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Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao ; 39(8): 875-882, 2019 Aug 30.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31511205

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of E26 transformation-specific variant 4 (ETV4) in sorafenib and cisplatin resistance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: HCC cell lines SMMC-7721 and HCC-LM3 were transfected with an ETV4- overexpressing plasmid or small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) targeting ETV4. The cells with ETV4 overexpression or ETV4 interference were treated with DMSO, sorafenib (5 µmol/L) or cisplatin (5 µmol/L) for 48 h, and the total protein and total RNA were collected. Western blotting, flow cytometry, EdU proliferation assay were used to analyze the apoptosis and proliferation of the cells. We also obtained clinical specimens of HCC tissues and paired adjacent tissues from 11 patients for detecting ETV4 mRNA expression levels using real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR (q-PCR). The effect of ETV4 interference on the mRNA expression levels of immediate early response gene 3 (IER3) was examined in HCC cells that were treated with DMSO, sorafenib or cisplatin for 48 h. RESULTS: The expression of ETV4 mRNA was significantly higher in HCC tissues than in the paired adjacent tissues. Overexpression of ETV4 in the HCC cell lines obviously inhibited cell apoptosis induced by sorafenib or cisplatin. Conversely, ETV4 interference significantly enhanced the apoptosis and inhibited the proliferation of the HCC cells following treatments with sorafenib or cisplatin. In addition, ETV4 regulated the mRNA expression levels of IER3 in the cells treatmed with sorafenib and cisplatin. CONCLUSIONS: ETV4 promotes resistance of HCC cells to sorafenib or cisplatin in vitro.


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Carcinoma Hepatocelular , Neoplasias Hepáticas , Apoptose , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Cisplatino , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Humanos , Proteínas de Membrana , Niacinamida , Compostos de Fenilureia , Sorafenibe
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Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao ; 39(8): 883-890, 2019 Aug 30.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31511206

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of the chemoprotectant tempol on the anti-tumor activity of cisplatin (DDP). METHODS: The cellular toxicity of tempol in human colon cancer SW480 cells and mouse colon cancer CT26 cells were evaluated using MTT and cell counting kit-8 assays. CalcuSyn software analysis was used to determine the interaction between tempol and DDP in inhibition of the cell viability. A subcutaneous homograft mouse model of colon cancer was established. The mice were randomly divided into control group, tempol group, cisplatin group and tempol + DDP treatment group with intraperitoneal injections of the indicated agents. The tumor size, body weight and lifespan of the mice were measured, and HE staining was used to analyze the cytotoxic effect of the agents on the kidney and liver. Immunohistochemistry and Western blotting were performed to detect the expression of Bax and Bcl2 in the tumor tissue, and TUNEL staining was used to analyze the tumor cell apoptosis. The level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the tumor tissue was determined using flow cytometry. RESULTS: Tempol showed inhibitory effects on the viability of SW480 and CT26 cells. CalcuSyn software analysis showed that tempol had a synergistic anti-tumor effect with DDP (CI < 1). In the homograft mouse model, tempol treatment alone did not produce obvious anti-tumor effect. HE staining showed that the combined use of tempol and DDP alleviated DDP-induced fibrogenesis in the kidneys, but tempol also reduced the anti-tumor activity of DDP. Compared with the mice treated with DDP alone, the mice treated with both tempol and DDP had a significantly larger tumor size (P < 0.01) and a shorter lifespan (P < 0.05). Tempol significantly reversed DDP-induced expression of Bax and Bcl2 in the tumor tissue and tumor cell apoptosis (P < 0.001), and obviously reduced the elevation of ROS level in the tumor tissue induced by DDP treatment (P < 0.05). CONCLUSIONS: Tempol can attenuate the anti-tumor effect of DDP while reducing the side effects of DDP. Caution must be taken and the risks and benefits should be carefully weighed when considering the use of tempol as an anti-oxidant to reduce the toxicities of DDP.


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Óxidos N-Cíclicos/farmacologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos , Antioxidantes , Apoptose , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células , Cisplatino , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Humanos , Camundongos , Marcadores de Spin
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4653-4657, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519563

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Osteosarcoma is a recalcitrant neoplasm which occurs predominantly in adolescents and young adults. Recently, using a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) model of malignant soft-tissue sarcoma (STS), we showed that oral recombinant methioninase (o-rMETase), in combination with caffeine, was more efficacious than o-rMETase alone in inhibiting STS tumor growth. In the present report, we determined the efficacy of o-rMETase combined with oral caffeine on a cisplatinum (CDDP)-resistant osteosarcoma PDOX model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Osteosarcoma PDOX models were randomly divided into seven treatment groups (6 mice in each group): untreated control; CDDP alone; o-rMETase alone; o-rMETase with caffeine; CDDP plus o-rMETase; CDDP plus caffeine; and CDDP plus o-rMETase with caffeine. Tumor size and body weight were measured throughout the treatment. RESULTS: Tumors regressed after treatment with CDDP plus o-rMETase with caffeine. Tumors treated with CDDP plus o-rMETase with caffeine also had the most necrosis. CONCLUSION: The combination of o-rMETase and caffeine together with first-line chemotherapy was efficacious for drug-resistant osteosarcoma and has clinical potential in the treatment of this highly-resistant neoplasm.


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Antimetabólitos Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Cafeína/administração & dosagem , Liases de Carbono-Enxofre/administração & dosagem , Cisplatino/administração & dosagem , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Administração Oral , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Camundongos , Osteossarcoma/diagnóstico por imagem , Osteossarcoma/tratamento farmacológico , Osteossarcoma/patologia , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4687-4698, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519568

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Propagermanium (PG) inhibits the CCL2/CCR2 axis, and has been shown to function as an immune modulator. This study investigated its anti-tumor mechanism in patients with refractory cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five healthy volunteers and 23 patients with refractory oral (n=8) or gastric (n=15) cancer received PG (30 mg/day). We performed flow cytometry (FCM) of peripheral blood mononuclear cells and in vitro killing assays. RESULTS: FCM revealed that CD16+/CD56Dim NK cells (i.e., mature, cytolytic subset) increased, and the apoptosis induction rate of cancer cells increased after PG administration. Among gastric cancer patients, median OS was 172.0 days. Two patients showed complete remission of lung or liver metastasis. Survival of patients with oral cancer also tended to be prolonged. CONCLUSION: PG induces NK cell maturation, and may potentiate anti-tumor activity.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Diferenciação Celular/imunologia , Células Matadoras Naturais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Matadoras Naturais/imunologia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Neoplasias/mortalidade , Compostos Organometálicos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Humanos , Estimativa de Kaplan-Meier , Leucócitos Mononucleares/efeitos dos fármacos , Leucócitos Mononucleares/imunologia , Leucócitos Mononucleares/metabolismo , Subpopulações de Linfócitos/imunologia , Subpopulações de Linfócitos/metabolismo , Neoplasias/diagnóstico , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Tomografia Computadorizada por Raios X
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4775-4779, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519578

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BACKGROUND: Osteosarcoma is a recalcitrant disease treated with surgery and intensive chemotherapy as standard. The 5-year survival rate of patients with relapsed and lung metastatic osteosarcoma is as low as 20%. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 16-year-old patient developed left distal femoral high-grade osteosarcoma and underwent cisplatinum-based neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery. From the resected tumor, a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) model was established in the femur of nude mice. PDOX models were randomized into the following groups: untreated control, or treatment with doxorubicin (3 mg/kg, i.p., weekly for 14 days), sunitinib (40 mg/kg, oral gavage, daily for 14 days), pazopanib (100 mg/kg, oral gavage, daily for 14 days), temozolomide(25 mg/kg, oral gavage, daily for 14 days), and eribulin (1.5 mg/kg, i.p., daily for 14 days). Tumor volume and body weight were monitored twice a week. RESULTS: The osteosarcoma PDOX was resistant to doxorubicin, sunitinib, and pazopanib. In contrast, eribulin and temozolomide arrested tumor growth. CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated the utility of the PDOX model in allowing effective from non-effective drugs to be distinguished in a model in which the tumor was growing on the organ corresponding to that of the patient.


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Cisplatino/farmacologia , Doxorrubicina/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Furanos/farmacologia , Cetonas/farmacologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/secundário , Osteossarcoma/patologia , Adolescente , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Neoplasias Pulmonares/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pulmonares/patologia , Camundongos , Osteossarcoma/tratamento farmacológico , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4781-4786, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519579

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Osteosarcoma is a rare but recalcitrant type of bone cancer. To discover an effective therapy for osteosarcoma, we used a patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) mouse model. A PDOX mouse model has been established for all major cancer types. Strong synergistic efficacy of sorafenib (SFN) and everolimus (EVL) has been demonstrated in several cancers. In the present study, we examined the efficacy of a SFN and EVL combination on a doxorubicin (DOX)-resistant osteosarcoma PDOX. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The osteosarcoma PDOX models were randomly divided into five treatment groups, each containing six mice: Control; DOX; SFN; EVL; and a combination of SFN and EVL. Mice were treated for 14 days. To observe the efficacy of these treatments, tumor size and body weight were measured, and histological sections were analyzed. RESULTS: Tumor growth regression was observed only in the mice treated with the combination of SFN-EVL. Histological analysis revealed necrosis with degenerative changes in tumors treated with a combination of SFN-EVL. CONCLUSION: A SFN-EVL combination could be a novel effective treatment option for osteosarcoma.


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Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica/uso terapêutico , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Osteossarcoma/patologia , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Progressão da Doença , Doxorrubicina/farmacologia , Everolimo/administração & dosagem , Humanos , Camundongos , Osteossarcoma/tratamento farmacológico , Sorafenibe/administração & dosagem , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4817-4828, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519584

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Although epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is frequently activated in lung and pancreatic cancers, the efficacy of EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) is limited. Recently, brexpiprazole, an antipsychotic drug, was reported to chemosensitize glioma cells to osimertinib, a third-generation EGFR-TKI, by suppressing survivin, an anti-apoptotic protein, but their combinational effects on lung and pancreatic cancers remain unknown. The aim of this study was to examine the combinational effects of brexpiprazole and osimertinib on lung and pancreatic cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: YM155, a suppressor of survivin, siRNA, and immunoblot were used to examine the role of survivin in osimertinib-resistance. The effect of drugs on cell viability in vitro was examined by trypan blue staining. The in vivo effects of drugs on tumor growth were examined using a xenograft mouse model. RESULTS: Brexpiprazole exerted combinational effects with osimertinib in vitro. Pharmacological and genetic suppression of survivin chemosensitized the cells to osimertinib. Moreover, the combination of brexpiprazole and osimertinib effectively suppressed tumor growth in a mouse xenograft model. CONCLUSION: Brexpiprazole is a promising drug for lung and pancreatic cancer in combination with osimertinib.


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Acrilamidas/farmacologia , Compostos de Anilina/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Quinolonas/farmacologia , Survivina/genética , Tiofenos/farmacologia , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Receptores ErbB/antagonistas & inibidores , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo , RNA Interferente Pequeno/genética , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4837-4843, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519586

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BACKGROUND/AIM: The antiparasitic drug, ivermectin (IVM), exerts anticancer activities in diverse cancer types. However, its anticancer activity against cholangiocarcinoma (CCA), especially the drug-resistant phenotype, has not yet been explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: IVM was tested for its anticancer activity against gemcitabine-sensitive (KKU214) and gemcitabine-resistant (KKU214GemR) CCA cell lines in vitro using the sulforhodamine B and clonogenic assays as well as cell-cycle analysis. RESULTS: IVM treatment inhibited cell proliferation and colony formation of both KKU214 and KKU214GemR in a dose- and time-dependent manner. KKU214GemR cells were more sensitive than KKU214 to IVM treatment. IVM treatment caused S-phase cell-cycle arrest and also cell death as indicated by an increase of sub-G0/G1 population in KKU214GemR cells treated with IVM for 48 h. CONCLUSION: IVM exerts anti-CCA activities and gemcitabine-resistant KKU214GemR cells are more sensitive to IVM treatment. Thus, IVM might be useful as an alternative treatment for CCA, especially in patients who do not respond to gemcitabine.


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Antiparasitários/farmacologia , Desoxicitidina/análogos & derivados , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Ivermectina/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Colangiocarcinoma/genética , Colangiocarcinoma/metabolismo , Colangiocarcinoma/patologia , Desoxicitidina/farmacologia , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Humanos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 4865-4876, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519589

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


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Transformação Celular Neoplásica/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/genética , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Hipóxia/metabolismo , Mitocôndrias/genética , Mitocôndrias/metabolismo , Coativador 1-alfa do Receptor gama Ativado por Proliferador de Peroxissomo/genética , Apoptose , Catalase/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Complexo I de Transporte de Elétrons/metabolismo , Complexo IV da Cadeia de Transporte de Elétrons/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Modelos Biológicos , Fosforilação Oxidativa , Coativador 1-alfa do Receptor gama Ativado por Proliferador de Peroxissomo/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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Phys Chem Chem Phys ; 21(37): 20951-20964, 2019 Oct 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31524891

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As a promising drug target in the treatment of lung cancer, anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) and its mutations have been studied widely through the development of multiple generations of inhibitors. Experiments have found that compared with the wild-type, the L1198F and C1156Y/L1198F mutations resulted in resistance to 5P8 inhibitors, and the C1156Y mutation resulted in resistance to VGH inhibitors. In this study, the newly developed interaction entropy (IE) method combined with the polarized protein-specific charge (PPC) force field was utilized to explore the origin of the resistance mechanism of the ALK mutant system. The calculated binding free energy was consistent with the experimental results. Per-residue binding free energy decomposition showed that the predicted hot-spot residues (LEU1122, LEU/PHE1198, MET1199, GLY1202 and LEU1256) were almost identical across systems. Especially, the GLU1197 residue played an important role in inducing drug-resistance for both inhibitors. The electrostatic interaction of GLU1197, PHE1198 and MET1199 mainly resulted in the resistances of the L1198F and C1156Y/L1198F mutations to 5P8. And the van der Waals interaction energy of LEU1256 residue, and electrostatic energy and entropy change of GLU1197 resulted in the resistances of the C1156Y mutations to VGH. The indicated origins of the drug-resistance in the ALK systems provide a theoretical foundation for the design of potent inhibitors.


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Quinase do Linfoma Anaplásico/genética , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Entropia , Mutação/genética , Neoplasias Pulmonares/enzimologia , Neoplasias Pulmonares/genética , Linfoma Anaplásico de Células Grandes/enzimologia , Linfoma Anaplásico de Células Grandes/genética , Eletricidade Estática
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Anticancer Res ; 39(9): 5165-5170, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519629

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Daratumumab is a promising novel agent for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). However, there are limited data on its efficacy and toxicity profiles in real-world patients, especially in the Asian population. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a multicenter, retrospective, longitudinal cohort study set between January 2017 and April 2019. We collected and analyzed clinical and survival data of 21 patients treated with daratumumab monotherapy. All patients were previously exposed to proteasome inhibitors and immunomodulatory drugs. RESULTS: The overall response rate was 42.1%, including one complete remission (4.8%) and three very good partial responses (14.3%). The cycles of daratumumab delivered were three (range=1-10 cycles) and the median progression-free survival was 6 months, while the overall survival was not reached. Infusion reaction was observed in nine patients (42.9%), and one discontinued permanently. Fatigue was the most common adverse event (52.4%), and there were five cases of documented infection during daratumumab treatment, two of them leading to the death of the patient. CONCLUSION: Daratumumab monotherapy showed fairly promising activity with modest tolerance in heavily treated Asian RRMM patients.


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Anticorpos Monoclonais/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Mieloma Múltiplo/tratamento farmacológico , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Anticorpos Monoclonais/administração & dosagem , Anticorpos Monoclonais/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Ásia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Feminino , Humanos , Estudos Longitudinais , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Mieloma Múltiplo/diagnóstico , Mieloma Múltiplo/mortalidade , Recidiva , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento , Adulto Jovem
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1152: 335-364, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31456193

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Breast cancer and specifically metastatic breast cancer (mBC) constitutes a major health burden worldwide with the highest number of cancer-related mortality among women across the globe. Despite having similar subtypes, breast cancer patients present with a spectrum of aggressiveness and responsiveness to therapy due to cancer heterogeneity. Drug resistance and metastasis contribute to therapy failure and cancer recurrence. Research in the past two decades has focused on microRNAs (miRNAs), small endogenous non-coding RNAs, as active players in tumorigenesis, therapy resistance and metastasis and as novel non-invasive cancer biomarkers. This is due to their unique dysregulated signatures throughout tumor progression and their tumor suppressive/oncogenic roles. Identifying miRNAs signatures capable of predicting therapy response and metastatic onset in breast cancer patients might improve prognosis and offer prolonged median and relapse-free survival rate. Despite the growing reports on miRNAs as novel non-invasive biomarkers in breast cancer and as regulators of breast cancer drug resistance or metastasis, the quest on whether some miRNAs are capable of regulating both simultaneously is inevitable, yet understudied. This chapter will review the role of miRNAs as biomarkers and as active players in inducing/reversing anti-cancer drug resistance, driving/blocking metastasis or regulating both simultaneously in breast cancer.


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Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , MicroRNAs/genética , Metástase Neoplásica , Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Feminino , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia
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Tumour Biol ; 41(8): 1010428319869101, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31423948

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Stemness phenotype mammospheres established from cell lines and tissues taken from autopsy can be used to test and to identify the most sensitive drugs for chemotherapy. Therefore, the aim of the present study was isolation and characterization of cancer stem cells derived from MCF7, MDA-MB231, and SKBR3 breast cancer cell lines to demonstrate the stemness phenotypes of mammospheres generated for further their applications in therapeutic approaches. In this study, two luminal subtypes of cell lines, MCF7 and SKBR3 and a basal subtype cell line, MDA-MB-231, were chosen. Mammosphere culturing was implemented for breast cancer stem cells isolation and mammosphere formation efficiency. At the next step, CD44+/CD24- cell ratio, Oct4 and Nanog mRNA levels, proliferation rate, migration rate of mammospheres, and drug resistance (in third passage) were evaluated. In addition, tumorigenicity of mammospheres in the chick embryo model was evaluated and compared through the chick chorioallantoic membrane assay. Among mammospheres formed in all three cell lines, MCF7 had the highest mammosphere formation efficiency. CD24 marker (a differentiation marker for the breast cancer cells) was significantly reduced in the mammospheres generated from MCF7 and SKBR3, during three passages. Also, Oct4 and Nanog transcript levels were significantly higher in all three types of mammospheres, as compared with their cell lines. Proliferation, migration rate, and drug resistance of mammospheres generated from all three cell lines were found to be significantly higher. Tumorigenicity of MCF7 mammospheres was confirmed through tumor size measurement. Also, tumorigenicity of MCF7 and SKBR3 mammospheres was confirmed through more migration from ectoderm to mesoderm and endoderm. We succeeded to establish the technology that can be extended to tissue in the future. We have demonstrated a number of mammospheres can be generated from cell lines. Also, cells with different molecular features showed different stemness phenotypes.


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Biomarcadores Tumorais/genética , Transformação Celular Neoplásica/patologia , Células-Tronco Neoplásicas/patologia , Esferoides Celulares/patologia , Animais , Antígeno CD24/metabolismo , Movimento Celular/fisiologia , Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Embrião de Galinha , Membrana Corioalantoide/citologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Humanos , Receptores de Hialuronatos/metabolismo , Células MCF-7 , Proteína Homeobox Nanog/genética , Fator 3 de Transcrição de Octâmero/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Células Tumorais Cultivadas
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Expert Opin Ther Pat ; 29(9): 675-688, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31370713

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Introduction: RAF kinase inhibitors block and regulate RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK signaling, which is a key to tumor treatment. At present, although RAF kinase inhibitors have good efficacy, there are few such drugs with low toxicity, and thus, it is urgent to find novel RAF kinase inhibitors associated with higher activity and fewer adverse reactions. This review highlights the anti-tumor effects of several published RAF kinase inhibitors and might be helpful in providing new ideas for the development of novel drug candidates in the future. Areas covered: This article covers the pertinent literature published on RAF kinase inhibitors from 2010 to 2018, as well as the potential use of these compounds as therapeutics for cancer. Expert opinion: To date, many RAF kinase inhibitors with different structures have been studied, many of which have prominent inhibitory activities toward RAF kinase. Further, the specificity of these drugs offers hope for the targeted therapy of tumors. Although RAF kinase inhibition has achieved promising results for the treatment of many cancers, overcoming limitations associated with drug resistance and safety comprises a new direction for the optimization and improvement of RAF kinase inhibitors.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Quinases raf/antagonistas & inibidores , Animais , Desenvolvimento de Medicamentos/métodos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Humanos , Terapia de Alvo Molecular , Neoplasias/enzimologia , Patentes como Assunto , Inibidores de Proteínas Quinases/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Quinases raf/metabolismo
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Gene ; 716: 144034, 2019 Oct 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31377317

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BACKGROUND: Outcome in adjuvant chemotherapy of gastric cancer (GC) has considerable stage-independent variability, which underscores the need for prognostic or predictive molecular markers. CHAF1A promotes tumor growth while its impact on chemotherapy outcome remains unknown. METHODS: CHAF1A protein expression was measured in independent discovery and validation sets that included 86 and 325 patients respectively who received fluoropyrimidines-based adjuvant chemotherapy after radical gastrectomy. The chemosensitizing effect of CHAF1A knockdown was investigated in vitro. Bioinformatics analysis based on RNA-seq and proteome data from public database was performed to investigate the potential mechanisms and further validation was conducted. RESULTS: In both the discovery and validation sets, CHAF1A expression level was an independent predictor for disease-free survival (HR = 4.25; 95% CI: 2.31-7.79; P < 0.001; and HR = 1.91; 95% CI: 1.03-3.54; P = 0.039, respectively) and overall survival (HR = 3.25; 95% CI: 1.75-6.05; P < 0.001; and HR = 2.42; 95% CI: 1.12-5.20; P = 0.024, respectively) in patients with non-cardia GC but not in those with cardia GC. In GC cells, CHAF1A knockdown significantly decreased the IC50 of 5-FU. Bioinformatics analyses indicated that CHAF1A correlated with folate metabolism and the expression of thymidylate synthetase (TS). Furthermore, CHAF1A knockdown significantly reduced TS expression in GC cells and CHAF1A positively correlated with TS protein expression in tumor tissues. Finally, ten proteins potentially relevant to the regulation of TS expression by CHAF1A were identified using online tools based on RNA-seq and proteome data. CONCLUSIONS: CHAF1A may impact adjuvant chemotherapy outcome of GC by regulating the expression of TS.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Chaperonas de Histonas/metabolismo , Pirimidinas/uso terapêutico , Neoplasias Gástricas/tratamento farmacológico , Timidilato Sintase/metabolismo , Idoso , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Quimioterapia Adjuvante , Fator 1 de Modelagem da Cromatina/metabolismo , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos , Feminino , Ácido Fólico/metabolismo , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Gástricas/enzimologia , Neoplasias Gástricas/mortalidade , Análise de Sobrevida , Timidilato Sintase/genética , Resultado do Tratamento
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4023-4030, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366484

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BACKGROUND: Treatment options for patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer are generally palliative in nature and rarely have realistic potential to be curative. Because many patients with recurrent ovarian cancer receive aggressive chemotherapy for prolonged periods, sometimes continuously, therapy-related toxicities are a major factor in treatment decisions. The use of ex vivo drug sensitivity screens has the potential to improve the treatment of patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer by providing personalized treatment plans and thus reducing toxicity from unproductive therapy attempts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated the treatment responses of a set of six early-passage patient-derived ovarian cancer cell lines towards a set of 30 Food and Drug Administration-approved chemotherapy drugs using drug-sensitivity testing. RESULTS: We observed a wide range of treatment responses of the cell lines. While most compounds displayed vastly different treatment responses between cell lines, we found that some compounds such as docetaxel and cephalomannine reduced cell survival of all cell lines. CONCLUSION: We propose that ex vivo drug-sensitivity screening holds the potential to greatly improve patient outcomes, especially in a population where multiple continuous treatments are not an option due to advanced disease, rapid disease progression, age or poor overall health. This approach may also be useful to identify potential novel therapeutics for patients with ovarian cancer.


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Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Platina/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Protocolos de Quimioterapia Combinada Antineoplásica , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Humanos , Recidiva Local de Neoplasia/patologia , Neoplasias Ovarianas/patologia , Ovário/efeitos dos fármacos , Ovário/patologia , Platina/efeitos adversos
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Anticancer Res ; 39(8): 4031-4041, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31366485

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Eribulin is currently used to treat advanced and metastatic breast cancer in the clinical setting; however, its efficacy is inhibited by resistance acquisition in many cases. Thus, the present study established two eribulin-resistant breast-cancer cell lines, and used these to investigate the mechanisms that underly eribulin-resistance acquisition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eribulin-resistant breast-cancer cell lines were generated by culturing MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 cells with increasing concentrations of eribulin. RESULTS: The eribulin-resistant cells acquired resistance to eribulin, as well as several other anticancer drugs. After eribulin treatment, the eribulin-resistant cell lines showed no morphological change, no increased expression of epithelial-cadherin, nor any significant alteration in cell-cycle distribution. In contrast, the expression levels of programmed death-ligand 1 were increased in the MCF-7/eribulin-resistant compared to MCF-7 cells. CONCLUSION: The herein developed eribulin-resistant cell lines acquired cross-resistance to various anticancer agents, and displayed resistance to eribulin-induced effects on microtubule function and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT).


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Antineoplásicos/administração & dosagem , Neoplasias da Mama/tratamento farmacológico , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Furanos/administração & dosagem , Cetonas/administração & dosagem , Animais , Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Mama/efeitos dos fármacos , Mama/patologia , Neoplasias da Mama/genética , Neoplasias da Mama/patologia , Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Ciclo Celular/genética , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/genética , Feminino , Furanos/efeitos adversos , Humanos , Cetonas/efeitos adversos , Células MCF-7 , Camundongos , Microambiente Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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