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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681918/microrna-137-is-negatively-associated-with-clinical-outcome-and-regulates-tumor-development-through-ezh2-in-cervical-cancer
#1
Huimin Zhang, Ting Yan, Zhijun Liu, Jun Wang, Yu Lu, Donglin Li, Wentong Liang
PURPOSE: We intend to evaluate the expression, clinical relevance and functional role of microRNA-137 (miR-137) in human cervical cancer (CC). METHODS: MiR-137 expressions were assessed by qPCR in CC cell lines and human CC tumors. The correlation between endogenous miR-137 expression and CC Patients' postoperative overall survival was examined statistically. CC cell lines, Ca-Ski and SiHa cells were transduced with lentivirus to ectopically upregulate endogenous miR-137 expressions...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627406/multi-omics-facilitated-variable-selection-in-cox-regression-model-for-cancer-prognosis-prediction
#2
Cong Liu, Xujun Wang, Georgi Z Genchev, Hui Lu
MOTIVATION: New developments in high-throughput genomic technologies have enabled the measurement of diverse types of omics biomarkers in a cost-efficient and clinically-feasible manner. Developing computational methods and tools for analysis and translation of such genomic data into clinically-relevant information is an ongoing and active area of investigation. For example, several studies have utilized an unsupervised learning framework to cluster patients by integrating omics data...
June 13, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611495/antibacterial-anticancer-and-neuroprotective-activities-of-rare-actinobacteria-from-mangrove-forest-soils
#3
Adzzie-Shazleen Azman, Iekhsan Othman, Chee-Mun Fang, Kok-Gan Chan, Bey-Hing Goh, Learn-Han Lee
Mangrove is a complex ecosystem that contains diverse microbial communities, including rare actinobacteria with great potential to produce bioactive compounds. To date, bioactive compounds extracted from mangrove rare actinobacteria have demonstrated diverse biological activities. The discovery of three novel rare actinobacteria by polyphasic approach, namely Microbacterium mangrovi MUSC 115(T), Sinomonas humi MUSC 117(T) and Monashia flava MUSC 78(T) from mangrove soils at Tanjung Lumpur, Peninsular Malaysia have led to the screening on antibacterial, anticancer and neuroprotective activities...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577497/microrna-505-predicts-prognosis-and-acts-as-tumor-inhibitor-in-cervical-carcinoma-with-inverse-association-with-fzd4
#4
Chunhua Ma, Baomei Xu, Sulaiya Husaiyin, Lin Wang, Kunduozi Wusainahong, Jin Ma, Kaichun Zhu, Mayinuer Niyazi
PURPOSE: We investigated the expression and mechanisms of microRNA-505 (miR-505) and its downstream target gene Frizzled-4 (FZD4) in cervical cancer. METHODS: miR-505 expression was evaluated by qRT-PCR in cervical cancer cell lines and human carcinomas. Cancer patients' clinicopathological factors and survival were analyzed based on their tumorous miR-505 levels. Ca-Ski and HeLa cells were transduced with lentivirus to upregulate or downregulate miR-505. Their impacts on cervical cancer were evaluated by in vitro proliferation, invasion and in vivo tumorigenicity assays, respectively...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521287/5azadc-treatment-upregulates-mir-375-level-and-represses-hpv16-e6-expression
#5
Adrien Morel, Aurélie Baguet, Jérôme Perrard, Caroline Demeret, Elise Jacquin, David Guenat, Christiane Mougin, Jean-Luc Prétet
High-risk human papillomaviruses are the etiological agents of cervical cancer and HPV16 is the most oncogenic genotype. Immortalization and transformation of infected cells requires the overexpression of the two viral oncoproteins E6 and E7 following HPV DNA integration into the host cell genome. Integration often leads to the loss of the E2 open reading frame and the corresponding protein can no longer act as a transcriptional repressor on p97 promoter. Recently, it has been proposed that long control region methylation also contributes to the regulation of E6/E7 expression...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487767/inducement-of-apoptosis-by-cucurbitacin-e-a-tetracyclic-triterpenes-through-death-receptor-5-in-human-cervical-cancer-cell-lines
#6
Ya-Min Cheng, Ching-Ju Shen, Chi-Chang Chang, Cheng-Yang Chou, Ching-Chou Tsai, Yi-Chiang Hsu
Cervical cancer is the most common malignancy in women, for which conization or hysterectomy are the main therapy. Curcubitacin E (Cu E) is a natural compound-based drug which from the Guadi (climbing stem of Cucumic melo L). Previously shown to be an anti-tumor as well as a potent chemopreventive agent against several types of tumors. The present study, investigated anti-proliferation and apoptosis induced by Cu E in cervical cancer cell lines (HeLa and Ca Ski). The results indicate that the cytotoxicity is associated with accumulation in apoptosis but not necrosis...
2017: Cell Death Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433634/dual-sphingosine-kinase-inhibitor-ski-ii-enhances-sensitivity-to-5-fluorouracil-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-via-suppression-of-osteopontin-and-fak-igf-1r-signalling
#7
Petra Grbčić, Ivana Tomljanović, Marko Klobučar, Sandra Kraljević Pavelić, Ksenija Lučin, Mirela Sedić
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths globally. Although 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is used as the first choice treatment for advanced HCC, it exerts poor efficacy and is associated with acquired and intrinsic resistance. Sphingosine kinases (Sphk) 1 and 2 play tumour-promoting roles in different cancer types including HCC and thus represent promising pharmacological targets. In the present study, we have investigated for the first time the anticancer efficacy and underlying molecular mechanisms of combined administration of 5-FU and dual Sphk1/Sphk2 inhibitor SKI-II (4-[[4-(4-chlorophenyl)-1,3-thiazol-2-yl]amino]phenol) in HepG2 hepatocellular carcinoma cells...
June 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405684/sphk1-modulates-cell-migration-and-emt-related-marker-expression-by-regulating-the-expression-of-p-fak-in-colorectal-cancer-cells
#8
Chun-Yan Xu, Shi-Quan Liu, Meng-Bin Qin, Chun-Feng Zhuge, Lin Qin, Nan Qin, Ming-Yu Lai, Jie-An Huang
Sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1) plays an important role in colorectal carcinoma metastasis. However, whether SphK1 modulates epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-related marker expression and the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, in order to clarify this issue, we used various colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines, Caco2, HT29, RKO and HCT116. Each of the cell lines was divided into 3 groups as follows: the control group, SKI-Ⅱ (SphK1 inhibitor) group and PF-562271 [focal adhesion kinase (FAK) inhibitor] group...
May 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398634/ski-regulates-smads-and-taz-signaling-to-suppress-lung-cancer-progression
#9
Mian Xie, Xiaojun Wu, Jinjun Zhang, Jiexia Zhang, Xiangxiang Li
Ski, the transforming protein of the avian Sloan-Kettering retrovirus, displays both pro-oncogenic and anti-oncogenic activities in human cancer. The mechanisms underlying these conflicting observations have not been fully understood. Herein, we investigated the mechanism underlying the tumor suppressor activity of Ski. To investigate the effect of Ski re-activation on TGF-β and Hippo/TAZ pathway, we measured its effect on the endogenous Smad target genes (PAI-1 and P15(INK4B) ) and TAZ target gene CTGF. The results revealed that Ski exerted its inhibitory activity in TGF-β1/Smad signaling pathway...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165392/sphingosine-kinase-1-involves-the-inhibitory-action-of-hif-1%C3%AE-by-chlorogenic-acid-in-hypoxic-du145-cells
#10
Myoung-Sun Lee, Seon-Ok Lee, Kyu-Ri Kim, Hyo-Jeong Lee
Hypoxia enhances cancer development in a solid tumor. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1 α (HIF-1α) is a transcription factor that is dominantly expressed under hypoxia in solid tumor cells and is a key factor that regulates tumor. HIF-1α regulates several target genes involved in many aspects of cancer progression, including angiogenesis, metastasis, anti-apoptosis and cell proliferation as well as imparts resistance to cancer treatment. In this study, we assessed Crataegus Pinnatifida Bunge var. typical Schneider ethanol extract (CPE) for its anti-cancer effects in hypoxia-induced DU145 human prostate cancer cell line...
February 4, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133171/-gastric-cancer-diagnosed-with-metastasis-of-the-navel-sister-mary-joseph-s-nodule-a-case-report
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Tomohiro Katayama, Takaaki Ishii, Takeshi Tono, Yusuke Okubo, Koji Shinozaki, Yasuhito Kawasaki, Shuho Senba, Seiji Yasuda, Minoru Otsuru
A woman in her 60s was admitted to our hospital with pain and induration of the navel. She was diagnosed with gastric cancer with metastasis to the navel and underwent total gastrectomy and navel extraction. Because disseminated nodules were detected in the Douglas pouch and sigmoid colon, sigmoidectomy was performed to prevent bowel obstruction. The navel tumor was histologically diagnosed as a metastasis of the gastric cancer. One month after surgery, a chest skin tumor, which was also a skin metastasis of the gastric cancer[T4aN3M1(SKI, OTH)H0P1, fStage IV ], was detected, and tumor enucleation was performed...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115165/repression-of-smad3-by-stat3-and-c-ski-snon-induces-gefitinib-resistance-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#12
Yojiro Makino, Jeong-Hwan Yoon, Eunjin Bae, Mitsuyasu Kato, Keiji Miyazawa, Tatsuo Ohira, Norihiko Ikeda, Masahiko Kuroda, Mizuko Mamura
Cancer-associated inflammation develops resistance to the epidermal growth-factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) harboring oncogenic EGFR mutations. Stat3-mediated interleukin (IL)-6 signaling and Smad-mediated transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling pathways play crucial regulatory roles in cancer-associated inflammation. However, mechanisms how these pathways regulate sensitivity and resistance to EGFR-TKI in NSCLCs remain largely undetermined...
March 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922162/nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-in-mountain-guides-high-prevalence-and-lack-of-awareness-warrant-development-of-evidence-based-prevention-tools
#13
Alexander Zink, Elisabeth Koch, Florian Seifert, Markus Rotter, Christoph D Spinner, Tilo Biedermann
AIMS OF THE STUDY: Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common cancer in Switzerland and Europe. The main causative factor is exposure to ultraviolet radiation, which puts outdoor workers in general at a higher risk of developing NMSC than indoor workers. However, few studies have clinically examined the risk of developing NMSC to outdoor workers, especially mountain guides. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of NMSC and corresponding precancerous lesions, and the associated risk behaviour of mountain and ski guides in order to develop future prevention programmes...
2016: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909446/functional-toxicogenomic-profiling-expands-insight-into-modulators-of-formaldehyde-toxicity-in-yeast
#14
Matthew North, Brandon D Gaytán, Carlos Romero, Vanessa Y De La Rosa, Alex Loguinov, Martyn T Smith, Luoping Zhang, Chris D Vulpe
Formaldehyde (FA) is a commercially important chemical with numerous and diverse uses. Accordingly, occupational and environmental exposure to FA is prevalent worldwide. Various adverse effects, including nasopharyngeal, sinonasal, and lymphohematopoietic cancers, have been linked to FA exposure, prompting designation of FA as a human carcinogen by U.S. and international scientific entities. Although the mechanism(s) of FA toxicity have been well studied, additional insight is needed in regard to the genetic requirements for FA tolerance...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904661/a-novel-sphingosine-kinase-1-inhibitor-ski-5c-induces-cell-death-of-wilms-tumor-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#15
Zhi-Heng Li, Yan-Fang Tao, Li-Xiao Xu, He Zhao, Xiao-Lu Li, Fang Fang, Yi Wu, Jun Lu, Yan-Hong Li, Wei-Wei Du, Jun-Li Ren, Yi-Ping Li, Yun-Yun Xu, Xing Feng, Jian Wang, Wei-Qi He, Jian Pan
Sphingosine kinase 1 (SphK1) is over-expressed in many cancers and therefore serves as a biomarker for cancer prognosis. SKI-5C is a new SphK1 inhibitor, and until now its molecular function in Wilms' tumor cells remained unknown. Here, using CCK-8 and nude mice experiments we assessed cell growth in Wilms' tumor cell lines (SK-NEP-1 and G401) in vitro and in vivo. We demonstrated that SphK1 is highly expressed in SK-NEP-1 and G401 cells, and through annexin V/propidium iodide staining and flow cytometry analysis, we detected cell apoptosis...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902484/depletion-of-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-downregulates-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-cervical-cancer-cells
#16
Galina Shagieva, Lidiya Domnina, Olga Makarevich, Boris Chernyak, Vladimir Skulachev, Vera Dugina
In the course of cancer progression, epithelial cells often acquire morphological and functional characteristics of mesenchymal cells, a process known as epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). EMT provides epithelial cells with migratory, invasive, and stem cell capabilities. Reactive oxygen species produced by mitochondria (mtROS) could be of special importance for pro-tumorigenic signaling and EMT.In our study, we used mitochondria-targeted antioxidant SkQ1 to lower the mtROS level and analyze their role in the regulation of the actin cytoskeleton, adhesion junctions, and signaling pathways critical for tumorigenesis of cervical carcinomas...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734340/ski-modulate-the-characteristics-of-pancreatic-cancer-stem-cells-via-regulating-sonic-hedgehog-signaling-pathway
#17
Libin Song, Xiangyuan Chen, Song Gao, Chenyue Zhang, Chao Qu, Peng Wang, Luming Liu
Evidence from in vitro and in vivo studies shows that Ski may act as both a tumor proliferation-promoting factor and a metastatic suppressor in human pancreatic cancer and also may be a therapeutic target of integrative therapies. At present, pancreatic cancer stem cells (CSCs) are responsible for tumor recurrence accompanied by resistance to conventional therapies. Sonic hedgehog (Shh) signaling pathway is found to be aberrantly activated in CSCs. The objectives of this study were to investigate the role of Ski in modulating pancreatic CSCs and to examine the molecular mechanisms involved in pancreatic cancer treatment both in vivo and in vitro...
October 12, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729078/chalepin-isolated-from-ruta-angustifolia-l-pers-induces-mitochondrial-mediated-apoptosis-in-lung-carcinoma-cells
#18
Jaime Stella Moses Richardson, Gautam Sethi, Guan Serm Lee, Sri Nurestri Abdul Malek
BACKGROUND: Cancer has been one of the leading causes of mortality in this era. Ruta angustifolia L. Pers has been traditionally used as an abortifacient, antihelmintic, emmenagogue and ophthalmic. In Malaysia and Singapore, the local Chinese community used it for the treatment of cancer. METHODS: In this study, the methanol and fractionated extracts (hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and water) of R. angustifolia were tested for its cytotoxicity using the sulforhodamide (SRB) cytotoxicity assay against HCT-116, A549, Ca Ski and MRC5 cell lines...
October 12, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27435765/-phosphorylation-of-ezrin-tyr477-is-critical-in-invasion-of-breast-cancer-cells-stimulated-by-precursor-of-nerve-growth-factor
#19
Fu-Xi Li, Wen-Feng Shao, Rui Tang, Xiao-Ran Yu, Qiao-Sheng Wen, Yan-Lin Yu, Jing-Bo Xiong
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of precursor of nerve growth factor (proNGF) in promoting invasion of breast cancer cells and its relation with ezrin expression and phosphorylation of ezrin Thr567 and Tyr477. METHODS: Human breast cancer cell lines MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 were stimulated by gradient concentrations of proNGF (0, 2.5, 5 and 10 ng/mL) for 16 h, and the invasion of the cells was assessed with Transwell assay. The expression of ezrin and the phosphorylation of ezrin Thr567 and ezrin Tyr477 in the treated cells were examined by Western blotting...
June 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27430247/snon-suppresses-tgf-%C3%AE-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-invasion-of-bladder-cancer-in-a-tif1%C3%AE-dependent-manner
#20
Xinbao Yin, Chuanshen Xu, Xueping Zheng, Huiyang Yuan, Ming Liu, Yue Qiu, Jun Chen
The transcriptional regulator SnoN (also known as SKI-like proto-oncogene, SKIL), a member of the Ski family, has been reported to influence epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in response to TGF-β. In the present study, we investigated the role of SnoN in bladder cancer (BC). Differential expression of SnoN was not detected in BC tissues compared with that noted in adjacent non-cancerous tissues. SnoN was upregulated in response to TGF-β treatment, but had no effect on the TGF-β pathway, which may be explained by the low level of SnoN SUMOylation...
September 2016: Oncology Reports
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