Butt, G. | Attar, Rukset | Tabassum, S. | Aras, A. | Qadir, M.I. | Ozbey, U. | Farooqi, A.A.
Review | 2017 | Cellular and Molecular Biology63 ( 12 ) , pp.5 - 10
Interdisciplinary research has revolutionized the field of medicine and we have witnessed exponential increase in the high-impact research in past few decades. However, the road to this burgeoning research field is obstacle-ridden because of intratumor heterogeneity, loss of apoptosis and dysregulation of spatio-temporally controlled signaling pathways. Ground-breaking findings obtained through genetic, genomic and proteomic studies have considerably improved our concepts related to the complexity of protein network and excitingly, discovery of miRNAs has added another layer of intricacy to quantitatively regulated gene networks. In . . . this review, we chronicle the milestone achievements and discuss how Pterostilbenes effectively regulated different cellular pathways. We have provided detailed mechanistic insights related to regulation of JAK-STAT signaling, Notch pathway, Wnt mediated intracellular signaling by pterostilbene. Underlying mechanisms about regulation of PI3K/AKT and MAPK pathways by pterostilbene in different cancers. Regulation of Metastasis-associated protein 1 (MTA1) proteins and Human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) in cancer cells by pterostilbene. Pterostilbene has also been reported to modulate the expression of various oncogenic and tumor suppressor microRNAs in cancer cells. Better and sharper comprehension of the concepts associated with the modes of action of pterostilbene in different cancers will be useful in identification of cancers which can be efficiently targeted by pterostilbene. © 2017 by the C.M.B. Association
Yildirim, G. | Attar, Rukset | Gulec-Yilmaz, S. | Duman, S. | İşbir, Turgay
Article | 2017 | Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers21 ( 8 ) , pp.512 - 515
Aim: Chemokines and their receptors play an important role in tumor progression. In the current study, we aimed to determine the association between the CCR2 gene (+190 G/A) polymorphism and ovarian cancer severity. Methods: CCR2 (+190 G/A) genotyping was performed using real-time polymerase chain reaction for DNA isolated from blood samples from a cohort of patients with ovarian cancer (n = 44) and a control group (n = 45). Results: The CCR2 (+190 G/A) GG genotype frequencies for patients were significantly higher in the stage III-IV cancer group (p = 0.036), and A allele carriers were significantly higher in the stage I-II ovarian . . . cancer group. Conclusion: The CCR2 (+190 G/A) GG genotype may be a potential risk factor for the severe forms of ovarian cancer and the A allele may be a risk-reducing factor for severe ovarian cancer. © Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2017
Attar, Rukset | Yilmaz, S.G. | Çakmakoglu, B. | Duman, S. | Yildirim, G. | Görmüs, U. | İşbir, Turgay
Article | 2017 | Cellular and Molecular Biology63 ( 8 ) , pp.100 - 103
The monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) gene polymorphism(-2518A>G) in the regulatory region of the MCP-1 protein has been reported to be associated with cancer risk. In this study we aimed to investigate the relationship of MCP-1 (-2518A>G) gene polymorphism and ovarian cancer. MCP-1 genotyping was performed using polymerase chain reaction from blood samples ofovarian cancer patient (n=56) and a control groups (n=52).There was a significant difference in MCP1 (-2518A>G) genotypes between the patient and control groups (p=0.049; x2=6.042). AA carriers were significantly higher in the control group (p=0.014) whereas A . . .G genotype and G allele carriers were significantly higher in the ovarian cancer group (p=0.029, p=0.014, respectively). This study suggests that MCP-1 (-2518A>G) AG genotype and G allele could be considered as risk factor for susceptibility to ovarian cancer. © 2017 by the C.M.B. Association. All rights reserved
Attar, Rukset | Cincin, Z.B. | Bireller, E.S. | Cakmakoglu, B.
Article | 2017 | OncoTargets and Therapy10 , pp.1941 - 1946
Corilagin is a member of the tannin family and has been isolated from traditional Chinese medicinal plants, such as Phyllanthus spp. Corilagin has anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antiatherogenic, and antihypertensive effects in various experimental models. In this research, we aimed to investigate for the first time whether corilagin had apoptotic and genomic effects in ovarian cancer treatment in the same study. The potential apoptotic of corilagin was investigated using a WST1 cell proliferation test, caspase 3, and mitochondrial membrane potential JC1 assays in a time- and dose-dependent manner. Genomic changes in expression le . . .vels against corilagin treatment were measured using an Illumina human HT-12V4 BeadChip microarray. Bioinformatic data analyses were performed using GenomeStudio and Ingenuity Pathway Analysis software. The data of our study demonstrated that there were statistically significant time- and dose-dependent increases in caspase 3 enzymatic activity and loss of mitochondrial membrane potential in line with decreases in cancer cell proliferation. According to gene-ontology analysis, we found that adherens junctions, antigen processing and presentation, and the phosphatidylinositol signaling system were the most statistically significant networks in response to corilagin treatment on SKOV3 cells, in a time- and dose-dependent manner. The apoptotic and genome-wide effects of corilagin on ovarian cancer cells were examined in detail for the first time in the literature. The results of our study suggest that corilagin might have the potential to be used as a new treatment option for epithelial ovarian cancer. © 2017 Attar et al