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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4951, 2020 10 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33009382

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Immunogenic cell death (ICD) and tumour-infiltrating T lymphocytes are severely weakened by elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the tumour microenvironment. It is therefore of critical importance to modulate the level of extracellular ROS for the reversal of immunosuppressive environment. Here, we present a tumour extracellular matrix (ECM) targeting ROS nanoscavenger masked by pH sensitive covalently crosslinked polyethylene glycol. The nanoscavenger anchors on the ECM to sweep away the ROS from tumour microenvironment to relieve the immunosuppressive ICD elicited by specific chemotherapy and prolong the survival of T cells for personalized cancer immunotherapy. In a breast cancer model, elimination of the ROS in tumour microenvironment elicited antitumour immunity and increased infiltration of T lymphocytes, resulting in highly potent antitumour effect. The study highlights a strategy to enhance the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy by scavenging extracellular ROS using advanced nanomaterials.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Espaço Extracelular/metabolismo , Depuradores de Radicais Livres/metabolismo , Morte Celular Imunogênica , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Células Dendríticas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Dendríticas/metabolismo , Proteína HMGB1/metabolismo , Morte Celular Imunogênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Tamanho da Partícula , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao Yi Xue Ban ; 52(5): 902-906, 2020 Oct 18.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33047727

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of salinomycin on the proliferation and apoptosis of oral squamous carcinoma cells and to further understand the mechanisms of these effects. METHODS: The human oral squamous carcinoma cell line CAL-27 was cultured in different concentrations of salinomycin and cisplatin. After co-culture with 0, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 µmol/L salinomycin or 0, 1.25, 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40 and 80 µmol/L cisplatin for 24 hours and 48 hours, the proliferation of oral squamous carcinoma cells were detected by cell counting kit-8(CCK-8) assay. After being exposed to 0, 2, 4, 8 µmol/L salinomycin and 0, 5, 10, 20 µmol/L cisplatin for 48 hours, the cell cycle of oral squamous carcinoma cells was detected by flow cytometry assay, and Western blot analysis was performed to analyze the expressions of cysteine-containing aspartate-specific proteases-3(Caspase-3), cysteine-containing aspartate-specific proteases-9(Caspase-9), poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP), protein kinase B (Akt) and phosphorylated protein kinase B (p-Akt) protein in oral squamous carcinoma cells. RESULTS: Both salinomycin and cisplatin significantly inhibited the proliferation of oral squamous cell carcinoma CAL-27 cells in a time- and dose-dependent manner. However, compared with the first-line chemotherapeutic drug cisplatin, salinomycin showed stronger anti-proliferation activity in oral squamous carcinoma cells than cisp-latin (P < 0.001). After being exposed to 8 µmol/L salinomycin, CAL-27 cells exhibited markedly higher proportion in quiescent/ first gap phases (40.40%±1.99% vs. 64.46%±0.90%, P < 0.05), and had a significantly lower proportion in synthesis phases and second gap / mitosis phases (24.32%±2.30% vs. 18.73%±0.61%, P < 0.05; 35.01%±1.24% vs. 16.54%±1.31%, P < 0.05) compared with the dimethyl sulfoxide control group; moreover cisplatin didn't show cell-cycle specific effect on CAL-27. Western blot proved that salinomycin could up-regulate the expressions of Caspase-3 and Caspase-9 protein in oral squamous cell carcinoma CAL-27 cells (P < 0.05). At the same time, the levels of PARP, Akt and p-Akt protein were down-regulated (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Compared with cisplatin, salinomycin has a better inhibitory effect on the proliferation of oral squamous carcinoma cells and blocks the cell cycle process at the quiescent / first gap phase. At the same time, salinomycin could trigger apoptosis of oral squamous carcinoma cells and the mechanism is associated with the Akt/p-Akt signaling pathway.


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Antineoplásicos , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas , Neoplasias Bucais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/tratamento farmacológico , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Neoplasias Bucais/tratamento farmacológico , Piranos
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Phys Rev Lett ; 125(12): 128103, 2020 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33016731

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While many cellular mechanisms leading to chemotherapeutic resistance have been identified, there is an increasing realization that tumor-stroma interactions also play an important role. In particular, mechanical alterations are inherent to solid cancer progression and profoundly impact cell physiology. Here, we explore the influence of compressive stress on the efficacy of chemotherapeutics in pancreatic cancer spheroids. We find that increased compressive stress leads to decreased drug efficacy. Theoretical modeling and experiments suggest that mechanical stress decreases cell proliferation which in turn reduces the efficacy of chemotherapeutics that target proliferating cells. Our work highlights a mechanical form of drug resistance and suggests new strategies for therapy.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/patologia , Modelos Biológicos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Desoxicitidina/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Humanos , Estresse Mecânico
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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(Suppl 14): 364, 2020 Sep 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32998700

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BACKGROUND: Machine learning has been utilized to predict cancer drug response from multi-omics data generated from sensitivities of cancer cell lines to different therapeutic compounds. Here, we build machine learning models using gene expression data from patients' primary tumor tissues to predict whether a patient will respond positively or negatively to two chemotherapeutics: 5-Fluorouracil and Gemcitabine. RESULTS: We focused on 5-Fluorouracil and Gemcitabine because based on our exclusion criteria, they provide the largest numbers of patients within TCGA. Normalized gene expression data were clustered and used as the input features for the study. We used matching clinical trial data to ascertain the response of these patients via multiple classification methods. Multiple clustering and classification methods were compared for prediction accuracy of drug response. Clara and random forest were found to be the best clustering and classification methods, respectively. The results show our models predict with up to 86% accuracy; despite the study's limitation of sample size. We also found the genes most informative for predicting drug response were enriched in well-known cancer signaling pathways and highlighted their potential significance in chemotherapy prognosis. CONCLUSIONS: Primary tumor gene expression is a good predictor of cancer drug response. Investment in larger datasets containing both patient gene expression and drug response is needed to support future work of machine learning models. Ultimately, such predictive models may aid oncologists with making critical treatment decisions.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Aprendizado de Máquina , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Área Sob a Curva , Análise por Conglomerados , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Desoxicitidina/farmacologia , Desoxicitidina/uso terapêutico , Fluoruracila/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Curva ROC
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 99(35): e21376, 2020 Aug 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32871864

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BACKGROUND: COVID-19 is an international outbreak of the respiratory illness caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The diseases themselves, as well as the intensity of chemotherapy, lead to significant immunosuppression, leading hematological malignancy patients susceptible to infections. METHODS: This protocol will be performed according to the Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (MOOSE) guidelines and reported follow the Cochrane Collaboration Handbook and the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines. Electronic databases of PubMed, MEDLINE, Google Scholar, Web of science, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, CNKI, CMB, and Wangfang database from the inception to present will be comprehensively and systematically searched without limitations of language, date, and publication status. Observational, retrospective cohort, prospective case-control, cohort studies, cross-sectional studies, or clinical trials will be included. All assessment of study selection, data extraction, and study quality assessment will be independently performed by 2 reviewers. RevMan V.5.3 program and Stata V.12.0 software will be utilized for the methodological quality assessment and statistical analysis. RESULTS: The result of this systematic review will provide evidence for clinicians on the management of COVID-19 patients with hematological malignancy. CONCLUSION: This systematic review will help raise awareness and guide management of COVID-19 patients with hematological malignancy, as well as to improve outcomes in this population. ETHIC AND DISSEMINATION: The content of this article does not involve moral approval or ethical review because no individual data will be collected. PROSPERO REGISTRATION: CRD42020187493.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Infecções por Coronavirus , Neoplasias Hematológicas , Pandemias , Administração dos Cuidados ao Paciente/métodos , Pneumonia Viral , Betacoronavirus , Comorbidade , Infecções por Coronavirus/epidemiologia , Infecções por Coronavirus/terapia , Neoplasias Hematológicas/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Hematológicas/imunologia , Neoplasias Hematológicas/terapia , Humanos , Pneumonia Viral/epidemiologia , Pneumonia Viral/terapia , Projetos de Pesquisa , Revisões Sistemáticas como Assunto
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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi ; 42(8): 624-628, 2020 Aug 23.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32867452

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Small cell lung cancer (SCLC), a special type of lung cancer, is a highly malignant neuroendocrine tumor with strong invasiveness and rapid progression. SCLC is sensitive to radiotherapy and chemotherapy, so radiotherapy and chemotherapy have been the main first-line treatment of SCLC. However, it is easy to develop drug resistance after treatment. Therefore, the study of anti-angiogenic therapy has attracted more and more attention. At present, anti-angiogenic drugs mainly focus on four categories: monoclonal antibodies (such as bevacizumab), endogenous angiogenesis inhibitors (such as endostar), anti-angiogenic fusion protein (such as aflibercept) and small molecular tyrosine kinase inhibitors (such as anlotinib). There are still some bottlenecks in the research and clinical application of antiangiogenic drugs. It is the right direction to explore better combination therapy and effective dual-field and multi-target drugs.


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Inibidores da Angiogênese/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neovascularização Patológica/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores da Angiogênese/farmacologia , Anticorpos Monoclonais/farmacologia , Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Bevacizumab/farmacologia , Bevacizumab/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Neovascularização Patológica/patologia , Medicina de Precisão , Carcinoma de Pequenas Células do Pulmão/patologia , Resultado do Tratamento
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Yonsei Med J ; 61(9): 762-773, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32882760

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PURPOSE: Pharmacological inhibition of mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) reduces R-2-hydroxyglutarate (2-HG) levels and restores cellular differentiation in vivo and in vitro. The IDH2 inhibitor enasidenib (AG-221) has been approved by the FDA as a first-in-class inhibitor for the treatment of relapsed or refractory (R/R) IDH2-mutant acute myeloid leukemia (AML). In this study, the effects of a combination of all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) and AG-221 on AML cell differentiation was explored, along with the mechanisms employed by IDH2-mutant cells in AML. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We treated the human AML cell line, IDH2-mutant-TF-1, and primary human AML cells carrying IDH2 mutation with 30 µM AG-221 and 100 nM ATRA, alone or in combination. RESULTS: Combined treatment with AG-221 and ATRA inhibited 2-HG production and resulted in synergistic effects on differentiation among IDH2-mutant AML cells and primary AML cells expressing IDH2 mutation. Combined treatment with AG-221 and ATRA altered autophagic activity. AG-221 and ATRA treatment-induced differentiation of IDH2-mutant AML cells was associated with autophagy induction, without suppressing autophagy flux at maturation and degradation stages. A RAF-1/MEK/ERK pathway was founded to be associated with AG-221 and ATRA-induced differentiation in IDH2-mutant AML cells. IDH-associated changes in histone methylation markers decreased after AG-221 and ATRA combination treatment. CONCLUSION: Our preliminary evidence indicates that the addition of ATRA to treatments with IDH2 inhibitor may lead to further improvements or increases in response rates in IDH2-mutant AML patients who do not appear to benefit from treatments with IDH2 inhibitor alone.


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Aminopiridinas/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidores Enzimáticos/farmacologia , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/genética , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Tretinoína/farmacologia , Triazinas/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Humanos , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/antagonistas & inibidores , Isocitrato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/genética , Mutação
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5025-5033, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878790

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BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to investigate the effect of a new 7-(4-(N-substituted carbamoylmethyl) piperazin-1-yl) ciprofloxacin-derivative on the proliferation and migration abilities of HeLa cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell viability and morphological alterations were examined. Changes in migration were detected using wound healing and colony formation assays. Flow cytometry and western blotting were used to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying this ciprofloxacin-derivative's action in HeLa cells. RESULTS: The examined ciprofloxacin-derivative reduced viability of HeLa cells in a concentration-dependent manner and altered cellular morphology, indicating cell death. Furthermore, it significantly inhibited wound closure, even in a non-cytotoxic concentration, and reduced HeLa cell colony formation. In addition, apoptosis was increased probably through significant up-regulation of Bax protein expression and the generation of active cleaved caspase-3 protein. CONCLUSION: Our new derivative inhibits proliferation and induces apoptosis of HeLa cells. Furthermore, it suppressed the migration and colony formation abilities of HeLa cells. Therefore, it represents an attractive agent for drug development against cervical cancer based on its anti-metastatic effect.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Ciprofloxacino/análogos & derivados , Ciprofloxacino/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciprofloxacino/química , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Células HeLa , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Ensaio Tumoral de Célula-Tronco
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5035-5041, 2020 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878791

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Based on the cytotoxic agent (-)-zampanolide, N,N'-(arylmethylene)bisamides were designed and synthesized as candidate anti-cancer agents. Among them, N,N'-[(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)methylene]biscinnamide (DPMBC) was identified as the most potent cytotoxic analog against cancer cells. In this study, we investigated the mechanisms underlying DPMBC-induced cell death in HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia and PC-3 human prostate cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell growth was assessed by the WST-8 assay. Induction of apoptosis was assessed by nuclear morphology, DNA ladder formation, and flow cytometry using Annexin V staining. Activation of factors in the apoptotic signaling pathway was assessed by western blot analyses. Knockdown of death receptor 5 (DR5) was performed using siRNA. RESULTS: DPMBC up-regulated expression levels of DR5 protein and induced apoptosis through the extrinsic apoptotic pathway mediated by DR5 and caspases. CONCLUSION: DPMBC is an extrinsic apoptosis inducer, which has potential as a therapeutic agent for cancer therapy.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrolídeos/farmacologia , Receptores do Ligante Indutor de Apoptose Relacionado a TNF/genética , Antineoplásicos/química , Caspases/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Fragmentação do DNA , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Macrolídeos/química , Estrutura Molecular , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Receptores do Ligante Indutor de Apoptose Relacionado a TNF/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5043-5048, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878792

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) inhibits NF-ĸB activation and IL-6 production in TE-1 esophageal cancer cells. NF-ĸB is related to cancer cell migration. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether EPA has a metastasis suppressing effect. Herein, we investigated EPA-treated TE-1 cell migration using TAXIScan. MATERIALS AND METHODS: EZ-TAXIScan® was used to verify whether EPA inhibits cancer cell chemotaxis. RESULTS: Using 50% fetal bovine serum (chemoattractant) without EPA (positive control), average velocity was 0.306±0.084 µm/min compared to 0.162±0.067 µm/min without chemoattraction (negative control). Directionalities of positive and negative controls were 1.039±0.152 and 0.488±0.251 radians, respectively, indicating a significant increase in migration of the positive control compared to that of the negative control. Average velocities were 0.306±0.084 (no EPA), 0.288±0.078 (100 µM EPA), and 0.240±0.054 200 µM (EPA) µm/min, indicating that EPA reduced velocity dose-dependently. Average directionalities were 1.039±0.152 (no EPA), 0.967±0.164 (100 µM EPA), and 0.901±0.146 (200 µM EPA) radians, indicating that EPA also inhibited directionality dose-dependently. CONCLUSION: EPA suppresses directional migration of TE-1 cells.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Ácido Eicosapentaenoico/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Quimiotaxia/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Eicosapentaenoico/química , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago , Humanos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5049-5057, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878793

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Studies with acridine compounds have reported anticancer effects. Herein, we evaluated the toxicity and antitumor effect of the (E)-1'-((4-chlorobenzylidene)amino)-5'-oxo-1',5'-dihydro-10H-spiro[acridine-9,2'-pyrrole]-4'-carbonitrile (AMTAC-06), a promising anticancer spiro-acridine compound. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The toxicity of AMTAC-06 was evaluated on zebrafish and mice. Antitumor activity was assessed in Ehrlich ascites carcinoma model. Effects on angiogenesis, cytokine levels and cell cycle were also investigated. RESULTS: AMTAC-06 did not induce toxicity on zebrafish and mice (LD50 approximately 5000 mg/kg, intraperitoneally). No genotoxicity was observed on micronucleus assay. AMTAC-06 significantly reduced the total viable Ehrlich tumor cells and increased sub-G1 peak, suggesting apoptosis was triggered. Moreover, the compound significantly decreased the density of peritumoral microvessels, indicating an anti-angiogenic action, possibly dependent on the cytokine modulation (TNF-α, IL-1ß and IFN-γ). No significant toxicological effects were recorded for AMTAC-06 on tumor transplanted animals. CONCLUSION: AMTAC-06 has low toxicity and a significant antitumor activity.


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Acridinas/farmacologia , Inibidores da Angiogênese/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Fatores Imunológicos/farmacologia , Compostos de Espiro/farmacologia , Acridinas/química , Inibidores da Angiogênese/química , Animais , Antineoplásicos/química , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Citocinas/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Fatores Imunológicos/química , Imunomodulação/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Estrutura Molecular , Compostos de Espiro/química , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto , Peixe-Zebra
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5059-5069, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878794

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Liver cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related mortality globally, of which hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) accounts for 85-90% of total primary liver cancer. A drug shortage for HCC therapy triggered us to screen the small-molecule database with a high-throughput cellular screening system. Herein, we examined whether cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) inhibits cellular mobility and invasiveness of Mahlavu HCC cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effects of CTAB on cell viability were assessed using WST-1 assay, cell-cycle distribution using flow cytometric analysis, migration/invasion using woundhealing and transwell assays, and associated protein levels using western blotting. RESULTS: Treatment of Mahlavu cells with CTAB transformed its mesenchymal spindle-like morphology. In addition, CTAB exerted inhibitory effects on the migration and invasion of Mahlavu cells dose-dependently. CTAB also reduced the protein levels of matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP2), MMP9, RAC family small GTPase 1, SNAIL family transcriptional repressor 1 (SNAI1), SNAI2, TWIST family basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor 1 (TWIST1), vimentin, N-cadherin, phospho-fibroblast growth factor (FGF) receptor, phospho-phosphoinositide 3-kinase, phospho-v-Akt murine thymoma viral oncogene and phospho-signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 but increased the protein levels of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1/2 and E-cadherin. Rescue experiments proved that CTAB induced mesenchymal-epithelial transition in Mahlavu cells and this was significantly dose-dependently mitigated by basic FGF. CONCLUSION: CTAB suppressed the migration and invasion of Mahlavu cells through inhibition of the FGF signaling pathway. CTAB seems to be a potential agent for preventing metastasis of hepatic cancer.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Cetrimônio/farmacologia , Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Biomarcadores , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Camundongos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5071-5079, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878795

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Liver cancer has extremely poor prognosis. The cancerous tissues contain hypoxic regions, and the available drugs are poorly effective in hypoxic environments. NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4), producing reactive oxygen species (ROS), may contribute to cancer malignancy under hypoxic conditions. However, its role in liver cancer has not been examined in detail. Our aim was to explore the effects of setanaxib, a recently developed selective NOX4 inhibitor, in liver cancer cells under hypoxic conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Liver cancer cell lines (HepG2, HLE and Alexander) were treated with hypoxia-mimetic agent cobalt chloride. Cytotoxicity assays, immunoblot analysis and ROS detection assay were performed to detect the effect of setanaxib under hypoxic conditions. RESULTS: Setanaxib exhibited hypoxia-selective cytotoxicity and triggered apoptosis in cancer cells. Moreover, setanaxib caused mitochondrial ROS accumulation under hypoxic conditions. Treatment with antioxidants markedly attenuated setanaxib-induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis under hypoxic conditions. CONCLUSION: Setanaxib caused mitochondrial ROS accumulation in a hypoxia-selective manner and evoked cancer cell cytotoxicity by inducing apoptosis. Thus, setanaxib has a great potential as a novel anticancer compound under hypoxic conditions.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Hipóxia Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipóxia/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , NADPH Oxidase 4/antagonistas & inibidores , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Humanos , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , NADPH Oxidases/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5081-5090, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878796

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive type of breast cancer with limited targets for chemotherapy. This study evaluated the inhibitory effects of novel imidazo[2,1-b]oxazole-based rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma (RAF) inhibitors, KIST0215-1 and KIST0215-2, on epithelial cell transformation and TNBC tumorigenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunoblotting, BrdU incorporation assay, reporter gene assay, and soft agar assay analyses were performed. In vivo effects were studied using the BALB/c mouse xenograft model. RESULTS: KIST0215-1 and KIST0215-2 inhibited the RAFs-MEK1/2-ERK1/2 signalling pathway induced by EGF in MDA-MB-231 cells, which inhibited c-fos transcriptional activity and activator protein-1 transactivation activity. KIST0215-1 and KIST0215-2 also prevented neoplastic transformation of JB6 C141 mouse epidermal cells induced by EGF and consistently suppressed the growth of tumours formed by 4T1 cells in BALB/c mice. CONCLUSION: Inhibition of RAF kinases using KIST0215-1 and KIST0215-2 is a promising chemotherapeutic strategy to treat TNBC.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/efeitos dos fármacos , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Imidazóis/farmacologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/etiologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/genética , Feminino , Genes Reporter , Humanos , Imidazóis/química , Camundongos , Estrutura Molecular , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5107-5114, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878799

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) via Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) signaling may be one of the mechanisms of progression of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). In this study, we investigated the possible therapeutic effect of vismodegib, a new Shh inhibitor, in a mouse CRPC model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We determined cell proliferation, apoptosis and the expression of EMT-related genes for three prostate cancer cell lines; androgen-dependent LNCaP and independent C4-2B and PC-3 in the presence of vismodegib in vitro. Fifty mg/kg of vismodegib were orally administered into mice bearing C4-2B and PC-3 tumors, respectively every other week for 3 weeks. RESULTS: Vismodegib significantly inhibited cell proliferation and induced cell apoptosis in all cell lines in vitro (p<0.05). Vismodegib significantly inhibited EMT in CRPC cells and tumor growth in C4-2B-bearing mice compared to controls in vivo (p<0.05). Higher expression of caspase-3 and lower expression of vimentin in PC-3 and C4-2B tumors were induced by vismodegib in immunohistochemical analysis. CONCLUSION: Vismodegib inhibited cell proliferation via apoptosis and also suppressed EMT, showing anti-tumor effects in mice. Further mechanistic studies are needed to investigate the feasibility of vismodegib for CRPC treatment.


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Anilidas/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/metabolismo , Piridinas/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Imunofenotipagem , Masculino , Camundongos , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5115-5124, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878800

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) is an enzyme that is predominantly overexpressed in various types of cancer. The role of PKM2 in liver fluke-associated cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate the antitumor activity of shikonin, a PKM2 inhibitor, in CCA cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry and immunoblotting were used to determine PKM2 expression in CCA tissues and cells. Antiproliferative effects of shikonin were evaluated using 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide, colony-formation and trypan blue exclusion assays. The anti-metastatic activity of shikonin was determined using the Boyden chamber assay. Mechanisms by which shikonin inhibited CCA progression were determined. RESULTS: PKM2 was overexpressed in CCA compared to normal bile duct epithelial cells. Shikonin significantly inhibited growth, and migration of CCA cells while inducing their death. A mechanistic study revealed that antitumor effects of shikonin in CCA cells depended on increased production of reactive oxygen species. CONCLUSION: Shikonin may be a novel therapeutic agent for patients with CCA.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/metabolismo , Proteínas de Transporte/antagonistas & inibidores , Colangiocarcinoma/metabolismo , Proteínas de Membrana/antagonistas & inibidores , Naftoquinonas/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Colangiocarcinoma/tratamento farmacológico , Colangiocarcinoma/patologia , Humanos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Hormônios Tireóideos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5125-5140, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878801

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Neuroblastoma (NB), the most common extracranial malignant childhood tumor accounts for about 15% of cancer-related deaths in children. Despite the intensive treatment of patients with high-risk scarification of NB, clinical outcomes indicate tumor recurrence greater than 50% and late severe adverse effects. Oxazolidinones are 5-membered heterocyclic compounds with antibacterial activity against resistant bacterial strains. Structural modifications around the oxazolidinone moiety have resulted in derivatives with anti-cancer properties against proliferation, motility, and invasion of breast cancer cells. This study aimed to examine the anti-cancer potential of novel oxazolidinones against a model of a neuroblastoma cell line. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Newly synthesized and characterized triazolyl-oxazolidinone derivatives were incubated with neuroblastoma Kelly cells. The anti-proliferation and anti-progression effects of the compounds were evaluated by MTT, and adhesion with migration assays. RESULTS: The 5-nitrofuroyl glycinyl-oxazolidinone containing 4-methyltriazolyl group demonstrated the most potent activity with an IC50=6.52 µM. Furthermore, the D-isomer of 5-nitrothiophenecarbonyl alaninyl containing derivative reduced the adhesion to fibronectin by 56.34%, while the D-isomer of 5-nitrofuroyl alaninyl derivative reduced the migration of Kelly cells by 29.14%. CONCLUSION: The presence of the 4-methyltriazolyl moiety seems to enhance the anti-proliferative property of triazolyl-oxazolidinone derivatives, as demonstrated by PH-145. There is little or no effect of the stereochemistry of the alanine side-chain on the antiproliferative effect, as demonstrated by the 5-nitrofuroyl D- and L-alaninyl containing derivatives with similar IC50 values. The observed differences in the inhibition of adhesion and migration by the oxazolidinones on Kelly cells provide a new therapeutic approach that needs further investigation.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Oxazolidinonas/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Adesão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Neuroblastoma , Oxazolidinonas/síntese química , Oxazolidinonas/química
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5141-5149, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878802

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BACKGROUND/AIM: This study investigated the effects of temozolomide (TMZ) and/or checkpoint kinase inhibitor AZD7762 in human glioma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Glioma cells were treated with TMZ and/or AZD7762 for 24 or 48 h, then the cellular survival was studied and the expression of various proteins was investigated. RESULTS: Both TMZ and AZD7762 induced concentration- and time-dependent cytotoxic effects, and combined TMZ and AZD7762 (TMZ+AZD) caused synergistic cytotoxic effects in glioma cells (p<0.05). AZD7762 suppressed the O6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT) expression. TMZ+AZD increased the expression of phospho-p53 (p-p53), p-p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase, and phosphatase and tensin homolog; and decreased the expression of p-extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 and p-signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 in glioma cells. CONCLUSION: TMZ and AZD7762 combined induced synergistic cytotoxic effects on human glioma cells and such effects may be related to the AZD7762-induced suppression of MGMT expression and the modulation of multiple signaling pathways.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Temozolomida/farmacologia , Tiofenos/farmacologia , Ureia/análogos & derivados , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Glioma/genética , Glioma/metabolismo , Humanos , Ureia/farmacologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5181-5189, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878806

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Mathematical models have long been considered as important tools in cancer biology and therapy. Herein, we present an advanced non-linear mathematical model that can predict accurately the effect of an anticancer agent on the growth of a solid tumor. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Advanced non-linear mathematical optimization techniques and human-to-mouse experimental data were used to develop a tumor growth inhibition (TGI) estimation model. RESULTS: Using this mathematical model, we could accurately predict the tumor mass in a human-to-mouse pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) xenograft under gemcitabine treatment up to five time periods (points) ahead of the last treatment. CONCLUSION: The ability of the identified TGI dynamic model to perform satisfactory short-term predictions of the tumor growth for up to five time periods ahead was investigated, evaluated and validated for the first time. Such a prediction model could not only assist the pre-clinical testing of putative anticancer agents, but also the early modification of a chemotherapy schedule towards increased efficacy.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Modelos Teóricos , Dinâmica não Linear , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto , Algoritmos , Animais , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Camundongos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5211-5219, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878809

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BACKGROUND/AIM: CBP is a transcriptional coactivator in the Wnt/ß-catenin pathway that is related to cell kinetics and differentiation. This study aimed to characterize ß-catenin-activated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and evaluate the direct effects of PRI-724 (a selective inhibitor of Wnt/ß-catenin/CBP signaling) on HCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Immunohistochemistry for ß-catenin was performed in 199 HCC resected samples. Moreover, using cultured HCC cell lines, cell kinetics and its related proteins were analyzed after treatment of cells with C-82 (active form of PRI-724). RESULTS: Nuclear ß-catenin expression was found in 18% of HCC cases and the tumor sizes in these positive samples were larger. In HCC cell lines with a constitutively activated ß-catenin, C-82 inhibited cell proliferation. C-82 led to an increase in the percentage of cells in the G0/G1 phase of the cell cycle. The percentage of cells in the sub-G1 phase also increased. Moreover, C-82 treatment significantly decreased the expression of cell proliferating markers and increased the expression of apoptosis-related proteins. CONCLUSION: PRI-724(C-82) may be a novel drug for ß-catenin-activated HCC therapy.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/farmacologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Pirimidinonas/farmacologia , beta Catenina/metabolismo , Biomarcadores , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Proteínas Wnt/metabolismo , beta Catenina/antagonistas & inibidores
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