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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732370/silibinin-an-old-drug-for-hematological-disorders
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Hai Zou, Xing-Xing Zhu, Guo-Bing Zhang, Yuan Ma, Yi Wu, Dong-Sheng Huang
Silibinin (silybin), a non-toxic natural polyphenolic flavonoid, is the principal and the most biologically active component of silymarin. It is efficient in the treatment of acute and chronic liver disorders caused by toxins, drug, alcohol, hepatitis, and gall bladder disorders. Further, in our previous studies, we explored the anti-cancer efficacy in common cancers, such as lung, prostatic, colon, breast, bladder, as well as, hepatocellular carcinoma. Interestingly, silibinin is still not solely limited to the treatment of these diseases...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732347/histone-demethylase-jmjd2c-epigenetic-regulators-in-tumors
#2
REVIEW
Chengcheng Zhang, Zhongqi Wang, Qing Ji, Qi Li
Histone methylation is one of the major epigenetic modifications, and various histone methylases and demethylases participate in the epigenetic regulating. JMJD2C has been recently identified as one of the histone lysine demethylases. As one member of the Jumonji-C histone demethylase family, JMJD2C has the ability to demethylate tri- or di-methylated histone 3 and 2 in either K9 (lysine residue 9) or K36 (lysine residue 36) sites by an oxidative reaction, thereby affecting heterochromatin formation, genomic imprinting, X-chromosome inactivation, and transcriptional regulation of genes...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731604/nutritional-status-management-and-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-esophageal-and-gastro-oesophageal-cancers-a-descriptive-study
#3
May Mak, Katherine Bell, Weng Ng, Mark Lee
AIM: The aims of this study were to investigate the nutritional management practice and nutritional status of patients with oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal cancers, and to propose strategies for improving their nutritional and clinical outcomes. METHODS: All patients diagnosed with oesophageal and gastro-oesophageal cancers and treated with chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy at the Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre (between August 2010 and February 2014) were included in this retrospective study...
July 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730971/apoptosis-and-anti-cancer-drug-discovery-the-power-of-medicinal-fungi-and-plants
#4
Jack Ho Wong, Stephen Cho Wing Sze, Tzi Bun Ng, Randy Chi Fai Cheung, Chit Tam, Kalin Yanbo Zhang, Xiuli Dan, Yau Sang Chan, William Chi Shing Cho, Charlene Cheuk Wing Ng, Mary Miu Yee Waye, Weicheng Liang, Jinfang Zhang, Jie Yang, Xiuyun Ye, Juan Lin, Xiujuan Ye, Hexiang Wang, Fang Liu, David Wai Chan, Hextan Yuen Sheung Ngan, Ou Sha, Guohui Li, Ryan Tse, Tak Fu Tse, Helen Chan
The purpose of this account is to review the compounds capable of eliciting mitochondria-mediated apoptosis in cancer cells produced by medicinal fungi and plants. The medicinal fungi discussed encompass Cordyceps, Ganoderma species, Coriolus versicolor and Hypsizygus marmoreus. The medicinal plants discussed comprise Astragalus complanatus , Dendrobium spp,Dioscorea spp, Glycyrrhiza spp, Panax notoginseng, Panax ginseng, and Momordica charantia. These compounds have the potential of development into anticancer drugs...
July 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730515/selective-induction-of-dna-damage-g2-abrogation-and-mitochondrial-apoptosis-by-leaf-extract-of-traditional-medicinal-plant-wrightia-arborea-in-k562-cells
#5
T Lakshmipriya, T Soumya, P R Jayasree, P R Manish Kumar
Plants have proved to be an important source of anti-cancer drugs. Wrightia arborea, an Indian Ayurvedic medicinal plant, is used traditionally to treat a variety of ailments. This study evaluates the antiproliferative/apoptotic potential of Wrightia arborea leaf extracts, prepared in different organic solvents, on cancer cell lines. MTT assay, light and fluorescence microscopy, flow cytometry, DNA laddering, alkaline comet assay, and western blotting were some of the techniques used for evaluation. Combinations of camptothecin, either with CHK1 inhibitor-PD407824 or with W...
July 20, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729680/the-use-of-radiocobalt-as-a-label-improves-imaging-of-egfr-using-dota-conjugated-affibody-molecule
#6
Javad Garousi, Ken G Andersson, Johan H Dam, Birgitte B Olsen, Bogdan Mitran, Anna Orlova, Jos Buijs, Stefan Ståhl, John Löfblom, Helge Thisgaard, Vladimir Tolmachev
Several anti-cancer therapies target the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Radionuclide imaging of EGFR expression in tumours may aid in selection of optimal cancer therapy. The (111)In-labelled DOTA-conjugated ZEGFR:2377 Affibody molecule was successfully used for imaging of EGFR-expressing xenografts in mice. An optimal combination of radionuclide, chelator and targeting protein may further improve the contrast of radionuclide imaging. The aim of this study was to evaluate the targeting properties of radiocobalt-labelled DOTA-ZEGFR:2377...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729624/taxanes-and-platinum-derivatives-impair-schwann-cells-via-distinct-mechanisms
#7
Satoshi Imai, Madoka Koyanagi, Ziauddin Azimi, Yui Nakazato, Mayuna Matsumoto, Takashi Ogihara, Atsushi Yonezawa, Tomohiro Omura, Shunsaku Nakagawa, Shuji Wakatsuki, Toshiyuki Araki, Shuji Kaneko, Takayuki Nakagawa, Kazuo Matsubara
Impairment of peripheral neurons by anti-cancer agents, including taxanes and platinum derivatives, has been considered to be a major cause of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), however, the precise underlying mechanisms are not fully understood. Here, we examined the direct effects of anti-cancer agents on Schwann cells. Exposure of primary cultured rat Schwann cells to paclitaxel (0.01 μM), cisplatin (1 μM), or oxaliplatin (3 μM) for 48 h induced cytotoxicity and reduced myelin basic protein expression at concentrations lower than those required to induce neurotoxicity in cultured rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729302/vosaroxin-in-combination-with-decitabine-in-newly-diagnosed-older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-or-high-risk-mds
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Naval Daver, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Elias Jabbour, Gautam Borthakur, Mark Brandt, Sherry Pierce, Kenneth Vaughan, Jing Ning, Graciela M Nogueras González, Keyur Patel, Jeff Jorgensen, Naveen Pemmaraju, Tapan Kadia, Marina Konopleva, Michael Andreeff, Courtney DiNardo, Jorge Cortes, Renee Ward, Adam Craig, Farhad Ravandi
Vosaroxin is an anti-cancer quinolone derived DNA topoisomerase II inhibitor. We investigated vosaroxin with decitabine in patients ≥ 60 years of age with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) (n=58) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) (≥ 10% blasts) (n=7) in a phase 2 non-randomized trial. The initial 22 patients received vosaroxin 90 mg/m2 on Days 1 and 4 with decitabine 20 mg/m2 Days 1-5 every 4-6 weeks for up to 7 cycles. Due to high incidence of mucositis the subsequent 43 patients received vosaroxin 70 mg/m2 Days 1 and 4...
July 20, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729225/gynura-divaricata-attenuates-tumor-growth-and-tumor-relapse-after-cisplatin-therapy-in-hcc-xenograft-model-through-suppression-of-cancer-stem-cell-growth-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling
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Chia-Hung Yen, Chi-Chung Lai, Tsu-Hsiang Shia, Marcelo Chen, Hsin-Che Yu, Yu-Peng Liu, Fang-Rong Chang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Gynura divaricata subsp. formosana is a widely used traditional herbal medicine for treating liver disorders such as hepatitis and liver cancer in Taiwan. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was aimed to evaluate the anti-cancer and cancer stabilization effect of water extract of the aerial part of G. divaricata (GD extract) both in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cytotoxicity and anti-proliferative effects of GD extract alone and in combination with cisplatin were determined by alamarBlue and clonogenic assay...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728925/potential-anti-cancer-activity-of-7-o-pentyl-quercetin-efficient-membrane-targeted-kinase-inhibition-and-pro-oxidant-effect
#10
Nicola Sassi, Andrea Mattarei, Virginia Espina, Lance Liotta, Mario Zoratti, Cristina Paradisi, Lucia Biasutto
Quercetin is a redox-active plant-derived flavonoid with potential anticancer effects, stemming largely from its interaction with a number of proteins, and in particular from inhibition of pro-life kinases. To improve efficacy, we reasoned that a local increase in concentration of the compound at the level of cell membranes would result in a more efficient interaction with membrane-associated signaling kinases. We report here the synthesis of all five isomeric quercetin derivatives in which an n-pentyl group was linked via an ether bond to each hydroxyl of the flavonoid kernel...
July 17, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727820/active-hexose-correlated-compound-enhances-extrinsic-pathway-mediated-apoptosis-of-acute-myeloid-leukemic-cells
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Kavin Fatehchand, Ramasamy Santhanam, Brenda Shen, Ericka L Erickson, Shalini Gautam, Saranya Elavazhagan, Xiaokui Mo, Tesfaye Belay, Susheela Tridandapani, Jonathan P Butchar
Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) has been shown to have many immunostimulatory and anti-cancer activities in mice and in humans. As a natural product, AHCC has potential to create safer adjuvant therapies in cancer patients. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is the least curable and second-most common leukemia in adults. AML is especially terminal to those over 60 years old, where median survival is only 5 to 10 months, due to inability to receive intensive chemotherapy. Hence, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of AHCC on AML cells both in vitro and in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724415/identification-and-characterization-of-the-antiplasmodial-activity-of-hsp90-inhibitors
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Claribel Murillo-Solano, Chunmin Dong, Cecilia G Sanchez, Juan C Pizarro
BACKGROUND: The recent reduction in mortality due to malaria is being threatened by the appearance of Plasmodium falciparum parasites that are resistant to artemisinin in Southeast Asia. To limit the impact of resistant parasites and their spread across the world, there is a need to validate anti-malarial drug targets and identify new leads that will serve as foundations for future drug development programmes targeting malaria. Towards that end, the antiplasmodial potential of several Hsp90 inhibitors was characterized...
July 19, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724314/developing-combination-of-artesunate-with-paclitaxel-loaded-into-poly-d-l-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-nanoparticle-for-systemic-delivery-to-exhibit-synergic-chemotherapeutic-response
#13
Bao Ngoc Tran, Hanh Thuy Nguyen, Jong Oh Kim, Chul Soon Yong, Chien Ngoc Nguyen
OBJECTIVES: Paclitaxel (PTX) has been indicated for treatment of a variety of solid tumors, while artesunate (ART) has been reported to have the potential for use in combination chemotherapy. In this study, the combination of ART and PTX was prepared in nanoparticle to induce the synergic effect and improve therapeutic efficiency in treatment of breast cancer Methods: Dual anti-cancer agents (PTX and ART) were loaded into Poly-D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticle (NP) by solvent evaporation technique from oil in water emulsion, stabilized with Tween 80...
July 20, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724260/pleuropterus-multiflorus-hasuo-mediated-straightforward-eco-friendly-synthesis-of-silver-gold-nanoparticles-and-evaluation-of-their-anti-cancer-activity-on-a549-lung-cancer-cell-line
#14
Verónica Castro-Aceituno, Ragavendran Abbai, Seong Soo Moon, Sungeun Ahn, Ramya Mathiyalagan, Yu-Jin Kim, Yeon-Ju Kim, Deok Chun Yang
Pleuropterus multiflorus (Hasuo) is a widely used medicinal plant in Korea and China for treating amnesia, isnomia, heart throbbing etc. With the constructive idea of promoting the wide-spread usage of P. multiflorus, we propose its indirect usage in the form of biologically active silver (Pm-AgNPs) and gold nanoparticles (Pm-AuNPs). The synthesized nanoparticles were predominantly spherical, crystalline with the Z-average hydrodynamic diameter of 274.8nm and 104.8nm respectively. Also, proteins and phenols were identified as the major players involved in their synthesis and stability...
July 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724215/melatonin-inhibits-proliferation-and-invasion-via-repression-of-mirna-155-in-glioma-cells
#15
Junyi Gu, Zhongsheng Lu, Chenghong Ji, Yuchao Chen, Yuzhao Liu, Zhe Lei, Longqiang Wang, Hong-Tao Zhang, Xiangdong Li
Melatonin, an indolamine mostly synthesized in the pineal gland, exerts the anti-cancer effect by various mechanisms in glioma cells. Our previous study showed that miR-155 promoted glioma cell proliferation and invasion. However, the question of whether melatonin may inhibit glioma by regulating miRNAs has not yet been addressed. In this study, we found that melatonin (100μM, 1μM and 1nM) significantly inhibited the expression of miR-155 in human glioma cell lines U87, U373 and U251. Especially, the lowest expression of miR-155 was detected in 1μM melatonin-treated glioma cells...
July 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723653/inhibition-of-notch-1-pathway-is-involved-in-rottlerin-induced-tumor-suppressive-function-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells
#16
Yingying Hou, Shaoyan Feng, Lixia Wang, Zhe Zhao, Jingna Su, Xuyuan Yin, Nana Zheng, Xiuxia Zhou, Jun Xia, Zhiwei Wang
Recent studies have revealed that rottlerin is a natural chemical drug to exert its anti-cancer activity. However, the molecular mechanisms of rottlerin-induced tumor suppressive function have not been fully elucidated. Notch signaling pathway has been characterized to play a crucial role in tumorigenesis. Therefore, regulation of Notch pathway could be beneficial for the treatment of human cancer. The aims of our current study were to explore whether rottlerin could suppress Notch-1 expression, which leads to inhibition of cell proliferation, migration and invasion in nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723547/the-p2x7-receptor-in-infection-and-inflammation
#17
REVIEW
Francesco Di Virgilio, Diego Dal Ben, Alba Clara Sarti, Anna Lisa Giuliani, Simonetta Falzoni
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) accumulates at sites of tissue injury and inflammation. Effects of extracellular ATP are mediated by plasma membrane receptors named P2 receptors (P2Rs). The P2R most involved in inflammation and immunity is the P2X7 receptor (P2X7R), expressed by virtually all cells of innate and adaptive immunity. P2X7R mediates NLRP3 inflammasome activation, cytokine and chemokine release, T lymphocyte survival and differentiation, transcription factor activation, and cell death. Ten human P2RX7 gene splice variants and several SNPs that produce complex haplotypes are known...
July 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723151/fusion-of-structure-and-ligand-based-methods-for-identification-of-novel-cdk2-inhibitors
#18
Priya Mahajan, Gousia Chashoo, Monika Gupta, Amit Kumar, Parvinder Pal Singh, Amit Nargotra
Cyclin dependent kinases plays a central role in cell cycle regulation which makes them a promising target with multifarious therapeutic potential. CDK2 regulates various events of the eukaryotic cell division cycle and the pharmacological evidences indicated that over expression of CDK2 causes abnormal cell-cycle regulation, which was directly associated with hyper proliferation of cancer cells. Therefore, CDK2 is regarded as a potential target molecule for anti-cancer medication. Thus to decline CDK2 activity by potential lead compounds has proved to be an effective treatment for cancer...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722177/metformin-induced-alterations-in-nucleotide-metabolism-cause-5-fluorouracil-resistance-but-gemcitabine-susceptibility-in-oesophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Charissa Mynhardt, Leonard Howard Damelin, Rupal Jivan, Jade Peres, Sharon Prince, Robin Bruce Veale, Demetra Mavri-Damelin
5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat a variety of gastric cancers including oesophageal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), for which the 5-year mortality rate exceeds 85%. Our study investigated the effects of metformin, an antidiabetic drug with established anti-cancer activity, in combination with 5-FU as a novel chemotherapy strategy, using the OSCC cell lines, WHCO1 and WHCO5. Our results indicate that metformin treatment induces significant resistance to 5-FU in WHCO1 and WHCO5 cells, by more than 5-fold and 6-fold respectively, as assessed by MTT assay...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721828/mir-149-as-a-potential-molecular-target-for-cancer
#20
Suet Hui Ow, Pei Jou Chua, Boon Huat Bay
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding nucleotides that regulate the expression of proteins. They play major roles in fundamental cellular processes. Aberrant expression of miRNAs has been frequently detected in cancers. miR-149 has been implicated in tumor progression by regulating cellular proliferation, migration, invasion, epithelial-mesenchymal-transition and chemoresistance. There have been reports that miR-149 can function both as an oncogene or tumor suppressor, depending on the type of cancer, thereby giving rise to the possibility of utilizing miR-149 mimics and inhibitors for cancer therapy...
July 18, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
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