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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): 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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BJOG ; 127(1): 99-105, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31502397

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if the intraoperative human papillomavirus (IOP-HPV) test has the same prognostic value as the HPV test performed at 6 months after treatment of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) to predict treatment failure. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Barcelona, Spain. POPULATION: A cohort of 216 women diagnosed with HSIL and treated with loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP). METHODS: After LEEP, an HPV test was performed using the Hybrid Capture 2 system. If this was positive, genotyping was performed with the CLART HPV2 technique. The IOP-HPV test was compared with HPV test at 6 months and with surgical margins. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Treatment failure. RESULTS: Recurrence rate of HSIL was 6%. There was a strong association between a positive IOP-HPV test, a positive 6-month HPV test, positive HPV 16 genotype, positive surgical margins and HSIL recurrence. Sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of the IOP-HPV test were 85.7, 80.8,24.0 and 98.8% and of the HPV test at 6 months were 76.9, 75.8, 17.2 and 98.0%. CONCLUSION: Intraoperative HPV test accurately predicts treatment failure in women with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2/3. This new approach may allow early identification of patients with recurrent disease, which will not delay the treatment. Genotyping could be useful in detecting high-risk patients. TWEETABLE ABSTRACT: IOP-HPV test accurately predicts treatment failure in women with CIN 2/3.


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Neoplasia Intraepitelial Cervical/cirurgia , Detecção Precoce de Câncer/métodos , Eletrocirurgia , Infecções por Papillomavirus/diagnóstico , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/cirurgia , Adulto , Alphapapillomavirus , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasia Intraepitelial Cervical/virologia , Colposcopia/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Genótipo , Testes de DNA para Papilomavírus Humano/métodos , Humanos , Biópsia Guiada por Imagem , Cuidados Intraoperatórios/métodos , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/virologia , Estudos Prospectivos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Falha de Tratamento , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/virologia
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Bioelectrochemistry ; 131: 107372, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31759220

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Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ)-dependent glucose dehydrogenase is one of the extensively studied sugar-oxidizing enzymes used as a biocatalyst for biosensors and biofuel cells. A novel pyranose dehydrogenase (CcPDH) derived from the basidiomycete Coprinopsis cinerea is the first discovered eukaryotic PQQ-dependent enzyme. This enzyme carries a b-type cytochrome domain that is homologous to the cytochrome domain of cellobiose dehydrogenase (CDH); thus, CcPDH is a quinohemoprotein. CcPDH catalyzes the oxidation of various aldose sugars and shows significant activity toward the reverse-chair conformation of pyranoses. Interdomain electron transfer occurs in CcPDH similar to CDH, from the PQQ cofactor in the catalytic domain to the heme b in the cytochrome domain. This enzyme is able to direct electrical communication with electrodes, without artificial electron mediators, thus allowing direct electron transfer (DET)-type bioelectrocatalysis. In this review, we briefly describe recent progress in research on the biochemical discovery of CcPDH and the development of (bio)electrochemical applications (an amperometric biosensor) based on DET reactions.


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Técnicas Eletroquímicas/instrumentação , Hemeproteínas/química , Quinonas/química , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Técnicas Biossensoriais , Eucariotos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(51): e18487, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31861032

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most malignant tumors worldwide. DNA replication plays a critical role in the occurrence and development of pancreatic cancer. TYMS encodes thymidylate synthase, which is important for DNA synthesis. The TYMS gene has been assessed in some tumors. However, the specific role of TYMS in pancreatic cancer has not been identified. This study was designed to clarify the diagnostic and prognostic significance of TYMS in pancreatic cancer.The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database was used to compare TYMS expression in pancreatic cancer, and ROC curve analysis was used to investigate its diagnostic value. The correlation between clinical characteristics and TYMS expression was analyzed, and the prognostic value of TYMS expression in the patients with pancreatic cancer was assessed by Kaplan-Meier curves and Cox analysis.TYMS was upregulated in pancreatic cancer and associated with poor overall survival (OS) and recurrence-free survival (RFS). Univariate and multivariate survival analysis demonstrated that TYMS is an independent risk factor for OS and RFS in patients with pancreatic cancer.The upregulation of TYMS in pancreatic cancer leads to unfavorable OS and RFS in patients, and represents a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker for patients with pancreatic cancer.


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Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Timidilato Sintase/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , China/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/mortalidade , Prognóstico , Regulação para Cima
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Biomed Khim ; 65(6): 457-467, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31876516

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The main problems in the diagnostics and treatment of malignant tumors are early detection of the disease, prediction of the course of the disease and response to therapy. The solution may be associated with identification of biomarkers secreted by tumor cells within extracellular vesicles, known as exosomes. The study of exosome proteins attracts special attention, because their molecular composition can have information about tumor identity, and also represent a set of signaling molecules that regulate the processes of tumor progression and growth. In addition, the analysis of exosomes secreted into the extracellular space corresponds to the promising concept of a liquid biopsy. In this review, we have summarized the current experience in the molecular study of exosomes in various types of malignant tumors, including colorectal cancer, lung cancer, ovaries, prostate and breast cancer, with special emphasis on omics methods and outlined the prospects for their use in diagnosis.


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Exossomos/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Neoplasias/diagnóstico , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteômica
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 6231-6240, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704852

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The present study aimed to prospectively examine the usefulness of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) release (IGR) as a biomarker in non-small-cell lung cancer patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment (ICI-Tx). PATIENTS AND METHODS: IGR was measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay at four time points: within 14 days before ICI-Tx (T1), and 8±3 (T2), 22±7 (T3), and 43±7 (T4) days after ICI-Tx. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients were divided into three groups based on IFN-γ levels in the IGR-positive control: Group-1 (n=8) with <10 IU/ml at T1, Group-2 (n=12) with a decrease in IFN-γ levels to <10 IU/ml at T3 and/or T4, and Group-3 (n=9) without changes in IFN-γ levels. Early progression and ICI-induced interstitial pneumonitis were frequently observed in Group-1 and Group-2, respectively. Group-3 exhibited more treatment cycles than the other groups. All three groups showed clear differences in clinical outcomes. CONCLUSION: IFN-γ levels could be a biomarker for ICI-Tx.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/metabolismo , Interferon gama/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pulmonares/metabolismo , Linfócitos T/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Anticorpos Monoclonais Humanizados/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/efeitos adversos , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Imunoterapia/efeitos adversos , Imunoterapia/métodos , Interferon gama/sangue , Tuberculose Latente/diagnóstico , Tuberculose Latente/etiologia , Tuberculose Latente/metabolismo , Doenças Pulmonares Intersticiais/etiologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nivolumabe/uso terapêutico , Estudos Prospectivos , Linfócitos T/imunologia , Fatores de Tempo
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 6241-6247, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704853

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BACKGROUND/AIM: We performed multimodality therapy comprising preoperative chemotherapy, extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), and radiation therapy for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). Although multimodality therapy resulted in good prognosis, further improvement is required. Therefore, herein, we analysed the prognostic factors using surgical specimens and searched for suitable molecular targets to improve the prognosis after multidisciplinary treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-six patients with MPM underwent multimodality therapy. Paraffin-embedded surgical samples were used for immunohistochemistry to evaluate the expression of phosphorylated (p-) AKT, extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E-binding protein 1 (4E-BP1), and S6 ribosomal protein (S6RP). RESULTS: On univariate and multivariate analyses, significant differences were observed according to the histological type, pathological stage, and p-mTOR expression rate. CONCLUSION: The prognosis of MPM is affected by p-mTOR expression, suggesting that molecular-targeted treatment might be used during multimodal therapy for MPM.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/análise , Neoplasias Pulmonares/enzimologia , Mesotelioma/enzimologia , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/análise , Neoplasias Pleurais/enzimologia , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/análise , Adulto , Idoso , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Cisplatino/administração & dosagem , Terapia Combinada/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Neoplasias Pulmonares/mortalidade , Neoplasias Pulmonares/terapia , Masculino , Mesotelioma/mortalidade , Mesotelioma/terapia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Pemetrexede/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias Pleurais/mortalidade , Neoplasias Pleurais/terapia , Pneumonectomia , Prognóstico , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/análise , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 6249-6257, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704854

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Therapeutic targeting of receptor protein tyrosine kinases (PTKs) has proven successful in treating cancer. However, reports about PTKs in treating prostate cancer are few. Elevated expression of the erythropoietin-producing hepatocellular receptor A2 (EPHA2) receptor tyrosine kinase, a transmembrane protein, is associated with poor prognosis of certain cancer types when the enzyme is dephosphorylated. This study investigated whether EPHA2 is useful in predicting the biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 241 patients who had undergone total prostatectomy between 2007 and 2011 were used. EPHA2 protein expression was categorized as high or low by two pathologists. The relationship was examined between EPHA2 expression level (high vs. low) and clinicopathological factors including biochemical recurrence. Correlations were examined between EPHA2, low-molecular-weight protein tyrosine phosphatase (LMW-PTP), E-cadherin, and Ki-67. RESULTS: EPHA2 expression was high in 121 (50.2%) and low in 120 (49.8%) patients. A log-rank test revealed early biochemical recurrence in the high-expression group. Gleason score, Ki-67 labeling index, and biochemical recurrence were more frequent in the high-expression group. Furthermore, multivariate analyses revealed that high EPHA2 expression was an independent prognostic factor for biochemical recurrence (hazard ratio=3.62, 95% confidence interval=2.39-5.61). Correlations between EPHA2 and both LMW-PTP and Ki-67 labeling index were positive, whereas EPHA2 and E-cadherin were negatively correlated. CONCLUSION: EPHA2 overexpression is predictive of aggressive prostate cancer behavior. EPHA2 may be a powerful prognostic biomarker for decision-making in postoperative follow-up after total prostatectomy, and regarding the need for palliative treatment. Additionally, it may be an important therapeutic target.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Efrina-A2/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/metabolismo , Idoso , Análise de Variância , Caderinas/metabolismo , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Antígeno Ki-67/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Prostatectomia , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/cirurgia , Proteínas Tirosina Fosfatases/metabolismo , Curva ROC
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 6307-6316, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704861

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) could be clinically undetectable despite the relatively large size of lymph node metastases. Here, we aimed to elucidate the correlation of p16 expression with epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Radically resected 121 OPSCC and 270 non-OPSCC tissue samples were included in the analysis, and p16, Twist, and Snail/Slug immunohistochemistry was performed. RESULTS: Compared to non-OPSCCs, OPSCCs were significantly associated with lymphovascular invasion, lymph node metastasis, larger maximal diameter of metastatic foci in the lymph nodes, and p16 expression. In addition, p16 expression correlated with high Twist and Snail/Slug expression. CONCLUSION: Expression of EMT markers, such as Twist and Snail/Slug, is related to p16 expression in OPSCC. This might indicate that HPV infection in OPSCCs alters the expression of EMT markers and results in metastases.


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Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/secundário , Inibidor p16 de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina/metabolismo , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , Linfonodos/patologia , Proteínas Nucleares/metabolismo , Neoplasias Orofaríngeas/patologia , Fatores de Transcrição da Família Snail/metabolismo , Proteína 1 Relacionada a Twist/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/mortalidade , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/virologia , Feminino , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Metástase Linfática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica , Neoplasias Orofaríngeas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Orofaríngeas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Orofaríngeas/virologia , Infecções por Papillomavirus/complicações , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Carga Tumoral
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(45): e17529, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31702612

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BACKGROUND: A number of studies have attempted to determine the prognostic value of T-cell lymphoma invasion and metastasis-inducing factor 1 (Tiam1) in patients with solid cancers, but the reported results were of inconsistency. Thus, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to exhaustively evaluate the prognostic role of Tiam1 expression in patients with solid cancers. METHODS: We retrieved literature published in between 1994 and April 22th, 2019 through searching PubMed, Web of Science and China national knowledge infrastructure (CNKI). Hazard ratios (HRs) coupled with 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) were used to assess the relationship of Tiam1 expression and overall survival (OS), and disease-free survival (DFS). RESULTS: A total of 2647 patients with solid cancers in 20 studies were enrolled in our meta-analysis eventually. The pooled results showed that Tiam1 high expression was closely correlated with poor OS (HR = 2.17, 95% CI: 1.80-2.61, P = .000) and DFS (pooled HR = 1.95, 95% CI = 1.58-2.40, P = .000). Moreover, our subgroup analysis and sensitivity analysis demonstrated the reliability and stability of our pooled results. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, this meta-analysis confirmed that Tiam1 higher expression positively correlated with OS and DFS, suggesting that Tiam1 may act as a valuable prognostic predictor and therapeutic target for patients with solid cancers. Nevertheless, in future more homogeneous and prospective studies should be performed to further support our findings.


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Neoplasias/metabolismo , Proteína 1 Indutora de Invasão e Metástase de Linfoma de Células T/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Prognóstico , Estudos Prospectivos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(45): e17827, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31702637

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This study was designed to analyze the clinical characteristics and prognostic value of c-MYC and BCL-2 proteins expression in patients with primary central nervous system diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (PCNS-DLBCL).82 patients newly diagnosed with PCNS-DLBCL, from January 2008 to November 2018, were enrolled in this study. Clinical characteristics, immunohistochemical features, laboratory examinations, and treatment outcome were analyzed among these patients.Among these 82 cases, 45 were males (54.9%) and 37 were females (45.1%). Age ranged from 16 to 78 years old, and 29 patients (35.4%) were elder than 60 years old, with median age at 57 years old. According to Hans classification, 25 were accounted for origin of germinal center B-cell (GCB) subtype (30.5%) and 49 were accounted for non-GCB subtype (59.8%), respectively. Eight patients were unclassified due to lack of detailed pathological results. The median survival of these 82 patients was 30 months, and 1-year, 3-year, and 5-year overall survival (OS) rate was 59.7%, 44.6%, and 34.1%, respectively. Patients treated with sequential HD-MTX based chemotherapies showed a superior prognosis than those without. In combination with rituximab, the outcome was further improved. The median OS was 55 months in HD-MTX + R group, 27 months in HD-MTX group, and 9 months in other groups, respectively. Univariate analysis identified age ≥60, ECOG score ≥ 2 points, and overexpression of BCL-2 protein (≥85%) were adverse prognostic factors for OS. Co-expression of c-MYC (≥40%) and BCL-2 (≥50%) proteins was associated with poor ECOG score, high Ki-67 expression, and trended towards an inferior outcome. Gender, lesion location, number of lesions, lactic dehydrogenase (LDH), cell of origin, BCL-6 protein expression, expression of c-MYC protein alone and Ki-67 ≥85% had no significant impact on OS.In patients with PCNS-DLBCL, age ≥60 years old, ECOG score ≥2 points, and overexpression of BCL-2 protein (≥85%) were associated with a poor survival. HD-MTX based chemotherapies in combination with rituximab could improve the prognosis.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Sistema Nervoso Central/mortalidade , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/mortalidade , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Neoplasias do Sistema Nervoso Central/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias do Sistema Nervoso Central/metabolismo , Tratamento Farmacológico , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/tratamento farmacológico , Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/metabolismo , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing Za Zhi ; 27(10): 760-765, 2019 Oct 20.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31734989

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Objective: To study the expression level of monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) in liver tissues of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and its clinical correlation. Methods: Immunohistochemistry was employed to detect MAGL protein in 353 cases with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and tissue microarray (TMA) for paracancerous liver tissues. The expression levels of MAGL in TMA were quantitatively analyzed using Image-Pro plus 6.0. The difference in MAGL expression between liver cancer tissues and paracancerous liver tissues was compared. Combined with the clinical follow-up data of TMA patients, the correlation between the expression of MAGL in TMA and the degree of HCC tumors differentiation and the survival rate of 1-year and 3-year were analyzed using Logistic regression analysis. The survival curves of patients with different levels of MAGL protein was plotted and analyzed using Kaplan-Meier method. The expression of MAGL protein was analyzed by multiple linear regression analysis. COX regression was used to analyze the correlation between MAGL protein expression level and the risk of HCC death in the included patients. Results: The expression of MAGL in HCC tissues was significantly higher than paracancerous liver tissues. The expression level of MAGL was correlated to the degrees of HCC tumors differentiation (P < 0.001) and 1-year survival rate (P = 0.01), but not with 3-year survival rate (P = 0.91). Survival curve showed that the expression level of MAGL was negatively correlated with prognosis and survival of HCC patients (P = 0.001). Multiple linear regressions showed a negative correlation between MAGL expression level and overall survival time of HCC patients (P=0.010, R2=0.166, Durbin-Watson value: 1.989). COX regression showed that the expression of MAGL was a risk factor for death of patients with HCC [P = 0.004, Exp (B) = 1.000]. Conclusion: The expression level of MAGL has positive correlation with the malignant degree in HCC patients, and negative correlation with its prognosis. Therefore, MAGL may serve as a new prognostic indicator for HCC patients.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/diagnóstico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/diagnóstico , Monoacilglicerol Lipases/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/enzimologia , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Neoplasias Hepáticas/enzimologia , Prognóstico
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 5867-5877, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704811

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to examine clonal heterogeneity, to test the utility of liquid biopsy in monitoring disease progression and to evaluate the usefulness of ex vivo drug screening in a BRAF L597Q-mutated colorectal cancer (CRC) patient developing metastases during adjuvant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Next generation sequencing (NGS) and droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) were performed in samples from tumor tissues and liquid biopsies. Live cancer cells from a metastatic lesion were used in ex vivo drug sensitivity assays. RESULTS: We found evidence of continued dependence of MEK/MAPK pathway activation, but different activating mutations in primary tumor and metastases. Liquid biopsy based BRAF L597Q ddPCR testing was a sensitive personalized biomarker predicting the rise of clinically aggressive metastatic disease. Ex vivo drug sensitivity assays with BRAF L597Q mutated cells showed response to MEK/MAPK targeted therapies. CONCLUSION: The rare BRAF L597Q mutation may be associated with aggressive tumor behavior in CRC. Liquid biopsy can be used to capture clinically relevant tumor features.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/secundário , MAP Quinase Quinase 1/genética , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética , Mutação , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Capecitabina/administração & dosagem , Evolução Clonal , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Feminino , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , MAP Quinase Quinase 1/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Oxaliplatina/administração & dosagem , Prognóstico
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 5879-5890, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704812

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of the study was to investigate the prognostic role of androgen receptor (AR), mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) and glucocorticoid receptor ß (GRß) expression in HER-2 negative breast cancer patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population (n=152) was enriched with triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) (n=96; 63.2%). The median follow-up time was 100 months. AR, MR and GRß immunocytochemical staining was compared with that of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers (vimentin, SIP1, ZEB1). RESULTS: High expression of cytoplasmic MR was associated with dismal local relapse-free survival (RR=13.923; 95%CI=1.071-181.045; p=0.044) in tumours with non-TNBC phenotype. AR and GRß were more frequently expressed in ER+/PR+/HER2- tumours, while cytoplasmic MR was more often expressed in TNBC tumours (for all, p<0.0005). GRß and AR were associated with decreased vimentin expression (p<0.005), indicating their association with attenuated EMT. CONCLUSION: Cytoplasmic MR expression is a strong predictor of local recurrence in non-metastatic breast cancer patients with non-TNBC tumour phenotype.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/classificação , Neoplasias da Mama/mortalidade , Citoplasma/metabolismo , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/mortalidade , Receptores de Mineralocorticoides/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Metástase Neoplásica , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/metabolismo , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Prognóstico , Receptor ErbB-2/metabolismo , Receptores Androgênicos/metabolismo , Receptores Estrogênicos/metabolismo , Receptores de Glucocorticoides/metabolismo , Receptores de Progesterona/metabolismo , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 5903-5910, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704814

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BACKGROUND: Gastric cancer (GC) exhibits heterogeneous clinical and molecular features, requiring the development of new biomarkers to further understand this disease. Our transcriptomic analysis detected overexpression of melanoma-associated antigen A6 (MAGEA6) in metastatic GC, leading us to determine the clinical significance of MAGEA6 in GC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen GC cell lines and 230 pairs of surgically resected gastric tissues were subjected to mRNA expression analysis. Polymerase chain reaction array analysis was performed to identify coordinately expressed cancer-related genes, and immunohistochemistry (IHC) was used to detected MAGEA6 expression in situ. RESULTS: MAGEA6 mRNA levels were positively correlated with the expression of matrix metallopeptidase 9 mRNA. MAGEA6 mRNA levels were higher in GC tissues compared with those in normal adjacent tissues. Patients with high MAGEA6 expression had significantly worse prognosis. MAGEA6 protein levels in primary lesions predicted the likelihood of recurrence. CONCLUSION: Overexpression of MAGEA6 in GC tissues represents a promising biomarker for assessing the malignant phenotype of GC.


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Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Gastrectomia/mortalidade , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Proteínas de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/metabolismo , Neoplasias Gástricas/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma/secundário , Adenocarcinoma/cirurgia , Adenocarcinoma Mucinoso/metabolismo , Adenocarcinoma Mucinoso/secundário , Adenocarcinoma Mucinoso/cirurgia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma de Células em Anel de Sinete/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células em Anel de Sinete/secundário , Carcinoma de Células em Anel de Sinete/cirurgia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/secundário , Neoplasias Hepáticas/cirurgia , Metástase Linfática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/secundário , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/cirurgia , Prognóstico , Neoplasias Gástricas/patologia , Neoplasias Gástricas/cirurgia , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 5943-5951, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704819

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BACKGROUND/AIM: To investigate the function of preferentially expressed antigen of melanoma (PRAME) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: mRNA expression levels of PRAME were analyzed in resected esophageal tissues of 150 ESCC patients and correlated with clinicopathological parameters. We also investigated the potential function of PRAME by analyzing coordinately expressed genes in 13 ESCC cell lines. RESULTS: RT-qPCR analysis of clinical samples revealed aberrantly high PRAME expression in tumors compared with normal esophageal tissues. High PRAME expression was significantly associated with shorter disease-specific survival and hematogenous recurrence, but not with overall recurrence. The cumulative incidence of hematogenous recurrence was significantly greater for patients with high compared to those with low PRAME expression. In vitro, PCR array analysis revealed that PRAME was coordinately expressed with EGFR, ITGB, and TCF3. CONCLUSION: PRAME is overexpressed in ESCC tissues and may serve as a novel biomarker for predicting hematogenous recurrence.


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Antígenos de Neoplasias/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Esofágicas/patologia , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/secundário , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Antígenos de Neoplasias/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Estudos de Coortes , Neoplasias Esofágicas/genética , Neoplasias Esofágicas/metabolismo , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas do Esôfago/metabolismo , Feminino , Seguimentos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica , Metástase Neoplásica , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/metabolismo , Prognóstico , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 5963-5971, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704821

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate matrix metalloproteinase 11 (MMP11) as a promising biomarker in human pancreatic cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A consecutive eliminating method was used to select biomarker candidates in pancreatic cancer. mRNA and protein expression levels of candidates were determined in tissues and whole blood samples of healthy donors and pancreatic cancer patients. The prognostic value of MMP11 was determined using various data-sets and Liptak's Z analysis. RESULTS: Analysis using Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database showed significantly higher MMP11 mRNA expression in pancreatic cancer tissues compared to that in various normal tissues. MMP11 protein was specifically expressed in pancreatic cancer tissues, but not in various normal or other cancer tissues. Secreted MMP11 levels could be measured using easily accessible techniques and whole blood samples of pancreatic cancer. In addition, high levels of MMP11 were associated with poor prognosis of pancreatic cancer patients. CONCLUSION: MMP11 may be a promising prognostic biomarker for pancreatic cancer patients.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Metaloproteinase 11 da Matriz/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Animais , Apoptose , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Proliferação de Células , Seguimentos , Humanos , Metaloproteinase 11 da Matriz/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/enzimologia , Prognóstico , Taxa de Sobrevida , Células Tumorais Cultivadas , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 5973-5982, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704822

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Lenvatinib is a potent inhibitor of receptor tyrosine kinases, targeting vascular endothelial growth factor receptors (VEGFR1-3), fibroblast growth factor receptors (FGFR1-4), KIT, and RET. Here, we investigated the antiproliferative effects of lenvatinib in liver cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines and two combined hepatocellular/cholangiocarcinoma cell lines were treated with 0-30 µM lenvatinib. Cell growth, apoptosis and the expression of FGFR1-4, FGF19, fibroblast growth factor receptor substrate (FRS)2α and RET were examined. Two HCC cell lines were subcutaneously implanted on nude mice and mice were treated with 3, 10, 30 mg/kg/day of lenvatinib or vehicle for 14 consecutive days. Tumor volume was measured every 3 days. Mice were sacrificed on day 15 and tumors were processed for histological examination. Blood vessels, microvessel density, necrosis, and apoptosis were also examined. RESULTS: Lenvatinib dose- and time-dependently inhibited growth of all cell lines; however, sensitivity to lenvatinib varied. Apoptosis was not observed in any cell line, and expression of FGFR1, -2, -3 and -4, FGF19, FRS2α, and RET were observed in these cell lines. Cell lines with high expression of these factors showed higher response to lenvatinib. In mice, lenvatinib dose-dependently suppressed tumor growth. Blood vessels and microvessel density were significantly reduced and the rate of necrosis was significantly increased by lenvatinib; apoptosis was not observed. CONCLUSION: Antiproliferative effects of lenvatinib on liver cancer cells were observed in vitro and in vivo. Lenvatinib may suppress tumor formation by inhibiting angiogenesis, and via an additional direct antiproliferative effect in some liver cancer cells.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Compostos de Fenilureia/farmacologia , Quinolinas/farmacologia , Animais , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Técnicas In Vitro , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Células Tumorais Cultivadas , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 5983-5990, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704823

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BACKGROUND/AIM: DJ-1, an oncogenic molecule, helps to maintain somatic stem cells by reducing the intracellular level of reactive oxygen species (ROS). This study investigated the role of DJ-1 in glioma stem cells (GSCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: U87-MG (U87) and U251-MG (U251) glioblastoma cell lines that express wild-type and mutant p53, respectively, were used. These were cultured with DJ-1-targeting siRNA and subjected to a variety of in vitro experiments or intracranial transplantation into nude mice. RESULTS: Knockdown of DJ-1 reduced clonogenicity only in U87 cells, which was rescued by p53 depletion. ROS accumulated in DJ-1-depleted cells, although treatment with N-acetyl cysteine, which quenches ROS, did not affect exhaustion of CSCs among U87 cells by DJ-1 knockdown. In a serial transplantation study, DJ-1 knockdown prolonged the survival of mice in secondary transplantation. CONCLUSION: DJ-1 plays a pivotal role in maintenance of stem cell self-renewal in the U87 cell line.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Encefálicas/patologia , Autorrenovação Celular , Glioblastoma/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Proteína Desglicase DJ-1/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/genética , Neoplasias Encefálicas/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Glioblastoma/genética , Glioblastoma/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Prognóstico , Proteína Desglicase DJ-1/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína Desglicase DJ-1/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Taxa de Sobrevida , Células Tumorais Cultivadas , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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