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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340411/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-chalcone-derivatives-as-a-new-class-of-microtubule-destabilizing-agents
#1
Xiaochao Huang, Rizhen Huang, Lingxue Li, Shaohua Gou, Hengshan Wang
A series of novel chalcone derivatives were designed and synthesized as potential antitumor agents. Structures of target molecules were confirmed by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and HR-MS, and evaluated for their in vitro anti-proliferative activities using MTT assay. Among them, compound 12k displayed potent activity against the test tumor cell lines including multidrug resistant human cancer lines, with the IC50 values ranged from 3.75 to 8.42 μM. In addition, compound 12k was found to induce apoptosis in NCI-H460 cells via the mitochondrial pathway, including an increase of the ROS level, loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, release of cytochrome c, down-regulation of Bcl-2, up-regulation of Bax, activation of caspase-9 and caspase-3, respectively...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339791/bridg-a-domain-information-model-for-translational-and-clinical-protocol-driven-research
#2
Lauren B Becnel, Smita Hastak, Wendy Ver Hoef, Robert P Milius, MaryAnn Slack, Diane Wold, Michael L Glickman, Boris Brodsky, Charles Jaffe, Rebecca Kush, Edward Helton
Background: It is critical to integrate and analyze data from biological, translational, and clinical studies with data from health systems; however, electronic artifacts are stored in thousands of disparate systems that are often unable to readily exchange data. Objective: To facilitate meaningful data exchange, a model that presents a common understanding of biomedical research concepts and their relationships with health care semantics is required. The Biomedical Research Integrated Domain Group (BRIDG) domain information model fulfills this need...
February 26, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338993/dihydrocelastrol-inhibits-multiple-myeloma-cell-proliferation-and-promotes-apoptosis-through-erk1-2-and-il-6-stat3-pathways-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#3
Liangning Hu, Huiqun Wu, Bo Li, Dongliang Song, Guang Yang, Gege Chen, Bingqian Xie, Zhijian Xu, Yong Zhang, Dandan Yu, Jun Hou, Wenqin Xiao, Xi Sun, Gaomei Chang, Yiwen Zhang, Lu Gao, Bojie Dai, Yi Tao, Jumei Shi, Weiliang Zhu
Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most frequent malignant hematological disease. Dihydrocelastrol (DHCE) is synthesized by hydrogenated celastrol, a treterpene isolated from Chinese medicinal plant Tripterygium regelii. In this study, we first reported the anti-tumor activity of DHCE on MM cells. We found that DHCE could inhibit cell proliferation and promote apoptosis through caspase-dependent way in vitro. In addition, DHCE could inactivate the expression of interleukin (IL)-6 and downregulate the phosphorylation of extracellular regulated protein kinases (ERK1/2) and the signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in MM...
March 17, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338134/uniform-tio2-nanoparticles-induce-apoptosis-in-epithelial-cell-lines-in-a-size-dependent-manner
#4
Qingqing Sun, Takayuki Ishii, Koki Kanehira, Takeshi Sato, Akiyoshi Taniguchi
The size of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles is a vital parameter that determines their cytotoxicity. However, most reported studies have employed irregular shapes and sizes of TiO2 nanoparticles, as it is difficult to produce nanoparticles of suitable sizes for research. We produced good model TiO2 nanoparticles of uniform shape and size for use in studying their cytotoxicity. In this work, spherical, uniform polyethylene glycol-modified TiO2 (TiO2-PEG) nanoparticles of differing sizes (100, 200, and 300 nm) were prepared using the sol-gel method...
March 24, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337746/thymidylate-synthase-is-functionally-associated-with-zeb1-and-contributes-to-the-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-of-cancer-cells
#5
Aarif Siddiqui, Maria Eleni Vazakidou, Annemarie Schwab, Francesca Napoli, Cristina Fernandez-Molina, Ida Rapa, Marc P Stemmler, Marco Volante, Thomas Brabletz, Paolo Ceppi
Thymidylate synthase (TS) is a fundamental enzyme of nucleotide metabolism and one of the oldest anti-cancer targets. Beginning from the analysis of gene array data from the NCI-60 panel of cancer cell lines, we identified a significant correlation at both gene and protein level between TS and the markers of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), a developmental process that allows cancer cells to acquire features of aggressiveness, like motility and chemoresistance. TS levels were found to be significantly augmented in mesenchymal-like compared to epithelial-like cancer cells, to be regulated by EMT induction, and to negatively correlate with micro-RNAs (miRNAs) usually expressed in epithelial-like cells and known to actively suppress EMT...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337276/microrna-9-regulates-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cell-invasion-and-migration-by-targeting-eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-5a2
#6
Guodong Xu, Guofeng Shao, Qiaoling Pan, Lebo Sun, Dawei Zheng, Minghui Li, Ni Li, Huoshun Shi, Yiming Ni
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a critical role in cancer development and progression. Bioinformatics analyses has identified eukaryotic translation initiation factor 5A2 (eIF5A2) as a target of miR-9. In this study, we attempted to determine whether miR-9 regulates non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell invasion and migration by targeting eIF5A2 We examined eIF5A2 expression using reverse transcription-quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) and subsequently transfected A549 and NCI-H1299 NSCLC cells with a miR-9 mimic or miR-9 inhibitor to determine the migration and invasive capability of the cells via wound healing assay and Transwell invasion assay, respectively...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335606/isolation-and-identification-of-the-novel-tubulin-polymerization-inhibitor-bifidenone
#7
Russell B Williams, Steven M Martin, Julie A Lawrence, Vanessa L Norman, Mark O'Neil-Johnson, Gary R Eldridge, Courtney M Starks
The pursuit of structurally novel compounds has led to the isolation of a series of neolignans (2-6), for which the structures have been determined from microgram quantities using microcryoprobe NMR technology. Compounds 2-6 provided some unexpectedly clear structure-activity relationship data, with compound 2 demonstrating significantly more potency in the in vitro cytotoxicity assay than the other analogues. Further screening found that compound 2 induces apoptosis with activation of caspase 3/7. The NCI Compare algorithm suggested that compound 2 acts through the inhibition of tubulin/microtubule dynamics...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334269/integratedmrf-random-forest-based-framework-for-integrating-prediction-from-different-data-types
#8
Raziur Rahman, John Otridge, Ranadip Pal
Summary: IntegratedMRF is an open-source R implementation for integrating drug response predictions from various genomic characterizations using univariate or multivariate random forests that includes various options for error estimation techniques. The integrated framework was developed following superior performance of random forest based methods in NCI-DREAM drug sensitivity prediction challenge. The computational framework can be applied to estimate mean and confidence interval of drug response prediction errors based on ensemble approaches with various combinations of genetic and epigenetic characterizations as inputs...
February 6, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329730/synthesis-of-novel-quinoline-based-4-5-dihydro-1h-pyrazoles-as-potential-anticancer-antifungal-antibacterial-and-antiprotozoal-agents
#9
Jonathan Ramírez-Prada, Sara M Robledo, Iván D Vélez, María Del Pilar Crespo, Jairo Quiroga, Rodrigo Abonia, Alba Montoya, Laura Svetaz, Susana Zacchino, Braulio Insuasty
A new series of N-substituted 2-pyrazolines 9a-f, 10a-f, 11a-f, 12a-f and 13a-f were obtained from the cyclocondensation reaction of [(7-chloroquinolin-4-yl)amino]chalcones 8a-f with hydrazine hydrate and its derivatives. Fourteen of the synthesized compounds including the starting chalcones were selected by US National Cancer Institute (NCI) for testing their anticancer activity against 60 different human cancer cell lines, with the most important GI50 values ranging from 0.28 to 11.7 μM (0.13-6.05 μg/mL) and LC50 values ranging from 2...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328309/ibpro-a-novel-short-duration-teaching-course-in-advanced-physics-and-biology-underlying-cancer-radiotherapy
#10
Michael C Joiner, Monica W Tracey, Sara E Kacin, Jay W Burmeister
This article provides a summary and status report of the ongoing advanced education program IBPRO - Integrated course in Biology and Physics of Radiation Oncology. IBPRO is a five-year program funded by NCI. It addresses the recognized deficiency in the number of mentors available who have the required knowledge and skill to provide the teaching and training that is required for future radiation oncologists and researchers in radiation sciences. Each year, IBPRO brings together 50 attendees typically at assistant professor level and upwards, who are already qualified/certified radiation oncologists, medical physicists or biologists...
March 22, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327498/activity-of-sulfa-drugs-and-their-combinations-against-stationary-phase-b-burgdorferi-in-vitro
#11
Jie Feng, Shuo Zhang, Wanliang Shi, Ying Zhang
Lyme disease is a most common vector-borne disease in the US. Although the majority of Lyme patients can be cured with the standard two- to four-week antibiotic treatment, at least 10%-20% of patients continue to suffer from prolonged post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS). While the cause for this is unclear, one possibility is that persisting organisms are not killed by current Lyme antibiotics. In our previous studies, we screened an FDA drug library and an NCI compound library on B. burgdorferi and found some drug hits including sulfa drugs as having good activity against B...
March 22, 2017: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323992/quantification-of-thyroid-cancer-and-multinodular-goiter-risk-in-the-dicer1-syndrome-a-family-based-cohort-study
#12
Nicholas E Khan, Andrew J Bauer, Kris Ann P Schultz, Leslie Doros, Rosamma M Decastro, Alexander Ling, Maya B Lodish, Laura A Harney, Ron G Kase, Ann G Carr, Christopher T Rossi, Amanda Field, Anne K Harris, Gretchen M Williams, Louis P Dehner, Yoav H Messinger, D Ashley Hill, Douglas R Stewart
Context: The risk of thyroid cancer and multinodular goiter (MNG) in the DICER1 syndrome, a rare tumor-predisposition disorder, is unknown. Objective: To quantify the risk of thyroid cancer and MNG in individuals with the DICER1 syndrome. Design: Family-based cohort study. Setting: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center (CC). Participants: The National Cancer Institute DICER1 syndrome cohort consisted of 145 individuals with a DICER1 germline mutation and 135 family controls from 48 families...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322844/a-harmine-derived-beta-carboline-displays-anti-cancer-effects-in-vitro-by-targeting-protein-synthesis
#13
Annelise Carvalho, Jennifer Chu, Céline Meinguet, Robert Kiss, Guy Vandenbussche, Bernard Masereel, Johan Wouters, Alexander Kornienko, Jerry Pelletier, Véronique Mathieu
Growing evidence indicates that protein synthesis is deregulated in cancer onset and progression and targeting this process might be a selective way to combat cancers. While harmine is known to inhibit DYRK1A and intercalate into the DNA, tri-substitution was shown previously to modify its activity profile in favor of protein synthesis inhibition. In this study, we thus evaluated the optimized derivative CM16 in vitro anti-cancer effects unfolding its protein synthesis inhibition activity. Indeed, the growth inhibitory profile of CM16 in the NCI 60-cancer-cell-line-panel correlated with those of other compounds described as protein synthesis inhibitors...
March 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320998/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-potent-human-glyoxalase-i-inhibitors
#14
Tian Jin, Jing Zhai, Xiao Liu, Yan Yue, Maolin Huang, Zonghe Li, Caixia Ni, Qishan Deng, Yankui Sang, Zhongwei Yao, Hong Zhang, Xiaopeng Hu, Zhe-Bin Zheng
Several glutathione derivatives bearing the S-(N-aryl-N-hydroxycarbamoyl) or S-(C-aryl-N-hydroxycarbamoyl) moieties [10, 10' and 13-15] were synthesized, characterized, and their human glyoxalase I (hGLO1) inhibitory activity was evaluated. Compound 10 was proved to be the effective hGLO1 inhibitor with a Ki value of 1 nM and the inhibition effect of compound 10 on hGLO1 was nearly ten-fold higher than that of the strongest inhibitor 2 (Ki = 10 nM) which has been reported in the field of glutathione-type hGLO1 inhibitors...
March 17, 2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320780/thiosemicarbazones-functioning-as-zinc-metallochaperones-to-reactivate-mutant-p53
#15
Xin Yu, Adam R Blanden, Ashley Tsang, Saif Zaman, Yue Liu, John Gilleran, Anthony F Bencivenga, S David Kimball, Stewart N Loh, Darren R Carpizo
Small molecule restoration of wild type structure and function to mutant p53 (so - called mutant reactivation) is a highly sought after goal in cancer drug development. We previously discovered small molecule zinc chelators called zinc metallochaperones (ZMCs) reactivate mutant p53 by restoring zinc binding to zinc deficient p53 mutants. The lead compound identified from the NCI-60 human tumor cell lines screen, NSC319726 (ZMC1), belongs to the thiosemicarbazone (TSC) class of metal ion chelators that bind Fe, Cu, Mn, Zn, and other transition metals...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320441/decreased-cortical-fadd-protein-is-associated-with-clinical-dementia-and-cognitive-decline-in-an-elderly-community-sample
#16
Alfredo Ramos-Miguel, Jesús A García-Sevilla, Alasdair M Barr, Thomas A Bayer, Peter Falkai, Sue E Leurgans, Julie A Schneider, David A Bennett, William G Honer, M Julia García-Fuster
BACKGROUND: FADD (Fas-associated death domain) adaptor is a crucial protein involved in the induction of cell death but also mediates non-apoptotic actions via a phosphorylated form (p-Ser194-FADD). This study investigated the possible association of FADD forms with age-related neuropathologies, cognitive function, and the odds of dementia in an elderly community sample. METHODS: FADD forms were quantified by western blot analysis in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) samples from a large cohort of participants in a community-based aging study (Memory and Aging Project, MAP), experiencing no-(NCI, n = 51) or mild-(MCI, n = 42) cognitive impairment, or dementia (n = 57)...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320095/dt-13-a-saponin-monomer-13-of-the-dwarf-lilyturf-tuber-synergized-with-vinorelbine-to-induce-mitotic-arrest-via-activation-of-erk-signaling-pathway-in-nci-h1299-cells
#17
Hongyang Li, Li Sun, Hang Li, Xiaodan Lv, Herve Semukunzi, Ruiming Li, Jun Yu, Shengtao Yuan, Sensen Lin
Vinorelbine (NVB) is a semi-synthetic vinca alkaloid that is approved for the clinical therapy of lung cancer. However, the clinical application of NVB was limited because of the acquisition of resistance and inacceptable toxicity. Therefore, it is of great interest to develop low-cytotoxic drugs that can synergize with NVB. DT-13, a saponin monomer 13 of the Dwarf lilyturf tuber, showed inhibitory effects on tumor metastasis and angiogenesis in the previous studies. Here, we found that DT-13 combined with NVB exhibited synergistic effect to inhibit the cell proliferation in human lung cancer NCI-H1299 cells rather than human embryonic lung fibroblasts WI-38...
March 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319944/time-of-day-could-affect-cognitive-screening-performance-in-older-patients-with-tia-and-stroke
#18
Sara Mazzucco, Linxin Li, Maria A Tuna, Sarah T Pendlebury, Rhoda Frost, Rose Wharton, Peter M Rothwell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The impact of time-of-day on the cognitive performance of older patients with limited cognitive reserve after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke, and on short cognitive tests, such as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), is unknown. We retrospectively studied whether morning versus afternoon assessment might affect the classification of patients aged 70 or older as severe (SCI), mild (MCI), and no (NCI) cognitive impairment by the MoCA. METHODS: Morning (12 p...
March 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315004/alex1-a-novel-tumor-suppressor-gene-inhibits-gastric-cancer-metastasis-via-the-par-1-rho-gtpase-signaling-pathway
#19
Li Pang, Jian-Fang Li, Liping Su, Mingde Zang, Zhiyuan Fan, Beiqin Yu, Xiongyan Wu, Chen Li, Min Yan, Zheng-Gang Zhu, Bingya Liu
BACKGROUND: The ALEX is a novel member of the armadillo family and ALEX1 was reported to be reduced or even lost in multiple solid tumors. However, its expression profile and oncogenic role in gastric cancer (GC) remains largely unknown. METHODS: ALEX1 expression was detected in 161 GC samples by immunohistochemistry staining. NCI-N87 cells transfected by ALEX1 lentivirus vectors and MKN28 cells transfected by ALEX1 shRNA were used for biological function investigation...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303751/vasoactive-peptides-associate-with-treatment-outcome-ofbevacizumab-containing-therapy-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
#20
Helga Hagman, Pär-Ola Bendahl, Olle Melander, Jan Sundberg, Anders Johnsson, Mattias Belting
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is a common early adverse event of anti-angiogenic treatment of cancer and may associate with treatment response. However, blood pressure measurement as a surrogate response biomarker has methodological limitations, and predictive biomarkers of angiogenesis inhibitors are lacking. In disease associated with hypertension, vasoactive peptides have been linked to cardiovascular pressure load. Here, we have explored potential associations between circulating levels of vasoactive peptides and tumor response during bevacizumab-containing treatment of colorectal cancer...
March 17, 2017: Acta Oncologica
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