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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914439/dampness-heat-accelerates-dmba-induced-mammary-tumors-in-rats
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Wei Dong, Xi-Lan Tang, Guang-Bin Shang, Guo-Liang Xu, Wei-Feng Zhu, Hong-Ning Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of dampness-heat (DH) on the development of mammary tumors in 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA)-induced rats. METHODS: Forty rats were randomly divided into 3 groups in a randomized block design, including the control group (n=13), DMBA group (n=14), and DMBA plus DH group (n=13). Rats in the DMBA group and DMBA plus DH group were intragastrically administrated with DMBA (100 mg/kg) for twice, once per week, while rats in the control group were treated with equivalent volumes of sesame oil...
September 15, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904060/early-exposure-to-a-high-fat-high-sugar-diet-increases-the-mammary-stem-cell-compartment-and-mammary-tumor-risk-in-female-mice
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Isabel U Lambertz, Linjie Luo, Thomas R Berton, Scott L Schwartz, Stephen D Hursting, Claudio J Conti, Robin Fuchs-Young
Obesity and alterations in metabolic programming from early diet exposures can affect the propensity to disease in later life. Through dietary manipulation, developing mouse pups were exposed to a hyperinsulinemic, hyperglycemic milieu during three developmental phases: gestation, lactation and post-weaning. Analyses showed that a post-weaning high fat/high sugar (HF/HS) diet had the main negative effect on adult body weight, glucose tolerance and insulin resistance. However, dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced carcinogenesis revealed that animals born to a mother fed a HF/HS gestation diet, nursed by a mother on a mildly diet-restricted, low fat/low sugar diet (DR) and weaned onto a HF/HS diet (HF/DR/HF) had the highest mammary tumor incidence, while HF/HF/DR had the lowest tumor incidence...
September 13, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893047/an-intervention-airing-the-effect-of-iranian-propolis-on-epithelial-dysplasia-of-the-tongue-a-preliminary-study
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Maedeh Salehi, Mina Motallebnejad, Ali Akbar Moghadamnia, Maryam Seyemajidi, Simin Noori Khanghah, Alireza Ebrahimpour, Tahereh Molania
INTRODUCTION: Since oral cancer is one of the causes of mortality, the use of materials or methods that can reduce cancer or prevent its progression has particular importance. AIM: Aim of the study was to evaluate the antitumor effects of Iranian propolis on dysplastic changes of oral mucosa in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was performed on 28 Wistar male rats (aged 7-11 weeks, 160±20 g). They were divided into four groups of seven rats...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887922/gramine-inhibits-angiogenesis-and-induces-apoptosis-via-modulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-signalling-in-7-12-dimethylbenz-a-anthracene-dmba-induced-hamster-buccal-pouch-carcinoma
#4
Arunkumar Ramu, Suresh Kathiresan, Bakrudeen Ali Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) and its receptors are considered as a novel target in cancer chemotherapy. Gramine, an indole alkaloid, possesses various pharmacological properties including antiproliferative and anticancer. However, the anti-angiogenic property remains unexplored. PURPOSE: The present study was designed to evaluate the anti-angiogenic and apoptosis induction properties of gramine through inhibiting TGF-β on DMBA induced oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in the hamster buccal pouch (HBP)...
September 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872682/%C3%AE-2-himachalen-6-ol-protects-against-skin-cancer-development-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Hamid E Daaboul, Costantine F Daher, Robin I Taleb, Joelle Boulos, Kikki Bodman-Smith, Petra Boukamp, Wassim N Shebaby, Carol Dagher, Mirvat El-Sibai, Mohamad A Mroueh
BACKGROUND: Previous studies in our laboratory showed that Daucus carota oil extract (DCOE) possesses remarkable in-vitro anticancer activity and antitumour promoting effect against DMBA/TPA skin carcinogenesis in mice. Chemical analysis of DCOE led to the isolation of the β-2-himachalen-6-ol (HC), major sesquiterpene with a potent anticancer activity against various colon, breast, brain and skin cancer cells. This study investigated the anticancer activity of HC against invasive epidermal squamous cell carcinoma cells and evaluated its effect in a DMBA/TPA skin carcinogenesis Balb/c murine model...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869895/the-biochemical-effects-of-nano-tamoxifen-and-some-bioactive-components-in-experimental-breast-cancer
#6
Afaf Ezzat, Abdou Osman Abdelhamid, Mostafa K El Awady, Amal S Abd El Azeem, Dina Mostafa Mohammed
The effect of nano tamoxifen and some bioactive components such as yeast, isoflavone, and silymarin on the level of resistance and prevention of breast cancer progression in experimental animals is the target of this study. Thirty female Sprague-Dawley rats received a single medication dosage of 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) intragastrically. After fourteen days of DMBA admission, the procedure protocol started out. Finally, all the experimental results evaluated, tabulated and statistically analyzed...
September 1, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864076/the-role-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-in-skin-carcinogenesis-and-inflammation
#7
Marcel Oliver Schmidt, Khalid Ammar Garman, Yong Gu Lee, Chong Zuo, Patrick James Beck, Mingjun Tan, Juan Antonio Aguilar-Pimentel, Markus Ollert, Carsten Schmidt-Weber, Helmut Fuchs, Valerie Gailus-Durner, Martin Hrabe de Angelis, Elena Tassi, Anna Tate Riegel, Anton Wellstein
Fibroblast growth factor-binding protein 1 (FGFBP1, FGF-BP) is a secreted chaperone that mobilizes paracrine-acting FGFs, stored in the extracellular matrix, and presents them to their cognate receptors. FGFBP1 enhances FGF signaling including angiogenesis during cancer progression, and is upregulated in various cancers. Here we evaluated the contribution of endogenous FGFBP1 to development and homeostasis as well as to skin pathologies utilizing Fgfbp1-knockout (KO) mice. Relative to wild-type (WT) littermates KO mice showed no gross pathologies...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855649/dysfunction-of-the-circadian-transcriptional-factor-clock-in-mice-resists-chemical-carcinogen-induced-tumorigenesis
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Ken-Ichi Hashikawa, Chiharu Katamune, Naoki Kusunose, Naoya Matsunaga, Satoru Koyanagi, Shigehiro Ohdo
The chronic disruption of circadian rhythms has been implicated in the risk of cancer development in humans and laboratory animals. The gene product CLOCK is a core molecular component of the circadian oscillator, so that mice with a mutated Clock gene (Clk/Clk) exhibit abnormal rhythms in various physiological processes. However, we demonstrated here that Clk/Clk mice resisted chemical carcinogen-induced tumorigenesis by suppressing epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor-mediated proliferation signals. The repetitive application of 7,12-dimethylbenz[α]anthracene (DMBA) to skin on the back resulted in the significant development of tumors in wild-type mice, whereas chemically-induced tumorigenesis was alleviated in Clk/Clk mice...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842350/dendrimer-conjugated-estramustine-nanocrystalline-dendot-an-effective-inhibitor-of-dmba-tpa-induced-papilloma-formation-in-mouse
#9
Vikram Patial, Supriya Sharma, Ugir Hossain Sk
Clinically approved anticancer drug estramustine mediates its function by impairing microtubule polymerization. However, the low aqueous solubility and high toxicity limit its anticancer activity via the oral route. Previously, efforts have been made to develop an enhanced water soluble form of estramustine as estramustine phosphate (EM) but acidic gastrointestinal pH breaks the phosphate derivative via oral administration. As an alternative approach, we have made an effort to enhance solubility and minimize toxicity in vivo by conjugating EM to a poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimer, which generated the sustained release of dendrimer conjugate (DEM)...
August 23, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837865/valproic-acid-sensitizes-breast-cancer-cells-to-hydroxyurea-through-inhibiting-rpa2-hyperphosphorylation-mediated-dna-repair-pathway
#10
Youjia Tian, Guochao Liu, Hui Wang, Zhujun Tian, Zuchao Cai, Fengmei Zhang, Yue Luo, Shue Wang, Gongshe Guo, Xiaowei Wang, Simon Powell, Zhihui Feng
It was reported that valproic acid (VPA, a histone deacetylase inhibitor) can sensitize cancer cells to hydroxyurea (HU, a ribonucleotide reductase inhibitor) for chemotherapy, although the mechanism of VPA-induced HU sensitization is unclear. In this study, we systematically characterized VPA-induced HU sensitization of breast cancer cells. Multiple breast cancer cell models were employed to investigate whether the safe concentration of 0.5mM VPA and 2mM HU can result in DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) and impact cell survival...
August 9, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832662/oxygen-dependent-regulation-of-tumor-growth-and-metastasis-in-human-breast-cancer-xenografts
#11
Kristine Yttersian Sletta, Maria K Tveitarås, Ning Lu, Agnete S T Engelsen, Rolf K Reed, Annette Garmann-Johnsen, Linda Stuhr
BACKGROUND: Tumor hypoxia is relevant for tumor growth, metabolism, resistance to chemotherapy and metastasis. We have previously shown that hyperoxia, using hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT), attenuates tumor growth and shifts the phenotype from mesenchymal to epithelial (MET) in the DMBA-induced mammary tumor model. This study describes the effect of HBOT on tumor growth, angiogenesis, chemotherapy efficacy and metastasis in a triple negative MDA-MB-231 breast cancer model, and evaluates tumor growth using a triple positive BT-474 breast cancer model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810530/caspase-dependent-and-caspase-independent-induction-of-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-by-fucoidan-via-the-pi3k-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-pathway-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Meilan Xue, Xinqiang Ji, Chuanxing Xue, Hui Liang, Yinlin Ge, Xinjia He, Li Zhang, Kang Bian, Lichen Zhang
Purpose Fucoidan, a complex, sulfated polysaccharide obtained from brown seaweed, exerted anticancer activity through the down-regulation of β-catenin signaling in mouse breast cancer cells in our previous study. This study examines the anti-cancer effects of fucoidan as well as its underlying molecular mechanisms in the human triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell line and in 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA)-induced experimental mammary carcinogenesis in rats. Methods in vitro studies, fluorescent staining, flow cytometry and Western blotting were performed to analyze apoptosis and protein expression in human breast cancer MDA-MB-231 cells...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807839/characterization-of-fm2382-from-fulvimarina-manganoxydans-sp-nov-8047-with-potential-enzymatic-decontamination-of-sulfur-mustard
#13
Yuan-Zhong Zhao, Xuan Guo, Jin-Yi Zhong, Nan Guo, Lin-Cai Chen, Zhi-Yang Dong
Sulfur mustard (SM) can be hydrolyzed by haloalkane dehalogenases such as DhaA, LinB and DmbA. However, the low resistance to the elevated temperatures limited the practical application of haloalkane dehalogenases. Here we reported a new thermotolerant dehalogenase FM2382 from Fulvimarina manganoxydans sp. nov. 8047. The specific activity of FM2382 to SM is 0.6 U/mg. FM2382 possessed high heat stability (45 °C) in slight alkali environment (pH 7.5) and retained approximately 50% activity after incubation at 70 °C for 40 min...
August 11, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801714/parthenolide-attenuates-7-12-dimethylbenz-a-anthracene-induced-hamster-buccal-pouch-carcinogenesis
#14
Nagarethinam Baskaran, Govindan Sadasivam Selvam, Subramani Yuvaraj, Albert Abhishek
Over the decades, the survival rates for oral cancer have not improved despite development in novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. Therefore, the present study is aimed at investigating the chemopreventive potential of parthenolide in DMBA-induced hamster buccal pouch carcinogenesis. The hamsters were divided into 4 groups (n = 6/group). Group I was treated as control. Groups II and III were painted with a solution of 0.5% DMBA three times per week for 14 weeks on the left buccal pouches. In addition, group III were orally administrated with parthenolide 2 mg/kg b...
August 12, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795467/cenp-r-acts-bilaterally-as-a-tumor-suppressor-and-an-oncogene-in-the-two-stage-skin-carcinogenesis-model
#15
Kazuhiro Okumura, Naoko Kagawa, Megumi Saito, Yasuhiro Yoshizawa, Haruka Munakata, Eriko Isogai, Tatsuo Fukagawa, Yuichi Wakabayashi
CENP-R is a component of the CENP-O complex, including CENP-O, CENP-P, CENP-Q, CENP-R, and CENP-U and is constitutively localized to kinetochores throughout the cell cycle in vertebrates. CENP-R deficient chicken DT40 cells are viable and show very minor effect on mitosis. To investigate the functional roles of CENP-R in vivo, we generated CENP-R deficient mice (Cenp-r(-/-) ). Mice heterozygous or homozygous for Cenp-r null mutation are viable and healthy, with no apparent defect in growth and morphology, indicating Cenp-r is not essential for normal development...
August 9, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780867/electroanalysis-of-neutral-precursors-in-protic-ionic-liquids-and-synthesis-of-high-ionicity-ionic-liquids
#16
Sean E Goodwin, Daniel E Smith, Joshua S Gibson, Robert G Jones, Darren A Walsh
Protic ionic liquids (PILs) are ionic liquids that are formed by transferring protons from Brønsted acids to Brønsted bases. While they nominally consist entirely of ions, PILs can often behave as though they contain a significant amount of neutral species (either molecules or ion clusters), and there is currently a lot of interest in determining the degree of "ionicity" of PILs. In this contribution, we describe a simple electroanalytical method for detecting and quantifying residual excess acids in a series of ammonium-based PILs (diethylmethylammonium triflate [dema][TfO], dimethylethylammonium triflate [dmea][TfO], triethylammonium trifluoroacetate [tea][TfAc], and dimethylbutylammonium triflate [dmba][TfO])...
August 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739686/chemoprevention-by-quercetin-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-suppression-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-dmba-treated-hamsters
#17
Wen Zhang, Gang Yin, Jianguo Dai, Y U Sun, Robert M Hoffman, Zhijian Yang, Yuan Fan
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the flavonoid quercetin on chemoprevention of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The study involved molecular signaling pathways in 7,12-dimethylbenz(a) anthracene (DMBA)-induced hamster buccal pouch (HBP) carcinogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DMBA (0.5%) was painted at the right buccal pouches of hamsters for 14 weeks to induce carcinoma. DMBA-treated hamsters received simultaneous doses of quercetin...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724908/design-and-discovery-of-novel-monastrol-1-3-5-triazines-as-potent-anti-breast-cancer-agent-via-attenuating-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase
#18
Jitendra Kumar Srivastava, Girinath G Pillai, Hans Raj Bhat, Amita Verma, Udaya Pratap Singh
A novel series of hybrid analogues of monastrol-1,3,5-triazine were designed and developed via one-pot synthesis using Bi(NO3)3 as a catalyst. Entire compounds were evaluated for their anticancer activity against HeLa (cervical cancer), MCF-7 (breast cancer), HL-60 (Human promyelocytic leukemia), HepG2 (Hepatocellular carcinoma) and MCF 12A (normal epithelial breast cell line) using MTT assay, where they showed highest inhibitory activity against MCF-7. The molecules were also found to be non-toxic to MCF 12A cells...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709970/selective-effects-of-whey-protein-concentrate-on-glutathione-levels-and-apoptosis-in-rats-with-mammary-tumors
#19
Shih-Hsuan Cheng, Yang-Ming Tseng, Szu-Hsien Wu, Shih-Meng Tsai, Li-Yu Tsai
Glutathione (GSH) plays an important role in antioxidant defense and regulation of apoptosis. GSH deficiency is related to many diseases, including cancer, and increased GSH levels in cancer cells are associated with chemotherapy resistance because of resistance to apoptosis. In this study, we investigated the effects of whey protein concentrate (WPC), a precursor of GSH, in rats with mammary tumors induced by treatment with 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA). DMBA treatment results in cellular changes that mimic the initiation and promotion of carcinogenesis of breast tissue...
September 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704522/assessment-of-gut-microbiota-populations-in-lean-and-obese-zucker-rats
#20
Reza Hakkak, Soheila Korourian, Steven L Foley, Bruce D Erickson
Obesity has been on the rise in the US and worldwide for the last several decades. Obesity has been associated with chronic disease development, such as certain types of cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and liver diseases. Previously, we reported that obesity promotes DMBA-induced mammary tumor development using the obese Zucker rat model. The intestinal microbiota is composed of a diverse population of obligate and facultative anaerobic microorganisms, and these organisms carry out a broad range of metabolic activities...
2017: PloS One
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