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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921375/visceral-adiposity-and-cancer-survival-a-review-of-imaging-studies
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REVIEW
J Xiao, V C Mazurak, T A Olobatuyi, B J Caan, C M Prado
Although obesity is a well-known risk factor for cancer, the association between obesity and cancer survival remains controversial. This is partially due to the inability of conventional obesity measures to directly assess adiposity or adipose tissue distribution. As a metabolic organ, visceral adipose tissue (VAT) secrets a variety of cytokines and cytokine-like factors, potentially affecting cancer survival. The objective of this review was to investigate the influence of imaging-assessed VAT on cancer survival...
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911861/pyruvate-kinase-m2-pkm2-expression-correlates-with-prognosis-in-solid-cancers-a-meta-analysis
#2
Haiyan Zhu, Hui Luo, Xuejie Zhu, Xiaoli Hu, Lihong Zheng, Xueqiong Zhu
Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) is the key enzyme in the Warburg effect and plays a central role in cancer cell metabolic reprogramming. Recently, quite a few studies have investigated the correlation between PKM2 expression and prognosis in multiple cancer patients, but results were inconsistent. We therefore performed a meta-analysis to explore the prognostic value of PKM2 expression in patients with solid cancer. Here twenty-seven individual studies from 25 publications with a total of 4796 cases were included to explore the association between PKM2 and overall survival (OS) or disease-free survival (DFS)/ progression-free survival (PFS)/ recurrent-free survival (RFS) in subjects with solid cancer...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909909/obesity-biomarkers-metabolism-and-risk-of-cancer-an-epidemiological-perspective
#3
Katharina Nimptsch, Tobias Pischon
Obesity is associated with metabolic alterations that may pose a biological link between body fatness and risk of cancer. Elucidating the role of obesity-related biomarkers in cancer development is essential for developing targeted strategies aiming at obesity-associated cancer prevention. Molecular epidemiological studies of the past decades have provided evidence that major hormonal pathways linking obesity and cancer risk include the insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) axis, sex-steroid hormones, adipokines and chronic low-grade inflammation...
2016: Recent Results in Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904769/disruption-of-actin-filaments-and-suppression-of-pancreatic-cancer-cell-viability-and-migration-following-treatment-with-polyisoprenylated-cysteinyl-amides
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Augustine T Nkembo, Olufisayo Salako, Rosemary A Poku, Felix Amissah, Elizabeth Ntantie, Hernan Flores-Rozas, Nazarius S Lamango
Pancreatic cancer is characterized by K-Ras mutations in over 90% of the cases. The mutations make the tumors aggressive and resistant to current therapies resulting in very poor prognoses. Valiant efforts to drug mutant K-Ras and related proteins for the treatment of cancers with Ras mutations have been elusive. The need thus persists for therapies to target and suppress the hyperactive K-Ras mutant proteins to normal levels of activity. Polyisoprenylated cysteinyl amide inhibitors (PCAIs) of polyisoprenylated methylated protein methyl esterase (PMPMEase) were designed to disrupt polyisoprenylated protein metabolism and/or functions...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902422/microbiota-dysbiosis-a-new-piece-in-the-understanding-of-carcinogenesis-puzzle
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Valeria García-Castillo, Enrique Sanhueza, Eileen McNerney, Sergio A Onate, Apolinaria García
Cancer is defined as an uncontrolled proliferation of malignant cells in a host and it is one of the main causes of death worldwide. Genetic and environmental factors play an important role in its development and the involvement of microbial communities has also recently been recognized. The close relationship that characterizes the colonization of human commensal communities involves health risks particularly when the homeostasis is disturbed. It has been hypothesized that this process may lead to cancer by modulating the inflammatory response of the host, by the production of carcinogenic metabolic products or by the production of toxins which disrupt the cell cycle...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892481/autophagy-is-required-for-pdac-glutamine-metabolism
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Ju-Won Seo, Jungwon Choi, So-Yeon Lee, Suhyun Sung, Hyun Ju Yoo, Min-Ji Kang, Heesun Cheong, Jaekyoung Son
Macroautophagy (autophagy) is believed to maintain energy homeostasis by degrading unnecessary cellular components and molecules. Its implication in regulating cancer metabolism recently started to be uncovered. However, the precise roles of autophagy in cancer metabolism are still unclear. Here, we show that autophagy plays a critical role in glutamine metabolism, which is required for tumor survival. Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells require both autophagy and typical glutamine transporters to maintain intracellular glutamine levels...
November 28, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890867/obesity-related-digestive-diseases-and-their-pathophysiology
#7
REVIEW
Su Youn Nam
Obesity is a growing medical and public health problem worldwide. Many digestive diseases are related to obesity. In this article, the current state of our knowledge of obesity-related digestive diseases, their pathogenesis, and the medical and metabolic consequences of weight reduction are discussed. Obesity-related digestive diseases include gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, colon polyp and cancer, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hepatitis C-related disease, hepatocellular carcinoma, gallstone, cholangiocarcinoma, and pancreatic cancer...
November 29, 2016: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878249/ets-1-a-potential-target-of-glycolysis-for-metabolic-therapy-by-regulating-glucose-metabolism-in-pancreatic-cancer
#8
Xiu Zhang, Dan Wu, Mohanad Aldarouish, Xiaodong Yin, Chunyan Li, Cailian Wang
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal malignancies of all types of cancer due to lack of early symptoms and its resistance to conventional therapy. In our previous study, we have shown that v‑ets erythroblastosis virus E26 oncogene homolog‑1 (ETS‑1) promote cell migration and invasion in pancreatic cancer cells. However, the function of ETS‑1 in regulation of glycolysis and autophagy during progression of pancreatic cancer has not been defined yet. In this study, we sought to identify the potential role for silencing ETS‑1 in reducing the expression of glucose transporter‑1 (GLUT‑1) to disturb glycolysis through alteration of 'Warburg effect', by which could result in AMP‑activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation, autophagy induction and reduction of cell viability...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877219/an-overview-of-genetic-changes-and-risk-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#9
REVIEW
Agnieszka K Sarnecka, Malgorzata Zagozda, Marek Durlik
The pancreatic carcinoma is a leading cause of death in cancer carriers worldwide. The early diagnostic is difficult due to late stage during diagnosis, lack of characteristic symptoms and also multifactor basis. In cancer development take part both, environmental and genetic factors, alone or in conjunction with each other. The nonspecific biomarkers of cancers are a reason for the search for more accurate factors which allow for fast and personalized diagnostics. Some of cancers have identified molecular (metabolic, biochemical or genetic) markers but in most cases the only clue is patient`s interview and abnormal levels of organ functions markers...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875574/chidamide-inhibits-aerobic-metabolism-to-induce-pancreatic-cancer-cell-growth-arrest-by-promoting-mcl-1-degradation
#10
Mu He, Zhixin Qiao, Yanbing Wang, Qiyuan Kuai, Changlan Li, Yu Wang, Xingwei Jiang, Xuanlin Wang, Weijing Li, Min He, Suping Ren, Qun Yu
Pancreatic cancer is a fatal malignancy worldwide and urgently requires valid therapies. Previous research showed that the HDAC inhibitor chidamide is a promising anti-cancer agent in pancreatic cancer cell lines. In this study, we elucidate a probable underlying anti-cancer mechanism of chidamide involving the degradation of Mcl-1. Mcl-1 is frequently upregulated in human cancers, which has been demonstrated to participate in oxidative phosphorylation, in addition to its anti-apoptotic actions as a Bcl-2 family member...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869176/quantitative-secretomic-analysis-of-pancreatic-cancer-cells-in-serum-containing-conditioned-medium
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Peng Liu, Yejing Weng, Zhigang Sui, Yunhao Wu, Xiangli Meng, Mengwei Wu, Haoyi Jin, Xiaodong Tan, Lihua Zhang, Yukui Zhang
Pancreatic cancer is a highly metastatic and chemo-resistant disease. Secreted proteins involved in cell-cell interactions play an important role in changing the tumor microenvironment. Previous studies generally focus on the secretome of cancer cell line from serum-free media, due to the serious interference of fetal bovine serum (FBS). However, serum-starvation may alter expression patterns of secreted proteins. Hence, efforts to decrease the interference of serum in proteomic analysis of serum-containing media have been hampered to quantitatively measure the tumor secretion levels...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864592/evaluation-of-5-fluorouracil-degradation-rate-and-pharmacogenetic-profiling-to-predict-toxicity-following-adjuvant-capecitabine
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Michela Roberto, Adriana Romiti, Andrea Botticelli, Federica Mazzuca, Luana Lionetto, Giovanna Gentile, Ida Paris, Rosa Falcone, Maria Bassanelli, Francesca Romana Di Pietro, Concetta Elisa Onesti, Elisabetta Anselmi, Serena Macrini, Maurizio Simmaco, Paolo Marchetti
BACKGROUND: On account of the lack of predictive biomarkers of toxicity, we investigated whether polymorphisms of genes involved in fluoropyrimidine metabolism and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) degradation rate were associated with outcomes of adjuvant capecitabine in patients with early stage gastrointestinal cancers. METHODS: Genotyping of DPYD GIVS14A, MTHFR C677T and A1298C SNPs were performed by pyro-sequencing technology. PCR analysis was used for genotyping TYMS-TSER...
November 18, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859423/from-obesity-to-cancer-a-review-on-proposed-mechanisms
#13
REVIEW
Zoya Tahergorabi, Majid Khazaei, Mitra Moodi, Elham Chamani
Nowadays, obesity is considered as a serious and growing global health problem. It is documented that the overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a series of noncommunicable diseases, and in recent years, the obesity-cancer link has received much attention. Numerous epidemiological studies have shown that obesity is associated with increased risk of several cancer types, including colon, breast, endometrium, liver, kidney, esophagus, gastric, pancreatic, gallbladder, and leukemia, and can also lead to poorer treatment...
November 9, 2016: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829137/tumor-induced-il-6-reprograms-host-metabolism-to-suppress-anti-tumor-immunity
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Thomas R Flint, Tobias Janowitz, Claire M Connell, Edward W Roberts, Alice E Denton, Anthony P Coll, Duncan I Jodrell, Douglas T Fearon
In patients with cancer, the wasting syndrome, cachexia, is associated with caloric deficiency. Here, we describe tumor-induced alterations of the host metabolic response to caloric deficiency that cause intratumoral immune suppression. In pre-cachectic mice with transplanted colorectal cancer or autochthonous pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA), we find that IL-6 reduces the hepatic ketogenic potential through suppression of PPARalpha, the transcriptional master regulator of ketogenesis. When these mice are challenged with caloric deficiency, the resulting relative hypoketonemia triggers a marked rise in glucocorticoid levels...
November 8, 2016: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824926/prognostic-significance-of-the-metabolic-marker-hexokinase-2-in-various-solid-tumors-a-meta-analysis
#15
Yulin Liu, Ke Wu, Liang Shi, Fan Xiang, Kaixiong Tao, Guobin Wang
OBJECTIVE: Recently, numerous studies have reported that hexokinase-2 (HK2) is aberrantly expressed in cancer, indicating that HK2 plays a pivotal role in the development and progression of cancer. However, its prognostic significance in solid tumor remains unclear. Accordingly, we performed a meta-analysis to assess the prognostic value of HK2 in solid tumor. METHODS: Eligible studies were identified using PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science databases. Pooled hazard ratios (HRs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for overall survival (OS) or progression-free survival (PFS)/disease-free survival (DFS)/relapse-free survival (RFS) were estimated with random effects or fixed effects models, respectively...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814656/alpha-enolase-eno1-a-potential-target-in-novel-immunotherapies
#16
Paola Cappello, Moitza Principe, Sara Bulfamante, Francesco Novelli
Alpha-enolase (ENO1) is a metabolic enzyme involved in the synthesis of pyruvate. It also acts as a plasminogen receptor and mediates the activation of plasmin and extracellular matrix degradation. In tumor cells, ENO1 is up-regulated and supports the Warburg effect; it is expressed at the cell surface, where it promotes cancer invasion, and is subjected to a specific array of post-translational modifications, namely acetylation, methylation and phosphorylation. ENO1 overexpression and post-translational modifications could be of diagnostic and prognostic value in many cancer types...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802439/metabolic-stress-induces-caspase-3-mediated-degradation-and-inactivation-of-farnesyl-and-geranylgeranyl-transferase-activities-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
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Rajakrishnan Veluthakal, Daleep K Arora, Marc L Goalstone, Renu A Kowluru, Anjaneyulu Kowluru
BACKGROUND/AIMS: At least 300 prenylated proteins are identified in the human genome; the majority of which partake in a variety of cellular processes including growth, differentiation, cytoskeletal organization/dynamics and vesicle trafficking. Aberrant prenylation of proteins is implicated in human pathologies including cancer; neurodegenerative diseases, retinitis pigmentosa, and premature ageing syndromes. Original observations from our laboratory have demonstrated that prenylation of proteins [small G-proteins and γ-subunits of trimeric G-proteins] is requisite for physiological insulin secretion...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798825/biodistribution-of-self-assembling-polymer-gemcitabine-conjugate-after-systemic-administration-into-orthotopic-pancreatic-tumor-bearing-mice
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Krishna Kattel, Goutam Mondal, Feng Lin, Virender Kumar, Ram I Mahato
Therapeutic efficacy of gemcitabine (GEM) is severely limited due to its rapid metabolism by enzymatic deamination in vivo. We recently determined its therapeutic efficacy before (F-GEM) and after conjugation to poly(ethylene glycol)-block-poly(2-methyl-2-carboxyl-propylene carbonate) (mPEG-b-PCC-g-GEM-g-DC, abbreviated as P-GEM) in subcutaneous and orthotopic pancreatic tumor bearing mice. In this study, pharmacokinetic (PK) parameters and biodistribution profiles of F-GEM and P-GEM were determined after intravenous injection into orthotopic pancreatic tumor bearing NSG mice...
October 31, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781386/hulc-an-oncogenic-long-non-coding-rna-in-human-cancer
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REVIEW
Xin Yu, Heyi Zheng, Matthew T V Chan, William Ka Kei Wu
Highly up-regulated in liver cancer (HULC) was originally identified as the most overexpressed long non-coding RNA in hepatocellular carcinoma. Since its discovery, the aberrant up-regulation of HULC has been demonstrated in other cancer types, including gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, osteosarcoma and hepatic metastasis of colorectal cancer. Recent discoveries have also shed new light on the upstream molecular mechanisms underlying HULC deregulation. As an oncogene, HULC promotes tumorigenesis by regulating multiple pathways, such as down-regulation of EEF1E1, promotion of abnormal lipid metabolism, and up-regulation of sphingosine kinase 1...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778325/a-possible-link-between-famine-exposure-in-early-life-and-future-risk-of-gastrointestinal-cancers-implications-from-age-period-cohort-analysis
#20
Shao-Hua Xie, Jesper Lagergren
The Chinese famine in 1958-1962 was one of the worst in human history, but its potential influence on cancer risks is uncertain. Using cancer incidence data in Shanghai, China, during 1983-2007, we calculated age-specific incidence rates of gastrointestinal cancers in birth cohorts exposed to the Chinese famine in different periods of life and a non-exposed reference cohort. Age-period-cohort regressions estimated the overall relative risks of gastrointestinal cancers in each birth cohort. A total of 212,098 new cases of gastrointestinal cancer were identified during the study period (129,233 males and 82,865 females), among whom 18,146 had esophageal cancer, 71,011 gastric cancer, 55,864 colorectal cancer, 42,751 liver cancer, 9,382 gallbladder cancer, and 14,944 had pancreatic cancer...
October 25, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
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