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Endometrium cancer

Simin Mirakhor Samani, Tahmineh Ezazi Bojnordi, Manijeh Zarghampour, Sobhan Merat, Daniel F Fouladi
Our objective was to examine the expression rates of p53, Bcl-2 and Bax in endometrial carcinoma, endometrial hyperplasia and normal endometrium. A total of 94 endometrial frozen sections (carcinoma 48, hyperplasia 21, normal tissue 25) were examined immunohistochemically in terms of the expression rates of p53, Bcl-2 and Bax. All of the specimens in the non-malignant groups were positive for Bax, whereas this rate was 85.4% in the group with malignant specimens (p = .03). Conversely, p53 was expressed only in the cancerous group (77...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Aneta Cymbaluk-Płoska, Anita Chudecka-Głaz, Anna Jagodzińska, Ewa Pius-Sadowska, Agnieszka Sompolska-Rzechuła, Bogusław Machaliński, Janusz Menkiszak
Introduction: Adipose tissue is considered an endocrine organ and produces a number of biologically active substances. Aims: To consider the role that four adipokines - leptin, omentin-1, vaspin, and galectin-3 - play in the diagnosis of endometrium cancer and to investigate the association between serum concentrations of adipose tissue metabolism products and the diagnostics and prognosis in endometrial cancer. Patients and methods: The study included 168 patients with body mass index (BMI) >20 kg/m2 admitted due to post-menopausal bleeding...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Ding Qian-Shan, Zhang Li, Wang Bi-Cheng, Zeng Zhi, Zou Xian-Qiong, Cao Peng-Bo, M S Zhou Guang-Ming, Tang Meng, Wu Lu, B S Wu Lian-Lian, Yu Hong-Gang, Guo Yong, Zhou Fu-Xiang
Microrchidia 2 (MORC2) plays important roles in DNA damage repair and lipogenesis, but the clinical and functional role of MORC2 in cancer remains largely unexplored. In this study, we showed that MORC2 was widely expressed in human tissues while significantly up-regulated in most cancer types employing immunohistochemical staining and analysis of mRNA expression profile of more than 2000 human tissue samples from 15 different organs (lung, prostate, liver, breast, brain, stomach, colon/rectum, pancreas, ovary, endometrium, skin, nasopharynx, kidney, oesophagus and bladder)...
March 16, 2018: Human Pathology
Weihua Li, Huimin Bai, Shiping Liu, Dongyan Cao, Hongying Wu, Keng Shen, Yanhong Tai, Jiaxin Yang
Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) is an established molecular target in many primary tumors including breast, lung, pancreatic, colon and hepatocellular carcinomas. However, its potential role in supporting endometrial cancer growth and progression has not yet been determined. In this study, we evaluated the value of SCD1 as a candidate therapeutic target in human endometrial cancer. Compared with secretory and post-menopausal endometrium, SCD1 was highly expressed in normal endometrium of proliferative phase, endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial carcinoma, while was absent or low expression in non-malignant control stromal cells and adjacent normal endometrium...
February 23, 2018: Oncotarget
Lan Hai, Maria M Szwarc, Bin He, David M Lonard, Ramakrishna Kommagani, Francesco J DeMayo, John P Lydon
Speckle-type poz protein (SPOP) is an E3-ubiquitin ligase adaptor for turnover of a diverse number of proteins involved in key cellular processes from chromatin remodeling, transcriptional regulation to cell signaling. Genomic analysis revealed that SPOP somatic mutations are found in a subset of endometrial cancers, suggesting that these mutations act as oncogenic drivers of this gynecologic malignancy. These studies also raise the question as to the role of wild type SPOP in normal uterine function. To address this question, we generated a mouse model (Spopd/d) in which SPOP is ablated in uterine cells that express the PGR...
March 13, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
Peng Wang, San-Pin Wu, Kelsey E Brooks, Andrew M Kelleher, Jessica Milano-Foster, Francesco J DeMayo, Thomas E Spencer
Forkhead box A2 (FOXA2) is a pioneer transcription factor involved in organ development, function and cancer. In the uterus, FOXA2 is essential for pregnancy and expressed specifically in the glands of the endometrium loss of FOXA2 function occurs during development of endometrial cancer in humans. The present study describes the development of a mouse model for conditional expression of mouse FOXA2. Using a system consisting of a minigene located at the Rosa26 locus, a CAG-S-mFOXA2 allele was generated in embryonic stem cells and subsequently in mice; before activation, the minigene is silent due to a floxed stop cassette inserted between the promoter and the transgene...
March 13, 2018: Endocrinology
Jung Mi Byun, Su Sun Kim, Ki Tae Kim, Mi Seon Kang, Dae Hoon Jeong, Dae Sim Lee, Eun Jung Jung, Young Nam Kim, Jin Han, In Sung Song, Kyoun Bok Lee, Moon Su Sung
Endometrial cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women worldwide. Peroxiredoxins (PRDXs) are antioxidant enzymes that serve important roles in cell differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis. In the present study, the potential associations between PRDX expression and endometrial cancer were investigated. The expression levels of various PRDX mRNAs were detected by semi-quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in endometrial cancer tissues (n=26) and normal endometrial tissues (n=10)...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
James H Pickar, Matthieu Boucher, Diana Morgenstern
OBJECTIVE: This review describes historical development of selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) and their combination with estrogens, termed a tissue selective estrogen complex (TSEC), and considers the potential for future TSEC development. METHODS: This narrative review is based on literature identified on PubMed and the TSEC research and development experience of the authors. RESULTS: SERMs have estrogenic and antiestrogenic effects in various tissues; however, no single agent has achieved an optimal balance of agonist and antagonist effects for the treatment of menopausal symptoms...
March 12, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Lavanya H Palavalli Parsons, Rebecca Pedersen, Debra L Richardson, Kimberly A Kho
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the frequency of occult endometrial cancer in women undergoing hysterectomy for benign indications. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective review of all patients undergoing hysterectomies for benign indications at our institution from 2006 to 2014. A departmental database was used to identify all hysterectomies performed, and institutional tumor registry was used to identify cases of endometrial carcinoma. Occult carcinomas were defined as cases with no suspicion preoperatively and histopathologic diagnosis of endometrial cancer postoperatively...
February 21, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Pei Hui, Stefan M Gysler, Mohamed Uduman, Taiwo A Togun, Daniel E Prado, Christine E Richter, Sunitha Nallur, Peter E Schwartz, Thomas J Rutherford, Alessandro D Santin, Joanne B Weidhaas, Elena S Ratner
Synchronous endometrial and ovarian malignancies occur in 5% of women presenting with endometrial cancer and 10% of patients presenting with ovarian malignancy. When a high-grade serous carcinoma concurrently involves both ovary and endometrium, pathological determination of whether they are synchronous primaries or metastatic tumors from one primary site can be challenging. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are 22-nucleotide noncoding RNAs that are aberrantly expressed in cancer cells and may inherit their cellular linage characteristics...
March 5, 2018: Human Pathology
Aneta Cymbaluk-Płoska, Anita Chudecka-Głaz, Ewa Pius-Sadowska, Agnieszka Sompolska-Rzechuła, Bogusław Machaliński, Janusz Menkiszak
Obesity is a well-known factor that leads to many diseases including endometrial cancer. The adipose tissue is a heterogeneous organ of internal secretion. Visfatin is a newly discovered protein produced by fat tissues. The purpose of this work was to evaluate serum level concentrations of visfatin in patients with endometrial cancer based on clinical progression and histopathological tumor differentiation. The diagnostic capabilities of visfatin protein in high differentiation (FIGO III and IV) from a lower (FIGO I and II) clinical stage and prognostic degree of cell differentiation (G1 versus G2, G2 versus G3) on the basis of the analysis of the area under the ROC curve are as follows: 0...
2018: BioMed Research International
Katarzyna Sobczuk, Anna Sobczuk
Endometrial hyperplasia (EH) is a pathological condition characterised by hyperplastic changes in endometrial glandular and stromal structures lining the uterine cavity. Endometrial hyperplasia, particularly with atypia, is a significant clinical concern because it can be a precursor of endometrial cancer. Accurate diagnosis of precancerous lesions of the endometrium and exclusion of coexisting endometrial carcinomas are absolutely required for the optimal management of patients. The classification of endometrial hyperplasia has had numerous terminology...
September 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Sahabettin Selek, Ismail Koyuncu, Hifa Gulru Caglar, Ibrahim Bektas, Mustafa Abdullah Yilmaz, Ataman Gonel, Enes Akyuz
In recent years, there is an increased research interest for plants which are natural sources of antioxidants. Lepidium sativum Subsp spinescens L., commonly found in South West Asia, is a plant known as a healthy nutritional source containing bio-molecules that carry anti-hypertensive, hypoglycemic, anti-asthmatic, antispasmodic, hepato-protective, chemoprotective, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. In this study, we aimed to investigate the antioxidant content and activity of Lepidium sativum Subsp spinescens L...
February 28, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ismail Koyuncu
In the treatment of cancer, which remains a fatal disease, increasingly successful treatment rates of alternative therapies using the power of plants have directed the scientific world towards natural plant resources. This study aimed to examine the anti-cancer and antioxidant properties and identify the phenolic content of the methanolic extract obtained from Artemisia absinthium L. (AR) species, which is used as folk-medicine. The antioxidant activity of the extract was investigated using total phenolics, flavonoids, ABTS and CUPRAC methods...
February 28, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Y Xia, N Xiong, Y Huang
Relationship between the methylation status of the RASSF2A gene promoter and endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer (EAOC) was explored. Between January 2013 and January 2016, tissue samples were collected from 30 patients diagnosed with ovarian endometriosis cyst (EC group), 30 patients diagnosed with ovarian endometrial adenocarcinoma (OEA group) and 30 patients diagnosed with ovarian clear cell carcinoma (OCC group). Additionally, 30 cases of normal endometrium tissues were collected for the control group...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Nadezhda S Geletina, Vyacheslav S Kobelev, Ekaterina V Babayants, Li Feng, Vladimir O Pustylnyak, Lyudmila F Gulyaeva
The effects of microRNAs on PTEN levels are characteristic for many types of cancer. However, the picture of the correlation between the expression levels of PTEN and its targeting microRNAs in endometrial cancer is not fully presented. Our study investigated and analysed the expression levels of PTEN and PTEN-targeting miR-21, miR-181a, miR-214, miR-301a, and miR-1908 in total of 78 samples, out of which 26 samples were from normal endometrium, whereas the 52 samples were from endometrial cancer samples. Our results demonstrated a high variability of individual endometrial cancer samples in the levels of PTEN...
February 22, 2018: Gene
Chin-Jui Wu, Hsiao-Lin Hwa, Wen-Chun Chang, Heng-Cheng Hsu, Mu-Zon Wu, Bor-Ching Sheu
RATIONALE: Rare uterine choriocarcinoma can be differentiated gestational from nongestational choriocarcinoma by using short tandem repeats (STRs). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 56-year-old Taiwanese woman underwent staging surgery because of suspicion of high-grade endometrial cancer. The pathology-confirmed uterine tumor with syncytiotrophoblasts and decidual change of the endometrium was harvested. DIAGNOSIS: Uterine nongestational choriocarcinoma...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Bei Jun Chen, Frances L Byrne, Konii Takenaka, Susan C Modesitt, Ellen M Olzomer, James D Mills, Rhonda Farrell, Kyle L Hoehn, Michael Janitz
Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a naturally occurring family of non-coding RNA that may regulate gene expression in mammals. circRNAs are more stable than messenger RNAs due to their resistance to RNA exonuclease. A growing body of evidence has shown that the expression of circRNAs is regulated during development in a tissue-specific manner. CircRNAs have been implicated in a number of cancers; however, their role in endometrial cancer (EC) is completely unknown. Here, we report the circular transcriptome specific for EC as determined by RNA sequencing...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
Jay R Patibandla, Julia E Fehniger, Douglas A Levine, Petar Jelinic
OBJECTIVE: Extra-pulmonary small cell carcinomas of the gynecologic tract (EPSCC-GTs) are a rare group of aggressive malignancies associated with poor prognoses and limited treatment options. Here, we review the clinical and molecular aspects of EPSCC-GTs and discuss how understanding their molecular features can assist in their diagnosis and the identification of novel effective treatments. METHODS: We searched PubMed and Scopus for articles using the following keywords: "small cell carcinoma" in combination with "neuroendocrine", "ovary", "vagina", "fallopian tube", "vulva", "endometrium", "uterus", "cervix", or "gynecologic"...
February 17, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Marlene Heckl, Elisa Schmoeckel, Linda Hertlein, Miriam Rottmann, Udo Jeschke, Doris Mayr
AIM: The objective of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of ARID1A, p53, p21, p16 and ß-Catenin in endometrioid and clear cell ovarian and endometrial carcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 97 tumors were available for analysis of ARID1A, p53, p21, p16 and ß-Catenin with the techniques of tissue microarray and immunohistochemistry. 32 were ovarian carcinomas and 65 were endometrial carcinomas. RESULTS: Endometrioid ovarian carcinomas showed negative staining for ARID1A (a) and p21 (b), aberrant expression of p53 (c) and p16 (d) and ß-Catenin positive nuclear expression (e) respectively in 19% (a), 100% (b), 28...
2018: PloS One
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