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Special Issue "Nutrition and Cancer: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Oncology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Seong-Gyu Ko
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Guest Editor
Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: cancer; antitumor agents; nutrient deprivation; autophagy; cell death; cell survival; pharmacology; cell signaling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nutrition plays a potential role in cancer, and the relationship between nutrients and cancer is important in studying the mechanisms of tumor growth, survival, and repression. Anticancer drugs play a major role in cancer therapy. However, this strategy has many side effects and the therapeutic obstacle of chemoresistance. Today, many nutrients are being increasingly suggested as effective anticancer agents for cancer therapy and prevention. Several exert powerful anticancer effects via cell-death-related mechanisms such as apoptosis, ER stress, autophagic cell death, necroptosis, endocytosis, cell cycle arrest, antiangiogenic effects, antimetastatic effects, and epigenetic modification. Furthermore, nutrients exert anticancer effects under normoxia and hypoxia and enhance anticancer effects via diverse mechanisms in various resistant models such as multidrug resistance (MDR), radioresistance and nutrient deprivation.

This Special Issue of IJMS, “Nutrition and Cancer”, will focus on the interplay between cell death and cell survival with nutrients in cancer. In this Special Issue, there has been particular interest in antitumor therapeutic strategies based on cell death, cell survival, cell signaling, molecular mechanisms, and chemoresistance.

Prof. Dr. Seong-Gyu Ko
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • nutrient deprivation
  • hypoxia
  • metabolic stress
  • cell signaling
  • cell death
  • apoptosis
  • cancer
  • autophagy
  • epigenetics
  • chemoresistance

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Synergistic Antitumor Activity of SH003 and Docetaxel via EGFR Signaling Inhibition in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(16), 8405; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms22168405 - 05 Aug 2021
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Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in lung cancer patients. Despite treatment with various EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, recurrence and metastasis of lung cancer are inevitable. Docetaxel (DTX) is an effective conventional drug that is used to treat various cancers. Several researchers [...] Read more.
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in lung cancer patients. Despite treatment with various EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors, recurrence and metastasis of lung cancer are inevitable. Docetaxel (DTX) is an effective conventional drug that is used to treat various cancers. Several researchers have studied the use of traditional herbal medicine in combination with docetaxel, to improve lung cancer treatment. SH003, a novel herbal mixture, exerts anticancer effects in different cancer cell types. Here, we aimed to investigate the apoptotic and anticancer effects of SH003 in combination with DTX, in human non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). SH003, with DTX, induced apoptotic cell death, with increased expression of cleaved caspases and cleaved poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase in NSCLC cells. Moreover, SH003 and DTX induced the apoptosis of H460 cells via the suppression of the EGFR and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) signaling pathways. In H460 tumor xenograft models, the administration of SH003 or docetaxel alone diminished tumor growth, and their combination effectively killed cancer cells, with increased expression of apoptotic markers and decreased expression of p-EGFR and p-STAT3. Collectively, the combination of SH003 and DTX may be a novel anticancer strategy to overcome the challenges that are associated with conventional lung cancer therapy. Full article
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