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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782974/molecular-therapy-using-sirna-recent-trends-and-advances-of-multi-target-inhibition-of-cancer-growth
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Shweta Jain, Kamla Pathak, Ankur Vaidya
RNA interference (RNAi) therapy, harnessed to produce a new class of drugs for treatment, has drawn attention and seen steady progress over the years. Molecular therapy using biological macromolecules small interfering RNA (siRNA) for gene silencing has received significant attention to target cancer-related genes. Basically, siRNA molecules bind to messenger RNAs (mRNA) by complementary base pairing, to induce degradation of the mRNA and/or block protein synthesis. Numerous genes and gene related proteins have been reported till date to target in siRNA based cancer therapy...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782496/development-of-a-toolkit-for-piggybac-mediated-integrative-transfection-of-the-human-filarial-parasite-brugia-malayi
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Canhui Liu, Amruta S Mhashilkar, Johan Chabanon, Shulin Xu, Sara Lustigman, John H Adams, Thomas R Unnasch
BACKGROUND: The human filarial parasites cause diseases that are among the most important causes of morbidity in the developing world. The elimination programs targeting these infections rely on a limited number of drugs, making the identification of new chemotherapeutic agents a high priority. The study of these parasites has lagged due to the lack of reverse genetic methods. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We report a novel co-culture method that results in developmentally competent infective larvae of one of the human filarial parasites (Brugia malayi) and describe a method to efficiently transfect the larval stages of this parasite...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780787/non-convulsive-seizure-related-to-cremophor-el%C3%A2-free-polymeric-micelle-formulation-of-paclitaxel-a-case-report
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Yoon Sun Shin, Kyung Jin Min, Seung Young Choi, Nak Woo Lee
Paclitaxel is a chemotherapeutic agent that is effective against ovarian, breast, lung, and other cancers. Although peripheral neurotoxicity is among the most common side effects of paclitaxel treatment, central neurotoxicity is rarely reported. When centrally mediated side effects are observed, they are attributed to Cremophor EL™ (CrEL), a surfactant-containing vehicle used for paclitaxel administration. In the present report, we discuss the case of a 72-year-old woman with ovarian carcinoma who experienced a non-convulsive seizure following administration of a CrEL-free, polymeric micelle formulation of paclitaxel...
May 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777858/cd44-targeted-plga-nanomedicines-for-cancer-chemotherapy
#4
REVIEW
Ankit Saneja, Divya Arora, Robin Kumar, Ravindra Dhar Dubey, Amulya K Panda, Prem N Gupta
In recent years scientific community has drawn a great deal of attention towards understanding the enigma of cluster of differentiation-44 (CD44) in order to deliver therapeutic agents more selectively towards tumor tissues. Moreover, its over-expression in variety of solid tumors has attracted drug delivery researchers to target this receptor with nanomedicines. Conventional nanomedicines based on biodegradable polymers such as poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) are often associated with insufficient cellular uptake by cancer cells, due to lack of active targeting moiety on their surface...
May 16, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777330/down-regulating-il-6-gp130-targets-improved-the-anti-tumor-effects-of-5-fluorouracil-in-colon-cancer
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Sanhong Li, Jilai Tian, Hongming Zhang, Shoubing Zhou, Xiyong Wang, Lei Zhang, Jiapeng Yang, Zhigang Zhang, Zhenling Ji
Recent studies have confirmed that IL-6/GP130 targets are closely associated with tumor growth, metastasis and drug resistance. 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is the most common chemotherapeutic agent for colon cancer but is limited due to chemoresistance and high cytotoxicity. Bazedoxifene (BZA), a third-generation selective estrogen receptor modulator, was discovered by multiple ligand simultaneous docking and drug repositioning approaches to have a novel function as an IL-6/GP130 target inhibitor. Thus, we speculated that in colon cancer, the anti-tumor efficacy of 5-FU might be increased in combination with IL-6/GP130 inhibitors...
May 18, 2018: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774103/bevacizumab-exacerbates-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-sos-in-the-animal-model-and-increases-mmp-9-production
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Azin Jafari, Hanno Matthaei, Sven Wehner, Tolga Tonguc, Jörg C Kalff, Steffen Manekeller
Background: Thanks to modern multimodal treatment the ouctome of patients with colorectal cancer has experienced significant improvements. As a downside, agent specific side effects have been observed such as sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) after oxaliplatin chemotherapy (OX). Bevazicumab targeting VEGF is nowadays comprehensively used in combination protocols with OX but its impact on hepatotoxicity is thus far elusive and focus of the present study. Results: After MCT administration 67% of animals developed SOS...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773888/antitumor-effect-of-axitinib-combined-with-dopamine-and-pk-pd-modeling-in-the-treatment-of-human-breast-cancer-xenograft
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Yuan-Heng Ma, Si-Yuan Wang, Yu-Peng Ren, Jian Li, Ting-Jie Guo, Wei Lu, Tian-Yan Zhou
Rising evidence has shown the development of resistance to vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) inhibitors in the practices of cancer therapy. It is reported that the efficacy of axitinib (AX), a VEGFR inhibitor, is limited in the treatment of breast cancer as a single agent or in combination with other chemotherapeutic drugs due to the probability of rising population of cancer stem-like cells (CSCs) caused by AX. The present study evaluated the effect of dopamine (DA) improving AX's efficacy on MCF-7/ADR breast cancer in vitro and in vivo, and developed a pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic (PK-PD) model describing the in vivo experimental data and characterizing the interaction of effect between AX and DA...
May 17, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772690/peritoneal-carcinomatosis-targeting-with-tumor-homing-peptides
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Lorena Simón-Gracia, Hedi Hunt, Tambet Teesalu
Over recent decades multiple therapeutic approaches have been explored for improved management of peritoneally disseminated malignancies-a grim condition known as peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). Intraperitoneal (IP) administration can be used to achieve elevated local concentration and extended half-life of the drugs in the peritoneal cavity to improve their anticancer efficacy. However, IP-administered chemotherapeutics have a short residence time in the IP space, and are not tumor selective. An increasing body of work suggests that functionalization of drugs and nanoparticles with targeting peptides increases their peritoneal retention and provides a robust and specific tumor binding and penetration that translates into improved therapeutic response...
May 16, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770869/curcumin-inhibits-autocrine-growth-hormone-mediated-invasion-and-metastasis-by-targeting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-and-polyamine-metabolism-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Ajda Coker-Gurkan, Merve Celik, Merve Ugur, Elif-Damla Arisan, Pinar Obakan-Yerlikaya, Zeynep Begum Durdu, Narcin Palavan-Unsal
Curcumin is assumed to be a plant-derived therapeutic drug that triggers apoptotic cell death in vitro and in vivo by affecting different molecular targets such as NF-κB. Phase I/II trial of curcumin alone or with chemotherapeutic drugs has been accomplished in pancreatic, colon, prostate and breast cancer cases. Recently, autocrine growth hormone (GH) signaling-induced cell growth, metastasis and drug resistance have been demonstrated in breast cancer. In this study, our aim was to investigate the potential therapeutic effect of curcumin by evaluating the molecular machinery of curcumin-triggered apoptotic cell death via focusing on NF-κB signaling and polyamine (PA) metabolism in autocrine GH-expressing MCF-7, MDA-MB-453 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells...
May 16, 2018: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770812/reduction-photo-dual-responsive-polymeric-prodrug-nanoparticles-for-programmed-sirna-and-doxorubicin-delivery
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Ming Wu, Jiong Li, Xinyi Lin, Zuwu Wei, Da Zhang, Bixing Zhao, Xiaolong Liu, Jingfeng Liu
Dual and multi-stimuli responsive polymeric nanoparticles that respond to two or more signals can further improve drug release performance compared with nanoparticles that respond to a single stimulus. However, usage of such nanoparticles to deliver siRNA and chemotherapeutic drugs in a sequential manner are currently very rare; meanwhile, this technology is vital to optimize the efficacy of chemotherapy towards cancer cells with multidrug resistance. By loading o-nitrobenzyl ester derivative caged DOX (DOC) into the inner poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) core and adsorbing siRNA of P-gp protein onto the cationic polymeric shell derived from a disulfide-containing alkyl modified polyethylenimine (C16-S-S-PEI), here, a reduction/photo dual responsive device (RPDRD) is successfully designed for programmed P-gp siRNA and doxorubicin delivery...
May 17, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770165/targeting-oxidatively-induced-dna-damage-response-in-cancer-opportunities-for-novel-cancer-therapies
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REVIEW
Pierpaola Davalli, Gaetano Marverti, Angela Lauriola, Domenico D'Arca
Cancer is a death cause in economically developed countries that results growing also in developing countries. Improved outcome through targeted interventions faces the scarce selectivity of the therapies and the development of resistance to them that compromise the therapeutic effects. Genomic instability is a typical cancer hallmark due to DNA damage by genetic mutations, reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, ionizing radiation, and chemotherapeutic agents. DNA lesions can induce and/or support various diseases, including cancer...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770114/extracts-of-artocarpus-communis-induce-mitochondria-associated-apoptosis-via-pro-oxidative-activity-in-human-glioblastoma-cells
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Chiang-Wen Lee, Lee-Fen Hsu, Ming-Hsueh Lee, I-Ta Lee, Ju-Fang Liu, Yao-Chang Chiang, Ming-Horng Tsai
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an extremely aggressive and devastating malignant tumor in the central nervous system. Its incidence is increasing and the prognosis is poor. Artocarpin is a natural prenylated flavonoid with various anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties. Studies have shown that artocarpin is associated with cell death of primary glioblastoma cells. However, the in vivo effects and the cellular and molecular mechanisms modulating the anticancer activities of artocarpin remain unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that treating the glioblastoma cell lines U87 and U118 cells with artocarpin induced apoptosis...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769784/nilotinib-induced-perforating-folliculitis-two-cases
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Neerja Saraswat, Ajay Chopra, Debdeep Mitra, Krishna Talukdar
Cutaneous adverse effects of chemotherapy are widely known but underreported. A significant advancement is made in the field of oncology with the advent of new classes of drug being added to the existing classes at a fast pace. Most of these cutaneous adverse effects are self-limiting and subsides on suspending the drug either temporarily or permanently. Some of these effects are merely overlooked by the patients and the treating physician hence goes un-noticed. Nilotinib is a newer second-generation tyrosine-kinase inhibitor approved for the management of chronic myeloid leukemia...
March 2018: International Journal of Trichology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769319/repeated-exposure-of-epithelial-cells-to-apoptotic-cells-induces-the-specific-selection-of-an-adaptive-phenotype-implications-for-tumorigenesis
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Lanfei Feng, Snezana Vujicic, Michael E Dietrich, Natalia Litbarg, Suman Setty, Angelika Antoni, Joyce Rauch, Jerrold S Levine
The consequences of apoptosis extend beyond mere death of the cell. We have shown that receptor-mediated recognition of apoptotic target cells by viable kidney proximal tubular epithelial cells (PTECs) inhibits PTEC proliferation, growth, and survival. Here we tested the hypothesis that continual exposure to apoptotic targets can induce a phenotypic change in responding PTECs, as in other instances of natural selection. In particular, we demonstrate that repeated exposure to apoptotic targets leads to emergence of a PTEC line (denoted BU...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768052/options-for-treating-different-soft-tissue-sarcoma-subtypes
#15
Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Delphine Serre, Peter Reichardt, Javier Martín-Broto, Sebastian Bauer
Management of soft tissue sarcoma is increasingly subtype-dependent. Surgery is recommended for uterine leiomyosarcoma, with trabectedin being the preferred option for advanced disease when the treatment goal is long-term tumor stabilization. Liposarcoma subgroups are characterized by distinctive morphologies and genetics, different patterns of disease progression and clinical behavior, and variable responses to treatment. Genetic analysis of sarcomas has provided insights into pathogenesis with potential for developing new molecular targets...
May 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768050/getting-up-to-date-in-the-management-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#16
Jean-Yves Blay
Surgery (+ radiation therapy in selected cases) is standard treatment for adult-type localized soft tissue sarcoma (STS). Accumulating randomized clinical evidence also supports adjuvant chemotherapy as a treatment option, although this remains contentious. Doxorubicin (± ifosfamide) is the standard first-line systemic treatment for advanced STS; however, newer chemotherapeutic agents may improve outcomes achieved with single-agent doxorubicin. In a Phase II study, adding olaratumab to doxorubicin markedly improved overall survival...
May 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768014/hybrid-mesoporous-microporous-nanocarriers-for-overcoming-multidrug-resistance-by-sequential-drug-delivery
#17
Liucan Wang, Haidi Guan, Zhenqiang Wang, Yuxin Xing, Jixi Zhang, Kaiyong Cai
Combination chemotherapy with a modulator and a chemotherapeutic drug has become one of the most promising strategies for the treatment of multidrug resistance (MDR) in cancer therapy. However, the development of nanocarriers with a high payload and sequential release of therapeutic agents poses a significant challenge. In this work, we report a type of hybrid nanocarriers prepared by polydopamine (PDA) mediated integration of the mesoporous MSN core and the microporous zeolite imidazolate frameworks-8 (ZIF-8) shell...
May 16, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767247/comparison-of-the-synergistic-anticancer-activity-of-alpcs4-photodynamic-therapy-in-combination-with-different-low%C3%A2-dose-chemotherapeutic-agents-on-gastric-cancer-cells
#18
Jing Xin, Senhao Wang, Luwei Zhang, Bo Xin, Yulu He, Jing Wang, Sijia Wang, Lijian Shen, Zhenxi Zhang, Cuiping Yao
Limited cellular delivery and internalization efficiency of Al(III) phthalocyanine chloride tetrasulfonic acid (AlPcS4) induce poor penetration ability in cells and a slight photodynamic therapy (PDT) effect on gastric cancer. The combination treatment of AlPcS4/PDT with low‑dose chemotherapeutic agents may provide a promising treatment strategy to increase the weak delivery efficiency of AlPcS4, reducing the dose of chemical agents without reducing efficacy, and improving apoptosis‑inducing abilities, thereby increasing the antitumor effects and decreasing the noxious side effects on gastric cancer...
May 16, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767192/ultra-low-voltage-triggered-release-of-an-anti-cancer-drug-from-polypyrrole-nanoparticles
#19
Devleena Samanta, Niloufar Hosseini-Nassab, Aidan D McCarty, Richard N Zare
We have synthesized polypyrrole nanoparticles using three different oxidizing agents (hydrogen peroxide, chloroauric acid and ferric chloride) and shown that films assembled from these nanoparticles have significantly different drug release profiles. When ferric chloride is used as the oxidizing agent, it is possible to release drugs at voltages as low as -0.05 V, almost an order of magnitude lower than typically used voltages. These ultra-low voltage responsive nanoparticles widen the window of operation of conducting polymers and enable delivery of redox active drugs...
May 16, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766429/naringin-protects-against-cyclophosphamide-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-nephrotoxicity-through-modulation-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-apoptosis-autophagy-and-dna-damage
#20
Cuneyt Caglayan, Yusuf Temel, Fatih Mehmet Kandemir, Serkan Yildirim, Sefa Kucukler
Cyclophosphamide (CP) is a common chemotherapeutic agent that is effective against a wide variety of tumors. The associated hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity, however, limit its therapeutic use. Naringin (NG) is a natural flavanone glycoside that has pharmacological and therapeutic activities, such as anti-inflammation, anti-apoptotic, and antioxidant properties. Therefore, the present study was undertaken to evaluate the protective effect of NG against CP-induced hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity in rats. Rats were pre-treated with NG (50 and 100 mg/kg b...
May 15, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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