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arsenic trioxide

Majid Zaki Dizaji, Seyed H Ghaffari, Elham Hosseini, Nasrin Alizadeh, Shahrbano Rostami, Majid Momeny, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
AIM: Survivin, an inhibitor of apoptosis protein, is overexpressed in most cancers and is associated with chemotherapy resistance, increased tumor recurrence and shorter patient survival. Several survivin splice variants have been described, and none of their expressions have been defined in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). METHODS: Expression of the survivin gene isoforms (survivin, -2α, -2B, -ΔΕx3 and -3B) were analyzed in 50 peripheral blood and 19 bone marrow samples that were collected at different phases of the disease (diagnostic, remission and relapse) in APL patients treated with arsenic trioxide (ATO) as a front-line therapy...
October 22, 2016: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
Haniyeh Eyvani, Farima Moghaddaskho, Majid Kabuli, Ali Zekri, Majid Momeny, Javad Tavakkoly-Bazzaz, Kamran Alimoghaddam, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh, Seyed H Ghaffari
AIMS: Cell cycle dysregulation is important in tumorigenesis. Transcriptional silencing of cell cycle regulatory genes, due to DNA methylation, is a common epigenetic event in malignancies. As2O3 has been shown to induce cell cycle arrest and also to be a potential hypomethylating agent. Our study aimed to investigate DNA methylation patterns of cell cycle regulatory genes promoters, the effects of Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) on the methylated genes and cell cycle distribution in colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines...
October 18, 2016: Life Sciences
Anliang Huang, Dan Yue, Danying Liao, Liuliu Cheng, Jinhu Ma, Yuquan Wei, Aiping Tong, Ping Cheng
Arsenic trioxide (ATO) has demonstrated clinical efficacy in acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) and in vitro activity in various solid tumors. As2O3 as single agent exhibits poor efficacy for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in phase II trial, suggesting that new modalities of treatment with enhanced therapeutic effect and alleviated toxicity are needed for application of As2O3 on patients with HCC. Survivin is the strongest inhibitor of apoptosis protein over-expressed in tumors, which has been proposed as an attractive target for new anticancer interventions...
October 11, 2016: Oncology Reports
Jing Chen, Jie Cheng, Juan Yi, Bei Xie, Li Lin, Zhuan Liu, Huaishun Zhao, Bei Wang, Ziying Ai, Yue Yang, Hulai Wei
There is no cross-resistance between arsenic trioxide and conventional chemotherapeutics. Classical multi-drug resistant (MDR) cells remain sensitive to arsenic trioxide, which may even reverse the drug resistance. Arsenic trioxide is also effective in leukemias/tumors that persist despite conventional cytotoxic or targeted drugs. We obtained a highly arsenic-resistant MDR leukemic cell line, HL-60/RS, by exposing leukemic HL-60 cells to adriamycin selection. We compared the arsenic sensitivity, and the expression and responses to arsenic of the arsenic-related transporters, MRP1, MRP2, and ASNA1, in paired parent/arsenic-resistant HL-60/RS/HL-60 and arsenic-sensitive/parental K562/ADM/K562 cells...
October 3, 2016: Leukemia Research
Shuvasree Sarkar, Sandip Mukherjee, Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Shelley Bhattacharya
Zebrafish were exposed to a nonlethal dose (1/350LC50; 50µg/L) of As2O3 and sampled at 7, 15, 30, 60 and 90 days of treatment. The oxidative stress response was assessed in terms of time-dependent histopathological changes, lipid peroxidation, GSH status, activities of detoxification enzymes and expression of antioxidant genes in liver and kidney. As2O3 treatment enhanced lipid peroxidation except at day 90 in liver and day 30 in kidney. Glutathione depleted significantly in the liver except on day 30; whereas in kidney, it increased initially but thereafter depleted significantly...
October 10, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Jing Du, Martin Neuenschwander, Yong Yu, J Henry M Däbritz, Nina-Rosa Neuendorff, Kolja Schleich, Aitomi Bittner, Maja Milanovic, Gregor Beuster, Silke Radetzki, Edgar Specker, Maurice Reimann, Frank Rosenbauer, Stephan Mathas, Philipp Lohneis, Michael Hummel, Bernd Dörken, Jens Peter von Kries, Soyoung Lee, Clemens A Schmitt
Classical Hodgkin's lymphoma (cHL), although originating from B-cells, is characterized by the virtual lack of gene products whose expression constitutes the B-cell phenotype. Epigenetic repression of B-cell-specific genes via promoter hypermethylation and histone deacetylation as well as compromised expression of B-cell-committed transcription factors were previously reported to contribute to the lost B-cell phenotype in cHL. Restoring the B-cell phenotype may not only correct a central malignant property, but render cHL susceptible to clinically established antibody therapies targeting B-cell surface receptors or small compounds interfering with B-cell receptor signaling...
October 12, 2016: Blood
Sanjeevan Sharma, Brahamjit Singh, S N ChennaKeasav Rao Kuchiraju
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Sayaka Sasaoka, Toshinobu Matsui, Yuuki Hane, Junko Abe, Natsumi Ueda, Yumi Motooka, Haruna Hatahira, Akiho Fukuda, Misa Naganuma, Shiori Hasegawa, Yasutomi Kinosada, Mitsuhiro Nakamura
Long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a disorder of the heart's electrical activity that infrequently causes severe ventricular arrhythmias such as a type of ventricular tachycardia called torsade de pointes (TdP) and ventricular fibrillation, which can be fatal. There have been no previous reports on the time-to-onset for LQTS based on data from spontaneous reporting systems. The aim of this study was to assess the time-to-onset of LQTS according to drug treatment. We analyzed the association between 113 drugs in 37 therapeutic categories and LQTS including TdP using data obtained from the Japanese Adverse Drug Event Report database...
2016: PloS One
Chuanying Zhu, Renhua Zhou, Qing Zhou, Yuewen Chang, Mawei Jiang
AIMS: Dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) plays a critical role in tumor growth and progression. In this study, we sought to explore the expression and biological roles of miR-539 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MAIN METHODS: The expression of miR-539 in human HCC tissues and cell lines was examined. The effects of miR-539 overexpression on cell growth, tumorigenicity, arsenic trioxide resistance of HCC cells were determined. The signaling pathways involved in the action of miR-539 in HCC were also investigated...
October 4, 2016: Life Sciences
Li Li, Qinghai Liu, Long Fan, Wei Xiao, Lei Zhao, Yu Wang, Weiguang Ye, Fei Lan, Bin Jia, Hua Feng, Changman Zhou, Xiuqin Yue, Guogang Xing, Tianlong Wang
Oxymatrine, a quinolizidine natural drug extracted from Sophora japonica, has been reported to have neuroprotective effect and cardioprotective effect. However, the protective effect of oxymatrine on arsenic trioxide (As2O3)-induced liver injury has not been reported. In the present study, we investigated the protective effects of oxymatrine on As2O3-induced liver injury in rats. Male Wistar rats were administrated 3mg/kg As2O3 intravenous injection on alternate days for 4 days. Oxymatrine was given 1 h before As2O3 treatment...
October 5, 2016: Oncotarget
Masamitsu Yanada, Shingo Yano, Heiwa Kanamori, Moritaka Gotoh, Nobuhiko Emi, Kyoko Watakabe, Mineo Kurokawa, Akinori Nishikawa, Takehiko Mori, Naoto Tomita, Makoto Murata, Hisako Hashimoto, Hideho Henzan, Yoshinobu Kanda, Masashi Sawa, Akio Kohno, Yoshiko Atsuta, Tatsuo Ichinohe, Akiyoshi Takami
We conducted a retrospective registry-based study involving 198 patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) who underwent autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) during second complete remission (CR2) from 1995 to 2012. Arsenic trioxide (ATO) became commercially available in Japan in December 2004, and a substantial increase in the annual numbers of transplantations has occurred since 2005. Patients transplanted after 2006 had significantly better relapse-free and overall survival than those transplanted before 2004 (p = ...
October 5, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
Erin Damery, Dominic A Solimando, J Aubrey Waddell
The complexity of cancer chemotherapy requires pharmacists be familiar with the complicated regimens and highly toxic agents used. This column reviews various issues related to preparation, dispensing, and administration of antineoplastic therapy, and the agents, both commercially available and investigational, used to treat malignant diseases. Questions or suggestions for topics should be addressed to Dominic A. Solimando, Jr., President, Oncology Pharmacy Services, Inc., 4201 Wilson Blvd #110-545, Arlington, VA 22203, e-mail: OncRxSvc@comcast...
September 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
Panpan Zhao, Ying Guo, Wen Zhang, Hongliang Chai, Houjuan Xing, Mingwei Xing
Arsenic, a naturally occurring heavy metal pollutant, is one of the functioning risk factors for neurological toxicity in humans. However, little is known about the effects of arsenic on the nervous system of Gallus Gallus. To investigate whether arsenic induce neurotoxicity and influence the oxidative stress and heat shock proteins (Hsps) response in chickens, seventy-two 1-day-old male Hy-line chickens were treated with different doses of arsenic trioxide (As2O3). The histological changes, antioxidant enzyme activity, and the expressions of Hsps were detected...
January 2017: Chemosphere
Jaime A Campbell, John R Krause
Prolonged immunosuppression in solid organ transplant recipients has been considered a risk for developing opportunistic infections and malignancies. Acute leukemia is a rare complication. We report a case of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) (FAB M3) after cadaveric renal transplant for focal segmental glomerulosclerosis in a 24-year-old woman. Her immunosuppressive therapy included tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and prednisone. Approximately 2 years after transplant, she became pancytopenic, prompting administration of filgrastim...
October 2016: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
Lei Wang, Xiang Hu, Yingxin Xu, Zhong Liu
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of arsenic trioxide (As2O3) on the infiltration of regulatory T cells (Tregs) in the local lung metastasis of mouse colon cancer in vivo and the regulation of Tregs in cytokine-induced killer cells (CIKs) in vitro. A high Tregs infiltration mouse colon cancer lung metastasis model was established by intravenous injection of CT26 murine colon carcinoma cells. Tumor-bearing mice were randomly divided into three groups: control group, low-dose As2O3 group, and high-dose As2O3 group...
September 27, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
Yong Zhang, Xianxian Wu, Yang Li, Haiying Zhang, Zhange Li, Ying Zhang, Longyin Zhang, Jiaming Ju, Xin Liu, Xiaohui Chen, Peter V Glybochko, Vladimir Nikolenko, Philipp Kopylov, Chaoqian Xu, Baofeng Yang
Emerging evidence has suggested the critical role of endothelial to mesenchymal transition (EndMT) in fibrotic diseases. The present study was designed to examine whether EndMT is involved in arsenic trioxide (As2O3)-induced cardiac fibrosis and to explore the underlying mechanisms. Cardiac dysfunction was observed in rats after exposure to As2O3 for 15 days using echocardiography, and the deposition of collagen was detected by Masson's trichrome staining and electron microscope. EndMT was indicated by the loss of endothelial cell markers (VE-cadherin and CD31) and the acquisition of mesenchymal cell markers (α-SMA and FSP1) determined by RT-PCR at the mRNA level and Western blot and immunofluorescence analysis at the protein level...
September 27, 2016: Scientific Reports
Karen A Boehme, Juliane Nitsch, Rosa Riester, Rupert Handgretinger, Sabine B Schleicher, Torsten Kluba, Frank Traub
Ewing sarcomas (ES) are rare mesenchymal tumours, most commonly diagnosed in children and adolescents. Arsenic trioxide (ATO) has been shown to efficiently and selectively target leukaemic blasts as well as solid tumour cells. Since multidrug resistance often occurs in recurrent and metastatic ES, we tested potential additive effects of ATO in combination with the cytostatic drugs etoposide and doxorubicin. The Ewing sarcoma cell lines A673, RD-ES and SK-N-MC as well as mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) for control were treated with ATO, etoposide and doxorubicin in single and combined application...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
Hai-Ying Hua, Hua-Qiang Gao, Ai-Ning Sun, Jian-Nong Cen, Li-Li Wu
Although certain combination therapies comprising arsenic trioxide (As2O3) with other agents exist for the treatment of several types of human cancer, few As2O3 combination therapies are clinically effective for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Triptolide (TL) may be an effective therapeutic agent for the treatment of MDS. However, to date, there is no combination therapy for MDS with As2O3 and TL. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate this combination therapy on the apoptosis of MDS SKM‑1 cells...
September 26, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Gang Chen, Jiamin Mao, Jianmei Zhao, Yan Zhang, Ting Li, Cheng Wang, Lingfei Xu, Qiaoyun Hu, Xiaoke Wang, Shengyang Jiang, Xiaoke Nie, Qiyun Wu
Arsenic is a widely distributed toxic metalloid in around the world. Inorganic arsenic species are deemed to affect astrocytes functions and to cause neuron apoptosis. Microglia are the key cell type involved in innate immune responses in CNS, and microglia activation has been linked to inflammation and neurotoxicity. In this study, using ELISA and reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR), we showed that Arsenic trioxide up-regulated the expression and secretion of IL-6 in a dose-dependent manner and a time-dependent manner in cultured HAPI microglia cells...
September 21, 2016: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
Ritesh K Srivastava, Changzhao Li, Aftab Ahmad, Onika Abrams, Marina S Gorbatyuk, Kevin S Harrod, Ronald C Wek, Farrukh Afaq, Mohammad Athar
Arsenic is a mitochondrial toxin, and its derivatives, such as arsenic trioxide (ATO), can trigger endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the associated unfolded protein response (UPR). Here, we show that arsenic induction of the UPR triggers ATF4, which is involved in regulating this ER-mitochondrial crosstalk that is important for the molecular pathogenesis of arsenic toxicity. Employing ATF4(+/+) and ATF4(-/-) MEFs, we show that ATO induces UPR and impairs mitochondrial integrity in ATF4(+/+) MEF cells which is largely ablated upon loss of ATF4...
November 1, 2016: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
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