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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454478/enhanced-mri-t-2-relaxivity-in-contrast-probed-anchor-free-pegylated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Bibek Thapa, Daysi Diaz-Diestra, Juan Beltran-Huarac, Brad R Weiner, Gerardo Morell
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs, ~11-nm cores) were PEGylated without anchoring groups and studied as efficient MRI T 2 contrast agents (CAs). The ether group of PEG is efficiently and directly linked to the positively charged surface of SPIONs, and mediated through a dipole-cation covalent interaction. Anchor-free PEG-SPIONs exhibit a spin-spin relaxivity of 123 ± 6 mM(-1)s(-1), which is higher than those of PEG-SPIONs anchored with intermediate biomolecules, iron oxide nanoworms, or Feridex...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454476/parp-inhibition-sensitizes-endometrial-cancer-cells-to-paclitaxel-induced-apoptosis
#2
Christine Dinkic, Friederike Jahn, Marek Zygmunt, Florian Schuetz, Joachim Rom, Christof Sohn, Herbert Fluhr
PARP inhibitors are used in the treatment of gynecological malignancies and it has been demonstrated in preclinical studies that PARP inhibition sensitizes cancer cells to cytotoxic agents. In the present study, PARP expression was detected in different endometrial cancer cell lines by western blot analysis, and PARP activity was measured using an enzymatic assay. In addition, the endometrial cancer cell lines were treated with paclitaxel or carboplatin in combination with the PARP inhibitor PJ34 prior to a cell viability assay and apoptotic nuclei measurement...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454471/downregulation-of-fkbp14-by-rna-interference-inhibits-the-proliferation-adhesion-and-invasion-of-gastric-cancer-cells
#3
Ruizhong Wang, Hua Fang, Qin Fang
FK506 binding protein (FBBP) 14 belongs to the family of FKBPs. Altered expression of FKBPs are observed in several malignancies. The present study aimed to explore the expression and biological function of FKBP14 in gastric cancer. FKBP14 expression levels in 40 gastric cancer samples and matched control samples were evaluated using quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Cell proliferation was evaluated using Cell Counting kit-8 assay. A cell adhesion and a Transwell assay were performed to detect cell adhesion and invasion...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454469/regulation-of-cytotoxicity-and-apoptosis-associated-pathways-contributes-to-the-enhancement-of-efficacy-of-cisplatin-by-baicalein-adjuvant-in-human-a549-lung-cancer-cells
#4
Suparata Kiartivich, Ying Wei, Jiaqi Liu, Rungtip Soiampornkul, Mihui Li, Hongying Zhang, Jingcheng Dong
Scutellaria baicalensis (SB; Chinese name, huangqin) is widely used in Chinese medicine as a traditional adjuvant in the chemotherapy of lung and liver cancer. Baicalein is one of the bioactive flavonoid components isolated from the root of SB. The present study aimed to observe the effect of baicalein, in combination with platin-based systemic chemotherapy (cisplatin), on cytotoxicity and apoptosis of human A549 lung cancer cells. The cell cultures were treated with baicalein, cisplatin, or a combination of the two...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454467/investigation-of-differentially-expressed-micrornas-and-genes-in-cervical-cancer-using-an-integrated-bioinformatics-analysis
#5
Zhanzhan Xu, Yu Zhou, Fang Shi, Yexuan Cao, Thi Lan Anh Dinh, Jing Wan, Min Zhao
Cervical cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women worldwide. In order to identify the microRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) and mRNAs associated with the carcinogenesis of cervical cancer, and to investigate the molecular mechanisms of cervical cancer, an miRNA microarray, GSE30656, and 3 mRNA microarrays, GSE63514, GSE39001 and GSE9750, for cervical cancer were retrieved from Gene Expression Omnibus. These datasets were analyzed in order to obtain differentially-expressed genes (DEGs) and miRNAs using the GEO2R tool...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454465/microarray-based-analysis-of-gene-regulation-by-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-breast-cancer
#6
Ming Zhang, Chang E Gao, Wen Hui Li, Yi Yang, Li Chang, Jian Dong, Yan Xin Ren, De Dian Chen
Breast cancer is one of the most common malignant tumors with a high case-fatality rate among women. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) on breast cancer by exploring the potential underlying molecular mechanisms. The expression profile of GSE43306, which refers to MDA-MB-231 cells with or without a 1:1 ratio of MSCs, was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database for differentially expressed gene (DEG) screening. The Database for Annotation, Visualization and Integrated Discovery was used for gene ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) pathway enrichment analysis for DEGs...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454457/detection-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-a-size-based-platform
#7
Chung-Hee Sonn, Jong Ho Cho, Jae-Won Kim, Moon Sung Kang, Jinseon Lee, Jhingook Kim
The detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is limited by the rarity of these cells in the peripheral blood of patients with cancer. Understanding tumor biology may be useful in the development of novel therapeutic strategies for patients with lung cancer. The present study evaluated a novel size-based filtration platform for enriching CTCs from patients with lung cancer. Blood samples were obtained from 82 patients with lung cancer for CTC analysis. CTC enrichment by size-based filtration was performed on 5-ml blood samples...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454447/inhibitory-effect-and-mechanism-of-exogenous-mammalian-sterile-20-like-kinase-1-on-the-growth-of-human-colorectal-cancer
#8
Jian Wu, Xiaohong Yang, Hongfei Lu, Liqiao Liu, Baohua Xu, Shuangyan Zheng, Bo Yu, Kemin Jie, Fusheng Wan
The present study aimed to observe the inhibitory effect and preliminary mechanism of exogenous mammalian sterile 20-like kinase 1 (MST1) on the growth of colorectal cancer SW480 cells. The SW480 cells were randomly divided into the following groups: Control, empty enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) plasmid (pEGFP-N1), MST1 EGFP plasmid (pEGFP-MST1), 20 µmol/l fluorouracil (5-FU) and pEGFP-MST1 + 5-FU. An MTS colorimetric assay was used to detect cell viability, Hoechst 33342 staining was used to observe cell apoptosis, and western blotting and immunohistochemistry were used to detect the levels of the proteins MST1, yes-associated protein (YAP), phospho-YAP1 (Ser127), p53 and p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis (PUMA)...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454426/prevalence-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-of-the-anal-canal-in-women-a-prospective-analysis-of-high-risk-populations
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Bernd P Kost, Jörg Hofmann, Susanne Stoellnberger, Florian Bergauer, Thomas Blankenstein, Irene Alba-Alejandre, Angela Stein, Claudia Stuckart, Katharina Weizsäcker, Ioannis Mylonas, Sven Mahner, Andrea Gingelmaier
Infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) has been associated with the development of cervical and anal cancer. Worldwide, the incidence of anal cancer has increased markedly. The present study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of HPV infection of the uterine cervix and anal canal in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)- and non-HIV-infected risk populations. Cervical and anal HPV swabs and cytology samples were collected from 287 patients at the University Hospital of Munich, Germany between 2011 and 2013...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454422/the-role-of-mrp1-in-the-multidrug-resistance-of-colorectal-cancer
#10
Dongxing Cao, Shaolan Qin, Yifei Mu, Ming Zhong
The role of multidrug resistance associated protein 1 (MRP1) in the multidrug resistance (MDR) of colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of MRP1 in MDR CRC and its therapeutic potential for the treatment of patients with this disease. The human MDR CRC cell lines HCT-8 and Colo205 were established through stable exposure to 5-florouracil (5-FU) over a 5-month period. MRP1 was knocked-down in MDR CRC cells through the transfection of short hairpin RNA targeting MRP1 (shMRP1)...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454418/epigenetic-silencing-of-protocadherin-10-in-colorectal-cancer
#11
Xian Zhong, Hong Shen, Jianshan Mao, Jiawei Zhang, Weidong Han
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common types of malignant tumor in the world and occurs through a multi-step process resulting from the accumulation of genetic and epigenetic alterations of the genome. Although the molecular mechanisms of the pathogenesis of CRC remain unclear, the inactivation of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) through promoter methylation serves an important role. Aberrant methylation is a well-defined marker of CRC. At present, the epigenetic silencing of protocadherin 10 (PCDH10) has been identified as an important TSG with key roles in colorectal carcinogenesis, invasion and metastasis as a frequent and early event...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454414/analysis-of-egfr-mutation-status-in-tissue-and-plasma-for-predicting-response-to-egfr-tkis-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yuyan Wang, Jianchun Duan, Hanxiao Chen, Hua Bai, Tongtong An, Jun Zhao, Zhijie Wang, Minglei Zhuo, Shuhang Wang, Jie Wang
The detection of mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene in tumor tissues has been established as the gold standard for predicting the efficacy of treatment with EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The current study aimed to investigate whether the presence of co-existing EGFR mutations in tumor tissue and in cell-free tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the plasma predicts a more favorable outcome of EGFR-TKI treatment in advanced NSCLC. A total of 287 NSCLC patients who had undergone EGFR-TKI treatment were enrolled and stratified into four subgroups: Wild-type EGFR in plasma and tissue specimens (B-/T-); mutated EGFR in plasma and tissue specimens (B+/T+); mutated EGFR in only in plasma samples (B+/T-); or mutated EGFR in only tissue specimens (B-/T+)...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454408/astrocyte-elevated-gene-1-promotes-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-breast-cancer-cells-by-activating-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#13
Mengxi Li, Yuna Dai, Li Wang, Lei Li
Astrocyte elevated gene-1 (AEG1) was identified to be overexpressed in breast cancer, and to be associated with the development of breast cancer. In the present study, AEG1 was identified as highly expressed in the MCF-7, MDA-MB-231 and SK-BR-3 breast cancer cell lines and was detected in the MCF-10A normal breast epithelial cell line. The present study established an AEG1-knockdown MCF-7 cell line to investigate the expression status of certain cancer-associated proteins. Western blotting demonstrated that AEG1 may affect cancer cell proliferation and invasion via activating the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, a hypothesis that has been supported by cell function tests...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454404/correlation-between-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutations-and-the-expression-of-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#14
Fang Deng, Ming Li, Wu-Lin Shan, Li-Ting Qian, Shui-Ping Meng, Xiao-Lei Zhang, Bao-Long Wang
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations are more common in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and in female patients of East Asian origin. Therefore, the present study investigated the presence of EGFR mutations in advanced NSCLC, and assessed its correlation with clinicopathologic factors, including the expression of estrogen receptor-β (ER-β) and patient prognosis. The present study performed a retrospective analysis of 83 patients with stage IIIB-IV NSCLC. The expression of ER-β and p53 were examined using immunohistochemical methods...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454402/mir-215-suppresses-proliferation-and-migration-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#15
Xiaopan Cai, Dongyu Peng, Haifeng Wei, Xinghai Yang, Quan Huang, Zaijun Lin, Wei Xu, Ming Qian, Cheng Yang, Tielong Liu, Wangjun Yan, Jian Zhao
The expression of microRNA-215 (miR-215) in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) tissues and the effects of miR-215 on the proliferation and migration of NSCLC cells were investigated. qRT-PCR was used to detect the expression of miR-215 in NSCLC tissues and paired normal tumor-adjacent lung tissues; MTT assay, transwell assay and soft-agar assay were used in vitro to evaluate the role of miR-215 on proliferation, migration and cell clonality on NSCLC cells, after transfecting miR-215 mimics to NSCLC cell line A549 or miR-215 to H1299...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454394/variation-and-significance-of-secretory-immunoglobulin-a-interleukin-6-and-dendritic-cells-in-oral-cancer
#16
Suxin Zhang, Xin Zhang, Ke Yin, Tianke Li, Yang Bao, Zhong Chen
The present study aimed to determine changes in the concentration of secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) in the saliva of patients with oral cancer, to evaluate the abnormal expression of cluster of differentiation (CD) 1a, CD83, CD80 and CD86 on dendritic cells (DCs) of oral cancer tissues and to discuss the interaction between SIgA, IL-6 and DCs in oral cancer. A total of 40 patients between 27 and 70 years of age, median age 52 years, with primary oral cancer were enrolled in the present study, and a group of 20 healthy male and female volunteers was used as the control group...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454390/expression-of-novel-cancer-testis-antigen-tmem31-increases-during-metastatic-melanoma-progression
#17
Jiaqiang Li, Xiaowen Zou, Cailing Li, Jianhua Zhong, Yan Chen, Xiaoyue Zhang, Fuming Qi, Mengshuo Li, Zhiming Cai, Aifa Tang
Cancer/testis (CT) antigens are promising targets for immunotherapy due to their restricted expression in the germ cells of the testis in healthy tissue and high immunogenicity. The aim of the present study was to determine whether transmembrane protein 31 (TMEM31) is a CT antigen and to investigate the pattern of TMEM31 expression during the progression of melanoma. The pattern of expression of human TMEM31 mRNA in multiple human tissues was determined through reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454378/prognostic-value-of-intratumoral-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-expression-in-testicular-germ-cell-tumors
#18
Katarina Kalavska, Zuzana Cierna, Michal Chovanec, Martina Takacova, Daniela Svetlovska, Viera Miskovska, Jana Obertova, Patrik Palacka, Jan Rajec, Zuzana Sycova-Mila, Katarina Machalekova, Karol Kajo, Stanislav Spanik, Jozef Mardiak, Pavel Babal, Silvia Pastorekova, Michal Mego
Testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) represent a highly curable malignancy, however a small proportion of patients fails to be cured with cisplatin-based chemotherapy. Carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX) is upregulated by hypoxia in several cancer types and correlates with a poor prognosis. The present translational study evaluated expression and prognostic value of CA IX in TGCTs. Surgical specimens from 228 patients with TGCTs were processed by the tissue microarray method and subjected to immunohistochemistry with the M75 monoclonal antibody...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454376/expression-and-function-of-mutt-homolog-1-in-distinct-subtypes-of-breast-cancer
#19
Xiaohui Zhang, Wei Song, Yidong Zhou, Feng Mao, Yan Lin, Jinghong Guan, Qiang Sun
Human MutT homolog 1 (MTH1) detoxifies the oxidized DNA precursor 8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine-5'-triphosphate and serves a tumor suppressive role in distinct types of cancer. In the present study, the expression of MTH1 was examined in various subtypes of breast cancer, and the effect of its suppression on breast cancer growth was characterized in vitro and in vivo. MTH1 mRNA and protein levels were assessed using the reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry. The effect of MTH1 expression on the proliferation of breast cancer cells was investigated in vitro using Cell Counting Kit-8 and colony formation assays, and in vivo using breast cancer cell line xenografts in mice...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454375/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-cancer-driving-mutations-and-genes-in-kidney-cancer
#20
Chengmei Long, Jinbo Jian, Xinchang Li, Gongxian Wang, Jingen Wang
An accumulation of driver mutations is important for cancer formation and progression, and leads to the disruption of genes and signaling pathways. The identification of driver mutations and genes has been the subject of numerous previous studies. The present study was performed to identify cancer-driving mutations and genes in renal cell carcinoma (RCC), prioritizing noncoding variants with a high functional impact, in order to analyze the most informative features. Sorting Intolerant From Tolerant (SIFT), Polymorphism Phenotyping version 2 (Polyphen2) and MutationAssessor were applied to predict deleterious mutations in the coding genome...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
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