Macrophages: The Warriors of Your Immune System

Macrophages are the Army, Air Force, and Marine of your immune system. They seek and destroy foreign intruders to include cancer cells, viruses, and bacteria.
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Abstract The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, particularly dermatomyositis, are associated with an increased risk of cancer. Lung, ovarian, breast, colon, prostate, and cervical cancers, and hematologic malignancies, are among the most common associated cancers. Risk stratification for cancer in patients with myositis is based on clinical risk factors/red flags, myositis clinical subtypes, and myositis-specific autoantibodies. Clinical risk factors include older age at disease onset, male gender, dysphagia, acute onset/refractory myositis, cutaneous ulceration, necrosis/vasculitis, and elevated inflammatory mar...
Source: Clinical Breast Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Rheum Dis Clin North Am Source Type: research
Authors: Chojnacka K, Sosnowska D, Polka D, Owczarek K, Gorlach-Lira K, Oliveira de Verasa B, Lewandowska U Abstract Phenolic compounds are very important in the prevention and treatment of many civilization diseases, including colorectal cancer (CRC). In the present study we investigated and compared the phytochemical composition, antioxidant and cytotoxic activity of Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica L.) leaves crude phenolic extract (CPE) and purified phenolic-rich extracts (PRE). The UPLC-Q-TOF-MS analysis showed that both extracts contain diversified phenolics compounds (33 - 36 compounds in the PRE and CP...
Source: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Physiol Pharmacol Source Type: research
Authors: Benson AB, Venook AP, Al-Hawary MM, Arain MA, Chen YJ, Ciombor KK, Cohen S, Cooper HS, Deming D, Garrido-Laguna I, Grem JL, Gunn A, Hoffe S, Hubbard J, Hunt S, Kirilcuk N, Krishnamurthi S, Messersmith WA, Meyerhardt J, Miller ED, Mulcahy MF, Nurkin S, Overman MJ, Parikh A, Patel H, Pedersen K, Saltz L, Schneider C, Shibata D, Skibber JM, Sofocleous CT, Stoffel EM, Stotsky-Himelfarb E, Willett CG, Johnson-Chilla A, Gurski LA Abstract The NCCN Guidelines for Rectal Cancer provide recommendations for the diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and follow-up of patients with rectal cancer. These NCCN Guidelines Insi...
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
Anna Kaysheva New advances in protein post-translational modifications (PTMs) have revealed a complex layer of regulatory mechanisms through which PTMs control cell signaling and metabolic pathways, contributing to the diverse metabolic phenotypes found in cancer. Using conformational templates and the three-dimensional (3D) environment investigation of proteins in patients with colorectal cancer, it was demonstrated that most PTMs (phosphorylation, acetylation, and ubiquitination) are localized in the supersecondary structures (helical pairs). We showed that such helical pairs are represented on the outer surface of p...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsLaparoscopic colorectal surgery significantly lowers the incidence of SSI compared to open surgery.
Source: Techniques in Coloproctology - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractPatients undergoing colon resection are often concerned about their functional outcomes after surgery. The primary aim of this prospective, multicentric study was to assess the intestinal activity and health-related quality-of-life (HRQL) after ileocecal valve removal. The secondary aim was to evaluate any vitamin B12 deficiency. The study included patients undergoing right colectomy, extended right colectomy and ileocecal resection for either neoplastic or benign disease. Selected items of GIQLI and EORTC QLQ-CR29 questionnaires were used to investigate intestinal activity and HRQL before and after surgery. Blood ...
Source: Updates in Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
In conclusion, the present study revealed that rotenone inhibited CC cell viability, motility, EMT and metastasis in vitro and in vivo by inhibiting the PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway. PMID: 32626924 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Molecular Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Int J Mol Med Source Type: research
Abstract Vitamin D and its cognate intracellular nuclear receptor, namely, vitamin D receptor (VDR), are involved in the regulation of a variety of body metabolic processes, immune function, and oncogenesis. A large number of studies demonstrated the association of low vitamin D levels and variations in five common single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), FokI, BsmI, Tru9I, ApaI, and TaqI, with the risk of several cancers, including colorectal cancers. However, these associations vary among different populations. This case-control study was aimed at analysing whether common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) an...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
The main challenge in cancer research is the identification of different omic variables that present a prognostic value and personalised diagnosis for each tumour. The fact that the diagnosis is personalised o...
Source: BMC Cell Biology - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
DiscussionAlthough there have been many studies demonstrating significant benefits of preoperative immunonutrition, these were limited by a small sample size and potential publication bias. Despite the recommendation of immunonutrition before surgery in nutritional guidelines, its role in reduction of rate of infectious complications is still controversial. This trial is expected to provide evidence for the benefits of administration of preoperative immunonutrition in patients with colon cancer.Trial registrationClinical Research Information ServiceKCT0003770. Registered on 15 April 2019.
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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