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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5311-5327, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570425

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BACKGROUND/AIM: MiR-221, often described both as an oncogenic microRNA and as a tumour suppressor, targets mRNAs involved in carcinogenesis. While other oncogenic microRNAs showed correlations with prostate cancer cell lines' aggressiveness, miR-221 showed an unusual overexpression in PC3. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CRISPR was used to delete miR-221 from PC3 cells. Analysing the characteristics of PC3miR-221del cells, a reduced growth rate and expression of cell-cycle genes was observed. In global gene expression/ontology analysis of PC3miR-221del cells, cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesion pathways were found to be greatly affected. In addition, reduced levels of adhesion, invasion and motility for PC3miR-221del cells, a change in F-actin localisation and a reduction of EMT markers were observed. RESULTS: The tumour suppressor gene, DIRAS3, was a predicted target of miR-221. In PC3miR-221del cells DIRAS3 was up-regulated at the gene and protein level. Ectopic expression of DIRAS3 in PC3wt cells recapitulated the cellular morphology changes seen in PC3miR-221del cells. DIRAS3 3'UTR was more stable in PC3miR-221del cells, as measured by semi-quantitative PCR and luciferase fusion reporter assays. CONCLUSION: MiR-221 promotes aggressiveness of PC3 cells by down-regulating DIRAS3, and promoting epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition.


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Adesão Celular/genética , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Deleção de Sequência/genética , Regiões 3' não Traduzidas/genética , Ciclo Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Regulação para Baixo/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Oncogenes/genética , Células PC-3 , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Regulação para Cima/genética , Proteínas rho de Ligação ao GTP/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5361-5367, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570430

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The mechanism responsible for B-cell translocation gene 1 (BTG1) down-regulation in breast carcinoma remains unknown. We examined the BTG1 expression status in breast carcinoma cells and investigated the mechanism underlying the observed alterations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four breast carcinoma cell lines (SK-BR-3, MDA-MB-231, T-47D, and MCF-7), and one normal mammary epithelial cell line (MCF-10A) were analyzed. BTG1 expression was examined using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and western blot. Methylation status of the BTG1 promoter was analyzed using methylation-specific PCR (MSP). To investigate the effect of methylation on BTG1, the cells were treated with a demethylating agent. RESULTS: The carcinoma cells expressed significantly lower levels of BTG1 mRNA and protein than normal cells. The BTG1 promoter was highly methylated in the carcinoma cells. 5-aza-2-deoxycytidine significantly restored BTG1 expression. CONCLUSION: Down-regulation of BTG1 expression through epigenetic repression is involved in mammary carcinogenesis. BTG1 is a potential diagnostic marker and therapeutic target for breast carcinoma.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Metilação de DNA/genética , Regulação para Baixo/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , Regiões Promotoras Genéticas/genética , Carcinogênese/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Epigênese Genética/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Células MCF-7 , RNA Mensageiro/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5381-5391, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570433

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are noncoding transcripts that are >200 nucleotides in length. However, the biological functions and regulation mechanisms of lncRNAs in gastric carcinogenesis remain unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression levels of Linc00472 were analyzed by real-time PCR. The DNA methylation status was assessed using Combined Bisulfite Restriction Analysis (COBRA). The biological role of Linc00472 was assessed in AGS cells with Linc00472 overexpression. RESULTS: Using the next-generation sequencing approach, we identified DNA methylation-associated lncRNAs in gastric cancer cells. Among them, the expression level of Linc00472 significantly decreased in gastric cancer tissues compared to adjacent normal tissues. Furthermore, we observed a more frequent hypermethylation of CpG islands upstream of Linc00472 in gastric cancer tissues. Ectopic Linc00472 expression could significantly inhibit gastric cancer cell growth and migration. CONCLUSION: Epigenetically regulated Linc00472 expression plays a crucial role in modulating gastric cancer cell growth and motility.


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Metilação de DNA/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Carcinogênese/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Ilhas de CpG/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5449-5459, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570439

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Epigenetic abnormalities in microRNAs (miRNAs) have not been analyzed in samples other than pancreaticobiliary tissues in patients with pancreaticobiliary cancer (PBC). To identify miRNAs specific for PBC, the present study analyzed the methylation of tumor-suppressive miRNAs in bile from patients with pancreaticobiliary diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bile was collected endoscopically or percutaneously from 52 patients with pancreatic cancer, 26 with biliary tract cancer, and 20 with benign pancreaticobiliary diseases. Sequences encoding 16 tumor-suppressive miRNAs were amplified by polymerase chain reaction and sequenced, and their methylation rates were determined. RESULTS: The methylation rates of miR-1247 and miR-200a were significantly higher in patients with pancreatic cancer, and biliary tract cancer than in those with benign diseases, and the methylation rate of miR-200b was significantly higher in patients with pancreatic cancer than in those with benign diseases. CONCLUSION: Methylation of miR-1247, miR-200a, and miR-200b in bile may be useful for distinguishing PBC from benign diseases.


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Neoplasias do Sistema Biliar/genética , Metilação de DNA/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Sequência de Bases , Bile/metabolismo , Epigenômica/métodos , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Genes Supressores de Tumor/fisiologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade
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Zhonghua Zhong Liu Za Zhi ; 41(9): 659-666, 2019 Sep 23.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31550855

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Objective: To explore the effects of lncRNA HULC on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) growth by down-regulating miR-29. Methods: The expression levels of HULC and miR-29 in HCC tissues and cells were detected by real-time quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR), and the correlation analysis was performed. After HCC cells were transfected with HULC overexpressed plasmid or siRNA, the expressions of miR-29 and its target gene SETDB1 were determinate by RT-qPCR. According to the bioinformatic prediction of the miR-29 binding site in the HULC sequence, the report gene plasmids were constructed. The HCC cells were co-transfected with miR-29 mimics or miR-29 inhibitor, and the HULC targeted regulation of miR-29 was verified by dual luciferase reporter assay. The effect of miR-29 on the HULC-mediated proliferation in HCC cells was detected by cell count kit 8 (CCK-8) experiment. Expression of tumor proliferation antigen Ki-67 was detected by RT-qPCR.The Hep3B cells were inoculated in mice and miR-29 mimics and miR-29 negative control (NC) further injected into the lesions. The tumor volume was observed, and the expressions of tumor proliferation antigen ki-67 in tumor tissues were detected by immunohistochemical staining. Results: The expression of HULC was significantly up-regulated while the expression of miR-29 was significantly down-regulated in HCC tissues and cells (P<0.01). The level of HULC was negatively correlated with miR-29 in tumor tissues (r=-0.754, P<0.01) and HCC cells (r=-0.865, P<0.05). The in vitro experiments showed that, compared with the blank control group, the expression of miR-29 in HULC overexpressed Huh7 cells was significantly reduced, while the mRNA level of miR-29 target gene SETDB1 was increased (P<0.01). The expression of miR-29 was significantly increased in HULC deleted Hep3B cells, while the mRNA expression of SETDB1 was decreased (P<0.01). Double luciferase reporter gene assay showed that miR-29 mimics significantly inhibited the luciferase activity of Hep3B cells transfected with HULC wide type (psi-HULC-WT) plasmid but had no effect on Hep3B cells transfected with mutant plasmid (psi-HULC-Mut). However, the miR-29 inhibitor antagonized the inhibitory effect of miR-29 mimics on luciferase activity of psi-HULC-WT (P<0.01). Cell proliferation experiments showed that, compared with the control group, the proliferation ability of miR-29 mimics overexpressed Huh7 cells was significantly reduced.After 24, 48 and 72 hours of treatment, the proliferation rates of Huh7 cells in the HULC overexpressed group were (43.87±3.82)%, (83.45±7.46)% and (123.34±8.67)%, respectively, significantly higher than (13.45±1.77)%, (23.54±1.37)% and (38.21±2.09)% of control group (P<0.05). After treatment for 48 and 72 hours, the proliferation rates of miR-29 mimics transfected Huh7 cells were (57.10±1.94)% and (73.76±3.46)%, respectively, significantly lower than (83.45±7.46)% and (123.34±8.67)% of control group (P<0.05). After treatment for 48 and 72 hours, the proliferation rates of Huh7 cells transfected with miR-29 mimics and miR-29 inhibitor group were (76.45±3.24)% and (89.37±4.37)%, respectively, significant higher than (57.10%±1.94)% and (73.76±3.46)% of the control group (P<0.05). After 48 h transfection, the expression of Ki-67 in Huh7 transfected with miR-29 mimics was significantly inhibited compared with the control group (P<0.01). However, the expression of Ki-67 mRNA was increased in Huh7 cells transfected with miR-29 inhibitor (P<0.01). The results of in vivo experiments showed that the tumor volumes of the control group, miR-29 mimics group and miR-29 mimics + miR-29 inhibitors group were (504.0±19.6) mm(3), (310.0±24.3) mm(3) and (483.7±21.2) mm(3), respectively. Injection of miR-29 mimics reduced while miR-29 inhibitor promoted tumorigenesis ability of Huh7 in nude mice (P<0.01). The immunohistochemical staining showed that the average optical density values of Ki-67 protein in tumor tissues of the control group, miR-29 mimics group and miR-29 analogue+ miR-29 inhibitor group were 0.65±0.08, 0.36±0.07 and 0.56±0.06, respectively. The expression level of Ki-67 protein in miR-29 mimics group was significantly reduced (P<0.01) while increased in the miR-29 mimics+ miR-29 inhibitor group (P<0.01). Conclusion: LncRNA HULC promotes HCC growth by down-regulating miR-29.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Proliferação de Células/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Animais , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Histona-Lisina N-Metiltransferase , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Camundongos , Camundongos Nus , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase em Tempo Real
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4003-4010, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366481

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated gastric cancer (GC) (EBVaGC) is classified as one of four GC subtypes by comprehensive molecular characterization. Though the mechanism of tumorigenesis by EBV infection has not yet been fully clarified, EBV infection might contribute to the malignant transformation of GC cells by involving various cellular processes and signaling pathways. EBVaGC has shown the following distinct characteristics in contrast to other subtypes: extreme DNA hypermethylation, recurrent phosphatidylinositol 4,5-biphosphate 3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha isoform (PIK3CA) mutations, overexpression of programmed cell death ligand 1/2 (PD-L1/2), and occasional immune cell signaling activation. Therefore, using these molecular features as guides, targeted agents need to be evaluated in clinical trials for EBVaGC. Accordingly, this review uses the best available evidence to focus on novel therapeutic approaches using the distinct pathologic characteristics of EBVaGC patients.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Infecções por Vírus Epstein-Barr/terapia , Neoplasias Gástricas/terapia , Classe I de Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/genética , Metilação de DNA/genética , Infecções por Vírus Epstein-Barr/genética , Infecções por Vírus Epstein-Barr/virologia , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Herpesvirus Humano 4/genética , Herpesvirus Humano 4/patogenicidade , Humanos , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/virologia
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4073-4077, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366490

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BACKGROUND/AIM: ANRIL is a long noncoding RNA located on INK4 locus, which encodes p15 and p16 that cause G1 phase arrest in the cell cycle. ANRIL positively regulates proliferation of several kinds of cancer cells such as lung and gastric cancers. This study, examined the effect of ANRIL in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cells were transfected with siRNA oligonucleotides targeting ANRIL. Transfected cells were subjected to cell-cycle and quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) analysis. RESULTS: Depletion of ANRIL increased p15 mRNA in FaDu cells, and p15 and p16 mRNA in CAL27 cells and inhibited proliferation of these cells. Cell cycle analysis showed that depletion of ANRIL caused arrest at the G1 phase of the cell cycle. CONCLUSION: ANRIL promotes G1 phase progression by repressing p15 and p16, and thus promotes FaDu and CAL27 cell proliferation.


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Inibidor de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina p15/genética , Inibidor p16 de Quinase Dependente de Ciclina/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Pontos de Checagem da Fase G1 do Ciclo Celular/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas de Cabeça e Pescoço/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4085-4093, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366492

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The identification of novel prognostic biomarkers for melanoma metastasis is essential to improve patient outcomes. To this aim, we characterized miRNA expression profiles in relation to metastasis in melanoma and correlated miRNAs expression with clinical-pathological factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MiR-145-5p, miR-150-5p, miR-182-5p, miR-203-3p, miR-205-5p and miR-211-5p expression levels were analyzed in primary cutaneous melanomas, including thin and thick melanomas, and in melanoma metastases by quantitative Real-Time PCR. RESULTS: A significantly lower miR-205-5p expression was found in metastases compared to primary melanomas. Furthermore, a progressive down-regulation of miR-205-5p expression was observed from loco-regional to distant metastasis. Significantly lower miR-145-5p and miR-203-3p expression levels were found in cases with Breslow thickness >1 mm, high Clark level, ulceration and mitotic rate ≥1/mm2 Conclusion: Our findings point to miR-205-5p as potential biomarker of distant metastases and to miR-145-5p and miR-203-3p as markers of aggressiveness in melanoma.


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Melanoma/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Neoplasias Cutâneas/genética , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Melanoma/patologia , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Metástase Neoplásica , Prognóstico , Neoplasias Cutâneas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4143-4147, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366499

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Vitamin D analogs have a protective effect on carcinogenesis in humans. Since vitamin D receptor (VDR) is detected in many histotypes of cancer, this study evaluated the role of VDR expression in endometrioid carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tumor samples were collected from 60 patients who had undergone surgery, and the pattern of VDR expression assessed in tissue microarray (TMA) blocks of tumor samples. When VDR expression in the cytoplasm was higher than that in the nucleus, this was noted as 'displacement'. Using statistical analysis, the relationship between VDR expression and clinicopathological factors was evaluated. RESULTS: Immunohistochemical staining of nuclear VDR was as follows: Negative: 32 (53.3%); mild: 13 (21.7%); moderate: 14 (23.3%); strong: 1 (1.7%). For cytoplasmic VDR expression: Negative: 2 (3.3%); mild: 19 (31.7%); moderate: 31 (51.7%); strong: 7 (11.7%). VDR displacement was found in 42 (70%) cores. VDR displacement was significantly positively correlated with endometrioid carcinoma having lower histological grade (1, p=0.03). CONCLUSION: Displacement of VDR was significantly correlated with lower histological grade. Clinicians might be able to predict prognosis and decide therapies related to vitamin D analogs using this remarkable biomarker for endometrial carcinoma.


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Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinoma Endometrioide/genética , Prognóstico , Receptores de Calcitriol/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Carcinoma Endometrioide/patologia , Citoplasma/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Análise Serial de Tecidos , Vitamina D/genética
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4171-4177, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366502

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Identification of prostatic stem cells in primary prostate tissue sections, organ cultures of prostate and cell lines requires a range of techniques that allows characterization of stem cells for their potential use in the treatment of patients. Isolated cells usually round-up and develop changes in shape, size and cellular characteristics. The aim of this study was to provide a range of methods for identifying prostatic stem cells and characterizing them with regard to ultrastructure, nuclear morphology, cytoplasmic organelles, and/or expression stem cell marker CD133. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prostate biopsy and prostatectomy specimens were used for studying prostatic stem cells and their known marker CD133 in tissue sections by light and/or electron microscopy. Inverted capsule embedding was used to study archival metastatic prostate in pelvic nodes and Du145 cell line in a monolayer culture. RESULTS: Staining for CD133 positively identified stem cells that were found in benign prostatic hyperplasia, benign prostate, and prostate cancer cells. Paraffin embedded sections showed a single type of stem cells, whereas methylene blue-stained Epon sections showed both light and dark stem cells. Electron microscopy showed that both basal and stem cells were closely associated with the basement membrane (basal lamina). Stem cells had smooth plasma and nuclear membranes, a prominent nucleolus, small mitochondria, and few ribosomes. Du145 cells were separated by intercellular spaces in monolayer culture. CONCLUSION: The inverted capsule embedding method allowed the study of metastasized prostate cancer in pelvic lymph nodes. Our approach enabled the assessment of stem cells in tissue sections by light and electron microscopy.


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Antígeno AC133/genética , Membrana Basal/ultraestrutura , Hiperplasia Prostática/genética , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Membrana Basal/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Microscopia Eletrônica , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/ultraestrutura , Próstata/metabolismo , Próstata/patologia , Próstata/ultraestrutura , Hiperplasia Prostática/metabolismo , Hiperplasia Prostática/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Neoplasias da Próstata/ultraestrutura
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4285-4289, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366519

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a cancer with poor prognosis due to therapy resistance, locoregional recurrences, and distant metastases. There is on increased interest in profiling the androgen receptor (AR) in cancer biology. The aim of this study was to compare AR and Ki-67 levels in the neoplastic epithelium and stroma between non-metastatic and metastatic stages of OSCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Tissue specimens of 101 non-metastatic and 95 metastatic OSCC patients were analyzed by immunohistochemistry. RESULTS: More than 20% of AR-positive cytoplasmic staining of OSCC epithelium was significantly associated with nuclear AR levels in the epithelium and increased AR levels in the stroma. In metastatic OSCC patients, Ki-67 was significantly higher than in non-metastatic OSCC patients. CONCLUSION: More than 20% of AR-positive cytoplasmic staining in neoplastic OSSC epithelium is a significant predictor of OSCC progression risk.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/genética , Antígeno Ki-67/genética , Neoplasias Bucais/genética , Receptores Androgênicos/genética , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Carcinoma de Células Escamosas/patologia , Progressão da Doença , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Metástase Linfática , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Bucais/patologia , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Fatores de Risco
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(34): e16922, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31441876

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BACKGROUND: Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have displayed dysregulated expression in several types of cancer. Nevertheless, their function and underlying mechanisms in cervical cancer remains largely unknown. This study aimed to describe the regulatory mechanisms in cervical cancer. METHODS: We downloaded the circRNAs expression profiles from Gene Expression Omnibus database, and RNAs expression profiles from The Cancer Genome Atlas database. We established a circRNA-miRNA-mRNA and circRNA-miRNA-hubgene network. The interactions between proteins were analyzed using the STRING database and hubgenes were identified using MCODE plugin. Then, we conducted a circRNA-miRNA-hubgenes regulatory module. Functional and pathway enrichment analyses were conducted using R packages "Clusterprofile". RESULTS: Six circRNAs, 15 miRNAs, and 158 mRNAs were identified to construct the ceRNA network of cervical cancer. PPI (protein-protein interaction) network and module analysis identified 7 hubgenes. Then, a circRNA-miRNA-hubgene subnetwork was constructed based on the 1 DEcircRNAs, 3 DEmiRNAs, and 3 DEmRNAs. The KEGG pathway analysis indicated DEmRNAs are involved in progesterone-mediated oocyte maturation, cell cycle, and oocyte meiosis. CONCLUSION: These ceRNAs are critical in the pathogenesis of cervical and may serve as future therapeutic biomarkers.


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Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Redes Reguladoras de Genes/genética , RNA/genética , Neoplasias do Colo do Útero/genética , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Feminino , Humanos , Mapas de Interação de Proteínas , RNA/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4485-4490, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366549

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) has a variety of histological and morphological appearances. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been considered to be associated with tumor progression or poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to elucidate the molecular basis of IPMN variation in different types of lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression of MMP-1,2,7,9 in 51 cases of IPMN were investigated. The MMP score was calculated as the sum of the score of staining distribution and the score of the intensity staining. RESULTS: MMP scores were correlated with histological grade, histological subtype, and type of invasion. MMP high expression groups (MMP score ≥5) had worse prognosis than low-expression groups. CONCLUSION: MMP expression varied between different types of IPMN, a result supporting differences in molecular basis of malignancies. These considerations may be helpful for optimal management or treatment according to various types of IPMN.


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Metaloproteinase 1 da Matriz/genética , Metaloproteinase 2 da Matriz/genética , Metaloproteinase 7 da Matriz/genética , Metaloproteinase 9 da Matriz/genética , Neoplasias Intraductais Pancreáticas/genética , Idoso , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Pâncreas/metabolismo , Pâncreas/patologia , Neoplasias Intraductais Pancreáticas/epidemiologia , Neoplasias Intraductais Pancreáticas/patologia
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4491-4494, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366550

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BACKGROUND/AIM: High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is a nuclear DNA-binding protein that exerts a range of proinflammatory actions when it is secreted extracellularly. We hypothesized that HMGB1 released from damaged cells in pituitary apoplexy would exacerbate the neurological symptoms due to acute inflammation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All the patients included in this study suffered from non-functioning pituitary adenoma. Four patients with apoplexy and three patients without apoplexy were included in this study. They underwent endonasal transsphenoidal endoscopic surgery to resect the tumors. We conducted enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to measure HMGB1 in the surgical specimens. RESULTS: Patients with apoplexy expressed HMGB1 at significantly higher levels than those in the non-apoplexy group (p=0.0478). CONCLUSION: HMGB1 may be involved in subacute inflammation of pituitary apoplexy. Further work is needed to elucidate the detailed biological significance of HMGB1 in this disease.


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Proteína HMGB1/genética , Inflamação/genética , Apoplexia Hipofisária/genética , Neoplasias Hipofisárias/genética , Adenoma/genética , Adenoma/patologia , Adenoma/cirurgia , Adulto , Endoscopia , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Inflamação/diagnóstico por imagem , Inflamação/patologia , Inflamação/cirurgia , Imagem por Ressonância Magnética , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Apoplexia Hipofisária/diagnóstico por imagem , Apoplexia Hipofisária/patologia , Apoplexia Hipofisária/cirurgia , Neoplasias Hipofisárias/diagnóstico por imagem , Neoplasias Hipofisárias/patologia , Neoplasias Hipofisárias/cirurgia
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4575-4580, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366562

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the clinicopathological features of pancreatic adenosquamous carcinoma (PASC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Our study included seven patients who underwent resection of PASC. RESULTS: PASC is characterized by large tumors and strong infiltration into the major blood vessels and other organs, forcing many patients to undergo extended resections. In addition, all patients experienced liver metastasis recurrence following surgery, with a very poor prognosis. Histopathologically, a poorly differentiated sarcomatous component existed in all patients in addition to an adenocarcinoma component and squamous carcinoma component. Although P40 staining for the sarcomatous component was positive along with squamous carcinoma, E-cadherin expression disappeared while vimentin was expressed. It has been suggested that it is highly likely that these sarcomatous components are derived from squamous carcinoma and have an impact on prognosis. CONCLUSION: The sarcomatous component may be related to the biological malignancy of PASC.


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Carcinoma Adenoescamoso/cirurgia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/cirurgia , Prognóstico , Idoso , Caderinas/genética , Carcinoma Adenoescamoso/genética , Carcinoma Adenoescamoso/patologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia
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Yonsei Med J ; 60(9): 842-853, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31433582

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PURPOSE: Long intergenic non-protein coding RNA 665 (LINC00665) plays a vital role in the development of cancer. Its function in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), however, remains largely unknown. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expressions of LINC00665, miR-186-5p, and MAP4K3 were determined by qRT-PCR. Cell viability and apoptosis were evaluated by MTT and flow cytometry, respectively. Autophagic puncta formation was observed by fluorescence microscopy. Bioinformatics analysis, luciferase reporter assay, RNA immunoprecipitation, and RNA pulldown were performed to identify associations among LINC00665, miR-186-5p, and MAP4K3. Western blot was utilized to examine the expressions of MAP4K3, Beclin-1, and LC3. Tumor growth was evaluated in a xenograft model. RESULTS: Elevations in LINC00665 were observed in HCC tissues and cells. The overall survival of HCC patients with high levels of LINC00665 was shorter than those with low levels. In vitro, LINC00665 depletion inhibited viability and induced apoptosis and autophagy. miR-186-5p interacted with LINC00665 and was downregulated in HCC tissues and cells. Upregulation of miR-186-5p inhibited viability and induced apoptosis and autophagy, which were attenuated by upregulation of LINC00665. MAP4K3 was found to possess binding sites with miR-186-5p and was upregulated in HCC tissues and cells. MAP4K3 depletion inhibited viability and induced apoptosis and autophagy, which were attenuated by miR-186-5p inhibitor. In vivo, miR-186-5p expression was negatively correlated with LINC00665 or MAP4K3 in HCC tissues, while LINC00665 was positively correlated with MAP4K3. LINC00665 knockdown suppressed tumor growth. CONCLUSION: LINC00665 was involved in cell viability, apoptosis, and autophagy in HCC via miR-186-5p/MAP4K3 axis, which may provide a new approach for HCC treatment.


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Apoptose/genética , Autofagia/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Sobrevivência Celular/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Adulto , Idoso , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Regulação para Baixo , Feminino , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , Masculino , MicroRNAs/genética , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Regulação para Cima
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Gene ; 714: 143994, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31330233

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Long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) potentially regulates tumorigenesis. LncRNA small nucleolar RNA host gene 1 (SNHG1) expression remains high in hepatocellular carcinoma cells; however, its biological mechanism in hepatocellular carcinoma remains unknown. In this study, SNHG1 expression in hepatocellular carcinoma cells was detected by qRT-PCR. Proliferative and migratory potentials of hepatocellular carcinoma cells were determined by CCK-8 and Transwell assay, respectively. Then, the nude mice model of xenograft was employed to verify the effect of SNHG1 on tumor formation in vivo. We identified the potential target of SNHG1 through bioinformatics and dual-luciferase reporter gene. Furthermore, Western blot and RIP assay was used for clarifying their interaction and functions in regulating the development of hepatocellular carcinoma. Our results indicated a high expression of SNHG1 in hepatocellular carcinoma cells. Downregulation of SNHG1 inhibited proliferative and migratory potentials of hepatocellular carcinoma cells in vitro and in vivo. Moreover, the expression of programmed cell death 4 (PDCD4) was positively regulated by SNHG1 through competing with miR-195-5p. These results indicated that SNHG1 participated in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma as a ceRNA to competitively bind to miR-195-5p and thus mediate PDCD4 expression.


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Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , RNA Longo não Codificante/genética , Proteínas de Ligação a RNA/genética , Animais , Apoptose/genética , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/patologia , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/patologia , Regulação para Baixo/genética , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus
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Gene ; 714: 143992, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31330234

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Increasing studies have demonstrated the important roles of circular RNAs (circRNAs) in human malignancies. Nevertheless, the molecular mechanisms and functions of circRNAs in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are still not fully understood. In the present study, we evaluated circ_0021093 expression in 82 pairs of HCC tissues and 5 cell lines by qRT-PCR. The clinical implications of circ_0021093 were evaluated. In addition, the viability, apoptosis, migration and invasion capacities of different HCC cells were evaluated by gain-/loss-of-function experiments. Target prediction and dual-luciferase reporter experiments were performed to identify the molecular mechanisms of circ_0021093. Upregulation of circ_0021093 was found in HCC tumor samples and cells. Additionally, upregulated circ_0021093 was related to adverse clinical characteristics and an unfavorable prognosis. Furthermore, downregulated circ_0021093 attenuated cell growth, migration and invasion but increased cell apoptosis. By contrast, ectopically expressed circ_0021093 enhanced the abovementioned malignant biological behaviors. For mechanism exploration, circ_0021093 sponges of miR-766-3p were used in HCC cells. In addition, we found that metastasis-associated protein 3 (MTA3) was a direct target of miR-766-3p and that the oncogenic function of circ_0021093 was partly dependent on the miR-766-3p/MTA3 axis according to rescue assays. In conclusion, the circ_0021093/miR-766-3p/MTA3 regulatory axis may be an effective therapeutic target for HCC.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular/genética , Neoplasias Hepáticas/genética , MicroRNAs/genética , Proteínas de Neoplasias/genética , RNA/genética , Apoptose/genética , Carcinoma Hepatocelular/patologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/genética , Proliferação de Células/genética , Progressão da Doença , Regulação para Baixo/genética , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Células Hep G2 , Humanos , Neoplasias Hepáticas/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Prognóstico , Regulação para Cima/genética
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Life Sci ; 232: 116626, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31276688

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PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the suppressor of activator protein-1 regulated by interferon (SARI), in the development and progression of prostate cancer. METHODS: Sixty-seven prostate cancer tissue specimens and 20 benign prostatic hyperplasia specimens were used to investigate the correlation between SARI expression and clinicopathologic parameters. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the SARI and E-cadherin protein expression in the prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia specimens, and their correlation was established. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) was used to determine the SARI mRNA expression in a normal prostate cell line (RWPE-1) and prostate cancer cell lines (LNCaP and PC3). Western blotting was used to detect the SARI protein expression in the RWPE-1, LNCaP, and PC3 cell lines. RESULTS: SARI protein expression did not correlate with the prostate cancer patients' age or serum Prostate-Specific Antigen value but did show a correlation with the tumor stage of prostate cancer and Gleason score. SARI and E-cadherin expression in the prostate cancer tissue was significantly lower than in the benign prostatic hyperplasia specimens, suggesting a positive correlation between the SARI and E-cadherin expression. SARI mRNA and protein were highly expressed in RWPE-1, the normal prostate cell line, but SARI mRNA and protein expression were reduced in the prostate cancer cell lines, LNCaP and PC3. Significant differences in the expression were found between the prostate cancer cell lines and the normal prostate cell line. CONCLUSION: In this study, high SARI expression was found to be negatively correlated with the development and progression of prostate cancer.


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Fatores de Transcrição de Zíper de Leucina Básica/genética , Fatores de Transcrição de Zíper de Leucina Básica/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/genética , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/genética , Proteínas Supressoras de Tumor/metabolismo , Idoso , Western Blotting , Caderinas/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Progressão da Doença , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Glicogênio Sintase Quinase 3 beta/metabolismo , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Interferons/metabolismo , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Gradação de Tumores , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Próstata/citologia , Próstata/patologia , Hiperplasia Prostática/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/metabolismo , Neoplasias da Próstata/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Fator de Transcrição AP-1/metabolismo , beta Catenina/metabolismo
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BMC Med Genet ; 20(1): 96, 2019 05 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31151434

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BACKGROUND: The highly conservative miR-15/107 family (also named as miR-15/107 gene group) including ten miRNA members is currently recognized strongly implicated in multiple human disorders. Some studies focus on the entire family rather than individual miRNA for a bigger picture, while there is also certain signature dysregulation for some of the individual miRNA implicated even in the same disorder. METHODS: Faced with the exponential growth of experimental evidence, our study tries to analyze their function and target interactions using various bioinformatics tools. RESULTS: Firstly, the evolutionary conservative "AGCAGC" sequence and possible clustered transcriptional pattern were described. Secondly, both the experimentally validated and bioinformatically predicted miRNA-target gene relationship of the entire family was analyzed to understand the mechanism of underlying collective effects for target regulation from the miR-15/107 family. Moreover, pathway analysis among miR-15/107 family was performed and displayed in detail, while its impact on cell proliferation is experimentally validated. Eventually, the dysregulation of miR-15/107 in diseases was discussed. CONCLUSIONS: In summary, our study proposes that the collective functions and implication of miR-15/107 family in various human diseases are achieved relying on the massive overlapping target genes. While the minor differences within target gene interaction among family members could also explain the signature behavior for some of the individual miRNA in aspects such as its disease-specific dysregulation and various participation in pathways.


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Epistasia Genética , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica/métodos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/genética , Redes Reguladoras de Genes , MicroRNAs/genética , Sequência de Bases , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/genética , Análise por Conglomerados , Biologia Computacional/métodos , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Humanos , Família Multigênica , Transdução de Sinais/genética
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