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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314430/calf-spleen-extractive-injection-csei-a-small-peptides-enriched-extraction-induces-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cell-apoptosis-via-ros-mapks-dependent-mitochondrial-pathway
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Dongxu Jia, Wenqian Lu, Xinrui Zhang, Guangsheng Cai, Lirong Teng, Xinyu Wang, Minghai Zhang, Yan Zeng, Chunhua Liang, Di Wang
Calf Spleen Extractive Injection (CSEI), a small peptides enriched extraction, performs immunomodulatory activity on cancer patients suffering from radiotherapy or chemotherapy. The present study aims to investigate the anti-hepatocellular carcinoma effects of CSEI in cells and tumor-xenografted mouse models. In HepG2 and SMMC-7721 cells, CSEI reduced cell viability, enhanced apoptosis rate, caused reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation, inhibited migration ability, and induced caspases cascade and mitochondrial membrane potential dissipation...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302002/preoperative-cardiac-risk-assessment-in-patients-undergoing-liver-transplant-due-to-hepatocellular-carcinoma-should-it-be-different
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Haldun Muderrisoglu, Kerem Can Yilmaz, Emir Karacaglar, Ugur Bal, Alp Aydinalp, Gokhan Moray, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Liver transplant is a high-risk surgery for cardiac events. The risk of 30-day major cardiac adverse events is estimated at more than 5%. In this retrospective study, we evaluated our preoperative cardiac risk assessment approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated 58 adult patients who underwent liver transplant between May 2011 and May 2015. Preoperative cardiac risk factors and results of diagnostic tests were noted. Patients were divided into 2 groups: patients with or without hepatocellular carcinoma...
March 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301876/autophagy-inhibitor-chloroquine-increases-sensitivity-to-cisplatin-in-qbc939-cholangiocarcinoma-cells-by-mitochondrial-ros
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Xianzhi Qu, Jiyao Sheng, Luyan Shen, Jing Su, Yunjie Xu, Qi Xie, Yao Wu, Xuewen Zhang, Liankun Sun
The tumor cells have some metabolic characteristics of the original tissues, and the metabolism of the tumor cells is closely related to autophagy. However, the mechanism of autophagy and metabolism in chemotherapeutic drug resistance is still poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role and mechanism of autophagy and glucose metabolism in chemotherapeutic drug resistance by using cholangiocarcinoma QBC939 cells with primary cisplatin resistance and hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cells. We found that QBC939 cells with cisplatin resistance had a higher capacity for glucose uptake, consumption, and lactic acid generation, and higher activity of the pentose phosphate pathway compared with HepG2 cells, and the activity of PPP was further increased after cisplatin treatment in QBC939 cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300668/protective-effects-of-coffee-against-oxidative-stress-induced-by-the-tobacco-carcinogen-benzo-%C3%AE-pyrene
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Sandra Kalthoff, Steffen Landerer, Julia Reich, Christian P Strassburg
AIMS: Coffee consumption has been epidemiologically associated with a lower risk for liver cirrhosis and cancer. UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGT1A) catalyze the detoxification of reactive metabolites thereby acting as indirect antioxidants. Aim of the study was to examine UGT1A regulation in response to Benzo[α]pyrene (BaP) to elucidate the potentially protective effects of coffee on BaP-induced oxidative stress and toxicity. RESULTS: In cell culture (HepG2, KYSE70 cells) and in htgUGT1A-WT mice, UGT1A transcription was activated by BaP, while it was reduced or absent htgUGT1A-SNP (containing 10 commonly occurring UGT1A-SNPs) mice...
March 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296015/constitutional-and-functional-genetics-of-human-alcohol-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Pierre Nahon, Jean-Charles Nault
Exploration of the constitutional genetics of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has identified numerous variants associated with a higher risk of liver cancer in alcoholic cirrhotic patients. Although Genome Wide Association studies have not been carried out in the field of alcohol-related HCC, common single nucleotide polymorphisms conferring a small increase in the risk of liver cancer risk been identified and been shown to modulate ethanol metabolism, inflammation, oxidative stress, iron or lipid metabolism...
March 14, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290049/type-2-diabetes-and-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risk-factors-and-pathogenesis
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REVIEW
P Wainwright, E Scorletti, C D Byrne
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to assess the epidemiological evidence for a link between type 2 diabetes and hepatocellular carcinoma and to investigate possible pathophysiological mechanisms. RECENT FINDINGS: The presence of type 2 diabetes significantly increases the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma, and treatment with metformin may be associated with a lower risk. Treatment with insulin and sulphonylureas may be associated with increased risk...
April 2017: Current Diabetes Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281193/oxidative-stress-indicated-by-elevated-expression-of-nrf2-and-8-ohdg-promotes-hepatocellular-carcinoma-progression
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Chakriwong Ma-On, Anapat Sanpavat, Patcharawalai Whongsiri, Surasit Suwannasin, Nattiya Hirankarn, Pisit Tangkijvanich, Chanchai Boonla
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) is excessively generated in tumors creating an oxidative stress in tumor microenvironment. We investigated hepatic expression of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients, and asked if ROS epigenetically upregulated Nrf2 and enhanced aggressiveness in HCC cells. Expression of Nrf2 (n = 100) and 8-OHdG (n = 53) was remarkably increased in HCC tissues compared with the noncancerous hepatic tissues...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267148/elevated-hair-cortisol-concentrations-in-recently-fled-asylum-seekers-in-comparison-to-permanently-settled-immigrants-and-non-immigrants
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R Mewes, H Reich, N Skoluda, F Seele, U M Nater
Recently fled asylum seekers generally live in stressful conditions. Their residency status is mostly insecure and, similar to other immigrants, they experience stress due to acculturation. Moreover, they often suffer from traumatization and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). All of these factors can result in chronic maladaptive biological stress responses in terms of hyper- or hypocortisolism and, ultimately, illness. We believe the current study is the first to compare hair cortisol concentration (HCC) of recently fled asylum seekers with PTSD to those without PTSD, and to compare HCC of asylum seekers to HCC of permanently settled immigrants and non-immigrant individuals...
March 7, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259820/bclb-methylated-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-is-a-starvation-stress%C3%A2-sensor-that-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-through-the%C3%A2-ampk-mtor-signaling-cascade
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Xiaolong Liu, Xiaotong Hu, Yeye Kuang, Peijian Yan, Lili Li, Chen Li, Qian Tao, Xiujun Cai
Epigenetic disruption of tumor suppressor genes (TSGs), particularly DNA methylation, plays a key role in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) pathogenesis. Through methylome study, we identified BCLB as a methylated gene in HCC. BCLB was methylated in all tumor cell lines with silenced or reduced expression. BCLB was further found to be silenced in 55.2% (58/105) of HCC samples, while 91.4% (96/105) of paired non-tumor tissues showed high BCLB expression. BCLB protein expression was significantly correlated with HBV status (p = 0...
March 2, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256105/cis-nerolidol-induces-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-cell-death-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-through-extensive-cyp2c19-and-cyp1a2-oxidation
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Bruna Isabela Biazi, Thalita Alves Zanetti, Adrivanio Baranoski, Amanda Cristina Corveloni, Mário Sérgio Mantovani
Of late, many studies are attempting to find new molecules with anti-cancer properties, especially those with the capability to inhibit cell growth. The aim of this work was to evaluate nerolidol, a plant-based compound, as its cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, antiproliferative and apoptotic induction, cell cycle, mitochondrial membrane potential, and RT-qPCR of transcripts related to those pathways in the human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line (HepG2/C3A). Only cis-nerolidol (C-NER) demonstrated cytotoxicity (100 to 250 μM) activity and was selected to conduct the following experiments...
March 2, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253902/sulfasalazine-attenuates-evading-anticancer-response-of-cd133-positive-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Yeonhwa Song, Jaewoo Jang, Tae-Hoon Shin, Sang Mun Bae, Jin-Sun Kim, Kang Mo Kim, Seung-Jae Myung, Eun Kyung Choi, Haeng Ran Seo
BACKGROUND: CD133-positive cells in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) exhibit cancer stem cell (CSC)-like properties as well as resistance to chemotherapeutic agents and ionizing radiation; however, their function remains unknown. In this paper, we identified a hitherto unknown mechanism to overcome CD133-induced resistance to anticancer therapy. METHODS: We applied an alternative approach to enrich the CD133-positive HCC population by manipulating 3D culture conditions...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246472/melatonin-a-novel-selective-atf-6-inhibitor-induces-human-hepatoma-cell-apoptosis-through-cox-2-downregulation
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Li-Jia Bu, Han-Qing Yu, Lu-Lu Fan, Xiao-Qiu Li, Fang Wang, Jia-Tao Liu, Fei Zhong, Cong-Jun Zhang, Wei Wei, Hua Wang, Guo-Ping Sun
AIM: To clarify the mechanisms involved in the critical endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress initiating unfolded protein response pathway modified by melatonin. METHODS: Hepatoma cells, HepG2, were cultured in vitro. Flow cytometry and TUNEL assay were used to measure HepG2 cell apoptosis. Western blotting and quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction methods were used to determine the protein and messenger RNA levels of ER stress and apoptosis related genes' expression, respectively...
February 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244601/reduced-hair-cortisol-after-maltreatment-mediates-externalizing-symptoms-in-middle-childhood-and-adolescence
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Lars O White, Marcus Ising, Kai von Klitzing, Susan Sierau, Andrea Michel, Annette M Klein, Anna Andreas, Jan Keil, Leonhard Quintero, Bertram Müller-Myhsok, Manfred Uhr, Ruth Gausche, Jody T Manly, Michael J Crowley, Clemens Kirschbaum, Tobias Stalder
BACKGROUND: The enduring impact of childhood maltreatment on biological systems and ensuing psychopathology remains incompletely understood. Long-term effects of stress may be reflected in cumulative cortisol secretion over several months, which is now quantifiable via hair cortisol concentrations (HCC). We conducted a first comprehensive investigation utilizing the potential of hair cortisol analysis in a large sample of maltreated and nonmaltreated children and adolescents. METHOD: Participants included 537 children and adolescents (3-16 years; 272 females) with maltreatment (n = 245) or without maltreatment histories (n = 292)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242743/advances-in-hypoxia-mediated-mechanisms-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Xin Xin Xiong, Xin Yao Qiu, Dian Xing Hu, Xiao Qian Chen
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common and the third most deadly malignant tumor worldwide. Hypoxia and related oxidative stress are heavily involved in the process of HCC development and therapies. However, direct and accurate measuring oxygen concentration and evaluating hypoxic effects in HCC prove difficult. Moreover, the hypoxia-mediated mechanisms in HCC remain elusive. Here, we summarize recent major evidence of hypoxia in HCC lesions by measuring pO2, the clinical importance of hypoxic markers in HCC, and recent advances in hypoxia-related mechanisms and therapies in HCC...
February 27, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240761/hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-cxcr3-chemokines-a-narrative-review
#15
E Giusy, F Poupak
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) results from several factors like viral hepatitis infection [hepatitis B, or C (25%)] or occupational exposure. T-helper (Th)1 inflammatory cells, characterized by interferon (IFN)-γ and interleukin (IL)-2 secretion, predominate in the liver during chronic HCV infection, and chemokines attracting these cells are particularly important in disease progression. Among C-X-C chemokines, the non-ELR group [as IFN-γ-induced protein 10 (IP-10), monokine induced by IFN-γ (MIG) and IFN-inducible T-cell-alpha chemoattractant (I-TAC)], attracts Th1-cells interacting with chemokine C-X-C receptor (CXCR3)...
January 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239368/connection-of-nicotine-to-diet-induced-obesity-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-cellular-and-mechanistic-insights
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REVIEW
Amiya P Sinha-Hikim, Indrani Sinha-Hikim, Theodore C Friedman
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) poses a serious health hazard affecting 20-40% of adults in the general population in the USA and over 70% of the obese and extremely obese people. In addition to obesity, nicotine is recognized as a risk factor for NAFLD, and it has been reported that nicotine can exaggerate obesity-induced hepatic steatosis. The development of NAFLD has serious clinical complications because of its potential progression from simple hepatic steatosis to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218651/proteome-characteristics-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-liver-tissue-and-associated-hepatocellular-carcinomas
#17
Anna Kakehashi, Vasily E Stefanov, Naomi Ishii, Takahiro Okuno, Hideki Fujii, Kazuaki Kawai, Norifumi Kawada, Hideki Wanibuchi
To uncover mechanisms of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) associated hepatocarcinogenesis, we compared the proteomes of human NASH-associated liver biopsies, resected hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) and HCCs of HCV⁺ patients with normal liver tissue of patients with gastrointestinal tumor metastasis, in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded samples obtained after surgery in our hospital during the period from 2006 to 2011. In addition, proteome analysis of liver tumors in male STAM NASH-model mice was performed...
February 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214891/up-regulated-atf4-expression-increases-cell-sensitivity-to-apoptosis-in-response-to-radiation
#18
Ying Zong, Shijie Feng, Jinwei Cheng, Chenlin Yu, Guocai Lu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4) is a member of the activating transcription factor family which regulates the expression of genes involved in amino acid metabolism, redox homeostasis and ER stress responses. ATF4 is also over-expressed in human solid tumors, although its effect on responsiveness to radiation is largely unexplored. METHODS: Real-time PCR was used to detect ATF4 mRNA levels in cells treated with different doses of 60Coγ radiation...
February 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214706/influence-of-oxygen-partial-pressure-on-the-characteristics-of-human-hepatocarcinoma-cells
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Jenifer Trepiana, Susana Meijide, Rosaura Navarro, M Luisa Hernández, José Ignacio Ruiz-Sanz, M Begoña Ruiz-Larrea
Most of the in vitro studies using liver cell lines have been performed under atmospheric oxygen partial pressure (21% O2). However, the oxygen concentrations in the liver and cancer cells are far from this value. In the present study, we have evaluated the influence of oxygen on 1) the tumor cell lines features (growth, steady-state ROS levels, GSH content, activities of antioxidant enzymes, p66 Shc and SOD expressions, metalloproteinases secretion, migration, invasion, and adhesion) of human hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines, and b) the response of the cells to an oxidant stimulus (aqueous leaf extract of the V...
February 13, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199857/socioeconomic-status-hair-cortisol-and-internalizing-symptoms-in-parents-and-children
#20
Alexandra Ursache, Emily C Merz, Samantha Melvin, Jerrold Meyer, Kimberly G Noble
Socioeconomic disadvantage is consistently linked with higher risk for internalizing problems, and stress is likely one important mechanism explaining this increased risk. Few studies have examined socioeconomic differences in hair cortisol, a novel biomarker of long-term adrenocortical activity and chronic stress. Moreover, no studies have examined whether differences in hair cortisol might explain socioeconomic disparities in internalizing problems. To address these gaps, we first examined relations of socioeconomic status (SES; family income and parental education) to variation in both parents' and children's hair cortisol concentrations (HCC) and then tested whether HCC and perceptions of stress mediated relations of SES to parents' and children's internalizing symptoms...
January 28, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
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