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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937681/primary-t-cells-for-mrna-mediated-immunotoxin-delivery
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R Eggers, A Philippi, M O Altmeyer, F Breinig, M J Schmitt
Immune cells become increasingly attractive as delivery system for immunotoxins in cancer therapy in order to reduce the intrinsic toxicity and severe side effects of chimeric protein toxins. In this study, we investigated the potential of human primary T cells to deliver a secreted immunotoxin through transient mRNA transfection. The chimeric protein toxin was directed towards the neovasculature of cancer cells by fusing a truncated version of Pseudomonas exotoxin A (PE38) to human vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and to the single chain variable fragment (scFv) of anti-Her2/neu...
September 22, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937260/the-effect-of-ht-2-toxin-on-ovarian-steroidogenesis-and-its-response-to-igf-i-leptin-and-ghrelin-in-rabbits
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A Kolesarova, N Maruniakova, A Kadasi, M Halenar, M Marak, A V Sirotkin
T-2 toxin and its metabolite HT-2 toxin are one of the most toxic mycotoxins of type A-trichothecenes, which are produced mainly by Fusarium species. Therefore, study of Fusarium toxins T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin is an essential issue because they could also play role in failures of reproductive functions as well as endocrine system of domestic animals. Assessment of the effect of A-trichothecene mycotoxin HT-2 toxin alone or combined with insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I), leptin and ghrelin on estradiol secretion by rabbit ovarian fragments in vitro was done...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934637/igf-system-targeted-therapy-therapeutic-opportunities-for-ovarian-cancer
#3
REVIEW
J A L Liefers-Visser, R A M Meijering, A K L Reyners, A G J van der Zee, S de Jong
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) system comprises multiple growth factor receptors, including insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R), insulin receptor (IR) -A and -B. These receptors are activated upon binding to their respective growth factor ligands, IGF-I, IGF-II and insulin, and play an important role in development, maintenance, progression, survival and chemotherapeutic response of ovarian cancer. In many pre-clinical studies anti-IGF-1R/IR targeted strategies proved effective in reducing growth of ovarian cancer models...
September 8, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933580/the-role-of-cediranib-in-ovarian-cancer
#4
Cecilia Orbegoso, Gloria Marquina, Angela George, Susana Banerjee
Treatment options for relapsed ovarian cancer have increased over the decade with the addition of targeted agents, such as PARP inhibitors and antiangiogenic agents. Bevacizumab, a monoclonal antibody binding vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), was the first anti-angiogenic agent to be incorporated in the ovarian cancer treatment landscape. Other molecules utilising different mechanisms of action to target angiogenesis have been developed, including Cediranib, an oral potent inhibitor of VEGF Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor that has demonstrated activity in both phase II and phase III studies...
September 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928825/nerve-growth-factor-and-its-receptors-on-onset-and-diagnosis-of-ovarian-cancer
#5
Xiaolin Yu, Zhaoxia Liu, Rui Hou, Yijun Nie, Rensheng Chen
The effect of nerve growth factor (NGF) and its receptors on the onset and diagnosis of ovarian cancer was investigated. A total of 35 patients with ovarian tumor admitted in the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University from July 2014 to July 2015 were selected as study subjects and were divided into an observation group (including 21 patients with benign ovarian tumor, and 14 patients with malignant ovarian tumor), and a control group (21 healthy women). The quantity of expression of mRNA in NGF and its receptors (TrkA and p75NTR) was detected using fluorescent quantitative PCR...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927438/activated-ovarian-endothelial-cells-promote-early-follicular-development-and-survival
#6
Alon Kedem, Anate Aelion-Brauer, Peipei Guo, Duancheng Wen, Bi-Sen Ding, Raphael Lis, Du Cheng, Vladislav M Sandler, Shahin Rafii, Zev Rosenwaks
BACKGROUND: New data suggests that endothelial cells (ECs) elaborate essential "angiocrine factors". The aim of this study is to investigate the role of activated ovarian endothelial cells in early in-vitro follicular development. METHODS: Mouse ovarian ECs were isolated using magnetic cell sorting or by FACS and cultured in serum free media. After a constitutive activation of the Akt pathway was initiated, early follicles (50-150 um) were mechanically isolated from 8-day-old mice and co-cultured with these activated ovarian endothelial cells (AOEC) (n = 32), gel (n = 24) or within matrigel (n = 27) in serum free media for 14 days...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927226/female-clock%C3%AE-19-%C3%AE-19-mice-are-protected-from-the-development-of-age-dependent-cardiomyopathy
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Faisal J Alibhai, Cristine J Reitz, Willem T Peppler, Poulami Basu, Paul Sheppard, Elena Choleris, Marica Bakovic, Tami A Martino
Aims: Circadian rhythms are important for healthy cardiovascular physiology and they are regulated by the molecular circadian mechanism. Previously, we showed that disruption of the circadian mechanism factor CLOCK in male Clock Δ19/Δ19 mice led to development of age-dependent cardiomyopathy. Here, we investigate the role of biological sex in protecting against heart disease in aging female Clock Δ19/Δ19 mice. Methods and results: Female Clock Δ19/Δ19 mice are protected from the development of cardiomyopathy with age, as heart structure and function are similar to 18 months of age versus female WT mice...
September 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921304/expression-and-purification-of-an-fgf9-fusion-protein-in-e-coli-and-the-effects-of-the-fgf9-subfamily-on-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-and-migration
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Shen Wang, Haipeng Lin, Tiantian Zhao, Sisi Huang, David G Fernig, Nuo Xu, Fenfang Wu, Mi Zhou, Chao Jiang, Haishan Tian
Fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 9 has oncogenic activity and plays an important role in the development of ovarian, lung, prostate, and gastric cancers. In the present study, with the aim of reducing the cost of utilizing growth factors in cancer research, a simple and efficient method for the preparation of recombinant human (rh)FGF9 in Escherichia coli was established. The rhFGF9 fusion protein (6 × His-TEV-rhFGF9) and the native protein released by tobacco etch virus (TEV) protease were obtained using a Ni-NTA system, with > 95% purity...
September 18, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916425/p38mapk-family-isoform-p38%C3%AE-and-activating-transcription-factor-2-are-associated-with-the-malignant-phenotypes-and-poor-prognosis-of-patients-with-ovarian-adenocarcinoma
#9
Wan-Juan Song, Yu Dong, Cheng Luo, Yuan-Yuan Chen
This study was to identify the biomarkers for the malignancy and poor prognosis in patients with ovarian cancer. The protein expression of p38MAPK family isoform p38α (p38α) and activating transcription factor 2 (ATF2) was measured in 120 ovarian serous adenocarcinomas and 34 normal fallopian tubes using immunohistochemistry. Stable OV-90 cells expressing p38α and ATF2 inhibitor were established using shRNA lentivirus. Cell proliferation, invasion, and migration were analyzed in vitro. Tumor growth and chemosensitivity were investigated in xenograft tumor models...
August 25, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915249/effect-of-treatment-with-angiopoietin-2-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-on-the-quality-of-xenografted-bovine-ovarian-tissue-in-mice
#10
Hyun Sun Kong, Jaewang Lee, Hye Won Youm, Seul Ki Kim, Jung Ryeol Lee, Chang Suk Suh, Seok Hyun Kim
Cryopreservation and transplantation of ovarian tissue (OT) represents a method for fertility preservation. However, as the transplantation is performed without vessel anastomosis, unavoidable ischemic damage occurs. To reduce this ischemic damage and improve outcomes after transplantation, we used two kind of angiogenic factors, angiopoietin-2 (ang-2) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). Fresh or vitrified-warmed bovine OTs were prepared for xenotransplantation (XT). Fresh OTs were immediately xenografted into nude mice (XT-Fresh)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912871/paeonol-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-human-ovarian-cancer-cells-to-radiotherapy-induced-apoptosis-due-to-downregulation-of-the-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-akt-phosphatase-and-tensin-homolog-pathway-and-inhibition-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
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Hai-Mei Zhou, Qin-Xiang Sun, Yan Cheng
Radiotherapy is a vital and effective method to treat solid tumors. However, in many tumor types, development of resistance of cancer cells and cytotoxicity in normal tissues presents a major therapeutic problem. It is therefore crucial to identify and develop novel sensitizing agents that may improve the response to radiation therapy without causing any adverse effects. The present study aimed to investigate whether paeonol, a bioactive flavonoid, was able to confer sensitivity to radiation in human ovarian cancer cells...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911368/systemic-adiponectin-treatment-reverses-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-like-features-in-an-animal-model
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Anusha Singh, Puran Bora, Amitabh Krishna
The present study examined the efficacy of adiponectin for regulating the reproductive, metabolic and fertility status of mice with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS was induced in prepubertal (21- to 22-day-old) mice using dehydroepiandrosterone (6mg 100g-1day-1 for 25days), after which mice were administered either a low or high dose of adiponectin (5 or 15µgmL-1, s.c., respectively). PCOS mice exhibited typical features, including the presence of numerous cystic follicles, increased circulating androgens, increased body mass, altered steroidogenesis, decreased insulin receptor expression and increased serum triglycerides, serum glucose, Toll-like receptor (TLR)-4 (a marker of inflammation) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF; a marker of angiogenesis)...
September 15, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906427/biological-pathways-involved-in-tumor-angiogenesis-and-bevacizumab-based-anti-angiogenic-therapy-with-special-references-to-ovarian-cancer
#13
REVIEW
Vera Loizzi, Vittoria Del Vecchio, Giulio Gargano, Maria De Liso, Anila Kardashi, Emanuele Naglieri, Leonardo Resta, Ettore Cicinelli, Gennaro Cormio
The creation of new blood vessels from existing ones, which is a mechanism called "angiogenesis", is essential in cancer to supply cancerous growth. Moreover, the development and the progression of the tumor and its metastases are the result of an efficient vascular response. Cancer cells release and activate different angiogenic growth factors and their receptors in the tumor microenvironment to promote the angiogenic process. The most important pro-angiogenic factor is the "Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor" (VEGF) because of its mitogen activity on vascular endothelium...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903889/gdf9-and-bmp15-expressions-and-fine-structure-changes-during-folliculogenesis-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#14
Meryem İlkay Karagül, Savaş Aktaş, Banu Coşkun Yılmaz, Mustafa Yılmaz, Gülhan Örekiçi Temel
BACKGROUND: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most frequently seen endocrine disorder in women of the reproductive age with the prevalence of about 10%. AIMS: To investigate the efficiency of the growth differentiation factor 9 (GDF9) and bone morphogenetic protein 15 (BMP15) during folliculogenesis in a dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)-induced mouse PCOS model. STUDY DESIGN: Animal experimentation. METHODS: Mice were divided into three groups; control, vehicle and PCOS group...
September 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903471/the-role-of-tgf-%C3%AE-in-the-pathophysiology-of-peritoneal-endometriosis
#15
Vicky J Young, S F Ahmad, W Colin Duncan, Andrew W Horne
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is estimated to affect 6-10% of women of reproductive age and it is associated with chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhoea and subfertility. It is currently managed surgically or medically but symptoms recur in up to 75% of cases and available medical treatments have undesirable side effects. Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus with lesions typically found on the peritoneum. The aetiology of endometriosis is uncertain but there is increasing evidence that transforming growth factor (TGF)-β plays a major role...
September 1, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903399/phosphatidylcholine-specific-phospholipase-c-inhibition-reduces-her2-overexpression-cell-proliferation-and-in-vivo-tumor-growth-in-a-highly-tumorigenic-ovarian-cancer-model
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Luisa Paris, Franca Podo, Francesca Spadaro, Laura Abalsamo, Maria Elena Pisanu, Alessandro Ricci, Serena Cecchetti, Luisa Altabella, Maria Buoncervello, Ludmila Lozneanu, Marina Bagnoli, Carlo Ramoni, Silvana Canevari, Delia Mezzanzanica, Egidio Iorio, Rossella Canese
Antagonizing the oncogenic effects of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) with current anti-HER2 agents has not yet yielded major progress in the treatment of advanced HER2-positive epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Using preclinical models to explore alternative molecular mechanisms affecting HER2 overexpression and oncogenicity may lead to new strategies for EOC patient treatment. We previously reported that phosphatidylcholine-specific phospholipase C (PC-PLC) exerts a pivotal role in regulating HER2 overexpression in breast cancer cells...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901502/harmine-suppresses-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-human-ovarian-cancer-cells-through-inhibiting-erk-creb-pathway
#17
Jun Gao, Hong Zhu, Hong Wan, Xia Zou, Xiaoxin Ma, Guolan Gao
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynaecological cancer and the sixth most common cause of cancer related death among Western women. Recent studies show that harmine, a small-molecular β-carboline alkaloid present in medicinal plants, displayed obvious anticancer effects in several cancer cells. However, the effect of harmine on ovarian cancer is not well understood. In the present study, the effect of harmine on the cell proliferation and migration of ovarian cancer SKOV-3 cells and the underlying mechanism were investigated...
September 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900330/role-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-insulin-like-growth-factor-receptors-and-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-proteins-in-ovarian-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Periyasamy Amutha, Thangarajan Rajkumar
Insulin and IGFs play an important role in cancer initiation and progression, including ovarian cancer (OC). Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most frequent type of OC in women and it is the most lethal gynecological malignancy worldwide. Generally, insulin is associated with metabolism, whereas Insulin like growth factors (IGFs) are involved in cell proliferation. Hence, Insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) determines the bioavailability of IGFs in circulation. The interplay between these molecules such as insulin, IGFs, IGFBPs and insulin-like growth factor receptor 1 (IGF1R) may be crucial for ovarian cancer cell biology and cancer progression...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892263/regulation-of-germ-cell-development-by-intercellular-signaling-in-the-mammalian-ovarian-follicle
#19
REVIEW
Hugh J Clarke
Prior to ovulation, the mammalian oocyte undergoes a process of differentiation within the ovarian follicle that confers on it the ability to give rise to an embryo. Differentiation comprises two phases-growth, during which the oocyte increases more than 100-fold in volume as it accumulates macromolecules and organelles that will sustain early embryogenesis; and meiotic maturation, during which the oocyte executes the first meiotic division and prepares for the second division. Entry of an oocyte into the growth phase appears to be triggered when the adjacent granulosa cells produce specific growth factors...
September 11, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892043/loss-of-prp4k-drives-anoikis-resistance-in-part-by-dysregulation-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-endosomal-trafficking
#20
D P Corkery, L E Clarke, S Gebremeskel, J Salsman, J Pinder, C Le Page, L Meunier, Z Xu, A-M Mes-Masson, J N Berman, B Johnston, G Dellaire
Anoikis acts as a critical barrier to metastasis by inducing cell death upon cancer cell detachment from the extracellular matrix (ECM), thereby preventing tumor cell dissemination to secondary sites. The induction of anoikis requires the lysosomal-mediated downregulation of epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFRs) leading to termination of pro-survival signaling. In this study, we demonstrate that depletion of pre-mRNA splicing factor 4 kinase (PRP4K; also known as PRPF4B) causes dysregulation of EGFR trafficking and anoikis resistance...
September 11, 2017: Oncogene
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