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J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol ; 38(2): 119-131, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31679275

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: LncRNAs are significant regulators in multiple cancers including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, lncRNA ANRIL has been reported to be elevated during multiple cancer types, exhibiting oncogenic roles. However, the exact biological mechanism of ANRIL is still poorly understood in HCC. METHODS: Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) assays were utilized to detect expressions of ANRIL, miR-384, and STAT3. CCK8 and EDU assays were employed to evaluate HCC cell proliferation. A flow cytometry assay was used to detect the HCC cell cycle and cell apoptosis. The scratch migration and Transwell invasion assays were performed to test cell migration and invasion, respectively. RIP and RNA pull-down assays were carried out to confirm the correlation between ANRIL and miR-384. The dual-luciferase reporter assay was used to prove the association between miR-384 and STAT3. Western blotting analysis was performed to examine protein levels of STAT3. IHC and HE staining were employed to detect Ki-67 and histopathology. RESULTS: ANRIL expression was upregulated in HCC cells, including SMCC7721, HepG2, MHCC-97H, SNU449 and HUH-7 cells, in comparison to the normal human liver cells LO2. Knockdown of ANRIL suppressed HCC cell proliferation and induced cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. HCC cell migration and invasion capacity were inhibited by inhibition of ANRIL. Bioinformatics analyses revealed that ANRIL could interact with miR-384. miR-384 was significantly decreased in HCC cells, and overexpression of miR-384 repressed HCC progression. STAT3 was predicted as a target of miR-384, and miR-384 can modulate STAT3 levels negatively in vitro. ANRIL can suppress HCC development through regulating miR-384 and STAT3 in vivo. CONCLUSION: ANRIL is involved in HCC progression by direct targeting of miR-384 and STAT3. Also, ANRIL could act as a potential candidate for HCC diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/fisiopatologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Progressão da Doença , Células HEK293 , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/fisiopatologia , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo
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J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol ; 38(3): 195-203, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31679307

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UNCI 19 expression has been reported to be significantly higher in hepatic cancer cells (HCC). However, the clinical significance of modulating UNC119 expression in HCC is not well understood. The study described here aimed to explore the potential of curcumin in modulation of UNC119 expression in HCC by assessment with quantitative real-time PCR, western blot, and immune-histochemical analyses in HCC cell lines and tissues. The biological functions of UNC119 in the proliferation, growth, and cycle of tumor cells were analyzed both in vitro and in vivo. UNC119 expression was upregulated in HCC cell lines and tissues as indicated by comparison with normal liver cells and tissues. Cellular function assays showed that higher levels of UNC119 not only promoted proliferation but also enhanced HCC cell migration and invasion. UNC119 promoted progression of the cell cycle and significantly promoted HCC cell growth through the Wnt/ß-catenin signal pathway, and enhanced tumor migration and invasion by the TGF-ß/EMT pathway. Curcumin efficiently inhibited HCC cell proliferation by blocking the Wnt/ß-catenin pathway and inhabited migration and invasion by blocking the TGF-p/EMT signal pathway. Curcumin not only was beneficial for tumor remission but also contributed to the long-term survival of HCC-bearing mice. UNC119 was significantly upregulated and promoted cell growth in hepatic cancer cells and tissues by the Wnt/ß-catenin signal pathway and migration by TGF-ß/EMT signal pathway. Curcumin treatment inhibited cell proliferation, growth, migration, and invasion by inhibition of those pathways.


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Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/genética , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Curcumina/farmacologia , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Metástase Neoplásica/genética , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/metabolismo , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Feminino , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Organismos Livres de Patógenos Específicos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5495-5504, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570443

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Most patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cannot be treated using traditional therapies. Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) may provide a new treatment for HCC. In this study, the therapeutic efficacy and radiobiological effects of boric acid (BA)-mediated BNCT in a VX2 multifocal liver tumor-bearing rabbit model are investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rabbits were irradiated with neutrons at the Tsing Hua Open Pool Reactor 35 min following an intravenous injection of BA (50 mg 10B/kg BW). The tumor size following BNCT treatment was determined by ultrasonography. The radiobiological effects were identified by histopathological examination. RESULTS: A total of 92.85% of the tumors became undetectable in the rabbits after two fractions of BNCT treatment. The tumor cells were selectively eliminated and the tumor vasculature was collapsed and destroyed after two fractions of BA-mediated BNCT, and no injury to the hepatocytes or blood vessels was observed in the adjacent normal liver regions. CONCLUSION: Liver tumors can be cured by BA-mediated BNCT in the rabbit model of a VX2 multifocal liver tumor. BA-mediated BNCT may be a breakthrough therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma.


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Ácidos Bóricos/farmacologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/radioterapia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/radioterapia , Animais , Vasos Sanguíneos/efeitos dos fármacos , Vasos Sanguíneos/efeitos da radiação , Terapia por Captura de Nêutron de Boro/métodos , Hepatócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Hepatócitos/efeitos da radiação , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos da radiação , Masculino , Coelhos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5393-5401, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570434

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Local recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after thermal coagulation therapy may be associated with an aggressive phenotypic change. This study focused on the thermal effects on HCC cells and evaluated the heat shock response and phenotypic changes after heat treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HepG2 and HuH7 cells were used. After heat treatment at 37-50°C for 5-30 min, we assessed their survival rate, induction of heat shock protein (HSP)70 promoter, proliferation rate, induction of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer stem cell (CSC)-related markers. RESULTS: Induction of HSP70 promoter per surviving cell was maximized after 10 min of heat treatment at 48°C. Induction of EMT and CSC-related markers was also observed. CONCLUSION: Sub-lethal heat treatment causes large heat shock response to surviving HCC cells and induce EMT-like and CSC-like phenotypic changes that might contribute to increased aggressiveness.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Resposta ao Choque Térmico/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/genética , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP70/genética , Células Hep G2 , Temperatura Alta , Humanos , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5639-5643, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570461

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is known as an important risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, surgical outcomes in patients with DM and HCC have not been evaluated in detail. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied 177 patients with type 2 DM who underwent curative hepatectomy for HCC. Surgical outcomes after curative hepatectomy and prognostic factors were evaluated among 75 patients with DM and/or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)-related HCC and 102 patients with DM and viral or alcoholic hepatitis (VAH)-related HCC. RESULTS: The 5-year survival rate and 5-year recurrence-free survival rate were significantly higher in the DM and/or NASH-related HCC group (87% and 51%) than in the DM and VAH-related HCC group (68%: p=0.0001 and 26%: p=0.0002). Multivariate analysis showed DM and/or NASH-related HCC to be significant independent prognostic factors for overall survival and recurrence-free survival. CONCLUSION: Patients with DM and/or NASH-related HCC showed more favorable surgical outcomes after hepatectomy in patients with DM and HCC.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/mortalidade , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/cirurgia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/mortalidade , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/mortalidade , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/etiologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/complicações , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/mortalidade , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/patologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/cirurgia , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Hepatectomia/métodos , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/etiologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/cirurgia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/patologia , Hepatopatia Gordurosa não Alcoólica/cirurgia , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco , Taxa de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5695-5701, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570469

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Large tumor size and arterioportal shunt are poor prognostic factors for hepatocellular carcinoma. Lenvatinib is a novel and potent multi-tyrosine kinase inhibitor developed in Japan. A 66-year-old woman with hepatocellular carcinoma and untreated hepatitis C was referred to our hospital. She was judged as unresectable and was treated with four sessions of transarterial chemoembolization; however, the therapeutic effect was unsatisfactory because of major arterioportal shunt. Lenvatinib was sequentially administered for 4 months. Thereafter, we observed tumor shrinkage, complete disappearance of arterioportal shunt, and obvious improvement in liver function. A curative conversion hepatectomy was successfully accomplished. The extremely high levels of tumor markers almost normalized; the pretreatment levels were 1,008,021 ng/ml for alpha-fetoprotein. At 1 year after the primary treatment, the patient has not experienced recurrence. To our knowledge, this is the first case of a patient with initially unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma with arterioportal shunt who underwent conversion hepatectomy after multidisciplinary treatment, including lenvatinib.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/cirurgia , Hepatectomia/métodos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/cirurgia , Compostos de Fenilureia/uso terapêutico , Quinolinas/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Quimioembolização Terapêutica/métodos , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/cirurgia , alfa-Fetoproteínas/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5755-5760, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570478

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BACKGROUND/AIM: After primary resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the impact of patient's characteristics at the initial hepatectomy, on long-term remnant liver function has not been reported. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with the deterioration of remnant liver function among patients who developed recurrent HCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 51 patients with intrahepatic recurrence after initial hepatic resection for HCC were included. We retrospectively investigated the relation between patient characteristics and the degree of deterioration of remnant liver function upon recurrence. RESULTS: In univariate analysis, significant predictors of deterioration of remnant liver function consisted of preoperative gastro-esophageal varices (p=0.0101), preoperative transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (p=0.0230) and hepatectomy beyond Makuuchi's criteria (p=0.0101). In multivariate analysis, the only significant independent predictor of deterioration of remnant liver function was hepatectomy beyond Makuuchi's criteria (p=0.0498). CONCLUSION: Hepatectomy beyond Makuuchi's criteria at the initial hepatectomy may predict deterioration of remnant liver function upon recurrence of HCC.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Hepatectomia/efeitos adversos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Fígado/patologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/cirurgia , Quimioembolização Terapêutica/efeitos adversos , Quimioembolização Terapêutica/métodos , Feminino , Hepatectomia/métodos , Humanos , Fígado/cirurgia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/cirurgia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/cirurgia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1164: 63-71, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31576540

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Gankyrin (also called PSMD10, p28, or p28GANK) is a crucial oncoprotein that is upregulated in various cancers and assumed to play pivotal roles in the initiation and progression of tumors. Although the in vitro function of gankyrin is relatively well characterized, its role in vivo remains to be elucidated. We have investigated the function of gankyrin in vivo by producing mice with liver parenchymal cell-specific gankyrin ablation (Alb-Cre;gankyrinf/f) and gankyrin deletion both in liver parenchymal and in non-parenchymal cells (Mx1-Cre;gankyrinf/f). Gankyrin deficiency both in non-parenchymal cells and parenchymal cells, but not in parenchymal cells alone, reduced STAT3 activity, interleukin-6 production, and cancer stem cell marker expression, leading to attenuated tumorigenic potential in the diethylnitrosamine hepatocarcinogenesis model. Essentially similar results were obtained by analyzing mice with intestinal epithelial cell-specific gankyrin ablation (Villin-Cre;Gankyrinf/f) and gankyrin deletion both in myeloid and epithelial cells (Mx1-Cre;Gankyrinf/f) in the colitis-associated cancer model. Clinically, gankyrin expression in the tumor microenvironment was negatively correlated with progression-free survival in patients undergoing treatment with Sorafenib for hepatocellular carcinomas. These findings indicate important roles played by gankyrin in non-parenchymal cells as well as parenchymal cells in the pathogenesis of liver cancers and colorectal cancers, and suggest that by acting both on cancer cells and on the tumor microenvironment, anti-gankyrin agents would be promising as therapeutic and preventive strategies against various cancers, and that an in vitro cell culture models that incorporate the effects of non-parenchymal cells and gankyrin would be useful for the study of human cell transformation.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular , Neoplasias Hepáticas , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma , Animais , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/fisiopatologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/terapia , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/fisiopatologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos , Deleção de Genes , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/fisiopatologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/terapia , Camundongos , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/genética , Complexo de Endopeptidases do Proteassoma/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Microambiente Tumoral
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(42): e17412, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31626095

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BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNA colon cancer-associated transcript 2 (CCAT2) is a 1752-bp lncRNA transcribed from m8q24 genomic region. A lot of investigations have confirmed the involvement of CCAT2 in the tumorigenesis of many cancer types. Previous studies found that over-expression of CCAT2 significantly promoted cell migration and proliferation, and inhibited apoptosis of HCC cells. In the present investigation, the clinical value and prognostic significance of CCAT2 were investigated. METHODS: The 122 pairs of HCC tissues and adjacent normal liver tissues were acquired between September 2013 and February 2018. The expression levels of CCAT2 in HCC tissues and their corresponding adjacent normal liver tissues were examined by RT-qPCR analysis. Survival was calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method and analyzed using the log-rank test. Independent prognostic indicators were determined in the multivariate analysis using Cox's proportional hazard model. RESULTS: CCAT2 expression levels were significantly increased in HCC tissues compared to that in their normal counterparts (P < .001). CCAT2 expression was significantly correlated with vascular invasion (P = .001), histopathologic grading (P = .001), distant metastasis (P = .002) and TNM stage (P = .018). A Kaplan-Meier survival curve showed that the overall survival rate of HCC patients in high CCAT2 expression group markedly decreased as compared with that of low CCAT2 expression group (P = .016). In addition, COX multivariate analysis showed that high expression of CCAT2 was an independent risk factor for predicting shorter overall survival time in HCC (HR = 2.126, 95%CI:1.273-8.775, P = .021). CONCLUSIONS: Taken together, this research revealed that lncRNA CCAT2 may serve as a potential biomarker for predicting overall survival time in HCC.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/mortalidade , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Neoplasias Hepáticas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase Via Transcriptase Reversa , Regulação para Cima/genética
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Khirurgiia (Mosk) ; (10): 21-28, 2019.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31626235

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OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical course and the results of salvage liver transplantation in patients with recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after liver resection. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A 54-year-old man with HCV-infection and HCC and 22-year-old woman with fibrolamellar variant of HCC underwent resection of the right and left liver lobe, respectively. The first patient experienced recurrent HCC four times with an interval of 3-6 months within 2 years after surgery. Repeated liver resection was made in first three cases, right liver lobe transplantation - after the fourth recurrence. In the second patient, HCC recurred in 4 months after resection and was accompanied by subtotal portal vein thrombosis. Therefore, repeated liver resection was excluded and patient underwent right liver lobe transplantation. RESULTS: Patients are alive in 5 and 3.5 years after liver resection and in 2.5 and 3 years after transplantation, respectively. There are currently no signs of recurrent HCC in the graft.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/cirurgia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/cirurgia , Transplante de Fígado , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/cirurgia , Feminino , Hepatectomia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Reoperação , Terapia de Salvação , Adulto Jovem
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Expert Opin Investig Drugs ; 28(11): 941-949, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31590579

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Introduction: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common primary liver cancer and the burden of disease is increasing globally. Until recently, systemic therapies for HCC were limited and prognosis for advanced disease generally poor.Area covered: This article describes some recent phase I and II clinical trials for the treatment of HCC. We performed a search on Pubmed with keywords hepatocellular carcinoma, phase I clinical trial, phase II clinical trial, and immunotherapy. We also searched https://clinicaltrials.gov and identified relevant trials listed as active. Studies in progress or recently reported were conducted using novel therapies based on targets identified through molecular profiling of tumors or based on insights into immune system dysregulation in HCC. We also identified studies using drugs targeting recently discovered biomarkers such as endoglin or aldo-keto reductase 1c3. The major outcomes were safety and efficacy as measured by response rate, progression-free survival or overall survival.Expert opinion: HCC is a heterogeneous disease resulting from aberrations in intracellular signaling and immune system dysregulation. Thus, a multisystem approach will be required to deliver personalized therapy. Combination therapies are likely to be future options; it is also possible that modulation of the microbiome might form part of future treatment paradigms.


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Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Drogas em Investigação/administração & dosagem , Drogas em Investigação/efeitos adversos , Drogas em Investigação/farmacologia , Humanos , Imunoterapia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Sobrevida
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Mymensingh Med J ; 28(4): 935-939, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31599264

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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an important reason of liver-related death globally. HCC is the fifth most common cancer, the third most common cause for cancer related death in the world and responsible for approximately one million deaths each year. The incidence of HCC is expected to increase in the next two decades, largely due to hepatitis C infection and secondary cirrhosis. We have reported a case of hepatocellular carcinoma in a 56-year-old man with peritoneal metastasis. Diagnostic imaging (Ultra sonogram & CT-Scan) shown: a large hypo density, irregular outline lesion noted in right lower liver, post contrast image shown patchy enhancement of the lesion. His serum Alpha-Feto Protein (AFP) level was very high with elevated serum alanine amino transaminase (ALT) enzyme and prothrombin time. Histopathological (microscopic) features are compatible with Hepatocellular carcinoma. His Hepatitis C viral DNA load e.g., core protein variants and genotype 1, have been reported. The patient was treated by surgical resection followed by conservative treatment includes sorafenib & interferon alpha. This case report aims to outlines the epidemiology of HCC in chronic HCV, risk factors and pathophysiology that contribute to this disease process, related pathophysiology of patient's clinical features, screening recommendations, and the available statistics on the impact of new direct-acting antiviral treatment on the development on HCC.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular , Neoplasias Hepáticas , Bangladesh , Hepatite C Crônica , Humanos , Cirrose Hepática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Centros de Atenção Terciária
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Life Sci ; 236: 116933, 2019 Nov 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31614146

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AIMS: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) pathogenesis involves the interplay of multiple signalling pathways. Notch and Hedgehog (Hh) are two major developmental pathways that act in concert to regulate adult cell repair. CK2α -serine-threonine kinase-down-regulation enhanced apoptotic activity and was proven beneficial for HCC patients. Quercetin is a bioactive flavonoid and has been shown to protect against HCC through its antioxidant activity. This study was carried out to elucidate the antineoplastic effect of quercetin through regulating both Notch and Hh pathways, apoptosis, cell proliferation and CK2α activity. MAIN METHODS: Hepatocellular carcinoma was induced in male Sprague Dawley rats by thioacetamide. Quercetin was administered in both protective and curative doses. Parameters of liver function and oxidative stress were assessed. CK2α, Notch and Hh pathways were evaluated using RT-PCR and ELISA. Apoptosis was investigated by detecting caspase-3, caspase-8 and p53. Proliferative and cell cycle markers as cyclin D1 and Ki-67 were detected immunohistochemically. KEY FINDINGS: Quercetin inhibited CK2α and downregulated mRNA and protein expression of Notch1 and Gli2. Quercetin also suppressed caspase-3 expression but not caspase-8. Quercetin elevated p53 expression whereas proliferative and cell cycle markers cyclin D1 and Ki-67 were downregulated. Markers of hepatic cellular integrity such as AST, ALT, ALP, GGT, albumin and bilirubin were significantly ameliorated. This was confirmed by histological examination. Quercetin also alleviated oxidative stress as shown by SOD, GSH, MDA and NO levels. SIGNIFICANCE: We can conclude that in addition to its antioxidant power, quercetin blocked Notch, Hedgehog, regulated the apoptotic and proliferative pathways and inhibited CK2α in HCC.


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Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/metabolismo , Quercetina/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Caseína Quinase II/antagonistas & inibidores , Caseína Quinase II/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas Hedgehog/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Hedgehog/metabolismo , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Receptores Notch/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores Notch/metabolismo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(40): e17460, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31577775

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BACKGROUND: This study aimed to perform a network meta-analysis to evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of various modalities in treating advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Typically, the modalities of interest were comprised of sorafenib, transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), sorafenib combined with TACE, TACE combined with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and sorafenib combined with hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC). METHODS: Potentially eligible studies were systemically retrieved from the electronic databases (including PubMed and Cochrane Library) up to September 2018. The overall survival (OS) associated with the 5 modalities of interest enrolled in this study was compared by means of network meta-analysis. Meanwhile, major adverse events (AEs) were also evaluated. RESULTS: The current network meta-analysis enrolled 7 published randomized controlled trials (RCTs), and the pooled results indicated that the TACE-TCM regimen displayed the highest efficacy in treating advanced HCC, followed by HAIC-sorafenib. By contrast, the TACE alone and sorafenib alone regimens had the least efficacy. Relative to other regimens of interest, the TACE-TCM regimen was associated with less incidence of treatment-associated AEs. CONCLUSION: The TACE-TCM regimen was associated with higher treatment responses in advanced HCC patients than those of the other regimens of interest.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/terapia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/terapia , Humanos , Meta-Análise em Rede , Ensaios Clínicos Controlados Aleatórios como Assunto , Resultado do Tratamento
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Rev Med Suisse ; 15(666): 1802-1806, 2019 Oct 09.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31599521

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Discovered in 1977, Hepatitis D is the most severe form of chronic hepatitis, with rapid development of cirrhosis, hepatic failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. Despite all this, it is still largely underdiagnosed and there is no standardised management. The current treatment options are scarce and bear frequent side-effects, but the early diagnosis and an optimal follow-up with identification of the patients suitable for treatment improve significantly their survival rate and quality of life. Moreover, new promising treatments are entering phase III trials and offer new perspectives for our patients.


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Hepatite D/terapia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/virologia , Ensaios Clínicos Fase III como Assunto , Hepatite D/diagnóstico , Humanos , Cirrose Hepática/virologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/virologia , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Tumour Biol ; 41(10): 1010428319880080, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31603389

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Searching for new sources of safe nutraceuticals antitumor drugs is an important issue. Consequentially, this study designed to assess the antitumor activity of Pulicaria undulata extract in vitro in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma HepG2 cell line. Aerial parts of P. undulata plants were collected, used for phytochemical analysis, and assessed for anticancer activity. The antitumor activity was evaluated through studying the cell viability and apoptotic pathway. The gas chromatography-mass spectrometry phytochemical analysis revealed that P. undulata is a promising new source of several known antioxidant and antitumor compounds which could participate in drug development and exploration of alternative strategies to the harmful synthetic antitumor drugs. P. undulata stifled HepG2 cell viability in a concentration-dependent manner. Meanwhile, P. undulata tempted substantial apoptosis in HepG2 cells and enhanced the expression of miR-34a. However, the mRNA expression level of antiapoptotic B-cell lymphoma-2 was markedly decreased by P. undulata treatment. Moreover, P. undulata increased the protein expression of proapoptotic p53 and caspase 3/9 with reducing B-cell lymphoma-2 protein expression level. Thus, P. undulata induced apoptosis in the HepG2 cells by overexpression of miR-34a which regulates p53/B-cell lymphoma-2/caspases signaling pathway. These findings were well appreciated with morphological studies of cells treated with P. undulata. In conclusion, P. undulata could be a probable candidate agent for the initiation of cell apoptosis in HepG2 and thereby can serve as promising therapeutic agent for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma which should attract further studies.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Pulicaria/química , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/tratamento farmacológico , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Transdução de Sinais
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17102, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567946

RESUMO

Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (CHCC) is a rare type of primary liver cancer (PLC). The aim of this study was to investigate the disease characteristics in CHCC patients and compare them with those in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC).The perioperative and follow-up data of CHCC patients (n = 15), HCC patients (n = 577), and ICC patients (n = 61) were retrospectively analyzed, and the clinicopathological characteristics were compared among these 3 groups.In the CHCC group, the serum level of AFP was significantly higher than that of the ICC group (P = .002), and the CA19-9 level was higher than that of the HCC group (P = .011). The positive rates of CK7 and CK19 expression were higher in CHCC group than in HCC group (both P < .001), while the positive rates of Glypican-3 and Hepatocyte expression were higher in CHCC group than in ICC group (both P < .001). Meanwhile, the CHCC patients were likely to have undergone more MJH/LT than the HCC patients (P = .037) and the ICC patients (P = .011). Macrovascular invasion and lymph node metastasis in the CHCC group were significantly higher but satellite lesions were similar, compared to the HCC group. Both the 1-year disease-free survival (DFS) and the 1-year overall survival (OS) for the CHCC patients were worse than those for the HCC patients. AFP ≥ 400 ng/ml, tumor size ≥5 cm, tumor number ≥2, macro- and microvascular invasion, distant metastasis and positive margin were risk factors for both DFS and OS for the PLC patients. Multivariate analysis also confirmed that ICC and lymph node metastasis were risk factors for DFS and MJH/LT was risk factor for OS.CHCC patients appear to have intermediate clinical characteristics in comparison with the HCC and ICC patients, and the 1-year DFS and OS for the CHCC patients was worse than the HCC patients, but similar to the ICC patients.


Assuntos
Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/mortalidade , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/mortalidade , Colangiocarcinoma/mortalidade , Neoplasias Hepáticas/mortalidade , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/mortalidade , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/patologia , Neoplasias dos Ductos Biliares/cirurgia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/cirurgia , China , Colangiocarcinoma/patologia , Colangiocarcinoma/cirurgia , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/cirurgia , Metástase Linfática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Primárias Múltiplas/cirurgia
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(38): e17182, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31567959

RESUMO

The complete resection offers the best long-term survival for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma patients. ALPPS as a choice of resection, how is its outcome compared to one-stage resection, liver transplantation and TACE? This retrospective study included 20 ALPPS patients. To minimize the effect of confounding influences of measured covariates, PSM was performed. The overall survival (OS), morbidity, mortality and the increasing rate, KGR were analyzed. The OS in ALPPS group is 27.4 (±3.8 months) moths and the TACE group is 13.5(±1.2 months) (P < .001), LT group is 41.3 (±3.2 months) (P = .048), Resection group is 31.8 (±2.6 months) (P = .368). And the medium increasing volume is 209.5 cm (±61.5 cm) with the increasing ratio 52.4% (+26.9%). The ALPPS is a feasible treatment for HCC patients and it provides a better long-term survival than TACE and it is similar to Resection, less than LT.


Assuntos
Carcinoma Hepatocelular/cirurgia , Hepatectomia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/cirurgia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/mortalidade , Feminino , Hepatectomia/métodos , Hepatectomia/mortalidade , Humanos , Ligadura , Fígado/cirurgia , Neoplasias Hepáticas/mortalidade , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Veia Porta/cirurgia , Estudos Retrospectivos , Análise de Sobrevida
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