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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533273/akt-signaling-is-sustained-by-a-cd44-splice-isoform-mediated-positive-feedback-loop
#1
Sali Liu, Chonghui Cheng
Tumor cells nearly invariably evolve sustained PI3K/Akt signaling as an effective means to circumvent apoptosis and maintain survival. However, for those tumor cells that do not acquire PI3K/Akt mutations to achieve this end the underlying mechanisms have remained obscure. Here we describe the discovery of a splice isoform-dependent positive feedback loop that is essential to sustain PI3K/Akt signaling in breast cancer. Splice isoform CD44s promoted expression of the hyaluronan synthase HAS2 by activating the Akt signaling cascade...
May 22, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533272/chimeric-pd-1-28-receptor-upgrades-low-avidity-t-cells-and-restores-effector-function-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-for-adoptive-cell-therapy
#2
Ramona Schlenker, Luis Felipe Olguín-Contreras, Matthias Leisegang, Julia Schnappinger, Anja Disovic, Svenja Rühland, Peter J Nelson, Heinrich Leonhardt, Hartmann Harz, Susanne Wilde, Dolores J Schendel, Wolfgang Uckert, Gerald Willimsky, Elfriede Noessner
Inherent intermediate-to-low affinity T cell receptors (TCR) that develop during the natural course of immune responses may not allow sufficient activation for tumor elimination, making the majority of T cells suboptimal for adoptive T cell therapy (ATT). TCR affinity enhancement has been implemented to provide stronger T cell activity but carries the risk of creating undesired cross-reactivity leading to potential serious adverse effects in clinical application. We demonstrate here that engineering of low-avidity T cells recognizing a naturally processed and presented tumor-associated antigen with a chimeric PD-1:28 receptor increases effector function to levels seen with high-avidity T cells of identical specificity...
May 22, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533271/vhl-inactivation-in-precancerous-kidney-cells-induces-an-inflammatory-response-via-er-stress-activated-ire1%C3%AE-signaling
#3
Chan-Yen Kuo, Chih-Hung Lin, Tien Hsu
Mutations and epigenetic inactivation of the tumor suppressor gene von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) are major causes of clear-cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) that may originate from chronic inflammation. However, the role of VHL loss-of-function in the development of ccRCC via inflammation remains poorly understood. VHL mutant cells exhibit metabolic abnormalities that can cause chronic endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and unfolded protein response (UPR). We hypothesize that unresolved ER stress induces the inflammatory responses observed in ccRCC...
May 22, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526772/water-concentration-analysis-of-the-surgical-margin-letter
#4
LETTER
C Murali Krishna, Aditi Sahu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526771/water-concentration-analysis-of-the-surgical-margin-response
#5
LETTER
Gerwin J Puppels
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526770/therapeutic-ige-antibodies-harnessing-a-macrophage-mediated-immune-surveillance-mechanism-against-cancer
#6
REVIEW
Sophia N Karagiannis, Debra H Josephs, Heather J Bax, James F Spicer
IgG monoclonal antibodies have made significant contributions to cancer therapy, but suffer from several limitations that restrict their effectiveness in unleashing host immune system components against tumors. The development of monoclonal antibodies of an alternative class, namely IgE, may offer enhanced immune surveillance and superior effector cell potency against cancer cells. In our recent article, we elaborate our proof-of-concept studies of a mouse/human chimeric IgE antibody (MOv18 IgE), which is specific for the cancer-associated antigen folate receptor alpha...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526769/tam-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-in-cancer-drug-resistance
#7
REVIEW
Mikaella Vouri, Sassan Hafizi
Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTK) are major regulators of key biological processes, including cell growth, survival, and differentiation, and were established early on as proto-oncogenes, with aberrant expression linked to tumor progression in many cancers. Therefore, RTKs have emerged as major targets for selective therapy with small-molecule inhibitors. However, despite improvements in survival rates, it is now apparent that the targeting of RTKs with selective inhibitors is only transiently effective, as the majority of patients eventually become resistant to therapy...
May 19, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522754/met-exon-14-mutation-encodes-an-actionable-therapeutic-target-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#8
Xinyuan Lu, Nir Peled, John Greer, Wei Wu, Peter Choi, Alice H Berger, Sergio Wong, Kuang-Yu Jen, Youngho Seo, Byron Hann, Angela Brooks, Matthew Meyerson, Eric A Collisson
Targeting somatically activated oncogenes has revolutionized the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Mutations in the gene mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) near the exon 14 splice sites are recurrent in lung adenocarcinoma and cause exon skipping (METΔ14). Here we analyzed 4,422 samples from 12 different malignancies to estimate the rate of said exon skipping. METΔ14 mutation and transcript were most common in lung adenocarcinoma. Endogenously expressed levels of METΔ14 transformed human epithelial lung cells in a Hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)-dependent manner...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522753/cyclin-d1-restrains-oncogene-induced-autophagy-by-regulating-the-ampk-lkb1-signaling-axis
#9
Mathew C Casimiro, Gabriele Di Sante, Agnese Di Rocco, Emanuele Loro, Claudia Pupo, Tim Pestell, Sara Bisetto, Marco A Velasco-Velàzquez, Xuanmao Jiao, Zhiping Li, Christine M Kusminski, Erin L Seifert, Chenguang Wang, Daniel Ly, Bin Zheng, Che-Hung Shen, Philipp E Scherer, Richard G Pestell
Autophagy activated after DNA damage or other stresses mitigates cellular damage by removing damaged proteins, lipids and organelles. Activation of the master metabolic kinase AMPK enhances autophagy. Here we report that cyclin D1 restrains autophagy by modulating the activation of AMPK. In cell models of human breast cancer or in a cyclinD1-deficient model, we observed a cyclin D1-mediated reduction in AMPK activation. Mechanistic investigations showed that Cyclin D1 inhibited mitochondrial function, promoted glycolysis and reduced activation of AMPK (pT172), possibly through a mechanism that involves cyclin D1-Cdk4/Cdk6 phosphorylation of LKB1...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522752/mismatch-repair-proteins-initiate-epigenetic-alterations-during-inflammation-driven-tumorigenesis
#10
Ashley R Maiuri, Michael Peng, Shruthi Sriramkumar, Caitlin M Kamplain, Christina DeStefano Shields, Cynthia L Sears, Heather M O'Hagan
Aberrant silencing of genes by DNA methylation contributes to cancer, yet how this process is initiated remains unclear. Using a murine model of inflammation-induced tumorigenesis, we tested the hypothesis that inflammation promotes recruitment of epigenetic proteins to chromatin, initiating methylation and gene silencing in tumors. Compared to normal epithelium and non-inflammation-induced tumors, inflammation-induced tumors gained DNA methylation at CpG islands, some of which are associated with putative tumor suppressor genes...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522751/targeting-fbw7-as-a-strategy-to-overcome-resistance-to-targeted-therapy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#11
Mingxiang Ye, Yong Zhang, Xinxin Zhang, Jian-Bin Zhang, Pengyu Jing, Liang Cao, Nan Li, Xia Li, Libo Yao, Jian Zhang, Jian Zhang
Inhibition of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) signaling is highly effective in a subgroup of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with distinct clinicopathological features. However, resistance to EGFR and ALK inhibitors inevitably occurs, and the molecular mechanism underlying resistance is not fully understood. In this study, we report a PI3K/Akt- and MEK/Erk-independent resistance mechanism by which loss of the E3 ubiquitin ligase F-box and WD repeat domain containing 7 (FBW7α) leads to targeted therapy resistance via stabilization of anti-apoptotic protein MCL-1...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522750/inhibition-of-mitochondrial-matrix-chaperones-and-anti-apoptotic-bcl-2-family-proteins-empower-antitumor-therapeutic-responses
#12
Georg Karpel-Massler, Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Elena Bianchetti, Chang Shu, Rolando Perez-Lorenzo, Basil Horst, Matei Banu, Kevin A Roth, Jeffrey N Bruce, Peter Canoll, Dario C Altieri, Markus D Siegelin
Rational therapeutic approaches based on synthetic lethality may improve cancer management. Based on a high-throughput drug screen, we provide preclinical proof of concept that targeting the mitochondrial Hsp90 chaperone network (mtHsp90) and inhibition of Bcl-2, Bcl-xL and Mcl-1 is sufficient to elicit synthetic lethality in tumors recalcitrant to therapy. Our analyses focused on BH3 mimetics that are broad acting (ABT263 and Obatoclax) or selective (ABT199, WEHI-539 and A1210477), along with the established mitochondrial matrix chaperone inhibitor Gamitrinib-TPP...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522749/expansion-of-tumor-infiltrating-cd8-t-cells-expressing-pd-1-improves-the-efficacy-of-adoptive-t-cell-therapy
#13
Sarita M Fernandez-Poma, Diego Salas-Benito, Teresa Lozano, Noelia Casares, José-Ignacio Riezu-Boj, Uxua Mancheño, Edurne Elizalde, Diego Alignani, Natalia Zubeldia, Itziar Otano, Enrique Conde, Pablo Sarobe, Juan J Lasarte, Sandra Hervas-Stubbs
Recent studies have found that tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) expressing PD-1 can recognize autologous tumor cells, suggesting that cells derived from PD-1+ TIL can be used in adoptive T cell therapy (ACT). However, no study thus far has evaluated the antitumor activity of PD-1-selected TIL in vivo. In two mouse models of solid tumors, we show that PD-1 allows identification and isolation of tumor-specific TIL without previous knowledge of their antigen specificities. Importantly, despite the high proportion of tumor-reactive T cells present in bulk CD8 TIL before expansion, only T cell products derived from sorted PD-1+, but not from PD-1- or bulk CD8 TIL, specifically recognized tumor cells...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515149/pyruvate-kinase-inhibits-proliferation-during-postnatal-cerebellar-neurogenesis-and-suppresses-medulloblastoma-formation
#14
Katherine Tech, Andrey P Tikunov, Hamza Farooq, A Sorana Morrissy, Jessica Meidinger, Taylor Fish, Sarah C Green, Hedi Liu, Yisu Li, Andrew J Mungall, Richard A Moore, Yussanne Ma, Steven Jm Jones, Marco A Marra, Matthew G Vander Heiden, Michael D Taylor, Jeffrey MacDonald, Timothy R Gershon
Aerobic glycolysis supports proliferation through unresolved mechanisms. We have previously shown that aerobic glycolysis is required for the regulated proliferation of cerebellar granule neuron progenitors (CGNPs), and for the growth of CGNP-derived medulloblastoma. Blocking the initiation of glycolysis via deletion of Hexokinase-2 (Hk2) disrupts CGNP proliferation and restricts medulloblastoma growth. Here, we assessed whether disrupting Pyruvate kinase-M (Pkm), an enzyme that acts in the terminal steps of glycolysis, would alter CGNP metabolism, proliferation and tumorigenesis...
May 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515148/nemo-a-transcriptional-target-of-estrogen-and-progesterone-is-linked-to-tumor-suppressor-pml-in-breast-cancer
#15
Kelli E Valdez, Hanan S Elsarraj, Yan Hong, Sandra L Grimm, Lawrence R Ricci, Fang Fan, Ossama Tawfik, Lisa May, Therese Cusick, Marc Inciardi, Mark Redick, Jason Gatewood, Onalisa Winblad, Susan G Hilsenbeck, Dean P Edwards, Christy Hagan, Andrew K Godwin, Carol J Fabian, Fariba Behbod
The beneficial versus detrimental roles of estrogen plus progesterone (E+P) in breast cancer remains controversial. Here we report a beneficial mechanism of E+P treatment in breast cancer cells driven by transcriptional upregulation of the NFκB modulator NEMO, which in turn promotes expression of the tumor suppressor protein PML. E+P treatment of patient-derived epithelial cells derived from ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) increased secretion of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-6. Mechanistic investigations indicated that IL-6 upregulation occurred as a result of transcriptional upregulation of NEMO, the gene for which harbored estrogen receptor (ER) binding sites within its promoter...
May 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515147/increased-t-cell-infiltration-elicited-by-erk5-deletion-in-a-pten-deficient-mouse-model-of-prostate-carcinogenesis
#16
Carolyn Loveridge, Ernest Mui, Rachana Patel, Ee Hong Tan, Imran Ahmad, Michelle Welsh, Julie Galbraith, Ann Hedley, Colin Nixon, Karen Blyth, Owen J Sansom, Hing Y Leung
Prostate cancer (PCa) does not appear to respond to immune checkpoint therapies where T cell infiltration may be a key limiting factor. Here we report evidence that ablating the growth regulatory kinase Erk5 can increase T cell infiltration in an established Pten-deficient mouse model of human PCa. Mice that were doubly mutant in prostate tissue for Pten and Erk5 (prostate DKO) exhibited a markedly increased median survival with reduced tumor size and proliferation compared to control Pten-mutant mice, the latter of which exhibited increased Erk5 mRNA expression...
May 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512249/p62-sqstm1-cooperates-with-hyperactive-mtorc1-to-regulate-glutathione-production-maintain-mitochondrial-integrity-and-promote-tumorigenesis
#17
Hilaire C Lam, Christian V Baglini, Alicia Llorente Lope, Andrey Parkhitko, Heng-Jia Liu, Nicola Alesi, Izabela A Malinowska, Darius Ebrahimi-Fakhari, Afshin Saffari, Jane J Yu, Ana Pereira, Damir Khabibullin, Barbara Ogorek, Julie S Nijmeh, Taylor Kavanagh, Adam Handen, Stephen Y Chan, John M Asara, William M Oldham, Maria Diaz-Meco, Jorge Moscat, Mustafa Sahin, Carmen Priolo, Elizabeth P Henske
p62/sequestosome-1 (SQSTM1) is a multifunctional adaptor protein and autophagic substrate which accumulates in cells with hyperactive mTORC1, such as kidney cells with mutations in the tumor suppressor genes TSC1 or TSC2. Here we report that p62 is a critical mediator of TSC2-driven tumorigenesis, as Tsc2+/- and Tsc2f/f Ksp-CreERT2+ mice crossed to p62-/- mice were protected from renal tumor development. Metabolic profiling revealed that depletion of p62 in Tsc2-null cells decreased intracellular glutamine, glutamate, and glutathione (GSH)...
May 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512248/androgen-receptor-supports-an-anchorage-independent-cancer-stem-cell-like-population-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#18
Valerie N Barton, Jessica L Christenson, Michael A Gordon, Lisa I Greene, Thomas J Rogers, Kiel Butterfield, Beatrice Babbs, Nicole S Spoelstra, Nicholas C D'Amato, Anthony Elias, Jennifer K Richer
Preclinical and early clinical trials indicate that up to 50% of triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) express androgen receptor (AR) and are potentially responsive to anti-androgens. However, the function of AR in TNBC and the mechanisms by which AR-targeted therapy reduces tumor burden are largely unknown. We hypothesized that AR maintains a cancer stem cell (CSC)-like tumor initiating population and serves as an anti-apoptotic factor, facilitating anchorage independence and metastasis. AR levels increased in TNBC cells grown in forced suspension culture compared to those in attached conditions, and cells that expressed AR resisted detachment-induced apoptosis...
May 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512247/targetable-t-type-calcium-channels-drive-glioblastoma
#19
Ying Zhang, Nichola Cruickshanks, Fang Yuan, Baomin Wang, Mary Pahuski, Julia Wulfkuhle, Isela Gallagher, Alexander F Koeppel, Sarah Hatef, Christopher Papanicolas, Jeongwu Lee, Eli E Bar, David Schiff, Stephen Turner, Emanuel F Petricoin, Lloyd S Gray, Roger Abounader
Glioblastoma stem-like cells (GSC) promote tumor initiation, progression and therapeutic resistance. Here we show how GSC can be targeted by the FDA approved drug mibefradil which inhibits the T-type calcium channel Cav3.2. This calcium channel was highly expressed in human GBM specimens and enriched in GSC. Analyses of the TCGA and REMBRANDT databases confirmed upregulation of Cav3.2 in a subset of tumors and showed that overexpression associated with worse prognosis. Mibefradil treatment or RNAi-mediated attenuation of Cav3...
May 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512246/tumor-associated-macrophages-promote-malignant-progression-of-breast-phyllodes-tumors-by-inducing-myofibroblast-differentiation
#20
Yan Nie, Jia-Ning Chen, Di Huang, Yandan Yao, Jiewen Chen, Lin Ding, Jiayi Zeng, Shicheng Su, Xue Chao, Fengxi Su, Herui Yao, Hai Hu, Erwei Song
Myofibroblast differentiation plays an important role in the malignant progression of phyllodes tumor (PT), a fast-growing neoplasm derived from periductal stromal cells of the breast. Macrophages are frequently found in close proximity with myofibroblasts, but it is uncertain whether they are involved in the myofibroblast differentiation during PT progression. Here we show that increased density of tumor associated macrophage (TAM) correlates with malignant progression of PT. We found that TAM stimulated myofibroblast differentiation and promoted the proliferation and invasion of PT cells...
May 16, 2017: Cancer Research
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