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Untargeted metabolomics for uncovering plasma biological markers of wet age-related macular degeneration.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 May 4;13. Epub 2021 May 4.

The Key Laboratory for Human Disease Gene Study of Sichuan Province and the Center of Laboratory Medicine, Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD) causes central vision loss and represents a major health problem in elderly people. Here we have used untargeted metabolomics using UHPLC-MS to profile plasma from 127 patients with wAMD (67 choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and 60 polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV)) and 50 controls. A total of 545 biochemicals were detected. Read More

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FKBP11 promotes cell proliferation and tumorigenesis via p53-related pathways in oral squamous cell carcinoma.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2021 May 1;559:183-190. Epub 2021 May 1.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tianjin Stomatological Hospital, School of Medicine, Nankai University, Tianjin, 300041, China; Tianjin Key Laboratory of Oral and Maxillofacial Function Reconstruction, Tianjin, 300041, China. Electronic address:

Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is one of the causes of cancer-related death worldwide. The abnormal proliferation ability of OSCC has become one of the major reasons for its poor prognosis. FK-506 binding protein 11 (FKBP11) is abnormally expressed in malignant tumors and affects many biological processes. Read More

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Saxagliptin Defers Thioacetamide-Induced Hepatocarcinogenesis in Rats; A Novel Suppressive Impact on Wnt/Hedgehog /Notch1 Signaling.

Environ Toxicol Pharmacol 2021 May 1:103668. Epub 2021 May 1.

Dep. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.

Aim: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a highly invasive form of hepatic cancer. It is a highly intricate disease with multiple pathophysiological mechanisms underlying its pathogenesis.

Materials And Methods: The results of the current investigation shed light on the ability of saxagliptin (SAXA) (12. Read More

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The deacylase SIRT5 supports melanoma viability by influencing chromatin dynamics.

J Clin Invest 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States of America.

Cutaneous melanoma remains the most lethal skin cancer, and ranks third among all malignancies in terms of years of life lost. Despite the advent of immune checkpoint and targeted therapies, only roughly half of patients with advanced melanoma achieves a durable remission. SIRT5 is a member of the sirtuin family of protein deacylases that regulate metabolism and other biological processes. Read More

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Cell cycle deregulation in neurodegenerative diseases.

Int J Neurosci 2021 May 4:1-15. Epub 2021 May 4.

Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Cell cycle is critical for a wide range of cellular processes such as proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis in dividing cells. Neurons are postmitotic cells which have withdrawn from the cell division cycle. Recent data show us that inappropriate activation of cell cycle regulators including cyclins, cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs) and endogenous cyclin dependent kinase inhibitors (CDKIs) may take part in the aetiology of neurodegenerative diseases. Read More

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MET alterations and their impact on the future of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) targeted therapies.

Expert Opin Ther Targets 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, NY, USA 10467-2490.

IntroductionThe gene and its pathway normally plays a crucial role in cell homeostasis, motility, and apoptosis. However, when the gene is altered, there is an imbalance towards cell proliferation and invasion commonly seen in numerous different types of cancers. The heterogeneous group of alterations that includes amplification, exon 14 skipping mutation, and fusions has been difficult to diagnose and treat. Read More

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Celastrol inhibit the proliferation, invasion and migration of human cervical HeLa cancer cells through down-regulation of MMP-2 and MMP-9.

J Cell Mol Med 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Oncology, Xiangyang Central Hospital, Affiliated Hospital of Hubei University of Arts and Science, Xiangyang, China.

The present study evaluated the anticancer potential of celastrol through down-regulation of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) and MMP-9. HeLa cells were incubated with different concentrations of celastrol (1, 10 and 100 µM) for 48h. Doxorubicin was used as a reference drug. Read More

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Dexmedetomidine targets miR-146a and participates in the progress of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in vivo and in vitro.

Genes Genomics 2021 Jan 22. Epub 2021 Jan 22.

Department of Anesthesiology, Hainan General Hospital, Road Xiuhua, Haikou, Hainan Province, China.

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease and the third leading cause of death in the world. Dexmedetomidine has been reported to effectively inhibit histamine-induced bronchoconstriction. However, the molecular mechanism of dexmedetomidine in COPD has not been found. Read More

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January 2021

LINC02308 promotes the progression of glioma through activating mTOR/AKT-signaling pathway by targeting miR-30e-3p/TM4SF1 axis.

Cell Biol Toxicol 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Clinical Laboratory, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun City, Jilin Province, 130031, People's Republic of China.

Background: Glioma is a common brain malignancy, and the purpose of this study is to investigate the function of LINC02308 in glioma.

Methods: The differentially expressed lncRNAs were screened by microarray. The expression of LINC02308 in glioma tissues and cells was evaluated. Read More

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MicroRNA miR-188-5p as a mediator of long non-coding RNA MALAT1 regulates cell proliferation and apoptosis in multiple myeloma.

Bioengineered 2021 Dec;12(1):1611-1626

Department of Hematology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Multiple myeloma (MM), a malignancy of plasma cells mainly derived from the bone marrow, has remained incurable generally. LncRNA MALAT1 has been reported to be upregulated in the MM cells and knockdown of MALAT1 inhibited MM cell cycle progression and enhanced cell apoptosis. Online target prediction showed that two target sites for MALAT1 existed in miR-188-5p, which has been identified as a tumor suppressor in other types of cancers. Read More

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December 2021

Cisatracurium inhibits the growth and induces apoptosis of ovarian cancer cells by promoting lincRNA-p21.

Bioengineered 2021 Dec;12(1):1505-1516

Department of Anesthesiology, Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, Shandong, China.

As a common muscle relaxant, cisatracurium has shown good antitumor effect on some tumors. Recent studies reported that cisatracurium could inhibit the progression of colon cancer by upregulating tumor suppressor gene p53. However, its role in ovarian cancer and its regulatory effect on p53 and p53 downstream targeting gene long intergenic noncoding RNA p21 (lincRNA-p21) is still unknown. Read More

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December 2021

Plasma Cell Proliferation Is Reduced in Myeloma-Induced Hypercalcemia and in Co-Culture with Normal Healthy BM-MSCs.

Lab Med 2021 May;52(3):273-289

Department of Hematology and Blood Banking, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

Objective: In multiple myeloma (MM), stimulation of osteoclasts and bone marrow (BM) lesions lead to hypercalcemia, renal failure, and anemia. Co-culture of the myeloma cells in both hypocalcemia and hypercalcemia concentrations with bone marrow-mesenchymal stem cells were evaluated.

Materials And Methods: Viability and survival of myeloma cells were assessed by microculture tetrazolium test and flow cytometric assays. Read More

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Long non-coding RNA XIST promotes retinoblastoma cell proliferation, migration, and invasion by modulating microRNA-191-5p/brain derived neurotrophic factor.

Bioengineered 2021 Dec;12(1):1587-1598

Department of ophtalmology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China.

Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) X-inactive specific transcript (XIST) is oncogenic in multiple cancers. Herein, the present study is aimed at delving into how XIST functions in retinoblastoma (RB) and investigating its underlying mechanism. In this study, XIST, miR-191-5p, BDNF mRNA, and BDNF expression levels in RB tissues or cell lines were examined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) or Western blot. Read More

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December 2021

Super-enhancer-associated long noncoding RNA RP11-569A11.1 inhibited cell progression and metastasis by regulating IFIT2 in colorectal cancer.

J Clin Lab Anal 2021 May 4:e23780. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Clinical Laboratory, The Affiliated Cancer Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Jiangsu Cancer Hospital and Jiangsu Institute of Cancer Research, Nanjing, China.

Background: Recent studies have revealed that super-enhancer-associated long noncoding RNAs (SE-LncRNAs) act pivotal roles in carcinogenesis. This study aimed to report the identification of a novel SE-LncRNA, RP11-569A11.1, and its functional role in colorectal cancer (CRC) progression. Read More

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miR-21 Exerts Anti-proliferative and Pro-apoptotic Effects in LPS-induced WI-38 Cells via Directly Targeting TIMP3.

Cell Biochem Biophys 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of ICU, The Second People's Hospital of Liaocheng, Linqing, Shandong, China.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive lung disease, which was caused by a complex interplay of inflammatory responses and chronic damage. miR-21 is increased in patients with IPF, but its function in the embryonic lung-derived diploid fibroblasts cells subjected to LPS is elusive. miRNA expression profile was obtained from GEO database and target genes of miRNAs were forecasted by TargetScan. Read More

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Loss of Increases Germ Cell Apoptosis but Is Still Compatible With Sperm Production in Atlantic Salmon ().

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 16;9:657192. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Institute of Marine Research, Research Group Reproduction and Developmental Biology, Bergen, Norway.

Entering meiosis strictly depends on () gene function in mammals. This gene is missing in a number of fish species, including medaka and zebrafish, but is present in the majority of fishes, including Atlantic salmon. Here, we have examined the effects of removing on male fertility in Atlantic salmon. Read More

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Depleting long noncoding RNA HOTAIR attenuates chronic myelocytic leukemia progression by binding to DNA methyltransferase 1 and inhibiting PTEN gene promoter methylation.

Cell Death Dis 2021 May 3;12(5):440. Epub 2021 May 3.

Institute of Hematology, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are known to play a key role in chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML) development, and we aimed to identify the involvement of the lncRNA HOX antisense intergenic RNA (HOTAIR) in CML via binding to DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) to accelerate methylation of the phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) gene promoter. Bone marrow samples from CML patients and normal bone marrow samples from healthy controls were collected. HOTAIR, DNMT1, DNMT3A, DNMT3B, and PTEN expression was detected. Read More

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Inhibition of Jumonji histone demethylases selectively suppresses HER2+ breast leptomeningeal carcinomatosis growth via inhibition of GM-CSF expression.

Cancer Res 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Neurosurgery, City of Hope Medical Center

HER2+ breast leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (HER2+ LC) occurs when tumor cells spread to cerebrospinal fluid-containing leptomeninges surrounding the brain and spinal cord, a complication with a dire prognosis. HER2+ LC remains incurable with few treatment options. Currently, much effort is devoted towards development of therapies that target mutations. Read More

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PLAC1 Regulates the Occurrence of Fetal Growth Restriction by Inhibiting the Apoptosis of Trophoblast Cells.

Ann Clin Lab Sci 2021 Mar;51(2):182-189

Department of Obstetrics, Jiaxing Municipal Maternal and Child Health Care Hospital

Objective: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) refers to impaired and insufficient intrauterine growth potential caused by a variety of adverse factors and is a serious perinatal complication that leads to fetal or neonatal mortality and morbidity. FGR has numerous causes, and its pathogenesis has not been fully understood. Recently, increasing numbers of researchers have begun to focus on the placenta, the only link between the fetus and the mother. Read More

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A four-component combination derived from Huang-Qin Decoction significantly enhances anticancer activity of irinotecan.

Chin J Nat Med 2021 May;19(5):364-375

Key Laboratory of Drug Quality Control and Pharmacovigilance (Ministry of Education), State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicine, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 210009, China. Electronic address:

Huang-Qin Decoction (HQD) is a classic prescription for diarrhea in Chinese medicine treatment. Recent studies have demonstrated that HQD and its modified formulation PHY906 could ameliorate irinotecan (CPT-11) induced gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity and enhance its anticancer therapeutic efficacy. Nevertheless, which constituents in HQD are effective is still unclear so far. Read More

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Inhibition of KIF20A by transcription factor IRF6 affects the progression of renal clear cell carcinoma.

Cancer Cell Int 2021 May 3;21(1):246. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Radiology, Suzhou Science and Technology Town Hospital, The Affiliated Suzhou Science and Technology Town Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, No.1 Lijiang Road, high Tech Zone, Suzhou, 215153, Jiangsu, China.

Background: Renal clear cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors, whose incidence is increasing year by year. IRF6 plays an important role in the occurrence of tumors, although there is yet no report on its expression in ccRCC.

Methods: The expression of IRF6 and KIF20A in ccRCC was predicted by GEPIA and HAP databases. Read More

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COXIBs and 2,5-dimethylcelecoxib counteract the hyperactivated Wnt/β-catenin pathway and COX-2/PGE2/EP4 signaling in glioblastoma cells.

BMC Cancer 2021 May 3;21(1):493. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Pharmaceutical Biochemistry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland.

Background: Glioblastoma (GBM) is the deadliest and the most common primary brain tumor in adults. The invasiveness and proliferation of GBM cells can be decreased through the inhibition of Wnt/β-catenin pathway. In this regard, celecoxib is a promising agent, but other COXIBs and 2,5-dimethylcelecoxib (2,5-DMC) await elucidation. Read More

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Role of Roflumilast Combined with ESHAP Chemotherapy in Relapsed/Refractory Patients with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma.

Cancer Res Treat 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Biochemical Research Institution, Pusan National University Hospital, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Purpose: There are unmet needs associated with the current treatment strategies for relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) due to the poor treatment outcomes of these strategies. Roflumilast, a selective phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor used for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is effective against B-cell malignancy via PI3K-activity suppression. We analyzed the effects of roflumilast combined with ESHAP (etoposide, cisplatin, methylprednisolone, and cytarabine) chemotherapy in experimental and clinical settings. Read More

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Design, synthesis, and anticancer evaluation of novel andrographolide derivatives bearing an α,β-unsaturated ketone moiety.

Bioorg Chem 2021 Apr 24;112:104941. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Medicinal Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing 211198, China. Electronic address:

A series of 1,2-didehydro-3-ox-andrographolide derivatives based on two Michael acceptors were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their anticancer activity against two human cancer cell lines (HCT116 and MCF-7). All tested compounds exhibited significant growth inhibitory effect on HCT116 and moderate to good inhibitory effect on MCF-7 cell proliferation. Compound 10b displayed the best inhibitory activities against both HCT116 and MCF-7 cell lines, with IC values of 2. Read More

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Antioxidant and Antiapoptotic Paracrine Effects of Mesenchymal Stem Cells on Spermatogenic Arrest in Oligospermia Rat Model.

Ann Anat 2021 Apr 30:151750. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Histology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt; Department of Histology, Armed Forces College of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt. Electronic address:

Background: Oligospermia is one of the common causative factors of male infertility. Some medical and hormonal therapy for male infertility is typically with unsatisfactory outcome. Stem cell therapy has become a new therapeutic strategy for restoring function in addition to inducing proliferation and differentiation of malfunctioning germ cells. Read More

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LncRNA MIR31HG is activated by STAT1 and facilitates glioblastoma cell growth via Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway.

Neurosci Res 2021 Apr 30. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Neurosurgery Department, Marina Bay Central Hospital, Dongguan, 523899, Guangdong, China. Electronic address:

Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been reported to biologically regulate tumor progression. LncRNA MIR31HG has been identified as an oncogene in several cancer types, but its role and mechanism in glioblastoma (GBM) remain to be explored. In the present study, we detected strongly-expressed MIR31HG in GBM cells through RT-qPCR analysis. Read More

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Investigating function of long noncoding RNA of HOTAIRM1 in progression of SKOV3 ovarian cancer cells.

Drug Dev Res 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu Medical College, China National Nuclear Corporation 416 Hospital, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Ovarian cancer is one of the most heterogeneous malignancies in the field of gynecologic oncology. Deregulation of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) is implicated in carcinogenesis. Therefore, the present study was conducted to investigate the possible role of lncRNA of HOXA transcript antisense intergenic RNA myeloid-specific 1(HOTAIRM1) in progression of SKOV3 cells in ovarian cancer and also its underlying molecular mechanisms. Read More

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Baicalein alleviates osteoarthritis by protecting subchondral bone, inhibiting angiogenesis and synovial proliferation.

J Cell Mol Med 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Shanghai Key Laboratory for Prevention and Treatment of Bone and Joint Diseases, Shanghai Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most frequent chronic joint diseases with the increasing life expectancy. The main characteristics of the disease are loss of articular cartilage, subchondral bone sclerosis and synovium inflammation. Physical measures, drug therapy and surgery are the mainstay of treatments for OA, whereas drug therapies are mainly limited to analgesics, glucocorticoids, hyaluronic acids and some alternative therapies because of single therapeutic target of OA joints. Read More

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cIAP1/2 are involved in the radiosensitizing effect of birinapant on NSCLC cell line in vitro.

J Cell Mol Med 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Institute of Radiation Medicine, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Tianjin, China.

Tumour radioresistance is a major problem for cancer radiation therapy. To identify the underlying mechanisms of this resistance, we used human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines and focused on the Inhibitor of Apoptosis Protein (IAP) family, which contributes to tumourigenesis and chemoresistance. We investigated the possible correlation between radioresistance in six NSCLC cell lines and IAP protein levels and tested the radiosensitizing effect of birinapant in vitro, a molecule that mimics the second mitochondria-derived activator of caspase. Read More

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mGPDH Deficiency leads to melanoma metastasis via induced NRF2.

J Cell Mol Med 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Endocrinology, Translational Research Key Laboratory for Diabetes, Xinqiao Hospital, Army Medical University, Chongqing, China.

Oxidative stress critically influences carcinogenesis and the progression of melanoma, and aggressive malignant melanoma activity is due to its high metastatic ability. Some findings in several cancer cell lines have indicated that mGPDH, a component of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, also modulates oxidative stress. However, the role of mGPDH in melanoma remains elusive. Read More

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