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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428969/targeted-lung-cancer-treatments-and-eye-metastasis
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REVIEW
Paul Zarogoulidis, Sofia Baka, Sofia Labaki, George Lazaridis, Georgia Trakada
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death due to cancer. We do not have effective tools for the early detection of lung cancer, so patients are usually diagnosed at an advanced stage. However, novel therapies based on molecular pathways (such as those involving the epidermal growth factor receptor, anaplastic lymphoma kinase, serine/threonine-protein kinase B-Raf, proto-oncogene tyrosine-protein kinase ROS, c-Met proto-oncogene protein, and RET proto-oncogene protein) are now commonly used in the treatment of lung cancer...
2017: Medical Hypothesis, Discovery and Innovation in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426124/propofol-suppresses-lps-induced-nuclear-accumulation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-tumor-aggressiveness-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Nengli Yang, Yafeng Liang, Pei Yang, Fuhai Ji
Tumor hypoxia has been recognized as a characteristic of the tumor microenvironment and promotes metastasis in a variety of types of cancer. However, in lung cancer, the role of hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) in modulating the cellular response to the inflammation-related microenvironment remains unclear. In the present study, enhanced expression of HIF-1α accompanied by an increased ROS level was observed in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. In addition, propofol, a general anesthetic, was found to significantly reduce the LPS-induced upregulation of HIF-1α and ROS in a dose-dependent manner...
March 17, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422720/overexpression-of-nox4-predicts-poor-prognosis-and-promotes-tumor-progression-in-human-colorectal-cancer
#3
Xiao-Lu Lin, Li Yang, Seng-Wang Fu, Wen-Feng Lin, Yun-Jie Gao, Hao-Yan Chen, Zhi-Zheng Ge
NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4), a major source of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, has been increasingly reported to be involved in tumorigenesis and/or tumor progression, but limited data are available regarding the role of NOX4 in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). We retrieved six independent investigations from Oncomine database and found that NOX4 is highly expressed in CRC tissues compared with corresponding normal controls. Similar results were also found in clinical specimens at both mRNA and protein levels...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413461/long-noncoding-rna-malat1-inhibits-apoptosis-induced-by-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-and-reoxygenation-in-human-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
#4
Jia-Wei Xin, Yu-Gang Jiang
Cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury leads to brain vascular dysfunction, which is characterized by endothelial cell injury or death. Long noncoding (lnc) RNA metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) is reportedly associated with endothelial cell functions and dysfunctions. In the present study, the role of MALAT1 in I/R-induced cerebral vascular endothelial cell apoptosis was explored using oxygen-glucose deprivation and reoxygenation (OGD-R) as an in vitro I/R injury model. Primary human brain microvascular endothelial cells were cultured under OGD-R, and the expression levels of MALAT1 and cell apoptosis were measured at 6, 9, 12, 24 and 36 h post-reoxygenation...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411557/controversy-about-pharmacological-modulation-of-nrf2-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Lidija Milkovic, Neven Zarkovic, Luciano Saso
Conventional anticancer therapies such as radiotherapy and chemotherapies are associated with oxidative stress generating reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive aldehydes like 4-hydroxynonenal in cancer cells that govern them to die. The main mechanism activated due to exposure of the cell to these reactive species is the Nrf2-Keap1 pathway. Although Nrf2 was firstly perceived as a tumor suppressor that inhibits tumor initiation and cancer metastasis, more recent data reveal its role also as a pro-oncogenic factor...
April 8, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405676/ulinastatin-protects-against-lipopolysaccharide-induced-cardiac-microvascular-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-via-downregulation-of-lncrna-malat1-and-ezh2-in-sepsis
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Zhaoxia Yu, Aisa Rayile, Xiangyang Zhang, Ying Li, Qiang Zhao
The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of ulinastatin on the permeability and apoptosis of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced cardiac microvascular endothelial cells (CMVECs), and investigate its molecular mechanisms in sepsis. The sepsis rat model was induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP), and rat CMVECs were isolated and treated with LPS or/and ulinastatin. Then, cell permeability was evaluated by transendothelial electrical resistance, reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels were assessed by 2,7-dichlorofluorescein diacetate, cell apoptosis was detected using Annexin V-FITC apoptosis detection kit, and the expression levels of Bcl-2, Bax, caspase-3, metastasis-associated lung adenocarcinoma transcript 1 (MALAT1) and EZH2 were detected by RT-qPCR and/or western blotting...
May 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403777/potential-molecular-targets-of-ampelopsin-in-prevention-and-treatment-of-cancers
#7
Xianjuan Kou, Jingjing Fan, Ning Chen
Cancers have increasing threat to human health due to the limited treatment efficacy of chemotherapy and radiotherapy with a series of toxicity and side effects; therefore, the development and utilization of natural products with potential preventive and therapeutic efficacy, and less toxicity and side effects will be beneficial to promote the health of cancer patients. In this article, the activity of ampelopsin as a natural flavonoid and its underlying molecular mechanisms for the prevention and treatments of hepatic carcinoma, breast cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma through inhibiting cell proliferation, accelerating apoptosis, inducing reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, suppressing angiogenesis, invasion and metastasis, and synergizing the efficacy of other anti-cancer drugs have been summarized...
April 12, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373445/pi3k-catalytic-isoform-alteration-promotes-the-limk1-related-metastasis-through-the-pak1-or-rock1-2-activation-in-cigarette-smoke-exposed-ovarian-cancer-cells
#8
Ga Bin Park, Daejin Kim
AIM: To investigate the molecular mechanisms by which long-term exposure to cigarette smoke extract (CSE) contributes to ovarian cancer metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Western blot analysis for diverse p110 isoforms of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-related signaling pathway and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers was performed to analyze the underlying mechanisms. Migratory activity of CSE-exposed ovarian cancer cells was determined by transendothelial migration and invasion assay...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368421/selected-mitochondrial-dna-landscapes-activate-the-sirt3-axis-of-the-upr-mt-to-promote-metastasis
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T C Kenny, P Hart, M Ragazzi, M Sersinghe, J Chipuk, M A K Sagar, K W Eliceiri, T LaFramboise, S Grandhi, J Santos, A K Riar, L Papa, M D'Aurello, G Manfredi, M G Bonini, D Germain
By causing mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mutations and oxidation of mitochondrial proteins, reactive oxygen species (ROS) leads to perturbations in mitochondrial proteostasis. Several studies have linked mtDNA mutations to metastasis of cancer cells but the nature of the mtDNA species involved remains unclear. Our data suggests that no common mtDNA mutation identifies metastatic cells; rather the metastatic potential of several ROS-generating mutations is largely determined by their mtDNA genomic landscapes, which can act either as an enhancer or repressor of metastasis...
April 3, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362858/3-bromopyruvate-and-buthionine-sulfoximine-effectively-kill-anoikis-resistant-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Minjong Lee, Ara Jo, Seulki Lee, Jong Bin Kim, Young Chang, Joon Yeul Nam, Hyeki Cho, Young Youn Cho, Eun Ju Cho, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Su Jong Yu, Jung-Hwan Yoon, Yoon Jun Kim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Acquisition of anoikis resistance is a prerequisite for metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, little is known about how energy metabolism and antioxidant systems are altered in anoikis-resistant (AR) HCC cells. We evaluated anti-tumor effects of a combination treatment of 3-bromopyruvate (3-BP) and buthionine sulfoximine (BSO) in AR HCC cells. METHODS: We compared glycolysis, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and chemoresistance among Huh-BAT, HepG2 HCC cells, and the corresponding AR cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350451/ros-switchable-polymeric-nanoplatform-with-stimuli-responsive-release-for-active-targeted-drug-delivery-to-breast-cancer
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Yu Zhang, Qin Guo, Sai An, Yifei Lu, Jianfeng Li, Xi He, Lisha Liu, Yujie Zhang, Tao Sun, Chen Jiang
Tumor microenvironment plays a vital role in the process of tumor development, proliferation, invasion, and metastasis. It is well acknowledged that reduction in pH, reactive oxygen species (ROS), and increased level of glucose transporter 1 (GLUT1) have become featured intracellular and extracellular biochemical markers of cancer owing to oncogenic transformation and abnormal metabolism. To establish a distinctive drug delivery system directed against the tumor microenvironment features, we develop a newly engineered polymeric nanoplatform for efficient doxorubicin (DOX) delivery with reduced systemic toxicity and high antitumor efficiency...
March 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350337/3-4-dihydroxybenzalactone-suppresses-human-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cells-metastasis-via-suppression-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-ros-mediated-pi3k-akt-mapk-mmp-and-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathways
#12
Wei Chao, Jeng-Shyan Deng, Pei-Ying Li, Yu-Chia Liang, Guan-Jhong Huang
3,4-Dihydroxybenzalactone (DBL) was isolated from Phellinus linteus (PL), which is a folk medicine possessing various physiological effects. In this study, we used highly metastatic A549 cells to investigate efficacy of DBL inhibition of cancer metastasis and possible mechanisms. The results revealed DBL inhibited migratory and invasive abilities of cancer cells at noncytotoxic concentrations. We found DBL suppressed enzymatic activities, protein expression, and RNA levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9...
March 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300829/cystatin-sn-inhibits-auranofin-induced-cell-death-by-autophagic-induction-and-ros-regulation-via-glutathione-reductase-activity-in-colorectal-cancer
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Byung Moo Oh, Seon-Jin Lee, Hee Jun Cho, Yun Sun Park, Jong-Tae Kim, Suk Ran Yoon, Sang Chul Lee, Jong-Seok Lim, Bo-Yeon Kim, Yong-Kyung Choe, Hee Gu Lee
Cystatin SN (CST1) is a specific inhibitor belonging to the cystatin superfamily that controls the proteolytic activities of cysteine proteases such as cathepsins. Our previous study showed that high CST1 expression enhances tumor metastasis and invasiveness in colorectal cancer. Recently, auranofin (AF), a gold(I)-containing thioredoxin reductase 1 (TrxR1) inhibitor, has been used clinically to treat rheumatoid arthritis. AF is a proteasome-associated deubiquitinase inhibitor and can act as an anti-tumor agent...
March 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281643/reactive-oxygen-species-are-required-for-zoledronic-acid-induced-apoptosis-in-osteoclast-precursors-and-mature-osteoclast-like-cells
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Ta-Wei Tai, Ching-Yu Chen, Fong-Chin Su, Yuan-Kun Tu, Tsung-Ting Tsai, Chiou-Feng Lin, I-Ming Jou
Inhibiting osteoclasts and osteoclast precursors to reduce bone resorption is an important strategy to treat osteoclast-related diseases, such as osteoporosis, inflammatory bone loss, and malignant bone metastasis. However, the mechanism by which apoptosis is induced in the osteoclasts and their precursors are not completely understood. Here, we used nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate zoledronic acid (ZA) to induce cell apoptosis in human and murine osteoclast precursors and mature osteoclast-like cells. Caspase-3-mediated cell apoptosis occurred following the ZA (100 μM) treatment...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275390/dual-role-of-inflammatory-mediators-in-cancer
#15
REVIEW
T G Shrihari
Inflammation is the body's response to noxious stimuli such as infectious, physiological or chemical agents, it releases various inflammatory mediators via immune cells such as neutrophils, macrophages, and lymphocytes. These inflammatory mediators are growth factors, chemokines, and cytokines. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitrogen species (RNS) activate transcriptional factors (NF-KB, STAT-3) and bring about cellular proliferation, genomic instability, angiogenesis, resistance to apoptosis, invasion, and metastasis...
2017: Ecancermedicalscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245569/pancreatic-cancer-induced-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-a-potential-contributor-to-cancer-associated-thrombosis
#16
Norbaini Abdol Razak, Omar Elaskalani, Pat Metharom
Pancreatic cancer (PaCa) is a highly metastatic cancer, and patients are at high risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE). Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have been associated with cancer metastasis and cancer-associated thrombosis, but the ability of cancer to stimulate NET release is not known. The release of NETs has been shown to be a slow process and requires reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. Studies suggest that activated platelets are important mediators in the release. Here, we show that PaCa cells can stimulate the rapid release of NETs, independently of ROS production...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244691/up-regulation-of-glycolysis-promotes-the-stemness-and-emt-phenotypes-in-gemcitabine-resistant-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#17
Hengqiang Zhao, Qingke Duan, Zhengle Zhang, Hehe Li, Heshui Wu, Qiang Shen, Chunyou Wang, Tao Yin
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)-type cells are considered as underlying causes of chemoresistance, tumour recurrence and metastasis in pancreatic cancer. We aimed to describe the mechanisms - particularly glycolysis - involved in the regulation of the CSC and EMT phenotypes. We used a gemcitabine-resistant (GR) Patu8988 cell line, which exhibited clear CSC and EMT phenotypes and showed reliance on glycolysis. Inhibition of glycolysis using 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) significantly enhanced the cytotoxicity of gemcitabine and inhibited the CSC and EMT phenotypes in GR cells both in vitro and in vivo...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223427/calcium-dependent-enhancement-by-extracellular-acidity-of-the-cytotoxicity-of-mitochondrial-inhibitors-against-melanoma
#18
Fumihito Noguchi, Shigeki Inui, Clare Fedele, Mark Shackleton, Satoshi Itami
Extracellular acidity is a hallmark of cancers and is independent of hypoxia. Since acidity potentiates malignant phenotypes, therapeutic strategies that enhance the targeting of oncogenic mechanisms in an acidic microenvironment should be effective. We report here that drugs which abrogate mitochondrial respiration show enhanced cytotoxicity against melanoma cells in a normoxic but acidic extracellular pH, independent from P53 mutations, BRAF (V600E) mutations and/or resistance against BRAF inhibitors. Conversely, the cytotoxicity against melanoma cells of mitochondrial inhibitors is impaired by a neutral or alkaline extracellular pH and in vivo systemic alkalinization with NaHCO3 enhanced subcutaneous tumor growth and lung metastasis of B16F10 cells in mice treated with the mitochondrial inhibitor phenformin...
February 21, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216675/extracellular-superoxide-dismutase-expression-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-modulates-cancer-cell-growth-and-migration
#19
Alessia Parascandolo, Francesca Rappa, Francesco Cappello, Jaehyup Kim, David A Cantu, Herbert Chen, Gianluigi Mazzoccoli, Peiman Hematti, Maria Domenica Castellone, Marco Salvatore, Mikko O Laukkanen
Tumor stroma-secreted growth factors, cytokines, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) influence tumor development from early stages to the metastasis phase. Previous studies have demonstrated downregulation of ROS-producing extracellular superoxide dismutase (SOD3) in thyroid cancer cell lines although according to recent data, the expression of SOD3 at physiological levels stimulates normal and cancer cell proliferation. Therefore, to analyze the expression of SOD3 in tumor stroma, we characterized stromal cells from the thyroid...
February 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210556/are-breast-cancer-stem-cells-the-key-to-resolving-clinical-issues-in-breast-cancer-therapy
#20
REVIEW
Hidetaka Shima, Akimitsu Yamada, Takashi Ishikawa, Itaru Endo
Despite the dramatic advances in breast cancer treatment over the past two decades, it is still the most common malignancies in women. One of the reasons patients succumb to breast cancer is treatment resistance leading to metastasis and recurrence. Recently, cancer stem cells (CSCs) have been suggested as a cause of metastasis and recurrence in several cancers because of their unique characteristics, including self-renewal, pluripotency, and high proliferative ability. Increasing evidence has implicated breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs) as essential for tumor development, progression, recurrence, and treatment resistance...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
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