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H Zhao, J Wang, D Fang, O Lee, R T Chatterton, V Stearns, S A Khan, S E Bulun
Obesity is associated with increased risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal but not in premenopausal women. Many factors may be responsible for this difference. The aim of this study was to determine the mechanisms by which the genes related to the AMPK pathway, inflammation, and estrogen actions are affected by adiposity in breast tissue with the objective of identifying differences that may explain the different breast cancer risk in premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Random fine needle aspirates (rFNAs) of breast tissue were collected from 57 premenopausal and 55 postmenopausal women and were classified as normal weight, overweight, or obese...
March 15, 2018: Hormones & Cancer
Jacob K Kresovich, Peter H Gann, Serap Erdal, Hua Y Chen, Maria Argos, Garth H Rauscher
AIM: We examined methylation patterns with aggressive tumor phenotypes and investigated demographic, socioeconomic and reproductive predictors of gene methylation. MATERIALS & METHODS: Pyrosequencing quantified methylation of BRCA1, EGFR, GSTM2, RASSF1, TFF1 and Sat 2. We used quantile regression models to calculate adjusted median methylation values by estrogen and progesterone receptor (ER/PR) status. Bivariate associations between participant characteristics and methylation were examined...
March 12, 2018: Epigenomics
Yuanyuan Wang, Zong-Feng Wang, Zhili Zhang, Yi Su
The current study measured the expression of Clara cell 10-kDa protein (CC10) and trefoil factor family 1 (TFF1) in the sinus mucosa of patients exhibiting chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and nasal polyps (NP). CC10 and TFF1 expression in the sinus mucosa of the control group and patients with CRS and NP was determined using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR), western blotting and immunohistochemistry. The correlation between CC10 and TFF1 expression was further analyzed using Spearman's correlation analysis...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Linlin Shao, Zheng Chen, Dunfa Peng, Mohammed Soutto, Shoumin Zhu, Andreia Bates, Shutian Zhang, Wael El-Rifai
The cross-talk between epigenetics and miRNA expression plays an important role in human tumorigenesis. Herein, the regulation and role of miR-196b-5p in gastric cancer was investigated. qRT-PCR demonstrated that miR-196b-5p is significantly overexpressed in human gastric cancer tissues ( P < 0.01). In addition, it was determined that HOXA10, a homeobox family member and host gene for miR-196b-5p, is overexpressed and positively correlated with miR-196b-5p expression levels ( P < 0.001). Quantitative pyrosequencing methylation analysis demonstrated significantly lower levels of DNA methylation at the HOXA10 promoter in gastric cancer, as compared with nonneoplastic gastric mucosa specimens...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Hans-Juergen Schulten, Mohammed Bangash, Sajjad Karim, Ashraf Dallol, Deema Hussein, Adnan Merdad, Fatma K Al-Thoubaity, Jaudah Al-Maghrabi, Awatif Jamal, Fahad Al-Ghamdi, Hani Choudhry, Saleh S Baeesa, Adeel G Chaudhary, Mohammed H Al-Qahtani
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer brain metastases (BCBM) develop in about 20-30% of breast cancer (BC) patients. BCBM are associated with dismal prognosis not at least due to lack of valuable molecular therapeutic targets. The aim of the study was to identify new molecular biomarkers and targets in BCBM by using complementary state-of-the-art techniques. METHODS: We compared array expression profiles of three BCBM with 16 non-brain metastatic BC and 16 primary brain tumors (prBT) using a false discovery rate (FDR) p < 0...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
Ben P Haynes, Ophira Ginsburg, Qiong Gao, Elizabeth Folkerd, Maria Afentakis, Le Hong Quang, Pham Thi Han, Pham Hong Khoa, Nguyen Van Dinh, Ta Van To, Mark Clemons, Ian E Smith, Mitch Dowsett
For premenopausal women with primary ER + breast cancer, oophorectomy (OvX) is an evidence-based cost-effective option and is standard treatment in many countries. However, there is virtually no data describing the effects of OvX on breast tumour biology. We therefore, characterised the endocrine and genome-wide transcriptional impact of OvX in 56 premenopausal women with ER + breast cancer for 2 weeks prior to mastectomy. Plasma estradiol concentrations decreased from 406 ± 41 to 20.7 ± 2...
2017: NPJ Breast Cancer
Weizhi Wang, Zheng Li, Jiwei Wang, Mulong Du, Bowen Li, Lei Zhang, Qing Li, Jianghao Xu, Linjun Wang, Fengyuan Li, Diancai Zhang, Hao Xu, Li Yang, Weida Gong, Fulin Qiang, Zhengdong Zhang, Zekuan Xu
Trefoil Factor 1 (TFF1, also named pS2), which serves as the gastrointestinal mucosal protector, is known as gastric-specific tumor suppressor gene. However, the genetic variants of TFF1 are still not well studied. In our study, we aim to explore the effects of tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms (tagSNPs) of TFF1 on risk and prognosis of gastric cancer. Seven tagSNPs of TFF1 gene were first analyzed in the discovery set, which was consisted of 753 cases and 950 cancer-free controls. Then, the validation set (940 cases and 1,042 controls) was used for further evaluation...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Natalia Martín-Martín, Amaia Zabala-Letona, Sonia Fernández-Ruiz, Leire Arreal, Laura Camacho, Mireia Castillo-Martin, Ana R Cortazar, Verónica Torrano, Ianire Astobiza, Patricia Zúñiga-García, Aitziber Ugalde-Olano, Ana Loizaga-Iriarte, Miguel Unda, Lorea Valcárcel-Jiménez, Amaia Arruabarrena-Aristorena, Marco Piva, Pilar Sánchez-Mosquera, Ana M Aransay, Antonio Gomez-Muñoz, Rosa Barrio, James D Sutherland, Arkaitz Carracedo
The nuclear receptor PPAR-β/δ (PPARD) has essential roles in fatty acid catabolism and energy homeostasis as well as cell differentiation, inflammation, and metabolism. However, its contributions to tumorigenesis are uncertain and have been disputed. Here, we provide evidence of tumor suppressive activity of PPARD in prostate cancer through a noncanonical and ligand-independent pathway. PPARD was downregulated in prostate cancer specimens. In murine prostate epithelium, PPARD gene deletion resulted in increased cellularity...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Research
Napat Armartmuntree, Mariko Murata, Anchalee Techasen, Puangrat Yongvanit, Watcharin Loilome, Nisana Namwat, Chawalit Pairojkul, Chadamas Sakonsinsiri, Somchai Pinlaor, Raynoo Thanan
Early B cell factor 1 (EBF1) is a transcription factor involved in the differentiation of several stem cell lineages and it is a negative regulator of estrogen receptors. EBF1 is down-regulated in many tumors, and is believed to play suppressive roles in cancer promotion and progression. However, the functional roles of EBF1 in carcinogenesis are unclear. Liver fluke-infection-associated cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is an oxidative stress-driven cancer of bile duct epithelium. In this study, we investigated EBF1 expression in tissues from CCA patients, CCA cell lines (KKU-213, KKU-214 and KKU-156), cholangiocyte (MMNK1) and its oxidative stress-resistant (ox-MMNK1-L) cell lines...
April 2018: Redox Biology
Saichit Khummuang, Waraporn Phanphrom, Witida Laopajon, Watchara Kasinrerk, Ponlatham Chaiyarit, Supansa Pata
Background: Human trefoil factor (TFF) peptides consist of three members: TFF1, TFF2 and TFF3. TFF3 is the most abundant TFF peptide in saliva. TFF3 homodimer was suggested to be involved in apoptosis inhibition and malignancy. Determination of TFF3 homodimer expression profiles in saliva may lead to new information about oral biology and diseases. The objective of this study was to generate monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against TFF3 and apply the produced mAbs for the establishment of ELISA for quantification of dimeric TFF3 in saliva...
2017: Biological Procedures Online
Maike Busch, Klaus Metz, Manfred Beier, Eva Biewald, Nicole Dünker
PURPOSE: Correlation of trefoil factor family 1 (TFF1) expression in retinoblastoma tumors with different clinical parameters to evaluate a potential involvement of TFF1 in tumor development and progression. METHODS: A representative cohort of 59 enucleated eyes from individual patients with retinoblastoma was analyzed for its TFF1 expression profile by immuno staining and real-time PCR. Trefoil factor family 1 expression was correlated with demographics, laterality, tumor-node-metastasis stage, International Classification of Retinoblastoma, tumor differentiation level, and treatment...
October 6, 2017: Retina
Mohammed Soutto, Mohamed Saleh, Mohamed S Arredouani, Blanca Piazuelo, Abbes Belkhiri, Wael El-Rifai
Background: TFF1 deficiency induces a mucosal pro-inflammatory phenotype that contributes to gastric tumorigenesis in mouse and human. Methods: We utilized the Tff1-KO mouse model to assess the impact of TFF1 loss on immune cells infiltration in the stomach. We used single cell suspension, flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and quantitative PCR (qPCR) assays. Results: The Tff1-KO gastric mucosa demonstrated high chronic inflammatory scores (score: 3-4) at age 2 months, which exacerbated at age 8 months (score: 4-6)...
2017: Journal of Cancer
Masaki Sunagawa, Junpei Yamaguchi, Toshio Kokuryo, Tomoki Ebata, Yukihiro Yokoyama, Gen Sugawara, Masato Nagino
OBJECTIVES: Trefoil Factor Family protein 1 (TFF1) is secreted from mucus-producing cells. The relationship between TFF1 expression and clinical outcome in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains unknown. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic significance of TFF1 expression in PDAC. METHODS: TFF1 expression was examined on paraffin-embedded sections from 91 patients with resected PDAC using immunohistochemistry. The relationships between TFF1 expression and clinicopathological features were analyzed...
July 26, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
Muralidharan Anbalagan, Mei Sheng, Brian Fleischer, Yifang Zhang, Yuanjun Gao, Van Hoang, Margarite Matossian, Hope E Burks, Matthew E Burow, Bridgette M Collins-Burow, David Hangauer, Brian G Rowan
Unlike breast cancer that is positive for estrogen receptor-α (ERα), there are no targeted therapies for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). ERα is silenced in TNBC through epigenetic changes including DNA methylation and histone acetylation. Restoring ERα expression in TNBC may sensitize patients to endocrine therapy. Expression of c-Src and ERα are inversely correlated in breast cancer suggesting that c-Src inhibition may lead to reexpression of ERα in TNBC. KX-01 is a peptide substrate-targeted Src/pretubulin inhibitor in clinical trials for solid tumors...
July 27, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Ponlatham Chaiyarit, Janthima Jaresitthikunchai, Narumon Phaonakrop, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Barbara Potempa, Jan Potempa
OBJECTIVES: The present study was aimed to determine whether trefoil factor family (TFF) peptides which were generally considered to be resistant to proteolysis could be digested by gingipains, a major proteinases produced by Porphyromonas gingivalis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Recombinant human TFF1, TFF2, and TFF3 peptides were used as substrates. Gingipains including arginine gingipain (RgpB) and lysine gingipain (Kgp) were used as enzymes. Trypsin was used as a control protease...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
Ai Fujimoto, Yukio Ishikawa, Toshiharu Ishii, Akihiro Yamada, Yoshinori Igarashi, Yasukazu Ohmoto, Mitsuru Kaise
We investigated differences between the pathological features of gastric signet-ring cell carcinoma (sig) and poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma (por) by examining the expressions of the trefoil factor family peptides (TFFs) and mucin core proteins (MUCs). Ninety-seven tissues of 97 gastric cancer patients were selected for this study. After gastrectomy, the major histopathologic types were determined to be sig, solid-type poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma (por1), non-solid type poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma (por2), and well-differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma (tub1)...
August 2017: Pathology International
Yuko Ishibashi, Hiroshi Ohtsu, Masako Ikemura, Yasuko Kikuchi, Takayoshi Niwa, Kotoe Nishioka, Yoshihiro Uchida, Hirona Miura, Susumu Aikou, Toshiaki Gunji, Nobuyuki Matsuhashi, Yasukazu Ohmoto, Takeshi Sasaki, Yasuyuki Seto, Toshihisa Ogawa, Keiichiro Tada, Sachiyo Nomura
Breast cancer remains a common malignancy in women, but the take-up for breast cancer screening programs in Japan is still low, possibly due to its perceived inconvenience. TFF1 and TFF3 are expressed in both breast cancer tissue and normal breast. Serum trefoil proteins were reported as cancer screening markers for gastric, prostate, lung, pancreatic cancer and cholangio carcinoma. The purpose of this study was to examine whether serum trefoil proteins could be screening biomarkers for breast cancer. Serum trefoil proteins in 94 breast cancer patients and 84 health check females were measured by ELISA...
July 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
Kareem Mohideen-Abdul, Karima Tazibt, Maxime Bourguet, Isabelle Hazemann, Isabelle Lebars, Maria Takacs, Sarah Cianférani, Bruno P Klaholz, Dino Moras, Isabelle M L Billas
Most nuclear receptors (NRs) bind DNA as dimers, either as hetero- or as homodimers on DNA sequences organized as two half-sites with specific orientation and spacing. The dimerization of NRs on their cognate response elements (REs) involves specific protein-DNA and protein-protein interactions. The estrogen-related receptor (ERR) belongs to the steroid hormone nuclear receptor (SHR) family and shares strong similarity in its DNA-binding domain (DBD) with that of the estrogen receptor (ER). In vitro, ERR binds with high affinity inverted repeat REs with a 3-bps spacing (IR3), but in vivo, it preferentially binds to single half-site REs extended at the 5'-end by 3 bp [estrogen-related response element (ERREs)], thus explaining why ERR was often inferred as a purely monomeric receptor...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
Hyungjin Rhee, Jung Eun Ko, Taek Chung, Byul A Jee, So Mee Kwon, Ji Hae Nahm, Jae Yeon Seok, Jeong Eun Yoo, Jin-Sub Choi, Snorri S Thorgeirsson, Jesper B Andersen, Hye Sun Lee, Hyun Goo Woo, Young Nyun Park
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA) is a heterogeneous entity with diverse aetiologies, morphologies and clinical outcomes. Recently, histopathological distinction of cholangiolocellular differentiation (CD) of iCCA has been suggested. However, its genome-wide molecular features and clinical significance remain unclear. METHODS: Based on CD status, we stratified iCCAs into iCCA with CD (n=20) and iCCA without CD (n=102), and performed an integrative analysis using transcriptomic and clinicopathological profiles...
June 13, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Eva B Znalesniak, Ting Fu, Franz Salm, Ulrike Händel, Werner Hoffmann
The spleen plays an important role in coordinating both adaptive and innate immune responses. Here, the transcriptional response to T. gondii infection in the murine spleen was characterized concerning inflammasome sensors (two different models: seven days after oral or four weeks after intraperitoneal infection). Additionally, Tff1(KO) and Tff3(KO) mice were investigated because TFF genes are often upregulated during inflammation. The expression of the pattern-recognition receptors Nlrp3, Nlrp12, and Nlrp1a was significantly increased after infection...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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