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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642332/morphine-worsens-the-severity-and-prevents-pancreatic-regeneration-in-mouse-models-of-acute-pancreatitis
#1
Usman Barlass, Raini Dutta, Hassam Cheema, John George, Archana Sareen, Ajay Dixit, Zuobiao Yuan, Bhuwan Giri, Jingjing Meng, Santanu Banerjee, Sulagna Banerjee, Vikas Dudeja, Rajinder K Dawra, Sabita Roy, Ashok K Saluja
BACKGROUND: Opioids such as morphine are widely used for the management of pain associated with acute pancreatitis. Interestingly, opioids are also known to affect the immune system and modulate inflammatory pathways in non-pancreatic diseases. However, the impact of morphine on the progression of acute pancreatitis has never been evaluated. In the current study, we evaluated the impact of morphine on the progression and severity of acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Effect of morphine treatment on acute pancreatitis in caerulein, L-arginine and ethanol-palmitoleic acid models was evaluated after induction of the disease...
June 22, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637687/inhibition-of-cdk4-6-by-palbociclib-significantly-extends-survival-in-medulloblastoma-patient-derived-xenograft-mouse-models
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Michelle L Cook Sangar, Laura A Genovesi, Madison W Nakamoto, Melissa J Davis, Sue E Knoblaugh, Pengxiang Ji, Amanda Millar, Brandon Wainwright, James M Olson
  <p>Bioinformatics analysis followed by in vivo studies in patient-derived xenograft models were used to identify and validate CDK 4/6 inhibition as an effective therapeutic strategy for medulloblastoma, particularly Group 3 MYC-amplified tumors which have the worst clinical prognosis.</p> <br />Experimental Design: <p>A protein interaction network derived from a Sleeping Beauty mutagenesis model of medulloblastoma was used to identify potential novel therapeutic targets.  The top hit from this analysis was validated in vivo using patient-derived xenograft models of medulloblastoma implanted subcutaneously in the flank and orthotopically in the cerebellum of mice...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635650/the-application-of-heptamethine-cyanine-dye-dz-1-and-indocyanine-green-for-imaging-and-targeting-in-xenograft-models-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Caiqin Zhang, Yong Zhao, He Zhang, Xue Chen, Ningning Zhao, Dengxu Tan, Hai Zhang, Changhong Shi
Near infrared fluorescence (NIRF) imaging has strong potential for widespread use in noninvasive tumor imaging. Indocyanine green (ICG) is the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) -approved NIRF dye for clinical diagnosis; however, it is unstable and poorly targets tumors. DZ-1 is a novel heptamethine cyanine NIRF dye, suitable for imaging and tumor targeting. Here, we compared the fluorescence intensity and metabolism of DZ-1 and ICG. Additionally, we assayed their specificities and abilities to target tumor cells, using cultured hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines, a nude mouse subcutaneous xenograft model of liver cancer, and a rabbit orthotopic transplantation model...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635562/nanoformulated-natural-therapeutics-for-management-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-potential-use-of-curcumin-nanoformulation
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Yousra M El-Far, Mahmoud M Zakaria, Mahmoud M Gabr, Amal M El Gayar, Laila A Eissa, Ibrahim M El-Sherbiny
AIM: The goal of this study was to improve curcumin (CUR) aqueous solubility and bioavailability via nanoformulation, and then study its activity and mechanism of action as an antidiabetic agent. METHODS: CUR-loaded pluronic nanomicelles (CURnp) were prepared and characterized. Biochemical assessments were performed as well as histological, confocal and RTPCR studies on pancreatic target tissues. RESULTS: CURnp with a diameter of 333 ± 6 nm and ζ potential of -26...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633632/antagonizing-mir-455-3p-inhibits-chemoresistance-and-aggressiveness-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Aibin Liu, Jinrong Zhu, Geyan Wu, Lixue Cao, Zhanyao Tan, Shuxia Zhang, Lili Jiang, Jueheng Wu, Mengfeng Li, Libing Song, Jun Li
BACKGROUND: The plasticity of cancer stem cells (CSCs)/tumor-initiating cells (T-ICs) suggests that multiple CSC/T-IC subpopulations exist within a tumor and that multiple oncogenic pathways collaborate to maintain the CSC/T-IC state. Here, we aimed to identify potential therapeutic targets that concomitantly regulate multiple T-IC subpopulations and CSC/T-IC-associated pathways. METHODS: A chemoresistant patient-derived xenograft (PDX) model of human esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) was employed to identify microRNAs that contribute to ESCC aggressiveness...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627583/deoxyactein-protects-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-against-methylglyoxal-induced-oxidative-cell-damage-by-the-upregulation-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis
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Kwang Sik Suh, Eun Mi Choi, Woon-Won Jung, Yu Jin Kim, Soo Min Hong, So Yong Park, Sang Youl Rhee, Suk Chon
Methylglyoxal (MG) is one of the major precursors of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which are considered to be one of the causes of diabetes and its complications. The root and rhizomes of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) have long been used medicinally, and deoxyactein is one of its major constituents. In the present study, the protective effects of deoxyactein against MG-induced oxidative cell damage were investigated in insulin-producing pancreatic β-cells. We found that deoxyactein protected the pancreatic β-cells against MG-induced cell death...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625393/establishment-and-characterization-of-uterine-sarcoma-and-carcinosarcoma-patient-derived-xenograft-models
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Tine Cuppens, Jeroen Depreeuw, Daniela Annibali, Debby Thomas, Els Hermans, Ellen Gommé, Xuan Bich Trinh, David Debruyne, Philippe Moerman, Diether Lambrechts, Frédéric Amant
OBJECTIVE: Uterine sarcomas (US) and carcinosarcomas (CS) are rare, aggressive cancers. The lack of reliable preclinical models hampers the search for new treatment strategies and predictive biomarkers. To this end, we established and characterized US and CS patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models. METHODS: Tumor fragments of US and CS were subcutaneously implanted into immunocompromised mice. Engrafted xenograft and original tumors were compared by means of histology, immunohistochemistry, whole-genome low-coverage sequencing for copy number variations, and RNA sequencing...
June 16, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619757/cdk4-6-inhibitors-sensitize-rb-positive-sarcoma-cells-to-wee1-kinase-inhibition-through-reversible-cell-cycle-arrest
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Ashleigh M Francis, Angela Alexander, Yanna Liu, Smruthi Vijayaraghavan, Kwang Hui Low, Dong Yang, Tuyen Bui, Neeta Somaiah, Vinod Ravi, Khandan Keyomarsi, Kelly K Hunt
Research into the biology of soft tissue sarcomas has uncovered very few effective treatment strategies that improve upon the current standard of care which usually involves surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Many patients with large (>5cm), high-grade sarcomas develop recurrence, and at that point have limited treatment options available. One challenge is the heterogeneity of genetic drivers of sarcomas, and many of these are not validated targets. Even when such genes are tractable targets, the rarity of each subtype of sarcoma makes advances in research slow...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611205/mouse-pdx-trial-suggests-synergy-of-concurrent-inhibition-of-raf-and-egfr-in-colorectal-cancer-with-braf-or-kras-mutations
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Yung-Mae M Yao, Gregory P Donoho, Philip Iversen, Youyan Zhang, Robert D Van Horn, Amelie Forest, Ruslan Novosiadly, Yue Webster, Ebert J Philip, Steven M Bray, Jason C Ting, Amit Aggarwal, James R Henry, Ramon V Tiu, Gregory D Plowman, Sheng-Bin Peng
Purpose: It is to evaluate the anti-tumor efficacy of cetuximab in combination with LSN3074753, an analogue of LY3009120 and pan-RAF inhibitor in 79 colorectal cancer (CRC) patient derived xenograft (PDX) models.<br />Experimental Design: 79 well characterized CRC PDX models were employed to conduct a single mouse per treatment group (n=1) trial.<br />Results: Consistent with clinical results, cetuximab was efficacious in wild type KRAS and BRAF PDX models, with an overall response rate (ORR) of 6...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611107/il-6-receptor-blockade-enhances-chemotherapy-efficacy-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#10
Kristen B Long, Graham Tooker, Evan Tooker, Santiago Lombo Luque, Jae W Lee, Xiaoqing Pan, Gregory L Beatty
Inflammation mediated by activation of Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK/STAT) signaling is a major cause of chemotherapy resistance in cancer. We studied the impact of selectively blocking the IL-6 receptor (IL6R) as a strategy to inhibit IL-6-induced STAT activation and to overcome chemoresistance in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). To do this, STAT activation was investigated in tumors arising spontaneously in LSL-Kras(G12D/+);LSL-Trp53(R172H/+);Pdx-1Cre (KPC) mice...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611104/cisplatin-increases-sensitivity-to-fgfr-inhibition-in-patient-derived-xenograft-models-of-lung-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Clare E Weeden, Aliaksei Z Holik, Richard J Young, Stephen B Ma, Jean-Marc Garnier, Stephen B Fox, Phillip Antippa, Louis B Irving, Daniel P Steinfort, Gavin M Wright, Prudence A Russell, Matthew E Ritchie, Christopher J Burns, Benjamin Solomon, Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat
Lung squamous cell carcinoma (SqCC) is a molecularly complex and genomically unstable disease. No targeted therapy is currently approved for lung SqCC, although potential oncogenic drivers of SqCC have been identified, including amplification of the fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1). Reports from a recently completed clinical trial indicate low response rates in patients treated with FGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, suggesting inadequacy of FGFR1 amplification as a biomarker of response, or the need for combination treatment...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609371/orthotopic-patient-derived-pancreatic-cancer-xenografts-engraft-into-the-pancreatic-parenchyma-metastasize-and-induce-muscle-wasting-to-recapitulate-the-human-disease
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Kristina L Go, Daniel Delitto, Sarah M Judge, Michael H Gerber, Thomas J George, Kevin E Behrns, Steven J Hughes, Andrew R Judge, Jose G Trevino
OBJECTIVE: Limitations associated with current animal models serve as a major obstacle to reliable preclinical evaluation of therapies in pancreatic cancer (PC). In an effort to develop more reliable preclinical models, we have recently established a subcutaneous patient-derived xenograft (PDX) model. However, critical aspects of PC responsible for its highly lethal nature, such as the development of distant metastasis and cancer cachexia, remain underrepresented in the flank PDX model...
July 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604738/emt-cells-increase-breast-cancer-metastasis-via-paracrine-gli-activation-in-neighbouring-tumour-cells
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Deepika Neelakantan, Hengbo Zhou, Michael U J Oliphant, Xiaomei Zhang, Lukas M Simon, David M Henke, Chad A Shaw, Meng-Fen Wu, Susan G Hilsenbeck, Lisa D White, Michael T Lewis, Heide L Ford
Recent fate-mapping studies concluded that EMT is not required for metastasis of carcinomas. Here we challenge this conclusion by showing that these studies failed to account for possible crosstalk between EMT and non-EMT cells that promotes dissemination of non-EMT cells. In breast cancer models, EMT cells induce increased metastasis of weakly metastatic, non-EMT tumour cells in a paracrine manner, in part by non-cell autonomous activation of the GLI transcription factor. Treatment with GANT61, a GLI1/2 inhibitor, but not with IPI 926, a Smoothened inhibitor, blocks this effect and inhibits growth in PDX models...
June 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599295/inhibition-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-activates-autophagy-and-compensatory-ras-raf-mek-erk-signalling-in-prostate-cancer
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Dominika E Butler, Christopher Marlein, Hannah F Walker, Fiona M Frame, Vincent M Mann, Matthew S Simms, Barry R Davies, Anne T Collins, Norman J Maitland
The PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway is frequently activated in advanced prostate cancer, due to loss of the tumour suppressor PTEN, and is an important axis for drug development. We have assessed the molecular and functional consequences of pathway blockade by inhibiting AKT and mTOR kinases either in combination or as individual drug treatments. In established prostate cancer cell lines, a decrease in cell viability and in phospho-biomarker expression was observed. Although apoptosis was not induced, a G1 growth arrest was observed in PTEN null LNCaP cells, but not in BPH1 or PC3 cells...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593183/columnar-metaplasia-in-three-types-of-surgical-mouse-models-of-esophageal-reflux
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Fabio Terabe, Susumu Aikou, Junko Aida, Nobutake Yamamichi, Michio Kaminishi, Kaiyo Takubo, Yasuyuki Seto, Sachiyo Nomura
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Esophageal adenocarcinoma develops in the setting of gastroesophageal reflux and columnar metaplasia in distal esophagus. Columnar metaplasia arising in gastroesophageal reflux models has developed in rat; however, gastroesophageal reflux models in mice have not been well-characterized. METHODS: One hundred thirty-five C57Bl/6J mice aged 8 weeks old were divided into the following operations: esophagogastrojejunostomy (side-to-side) (EGJ), esophageal separation and esophagojejunostomy (end-to-side) (EJ), and EJ and gastrectomy (end-to-side) (EJ/TG)...
July 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588062/secondary-somatic-mutations-restoring-rad51c-and-rad51d-associated-with-acquired-resistance-to-the-parp-inhibitor-rucaparib-in-high-grade-ovarian-carcinoma
#16
Olga Kondrashova, Minh Nguyen, Kristy Shield-Artin, Anna V Tinker, Nelson N H Teng, Maria I Harrell, Michael J Kuiper, Gwo-Yaw Ho, Holly Barker, Maria Jasin, Rohit Prakash, Elizabeth M Kass, Meghan R Sullivan, Gregory J Brunette, Kara A Bernstein, Robert L Coleman, Anne Floquet, Michael Friedlander, Ganessan Kichenadasse, David M O'Malley, Amit M Oza, James X Sun, Liliane Robillard, Lara Maloney, David D L Bowtell, Heidi Giordano, Matthew J Wakefield, Scott H Kaufmann, Andrew D Simmons, Thomas C Harding, Mitch Raponi, Iain A McNeish, Elizabeth M Swisher, Kevin Lin, Clare L Scott
High-grade epithelial ovarian carcinomas (OC) containing mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 (BRCA1/2) homologous recombination (HR) genes are sensitive to platinum-based chemotherapy and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi), while restoration of HR function due to secondary mutations in BRCA1/2 has been recognized as an important resistance mechanism. We sequenced core HR pathway genes in 12 pairs of pre-treatment and post-progression tumor biopsy samples collected from patients in ARIEL2 Part 1, a phase 2 study of the PARPi rucaparib as treatment for platinum-sensitive, relapsed OC...
June 6, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586644/endothelial-to-osteoblast-conversion-generates-osteoblastic-metastasis-of-prostate-cancer
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Song-Chang Lin, Yu-Chen Lee, Guoyu Yu, Chien-Jui Cheng, Xin Zhou, Khoi Chu, Monzur Murshed, Nhat-Tu Le, Laura Baseler, Jun-Ichi Abe, Keigi Fujiwara, Benoit deCrombrugghe, Christopher J Logothetis, Gary E Gallick, Li-Yuan Yu-Lee, Sankar N Maity, Sue-Hwa Lin
Prostate cancer (PCa) bone metastasis is frequently associated with bone-forming lesions, but the source of the osteoblastic lesions remains unclear. We show that the tumor-induced bone derives partly from tumor-associated endothelial cells that have undergone endothelial-to-osteoblast (EC-to-OSB) conversion. The tumor-associated osteoblasts in PCa bone metastasis specimens and patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) were found to co-express endothelial marker Tie-2. BMP4, identified in PDX-conditioned medium, promoted EC-to-OSB conversion of 2H11 endothelial cells...
June 5, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581520/klf10-loss-in-the-pancreas-provokes-activation-of-sdf-1-and-induces-distant-metastases-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-in-the-kras-g12d-p53-flox-flox-model
#18
C-C Weng, J R Hawse, M Subramaniam, V H S Chang, W C Y Yu, W-C Hung, L-T Chen, K-H Cheng
Krüppel-like transcription factor 10 (KLF10), also named as TIEG1, plays essential roles in mediating transforming growth factor beta (TGFβ) signaling and has been shown to function as a tumor suppressor in multiple cancer types. However, its roles in mediating cancer progression in vivo have yet to be fully characterized. Here, we have employed two well-characterized Pdx-1CreLSL-Kras(G12D) and Pdx-1CreLSL-Kras(G12D)p53(L/L) pancreatic cancer models to ablate KLF10 expression and determine the impact of KLF10 deletion on tumor development and progression...
June 5, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578693/cdk4-6-inhibitor-shr6390-exerts-potent-antitumor-activity-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-inhibiting-phosphorylated-rb-and-inducing-g1-cell-cycle-arrest
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Jiayuan Wang, Qingqing Li, Jiajia Yuan, Jingyuan Wang, Zuhua Chen, Zhentao Liu, Zhongwu Li, Yumei Lai, Jing Gao, Lin Shen
BACKGROUND: Cell cycle dysregulation is common in human malignancies, and CDK4/6 inhibitors targeting cell cycle have potential antitumor activity. SHR6390 is a novel small molecule inhibitor specifically targeting the CDK4/6 pathway. However, the role of SHR6390 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains unknown, which will be investigated in our study. METHODS: Eca 109, Eca 9706, and KYSE-510 ESCC cell lines were chosen for further analysis. The effect of SHR6390 on cell viability, cell cycle and cell apoptosis, the status of kinases in Cyclin D1-CDK4/6-Rb pathway were determined by MTS assay, flow cytometry, and western blotting, respectively...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578487/gambogic-acid-induces-cell-apoptosis-and-inhibits-mapk-pathway-in-pten-p53-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo
#20
Hong Pan, Li-Yuan Lu, Xue-Qian Wang, Bin-Xue Li, Kathleen Kelly, Hong-Sheng Lin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of gambogic acid (GA) on the growth and cell death of castrate resistant prostate cancer (PC) with phosphate and tension homology (PTEN) and p53 genes deleted in vitro and ex vivo, and elucidate the underlying possible molecular mechanisms. METHODS: PTEN(-/-)/p53(-/-) PC cells and Los Angeles prostate cancer-4 (LAPC-4) cells were treated with GA for 24 h and 48 h, then cell viability was determined by cell proliferation assay...
June 3, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
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