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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732366/rassf6-downregulation-promotes-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-colorectal-cancer
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Rui Zhou, Lin Qiu, Xiaolong Liu, Lijuan Ling, Ninglei Li, Kun Zhou, Jingbo Sun, Jian Yan, Canliang Tan, Xiaoping Huang, Luzhe Han, Liangchun Yin, Gang Xiao, Lixin Liu
Distant metastasis is the primary barrier for the successful treatment of patients with colorectal cancer, and thus, searching for new therapeutic targets by further exploring the molecular mechanisms of colorectal cancer metastasis is important. In this study, we investigated the biological and clinical significance of RASSF6 in colorectal cancer as well as the underlying molecular mechanisms. We found that low RASSF6 expression corresponds to a poor prognosis in colorectal cancer patients, and low RASSF6 expression is distinctly associated with tumour progression...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732326/therapeutic-applications-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-in-sarcoma
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REVIEW
Fan Tang, Edwin Choy, Chongqi Tu, Francis Hornicek, Zhenfeng Duan
Sarcomas are a rare group of malignant tumors originating from mesenchymal stem cells. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are currently the only standard treatments for sarcoma. However, their response rates to chemotherapy are quite low. Toxic side effects and multi-drug chemoresistance make treatment even more challenging. Therefore, better drugs to treat sarcomas are needed. Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDAC inhibitors, HDACi, HDIs) are epigenetic modifying agents that can inhibit sarcoma growth in vitro and in vivo through a variety of pathways, including inducing tumor cell apoptosis, causing cell cycle arrest, impairing tumor invasion and preventing metastasis...
July 6, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732278/advances-of-small-molecule-targeting-of-kinases
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REVIEW
Norbert Berndt, Rezaul M Karim, Ernst Schönbrunn
Reversible protein phosphorylation regulates virtually all aspects of life in the cell. As a result, dysregulation of protein kinases, the enzymes responsible for transferring phosphate groups from ATP to proteins, are often the cause or consequence of many human diseases including cancer. Almost three dozen protein kinase inhibitors (PKIs) have been approved for clinical applications since 1995, the vast majority of them for the treatment of cancer. According to the NCI, there are more than 100 types of cancer...
July 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732195/fake-inhibitors-ampk-activation-trumps-inhibition
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Christopher G Langendorf, John W Scott, Bruce E Kemp
Protein kinase inhibitors have become increasingly important therapeutic drugs for the treatment of human diseases; however, resistance and off-target effects can limit their use. In this issue of Cell Chemical Biology, Ross et al. (2017) reveal a novel off-target mechanism where the Src kinase inhibitor SU6656 paradoxically primes AMPK for phosphorylation and activation by the upstream kinase LKB1.
July 20, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732175/genome-wide-identification-functional-prediction-and-evolutionary-analysis-of-r2r3-myb-superfamily-in-brassica-napus
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Ali Hajiebrahimi, Hajar Owji, Shiva Hemmati
R2R3-MYBs are important transcription factors (TFs) in planta, involved in development and various stress conditions. Phylogenetic analysis showed the presence of 249 R2R3-MYB TFs in Brassica napus called BnaR2R3-MYBs, clustered into 38 clades. BnaR2R3-MYBs were distributed on 19 chromosomes of B. napus. Sixteen gene clusters were identified. BnaR2R3-MYBs were characterized by motif prediction, gene structure analysis and gene ontology. Evolutionary analysis revealed that BnaR2R3-MYBs are mainly formed as a result of whole genome duplication...
July 21, 2017: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732152/secukinumab-in-the-treatment-of-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis-a-review-of-the-literature
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M Abrouk, J Gandy, M Nakamura, K Lee, M Brodsky, R Singh, H Zhu, B Farahnik, T Bhutani, J Koo
While there are several commercially available treatment options for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, there remains a large number of individuals who are refractory to current modalities. In the recent past, there has been increasing evidence that interleukin (IL)-17 plays a vital role in the pathophysiology of psoriasis. Preclinical, phase II, and phase III studies of secukinumab (Cosentyx®) targeting IL-17 and its receptor have thus far proved to be promising. We reviewed the results of phase II and phase III clinical trials for secukinumab in the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis...
July 2017: Skin Therapy Letter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732118/pd-1-checkpoint-blockade-in-combination-with-an-mtor-inhibitor-restrains-hepatocellular-carcinoma-growth-induced-by-hepatoma-cell-intrinsic-pd-1
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Hui Li, Xiaoqiang Li, Shuang Liu, Lei Guo, Bo Zhang, Jubo Zhang, Qinghai Ye
Inhibitors of PD-1 administered as single agents have resulted in durable tumor regression in advanced cancer patients. However, only a minority of cancer patients respond to anti PD-1 immunotherapy. Here, we show that PD-1 expression in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) promotes tumor growth independently of adaptive immunity. Knockdown of PD-1 suppress tumor growth, whereas PD-1 overexpression enhances tumorigenesis in immunodeficient xenografted mice. Mechanistically, PD-1 binds the downstream mTOR effectors eukaryotic initiation factor 4E (eIF4E) and ribosomal protein S6 (S6), thus promoting their phosphorylation...
July 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732068/effects-of-liver-stage-clearance-by-primaquine-on-gametocyte-carriage-of-plasmodium-vivax-and-p-falciparum
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Rahel Wampfler, Natalie E Hofmann, Stephan Karl, Inoni Betuela, Benson Kinboro, Lina Lorry, Mariabeth Silkey, Leanne J Robinson, Ivo Mueller, Ingrid Felger
BACKGROUND: Primaquine (PQ) is the only currently licensed antimalarial that prevents Plasmodium vivax (Pv) relapses. It also clears mature P. falciparum (Pf) gametocytes, thereby reducing post-treatment transmission. Randomized PQ treatment in a treatment-to-reinfection cohort in Papua New Guinean children permitted the study of Pv and Pf gametocyte carriage after radical cure and to investigate the contribution of Pv relapses. METHODS: Children received radical cure with Chloroquine, Artemether-Lumefantrine plus either PQ or placebo...
July 21, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732061/melatonin-pre-treatment-mitigates-shsy-5y-cells-against-oxaliplatin-induced-mitochondrial-stress-and-apoptotic-cell-death
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Mohammad Waseem, Upasana Sahu, Mohd Salman, Arnab Choudhury, Sudeshna Kar, Heena Tabassum, Suhel Parvez
Oxaliplatin (Oxa) treatment to SH-SY5Y human neuroblastoma cells has been shown by previous studies to induce oxidative stress, which in turn modulates intracellular signaling cascades resulting in cell death. While this phenomenon of Oxa-induced neurotoxicity is known, the underlying mechanisms involved in this cell death cascade must be clarified. Moreover, there is still little known regarding the roles of neuronal mitochondria and cytosolic compartments in mediating Oxa-induced neurotoxicity. With a better grasp of the mechanisms driving neurotoxicity in Oxa-treated SH-SY5Y cells, we can then identify certain pathways to target in protecting against neurotoxic cell damage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731945/the-changing-paradigm-of-radiotherapy-in-the-elderly-population
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Myer Raphael Pfeffer, Philip Blumenfeld
There is increasing awareness of the special needs for care of the elderly cancer patient. Newer precise conformal radiotherapy techniques allow the safe delivery of higher doses of radiotherapy to the target tumor while reducing the dose to surrounding critical organs. This has led to a shortening of radiotherapy protocols for both curative and palliative indications. We review these novel techniques and protocols and the published clinical studies that include elderly patients treated with these techniques...
July 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731906/c1-inhibitor-treatment-decreases-renal-injury-in-an-established-brain-dead-rat-model
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Felix Poppelaars, Neeltina M Jager, Juha Kotimaa, Henri G D Leuvenink, Mohamed R Daha, Cees van Kooten, Marc A Seelen, Jeffrey Damman
BACKGROUND: Kidneys derived from brain-dead (BD) donors have lower graft survival rates compared to kidneys from living donors. Complement activation plays an important role in brain death. The aim of our study was therefore to investigate the effect of C1-inhibitor (C1-INH) on BD-induced renal injury. METHODS: Brain death was induced in rats by inflating a subdurally placed balloon catheter. Thirty minutes after BD, rats were treated with saline, low-dose or high-dose C1-INH...
July 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731874/novel-targets-for-anticoagulants-lacking-bleeding-risk
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Julia K Bickmann, Trevor Baglin, Joost C M Meijers, Thomas Renné
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Arterial and venous thromboembolic diseases are associated with significant morbidity and mortality and present a major medical burden. Currently used anticoagulants for the prevention or treatment of thromboembolic events including heparins, vitamin K-antagonists and inhibitors of thrombin or factor Xa target enzymes of the coagulation cascade that are critical for fibrin formation. However, fibrin is also necessary for hemostatic mechanisms to terminate blood loss at injury sites...
July 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731783/identification-of-sppl2a-inhibitors-by-multiparametric-analysis-of-a-high-content-ultra-high-throughput-screen
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Xian Zhang, Marjo Götte, Yvonne Ibig-Rehm, Ansgar Schuffenhauer, Marion Kamke, Dan Beisner, Danilo Guerini, Daniela Siebert, Ghislain M C Bonamy, Daniela Gabriel, Ursula Bodendorf
The intramembrane protease signal peptide peptidase-like 2a (SPPL2a) is a potential drug target for the treatment of autoimmune diseases due to an essential role in B cells and dendritic cells. To screen a library of 1.4 million compounds for inhibitors of SPPL2a, we developed an imaging assay detecting nuclear translocation of the proteolytically released cytosolic substrate fragment. The state-of-the-art hit calling approach based on nuclear translocation resulted in numerous false-positive hits, mainly interrupting intracellular protein trafficking...
July 1, 2017: SLAS Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731687/intramolecular-c-h-and-c-f-bond-oxygenation-by-site-differentiated-tetranuclear-manganese-models-of-the-oec
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Kurtis M Carsch, Graham de Ruiter, Theodor Agapie
The dangler manganese center in the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC) of photosystem II plays an important role in the oxidation of water to dioxygen. Inspired by the structure of the OEC, we synthesized a series of site-differentiated tetra-manganese clusters [LMn3(PhPz)3OMn][OTf]x (2: x = 2; 3: x = 1) that features an apical manganese ion-distinct from the others-that is appended to a trinuclear manganese core through an μ4-oxygen atom bridge. This cluster design was targeted to facilitate studies of high-valent Mn-oxo formation, which is a proposed step in the mechanism for water oxidation by the OEC...
July 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731588/human-leukocyte-antigen-distribution-and-genomic-ancestry-in-brazilian-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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M C F da Silva-Malta, P S Rodrigues, L W Zuccherato, F C B de Souza, E M F L Domingues, V R Souza, E Tarazona-Santos, M L Martins
Hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT) is currently the only established curative treatment for sickle cell disease (SCD), but is limited by donor availability. Ethnicity is thought to have an impact on the complications experienced by patients that undergo HSCT and on the likelihood of identifying an HLA matched donor. In the present study, we investigated the genomic ancestry and the distribution of HLA allele groups in Brazilian patients with SCD, compared these HLA profiles to worldwide populations and evaluate the availability of HLA-matched donors...
July 21, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731526/drug-discovery-and-development-for-rare-genetic-disorders
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REVIEW
Wei Sun, Wei Zheng, Anton Simeonov
Approximately 7,000 rare diseases affect millions of individuals in the United States. Although rare diseases taken together have an enormous impact, there is a significant gap between basic research and clinical interventions. Opportunities now exist to accelerate drug development for the treatment of rare diseases. Disease foundations and research centers worldwide focus on better understanding rare disorders. Here, the state-of-the-art drug discovery strategies for small molecules and biological approaches for orphan diseases are reviewed...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731496/prognostic-factors-for-survival-in-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-with-brain-metastases-receiving-targeted-therapy
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Ibrahim Yildiz, Ahmet Bilici, Nuri Karadurmuş, Leyla Ozer, Deniz Tural, Mehmet A Kaplan, Tülay Akman, Ibrahim V Bayoglu, Mükremin Uysal, Yaşar Yildiz, Özgür Tanriverdi, Ozan Yazici, Zeki Sürmeli, Nazim Serdar Turhal, Sevil Bavbek, Fatih Selçukbiricik, Doğan Koca, Mert Basaran
BACKGROUND: The primary objective of our study was to examine the clinical outcomes and prognosis of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) with brain metastases (BMs) receiving targeted therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-eight patients from 16 oncology centers for whom complete clinical data were available were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: The median age was 57 years (range 30-80). Most patients underwent a nephrectomy (n = 41; 70...
July 14, 2017: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731466/interaction-of-galectin-3-with-muc1-on-cell-surface-promotes-egfr-dimerization-and-activation-in-human-epithelial-cancer-cells
#18
Tushar Piyush, Anisha R Chacko, Paulina Sindrewicz, John Hilkens, Jonathan M Rhodes, Lu-Gang Yu
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is an important regulator of epithelial cell growth and survival in normal and cancerous tissues and is a principal therapeutic target for cancer treatment. EGFR is associated in epithelial cells with the heavily glycosylated transmembrane mucin protein MUC1, a natural ligand of galectin-3 that is overexpressed in cancer. This study reveals that the expression of cell surface MUC1 is a critical enhancer of EGF-induced EGFR activation in human breast and colon cancer cells...
July 21, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731428/development-of-nasal-lipid-nanocarriers-containing-curcumin-for-brain-targeting
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Gustavo Richter Vaz, Gabriela Hädrich, Juliana Bidone, Jamile Lima Rodrigues, Mariana Corrêa Falkembach, Jean-Luc Putaux, Mariana Appel Hort, José Maria Monserrat, Antônio Sergio Varela Junior, Helder Ferreira Teixeira, Ana Luiza Muccillo-Baisch, Ana Paula Horn, Cristiana Lima Dora
BACKGROUND: Curcumin (CUR) has properties that can be useful for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Such properties are the inhibition of amyloid-β-protein (Aβ) aggregation, Aβ-induced inflammation, and activities of β-secretase and acetylcholinesterase. However, previous studies have revealed that CUR exhibited low bioavailability and difficulties in reaching the brain. OBJECTIVE: To overcome such drawbacks, this study aims at developing nasal lipid nanocarriers loaded with CUR to effectively target the brain...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731328/bisphosphonate-functionalized-hydroxyapatite-nanoparticles-for-the-delivery-of-the-bromodomain-inhibitor-jq1-in-the-treatment-of-osteosarcoma
#20
Victoria Wu, Jarrett Mickens, Vuk Uskokovic
Osteosarcoma (OS) is one of the most common neoplasia among children and its survival statistics have been stagnating since the combinatorial anticancer therapy triad was first introduced. Here we report on the assessment of the effect of hydroxyapatite (HAp) nanoparticles loaded with medronate, the simplest bisphosphonate, as a bone-targeting agent and JQ1, a small-molecule bromodomain inhibitor, as a chemotherapeutic in different 2D and 3D K7M2 OS in vitro models. Both additives decreased the crystallinity of HAp, but the effect was more intense for medronate because of its higher affinity for HAp...
July 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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