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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922731/shikonin-suppresses-pulmonary-fibroblasts-proliferation-and-activation-by-regulating-akt-and-p38-mapk-signaling-pathways
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Yunjuan Nie, Yaoyao Yang, Jian Zhang, Guowei Cai, Yanhua Chang, Gaoshang Chai, Chongyong Guo
Fibroblast is believed to be the primary effector in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a progressive lung disorder characterized by aberrant tissue remodeling and the formation of fibroblastic foci. Due to the complicated etiology and mechanism, there are few effective drugs for this fatal disease. Shikonin (SHI), which is the major ingredient isolated from the plant Lithospermum Erythrorhizon, has long been used as traditional medicine for many diseases including inflammation and cancer. The roles of SHI in attenuating skin scar and renal fibrosis by reducing TGFβ1-stimulated fibroblast activation are also reported...
September 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920704/endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-a-potential-mechanism-for-atherosclerosis-plaque-progression-and-destabilization
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Afang Li, Wenxi Peng, Xiaodan Xia, Rongqing Li, Yu Wang, Dangheng Wei
Endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) is a cellular reprogramming mechanism by which endothelial cells acquire a mesenchymal phenotype. EndMT is associated with fibroproliferative diseases, such as cancer progression and metastasis and cardiac and kidney fibrosis, and this condition has been extensively investigated over the past decade. Recently, studies showed that EndMT contributes to the initiation and progression of atherosclerotic lesion and plaque destabilization. Unstable atherosclerotic plaque rupture and subsequent thrombosis are the main pathological causes of acute cardiovascular events...
September 18, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919990/pharmacological-targeting-of-peptidylarginine-deiminase-4-prevents-cancer-associated-kidney-injury-in-mice
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Jessica Cedervall, Anca Dragomir, Falk Saupe, Yanyu Zhang, Johan Ärnlöv, Erik Larsson, Anna Dimberg, Anders Larsson, Anna-Karin Olsson
Renal insufficiency is a frequent cancer-associated problem affecting more than half of all cancer patients at the time of diagnosis. To minimize nephrotoxic effects the dosage of anticancer drugs are reduced in these patients, leading to sub-optimal treatment efficacy. Despite the severity of this cancer-associated pathology, the molecular mechanisms, as well as therapeutic options, are still largely lacking. We here show that formation of intravascular tumor-induced neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) is a cause of kidney injury in tumor-bearing mice...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919735/essential-need-for-rethink-of-copd-airway-pathology-implications-for-new-drug-approaches-for-prevention-of-lung-cancer-as-well-as-small-airway-fibrosis
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COMMENT
Sukhwinder Singh Sohal, Eugene Haydn Walters
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919019/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-epigenetic-reprogramming-driving-cellular-plasticity
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REVIEW
Nicolas Skrypek, Steven Goossens, Eva De Smedt, Niels Vandamme, Geert Berx
Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process in which epithelial cells lose their junctions and polarity to gain a motile mesenchymal phenotype. EMT is essential during embryogenesis and adult physiological processes like wound healing, but is aberrantly activated in pathological conditions like fibrosis and cancer. A series of transcription factors (EMT-inducing transcription factor; EMT-TF) regulate the induction of EMT by repressing the transcription of epithelial genes while activating mesenchymal genes through mechanisms still debated...
September 14, 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918914/analysis-of-genomes-and-transcriptomes-of-hepatocellular-carcinomas-identifies-mutations-and-gene-expression-changes-in-the-transforming-growth-factor-beta-pathway-short-title-prognostic-significance-of-tgf-%C3%AE-signature-in-liver-cancer
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Jian Chen, Sobia Zaidi, Shuyun Rao, Jiun-Sheng Chen, Liem Phan, Patrizia Farci, Xiaoping Su, Kirti Shetty, Jon White, Fausto Zamboni, Xifeng Wu, Asif Rashid, Nagarajan Pattabiraman, Raja Mazumder, Anelia Horvath, Ray-Chang Wu, Shulin Li, Cuiying Xiao, Chu-Xia Deng, David A Wheeler, Bibhuti Mishra, Rehan Akbani, Lopa Mishra
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is associated with alterations in the transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) signaling pathway, which regulates liver inflammation and can have tumor suppressor or promoter activities. Little is known about the roles of specific members of this pathway at specific of HCC development. We took an integrated approach to identify and validate the effects of changes in this pathway in HCC and identify therapeutic targets. METHODS: We performed transcriptome analyses for a total of 488 HCCs that include data from The Cancer Genome Atlas...
September 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918544/tumor-regression-grading-of-gastrointestinal-cancers-after-neoadjuvant-therapy
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REVIEW
Rupert Langer, Karen Becker
Neoadjuvant therapy has been successfully introduced in the treatment of locally advanced gastrointestinal malignancies, particularly esophageal, gastric, and rectal cancers. The effects of preoperative chemo- or radiochemotherapy can be determined by histopathological investigation of the resection specimen following this treatment. Frequent histological findings after neoadjuvant therapy include various amounts of residual tumor, inflammation, resorptive changes with infiltrates of foamy histiocytes, foreign body reactions, and scarry fibrosis...
September 16, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916723/fibroblast-growth-factor-2-fgf2-regulates-cytoglobin-expression-and-activation-of-human-hepatic-stellate-cells-via-jnk-signaling
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Misako Sato-Matsubara, Tsutomu Matsubara, Atsuko Daikoku, Yoshinori Okina, Lisa Longato, Krista Rombouts, Le Thi Thanh Thuy, Jun Adachi, Takeshi Tomonaga, Kazuo Ikeda, Katsutoshi Yoshizato, Massimo Pinzani, Norifumi Kawada
Cytoglobin (CYGB) belongs to the mammalian globin family and is exclusively expressed in hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in the liver. In addition to its gas-binding ability, CYGB is relevant to hepatic inflammation, fibrosis, and cancer because of its antioxidative properties; however, the regulation of CYGB gene expression remains unknown. Here, we sought to identify factors that induce CYGB expression in HSCs and to clarify the molecular mechanism involved. We used the human HSC cell line HHSteC and primary human HSCs isolated from intact human liver tissues...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911724/radioactive-iodine-rai-therapy-for-metastatic-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
Frederik A Verburg, Heribert Hänscheid, Markus Luster
Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is the most common endocrine malignancy. It usually has a comparatively benign course. If properly executed, radioiodine therapy can provide an effective treatment of even advanced, metastatic DTC. A major problem in determining the right RAI for a patient with metastatic disease is a comparative lack of evidence. There are no reports on randomized controlled trials in this patient group which can aid us in determining which way to treat which patient. Few non-randomized prospective observational studies have been performed...
June 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910999/infection-with-opisthorchis-felineus-induces-intraepithelial-neoplasia-of-the-biliary-tract-in-a-rodent-model
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Maria João Gouveia, Maria Y Pakharukova, Thewarach Laha, Banchob Sripa, Galina A Maksimova, Gabriel Rinaldi, Paul J Brindley, Viatcheslav A Mordvinov, Teresina Amaro, Lucio Lara Santos, José Manuel Correia da Costa, Nuno Vale
The liver fluke Opisthorchis felineus is a member of the triad of epidemiologically relevant species of the trematode family Opisthorchiidae, and the causative agent of opisthorchiasis felinea over an extensive range that spans regions of Eurasia. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies the infection with the liver flukes Opisthorchis viverrini and Clonorchis sinensis as group 1 agents and a major risk factor for cholangiocarcinoma. However, the carcinogenic potential of the infection with O...
September 1, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905365/iron-storage-in-liver-bone-marrow-and-splenic-gaucheroma-reflects-residual-disease-in-type-1-gaucher-disease-patients-on-treatment
#11
Martine Regenboog, Anneloes E Bohte, Erik M Akkerman, Jaap Stoker, Carla E M Hollak
Gaucher disease (GD) is a lysosomal storage disorder characterized by the storage of glycosphingolipids in macrophages. Despite effective therapy, residual disease is present in varying degrees and may be associated with late complications, such as persistent bone or liver disease and increased cancer risk. Gaucher macrophages are capable of storing iron and locations of residual disease may thus be detectable with iron imaging. Forty type 1 GD (GD1) patients and 40 matched healthy controls were examined using a whole-body magnetic resonance imaging protocol consisting of standard sequences, allowing analysis of iron content per organ, expressed as R2* (Hz)...
September 14, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905283/chrysotile-effects-on-the-expression-of-anti-oncogene-p53-and-p16-and-oncogene-c-jun-and-c-fos-in-wistar-rats-lung-tissues
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Yan Cui, Yuchan Wang, Jianjun Deng, Gongli Hu, Faqin Dong, Qingbi Zhang
Chrysotile is the most widely used form of asbestos worldwide. China is the world's largest consumer and second largest producer of chrysotile. The carcinogenicity of chrysotile has been extensively documented, and accumulative evidence has shown that chrysotile is capable of causing lung cancer and other forms of cancer. However, molecular mechanisms underlying the tumorigenic effects of chrysotile remained poorly understood. To explore the carcinogenicity of chrysotile, Wistar rats were administered by intratracheal instillation (by an artificial route of administration) for 0, 0...
September 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900999/-study-on-the-relationship-between-tumor-regression-grade-and-lymph-node-regression-grade
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Quanquan Zhao, Chuangang Fu, Enda Yu, Wei Zhang, Ronggui Meng, Hantao Wang, Liqiang Hao, Hao Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between tumor regression grade (TRG) and lymph node regression grade (LRG) after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) for rectal cancer and its clinical implication. METHODS: Clinicopathological data of 176 rectal cancer patients undergoing radical excision after neoadjuvant CRT from January 2005 to December 2013 in our department were retrospectively analyzed. INCLUSION CRITERIA: (1) Radiology indicated locally advanced low rectal cancer and patients had strong desire to preserve the sphincter before neoadjuvant CRT; (2) there was no definite metastatic lesion before neoadjuvant CRT; (3) patients received whole course of neoadjuvant CRT (regular radiotherapy plus synchronous fluorouracil-like drugs chemotherapy); (4) patients underwent radical operation after neoadjuvant CRT...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898276/liver-myofibroblasts-of-murine-origins-express-mesothelin-identification-of-novel-rat-mesothelin-splice-variants
#14
Michel Fausther, Elise G Lavoie, Jonathan A Dranoff
Liver myofibroblasts are specialized effector cells that drive hepatic fibrosis, a hallmark process of chronic liver diseases, leading to progressive scar formation and organ failure. Liver myofibroblasts are increasingly recognized as heterogeneous with regards to their origin, phenotype, and functions. For instance, liver myofibroblasts express cell markers that are universally represented such as, ItgαV and Pdgfrβ, or restricted to a given subpopulation such as, Lrat exclusively expressed in hepatic stellate cells, and Gpm6a in mesothelial cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898237/nintedanib-selectively-inhibits-the-activation-and-tumour-promoting-effects-of-fibroblasts-from-lung-adenocarcinoma-patients
#15
M Gabasa, R Ikemori, F Hilberg, N Reguart, J Alcaraz
BACKGROUND: Nintedanib is a clinically approved multikinase receptor inhibitor to treat non-small cell lung cancer with adenocarcinoma (ADC) histology in combination with docetaxel, based on the clinical benefits reported on ADC but not on squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), which are the two most common histologic lung cancer subtypes. METHODS: We examined the potential role of tumour-associated fibroblasts (TAFs) in the differential effects of nintedanib in ADC and SCC...
September 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895242/hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-mouse-model-fed-a-choline-deficient-l-amino-acid-defined-high-fat-diet
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Ayae Ikawa-Yoshida, Saori Matsuo, Atsuhiko Kato, Yusuke Ohmori, Atsuko Higashida, Eiji Kaneko, Masahiko Matsumoto
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common cancer worldwide and represents the outcome of the natural history of chronic liver disease. The growing rates of HCC may be partially attributable to increased numbers of people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). However, details of the liver-specific molecular mechanisms responsible for the NAFLD-NASH-HCC progression remain unclear, and mouse models that can be used to explore the exact factors that influence the progression of NAFLD/NASH to the more chronic stages of liver disease and subsequent HCC are not yet fully established...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895181/simultaneous-double-free-radial-forearm-flaps-combined-with-coronoidectomy-and-myotomy-to-release-bilateral-severe-trismus-a-case-report
#17
Chieh Chou, Chien-Chang Chen, Chung-Sheng Lai, Sin-Daw Lin, Yur-Ren Kuo
Oral cancers associated with submucosal fibrosis-induced trismus are common. They may affect the patients' quality of life, cause nutritional deficits, and interfere with postoperative cancer surveillance. In such cases, locating desirable recipient vessels in the head and neck can be difficult. This report presents a 47-year-old man with severe trismus caused by recurrent head and neck cancer, who had received multiple free-flap reconstructions after cancer ablation. Reconstruction was successfully achieved for the bilateral defects and releasing the trismus by using simultaneous double free radial forearm flaps as a chained flow-through pattern with one residual recipient vessel combined with the bilateral myotomy of the medial pterygoid and masseter muscles, and coronoidectomy...
September 12, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894694/evaluation-of-partial-breast-reirradiation-with-intraoperative-radiotherapy-after-prior-thoracic-radiation-a-single-institution-report-of-outcomes-and-toxicity
#18
Christine Chin, Priya Jadeja, Bret Taback, David P Horowitz, Sheldon M Feldman, Richard Ha, Eileen P Connolly
INTRODUCTION: Mastectomy is the current standard of care for ipsilateral breast tumor recurrences after prior whole breast irradiation (WBI). We report our single-institution experience with breast-conserving surgery (BCS) followed by intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) as an alternative to salvage mastectomy for new or recurrent breast cancers that develop in the setting of prior thoracic radiation. METHODS: We performed an IRB-approved retrospective review of patients treated with breast IORT between September 2013 and November 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894525/evaluation-of-cd44-and-cd133-as-markers-of-liver-cancer-stem-cells-in-egyptian-patients-with-hcv-induced-chronic-liver-diseases-versus-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#19
Mohammed Saeed Rozeik, Olfat Ali Hammam, Ali Ibrahim Ali, Mona Magdy, Heba Khalil, Amgad Anas, Ahmed Abdelaleem Abo El Hassan, Ali Abdel Rahim, Ahmed Ibrahim El-Shabasy
BACKGROUND: Cancer stem cells (CSCs) play a critical role in tumor development, progression, metastasis and recurrence. AIM: To evaluate hepatic expression of CD44 and CD133 in Egyptian patients with HCV-induced chronic liver diseases and hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs), and to assess its correlation with inflammatory activity scores, stages of fibrosis (in chronic hepatitis with or without cirrhosis) and grades of HCC. METHODS: This prospective case-control study was conducted on eighty subjects who attended the Tropical Diseases Department, Al-Azhar University Hospital, and in collaboration with Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (2014-2016)...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886329/a-case-of-igg4-related-retroperitoneal-fibrosis-with-multiple-involvement
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Y-K Zheng, N-Y Gu, J Wu, X Fang, C Zhang, Q-Y Li
To increase awareness of IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis (IgG4-RRPF) and reduce clinical misdiagnosis. We report a 79-year-old man with multiple organs involvement of IgG4-RRPF, who developed right lower extremity edema, hemoptysis and fever. The abdomen computed tomography (CT) scan image showed lymph nodes enlargement. The positron emission tomography/CT scan image showed pancreatic malignancy with multiple nodal lymph node metastasis, lung fibroblast proliferation, and right lung apex bullae. The chest CT scan image showed pulmonary multiple lymph nodes with calcification in the mediastinum...
August 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
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