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BMC Bioinformatics ; 21(Suppl 14): 364, 2020 Sep 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32998700

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BACKGROUND: Machine learning has been utilized to predict cancer drug response from multi-omics data generated from sensitivities of cancer cell lines to different therapeutic compounds. Here, we build machine learning models using gene expression data from patients' primary tumor tissues to predict whether a patient will respond positively or negatively to two chemotherapeutics: 5-Fluorouracil and Gemcitabine. RESULTS: We focused on 5-Fluorouracil and Gemcitabine because based on our exclusion criteria, they provide the largest numbers of patients within TCGA. Normalized gene expression data were clustered and used as the input features for the study. We used matching clinical trial data to ascertain the response of these patients via multiple classification methods. Multiple clustering and classification methods were compared for prediction accuracy of drug response. Clara and random forest were found to be the best clustering and classification methods, respectively. The results show our models predict with up to 86% accuracy; despite the study's limitation of sample size. We also found the genes most informative for predicting drug response were enriched in well-known cancer signaling pathways and highlighted their potential significance in chemotherapy prognosis. CONCLUSIONS: Primary tumor gene expression is a good predictor of cancer drug response. Investment in larger datasets containing both patient gene expression and drug response is needed to support future work of machine learning models. Ultimately, such predictive models may aid oncologists with making critical treatment decisions.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Aprendizado de Máquina , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Área Sob a Curva , Análise por Conglomerados , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Desoxicitidina/farmacologia , Desoxicitidina/uso terapêutico , Fluoruracila/uso terapêutico , Humanos , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Curva ROC
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Tumour Biol ; 42(10): 1010428320965284, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33028168

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Glucose, as the main consuming nutrient of the body, faces different destinies in cancer cells. Glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation, and pentose phosphate pathways produce different glucose-derived metabolites and thus affect cells' bioenergetics differently. Tumor cells' dependency to aerobic glycolysis and other cancer-specific metabolism changes are known as the cancer hallmarks, distinct cancer cells from normal cells. Therefore, these tumor-specific characteristics receive the limelight as targets for cancer therapy. Glutamine, serine, and fatty acid oxidation together with 5-lipoxygenase are main pathways that have attracted lots of attention for cancer therapy. In this review, we not only discuss different tumor metabolism aspects but also discuss the metabolism roles in the promotion of cancer cells at different stages and their difference with normal cells. Besides, we dissect the inhibitors potential in blocking the main metabolic pathways to introduce the effective and non-effective inhibitors in the field.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Metabolismo Energético/efeitos dos fármacos , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/metabolismo , Medicina de Precisão , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Ciclo do Ácido Cítrico/efeitos dos fármacos , Metabolismo Energético/efeitos da radiação , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Glucose/metabolismo , Glicólise/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Terapia de Alvo Molecular/métodos , Neoplasias/etiologia , Neoplasias/patologia , Fosforilação Oxidativa/efeitos dos fármacos , Via de Pentose Fosfato/efeitos dos fármacos , Medicina de Precisão/métodos
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Tumour Biol ; 42(9): 1010428320954735, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32873193

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Acute myeloid leukemia is the most common form of acute leukemia in adults, constituting about 80% of cases. Although remarkable progress has been made in the therapeutic scenario for patients with acute myeloid leukemia, research and development of new and effective anticancer agents to improve patient outcome and minimize toxicity is needed. In this study, the antitumor activity of axolotl (AXO) Ambystoma mexicanum crude extract was assessed in vitro on the human acute myeloid leukemia HL-60 cell line. The anticancer activity was evaluated in terms of ability to influence proliferative activity, cell viability, cell cycle arrest, and differentiation. Moreover, gene expression analysis was performed to evaluate the genes involved in the regulation of these processes. The AXO crude extract exhibited antiproliferative but not cytotoxic activities on HL-60 cells, with cell cycle arrest in the G0/G1 phase. Furthermore, the AXO-treated HL-60 cells showed an increase in both the percentage of nitroblue tetrazolium positive cells and the expression of CD11b, whereas the proportion of CD14-positive cells did not change, suggesting that extract is able to induce differentiation toward the granulocytic lineage. Finally, the treatment with AXO extract caused upregulation of CEBPA, CEBPB, CEBPE, SPI1, CDKN1A, and CDKN2C, and downregulation of c-MYC. Our data clearly show the potential anticancer activity of Ambystoma mexicanum on HL-60 cells and suggest that it could help develop promising therapeutic agents for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.


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Ambystoma mexicanum , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Misturas Complexas/farmacologia , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Proteína beta Intensificadora de Ligação a CCAAT/genética , Proteínas Estimuladoras de Ligação a CCAAT/genética , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidor de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina p18/genética , Inibidor de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina p21/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Células HL-60 , Humanos , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/genética , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-myc/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4607, 2020 09 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32929081

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Drug tolerance is the basis for acquired resistance to epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) including osimertinib, through mechanisms that still remain unclear. Here, we show that while AXL-low expressing EGFR mutated lung cancer (EGFRmut-LC) cells are more sensitive to osimertinib than AXL-high expressing EGFRmut-LC cells, a small population emerge osimertinib tolerance. The tolerance is mediated by the increased expression and phosphorylation of insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R), caused by the induction of its transcription factor FOXA1. IGF-1R maintains association with EGFR and adaptor proteins, including Gab1 and IRS1, in the presence of osimertinib and restores the survival signal. In AXL-low-expressing EGFRmut-LC cell-derived xenograft and patient-derived xenograft models, transient IGF-1R inhibition combined with continuous osimertinib treatment could eradicate tumors and prevent regrowth even after the cessation of osimertinib. These results indicate that optimal inhibition of tolerant signals combined with osimertinib may dramatically improve the outcome of EGFRmut-LC.


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Acrilamidas/uso terapêutico , Compostos de Anilina/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Mutação/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/metabolismo , Receptores Proteína Tirosina Quinases/metabolismo , Receptor IGF Tipo 1/antagonistas & inibidores , Acrilamidas/farmacologia , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Compostos de Anilina/farmacologia , Animais , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/genética , Carcinoma Pulmonar de Células não Pequenas/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Receptores ErbB/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator 3-alfa Nuclear de Hepatócito/metabolismo , Humanos , Imidazóis/farmacologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Modelos Biológicos , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Pirazinas/farmacologia , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Receptor IGF Tipo 1/genética , Receptor IGF Tipo 1/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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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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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5509-5516, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988874

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) can mediate drug resistance within the tumor microenvironment by delivering bioactive molecules, including proteins. Here, we performed a comparative proteomic analysis of EVs secreted by A549 lung cancer cells and their cisplatin-resistant counterparts in order to identify proteins involved in drug resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cells were co-cultivated using a transwell system to evaluate EV exchange. EVs were isolated by ultracentrifugation and analyzed using microscopy and nanoparticle tracking. EV proteome was analyzed by mass spectrometry. RESULTS: EV-mediated communication was observed between co-cultured A549 and A549/CDDP cells. EVs isolated from both cells were mainly exosome-like structures. Extracellular matrix components, cell adhesion proteins, complement factors, histones, proteasome subunits and membrane transporters were found enriched in the EVs released by cisplatin-resistant cells. CONCLUSION: Proteins identified in this work may have a relevant role in modulating the chemosensitivity of the recipient cells and could represent useful biomarkers to monitor cisplatin response in lung cancer.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Cisplatino/farmacologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Proteoma/genética , Células A549 , Cisplatino/efeitos adversos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Exossomos/efeitos dos fármacos , Exossomos/genética , Vesículas Extracelulares/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Espectrometria de Massas , Proteômica/métodos , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5529-5538, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988876

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a unique subtype that lacks expression of several conventional biomarkers and has a higher incidence of lymph node invasion and distal metastasis among all breast cancers. Anoikis resistance is the fundamental reason behind tumor cells' survival without their attachment to the extracellular matrix and metastasis to distal organs. Therefore, finding novel anti-cancer drugs that can suppress anoikis resistance in cancer cells is critical for patients with TNBC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Curcumol, a natural compound, was used to assess whether it can inhibit the anoikis resistance and affects cell mortality and motility of IV2-1 TNBC cells. RESULTS: Curcumol suppressed anoikis resistance and inhibited TNBC cell survival in suspension. Additionally, these anti-cancer effects induced by curcumol could be related to the YAP1/Skp2 molecular pathway. CONCLUSION: Curcumol is an effective Skp2-targeted therapy that attenuates anoikis resistance and metastasis in TNBC cells.


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MicroRNAs/genética , Proteínas Quinases Associadas a Fase S/genética , Sesquiterpenos/farmacologia , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/tratamento farmacológico , Anoikis/efeitos dos fármacos , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Metástase Neoplásica , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transcrição Genética/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/genética , Neoplasias de Mama Triplo Negativas/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): 5611-5620, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988885

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Cancer stem cell characteristics and drug resistance of colorectal cancer are associated with failure of cancer treatment. In this study, we investigated the effects of PrPC on cancer stem cell characteristics, migration, invasion, and drug resistance of 5FU-resistant CRC cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PrPC negative and PrPC positive cells were isolated from 5FU-resistant CRC cells using magnetic activated cell sorting. Sphere formation, cancer stem cell marker expression, migration, invasion, and drug resistance were analyzed. RESULTS: PrPC positive cells showed increased sphere formation capacity and increased expression of cancer stem cell markers compared to PrPC negative cells. In addition, PrPC positive cells showed increased migration, invasion and drug resistance compared to PrPC negative cells. Furthermore, knockdown of PrPC abolished these effects. CONCLUSION: PrPC expression is important in CRC cell behavior, such as sphere formation, migration, invasion, and drug resistance. PrPC is an important therapeutic target for the treatment of CRC.


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Neoplasias do Colo/tratamento farmacológico , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Fluoruracila/farmacologia , Proteínas Priônicas/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/genética , Colo/patologia , Neoplasias do Colo/genética , Neoplasias do Colo/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Invasividade Neoplásica/genética , Invasividade Neoplásica/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Esferoides Celulares/efeitos dos fármacos
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5641-5647, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988888

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BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have gained remarkable attention because of their ability to dualistically regulate tumor growth. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the apoptotic effects of human bone marrow-derived (hBM) MSCs in combination with interferon gamma (IFN-γ) on MCF-7 breast cancer cells, and to determine the cytokines involved in the apoptotic process. MATERIALS AND METHODS: hBM-MSCs were co-cultured with MCF-7 cells either directly and indirectly for 72 h in-vitro. Levels of tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL), apoptosis and cytokines were analyzed. RESULTS: hBM-MSCs increased the apoptosis of MCF-7 cells partially through TRAIL in vitro. IFN-γ enhanced the apoptotic effect of hBM-MSCs (p<0.001). CONCLUSION: hBM-MSCs in combination with IFN-γ might be a suitable therapy for breast cancer.


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Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Interferon gama/farmacologia , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/metabolismo , Ligante Indutor de Apoptose Relacionado a TNF/genética , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Técnicas de Cocultura , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Interferon gama/genética , Células MCF-7 , Células-Tronco Mesenquimais/citologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5883-5893, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988919

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Somatic mutations were investigated in 21 patients with postmenopausal estrogen receptor (ER)-positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2)-positive (ER+HER2+) breast cancer (BC) treated with neoadjuvant letrozole and lapatinib, to identify their distinct molecular landscape. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used tissue samples of 21 patients from phase II Neo ALL-IN cohort, and somatic alterations were examined using targeted exome sequencing performed in Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI). RESULTS: TP53 (61.9%) and PIK3CA (57.1%) were the two most frequently mutated genes that were inter-correlated (p=0.026). They were associated with unfavorable clinical outcomes, particularly when accompanying PIK3CA mutations at exon 9 in helical domains. Meanwhile, MLL2 alteration was negatively associated with mutations of TP53 or PIK3CA, and it tended to be present in patients with low KI-67 levels and no initial nodal involvement. Moreover, patients with MLL2 mutations numerically showed more favorable overall response rates (ORR) (80% vs. 56.2%) and better 5-year event-free survival (EFS) rates (100% vs. 87.5%) compared to the wild-type. CONCLUSION: Mutations in TP53 and PIK3CA hotspot at exon 9 may be potential negative predictors of ER+HER2+ BC treated with neoadjuvant letrozole and lapatinib, while MLL2 inactivating mutation might confer therapeutic benefit in these patients.


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Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Classe I de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a DNA/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Idoso , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Mama/efeitos dos fármacos , Mama/patologia , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Receptor alfa de Estrogênio/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Lapatinib/administração & dosagem , Letrozol/administração & dosagem , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mutação/genética , Intervalo Livre de Progressão , Receptor ErbB-2/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 40(10): 5777-5785, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32988905

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Emerging evidence suggests that Insulin-like growth factor II mRNA-binding protein 3 (IMP3) promotes tumor progression in several human malignancies. We investigated whether IMP3 expression has clinicopathological and prognostic significance in gallbladder adenocarcinoma (GBAC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined immunohistochemical IMP3 expression in 204 GBACs and its associations with clinicopathological parameters and patient outcomes. RESULTS: The majority (87.7%) of GBACs exhibited at least focal cytoplasmic and membranous IMP3 immunoreactivity. Tumor-specific IMP3 expression highlighted proper muscle invasion, which was not detected in the corresponding hematoxylin and eosin-stained slides. This finding upgraded pathological tumor stage (pT) from pT1a to pT1b in four well-differentiated GBACs. High IMP3 expression was associated with high histological grade, advanced stage, and lymphatic invasion, as well as worse overall survival. CONCLUSION: Tumor-specific IMP3 expression in GBAC is helpful in determining the tumor extent, especially in well-differentiated tumors. High IMP3 expression reflects aggressive oncogenic behavior of GBAC. IMP3 expression may be used as a diagnostic and prognostic marker in GBAC.


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Carcinoma/genética , Neoplasias da Vesícula Biliar/genética , Prognóstico , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma/patologia , Feminino , Neoplasias da Vesícula Biliar/patologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética
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Nat Commun ; 11(1): 4858, 2020 09 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32978382

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Overtreatment with cisplatin-based chemotherapy is a major issue in the management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC), and currently none of the reported biomarkers for predicting response have been implemented in the clinic. Here we perform a comprehensive multi-omics analysis (genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics and proteomics) of 300 MIBC patients treated with chemotherapy (neoadjuvant or first-line) to identify molecular changes associated with treatment response. DNA-based associations with response converge on genomic instability driven by a high number of chromosomal alterations, indels, signature 5 mutations and/or BRCA2 mutations. Expression data identifies the basal/squamous gene expression subtype to be associated with poor response. Immune cell infiltration and high PD-1 protein expression are associated with treatment response. Through integration of genomic and transcriptomic data, we demonstrate patient stratification to groups of low and high likelihood of cisplatin-based response. This could pave the way for future patient selection following validation in prospective clinical trials.


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Cisplatino/farmacologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/genética , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/metabolismo , Proteína BRCA2/genética , Proteína BRCA2/metabolismo , Biomarcadores Tumorais , Quimioterapia Adjuvante , Cisplatino/uso terapêutico , Metilação de DNA , Tratamento Farmacológico , Instabilidade Genômica , Humanos , Mutação , Terapia Neoadjuvante , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/genética , Receptor de Morte Celular Programada 1/metabolismo , Transcriptoma , Neoplasias da Bexiga Urinária/patologia
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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): 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): 5141-5149, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878802

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BACKGROUND/AIM: This study investigated the effects of temozolomide (TMZ) and/or checkpoint kinase inhibitor AZD7762 in human glioma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Glioma cells were treated with TMZ and/or AZD7762 for 24 or 48 h, then the cellular survival was studied and the expression of various proteins was investigated. RESULTS: Both TMZ and AZD7762 induced concentration- and time-dependent cytotoxic effects, and combined TMZ and AZD7762 (TMZ+AZD) caused synergistic cytotoxic effects in glioma cells (p<0.05). AZD7762 suppressed the O6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase (MGMT) expression. TMZ+AZD increased the expression of phospho-p53 (p-p53), p-p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase, and phosphatase and tensin homolog; and decreased the expression of p-extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 and p-signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 in glioma cells. CONCLUSION: TMZ and AZD7762 combined induced synergistic cytotoxic effects on human glioma cells and such effects may be related to the AZD7762-induced suppression of MGMT expression and the modulation of multiple signaling pathways.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Temozolomida/farmacologia , Tiofenos/farmacologia , Ureia/análogos & derivados , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Glioma/genética , Glioma/metabolismo , Humanos , Ureia/farmacologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4913-4919, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878779

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BACKGROUND/AIM: A new class of imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole compounds have recently been evaluated as inhibitors of phosphorylation of focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in pancreatic cancer. FAK is overexpressed in mesothelioma and has recently emerged as an interesting target for the treatment of this disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole compounds characterized by indole bicycle and a thiophene ring, were evaluated for their cytotoxic activity in two primary cell cultures of peritoneal mesothelioma, MesoII and STO cells. RESULTS: Compounds 1a and 1b showed promising antitumor activity with IC50 values in the range of 0.59 to 2.81 µM in both cell lines growing as monolayers or as spheroids. Their antiproliferative and antimigratory activity was associated with inhibition of phospho-FAK, as detected by a specific ELISA assay in STO cells. Interestingly, these compounds potentiated the antiproliferative activity of gemcitabine, and these results might be explained by the increase in the mRNA expression of the key gemcitabine transporter human equilibrative nucleoside transporter-1 (hENT-1). CONCLUSION: These promising results support further studies on new imidazo[2,1-b][1,3,4]thiadiazole compounds as well as on the role of both FAK and hENT-1 modulation in order to develop new drug combinations for peritoneal mesothelioma.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Transportador Equilibrativo 1 de Nucleosídeo/genética , Quinase 1 de Adesão Focal/metabolismo , Imidazóis/farmacologia , Tiadiazóis/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Desoxicitidina/farmacologia , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Imidazóis/síntese química , Imidazóis/química , Mesotelioma/tratamento farmacológico , Mesotelioma/patologia , Estrutura Molecular , Neoplasias Peritoneais/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Peritoneais/patologia , Fosforilação/efeitos dos fármacos , Tiadiazóis/síntese química , Tiadiazóis/química , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4961-4968, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878784

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Despite advances in treatment modalities, the visual prognosis of retinoblastoma still remains unsatisfactory, underscoring the need to develop novel therapeutic approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The effect on the growth of six human retinoblastoma cell lines and a normal human fibroblast cell line of CEP1347, a small-molecule kinase inhibitor originally developed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and therefore with a known safety profile in humans, was examined. The role of the P53 pathway in CEP1347-induced growth inhibition was also investigated. RESULTS: CEP1347 selectively inhibited the growth of retinoblastoma cell lines expressing murine double minute 4 (MDM4), a P53 inhibitor. Furthermore, CEP1347 reduced the expression of MDM4 and activated the P53 pathway in MDM4-expressing retinoblastoma cells, which was required for the inhibition of their growth by CEP1347. CONCLUSION: We propose CEP1347 as a promising candidate for the treatment of retinoblastomas, where functional inactivation of P53 as a result of MDM4 activation is reportedly common.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carbazóis/farmacologia , Retinoblastoma/tratamento farmacológico , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Animais , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/genética , Proteínas de Ciclo Celular/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Reposicionamento de Medicamentos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Camundongos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas/metabolismo , Retinoblastoma/metabolismo , Retinoblastoma/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 40(9): 4979-4987, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32878786

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Multiple myeloma is a highly heterogeneous disease of clonal plasma cells. Histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are promising anticancer drugs but their precise mechanisms of actions are not well understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cell-cycle regulation and pro-apoptotic effects of two histone deacetylase inhibitors, suberohydroxamic acid (SAHA) and suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SBHA), were analyzed in multiple myeloma cell lines RPMI8226 and U266 with differing TP53 status using gene-expression analysis. RESULTS: Enhanced expression of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 1A (CDKN1A/p21WAF/CIP1) detected in the TP53-deleted U266 cell line after SAHA treatment indicates the P53-independent mode of transcriptional activation of CDKN1A gene. In contrast, CDKN1A gene expression was significantly increased by both SBHA and SAHA treatment of TP53-mutated RPMI8226 cells. CONCLUSION: SAHA appears to be a potentially effective pro-apoptotic and anticancer drug with universal application in the treatment of heterogeneous populations of multiple myeloma cells.


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Inibidor de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina p21/genética , Mieloma Múltiplo/patologia , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidor de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina p21/antagonistas & inibidores , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Inibidores de Histona Desacetilases/farmacologia , Humanos , Ácidos Hidroxâmicos/farmacologia , Mieloma Múltiplo/tratamento farmacológico , Mieloma Múltiplo/genética , Mieloma Múltiplo/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética
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