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This month: Lysosomal iron linked to cell death in cancer stem cells, non-enzymatic catalyst SynCAc for histone acylation, cytotoxins ivermectin and etoposide bring new anti-fungals out of the crypt, and 2'-deoxy-ADPR as second messenger activating TRPM2.
August 17, 2017: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819397/iron-chelators-and-exogenic-photosensitizers-synergy-through-oxidative-stress-gene-expression
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Anna Mrozek-Wilczkiewicz, Katarzyna Malarz, Marzena Rams-Baron, Maciej Serda, Daniela Bauer, Franz-Peter Montforts, Alicja Ratuszna, Thomas Burley, Jaroslaw Polanski, Robert Musiol
In non-invasive anticancer photodynamic therapy (PDT), a nontoxic photosensitizer (PS), which is activated by visible light, is used as a magic bullet that selectively destroys cancer cells. Recently, we described the combined therapy of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA-PDT) with thiosemicarbazone (TSC), i.e. an iron-chelating agent. This resulted in a strong synergistic effect. Herein, we investigated a novel strategy using a combination of PDT consist of the xenobiotic-porphyrin type PS with TSC. We observed a synergistic effect for all of the pairs of TSC-PS...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819251/g9a-regulates-breast-cancer-growth-by-modulating-iron-homeostasis-through-the-repression-of-ferroxidase-hephaestin
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Ya-Fang Wang, Jie Zhang, Yi Su, Yan-Yan Shen, Dong-Xian Jiang, Ying-Yong Hou, Mei-Yu Geng, Jian Ding, Yi Chen
G9a, a H3K9 methyltransferase, shows elevated expression in many types of human cancers, particularly breast cancer. However, the tumorigenic mechanism of G9a is still far from clear. Here we report that G9a exerts its oncogenic function in breast cancer by repressing hephaestin and destruction cellular iron homeostasis. In the case of pharmacological inhibition or short hairpin RNA interference-mediated suppression of G9a, the expression and activity of hephaestin increases, leading to the observed decrease of intracellular labile iron content and the disturbance of breast cancer cell growth in vitro and in vivo...
August 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815927/metallofullerenol-inhibits-cellular-iron-uptake-by-inducing-transferrin-tetramerization
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Jinxia Li, Xueqing Xing, Baoyun Sun, Yuliang Zhao, Zhonghua Wu
Herein, A549 tumor cell proliferation was confirmed to be positively dependent on the concentration of Fe3+ or transferrin (Tf). Gd@C₈₂(OH)₂₂ or C₆₀(OH)₂₂ effectively inhibited the iron uptake and the subsequent proliferation of A549 cells. The conformation changes of Tf mixed with FeCl₃, GdCl₃, C₆₀(OH)₂₂ or Gd@C₈₂(OH)₂₂ were obtained by SAXS. The results demonstrate that Tf homodimers can be decomposed into monomers in the presence of FeCl₃, GdCl3 or C₆₀(OH)₂₂, but aggregated into tetramers in the presence of Gd@C₈₂(OH)₂₂...
August 16, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814867/exploring-cellular-uptake-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-associated-with-rhodium-citrate-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Natalia L Chaves, Irina Estrela-Lopis, Julia Böttner, Cláudio Ap Lopes, Bruna C Guido, Aparecido R de Sousa, Sônia N Báo
Nanocarriers have the potential to improve the therapeutic index of currently available drugs by improving their efficacy and achieving therapeutic steady-state levels over an extended period. The association of maghemite-rhodium citrate (MRC) nanoparticles (NPs) has the potential to increase specificity of the cytotoxic action. However, the interaction of these NPs with cells, their uptake mechanism, and subcellular localization need to be elucidated. This work evaluates the uptake mechanism of MRC NPs in metastatic and nonmetastatic breast cancer-cell models, comparing them to a nontumor cell line...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814833/markers-of-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-and-inflammation-in-lung-tissue-of-rats-exposed-to-different-intravenous-iron-compounds
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Jorge E Toblli, Gabriel Cao, Jorge F Giani, Fernando P Dominici, Margarita Angerosa
Iron deficiency anemia is a frequent complication in clinical conditions such as chronic kidney disease, chronic heart failure, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and excessive blood loss. Given the ability of iron to catalyze redox reactions, iron therapy can be associated with oxidative stress. The lung is uniquely susceptible to oxidative stress, and little is known about the effects of intravenous iron treatment in this organ. This study characterized changes in markers of oxidative/nitrosative stress and inflammation in the lung of non-iron deficient, non-anemic rats treated with five weekly doses (40 mg iron per kg body weight) of low molecular weight iron dextran (LMWID), iron sucrose (IS), ferric carboxymaltose (FCM), ferumoxytol (FMX), iron isomaltoside 1000 (IIM), or saline (control)...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812358/bioinspired-active-stealth-magneto-nanomicelles-for-theranostics-combining-efficient-mri-and-enhanced-drug-delivery
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Kai-Long Zhang, Jie Zhou, Hong Zhou, Ying Wu, Rui Liu, Li-Li Wang, Wei-Wen Lin, Guoming Huang, Huang-Hao Yang
The mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS), with key roles in recognition and clearance of foreign particles, is a major constraint to nanoparticle-based delivery systems. The desire to improve the delivery efficiency has prompted the search for stealthy long-circulating nanoplatforms. Herein, we design an antiphagocytic delivery system with "active" stealth behavior for cancer theranostics combining efficient MRI and enhanced drug delivery. We modify self-peptide, a synthetic peptide for active immunomodulation, to biodegradable poly (lactide-glycolide)-poly (ethylene glycol) (PLGA-PEG), then utilize the self-assembly properties of PLGA-PEG to form nanomicelles that encapsulating iron oxide (IO) nanoparticles and anticancer drug paclitaxel (PTX)...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811946/are-all-mutations-the-same-a-rare-case-report-of-coexisting-mutually-exclusive-kras-and-braf-mutations-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-colon-adenocarcinoma
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Anusha Vittal, Akshay Middinti, Anup Kasi Loknath Kumar
29-year-old Hispanic woman presented to the clinic with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea, fatigue, and constipation. Laboratory tests indicated the presence of iron deficiency anemia and transaminitis. Imaging evaluation revealed marked hepatomegaly with multiple hepatic metastases and pelvic lymphadenopathy. Biopsy of the hepatic lesions showed adenocarcinoma positive for pan-cytokeratin, CMA5.2, villin, and CDX2. She was positive for tumor markers CA 19-9, CA-125, and CEA. Upon further evaluation, she was found to have colorectal cancer positive for KRAS and BRAF mutations...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804578/using-nanoparticles-in-medicine-for-liver-cancer-imaging
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Farideh Farokhi Moghadam
One of the most important types of liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCC is the fifth most common cancer, and its correct diagnosis is very important. For the quick diagnosis of HCC, the use of nanoparticles is helpful. The major applications of nanoparticles are in medicine for organ imaging. Two methods of liver imaging are X-ray computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this review, we attempt to summarize some of the contrast agents used in imaging such as superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) and iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs), various types of enhanced MRI for the liver, and nanoparticles like gold (AuNPs), which is used to develop novel CT imaging agents...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795369/trace-element-and-heavy-metal-levels-in-colorectal-cancer-comparison-between-cancerous-and-non-cancerous-tissues
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Masoudreza Sohrabi, Ali Gholami, MohammadHossein Hosseini Azar, Mohammad Yaghoobi, Maryamosadat Mirasgari Shahi, Solmaz Shirmardi, Mehdi Nikkhah, Zahra Kohi, Delaram Salehpour, Mahmood Reza Khoonsari, Gholamrez Hemmasi, Farhad Zamani, Mahmoudreza Sohrabi, Hossein Ajdarkosh
Cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) have increased dramatically in Middle Eastern and other Asian countries. Many studies indicate an important role of environmental factors, including trace elements as an etiology of cancer. This study aims to assess the concentration of eight trace elements in cancerous and adjacent non-cancerous tissues in case of CRC. In a cross-sectional study, conducted between March 2015 and February 2016, zinc (Zn), chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), tin (Sn), copper (Cu), aluminum (Al), lead (Pb), and iron (Fe) levels were evaluated among patients suffering from CRC...
August 9, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795052/microrna-454-may-function-as-an-oncogene-via-targeting-akt-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Qun Li, Jia Liu, Xianying Meng, Renzhu Pang, Jie Li
BACKGROUND: Altered microRNAs expression mediates tumor development and progression in many type cancers including triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Here we detected the effect of miR-454 on cell proliferation, migration and invasion of triple negative breast cancer cells. RESULTS: miR-454 promoted the proliferation of TNBC, and enhanced migration and invasion in TNBC cells. Meanwhile, miR-454 improved the survival of TNBC cells after ironizing radiation. miR-454 inhibited radiation-induced apoptosis in TNBC cells by regulation of caspase 3/7 and Bcl-2 expression...
December 2017: Journal of Biological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794628/a-synthetic-urinary-probe-coated-nanoparticles-sensitive-to-fibroblast-activation-protein-%C3%AE-for-solid-tumor-diagnosis
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Xinwei Feng, Qifan Wang, Yuehua Liao, Xie Zhou, Yidan Wang, Wanli Liu, Ge Zhang
We developed fibroblast activation protein α (FAPα)-sensitive magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MNPs) by conjugating a substrate-reporter tandem peptide as a synthetic biomarker to the surface of MNPs (marker-MNPs). In vitro, the marker-MNPs showed stability when treated with serum or urine and exhibited high susceptibility and specificity for FAPα enzyme and 3T3/FAPα cell line. Furthermore, the marker-MNPs were administered to esophageal squamous cell carcinoma xenograft tumor mice; they reached the tumor tissues in the mice, where they were cleaved effectively by the local overexpressed FAPα to release the reporter peptide and filter it into the urine...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794626/folic-acid-functionalized-polyethylenimine-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-theranostic-agents-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-pd-l1-sirna-delivery-for-gastric-cancer
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Xin Luo, Xia Peng, Jingying Hou, Shuyun Wu, Jun Shen, Lingyun Wang
Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1), which is highly expressed in gastric cancers, interacts with programmed death-1 (PD-1) on T cells and is involved in T-cell immune resistance. To increase the therapeutic safety and accuracy of PD-1/PD-L1 blockade, RNA interference through targeted gene delivery was performed in our study. We developed folic acid (FA)- and disulfide (SS)-polyethylene glycol (PEG)-conjugated polyethylenimine (PEI) complexed with superparamagnetic iron oxide Fe3O4 nanoparticles (SPIONs) as a siRNA-delivery system for PD-L1 knockdown...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793787/the-roles-of-nrf2-in-modulating-cellular-iron-homeostasis
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Michael John Kerins, Aikseng Ooi
SIGNIFICANCE: Iron and oxygen are intimately linked: iron is an essential nutrient utilized as a cofactor in enzymes for oxygen transport, oxidative phosphorylation, and metabolite oxidation. However, excess labile iron facilitates the formation of oxygen-derived free radicals capable of damaging biomolecules. Therefore, biological utilization of iron is a tightly regulated process. The nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (NRF2) transcription factor, which can respond to oxidative and electrophilic stress, regulates several genes involved in iron metabolism...
August 10, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792133/a-combination-of-fecal-immunochemical-test-results-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-for-detection-of-advanced-colorectal-neoplasia-in-asymptomatic-men
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Nam Hee Kim, Mi Yeon Lee, Jung Ho Park, Dong Il Park, Chong Il Sohn, Kyuyong Choi, Yoon Suk Jung
PURPOSE: A substantial proportion of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) present with iron deficiency anemia (IDA), and fecal immunochemical test (FIT) has proven to be an effective method for detecting the majority of CRC cases. A combination strategy of FIT results and IDA may be useful for risk stratification for detecting advanced colorectal neoplasia (ACRN). We compared the prevalence of ACRN among four groups stratified by FIT results and the presence of IDA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on asymptomatic male participants who underwent both FIT and colonoscopy between 2010 and 2014 as part of a comprehensive health screening program in Korea...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789518/theranostic-iron-oxide-gold-ion-nanoprobes-for-mr-imaging-and-noninvasive-rf-hyperthermia
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Sajid Fazal, Bindhu Paul-Prasanth, Shantikumar V Nair, Deepthy Menon
This work focuses on the development of a nanoparticulate system that can be used for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and E-field noninvasive radiofrequency (RF) hyperthermia. For this purpose, an amine-functional gold ion complex (GIC), [Au(III)(diethylenetriamine)Cl]Cl2, which generates heat upon RF exposure, was conjugated to carboxyl-functional poly(acrylic acid)-capped iron-oxide nanoparticles (IO-PAA NPs) to form IO-GIC NPs of size ∼100 nm. The multimodal superparamagnetic IO-GIC NPs produced T2-contrast on MR imaging and unlike IO-PAA NPs generated heat on RF exposure...
August 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782299/continuous-erythropoiesis-receptor-activator-cera-for-the-anaemia-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Valeria M Saglimbene, Suetonia C Palmer, Marinella Ruospo, Patrizia Natale, Jonathan C Craig, Giovanni Fm Strippoli
BACKGROUND: Continuous erythropoiesis receptor activator (CERA) is a newer, longer acting ESA which might be preferred to other ESAs (epoetin or darbepoetin) based on its lower frequency of administration. Different dosing requirements and molecular characteristics of CERA compared with other ESAs may lead to different health outcomes (mortality, cardiovascular events, quality of life) in people with anaemia and chronic kidney disease (CKD). OBJECTIVES: To assess benefits and harms of CERA compared with other epoetins (darbepoetin alfa and epoetin alfa or beta) or placebo/no treatment or CERA with differing strategy of administration for anaemia in individuals with CKD...
August 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780045/sleeve-gastrectomy-with-duodenojejunal-end-to-side-anastomosis-in-the-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes-the-initial-experiences-in-a-chinese-population-with-a-more-than-4-year-follow-up
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Xiaojiao Ruan, Weijian Zhang, Huajie Cai, Ru Zheng, Feizhao Jiang, Hengliang Zhu
BACKGROUND: Gastric bypass has been thought to be associated with a risk of gastric cancer, particularly in Asia. Sleeve gastrectomy with duodenojejunal end-to-side anastomosis (SG-DJESA) was suggested to be a better-designed procedure to avoid this risk, and it also has other advantages. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy and feasibility of SG-DJESA in the treatment of nonobese patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). SETTING: University Hospital, China...
July 14, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779994/the-iron-chelating-agent-deferoxamine-detoxifies-fe-salen-induced-cytotoxicity
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Masanari Umemura, Jeong-Hwan Kim, Haruki Aoyama, Yujiro Hoshino, Hidenobu Fukumura, Rina Nakakaji, Itaru Sato, Makoto Ohtake, Taisuke Akimoto, Masatoshi Narikawa, Ryo Tanaka, Takayuki Fujita, Utako Yokoyama, Masataka Taguri, Satoshi Okumura, Motohiko Sato, Haruki Eguchi, Yoshihiro Ishikawa
Iron-salen, i.e., μ-oxo-N,N'-bis(salicylidene)ethylenediamine iron (Fe(Salen)) was a recently identified as a new anti-cancer compound with intrinsic magnetic properties. Chelation therapy has been widely used in management of metallic poisoning, because an administration of agents that bind metals can prevent potential lethal effects of particular metal. In this study, we confirmed the therapeutic effect of deferoxamine mesylate (DFO) chelation against Fe(Salen) as part of the chelator antidote efficacy. DFO administration resulted in reduced cytotoxicity and ROS generation by Fe(Salen) in cancer cells...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774062/targeted-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-mechanical-lysis-of-tumor-cells-by-low-amplitude-alternating-magnetic-field
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Adi Vegerhof, Eran A Barnoy, Menachem Motiei, Dror Malka, Yossef Danan, Zeev Zalevsky, Rachela Popovtzer
Currently available cancer therapies can cause damage to healthy tissue. We developed a unique method for specific mechanical lysis of cancer cells using superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle rotation under a weak alternating magnetic field. Iron oxide core nanoparticles were coated with cetuximab, an anti-epidermal growth factor receptor antibody, for specific tumor targeting. Nude mice bearing a head and neck tumor were treated with cetuximab-coated magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) and then received a 30 min treatment with a weak external alternating magnetic field (4 Hz) applied on alternating days (total of seven treatments, over 14 days)...
November 22, 2016: Materials
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