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Future of lung cancer treatment.

Klin Onkol 2021 ;34(Supplementum 1):71-81

The evolution of lung cancer treatment is an example of new perspectives in clinical oncology. Genomically determined targeted therapy of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is developing very rapidly with the gradual identification of new target structures and the concomitant development of innovative drugs are a great promise for the future. The historical development of systemic treatment of NSCLC is a model example of the path to accurate (precise) treatment. Read More

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January 2021

Design BH3 domain fusion protein as targeting pro-apoptotic self-assembling nanoparticles.

Biomed Pharmacother 2021 Jun 18;141:111825. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

Department of Biopharmaceutics, West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University, No. 17, Renmin Road, Chengdu 610041, Sichuan Province, PR China; Key Laboratory of Drug-Targeting and Drug Delivery System of the Education Ministry, Sichuan Engineering Laboratory for Plant-Sourced Drug and Sichuan Research Center for Drug Precision Industrial Technology, West China School of Pharmacy Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041 PR China. Electronic address:

Cancer is a serious global health issue, and apoptosis is a logical and practical cancer therapeutic strategy. Apoptosis responses to internal and external signals. Both BH3 domain in the pro-apoptotic proteins and truncated BH3 domain can stimulate cell apoptosis. Read More

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Novel pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepine-3,11-dione (PBD) derivatives as selective HDAC6 inhibitors to suppress tumor metastasis and invasion in vitro and in vivo.

Bioorg Chem 2021 Jun 11;114:105081. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Key Laboratory of Structure-Based Drug Design & Discovery of Ministry of Education, School of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, 103 Wenhua Road, Shenhe District, Shenyang 110016, PR China. Electronic address:

Selective inhibition of histone deacetylase 6 (HDAC6) has been emerged as a promising approach to cancer treatment. As a pivotal strategy for drug discovery,molecular hybridization was introduced in this study and a series of pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4] benzodiazepine-3,11-diones (PBDs) based hydroxamic acids was rationally designed and synthesizedas novel selective HDAC6 inhibitors. Preliminary in vitro enzyme inhibition assay and structure-activity relationship (SAR) discussion confirmed our design strategy and met the expectation. Read More

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miR-424 induces apoptosis in glioblastoma cells and targets AKT1 and RAF1 oncogenes from the ERBB signaling pathway.

Eur J Pharmacol 2021 Jun 18:174273. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

- Department of Hematology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Glioblastoma is a lethal and incurable cancer. Tumor suppressor miRNAs are promising gene therapy tools for cancer treatment. In silico, we predicted miR-424 as a tumor suppressor. Read More

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BIG1 mediates sepsis-induced lung injury by modulating lipid raft-dependent macrophage inflammatory responses.

Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai) 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Department of Anesthesiology, Zhongshan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University, Shanghai 200031, China.

Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response syndrome with high mortality. It has been reported that brefeldin A-inhibited guanine nucleotide-exchange factor 1 (BIG1) is involved in the pathogenesis of sepsis. However, the mechanism is not fully elucidated. Read More

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Bivalent chromatin as a therapeutic target in cancer: An in silico predictive approach for combining epigenetic drugs.

PLoS Comput Biol 2021 Jun 21;17(6):e1008408. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Program Against Cancer Therapeutic Resistance (ProCURE), Metabolism and Cancer Group, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Girona, Spain.

Tumour cell heterogeneity is a major barrier for efficient design of targeted anti-cancer therapies. A diverse distribution of phenotypically distinct tumour-cell subpopulations prior to drug treatment predisposes to non-uniform responses, leading to the elimination of sensitive cancer cells whilst leaving resistant subpopulations unharmed. Few strategies have been proposed for quantifying the variability associated to individual cancer-cell heterogeneity and minimizing its undesirable impact on clinical outcomes. Read More

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Circular RNA circHIPK3 promotes breast cancer progression via sponging MiR-326.

Cell Cycle 2021 Jun 21:1-14. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Department of General Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China.

: This study investigated the potential molecular mechanism of circular RNA HIPK3 (circHIPK3) in breast cancer (BCa).: BCa cells were transfected with miR-326 mimic, miR-326 inhibitor, circHIPK3, sicircHIPK3. The expressions of circHIPK3 and miR-326 in BCa tissues and BCa cell lines were determined by RT-qPCR. Read More

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Abiotic Mimic of Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Inhibitor against Advanced Metastatic Cancer.

ACS Biomater Sci Eng 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Beijing Key Laboratory of Bioprocess, College of Life Science and Technology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China.

As the most representative family of proteinases related to tumorigenesis, matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) represents a key player in cancer cell migration and regulation of the tumor microenvironment. The inhibition of MMP-9 activity has been pursued as a target for anticancer therapy. However, most synthetic MMP-9 inhibitors have failed in clinical trials because of their lack of selectivity. Read More

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PDL1-positive exosomes suppress antitumor immunity by inducing tumor-specific CD8 T cell exhaustion during metastasis.

Cancer Sci 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200000, China.

Metastasis is the main cause of death in individuals with cancer. immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) can potentially reverse CD8 cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) dysfunction, leading to significant remission in multiple cancers. However, the mechanism underlying the development of CTL exhaustion during metastatic progression remains unclear. Read More

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Latency-associated peptide identifies therapeutically resistant muscle-invasive bladder cancer with poor prognosis.

Cancer Immunol Immunother 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Department of Urology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200032, China.

Background: Latency-associated peptide (LAP) was identified as crucial immune regulator in tumor microenvironment (TME) in recent researches. In this study, we aimed to estimate the predictive value of LAP expression for clinical survival and therapeutic response in muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC).

Methods: Our study encompassed 140 MIBC patients from Zhongshan Hospital (ZSHS cohort), 401 patients from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA cohort) and 195 patients received PDL1 blockade from IMvigor210 trial. Read More

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HHLA2 deficiency inhibits non-small cell lung cancer progression and THP-1 macrophage M2 polarization.

Cancer Med 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Department of Radiation and Medical Oncology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

Background: Human endogenous retrovirus-H long terminal repeat-associating protein 2 (HHLA2) is a member of B7 family, which is upregulated in multiple tumors. However, its exact functions in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have not been fully understood. This study aimed to investigate the biological roles of HHLA2 in human NSCLC and the relevant mechanisms. Read More

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HPV-associated penile cancer: Impact of copy number alterations in miRNA/mRNA interactions and potential druggable targets.

Cancer Biomark 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Laboratory of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Department of Biology, Federal University of Maranhão, São Luís, MA, Brazil.

Background: Penile cancer (PeCa) is a rare disease, but its incidence has increased worldwide, mostly in HPV+ patients. Nevertheless, there is still no targeted treatment for this carcinoma.

Objective: To predict the main signaling pathways involved in penile tumorigenesis and its potential drug targets. Read More

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Screening of cervical cancer-related hub genes based on comprehensive bioinformatics analysis.

Cancer Biomark 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Background: Since the molecular mechanisms of cervical cancer (CC) have not been completely discovered, it is of great significance to identify the hub genes and pathways of this disease to reveal the molecular mechanisms of cervical cancer.

Objective: The study aimed to identify the biological functions and prognostic value of hub genes in cervical cancer.

Methods: The gene expression data of CC patients were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database. Read More

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The role of circTMOD3 in regulating LPS-induced acute inflammation and injury in human lung fibroblast WI-38 cells.

Exp Lung Res 2021 Jun 20:1-12. Epub 2021 Jun 20.

Department of Pediatrics, Affiliated Hospital of Yan'an University, Yan'an, China.

Background: Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been implicated in the molecular etiology of pediatric pneumonia. Here, we investigated the precise action of circRNA tropomodulin 3 (circTMOD3, hsa_circ_0035292) in cell injury and inflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Cell viability was gauged by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay. Read More

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Radiobiological evaluation considering setup error on single-isocenter irradiation in stereotactic radiosurgery.

J Appl Clin Med Phys 2021 Jun 20. Epub 2021 Jun 20.

Department of Radiology and Radiation Oncology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan.

Purpose: We calculated the dosimetric indices and estimated the tumor control probability (TCP) considering six degree-of-freedom (6DoF) patient setup errors in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) using a single-isocenter technique.

Methods: We used simulated spherical gross tumor volumes (GTVs) with diameters of 1.0 cm (GTV 1), 2. Read More

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Downregulation of circITCH promotes osteosarcoma development and resistance to doxorubicin via the miR-524/RASSF6 axis.

J Gene Med 2021 Jun 20:e3373. Epub 2021 Jun 20.

Department of Orthopedics, Zhengzhou University First Affiliated Hospital, China.

Background: Osteosarcoma (OS) is a malignant bone cancer, in which circular RNAs (circRNAs) acting as important modulators. Here, we aimed to explore the functional role of circRNA itchy E3 ubiquitin protein ligase (circITCH) in the development and doxorubicin (DXR) resistance of OS and the possible mechanistic pathway.

Methods: Quantitative real-time PCR or western blot assays were exploited to analyze the expression of circITCH, miR-524 and Ras association domain family member 6 (RASSF6). Read More

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The sGC-cGMP Signaling Pathway as a Potential Therapeutic Target in Doxorubicin-Induced Heart Failure: A Narrative Review.

Am J Cardiovasc Drugs 2021 Jun 21. Epub 2021 Jun 21.

Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Kyung Hee University, 23, Kyung Hee Dae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, 02447, Republic of Korea.

The anti-cancer agent doxorubicin (DOX) has high cardiotoxicity that is linked to DOX-mediated increase in oxidative stress, mitochondrial iron overload, DNA damage, autophagy, necrosis, and apoptosis, all of which are also associated with secondary tumorigenicity. This limits the clinical application of DOX therapies. Previous studies have attributed DOX-mediated cardiotoxicity to mitochondrial iron accumulation and the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which seem to be independent of its anti-tumor DNA damaging effects. Read More

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New insights on the role of vascular endothelial growth factor in biliary pathophysiology.

JHEP Rep 2021 Jun 4;3(3):100251. Epub 2021 Feb 4.

Section of Digestive Diseases, Liver Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.

The family of vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGFs) includes 5 members (VEGF-A to -D, and placenta growth factor), which regulate several critical biological processes. VEGF-A exerts a variety of biological effects through high-affinity binding to tyrosine kinase receptors (VEGFR-1, -2 and -3), co-receptors and accessory proteins. In addition to its fundamental function in angiogenesis and endothelial cell biology, VEGF/VEGFR signalling also plays a role in other cell types including epithelial cells. Read More

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Randomized Phase II Study of 3 Months or 2 Years of Adjuvant Afatinib in Patients With Surgically Resected Stage I-III -Mutant Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer.

JCO Precis Oncol 2021 Jan 1;5:325-332. Epub 2021 Feb 1.

Thoracic Oncology Service, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY.

For patients with surgically resected disease, multiple studies suggest a benefit of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) in delaying cancer recurrence. The necessary duration of therapy for benefit is unknown.

Materials And Methods: This randomized phase II study enrolled patients with completely resected stage IA-IIIB -mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (American Joint Committee on Cancer 7th edition) after stage-appropriate standard-of-care adjuvant therapy. Read More

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January 2021

Overexpression of Interferon-Inducible Protein 16 Promotes Progression of Human Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Through Interleukin-1β-Induced Tumor-Associated Macrophage Infiltration in the Tumor Microenvironment.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 4;9:640786. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Affiliated Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai, China.

Activation of inflammasomes has been reported in human pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAAD); however, the expression pattern and functional role of inflammasome-related proteins in PAAD have yet to be identified. In this study, we systemically examined the expression and role of different inflammasome proteins by retrieving human expression data. Several genes were found to be differentially expressed; however, only interferon-inducible protein 16 (IFI16) expression was found to be adversely correlated with the overall survival of PAAD patients. Read More

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Overexpression of PTPRN Promotes Metastasis of Lung Adenocarcinoma and Suppresses NK Cell Cytotoxicity.

Front Cell Dev Biol 2021 2;9:622018. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy, China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Background: Lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD) is the most common diagnostic histologic subtype of non-small cell lung cancer, but the role of receptor-type tyrosine-protein phosphatase-like N (PTPRN) in LUAD has not been studied.

Methods: We conducted a bioinformatic analysis to identify the expression of PTPRN on LUAD data from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and the relationship between PTPRN and overall survival of LUAD patients. The effects of PTPRN on the migration ability of LUAD cells and the underlying mechanisms were investigated by and assays (i. Read More

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Development, Preparation, and Biomedical Applications of DNA-Based Hydrogels.

Front Bioeng Biotechnol 2021 2;9:661409. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Hunan Provincial Key Laboratory of Tumor Microenvironment Responsive Drug Research, Hunan Province Cooperative Innovation Center for Molecular Target New Drug Study, College of Pharmacy, University of South China, Hengyang, China.

Hydrogels have outstanding research and application prospects in the biomedical field. Among them, the design and preparation of biomedical hydrogels with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as building blocks have attracted increasing research interest. DNA-based hydrogel not only has the skeleton function of hydrogel, but also retains its biological functions, including its excellent selection specificity, structural designability, precise molecular recognition ability, outstanding biocompatibility, and so on. Read More

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An Essential NRP1-Mediated Role for Tagln2 in Gastric Cancer Angiogenesis.

Front Oncol 2021 4;11:653246. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Affiliated Zhongshan Hospital, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.

Knowledge about the precise biological role and underlying mechanism of Tagln2 in tumor progression is relatively limited, especially in angiogenesis focused on tumor derived endothelial cells (ECs) has rarely been reported. Here, the function, molecular mechanism and potential clinical value of Tagln2 in gastric cancer (GC) angiogenesis were investigated. GC tissue microarrays were used to assess the expression of Tagln2 in ECs. Read More

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Regression of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer by a Novel Compound HG122.

Front Oncol 2021 3;11:650919. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Urology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital South Campus, Shanghai, China.

Prostate cancer (PCa) is a common aggressive disease worldwide which usually progresses into incurable castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) in most cases after 18-24 months treatment. Androgen receptor (AR) has been considered as a crucial factor involved in CRPC and the study of AR as a potential therapeutic target in CRPC may be helpful in disease control and life-cycle management. In this study, we identified a potent small molecule compound, HG122, that suppressed CRPC cells proliferation and metastasis, and inhibited tumor growth both in subcutaneous and orthotopic tumor model. Read More

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Differential microRNA Expression in Newcastle Disease Virus-Infected HeLa Cells and Its Role in Regulating Virus Replication.

Front Oncol 2021 4;11:616809. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Animal Infectious Disease Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China.

As an oncolytic virus, Newcastle disease virus (NDV) can specifically kill tumor cells and has been tested as an attractive oncolytic agent for cancer virotherapy. Virus infection can trigger the changes of the cellular microRNA (miRNA) expression profile, which can greatly influence viral replication and pathogenesis. However, the interplay between NDV replication and cellular miRNA expression in tumor cells is still largely unknown. Read More

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Epithelial-Mesenchymal-Transition-Like Circulating Tumor Cell-Associated White Blood Cell Clusters as a Prognostic Biomarker in HR-Positive/HER2-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Front Oncol 2021 2;11:602222. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

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

Background: Although positive Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) status has been validated as a prognostic marker in breast cancer, the interaction between immune cells and CTCs during the progress of Epithelial-mesenchymal-transition (EMT), and the clinical implications of CTC-associated white blood cell clusters (CTC-WBC clusters) for metastatic breast cancer are largely uncharacterized.

Methods: We optimized a filter-based method combined with an RNA hybridization technique according to the epithelial- and mesenchymal-markers to analyze EMT in CTC-WBC clusters. Serial peripheral blood samples from 135 patients with Hormone receptor (HR)-positive/HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer receiving first-line chemotherapy with docetaxel plus capecitabine were prospectively collected until disease progression from Nov 2013 to March 2019. Read More

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Combined Anticancer Effect of Plasma-Activated Infusion and Salinomycin by Targeting Autophagy and Mitochondrial Morphology.

Front Oncol 2021 4;11:593127. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Research and Development, Plasma ChemiBio Laboratory, Plasma ChemiBio Laboratory, Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan.

Non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma (NTAPP)-activated liquids have emerged as new promising anticancer agents because they preferentially injure malignant cells. Here, we report plasma-activated infusion (PAI) as a novel NTAPP-based anti-neoplastic agent. PAI was prepared by irradiating helium NTAP to form a clinically approved infusion fluid. Read More

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Triple-Negative Metaplastic Breast Carcinoma: Association of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Expression With Prognostic Parameters and Clinical Outcome.

Cureus 2021 May 13;13(5):e15006. Epub 2021 May 13.

Pathology, Liaquat National Hospital and Medical College, Karachi, PAK.

Introduction Metaplastic breast carcinoma (MBC) is one of the rare special subtypes of breast carcinoma associated with poor prognostic features compared with invasive ductal carcinoma. Moreover, therapeutic options are limited in MBC owing to frequent triple-negative profiles of these tumors. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a proto-oncogene that is overexpressed in many human cancers, and is a potential therapeutic target. Read More

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circ_0030018 promotes glioma proliferation and metastasis.

Transl Neurosci 2021 Jan 9;12(1):260-272. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Neurosurgery, The Affiliated Wuxi People's Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, No. 299 Qingyang Road, Wuxi City, Jiangsu, 214023, China.

Background: Circular RNA (circRNA) plays an essential role in tumor progression, including glioma. circ_0030018 is a newly discovered circRNA that is highly expressed in glioma. However, its role and mechanism in glioma need to be further elucidated. Read More

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January 2021

Integrated analysis identifies S100A16 as a potential prognostic marker for pancreatic cancer.

Am J Transl Res 2021 15;13(5):5720-5730. Epub 2021 May 15.

Department of Laboratory Diagnostics, Changhai Hospital, Navy Medical University Shanghai, China.

Background: The new S100 protein family member S100A16 is functionally expressed in various cancers. This study explored the prognostic value and potential role of S100A16 in pancreatic cancer (PC).

Methods: RNA-seq and clinical data were obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas-Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma (TCGA-PAAD) dataset to compare the expression level of S100A16 between groups. Read More

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