Leptin-induced signaling pathways in cancer cell migration and invasion

ConclusionsIn this review, we describe metastasis steps in detail and characterize metastasis-related molecules activated by leptin, which may help to develop a roadmap that guides future work. In addition, we conclude that a profound understanding of the fundamental molecular processes that contribute to leptin-induced metastasis may pave the way for the development of new prognostic molecules and appropriate approaches to the treatment of obesity-related cancers.
Source: Cellular Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
In conclusion, our findings link the calcification of the vascular tissue with the expression of FGF23 in the vessels and with the elevation of circulating levels this hormone. Permanently Boosting Levels of Natural Killer Cells in Mice to Increase Cancer Resistance https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/09/permanently-boosting-levels-of-natural-killer-cells-in-mice-to-increase-cancer-resistance/ Researchers here demonstrate a very interesting approach to immunotherapy: they introduce engineered stem cells in mice that will give rise to additional natural killer T cells, boosting the capability of the ...
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This study investigates the potential of using adipose tissue laden with glitazones to act as a drug depot, increase adiponectin levels, and locally release glitazones to inhibit breast cancer cell proliferation. The breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 and MBA-MD-231, and the normal breast epithelial cell line MCF-10A were exposed to media containing a range of concentrations of recombinant adiponectin, pioglitazone, or conditioned media obtained from pioglitazone laden adipose tissue to determine the impact of the different treatments on cell proliferation. The MCF-7 cells demonstrated the greatest reduction in proliferation u...
Source: Molecular Biology Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Mol Biol Rep Source Type: research
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Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Tohoku J Exp Med Source Type: research
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Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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