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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548931/succinate-an-initiator-in-tumorigenesis-and-progression
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Ting Zhao, Xianmin Mu, Qiang You
As an intermediate metabolite of the tricarboxylic acid cycle in mitochondria, succinate is widely investigated for its role in metabolism. In recent years, an increasing number of studies have concentrated on the unanticipated role of succinate outside metabolism, acting as, for instance, an inflammatory signal or a carcinogenic initiator. Actually, succinate dehydrogenase gene mutations and abnormal succinate accumulation have been observed in a battery of hereditary and sporadic malignancies. In this review, we discuss the unexpected role of succinate and possible mechanisms that may contribute to its accumulation...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546107/intestinal-toxicity-evaluation-of-long-circulating-and-ph-sensitive-liposomes-loaded-with-cisplatin
#2
Raquel Silva Araújo, Ana Letícia Malheiros Silveira, Éricka Lorenna de Sales E Souza, Rachel Horta Freire, Cristina Maria de Souza, Diego Carlos Reis, Bruno Rocha Cordeiro Costa, Michelle Amantéa Sugimoto, Josianne Nicácio Silveira, Flaviano Dos Santos Martins, Geovanni Dantas Cassali, Jacqueline Isaura Alvarez Leite, Lirlândia Pires Sousa, Adaliene Versiani Matos Ferreira, Mônica Cristina Oliveira, Valbert Nascimento Cardoso
Cisplatin (CDDP) is a chemotherapeutic agent widely used in several anticancer protocols for instance head and neck, testicle, ovarian, lung and peritoneal carcinomatosis. According to the literature, the use of CDDP is associated with several side effects; among them, we highlighted the mucositis. CDDP, when administered by IP, promoted significant intestinal epithelium alterations in an experimental model. Our research group has proposed that the incorporation of CDDP into long-circulating and pH-sensitive liposomes (SpHL-CDDP) could help to overcome some side effects induced by this drug...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535423/chromatographic-separation-and-detection-methods-of-aloe-arborescens-miller-constituents-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jilan A Nazeam, Haidy A Gad, Hala M El-Hefnawy, Abdel-Naser B Singab
Aloe arborescens Miller (Family Asphodelaceae) is a member of genus Aloe, which is used in traditional medicine to cure various diseases. The extracts of the plant have been reported to possess anticancer, immunomodulator, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. The phytochemical investigations have revealed diverse chemical constituents, including phenolics [anthraquinones, anthrones, pyrones, chromones and coumarins], polysaccharides [arborans [(1-4) linked glucomannans, polysaccharide (A, B and C): (A: a linear (1-6)-O-α-glucan, B: a branching (1-2)-O-l-arabinose with (1-2)-O-d-galactose linkages and C: (1-4)-O-β-mannan with 18% acetyl group)]], glycoproteins and carboxypeptidase enzyme...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535103/value-frameworks-for-the-patient-provider-interaction-a-comparison-of-the-asco-value-framework-versus-nccn-evidence-blocks-in-determining-value-in-oncology
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Bijal Shah-Manek, Joseph S Galanto, Huong Nguyen, Robert Ignoffo
BACKGROUND: To address the rising concern about oncology drug costs, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently developed unique tools to help providers and patients make informed decisions about the value of an anticancer regimen. The ASCO Value Framework (AVF) allows users to generate a net health benefit (NHB) score along with drug acquisition costs for oncology regimens that have been compared in a prospective randomized clinical trial...
June 2017: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530542/a-comparison-of-the-toxicity-of-mono-bis-tris-and-tetrakis-phosphino-silver-complexes-on-sno-esophageal-cancer-cells
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Zelinda Engelbrecht, Kariska Potgieter, Zenele Mpela, Rehana Malgas-Enus, Reinout Meijboom, Marianne J Cronje
Several silver(I) triphenylphosphine adducts were prepared as 1:1 to 1:4 ratios of silver nitrate to triphenylphosphine were used to determine their anticancer activity in a malignant SNO esophageal cell line. The silver-phosphine adducts include: [Ag(PPh3)]NO3 (1); [Ag(PPh3)2]NO3 (2); [Ag(PPh3)3]NO3 (3) and [Ag(PPh3)4]NO3 (4). In addition, the activity of 1-4 where compared to previously reported complexes [Ag(Ph2P(CH2)2PPh2)2]NO3 (5) and [Ag(Ph2P(CH2)3PPh2)2]NO3 (6). The cytotoxicity of complexes 1 to 6 was also evaluated in non-malignant human dermal fibroblast cells (HDF-a)...
May 22, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530541/synthesis-of-new-antibacterial-cubane-based-nanocomposite-and-its-application-in-combination-cancer-therapy
#6
Elham Zakerzadeh, Roya Salehi, Mehrdad Mahkam
BACKGROUND: The need for therapeutically effective anticancer drug delivery systems constantly persuades researchers to explore novel strategies. OBJECTIVE: In this study a novel cubane based antibacterial nanocomposite was tailored as dual chemotherapy drug delivery vesicle in order to increase the therapeutic outcome in cancer therapy. METHOD: The physico-chemical characterization of engineered nanocarrier was assessed by Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Hydrogen nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H NMR), Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and Field emission scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive using X-ray (FESEM-EDX)...
May 22, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528314/development-of-a-macroporous-ceramic-passive-sampler-for-the-monitoring-of-cytostatic-drugs-in-water
#7
Helena Franquet-Griell, Victor Pueyo, Jorge Silva, Victor M Orera, Silvia Lacorte
The aim of this study was to develop and calibrate a macroporous ceramic passive sampler (MCPS) for the monitoring of anticancer drugs in wastewater. This system was designed by the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and consists in a porous ceramic tube to allow a high diffusion of contaminants. The MCPS has been calibrated for 16 cytostatic drugs over time periods up to 9 d in spiked water under controlled laboratory conditions. Optimal uptake was accomplished for 7 compounds, namely ifosfamide, cyclophosphamide, capecitabine, prednisone, megestrol, cyproterone and mycophenolic acid, whereas cytarabine was not adsorbed in the receiving phase and the rest were hydrolyzed over the deployment period...
May 11, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523636/informing-materials-drugs-as-tools-for-exploring-cancer-mechanisms-and-pathways
#8
Etienne Vignola-Gagné, Peter Keating, Alberto Cambrosio
This paper builds on previous work that investigated anticancer drugs as 'informed materials', i.e., substances that undergo an informational enrichment that situates them in a dense relational web of qualifications and measurements generated by clinical experiments and clinical trials. The paper analyzes the recent transformation of anticancer drugs from 'informed' to 'informing material'. Briefly put: in the post-genomic era, anti-cancer drugs have become instruments for the production of new biological, pathological, and therapeutic insights into the underlying etiology and evolution of cancer...
June 2017: History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521696/nanotechnology-as-a-promising-strategy-for-anticancer-drug-delivery
#9
Mona Basha
Cancer was and still a very stressful and urgent disease condition representing a leading cause of death in developed as well as developing countries. Although, much research work in both medical and pharmaceutical fields has evolved in the past few years in addition to some promising clinical trials and few market products, cancer becomes much wilder, threatening and getting more lives. Most approaches have focused on the synthesis of new active ingredients or chemical modification of available ones, formulating them in suitable dosage forms aiming for targeted and effective drug delivery with minimal side effects...
May 15, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511910/synthesis-and-biological-research-of-novel-azaacridine-derivatives-as-potent-dna-binding-ligands-and-topoisomerase-ii-inhibitors
#10
Dan Li, Zigao Yuan, Shaopeng Chen, Cunlong Zhang, Lu Song, Chunmei Gao, Yuzong Chen, Chunyan Tan, Yuyang Jiang
DNA and DNA-related enzymes are one of the most effective and common used intracellular anticancer targets in clinic and laboratory studies, however, most of DNA-targeting drugs suffered from toxic side effects. Development of new molecules with good antitumor activity and low side effects is important. Based on computer aided design and our previous studies, a series of novel azaacridine derivatives were synthesized as DNA and topoisomerases binding agents, among which compound 9 displayed the best antiproliferative activity with an IC50 value of 0...
May 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504890/a-brief-perspective-of-drug-resistance-toward-egfr-inhibitors-the-crystal-structures-of-egfrs-and-their-variants
#11
Haixing Guan, Yongli Du, Yang Ning, Xin Cao
The EGFR is one of the most popular targets for anticancer therapies and many drugs, such as erlotinib and gefitinib, have got enormous success in clinical treatments of cancer in past decade. However, the efficacy of these agents is often limited because of the quick emergence of drug resistance. Fundamental structure researches of EGFR in recent years have generally elucidated the mechanism of drug resistance. In this review, based on systematic resolution of full structures of EGFR and their variants via single crystal x-ray crystallography, the working and drug resistance mechanism of EGFR-targeted drugs are fully illustrated...
May 15, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504252/pulmonary-delivery-of-nanoparticle-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-lung-cancers-challenges-and-opportunities
#12
REVIEW
Sharad Mangal, Wei Gao, Tonglei Li, Qi Tony Zhou
Lung cancer is the second most prevalent and the deadliest among all cancer types. Chemotherapy is recommended for lung cancers to control tumor growth and to prolong patient survival. Systemic chemotherapy typically has very limited efficacy as well as severe systemic adverse effects, which are often attributed to the distribution of anticancer drugs to non-targeted sites. In contrast, inhalation routes permit the delivery of drugs directly to the lungs providing high local concentrations that may enhance the anti-tumor effect while alleviating systemic adverse effects...
May 1, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503405/nanoparticle-design-strategies-for-effective-cancer-immunotherapy
#13
Praveena Velpurisiva, Aniket Gad, Brandon Piel, Rahul Jadia, Prakash Rai
Cancer immunotherapy is a rapidly evolving and paradigm shifting treatment modality that adds a strong tool to the collective cancer treatment arsenal. It can be effective even for late stage diagnoses and has already received clinical approval. Tumors are known to not only avoid immune surveillance but also exploit the immune system to continue local tumor growth and metastasis. Because of this, most immunotherapies, particularly those directed against solid cancers, have thus far only benefited a small minority of patients...
2017: J Biomed (Syd)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503054/a-review-on-the-pharmacological-activities-and-phytochemicals-of-alpinia-officinarum-galangal-extracts-derived-from-bioassay-guided-fractionation-and-isolation
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REVIEW
Aida Maryam Basri, Hussein Taha, Norhayati Ahmad
The rhizomes of Alpinia officinarum Hance have been used conventionally for the treatment of various ailments, triggering a wide interest from the scientific research community on this ethnomedicinal plant. This review summarizes the phytochemical and pharmacological properties of the extracts and fractions from A. officinarum, a plant species of the Zingiberaceae family. Different parts of the plant - leaves, roots, rhizomes, and aerial parts - have been extracted in various solvents - methanol, ethanol, ethyl acetate, hexane, dichloromethane, aqueous, chloroform, and petroleum ether, using various techniques - Soxhlet extraction, maceration, ultrasonication, and soaking, whereas fractionation of the plant extracts involves the solvent-solvent partition method...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502895/nanostructured-lipid-carriers-employing-polyphenols-as-promising-anticancer-agents-quality-by-design-qbd-approach
#15
Ketki Bhise, Sushil Kumar Kashaw, Samaresh Sau, Arun K Iyer
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. There are several hurdles in cancer therapy because of side-effects which limits its usage. Nanoparticulate drug delivery systems have been tested against cancer in a range of scientific studies. In the recent years, advanced research on Nanostructured Lipid Carriers (NLCs) has garnered considerable attention owing to the advantages over their first-generation counterparts, Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLN). NLCs facilitate efficient loading of poorly water soluble drugs with simple methods of drug loading...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501691/biosynthesis-and-characterization-of-copper-oxide-nanoparticles-and-its-anticancer-activity-on-human-colon-cancer-cell-lines-hct-116
#16
V Gnanavel, V Palanichamy, Selvaraj Mohana Roopan
The eco-friendly synthesis of nanoparticles through green route from plant extracts have renowned a wide range of application in the field of modern science, due to increased drug efficacy and less toxicity in the nanosized mediated drug delivery model. In the present study, our research groups have biosynthesized the stable and cost effective copper oxide nanoparticles (CuO NPs) from the leaves of (Ormocarpum cochinchinense) O. cochinchinense. The synthesis of crystalline CuO NPs from the leaf extract of O...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495383/zinc-complex-of-tryptophan-appended-1-4-7-10-tetraazacyclododecane-as-potential-anticancer-agent-synthesis-and-evaluation
#17
Anupriya Adhikari, Neelam Kumari, Manish Adhikari, Nitin Kumar, Anjani K Tiwari, Abha Shukla, Anil K Mishra, Anupama Datta
With the rising incidences of cancer cases, the quest for new metal based anticancer drugs has led to extensive research in cancer biology. Zinc complexes of amino acid residue side chains are well recognized for hydrolysis of phosphodiester bond in DNA at faster rate. In the presented work, a Zn(II) complex of cyclen substituted with two l-tryptophan units, Zn(II)-Cyclen-(Trp)2 has been synthesized and evaluated for antiproliferative activity. Zn(II)-Cyclen-(Trp)2 was synthesized in ∼70% yield and its DNA binding potential was evaluated through QM/MM study which suggested good binding (G=-9...
April 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494256/designing-multi-targeted-agents-an-emerging-anticancer-drug-discovery-paradigm
#18
REVIEW
Rong-Geng Fu, Yuan Sun, Wen-Bing Sheng, Duan-Fang Liao
The dominant paradigm in drug discovery is to design ligands with maximum selectivity to act on individual drug targets. With the target-based approach, many new chemical entities have been discovered, developed, and further approved as drugs. However, there are a large number of complex diseases such as cancer that cannot be effectively treated or cured only with one medicine to modulate the biological function of a single target. As simultaneous intervention of two (or multiple) cancer progression relevant targets has shown improved therapeutic efficacy, the innovation of multi-targeted drugs has become a promising and prevailing research topic and numerous multi-targeted anticancer agents are currently at various developmental stages...
May 5, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492519/theranostic-probes-for-targeting-tumor-microenvironment-an-overview
#19
REVIEW
Musafar Gani Sikkandhar, Anu Maashaa Nedumaran, Roopa Ravichandar, Satnam Singh, Induja Santhakumar, Zheng Cong Goh, Sachin Mishra, Govindaraju Archunan, Balázs Gulyás, Parasuraman Padmanabhan
Long gone is the time when tumors were thought to be insular masses of cells, residing independently at specific sites in an organ. Now, researchers gradually realize that tumors interact with the extracellular matrix (ECM), blood vessels, connective tissues, and immune cells in their environment, which is now known as the tumor microenvironment (TME). It has been found that the interactions between tumors and their surrounds promote tumor growth, invasion, and metastasis. The dynamics and diversity of TME cause the tumors to be heterogeneous and thus pose a challenge for cancer diagnosis, drug design, and therapy...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490902/patient-and-physician-preferences-for-anticancer-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-discrete-choice-experiment
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Juan Marcos González, Sarika Ogale, Robert Morlock, Joshua Posner, Brett Hauber, Nicolas Sommer, Axel Grothey
OBJECTIVE: Many publications describe preferences for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening; however, few studies elicited preferences for anticancer-drug treatment for metastatic CRC (mCRC). This study was designed to elicit preferences and risk tolerance among patients and oncologists in the USA for anticancer drugs to treat mCRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients aged 18 years or older with a self-reported diagnosis of mCRC and board-certified (or equivalent) oncologists who had treated patients with mCRC were recruited by two survey research companies from existing online patient panels in the USA...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
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