Researchers develop novel ketone supplements to enhance non-toxic cancer therapy

(University of South Florida (USF Health)) A team of researchers from the Hyperbaric Biomedical Research Laboratory at the University of South Florida (Tampa, Fla.) doubled survival time in an aggressive metastatic cancer model using a novel combination of non-toxic dietary and hyperbaric oxygen therapies.
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CONCLUSIONS: rs3761549, rs5902434, and rs2232365 are associated with an increased risk of acute GVHD and decreased risk of post-HSCT infection. PMID: 30027704 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Laboratory Medicine - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Ann Lab Med Source Type: research
Authors: Inamoto T, Uehara H, Akao Y, Ibuki N, Komura K, Takahara K, Takai T, Uchimoto T, Saito K, Tanda N, Yoshikawa Y, Minami K, Hirano H, Nomi H, Kato R, Hayashi T, Azuma H Abstract Introduction and Objectives: MicroRNA (miRNA) expression is altered in urologic malignancies, including urothelial carcinoma of the bladder (UCB). Individual miRNAs have been shown to modulate multiple signaling pathways that contribute to BC. To identify a panel of miRNA signature that can predict aggressive phenotype from normal nonaggressive counterpart using miRNA expression levels and to assess the prognostic value of this speci...
Source: Disease Markers - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Dis Markers Source Type: research
Authors: Magalhães H, Fontes-Sousa M, Machado M Abstract Gastric cancer (GC) remains a public health problem, being the fifth most common cancer worldwide. In the western countries, the majority of patients present with advanced disease. Additionally, 65 to 75% of patients treated with curative intent will relapse and develop systemic disease. In metastatic disease, systemic treatment still represents the state of the art, with less than a year of median overall survival. The new molecular classification of GC was published in 2014, identifying four distinct major subtypes of gastric cancer, and has encourag...
Source: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
This study investigated the prognostic value of the fibrinogen/albumin ratio in HCC patients who underwent curative resection. Methods: HCC patients (n = 151) who underwent curative resection were evaluated retrospectively. The optimal cutoff value for the fibrinogen/albumin ratio was selected by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis. Correlations between preoperative fibrinogen/albumin ratios and clinicopathologic characteristics were analyzed by χ2 test. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) was calculated to compare the prognostic value of the fibrinogen/albumin ratio ...
Source: Journal of Immunology Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: J Immunol Res Source Type: research
Authors: McCarter AC, Wang Q, Chiang M Abstract Notch is commonly activated in lymphoid malignancies through ligand-independent and ligand-dependent mechanisms. In T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-ALL), ligand-independent activation predominates. Negative Regulatory Region (NRR) mutations trigger supraphysiological Notch1 activation by exposing the S2 site to proteolytic cleavage in the absence of ligand. Subsequently, cleavage at the S3 site generates the activated form of Notch, intracellular Notch (ICN). In contrast to T-ALL, in mature lymphoid neoplasms such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL),...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Hoare M, Narita M Abstract Cellular senescence, previously thought of as an autonomous tumour suppressor mechanism, is emerging as a phenotype and effector present throughout the life of an organism from embryogenesis to senile decline. Senescent cells have powerful non-autonomous effects upon multiple players within their microenvironment mainly through their secretory phenotype. How senescent cells co-ordinate numerous, sometimes functionally contrasting outputs through their secretome had previously been unclear. The Notch pathway, originally identified for its involvement in Drosophila wing development...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Oswald F, Kovall RA Abstract The highly conserved Notch signal transduction pathway orchestrates fundamental cellular processes including, differentiation, proliferation, and apoptosis during embryonic development and in the adult organism. Dysregulated Notch signaling underlies the etiology of a variety of human diseases, such as certain types of cancers, developmental disorders and cardiovascular disease. Ligand binding induces proteolytic cleavage of the Notch receptor and nuclear translocation of the Notch intracellular domain (NICD), which forms a ternary complex with the transcription factor CSL and ...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Bellavia D, Checquolo S, Palermo R, Screpanti I Abstract During evolution, gene duplication of the Notch receptor suggests a progressive functional diversification. The Notch3 receptor displays a number of structural differences with respect to Notch1 and Notch2, most of which have been reported in the transmembrane and in the intracellular regions, mainly localized in the negative regulatory region (NRR) and trans-activation domain (TAD). Targeted deletion of Notch3 does not result in embryonic lethality, which is in line with its highly restricted tissue expression pattern. Importantly, deregulated Notch...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Salazar JL, Yamamoto S Abstract Notch signaling research dates back to more than one hundred years, beginning with the identification of the Notch mutant in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Since then, research on Notch and related genes in flies has laid the foundation of what we now know as the Notch signaling pathway. In the 1990s, basic biological and biochemical studies of Notch signaling components in mammalian systems, as well as identification of rare mutations in Notch signaling pathway genes in human patients with rare Mendelian diseases or cancer, increased the significance of this pathway...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Ho DM, Guruharsha KG, Artavanis-Tsakonas S Abstract The Notch pathway controls a very broad spectrum of cell fates in metazoans during development, influencing proliferation, differentiation and cell death. Given its central role in normal development and homeostasis, misregulation of Notch signals can lead to various disorders including cancer. How the Notch pathway mediates such pleiotropic and differential effects is of fundamental importance. It is becoming increasingly clear through a number of large-scale genetic and proteomic studies that Notch interacts with a staggeringly large number of other gen...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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