagt4ss-dependent-translocation-of-an-intermediate-metabolite-of-lps-inner-core-heptose-biosynthesis
#19
Saskia C Stein, Eugenia Faber, Simon H Bats, Tatiana Murillo, Yvonne Speidel, Nina Coombs, Christine Josenhans
Highly virulent Helicobacter pylori cause proinflammatory signaling inducing the transcriptional activation and secretion of cytokines such as IL-8 in epithelial cells. Responsible in part for this signaling is the cag pathogenicity island (cagPAI) that codetermines the risk for pathological sequelae of an H. pylori infection such as gastric cancer. The Cag type IV secretion system (CagT4SS), encoded on the cagPAI, can translocate various molecules into cells, the effector protein CagA, peptidoglycan metabolites and DNA...
July 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639131/mirna-signature-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-vascularization-how-the-controls-can-influence-the-signature
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Silvia Fittipaldi, Francesco Vasuri, Sonia Bonora, Alessio Degiovanni, Giacomo Santandrea, Alessandro Cucchetti, Laura Gramantieri, Luigi Bolondi, Antonia D'Errico
BACKGROUND: miRNA deregulation and vascular modifications constitute promising predictors in the study of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In the literature, the relative miRNA abundance in HCC is usually determined using as control non-matched tumoral tissue, healthy liver, or cirrhotic liver. However, a common standard RNA control for the normalization toward the tissue gene expression was not settled yet. AIM: To assess the differences existing in the quantitative miRNA gene expression in HCC on tissue according to two different liver controls...
June 21, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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