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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29555410/viscum-articulatum-burm-f-aqueous-extract-exerts-antiproliferative-effect-and-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-in-leukemia-cells
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Ruchi Mishra, Saurabh Sharma, Radhey Shyam Sharma, Savita Singh, Milind Madhav Sardesai, Sadhna Sharma, Vandana Mishra
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Viscum articulatum Burm. f. (leafless mistletoe) has been used in traditional system of medicines in India, China, Taiwan, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, to treat blood-related diseases and various inflammatory and degenerative diseases including cancer. Anticancer activities of some phytomolecules purified from Viscum articulatum Burm. f. have been tested. However scientific evidence for the anticancerous potential of aqueous extract of V. articularum (VAQE) used in traditional medicine is lacking...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494264/cystathionine-%C3%AE-synthase-regulates-mitochondrial-morphogenesis-in-ovarian-cancer
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Prabir Kumar Chakraborty, Brennah Murphy, Soumyajit Banerjee Mustafi, Anindya Dey, Xunhao Xiong, Geeta Rao, Sarwat Naz, Min Zhang, Da Yang, Danny N Dhanasekaran, Resham Bhattacharya, Priyabrata Mukherjee
Deregulation of mitochondrial morphogenesis, a dynamic equilibrium between mitochondrial fusion and fission processes, is now evolving as a key metabolic event that fuels tumor growth and therapy resistance. However, fundamental knowledge underpinning how cancer cells reprogram mitochondrial morphogenesis remains incomplete. Here, we report that cystathionine β-synthase (CBS) reprograms mitochondrial morphogenesis in ovarian cancer (OvCa) cells by selectively regulating the stability of mitofusin 2 (MFN2)...
March 1, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440171/crosstalk-signaling-between-her3-and-hpv16-e6-and-e7-mediates-resistance-to-pi3k-inhibitors-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Toni M Brand, Stefan Hartmann, Neil E Bhola, Hua Li, Yan Zang, Rachel A O'Keefe, Max V Ranall, Sourav Bandyopadhyay, Margaret Soucheray, Nevan J Krogan, Carolyn Kemp, Umamaheswar Duvvuri, Theresa LaVallee, Daniel E Johnson, Michelle A Ozbun, Julie E Bauman, Jennifer R Grandis
Human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 is implicated in approximately 75% of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) that arise in the oropharynx, where viral expression of the E6 and E7 oncoproteins promote cellular transformation, tumor growth, and maintenance. An important oncogenic signaling pathway activated by E6 and E7 is the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway, a key driver of carcinogenesis. The PI3K pathway is also activated by mutation or amplification of PIK3CA in over half of HPV(+) HNSCC...
February 12, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435156/cis-trimethoxy-resveratrol-induces-intrinsic-apoptosis-via-prometaphase-arrest-and-prolonged-cdk1-activation-pathway-in-human-jurkat-t-cells
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Chae Eun Kim, Do Youn Jun, Jong-Sik Kim, Young Ho Kim
Cis-trimethoxy resveratrol (cis-3M-RES) induced dose-dependent cytotoxicity and apoptotic DNA fragmentation in Jurkat T cell clones (JT/Neo); however, it induced only cytostasis in BCL-2-overexpressing cells (JT/BCL-2). Treatment with 0.25 μM cis-3M-RES induced G2/M arrest, BAK activation, Δψm loss, caspase-9 and caspase-3 activation, and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) cleavage in JT/Neo cells time-dependently but did not induce these events, except G2/M arrest, in JT/BCL-2 cells. Moreover, cis-3M-RES induced CDK1 activation, BCL-2 phosphorylation at Ser-70, MCL-1 phosphorylation at Ser-159/Thr-163, and BIM (BIMEL and BIML) phosphorylation irrespective of BCL-2 overexpression...
January 12, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408315/genome-wide-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-genes-and-the-modulation-of-pedv-infection-in-vero-e6-cells
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Hewei Zhang, Qinfang Liu, Weiwei Su, Jianke Wang, Yaru Sun, Junfeng Zhang, Ke Shang, Shipeng Cheng, Zhenhai Chen, Hua Wu
PEDV remains one of the most important swine diseases that infects pigs of all ages. It causes devastating viral enteric disease in piglets with a high mortality rate, leading to significant threats and huge economic loss to the pork industry. In this study, a transcriptomic shotgun sequencing (RNA-Seq) procedure was used to study gene responses against PEDV infection. Genome-wide analysis of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) was performed in Vero E6 cells post-PEDV infection. mTOR signaling pathway activator-MHY1485, and inhibitor-PP242 were used to study the antiviral function...
February 2, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398445/optimization-of-antimalarial-and-anticancer-activities-of-e-methyl-2-7-chloroquinolin-4-ylthio-3-4-hydroxyphenyl-acrylate
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Jesús A Romero, María E Acosta, Neira D Gamboa, Michael R Mijares, Juan B De Sanctis, Jaime E Charris
Chemically modified versions of bioactive substances, are particularly useful in overcoming barriers associated with drug formulation, drug delivery and poor pharmacokinetic properties. In this study, a series of fourteen (E)-methyl 2-(7-chloroquinolin-4-ylthio)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl) acrylate (2-15) were prepared by using a one step synthesis from 1 previously described by us as potential antimalarial and antitumor agent. Molecules were evaluated as inhibitors of β-hematin formation, where most of them showed a significant inhibition value (% > 70)...
February 2, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355614/head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-genomics-and-emerging-biomarkers-for-immunomodulatory-cancer-treatments
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Benjamin Solomon, Richard J Young, Danny Rischin
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) comprises a heterogeneous group of tumors that arise from the squamous epithelium of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx and hypopharynx. While many HNSCCs are related to classical etiologic factors of smoking and alcohol, a clinically, genomically, and immunologically distinct subgroup of tumors arise from the epithelium of the tonsil and the base of tongue as a result of infection with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). In this review we describe the genomic and immunologic landscape of HNSCC, highlighting differences between HPV-positive and HPV-negative HNSCC...
January 30, 2018: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351308/skin-transcriptome-reveals-the-dynamic-changes-in-the-wnt-pathway-during-integument-morphogenesis-of-chick-embryos
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Husile Gong, Hong Wang, YueXing Wang, Xue Bai, Bin Liu, JinFeng He, JiangHong Wu, WangMei Qi, WenGuang Zhang
Avian species have a unique integument covered with feathers. Skin morphogenesis is a successive and complex process. To date, most studies have focused on a single developmental point or stage. Fewer studies have focused on whole transcriptomes based on the time-course of embryo integument development. To analyze the global changes in gene expression profiles, we sequenced the transcriptome of chicken embryo skin samples from day 6 to day 21 of incubation and identified 5830 differentially expressed genes (DEGs)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344635/eradication-of-cervical-cancer-in-vivo-by-an-aav-vector-that-encodes-shrna-targeting-human-papillomavirus-type-16%C3%A2-e6-e7
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Naoto Sato, Yasushi Saga, Ryosuke Uchibori, Tomonori Tsukahara, Masashi Urabe, Akihiro Kume, Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Mitsuaki Suzuki, Keiya Ozawa, Hiroaki Mizukami
The major causative agent of cervical cancer is human papilloma virus (HPV); the viral proteins E6 and E7 induce carcinogenesis through the inactivation of the host tumor-suppressor gene. Therefore, the stable expression of specific inhibitors of E6 and E7 in cancer cells is expected to provide effective treatment for cervical cancer without affecting normal tissue. In this study, we propose a novel therapeutic approach using an adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector encoding short hairpin RNA (shRNA) against the oncoproteins E6 and E7 (shE6E7) of HPV type 16 (HPV‑16), termed AAV‑shE6E7...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176966/induction-of-tyrosine-phosphorylation-of-uv-activated-egfr-by-the-beta-human-papillomavirus-type-8-e6-leads-to-papillomatosis
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Stefanie Taute, Herbert J Pfister, Gertrud Steger
Epidemiological evidence is accumulating that beta-human papillomaviruses (HPV) synergize with UV-light in the development of precancerous actinic keratosis, and cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCC), one of the most common cancers in the Caucasian population. We previously demonstrated the tumorigenic activity of beta-HPV type 8 (HPV8) in the skin of transgenic mice and its cooperation with UV-light. Analysis of underlying mechanisms now showed that in keratinocytes expressing the HPV8E6 protein a transient increase of tyrosine phosphorylated epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in response to UV-irradiation occurred, while EGFR tyrosine phosphorylation, i...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156603/adding-an-artificial-tail-anchor-to-a-peptide-based-hiv-1-fusion-inhibitor-for-improvement-of-its-potency-and-resistance-profile
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Shan Su, Zhenxuan Ma, Chen Hua, Weihua Li, Lu Lu, Shibo Jiang
Peptides derived from the C-terminal heptad repeat (CHR) of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) envelope protein transmembrane subunit gp41, such as T20 (enfuvirtide), can bind to the N-terminal heptad repeat (NHR) of gp41 and block six-helix bundle (6-HB) formation, thus inhibiting HIV-1 fusion with the target cell. However, clinical application of T20 is limited because of its low potency and genetic barrier to resistance. HP23, the shortest CHR peptide, exhibits better anti-HIV-1 activity than T20, but the HIV-1 strains with E49K mutations in gp41 will become resistant to it...
November 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156346/abcg2-mediated-suppression-of-chlorin-e6-accumulation-and-photodynamic-therapy-efficiency-in-glioblastoma-cell-lines-can-be-reversed-by-ko143
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Sara A Abdel Gaber, Patricia Müller, Wolfgang Zimmermann, Dirk Hüttenberger, Rainer Wittig, Mahmoud H Abdel Kader, Herbert Stepp
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) of malignant brain tumors is a promising adjunct to standard treatment, especially if tumor stem cells thought to be responsible for tumor progression and therapy resistance were also susceptible to this kind of treatment. However, some photosensitizers have been reported to be substrates of ABCG2, one of the membrane transporters mediating resistance to chemotherapy. Here we investigate, whether inhibition of ABCG2 can restore sensitivity to photosensitizer chlorin e6-mediated PDT...
January 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118270/upregulation-of-pir-gene-expression-induced-by-human-papillomavirus-e6-and-e7-in-epithelial-oral-and-cervical-cells
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Diego Carrillo, Juan P Muñoz, Hernán Huerta, Gabriel Leal, Alejandro Corvalán, Oscar León, Gloria M Calaf, Ulises Urzúa, Enrique Boccardo, Julio C Tapia, Francisco Aguayo
The hallmark of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV)-related carcinogenesis is E6 and E7 oncogene overexpression. The aim of this work was to characterize epithelial oral and cervical cancer cells that express HR-HPV E6 and E7 oncoproteins. Transcriptomic assay using DNA microarrays revealed that PIR gene expression was detected in oral cells in an HR-HPV E6/E7-dependent manner. In addition, PIR was overexpressed in HPV-positive SiHa and Ca Ski cells, whereas it was undetectable in HPV-negative C33A cells...
November 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113824/comparative-analysis-of-different-cell-systems-for-zika-virus-zikv-propagation-and-evaluation-of-anti-zikv-compounds-in-vitro
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Ilaria Vicenti, Adele Boccuto, Alessia Giannini, Filippo Dragoni, Francesco Saladini, Maurizio Zazzi
A strong correlation between Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and severe neurological disease in newborns and occasionally adults has emerged in the Brazilian outbreak. Efficient human cell-based assays are required to test candidate inhibitors of ZIKV replication. The aim of this work was to investigate ZIKV propagation and quantification in different cell lines. The human (U87, A549, Huh7), mosquito (C6/36) and monkey (VERO E6) cell lines tested were all permissive to ZIKV infection. When assessed by plaque forming units (PFU) in three different target cell lines, the maximal production of ZIKV was achieved in Huh7 at day 3 post-infection (6...
January 15, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963790/phase-i-study-of-induction-chemotherapy-with-afatinib-ribavirin-and-weekly-carboplatin-and-paclitaxel-for-stage-iva-ivb-human-papillomavirus-associated-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-cancer
#15
Lara A Dunn, Matthew G Fury, Eric J Sherman, Alan A Ho, Nora Katabi, Sofia S Haque, David G Pfister
BACKGROUND: The human papillomavirus (HPV) E6 oncoprotein enhances the oncogenic potential of ErbB proteins in HPV-related malignancies. This phase I study evaluates the addition of afatinib, an ErbB family inhibitor, and ribavirin to paclitaxel and carboplatin induction chemotherapy in HPV-associated, locally advanced oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS: This dose escalation study included 2 doses of oral afatinib: 30 and 40 mg daily. Ribavirin dosing was weight based...
February 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947503/the-dna-repair-inhibitor-dbait-is-specific-for-malignant-hematologic-cells-in-blood
#16
Sylvain Thierry, Wael Jdey, Solana Alculumbre, Vassili Soumelis, Patricia Noguiez-Hellin, Marie Dutreix
Hematologic malignancies are rare cancers that develop refractory disease upon patient relapse, resulting in decreased life expectancy and quality of life. DNA repair inhibitors are a promising strategy to treat cancer but are limited by their hematologic toxicity in combination with conventional chemotherapies. Dbait are large molecules targeting the signaling of DNA damage and inhibiting all the double-strand DNA break pathways. Dbait have been shown to sensitize resistant solid tumors to radiotherapy and platinum salts...
December 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846079/e6-e7-oncogenes-in-epithelial-suprabasal-layers-and-estradiol-promote-cervical-growth-and-ear-regeneration
#17
C García, D Hernández-García, C Valencia, V Rojo-León, J-R Pérez-Estrada, M Werner, L Covarrubias
Tissue growth is a common characteristic of carcinogenesis and regeneration. Here we show that suprabasal expression of human papillomavirus (HPV)16 E6/E7 oncogenes in Tg(K6b-E6/E7) mice, similar to that observed in HPV-infected human tissue, and estradiol increased cervical epithelium growth and ear-hole closure efficiency. Oncogenes in combination with estradiol had a significant contribution to the proliferation of suprabasal cells of cervical epithelium that correlated with an increased expression of keratin genes...
August 28, 2017: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842332/tumor-acidity-activatable-manganese-phosphate-nanoplatform-for-amplification-of-photodynamic-cancer-therapy-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Yongwei Hao, Cuixia Zheng, Lei Wang, Jinjie Zhang, Xiuxiu Niu, Qingling Song, Qianhua Feng, Hongjuan Zhao, Li Li, Hongling Zhang, Zhenzhong Zhang, Yun Zhang
Amorphous biodegradable metal phosphate nanomaterials are considered to possess great potential in cancer theranostic application due to their promise in providing ultra-sensitive pH-responsive therapeutic benefits and diagnostic functions simultaneously. Here we report the synthesis of photosensitising and acriflavine-carrying amorphous porous manganese phosphate (PMP) nanoparticles with ultra-sensitive pH-responsive degradability and their application for a photoactivable synergistic nanosystem that imparts reactive oxygen species (ROS) induced cytotoxicity in synchrony with hypoxia-inducible factor 1α/vascular endothelial growth factor (HIF1α/VEGF) inhibitor that suppresses tumor growth and treatment escape signalling pathway...
August 24, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652820/a-higher-degree-of-expression-of-dna-methyl-transferase-1-in-cervical-cancer-is-associated-with-poor-survival-outcome
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Chandrika J Piyathilake, Suguna Badiga, Samuel G Borak, Janaka Weragoda, Sejong Bae, Roland Matthews, Walter C Bell, Edward E Partridge
BACKGROUND: Even though novel therapies based on aberrant DNA methylation could be of particular importance for the treatment of cervical cancer (CC) because the oncoproteins E6/E7 of high-risk human papillomaviruses, the causative agents for developing CC, have the capacity to bind and upregulate DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), to our knowledge, no previous studies have evaluated the expression of this enzyme in CC in relation to survival outcomes. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the expression of DNMT1 in CC and its association with survival outcomes...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619596/selective-p300-inhibitor-c646-inhibited-hpv-e6-e7-genes-altered-glucose-metabolism-and-induced-apoptosis-in-cervical-cancer-cells
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Hongpeng He, Yongwei Lai, Yunpeng Hao, Yupeng Liu, Zijiang Zhang, Xiang Liu, Chenhong Guo, Mengmeng Zhang, Hao Zhou, Nan Wang, Xue-Gang Luo, Lihong Huo, Wenjian Ma, Tong-Cun Zhang
High risk HPV infection is a causative factor of cervical cancer. The constitutive expression of HPV E6-E7 genes is important for the maintenance of cancer phenotypes. The cellular transcription co-activator p300 plays a crucial role in the regulation of HPV genes thus it was targeted for the inhibition of HPV-associated cervical cancer. In the present study, HPV positive cervical cells were treated with C646, a selective inhibitor of p300, to investigate its influence on HPV E6-E7 expression and cancer cell growth...
June 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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