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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212533/upregulation-of-long-non-coding-rna-plncrna-1-promotes-proliferation-and-induces-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-prostate-cancer
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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
#2
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
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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/a-targeted-contrast-agent-specific-to-an-oncoprotein-in-tumor-microenvironment-with-the-potential-for-detection-and-risk-stratification-of-prostate-cancer-with-mri
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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 of numerous patients. A peptide targeted contrast agent, ZD2-Gd(HP-DO3A), specific to an oncoprotein in tumor microenvironment, EDB-FN, was synthesized for non-invasive detection and characterization of aggressive prostate cancer...
February 16, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199985/foxm1-promotes-the-progression-of-prostate-cancer-by-regulating-psa-gene-transcription
#5
Youhong Liu, Yijun Liu, Bowen Yuan, Linglong Yin, Yuchong Peng, Xiaohui Yu, Weibing Zhou, Zhicheng Gong, Jianye Liu, Leye He, Xiong Li
Androgen/AR is the primary contributor to prostate cancer (PCa) progression by regulating Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) gene transcription. The disease inevitably evolves to androgen-independent (AI) status. Other mechanisms by which PSA is regulated and develops to AI have not yet been fully determined. FOXM1 is a cell proliferation-specific transcription factor highly expressed in PCa cells compared to non-malignant prostate epithelial cells, suggesting that the aberrant overexpression of FOXM1 contributes to PCa development...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195088/serotonin-receptor-4-5-hydroxytryptamine-receptor-type-4-regulates-expression-of-estrogen-receptor-beta-and-cell-migration-in-hormone-naive-prostate-cancer
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Yasuhiro Nakamura, Kazue Ise, Yuto Yamazaki, Fumiyoshi Fujishima, Keely M McNamara, Hironobu Sasano
BACKGROUND: Estrogens are considered to potentially play some roles in the development and progression of prostate cancer through estrogen receptor beta (ERβ). However, additional factors which could influence the clinical outcome of the patients through modulating these steroid signalings have also been proposed. Among these, increased expression of serotonin receptor especially that of 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor Type 4 (5-HTR4) has been recently proposed to be involved in autocrine/paracrine mechanisms of castration-resistant prostate cancer, but the presence and clinical significance of 5-HTR4 in hormone-naive prostate cancer (HNPC) and its interaction with hormonal signaling pathways have remained virtually unknown...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193503/clinical-translation-of-a-psma-inhibitor-for-99m-tc-based-spect
#7
Guillermina Ferro-Flores, Myrna Luna-Gutiérrez, Blanca Ocampo-García, Clara Santos-Cuevas, Erika Azorín-Vega, Nallely Jiménez-Mancilla, Emmanuel Orocio-Rodríguez, Jenny Davanzo, Francisco O García-Pérez
BACKGROUND: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is highly over-expressed in advanced prostate cancers. (68)Ga-labeled PSMA inhibitors (iPSMA) are currently used for prostate cancer detection by PET imaging. The availability of simple, efficient and reproducible radiolabeling procedures is essential for developing new SPECT radiopharmaceuticals for clinical translation. The aim of this research was to prepare (99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-Lys(Nal)-Urea-Glu ((99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-iPSMA) obtained from lyophilized kit formulations and evaluate the in vitro and in vivo radiopharmaceutical binding to prostate cancer cells over-expressing PSMA, as well as the (99m)Tc-EDDA/HYNIC-iPSMA normal biodistribution in humans and the preliminary uptake in patients with prostate cancer...
February 3, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193499/growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-ghrh-promotes-metastatic-phenotypes-through-egfr-her2-transactivation-in-prostate-cancer-cells
#8
Laura Muñoz-Moreno, Ana M Bajo, Juan C Prieto, María J Carmena
The involvement of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) in several relevant processes that contribute to prostate cancer progression was analyzed. Firstly, we evaluated GHRH effects on cell proliferation and adhesion in human cancer prostate cell lines, LNCaP and PC3, by using specific assays (BrdU incorporation and collagen adhesion). The expression levels of the main marker molecules of these processes were measured by RT-PCR, Western blotting and zymography assays. GHRH increased both cell proliferation and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) levels in LNCaP cells and in PC3 cells; however, such a rise was faster in the PC3 cells that represent the most aggressive stage of prostate cancer...
February 10, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193277/anti-tumor-effects-of-a-recombinant-anti-prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-immunotoxin-against-prostate-cancer-cells
#9
Ping Meng, Qing-Chuan Dong, Guang-Guo Tan, Wei-Hong Wen, He Wang, Geng Zhang, Yan-Zhu Wang, Yu-Ming Jing, Chen Wang, Wei-Jun Qin, Jian-Lin Yuan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate anti-prostate cancer effects of a chimeric tumor-targeted killer protein. METHODS: We established a novel fusion gene, immunocasp-3, composed of NH2-terminal leader sequence fused with an anti-prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) antibody (J591), the furin cleavage sequences of diphtheria toxin (Fdt), and the reverse coding sequences of the large and small subunits of caspase-3 (revcaspase-3). The expressing level of the immunocasp-3 gene was evaluated by using the reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) and western blot analysis...
February 13, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188858/analysis-of-the-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-effects-of-photodynamic-therapy-on-prostate-cancer-by-using-new-photosensitizers-protoporphyrin-ix-polyamine-derivatives
#10
Chloë Fidanzi-Dugas, Bertrand Liagre, Guillaume Chemin, Aurélie Perraud, Claire Carrion, Claude-Yves Couquet, Robert Granet, Vincent Sol, David Yannick Léger
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy, using porphyrins as photosensitizers (PS), has been approved in treatment of several solid tumors. However, commonly used PS induce death but also resistance pathways in cancer cells and an alteration of surrounding normal tissues. Because polyamines (PA) are actively accumulated in cancer cells by the Polyamine Transport System (PTS), they may enable PS to specifically target cancer cells. Here, we investigated whether new protoporphyrin IX-polyamine derivatives were effective PS against prostate cancer and whether PA increased PDT specificity after red light irradiation...
February 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186973/upregulation-of-fam84b-during-prostate-cancer-progression
#11
Nicholas Wong, Yan Gu, Anil Kapoor, Xiaozeng Lin, Diane Ojo, Fengxiang Wei, Judy Yan, Jason de Melo, Pierre Major, Geoffrey Wood, Tariq Aziz, Jean-Claude Cutz, Michael Bonert, Arthur J Patterson, Damu Tang
Although the FAM84B gene lies within chromosome 8q24, a locus frequently altered in prostate cancer (PC), its alteration during prostate tumorigenesis has not been well studied. We report here FAM84B upregulation in DU145 cell-derived prostate cancer stem-like cells (PCSLCs) and DU145 cell-produced lung metastases compared to subcutaneous xenograft tumors. FAM84B protein was detected in bone metastases and primary PCs. Nanostring examination of 7 pairs of tumor adjacent normal and PC tissues revealed elevations in FAM84B mRNA levels in all carcinomas...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178391/amino-terminal-enhancer-of-split-gene-aes-encodes-a-tumor-and-metastasis-suppressor-of-prostate-cancer
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Yoshiyuki Okada, Masahiro Sonoshita, Fumihiko Kakizaki, Naoki Aoyama, Yoshiro Itatani, Masayuki Uegaki, Hiromasa Sakamoto, Takashi Kobayashi, Takahiro Inoue, Tomomi Kamba, Akira Suzuki, Osamu Ogawa, M Mark Taketo
Major cause of cancer death is its metastasis to the vital organs. Few effective therapies are available for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (PCa), and progressive metastatic lesions such as lymph nodes and bones cause mortality. We recently identified AES as a metastasis suppressor for colon cancer. Here, we have studied the roles of AES in PCa progression. We analyzed the relationship between AES expression and PCa stages of progression by immunohistochemistry of human needle biopsy samples...
February 8, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167296/physical-and-functional-interactions-between-ell2-and-rb-in-the-suppression-of-prostate-cancer-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion
#13
Xiaonan Qiu, Laura E Pascal, Qiong Song, Yachen Zang, Junkui Ai, Katherine J O'Malley, Joel B Nelson, Zhou Wang
Elongation factor, RNA polymerase II, 2 (ELL2) is expressed and regulated by androgens in the prostate. ELL2 and ELL-associated factor 2 (EAF2) form a stable complex, and their orthologs in Caenorhabditis elegans appear to be functionally similar. In C. elegans, the EAF2 ortholog eaf-1 was reported to interact with the retinoblastoma (RB) pathway to control development and fertility in worms. Because RB loss is frequent in prostate cancer, ELL2 interaction with RB might be important for prostate homeostasis...
February 3, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163245/anti-androgen-2-hydroxyflutamide-modulates-cadherin-catenin-and-androgen-receptor-phosphorylation-in-androgen-sensitive-lncap-and-androgen-independent-pc3-prostate-cancer-cell-lines-acting-via-pi3k-akt-and-mapk-erk1-2-pathways
#14
Ewelina Górowska-Wójtowicz, Anna Hejmej, Alicja Kamińska, Laura Pardyak, Małgorzata Kotula-Balak, Joanna Dulińska-Litewka, Piotr Laidler, Barbara Bilińska
This study aimed to investigate rapid effect of anti-androgen 2-hydroxyflutamide (HF) on cadherin/catenin complex and androgen receptor (AR) phosphorylation in prostate cancer cell lines. In addition, a role of PI3K/Akt and MAPK/ERK1/2 pathways in mediating these effects was explored. We have demonstrated that in androgen-sensitive LNCaP cells HF induced rapid increase of E-cadherin phosphorylation at Ser 838/840 (p<0.05) in MAPK/ERK1/2-dependent manner, whereas phosphorylation of β-catenin at Tyr 654 was unchanged...
February 2, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162857/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-2-4-phenylthiazol-2-yl-isoindoline-1-3-dione-derivatives-as-anti-prostate-cancer-agents
#15
K Saravanan, R Elancheran, S Divakar, S Athavan Alias Anand, M Ramanathan, Jibon Kotoky, N K Lokanath, S Kabilan
The structural modification and molecular docking-based screening approaches on thiazole-based isoindolinediones were imposed to find the novel 2-(4-phenylthiazol-2-yl) isoindoline-1,3-dione derivatives. The best fit compounds (6a-n) were synthesized and evaluated their antiproliferative activities on the prostate cancer cell lines (PC-3 & LNCaP). Among them, the compound, 6m exhibited good activity, particularly on LNCaP (IC50=5.96±1.6μM), moderately active against PC-3 cell lines as compared to bicalutamide...
January 25, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152543/asporin-is-a-stromally-expressed-marker-associated-with-prostate-cancer-progression
#16
Annie Rochette, Nadia Boufaied, Eleonora Scarlata, Lucie Hamel, Fadi Brimo, Hayley C Whitaker, Antonio Ramos-Montoya, David E Neal, Alice Dragomir, Armen Aprikian, Simone Chevalier, Axel A Thomson
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer shows considerable heterogeneity in disease progression and we propose that markers expressed in tumour stroma may be reliable predictors of aggressive tumour subtypes. METHODS: We have used Kaplan-Meier, univariate and multivariate analysis to correlate the expression of Asporin (ASPN) mRNA and protein with prostate cancer progression in independent cohorts. We used immunohistochemistry and H scoring to document stromal localisation of ASPN in a tissue microarray and mouse prostate cancer model, and correlated expression with reactive stroma, defined using Masson Trichrome staining...
February 2, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151478/proteasome-associated-deubiquitinase-ubiquitin-specific-protease-14-regulates-prostate-cancer-proliferation-by-deubiquitinating-and-stabilizing-androgen-receptor
#17
Yuning Liao, Ningning Liu, Xianliang Hua, Jianyu Cai, Xiaohong Xia, Xuejun Wang, Hongbiao Huang, Jinbao Liu
Androgen receptor (AR) is frequently over-expressed and plays a critical role in the growth and progression of human prostate cancer. The therapy attempting to target AR signalling was established in decades ago but the treatment of prostate cancer is far from being satisfactory. The assignable cause is that our understanding of the mechanism of AR regulation and re-activation remains incomplete. Increasing evidence suggests that deubiquitinases are involved in the regulation of cancer development and progression but the specific underlying mechanism often is not elucidated...
February 2, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143451/distinct-prostate-cancer-related-mrna-cargo-in-extracellular-vesicle-subsets-from-prostate-cell-lines
#18
Elisa Lázaro-Ibáñez, Taral R Lunavat, Su Chul Jang, Carmen Escobedo-Lucea, Jorge Oliver-De La Cruz, Pia Siljander, Jan Lötvall, Marjo Yliperttula
BACKGROUND: Multiple types of extracellular vesicles (EVs), including microvesicles (MVs) and exosomes (EXOs), are released by all cells constituting part of the cellular EV secretome. The bioactive cargo of EVs can be shuffled between cells and consists of lipids, metabolites, proteins, and nucleic acids, including multiple RNA species from non-coding RNAs to messenger RNAs (mRNAs). In this study, we hypothesized that the mRNA cargo of EVs could differ based on the EV cellular origin and subpopulation analyzed...
February 1, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137345/visualization-of-cellular-components-in-a-mammalian-cell-with-liquid-cell-transmission-electron-microscopy
#19
Stephanie Besztejan, Sercan Keskin, Stephanie Manz, Günther Kassier, Robert Bücker, Deybith Venegas-Rojas, Hoc K Trieu, Andrea Rentmeister, R J Dwayne Miller
We present liquid-cell transmission electron microscopy (liquid-cell TEM) imaging of fixed and non-fixed prostate cancer cells (PC3 and LNCaP) with high resolution in a custom developed silicon nitride liquid cell. Fixed PC3 cells were imaged for 90-120 min without any discernable damage. High contrast on the cellular structures was obtained even at low electron doses (~2.5 e-/nm2 per image). The images show distinct structures of cell compartments (nuclei and nucleoli) and cell boundaries without any further sample embedding, dehydration, or staining...
January 31, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130121/synthesis-and-structure-activity-studies-on-novel-analogs-of-human-growth-hormone-releasing-hormone-ghrh-with-enhanced-inhibitory-activities-on-tumor-growth
#20
Marta Zarandi, Renzhi Cai, Magdolna Kovacs, Petra Popovics, Luca Szalontay, Tengjiao Cui, Wei Sha, Miklos Jaszberenyi, Jozsef Varga, XianYang Zhang, Norman L Block, Ferenc G Rick, Gabor Halmos, Andrew V Schally
The syntheses and biological evaluations of new GHRH analogs of Miami (MIA) series with greatly increased anticancer activity are described. In the design and synthesis of these analogs, the following previous substitutions were conserved: D-Arg(2), Har(9), Abu(15), and Nle(27). Most new analogs had Ala at position 8. Since replacements of both Lys(12) and Lys(21) with Orn increased resistance against enzymatic degradation, these modifications were kept. The substitutions of Arg at both positions 11 and 20 by His were also conserved...
January 24, 2017: Peptides
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