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Gene ; 723: 144120, 2020 Jan 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31589964

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PURPOSE: Matrix Gla protein (MGP) is a vitamin K-dependent, γ-carboxylated protein that was initially found to be a physiological inhibitor of ectopic calcifications affecting mainly cartilage and the vascular system. Mutations in the MGP gene were found to be responsible for a human pathology, the Keutel syndrome, characterized by abnormal calcifications in cartilage, lungs, brain and vascular system. MGP was recently implicated in tumorigenic processes such as angiogenesis and shown to be abnormally regulated in several tumors, including cervical, ovarian, urogenital and breast. This fact has triggered our interest in analyzing the expression of MGP and of its regulator, the transcription factor runt related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2), in colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: MGP and RUNX2 expression were analyzed in cancer and non-tumor biopsies samples from 33 CRC patients and 9 healthy controls by RT-qPCR. Consequently, statistical analyses were performed to evaluate the clinical-pathological significance of MGP and RUNX2 in CRC. MGP protein was also detected by immunohistochemical analysis. RESULTS: Showed an overall overexpression of MGP in the tumor mucosa of patients at mRNA level when compared to adjacent normal mucosa and healthy control tissues. In addition, analysis of the expression of RUNX2 mRNA demonstrated an overexpression in CRC tissue samples and a positive correlation with MGP expression (Pearson correlation coefficient 0.636; p ≤ 0.01) in tumor mucosa. However correlations between MGP gene expression and clinical-pathological characteristics, such as gender, age and pathology classification did not provide relevant information that may shed light towards the differences of MGP expression observed between normal and malignant tissue. CONCLUSIONS: We were able to associate the high levels of MGP mRNA expression with a worse prognosis and survival rate lower than five years. These results contributed to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying MGP deregulation in cancer.


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Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/genética , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Subunidade alfa 1 de Fator de Ligação ao Core/genética , Proteínas da Matriz Extracelular/genética , Proteínas da Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Análise de Sobrevida
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(5): 820-831, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31701729

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: MLK4 (KIAA1804) is the second most frequently mutated kinase in microsatellite stable (MSS) colorectal carcinomas (CRC). This molecule is known to regulate different physiological cellular processes, including cell cycle, senescence and apoptosis, and mechanistic evidence has been provided that MLK4 plays a role in carcinogenesis. However, whether this kinase exerts a tumor suppressive role or an oncogenic function is still an object of debate. This study aims to elucidate the role of MLK4 in the pathogenesis of CRC by investigating human tumor specimens. METHODS: This study assessed MLK4 expression levels by immunohistochemistry in surgical tumor samples from 204 early-stage CRC patients and their correlation with various clinical-pathological features and patients' outcomes. In addition, MLK4 mRNA transcription was analysed in an independent cohort of 786 colon cancer samples. RESULTS: Loss of MLK4 staining was associated with poor overall (OS) and progression free survival (PFS) in CRC patients during a univariate analysis (OS:101 vs 164 months, p=0.0002; PFS:85 vs 125 months, p=0.0001), as well as in multivariate analysis (OS:HR=1.70; p=0.001; PFS:HR=1,61; p=0.001). This was confirmed by analysis of MLK4 mRNA in the second independent cohort. A subgroup analysis according to KRAS mutation status showed that MLK4 staining was associated with better OS and PFS in KRAS mutated cases (HR=2.77; p=0.0001 and HR=2.31; p=0.0003, respectively) and microsatellite stable tumors (HR=1.87; p=0.002 and HR=1.06; p=0.006) but not in KRAS wildtype and microsatellite unstable tumors. CONCLUSION: By providing the first report from clinical specimens on the prognostic significance of MLK4, we define an oncogenic loss-of-function of this kinase and suggest a possible role in the interaction with KRAS signaling in determining an aggressive phenotype of CRC. These findings warrant the further investigation of MLK4 in wider cohorts and various clinical settings.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , MAP Quinase Quinase Quinases/metabolismo , Instabilidade de Microssatélites , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/metabolismo , Idoso , Neoplasias do Colo/metabolismo , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/mortalidade , Feminino , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , MAP Quinase Quinase Quinases/genética , Masculino , Mutação , Prognóstico , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Modelos de Riscos Proporcionais , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas p21(ras)/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 6063-6066, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704833

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC) does not reflect immune interactions between tumours and macro-organisms. Serpin B9 is known as an inhibitor of Granzyme B. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the expression of Serpin B9 in CRC and healthy colon tissue on prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 74 CRC patients in all stages. Analysis of gene expression was performed with quantitative polymerase chain reaction with reverse transcription using specific primers and master mix Xceed qPCR SG. Expression was normalized to the reference genes GAPDH, ACTB, and PSMC. RESULTS: Increased expression of Serpin B9 in healthy tissue was significantly associated with longer overall survival (OS). This association was found both in all patients and in the group of patients with distant metastases. CONCLUSION: The presented results support previous evidence of positive influence of the interaction between immune system and tumour on the prognosis of CRC.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Serpinas/metabolismo , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/cirurgia , Feminino , Seguimentos , Humanos , Metástase Linfática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Serpinas/genética , Taxa de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 6097-6105, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704837

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common in the world and its prevalence is rapidly increasing. Jagged-1-activated Notch signaling by apurinic/apyrimidinic endodeoxyribonuclease 1 (APEX1) promotes CRC, and high expression of Jagged-1 is associated with poor prognosis. However, its clinical implication is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical role of Jagged-1-activated Notch signaling by APEX1. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl) 2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was used to evaluate the anti-cancer efficacy of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), oxaliplatin, and irinotecan. Tissue from CRC patients was analyzed to assess the clinical specificity of Jagged-1 activated by APEX1. RESULTS: The half-maximal inhibitory concentration (IC50) in cells co-expressing APEX1 and Jagged-1 cells was higher than that in cells expressing only APEX1. These results indicated that the simultaneous expression of APEX1 and Jagged-1 might be associated with chemoresistance toward 5-FU, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan. Analysis of tissue from CRC patients revealed that high expression of Jagged-1 was associated with a statistically significantly low response to chemotherapy. CONCLUSION: Overexpression of Jagged-1 by APEX1 might serve as a predictor of response to chemotherapy and of poor prognosis, and moreover may be a therapeutic target for chemotherapy of advanced CRC.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , DNA Liase (Sítios Apurínicos ou Apirimidínicos)/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Proteína Jagged-1/metabolismo , Receptor Notch1/metabolismo , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Apoptose , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Proliferação de Células , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , DNA Liase (Sítios Apurínicos ou Apirimidínicos)/genética , Feminino , Fluoruracila/administração & dosagem , Seguimentos , Humanos , Irinotecano/administração & dosagem , Proteína Jagged-1/genética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Oxaliplatina/administração & dosagem , Prognóstico , Receptor Notch1/genética , Estudos Retrospectivos , Taxa de Sobrevida , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Anticancer Res ; 39(11): 6135-6144, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31704841

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AIM: To investigate the effect of carnosine, an active compound of dietary beef, fish and chicken, on the regulation of cell adhesion and extravasation during metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell adhesion and extravasation abilities, and related regulating molecular mechanisms were analyzed in human colorectal cancer cells (HCT-116) and human umbilical vein cells (EA.hy926). RESULTS: Carnosine reduced the ability of HCT-116 cells to adhere to EA.hy926 cells. The expression levels of integrin-ß1 in HCT-116 cells, as well as of intercellular adhesion molecule-1 and E-selectin in EA.hy926 cells, were reduced after carnosine treatment. After EA.hy926 cells were treated with carnosine, phosphorylation of vascular endothelia-cadherin (VE-cadherin), protein levels of Ras homologous (RHO) and RHO-associated coiled-coil containing protein kinase, and levels of reactive oxygen species were reduced. After treating EA.hy926 cells with carnosine, phosphorylation of inhibitor of kappa B (IκB) and DNA binding activity of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) were reduced. CONCLUSION: Carnosine inhibits metastatic cell adhesion and extravasation by suppressing NF-κB signaling activation.


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Carnosina/farmacologia , Adesão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , NF-kappa B/antagonistas & inibidores , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Humanos , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5721-5724, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570473

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BACKGROUND/AIM: This study aimed to identify risk factors for recurrence of patients with stage III colorectal cancer by assessing clinicopathological features. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 231 patients with stage III colorectal cancer who underwent curative resection between 2006 and 2012 at the Department of Surgery of the Jikei University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. Clinicopathological data of the patients were retrospectively evaluated. RESULTS: The recurrence rate was 27.7% (64/231) in the study group. The univariate analysis for recurrence identified five risk factors: site of primary tumor (rectal cancer), surgical procedure (open surgery), preoperative serum CEA level (>5 ng/ml), preoperative serum CA19-9 level (>37 U/ml), and number of metastatic lymph nodes (over three metastases). The multivariate analysis for recurrence identified three risk factors: rectal cancer, preoperative serum CEA level >5.0 ng/ml 95%, and more than three metastatic lymph nodes. CONCLUSION: The risk factors for stage III colorectal cancer recurrence seem to be rectal cancer, preoperative serum CEA level >5.0 ng/ml, and more than three metastatic lymph nodes.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores Tumorais/metabolismo , Antígeno CA-19-9/metabolismo , Antígeno Carcinoembrionário/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Feminino , Humanos , Japão , Linfonodos/metabolismo , Linfonodos/patologia , Metástase Linfática/patologia , Masculino , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/metabolismo , Estadiamento de Neoplasias/métodos , Prognóstico , Estudos Retrospectivos , Fatores de Risco
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Eur J Pharm Biopharm ; 145: 27-34, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31629787

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Exosomes are gaining increasing attention as drug delivery vehicles due to their low toxicity and ability to functionally transfer biological cargos between cells. However, the therapeutic applicability of exosomes is partially hampered by a lack of cell-type specificity. In this study, therefore, we investigated the impact of cell-type tropism on the in vivo systemic delivery of exosomes to tumor tissues. Exosomes derived from murine colorectal cancer cells (C26) (C26-Exos) and murine melanoma cells (B16BL6) (B16BL6-Exos) were collected. In vitro cellular uptake of either autologous (C26) or allogeneic (B16BL6) exosomes by C26 tumor cells was determined. In vivo tumor accumulation of each type of exosomes in mice bearing C26 tumors was monitored with an in vivo imaging system (IVIS). In in vitro studies, autologous C26-Exos were more efficiently taken up by C26 cancer cells, compared to allogeneic B16BL6-Exos. For in vivo studies, exosomes were modified with surface polyethylene glycol (PEG) to improve their circulation lifetimes. Although both types of PEGylated exosomes accumulated in C26-tumor tissue, autologous exosomes were preferentially accumulated within C26-tumor tissue compared to allogeneic exosomes. The increased tumor accumulation of autologous PEGylated exosomes was accompanied by the preferential uptake of exosomes by not only C26-tumor cells but also tumor-associated immune cells. This study implies that cancer cell-type tropism is an important factor in the achievement of tumor cell targeting with cancer cell-derived exosomes.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Exossomos/metabolismo , Melanoma/metabolismo , Tropismo/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/métodos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Polietilenoglicóis/metabolismo
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Toxicol Lett ; 317: 102-109, 2019 Dec 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574306

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BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoke is considered a risk factor for lung and colorectal cancer. A convincing link between epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) with colorectal cancer progression and therapeutic resistance has emerged. Deregulated expression of E-Cadherin and Claudin-1 and increased miR-21 expression and invasiveness represent hallmarks of EMT. The effects of cigarette smoke exposure on EMT in colorectal adenocarcinoma cells are largely unknown. AIM: The aim of the study is to evaluate the effect of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) on miR-21, Claudin-1 and E-Cadherin, molecules associated to EMT in colorectal cancer cells. METHODS: A human colorectal adenocarcinoma cell line (Caco-2) was treated with CSE at different concentration (5% and 10%) and for different time points (3 h and 24 h). Metabolic activity (by MTS assay), cell necrosis/cell apoptosis (evaluating Propidium Iodide/Annexin V expression by flow cytometry), miR-21, Claudin-1 and E-Cadherin gene expression were evaluated by Real time PCR. Cell permeability, actin polymerization and cancer cell migration was assessed by Trans-Epitelial Electrical Resistance (TEER), Phalloidin expression and matrigel system, respectively. RESULTS: CSE at all the tested concentrations and at all time points reduced cell necrosis. CSE at 10% increased miR-21 and reduced the metabolic activity, cell necrosis, Claudin-1 and E-cadherin mRNA at 3 h. Cell permeability, actin polymerization and cancer cell migration were all increased upon CSE exposure. CONCLUSION: These results showed that CSE increasing miR-21, Claudin-1 and E-Cadherin and enhancing the aggressiveness of cancer cells, may concur to colorectal cancer progression.


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Adenocarcinoma/metabolismo , Antígenos CD/metabolismo , Caderinas/metabolismo , Movimento Celular , Fumar Cigarros/efeitos adversos , Claudina-1/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Fumaça/efeitos adversos , Adenocarcinoma/genética , Adenocarcinoma/patologia , Antígenos CD/genética , Células CACO-2 , Caderinas/genética , Claudina-1/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Progressão da Doença , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , MicroRNAs/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica , Transdução de Sinais
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(82): 12352-12355, 2019 Oct 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31559405

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We report a new biofunctionalized nanoplatform based on hyaluronic acid-coated gold-nano-dot-decorated hollow carbon nanospheres (AuHCNs-HA) for microRNA imaging in living cells. Importantly, the HA-coated nanoplatform could be internalized into target cells via CD44 receptor-mediated endocytosis. It can be further applied for intracellular miR-21 imaging in CD44-positive colorectal cancer cells.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Ouro/química , Nanopartículas Metálicas/química , MicroRNAs/análise , Imagem Óptica/métodos , Receptores de Hialuronatos/metabolismo , Ácido Hialurônico/química , Imagem Óptica/instrumentação , Tamanho da Partícula , Porosidade , Propriedades de Superfície
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4659-4666, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519564

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) inhibit human colorectal cancer cell growth and tumorigenicity. We investigated the mechanism of the anti-proliferative effects of SCFAs on human colorectal cancer cells by examining their effects on gene expression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The DLD-1 cell line was cultured with different SCFAs. Gene groups whose expression levels decreased to <50% or increased >50% compared to untreated cells and the signalling pathways responsible for DLD-1 cell growth inhibition were identified and analyzed. RESULTS: Genes whose expression levels decreased to ≤50% (791 genes) showed remarkable changes in gene function compared to genes whose expression levels increased ≥50%. These genes encode proteins involved in DNA replication and cell cycle/proliferation that contribute to major pathways responsible for suppression of colorectal carcinogenesis pathways. CONCLUSION: SCFAs inhibited the expression of genes encoding proteins involved in DNA replication and cell cycle/proliferation of human colorectal cancer cells and exerted antiproliferative activity via different pathways.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Ácidos Graxos Voláteis/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Ácidos Graxos Voláteis/farmacologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Transdução de Sinais
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4853-4864, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519588

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide. Its poor prognosis can be ascribed primarily to high recurrence rates. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to identify novel prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets for management of CRC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To develop prognostic biomarkers, we performed RNA-seq analysis and real-time RT-PCR in primary cancer tissues with or without systemic recurrence. To characterize the molecular functions of the encoded proteins, CRC cells underexpressing or overexpressing the candidate genes were established and appropriate cell-based assays were applied. RESULTS: ITGB1 and RHOC mRNA levels were up-regulated in the recurrence group of CRC patients. Overexpression of ITGB1 or RHOC stimulated CRC cell proliferation, invasion and migration, whereas the opposite effects were observed in cells underexpressing either protein. Five-year recurrence-free survival rates were significantly higher in the ITGB1- and RHOC-underexpression groups than those in the overexpression. CONCLUSION: ITGB1 and RHOC are potential predictors of recurrence and therapeutic targets for CRC, possibly predicting a high-risk group of stage II patients.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Integrina beta1/metabolismo , Proteína de Ligação a GTP rhoC/metabolismo , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Proliferação de Células , Neoplasias Colorretais/mortalidade , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Técnicas de Inativação de Genes , Humanos , Masculino , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/metabolismo , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/metabolismo , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Recidiva , Análise de Sobrevida
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4865-4876, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519589

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Hypoxia promotes tumor proliferation and metastasis in colorectal cancer (CRC). Since the tumor microenvironment is generally characterized by hypoxia, its understanding is important for cancer therapy. We hypothesized that hypoxia promotes the mitochondrial function, mobility, and proliferation of CRC by up-regulating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1α). MATERIALS AND METHODS: To assess the effects of PGC-1α under hypoxia, we investigated the mitochondrial function, cell motility, and sphere formation as well as proliferation and apoptosis of CRC. RESULTS: Under hypoxia, we confirmed the increased expression of PGC-1α and reduced production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by activating anti-oxidant enzymes. Also, up-regulation of PGC-1α enhanced the motility, sphere formation, and proliferation of CRC. Under the presence of the anti-cancer drug 5-fluorouracil (5FU), up-regulation of PGC-1α under hypoxia promoted resistance of CRC against 5FU-induced apoptosis. CONCLUSION: Targeting PGC-1α could to be a powerful strategy for CRC therapy.


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Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Hipóxia/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/genética , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Coativador 1-alfa do Receptor gama Ativado por Proliferador de Peroxissomo/genética , Apoptose , Catalase/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Complexo I de Transporte de Elétrons/metabolismo , Complexo IV da Cadeia de Transporte de Elétrons/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Modelos Biológicos , Fosforilação Oxidativa , Coativador 1-alfa do Receptor gama Ativado por Proliferador de Peroxissomo/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Life Sci ; 235: 116831, 2019 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31487530

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AIMS: TRAF6 is an intracellular signal adapter molecule plays a significant role in tumor development. However, the specific mechanism causes and promotes of colorectal cancer keep largely unknown. Therefore, we sought to investigate the roles and the molecular mechanisms of TRAF6 in regulation colorectal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The immunohistochemistry analyzed the expression of TRAF6 in colorectal cancer samples and analyzed the effects of expression of TRAF6 on the prognosis in colorectal cancer. The roles of TRAF6 in regulating colorectal cancer cell proliferation, colony formation, cell migration, cell wound healing and cell invasion were evaluated in vitro. Animal studies were performed to investigate the effects of TRAF6 on tumor growth. mRNA abundance of key genes was analyzed via qPCR. Protein level of TRAF6 and NF-κB/AP-1 signaling pathways was examined by Western blot. Luciferase reporter and Immunofluorescence assays were used to identify the activities NF-κB/AP-1 signaling pathways. KEY FINDINGS: TRAF6 high expression in colorectal cancer tissues. And colorectal cancer patients with high expression of TRAF6 had a poor survival rate. TRAF6 knockdown can inhibit proliferation, migration, and invasion of colorectal cancer cells in vitro and in vivo experiments. TRAF6 activates the TRAF6-NF-κB/AP-1 signaling pathway by entering the nucleus, causing biobehavioral changes in colorectal cancer cells. SIGNIFICANCE: TRAF6 plays a vital role in the progression of colorectal cancer. What's more, research elucidating the biological mechanisms of TRAF6 can treated as potential therapeutic target for colorectal cancer.


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Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-jun/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Fator 6 Associado a Receptor de TNF/metabolismo , Adulto , Animais , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/fisiopatologia , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica/fisiopatologia , RNA Interferente Pequeno/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator 6 Associado a Receptor de TNF/antagonistas & inibidores , Fator 6 Associado a Receptor de TNF/fisiologia , Ensaio Tumoral de Célula-Tronco , Cicatrização/fisiologia
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Life Sci ; 235: 116799, 2019 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31472144

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Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignancies in the world. Emerging evidence has shown that dysregulation of tripartite motif (TRIM) family proteins is strongly correlated with the tumorigenesis of CRC. Here, we evaluated the biological roles of TRIM66, a member of TRIM family, in the progression of CRC. The results demonstrated that TRIM66 was markedly up-regulated in both CRC tissues and cell lines. To further investigate the functions of TRIM66 in CRC, CRC cells were infected with lentivirus expressing anti-TRIM66 shRNA (sh-TRIM66) or control lentivirus (sh-con). We found that knockdown of TRIM66 significantly inhibited cell proliferation, migration, invasion of CRC cells. TRIM66 knockdown also suppressed epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), as proved by the increased E-cadherin expression and decreased expressions of N-cadherin and vimentin. Furthermore, TRIM66 knockdown markedly inhibited tumor growth in a mouse xenograft model. Knockdown of TRIM66 reduced the activation of JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway in CRC cells. Treatment with AG490, an inhibitor of JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway, enhanced the inhibitory effects of TRIM66 knockdown on cell proliferation, migration and invasion. These findings suggested that knockdown of TRIM66 exhibited anti-tumor activity through inhibiting the JAK2/STAT3 signaling pathway in CRC cells.


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Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/metabolismo , Janus Quinase 2/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal , Feminino , Humanos , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/antagonistas & inibidores , Peptídeos e Proteínas de Sinalização Intracelular/genética , Janus Quinase 2/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Invasividade Neoplásica , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/genética , Transdução de Sinais , Células Tumorais Cultivadas , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10321-10329, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31419115

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Pterostilbene (PTS) is a phenolic compound with diverse pharmacologic activities. However, its potential for inhibiting obesity-related colorectal cancer (CRC) remains unclear. Our study evaluated the mechanism of inhibitory effects of PTS on adipocyte conditioned-medium (aCM)-induced malignant transformation in HT-29 colorectal adenocarcinoma cells. The results demonstrated that PTS could downregulate the expression of aCM-induced fatty acid-binding protein 5 (FABP5) and prometastatic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor, matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP2), MMP9, and extracellular tumor necrosis factor α via inhibiting aCM-induced nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB), ß-catenin, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPAR-γ). Moreover, PTS can suppress aCM-stimulated phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), protein kinase B (Akt), p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK), extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK), and c-Jun N-terminal kinases 1/2 (JNK 1/2) signaling pathways activation that are upstream of NF-κB, ß-catenin, and PPAR-γ. Therefore, we suggest that PTS could alleviate adiposity-induced metastasis in CRC via inhibiting cell migration through downregulating FABP5 gene expression.


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Adipócitos/metabolismo , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Colorretais/fisiopatologia , Meios de Cultivo Condicionados/química , Proteínas de Ligação a Ácido Graxo/metabolismo , Estilbenos/farmacologia , Células 3T3 , Animais , Linhagem Celular , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Meios de Cultivo Condicionados/metabolismo , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Ligação a Ácido Graxo/genética , Humanos , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/metabolismo , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/genética , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/metabolismo , Camundongos , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , PPAR gama/genética , PPAR gama/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/genética , Fator A de Crescimento do Endotélio Vascular/metabolismo
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Cancer Sci ; 110(10): 3132-3144, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31390121

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Alternative splicing, regulated by DEAD-Box Helicase (DDX) families, plays an important role in cancer. However, the relationship between the DDX family and cancer has not been fully elucidated. In the present study, we identified a candidate oncogene DDX56 on Ch.7p by a bioinformatics approach using The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) dataset of colorectal cancer (CRC). DDX56 expression was measured by RT-qPCR and immunochemical staining in 108 CRC patients. Clinicopathological and survival analyses were carried out using three CRC datasets. Biological roles of DDX56 were explored by gene set enrichment analysis (GSEA), and cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo, cell cycle assays, and using DDX56-knockdown or overexpressed CRC cells. RNA sequencing was carried out to elucidate the effect of DDX56 on mRNA splicing. We found that DDX56 expression was positively correlated with the amplification of DDX56 and was upregulated in CRC cells. High DDX56 expression was associated with lymphatic invasion and distant metastasis and was an independent poor prognostic factor. In vitro analysis, in vivo analysis and GSEA showed that DDX56 promoted proliferation ability through regulating the cell cycle. DDX56 knockdown reduced intron retention and tumor suppressor WEE1 expression, which functions as a G2-M DNA damage checkpoint. We have identified DDX56 as a novel oncogene and prognostic biomarker of CRC that promotes alternative splicing of WEE1.


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Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , RNA Helicases DEAD-box/genética , RNA Helicases DEAD-box/metabolismo , Amplificação de Genes , Proteínas Nucleares/genética , Proteínas Tirosina Quinases/genética , Regulação para Cima , Idoso , Animais , Ciclo Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Cromossomos Humanos Par 7/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Células HCT116 , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Invasividade Neoplásica , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Transplante de Neoplasias , Prognóstico , Processamento de RNA , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Análise de Sobrevida
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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 198: 111586, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31437760

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Metronomic photodynamic therapy (mPDT) has emerged as an attractive treatment for the selective destruction of tumor cells by induction of apoptosis. Here, we compared the effects of mPDT and acute photodynamic therapy (aPDT) on human SW837 colorectal cancer (CRC) cells. CRC cells were subjected to mPDT using various exposure durations, concentrations of 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA), fluence rates and energy densities. The effects were compared with those induced by aPDT. We found that apoptosis and autophagy were earlier induced to a greater extent by mPDT than by the same dose applied as aPDT. The survival rates for mPDT vs. aPDT were 35.2%, 32.4%,27.6%,31.6% vs. 85.7%, 71.1%, 67.8%, 42.1% after 3, 6, 12, and 24 h PDT, respectively. For the same time points, the apoptotic rates for mPDT vs. aPDT were 43.2%, 47.3%, 54.7%, and 50.3% vs. 14.6%, 17.6%, 27.1%, and 53.2%, respectively. mPDT induced a peak rate of autophagy of 20.0% at 3 h, whereas aPDT induced two smaller peaks at 3 h (14.1%) and 12 h (15.8%). Advanced autophagosomes were more abundant in mPDT- than aPDT-treated cells and appeared earlier after mPDT (3 h) than after aPDT (3-12 h). Western Bloting results showed that the ratio of LC3B-II/ß - actin at 3 h was higher (1.04 times) after mPDT than aPDT. Collectively, these datas indicated that ALA-mPDT was more effective than the same dose of ALA-aPDT at inducing SW837 CRC cell death via apoptosis and autophagy. Thus, mPDT may be a superior choice than aPDT for the treatment of human CRC.


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Ácido Aminolevulínico/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/farmacologia , Caspases/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Humanos , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(32): e16709, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31393377

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CD133 is currently believed to be one of the best colorectal cancer stem cell markers. This study aimed to evaluate prognostic significance of CD133 expression in colorectal cancer patients.A total of 303 patients with stage I to III colorectal cancer who underwent curative surgical resection from 2003 to 2008 at a single institution were included. CD133 expression was evaluated using immunohistochemical staining, and clinicopathological data were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were dichotomized after scoring CD133 expression (0 to 2+: low CD133 expression vs 3+ to 4+: high CD133 expression) according to the extent of area of CD133 positive tumor cells (<50% vs ≥50%) and pattern of staining (membranous staining of the luminal surface and/or staining of cellular debris in the tumor glands and cytoplasm).The 5-year overall survival (OS) (61.9% vs 80.2%, P = .001) and disease-free survival (64.8% vs 75.8%, P = .026) were poorer in the high CD133 expression group than the low CD133 expression group. In the multivariate analysis for risk factors of OS in the whole population, higher nodal stage (N2 compared to N0: hazard ratio [HR] 3.141; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.718-5.744, P < .001), perineural invasion (HR 2.262; 95% CI 1.347-3.798, P = .002) and high CD133 expression (HR 1.929; 95% CI 1.221-3.048, P = .005) were independent poor prognostic factors of OS. Subgroup analyses according to each TNM stage revealed that CD133 expression was associated with OS only within the stage II patients (HR 3.167 95% CI 1.221-8.216, P = .018). Furthermore, the stage II patients demonstrating the high CD133 expression showed survival benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy, regardless of high-risk feature positivity (HR 0.201 95% CI 0.054-0.750, P = .017).High CD133 expression is correlated with poor prognosis in colorectal cancer patients after radical resection. The CD133 expression may serve as a more potent and informative biomarker for prognosis than conventional high-risk features in the stage II colorectal cancer patients.


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Antígeno AC133/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/terapia , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estadiamento de Neoplasias , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Estudos Retrospectivos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(7): 3795-3801, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31262906

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Butyric acid, a short chain fatty acid, plays an important role in the prevention of colon cancer. The aim of this study was to analyze the growth inhibitory and apoptotic effect of butyric acid derivatives in colorectal cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human colorectal carcinoma HCT116 cells, were treated with the IC50 concentration of sodium butyrate, indole-3-butyric acid, tributyrin and 2-amino-n-butyric acid. Comet assay, caspase-3 assay and cell-cycle analysis were used to analyze apoptosis. RESULTS: Tributyrin and indole-3-butyric acid showed the least IC50 values at 24 h incubation. Butyric acid derivatives significantly activated caspase-3 activity compared with the control. Additionally, indole-3-butyric acid and tributyrin caused G0/G1 and G2/M phase arrest. CONCLUSION: Butyric acid derivatives effectively induced apoptosis in HCT116 cells.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Butiratos/farmacologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Dano ao DNA , Células HCT116 , Humanos
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