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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098874/mica-il-12-a-novel-bifunctional-protein-for-killer-cell-activation
#1
Ashlee Tietje, Xi Yang, Xianzhong Yu, Yanzhang Wei
Natural killer (NK) cells have the potential to be effective killers of tumor cells. They are governed by inhibitory and activating receptors such as NKG2D, whose ligands are normally upregulated in cells that are stressed, like cancer cells. Advanced cancer cells, however, have ways to reduce the expression of these ligands, leaving them less detectable by NK cells. Along with these receptors, NK cells also require activating cytokines, such as IL-12. A previous study in our laboratory showed that a fusion protein of the extracellular domain of mouse UL-16 binding protein-like transcript 1 (MULT1E) and mouse interleukin 12 (IL-12) can effectively activate mouse NK cells by in vitro assays and in vivo in animal tumor models...
January 16, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098859/dna-damage-response-defect-in-williams-beuren-syndrome
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David Guenat, Giuseppe Merla, Eric Deconinck, Christophe Borg, Pierre-Simon Rohrlich
Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS, no. OMIM 194050) is a rare multisystem genetic disorder caused by a microdeletion on chromosome 7q11.23 and characterized by cardiovascular malformations, mental retardation, and a specific facial dysmorphism. Recently, we reported that a series of non‑Hodgkin's lymphoma occurs in children with WBS and thus hypothesized that a predisposition to cancer may be associated with this genetic disorder. The aim of the present study was to ascertain the role played by three genes hemizygously deleted in WBS (RFC2, GTF2I and BAZ1B) in DNA damage response pathways...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098843/perm-hypothesis-the-fundamental-machinery-able-to-elucidate-the-role-of-xenobiotics-and-hormesis-in-cell-survival-and-homeostasis
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Salvatore Chirumbolo, Geir Bjørklund
In this article the Proteasome, Endoplasmic Reticulum and Mitochondria (PERM) hypothesis is discussed. The complex machinery made by three homeostatic mechanisms involving the proteasome (P), endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria (M) is addressed in order to elucidate the beneficial role of many xenobiotics, either trace metals or phytochemicals, which are spread in the human environment and in dietary habits, exerting their actions on the mechanisms underlying cell survival (apoptosis, cell cycle regulation, DNA repair and turnover, autophagy) and stress response...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098423/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-attenuates-doxorubicin-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-through-activating-akt-signalling-in-rats
#4
Pengzhou Hang, Jing Zhao, Li Sun, Minghui Li, Yu Han, Zhimin Du, Yue Li
The clinical application of doxorubicin (Dox) is limited by its adverse effect of cardiotoxicity. Previous studies have suggested the cardioprotective effect of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). We hypothesize that BDNF could protect against Dox-induced cardiotoxicity. Sprague Dawley rats were injected with Dox (2.5 mg/kg, 3 times/week, i.p.), in the presence or absence of recombinant BDNF (0.4 μg/kg, i.v.) for 2 weeks. H9c2 cells were treated with Dox (1 μM) and/or BDNF (400 ng/ml) for 24 hrs. Functional roles of BDNF against Dox-induced cardiac injury were examined both in vivo and in vitro...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098159/fluid-shear-stress-activates-yap1-to-promote-cancer-cell-motility
#5
Hyun Jung Lee, Miguel F Diaz, Katherine M Price, Joyce A Ozuna, Songlin Zhang, Eva M Sevick-Muraca, John P Hagan, Pamela L Wenzel
Mechanical stress is pervasive in egress routes of malignancy, yet the intrinsic effects of force on tumour cells remain poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that frictional force characteristic of flow in the lymphatics stimulates YAP1 to drive cancer cell migration; whereas intensities of fluid wall shear stress (WSS) typical of venous or arterial flow inhibit taxis. YAP1, but not TAZ, is strictly required for WSS-enhanced cell movement, as blockade of YAP1, TEAD1-4 or the YAP1-TEAD interaction reduces cellular velocity to levels observed without flow...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098082/occupational-health-profile-of-workers-employed-in-the-manufacturing-sector-of-india
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REVIEW
Shivali Suri, Ranjan Das
BACKGROUND: The occupational health scenario of workers engaged in the manufacturing sector in India deserves attention for their safety and increasing productivity. We reviewed the status of the manufacturing sector, identified hazards faced by workers, and assessed the existing legislations and healthcare delivery mechanisms. METHODS: From October 2014 to March 2015, we did a literature review by manual search of pre-identified journals, general electronic search, electronic search of dedicated websites/databases and personal communication with experts of occupational health...
September 2016: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096627/altered-oxidative-stress-and-carbohydrate-metabolism-in-canine-mammary-tumors
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K Jayasri, K Padmaja, M Saibaba
AIM: Mammary tumors are the most prevalent type of neoplasms in canines. Even though cancer induced metabolic alterations are well established, the clinical data describing the metabolic profiles of animal tumors is not available. Hence, our present investigation was carried out with the aim of studying changes in carbohydrate metabolism along with the level of oxidative stress in canine mammary tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fresh mammary tumor tissues along with the adjacent healthy tissues were collected from the college surgical ward...
December 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096473/vimentin-intermediate-filaments-control-actin-stress-fiber-assembly-through-gef-h1-and-rhoa
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Yaming Jiu, Johan Peränen, Niccole Schaible, Fang Cheng, John E Eriksson, Ramaswamy Krishnan, Pekka Lappalainen
The actin and intermediate filament cytoskeleltons contribute to numerous cellular processes, including morphogenesis, cytokinesis, and migration. These two cytoskeletal systems associate with each other, but the underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. Here,we show that inactivation of vimentin leads to increased actin stress fiber assembly and contractility, and consequent elevation of myosin light chain phosphorylation and stabilization of tropomyosin-4.2. The vimentin knockout phenotypes can be rescued by re-expression of wild-type vimentin, but not by the non-filamentous 'unit length form' vimentin, demonstrating that intact vimentin intermediate filaments are required to facilitate the effects on the actin cytoskeleton...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096337/stress-granule-associated-protein-g3bp2-regulates-breast-tumor-initiation
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Nisha Gupta, Mark Badeaux, Yiqian Liu, Kamila Naxerova, Dennis Sgroi, Lance L Munn, Rakesh K Jain, Igor Garkavtsev
Breast tumors contain tumorigenic cancer cells, termed "tumor-initiating cells" (TICs), which are capable of both replenishing themselves and giving rise to populations of nontumorigenic breast cancer cells (non-TICs). However, the molecular mechanisms responsible for breast tumor initiation remain poorly understood. Here we describe a chemical screening strategy to identify small molecules that enhance the effect of chemotherapeutic agents on TIC-enriched breast cancer cells. We identified proteins that interact with the lead compound C108, including the stress granule-associated protein, GTPase-activating protein (SH3 domain)-binding protein 2, G3BP2...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096293/the-role-of-mdm2-and-mdm4-in-breast-cancer-development-and-prevention
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Sue Haupt, Reshma Vijayakumaran, Jeffreena Panimaya, Andrew Burgess, Elgene Lim, Ygal Haupt
The major cause of death from breast cancer is not the primary tumour, but relapsing, drug-resistant, metastatic disease. Identifying factors that contribute to aggressive cancer offers important leads for therapy. Inherent defense against carcinogens depends on the individual molecular make-up of each person. Important molecular determinants of these responses are under the control of the mouse double minute (MDM) family: comprised of the proteins MDM2 and MDM4. In normal, healthy adult cells, the MDM family functions to critically regulate measured, cellular responses to stress and subsequent recovery...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096236/inhibitory-effects-of-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-tocopherols-on-estrogen-stimulated-breast-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#11
Min Ji Bak, Soumyasri Das Gupta, Joseph Wahler, Hong Jin Lee, Xiaowei Li, Mao-Jung Lee, Chung S Yang, Nanjoo Suh
Estrogens have been implicated as complete carcinogens for breast and other tissues through mechanisms involving increased cell proliferation, oxidative stress and DNA damage. Because of their potent antioxidant activity and other effects, tocopherols have been shown to exert anti-tumor activities in various cancers. However, limited information is available on the effect of different forms of tocopherols in estrogen-mediated breast cancer. To address this, we examined the effects of α-, γ- and δ-tocopherols as well as a natural γ-tocopherol rich mixture of tocopherols, γ-TmT, on estrogen-stimulated MCF-7 cells in vitro and in vivo...
January 17, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096023/communications-with-health-professionals-and-psychological-distress-in-family-caregivers-to-cancer-patients-a-model-based-on-stress-coping-theory
#12
Young Sam Oh
BACKGROUND: In cancer care settings, family caregivers often experience negative or little communication with the health professionals, and this negative communication and limited health-related information causes psychological distress in family caregivers to cancer patients. AIM: The first aim of this research is to investigate the relationship between communication with health professionals and psychological distress in family caregivers. The second aim is to investigate the mediating effects of self-efficacy in this hypothetical model...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095864/microrna-141-enhances-anoikis-resistance-in-metastatic-progression-of-ovarian-cancer-through-targeting-klf12-sp1-survivin-axis
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Celia S L Mak, Mingo M H Yung, Lynn M N Hui, Leanne L Leung, Rui Liang, Kangmei Chen, Stephanie S Liu, Yiming Qin, Thomas H Y Leung, Kai-Fai Lee, Karen K L Chan, Hextan Y S Ngan, David W Chan
BACKGROUND: Cancer metastasis is determined by the formation of the metastatic niche and the ability of cancer cells to adapt to microenvironmental stresses. Anoikis resistance is a fundamental feature of metastatic cancer cell survival during metastatic cancer progression. However, the mechanisms underlying anoikis resistance in ovarian cancer are still unclear. METHODS: Expressions of miRNA-141 and its downstream targets were evaluated by qPCR, Western blotting, Immunohistochemical (IHC) and in situ hybridization (ISH) assays...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095623/xenopus-as-a-model-for-studies-in-mechanical-stress-and-cell-division
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REVIEW
G A Stooke-Vaughan, L A Davidson, S Woolner
We exist in a physical world, and cells within biological tissues must respond appropriately to both environmental forces and forces generated within the tissue to ensure normal development and homeostasis. Cell division is required for normal tissue growth and maintenance, but both the direction and rate of cell division must be tightly controlled to avoid diseases of over-proliferation such as cancer. Recent studies have shown that mechanical cues can cause mitotic entry and orient the mitotic spindle, suggesting that physical force could play a role in patterning tissue growth...
January 17, 2017: Genesis: the Journal of Genetics and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095315/cytoplasmic-stress-granules-dynamic-modulators-of-cell-signaling-and-disease
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Hicham Mahboubi, Ursula Stochaj
Stress granule (SG) assembly is a conserved cellular strategy to minimize stress-related damage and promote cell survival. Beyond their fundamental role in the stress response, SGs have emerged as key players for human health. As such, SG assembly is associated with cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, ischemia, and virus infections. SGs and granule-related signaling circuits are therefore promising targets to improve therapeutic intervention for several diseases. This is clinically relevant, because pharmacological drugs can affect treatment outcome by modulating SG formation...
January 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094570/antioxidant-anti-inflammatory-and-genomic-stability-enhancement-effects-of-zinc-l-carnosine-a-potential-cancer-chemopreventive-agent
#16
Theng Choon Ooi, Kok Meng Chan, Razinah Sharif
Cancer is one of the major causes of death worldwide, and the incidence and mortality rates of cancer are expected to rise tremendously in the near future. Despite a better understanding of cancer biology and advancement in cancer management, current strategies in cancer treatment remain costly and ineffective. Hence, instead of putting more efforts to search for new cancer cures, attention has now been shifted to the development of cancer chemopreventive agents as a preventive measure for cancer formation...
January 17, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094181/the-oxidative-induction-of-dna-lesions-in-cancer-cells-by-5-thio-d-glucose-and-6-thio-d-fructopyranose-and-their-genotoxic-effects-part-3
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Anna Czubatka-Bienkowska, Anna Macieja, Joanna Sarnik, Zbigniew J Witczak, Tomasz Poplawski
Thio-sugars have been described as potent inhibitors of cancer cell growth but the detailed mechanism of action remains unknown. Herein we investigated the mechanism of their anticancer action in the HeLa cell line. We investigated two thio-sugars: 5-thio-d-glucose (FCP1) and 6-thio-β-d-fructopyranose (FCP2). We have observed that FCP1 as well as FCP2 clearly induced oxidative DNA lesions in cancer cells and increased the level of cellular ROS. A spin trap and antioxidants have decreased the level of DNA lesions induced by FCPs...
January 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093628/perioperative-patient-education-improves-long-term-satisfaction-rates-of-low-risk-prostate-cancer-patients-after-radical-prostatectomy
#18
Alexander Kretschmer, Alexander Buchner, Markus Grabbert, Anne Sommer, Annika Herlemann, Christian G Stief, Ricarda M Bauer
PURPOSE: To evaluate patient-reported functional outcomes after radical prostatectomy (RP) and to analyse the effect of perioperative patient education on satisfaction rates among low-risk prostate cancer patients. METHODS: Inclusion criteria encompassed low-risk prostate cancer patients as defined by the D'Amico criteria, undergoing nerve-sparing RP without pelvic lymph node dissection. Patient-centred functional outcomes, subjective evaluation of perioperative counselling, and patient satisfaction rates were documented...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093620/inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-cancer-response-due-to-anti-ctla-4-is-it-in-the-flora
#19
REVIEW
Franck Carbonnel, Emilie Soularue, Clélia Coutzac, Nathalie Chaput, Christine Mateus, Patricia Lepage, Caroline Robert
Checkpoint inhibitors blocking CTLA-4 (ipilimumab) and PD-1 (nivolumab, pembrolizumab) have transfigured our cancer treatment paradigm. However, these drugs can induce immune-related adverse events that share clinical and pathological characteristics with immune-mediated diseases. One of the most severe immune-related adverse event observed with anti-CTLA-4 is an enterocolitis that mirrors naturally occurring inflammatory bowel disease. This paper reviews the clinical, immunological, and microbiota data associated with the immune-related enterocolitis induced by the cancer immunotherapy blocking CTLA-4, ipilimumab...
January 16, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093051/prolonged-job-strain-and-subsequent-risk-of-cancer-in-women-a-longitudinal-study-based-on-the-danish-nurse-cohort
#20
Gitte K Vesterlund, Beverley L Høeg, Christoffer Johansen, Berit L Heitmann, Pernille E Bidstrup
BACKGROUND: The role of psychological stress in cancer risk is continuously debated. Stress at work is the most common form of stress and previous studies have shown inconsistent results regarding cancer risk. In this longitudinal study, we examined the association between prolonged job strain across six years and subsequent cancer risk. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We used data from 6571 cancer-free women from the Danish Nurse Cohort aged 45-70 years at inclusion, and self-reported questionnaires on job strain at baseline in 1993 and again in 1999...
January 17, 2017: Acta Oncologica
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