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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166639/apobec3a-expression-in-penile-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Martina Heller, Elena-Sophie Prigge, Adam Kaczorowski, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Markus Hohenfellner, Stefan Duensing
BACKGROUND: APOBECs (apolipoprotein B mRNA-editing catalytic polypeptides) are cytidine deaminases that have been implicated in the host defense against viruses by blocking viral replication. They have also been shown to play a role in genome hypermutation in several human cancers. An APOBEC3 hypermutation signature has been discovered in cervical cancer, which is intimately associated with infection by high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs). At the same time, HPV genomes themselves are subject to DNA editing by APOBECs...
November 23, 2017: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166586/the-broad-spectrum-of-human-natural-killer-cell-diversity
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REVIEW
Aharon G Freud, Bethany L Mundy-Bosse, Jianhua Yu, Michael A Caligiuri
Natural killer (NK) cells provide protection against infectious pathogens and cancer. For decades it has been appreciated that two major NK cell subsets (CD56(bright) and CD56(dim)) exist in humans and have distinct anatomical localization patterns, phenotypes, and functions in immunity. In light of this traditional NK cell dichotomy, it is now clear that the spectrum of human NK cell diversity is much broader than originally appreciated as a result of variegated surface receptor, intracellular signaling molecule, and transcription factor expression; tissue-specific imprinting; and foreign antigen exposure...
November 21, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166576/the-beneficial-health-aspects-of-sea-buckthorn-elaeagnus-rhamnoides-l-a-nelson-oil
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REVIEW
Beata Olas
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL CONTEXT: Plant oils are known to have biological activity. This review paper summarizes the current knowledge of the composition of sea buckthorn (Elaeagnus rhamnoides (L.) A.Nelson) seed and pulp oil and its beneficial health aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro and in vivo studies on humans and animals have found sea buckthorn oil to have a variety of beneficial properties to human health, and indicate that it may be a valuable component of human and animal nutrition...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166560/analytical-challenges-and-recent-advances-in-mass-spectrometry-based-lipidomics
#4
Yepy Hardi Rustam, Gavin Edmund Reid
Although no internationally accepted consensus definition exists, lipids can be broadly defined as "fatty acids and their derivatives, and substances related biosynthetically or functionally to these compounds". Lipids play critical roles as (i) the major structural components of biological membranes, and as functional and regulatory components of membrane protein signaling, (ii) bioactive intra- and inter-cellular signaling molecules, and (iii) energy storage molecules for the maintenance of energy homeostasis...
November 22, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166547/chemical-metabolome-assay-by-high-resolution-orbitrap-mass-spectrometry-and-assessment-of-associated-antitumoral-activity-of-actinocephalus-divaricatus
#5
Ana C Zanatta, Angela Mari, Milena Masullo, Iracilda Zeppone Carlos, Wagner Vilegas, Sonia Piacente, Lourdes Campaner Dos Santos
RATIONALE: Actinocephalus divaricatus (Eriocaulaceae) is an important source of income for the rural communities as it is sold as an ornamental plant. To date, no investigation has been conducted concerning the chemical composition and biological studies of the aerial parts of A. divaricatus. METHODS: The methanolic extract of the aerial parts of this species was chemically characterized. We applied an analytical dereplication approach based on Liquid Chromatography coupled to High Resolution Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry in order to develop, identify and define rapidly the metabolite fingerprint of the aerial parts of A...
November 22, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165815/development-and-validation-of-a-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-analytical-method-for-the-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-eight-novel-anticancer-drugs
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M Herbrink, N de Vries, H Rosing, A D R Huitema, B Nuijen, J H M Schellens, J H Beijnen
To support therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of patients with cancer, a fast and accurate method for simultaneous quantification of the registered anticancer drugs afatinib, axitinib, ceritinib, crizotinib, dabrafenib, enzalutamide, regorafenib and trametinib in human plasma using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry was developed and validated. Human plasma samples were collected from treated patients and stored at -20 (o) C. Analytes and internal standards (stable isotopically labeled analytes) were extracted with acetonitrile...
November 22, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165741/emerging-roles-for-von-willebrand-factor-in-cancer-cell-biology
#7
Jamie M O'Sullivan, Roger J S Preston, Tracy Robson, James S O'Donnell
von Willebrand factor (VWF) is a complex multimeric plasma glycoprotein that plays critical roles in normal hemostasis. However, additional novel roles for VWF in modulating cancer cell biology, and in particular tumor metastasis, have recently been reported. Markedly elevated plasma VWF levels were associated with advanced tumor stage and metastatic disease. These observations have raised the question of whether VWF may be involved in regulating tumor progression. Interestingly, novel findings indicate that VWF is expressed by a variety of tumor cells of nonendothelial origin...
November 17, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165708/separase-prevents-genomic-instability-by-controlling-replication-fork-speed
#8
Francesco Cucco, Elisa Palumbo, Serena Camerini, Barbara D'Alessio, Valentina Quarantotti, Maria Luisa Casella, Ilaria Maria Rizzo, Dubravka Cukrov, Domenico Delia, Antonella Russo, Marco Crescenzi, Antonio Musio
Proper chromosome segregation is crucial for preserving genomic integrity, and errors in this process cause chromosome mis-segregation, which may contribute to cancer development. Sister chromatid separation is triggered by Separase, an evolutionary conserved protease that cleaves the cohesin complex, allowing the dissolution of sister chromatid cohesion. Here we provide evidence that Separase participates in genomic stability maintenance by controlling replication fork speed. We found that Separase interacted with the replication licensing factors MCM2-7, and genome-wide data showed that Separase co-localized with MCM complex and cohesin...
November 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165690/the-regulatory-g4-motif-of-the-kirsten-ras-kras-gene-is-sensitive-to-guanine-oxidation-implications-on-transcription
#9
Susanna Cogoi, Annalisa Ferino, Giulia Miglietta, Erik B Pedersen, Luigi E Xodo
KRAS is one of the most mutated genes in human cancer. It is controlled by a G4 motif located upstream of the transcription start site. In this paper, we demonstrate that 8-oxoguanine (8-oxoG), being more abundant in G4 than in non-G4 regions, is a new player in the regulation of this oncogene. We designed oligonucleotides mimicking the KRAS G4-motif and found that 8-oxoG impacts folding and stability of the G-quadruplex. Dimethylsulphate-footprinting showed that the G-run carrying 8-oxoG is excluded from the G-tetrads and replaced by a redundant G-run in the KRAS G4-motif...
November 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165639/human-cancer-tissues-exhibit-reduced-a-to-i-editing-of-mirnas-coupled-with-elevated-editing-of-their-targets
#10
Yishay Pinto, Ilana Buchumenski, Erez Y Levanon, Eli Eisenberg
A-to-I RNA editing is an important post-transcriptional modification, known to be altered in tumors. It targets dozens of sites within miRNAs, some of which impact miRNA biogenesis and function, as well as many miRNA recognition sites. However, the full extent of the effect of editing on regulation by miRNAs and its behavior in human cancers is still unknown. Here we systematically characterized miRNA editing in 10 593 human samples across 32 cancer types and normal controls. We find that the majority of previously reported sites show little to no evidence for editing in this dataset, compile a list of 58 reliable miRNA editing sites, and study them across normal and cancer samples...
November 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165614/long-term-health-in-recipients-of-transplanted-in-vitro-propagated-spermatogonial-stem-cells
#11
Callista L Mulder, Lisa A E Catsburg, Yi Zheng, Cindy M de Winter-Korver, Saskia K M van Daalen, Madelon van Wely, Steven Pals, Sjoerd Repping, Ans M M van Pelt
STUDY QUESTION: Is testicular transplantation of in vitro propagated spermatogonial stem cells associated with increased cancer incidence and decreased survival rates in recipient mice? SUMMARY ANSWER: Cancer incidence was not increased and long-term survival rate was not altered after transplantation of in vitro propagated murine spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in busulfan-treated recipients as compared to non-transplanted busulfan-treated controls. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Spermatogonial stem cell autotransplantation (SSCT) is a promising experimental reproductive technique currently under development to restore fertility in male childhood cancer survivors...
November 18, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165587/identification-of-diverse-target-rnas-that-are-functionally-regulated-by-human-pumilio-proteins
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Jennifer A Bohn, Jamie L Van Etten, Trista L Schagat, Brittany M Bowman, Richard C McEachin, Peter L Freddolino, Aaron C Goldstrohm
Human Pumilio proteins, PUM1 and PUM2, are sequence specific RNA-binding proteins that regulate protein expression. We used RNA-seq, rigorous statistical testing and an experimentally derived fold change cut-off to identify nearly 1000 target RNAs-including mRNAs and non-coding RNAs-that are functionally regulated by PUMs. Bioinformatic analysis defined a PUM Response Element (PRE) that was significantly enriched in transcripts that increased in abundance and matches the PUM RNA-binding consensus. We created a computational model that incorporates PRE position and frequency within an RNA relative to the magnitude of regulation...
November 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165440/dynamic-characterization-of-drug-resistance-and-heterogeneity-of-the-gastric-cancer-cell-bgc823-using-single-cell-raman-spectroscopy
#13
Yong Zhang, Ludi Jin, Jingjing Xu, Yuezhou Yu, Lin Shen, Jing Gao, Anpei Ye
Drug resistance and heterogeneous characteristics of human gastric carcinoma cells (BGC823) under the treatment of paclitaxel (PTX) were investigated using single-cell Raman spectroscopy (RS). RS of normal and drug-resistant BGC823 cells (DR-BGC823) were collected and analyzed using arithmetic, statistic and individual spectrum analysis. The dynamic effects of paclitaxel (PTX) in normal and DR-BGC823 cells were evaluated dynamically. The RS intensity changed with PTX over time and produced distinct different results for the two types of cells...
November 22, 2017: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165384/solid-lipid-nanoparticles-of-albendazole-for-enhancing-cellular-uptake-and-cytotoxicity-against-u-87-mg-glioma-cell-lines
#14
Gregory Marslin, Karthik Siram, Xiang Liu, Vinoth Kumar Megraj Khandelwal, Shen Xiaolei, Wang Xiang, Gregory Franklin
Albendazole (ABZ) is an antihelminthic drug used for the treatment of several parasitic infestations. In addition to this, there are reports on the anticancer activity of ABZ against a wide range of cancer types. However, its effect on glioma has not yet been reported. In the present study, cytotoxicity of ABZ and ABZ loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (ASLNs) was tested in human glioma/astrocytoma cell line (U-87 MG). Using glyceryl trimyristate as lipid carrier and tween 80 as surfactant spherical ASLNs with an average size of 218...
November 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165358/understanding-the-molecular-genetics-of-basal-cell-carcinoma
#15
REVIEW
Cristina Pellegrini, Maria Giovanna Maturo, Lucia Di Nardo, Valeria Ciciarelli, Carlota Gutiérrez García-Rodrigo, Maria Concetta Fargnoli
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common human cancer and represents a growing public health care problem. Several tumor suppressor genes and proto-oncogenes have been implicated in BCC pathogenesis, including the key components of the Hedgehog pathway, PTCH1 and SMO, the TP53 tumor suppressor, and members of the RAS proto-oncogene family. Aberrant activation of the Hedgehog pathway represents the molecular driver in basal cell carcinoma pathogenesis, with the majority of BCCs carrying somatic point mutations, mainly ultraviolet (UV)-induced, and/or copy-loss of heterozygosis in the PTCH1 gene...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165329/four-new-glycosides-from-the-rhizoma-of-anemarrhena-asphodeloides
#16
Bing-You Yang, Xue-Yan Bi, Yan Liu, Guo-Yu Li, Xin Yin, Hai-Xue Kuang
Four new compounds, aneglycoside A-C (1-3) and timosaponin U (4), were isolated from the rhizomes of Anemarrhena asphodeloides. Their structures were determined through extensive spectroscopic analysis, chemical characteristics, and high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS). All the isolations were evaluated for cytotoxicity against HepG2, Hela, and SGC7901 human cancer lines. Compounds 1, 2, and 4 showed weak antiproliferative activities on HepG2, Hela, and SGC7901 cells.
November 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165314/towards-natural-mimetics-of-metformin-and-rapamycin
#17
Alexander Aliper, Leslie Jellen, Franco Cortese, Artem Artemov, Darla Karpinsky-Semper, Alexey Moskalev, Andrew G Swick, Alex Zhavoronkov
Aging is now at the forefront of major challenges faced globally, creating an immediate need for safe, widescale interventions to reduce the burden of chronic disease and extend human healthspan. Metformin and rapamycin are two FDA-approved mTOR inhibitors proposed for this purpose, exhibiting significant anti-cancer and anti-aging properties beyond their current clinical applications. However, each faces issues with approval for off-label, prophylactic use due to adverse effects. Here, we initiate an effort to identify nutraceuticals-safer, naturally-occurring compounds-that mimic the anti-aging effects of metformin and rapamycin without adverse effects...
November 15, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165303/immunoreactivity-to-cyp24a1-but-not-vitamin-d-receptor-is-increased-in-mast-cells-of-keratinocyte-skin-cancers
#18
Antti Kaukinen, Hanna Siiskonen, Jukka Pelkonen, Ilkka T Harvima
In mouse skin models, mast cells have been shown to express vitamin D receptor (VDR) that can mediate the immunosuppressive effects of ultraviolet B radiation and vitamin D3. However, VDR activation leads to the expression of CYP24A1, a hydroxylase that can inactivate vitamin D3 metabolites. To examine immunoreactivity to VDR and CYP24A1 in mast cells from normal human skin, keratinocyte skin cancers, and disorders of chronic inflammation. Frozen biopsies were collected from the non-lesional and lesional skin of patients with actinic keratosis (AK), Bowen's disease/squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), basal cell carcinoma (BCC), and psoriasis...
November 22, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165098/effects-of-olive-oil-on-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-6-in-humans-implication-in-obesity-and-frailty
#19
Nagendra Sastry Yarla, Angela Polito, Ilaria Peluso
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-6 are important mediators of chronic low-grade systemic inflammation. The latter plays a central role in several obesity-related pathologies, such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. Besides, these cytokines have been also implicated in geriatric and cancer-induced anorexia, cachexia, sarcopenia and frailty. Potential interventions for both obesity and frailty include dietary advice and nutraceuticals...
November 20, 2017: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165056/citrinin-induces-apoptosis-in-human-hct116-colon-cancer-cells-through-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#20
Amal Salah, Chayma Bouaziz, Alexandre Prola, Julie Pires Da Silva, Hassen Bacha, Salwa Abid-Essefi, Christophe Lemaire
The mycotoxin citrinin (CTN) is a natural contaminant of various human foods that may produce serious adverse health problems. Several studies demonstrated that citrinin exerts cytotoxic and genotoxic effects in both in vivo and in vitro systems. However, the precise mechanisms of action (MOA), particularly in intestinal cells remain unclear. The aim of the present study was to examine the precise MOA of citrinin in vitro. Data demonstrated that CTN significantly decreased the number of viable human intestinal HCT116 cells and induced apoptotic events including (1) decrease in ΔѰm indicative of mitochondrial membrane permeabilization, (2) activation of caspase 3, (3) elevated production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and (4) relative persistence of plasma membrane integrity...
2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
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