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Duc Dat Le, Duc Hung Nguyen, Bing Tian Zhao, Jeong Ah Kim, Seok Kyu Kim, Byung Sun Min, Jae Sue Choi, Mi Hee Woo
Four undescribed 23,24-O-isopropylidene-19(18 → 17)-abeo-28-noroleanane-derived spirocyclic triterpenoids and an undescribed 28-noroleanane-derived spirocyclic triterpenoid, together with five known 28-noroleanane-derived spirocyclic triterpenoids, were isolated and identified. In addition, three undescribed iridoid glucosides and four known ones were also identified. All the isolates were identified using spectroscopic techniques, and the absolute configurations of 28-noroleanane-derived spirocyclic triterpenoids were determined by CD method for the first time...
June 18, 2018: Phytochemistry
Farnaz Behroozi, Mohammad-Jafar Abdkhodaie, Hamid Sadeghi Abandansari, Leila Satarian, Mohammad Molazem, Khuloud T Al-Jamal, Hossein Baharvand
The oxidation-reduction (redox)-responsive micelle system is based on a diselenide-containing triblock copolymer, poly(ε-caprolactone)-bis(diselenide-methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)/poly(ethylene glycol)-folate) [PCL-(SeSe-mPEG/PEG-FA)2 ]. This has helped in the development of tumor-targeted delivery for hydrophobic anticancer drugs. The diselenide bond, as a redox-sensitive linkage, was designed in such a manner that it is located at the hydrophilic-hydrophobic hinge to allow complete collapse of the micelle and thus efficient drug release in redox environments...
June 18, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
V P S Jesus, L Raniero, G M Lemes, T T Bhattacharjee, P C Caetano Júnior, M L Castilho
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of death related to cancer among women worldwide. Screening and advancements in treatments have improved survival rate of women suffering from this ailment. Novel therapeutic techniques may further reduce cancer related mortality. One of the several emerging therapeutic options is Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) that uses light activated photosensitizer (PS) inducing cell death by apoptosis and/or necrosis. Nanotechnology has made contribution to improve photosensitizer for PDT, increasing the efficiency of therapy using gold and silver nanoparticles...
June 18, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
Shane R Stecklein, Minjeong Park, Diane D Liu, Janeiro J Valle Goffin, Abigail S Caudle, Elizabeth A Mittendorf, Carlos H Barcenas, Sarah Mougalian, Wendy A Woodward, Vicente Valero, Aysegul A Sahin, Wei T Yang, Simona F Shaitelman
BACKGROUND: The impact of regional nodal irradiation (RNI) on locoregional recurrence (LRR) and any disease recurrence (DR) in women with node-positive breast cancer who receive neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NAT) is unknown. METHODS: The impact of RNI on LRR and DR was estimated with the cumulative incidence method in 1289 women with stage II-III breast cancer with cytologically confirmed axillary metastases who received NAT, 1989-2007. Multicovariate Cox regression analysis was performed to examine the effect of RNI after accounting for other predictive and prognostic variables...
June 18, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Todd K Parsons, Rachel N Pratt, Li Tang, Yue Wu
Steroid hormones play important roles in normal physiological functions and diseases. Sex steroids hormones are important in the biology and treatment of sex hormone-related cancer such as prostate cancer and breast cancer. Cells may take up steroids using multiple mechanisms. The conventionally accepted hypothesis that steroids cross cell membrane through passive diffusion has not been tested rigorously. Experimental data suggested that cells may take up sex steroid using an active uptake mechanism. 3 H-testosterone uptake by prostate cancer cells showed typical transporter-mediated uptake kinetic...
June 18, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Hideo Shigematsu, Shinji Ozaki, Daisuke Yasui, Hideki Yamamoto, Junichi Zaitsu, Daiki Taniyama, Akihisa Saitou, Kazuya Kuraoka, Taizo Hirata, Kiyomi Taniyama
Background: The prognostic value and the best method of testing of topoisomerase II alpha (TOP2A) status have not been established in modern tailored therapy based on breast cancer subtype. Results: The frequencies of TOP2A overexpression and TOP2A amplified were 55.8% and 9.5%, respectively. TOP2A overexpression correlated strongly with non-luminal A subtype (χ2 -test, p < 0.001). TOP2A overexpression was significantly associated with relapse-free survival in luminal B breast cancer ( n = 316; log rank test, p < 0...
June 1, 2018: Oncotarget
Nancy Adriana Espinoza-Sánchez, Jennifer Enciso, Rosana Pelayo, Ezequiel M Fuentes-Pananá
Breast cancer is a complex disease exhibiting extensive inter- and intra-tumor heterogeneity. Inflammation is a well-known driver of cancer progression, often attributed to immune cells infiltrating the tumor stroma. However, tumor cells themselves are capable to secrete a variety of inflammatory molecules, of which we understand very little about their role in intra-clonal communication. We recently reported the capacity of triple negative cell lines to induce a cancer stem cell (CSC)-like phenotype and invasion properties into luminal cells, a mechanism mediated by pro-inflammatory cytokines that up-regulated the CXCL12/CXCR4/CXCR7 chemokine signaling axis...
June 1, 2018: Oncotarget
J Maksimenko, A Irmejs, G Trofimovičs, D Bērziņa, E Skuja, G Purkalne, E Miklaševičs, J Gardovskis
Background: Pathogenic BRCA1 founder mutations (c.4035delA, c.5266dupC) contribute to 3.77% of all consecutive primary breast cancers and 9.9% of all consecutive primary ovarian cancers. Identifying germline pathogenic gene variants in patients with primary breast and ovarian cancer could significantly impact the medical management of patients. The aim of the study was to evaluate the rate of pathogenic mutations in the 26 breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility genes in patients who meet the criteria for BRCA1/2 testing and to compare the accuracy of different selection criteria for second-line testing in a founder population...
2018: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
Cham Han Lee, Soo Jeong Lee, Sung Ho Choi, Sei Hyun Ahn, Byung Ho Son, Jong Won Lee, Jong Han Yu, Nak-Jung Kwon, Woo Chung Lee, Kap-Seok Yang, Dong Hyoung Lee, Du Yeol Han, Mi So Choi, Pyeong-Soo Park, Hyun Kyung Lee, Myoung Shin Kim, Jinseon Lee, Byung Hee Jeon
Liquid biopsy using circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is a noninvasive and repeatable procedure, and is therefore useful for molecular assays. However, the rarity of CTCs remains a challenge. To overcome this issue, our group developed a novel technology for the isolation of CTCs on the basis of cell size difference. The present study isolated CTCs from patients with breast cancer using this method, and then used these cells for cancer gene panel analysis. Blood samples from eight patients with breast cancer were collected, and CTCs were enriched using size-based filtration...
July 2018: Oncology Letters
He Huang, Qiyu Chen, Weijian Sun, Mingdong Lu, Yaojun Yu, Zhiqiang Zheng, Pihong Li
Although tamoxifen is the most frequently used drug for the treatment of estrogen receptor positive (ER+ )-breast cancer (BRCA), its efficacy varies between patients. In the present study, Cox multivariate regression of the relative mRNA expression levels in two microarray-based datasets (GSE17005 and GSE26971) was employed to develop a risk score model to evaluate the outcome of patients with BRCA in the GSE17005 dataset. A total of ten genes were used to develop the prediction model for the survival of tamoxifen-treated patients with breast cancer...
July 2018: Oncology Letters
Mona S Abdellateif, Sabry M Shaarawy, Eman Z Kandeel, Ahmed H El-Habashy, Mohamed L Salem, Motawa E El-Houseini
Dendritic cells (DCs) have been used in a number of clinical trials for cancer immunotherapy; however, they have achieved limited success in solid tumors. Consequently the aim of the present study was to identify a novel potential immunotherapeutic target for breast cancer patients through in vitro optimization of a viable DC-based vaccine. Immature DCs were primed by viable MCF-7 breast cancer cells and the activity and maturation of DCs were assessed through measuring CD83, CD86 and major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-II expression, in addition to different T cell subpopulations, namely CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells, and CD4+ CD25+ forkhead box protein 3 (Foxp3)+ regulatory T cells (Tregs), by flow cytometric analysis...
July 2018: Oncology Letters
Lei Fang, Yu Wang, Yang Gao, Xuejun Chen
CXXC5 is a newly identified CXXC-type zinc finger family protein, which is encoded by the CXXC5 gene localised to the 5q31.3 chromosomal region. Previous studies revealed that CXXC5 is associated with various malignant tumours. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognosis prediction of CXXC5 in different breast cancer subtypes via the Gene Expression Omnibus database and bc-GenExMiner. CXXC5 overexpression was observed as associated with a poor prognosis for oestrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer...
July 2018: Oncology Letters
Yuetao Lv, Ge Song, Peng Li
The aim of the present study is to study the expressions of suppressor of cytokine signaling (SOCS)-1 in the tumor tissues and adjacent normal tissues of patients with breast cancer. The study was also planned to investigate the association of SOCS-1 gene expression with patients' clinical pathology, molecular subtype and prognosis. A total of 60 cases of frozen and paraffin-embedded specimens of tumor tissues and corresponding adjacent normal tissues of patients with breast cancer were selected. Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) was used to detect the expression levels of SOCS-1 messenger RNA (mRNA) in the patients' tumor tissues and adjacent normal tissues...
July 2018: Oncology Letters
Yong-Xia Wang, Zhe-Ying Zhang, Jian-Qiang Wang, Xin-Lai Qian, Jing Cui
Breast cancer remains the leading cause of mortality worldwide. Human papilloma virus 16 (HPV16) may serve a function in the pathogenesis and development of breast cancer. However, the detection rate of HPV16 in breast carcinoma may vary by region. In the present study, the expression of HPV16 E7 in paraffin-embedded tissues from patients with breast cancer from North China was detected. Additionally, the molecular mechanisms underlying the function of HPV16 E7 in the proliferation of breast cancer cells were examined...
July 2018: Oncology Letters
Yingfan Liang, Hongwei Chen, Ling Ji, Jinfu Du, Xiaofan Xie, Xiang Li, Yongliang Lou
Talin is a key component molecule of the extracellular matrix-integrin-cytoskeleton. It serves an important role in the activation of integrin, which, in turn, is known to mediate physiological and pathological processes, including cell adhesion, growth, tumorigenesis, and metastasis. In vertebrates, there are two Talin genes, Talin1 and Talin2. Talin1 is known to regulate focal adhesion dynamics, cell migration and cell invasion; however, the precise role of Talin2 in cancer remains unclear. In the present study, the functional role of Talin2 was examined in the MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell line...
July 2018: Oncology Letters
Ping Wang, Feifei Wang, Lin Wang, Jihong Pan
Breast cancer progression results from the acquisition of genetic and epigenetic alterations that promote tumor cell proliferation and survival. Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 6 (PCSK6) is a proteinase that regulates the proteolytic activity of various precursor proteins as well as protein maturation. PCSK6 also influences cancer cell proliferation, invasion and migration. Therefore, to investigate the effects of PCSK6 in breast cancer, human breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells were treated with recombinant human PCSK6 in vitro ...
July 2018: Oncology Letters
Tai Ping Zhao, Xin Liang Wang, Yi Min Han
The aim of the study was to investigate possible effects of p57 on the growth of the human MCF-7 and rat SHZ-88 breast cancer cell lines. Specific oligonucleotide sequences containing small hairpin structure were inserted into a small interfering RNA (siRNA) expression vector. The human MCF-7 and rat SHZ-88 breast cancer cell lines were transfected with recombinant plasmids. The p57 gene expression was blocked in the human MCF-7 breast and rat SHZ-88 breast cancer cells, using chemically modified siRNA. The p57 expression level was evaluated using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and western blot analysis...
July 2018: Oncology Letters
Joanna Huszno, Ewa Grzybowska
Tumor protein 53 ( TP53 ) is a tumor suppressor gene that encodes tumor protein p53. Tumor protein p53 regulates the expression of target genes in response to cellular stress. Additionally, p53 participates in the regulation of cell cycle checkpoints, DNA repair and apoptosis. Mutations in the TP53 gene are associated with numerous types of human cancer, including breast cancer, sarcomas, brain tumors and adrenal cortical carcinomas. In breast cancer, TP53 mutations are a negative prognostic factor. Tumors with TP53 mutations are more likely to be aggressive (triple-negative or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancer), and resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy...
July 2018: Oncology Letters
Wei Zhang, Zhichao Zuo, Xiangyang Huang, Junjie Liu, Guanqiao Jin, Danke Su
Endothelial selectin ( ELAM1 or CD62E ) has been previously reported as being associated with the prognosis of multiple types of cancer. However, its prognostic value in breast cancer (BC) remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic value of ELAM1 mRNA expression in BC tissue. The prognostic value of ELAM1 mRNA was assessed in patients with BC using the Kaplan-Meier plotter (KM-plot) database. The KM-plot generated updated ELAM1 mRNA expression data and survival analysis from a total of 3,951 patients with BC, gathered from 35 datasets...
June 2018: Oncology Letters
Wei Gao, Jing Hua, Zhaoyang Jia, Jiping Ding, Zengwei Han, Yun Dong, Qing Lin, Yuan Yao
In the present study, the expression level of microRNA-146a-5p (miR-146a-5p) in breast cancer tissue and cell lines was investigated and its effects on proliferation of breast cancer cells. miR-146a-5p expression was detected by reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction in breast cancer tissues, paraneoplastic tissue (collected by The Department of Oncology of Changhai Hospital from January 2014 to June 2015), breast cancer cell line MCF-7 and normal breast epithelial cell line MCF 10A. Bioinformatics analysis was conducted to forecast target genes of miR-146a-5p, which was further verified by fluorescent reporter gene detection...
June 2018: Oncology Letters
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