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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933671/causal-inference-in-obesity-research
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REVIEW
P W Franks, N Atabaki-Pasdar
Obesity is a risk factor for a plethora of severe morbidities and premature death. Most supporting evidence comes from observational studies that are prone to chance, bias and confounding. Even data on the protective effects of weight loss from randomized controlled trials will be susceptible to confounding and bias if treatment assignment cannot be masked, which is usually the case with lifestyle and surgical interventions. Thus, whilst obesity is widely considered the major modifiable risk factor for many chronic diseases, its causes and consequences are often difficult to determine...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931833/hyperglycemia-tumorigenesis-and-chronic-inflammation
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REVIEW
Shu-Chun Chang, Wei-Chung Vivian Yang
Hyperglycemia is the most prominent sign that characterizes diabetes. Hyperglycemia favors malignant cell growth by providing energy to cancer cells. Clinical studies also showed an increased risk of diabetes being associated with different types of cancers. In addition, poorly regulated glucose metabolism in diabetic patients is often found with increased levels of chronic inflammatory markers, e.g., interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, and emerging evidence has highlighted activation of the immune response in the progression and development of cancer cells...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930524/dietary-protein-and-fat-intake-in-relation-to-risk-of-colorectal-adenoma-in-korean
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Sun Young Yang, Young Sun Kim, Jung Eun Lee, Jueun Seol, Ji Hyun Song, Goh Eun Chung, Jeong Yoon Yim, Sun Hee Lim, Joo Sung Kim
Consumption of red meat and alcohol are known risk factors for colorectal cancer, but associations for dietary fat remain unclear. We investigated the associations of dietary fat, protein, and energy intake with prevalence of colorectal adenoma.We performed a prospective cross-sectional study on asymptomatic persons who underwent a screening colonoscopy at a single center during a routine health check-up from May to December 2011. Dietary data were obtained via a validated Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ), assisted by a registered dietician...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930362/monitoring-of-procalcitonin-but-not-interleukin-6-is-useful-for-the-early-prediction-of-anastomotic-leakage-after-colorectal-surgery
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Urszula Zielińska-Borkowska, Naser Dib, Wiesław Tarnowski, Tomasz Skirecki
BACKGROUND: Early recognition of patients who have developed anastomotic leakage (AL) after colorectal surgery is crucial for the successful treatment of this complication. The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of the assessment of procalcitonin (PCT) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in the prognosis of AL. METHODS: This observational study included 157 patients who underwent major elective colorectal surgery. The most common indications for surgery were cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927168/phosphodiesterases-in-non-neoplastic-appearing-colonic-mucosa-from-patients-with-colorectal-neoplasia
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Badar Mahmood, Morten Matthiesen Bach Damm, Thorbjørn Søren Rønn Jensen, Marie Balslev Backe, Mattias Salling Dahllöf, Steen Seier Poulsen, Niels Bindslev, Mark Berner Hansen
BACKGROUND: Intracellular signaling through cyclic nucleotides, both cyclic AMP and cyclic GMP, is altered in colorectal cancer. Accordingly, it is hypothesized that an underlying mechanism for colorectal neoplasia involves altered function of phosphodiesterases (PDEs), which affects cyclic nucleotide degradation. Here we present an approach to evaluate the function of selected cyclic nucleotide-PDEs in colonic endoscopic biopsies from non-neoplastic appearing mucosa. METHODS: Biopsies were obtained from patients with and without colorectal neoplasia...
December 7, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925182/proteomics-analysis-of-differential-protein-expression-identifies-heat-shock-protein-47-as-a-predictive-marker-for-lymph-node-metastasis-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
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Koichiro Mori, Yuji Toiyama, Kohei Otake, Hiroyuki Fujikawa, Susumu Saigusa, Junichiro Hiro, Minako Kobayashi, Masaki Ohi, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiro Inoue, Yuhko Kobayashi, Issei Kobayashi, Yasuhiko Mohri, Ajay Goel, Masato Kusunoki
The discovery of biomarkers to predict the potential for lymph node (LN) metastasis in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) is essential for developing improved strategies for treating CRC. In the present study, we used isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation to conduct a proteomic analysis designed to identify novel biomarkers for predicting LN metastasis in patients with CRC. We identified 60 differentially expressed proteins specifically associated with LN metastasis in CRC patients and classified the molecular and functional characteristics of these proteins by bioinformatic approaches...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923905/%C3%AE-lapachone-inhibits-lung-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-by-inducing-apoptosis-of-ct26-cells
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Ji-Ye Kee, Yo-Han Han, Jinbong Park, Dae-Seung Kim, Jeong-Geon Mun, Kwang Seok Ahn, Hyun-Jung Kim, Jae-Young Um, Seung-Heon Hong
BACKGROUND: β-Lapachone is a quinone-containing compound found in red lapacho (Tabebuia impetiginosa, syn. T avellanedae) trees. Lapacho has been used in traditional medicine by several South and Central American indigenous people to treat various types of cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate the antimetastatic properties of β-lapachone and the underlying mechanisms using colon cancer cells. METHODS: This research used metastatic murine colon cancer cell lines, colon 26 (CT26) and colon 38 (MC38)...
December 5, 2016: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923654/zeb1-is-neither-sufficient-nor-required-for-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-ls174t-colorectal-cancer-cells
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Sabine Jägle, Annika Dertmann, Monika Schrempp, Andreas Hecht
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is implicated in metastases formation and acquired therapy resistance in several tumor entities. The two transcription factors SNAIL1 and ZEB1 are thought to be master regulators of EMT and to form a core regulatory network required for EMT-associated transcriptional reprogramming. Yet, inducible EMT models show the sequential upregulation first of SNAIL1 and only subsequently of ZEB1. Therefore, SNAIL1 and ZEB1 might be differentially needed for the onset and propagation of EMT...
December 3, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922044/from-tumour-heterogeneity-to-advances-in-precision-treatment-of-colorectal-cancer
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REVIEW
Cornelis J A Punt, Miriam Koopman, Louis Vermeulen
In recent years, the high heterogeneity of colorectal cancer (CRC) has become evident. Hence, biomarkers need to be developed that enable the stratification of patients with CRC into different prognostic subgroups and in relation to response to therapies, according to the distinctive tumour biology. Currently, only RAS-mutation status is used routinely as a negative predictive marker to avoid treatment with anti-EGFR agents in patients with metastatic CRC, and mismatch-repair status can guide the use of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with early stage colon cancer...
December 6, 2016: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920118/patients-views-on-general-practitioners-role-during-treatment-and-follow-up-of-colorectal-cancer-a-qualitative-study
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Daan Brandenbarg, Carriene Roorda, Michelle Stadlander, Geertruida H de Bock, Marjolein Y Berger, Annette J Berendsen
PURPOSE: To clarify experiences and preferences of patients regarding the current and future role of GPs during treatment and follow-up care of colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: Qualitative semi-structured, audio-recorded, face-to-face interviews in patients' homes in the north of the Netherlands were performed. Patients were sampled purposively on age, gender, time since diagnoses and primary health care use. Data were transcribed verbatim and analysed thematically by two independent researchers until saturation was reached...
December 5, 2016: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914787/elevation-of-yap-promotes-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-tumor-aggressiveness-in-colorectal-cancer
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Hsiang-Hsi Ling, Chih-Chia Kuo, Bo-Xing Lin, Yen-Hua Huang, Cheng-Wei Lin
Tumor metastasis is the leading cause of death in cancer patients. Identifying metastatic biomarkers in tumor cells would help cancer diagnoses and the development of therapeutic targets. Yes-associated protein (YAP) plays an important role in organ development and has gained much attention in tumorigenesis. However, the role of YAP and the underlying mechanism in tumor metastasis of colorectal cancer (CRC) is still unclear. In this study, we generated metastatic 116-LM cells from the HCT116 CRC cell line. We found that the capacity for tumor aggressiveness was elevated in 116-LM cells and identified that YAP and its mRNA level were upregulated in 116-LM cells...
November 30, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911859/kras-exon-2-codon-13-mutation-is-associated-with-a-better-prognosis-than-codon-12-mutation-following-lung-metastasectomy-in-colorectal-cancer
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Stéphane Renaud, Francesco Guerrera, Joseph Seitlinger, Lorena Costardi, Mickaël Schaeffer, Benoit Romain, Claudio Mossetti, Anne Claire-Voegeli, Pier Luigi Filosso, Michèle Legrain, Enrico Ruffini, Pierre-Emmanuel Falcoz, Alberto Oliaro, Gilbert Massard
INTRODUCTION: The utilization of molecular markers as routinely used biomarkers is steadily increasing. We aimed to evaluate the potential different prognostic values of KRAS exon 2 codons 12 and 13 after lung metastasectomy in colorectal cancer (CRC). RESULTS: KRAS codon 12 mutations were observed in 116 patients (77%), whereas codon 13 mutations were observed in 34 patients (23%). KRAS codon 13 mutations were associated with both longer time to pulmonary recurrence (TTPR) (median TTPR: 78 months (95% CI: 50...
November 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910113/diagnostic-accuracy-of-faecal-biomarkers-in-detecting-colorectal-cancer-and-adenoma-in-symptomatic-patients
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M M Widlak, C L Thomas, M G Thomas, C Tomkins, S Smith, N O'Connell, S Wurie, L Burns, C Harmston, C Evans, C U Nwokolo, B Singh, R P Arasaradnam
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC) can be difficult as symptoms are variable with poor specificity. Thus, there is a quest for simple, non-invasive testing that can help streamline those with significant colonic pathology. AIM: To assess using faecal immunochemical test for haemoglobin (FIT) or faecal calprotectin (FCP) to detect CRC and adenoma in symptomatic patients referred from primary care. METHODS: A total of 799 referred for urgent lower gastrointestinal investigations were prospectively recruited...
January 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909729/self-renewal-molecular-mechanisms-of-colorectal-cancer-stem-cells
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Tianhui Pan, Jinghong Xu, Yongliang Zhu
Colorectal cancer stem cells (CCSCs) represent a small fraction of the colorectal cancer cell population that possess self-renewal and multi-lineage differentiation potential and drive tumorigenicity. Self-renewal is essential for the malignant biological behaviors of colorectal cancer stem cells. While the self-renewal molecular mechanisms of colorectal cancer stem cells are not yet fully understood, the aberrant activation of signaling pathways, such as Wnt, Notch, transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)/bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and Hedgehog-Gli (HH-GLI), specific roles mediated by cell surface markers and micro-environmental factors are involved in the regulation of self-renewal...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908290/bile-acid-a-potential-inducer-of-colon-cancer-stem-cells
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Lulu Farhana, Pratima Nangia-Makker, Evan Arbit, Kathren Shango, Sarah Sarkar, Hamidah Mahmud, Timothy Hadden, Yingjie Yu, Adhip P N Majumdar
BACKGROUND: Although the unconjugated secondary bile acids, specifically deoxycholic acid (DCA) and lithocholic acid (LCA), are considered to be risk factors for colorectal cancer, the precise mechanism(s) by which they regulate carcinogenesis is poorly understood. We hypothesize that the cytotoxic bile acids may promote stemness in colonic epithelial cells leading to generation of cancer stem cells (CSCs) that play a role in the development and progression of colon cancer. METHODS: Normal human colonic epithelial cells (HCoEpiC) were used to study bile acid DCA/LCA-mediated induction of CSCs...
December 1, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908272/exosome-encapsulated-micrornas-as-potential-circulating-biomarkers-in-colon-cancer
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Mina Hosseini, Sara Khatamianfar, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Reza Nedaeinia, Mojtaba Shafiee, Mina Maftouh, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Soudabeh Shahid Sales, Amir Avan
Exosome-encapsulated microRNAs are being suggested as a new class novel biomarker and diagnostic and predictive markers in colorectal cancer. These particles are released from many cell types into the extracellular space upon fusion of multivesicular bodies (MVB) with the plasma membrane. They contain a wide variety of information, including proteins, lipids, RNAs, non-transcribed RNAs, microRNAs, which can be circulated in various body fluids (e.g., blood, salvia, ascites, urine). Exosomes can be taken up by neighboring or distant cells and thereby modulate the functional of recipient cells and play a key role in disease progression or facilitate metastasis in cancers...
December 1, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904609/deciphering-biological-characteristics-of-tumorigenic-subpopulations-in-human-colorectal-cancer-reveals-cellular-plasticity
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Hamed Mirzaei, Hossein Salehi, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Amir Avan, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari, Afshin Namdar, Abbas Rezaei, Hamid Reza Mirzaei
BACKGROUND: It is supposed that human colorectal cancer consists of a phenotypically distinct population of tumorigenic cancer cells known as cancer stem cells (CSCs) which play a pivotal role in cancer progression, maintenance, metastasis, and the relapse. The aim of this effort was to investigate and compare biological characterizations of CD133(+) with CD133(-) cell subsets isolated from both primary and metastatic human colorectal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using our optimized protocols, unfixed colorectal tumors were enzymatically and mechanically dissociated into single cells followed by evaluation of postdigestion viability...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903678/adnp-is-a-therapeutically-inducible-repressor-of-wnt-signaling-in-colorectal-cancer
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Cristina Blaj, Agnes Bringmann, Eva Marina Schmidt, Manuela Urbischek, Sebastian Lamprecht, Thomas Fröhlich, Georg J Arnold, Stefan Krebs, Helmut Blum, Heiko Hermeking, Andreas Jung, Thomas Kirchner, David Horst
PURPOSE: Constitutively active WNT signaling is hallmark of colorectal cancers and driver of malignant tumor progression. Therapeutic targeting of WNT signaling is difficult due to high pathway complexity and its role in tissue homeostasis. Here we identify the transcription factor ADNP as a pharmacologically inducible repressor of WNT signaling in colon cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We used transcriptomic, proteomic, and in situ analyses to identify ADNP expression in colorectal cancer, and cell biology approaches to determine its function...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902713/association-of-n-linked-glycoprotein-acetyls-and-colorectal-cancer-incidence-and-mortality
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Paulette D Chandler, Akintunde O Akinkuolie, Deirdre K Tobias, Patrick R Lawler, Chungying Li, M Vinayaga Moorthy, Lu Wang, Daniel A Duprez, David R Jacobs, Robert J Glynn, James Otvos, Margery A Connelly, Wendy S Post, Paul M Ridker, JoAnn E Manson, Julie E Buring, I-Min Lee, Samia Mora
BACKGROUND: Acute phase proteins highlight the dynamic interaction between inflammation and oncogenesis. GlycA, a novel nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) inflammatory marker that identifies primarily circulating N-acetyl glycan groups attached to acute phase proteins, may be a future CRC risk biomarker. METHODS: We examined the association between GlycA and incident CRC and mortality in two prospective cohorts (N = 34,320); Discovery cohort: 27,495 participants from Women's Health Study (WHS); Replication cohort: 6,784 participants from Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902462/the-synthetic-lethal-killing-of-rad54b-deficient-colorectal-cancer-cells-by-parp1-inhibition-is-enhanced-with-sod1-inhibition
#20
Erin N McAndrew, Chloe C Lepage, Kirk J McManus
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a leading cause of cancer-related death throughout the world. Despite improved screening efforts, most CRCs are diagnosed at late stages when surgery alone is not curative. Moreover, the low 5-year survival rate (~8-13%) for those living with stage IV CRC highlights the need for better treatment options. Many current chemotherapeutic approaches are non-specific and associated with side effects due to their tendency to target both normal and cancer cells. To address this issue, synthetic lethal (SL) approaches are now being explored in cancer and are defined as the lethal combination of two independently viable mutations/deletions...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
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