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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423510/genistein-inhibits-the-growth-and-regulates-the-migration-and-invasion-abilities-of-melanoma-cells-via-the-fak-paxillin-and-mapk-pathways
#1
Shuna Cui, Juan Wang, Qingqing Wu, Jing Qian, Changshui Yang, Ping Bo
Genistein is one of the main components of soy-based foods, which are widely known for their many benefits, including anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects. In this study, we investigated the anti-metastasis effects of genistein on B16F10 melanoma cells. Our results showed that genistein strongly inhibited B16F10 cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in time- and concentration-dependent manners. Genistein altered the morphology of B16F10 cells to an elongated shape with slim pseudopodia-like protrusions...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413547/supratentorial-intermediate-grade-meningeal-melanocytoma-with-intratumoral-bleed-in-the-background-of-neurocutaneous-melanosis-report-of-an-unusual-case-and-review-of-literature
#2
Kuntal Das, Anup Nair, Sushila Jaiswal, Rabi Sahu, Arun Srivastava, Raj Kumar, Anant Mehrotra
Primary melanocytic tumours of the central nervous system (CNS) are rare. According to the WHO classification (2007), these tumours include diffuse leptomeningeal melanosis, melanomatosis, melanocytoma, and primary CNS melanoma. Meningeal melanocytoma, most commonly seen in the infratentorial compartment and cervical spinal cord, is a benign primary melanocytic neoplasm. Primary CNS melanoma, on the other hand, represents the malignant end of the spectrum. Intermediate grade melanocytoma is a rare histological subtype of primary meningeal tumours and is characterised by the clinicopathological features between the two extremes...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363614/acute-symptomatic-hypocalcemia-from-immune-checkpoint-therapy-induced-hypoparathyroidism
#3
Myint Aung Win, Kyaw Zin Thein, Aiham Qdaisat, Sai-Ching Jim Yeung
BACKGROUND: Ipilimumab (a monoclonal antibody against CTLA-4) and nivolumab (a humanized antibody against PD-1) target these immune checkpoint pathways and are used for treatment of melanoma and an increasing number of other cancers. However, they may cause immune-related adverse effects (IRAEs). Although many endocrinopathies are known to be IRAEs, primary hypoparathyroidism with severe hypocalcemia has never been reported. This is the first case of hypoparathyroidism as an IRAE presenting to an Emergency Department with acute hypocalcemia...
February 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346283/nonvisualized-sentinel-lymph-nodes-on-lymphoscintigraphy-in-melanoma-predictive-factors-and-surgical-outcomes
#4
Darryl Schuitevoerder, Lisa Grinlington, Jeffrey Stevens, Robert Nance, Jeanine Fortino, John T Vetto
PURPOSE: Preoperative lymphoscintigraphy is the standard for the identification of sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in melanoma. The impact of negative scintigraphy [nonvisualization (NV) of the SLN] on surgical outcomes is inadequately reported in the literature. The objectives of this study were to determine the incidence, predictive factors, and surgical outcomes of NV in clinically node-negative melanoma patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospective, Institutional Review Board approved, melanoma sentinel node database from January 2005 to August 2015 was performed...
May 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326307/p75-neurotrophin-receptor-in-the-skin-beyond-its-neurotrophic-function
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REVIEW
Carlo Pincelli
p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75(NTR)), also known as CD271, is the low-affinity receptor that, together with the tyrosine kinase receptor tropomyosin-receptor kinase (Trk), mediate neurotrophin (NT) functions. Beside their classic role in skin innervation, NT and their receptors constitute a complex cutaneous network associated with a number of autocrine and paracrine activities. In this context, the role of p75(NTR) is becoming more and more important. This review will focus on the intriguing functions of p75(NTR) in healthy and diseased skin...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317165/dermoscopic-findings-of-an-unusual-acral-nevus-on-the-hand-of-a-child
#6
Tracey N Liebman, Marla N Diakow, Sharon A Glick
Distinguishing benign acral nevi from small early acral melanomas may be challenging in certain cases. Dermoscopy is a noninvasive imaging technique that can help clinicians better visualize deeper lesion structures and thus more easily differentiate benign nevi from melanoma. We report the case of a 13-year-old girl with a changing dark brown to black macule with a central papular component on the volar surface of the right third finger. Dermoscopy revealed asymmetrically distributed irregular black blotches on a bluish-black background...
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301575/generation-of-murine-tumor-cell-lines-deficient-in-mhc-molecule-surface-expression-using-the-crispr-cas9-system
#7
Krishna Das, David Eisel, Clarissa Lenkl, Ashish Goyal, Sven Diederichs, Elke Dickes, Wolfram Osen, Stefan B Eichmüller
In this study, the CRISPR/Cas9 technology was used to establish murine tumor cell lines, devoid of MHC I or MHC II surface expression, respectively. The melanoma cell line B16F10 and the murine breast cancer cell line EO-771, the latter stably expressing the tumor antigen NY-BR-1 (EO-NY), were transfected with an expression plasmid encoding a β2m-specific single guide (sg)RNA and Cas9. The resulting MHC I negative cells were sorted by flow cytometry to obtain single cell clones, and loss of susceptibility of peptide pulsed MHC I negative clones to peptide-specific CTL recognition was determined by IFNγ ELISpot assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296711/prognostic-role-of-the-histological-subtype-of-melanoma-on-the-hands-and-feet-in-caucasians
#8
Cristina Carrera, Adrià Gual, Alba Díaz, Joan A Puig-Butillé, Susanna Noguès, Antonio Vilalta, Carlos Conill, Ramón Rull, Ramon Vilana, Pedro Arguis, Sergi Vidal-Sicart, Llucia Alós, Josep Palou, Teresa Castel, Josep Malvehy, Susana Puig
Acral melanoma (AM) is associated with a poor prognosis in part because of delayed diagnosis, but probably also because of other intrinsic characteristics of location. The aim of this study was to review the specific characteristics and outcome of AM in Caucasians. This was a cross-sectional retrospective clinical-pathological study of 274 patients identified with AM in the database of a referral unit in Europe from 1986 to 2010. The mean age of the patients was 56.6 (SD 17.7) years. 269 cases could be histologically classified and included in the study...
March 14, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293423/growth-inhibitory-activity-of-ankaferd-hemostat-on-primary-melanoma-cells-and-cell-lines
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Seyhan Turk, Umit Yavuz Malkan, Mehdi Ghasemi, Helin Hocaoglu, Duygu Mutlu, Gursel Gunes, Salih Aksu, Ibrahim Celalettin Haznedaroglu
OBJECTIVE: Ankaferd hemostat is the first topical hemostatic agent about the red blood cell-fibrinogen relations tested in the clinical trials. Ankaferd hemostat consists of standardized plant extracts including Alpinia officinarum, Glycyrrhiza glabra, Thymus vulgaris, Urtica dioica, and Vitis vinifera. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Ankaferd hemostat on viability of melanoma cell lines. METHODS: Dissimilar melanoma cell lines and primary cells were used in this study...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282460/induction-of-immunogenic-cell-death-of-tumors-by-newly-synthesized-heterocyclic-quinone-derivative
#10
Keum-Joo Son, Ki Ryung Choi, Chung-Kyu Ryu, Seog Jae Lee, Ho Jeong Kim, Hyunah Lee
Many cancer types are serious diseases causing mortality, and new therapeutics with improved efficacy and safety are required. Immuno-(cell)-therapy is considered as one of the promising therapeutic strategies for curing intractable cancer. In this study, we tested R2016, a newly developed heterocyclic quinone derivative, for induction of immunogenic tumor cell death and as a possible novel immunochemotherapeutic. We studied the anti-cancer effects of R2016 against LLC, a lung cancer cell line and B16F10, a melanoma cell line...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249743/multifaceted-functions-of-the-forkhead-box-transcription-factors-foxo1-and-foxo3-in-skin
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REVIEW
Dimitrios Tsitsipatis, Lars-Oliver Klotz, Holger Steinbrenner
BACKGROUND: The ubiquitously expressed forkhead box, class O (FoxO) transcription factors act as signaling integrators in extensive transcriptional networks, ensuring maintenance of cell and tissue homeostasis over time and in response to environmental challenges. Proteins whose biosynthesis is controlled through FoxOs fulfil key functions in antioxidant defense, metabolism, cell cycle regulation and apoptosis. SCOPE OF REVIEW: All four mammalian FoxO isoforms (FoxO1, FoxO3, FoxO4 and FoxO6) are expressed in skin but functions have been specified only for FoxO1 and FoxO3...
February 27, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223195/cell-stress-response-to-two-different-types-of-polymer-coated-cobalt-ferrite-nanoparticles
#12
Jasna Lojk, Klemen Strojan, Katarina Miš, Boštjan Vladimir Bregar, Iva Hafner Bratkovič, Maruša Bizjak, Sergej Pirkmajer, Mojca Pavlin
Potential nanoparticle (NP) toxicity is one of crucial problems that limit the applicability of NPs. When designing NPs for biomedical and biotechnological applications it is thus important to understand the mechanisms of their toxicity. In this study, we analysed the stress responses of previously designed polyacrylic acid (PAA) and polyethylenimine (PEI) coated NPs on primary human myoblasts (MYO) and B16 mouse melanoma cell line. Negatively charged PAA did not induce cell toxicity, reactive oxygen species (ROS) or activate the transcription factor NF-κB in either cell line even at high concentrations (100μg/ml)...
March 15, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193045/contribution-of-ribonucleic-acid-rna-to-the-fourier-transform-infrared-ftir-spectrum-of-eukaryotic-cells
#13
Paolo Zucchiatti, Elisa Mitri, Saša Kenig, Fulvio Billè, George Kourousias, Diana Eva Bedolla, Lisa Vaccari
We report on an optimized protocol for the digestion of cellular RNA, which minimally affects the cell membrane integrity, maintaining substantially unaltered the vibrational contributions of the other cellular macromolecules. The design of this protocol allowed us to collect the first Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectra of intact hydrated B16 mouse melanoma cells deprived of RNA and to highlight the in-cell diagnostic spectral features of it. Complementing the cellular results with the FTIR analysis of extracted RNA, ds-DNA, ss-cDNA and isolated nuclei, we verified that the spectral component centered at ∼1220 cm(-1) is a good qualitative and semiquantitative marker of cellular DNA, since it is minimally affected by cellular RNA removal...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181070/combining-forces-the-promise-and-peril-of-synergistic-immune-checkpoint-blockade-and-targeted-therapy-in-metastatic-melanoma
#14
David J Hermel, Patrick A Ott
Both immune checkpoint inhibitors and molecularly targeted agents have dramatically improved clinical outcomes for patients with metastatic melanoma. These two therapeutic approaches harness distinct mechanistic pathways-on the one hand, monoclonal antibodies against the immune checkpoints CTLA-4 and PD-1/PD-L1 stimulate the T cell mediated host immune response, while targeted inhibitors of the proto-oncogenes BRAF and MEK disrupt constitutive kinase activity responsible for tumor growth. The prospect of combining these two treatment modalities has been proposed as a potential way to increase overall response rate, extend durability of the anti-tumor response, and circumvent the immune-mediated resistance to targeted therapy...
March 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176947/silencing-of-foxp3-enhances-the-antitumor-efficacy-of-gm-csf-genetically-modified-tumor-cell-vaccine-against-b16-melanoma
#15
Antonio Miguel, Luis Sendra, Verónica Noé, Carles J Ciudad, Francisco Dasí, David Hervas, María José Herrero, Salvador F Aliño
The antitumor response after therapeutic vaccination has a limited effect and seems to be related to the presence of T regulatory cells (Treg), which express the immunoregulatory molecules CTLA4 and Foxp3. The blockage of CTLA4 using antibodies has shown an effective antitumor response conducing to the approval of the human anti-CTLA4 antibody ipilimumab by the US Food and Drug Administration. On the other hand, Foxp3 is crucial for Treg development. For this reason, it is an attractive target for cancer treatment...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166201/downregulation-of-pck2-remodels-tricarboxylic-acid-cycle-in-tumor-repopulating-cells-of-melanoma
#16
S Luo, Y Li, R Ma, J Liu, P Xu, H Zhang, K Tang, J Ma, N Liu, Y Zhang, Y Sun, T Ji, X Liang, X Yin, Y Liu, W Tong, Y Niu, N Wang, X Wang, B Huang
For cancer cells to proliferate, a balance must be built between biomass-forming, glucose-metabolized intermediates and ATP production. How intrinsic glucose carbon flow regulates this balance remains unclear. Here we show that mitochondrial phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PCK2), the hub molecule linking tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, glycolysis and gluconeogenesis by conversion of mitochondrial oxaloacetate (OAA) to phosphoenolpyruvate, regulates glucose carbon flow direction in stem-like cells that repopulate tumors (tumor-repopulating cells (TRCs))...
February 6, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152570/niacin-intake-and-risk-of-skin-cancer-in-us-women-and-men
#17
Sang Min Park, Tricia Li, Shaowei Wu, Wen-Qing Li, Martin Weinstock, Abrar A Qureshi, Eunyoung Cho
A recent clinical trial found a protective role of niacinamide, a derivative of niacin, against skin cancer recurrence. However, there is no epidemiologic study to assess the association between niacin intake and risk of skin cancer [basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and melanoma]. We prospectively evaluated whether total, dietary and supplemental niacin intake was associated with skin cancer risk based on 72,308 women in the Nurses' Health Study (1984-2010) and 41,808 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (1986-2010)...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147380/promises-and-dangers-of-combination-therapy
#18
REVIEW
Wolfgang Kruis, Phuong G Nguyen, Julia Morgenstern
The efficiency of the existing methods of treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is limited. There are 2 ways to address this problem - either create new treatment modalities or optimize current therapies. Optimisation may be accomplished by using combinations of established therapeutic strategies. With regard to topically acting compounds such as 5-aminosalicylic acid, combining oral and rectal preparations is a commonly used method. Another commonly used combination is anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α antibody modalities together with immunosuppressants (thiopurines, methotrexate)...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127433/fibrocellular-non-specific-interstitial-pneumonia-with-favourable-prognosis-in-clinically-amyopathic-dermatomyositis
#19
Takahiro Yoshizawa, Keishi Sugino, Kazutoshi Shibuya, Toshimasa Uekusa, Sakae Homma
We report the case of a 49-year-old man who experienced dry cough and itching eruption for 2 months. The patient had Gottoron's sign, mechanic's hand, and high levels of serum Krebs von den Lungen-6 and surfactant protein D, but was negative for anti-aminoacyl transfer RNA synthetase antibodies. High-resolution chest computed tomography revealed subpleural band-like or patchy consolidation with predominance in the bilateral lower lobe. Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid showed increased total cell counts with lymphocytosis...
September 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103270/cold-atmospheric-plasma-created-at-the-tip-of-an-elongated-flexible-capillary-using-low-electric-current-can-slow-the-progression-of-melanoma
#20
Y Binenbaum, G Ben-David, Z Gil, Ya Z Slutsker, M A Ryzhkov, J Felsteiner, Ya E Krasik, J T Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Cold Atmospheric Plasma Jet (CAPJ), with ion temperature close to room temperature, has tremendous potential in biomedical engineering, and can potentially offer a therapeutic option that allows cancer cell elimination without damaging healthy tissue. We developed a hand-held flexible device for the delivery of CAPJ to the treatment site, with a modified high-frequency pulse generator operating at a RMS voltage of <1.2 kV and gas flow in the range 0.3-3 l/min. The aims of our study were to characterize the CAPJ emitted from the device, and to evaluate its efficacy in elimination of cancer cells in-vitro and in-vivo...
2017: PloS One
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