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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934847/participation-of-ccl1-in-snail-positive-fibroblasts-in-colorectal-cancer-contribute-to-5-fluorouracil-paclitaxel-chemoresistance
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Ziqian Li, Kaying Chan, Yifei Qi, Linlin Lu, Fen Ning, Mengling Wu, Yuan Wang, Shaohui Cai, Jun Du
Purpose: Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) activated by cancer cells has a central role in development and malignant biological behavior in colorectal cancer (CRC). Adult fibroblasts do not express Snail, but Snail-positive fibroblasts are discovered in the stroma of malignant CRC and reported to be the key role to chemoresistance. However, the reciprocal effect of CAFs expressed Snail to chemoresistance on CRC cells and the underlying molecular mechanisms are not fully characterized...
September 18, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934730/dihydroartemisinin-and-curcumin-synergistically-induce-apoptosis-in-skov3-cells-via-upregulation-of-mir-124-targeting-midkine
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Jiaojiao Zhao, Yuchen Pan, Xiujun Li, Xuefang Zhang, Yaxian Xue, Tingting Wang, Shuli Zhao, Yayi Hou
BACKGROUND/AIM: Women with advanced ovarian carcinoma are less likely to receive platinum-based chemotherapy and surgery due to a greater risk of cytotoxicity and poorer outcomes. We attempted to improve a promising therapy against ovarian cancer by using a combination of dihydroartemisinin (DHA) and curcumin (Cur). METHODS: Human ovarian cancer SKOV3 cells were treated with DHA, Cur alone, or a combination of both. The viability of SKOV3 cells was measured by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) and a colony formation assay...
September 21, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934481/automatic-identification-of-informative-regions-with-epigenomic-changes-associated-to-hematopoiesis
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Enrique Carrillo-de-Santa-Pau, David Juan, Vera Pancaldi, Felipe Were, Ignacio Martin-Subero, Daniel Rico, Alfonso Valencia
Hematopoiesis is one of the best characterized biological systems but the connection between chromatin changes and lineage differentiation is not yet well understood. We have developed a bioinformatic workflow to generate a chromatin space that allows to classify 42 human healthy blood epigenomes from the BLUEPRINT, NIH ROADMAP and ENCODE consortia by their cell type. This approach let us to distinguish different cells types based on their epigenomic profiles, thus recapitulating important aspects of human hematopoiesis...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934123/the-innate-and-adaptive-immune-system-as-targets-for-biologic-therapies-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Grainne Holleran, Loris Lopetuso, Valentina Petito, Cristina Graziani, Gianluca Ianiro, Deirdre McNamara, Antonio Gasbarrini, Franco Scaldaferri
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an immune-mediated inflammatory condition causing inflammation of gastrointestinal and systemic cells, with an increasing prevalence worldwide. Many factors are known to trigger and maintain inflammation in IBD including the innate and adaptive immune systems, genetics, the gastrointestinal microbiome and several environmental factors. Our knowledge of the involvement of the immune system in the pathophysiology of IBD has advanced rapidly over the last two decades, leading to the development of several immune-targeted treatments with a biological source, known as biologic agents...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934120/angiogenesis-inhibitors-in-nsclc
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REVIEW
Anna Manzo, Agnese Montanino, Guido Carillio, Raffaele Costanzo, Claudia Sandomenico, Nicola Normanno, Maria Carmela Piccirillo, Gennaro Daniele, Francesco Perrone, Gaetano Rocco, Alessandro Morabito
Angiogenesis is a complex biological process that plays a relevant role in sustaining the microenvironment, growth, and metastatic potential of several tumors, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Bevacizumab was the first angiogenesis inhibitor approved for the treatment of patients with advanced NSCLC in combination with chemotherapy; however, it was limited to patients with non-squamous histology and first-line setting. Approval was based on the results of two phase III trials (ECOG4599 and AVAIL) that demonstrated an improvement of about two months in progression-free survival (PFS) in both trials, and in the ECOG4599 trial, an improvement in overall survival (OS) also...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934023/biomarker-enrichment-considerations-in-oncology-early-development-single-arm-studies
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Hong Tian, Kevin Liu
Oncology drug development has been increasingly shaped by molecularly targeted agents (MTAs), which often demonstrate differential effectiveness driven by the biomarker expression levels on tumors. Innovative statistical designs have been proposed to tackle this challenge, e.g., Freidlin et al (2005), Jiang et al (2007) and Freidlin et al (2010). All of these are essentially adaptive confirmatory Phase 3 designs that combine the testing of treatment effectiveness in the overall population with an alternative pathway for a more restrictive efficacy claim in a sensitive subpopulation...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933296/inflammation-and-cancer-in-medio-stat-nano
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Roberto Molinaro, Claudia Corbo, Megan Livingston, Michael Evangelopoulos, Alessandro Parodi, Christian Boada, Marco Agostini, Ennio Tasciotti
Cancer treatment still remains a challenge due to the several limitations of currently used chemotherapeutics, such as their poor pharmacokinetics, unfavorable chemical properties, as well as inability to discriminate between healthy and diseased tissue. Nanotechnology offered potent tools to overcome these limitations. Drug encapsulation within a delivery system permitted i) to protect the payload from enzymatic degradation/inactivation in the blood stream, ii) to improve the physicochemical properties of poorly water-soluble drugs, like paclitaxel, and iii) to selectively deliver chemotherapeutics to the cancer lesions, thus reducing the off-target toxicity, and promoting the intracellular internalization...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933288/stem-cell-differentiation-stage-factors-and-their-role-in-triggering-symmetry-breaking-processes-during-cancer-development-a-quantum-field-theory-model-for-reprogramming-cancer-cells-to-healthy-phenotypes
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Pier Mario Biava, Fabio Burigana, Roberto Germano, Philip Kurian, Claudio Verzegnassi, Giuseppe Vitiello
A long history of research has pursued the use of embryonic factors isolated during cell differentiation processes for the express purpose of transforming cancer cells back to healthy phenotypes. Recent results have clarified that the substances present at different stages of cell differentiation-which we call stem cell differentiation stage factors (SCDSFs)-are proteins with low molecular weight and nucleic acids that regulate genomic expression. The present review summarizes how these substances, taken at different stages of cellular maturation, are able to retard proliferation of many human tumor cell lines and thereby reprogram cancer cells to healthy phenotypes...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933201/glioma-and-microenvironment-dual-targeted-nanocarrier-for-improved-antiglioblastoma-efficacy
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Xiuzhen Wang, Qing Zhang, Lingyan Lv, Junjie Fu, Yan Jiang, Hongliang Xin, Qizheng Yao
Drug delivery systems based on nanoparticles (nano-DDS) have aroused attentions for the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM), the most malignant brain cancer with a dismal prognosis. However, there are still numerous unmet challenges for traditional nano-DDS, such as the poor nanoparticle penetration, short retention in the GBM parenchyma and low glioma targeting ability. Herein, we used Pep-1 and CREKA peptides to construct a novel multifunctional GBM targeting nano-DDS (PC-NP). Pep-1 was used to overcome the blood-brain tumor barrier (BBTB) and home to glioma cells via interleukin-13 receptor-α2-mediated endocytosis, and CREKA was used to bind to fibrin-fibronectin complexes abundantly expressed in tumor microenvironment for enhanced retention in the GBM...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933183/an-update-on-nanoparticle-based-contrast-agents-in-medical-imaging
#10
Neda Naseri, Elham Ajorlou, Fatemeh Asghari, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi
Despite the great value of current exogenous contrast agents for providing main diagnostic information, they still have certain drawbacks such as short blood half life, nonspecific biodistribution, fast clearance, slight renal toxicity and poor contrast in fat patients. Nanoparticles (NPs) are used as novel contrast agents that represent a promising strategy for the non invasive diagnosis. As a platform, nanoparticulates are compatible for developing targeted contrast agents. Advances in nanotechnology will provide enhanced sensitivity and specificity for tumor imaging enabling earlier detection of metastases...
September 21, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933077/-advance-in-flavonoids-biosynthetic-pathway-and-synthetic-biology
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Li-Qiu Zou, Cai-Xia Wang, Xue-Jun Kuang, Ying Li, Chao Sun
Flavonoids are the valuable components in medicinal plants, which possess a variety of pharmacological activities, including anti-tumor, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. There is an unambiguous understanding about flavonoids biosynthetic pathway, that is,2S-flavanones including naringenin and pinocembrin are the skeleton of other flavonoids and they can transform to other flavonoids through branched metabolic pathway. Elucidation of the flavonoids biosynthetic pathway lays a solid foundation for their synthetic biology...
November 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932920/microrna-30a-inhibits-colorectal-cancer-metastasis-through-down-regulation-of-type-i-insulin-like-growth-factor-receptor
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Y C Liu, Y R Park, S L Kim, S T Lee, S W Kim
BACKGROUND: miR-30a expression is down-regulated and regulates tumor suppressors in various cancers. AIM: We investigated the mechanisms underlying the biological role of miR-30a in CRC. METHODS: MicroRNA, mRNA, and protein expression were analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR and Western blot. The migration and invasion abilities of CRC were determined by wound healing assay, and trans-well migration and invasion. A luciferase reporter assay was used to confirm the targets of miR-30a...
September 20, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932842/microfluidic-isolation-of-platelet-covered-circulating-tumor-cells
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Xiaocheng Jiang, Keith H K Wong, Aimal H Khankhel, Mahnaz Zeinali, Eduardo Reategui, Matthew J Phillips, Xi Luo, Nicola Aceto, Fabio Fachin, Anh N Hoang, Wooseok Kim, Annie E Jensen, Lecia V Sequist, Shyamala Maheswaran, Daniel A Haber, Shannon L Stott, Mehmet Toner
The interplay between platelets and tumor cells is known to play important roles in metastasis by enhancing tumor cell survival, tumor-vascular interactions, and escape from immune surveillance. However, platelet-covered circulating tumor cells (CTC) are extremely difficult to isolate due to masking or downregulation of surface epitopes. Here we describe a microfluidic platform that takes advantage of the satellite platelets on the surface of these "stealth" CTCs as a ubiquitous surface marker for isolation...
September 21, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932764/antisense-oligonucleotide-mediated-knockdown-in-mammary-tumor-organoids
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Sarah D Diermeier, David L Spector
Primary mammary tumor organoids grown in 3D are an excellent system to study tumor biology. They resemble the organization and physiology of native epithelia more closely than cancer cell lines grown in 2D, and additionally model interactions with the ECM (Boj et al., 2015; Clevers, 2016; Shamir and Ewald, 2014). Mammary tumor organoids are therefore a promising model system to identify and characterize novel drivers of breast cancer that would be unlikely to be identified using 2D cell lines. Antisense oligonucleotides can be used to efficiently and specifically knockdown target genes in the cell (Bennett et al...
August 20, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932631/tadalafil-has-biologic-activity-in-human-melanoma-results-of-a-pilot-trial-with-tadalafil-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma-tame
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Jessica C Hassel, Huanhuan Jiang, Carolin Bender, Julia Winkler, Alexandra Sevko, Ivan Shevchenko, Niels Halama, Antonia Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss, Walter E Haefeli, Dirk Jäger, Alexander Enk, Jochen Utikal, Viktor Umansky
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are known to play a critical role in the suppression of T cell antitumor responses. Our preclinical data showed that the phosphodiesterase (PDE)-5 inhibitor sildenafil impaired MDSC functions, enhanced intratumoral T cell activity and prolonged survival of melanoma-bearing mice. In this study, we evaluated biologic effects, safety and efficacy of palliative treatment with the PDE-5 inhibitor tadalafil in metastatic melanoma patients. We conducted an open-label, dose de-escalation trial with tadalafil in pretreated metastatic melanoma patients...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932042/small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-paranasal-sinus-with-intraoral-involvement-report-of-a-rare-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Anita Spadigam, Anita Dhupar, Shaheen Syed, Shruti U Nagvekar
The diffuse neuroendocrine system continues to be an enigmatic topic of study in pathology due to its controversial embryologic origins, biology and a variety of tumors engendered. Originally thought to be localized to the classic neuroendocrine organs (pituitary, thyroid, pancreas and adrenal medulla), the neuroendocrine cells are now known to be distributed in every organ system of the body. A number of human diseases have been linked to aberrations in the functioning of the neuroendocrine cells. Neoplasms of the neuroendocrine system can thus occur in myriad primary sites and range in behavior from benign to lethal...
May 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931919/ror%C3%AE-2-requires-lsd1-to-enhance-tumor-progression-in-breast-cancer
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Kyeongkyu Kim, Ji Min Lee, Young Suk Yu, Hyunkyung Kim, Hye Jin Nam, Hyeong-Gon Moon, Dong-Young Noh, Keun Il Kim, Sungsoon Fang, Sung Hee Baek
Retinoic acid-related orphan receptor α (RORα) regulates diverse physiological processes, including inflammatory responses, lipid metabolism, circadian rhythm, and cancer biology. RORα has four different isoforms which have distinct N-terminal domains but share identical DNA binding domain and ligand binding domain in human. However, lack of specific antibody against each RORα isoform makes biochemical studies on each RORα isoform remain unclear. Here, we generate RORα2-specific antibody and characterize the role of RORα2 in promoting tumor progression in breast cancer...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931782/tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-gene-expression-in-epicardial-adipose-tissue-is-related-to-coronary-atherosclerosis-assessed-by-computed-tomography
#18
Toshiro Kitagawa, Hideya Yamamoto, Takuya Hattori, Kazuhiro Sentani, Shinya Takahashi, Atsuhiro Senoo, Yumiko Kubo, Wataru Yasui, Taijiro Sueda, Yasuki Kihara
AIMS: Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α reportedly has key pro-inflammatory properties in both atherosclerosis and adipocytes. To further investigate the biologic impact of epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) on coronary atherosclerosis, we evaluated the relationship between TNF-α gene expression in EAT and clinically-assessed coronary atherosclerosis on computed tomography (CT). METHODS: We studied 47 patients before cardiac surgery (coronary artery bypass grafting [CABG], n=26; non-CABG, n=21), assessing visceral adipose tissue (VAT) area, EAT volume, coronary calcium score (CCS), and the presence of non- and/or partially-calcified coronary plaque (NCP) on CT angiography...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931748/participation-of-bmi-1-protein-in-cancer
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Agnieszka Zaczek, Paweł Jóźwiak, Anna Krześlak
BMI-1 (B-lymphoma Mo-MLV insertion region 1) protein is a constituent of Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1) that via ubiquitination of histone H2A affects expression of many genes. BMI-1 is involved in cellular processes such as DNA repair, proliferation, growth, senescence and apoptosis. BMI-1 plays a key role in biology of stem cells including cancer stem cells by regulation of their self-renewal and differentiation. Accumulating evidence has revealed that overexpression of BMI-1 in many human cancers correlates with disease progression and therapy failure...
September 20, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931343/impact-of-bowel-gas-and-body-outline-variations-on-total-accumulated-dose-with-intensity-modulated-proton-therapy-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-patients
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Thomas Berger, Jørgen Breede Baltzer Petersen, Jacob Christian Lindegaard, Lars Ulrik Fokdal, Kari Tanderup
INTRODUCTION: Density changes occurring during fractionated radiotherapy in the pelvic region may degrade proton dose distributions. The aim of the study was to quantify the dosimetric impact of gas cavities and body outline variations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seven patients with locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) were analyzed through a total of 175 daily cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans. Four-beams intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT) dose plans were generated targeting the internal target volume (ITV) composed of: primary tumor, elective and pathological nodes...
September 21, 2017: Acta Oncologica
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