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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 201-211, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892568

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BACKGROUND/AIM: This retrospective study focused on the correlation between molecular markers and prognostic outcomes of colon cancer patients depending on sidedness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 117 stage I-III colon cancer patients who underwent colectomy were enrolled. Novel methylation markers (KIF1A, PAX5 and VGF) were selected for epigenetic evaluation and p53 and ERCC1 protein expression was examined for the investigation of genetic alterations. RESULTS: High frequency of methylation was observed in 68.2% of right-sided and 39.7% of left-sided colon cancer cases (p=0.004). Abnormal p53 was identified in 52.3% of right-sided and 75.3% of left-sided cases (p=0.015). In right-sided cases, highly methylated genes demonstrated significantly favorable disease-free survival (p=0.049). Regarding left-sided cases, advanced T stage (p=0.028) and abnormal p53 (p=0.028) were revealed to be significant predictive factors of the disease-free survival outcome. CONCLUSION: Molecular alterations, as significant prognostic factors, might differ depending on the sidedness of colon cancers.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Idoso , Metilação de DNA/genética , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Análise Multivariada , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Curva ROC , Análise de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 213-220, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892569

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Kisspeptin produced from the KISS1 gene is secreted from the living cells, binds to endogenous receptor KISS1R (also called G protein-coupled receptor 54, GPR54), and has various functions in normal physiological conditions. Although an anti-metastatic role of kisspeptin in cancer is well known in several cancer types, its role in brain tumors is not yet understood. Herein, we investigated a the role of kisspeptin in glioblastoma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Glioblastoma cells were treated with kisspeptin and subjected to proliferation, migration, and invasion assays. KISS1R dependency was tested by KISS1R silencing with KISS1R siRNAs. RESULTS: Kisspeptin inhibited migratory and invasive abilities of U87-MG, U-251-MG and U373-MG glioblastoma cells with no effect on cell viability. KISS1R gene silencing with KISS1R siRNAs blocked kisspeptin-induced glioblastoma cell invasiveness. Moreover, chemical inhibitors against Gq, PLC or PKC blocked kisspeptin-induced glioblastoma cell invasiveness. CONCLUSION: Kisspeptin induces glioblastoma cell invasiveness via the KISS1R-Gq-PLC-PKC signaling pathway.


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Subunidades alfa Gq-G11 de Proteínas de Ligação ao GTP/metabolismo , Glioblastoma/metabolismo , Glioblastoma/patologia , Kisspeptinas/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase C/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Fosfolipases Tipo C/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Ativação Enzimática , Humanos , Invasividade Neoplásica , Metástase Neoplásica
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 221-227, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892570

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Autophagy can be either tumor promotive or suppressive. We previously identified an autophagy-inducing activity in the 30-100 kDa fraction of areca-nut-extract (ANE 30-100K) and showed that several tumor cells subjected to chronic ANE 30-100K stimulation (CAS) exhibited higher resistance against stressed environments including serum-free (SF) conditions in vitro. Herein, we aimed to assess whether CAS can also provide growth advantages for tumor cells in vivo and the therapeutic effect of autophagy inhibition on CAS-treated tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Esophageal CE81T/VGH cells and nude mice were used as experimental models. Autophagy inhibitors 3-methyladenine (3-MA) and chloroquine (CQ), as well as another anticancer drug cisplatin (DDP), were chosen to challenge CAS-treated CE81T/VGH cells in vitro and in vivo. RESULTS: CAS-treated CE81T/VGH cells expressed higher levels of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3A/B-II (LC3-II) and beclin 1 proteins, and showed stronger resistance to SF and hypoxia conditions, that were mitigated by CQ or 3-MA in vitro. Furthermore, CAS-treated CE81T/VGH cells induced significantly larger tumors in mice, which were also attenuated by single 3-MA or CQ treatment. Finally, the combined treatment of 3-MA or CQ with DDP further up-regulated DDP-induced caspase-3 activity in vitro and exhibited synergistic anti-tumor effects on mice. CONCLUSION: CAS may up-regulate tumoral autophagy and provide growth advantage for tumors both in vitro and in vivo. Furthermore, autophagy inhibition alone or in combination with DDP may achieve positive therapy for tumors encountered with CAS.


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Areca/química , Autofagia , Neoplasias/patologia , Nozes/química , Regulação para Cima , Animais , Autofagia/genética , Hipóxia Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 229-238, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892571

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BACKGROUND/AIM: We previously reported the potential of aminonaphthoquinone derivatives as therapeutic agents against breast and other oestrogen-responsive tumours when combined with curcumin. This study aimed at screening of novel aminonaphthoquinone derivatives (Rau 008, Rau 010, Rau 015 and Rau 018) combined with curcumin for cytotoxic, anti-angiogenic and anti-metastatic effects on MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cytotoxic and anti-angiogenic effects were analysed using the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assay and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; while anti-metastatic effects were measured using adhesion assay, Boyden chambers and Matrigel. RESULTS: Curcumin combined with Rau 008 elicited marked cytotoxic effects in MCF-7 cells compared with the individual treatments, whereas when it was combined with Rau 015 and with Rau 018, it displayed similar effects in MDA-MB-231 cells. The anti-angiogenic effect of Rau 015 plus curcumin in MCF-7 cells and Rau 018 plus curcumin in MDA-MB-231 cells was more effective than individual treatments, while the metastatic capability of MDA-MB-231 cells was significantly reduced after treatment with the aminonaphthoquinone-curcumin combinations. CONCLUSION: Aminonaphthoquinones may offer significant promise as therapeutic agents against breast cancer, particularly when combined with curcumin.


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Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Curcumina/farmacologia , Progressão da Doença , Naftoquinonas/farmacologia , Neoplasias da Mama/irrigação sanguínea , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Adesão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Curcumina/química , Curcumina/uso terapêutico , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Naftoquinonas/química , Invasividade Neoplásica , Neovascularização Patológica/tratamento farmacológico , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 245-252, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892573

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AIM: It has been shown that the integration of hepatitis B virus (HBV) gene into the host genome is a high-risk factor for development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the relationship between HBV S-integrated human extra spindle pole bodies-like 1 (ESPL1) gene and HCC is unknown. This study was designed to detect HBV S-integrated human ESPL1 fusion gene in patients with HCC for potentially using this fusion gene as a biomarker for HCC diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Nineteen and 70 patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) were recruited to the experimental and control groups, respectively, and both groups underwent an effective nucleoside/nucleotide analog therapy and follow-up for HCC occurrence for up to 11 years. HCC tissues were obtained by surgical resection from the experimental group, while liver tissues were collected by liver biopsy in the control group prior to treatment with nucleoside/nucleotide analogs. Alu polymerase chain reaction was used to assess HBV S gene integration in the liver tissues from both groups. HBV S-integrated human ESPL1 fusion gene was then detected in patients with HBV S gene integration using a gene database. RESULTS: All patients in the experimental group developed HCC, whereas no HCC was diagnosed in the control group. HBV S gene integration was identified in 12 out of 19 HCC tissues in the experimental group, giving a detection rate of 63.2%, which was significantly greater than that of 15.7% (11/70) in the control group (p<0.001). We further showed that HBV S-integrated human ESPL1 fusion gene was detected in eight patients (rate of 66.7%) among the 12 patients with HCC with HBV S gene integration in the experimental group, whereas the fusion gene was not detectable in any of the patients in the control group (p=0.001). CONCLUSION: This research demonstrates a high detection rate of HBV S-integrated human ESPL1 fusion gene in patients with HBV-related HCC and shows that this fusion gene appears to be associated with HCC development in patients with CHB. These findings suggest that HBV S-integrated human ESPL1 fusion gene may potentially serve as a biomarker for early detection of HCC in HBV-infected populations.


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Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Asiático , Vírus da Hepatite B/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Proteínas de Fusão Oncogênica/genética , Separase/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Hepatite B Crônica/genética , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas de Fusão Oncogênica/metabolismo , Separase/metabolismo , Proteínas do Envelope Viral/genética , Proteínas do Envelope Viral/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 261-269, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892575

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BACKGROUND: Pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma (PPC) is a rare aggressive neoplasm, with dismal prognosis. Whether tumor immunity is associated with the progressive biological behavior of PPC remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to examine the prognostic significance of tumor immunity-related markers such as programmed death-1 ligand (PD-L1) and CD4+ or CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in patients with surgically resected PPC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-nine patients with surgically resected PPC were assessed by immunohistochemistry. The expression of PD-L1, CD4, and CD8 was examined in specimens of the resected tumors. RESULTS: PD-L1 was highly expressed in 61% (60/99) of lesions and high expression of CD4 and CD8 was identified in 42% (42/99) and 51% (51/99) of lesions, respectively. There was no relationship between the expression PD-L1 and the numbers of CD4+ or CD8+ TILs. The expression of PD-L1 was not identified as a significant prognostic marker; however, a low number of CD4+ TILs was identified as an independent marker for predicting a worse outcome after surgical resection of PPC, especially in patients with an epithelial component of adenocarcinoma or early stage of disease. By univariate analysis, a low number of CD8+ TILs was found to be a significant prognostic marker linked to poor overall survival in patients with non-adenocarcinoma components. CONCLUSION: A low number of CD4+ TILs is an independent marker for predicting a favorable prognosis after surgical resection in patients with PPC, especially in patients with adenocarcinoma components or early stage of disease.


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Adenoma Pleomorfo/imunologia , Imunidade , Neoplasias Pulmonares/imunologia , Adenoma Pleomorfo/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Antígenos CD4/metabolismo , Antígenos CD8/metabolismo , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Prognóstico
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 271-280, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892576

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BACKGROUND/AIM: To investigate whether a radiomic machine learning (ML) approach employing texture-analysis (TA) features extracted from primary tumor lesions (PTLs) is able to predict tumor grade (TG) and nodal status (NS) in patients with oropharyngeal (OP) and oral cavity (OC) squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Contrast-enhanced CT images of 40 patients with OP and OC SCC were post-processed to extract TA features from PTLs. A feature selection method and different ML algorithms were applied to find the most accurate subset of features to predict TG and NS. RESULTS: For the prediction of TG, the best accuracy (92.9%) was achieved by Naïve Bayes (NB), bagging of NB and K Nearest Neighbor (KNN). For the prediction of NS, J48, NB, bagging of NB and boosting of J48 overcame the accuracy of 90%. CONCLUSION: A radiomic ML approach applied to PTLs is able to predict TG and NS in patients with OC and OP SCC.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/diagnóstico por imagem , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Linfonodos/patologia , Neoplasias Bucais/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Bucais/patologia , Neoplasias Orofaríngeas/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Orofaríngeas/patologia , Idoso , Algoritmos , Humanos , Aprendizado de Máquina , Gradação de Tumores , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 281-286, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892577

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) for breast cancer (BC) is the gold standard treatment for locally advanced tumors (LABC) that aims at achieving a complete pathological response (pCR). Studies have been conducted to evaluate and identify te concordance between radiological, histopathological and biological variables of BC and final response to therapy, verified by definitive histological examination after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-five BC patients were examined and subjected to NAC. Immunohistochemical markers including oestrogen-receptor (ER), progesterone-receptor (PR), Ki67 index, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) score were examined before and after neoadjuvant treatment. RESULTS: Younger age and a significant decrease in ER expression were associated with better prognosis. Triple Negative (TN) and Her2-type breast cancers benefited most from neoadjuvant chemotherapy with higher frequency of pCR. CONCLUSION: HER2-type and TN BC are correlated with best response to NAC. A statistically significant correlation between radiological images and definitive histological examination was not observed.


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Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Terapia Neoadjuvante , Neoplasias da Mama/diagnóstico por imagem , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Imunofenotipagem , Antígeno Ki-67/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Receptores Estrogênicos/metabolismo , Receptores de Progesterona/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 287-291, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892578

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Estimating survival is important for treatment personalization in patients with metastatic cancer. In this study, we aimed to develop a survival score for patients irradiated for bone metastases from colorectal cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eleven factors were retrospectively analyzed in 25 patients, including age, gender, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance score, tumor site, time between diagnosis of colorectal cancer and irradiation, visceral or other bone metastases, type and number of irradiated sites, upfront surgery and previous systemic treatment. RESULTS: On multivariate analysis, performance score (p=0.005) and previous systemic treatment (p=0.007) were significantly associated with survival and used for the score. One point (performance score 0-1 or no previous systemic treatment) or 0 points (performance score ≥2 or previous systemic treatment) were assigned resulting in 0, 1 or 2 points. Six-month survival rates of these groups were 0%, 64% and 100%, respectively. CONCLUSION: This new survival score can support physicians during personalization of treatment for patients with bone metastases from colorectal cancer.


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Neoplasias Ósseas/secundário , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Idoso , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Prognóstico
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 293-298, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892579

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The prognosis of pancreatic cancer remains poor with a high incidence of recurrence even after curative resection. The aim of this study was to investigate prognostic factors in patients with recurrent pancreatic cancer using the multicenter database. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The subjects were 196 patients with recurrent pancreatic cancer who underwent resection between 2008 and 2015. We retrospectively investigated the relation between clinicopathological characteristics of the patients and overall survival from recurrence using univariate and multivariate analyses. RESULTS: In univariate analysis, the positive lymphatic invasion (p=0.0240), time to recurrence from resection <1 year (p<0.0001), sites of recurrence except for local or lymph node (p=0.0273), liver recurrence (p=0.0389) and peritoneal recurrence (p<0.0001) were significantly associated with poor overall survival from recurrence. In multivariate analysis, time to recurrence from resection <1 year (p<0.0001) and peritoneal recurrence (p<0.0001) were independently associated with poor overall survival from recurrence. CONCLUSION: Time to recurrence from resection <1 year and peritoneal recurrence were significant independent predictors of poor overall survival from recurrence in patients with recurrent pancreatic cancer.


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Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Bases de Dados como Assunto , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Neoplasias Peritoneais/patologia , Prognóstico
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 305-313, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892581

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BACKGROUND: Cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT), the second leading cause of death in patients with cancer can be treated with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) according to guidelines. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicenter prospective observational study was carried out to record anti-thrombotic treatment practice, assess thrombosis recurrence and bleeding, and identify potential risk factors. Adult patients from 18 Oncology Departments throughout Greece were followed-up for 12 months. RESULTS: A total of 120 patients with CAT receiving anticoagulant treatment were enrolled (35% incidental); 85% were treated for more than 6 months, 95.8% were treated with tinzaparin and smaller percentages with other agents. Thrombosis recurred in three patients and there was minor bleeding in four patients. Bleeding was associated with high body mass index (>35 kg/m2), trauma history, renal insufficiency and bevacizumab use. CONCLUSION: Incidental thrombosis contributes significantly to CAT burden. Long-term use of LMWH seems to be effective and safe. Several risk factors associated with bleeding should be considered during anti-coagulation therapy planning.


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Neoplasias/complicações , Trombose/etiologia , Trombose/terapia , Feminino , Hemorragia/etiologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Fatores de Risco
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 315-321, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892582

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BACKGROUND: Wire-guided localisation (WGL) remains the most widely used technique to guide surgical excision of non-palpable breast lesions worldwide. However, recent technological advances have led to the advent of less invasive radiation-free localisation methods to overcome the limitations of WGL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study prospectively evaluated the role of two radiation-free non-wire localisation methods. Magnetic seeds (n=16) and radiofrequency tags (n=6) were deployed under imaging guidance to guide the surgical excision in 19 consecutive patients. RESULTS: The identification/retrieval and migration rates were 100% and 4.5%, respectively. Twenty-one out of 22 (95.5%) cases had clear surgical margins and no complications were observed. All radiologists and the surgeon rated these methods as being much better than wire localisation. Patient satisfaction data were recorded using a linear visual analogue scale (n=10/19). The mean score was 9.7/10 (range=8-10). CONCLUSION: Our study provides further evidence that radiation-free wireless breast localisation is an effective alternative to WGL.


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Neoplasias da Mama/cirurgia , Fenômenos Magnéticos , Mastectomia , Dispositivo de Identificação por Radiofrequência , Adulto , Idoso , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 323-333, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892583

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Despite the Warburg effect, mitochondria play an essential role in the survival and maintenance of cancer cells. Thus, mitochondria have been considered a target for anticancer agents. Here, we identified a mitochondria-targeting anticancer agent from natural products. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Morphological and functional changes in mitochondria were determined by a fluorescence-based High Content Imaging System. Using human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines (H1299, H226B, and A549), cell viability and colony formation assays, cell cycle analysis, and immunoblotting were performed to determine cytotoxic and proapoptotic effects of papuamine. RESULTS: Using a natural product chemical library, we identified papuamine as an active compound to inhibit viability and ATP production of NSCLC cells. Papuamine depleted intracellular ATP by causing mitochondrial dysfunction, as indicated by the loss of the mitochondrial membrane potential and increased mitochondrial superoxide generation. Papuamine significantly inhibited viability and colony formation of NSCLC cells by inducing apoptosis. CONCLUSION: Papuamine has a potential as a novel mitochondria-targeting anticancer agent.


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Alcaloides/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Mitocôndrias/patologia , Células A549 , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Adenilato Quinase/metabolismo , Alcaloides/química , Alcaloides/farmacologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Mitocôndrias/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaio Tumoral de Célula-Tronco , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 341-347, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892585

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The prognostic significance of biomarkers related to gastric cancer prognosis has not been fully elucidated. The aim of study was to use immunohistochemical biomarkers to reveal prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 682 patients who had undergone curative surgery were evaluated regarding the correlation of prognosis and immunohistochemical biomarkers. RESULTS: The COX2-positive groups showed a poor 5-year overall and disease-free survival. Further analysis revealed that COX2 positivity was a significant risk factor for poorer disease-free survival in the group with clinical stage I disease (p=0.016). We also noted a marked trend between COX2 positivity and poorer overall survival. The COX2-positive group showed general postoperative pathological up-staging compared with the COX2-negative group. CONCLUSION: This study showed the potential of COX2 as a biomarker for gastric cancer prognosis. Preoperative evaluation of COX2 might be a useful tool for generating optimal treatment strategies in patients with clinical stage I gastric cancer.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/enzimologia , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Análise de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 40(1): 357-366, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31892587

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BACKGROUND/AIM: This study was carried out to compare the efficacy and toxicity of consolidation with cytarabine only to consolidation with anthracycline combination in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) achieving complete remission (CR). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective, longitudinal cohort study set between January 2010 and December 2016. RESULTS: Generally, high-dose cytarabine Ied to better survival compared to anthracycline-containing consolidation therapy, as expected. However, for patients not undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), anthracycline use was not necessarily associated with worse survival, depending on the number of consolidation cycles. Post-remission, pre-HSCT consolidation with high-dose cytarabine did not negatively affect survival compared to previous reports. For those without FMS-like tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) mutation, anthracycline use was associated with a worse survival, but for those with mutation, anthracycline use did not negatively affect survival. CONCLUSION: For patients who are ineligible for HSCT, selective use of anthracycline consolidation can be a viable option, while for patients with the intention of HSCT, post-remission high-dose cytarabine is a reasonable option in the absence of available donors.


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Antraciclinas/uso terapêutico , Quimioterapia de Consolidação , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Antraciclinas/efeitos adversos , Antraciclinas/farmacologia , Citarabina/uso terapêutico , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Feminino , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas , Humanos , Idarubicina/farmacologia , Idarubicina/uso terapêutico , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Análise Multivariada , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Adulto Jovem
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1232: 47-53, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31893393

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Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) is a compensatory mechanism where blood vessels dilate in response to a vasodilatory stimulus, and is a biomarker of vascular reserve and microvascular health. Impaired CVR indicates microvascular hemodynamic dysfunction, which is implicated in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and associated with long-term neurological deficiency. Recently we have shown that anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) caused prolonged dilatation of cerebral arterioles that increased brain microvascular flow and tissue oxygenation in traumatized mouse brain and was associated with neurologic improvement. Here we evaluate the effects of tDCS on impaired CVR and microvascular cerebral blood flow (mCBF) regulation after TBI. TBI was induced in mice by controlled cortical impact (CCI). Cortical microvascular tone, mCBF, and tissue oxygen supply (by nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, NADH) were measured by two-photon laser scanning microscopy before and after anodal tDCS (0.1 mA/15 min). CVR and mCBF regulation were evaluated by measuring changes in arteriolar diameters and NADH during hypercapnia test before and after tDCS. Transient hypercapnia was induced by 60-s increase of CO2 concentration in the inhalation mixture to 10%. As previously, anodal tDCS dilated arterioles which increased arteriolar blood flow volume that led to an increase in capillary flow velocity and the number of functioning capillaries, thereby improving tissue oxygenation in both traumatized and sham animals. In sham mice, transient hypercapnia caused transient dilatation of cerebral arterioles with constant NADH, reflecting intact CVR and mCBF regulation. In TBI animals, arteriolar dilatation response to hypercapnia was diminished while the NADH level increased (tissue oxygen supply decreased), reflecting impaired CVR and mCBF regulation. Anodal tDCS enhanced reactivity in parenchymal arterioles in both groups (especially in TBI mice) and restored CVR thereby prevented the reduction in tissue oxygen supply during hypercapnia. CVR has been shown to be related to nitric oxide elevation due to nitric oxide synthases activation, which can be sensitive to the electrical field induced by tDCS.


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Lesões Encefálicas Traumáticas , Circulação Cerebrovascular , Estimulação Transcraniana por Corrente Contínua , Animais , Encéfalo/patologia , Lesões Encefálicas Traumáticas/terapia , Circulação Cerebrovascular/fisiologia , Hipercapnia , Camundongos
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1232: 63-68, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31893395

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This seems to be the time to gain new knowledge about the meningeal lymphatic system and a deeper understanding of its anatomy and physiology. Although it is known that the meningeal lymphatics present in the layers of the brain, limited information is available about the role of this system in brain function. Here, for the first time we clearly demonstrate that the meningeal lymphatic pathway is involved in brain clearing from the blood after intracranial hemorrhage associated with hypoxia and forms a connective bridge between interstitial, cerebral spinal fluid and peripheral lymphatics. We also show that the development of methods to stimulate meningeal lymph flow after hemorrhagic evidence in the brain might be a neuroprotective strategy for effective recovery of the brain after a cerebrovascular catastrophe.


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Hemorragias Intracranianas , Vasos Linfáticos , Meninges , Lesões Encefálicas/metabolismo , Lesões Encefálicas/patologia , Hemorragias Intracranianas/metabolismo , Hemorragias Intracranianas/patologia , Sistema Linfático , Vasos Linfáticos/fisiologia , Meninges/metabolismo , Meninges/patologia
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1232: 263-269, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31893419

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Ahematological and morphological investigation was made of the effects of pulsed magnetic field (PMF) stimulus on oxidized erythrocyte membrane using the smear method and spectroscopic measurement. Tert-butyl hydroperoxide (tBHP) was used for oxidative stress, and verapamil was used as reduction agent on red blood cells (RBCs). Our PMF stimulator system was designed to generate a maximum intensity of 0.27 T at a transition time of 0.102 ms. The morphology of oxidized RBCs, and oxidative stressed RBCs after treatment with a reducing agent were observed before and after PMF. Light absorbance of hemoglobin (Hb) was measured in the membrane as well as plasma, through hemolysis of RBCs. Absorbance for a sample exposed to PMF before the oxidation treatment was lower than that for a sample not exposed to PMF in the plasma. This means that PMF plays a role in preventing hemolysis of erythrocyte membrane from oxidative stress. Our results were confirmed using an osmotic fragility test. Hemolysis in the case of PMF treatment is 28% lower than that of non-PMF treatment. As a result, PMF stimulus is proposed to achieve an improvement of RBCs aggregation and prevent RBCs from oxidative stress, and could be used in various clinical fields related to peripheral vascular diseases. For further clinical application, we need to optimize PMF intensity and stimulated duration.


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Eritrócitos , Hemólise , Campos Magnéticos , Estresse Oxidativo , Membrana Eritrocítica , Eritrócitos/patologia , Eritrócitos/efeitos da radiação , Hemólise/efeitos da radiação , Humanos , Campos Magnéticos/efeitos adversos
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1232: 385-392, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31893435

RESUMO

The primo-vascular system (PVS) is a newly identified vascular tissue composed of primo-nodes (PNs) and primo-vessels (PVs). Previously, we reported erythropoietic activity in the organ-surface PVS (osPVS) tissue of rats with heart failure. In this study, we further investigated whether acute anemia could induce erythropoiesis in the PVS of rats, based on the hypothesis that erythropoiesis in osPVS tissue is due to anemia accompanying heart failure. Acute anemia was induced by an intraperitoneal injection of phenylhydrazine (PHZ). Circulating red blood cells (RBCs) and hematocrit decreased by 31.6%, whereas reticulocytes and white blood cells increased at day 3 and day 6 after PHZ treatment. All these parameters recovered to control levels at day 10. At days 3 and 6, we observed an increase in the size of the PNs (P < 0.05), the number of the osPVS tissue samples per rat (P < 0.01), and the proportion of osPVS tissue samples with red chromophore (P < 0.001), which was from the RBCs in the PVS tissue. The number of RBCs, estimated from the PN sections stained with hematoxylin and eosin, increased at day 6 in the rats with anemia (P < 0.01). All these anemia-induced changes in the osPVS tissue recovered to the control levels by day 10. Taken together, the results showed that the morphological and cytological changes in the osPVS tissue appear to be related to the erythropoietic activity induced by acute anemia in rats. This study confirmed the previous findings that the osPVS can exert erythropoietic activity in disease states accompanied by anemia, such as heart failure.


Assuntos
Anemia , Eritropoese , Anemia/complicações , Anemia/patologia , Animais , Eritrócitos/citologia , Insuficiência Cardíaca/patologia , Hematócrito , Hematoxilina/metabolismo , Ratos
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1232: 401-408, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31893437

RESUMO

Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, is caused by the loss of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra (SN). It is characterized by the formation of intracytoplasmic Lewy bodies that are primarily composed of the protein alpha-synuclein (α-syn), along with dystrophic neurites. Acupuncture stimulation results in an enhanced survival of dopaminergic neurons in the SN in Parkinsonism animal models. We investigated the role of acupuncture in inhibiting the increase in α-syn expression that is related to dopaminergic cell loss in the SN in a chronic 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) Parkinsonism mouse model. In this model, acupuncture stimulation at GB34 and LR3 attenuated the decrease in tyrosine hydroxylase in the SN. Moreover, acupuncture stimulation attenuated the increase in α-syn in SN. Acupuncture stimulation also maintained the phosphorylated α-syn on serine 129 at levels similar to the control group. Our findings indicate that the MPTP-mediated increase in α-syn, and the acupuncture-mediated inhibition of the increase in α-syn, may be responsible for the neuroprotective effects of acupuncture in the SN following damage induced by MPTP.


Assuntos
Terapia por Acupuntura , Transtornos Parkinsonianos , Substância Negra , alfa-Sinucleína , 1-Metil-4-Fenil-1,2,3,6-Tetra-Hidropiridina , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Neurônios Dopaminérgicos/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Fármacos Neuroprotetores , Transtornos Parkinsonianos/induzido quimicamente , Substância Negra/metabolismo , Tirosina 3-Mono-Oxigenase/metabolismo , alfa-Sinucleína/metabolismo
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