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Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel isoxazole-piperazine hybrids as potential anti-cancer agents with inhibitory effect on liver cancer stem cells.

Eur J Med Chem 2021 Apr 24;221:113489. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:

In our effort for the development of novel anticancer therapeutics, a series of isoxazole-piperazine analogues were prepared, and primarily screened for their antiproliferative potential against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC; Huh7/Mahlavu) and breast (MCF-7) cancer cells. All compounds demonstrated potent to moderate cytotoxicity on all cell lines with IC values in the range of 0.09-11. Read More

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mTOR signaling regulates gastric epithelial progenitor homeostasis and gastric tumorigenesis via MEK1-ERKs and BMP-Smad1 pathways.

Cell Rep 2021 May;35(5):109069

Bio-X Institutes, Key Laboratory for the Genetics of Developmental and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Ministry of Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China; State Key Laboratory of Oncogenes and Related Genes, Bio-X-Renji Hospital Research Center, Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China; Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Stem Cell Research, the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sichuan, China. Electronic address:

mTOR, the sensor of nutrients and growth factors, has important roles in tissue homeostasis and tumorigenesis. However, how mTOR controls gastric epithelial cell turnover and gastric cancer development, a leading malignancy, remains poorly understood. Here, we provide genetic evidence that mTOR activation promotes proliferation and inhibits differentiation of Lgr5 gastric epithelial progenitors (GEPs) in gastric homeostasis and tumorigenesis. Read More

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Pharmacological Wnt ligand inhibition overcomes key tumor-mediated resistance pathways to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy.

Cell Rep 2021 May;35(5):109071

Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC 27710, USA; Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA. Electronic address:

While immune checkpoint blockade is associated with prolonged responses in multiple cancers, most patients still do not benefit from this therapeutic strategy. The Wnt-β-catenin pathway is associated with diminished T cell infiltration; however, activating mutations are rare, implicating a role for autocrine/paracrine Wnt ligand-driven signaling in immune evasion. In this study, we show that proximal mediators of the Wnt signaling pathway are associated with anti-PD-1 resistance, and pharmacologic inhibition of Wnt ligand signaling supports anti-PD-1 efficacy by reversing dendritic cell tolerization and the recruitment of granulocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells in autochthonous tumor models. Read More

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Carnosol and its analogues attenuate muscle atrophy and fat lipolysis induced by cancer cachexia.

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Molecular Therapeutics and New Drug Development, School of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.

Background: Cancer cachexia is a multifactorial debilitating syndrome that directly accounts for more than 20% of cancer deaths while there is no effective therapeutic approach for treatment of cancer cachexia. Carnosol (CS) is a bioactive diterpene compound present in Lamiaceae spp., which has been demonstrated to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer properties. Read More

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MicroRNA-363-3p promote the development of acute myeloid leukemia with RUNX1 mutation by targeting SPRYD4 and FNDC3B.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 May;100(18):e25807

Department of Hematology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University.

Background: Runt-related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1) is one of the most frequently mutated genes in most of hematological malignancies, especially in acute myeloid leukemia. In the present study, we aimed to identify the key genes and microRNAs based on acute myeloid leukemia with RUNX1 mutation. The newly finding targeted genes and microRNA associated with RUNX1 may benefit to the clinical treatment in acute myeloid leukemia. Read More

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Expression and clinical significance of pyruvate kinase M2 in breast cancer: A protocol for meta-analysis and bioinformatics validation analysis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 May;100(18):e25545

Department of General Surgery, Hainan Western Central Hospital, Danzhou 571799, Hainan Province, China.

Background: Breast cancer is a common malignant tumor in women. In recent years, its incidence is increasing year by year, and its morbidity and mortality rank the first place among female malignant tumors. Some key enzymes and intermediates in glycolysis are closely related to tumor development. Read More

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Breast Cancer Apoptosis and the Therapeutic Role of Luteolin.

Chirurgia (Bucur) 2021 Mar-Apr;116(2):170-177

Breast cancer represents one of the three most common gynecological cancers, with each subtype having distinct risk profile and treatment strategies. Optimal therapy for each case depends not only on tumor subtype and cancer stage, but also on patient preferences. Thus, the final therapeutic choice seems complicated to be reached. Read More

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Immunohistochemical and Genetic Labeling of Hairy and Glabrous Skin Innervation.

Curr Protoc 2021 May;1(5):e121

Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon.

Cutaneous innervation is an essential component of the mammalian sensory nervous system. During development, genetically and morphologically diverse subtypes of sensory neurons use distinct molecular pathways to innervate end organs or form free nerve endings in glabrous and hairy skin. Peripheral neurons can be damaged by acute injury or degenerate due to chronic conditions including diabetes and chemotherapy, leading to peripheral neuropathy. Read More

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Luteolin and cancer metastasis suppression: focus on the role of epithelial to mesenchymal transition.

Med Oncol 2021 May 5;38(6):66. Epub 2021 May 5.

Research Unit, Induced Resistance and Plant Bioprotection, EA 4707, SFR Condorcet FR CNRS 3417, Faculty of Sciences, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, PO Box 1039, 51687, Reims Cedex 2, France.

Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a physiological process that assumes a primary role in the induction of cancer metastasis. This results in increased cell renewal, and resistance to cell death and therapies. EMT, therefore, represents an effective strategy for regulating cancerous cell activity. Read More

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Current experimental therapies for atypical and malignant meningiomas.

J Neurooncol 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1095 NW 14th Terrace, Miami, FL, 33136, USA.

Introduction: Atypical (WHO grade II) and malignant meningiomas (WHO Grade III) are a rare subset of primary intracranial tumors. Given their relatively high recurrence rate after surgical resection and radiotherapy, there has been a recent push to explore other adjuvant treatment options for these treatment-refractory tumors. Recent advances in molecular sequencing of tumors have elucidated new pathways and drug targets which are currently being studied. Read More

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Non-coding RNAs in Wilms' tumor: biological function, mechanism, and clinical implications.

J Mol Med (Berl) 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio), Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), Campinas, SP, Brazil.

Non-coding RNAs are involved with maintenance and regulation of physiological mechanisms and are involved in pathological processes, such as cancer. Among the small ncRNAs, miRNAs are the most explored in tumorigenesis, metastasis development, and resistance to chemotherapy. These small molecules of ~ 22 nucleotides are modulated during early renal development, involved in the regulation of gene expression and Wilms' tumor progression. Read More

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Propolis Extract Regulate microRNA Expression in Glioblastoma and Brain Cancer Stem Cells.

Anticancer Agents Med Chem 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Ege University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Izmir, Turkey.

Background: Grade IV gliomas are classified as glioblastoma (GBM), which is the most malignant brain cancer type. Various genetic and epigenetic mechanisms play a role in the initiation and progression of GBM. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small, non-coding RNA molecules that are the main epigenetic regulatory RNA class. Read More

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Rediscovering potential molecular targets for glioma therapy through the analysis of the cell of origin, microenvironment, and metabolism.

Curr Cancer Drug Targets 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Tomas Lindahl Nobel Laureate Laboratory, The Seventh Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), No.628, Zhenyuan Rd, Guangming Dist., Shenzhen 518107. China.

Gliomas are the most common type of malignant brain tumors. Despite significant medical advances, gliomas remain incurable and are associated with high mortality. Although numerous biomarkers of diagnostic value have been identified and significant progress in the prognosis of the outcome has been made, the treatment has not been parallelly improved during the last three decades. Read More

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Prognostic value of tumour microenvironment-related genes by TCGA database in rectal cancer.

J Cell Mol Med 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China.

Rectal cancer is a common malignant tumour and the progression is highly affected by the tumour microenvironment (TME). This study intended to assess the relationship between TME and prognosis, and explore prognostic genes of rectal cancer. The gene expression profile of rectal cancer was obtained from TCGA and immune/stromal scores were calculated by Estimation of Stromal and Immune cells in Malignant Tumors using Expression data (ESTIMATE) algorithm. Read More

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Downregulation of ARID1B, a tumor-suppressor in the WNT subgroup medulloblastoma, activates multiple oncogenic signaling pathways.

Hum Mol Genet 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research & Education in Cancer, Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 410210.

Medulloblastoma, a common pediatric malignant brain tumor, consists of four distinct molecular subgroups WNT, SHH, Group 3, and Group 4. Exome sequencing of 11 WNT subgroup medulloblastomas from an Indian cohort identified mutations in several chromatin modifier genes, including genes of the mammalian SWI/SNF complex. The genome of WNT subgroup tumors is known to be stable except for monosomy 6. Read More

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Nano-assembly of ursolic acid with platinum prodrug overcomes multiple deactivation pathways in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer.

Biomater Sci 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Pharmacy, Shunde Hospital, Southern Medical University (The First People's Hospital of Shunde Foshan), Foshan 528300, P. R. China. and A School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, P. R. China.

As the most common cause of gynecological cancer-related deaths worldwide, ovarian cancer requires novel therapy strategies. Pt(ii)-Based antitumor drugs (e.g. Read More

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Phenylethanoid Glycosides Induce Apoptosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cells by Mitochondria-Dependent and MAPK Pathways and Enhance Antitumor Effect through Combination with Cisplatin.

Integr Cancer Ther 2021 Jan-Dec;20:15347354211013085

Xinjiang University, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

is a type of Chinese herbal medicine and exerts various biological functions. Previous studies have been demonstrated that phenylethanoid glycosides (CTPG) exhibit antitumor effects on a variety of tumor cells. However, the antitumor effects of CTPG on HepG2 and BEL-7404 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells are still elusive. Read More

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Discovery of Pyrrole-imidazole Polyamides as PD-L1 Expression Inhibitors and Their Anticancer Activity via Immune and Nonimmune Pathways.

J Med Chem 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Lab of Chemical Biology and Molecular Drug Design, College of Pharmaceutical Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310014, China.

In recent years, PD-1 immune checkpoint inhibitors based on monoclonal antibodies have revolutionized cancer therapy, but there still exist unresolved issues, such as the high cost, the relatively low response rates, and so on, compared with small-molecule drugs. Herein a type of pyrrole-imidazole (Py-Im) polyamide as a small-molecule DNA binder was designed and synthesized, which could competitively bind to the same double-stranded DNA stretch in the PD-L1 promoter region as the STAT3 binding site and thus downregulate PD-L1 expression. It was demonstrated that the Py-Im polyamides directly caused apoptosis in tumor cells and retarded cell migration in the absence of T cells through inhibiting the Akt/caspase-3 pathway. Read More

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Analysis of differential neonatal lethality in cystathionine β-synthase deficient mouse models using metabolic profiling.

FASEB J 2021 Jun;35(6):e21629

Cancer Biology Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Cystathionine beta-synthase (CBS) is a key enzyme of the trans-sulfuration pathway that converts homocysteine to cystathionine. Loss of CBS activity due to mutation results in CBS deficiency, an inborn error of metabolism characterized by extreme elevation of plasma total homocysteine (tHcy). C57BL6 mice containing either a homozygous null mutation in the cystathionine β-synthase (Cbs ) gene or an inactive human CBS protein (Tg-G307S Cbs ) are born in mendelian numbers, but the vast majority die between 18 and 21 days of age due to liver failure. Read More

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Aberrantly low STAT3 and STAT5 responses are associated with poor outcome and an inflammatory gene expression signature in pediatric acute myeloid leukemia.

Clin Transl Oncol 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Texas Children's Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

The relapse rate for children with acute myeloid leukemia is nearly 40% despite aggressive chemotherapy and often stem cell transplant. We sought to understand how environment-induced signaling responses are associated with clinical response to treatment. We previously reported that patients whose AML cells showed low G-CSF-induced STAT3 activation had inferior event-free survival compared to patients with stronger STAT3 responses. Read More

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Training Paradigms in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery: an Overview of the Different Fellowship Pathways.

J Gastrointest Surg 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA.

Hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery, and the training of HPB surgeons, has evolved significantly over the last several decades. The current state of training in HPB surgery in North America is defined through three main pathways: the Complex General Surgical Oncology (CGSO) ACGME fellowship, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) fellowship, and the Americas Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association (AHPBA) fellowship. These fellowships offer variable experiences in pancreas, liver, and biliary cases, and each pathway offers a unique perspective on HPB surgery. Read More

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Sonic hedgehog signaling is associated with resistance to zoledronic acid in CD133high/CD44high prostate cancer stem cells.

Mol Biol Rep 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Histology and Embryology, Faculty of Medicine, Ege University, Izmir, 35080, Turkey.

Cancer stem cells (CSCs) are a unique population that has been linked to drug resistance and metastasis and recurrence of prostate cancer. The sonic hedgehog (SHH) signal regulates stem cells in normal prostate epithelium by affecting cell behavior, survival, proliferation, and maintenance. Aberrant SHH pathway activation leads to an unsuitable expansion of stem cell lineages in the prostate epithelium and the transformation of prostate CSCs (PCSCs). Read More

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Differentially expressed miR-20, miR-21, miR-100, miR-125a and miR-146a as a potential biomarker for prostate cancer.

Mol Biol Rep 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Human Genetics, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, 600116, India.

Prostate cancer is the leading cause of death among men worldwide. Deregulation of microRNAs has been reported in many cancers. Expression of microRNAs miR-20a-5p, miR-21-5p, miR-100-5p, miR-125a-5p and miR-146a-5p in tissue blocks of histologically confirmed prostate cancer patients compared with BPH patients, to identify potential microRNA biomarker for prostate cancer. Read More

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Aneuploidy facilitates dysplastic and tumorigenic phenotypes in the Drosophila gut.

Biol Open 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, Portugal.

Aneuploidy has been strongly linked to cancer development, and published evidence has suggested that aneuploidy can have an oncogenic or a tumor suppressor role depending on the tissue context. Using the Drosophila midgut as a model, we have recently described that adult intestinal stem cells (ISCs), do not activate programmed cell death upon aneuploidy induction, leading to an increase in ISC proliferation rate, and tissue dysplasia.  How aneuploidy impacts ISCs in intestinal tumorigenic models remains to be investigated, and it represents a very important biological question to address since data from multiple in vivo models suggests that the cellular impact of aneuploidy is highly dependent on the cellular and tissue context. Read More

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Bioengineering strategies to control epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition for studies of cardiac development and disease.

APL Bioeng 2021 Jun 23;5(2):021504. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process that occurs in a wide range of tissues and environments, in response to numerous factors and conditions, and plays a critical role in development, disease, and regeneration. The process involves epithelia transitioning into a mobile state and becoming mesenchymal cells. The investigation of EMT processes has been important for understanding developmental biology and disease progression, enabling the advancement of treatment approaches for a variety of disorders such as cancer and myocardial infarction. Read More

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The shifting landscape of genetic alterations separating endometriosis and ovarian endometrioid carcinoma.

Am J Cancer Res 2021 15;11(4):1754-1769. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Research Center for Functional Genomics, Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Cluj 400337, Romania.

Ovarian cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide, and is associated with a prior diagnosis of endometriosis in several cases. Our aim was to correlate genetic and methylation profile of ovarian endometrioid ovarian cancer and endometriosis patients. We evaluated the genetic profile of 50 ovarian endometriosis and 20 ovarian endometrioid carcinoma samples using next generation sequencing technology. Read More

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Genetically determined elevated C-reactive protein associated with primary colorectal cancer risk: Mendelian randomization with lifestyle interactions.

Am J Cancer Res 2021 15;11(4):1733-1753. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

Systemic inflammation-related etiologic pathways via inflammatory cytokines in the development of colorectal cancer (CRC) have not been convincingly determined and may be confounded by lifestyle factors or reverse causality. We investigated the genetically predicted C-reactive protein (CRP) phenotype in the potential causal pathway of primary CRC risk in postmenopausal women in a Mendelian randomization (MR) framework. We employed individual-level data of the Women's Health Initiative Database for Genotypes and Phenotypes Study, which consists of 5 genome-wide association (GWA) studies, including 10,142 women, 737 of whom developed primary CRC. Read More

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Costunolide suppresses melanoma growth via the AKT/mTOR pathway and .

Am J Cancer Res 2021 15;11(4):1410-1427. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Animal Science and Biotechnology, Kyungpook National University Sangju-si, Gyeongsang buk-do 37224, Republic of Korea.

Melanoma is the most common type of skin cancer and its incidence is rapidly increasing. AKT, and its related signaling pathways, are highly activated in many cancers including lung, colon, and esophageal cancers. Costunolide (CTD) is a sesquiterpene lactone that has been reported to possess neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties. Read More

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An immune-related signature that to improve prognosis prediction of breast cancer.

Am J Cancer Res 2021 15;11(4):1267-1285. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

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

Although the classic molecular subtype of breast cancer (BRCA) has been widely used in clinical diagnosis, as a highly heterogeneous malignant tumor, the classic scheme is not enough to accurately predict the prognosis of breast cancer patients. Immune cells in the tumor microenvironment (TME) are thought to play a paramount role in tumor development and driving poor prognosis. In this study, we aimed to develop a TME-associated, immune-related signature to improve prognosis prediction of BRCA. Read More

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AKIP1 promotes glioblastoma viability, mobility and chemoradiation resistance via regulating CXCL1 and CXCL8 mediated NF-κB and AKT pathways.

Am J Cancer Res 2021 15;11(4):1185-1205. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Neurosurgery, The First Clinical College of Harbin Medical University Nangang District, Harbin 150001, China.

This study aimed to investigate the interaction of A-kinase-interacting protein 1 (AKIP1) with C-X-C motif chemokine ligand (CXCL)1, CXCL2, CXCL8, and their effects on regulating glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) malignant behaviors. AKIP1 expression was modified by pcDNA and pGPH1 vectors in U-87 MG and U-251 MG cells. Subsequently, multiple compensative experiments were conducted via adding CXCL1, CXCL2 and CXCL8 in the pGPH1-AKIP1 (AKIP1 knockdown) transfected U-87 MG and U-251 MG cells, respectively. Read More

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