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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342230/metformin-as-an-anti-cancer-agent-actions-and-mechanisms-targeting-cancer-stem-cells
#1
Nipun Saini, Xiaohe Yang
Metformin, a first line medication for type II diabetes, initially entered the spotlight as a promising anti-cancer agent due to epidemiologic reports that found reduced cancer risk and improved clinical outcomes in diabetic patients taking metformin. To uncover the anti-cancer mechanisms of metformin, preclinical studies determined that metformin impairs cellular metabolism and suppresses oncogenic signaling pathways, including receptor tyrosine kinase, PI3K/Akt, and mTOR pathways. Recently, the anti-cancer potential of metformin has gained increasing interest due to its inhibitory effects on cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are associated with tumor metastasis, drug resistance, and relapse...
October 7, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342200/inhibiting-tgf-beta-signaling-preserves-the-function-of-highly-activated-in-vitro-expanded-natural-killer-cells-in-aml-and-colon-cancer-models
#2
Folashade Otegbeye, Evelyn Ojo, Stephen Moreton, Nathan Mackowski, Dean A Lee, Marcos de Lima, David N Wald
Natural killer cells harnessed from healthy individuals can be expanded ex vivo using various platforms to produce large doses for adoptive transfer into cancer patients. During such expansion, NK cells are increasingly activated and more efficient at killing cancer cells. Adoptive transfer however introduces these activated cells into a highly immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment mediated in part by excessive transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) from both cancer cells and their surrounding stroma...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342165/increased-colon-cancer-risk-after-severe-salmonella-infection
#3
Lapo Mughini-Gras, Michael Schaapveld, Jolanda Kramers, Sofie Mooij, E Andra Neefjes-Borst, Wilfrid van Pelt, Jacques Neefjes
BACKGROUND: Colon cancer constitutes one of the most frequent malignancies. Previous studies showed that Salmonella manipulates host cell signaling pathways and that Salmonella Typhimurium infection facilitates colon cancer development in genetically predisposed mice. This epidemiological study examined whether severe Salmonella infection, usually acquired from contaminated food, is associated with increased colon cancer risk in humans. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We performed a nationwide registry-based study to assess colon cancer risk after diagnosed Salmonella infection...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341375/transparency-enhancing-technology-allows-three-dimensional-assessment-of-gastrointestinal-mucosa-a-porcine-model
#4
Hiroya Mizutani, Satoshi Ono, Tetsuo Ushiku, Yotaro Kudo, Masako Ikemura, Natsuko Kageyama, Nobutake Yamamichi, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Takao Someya, Masashi Fukayama, Kazuhiko Koike, Hiroshi Onodera
Although high-resolution three-dimensional imaging of endoscopically resected gastrointestinal specimens can help elucidating morphological features of gastrointestinal mucosa or tumor, there are no established methods to achieve this without breaking specimens apart. We evaluated the utility of transparency-enhancing technology for three-dimensional assessment of gastrointestinal mucosa in porcine models. Esophagus, stomach, and colon mucosa samples obtained from a sacrificed swine were formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded, and subsequently deparaffinized for analysis...
January 17, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341151/gut-microbiome-influences-on-anastomotic-leak-and-recurrence-rates-following-colorectal-cancer-surgery
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S Gaines, C Shao, N Hyman, J C Alverdy
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of colorectal cancer recurrence after a curative resection remains poorly understood. A yet-to-be accounted for variable is the composition and function of the microbiome adjacent to the tumour and its influence on the margins of resection following surgery. METHODS: PubMed was searched for historical as well as current manuscripts dated between 1970 and 2017 using the following keywords: 'colorectal cancer recurrence', 'microbiome', 'anastomotic leak', 'anastomotic failure' and 'mechanical bowel preparation'...
January 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341112/conditionally-reprogrammed-cells-crc-methodology-does-not-allow-the-in-vitro-expansion-of-patient-derived-primary-and-metastatic-lung-cancer-cells
#6
Giovanni Sette, Valentina Salvati, Ilenia Giordani, Emanuela Pillozzi, Denise Quacquarini, Enrico Duranti, Francesca De Nicola, Matteo Pallocca, Maurizio Fanciulli, Mario Falchi, Roberto Pallini, Ruggero De Maria, Adriana Eramo
Availability of tumor and non-tumor patient-derived models would promote the development of more effective therapeutics for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Recently, conditionally reprogrammed cells (CRC) methodology demonstrated exceptional potential for the expansion of epithelial cells from patient tissues. However, the possibility to expand patient-derived lung cancer cells using CRC protocols is controversial. Here, we used CRC approach to expand cells from non-tumoral and tumor biopsies of patients with primary or metastatic NSCLC as well as pulmonary metastases of colorectal or breast cancers...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340993/laparoscopic-assisted-modified-intersphincter-resection-for-ultralow-rectal-cancer
#7
Haiyang Zhou, Canping Ruan, Zhiguo Wang, Zhiqian Hu
BACKGROUND: Intersphincter resection (ISR) is considered to be a superior technique offering sphincter preservation in patients with ultralow rectal cancer.1 Because high-definition laparoscopy offers wider and clearer vision into the narrow pelvic cavity and intersphincteric space, ISR has been further refined.2 However, functional outcome after ISR has not been optimal. More than half of patients receiving ISR suffer partial or even complete anal incontinence.3 We therefore propose a laparoscopic-assisted modified ISR, with the aim of improving sphincter function following ISR...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340825/laparoscopic-surgery-in-colon-cancer-patients-treated-with-chronic-anti-thrombotic-therapy
#8
Hiroaki Nozawa, Takahide Shinagawa, Kazushige Kawai, Keisuke Hata, Toshiaki Tanaka, Takeshi Nishikawa, Kensuke Otani, Kazuhito Sasaki, Manabu Kaneko, Shigenobu Emoto, Koji Murono
BACKGROUND: Anti-thrombotic medications are commonly used for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Laparoscopic resection of colon cancer has generally been accepted with favorable outcomes being reported in randomized control trials. However, the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer patients receiving chronic anti-thrombotic therapy (AT) remain unclear. METHODS: We identified 951 patients who underwent elective resection for colon cancer between 2009 and 2016 from our database...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340821/a-novel-and-safe-approach-middle-cranial-approach-for-laparoscopic-right-hemicolon-cancer-surgery-with-complete-mesocolic-excision
#9
Songtao Du, Bomiao Zhang, Yanlong Liu, Peng Han, Chengxin Song, Fangjie Hu, Tianyi Xia, Xiangxin Wu, Binbin Cui
BACKGROUND: Mastering right hemicolectomy techniques using laparoscopy in colorectal cancer surgery is very difficult. Although the long-term prognosis of laparoscopic right hemicolectomy (LRH) and complete mesocolic excision is unquestionable, different surgeons have their own opinions on routes of conducting LRH. OBJECTIVES: LRH surgery is very complex due to the upper abdominal anatomical structure and vascular variation. Therefore, it has been considered the most difficult of all colorectal cancer surgeries...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340103/anti-neoplastic-drugs-increase-caveolin-1-dependent-migration-invasion-and-metastasis-of-cancer-cells
#10
Natalia I Díaz-Valdivia, Claudia C Calderón, Jorge E Díaz, Lorena Lobos-González, Hugo Sepulveda, Rina J Ortíz, Samuel Martinez, Veronica Silva, Horacio J Maldonado, Patricio Silva, Sergio Wehinger, Verónica A Burzio, Vicente A Torres, Martín Montecino, Lisette Leyton, Andrew F G Quest
Expression of the scaffolding protein Caveolin-1 (CAV1) enhances migration and invasion of metastatic cancer cells. Yet, CAV1 also functions as a tumor suppressor in early stages of cancer, where expression is suppressed by epigenetic mechanisms. Thus, we sought to identify stimuli/mechanisms that revert epigenetic CAV1 silencing in cancer cells and evaluate how this affects their metastatic potential. We reasoned that restricted tissue availability of anti-neoplastic drugs during chemotherapy might expose cancer cells to sub-therapeutic concentrations, which activate signaling pathways and the expression of CAV1 to favor the acquisition of more aggressive traits...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340077/lrp6-targeting-suppresses-gastric-tumorigenesis-via-p14arf-mdm2-p53-dependent-cellular-senescence
#11
Haibin Wang, Guoxing Xu, Zhengjie Huang, Weizheng Li, Huali Cai, Yunda Zhang, Disheng Xiong, Gang Liu, Shengjie Wang, Zengfu Xue, Qi Luo
NLRP6, a member of the Nod-like receptor family, protects against chemically induced intestinal injury and colitis-associated colon cancer. However, the cellular mechanisms involved in this NLRP6-mediated protection remain unclear. Here, we show that NLRP6 was down-regulated in approximately 75% of primary gastric cancer cases and exhibited significant associations with advanced clinical-stage lymph node metastasis and poor overall survival. Functional studies established that ectopic overexpression or down-regulation of NLRP6 inhibited cancer cell proliferation by inducing cell cycle arrest at the G1 phase via P21 and Cyclin D1 both in vitro and in vivo...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340028/high-resolution-microbiome-profiling-uncovers-fusobacterium-nucleatum-lactobacillus-gasseri-johnsonii-and-lactobacillus-vaginalis-associated-to-oral-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-in-saliva-from-hpv-positive-and-hpv-negative-patients-treated-with-surgery-and-chemo
#12
Rafael Guerrero-Preston, James Robert White, Filipa Godoy-Vitorino, Arnold Rodríguez-Hilario, Kelvin Navarro, Herminio González, Christina Michailidi, Anne Jedlicka, Sierra Canapp, Jessica Bondy, Amanda Dziedzic, Barbara Mora-Lagos, Gustavo Rivera-Alvarez, Carmen Ili-Gangas, Priscilla Brebi-Mieville, William Westra, Wayne Koch, Hyunseok Kang, Luigi Marchionni, Young Kim, David Sidransky
Microbiome studies show altered microbiota in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), both in terms of taxonomic composition and metabolic capacity. These studies utilized a traditional bioinformatics methodology, which allows for accurate taxonomic assignment down to the genus level, but cannot accurately resolve species level membership. We applied Resphera Insight, a high-resolution methodology for 16S rRNA taxonomic assignment that is able to provide species-level context in its assignments of 16S rRNA next generation sequencing (NGS) data...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339925/mir-136-targets-mien1-and-involves-the-metastasis-of-colon-cancer-by-suppressing-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#13
Haipeng Ren, Yuanling Qi, Xiaoyan Yin, Jianfeng Gao
MIEN1 is a novel oncogene, and it involves tumor progression in various cancer types, including colon cancer. However, the definite molecular mechanisms of MIEN1 in colon cancer progression remain to be completely elucidated. In the present study, bioinformatics prediction showed that miR-136 could be an upstream regulator of MIEN1; a luciferase assay and Western blot assay revealed that miR-136 negatively regulates MIEN1 expression via directly targeting its 3'-untranslated region sequence. Moreover, a functional assay using wound healing and transwell invasion showed that overexpressed miR-136 inhibited cell migration and invasion, and overexpression of MIEN1 partly rescued the above-mentioned effects of miR-136 in colon cancer cells...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339729/ecotropic-viral-integration-site-1-promotes-metastasis-independent-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-colon-cancer-cells
#14
Kasturi Bala Nayak, I S Sajitha, T R Santhosh Kumar, Soumen Chakraborty
The most indecipherable component of solid cancer is the development of metastasis which accounts for more than 90% of cancer-related mortalities. A developmental program termed epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has also been shown to play a critical role in promoting metastasis in epithelium-derived solid tumors. By analyzing publicly available microarray datasets, we observed that ecotropic viral integration site 1 (EVI1) correlates negatively with SLUG, a master regulator of EMT. This correlation was found to be relevant as we demonstrated that EVI1 binds to SLUG promoter element directly through the distal set of zinc fingers and downregulates its expression...
January 16, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339485/elevated-d-2-hydroxyglutarate-during-colitis-drives-progression-to-colorectal-cancer
#15
Jie Han, Dakota Jackson, Janette Holm, Kevin Turner, Paula Ashcraft, Xuan Wang, Beth Cook, Erland Arning, Robert M Genta, K Venuprasad, Rhonda F Souza, Lawrence Sweetman, Arianne L Theiss
d-2-hydroxyglutarate (D2HG) is produced in the tricarboxylic acid cycle and is quickly converted to α-ketoglutarate by d-2-hydroxyglutarate dehydrogenase (D2HGDH). In a mouse model of colitis-associated colon cancer (CAC), urine level of D2HG during colitis correlates positively with subsequent polyp counts and severity of dysplasia. The i.p. injection of D2HG results in delayed recovery from colitis and severe tumorigenesis. The colonic expression of D2HGDH is decreased in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients at baseline who progress to cancer...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339279/green-synthesis-of-antimicrobial-and-antitumor-n-n-n-trimethyl-chitosan-chloride-poly-acrylic-acid-silver-nanocomposites
#16
Mahmoud H Abu Elella, Riham R Mohamed, Marwa M Abdel-Aziz, Magdy W Sabaa
The present study is imported to solve two critical problems we face in our daily life which are microbial pollution and colon cancer. One pot green synthesis of a water soluble polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) between cationic polysaccharide as N,N,N-trimethyl chitosan chloride (TMC) and anionic polymer as poly (acrylic acid) (PAA) in presence of silver nanoparticles to yield (TMC/PAA/Ag) nanocomposites with different Ag weight ratios. Structure of TMC, PAA and TMC/PAA (PEC) were proved via different analysis tools...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339061/dose-dependent-photochemical-photothermal-toxicity-of-indocyanine-green-based-therapy-on-three-different-cancer-cell-lines
#17
Mustafa Kemal Ruhi, Ayşe Ak Can, Murat Gülsoy
The Food and Drug Administration-approved Indocyanine Green can be used as a photosensitizer to kill cancer cells selectively. Although indocyanine green is advantageous as a photosensitizer in terms of strong absorption in the near-infrared region, indocyanine green-based cancer treatment is still not approved as a clinical method. Some reasons for this are aggregation at high concentrations, rapid clearance of the photosensitizer from the body, low singlet oxygen quantum yield, and the uncertainty concerning its action mechanism...
January 12, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338072/targeting-her2-in-colorectal-cancer-the-landscape-of-amplification-and-short-variant-mutations-in-erbb2-and-erbb3
#18
Jeffrey S Ross, Marwan Fakih, Siraj M Ali, Julia A Elvin, Alexa B Schrock, James Suh, Jo-Anne Vergilio, Shakti Ramkissoon, Eric Severson, Sugganth Daniel, David Fabrizio, Garrett Frampton, James Sun, Vincent A Miller, Philip J Stephens, Laurie M Gay
BACKGROUND: In contrast to lung cancer, few precision treatments are available for colorectal cancer (CRC). One rapidly emerging treatment target in CRC is ERBB2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 [HER2]). Oncogenic alterations in HER2, or its dimerization partner HER3, can underlie sensitivity to HER2-targeted therapies. METHODS: In this study, 8887 CRC cases were evaluated by comprehensive genomic profiling for genomic alterations in 315 cancer-related genes, tumor mutational burden, and microsatellite instability...
January 16, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337987/identification-of-a-noncanonical-function-for-ribose-5-phosphate-isomerase-a-promotes-colorectal-cancer-formation-by-stabilizing-and-activating-%C3%AE-catenin-via-a-novel-c-terminal-domain
#19
Yu-Ting Chou, Jeng-Kai Jiang, Muh-Hwa Yang, Jeng-Wei Lu, Hua-Kuo Lin, Horng-Dar Wang, Chiou-Hwa Yuh
Altered metabolism is one of the hallmarks of cancers. Deregulation of ribose-5-phosphate isomerase A (RPIA) in the pentose phosphate pathway (PPP) is known to promote tumorigenesis in liver, lung, and breast tissues. Yet, the molecular mechanism of RPIA-mediated colorectal cancer (CRC) is unknown. Our study demonstrates a noncanonical function of RPIA in CRC. Data from the mRNAs of 80 patients' CRC tissues and paired nontumor tissues and protein levels, as well as a CRC tissue array, indicate RPIA is significantly elevated in CRC...
January 16, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337962/the-relationship-between-right-sided-tumour-location-tumour-microenvironment-systemic-inflammation-adjuvant-therapy-and-survival-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-colon-and-rectal-cancer
#20
Meera Patel, Stephen T McSorley, James H Park, Campbell S D Roxburgh, Joann Edwards, Paul G Horgan, Donald C McMillan
BACKGROUND: There has been an increasing interest in the role of tumour location in the treatment and prognosis of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), specifically in the adjuvant setting. Together with genomic data, this has led to the proposal that right-sided and left-sided tumours should be considered as distinct biological and clinical entities. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between tumour location, tumour microenvironment, systemic inflammatory response (SIR), adjuvant chemotherapy and survival in patients undergoing potentially curative surgery for stage I-III colon and rectal cancer...
January 16, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
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