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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4907, 2020 09 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32999289

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Global alterations in the metabolic network provide substances and energy to support tumor progression. To fuel these metabolic processes, extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a dominant role in supporting the mass transport and providing essential nutrients. Here, we report a fibrinogen and thrombin based coagulation system to construct an artificial ECM (aECM) for selectively cutting-off the tumor metabolic flux. Once a micro-wound is induced, a cascaded gelation of aECM can be triggered to besiege the tumor. Studies on cell behaviors and metabolomics reveal that aECM cuts off the mass transport and leads to a tumor specific starvation to inhibit tumor growth. In orthotopic and spontaneous murine tumor models, this physical barrier also hinders cancer cells from distant metastasis. The in vivo gelation provides an efficient approach to selectively alter the tumor mass transport. This strategy results in a 77% suppression of tumor growth. Most importantly, the gelation of aECM can be induced by clinical operations such as ultrasonic treatment, surgery or radiotherapy, implying this strategy is potential to be translated into a clinical combination regimen.


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Materiais Biomiméticos/administração & dosagem , Matriz Extracelular/química , Neoplasias/terapia , Animais , Transporte Biológico/efeitos dos fármacos , Transporte Biológico/efeitos da radiação , Materiais Biomiméticos/química , Materiais Biomiméticos/efeitos da radiação , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/transplante , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos da radiação , Quimiorradioterapia/métodos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Matriz Extracelular/metabolismo , Matriz Extracelular/efeitos da radiação , Feminino , Fibrinogênio/administração & dosagem , Fibrinogênio/química , Fibrinogênio/efeitos da radiação , Géis , Humanos , Injeções Intravenosas , Metabolômica , Camundongos , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Trombina/administração & dosagem , Trombina/química , Trombina/efeitos da radiação , Terapia por Ultrassom/métodos , Ondas Ultrassônicas
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Life Sci ; 259: 118397, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32896557

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There is increasing evidence that Bazedoxifene, as an FDA-approved selective estrogen inhibitor, approved by FDA, not only inhibits estrogen receptors, but also has other pharmacological effects. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Bazedoxifene on the functional changes of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) after PDGF-BB stimulation. VSMCs were divided into control group, PDGF-BB treatment group, and PDGF-BB treatment group with different concentrations of Bazedoxifene. CCK-8 and EdU staining were used to determine the VSMCs viability and proliferation. Western blot was used to detect the expressions of vimentin, SMA, ERK, p-ERK, STAT3, p-STAT3, AKT, p-AKT, and LC3 I/II. Wound healing method was used to detect the migration of VSMCs. PDGF-BB treatment significantly enhanced the viability and proliferation of VSMCs as indicated by CCK-8 and EdU assays (P < 0.01), while Bazedoxifene pretreatment could reduce the increased viability and proliferation of VSMCs caused by PDGF-BB (P < 0.05). Wound healing test also showed Bazedoxifene significantly attenuated the migration in the PDGF-BB stimulated VSMCs (P < 0.01). PDGF-BB also induced the phenotypic switch and decreased the autophagy level in VSMCs, manifested as a reduction in vimentin, SMA, and LC3 II (P < 0.01). These effects of PDGF-BB were partially reversed by Bazedoxifene (P < 0.05). Bazedoxifene may inhibit the proliferation and migration of VSMCs through up-regulate the autophagy level after PDGF-BB stimulation.


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Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Becaplermina/farmacologia , Indóis/farmacologia , Músculo Liso Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Moduladores Seletivos de Receptor Estrogênico/farmacologia , Becaplermina/antagonistas & inibidores , Western Blotting , Linhagem Celular , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Músculo Liso Vascular/citologia , Fenótipo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5517-5527, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988875

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Drug resistance is a significant cause of high mortality in ovarian cancer (OC) patients. The reverse transcriptase inhibitor azidothymidine (AZT) has been utilized as a treatment for tumors, but its role in OC treatment has not been revealed. The aim of the present in vitro study was to examine the influence of AZT on the growth of human OC cells and the involved proteins. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The proliferation, cell cycle distribution, extent of apoptosis, mitotic index, and terminal restriction fragment length were examined in three OC cell lines, CaOV3, TOV112D, and TOV21G, treated with AZT. RESULTS: AZT inhibited growth of the TOV21G and CaOV3 cell lines by regulating cell cycle distribution. Specifically, AZT caused G2/M phase arrest on TOV21G cells and S phase arrest on CaOV3 cells. In addition, AZT treatment induced up-regulation of p21 and p16 in the TOV21G and CaOV3 cell line, respectively. CONCLUSION: AZT inhibited cell proliferation in serous and clear cell OC via the regulation of cell cycle distribution.


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Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Zidovudina/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Divisão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Ovarianas/genética , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5539-5544, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988877

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is overexpressed in many types of cancer, inhibiting the release of the microRNA 15a (miR-15a) and inducing the production of Mxi-2. Our aim was to identify a molecular complex regulating p53 activity in prostate cancer (PCa). MATERIALS AND METHODS: DU145 cells were treated with ET-1, MAPK p38 inhibitor, Endothelin A receptor inhibitor (ETAR inhibitor) and Endothelin B receptor inhibitor (ETBR inhibitor). Extracts were analysed using Western Blot, immunoprecipitation and qRT-PCR. Furthermore, prostate cancer patient samples were analysed using qRT-PCR and ELISA. RESULTS: The hypothesised molecular complex was identified, with miR-15a, microRNA 1285 (miR-1285) and Mxi-2 levels up-regulated in patients in relation to increasing aggressiveness of PCa. CONCLUSION: A complex composed of Argonaut 2 (Ago2)/Mxi-2/miR-1285 is involved in PCa. The expression of Mxi-2 correlates with increasing PCa aggressiveness and might be used as a non-invasive marker for the diagnosis and progression of PCa.


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Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína Quinase 14 Ativada por Mitógeno/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética , Proteínas Argonauta/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Antagonistas do Receptor de Endotelina A/farmacologia , Antagonistas do Receptor de Endotelina B/farmacologia , Humanos , Masculino , MicroRNAs/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Receptor de Endotelina A/genética , Receptor de Endotelina B/genética , Proteínas Quinases p38 Ativadas por Mitógeno/antagonistas & inibidores
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5757-5764, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988903

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BACKGROUND/AIM: To describe real clinical outcomes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer who have uncommon epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review from 15 medical institutes that cover a population of three million people from April 2008 to March 2019. RESULTS: There were 102 patients with uncommon EGFR mutation. Progression-free survival (PFS) tended to be longer in patients receiving afatinib compared with first-generation EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors. PFS in patients treated with afatinib or osimertinib was significantly longer than in patients treated with gefitinib or erlotinib (p=0.030). Multivariate analysis also revealed the contribution of afatinib or osimertinib to increased survival. In patients with exon 20 insertions, chemotherapy was efficacious. CONCLUSION: In treating patients with uncommon EGFR mutations, our results indicate longer-term survival might be achieved with second-generation or later TKIs and cytotoxic chemotherapeutic drugs.


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Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/uso terapêutico , Acrilamidas/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Afatinib/uso terapêutico , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Compostos de Anilina/uso terapêutico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/epidemiologia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores ErbB/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptores ErbB/genética , Cloridrato de Erlotinib/uso terapêutico , Feminino , Gefitinibe/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação , Intervalo Livre de Progressão
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5015-5024, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878789

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Despite being a rare disease, melanoma is considered the most dangerous skin cancer due to its highly invasive and aggressive nature, and still requires for more effective treatments. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro anti-melanoma potential of Ephedranthus pisocarpus R.E.Fr. (Annonaceae), a popular Brazilian plant with medicinal properties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Initially, the ethanolic extract (EtOH) was obtained from E. pisocarpus leaves and later partitioned using increasing polarity solvents. The anti-melanoma potential of E. pisocarpus was assessed by spectrophotometry and its cytotoxicity determined by the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay and confocal microscopy. RESULTS: We demonstrated that the EtOH extract and fractions from E. pisocarpus had a moderate photoprotective action (FPS 3.0-5.0) against UVA radiation. Interestingly, the dichloromethane fraction presented higher anti-melanoma activity against B16-F10 (IC50=46.8 µg/ml) and SK-MEL-28 cells (IC50=40.1 µg/ml) and lesser toxicity on normal cells. Additionally, our study reported that spathulenol, one of the major constituents from E. pisocarpus, acts through an apoptosis-dependent mechanism in SK-MEL-28 cells. CONCLUSION: The present study demonstrated, for the first time, the in vitro anti-melanoma potential of E. pisocarpus against melanoma cells.


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Annonaceae/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/isolamento & purificação , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Brasil , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Citotoxicidade Imunológica , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Hemólise , Humanos , Melanoma Experimental , Camundongos , Estrutura Molecular , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5025-5033, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878790

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


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

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


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Apoptose/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrolídeos/farmacologia , Receptores do Ligante Indutor de Apoptose Relacionado a TNF/genética , Antineoplásicos/química , Caspases/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Fragmentação do DNA , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Macrolídeos/química , Estrutura Molecular , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Receptores do Ligante Indutor de Apoptose Relacionado a TNF/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5081-5090, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878796

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


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/efeitos dos fármacos , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Imidazóis/farmacologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/etiologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/genética , Feminino , Genes Reporter , Humanos , Imidazóis/química , Camundongos , Estrutura Molecular , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/patologia , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5091-5095, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878797

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The purpose of the present study was to clarify whether treatment with YM155, a novel small-molecule inhibitor of survivin, reversed cabazitaxel resistance in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cabazitaxel resistance was induced in the castration-resistant prostate cancer cell line, 22Rv1-CR. In vitro and in vivo models were used to test the efficacy of YM155 and cabazitaxel. RESULTS: Survivin gene expression was significantly higher in 22Rv1-CR than its parent cells (22Rv1). In 22Rv1-CR cells, YM155 significantly reduced expression of the survivin gene in a concentration-dependent manner. YM155 alone was poorly effective; however, it significantly enhanced the anticancer effects of cabazitaxel on 22Rv1-CR in vitro and in vivo. CONCLUSION: Inhibition of survivin by YM155 overcomes cabazitaxel resistance in CRPC cells.


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Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Imidazóis/farmacologia , Naftoquinonas/farmacologia , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/genética , Survivina/genética , Taxoides/farmacologia , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/metabolismo , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 5107-5114, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878799

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


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

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


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

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


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Oxazolidinonas/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Adesão Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Estrutura Molecular , Neuroblastoma , Oxazolidinonas/síntese química , Oxazolidinonas/química
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4611, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929072

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Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and cancer-associated cachexia (CAC) are multifactorial and characterized by dysregulated inflammatory networks. Whether the proinflammatory cytokine IL-20 is involved in the complex networks of PDAC and CAC remains unclear. Here, we report that elevated IL-20 levels in tumor tissue correlate with poor overall survival in 72 patients with PDAC. In vivo, we establish a transgenic mouse model (KPC) and an orthotopic PDAC model and examine the therapeutic efficacy of an anti-IL-20 monoclonal antibody (7E). Targeting IL-20 not only prolongs survival and attenuates PD-L1 expression in both murine models but also inhibits tumor growth and mitigates M2-like polarization in the orthotopic PDAC model. Combination treatment with 7E and an anti-PD-1 antibody shows better efficacy in inhibiting tumor growth than either treatment alone in the orthotopic PDAC model. Finally, 7E mitigates cachexic symptoms in CAC models. Together, we conclude IL-20 is a critical mediator in PDAC progression.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais/farmacologia , Antígeno B7-H1/metabolismo , Interleucinas/antagonistas & inibidores , Modelos Biológicos , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/metabolismo , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Animais , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Caquexia , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Lewis/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Interleucinas/metabolismo , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/imunologia , Análise de Sobrevida , Resultado do Tratamento , Triglicerídeos/sangue , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Pharm Res ; 37(10): 196, 2020 Sep 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32944844

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PURPOSE: Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) is one of the critical components of the tumor microenvironment that is involved in tumor development. HIF-1α functionally and physically interacts with CDK1, 2, and 5 and stimulates the cell cycle progression and Cyclin-Dependent Kinase (CDK) expression. Therefore, hypoxic tumor microenvironment and CDK overexpression lead to increased cell cycle progression and tumor expansion. Therefore, we decided to suppress cancer cell expansion by blocking HIF-1α and CDK molecules. METHODS: In the present study, we used the carboxylated graphene oxide (CGO) conjugated with trimethyl chitosan (TMC) and hyaluronate (HA) nanoparticles (NPs) loaded with HIF-1α-siRNA and Dinaciclib, the CDK inhibitor, for silencing HIF-1α and blockade of CDKs in CD44-expressing cancer cells and evaluated the impact of combination therapy on proliferation, metastasis, apoptosis, and tumor growth. RESULTS: The results indicated that the manufactured NPs had conceivable physicochemical properties, high cellular uptake, and low toxicity. Moreover, combination therapy of cancer cells using CGO-TMC-HA NPs loaded with HIF-1α siRNA and Dinaciclib (SCH 727965) significantly suppressed the CDKs/HIF-1α and consequently, decreased the proliferation, migration, angiogenesis, and colony formation in tumor cells. CONCLUSIONS: These results indicate the ability of CGO-TMC-HA NPs for dual drug/gene delivery in cancer treatment. Furthermore, the simultaneous inhibition of CDKs/HIF-1α can be considered as a novel anti-cancer treatment strategy; however, further research is needed to confirm this treatment in vivo. Graphical Abstract The suppression of HIF-1α and CDKs inhibits cancer growth. HIF-1α is overexpressed by the cells present in the tumor microenvironment. The hypoxic environment elevates mitochondrial ROS production and increases p38 MAP kinase, JAK/STAT, ERK, JNK, and Akt/PI3K signaling, resulting in cyclin accumulation and aberrant cell cycle progression. Furthermore, the overexpression of HIF-1α/CDK results in increased expression of genes such as BCL2, Bcl-xl, Ki-67, TGFß, VEGF, FGF, MMP2, MMP9, and, HIF-1α and consequently raise the survival, proliferation, angiogenesis, metastasis, and invasion of tumor cells. In conclusion, HIF-1α-siRNA/Dinaciclib-loaded CGO-TMC-HA NPs can inhibit the tumor expansion by blockage of CDKs and HIF-1α (JAK: Janus kinase, STAT: Signal transducer and activator of transcription, MAPK: mitogen-activated protein kinase, ERK: extracellular signal-regulated kinase, JNK: c-Jun N-terminal kinase, PI3K: phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase).


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Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/administração & dosagem , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/genética , Neoplasias Experimentais/terapia , Compostos de Piridínio/administração & dosagem , RNA Interferente Pequeno/administração & dosagem , Animais , Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/química , Compostos Bicíclicos Heterocíclicos com Pontes/farmacocinética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/genética , Quitosana/química , Grafite/química , Ácido Hialurônico/química , Camundongos , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias Experimentais/genética , Neoplasias Experimentais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Experimentais/patologia , Compostos de Piridínio/química , Compostos de Piridínio/farmacocinética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/química , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/farmacocinética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5361-5369, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988855

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) in the proliferation of human lung cancer cells and identify the signaling pathway that mediates this effect. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adenocarcinoma (A549 and H1650) and adenosquamous (H125) cells were treated with increasing doses of Pam3CSK4, a TLR2 agonist. Cell proliferation and NF-ĸB activation were evaluated. NF-ĸB was inhibited prior to treatment with Pam3CSK4 and proliferation was assessed. RESULTS: TLR2 expression was significantly higher in A549 and H1650 cells compared to H125 cells (p<0.001). TLR2 stimulation induced proliferation in adenocarcinoma cells only and led to a corresponding increase in NF-ĸB activity (p<0.05). Inhibition of NF-ĸB prior to treatment with Pam3CSK4 attenuated this proliferative response. CONCLUSION: TLR2 activation induced proliferation of lung adenocarcinoma cells through activation of NF-ĸB. Thus, the TLR2 signaling pathway may be a potential therapeutic target in lung adenocarcinoma.


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Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/tratamento farmacológico , Lipopeptídeos/farmacologia , Receptor 2 Toll-Like/genética , Células A549 , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/genética , Adenocarcinoma de Pulmão/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , NF-kappa B/genética , Receptor 2 Toll-Like/agonistas
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5379-5391, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988857

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF1) inhibitors have been proposed as therapeutic agents for several tumor types. HIF1α is induced by hypoxia and by pathogens in normoxia through toll-like receptors (TLRs). The TLR3 activator polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid [poly(I:C)] induces apoptosis in various types of cancer but not in the most aggressive breast cancer cell lines. We hypothesized that the failure of TLR3 stimulation to induce apoptosis in these cells might be due to an elevated HIF1α level and this link might be exploited. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Poly(I:C)-induced signaling pathway and expression of HIF1α and HIF1α targets were studied in MDA MB-231 and MCF-7 breast cancer cell lines by western blot. Flow cytometry was used for apoptotic responses and vasculogenic mimicry as bioassay. RESULTS: Poly(I:C) increased expression of HIF1α and its targets BCL2 apoptosis regulator and c-MYC. Moreover, using pharmacological or genetic HIF1 inhibition, reduction of poly(I:C)-induced expression of HIF1α was paralleled by lowering of c-MYC and increased sensitivity to poly(I:C)-induced apoptosis, demonstrating the crucial role of this factor. We provide the first evidence in breast cancer cells that TLR3 stimulation induces HIF1α-dependent vasculogenic mimicry. By using specific inhibitors, we identified a signaling cascade upstream of HIF1α induction. CONCLUSION: Combined treatment with poly(I:C) and HIF1 inhibitors deserves consideration as an effective strategy in breast cancer therapy.


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Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/genética , Poli I-C/farmacologia , Receptor 3 Toll-Like/genética , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Citometria de Fluxo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/genética , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptor 3 Toll-Like/agonistas
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4545, 2020 09 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32917858

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TGF-ß1, ß2 and ß3 bind a common receptor to exert vastly diverse effects in cancer, supporting either tumor progression by favoring metastases and inhibiting anti-tumor immunity, or tumor suppression by inhibiting malignant cell proliferation. Global TGF-ß inhibition thus bears the risk of undesired tumor-promoting effects. We show that selective blockade of TGF-ß1 production by Tregs with antibodies against GARP:TGF-ß1 complexes induces regressions of mouse tumors otherwise resistant to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy. Effects of combined GARP:TGF-ß1/PD-1 blockade are immune-mediated, do not require FcγR-dependent functions and increase effector functions of anti-tumor CD8+ T cells without augmenting immune cell infiltration or depleting Tregs within tumors. We find GARP-expressing Tregs and evidence that they produce TGF-ß1 in one third of human melanoma metastases. Our results suggest that anti-GARP:TGF-ß1 mAbs, by selectively blocking a single TGF-ß isoform emanating from a restricted cellular source exerting tumor-promoting activity, may overcome resistance to PD-1/PD-L1 blockade in patients with cancer.


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Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteínas de Membrana/antagonistas & inibidores , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Antineoplásicos Imunológicos/uso terapêutico , Antígeno B7-H1/antagonistas & inibidores , Antígeno B7-H1/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/imunologia , Linfócitos T CD8-Positivos/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/transplante , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/imunologia , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Camundongos , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/patologia , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T Reguladores/imunologia , Linfócitos T Reguladores/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4615, 2020 09 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32934241

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Integration of the unique advantages of the fields of drug discovery and drug delivery is invaluable for the advancement of drug development. Here we propose a self-delivering one-component new-chemical-entity nanomedicine (ONN) strategy to improve cancer therapy through incorporation of the self-assembly principle into drug design. A lysosomotropic detergent (MSDH) and an autophagy inhibitor (Lys05) are hybridised to develop bisaminoquinoline derivatives that can intrinsically form nanoassemblies. The selected BAQ12 and BAQ13 ONNs are highly effective in inducing lysosomal disruption, lysosomal dysfunction and autophagy blockade and exhibit 30-fold higher antiproliferative activity than hydroxychloroquine used in clinical trials. These single-drug nanoparticles demonstrate excellent pharmacokinetic and toxicological profiles and dramatic antitumour efficacy in vivo. In addition, they are able to encapsulate and deliver additional drugs to tumour sites and are thus promising agents for autophagy inhibition-based combination therapy. Given their transdisciplinary advantages, these BAQ ONNs have enormous potential to improve cancer therapy.


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Aminoquinolinas/química , Antineoplásicos/química , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/métodos , Lisossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Nanomedicina/métodos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Aminoquinolinas/administração & dosagem , Aminoquinolinas/farmacocinética , Animais , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Composição de Medicamentos , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/instrumentação , Humanos , Nanomedicina/instrumentação , Nanopartículas/química , Neoplasias/fisiopatologia , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4391, 2020 09 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32873806

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Deep learning with Convolutional Neural Networks has shown great promise in image-based classification and enhancement but is often unsuitable for predictive modeling using features without spatial correlations. We present a feature representation approach termed REFINED (REpresentation of Features as Images with NEighborhood Dependencies) to arrange high-dimensional vectors in a compact image form conducible for CNN-based deep learning. We consider the similarities between features to generate a concise feature map in the form of a two-dimensional image by minimizing the pairwise distance values following a Bayesian Metric Multidimensional Scaling Approach. We hypothesize that this approach enables embedded feature extraction and, integrated with CNN-based deep learning, can boost the predictive accuracy. We illustrate the superior predictive capabilities of the proposed framework as compared to state-of-the-art methodologies in drug sensitivity prediction scenarios using synthetic datasets, drug chemical descriptors as predictors from NCI60, and both transcriptomic information and drug descriptors as predictors from GDSC.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Aprendizado Profundo , Processamento de Imagem Assistida por Computador/métodos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Teorema de Bayes , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Conjuntos de Dados como Assunto , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais/métodos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Sequenciamento de Nucleotídeos em Larga Escala , Humanos , Neoplasias/patologia , Análise de Sequência com Séries de Oligonucleotídeos
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