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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429764/fabrication-characterization-and-biological-evaluation-of-anti-her2-indocyanine-green-doxorubicin-encapsulated-peg-b-plga-copolymeric-nanoparticles-for-targeted-photochemotherapy-of-breast-cancer-cells
#1
Yu-Hsiang Lee, Da-Sheng Chang
In this study, we aimed to develop anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) indocyanine green (ICG)-doxorubicin (DOX)-encapsulated polyethylene glycol-poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) diblock copolymeric nanoparticles (HIDPPNPs) to explore the co-administration of phototherapy and chemotherapy for HER2-overexpressing breast cancer, a highly aggressive and medicine-resistant breast carcinoma. The HIDPPNPs were fabricated using a solvent evaporation technique followed by carbodiimide-mediated antibody conjugation on the nanoparticle surface...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429726/verteporfin-induced-formation-of-protein-cross-linked-oligomers-and-high-molecular-weight-complexes-is-mediated-by-light-and-leads-to-cell-toxicity
#2
Eleni K Konstantinou, Shoji Notomi, Cassandra Kosmidou, Katarzyna Brodowska, Ahmad Al-Moujahed, Fotini Nicolaou, Pavlina Tsoka, Evangelos Gragoudas, Joan W Miller, Lucy H Young, Demetrios G Vavvas
Verteporfin (VP) was first used in Photodynamic therapy, where a non-thermal laser light (689 nm) in the presence of oxygen activates the drug to produce highly reactive oxygen radicals, resulting in local cell and tissue damage. However, it has also been shown that Verteporfin can have non-photoactivated effects such as interference with the YAP-TEAD complex of the HIPPO pathway, resulting in growth inhibition of several neoplasias. More recently, it was proposed that, another non-light mediated effect of VP is the formation of cross-linked oligomers and high molecular weight protein complexes (HMWC) that are hypothesized to interfere with autophagy and cell growth...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423692/the-relationship-between-members-of-the-canonical-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-components-of-tumour-microenvironment-and-survival-in-patients-with-invasive-ductal-breast-cancer
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Lindsay Bennett, Elizabeth A Mallon, Paul G Horgan, Andrew Paul, Donald C McMillan, Joanne Edwards
The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between tumour NF-κB activation, tumour microenvironment including local inflammatory response (LIR) and cancer-specific survival in patients with operable ductal breast cancer.Immunohistochemistry (tissue microarray of 376 patients) and western blotting (MCF7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells) was performed to assess expression of key members of the canonical NF-κB pathway (inhibitory kappa B kinase (IKKβ) and phosphorylated p65 Ser-536 (p-p65))...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423597/hrd1-sensitizes-breast-cancer-cells-to-tamoxifen-by-promoting-s100a8-degradation
#4
YanYang Wang, AiBin Guo, XiuBin Liang, Min Li, Ming Shi, Yan Li, Gareth Jenkins, XiaWen Lin, XueFei Wei, ZhiJun Jia, XueFeng Feng, DongMing Su, WanHua Guo
Estrogen receptor alpha positive (ER+) of breast cancer could develop resistance to antiestrogens including Tamoxifen. Our previous study showed that the E3 ubiquitin ligase HRD1 played an important role in anti-breast cancer. However, its role in chemotherapy resistance hasn't been reported. In this study, we found that HRD1 expression was downregulated in Tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer cell line MCF7/Tam compared to the Tamoxifen sensitive cell line MCF7. Moreover, S100A8 is the direct target of HRD1 by proteome analysis...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419767/four-new-diterpene-glucosides-from-perovskia-atriplicifolia
#5
Lu Gao, Jun Zhou, Le-Yu Zhu, Juan-Rong Zhang, Yu-Xing Jing, Jia-Wen Zhao, Xiang-Zhong Huang, Gan-Peng Li, Zhi-Yong Jiang, Da-Yuan Xue
Four new diterpene glucosides, namely perovskiaditerpenosides A-D (1-4), were isolated from the butanol extract of Perovskia atriplicifolia. Their structures were well elucidated by chemical methods and comprehensive spectroscopic analyses including MS, IR, and NMR (1D and 2D). The newly isolated compounds were screened for their cytotoxic activity against HepG2, NB4 Hela, K562, HL60, MCF7 and HL60. The obtained results indicated that the new compounds possessed considerable cytotoxic activity. This article is protected by copyright...
April 17, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419749/novel-19-f-mrs-%C3%AE-galactosidase-reporter-molecules-incorporated-nitrogen-mustard-analogues
#6
Zijun Yu, Jianru Zhao, Zhiming Hua, Xinping Wang, Xiaobo Wang, Hanqin Wang, Jian-Xin Yu
In this paper, we propose a novel molecular platform integrated fluorinated antitumor nitrogen mustards for (19) F-MRS assay of β-galactosidase (β-gal) activity. Following this idea, we have designed, synthesized and characterized 2-fluoro-4-[bis(2'-chloroethyl)amino]phenyl β-D-galactopyranoside 5, 2-fluoro-4-{bis[2'-O-(β-D-galactopyranosyl)ethyl]amino}phenyl β-D-galactopyranoside 8, 2-fluoro-4-{bis[[1''-(β-D-galactopyranosyl)-1'', 2'', 3''-triazol-4''-yl]methyl] amino}phenyl β-D-galactopyranoside 14 and 2-fluoro-4-{bis[[1''-(β-D-glucopyranosyl)-1'', 2'', 3''-triazol-4''-yl]methyl]amino}phenyl β-D-galactopyranoside 15 through glycosylation and click reaction strategies, and their structures were confirmed by NMR and HRMS or elemental analysis data...
April 16, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416634/a-molecular-mechanism-to-switch-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-from-a-transcription-factor-to-an-e3-ubiquitin-ligase
#7
Sandra Luecke-Johansson, Michael Gralla, Helene Rundqvist, Jolene Caifeng Ho, Randall S Johnson, Katarina Gradin, Lorenz Poellinger
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a ligand-activated transcription factor that is known as a mediator of toxic responses. Recently, it was shown that AhR has dual functions. Besides being a transcription factor it also possesses an intrinsic E3 ubiquitin ligase function that targets e.g. the steroids receptors for proteasomal degradation. The aim of the study was to identify the molecular switch that determines whether AhR acts as a transcription factor or an E3 ubiquitin ligase. To do that, we used the breast cancer cell line MCF7, which expresses a functional ERα signaling pathway...
April 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416489/nrf2-induction-supporting-breast-cancer-cell-survival-is-enabled-by-oxidative-stress-induced-dpp3-keap1-interaction
#8
Kevin Lu, Allen L Alcivar, Jianglin Ma, Tzeh K Foo, Susan Zwyea, Amar Mahdi, Yanying Huo, Thomas W Kensler, Michael L Gatza, Bing Xia
NRF2 is a transcription factor serving as a master regulator of the expression of many genes involved in cellular responses to oxidative and other stresses. In the absence of stress, NRF2 is constantly synthesized but maintained at low levels as it is targeted by KEAP1 for ubiquitination and proteasome-mediated degradation. NRF2 binds KEAP1 mainly through a conserved "ETGE" motif that has also been found in several other proteins, such as DPP3, which has been shown to bind KEAP1 and enhance NRF2 function upon overexpression...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412238/chitosan-modified-plga-nanoparticles-tagged-with-5tr1-aptamer-for-in-vivo-tumor-targeted-drug-delivery
#9
Sahar Taghavi, Mohammad Ramezani, Mona Alibolandi, Khalil Abnous, Seyed Mohammad Taghdisi
In this study, we reported epirubicin (Epi) encapsulated nanoparticles (NPs) formulated with biocompatible and biodegradable poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) modified with chitosan (CS) through a physical adsorption method. Using chitosan, the solubility and surface charge of PLGA was modified to make efficient drug carriers for cancer cells. To improve the anti-tumor efficacy, we developed targeted therapy of tumor cells using a 5TR1 DNA aptamer (Apt) against the MUC1 receptor. To prove the MUC1 receptor-mediated uptake of Epi-PLGA-CS-Apt NPs in the cells, competition experiments were carried out...
April 12, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411366/anticancer-activity-of-some-polyamine-derivatives-on-human-prostate-and-breast-cancer-cell-lines
#10
Marta Szumilak, Malgorzata Galdyszynska, Kamila Dominska, Andrzej Stanczak, Agnieszka Piastowska-Ciesielska
The aim of this study was to expand our knowledge about anticancer activity of some polyamine derivatives with quinoline or chromane as terminal moieties. Tested compounds were evaluated in vitro towards metastatic human prostate adenocarcinoma (PC3), human carcinoma (DU145) and mammary gland adenocarcinoma (MCF7) cell lines. Cell viability was estimated on the basis of mitochondrial metabolic activity using water-soluble tetrazolium WST1 to establish effective concentrations of the tested compounds under experimental conditions...
April 14, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405679/hair-keratin-krt81-is-expressed-in-normal-and-breast-cancer-cells-and-contributes-to-their-invasiveness
#11
Naoki Nanashima, Kayo Horie, Toshiyuki Yamada, Takeshi Shimizu, Shigeki Tsuchida
Keratins are fibrous proteins. Hair keratins constitute hard structures such as the hair and nails, and cytokeratins have been used as markers of breast carcinoma. However, the expression and function of full-size hair keratin genes have not been previously demonstrated in breast cancer. We investigated the expression of the hair keratin, KRT81, and its function in human breast cancer and normal mammary epithelial cells. Western blotting showed full size 55-kDa KRT81 expression in the human breast cancer cell lines, MCF7, SKBR3 and MDA-MB-231, normal human mammary epithelial cells (HMEC), and non-neoplastic cells (MCF10A)...
May 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403776/eco-friendly-synthesis-of-pyrido-2-3-d-pyrimidine-analogs-and-their-anticancer-and-tyrosine-kinase-inhibition-activities
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Wael M El-Sayed, Abeer El-Naggar, Ali Khalil, Hala Zeidan
BACKGROUND: One of the promising scaffolds in drug discovery is the fused pyrimidine derivatives. OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: Efficient synthesis of a novel series of 18 new 1,8-naphthyridine-3-carbonitrile, 2-amino pyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidine derivatives via multi-component reactions of aromatic aldehydes, active methylene, and an aromatic amine under microwave irradiation and evaluation of their anticancer activity and possible mechanisms. RESULTS: Only compounds 5 (a-c) had a significant antiproliferative activity in hepatic HepG2 cells at submicromolar concentration (7...
April 12, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397941/cytotoxicity-anticancer-activities-of-anastrozole-against-breast-liver-hepatocellular-and-prostate-cancer-cells
#13
Firas Hassan, Gamal A El-Hiti, Mays Abd-Allateef, Emad Yousif
To investigate the cytotoxic effect of anastrozole on breast (MCF7), liver hepatocellular (HepG2), and prostate (PC3) cancer cells. Methods: This is a prospective study. Anastrozole's mechanism of apoptosis in living cells was also determined by high content screening (HCS) assay. Methylthiazol tetrazolium (MTT) assay was carried out at the Centre of Biotechnology Research's, Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq between July 2015 and October 2015. The HCS assay was performed at the Centre for Natural Product Research  and Drug Discovery, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between November 2015 and February 2016...
April 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397066/microrna-9-promotes-the-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-breast-cancer-cells-via-down-regulating-foxo1
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D-Z Liu, B Chang, X-D Li, Q-H Zhang, Y-H Zou
PURPOSE: The objective of the study was to investigate the role of microRNA-9 (miR-9) targeting forkhead box O1 (FOXO1) in the proliferation, migration, and invasion of breast cancer cells. METHODS: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was employed to determine the expressions of miR-9 and FOXO1 mRNA in breast cancer tissues, normal breast tissues, breast cancer cell lines, and normal breast epithelial cells. After the up-regulation of miR-9 expression, qRT-PCR and Western blotting were used to determine the expression of FOXO1...
April 10, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396842/uptake-of-3-iodothyronamine-hormone-analogs-inhibits-the-growth-and-viability-of-cancer-cells
#15
Michael Rogowski, Lauren Gollahon, Grazia Chellini, Fariba M Assadi-Porter
3-Iodothyronamine (T1AM) is a structural analog of thyroid hormone that has been demonstrated to have potent affects on numerous physiological systems. Most studies on T1AM have explored its effects in healthy functional systems; while its potential therapeutic uses and safety, and efficacy in pathological conditions are largely unknown. We sought to evaluate the effects of T1AM and its structural analog SG-2 on cancer cell growth and viability. We analyzed the cytotoxicity of these analogs on MCF7 breast cancer cells, HepG2 hepatocellular cancer cells as well as normal control cells using primary human foreskin fibroblasts and mouse preadipocytes control cells...
April 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396292/viscoelastic-properties-of-normal-and-cancerous-human-breast-cells-are-affected-differently-by-contact-to-adjacent-cells
#16
Nicolas Schierbaum, Johannes Rheinlaender, Tilman E Schäffer
Malignant transformation drastically alters the mechanical properties of the cell and its response to the surrounding cellular environment. We studied the influence of the physical contact between adjacent cells in an epithelial monolayer on the viscoelastic behavior of normal MCF10A, non-invasive cancerous MCF7, and invasive cancerous MDA-MB-231 human breast cells. Using an atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging technique termed force clamp force mapping (FCFM) to record images of the viscoelastic material properties of sparse and confluent cells, we found that normal MCF10A cells are stiffer and have a lower fluidity when at confluent than at sparse density...
April 7, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395715/-subcellular-re-distribution-of-f-actin-in-mcf7-cells-upon-inducible-expression-of-cdkn2a-p16-ink4a
#17
Jianqing Liang, Manna Wang, Zhengrong Zhang, Long Yuan, You Zheng, Hongyan Huang, Qiang Sun, Jufang Wang, Xiaoning Wang
Objective To investigate the effect of CDKN2A/p16(INK4a), a cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor, on cell morphology and cytoskeleton in MCF7 breast cancer cells by tetracycline operon (Tet-on) inducible gene expression system. Methods MCF7 cells, genetically null for p16(INK4a) expression, were sequentially infected with two viruses of Tet-on systems to make MCF7-pTet-on-p16(INK4a) cells, which were induced to express p16NK4a by doxycycline (Dox) treatment. Cell growth was evaluated by cell counting. To observe the effect of p16(INK4a) on cell adhesion and cytoskeleton, intercellular adhesion and intracellular F-actin were examined by fluorescent staining with anti-E-cadherin antibody and phalloidin, respectively...
April 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388363/effect-of-carbon-ion-radiation-on-drug-transporters-organic-anion-transporting-polypeptides-in-breast-cancer-cells
#18
Chao Zhou, Yang Rong, Teruaki Konishi, Zhaojian Xiang, Fang Zihui, Mei Hong
Organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) are a family of membrane uptake transporters that play important roles in absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of a wide range of endogenous and exogenous compounds. OATP members, such as OATP1A2, 1B1 and 1B3, were found to transport numerous anticancer agents. For this reason, these uptake transporters have been proposed to serve as novel and potential therapeutic targets for chemotherapy. Previously published studies from our laboratory demonstrated that OATP1A2 expression was upregulated in breast cancer MCF7 cells after X-ray irradiation and the transport of its substrate methotrexate was increased...
April 7, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387349/targeting-microbial-biofilms-using-ficin-a-nonspecific-plant-protease
#19
Diana R Baidamshina, Elena Y Trizna, Marina G Holyavka, Mikhail I Bogachev, Valeriy G Artyukhov, Farida S Akhatova, Elvira V Rozhina, Rawil F Fakhrullin, Airat R Kayumov
Biofilms, the communities of surface-attached bacteria embedded into extracellular matrix, are ubiquitous microbial consortia securing the effective resistance of constituent cells to environmental impacts and host immune responses. Biofilm-embedded bacteria are generally inaccessible for antimicrobials, therefore the disruption of biofilm matrix is the potent approach to eradicate microbial biofilms. We demonstrate here the destruction of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms with Ficin, a nonspecific plant protease...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378028/up-regulation-of-autophagy-is-a-mechanism-of-resistance-to-chemotherapy-and-can-be-inhibited-by-pantoprazole-to-increase-drug-sensitivity
#20
Qian Tan, A M Joshua, M Wang, R G Bristow, B G Wouters, C J Allen, Ian F Tannock
BACKGROUND: Autophagy is a survival mechanism that allows recycling of cellular breakdown products, particularly in stressed cells. Here we evaluate the hypotheses that up-regulation of autophagy is a common mechanism of resistance to chemotherapy, and that drug resistance can be reversed by inhibiting autophagy with a proton pump inhibitor. METHODS: We exposed human PC3, LNCaP and MCF7 cells to seven clinically-used chemotherapy drugs ± pantoprazole, examined the up-regulation of autophagy and the effect on cellular proliferation by Western Blots, MTS assay and colony-forming assay...
April 4, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
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