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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931042/evaluation-of-the-cytotoxicity-of-the-bithionol-paclitaxel-combination-in-a-panel-of-human-ovarian-cancer-cell-lines
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Vijayalakshmi N Ayyagari, Paula L Diaz-Sylvester, Tsung-Han Jeff Hsieh, Laurent Brard
Previously, Bithionol (BT) was shown to enhance the chemosensitivity of ovarian cancer cell lines to cisplatin treatment. In the present study, we focused on the anti-tumor potential of the BT-paclitaxel combination when added to a panel of ovarian cancer cell lines. This in vitro study aimed to 1) determine the optimum schedule for combination of BT and paclitaxel and 2) assess the nature and mechanism(s) underlying BT-paclitaxel interactions. The cytotoxic effects of both drugs either alone or in combination were assessed by presto-blue cell viability assay using six human ovarian cancer cell lines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930627/fitness-body-composition-and-vascular-health-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-survivors-of-paediatric-brain-cancer-and-cranial-radiotherapy
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Treya M Long, Shoshana R Rath, Tessa D Maroni, Karen E Wallman, Helen C Atkinson, Nicholas G Gottardo, Catherine H Cole, Catherine S Choong, Louise H Naylor
Background Survivors of paediatric brain cancer and/or cranial radiotherapy (CRT) are at an increased risk of developing serious comorbidities. Established risk factors for chronic disease include central obesity, endothelial abnormalities and diminished fitness. Objectives Here we characterised anthropometry, body composition, bone mineral density (BMD), heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), endothelial function, muscular strength and endurance and aerobic fitness in adolescent and young adult (AYA) survivors...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928794/mechanistic-model-for-cancer-growth-and-response-to-chemotherapy
#3
Eman Simbawa
Cancer treatment has developed over the years; however not all patients respond to this treatment, and therefore further research is needed. In this paper, we employ mathematical modeling to understand the behavior of cancer and its interaction with therapy. We study a drug delivery and drug-cell interaction model along with cell proliferation. Due to the fact that cancer cells grow when there are enough nutrients and oxygen, proliferation can be a barrier against a response to therapy. To understand the effect of this factor, we perform numerical simulations of the model for different values of the parameters with a continuous delivery of the drug...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928483/arca-overexpression-induces-fermentation-and-results-in-enhanced-growth-rates-of-e-coli
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Markus Basan, Sheng Hui, James R Williamson
Overflow metabolism in the presence of oxygen occurs at fast growth rates in a wide range of organisms including bacteria, yeast and cancer cells and plays an important role in biotechnology during production of proteins or metabolic compounds. As recently suggested, overflow metabolism can be understood in terms of proteome allocation, since fermentation has lower proteome cost for energy production than respiration. Here, we demonstrate that ArcA overexpression in aerobic conditions, results in downregulation of respiratory pathways and enhanced growth rates on glycolytic substrates of E...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928421/upregulation-of-cisd2-augments-ros-homeostasis-and-contributes-to-tumorigenesis-and-poor-prognosis-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Shih-Miao Li, Chung-Hsing Chen, Ya-Wen Chen, Yi-Chen Yen, Wen-Tsen Fang, Fang-Yu Tsai, Junn-Liang Chang, Ying-Ying Shen, Shiu-Feng Huang, Chih-Pin Chuu, I-Shou Chang, Chao A Hsiung, Shih Sheng Jiang
CISD2 is a redox-sensitive gene critical for normal development and mitochondrial integrity. CISD2 was known to have aberrant expression in several types of human cancers. However, its relation with lung cancer is still not clear. In this study we found CISD2 mRNA was significantly upregulated in lung adenocarcinoma (ADC) samples, compared with their adjacent normal counterparts, and was correlated with tumor stage, grade, and prognosis based on analysis of clinical specimens-derived expression data in public domain and our validation assay...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928246/exploiting-mitochondrial-and-oxidative-vulnerabilities-with-a-synthetic-analog-of-pancratistatin-in-combination-with-piperlongumine-for-cancer-therapy
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Dennis Ma, Tyler Gilbert, Christopher Pignanelli, Daniel Tarade, Megan Noel, Fadi Mansour, Manika Gupta, Sabrina Ma, Jesse Ropat, Colin Curran, Sergey Vshyvenko, Tomas Hudlicky, Siyaram Pandey
Harsh adverse effects as a result of nonspecific targeting of chemotherapeutics currently pose obstacles in cancer therapy; thus, it would be invaluable to devise novel approaches to specifically target cancer cells. The natural compound pancratistatin (PST) has been shown to preferentially induce apoptosis in a variety of cancer cell types. Recently, several analogs of PST were shown to be efficacious in inducing apoptosis in a variety of aggressive cancer cell types via cancer cell mitochondrial targeting; it caused dissipation of mitochondrial membrane potential and decreased oxygen consumption, and with isolated mitochondria, it induced the release of apoptogenic factors...
September 19, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927155/ras-protein-activator-like-1-is-functionally-involved-in-hypoxia-resistance-in-breast-cancer-cells-by-targeting-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE
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Ziming Huang, Rong Wang, Gang Wei, Ran Jiang, Yuan Zheng, Yiwen Tian, Bo Chen, Chunmei Ye, Mingxing Xue, Chunjiao Yu
RAS protein activator-like 1 (RASAL1) is a member of the RAS GTPase-activating protein family, and previous studies indicate that RASAL1 is involved in the progression of hypoxia resistance in breast cancer cells. In the present study, increased levels of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) were observed to be accompanied with increased expression of RASAL1 in the breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells under hypoxia. Based on this, it was postulated that RASAL1 may serve a functional role in the development of hypoxia resistant in breast cancer cells...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927129/deficiency-of-gap-junction-composed-of-connexin43-contributes-to-oxaliplatin-resistance-in-colon-cancer-cells
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Min Su, Qi Zhang
Although comprehensive strategies in the treatment of colorectal cancer have been developed for a number of years, the five-year survival rate of metastatic colon cancer remains less than 10%. Oxaliplatin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic agent for metastatic colon cancer, improves the response rate of patients and prolongs patients' progression-free survival. However, the generation of resistance limits the clinical application of oxaliplatin, and the mechanisms of this remain unclear. The present study mainly investigated the effect of the gap junction (GJ) composed of connexin43 (Cx43) on oxaliplatin cytotoxicity in colon cancer cells...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927105/reactive-oxygen-species-driven-mitochondrial-injury-induces-apoptosis-by-teroxirone-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
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Jing-Ping Wang, Chang-Heng Hsieh, Chun-Yen Liu, Kai-Han Lin, Pei-Tsun Wu, Kwun-Min Chen, Kang Fang
Teroxirone as an anticancer agent is used to treat human lung cancer by inducing apoptotic cell death. Previous studies have demonstrated that the status of the tumor suppressor p53 determined the onset of apoptotic cell death in human non-small cell lung cancer cells (NSCLC). In order to further understand the underlying mechanisms of lung cancer, the present study explored the targets of teroxirone. By including antioxidants, the present study analyzed changes in cell proliferation, cell cycle division, mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), reactive oxygen species (ROS), expression of apoptosis markers and cytochrome c distribution...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926732/multifunctional-mesoporous-zro2-encapsulated-upconversion-nanoparticles-for-mild-nir-light-activated-synergistic-cancer-therapy
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Lili Feng, Shili Gai, Fei He, Yunlu Dai, Chongna Zhong, Piaoping Yang, Jun Lin
Desirable nanosystem that could not only deliver drugs safely and effectively into tumor sites, but also be expected to serve as photosensitizer to realize the photodynamic therapeutic function, would be of great significance in the synergistic cancer therapy. To perform this task, a multifunctional nanosystem has been developed for markedly enhanced cancer therapeutic efficacy by loading chemotherapy agent (doxorubicin hydrochloride, DOX) and photosensitive drug chlorin e6 (Ce6) into the channels of mesoporous zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) layer which coats on Nd(3+)-doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs)...
September 13, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926637/selective-cytotoxicity-of-the-anti-diabetic-drug-metformin-in-glucose-deprived-chicken-dt40-cells
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Kei Kadoda, Takahito Moriwaki, Masataka Tsuda, Hiroyuki Sasanuma, Masamichi Ishiai, Minoru Takata, Hiroshi Ide, Shin-Ichiro Masunaga, Shunichi Takeda, Keizo Tano
Metformin is a biguanide drug that is widely used in the treatment of diabetes. Epidemiological studies have indicated that metformin exhibits anti-cancer activity. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this activity currently remain unclear. We hypothesized that metformin is cytotoxic in a tumor-specific environment such as glucose deprivation and/or low oxygen (O2) tension. We herein demonstrated that metformin was highly cytotoxic under glucose-depleted, but not hypoxic (2% O2) conditions. In order to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of this selective cytotoxicity, we treated exposed DNA repair-deficient chicken DT40 cells with metformin under glucose-depleted conditions and measured cellular sensitivity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926101/the-metabolic-cross-talk-between-epithelial-cancer-cells-and-stromal-fibroblasts-in-ovarian-cancer-progression-autophagy-plays-a-role
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Chanitra Thuwajit, Alessandra Ferraresi, Rossella Titone, Peti Thuwajit, Ciro Isidoro
Cancer and stromal cells, which include (cancer-associated) fibroblasts, adipocytes, and immune cells, constitute a mixed cellular ecosystem that dynamically influences the behavior of each component, creating conditions that ultimately favor the emergence of malignant clones. Ovarian cancer cells release cytokines that recruit and activate stromal fibroblasts and immune cells, so perpetuating a state of inflammation in the stroma that hampers the immune response and facilitates cancer survival and propagation...
September 19, 2017: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925876/the-antitumor-potential-of-marine-natural-products-a-mechanistic-investigation
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Liping Hu, Jie Ying, Miaomiao Zhang, Xiaoyan Qiu, Yu Lu
Compounds obtained from natural resources have been the important candidates for the discovery and development of drugs. Over the past few decades, marine resources gradually attracted the attention of the majority of researchers, and a number of compounds with various structures or activities have been obtained from sponge, alga, fungus, mollusks and some others. Because of the living conditions in the ocean are higher pressures, more variable temperatures, lower oxygen and lower light than that in the terrestrial environment, marine resources have a lot of organisms that are not available or rare on land...
September 18, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925400/the-hif-and-other-quandaries-in-vhl-disease
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REVIEW
D Tarade, M Ohh
Mutations in VHL underlie von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease, a hereditary cancer syndrome with several subtypes depending on the risk of developing certain combination of classic features, such as clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), hemangioblastoma and pheochromocytoma. Although numerous potential substrates and functions of pVHL have been described over the past decade, the best-defined role of pVHL has remained as the negative regulator of the heterodimeric hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) transcription factor via the oxygen-dependent ubiquitin-mediated degradation of HIF-α subunit...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924948/magnetic-nanoparticles-for-the-delivery-of-dapagliflozin-to-hypoxic-tumors-physicochemical-characterization-and-cell-studies
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Athina Angelopoulou, Efstathia Voulgari, Argiris Kolokithas-Ntoukas, Aristides Bakandritsos, Konstantinos Avgoustakis
In solid tumors, hypoxia (lack of oxygen) is developed, which leads to the development of resistance of tumor cells to chemotherapy and radiotherapy through various mechanisms. Nevertheless, hypoxic cells are particularly vulnerable when glycolysis is inhibited. For this reason, in this study, the development of magnetically targetable nanocarriers of the sodium-glucose transporter protein (SGLT2) inhibitor dapagliflozin (DAPA) was developed for the selective delivery of DAPA in tumors. This nanomedicine in combination with radiotherapy or chemotherapy should be useful for effective treatment of hypoxic tumors...
September 18, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924544/analysis-of-the-mitochondrial-4977-bp-deletion-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#16
Z S Guo, C L Jin, Z J Yao, Y M Wang, B T Xu
Mutations in the mitochondrial (mt) genome that result in mt dysfunction, have long been proposed to play important roles in the pathogenesis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Among these, the common mtDNA 4977 bp deletion is one of the most frequent mutations observed in various cancers. To understand the relationship between the mtDNA 4977 bp deletion and HCC, we performed mutational screening for the presence of this deletion in 105 HCC patients and 69 unrelated healthy subjects. After nested-polymerase chain reaction (nested-PCR) amplification, we found that there were 10 patients carrying the mtDNA 4977 bp deletion, and this deletion was absent in control subjects...
June 30, 2017: Balkan Journal of Medical Genetics: BJMG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924531/efficacy-of-metabolically-supported-chemotherapy-combined-with-ketogenic-diet-hyperthermia-and-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-stage-iv-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#17
Mehmet Salih İyikesici, Abdul Kadir Slocum, Ayshe Slocum, Ferhan Bulent Berkarda, Miriam Kalamian, Thomas N Seyfried
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is more aggressive and metastatic than other breast cancer types. Cytotoxic chemotherapy is presently the predominant systemic therapy for TNBC patients. This case report highlights the influence of metabolically supported chemotherapy (MSCT), ketogenic diet (KD), hyperthermia (HT), and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) in an overweight 29-year-old woman with stage IV (T4N3M1) triple-negative invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. The patient presented with an observable mass in her left breast detected during a physical examination in December 2015...
July 7, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924490/the-lauric-acid-activated-signaling-prompts-apoptosis-in-cancer-cells
#18
Rosamaria Lappano, Anna Sebastiani, Francesca Cirillo, Damiano Cosimo Rigiracciolo, Giulia Raffaella Galli, Rosita Curcio, Roberta Malaguarnera, Antonino Belfiore, Anna Rita Cappello, Marcello Maggiolini
The saturated medium-chain fatty-acid lauric acid (LA) has been associated to certain health-promoting benefits of coconut oil intake, including the improvement of the quality of life in breast cancer patients during chemotherapy. As it concerns the potential to hamper tumor growth, LA was shown to elicit inhibitory effects only in colon cancer cells. Here, we provide novel insights regarding the molecular mechanisms through which LA triggers antiproliferative and pro-apoptotic effects in both breast and endometrial cancer cells...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924345/delivery-of-paeonol-by-nanoparticles-enhances-its-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antitumor-effects
#19
Cong Chen, Feng Jia, Zhibo Hou, Shu Ruan, Qibin Lu
Paeonol (Pae; 2'-hydroxy-4'-methoxyacetophenone) has attracted intense attention as a potential therapeutic agent against various cancers. However, the use of Pae is limited owing to its hydrophobicity. Recently, biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles with amphiphilic copolymers have been used as drug carriers; these have better bioavailability and are promising tumor-targeted drug delivery systems. In the current study, we prepared Pae-loaded nanoparticles (Pae-NPs) with amphiphilic block copolymers using nanoprecipitation...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924047/endothelial-rab7-gtpase-mediates-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-in-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficient-mice
#20
Ting Zhao, Xinchun Ding, Cong Yan, Hong Du
Tumors depend on their microenvironment for sustained growth, invasion and metastasis. In this environment, endothelial cells (ECs) are an important stromal cell type interacting with malignant cells to facilitate tumor angiogenesis and cancer cell extravasation. Of note, lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) deficiency facilitates melanoma growth and metastasis. ECs from LAL-deficient (lal-/-) mice possess enhanced proliferation, migration, and permeability of inflammatory cells by activating the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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