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NUDCD1 knockdown inhibits the proliferation, migration, and invasion of pancreatic cancer via the EMT process.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 Jul 29;13(undefined). Epub 2021 Jul 29.

School of Stomatology, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 110013, China.

NudC domain containing 1 (NUDCD1) is an oncoprotein frequently activated or upregulated in various human cancers, but its role in pancreatic cancer (PC) remains unknown. Thus, we aimed to determine the function and mechanism of NUDCD1 in PC. We employed Western blot and quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction to assess NUDCD1 expression in cells and PC tissues. Read More

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Ionizing radiation-induced 'zombie' carcinoma-associated fibroblasts with suppressed pro-radioresistance on OSCC cells.

Oral Dis 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Center of Stomatology & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Objectives: This study was to investigate the effect of ionizing radiation (IR) on oral carcinoma-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) and to further explore subsequent effects of IR-induced 'zombie' CAFs on oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) cells.

Materials And Methods: Three primary CAFs and one primary normal-associated fibroblasts (NAFs) were separated from human OSCC and normal oral mucosa tissues, identified by immunocytochemistry. Cells were exposed to IR by X-ray irradiator under different doses. Read More

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Inventorization of traditional ethnobotanical uses of wild plants of Dawarian and Ratti Gali areas of District Neelum, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan.

PLoS One 2021 29;16(7):e0255010. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Department of Botany, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Background: An ethnobotanical expedition was conducted to document the traditional ethnobotanical (TEB) uses of wild flora of Dawarian and Ratti Gali villages of District Neelam, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Pakistan. District Neelam has rich plant diversity and is hub of many endemic plant species while the study areas are not yet explored. The research area: Dawarian and Rati Gali (DRG) area is mountaineous terrain and villages are located on far and farther distances. Read More

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Circ_0000520 contributes to triple-negative breast cancer progression through mediating the miR-1296/ZFX axis.

Thorac Cancer 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Department of Breast Surgery, The Central Hospital of Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Enshi City, China.

Background: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is the most aggressive subtype of breast cancer with a high incidence of local recurrence and metastasis. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are implicated in the pathomechanism of TNBC. Here, we investigated the function of circ_0000520 in TNBC and its associated mechanism. Read More

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The Synergistic Anticancer Traits of Graphene Oxide Plus Doxorubicin Against BT474 and MCF7 Breast Cancer Stem Cells In Vitro.

Appl Biochem Biotechnol 2021 Jul 29. Epub 2021 Jul 29.

Department of Biology, School of Basic Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Breast cancer is among the leading causes of death due to cancers around the globe. Current therapeutic approaches towards healing of breast cancer have been associated with poor outcomes. Graphene and its derivatives have a two-dimensional flat structure, which is characterized by the ability to carry drugs and modify the surface, low cytotoxicity, and high biocompatibility. Read More

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Long non-coding RNA PTAR inhibits apoptosis but promotes proliferation, invasion and migration of cervical cancer cells by binding miR-101.

Bioengineered 2021 Dec;12(1):4536-4545

Department of Gynaecology, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao China.

In this study, the expression of PTAR in cervical cancer tissues and cells was quantified by real-time PCR. Then, the roles of PTAR in HeLa cell proliferation and cell cycle were analyzed by a CCK-8 assay and flow cytometry, respectively.The effects of PTAR on cell migration and invasion were checked by Transwell and wound healing assays. Read More

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December 2021

Circular RNA TAF4B Promotes Bladder Cancer Progression by Sponging miR-1298-5p and Regulating TGFA Expression.

Front Oncol 2021 12;11:643362. Epub 2021 Jul 12.

Department of Urology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China.

Background: Bladder cancer (Bca) is the most common malignant tumor of the urinary system. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been recognized as key regulators in tumorigenesis. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying circRNAs involved in the progression of BCa remain largely unknown. Read More

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Zinc oxide nanoparticles reduce the chemoresistance of gastric cancer by inhibiting autophagy.

World J Gastroenterol 2021 Jul;27(25):3851-3862

Department of Infectious Disease, Nantong Third People's Hospital, Nantong 226006, Jiangsu Province, China.

Background: Gastric cancer (GC) is a common malignancy that results in a high rate of cancer-related mortality. Cisplatin (DDP)-based chemotherapy is the first-line clinical treatment for GC therapy, but chemotherapy resistance remains a severe clinical challenge. Zinc oxide nanoparticle (ZnO-NP) has been identified as a promising anti-cancer agent, but the function of ZnO-NP in GC development is still unclear. Read More

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PEITC inhibits the invasion and migration of colorectal cancer cells by blocking TGF-β-induced EMT.

Biomed Pharmacother 2020 Oct 17;130:110743. Epub 2020 Sep 17.

Department of Medicine Oncology, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Colorectal and Pelvic Floor Diseases, The Sixth Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510655, China. Electronic address:

Aim: Tumor metastasis is the leading cause of death in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), in which epithelial-mesenchymal transition(EMT) plays a vital role. However, the exact mechanisms of this process remain largely unknown. The aim of the present study was to determine the role of phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC) in CRC metastasis by regulating EMT. Read More

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October 2020

Hhex inhibits cell migration via regulating RHOA/CDC42-CFL1 axis in human lung cancer cells.

Cell Commun Signal 2021 Jul 28;19(1):80. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Animal Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Life Sciences, Shandong University, Room N8-110, 72 Binhai Road, Qingdao, 266237, China.

Background: Hhex(human hematopoietically expressed homeobox), also known as PRH, is originally considered as a transcription factor to regulate gene expression due to its homebox domain. Increasing studies show that Hhex plays a significant role in development, including anterior-posterior axis formation, vascular development and HSCs self-renewal etc. Hhex is linked to many diseases such as cancers, leukemia, and type-2 diabetes. Read More

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miR-126 regulates the proliferation, migration, invasion, and apoptosis of non-small lung cancer cells via AKT2/HK2 axis.

IUBMB Life 2021 Jul 28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Lishui People's Hospital/The Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Lishui, China.

This study tended to clarify the role of miR-126 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell biological behaviors in vitro, containing cell proliferation, migration, invasion, and apoptosis. miRNA expression microarray related to NSCLC was accessed from gene expression omnibus (GEO) database and subjected to differential analysis using the "limma" package. Real-time quantitative PCR was conducted to assess the expression of miR-126 in NSCLC cell lines. Read More

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The Src-family kinase Lyn in immunoreceptor signaling.

Endocrinology 2021 Jul 28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, United States.

Effective regulation of immune-cell activation is critical for ensuring that the immune response, and inflammation generated for the purpose of pathogen elimination, is limited in space and time to limit tissue damage. Autoimmune disease can occur when immunoreceptor signaling is dysregulated, leading to unrestrained inflammation and organ damage. Conversely, tumors can coopt the tissue-healing and immunosuppressive functions of hematopoietic cells to promote metastasis and evade therapy. Read More

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A bispecific decoy receptor VEGFR-EGFR/Fc binding EGF-like ligands and VEGF shows potent antitumor efficacy.

J Drug Target 2021 Jul 28:1-28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Department of Clinical immunology, School of Laboratory Medicine, Xinxiang Medical University, Xinxiang, China.

Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) represent two clinically validated targets for a variety of human cancers, and dual inhibition of EGFR and VEGF(R) has demonstrated superior activity to single EGFR inhibitors. This study was to construct a novel bispecific decoy receptor VEGFR-EGFR/Fc that contains Fc portion of human IgG1 acted as molecular scaffold, and the immunoglobulin-like domain 1-3 of VEGFR1 and extracellular domain of EGFR fused to the N-terminal and C-terminal of Fc, respectively, aiming at capturing the EGF-like ligands and VEGF. ELISA showed that VEGFR-EGFR/Fc bound to EGF, TGF-α, and VEGF with high affinity. Read More

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Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of Autotaxin in Thyroid and Breast Cancer Models Using [F]PRIMATX.

Mol Pharm 2021 Jul 28. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton T6G 1Z2, Alberta, Canada.

Autotaxin (ATX) is a secreted enzyme responsible for producing lysophosphatidic acid (LPA). The ATX/LPA signaling axis is typically activated in wound healing and tissue repair processes. The ATX/LPA axis is highjacked and upregulated in the progression and persistence of several chronic inflammatory diseases, including cancer. Read More

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Dihydrotanshinone-I modulates Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) Thereby Impairing Migration and Clonogenicity of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells.

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2021 Jul 1;22(7):2177-2184. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Department of Medical Oncology, Dr. BRA IRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.

Background: Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (Danshen), has been used for its therapeutic value in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), for almost a thousand years. Dihydrotanshinone-I (DHTS) is a lipophilic compound isolated from the plant Salvia miltiorrhiza that has been shown to induce anti-proliferative and apoptotic effects on breast cancer cells. In the present study, we investigated the anti-migratory effect of DHTS on TNBC cell lines by studying the Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) changes. Read More

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Identification of miRNA signatures and their therapeutic potentials in prostate cancer.

Mol Biol Rep 2021 Jul 27. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey.

Background: Herein, we identified miRNA signatures that were able to differentiate malignant prostate cancer from benign prostate hyperplasia and revealed the therapeutic potential of these miRNAs against prostate cancer development.

Methods And Results: MicroRNA expressions were determined by qPCR. MTT was used for cell viability analysis and immunohistochemistry was performed for Bax/Bcl-2 staining. Read More

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Pathways to Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Among Women in Ghana: A Qualitative Study.

Womens Health Rep (New Rochelle) 2021 16;2(1):234-244. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Ghanaian women and most women are identified once they develop symptoms. Women then must navigate a complex health care system to get diagnosed and receive orthodox medicine. We describe Ghanaian women's pathways of care from breast cancer-related symptom detection to treatment receipt. Read More

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Where the Seed of Healing Is Planted.

JACC Case Rep 2019 Dec 27;1(4):678-679. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

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December 2019

Unconventional Path to Healing: Diagnostic Value of CMR in a Patient With Incessant VT.

JACC Case Rep 2019 Dec 20;1(4):638-642. Epub 2019 Nov 20.

DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

A 58-year-old male patient with incessant ventricular tachycardia was referred to cardiac magnetic resonance for scar assessment. He was found to have metastatic amelanotic melanoma of the heart. The cardiac magnetic resonance-based diagnosis of cardiac malignancy critically altered the subsequent clinical management. Read More

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December 2019

lncRNA-PACER upregulates and PGE2 through the NF-κB pathway to promote the proliferation and invasion of colorectal-cancer cells.

Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf) 2021 Jun 10;9(3):257-268. Epub 2020 Dec 10.

Department of Colorectal Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang, P. R. China.

Background: p50-associated cyclooxygenase-2 extragenic RNA (PACER) is a recently identified antisense long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) located on the upstream of the promoter region of cyclooxygenase-2 (). Preliminary studies have suggested that PACER is involved in the regulation of expression in macrophagocyte and osteosarcoma cells. However, the role of this lncRNA in colorectal cancer (CRC) remains elusive. Read More

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Next-generation multimodality of nutrigenomic cancer therapy: sulforaphane in combination with acetazolamide actively target bronchial carcinoid cancer in disabling the PI3K/Akt/mTOR survival pathway and inducing apoptosis.

Oncotarget 2021 Jul 20;12(15):1470-1489. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Program in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Objective: Aberrations in the PI3K/AKT/mTOR survival pathway in many cancers are the most common genomic abnormalities. The phytochemical and bioactive agent sulforaphane (SFN) has nutrigenomic potential in activating the expression of several cellular protective genes via the transcription factor nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2). Nrf2 is primarily related to mechanisms of endogenous cellular defense and survival. Read More

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Sublethal doxorubicin promotes migration and invasion of breast cancer cells: role of Src Family non-receptor tyrosine kinases.

Breast Cancer Res 2021 Jul 27;23(1):76. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, 11794- 8430, USA.

Background: Doxorubicin (Dox) is a widely used chemotherapy, but its effectiveness is limited by dose-dependent side effects. Although lower Dox doses reduce this risk, studies have reported higher recurrence of local disease with no improvement in survival rate in patients receiving low doses of Dox. To effectively mitigate this, a better understanding of the adverse effects of suboptimal Dox doses is needed. Read More

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IGHG1 upregulation promoted gastric cancer malignancy via AKT/GSK-3β/β-Catenin pathway.

Cancer Cell Int 2021 Jul 27;21(1):397. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Quanzhou First Hospital Affiliated to Fujian Medical University, Quanzhou City, 362002, Fujian Province, China.

Background: Despite current advances in gastric cancer treatment, disease metastasis and chemo-resistance remain as major hurdles against better overall prognosis. Previous studies indicated that IGHG1 as well as -Catenin serve as important regulators of tumor cellular malignancy. Therefore, understanding detailed molecular mechanism and identifying druggable target will be of great potentials in future therapeutic development. Read More

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Protopine triggers apoptosis via the intrinsic pathway and regulation of ROS/PI3K/Akt signalling pathway in liver carcinoma.

Cancer Cell Int 2021 Jul 27;21(1):396. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Bone Marrow Transplantation Center, Department of Hematology, The First Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, No. 79, Qingchun Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Background: Protopine is an isoquinoline alkaloid that possesses various biological activities including the anti-tumour activity. However, the effects of protopine on liver carcinoma cells are still elusive. The aim of this study is to examine the effects of protopine on liver carcinoma cells both in vitro and in vivo. Read More

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LINC00337 induces tumor development and chemoresistance to paclitaxel of breast cancer by recruiting M2 tumor-associated macrophages.

Mol Immunol 2021 Jul 24;138:1-9. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

National Cancer Center, National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Breast Cancer Department, China. Electronic address:

Background: M2 tumor-associated macrophages are closely related to the progression and prognosis of breast cancer (BCa), and could be regulated by long intergenic non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs). Moreover, the differential expression of lincRNAs affects tumor resistance. This study focused on the potential involvement and mechanism of LINC00337 in BCa. Read More

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Traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and formulation aspects of Glycosmis species: A systematic review.

Phytochemistry 2021 Jul 23;190:112865. Epub 2021 Jul 23.

National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research-Ahmedabad (NIPER-A), An Institute of National Importance, Government of India, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Opp. Air Force Station, Palaj, Gandhinagar, 382355, Gujarat, India. Electronic address:

The present article is a systematic and constructive review of the traditional medicinal uses, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, and formulation aspects of Glycosmis species. The genus Glycosmis comprise 51 accepted species broadly distributed in Australia, China, India, and South-East Asia. Traditionally, Glycosmis species are used in folk medicines to treat cancer, anaemia, rheumatism, fever, cough, liver-related problems, skin ailments, intestinal worm infections, wounds, and facial inflammation. Read More

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LncRNA TP73-AS1 promotes the development of Epstein-Barr virus associated gastric cancer by recruiting PRC2 complex to regulate WIF1 methylation.

Cell Signal 2021 Jul 24:110094. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Department of General Surgery, Heping Hospital Affiliated to Changzhi Medical College, Changzhi 046000, Shanxi Province, PR China.

Background: Epstein-Barr virus associated gastric cancer (EBVaGC) become a growing health problem. TP73-AS1 showed high expression in EBVaGC cells. However, the function role and underlying mechanism of TP73-AS1 need further exploration. Read More

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Chitosan-dipeptide hydrogels as potential anticancer drug delivery systems.

Int J Biol Macromol 2021 Jul 24. Epub 2021 Jul 24.

Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Sangmyung University, Seoul 110-743, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

A novel chitosan-dipeptide hydrogel was fabricated through a combination of self-assembly of 9-fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl-modified diphenylalanine (Fmoc-FF) and its electrostatic interaction with glycol chitosan (GCS). Hydrogel strength and stability depended on its composition. The highest gel strength was observed at a Fmoc-FF mass fraction (ϕ) of 0. Read More

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CircRNA UBAP2 serves as a sponge of miR-1294 to increase tumorigenesis in hepatocellular carcinoma through regulating c-Myc expression.

Carcinogenesis 2021 Jul 27. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

Department of Liver Surgery and Transplantation, Liver Cancer Institute, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University; Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Cancer Invasion of Ministry of Education, Shanghai, China.

Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are a class of regulatory RNAs with complex roles in healthy and diseased tissues. However, the oncogenic role of circRNAs in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains poorly understood, including the mechanisms by which the circular ubiquitin binding associated protein 2 (circUBAP2) contributes to tumorigenesis. We analyzed the expression of circUBAP2 in 20 paired samples of HCC and healthy tissue as well as in seven HCC cell lines via quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Read More

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Interstitial Brachytherapy for Orbital Sebaceous Carcinoma.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 Jul 27. Epub 2021 Jul 27.

The Department of Ocular Tumor, Orbital Disease and Ophthalmic Radiation Therapy, The New York Eye Cancer Center, New York, New York, U.S.A. The Departments of Radiation Oncology and Ophthalmology, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Sebaceous carcinoma is characterized by its aggressive local tumor behavior and ability to metastasize. Small periocular sebaceous carcinoma are typically treated by excision with cryotherapy. Larger tumors often require adjuvant external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and/or exenteration surgery. Read More

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