1,213 results match your criteria Current Cancer Drug Targets[Journal]


HAMPT, A Novel Quadruple Drug Combination Designed for Cancer Metastatic Chemoprevention: From Hypothesis to Proof-of-concept.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(4):296-303

Institute of Oceanography, Minjiang University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108, China.

Background: Highly Active Metastasis Preventing Therapy (HAMPT) is a quardruple drug combination consisting of mifepristone, aspirin, lysine and doxycycline.

Objective: Based on our previous study, here, we further proved that HAMPT could effectively and safely prevent colon cancer metastasis.

Methods: It was specifically designed for synergistically controlling key cancer metastatic pathways. Read More

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January 2019
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Current Cancer Drug Development Strategies.

Authors:
Jingwei Shao Yu Gao

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(4):243-244

Cancer Metastasis Alert and Prevention Center College of Chemistry Fuzhou University Fuzhou, Fujian, China.

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January 2019

Hepatocyte Growth Factor and Macrophage-Stimulating Protein "Hinge" Analogs to Treat Pancreatic Cancer.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Psychology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA . United States.

Pancreatic cancer (PC) ranks twelfth in frequency of diagnosis but is the fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths with a 5 year survival rate of less than 7 percent. This poor prognosis occurs because the early stages of PC are often asymptomatic. Over-expression of several growth factors, most notably vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), has been implicated in PC resulting in dysfunctional signal transduction pathways and the facilitation of tumor growth, invasion and metastasis. Read More

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Mutational testing in gastrointestinal stromal tumor.

Authors:
Yu Wang Jerry Call

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

The Life Raft Group, 155 US-46 Wayne, NJ 07470. United States.

Targeted treatment has become a major modality in cancer management. Such cancer drugs are generally designed to treat tumors with certain genetic/genomic makeups. Mutational testing prior to prescribing targeted therapy is crucial in identifying who can receive clinical benefit from specific cancer drugs. Read More

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March 2019
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Inhibition of PI3K/mTOR pathways with GDC-0980 in pediatric leukemia: Impact on abnormal FLT-3 activity and cooperation with intracellular signaling targets.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. Canada.

Background: GDC-0980 is a selective small molecule inhibitor of class I PI3K and mTOR pathway with a potent anti-proliferative activity.

Objective: We set out to evaluate the efficacy of GDC-0980, in pre-clinical studies, against pediatric leukemia cells METHODS: The anti-neoplastic activity of GDC-0980 was evaluated in vitro using five different pediatric leukemia cells.

Results: Our data show that GDC-0980 significantly inhibited the proliferation of leukemia cell lines, KOPN8 (IC50, 532 nM), SEM (IC50,720 nM), MOLM-13 (IC50,346 nM), MV4;11 (IC50,199 nM), and TIB-202 (IC50, 848 nM), compared to normal control cells (1. Read More

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March 2019
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Cytoprotective Agents to avoid Chemotherapy Induced Sideeffects on Normal Cells: A Review.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Mar 26. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot-151203. India.

Anticancer agents play a vital role in the cure of patients suffering from malignancy. Though, the chemotherapeutic agents are associated with various adverse effects which produce significant toxic symptoms in the patients. But this therapy affects both the malignant and normal cells and leads to constricted therapeutic index of antimalignant drugs which adversely impacts the quality of patients' life. Read More

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March 2019
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Polyisoprenylated cysteinyl amide inhibitors deplete K-Ras and induce caspase-dependent apoptosis in lung cancer cells.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida 32307. United States.

Background: Non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) harboring mutation-induced dysregulation of Ras signaling present some of the most difficult-to-manage cases since directly targeting the constitutively active mutant Ras proteins has not resulted in clinically useful drugs. Therefore, modulating Ras activity for targeted treatment of cancer remains an urgent healthcare need.

Objective: In the current study, we investigated a novel class of compounds, the polyisoprenylated cysteinyl amide inhibitors (PCAIs), for their anticancer molecular mechanisms using the NSCLC cell panel with K-Ras and/or other mutant genes. Read More

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Advance In-silico based Predictive In-Vivo Profiling of Novel Potent β-Glucuronidase Inhibitors.

Authors:
Maria Yousuf

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Dow College of Biotechnology, Department of Bioinformatics, Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi. Pakistan.

Background: Intestinal β-glucuronidase enzyme has significant importance in colorectal carcinogenesis. Specific inhibition of the enzyme helps to prevent immune reactivation of the glucuronide-carcinogens thus, protects the intestine from ROS (Reactive Oxidative Species) mediatedcarcinogenesis.

Objectives: Advancements to the In-silico based techniques is providing broad range of studies to facilitate the drug designing and development process speedily through SwissADME and BOIELD-Eggtools. Read More

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March 2019
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An integrative "omics" approach, for identification of bona fides PLK1 associated biomarker in Oesophgeal adenocarcinoma.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Feb 10. Epub 2019 Feb 10.

Edinburgh Cancer Research Center, University of Edinburgh. United Kingdom.

Background: The rapid expansion of genome wide profiling techniques offers the opportunity to utilize various types of information collectively in the study of human health and disease. Overexpression of Polo like kinase 1 (PLK1) is associated with oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC), however biological functions and molecular targets of PLK1 in OAC are still unknown.

Objectives: Here we performed integrative analysis of two "omics" data sources to reveal high level interactions of PLK1 associated with OAC. Read More

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February 2019
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Anti-cancer effects of curcumin on myelodysplastic syndrome through the inhibition of enhancer of zeste homolog-2 (EZH2).

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Department of Hematology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430030. China.

Enhancer of zeste homolog-2 (EZH2), a histone methyltransferase that regulates histone H3 methylation of lysine27 (H3K27me3), is involved in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Targeting epigenetic regulators has been identified as a potential treatment target in MDS chemotherapy. Curcumin, a natural compound extracted from turmeric, was found to possess a wide range of anticancer activities in various tumors. Read More

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February 2019
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Autophagy And Apoptosis Specifc Knowledgebases-Guided Systems Pharmacology Drug Research.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

School of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh, 335 Sutherland Drive, 206 Salk Pavilion. United States.

Backgrounds: Autophagy and apoptosis are the basic physiological processes in cells that clean up aged and mutant cellular components or even the entire cells. Both autophagy and apoptosis are disrupted in most major diseases such as cancer and neurological disorders. Recently, increasing attention is paid to understand the crosstalk between autophagy and apoptosis due to their tightly synergetic or opposite functions in several pathological processes. Read More

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February 2019

Combinatorial inhibition of mTORC2 and Hsp90 leads to a distinctly effective therapeutic strategy in malignant pheochromocytom.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Urology, Huashan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai. China.

Background: Malignant pheochromocytoma (mPCC) is an uncommon tumor with poor prognosis, and no effective therapeutic strategy exists. Discovering new and effective therapeutic strategies to improve prognosis is an urgent need.

Objective: To investigate whether combinatorial inhibition of both mTORC2 and Hsp90 in PC12 cells could lead to a distinctly antitumor effect in vitro and in vivo that was greater than inhibition of mTORC2 or Hsp90 alone. Read More

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February 2019
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The clinical prognostic value of LRG1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Feb 3. Epub 2019 Feb 3.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong. China.

Background: Leucine-rich-alpha-2-glycoprotein1 (LRG1) is a new oncogene-related gene, which has been verified important to the development and poor prognosis of human cancers. However, whether it participates in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) progression remains unclear.

Objective: To investigate the expression level and functional influence of LRG1 in ESCC. Read More

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February 2019
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Targeted Nanotechnology from Bench to Bedside.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(1):3-4

Department of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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January 2019
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Preface.

Authors:
Ruiwen Zhang

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(1)

Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology (Tenured) Robert L. Boblitt Endowed Professor in Drug Discovery Director of UH Drug Discovery Institute University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, United States.

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January 2019

Zoledronic Acid Inhibits the RhoA-mediated Amoeboid Motility of Prostate Cancer Cells.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Jan 15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale e Clinica, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Viale Morgagni 50, 50142 Firenze. Italy.

Background: The bisphosphonate Zoledronic acid (ZA) is a potent osteoclast inhibitor currently used in the clinic to reduce osteoporosis and cancer-induced osteolysis. Moreover, ZA exerts an anti-tumor effect in several tumors. Despite this evidence, the relevance of ZA in prostate cancer (PCa) is not completely understood. Read More

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January 2019
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Isolation, solid-state structure determination, in silico and in vitro anticancer evaluation of an indole amino acid alkaloid L-Abrine†.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Jan 10. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 1201 West University Drive, Edinburg, Texas - 78539. United States.

Background: Abrus precatorius Linn. (Kunch in Bengali) is widely spread in tropical and sub-tropical regions. It is a typical plant species which is well-known simultaneously as folk medicine and for its toxicity. Read More

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January 2019
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Gefitinib represses JAK-STAT signaling activated by CRTC1-MAML2 fusion in mucoepidermoid carcinoma cells.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 Jan 3. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Department of Internal Medicine, Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Henan Cancer Hospital, Zhengzhou, Henan, 450008. China.

Background: Gefitinib is well-known as a tyrosine kinase inhibitor targeting non-small-lung-cancer (NSCLC) containing EGFR mutations. However, its effectiveness in treating mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) without such EGFR mutations suggests additional targets.

Objective: The CRTC1-MAML2 (C1-M2) fusion typical for MEC has been proposed to be a gefitinib target. Read More

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January 2019
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EH-42, a novel small molecule induces apoptosis and inhibits migration and invasion of human hepatoma cells through suppressing STAT3 signaling pathway.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Dec 25. Epub 2018 Dec 25.

Department of Natural Medicinal Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009. China.

Background: Since signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is aberrantly activated in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and plays a key role in this tumor progression, inhibition of the STAT3 signaling pathway has been considered as an effective therapeutic strategy for suppressing HCC development.

Objective: In this study, we investigated the anti-cancer effects of EH-42 on HCC cells and tried to explain the underlying mechanism.

Methods: MTT assay, colon formation assay and AnnexinV-FITC/PI double-staining assay were performed to assess the effects of EH-42 on cell growth and survival. Read More

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December 2018
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Nanotherapy Targeting the Tumor Microenvironment.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Dec 19. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, 200433. China.

Cancer is characterized by high mortality and low curability. Recent studies have shown that the mechanism of tumor resistance involves not only endogenous changes to tumor cells, but also to the tumor microenvironment (TME), which provides the necessary conditions for the growth, invasion, and metastasis of cancer cells, akin to Stephen Paget's hypothesis of "seed and soil." Hence, the TME is a significant target for cancer therapy via nanoparticles, which can carry different kinds of drugs targeting different types or stages of tumors. Read More

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December 2018
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Molecular Mechanisms and Targeted Therapies Including Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.

Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe. Japan.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Molecular targeted therapy has greatly advanced the field of treatment for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which accounts for the majority of lung cancers. Indeed, gefitinib, which was the first molecular targeted therapeutic agent, has actually doubled the survival time of NSCLC patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles as a Prospective and Promising Approach for Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(4):285-295

Institute of Materia Medica, School of Pharmacy, Henan University, Jinming Road, Kaifeng, 475004, China.

Background: With the development of nanotechnology, nanocarrier has widely been applied in such fields as drug delivery, diagnostic and medical imaging and engineering in recent years. Among all of the available nanocarriers, mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) have become a hot issue because of their unique properties, such as large surface area and voidage, tunable drug loading capacity and release kinetics, good biosafety and easily modified surface.

Objective: We described the most recent progress in silica-assisted drug delivery and biomedical applications according to different types of Cargo in order to allow researchers to quickly learn about the advance in this field. Read More

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January 2019
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Insilico structure modeling and molecular docking analysis of phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate amidotransferase (PPAT) with antifolate inhibitors.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Nov 26. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

King Fahd Medical Research Center, King Abdulaziz University, P. O. Box 80216, Jeddah 21589. Saudi Arabia.

Cancer remains the one most serious disease worldwide. Robust metabolism is hallmark of the cancer. PPAT (phosphoribosyl pyrophosphate amidotransferase) catalyzes the first committed step of de novo purine biosynthesis. Read More

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November 2018
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Inhibition of the ATPase domain of human topoisomerase IIa on HepG2 cells by 1, 2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, mono (2-ethylhexyl) ester: molecular docking and dynamics simulations.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Nov 27. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. India.

Background: The major attention has been received by the natural products in the prevention of diseases due to their pharmacological role.

Objective: The major focus of the study was to search for highly potential anti-cancer compounds from marine Streptomyces sp. VITJS4 (NCIM No. Read More

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November 2018
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Overexpression of Nemo-like kinase promotes the proliferation and invasion of lung cancer cells and indicates poor prognosis.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Pathology, College of Basic Medical Sciences and the First Hospital, China Medical University, Shenyang 110001. China.

Nemo-like kinase (NLK) is an evolutionarily conserved MAP kinase-related kinase involved in the pathogenesis of several human cancers. We examined the expression of NLK in lung cancer tissues through western blot analysis. We enhanced or knocked down NLK expression by gene transfection or RNA interference, respectively, in lung cancer cells and examined expression alterations of key proteins in the Wnt signaling pathway and in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Read More

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November 2018
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Bone invasive properties of oral squamous cell carcinoma and its interactions with alveolar bone cells: an in vitro study.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Nov 2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

Cancer Molecular Pathology, School of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland. Australia.

Background: Co-culture of cancer cells with alveolar bone cells could modulate bone invasion and destructions. However, the mechanisms of interaction between oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and bone cells remain unclear.

Objective: The aim of this study is to analyse the direct and indirect effects of OSCC cells in the stimulation of osteolytic activity and bone invasion. Read More

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November 2018
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Characterization of YY1 OPB Peptide for Its Anticancer Activity.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Cancer Biology and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157. United States.

The oncoprotein binding (OPB) domain of Yin Yang 1 (YY1) consists of 26 amino acids between G201 and S226, and is involved in YY1 interaction with multiple oncogene products, including MDM2, AKT, EZH2 and E1A. Through the OPB domain, YY1 promotes the oncogenic or proliferative regulation of these oncoproteins in cancer cells. We previously demonstrated that a peptide with the OPB sequence blocked YY1-AKT interaction and inhibited breast cancer cell proliferation. Read More

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October 2018
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CT-707 Overcomes Resistance of crizotinib through activating PDPK1-AKT1 pathway by targeting FAK.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Clinical Laboratory, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/Cancer Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100021. China.

Background: Crizotinib established the position of anaplastic lymphoma kinase-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (ALK-TKI) in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC) while the therapy-resistance hindered those patients from benefitting continuously from the treatment. CT-707 is an inhibitor of ALK/focal adhesion kinase (FAK) and IGFR-1. H2228CR (crizotinib resistance, CR) and H3122CR NSCLC cell lines were generated from the parental cell line H2228 (EML4-ALK, E6a/b:A20, variant 3) and H3122(EML4-ALK, E13:A20, variant 1), respectively. Read More

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October 2018
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The RNA Binding Protein HuR: a Promising Drug Target for Anticancer Therapy.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Oct 31. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong SAR. China.

The stability of mRNA is one of the key factors governing the regulation of eukaryotic gene expression and function. Human antigen R (HuR) is a RNA-binding protein that regulates the stability, translation, and nucleus-to-cytoplasm shuttling of its target mRNAs. While HuR is normally localized within the nucleus, it has been shown that HuR binds mRNAs in the nucleus and then escorts the mRNAs to the cytoplasm where HuR protects them from degradation. Read More

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October 2018
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Targeting strategies for glucose metabolic pathways and T cells in colorectal cancer.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Oct 15. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Department of Medicine, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province 212001. China.

Colorectal cancer is a heterogeneous group of diseases that result from the accumulation of different sets of genomic alterations, together with epigenomic alterations, and it is influenced by tumor-host interactions, leading to tumor cell growth and glycolytic imbalances. This review summarizes recent findings that involve multiple signaling molecules and downstream genes in the dysregulated glycolytic pathway. This paper further discusses the role of the dysregulated glycolytic pathway in the tumor initiation, progression and the concomitant systemic immunosuppression commonly observed in colorectal cancer patients. Read More

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October 2018
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Gender Differences in the Antioxidant Response to Oxidative Stress in Experimental Brain Tumors.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Oct 18. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Jaén, Jaén. Spain.

Background: Brain tumorigenesis is related to oxidative stress and a decreased response of antioxidant defense systems. Due to it is well known that gender differences exists in the incidence and survival rates of brain tumors, it is important to recognize and understand the ways in which their biology can differ.

Objective: To analyze gender differences in redox status in animals with chemically-induced brain tumors. Read More

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October 2018
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HSF1 as a Cancer Biomarker and Therapeutic Target.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Oct 18. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Bloomington, IN 47405. United States.

Heat shock factor 1 (HSF1) was discovered in 1984 as the master regulator of the heat shock response. In this classical role, HSF1 is activated following cellular stresses such as heat shock that ultimately lead to HSF1-mediated expression of heat shock proteins to protect the proteome and survive these acute stresses. However, it is now becoming clear that HSF1 also plays a significant role in several diseases, perhaps none more prominent than cancer. Read More

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October 2018
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Targeting Upstream Kinases of STAT3 in Human Medulloblastoma cells.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 10 16. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Background: Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor in children. Despite improvement in overall survival rate, it still lacks an effective targeted treatment strategy. The Janus family of cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases (JAKs) and Src kinases, upstream protein kinases of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3), play important roles in medulloblastoma pathogenesis and therefore represent potential therapeutic targets. Read More

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October 2018
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The Multifunctional Protein p62 and Its Mechanistic Roles in Cancers.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Oct 16. Epub 2018 Oct 16.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614. United States.

The multifunctional signaling hub p62 is well recognized as ubiquitin sensor and selective autophagy adaptor under myriad stress conditions including cancer. As a ubiquitin sensor, p62 promotes NFκB activation by facilitating TRAF6 ubiquitination and aggregation. As a selective autophagy receptor, p62 links ubiquitinated substrates including p62 itself for lysosome-mediated degradation. Read More

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October 2018
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Osimertinib quantitative and gene variation analyses in cerebrospinal fluid and plasma of non-small cell lung cancer patient with leptomeningeal metastases.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Oct 17. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Department of Medical Oncology, Key Laboratory of Clinical Study on Anticancer Molecular Targeted Drugs, National Cancer Center/National Clinical Research Center for Cancer/ Cancer Hospital, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences , Beijing 100021. China.

Background: Leptomeningeal metastases (LM) are much more frequent in patients of non-small lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. Osimertinib, a third-generation epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (EGFR-TKI) shows promising efficacy for LM.

Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the concentration of osimertinib and gene variation of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in human plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Read More

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October 2018
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Oral Drug Delivery Systems for Ulcerative Colitis Therapy: A Comparative Study with Microparticles and Nanoparticles.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(4):304-311

Institute for Clean Energy and Advanced Materials, Faculty of Materials and Energy, Southwest University, Chongqing, China.

Background: Oral administrations of microparticles (MPs) and nanoparticles (NPs) have been widely employed as therapeutic approaches for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC). However, no previous study has comparatively investigated the therapeutic efficacies of MPs and NPs.

Methods: In this study, curcumin (CUR)-loaded MPs (CUR-MPs) and CUR-loaded NPs (CUR-NPs) were prepared using a single water-in-oil emulsion solvent evaporation technique. Read More

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January 2019
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Ursolic Acid in Cancer Treatment and Metastatic Chemoprevention: From Synthesized Derivatives to Nanoformulations in Preclinical Studies.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(4):245-256

Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Cancer Metastasis Chemoprevention and Chemotherapy, College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China.

Background: Cancer metastasis has emerged as a major public health threat that causes majority of cancer fatalities. Traditional chemotherapeutics have been effective in the past but suffer from low therapeutic efficiency and harmful side-effects. Recently, it has been reported ursolic acid (UA), one of the naturally abundant pentacyclic triterpenes, possesses a wide range of biological activities including anti-inflammatory, anti-atherosclerotic, and anti-cancer properties. Read More

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January 2019
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Gene Therapy and Photothermal Therapy of Layer-by-Layer Assembled AuNCs /PEI/miRNA/ HA Nanocomplexes.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(4):330-337

Key Laboratory of Targeting Therapy and Diagnosis for Critical Diseases, Henan Province; School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhengzhou University, 100 Kexue Avenue, Zhengzhou 450001, China.

Background: MicroRNA (miRNA) therapy, which was widely considered to treat a series of cancer, has been confronted with numerous obstacles to being delivered into target cells because of its easy biodegradation and instability.

Methods: In this research, we successfully constructed 11-mercaptoundecanoic acid modified gold nanocages (AuNCs)/polyethyleneimine (PEI)/miRNA/hyaluronic acid (HA) complexes (abbreviated as AuNCs/PEI/miRNA/HA) using a layer-by-layer method for target-specific intracellular delivery of miRNA by HA receptor mediated endocytosis.

Results: The results of UV spectra, hydrodynamic diameter and zeta potential analyses confirmed the formation of AuNCs/PEI/ miRNA/HA complex with its average particle size of ca. Read More

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January 2019
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Targeting Membrane Receptors of Ovarian Cancer Cells for Therapy.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Oct 9. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

School of Pharmacy, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 212013. China.

Ovarian cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide from gynecological malignancies, mainly because there are few early symptoms and the disease is generally diagnosed at an advanced stage. In addition, despite the effectiveness of cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer and the high response rates to chemotherapy, survival has improved little over the last 20 years. The management of patients with ovarian cancer also remains similar despite studies showing striking differences and heterogeneity among different subtypes. Read More

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October 2018
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The Association of Neuronal Stress with Activating Transcription Factor 3 in Dorsal Root Ganglion of in vivo and in vitro Models of Bortezomib- Induced Neuropathy.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(1):50-64

Department of Anatomy, Shandong University School of Basic Medical Sciences, Jinan 250012, China.

Background: The notion that proteasome inhibitor bortezomib (BTZ) induced intracellular oxidative stress resulting in peripheral neuropathy has been generally accepted. The association of mitochondrial dysfunction, cell apoptosis, and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress with intracellular oxidative stress is ambiguous and still needs to be investigated. The activation of activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3) is a stress-hub gene which was upregulated in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons after different kinds of peripheral nerve injuries. Read More

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January 2019
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In Vitro and In Vivo Antimetastatic Effects of ZSTK474 on Prostate Cancer DU145 Cells.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(4):321-329

Tianjin Key Laboratory on Technologies Enabling Development of Clinical Therapeutics and Diagnostics, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin 300070, China.

Background: The lethality of prostate cancer is mainly due to metastasis. Inhibition of metastasis is expected to be a promising approach for prostate cancer therapy. Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway is reported to be closely involved in cell growth, migration, etc. Read More

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January 2019
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Cordycepin Downregulates Cdk-2 to Interfere with Cell Cycle and Increases Apoptosis by Generating ROS in Cervical Cancer Cells: in vitro and in silico Study.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(2):152-159

Division of Molecular Cancer Biology, The Red-Green Research Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Background: Cordycepin is a small molecule from medicinal mushroom Cordyceps, which has been reported for anticancer properties.

Objective: In this study, we have focused on the investigation of cordycepin effect on cervical cancer cells with further clarification of possible molecular mechanism.

Method: We have used cell viability and cell counting assay for cytotoxic effect of cordycepin, flow cytometric assay of apoptosis and cell cycle, and quantitative PCR (qPCR) and Western blotting for the determination of target gene expression. Read More

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January 2019
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c-Myc inhibitor 10074-G5 induces murine and human hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell expansion and HDR modulator Rad51 expression.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Sep 4. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Yeditepe University - Genetics and Bioengineering Department Istanbul. Turkey.

c-Myc plays a major role in the maintenance of glycolytic metabolism and hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) quiescence. Targeting modulators of HSC quiescence and metabolism could lead to HSC cell cycle entry with concomitant expansion. Here we show that c-Myc inhibitor 10074-G5 treatment leads to 2-fold increase in murine LSKCD34low HSC compartment post 7 days. Read More

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September 2018
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Cathepsin L Induces Proangiogenic Changes in Human Omental Microvascular Endothelial Cells via Activation of the ERK1/2 Pathway.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(3):231-242

Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Science, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter, Devon EX1 2LU, United Kingdom.

Background: Metastasis still remains the major cause of therapeutic failure, poor prognosis and high mortality in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients. Previously, we showed that EOC cells secrete a range of factors with potential pro-angiogenic activity, in disease-relevant human omental microvascular endothelial cells (HOMECs), including the lysosomal protease cathepsin L (CathL). Thus, the aim of this study was to examine potential pro-proliferative and pro-migratory effects of CathL in HOMECs and the activated signalling pathways, and whether these proangiogenic responses are dependent on CathL-catalytic activity. Read More

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The Evaluation of Animal Models in the Development of Anticancer Agents: From Preclinical to Clinical Tests.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(4):277-284

Cancer Metastasis Alert and Prevention Center, and Biopharmaceutical Photocatalysis, State Key Laboratory of Photocatalysis on Energy and Environment, Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Cancer Metastasis Chemoprevention and Chemotherapy, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350002, China.

Background: One of the main reasons for most of the anticancer drugs to fail in the late preclinical testing and early clinical trials is the differences in drug effects observed from animals and patients, and the challenge has been to find a balance to reduce the inherent differences from species.

Objective: Predicting safe starting doses and dosing schedules for human clinical trials is the main purpose of toxicological studies of anticancer drugs.

Methods: Relevant information and data were assimilated from manuscripts, congress publications, and online sources. Read More

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January 2019
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Exploring Proteomic Drug Targets, Therapeutic Strategies and Protein-Protein Interactions in Cancer: Mechanistic View.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Aug 2. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Kashmir, Srinagar. India.

Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) drive major signalling cascades and play critical role in cell proliferation, apoptosis, angiogenesis and trafficking. Deregulated PPIs are implicated in multiple malignancies and represent the critical targets for treating cancer. Herein we discuss the key protein-protein interacting domains implicated in cancer notably PDZ, SH2, SH3, LIM, PTB, SAM and PH. Read More

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August 2018
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Combination Therapies Using Metformin and/or Valproic Acid in Prostate Cancer: Possible Mechanistic Interactions.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2018 Jul 23. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer, Flinders University and Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Adelaide. Australia.

Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most frequent cancer in men. The evolution from local PCa to castration-resistant PCa, an end-stage of disease, is often associated with changes in genes such as p53, androgen receptor, PTEN, and ETS gene fusion products. Evidence is accumulating that repurposing of metformin (MET) and valproic acid (VPA) either when used alone, or in combination, with another therapy, could potentially play a role in slowing down PCa progression. Read More

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July 2018
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Linc01638 Promotes Tumorigenesis in HER2+ Breast Cancer.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(1):74-80

Department of Breast Oncology, Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Background: Long non-coding RNAs play crucial roles in various biological activities and diseases. The role of long intergenic non-coding RNA01638 (linc01638) in breast cancer, especially in HER2-positive breast cancer, remains largely unknown.

Objective: To investigate the effect of linc01638 on tumorigenesis in HER2-positive breast cancer. Read More

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January 2019
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Conjugation of Phthalocyanine Photosensitizer with Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimer: Improved Solubility, Disaggregation and Photoactivity Against HepG2 Cells.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(4):312-320

School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, WA, United States.

Objective: To improve solubility and to reduce aggregation, ZnPcC4 was conjugated to a third-generation poly-amidoamine dendrimer with amino end group (G3-PAMAM-NH2), which acts as a novel photodynamic therapy (PDT) drug carrier system.

Methods: The phthalocyanines were synthesized by construction reaction. The nano drug was obtained from the conjugation of ZnPcC4 to G3-PAMAM-NH2, using EDC and NHS as coupling agents. Read More

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January 2019
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A Comprehensive Review on Ethnomedicinal, Pharmacological and Phytochemical Basis of Anticancer Medicinal Plants of Pakistan.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2019 ;19(2):120-151

Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, The University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

The widespread emergence of cancer and development of resistance to chemotherapeutic agents is increasing the interest of scientists in the use of ethnomedicinal preparations and isolated phytochemicals in the treatment and prevention of disease. Medicinal plants have been used in Pakistan since prehistoric times. The present review was designed to identify anticancer plants of ethnomedicinal significance and to summarize the anticancer activities carried out on these medicinal plants to establish the pharmacological and phytochemical basis of their use. Read More

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January 2019
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