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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103575/piwil2-transfected-human-fibroblasts-are-cancer-stem-cell-like-and-genetically-unstable
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Deying Zhang, Xin Wu, Xing Liu, Chunhong Cai, Guangping Zeng, Jan Rohozinski, Yuanyuan Zhang, Guanghui Wei, Dawei He
Uncontrolled cell proliferation and inhibition of apoptosis are considered to be vital for cancer initiation, maintenance, infiltration, metastasis and recurrence after anti-cancer therapy. Here we report the generation of a novel cell line by reprogramming child foreskin fibroblast with the full length apoptosis inhibitor gene PIWIL2. The fibroblasts transfected with PIWIL2 expressed the stem cell markers OCT-4, NANOG, SOX-2, KLF-4 and C-MYC; endoderm marker AFP and GATA6; mesoderm markers ACTA2 and BRACHYURY; and ectoderm markers NESTIN and TUBB3...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101591/functions-of-cancer-derived-extracellular-vesicles-in-immunosuppression
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REVIEW
Liliana Czernek, Markus Düchler
Extracellular vesicles, including exosomes, constitute an important element of intercellular communication by carrying a variety of molecules from producer to target cells. The transport of mRNA and miRNA can directly modulate gene expression in the target cells. The miRNA content in exosomes is characteristic for the cell from which the vesicles were derived enabling the usage of exosomes as biomarkers for the diagnosis various diseases, including cancer. Cancer-derived exosomes support the survival and progression of tumors in many ways and also contribute to the neutralization of the anti-cancer immune response...
January 18, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101351/pro-inflammatory-effect-of-a-traditional-chinese-medicine-formula-with-potent-anti-cancer-activity-in-vitro-impedes-tumor-inhibitory-potential-in-vivo
#3
Lei Xia, Maksym Plachynta, Tangjingjun Liu, Xiao Xiao, Jialei Song, Xiaogang Li, Mu Zhang, Yao Yao, Heng Luo, Xiaojiang Hao, Yaacov Ben-David
Medicinal formulas are a part of the complex discipline of traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for centuries in China and East Asia. These formulas predominantly consist of the extracts isolated from herbal plants, animal parts and medicinal minerals. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of 150 formulas, used as non-prescription drugs in China, on the treatment of cancer. A formula was identified, C54, commonly used to treat sore throats, which exhibited marked growth inhibition in vitro, associated with cell cycle arrest and apoptosis...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101212/effect-of-oxaliplatin-combined-with-polyenephosphatidylcholine-on-the-proliferation-of-human-gastric-cancer-sgc-7901-cells
#4
Tao Jiang, Hongjun Zhang, Xiguang Liu, Hao Song, Ruyong Yao, Jianbin Li, Yuanyuan Zhao
Oxaliplatin (L-OHP) is a platinum compound that is widely used to treat certain solid tumors, including gastric tumors. L-OHP is an effective anti-cancer treatment; however, its usage increases the probability of patients developing hepatic injury with inflammation, referred to as chemotherapy-associated steatohepatitis. The present study aimed to evaluate the outcome of L-OHP treatment combined with polyenephosphatidylcholine (PPC), a major component of essential phospholipids used to treat steatohepatitis, on SGC-7901 gastric cancer cell proliferation...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101198/elevated-expression-of-nrf2-mediates-multidrug-resistance-in-cd133-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-stem-cells
#5
Bao-Cai Lu, Jing Li, Wen-Fa Yu, Guo-Zheng Zhang, Hui-Min Wang, Hui-Min Ma
Enhanced expression of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter protein ABC sub-family G member 2 (ABCG2) in cancer stem cells (CSCs) plays a major role in chemotherapeutic drug efflux, which results in therapy failure and tumor relapse. In addition to downregulating apoptosis in CSCs, it has been reported that the transcriptional upregulation of the redox sensing factor Nrf2 is involved in the upregulation of ABCG2 expression and consequent chemoresistance. The current study investigated the presence of cancer stem-like side population (SP) cells from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) samples, and evaluated the Nrf2 expression profile and multidrug resistance properties of HNSCC stem cells...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100096/targeting-therapy-resistant-cancer-stem-cells-by-hyperthermia
#6
A L Oei, L E M Vriend, P M Krawczyk, M R Horsman, N A P Franken, J Crezee
Eradication of all malignant cells is the ultimate but challenging goal of anti-cancer treatment; most traditional clinically-available approaches fail because there are cells in a tumor that either escape therapy or become therapy-resistant. A subpopulation of cancer cells, the cancer stem cells (CSCs), is considered to be of particular significance for tumor initiation, progression and metastasis. CSCs are considered in particular to be therapy-resistant and may drive disease recurrence, which positions CSCs in the focus of anti-cancer research, but successful CSC-targeting therapies are limited...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099936/transcription-factor-hbp1-is-a-direct-anti-cancer-target-of-transcription-factor-foxo1-in-invasive-oral-cancer
#7
Chien-Yi Chan, Shih-Yi Huang, Jim Jinn-Chyuan Sheu, Mendel M Roth, I-Tai Chou, Chia-Hsien Lien, Ming-Fen Lee, Chun-Yin Huang
Either FOXO1 or HBP1 transcription factor is a downstream effector of the PI3K/Akt pathway and associated with tumorigenesis. However, the relationship between FOXO1 and HBP1 in oral cancer remains unclear. Analysis of 30 oral tumor specimens revealed that mean mRNA levels of both FOXO1 and HBP1 in non-invasive and invasive oral tumors were found to be significantly lower than that of the control tissues, and the status of low FOXO1 and HBP1 (< 0.3 fold of the control) was associated with invasiveness of oral tumors...
January 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099934/tolfenamic-acid-induced-alterations-in-genes-and-pathways-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#8
Umesh T Sankpal, Steve Goodison, Michelle Jones-Pauley, Myrna Hurtado, Fan Zhang, Riyaz Basha
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are being tested extensively for their role in the treatment and prevention of several cancers. Typically NSAIDs exhibit anti-tumor activities via modulation of cyclooxygenase (COX)-dependent mechanisms, however, an anti-cancer NSAID tolfenamic acid (TA) is believed to work through COX-independent pathways. Results from our laboratory and others have demonstrated the anti-cancer activity of TA in various cancer models including pancreatic cancer. TA has been shown to modulate certain cellular processes including, apoptosis, reactive oxygen species and signaling...
January 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099148/suberoylanilide-hydroxamic-acid-increases-anti-cancer-effect-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-through-up-regulation-of-tnf-receptor-1-in-lung-cancer-cells
#9
Bo Ra You, Bo Ram Han, Woo Hyun Park
Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA) as a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor has anti-cancer effect. Here, we evaluated the effect of SAHA on HDAC activity and cell growth in many normal lung and cancer cells. We observed that the HDAC activities of lung cancer cells were higher than that of normal lung cells. SAHA inhibited the growth of lung cancer cells regardless of the inhibitory effect on HDAC. This agent induced a G2/M phase arrest and apoptosis, which was accompanied by mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP: ΔΨm) loss in lung cancer cells...
January 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099142/the-pentapeptide-gly-thr-gly-lys-thr-confers-sensitivity-to-anti-cancer-drugs-by-inhibition-of-cage-binding-to-gsk3%C3%AE-and-decreasing-the-expression-of-cyclind1
#10
Youngmi Kim, Hyuna Kim, Deokbum Park, Hansoo Lee, Yun Sil Lee, Jongseon Choe, Young Myeong Kim, Doyong Jeon, Dooil Jeoung
We previously reported the role of cancer/testis antigen CAGE in the response to anti-cancer drugs. CAGE increased the expression of cyclinD1, and pGSK3βSer9, an inactive GSK3β, while decreasing the expression of phospho-cyclinD1Thr286. CAGE showed binding to GSK3β and the domain of CAGE (amino acids 231-300) necessary for binding to GSK3β and for the expression regulation of cyclinD1 was determined. 269GTGKT273 peptide, corresponding to the DEAD box helicase domain of CAGE, decreased the expression of cyclinD1 and pGSK3βSer9 while increasing the expression of phospho-cyclinD1Thr286...
January 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098775/mammary-gland-involution-provides-a-unique-model-to-study-the-tgf-%C3%AE-cancer-paradox
#11
REVIEW
Qiuchen Guo, Courtney Betts, Nathan Pennock, Elizabeth Mitchell, Pepper Schedin
Transforming Growth Factor-β (TGF-β) signaling in cancer has been termed the "TGF-β paradox", acting as both a tumor suppresser and promoter. The complexity of TGF-β signaling within the tumor is context dependent, and greatly impacted by cellular crosstalk between TGF-β responsive cells in the microenvironment including adjacent epithelial, endothelial, mesenchymal, and hematopoietic cells. Here we utilize normal, weaning-induced mammary gland involution as a tissue microenvironment model to study the complexity of TGF-β function...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097863/mitochondria-targeted-protein-ruthenium-photosensitizer-for-efficient-photodynamic-applications
#12
Sabyasachi Chakrabortty, Bikram Keshari Agrawalla, Anne Stumper, Naidu M Vegi, Stephan Fischer, Christian Reichardt, Michael Kögler, Benjamin Dietzek, Michaela Feuring-Buske, Christian Buske, Sven Rau, Tanja Weil
Organelle-targeted photosensitization represents a promising approach in photodynamic therapy where the design of the active photosensitizer (PS) is very crucial. In this work, we developed a macromolecular PS with multiple copies of mitochondria-targeting groups and ruthenium complexes that displays highest phototoxicity towards several cancerous cell lines. In particu-lar, enhanced anti-cancer activity was demonstrated in acute myeloid leukemia cell lines, where significant impairment of proliferation and clonogenicity occurs...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097660/in-brief-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-cancer
#13
S Solito, L Pinton, S Mandruzzato
The role of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in cancer development has become clear over recent years and MDSC targeting is an emerging opportunity for enhancing the effectiveness of current anti-cancer therapies. Since MDSCs are not only able to limit anti-tumour T cell responses, but also promote tumour angiogenesis and invasion, their monitoring has prognostic and predictive value. Herein we review the key features of MDSCs in cancer promotion.
January 18, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097641/natural-products-diversity-of-marine-ascidians-tunicates-ascidiacea-and-successful-drugs-in-clinical-development
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REVIEW
Satheesh Kumar Palanisamy, N M Rajendran, Angela Marino
This present study reviewed the chemical diversity of marine ascidians and their pharmacological applications, challenges and recent developments in marine drug discovery reported during 1994-2014, highlighting the structural activity of compounds produced by these specimens. Till date only 5% of living ascidian species were studied from <3000 species, this study represented from family didemnidae (32%), polyclinidae (22%), styelidae and polycitoridae (11-12%) exhibiting the highest number of promising MNPs...
January 17, 2017: Natural Products and Bioprospecting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096293/the-role-of-mdm2-and-mdm4-in-breast-cancer-development-and-prevention
#15
REVIEW
Sue Haupt, Reshma Vijayakumaran, Jeffreena Panimaya, Andrew Burgess, Elgene Lim, Ygal Haupt
The major cause of death from breast cancer is not the primary tumour, but relapsing, drug-resistant, metastatic disease. Identifying factors that contribute to aggressive cancer offers important leads for therapy. Inherent defense against carcinogens depends on the individual molecular make-up of each person. Important molecular determinants of these responses are under the control of the mouse double minute (MDM) family: comprised of the proteins MDM2 and MDM4. In normal, healthy adult cells, the MDM family functions to critically regulate measured, cellular responses to stress and subsequent recovery...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096241/the-chromodomain-helicase-dna-binding-chromatin-remodelers-family-traits-that-protect-from-and-promote-cancer
#16
Alea A Mills
A plethora of mutations in chromatin regulators in diverse human cancers is emerging, attesting to the pivotal role of chromatin dynamics in tumorigenesis. A recurrent theme is inactivation of the chromodomain helicase DNA-binding (CHD) family of proteins-ATP-dependent chromatin remodelers that govern the cellular machinery's access to DNA, thereby controlling fundamental processes, including transcription, proliferation, and DNA damage repair. This review highlights what is currently known about how genetic and epigenetic perturbation of CHD proteins and the pathways that they regulate set the stage for cancer, providing new insight for designing more effective anti-cancer therapies...
January 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096076/a-landscape-of-synthetic-viable-interactions-in-cancer
#17
Yunyan Gu, Ruiping Wang, Yue Han, Wenbin Zhou, Zhangxiang Zhao, Tingting Chen, Yuanyuan Zhang, Fuduan Peng, Haihai Liang, Lishuang Qi, Wenyuan Zhao, Da Yang, Zheng Guo
Synthetic viability, which is defined as the combination of gene alterations that can rescue the lethal effects of a single gene alteration, may represent a mechanism by which cancer cells resist targeted drugs. Approaches to detect synthetic viable (SV) interactions in cancer genome to investigate drug resistance are still scarce. Here, we present a computational method to detect synthetic viability-induced drug resistance (SVDR) by integrating the multidimensional data sets, including copy number alteration, whole-exome mutation, expression profile and clinical data...
January 17, 2017: Briefings in Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095346/crystal-structure-cytotoxicity-and-action-mechanism-of-zn-ii-mn-ii-complexes-with-isoquinoline-ligands
#18
Feng-Yang Wang, Qian-Yu Xi, Ke-Bin Huang, Xiao-Ming Tang, Zhen-Feng Chen, Yan-Cheng Liu, Hong Liang
Four μ2-Cl bridged dinuclear metal complexes with isoquinoline ligands, (MPDQ)2Zn2Cl4 (1) (MPDQ=4.5-methylenedioxy-1-pyridinedihydroisoquinoline), (PYP)2Zn2Cl4 (2) (PYP=5-pyridin-2-yl-[1,3]dioxolo[4,5-g]isoquinoline), (MPDQ)2Mn2Cl4 (3),and (PYP)2Mn2Cl4 (4) were synthesized and characterized. All complexes exhibited strong proliferation inhibition activity against various cancer cells. The underlying molecular mechanisms through which they caused the cancer cell death were also elucidated. Induction of apoptosis in MGC-803 cells by complex 2 was evidenced by annexin V(+)/PI(-) detection and DiD/DAPI staining assay...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094913/inhibition-of-pax2-transcription-activation-with-a-small-molecule-that-targets-the-dna-binding-domain
#19
Edward Grimley, Chenzhong Liao, Egon J Ranghini, Zaneta Nikolovska-Coleska, Gregory R Dressler
The Pax gene family encodes DNA binding transcription factors that control critical steps in embryonic development and differentiation of specific cell lineages. Often, Pax proteins are re-expressed or ectopically expressed in cancer and other diseases of abnormal proliferation, making them attractive targets for tissue specific inhibition by small molecules. In this report, we used a homology model of the Pax2 paired domain and a virtual screen to identify small molecules that can inhibit binding of the paired domain to DNA and Pax2 mediated transcription activation...
January 17, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094391/advantages-of-an-optical-nanosensor-system-for-the-mechanistic-analysis-of-a-novel-topoisomerase-i-targeting-drug-a-case-study
#20
Marie B Andersen, Cinzia Tesauro, María Gonzalez, Emil L Kristoffersen, Concepción Alonso, Gloria Rubiales, Andrea Coletta, Rikke Frøhlich, Magnus Stougaard, Yi-Ping Ho, Francisco Palacios, Birgitta R Knudsen
The continuous need for the development of new small molecule anti-cancer drugs calls for easily accessible sensor systems for measuring the effect of vast numbers of new drugs on their potential cellular targets. Here we demonstrate the use of an optical DNA biosensor to unravel the inhibitory mechanism of a member of a new family of small molecule human topoisomerase I inhibitors, the so-called indeno-1,5-naphthyridines. By analysing human topoisomerase I catalysis on the biosensor in the absence or presence of added drug complemented with a few traditional assays, we demonstrate that the investigated member of the indeno-1,5-naphthyridine family inhibited human topoisomerase I activity by blocking enzyme-DNA dissociation...
January 17, 2017: Nanoscale
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