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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319807/targeting-nf-kappa-b-signaling-by-artesunate-restores-sensitivity-of-castrate-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells-to-antiandrogens
#1
Jessica J Nunes, Swaroop K Pandey, Anjali Yadav, Sakshi Goel, Bushra Ateeq
Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is the most preferred treatment for men with metastatic prostate cancer (PCa). However, the disease eventually progresses and develops resistance to ADT in majority of the patients, leading to the emergence of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). Here, we assessed artesunate (AS), an artemisinin derivative, for its anticancer properties and ability to alleviate resistance to androgen receptor (AR) antagonists. We have shown AS in combination with bicalutamide (Bic) attenuates the oncogenic properties of the castrate-resistant (PC3, 22RV1) and androgen-responsive (LNCaP) PCa cells...
March 16, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302759/preclinical-evaluation-of-11-c-sarcosine-as-a-substrate-of-proton-coupled-amino-acid-transporters-and-first-human-application-in-prostate-cancer
#2
Morand Piert, Xia Shao, David M Raffel, Mathew S Davenport, Jeffrey Montgomery, Lakshmi Kunju, Brian G Hockley, Javed Siddiqui, Peter J H Scott, Arul Chinnaiyan, Thekkelnaycke Rajandiran
Sarcosine is a known substrate of proton-coupled amino acid transporters (PAT), which are overexpressed in selected tissues and solid tumors. Sarcosine, an N-methyl derivative of the amino acid glycine and a metabolic product of choline, plays an important role for prostate cancer aggressiveness and progression. Methods: Carbon-11 radiolabeled sarcosine ((11)C-sarcosine) was tested as a new positron emission tomography (PET) imaging probe in comparison with (11)C-choline in two prostate cancer tumor xenograft models (DU-145 and PC-3)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301262/-213-bi-labeled-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-targeting-agents-induce-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-prostate-cancer-xenografts
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Julie Nonnekens, Kristell L S Chatalic, Janneke D M Molkenboer-Kuenen, Cecile E M T Beerens, Frank Bruchertseifer, Alfred Morgenstern, Joke Veldhoven-Zweistra, Margret Schottelius, Hans-Jürgen Wester, Dik C van Gent, Wytske M van Weerden, Otto C Boerman, Marion de Jong, Sandra Heskamp
BACKGROUND: Up to now, prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-targeted radionuclide therapy mainly focused on β-emitting radionuclides. Herein, two new (213)Bi-labeled agents for PSMA-targeted α therapy of prostate cancer (PCa) are reported. METHODS: The biodistribution of (213)Bi-labeled small-molecule inhibitor PSMA I&T and nanobody JVZ-008 was evaluated in mice bearing PSMA-positive LNCaP xenografts. DNA damage response was followed using LNCaP cells and LNCaP xenografts...
March 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295960/interactions-of-renal-clearable-gold-nanoparticles-with-tumor-microenvironments-vasculature-and-acidity-effects
#4
Mengxiao Yu, Chen Zhou, Li Liu, Shanrong Zhang, Shasha Sun, Julia D Hankins, Xiankai Sun, Jie Zheng
The success of nanomedicines in the clinic depends on our comprehensive understanding of nano-bio interactions in tumor microenvironments, which are characterized by dense leaky microvasculature and acidic extracellular pH (pHe ) values. Herein, we investigated the accumulation of ultrasmall renal-clearable gold NPs (AuNPs) with and without acidity targeting in xenograft mouse models of two prostate cancer types, PC-3 and LNCaP, with distinct microenvironments. Our results show that both sets of AuNPs could easily penetrate into the tumors but their uptake and retention were mainly dictated by the tumor microvasculature and the enhanced permeability and retention effect over the entire targeting process...
March 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292742/fatty-acid-synthesis-intermediates-represent-novel-noninvasive-biomarkers-of-prostate-cancer-chemoprevention-by-phenethyl-isothiocyanate
#5
Krishna B Singh, Shivendra V Singh
Increased de novo synthesis of fatty acids is a distinctive feature of prostate cancer, which continues to be a leading cause of cancer-related deaths among American men. Therefore, inhibition of de novo fatty acid synthesis represents an attractive strategy for chemoprevention of prostate cancer. We have shown previously that dietary feeding of phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), a phytochemical derived from edible cruciferous vegetables such as watercress, inhibits incidence and burden of poorly-differentiated prostate cancer in Transgenic Adenocarcinoma of Mouse Prostate (TRAMP) model...
March 14, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287091/elf5-mediated-ar-activation-regulates-prostate-cancer-progression
#6
Kai Li, Yongmin Guo, Xiong Yang, Zhihong Zhang, Changwen Zhang, Yong Xu
The transcription factor E74-like factor 5 (ELF5) is a potent antioncogene that can prevent epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and metastasis in prostate cancer (PCa). However, little is known how it suppress the tumor growth and if it can interact with androgen receptor (AR). In this study, we find that the ELF5 is frequently expressed in AR activated PCa cells, where it binds to AR acting as a physiological partner and negatively regulates its transcriptional activity. In addition, the interaction between ELF5 and AR is androgen-dependent...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273495/-99m-tc-labeling-and-evaluation-of-a-hynic-modified-small-molecular-inhibitor-of-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen
#7
Xiaoping Xu, Jianping Zhang, Silong Hu, Simin He, Xiao Bao, Guang Ma, Jianmin Luo, Jingyi Cheng, Yingjian Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is a well-established target in the development of radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnosis and therapy of prostate cancer (PCa). In this study, we evaluated a novel (99m)Tc-labeled small molecular inhibitor of PSMA. METHODS: This new small-molecular inhibitor of PSMA, 6-hydrazinonicotinate-Aminocaproic acid-Lysine-Urea-Glutamate (HYNIC-ALUG) was radiolabeled by (99m)Tc and was evaluated both in vitro and in vivo using PCa models (PC-3 and LNCaP)...
January 28, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256535/rest-is-a-crucial-regulator-for-acquiring-emt-like-and-stemness-phenotypes-in-hormone-refractory-prostate-cancer
#8
Yi-Ting Chang, Tzu-Ping Lin, Mel Campbell, Chin-Chen Pan, Shu-Hui Lee, Hsin-Chen Lee, Muh-Hwa Yang, Hsing-Jien Kung, Pei-Ching Chang
Castration-resistance prostate cancer (CRPC), also known as hormone-refractory prostate cancer (HRPC), requires immediate attention since it is not only resistant to androgen ablation, chemo- and radiotherapy, but also highly metastatic. Increasing evidence suggests that enrichment of neuroendocrine (NE) cells is associated with CRPC. Here, combined RNA-seq and ChIP-seq analysis reveals that REST is involved in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and stemness acquisition in NE differentiated prostate cancer (PCa) cells via direct transcriptional repression of Twist1 and CD44...
March 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252832/inactivation-of-id4-promotes-a-crpc-phenotype-with-constitutive-ar-activation-through-fkbp52
#9
Jugal Bharat Joshi, Divya Patel, Derrick J Morton, Pankaj Sharma, Jin Zou, Dhanushka Hewa Bostanthirige, Yamini Gorantla, Peri Nagappan, Shravan Kumar Komaragiri, Jeffrey C Sivils, Huan Xie, Ravi Palaniappan, Guangdi Wang, Marc B Cox, Jaideep Chaudhary
Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) is the emergence of prostate cancer cells that have adapted to the androgen-depleted environment of the prostate. In recent years, targeting multiple chaperones and co-chaperones (e.g., Hsp27, FKBP52) that promote androgen receptor (AR) signaling and/or novel AR regulatory mechanisms have emerged as promising alternative treatments for CRPC. We have shown that inactivation of inhibitor of differentiation 4 (ID4), a dominant-negative helix loop helix protein, promotes de novo steroidogenesis and CRPC with a gene expression signature that resembles constitutive AR activity in castrated mice...
November 27, 2016: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245474/mir-543-promotes-proliferation-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-prostate-cancer-via-targeting-rkip
#10
Yang Du, Xiu-Heng Liu, Heng-Cheng Zhu, Lei Wang, Jin-Zhuo Ning, Cheng-Cheng Xiao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) have emerged as important post-transcriptional regulators in various cancers. miR-543 has been reported to play critical roles in hepatocellular carcinoma and colorectal cancer, however, the role of miR-543 in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer has not been fully understood. METHODS: Expression of miR-543 and Raf Kinase Inhibitory Protein (RKIP) in clinical prostate cancer specimens, two prostate cancer cell lines, namely LNCAP and C4-2B, were determined...
February 28, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240376/iap-antagonists-enhance-apoptotic-response-to-enzalutamide-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells-via-autocrine-tnf-%C3%AE-signaling
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Amanda B Pilling, Ok Hwang, Alain Boudreault, Alain Laurent, Clara Hwang
BACKGROUND: Castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) remains incurable and identifying effective treatments continues to present a clinical challenge. Although treatment with enzalutamide, a second generation androgen receptor (AR) antagonist, prolongs survival in prostate cancer patients, responses can be limited by intrinsic resistance or acquired resistance. A potential mechanism of resistance to androgen axis inhibition is evasion of apoptosis. Inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAPs) are found to be overexpressed in prostate cancer and function to block apoptosis and promote survival signaling...
February 27, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235398/testis-specific-y-like-5-gene-expression-methylation-and-implications-for-drug-sensitivity-in-prostate-carcinoma
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Senthil R Kumar, Jeffrey N Bryan, Magda Esebua, James Amos-Landgraf, Tanner J May
BACKGROUND: TSPYL5, a putative tumor suppressor gene, belongs to the nucleosome assembly protein family. The chromosomal location of the TSPYL5 gene is 8Q22.1, and its exact role in prostate cancer etiology remains unclear. Further TSPYL5 gene and protein expression in prostate carcinoma cells and diseased tissues including its susceptibility for epigenetic silencing is unknown. Also, not known is the variation in TSPYL5 protein expression with regards to progression of prostatic carcinoma and its possible role in drug sensitivity...
February 24, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230260/elevation-of-sharpin-protein-levels-in-prostate-adenocarcinomas-promotes-metastasis-and-impairs-patient-survivals
#13
Hai Huang, Tao Du, Yiming Zhang, Yiming Lai, Kaiwen Li, Xinxing Fan, Dingjun Zhu, Tianxin Lin, Kewei Xu, Jian Huang, Leyuan Liu, Zhenghui Guo
BACKGROUND: SHARPIN, SHANK-associated RH domain interacting protein, associates with a linear ubiquitin chain assembly complex (LUBAC) to regulate inflammation and immunity. It has been reported that SHARPIN is highly expressed in several human tumors including ovarian cancer and liver cancer. We found that SHARPIN is also highly expressed in prostate cancer cell lines of DU145, LNCAP, and PC-3. Suppression of SHARPIN caused an inhibition of NF-κB signal and decreases in tumorigenesis of cultured cells in NOD/SCID mouse model...
February 23, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228262/targeting-dna-damage-response-in-prostate-cancer-by-inhibiting-androgen-receptor-cdc6-atr-chk1-signaling
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Styliani Karanika, Theodoros Karantanos, Likun Li, Jianxiang Wang, Sanghee Park, Guang Yang, Xuemei Zuo, Jian H Song, Sankar N Maity, Ganiraju C Manyam, Bradley Broom, Ana M Aparicio, Gary E Gallick, Patricia Troncoso, Paul G Corn, Nora Navone, Wei Zhang, Shuhua Li, Timothy C Thompson
Cell division cycle 6 (CDC6), an androgen receptor (AR) target gene, is implicated in regulating DNA replication and checkpoint mechanisms. CDC6 expression is increased during prostate cancer (PCa) progression and positively correlates with AR in PCa tissues. AR or CDC6 knockdown, together with AZD7762, a Chk1/2 inhibitor, results in decreased TopBP1-ATR-Chk1 signaling and markedly increased ataxia-telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) phosphorylation, a biomarker of DNA damage, and synergistically increases treatment efficacy...
February 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223102/inflammatory-cytokines-il-17-and-tnf-%C3%AE-up-regulate-pd-l1-expression-in-human-prostate-and-colon-cancer-cells
#15
Xun Wang, Lingyun Yang, Feng Huang, Qiuyang Zhang, Sen Liu, Lin Ma, Zongbing You
Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) acts on PD-1 ligands (PD-L1 and PD-L2) to suppress activation of cytotoxic T lymphocytes. Interleukin-17 (IL-17) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) are co-expressed by T helper 17 (TH17) cells in many tumors. The purpose of this study was to test if IL-17 and TNF-α may synergistically induce PD-L1 expression in human prostate cancer LNCaP and human colon cancer HCT116 cell lines. We found that IL-17 did not induce PD-L1 mRNA expression, but up-regulated PD-L1 protein expression in HCT116 and LNCaP cells...
April 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215600/synthesis-of-dual-action-parthenolide-prodrugs-as-potent-anticancer-agents
#16
Akram Taleghani, Mohammad Ali Nasseri, Mehrdad Iranshahi
Cancer stem cells are responsible for the failure of a large number of cancer treatments and the re-emergence of cancer in patients. Parthenolide is a potent anticancer sesquiterpene lactone that is also able to kill cancer stem cells. The main problem with this compound is its poor solubility in water. To solve this problem, medicinal chemists have tried to prepare amino-derivatives of parthenolide, however, most amino-derivatives have less potency than that of parthenolide. In this paper, we proposed a new approach to synthesize parthenolide derivatives with better solubility and higher potency...
February 1, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212533/upregulation-of-long-non-coding-rna-plncrna-1-promotes-proliferation-and-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-prostate-cancer
#17
Yang Jin, Zilian Cui, Xudong Li, Xunbo Jin, Jian Peng
OBJECTIVE: To confirm that PlncRNA-1 regulates the cell cycle in prostate cancer cells and induces epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in prostate cancer through the TGF-β1 pathway. RESULTS: PlncRNA-1 and TGF-β1 expression levels were significantly higher in prostate cancer tissues than in normal prostate tissues (P < 0.05) and were significantly positively correlated. TGF-β1, N-cadherin and Cyclin-D1 were downregulated and E-Cadherin was upregulated in LNCAP cells after silencing of PlncRNA-1, as determined by real-time PCR and Western blot...
February 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209917/artesunate-suppresses-the-viability-and-mobility-of-prostate-cancer-cells-through-uca1-the-sponge-of-mir-184
#18
Yan Zhou, Xiuju Wang, Jianjun Zhang, Aina He, Ya Ling Wang, Kun Han, Yang Su, Junyi Yin, Xiaobin Lv, Haiyan Hu
Artesunate (ART) is a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from the leafy portions of the Chinese herb Artemisia annua. Here, we evaluated the effect of ART on the prostate cancer (PCa) cell lines DU145 and LNCaP and explored its potential mechanisms. ART inhibited the viability and mobility of DU145 and LNCaP cells. Mechanistically, we found that UCA1, one of the most important lncRNAs in malignancies of the urinary system, may be a potential mediator contributing to the tumor suppressor function of ART. First, the UCA1 level was reduced significantly after being exposed to ART...
February 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208611/betulinic-acid-mediated-apoptosis-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells-involves-p53-and-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
#19
Eswar Shankar, Ailin Zhang, Daniel Franco, Sanjay Gupta
Defects in p53 and nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) signaling pathways are frequently observed in the initiation and development of various human malignancies, including prostate cancer. Clinical studies demonstrate higher expression of NF-κB/p65/RelA, NF-κB/p50/RelB, and cRel as well as downregulation of the p53 network in primary prostate cancer specimens and in metastatic tumors. Betulinic acid (BA), is a triterpenoid that has been reported to be an effective inducer of apoptosis through modification of several signaling pathways...
February 10, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201871/targeted-contrast-agent-specific-to-an-oncoprotein-in-tumor-microenvironment-with-the-potential-for-detection-and-risk-stratification-of-prostate-cancer-with-mri
#20
Zheng Han, Yajuan Li, Sarah Roelle, Zhuxian Zhou, Yuchi Liu, Rob Sabatelle, Aidan DeSanto, Xin Yu, Hui Zhu, Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Zheng-Rong Lu
Accurate detection and risk stratification are paramount to the clinical management of prostate cancer. Current diagnostic methods, including prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening, are unable to differentiate high-risk tumors from low-risk tumors, resulting in overdiagnosis and overtreatment. A peptide targeted contrast agent, ZD2-Gd(HP-DO3A), specific to an oncoprotein in tumor microenvironment, EDB-FN, was synthesized for noninvasive detection and characterization of aggressive prostate cancer. EDB-FN, one of the subtypes of oncofetal fibronectin, is involved in tumor epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is implicated in drug resistance and metastasis...
March 9, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
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