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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332577/the-potential-use-of-peptides-for-cancer-treatment
#1
Bahram Yavari, Reza Mahjub, Masoud Saidijam, Mojgan Raigani, Meysam Soleimani
Conventional chemotherapeutic drugs have significant limitations: For example, tumors may develop resistance to them, cancers may relapse after treatment, and the drugs may induce secondary malignancies in the treatment of metastatic cancer. There is still a great need for drugs that are able to destroy cancer cells selectively, that is, to effectively treat slow-growing and dormant cells without being affected by chemoresistance mechanisms. A growing number of studies indicate that peptides may be beneficial for drug discovery and development...
January 11, 2018: Current Protein & Peptide Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331323/regulation-of-inflammatory-factors-by-double-stranded-rna-receptors-in-breast-cancer-cells
#2
Amritha Venkatesh, Harika Nandigam, Maria Muccioli, Manindra Singh, Tiffany Loftus, Deana Lewis, Michelle Pate, Fabian Benencia
Malignant cells are not the only components of a tumor mass since other cells (e.g., fibroblasts, infiltrating leukocytes and endothelial cells) are also part of it. In combination with the extracellular matrix, all these cells constitute the tumor microenvironment. In the last decade the role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer progression has gained increased attention and prompted efforts directed to abrogate its deleterious effects on anti-cancer therapies. The immune system can detect and attack tumor cells, and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (particularly CD8 T cells) have been associated with improved survival or better response to therapies in colorectal, melanoma, breast, prostate and ovarian cancer patients among others...
November 22, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330202/high-risk-tp53-mutations-are-associated-with-extra-nodal-extension-ene-in-oral-cavity-squamous-cell-carcinoma-oscc
#3
Vlad C Sandulache, Chieko Michikawa, Pranav Kataria, Frederico O Gleber-Netto, Diana Bell, Sanchit Trivedi, Xiayu Rao, Jing Wang, Mei Zhao, Samar A Jasser, Jeffrey N Myers, Curtis R Pickering
PURPOSE:   Development of extra-nodal extension (ENE) has been associated with poor survival in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Here we sought to confirm the role of ENE as a poor prognostic factor, and identify genomic and epigenetic markers of ENE in order to develop a predictive model and improve treatment selection. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: An institutional cohort (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) was utilized to confirm the impact of ENE on clinical outcomes and evaluate the genomic signature of primary and ENE containing tissue...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329543/stat3-induced-lncrna-haglros-overexpression-contributes-to-the-malignant-progression-of-gastric-cancer-cells-via-mtor-signal-mediated-inhibition-of-autophagy
#4
Jin-Fei Chen, Peng Wu, Rui Xia, Jian Yang, Xin-Ying Huo, Dong-Ying Gu, Cui-Ju Tang, Wei De, Fen Yang
BACKGROUND: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are an important class of functional regulators involved in human cancers development, including gastric cancer (GC). Studying aberrantly expressed lncRNAs may provide us with new insights into the occurrence and development of gastric cancer by acting as oncogenes or tumor suppressors. In this study, we aim to examine the expression pattern of lncRNA HAGLROS in GC and its clinical significance as well as its biological role in tumor progression...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329541/a-role-for-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-intestinal-stem-cell-proliferation-and-mesenchymal-colorectal-cancer
#5
Jon Peñarando, Laura M López-Sánchez, Rafael Mena, Silvia Guil-Luna, Francisco Conde, Vanessa Hernández, Marta Toledano, Victoria Gudiño, Michela Raponi, Caroline Billard, Carlos Villar, César Díaz, José Gómez-Barbadillo, Juan De la Haba-Rodríguez, Kevin Myant, Enrique Aranda, Antonio Rodríguez-Ariza
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) has been highlighted as an important agent in cancer-related events. Although the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) isoform has received most attention, recent studies in the literature indicate that the endothelial isoenzyme (eNOS) can also modulate different tumor processes including resistance, angiogenesis, invasion, and metastasis. However, the role of eNOS in cancer stem cell (CSC) biology and mesenchymal tumors is unknown. RESULTS: Here, we show that eNOS was significantly upregulated in VilCre ERT2 Apc fl/+ and VilCre ERT2 Apc fl/fl mouse intestinal tissue, with intense immunostaining in hyperproliferative crypts...
January 10, 2018: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328486/mir%C3%A2-873-inhibits-colorectal-cancer-cell-proliferation-by-targeting-traf5-and-tab1
#6
Hui Gong, Lishan Fang, Yifan Li, Jihui Du, Bei Zhou, Xiu Wang, Hekai Zhou, Lingli Gao, Kaixin Wang, Juan Zhang
MicroRNA-873 (miR‑873) has been reported to be dysregulated in a variety of malignancies, however, the biological function and underlying molecular mechanism of miR‑873 in colorectal cancer (CRC) remain unclear. In the present study we found that the expression levels of miR‑873 were markedly decreased in CRC cell lines and tissues from patients. Statistical analysis revealed that miR‑873 expression was inversely correlated with the disease stage of CRC. Kaplan‑Meier survival analysis revealed that patients with CRC with lower miR‑873 expression had shorter overall survival rates...
January 8, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328432/a-double-edged-function-of-ddx3-as-an-oncogene-or-tumor-suppressor-in-cancer-progression-review
#7
Yu He, Dan Zhang, Yanfang Yang, Xixi Wang, Xinyu Zhao, Peng Zhang, Hongxia Zhu, Ningzhi Xu, Shufang Liang
DEAD-box RNA helicase 3 (DDX3) is a highly conserved family member of DEAD-box proteins in all eukaryotes from yeasts to human beings. Accumulating studies have confirmed DDX3 has the ability to regulate different steps of RNA metabolism, including RNA splicing, RNA export, transcription and translation initiation. Moreover, DDX3 is involved in many biological processes, such as stress response, cell apoptosis, cell cycle regulation and virus infection. In recent years, DDX3 is getting increasing attention due to its essential roles in cancer progression...
January 9, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328417/microrna-129-5p-suppresses-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-via-targeting-rock1-in-osteosarcoma
#8
Chaofan Han, Wenbo Wang
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary malignancy of the bone in teenagers and accounts for 20‑35% of all malignant primary bone tumors. Increasing evidence shows that microRNAs (miRNAs) are abnormally expressed in several types of human cancer. miRNAs are necessary to maintain the malignant phenotype of cancer cells and can function as either tumor suppressors or oncogenes. The present study aimed to measure the expression of miRNA‑129‑5p (miR‑129‑5p) in OS, determine the effects of miR‑129‑5p on the malignant behaviors of OS cells, and elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying the oncogenesis and progression of OS...
January 4, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327707/appendiceal-goblet-cell-carcinoids-and-adenocarcinomas-ex-goblet-cell-carcinoid-are-genetically-distinct-from-primary-colorectal-type-adenocarcinoma-of-the-appendix
#9
Moritz Jesinghaus, Björn Konukiewitz, Sebastian Foersch, Albrecht Stenzinger, Katja Steiger, Alexander Muckenhuber, Claudia Groß, Martin Mollenhauer, Wilfried Roth, Sönke Detlefsen, Wilko Weichert, Günter Klöppel, Nicole Pfarr, Anna Melissa Schlitter
The appendix gives rise to goblet cell carcinoids, which represent special carcinomas with distinct biological and histological features. Their genetic background and molecular relationship to colorectal adenocarcinoma is largely unknown. We therefore performed a next-generation sequencing analysis of 25 appendiceal carcinomas including 11 goblet cell carcinoids, 7 adenocarcinomas ex-goblet cell carcinoid, and 7 primary colorectal-type adenocarcinomas, using a modified Colorectal Cancer specific Panel comprising 32 genes linked to colorectal and neuroendocrine tumorigenesis...
January 12, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327301/lncrna-gas8-as1-inhibits-cell-proliferation-through-atg5-mediated-autophagy-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#10
Yuan Qin, Wei Sun, Hao Zhang, Ping Zhang, Zhihong Wang, Wenwu Dong, Liang He, Ting Zhang, Liang Shao, Wenqian Zhang, Changhao Wu
PURPOSE: The long non-coding RNA GAS8 antisense RNA 1 (lncRNA GAS8-AS1) is a tumor suppressor in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), but the mechanisms underlying how GAS8-AS1 regulates PTC biology remain unclear. Here, we evaluated the molecular function of GAS8-AS1 in regulating autophagy in PTC cell lines. METHODS: GAS8-AS1 was overexpressed and knocked down in PTC cell lines by transfecting with expression plasmids or short interfering RNAs (siRNAs). Cell proliferation was evaluated using the Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8)...
January 11, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326054/size-based-separation-methods-of-circulating-tumor-cells
#11
Si-Jie Hao, Yuan Wan, Yi-Qiu Xia, Xin Zou, Si-Yang Zheng
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) originate from the primary tumor mass and enter into the peripheral bloodstream. Compared to other "liquid biopsy" portfolios such as exosome, circulating tumor DNA/RNA (ctDNA/RNA), CTCs have incomparable advantages in analyses of transcriptomics, proteomics, and signal colocalization. Hence, CTCs hold the key to understanding the biology of metastasis and play a vital role in cancer diagnosis, treatment monitoring, and prognosis. Size-based enrichment featureS prominently in CTC isolation...
January 8, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326053/molecular-analysis-of-circulating-tumors-cells-biomarkers-beyond-enumeration
#12
William L Hwang, Haley M Pleskow, David T Miyamoto
Advances in our molecular understanding of cancer biology have paved the way to an expanding compendium of molecularly-targeted therapies, accompanied by the urgent need for biomarkers that enable the precise selection of the most appropriate therapies for individual cancer patients. Circulating biomarkers such as circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are poised to fill this need, since they are "liquid biopsies" that can be performed non-invasively and serially, and may capture the spectrum of spatial and temporal tumor heterogeneity better than conventional tissue biopsies...
January 8, 2018: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324312/the-hypoxia-responsive-long-non-coding-rnas-may-impact-on-the-tumor-biology-and-subsequent-management-of-breast-cancer
#13
REVIEW
Andrea Kapinova, Peter Kubatka, Pavol Zubor, Olga Golubnitschaja, Zuzana Dankova, Sona Uramova, Ivana Pilchova, Martin Caprnda, Radka Opatrilova, Jan Richnavsky, Peter Kruzliak, Jan Danko
Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are DNA transcripts longer than 200 nucleotides without protein-coding potential. As they are key regulators of gene expression at chromatic, transcriptional and posttranscriptional level, they play important role in various biological and pathological processes. Dysregulation of lncRNAs has been observed in several diseases including cancer. Breast cancer is heterogeneous disease with many molecular subtypes specific in different prognosis and treatment responses. Hypoxia, a common micro-environmental feature of rapidly growing tumour is associated with metastases, recurrences and resistance to therapy...
January 8, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324250/novel-sulfonamide-incorporating-piperazine-aminoalcohol-and-1-3-5-triazine-structural-motifs-with-carbonic-anhydrase-i-ii-and-ix-inhibitory-action
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Eva Havránková, Jozef Csöllei, Daniela Vullo, Vladimír Garaj, Pavel Pazdera, Claudiu T Supuran
A new series of s-triazine derivatives incorporating sulfanilamide, homosulfanilamide, 4-aminoethyl-benzenesulfonamide and piperazine or aminoalcohol structural motifs is reported. Molecular docking was exploited to select compounds from virtual combinatorial library for synthesis and subsequent biological evaluation. The compounds were prepared by using step by step nucleophilic substitution of chlorine atoms from cyanuric chloride (2,4,6-trichloro-1,3,5-triazine). The compounds were tested as inhibitors of physiologically relevant carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4...
January 3, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322794/integrated-analysis-of-the-rna-seq-data-of-liver-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
H Xue, L Luo, Y T Yao, L L Wei, S P Deng, X L Huang
The present study aimed to explore the genetic changes involved in the liver hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development. The RNA-Seq data of 212 HCC tissue samples and 50 normal tissue samples were downloaded using TCGA-Assembler. A total of 4 subgroups were obtained, and 4167, 6279, 5379, and 2548 DEGs were screened in group 1, group 2, group 3, and group 4, respectively. Enrichment analysis found that cell cycle, metabolism, and translation related terms were the most significantly changed functions and pathways...
2018: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322286/hyperglycemia-and-aberrant-o-glcnacylation-contributions-to-tumor-progression
#16
REVIEW
Andréia Vasconcelos-Dos-Santos, Rafaela Muniz de Queiroz, Bruno da Costa Rodrigues, Adriane R Todeschini, Wagner B Dias
A number of cancer types have shown an increased prevalence and a higher mortality rate in patients with hyperglycemic associated pathologies. Although the correlation between diabetes and cancer incidence has been increasingly reported, the underlying molecular mechanisms beyond this association are not yet fully understood. Recent studies have suggested that high glucose levels support tumor progression through multiple mechanisms that are hallmarks of cancer, including cell proliferation, resistance to apoptosis, increased cell migration and invasiveness, epigenetic regulation (hyperglycemic memory), resistance to chemotherapy and altered metabolism...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321082/long-noncoding-rna-atb-promotes-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-bladder-cancer-by-suppressing-microrna-126
#17
Xingquan Zhai, Wei Xu
This study was aimed to explore the biological functions of long non-coding RNA activated by transforming growth factor-beta (lncRNA-ATB) in bladder cancer cells. For the expressions of lncRNA-ATB, miR-126 and KRAS, T24 cells were transfected with their specific vectors/shRNA or mimic/inhibitor. Then, cell viability, migration, invasion and apoptosis, as well as the protein levels of apoptosis-related factors and PI3K/AKT and mTOR signal pathways were measured, respectively. Further, the relationships of lncRNA-ATB and miR-126 or miR-126 and KRAS were analyzed by dual-luciferase report assay...
January 10, 2018: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321003/a-prototypical-non-malignant-epithelial-model-to-study-genome-dynamics-and-concurrently-monitor-micro-rnas-and-proteins-in-situ-during-oncogene-induced-senescence
#18
Eirini-Stavroula Komseli, Ioannis S Pateras, Thorbjørn Krejsgaard, Konrad Stawiski, Sophia V Rizou, Alexander Polyzos, Fani-Marlen Roumelioti, Maria Chiourea, Ioanna Mourkioti, Eleni Paparouna, Christos P Zampetidis, Sentiljana Gumeni, Ioannis P Trougakos, Dafni-Eleftheria Pefani, Eric O'Neill, Sarantis Gagos, Aristides G Eliopoulos, Wojciech Fendler, Dipanjan Chowdhury, Jiri Bartek, Vassilis G Gorgoulis
BACKGROUND: Senescence is a fundamental biological process implicated in various pathologies, including cancer. Regarding carcinogenesis, senescence signifies, at least in its initial phases, an anti-tumor response that needs to be circumvented for cancer to progress. Micro-RNAs, a subclass of regulatory, non-coding RNAs, participate in senescence regulation. At the subcellular level micro-RNAs, similar to proteins, have been shown to traffic between organelles influencing cellular behavior...
January 10, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317255/long-noncoding-rnas-and-cancer-an-overview
#19
Cristel V Camacho, Ramesh Choudhari, Shrikanth S Gadad
Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are implicated in several biological processes, including but not limited to cardiovascular physiology, reproduction, differentiation, metabolism, DNA repair, and inflammation. Under normal physiological conditions, expression of lncRNAs is tissue-specific and tightly regulated. In contrast, prevalent cancer types exhibit aberrant expression of lncRNAs. In this context, lncRNAs can drive cancer cell characteristics by controlling gene expression programs related to tumor suppressive and oncogenic functions...
January 6, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316898/inhibition-of-p38-mapk-activity-leads-to-cell-type-specific-effects-on-the-molecular-circadian-clock-and-time-dependent-reduction-of-glioma-cell-invasiveness
#20
Charles S Goldsmith, Sam Moon Kim, Nirmala Karunarathna, Nichole Neuendorff, L Gerard Toussaint, David J Earnest, Deborah Bell-Pedersen
BACKGROUND: The circadian clock is the basis for biological time keeping in eukaryotic organisms. The clock mechanism relies on biochemical signaling pathways to detect environmental stimuli and to regulate the expression of clock-controlled genes throughout the body. MAPK signaling pathways function in both circadian input and output pathways in mammals depending on the tissue; however, little is known about the role of p38 MAPK, an established tumor suppressor, in the mammalian circadian system...
January 10, 2018: BMC Cancer
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