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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346833/phase-1b-trial-of-ficlatuzumab-a-humanized-hepatocyte-growth-factor-inhibitory-monoclonal-antibody-in-combination-with-gefitinib-in-asian-patients-with-nsclc
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Eng-Huat Tan, Wan-Teck Lim, Myung-Ju Ahn, Quan-Sing Ng, Jin Seok Ahn, Daniel Shao-Weng Tan, Jong-Mu Sun, May Han, Francis C Payumo, Krista McKee, Wei Yin, Marc Credi, Shefali Agarwal, Jaroslaw Jac, Keunchil Park
Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)/c-Met pathway dysregulation is a mechanism for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). Ficlatuzumab (AV-299; SCH 900105), a humanized IgG1 κ HGF inhibitory monoclonal antibody, prevents HGF/c-Met pathway ligand-mediated activation. This phase 1b study assessed the safety/tolerability, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, and antitumor activity of ficlatuzumab plus gefitinib in Asian patients with previously treated advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
January 18, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346782/a-fair-chance-for-everyone-total-tumor-volume-as-a-selection-tool-in-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#2
Hugo Pinto-Marques, Silvia Silva, Mafalda Sobral, Rui Perdigoto, Américo Martins, Eduardo Barroso
Total tumor volume (TTV) has been proposed as a more accurate means of selecting patients for liver transplantation (LT) due to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We aim to analyze the role of TTV in a population with a short waiting time on list. METHODS: Analysis of a prospective database of patients submitted to LT for HCC between September 1992 and February 2014. TTV, Milan criteria (MC), UCSF (University of California San Francisco), and "Up to Seven" criteria were calculated both with preoperative imaging exams and histological data...
January 18, 2018: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346427/soluble-factors-from-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-promote-canine-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-proliferation-and-invasion
#3
Takahiro Teshima, Hirotaka Matsumoto, Hidekazu Koyama
The potential effects of adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (AT-MSCs) on the growth and invasion of canine tumours including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are not yet understood. Moreover in humans, the functional contribution of AT-MSCs to malignancies remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of AT-MSCs on the proliferation and invasion of canine HCC cells in vitro. The effect of AT-MSCs on mRNA levels of factors related to HCC progression were also evaluated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346426/proliferation-and-survival-of-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells-during-their-hepatic-differentiation
#4
Julieta L Maymó, Rodrigo Riedel, Antonio Pérez-Pérez, Marta Magatti, Bernardo Maskin, José Luis Dueñas, Ornella Parolini, Víctor Sánchez-Margalet, Cecilia L Varone
Stem cells derived from placental tissues are an attractive source of cells for regenerative medicine. Amniotic epithelial cells isolated from human amnion (hAECs) have desirable and competitive characteristics that make them stand out between other stem cells. They have the ability to differentiate toward all three germ layers, they are not tumorigenic and they have immunosuppressive properties. Although liver transplantation is the best way to treat acute and chronic hepatic failure patients, there are several obstacles...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346329/anti-phytopathogenic-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-crude-extracts-and-secondary-metabolites-of-marine-derived-fungi
#5
Dong-Lin Zhao, Dan Wang, Xue-Ying Tian, Fei Cao, Yi-Qiang Li, Cheng-Sheng Zhang
Thirty-one isolates belonging to eight genera in seven orders were identified from 141 strains that were isolated from several marine plants. Alternaria sp. and Fusarium sp. were found to be the predominant fungi. Evaluation of the anti-phytopathogenic bacterial and fungal activities, as well as the cytotoxicity of these 31 extracts, revealed that most of them displayed different levels of bioactivities. Due to their interesting bioactivities, two fungal strains-Fusarium equiseti (P18) and Alternaria sp. (P8)-were selected for chemical investigation and compounds 1-4 were obtained...
January 18, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346310/ar-signaling-in-human-malignancies-prostate-cancer-and-beyond
#6
EDITORIAL
Emmanuel S Antonarakis
The notion that androgens and androgen receptor (AR) signaling are the hallmarks of prostate cancer oncogenesis and disease progression is generally well accepted. What is more poorly understood is the role of AR signaling in other human malignancies. This special issue of Cancers initially reviews the role of AR in advanced prostate cancer, and then explores the potential importance of AR signaling in other epithelial malignancies. The first few articles focus on the use of novel AR-targeting therapies in castration-resistant prostate cancer and the mechanisms of resistance to novel antiandrogens, and they also outline the interaction between AR and other cellular pathways, including PI3 kinase signaling, transcriptional regulation, angiogenesis, stromal factors, Wnt signaling, and epigenetic regulation in prostate cancer...
January 18, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345911/role-of-glycanation-and-convertase-maturation-of-the-soluble-glypican-3-in-inhibiting-proliferation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Ahmad Saad, Benjamin Liet, Gilles Joucla, Xavier Santarelli, Justine Charpentier, Stéphane Claverol, Christophe F Grosset, Véronique Trézéguet
Glypican 3 (GPC3) is a complex heparan sulfate proteoglycan associated with the outer surface of the plasma membrane by a glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol anchor (GPI). It is also N-glycosylated and processed by a furine-like convertase. GPC3 has numerous biological functions. While undetectable in normal liver tissue, it is abnormally and highly overexpressed in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Interestingly, proliferation of HCC cells such as HepG2 and HuH7 is inhibited when they express a soluble form of GPC3 after lentiviral transduction...
January 18, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345573/precision-medicine-update-on-diagnosis-and-therapeutic-strategies-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Qing Liang, Xiaoying Shen, Guangchun Sun
Recent advances in multiple omics technologies and the advent of massively parallel sequencing provide technical supports for the implementation of precision medicine. The precision medicine emphasizes that heterogeneous diseases can be well classified into more precise subtypes by the powerful detection methods and integration of clinical features, so that the clinicians should develop more accurate diagnosis and therapeutic strategies for the disease subtype population, in an effort to maximize the efficacy and minimize the unnecessary side effects...
January 16, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345407/hepatitis-c-eradication-with-daa-and-risk-of-liver-cancer-recurrence-the-debate-unrests
#9
Massimo Colombo, Vincenzo Boccaccio
The advent of user friendly and highly successful oral regimens based on direct antiviral agents (DAA), has made a cure of hepatitis C possible in more than 95% of treated patients, including those who were considered difficult to cure with interferon, a vast category including patients with advanced liver disease and those who had a hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) successfully eradicated by resection or local ablation1 . Despite low rates of treatment uptake and response to therapy with interferon, such hard to treat patients were able to gain significant health benefits, like halting of progression towards liver failure and prevention of second primary tumours, once replication of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) was permanently shut down2,3 ...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345322/effect-of-substrate-stiffness-on-hepatocyte-migration-and-cellular-young-s-modulus
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Tingting Xia, Runze Zhao, Wanqian Liu, Qiping Huang, Peixing Chen, Yasinta Ningsih Waju, Mohanad Kh Al-Ani, Yonggang Lv, Li Yang
Hepatic fibrosis progress accompanied by an unbalanced extracellular matrix (ECM) degradation and deposition leads to an increased tissue stiffness. Hepatocytes interplay with all intrahepatic cell populations inside the liver. However, how hepatocytes migration and cellular Young's modulus influenced by the substrate stiffness are not well understood. Here, we established a stiffness-controllable in vitro cell culture model by using a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) hydrogel that mimicked the same physical stiffness as a fibrotic liver...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345291/microrna-1271-functions-as-a-metastasis-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-inhibitor-in-human-hcc-by-targeting-the-ptp4a1-c-src-axis
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Chao Li, Yezhen Jiang, Runchen Miao, Kai Qu, Jingyao Zhang, Chang Liu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) have been shown to regulate hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) metastasis. In the present study, we focused on the functions of miR-1271 in HCC metastasis. The downregulation of miR-1271 was found to be associated with to venous infiltration, an advanced TNM stage (III+IV stage) and a shorter survival time. Our in vitro and in vivo data demonstrated that miR-1271 prevented HCC cell migration and invasion, as well as the formation of lung metastatic clusters. In addition, miR-1271 was demonstrated to markedly inhibit the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of HCC cells...
February 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345253/3-acetyl-oleanolic-acid-ameliorates-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-high-fat-diet-treated-rats-by-activating-ampk-related-pathways
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Qiong Ou-Yang, Chun-Xiao Xuan, Xue Wang, Han-Qiong Luo, Jin-E Liu, Lan-Lan Wang, Ting-Ting Li, Yu-Peng Chen, Jun Liu
3-Acetyl-oleanolic acid (3Ac-OA) is a derivative of oleanolic acid (OA), which has shown therapeutic beneficial effects on diabetes and metabolic syndrome. In this study we investigated whether 3Ac-OA exerted beneficial effect on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in rats and its potential underlying mechanisms. Treatment with 3Ac-OA (1-100 μmol/L) dose-dependently decreased the intracellular levels of total cholesterol (TC) and triglyceride (TG) in FFA-treated primary rat hepatocytes and human HepG2 cell lines in vitro...
January 18, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344875/development-of-a-prognostic-prediction-model-to-determine-severe-dengue-in-children
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Priya Sreenivasan, Geetha S, Sasikala K
OBJECTIVE: To develop a prognostic prediction model using the seven warning signs highlighted by WHO revised Dengue fever classification 2009 to determine severe dengue in children. METHODS: In this prospective analytical study conducted in a tertiary care centre, consecutive sampling of all children aged 1mo to 12y admitted with serologically confirmed Dengue was done from May 2015 through August 2016. After excluding 27 patients with co-infections and co-morbidities, 359 patients were followed up daily to assess clinical and laboratory progression till discharge/ death...
January 18, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344843/hepatocellular-carcinoma-spreading-through-the-round-ligament
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Pietro Addeo, François Faitot, Camille Besch, Lucie Aussenac, Alina Onea, Philippe Bachellier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344784/the-feasibility-and-efficacy-of-pure-laparoscopic-repeat-hepatectomy
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Yusuke Ome, Kazuki Hashida, Mitsuru Yokota, Yoshio Nagahisa, Kazushige Yamaguchi, Michio Okabe, Kazuyuki Kawamoto
BACKGROUND: Repeat hepatectomy is often required for hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic tumors. However, this procedure is technically challenging, so laparoscopic repeat hepatectomy (LRH) has not been widely adopted. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of LRH compared with open repeat hepatectomy (ORH) and laparoscopic primary hepatectomy (LPH). METHODS: We introduced laparoscopic hepatectomy at our institution in April 2014...
January 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344783/endoscopic-treatment-of-walled-off-pancreatic-necrosis-complicated-with-pancreaticocolonic-fistula
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Mateusz Jagielski, Marian Smoczyński, Krystian Adrych
BACKGROUND: Pancreaticocolonic fistulas (PCFs) are serious complication of acute pancreatitis related with high mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency and safety of endoscopic treatment in patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis (WOPN) complicated with PCF. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of results and complications in the group of 226 patients, who underwent endoscopic treatment of symptomatic WOPN between years 2001 and 2016 in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology of Medical University of Gdańsk...
January 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344710/radiation-doses-to-operators-in-hepatobiliary-interventional-procedures
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Sarah Degiorgio, Roberta Gerasia, Ferdinanda Liotta, Luigi Maruzzelli, Kelvin Cortis, Roberto Miraglia, Angelo Luca
PURPOSE: The primary aim of this study is to provide a summary of operators' radiation doses during hepatobiliary fluoroscopic guided procedures. In addition, patient dose in these procedures was also documented. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 283 transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) and 302 biliary procedures, including 52 percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTC), 36 bilioplasty and 214 biliary catheter changes (BCC) performed over 14 months, were included...
January 17, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344673/golph2-a-gene-downstream-of-ras-signaling-promotes-the-progression-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#18
Juan Duan, Xiaoguang Li, Shan Huang, Yanhua Zeng, Yan He, Hekun Liu, Dexin Lin, Dongdong Lu, Min Zheng
Various studies have previously demonstrated that Golgi protein-73 (GOLPH2) is overexpressed in tumorigenesis, which has been observed in hepatocellular carcinoma and prostate cancer. However, the expression levels and specific functions of GOLPH2 in the progression of pancreatic cancer remain to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the expression of GOLPH2 in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) tissues and examined the effects of GOLPH2 on the growth and migration of pancreatic cancer cells...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344668/blocking-of-autocrine-igf-1-reduces-viability-of-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-via-inhibition-of-the-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
#19
Qi Wang, Fenxi Zhang, Yan Hong
Human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (hUCMSCs) are able to secrete growth factors, such as hepatocyte growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor and insulin‑like growth factor‑1 (IGF‑1). The secretion of these growth factors by transplanted hUCMSCs have been identified to stimulate the growth of the host cells in the target organs or tissues. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of autocrine IGF‑1 on cell viability of hUCMSCs. The expression levels of IGF‑1 and the IGF‑1 receptor (IGF‑1R) in hUCMSCs were identified using immunocytochemistry staining...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344642/microarray-analysis-reveals-tmub1-as-a-cell-cycle-associated-protein-in-rat-hepatocytes
#20
Hangwei Fu, Jianhua Xu, Jian Chen, Guangyao Li, Xiaobiao Zhao, Ping Chen
Transmembrane and ubiquitin-like domain containing protein 1 (Tmub1), formerly known as hepatocyte odd protein shuttling (HOPS) has been recognized as a ubiquitously expressed shuttling protein that moves between the nucleus and cytoplasm in hepatocytes. Tmub1 is involved in liver regeneration and functions as a bridging protein in tumor cell proliferation. To investigate the transcriptional profile and potential biological processes affected by Tmub1 expression in normal rat hepatocytes, microarray and bioinformatics experiments were used to identify 127 mRNAs differentially expressed between Tmub1‑overexpression, Tmub1‑knockdown and normal BRL‑3A cells (fold‑change ≥2...
January 17, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
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