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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522586/antitumor-synergism-and-enhanced-survival-with-a-tumor-vasculature-targeted-enzyme-prodrug-system-rapamycin-and-cyclophosphamide
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John J Krais, Needa Virani, Partick H McKernan, Quang Nguyen, Kar-Ming Fung, Vassilios I Sikavitsas, Carla D Kurkjian, Roger G Harrison
Mutant cystathionine gamma-lyase was targeted to phosphatidylserine exposed on tumor vasculature through fusion with annexin A1 or annexin A5.  Cystathionine gamma-lyase E58N, R118L, and E338N mutations impart non-native methionine gamma-lyase activity, resulting in tumor-localized generation of highly toxic methylselenol upon systemic administration of non-toxic selenomethionine.  The described therapeutic system circumvents systemic toxicity issues using a novel drug delivery/generation approach and avoids the administration of non-native proteins and/or DNA required with other enzyme prodrug systems...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521821/intratumoral-and-peritumoral-radiomics-for-the-pretreatment-prediction-of-pathological-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-based-on-breast-dce-mri
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Nathaniel M Braman, Maryam Etesami, Prateek Prasanna, Christina Dubchuk, Hannah Gilmore, Pallavi Tiwari, Donna Pletcha, Anant Madabhushi
BACKGROUND: In this study, we evaluated the ability of radiomic textural analysis of intratumoral and peritumoral regions on pretreatment breast cancer dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) to predict pathological complete response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: A total of 117 patients who had received NAC were retrospectively analyzed. Within the intratumoral and peritumoral regions of T1-weighted contrast-enhanced MRI scans, a total of 99 radiomic textural features were computed at multiple phases...
May 18, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521431/microrna-320a-is-downregulated-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-suppresses-tumor-cell-growth-and-invasion-by-directly-targeting-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor
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Jianguo Wang, Chunyun Shi, Jianfei Wang, Li Cao, Li Zhong, Dongmei Wang
Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that microRNAs (miRs/miRNAs) are implicated in carcinogenesis and cancer progression, and can function as oncogenes or tumor suppressor genes in human cancer types. Previous profile studies of miRNA expression levels have revealed that miR-320a was downregulated in breast cancer, colon cancer, bladder cancer, glioblastoma and salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma. However, its expression level, potential functions and the mechanisms underlying its functions in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) require further investigation...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521427/immunoexpression-of-lactoferrin-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-patients-a-proposal-to-select-a-less-aggressive-subgroup
#4
Antonio Ieni, Valeria Barresi, Luana Licata, Roberta Cardia, Carmine Fazzari, Giuseppe Nuciforo, Francesco Caruso, Michele Caruso, Vincenzo Adamo, Giovanni Tuccari
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) indicates a subset of breast carcinomas that does not express estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2). According to the literature, TNBCs are aggressive tumors, characterized by a high incidence of recurrence and a high risk of disease progression. Lactoferrin (LF) is a single-chain, iron-binding glycoprotein of ~700 amino acids, which is involved in a wide range of biological activities, including iron-trafficking and carcinogenesis...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515430/a-microfluidic-chip-for-screening-individual-cancer-cells-via-eavesdropping-on-autophagy-inducing-crosstalk-in-the-stroma-niche
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Hacer Ezgi Karakas, Junyoung Kim, Juhee Park, Jung Min Oh, Yongjun Choi, Devrim Gozuacik, Yoon-Kyoung Cho
Autophagy is a cellular homeostatic mechanism where proteins and organelles are digested and recycled to provide an alternative source of building blocks and energy to cells. The role of autophagy in cancer microenvironment is still poorly understood. Here, we present a microfluidic system allowing monitoring of the crosstalk between single cells. We used this system to study how tumor cells induced autophagy in the stromal niche. Firstly, we could confirm that transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) secreted from breast tumor cells is a paracrine mediator of tumor-stroma interaction leading to the activation of autophagy in the stroma component fibroblasts...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514768/driving-better-and-safer-her2-specific-cars-for-cancer-therapy
#6
REVIEW
Xianqiang Liu, Nan Zhang, Huan Shi
Given the clinical efficacy of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-based therapy in hematological malignancies, CAR T-cell therapy for a number of solid tumors has been actively investigated. Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is a well-established therapeutic target in breast, as well as other types of cancer. However, HER2 CAR T cells pose a risk of lethal toxicity including cytokine release syndrome from "on-target, off-tumor" recognition of HER2. In this review, we summarize the development of conventional HER2 CAR technology, the alternative selection of CAR hosts, the novel HER2 CAR designs, clinical studies and toxicity...
April 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514727/nuclear-receptor-nr4a1-is-a-tumor-suppressor-down-regulated-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#7
Hongmei Wu, Jiong Bi, Yan Peng, Lei Huo, Xiaobin Yu, Zhihui Yang, Yunyun Zhou, Li Qin, Yixiang Xu, Lan Liao, Yang Xie, Orla M Conneely, Jos Jonkers, Jianming Xu
The nuclear receptor (NR) superfamily contains hormone-inducible transcription factors that regulate many physiological and pathological processes through regulating gene expression. NR4A1 is an NR family member that still does not have an identified endogenous ligand, and its role in cancer is also currently unclear and controversial. In this study, we aimed to define the expression profiles and specific role of NR4A1 in the highly malignant triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), which still lacks available targeted therapies...
April 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514302/safety-and-efficacy-evaluation-of-pertuzumab-in-patients-with-solid-tumors
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Chenjing Zhu, Wenwu Ling, Jing Zhang, Hui Gao, Kai Shen, Xuelei Ma
BACKGROUND: The development of targeted therapies benefits patients with certain markers in the treatment of breast cancer. Pertuzumab is a novel humanized monoclonal antibody that blocks human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) dimerization. The Food and Drug Administration has approved pertuzumab in combination with trastuzumab and docetaxel for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. METHODS: To assess the safety and efficacy profile of pertuzumab, we searched PubMed and Embase (articles from January 1966 to January 2015) using the keyword "pertuzumab"...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513838/the-emerging-role-of-npnt-in-tissue-injury-repair-and-bone-homeostasis
#9
REVIEW
Youqiang Sun, Vincent Kuek, Heng Qiu, Jennifer Tickner, Leilei Chen, Haibin Wang, Wei He, Jiake Xu
Nephronectin (NPNT), a highly conserved extracellular matrix protein, plays an important role in regulating cell adhesion, differentiation, spreading and survival. NPNT protein belongs to epidermal growth factor (EGF)-like superfamily and exhibits several common structural determinants; including EGF-like repeat domains, MAM domain (Meprin, A5 Protein, and Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Phosphatase µ), RGD motif (Arg-Gly-Asp) and a coiled-coil domain. It regulates integrins-mediated signaling pathways via the interaction of its RGD motif with integrin α8β1...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511166/features-of-the-immunohistochemical-characteristics-of-primary-tumors-and-recurrences-of-breast-cancer-after-radical-treatment
#10
Yurij Y Prystash
INTRODUCTION: Appearance of Recurrence (RC) of breast cancer (BC) is associated with a high risk of distant metastases, needs re-treatment and indicates the tumor aggressiveness. It has been remained unclear the molecular characteristics both of the RC and primary tumors in patients with invasive forms of breast cancer after mastectomy by Madden. THE AIM: To explore the changing of the receptor status of the primary tumor and local RC in patients with breast cancer...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510090/the-melatonin-immunomodulatory-actions-in-radiotherapy
#11
REVIEW
M Najafi, A Shirazi, E Motevaseli, Gh Geraily, F Norouzi, M Heidari, S Rezapoor
Radiotherapy has a key role in cancer treatment in more than half of patients with cancer. The management of severe side effects of this treatment modality is a limiting factor to appropriate treatment. Immune system responses play a pivotal role in many of the early and late side effects of radiation. Moreover, immune cells have a significant role in tumor response to radiotherapy, such as angiogenesis and tumor growth. Melatonin as a potent antioxidant has shown appropriate immune regulatory properties that may ameliorate toxicity induced by radiation in various organs...
April 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507152/embryonic-transcription-factor-sox9-drives-breast-cancer-endocrine-resistance
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Rinath Jeselsohn, MacIntosh Cornwell, Matthew Pun, Gilles Buchwalter, Mai Nguyen, Clyde Bango, Ying Huang, Yanan Kuang, Cloud Paweletz, Xiaoyong Fu, Agostina Nardone, Carmine De Angelis, Simone Detre, Andrew Dodson, Hisham Mohammed, Jason S Carroll, Michaela Bowden, Prakash Rao, Henry W Long, Fugen Li, Mitchell Dowsett, Rachel Schiff, Myles Brown
The estrogen receptor (ER) drives the growth of most luminal breast cancers and is the primary target of endocrine therapy. Although ER blockade with drugs such as tamoxifen is very effective, a major clinical limitation is the development of endocrine resistance especially in the setting of metastatic disease. Preclinical and clinical observations suggest that even following the development of endocrine resistance, ER signaling continues to exert a pivotal role in tumor progression in the majority of cases...
May 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506076/nos2-as-an-emergent-player-in-progression-of-cancer
#13
Douglas D Thomas, David A Wink
Though the inducible form of nitric oxide synthase (NOS2) was initially shown to be a major player as an anti-tumor component of the immune response, more recent data has shown that NOS2 expression in cancer cells often predicts poor outcome. Unlike growth factors associated with a single oncogenic pathway, nitric oxide (NO) has a ubiquitous nature where it simultaneously mediates major oncogenic pathways from Akt/PI3K and RAS/ERK to HIF1a and TGFb. These interactive loops perpetuate oncogenic mechanism that lead to increased cancer stemness, proliferation metastasis, chemoresistance, angiogenesis, and immunosuppression...
May 15, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505136/gubenyiliu-ii-inhibits-breast-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-associated-with-decreased-heparanase-expression-and-phosphorylation-of-erk-and-akt-pathways
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Yi Zhang, Gan-Lin Zhang, Xu Sun, Ke-Xin Cao, Ya-Wen Shang, Mu-Xin Gong, Cong Ma, Nan Nan, Jin-Ping Li, Ming-Wei Yu, Guo-Wang Yang, Xiao-Min Wang
Gubenyiliu II (GYII), a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formula used in our hospital, has shown beneficial effects in cancer patients. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of GYII on murine breast cancer models. GYII showed significant inhibitory effects on tumor growth and metastasis in the murine breast cancer model. Additionally, GYII suppressed the proliferation of 4T1 and MCF-7 cells in a dose-dependent manner. A better inhibitory effect on 4T1 cell proliferation and migration was found in the decomposed recipes (DR) of GYII...
May 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504718/a-tumor-suppressor-role-for-c-ebp%C3%AE-in-solid-tumors-more-than-fat-and-blood
#15
REVIEW
A R Lourenço, P J Coffer
The transcription factor CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein alpha (C/EBPα) plays a critical role during embryogenesis and is thereafter required for homeostatic glucose metabolism, adipogenesis and myeloid development. Its ability to regulate the expression of lineage-specific genes and induce growth arrest contributes to the terminal differentiation of several cell types, including hepatocytes, adipocytes and granulocytes. CEBPA loss of-function mutations contribute to the development of ~10% of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), stablishing a tumor suppressor role for C/EBPα...
May 15, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501600/development-of-a-human-epidermal-growth-factor-derivative-with-egfr-blocking-and-depleted-biological-activities-a-comparative-in-vitro-study-using-egfr-positive-breast-cancer-cells
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Masomeh Mehrabi, Kamran Mansouri, Bijan Solymani, Zohreh Hossein-Khani, Mohsen Shahlaie, Reza Khodarahmi
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is a local growth factor that stimulates cell growth, proliferation, and differentiation by binding to its receptor EGFR. EGF and EGFR are involved in many aspects of the development of carcinomas. Because EGFR has been found to be over-expressed in many tumors of epithelial origin, it is a potential target for antitumor therapy. In this study we designed a mutated form of hEGF (mEGF) with a deletion of four amino acids residues (Gln(43), Tyr(44), Arg(45) and Asp(46)) in order to show importance of Leu spatial location for EGFR binding/activation...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499366/the-role-of-brca1-iris-in-the-development-and-progression-of-triple-negative-breast-cancers-in-egypt-possible-link-to-disease-early-lesion
#17
Danielle Bogan, Lucio Meile, Ahmed El Bastawisy, Hend F Yousef, Abdel-Rahman N Zekri, Abeer A Bahnassy, Wael M ElShamy
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most globally diagnosed female cancer, with the triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) being the most aggressive subtype of the disease. In this study we aimed at comparing the effect of BRCA1-IRIS overexpression on the clinico-pathological characteristics in breast cancer patients with TNBC or non-TNBC in the largest comprehensive cancer center in Egypt. METHODS: To reach this goal, we conducted an observational study at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Cairo University (Cairo, Egypt)...
May 12, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499274/api5-a-new-cofactor-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-involved-in-breast-cancer-outcome
#18
Céline Basset, Florence Bonnet-Magnaval, Marina Garcia-Jove Navarro, Christian Touriol, Monique Courtade, Hervé Prats, Barbara Garmy-Susini, Eric Lacazette
Api5 (Apoptosis inhibitor 5) is an anti-apoptotic factor that confers resistance to genotoxic stress in human cancer. Api5 is also expressed in endothelial cells and participates to the Estrogen Receptor α (ERα) signaling to promote cell migration. In this study, we found an over expression of Api5 in human breast cancer. Given that we show that high expression of Api5 in breast cancer patients is associated with shorter recurrence free survival, we investigated the relationship between ERα and Api5 at the molecular level...
April 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498781/phase-i-study-and-biomarker-analysis-of-pyrotinib-a-novel-irreversible-pan-erbb-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-in-patients-with-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-2-positive-metastatic-breast-cancer
#19
Fei Ma, Qiao Li, Shanshan Chen, Wenjie Zhu, Ying Fan, Jiayu Wang, Yang Luo, Puyuan Xing, Bo Lan, Meiying Li, Zongbi Yi, Ruigang Cai, Peng Yuan, Pin Zhang, Qing Li, Binghe Xu
Purpose This phase I study assessed the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, antitumor activity, and predictive biomarkers of pyrotinib, an irreversible pan-ErbB inhibitor, in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive metastatic breast cancer. Patients and Methods Pyrotinib was administered continuously, orally, once per day to patients who did not have prior exposure to tyrosine kinase inhibitors of HER2. Planned dose escalation was 80, 160, 240, 320, 400, and 480 mg. For pharmacokinetic analysis, timed blood samples were collected on day 1 and day 28...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498427/effect-of-macrophages-on-breast-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-on-expression-of-hormone-receptors-upar-and-her-2
#20
Therése Lindsten, Alexander Hedbrant, Anna Ramberg, Jonny Wijkander, Anja Solterbeck, Margareta Eriksson, Dick Delbro, Ann Erlandsson
Malignant tumors, including breast cancers, are frequently infiltrated with innate immune cells and tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) represent the major inflammatory component in stroma of many tumors. In this study, we examined the immunoreactivity of the macrophage markers CD68 and CD163 as well as the hormone receptors estrogen receptor α (ERα), progesterone receptor (PR), estrogen receptor β1 (ERβ1), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2), matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP‑9), urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) and the proliferations marker Ki67 in 17 breast cancer biopsies...
May 11, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
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