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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454458/survivin-downregulation-using-sirna-nanoliposomes-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-the-apoptosis-of-mhcc-97h-hepatic-cancer-cells-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
#1
Ziqin Liu, Tianyou Wang, Zhaoxia Zhang, Suoqin Tang, Shunqiao Feng, Mei Yue, Mengze Hu, Litian Xuan, Yanfei Chen
At present, survivin is one of the most cancer-specific proteins that has been identified. The present study aimed to investigate the antitumor effects of novel survivin small interfering RNA (siRNA) nanoliposomes targeting survivin in human hepatocellular carcinoma MHCC-97H cells and xenograft mouse models. Survivin-targeted siRNA nanoliposomes were prepared and transfected into MHCC-97H cells and MHCC-97H-bearing nude mice. Survivin expression was analyzed using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and western blotting...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454439/oct4-induces-emt-through-lef1-%C3%AE-catenin-dependent-wnt-signaling-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
Lu Sun, Tianhua Liu, Shu Zhang, Kun Guo, Yinkun Liu
Octamer 4 (Oct4), a member of the Pit-Oct-Unc transcription factor family required to maintain self-renewal and pluripotency of embryonic stem cells, has been previously identified to be associated with tumorigenesis and malignant transformation of numerous types of cancer including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The present data shows that Oct4 enhances cancer stem cell properties and increases invasion ability in the Huh7 cell line. To increase understanding of the role of Oct4 in HCC, the present study used a functional genomics approach and analyzed the resulting transcriptional profiles to identify Oct4-dependent genes in Huh7...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454428/the-regulation-of-proteins-associated-with-the-cytoskeleton-by-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-during-hepatocarcinogenesis
#3
Fanyun Kong, Hongjuan You, Renxian Tang, Kuiyang Zheng
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major malignant disease worldwide, and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the primary causes for this type of cancer. Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is a non-structural protein encoded by the viral genome that has significant effects on the pathogenesis of HCC. With the development of high-throughput assays and technologies, the abnormal HBx-induced expression of certain cellular proteins with assorted biological functions has been investigated. These target proteins identified by various methods include specific proteins associated with the cellular cytoskeleton, which contribute to HBx-induced hepatocarcinogenesis...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454405/expression-of-b-cell-translocation-gene-2-is-associated-with-favorable-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-and-sensitizes-irradiation-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-apoptosis-in-vitro-and-in-nude-mice
#4
Yuanyuan Chen, Chuan Chen, Zhimin Zhang, He Xiao, Bijing Mao, Huan Huang, Chenchen Ding, Lin Lei, Hui Zhang, Jian Li, Mei Jiang, Ge Wang
B-cell translocation gene 2 (BTG2) proteins have been reported to be putative tumor suppressors in various cancer types. The present study first assessed BTG2 expression in 44 human liver cancer tissue specimens, then investigated BTG2 expression in the regulation of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell apoptosis with or without radiotherapy in vitro and in vivo. The results revealed that BTG2 protein expression was significantly reduced in HCC tissues, and associated with better survival for HCC patients (P=0...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454397/sphingosine-kinase-1-a-novel-independent-prognosis-biomarker-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#5
Huajie Cai, Xuemeng Xie, Ling Ji, Xiaojiao Ruan, Zhihai Zheng
Sphingosine kinase 1 (Sphk1) is an oncogenic kinase that is responsible for the phosphorylation of sphingosine to sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P). Mounting evidence suggests that Sphk1 serves a crucial role in the proliferation and development of a variety of human cancer cells. However, the role of Sphk1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not been fully elucidated. Therefore, the expression of Sphk1 was examined in 127 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded HCC tissues using immunohistochemistry, and its clinical implications and prognostic significance were analyzed...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454396/treatment-with-the-herbal-formula-songyou-yin-inhibits-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-downregulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-expression-and-inhibition-of-the-smad2-3-signaling-pathway
#6
Susu Zheng, Qingan Jia, Hujia Shen, Xin Xu, Jiajia Ling, Chuyu Jing, Boheng Zhang
It was previously reported that treatment with the herbal formula Songyou Yin (SYY) may serve a role in attenuating epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). In the present study, the effect of treatment with SYY on transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1)-induced EMT was investigated and the potential underlying molecular mechanisms were evaluated. MHCC97H cells were pretreated with SYY for 4 weeks and subsequently named MHCC97HSYY cells. Simultaneously, MHCC97H cells were cultured for 4 weeks without SYY and used as a negative control...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454333/a-polysaccharide-component-from-strongylocentrotus-nudus-eggs-inhibited-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-mice-by-activating-t-lymphocytes
#7
Min Zhang, Yang Liu, Jingwen Li, Mengyun Ke, Jie Yu, Jie Dou, Hui Wang, Changlin Zhou
A component purified from Strongylocentrotus nudus eggs on a diethylaminoethyl cellulose-52 chromatography column and eluted using a NaCl solution gradient (SEP-S), is a homogeneous polysaccharide of α-D-glucan with a reduced molecular weight of 9.33×10(5) Da, compared with that of S. nudus egg polysaccharide (SEP). In an in vivo antitumor assay of histocompatibility-22 hepatocellular carcinoma in tumor-bearing mice, the inhibitory rates at SEP-S doses of 5, 10 and 20 mg/kg/day were 38.8, 50.7 and 70.3%, respectively...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454329/overexpression-of-heat-shock-factor-1-is-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#8
Yukiko Tsukao, Makoto Yamasaki, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Hiroshi Miyata, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Shuji Takiguchi, Koshi Mimori, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
Heat-shock factor 1 (HSF1) is the primary regulator of the response to various stressors. A previous study showed that HSF1 expression is associated with a poor prognosis in breast cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma; however, the prognostic significance of HSF1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is unknown. Therefore, the present study investigated the association between HSF1 expression and the clinicopathological parameters of patients, as well as the association between HSF1 expression, and heat shock protein (Hsp)27, Hsp70 and Hsp90 expression induced by HSF1, by cDNA microarray and immunohistochemistry analyses...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454301/immunohistochemical-profile-of-ing3-protein-in-normal-and-cancerous-tissues
#9
Wen-Feng Gou, Xue-Feng Yang, Dao-Fu Shen, Shuang Zhao, Hong-Zhi Sun, Jun-Sheng Luo, Hua-Chuan Zheng
The inhibitor of growth family, member 3 (ING3) protein may be capable of blocking the cell cycle via activating p53-transactivated promoters of p21 and Bcl2-associated X protein, and may induce apoptosis via a Fas/caspase-8-dependent signaling pathway. In the present study, immunohistochemistry was performed in order to characterize the expression profile of ING3 protein in tissue microarrays containing mouse and human normal tissue, human hepatocellular (n=62), renal clear cell (n=62), pancreatic (n=62), esophageal squamous cell (n=45), cervical squamous cell (n=31), breast (n=144), gastric (n=196), colorectal (n=96), ovarian (n=208), endometrial (n=96) and lung carcinoma (n=192)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454295/nima-related-kinase-2-regulates-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-growth-and-proliferation
#10
Xiao-Bo Lai, Yu-Qiang Nie, Hong-Li Huang, Ying-Fei Li, Chuang-Yu Cao, Hui Yang, Bo Shen, Zhi-Qiang Feng
NIMA-related kinase 2 (Nek2) is often upregulated in human cancer and is important in regulating the cell cycle and gene expression, and maintaining centrosomal structure and function. The present study aimed to investigate the expression pattern, clinical significance, and biological function of Nek2 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). mRNA and protein levels of Nek2 were examined in HCC and corresponding normal liver tissues. The MTT and soft agar colony formation assays, and flow cytometry were employed to assess the roles of Nek2 in cell proliferation and growth...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454283/targeting-of-growth-factors-in-the-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-potentials-of-polysaccharides
#11
Xuan Wang, Jieyu Ding, Yuanyuan Feng, Lingling Weng, Guangqiang Zhao, Jianfeng Xiang, Minguang Zhang, Dongwei Xing
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has become a leading cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide and is thus of great concern. Although various chemotherapeutic drugs are currently used for the treatment of HCC, severe side effects associated with these treatments have prompted interest in novel therapies, including the use of certain biological macromolecules such as polysaccharides. Several studies have shown that polysaccharides have anticancer and antiproliferative effects on HCC. Vascular endothelial growth factor, transforming growth factor β, epidermal growth factor and fibroblast growth factor may be effective targets for polysaccharides and may modulate tumor growth and immunity through increasing the expression levels of cytokines...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454246/proliferation-and-motility-of-hepatocellular-pancreatic-and-gastric-cancer-cells-grown-in-a-medium-without-glucose-and-arginine-but-with-galactose-and-ornithine
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Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Naoki Ishige
Human primary hepatocytes are able to survive in a medium without glucose and arginine, but supplemented with galactose and ornithine (hepatocyte selection medium; HSM). To address the possibility of the application of HSM in cancer therapy, hepatocellular carcinoma cells, pancreatic cancer cells and gastric cancer cells were cultured in HSM. Cell proliferation was analyzed using an MTS assay. Morphological changes were analyzed using hematoxylin and eosin staining. Apoptosis was analyzed using a TUNEL assay and cell motility was assessed with a scratch assay...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454244/proliferation-of-sphere-forming-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-is-suppressed-in-a-medium-without-glucose-and-arginine-but-with-galactose-and-ornithine
#13
Minoru Tomizawa, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Naoki Ishige
Resistance to sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells exhibiting stemness was evaluated using a sphere formation assay. A hepatocyte selection medium (HSM) deficient in glucose and arginine was used to suppress the proliferation of cell spheres composed of HLF and PLC/PRF/5 HCC cells, which were subjected to a sphere formation assay. Cell spheres were cultured with sorafenib and subjected to a cell proliferation assay and the expression levels of cytochrome P450 (CYP3A4) were analyzed in RNA extracted from sphere-forming cells using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454239/downregulation-of-tumor-protein-53-inducible-nuclear-protein-1-expression-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-correlates-with-poor-prognosis
#14
Yan Deng, Ai-Min Li, Xin-Mei Zhao, Zhang-Juan Song, Si-De Liu
The expression of tumor protein 53-inducible nuclear protein 1 (TP53INP1) is upregulated in certain cancers and downregulated in others. However, its expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is not clear. The present study aimed to investigate the expression and prognostic value of TP53INP1 and its association with clinicopathological parameters in HCC. TP53INP1 expression in HCC tissue samples was examined via immunohistochemistry, western blotting and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454235/metabolic-profiling-of-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-diverse-differentiation-grades
#15
Lei Zhang, Ya Huang, Mingjian Lian, Zhijuan Fan, Yaqiong Tian, Yufan Wang, Hua Kang, Shuang Liu, Shuye Liu, Tong Li, Zhongqiang Shan
The most effective diagnostic tool for the majority of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients is determining the differentiation grade of their tumors. However liver biopsies, which are currently the most effective way of determining tumor differentiation grade, have several limitations. The present study was designed to select serum characteristic metabolites that correlate with the differentiation grades of hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related HCC, and so could be used in the clinic as a non-invasive method of differentiating patients with different grades of HCC...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454219/extracellular-hsp70-hsp70-pcs-regulate-hepatocarcinoma-cell-migration-and-invasion-via-rhoa
#16
Zhe Yi, Yan Li, Dan Liu, Jingang Liu, Hangyu Li
The effects of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70)/HSP70-peptide complexes (HSP70-PCs) on the invasion and metastasis ability of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) Huh-7 cells were investigated. Wound healing assay revealed that cells treated with HSP70/HSP70-PCs healed faster than negative control cells. HSP70/HSP70-PCs-treated cells also exhibited better migration ability and higher invasion ability than control cells. HSP70/HSP70-PCs treatment did not alter the messenger RNA (mRNA) or protein levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9; the opposite was true for Ras homolog family member A (RhoA) mRNA and protein levels...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454211/targeting-the-ras-raf-mek-erk-pathway-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Sufang Yang, Guohua Liu
Although the biological basis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear, effective treatments and improvement of the survival rate remain worthwhile research goals. Abnormal protein signaling pathways contributing to uncontrolled cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and apoptosis are biomarkers of the carcinogenic process. Certain mutated components or overexpression of the rat sarcoma virus (Ras)/rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma (Raf)/mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase (MEK)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathway are increasingly being studied in HCC carcinogenesis...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454092/hoxb7-promotes-tumor-progression-via-bfgf-induced-activation-of-mapk-erk-pathway-and-indicated-poor-prognosis-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
Wei-Min Wang, Yang Xu, Yao-Hui Wang, Hai-Xiang Sun, Yun-Fan Sun, Yi-Feng He, Qing-Feng Zhu, Bo Hu, Xin Zhang, Jing-Lin Xia, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Jian Zhou, Xin-Rong Yang, Jia Fan
The homeobox-containing gene HOXB7 plays an important role in the pathogenesis and progression of many cancers, yet its role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains unclear. This study comprehensively analyzed the expression and clinical significance of HOXB7 in HCC and explored its potential mechanism in tumor progression. We found HOXB7 was highly expressed in HCC cell lines with highly metastatic potential and cancerous tissues from patients with tumor recurrence. The abilities of proliferation, migration, and invasion were notably decreased by depletion of HOXB7, and were enhanced by its enforced expression in vitro...
April 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453922/predictive-models-for-recurrence-risk-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-liver-transplantation-still-an-unmet-need
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Federico Piñero, Flair J Carrihlo, Marcelo O Silva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453560/caspase-polymorphisms-and-prognosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Song Zhang, Qianyi Xiao, Zhuqing Shi, Guopeng Yu, Xiao-Pin Ma, Haitao Chen, Pengyin Zhang, Suqin Shen, He-Xi Ge Sai-Yin, Tao-Yang Chen, Pei-Xin Lu, Neng-Jin Wang, Weihua Ren, Peng Huang, Jun Xie, Carly Conran, S Lilly Zheng, Long Yu, Jianfeng Xu, De-Ke Jiang
The aim of our study was to determine the impact of genetic polymorphisms in the caspase (CASP) genes on prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We genotyped 7 potentially functional polymorphisms in CASP3, CASP7, CASP8, CASP9, CASP10 genes in 362 HCC patients of receiving surgical resection of HCC tumor. The associations of genotype and haplotype with overall survival (OS) and disease free survival (DFS) were analyzed by using the Cox proportional hazards model. We found that the CASP9 rs4645981 C allele was significantly associated with positive effect on DFS (P = 0...
2017: PloS One
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