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  • Open Access

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    Valtrate exerts anticancer effects on gastric cancer AGS cells by regulating reactive oxygen species-mediated signaling pathways

    JINGLONG CAO1,#, SHUMEI LI2,#, TONG ZHANG1,#, JIAN LIU1, WENSHUANG HOU1, ANQI WANG1, CHANG WANG3,4,*, CHENGHAO JIN1,3,5,*

    BIOCELL, Vol.48, No.2, pp. 313-325, 2024, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2023.043474

    Abstract Background: Valtrate (Val) was extracted from the Valeriana jatamansi Jones plant, had good antitumor activity. However, its precise molecular mechanism in cancer cells was still unclear. This study investigated the effect of Val on gastric cancer (GC) cells and its potential molecular mechanism. Methods: Cell viability was examined by CCK-8 assay. Cell cycle, apoptosis, and Reactive oxygen species (ROS) level were analyzed by flow cytometry. The migration effect of Val on AGS cells was analyzed by transwell and wound-healing assay. The expression levels of proteins were analyzed by western blot. Results: The cell viability assay results demonstrated that Val significantly… More > Graphic Abstract

    Valtrate exerts anticancer effects on gastric cancer AGS cells by regulating reactive oxygen species-mediated signaling pathways

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Meiotic nuclear divisions 1 suppresses the proliferation and invasion of pancreatic cancer cells via regulating H2A.X variant histone

    DONGQIN WANG1,4, YAN SHI1, ZHIQIANG WANG4, JING ZHANG2, LUYAO WANG2, HONGYU MA3, SHUHUA SHI2, XIAOFU LIAN2, HUA HUANG4, XIAOJING WANG1,*, CHAOQUN LIAN4,*

    BIOCELL, Vol.48, No.1, pp. 111-122, 2024, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2023.046903

    Abstract Introduction: Among all malignant tumors of the digestive system, pancreatic carcinoma exhibits the highest mortality rate. Currently, prevention and effective treatment are urgent issues that need to be addressed. Methods: The study focused on meiotic nuclear divisions 1 (MND1), integrating data from the Gene Expression Profiling Interactive Analysis (GEPIA) database with prognostic survival analysis. Simultaneously, experiments at cellular level were employed to demonstrate the effect of MND1 on the proliferation and migration of PC. The small-molecule inhibitor of MND1 was used to suppress the migration of PC cells by knocking down MND1 using small interfering RNA (siRNA) in Patu-8988 and… More >

  • Open Access

    REVIEW

    The role of FZR1 in tumorigenesis: Focus on cell-cycle control

    HUI LI1, CHENGFANG ZHOU2, MEI KUANG2, YUN LIU1,*, JIEPING CHEN1,2,*

    BIOCELL, Vol.47, No.10, pp. 2177-2186, 2023, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2023.029373

    Abstract Fizzy-related protein homolog 1 (FZR1) mainly functions as a specific activator of the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) in the cell cycle and controls the G0 and G1 phases of the cell cycle. We highlight recent work that has studied the role of FZR1 in tumorigenesis, growth, differentiation, and genome stability through cell-cycle control. We summarize the current state of knowledge regarding FZR1 structure, function, and the distinct ways of APC/C dysregulation in solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. We also discuss novel approaches for targeting the FZR1 as a cancer therapy and research area for future work. More >

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    ARTICLE

    Flavonoids in safflower extract reduce cisplatin-induced damage to human follicle dermal papilla cells by inhibiting DNA damage and Rad17/Chk1/Cdc25C signaling

    FU-MING TSAI1, PING-HSUN LU2,3, LU-KAI WANG4, CHAN-YEN KUO1, MAO-LIANG CHEN1, CHUN-HUA WANG5,6,*

    BIOCELL, Vol.47, No.8, pp. 1793-1802, 2023, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2023.030093

    Abstract Background: Cisplatin is a chemotherapeutic agent commonly used clinically for the treatment of various human cancers. Patients often reduce the use of cisplatin due to its side effects, which in turn affects its treatment. This study explored the mechanism of action of safflower extract as an adjuvant traditional Chinese medicine for chemotherapy. Methods: Primary human follicle dermal papilla cells (HFDPCs) were used as target cells for cisplatin-induced damage to hair cells. Western blotting was used to investigate the molecular targets of cisplatin and safflower extract in causing HFDPCs damage. Cell survival and cell cycle were analyzed by mitochondrial staining reagent… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Anti-proliferative effect of Annona extracts on breast cancer cells

    MARIA-LUISA VEISAGA1,2, MARIAM AHUMADA2, STACY SORIANO2, LEONARDO ACUNA3, WEI ZHANG3, IVY LEUNG2, ROBERT BARNUM2, MANUEL A. BARBIERI1,2,3,4,5,*

    BIOCELL, Vol.47, No.8, pp. 1835-1852, 2023, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2023.029076

    Abstract Backgorund: Fruits and seed extracts of Annona montana have significant cytotoxic potential in several cancer cells. This study evaluates the effect of A. montana leaves hexane extract on several signaling cascades and gene expression in metastatic breast cancer cells upon insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) stimulation. Methods: MTT assay was performed to determine the proliferation of cancer cells. Propidium iodide staining and flow cytometry analysis of Annexin V binding was utilized to measure the progression of the cell cycle and the induction of apoptosis. Protein expression and phosphorylation were determined by western blotting analysis to examine the underlying cellular mechanism triggered… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Transformer 2β regulates the alternative splicing of cell cycle regulatory genes to promote the malignant phenotype of ovarian cancer

    TING ZHOU1,#, PEIYING FU1,#, DONG CHEN2, RONGHUA LIU1,*

    Oncology Research, Vol.31, No.5, pp. 769-785, 2023, DOI:10.32604/or.2023.030166

    Abstract Late-stage ovarian cancer (OC) has a poor prognosis and a high metastasis rate, but the underlying molecular mechanism is unclear. RNA binding proteins (RBPs) play important roles in posttranscriptional regulation in the contexts of neoplasia and tumor metastasis. In this study, we explored the molecular functions of a canonical RBP, Transformer 2β homolog (TRA2B), in cancer cells. TRA2B knockdown in HeLa cells and subsequent whole-transcriptome RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) analysis revealed the TRA2B-regulated alternative splicing (AS) profile. We disrupted TRA2B expression in epithelial OC cells and performed a series of experiments to confirm the resulting effects on OC cell proliferation, apoptosis… More >

  • Open Access

    REVIEW

    A comprehensive analysis of the role of molecular docking in the development of anticancer agents against the cell cycle CDK enzyme

    PRIYANKA SOLANKI1, NISARG RANA1, PRAKASH C. JHA2, ANU MANHAS1,*

    BIOCELL, Vol.47, No.4, pp. 707-729, 2023, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2023.026615

    Abstract Cancer is considered one of the most lethal diseases responsible for causing deaths worldwide. Although there have been many breakthroughs in anticancer development, cancer remains the major cause of death globally. In this regard, targeting cancer-causing enzymes is one of the efficient therapeutic strategies. Biological functions like cell cycle, transcription, metabolism, apoptosis, and other depend primarily on cyclin-dependent kinases (CDKs). These enzymes help in the replication of DNA in the normal cell cycle process, and deregulation in the functioning of any CDK can cause abnormal cell growth, which leads to cancer. This review is focused on anticancer drug discovery against… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    miR 204-5p inhibits apoptosis in dacarbazine-treated melanoma cells

    NADEZHDA PALKINA, EKATERINA SERGEEVA, TATIANA RUKSHA*

    Oncology Research, Vol.29, No.6, pp. 393-400, 2021, DOI:10.32604/or.2022.025816

    Abstract Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of malignant tumors, commonly affecting young individuals. The treatment of metastatic tumors remains obscure due to the resistance of tumor cells to drugs mediated by various mechanisms. The acquisition of a resistant phenotype is associated with both genetic and epigenetic alterations in cancer cells. Therefore, the current study aimed to investigate whether microRNA (miR)-204-5p could promote alterations in the cell cycle and apoptosis of dacarbazine (DTIC)-treated melanoma cells. Quantitative real time PCR showed that transfection of DTIC-treated SK-MEL-2 melanoma cells with miR-204-5p mimics significantly upregulated miR-204-5p. However, flow cytometric analysis revealed that… More >

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    ARTICLE

    Schisandrin B exerts anticancer effects on human gastric cancer cells through ROS-mediated MAPK, STAT3, and NF-κB pathways

    TIANZHU LI1,#, YU ZHANG2,#, TONG ZHANG2,#, YANNAN LI2, HUI XUE2, JINGLONG CAO2, WENSHUANG HOU2, YINGHUA LUO3,*, CHENGHAO JIN2,4,*,

    BIOCELL, Vol.47, No.1, pp. 195-204, 2023, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2023.025593

    Abstract Schisandrin B (Sch B) is a monomer with anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects, which are isolated from the plant Schisandra chinensis (Turcz) Baillon. We investigated the anti-gastric cancer (GC) effects of Sch B and its underlying molecular mechanisms. The Cell Counting Kit-8 assay was used to determine the effects of Sch B on the viability of GC and normal cell lines. Hoechst/propidium iodide staining and flow cytometry were used to assess the apoptosis induction of Sch B. Western blotting was used to evaluate the effects of Sch B on downstream apoptotic proteins. The DCFH-DA fluorescent probe was used to assess the… More >

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    ARTICLE

    MicroRNA-152 Acts as a Tumor Suppressor MicroRNA by Inhibiting Krüppel-Like Factor 5 in Human Cervical Cancer

    Haiyan Zhang*†, Yanxia Lu, Surong Wang, Xiugui Sheng§, Shiqian Zhang*

    Oncology Research, Vol.27, No.3, pp. 335-340, 2019, DOI:10.3727/096504018X15252202178408

    Abstract Aberrant expression of microRNA-152 (miR-152) is frequently observed in human cancers including ovarian cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and gastric cancer. However, its expression and functional role in cervical cancer (CC) are poorly understood. Also, the association between miR-152 and Krüppel-like factor 5 (KLF5) expression in CC remains unclear. In this study, analyzing the expression of miR-152 by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) revealed it was sharply reduced in CC tissues and cell lines. In addition, the negative correlation of miR-152 expression and KLF5 expression was observed. The dual-luciferase reporter assay validated that KLF5 was a target of miR-152. In vitro… More >

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