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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819029/loss-of-the-tumor-suppressor-stag2-promotes-telomere-recombination-and-extends-the-replicative-lifespan-of-normal-human-cells
#1
Zharko Daniloski, Susan Smith
Sister chromatids are held together by cohesin, a tripartite ring with a peripheral SA1/2 subunit, where SA1 is required for telomere cohesion and SA2 for centromere cohesion. The STAG2 gene encoding SA2 is often inactivated in human cancer, but not in in a manner associated with aneuploidy. Thus, how these tumors maintain chromosomal cohesion and how STAG2 loss contributes to tumorigenesis remain open questions. Here we show that, despite a loss in centromere cohesion, sister chromatids in STAG2 mutant tumor cells maintain cohesion in mitosis at chromosome arms and telomeres...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819028/padi2-mediated-citrullination-promotes-prostate-cancer-progression
#2
Lin Wang, Guanhua Song, Xiang Zhang, Tingting Feng, Jihong Pan, Weiwen Chen, Muyi Yang, Xinnuo Bai, Yu Pang, Jindan Yu, Jinxiang Han, Bo Han
Onset of castration-resistance prostate cancer (CRPC) after long-term androgen-deprivation therapy remains a major obstacle in the treatment of prostate cancer (PCa). The peptidylarginine deiminase PADI2 has been implicated in chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer. Here we show that PADI2 is an androgen-repressed gene and is upregulated in CRPC. PADI2 expression was required for survival and cell cycle progression of PCa cells, and PADI2 promoted proliferation of PCa cells under androgen-deprived or castration conditions in vitro and in vivo...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819027/combination-therapy-with-bispecific-antibodies-and-pd-1-blockade-enhances-the-antitumor-potency-of-t-cells
#3
Chien-Hsing Chang, Yang Wang, Rongxiu Li, Diane L Rossi, Donglin Liu, Edmund A Rossi, Thomas M Cardillo, David M Goldenberg
The DOCK-AND-LOCK (DNL®) method is a platform technology that combines recombinant engineering and site-specific conjugation to create multispecific, multivalent antibodies of defined composition with retained bioactivity. We have applied DNL® to generate a novel class of trivalent bispecific antibodies (bsAbs), each comprising an anti-CD3 scFv covalently conjugated to a stabilized dimer of different anti-tumor Fabs. Here we report the further characterization of two such constructs, (E1)-3s and (14)-3s, which activate T cells and target Trop-2- and CEACAM5-expressing cancer cells, respectively...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819026/therapeutic-targeting-of-the-cbp-p300-bromodomain-blocks%C3%A2-the-growth-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#4
Lingyan Jin, Jesse Garcia, Emily Chan, Cecile de la Cruz, Ehud Segal, Mark Merchant, Samir Kharbanda, Ryan Raisner, Peter M Haverty, Zora Modrusan, Justin Ly, Edna Choo, Susan Kaufman, Maureen H Beresini, F Anthony Romero, Steven Magnuson, Karen E Gascoigne
Resistance invariably develops to anti-androgen therapies used to treat newly diagnosed prostate cancers, but effective treatments for castration-resistant disease remain elusive. Here we report that the transcriptional co-activator CBP/p300 is required to maintain the growth of castration-resistant prostate cancer. To exploit this vulnerability, we developed a novel small-molecule inhibitor of the CBP/p300 bromodomain that blocks prostate cancer growth in vitro and in vivo. Molecular dissection of the consequences of drug treatment revealed a critical role for CBP/p300 in histone acetylation required for the transcriptional activity of the androgen receptor and its target gene expression...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819025/mre11-promotes-tumorigenesis-by-facilitating-resistance-to-oncogene-induced-replication-stress
#5
Elizabeth Spehalski, Kayla M Capper, Cheryl J Smith, Mary J Morgan, Maria Dinkelmann, Jeffrey Buis, JoAnn M Sekiguchi, David O Ferguson
Hypomorphic mutations in the genes encoding the MRE11/RAD50/NBS1 (MRN) DNA repair complex lead to cancer-prone syndromes. MRN binds DNA double strand breaks where it functions in repair and triggers cell cycle checkpoints via activation of the ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) kinase. To gain understanding of MRN in cancer, we engineered mice with B lymphocytes lacking MRN, or harboring MRN in which MRE11 lacks nuclease activities. Both forms of MRN deficiency led to hallmarks of cancer, including oncogenic translocations involving c-Myc and the immunoglobulin locus...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819024/trastuzumab-increases-her2-uptake-and-cross-presentation-by-dendritic-cells
#6
Victor A Gall, Anne V Philips, Na Qiao, Karen Clise-Dwyer, Alexander A Perakis, Mao Zhang, Guy Travis Clifton, Pariya Sukhumalchandra, Qing Ma, Sangeetha M Reddy, Dihua Yu, Jeffrey J Molldrem, George E Peoples, Gheath Alatrash, Elizabeth A Mittendorf
Early phase clinical trials evaluating CD8+ T cell-eliciting, HER2-derived peptide vaccines administered to HER2-positive breast cancer patients in the adjuvant setting suggest synergy between the vaccines and trastuzumab, the monoclonal antibody targeting the HER2 protein. Among 60 patients enrolled on clinical trials evaluating the E75+GM-CSF and GP2+GM-CSF vaccines, there have been no recurrences in patients vaccinated after receiving trastuzumab as part of standard therapy in the per treatment analyses conducted after a median follow-up of greater than 34 months...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819023/therapeutic-effects-of-xpo1-inhibition-in-thymic-epithelial-tumors
#7
Fabio Conforti, Xu Zhang, Guanhua Rao, Tommaso De Pas, Yoko Yonemori, Jose A Rodriguez, Justine N McCutcheon, Raneen Rahhal, Anna T Alberobello, Yisong Wang, Yu-Wen Zhang, Udayan Guha, Giuseppe Giaccone
Exportin 1 (XPO1) mediates nuclear export of many cellular factors known to play critical roles in malignant processes, and selinexor (KPT-330) is the first XPO1-selective inhibitor of nuclear export (SINE) compound in advanced clinical development phase for cancer treatment. We demonstrated here that inhibition of XPO1 drives nuclear accumulation of important cargo tumor suppressor proteins (TSP) including transcription factor FOXO3a and p53 in thymic epithelial tumor (TET) cells and induces p53-dependent and -independent antitumor activity in vitro...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819022/%C3%AE-adrenergic-signaling-in-mice-housed-at-standard-temperatures-suppresses-an-effector-phenotype-in-cd8-t-cells-and-undermines-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy
#8
Mark J Bucsek, Guanxi Qiao, Cameron R MacDonald, Thejaswini Giridharan, Lauren Evans, Brian Niedzwecki, Haichao Liu, Kathleen M Kokolus, Jason W-L Eng, Michelle N Messmer, Kristopher Attwood, Scott I Abrams, Bonnie L Hylander, Elizabeth A Repasky
The immune context of tumors has significant prognostic value and is predictive of responsiveness to several forms of therapy, including immunotherapy. We report here that CD8(+) T cell frequency and functional orientation within the tumor microenvironment is regulated by β2-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) signaling in host immune cells. We used three strategies - physiologic (manipulation of ambient thermal environment), pharmacologic (β-blockers), and genetic (β2-adrenergic receptor knockout mice) to reduce adrenergic stress signaling in two widely studied preclinical mouse tumor models...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819021/phenotypic-heterogeneity-of-circulating-tumor-cells-informs-clinical-decisions-between-ar-signaling-inhibitors-and-taxanes-in-metastatic-prostate-cancer
#9
Howard I Scher, Ryon P Graf, Nicole Schreiber, Brigit McLaughlin, Adam Jendrisak, Yipeng Wang, Jerry Lee, Stephanie Greene, Rachel Krupa, David Lu, Pascal Bamford, Jessica Louw, Lyndsey Dugan, Hebert Alberto Vargas, Martin Fleisher, Mark Landers, Glenn Heller, Ryan V Dittamore
The heterogeneity of an individual patient's tumor has been linked to treatment resistance, but quantitative biomarkers to rapidly and reproducibly evaluate heterogeneity in a clinical setting are currently lacking. Using established tools available in a CAP-accredited and CLIA-certified clinical laboratory, we quantified digital pathology features on 9,225 individual circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from 179 unique metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients to define phenotypically distinct cell types...
August 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811332/de-novo-lipid-synthesis-facilitates-gemcitabine-resistance-through-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-pancreatic-cancer
#10
Saber Tadros, Surendra K Shukla, Ryan J King, Venugopal Gunda, Enza Vernucci, Jaime Abrego, Nina CHaika, Fang Yu, Audrey J Lazenby, Lyudmyla Berim, Jean L Grem, Aaron Sasson, Pankaj K Singh
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is moderately responsive to gemcitabine-based chemotherapy, the most widely used single agent therapy for pancreatic cancer. While the prognosis in pancreatic cancer remains grim in part due to poor response to therapy, previous attempts at identifying and targeting the resistance mechanisms have not been very successful. By leveraging TCGA dataset, we identified lipid metabolism as the metabolic pathway that most significantly correlated with poor gemcitabine response in pancreatic cancer patients...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811331/targeting-a-single-alternative-polyadenylation-site-coordinately-blocks-expression-of-androgen-receptor-mrna-splice-variants-in-prostate%C3%A2-cancer
#11
Jamie L Van Etten, Michael Nyquist, Yingming Li, Rendong Yang, Yeung Ho, Rachel M Johnson, Olivia Ondigi, Daniel F Voytas, Christine Henzler, Scott M Dehm
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of male cancer deaths due to disease progression to castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Androgen receptor (AR) splice variants including AR-V7 function as constitutively active transcription factors in CRPC cells, thereby promoting resistance to AR-targeted therapies. To date, there are no AR variant specific treatments for CRPC. Here we report that the splicing of AR variants AR-V7 as well as AR-V1 and AR-V9 is regulated coordinately by a single polyadenylation signal in AR intron 3...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811330/epithelial-to-mesenchymal-and-mesenchymal-to-epithelial-transition-in-mesenchymal-tumors-a-paradox-in-sarcomas
#12
REVIEW
Giuseppina Sannino, Aruna Marchetto, Thomas Kirchner, Thomas G P Grünewald
The epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a reversible process comprised of various subprograms via which epithelial cells reduce their intercellular adhesions and proliferative capacity while gaining a mesenchymal phenotype with increased migratory and invasive properties. This process has been well described in several carcinomas, which are cancers of epithelial origin, and is crucial to metastatic tumor cell dissemination and drug resistance. In contrast, the precise role of EMT-related processes in tumors originating from mesenchymal tissues, such as bone and soft-tissues sarcomas, is still largely unclear...
August 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811329/transglutaminase-2-is-a-direct-target-gene-of-yap-taz-response
#13
LETTER
Matthew L Fisher, Gautam Adhikary, Candace Kerr, Daniel Grun, Richard L Eckert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811328/transglutaminase-2-is-a-direct-target-gene-of-yap-taz-letter
#14
LETTER
Chen-Ying Liu, Ajaybabu V Pobbati, Zhenyu Huang, Long Cui, Wanjin Hong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807943/chromatin-associated-protein-sin3b-prevents-prostate-cancer-progression-by-inducing-senescence
#15
Anthony J Bainor, Fang-Ming Deng, Yu Wang, Peng Lee, David J Cantor, Susan K Logan, Gregory David
Distinguishing between indolent and aggressive prostate adenocarcinoma (PCa) remains a priority to accurately identify patients who need therapeutic intervention. SIN3B has been implicated in the initiation of senescence in vitro Here we show that in a mouse model of prostate cancer, SIN3B provides a barrier to malignant progression. SIN3B was required for PTEN-induced cellular senescence and prevented progression to invasive PCa. Furthermore, SIN3B was downregulated in human PCa correlating with upregulation of its target genes...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807942/nuclear-fak-and-runx1-cooperate-to-regulate-igfbp3-cell-cycle-progression-and-tumor-growth
#16
Marta Canel, Adam Byron, Andrew H Sims, Jessy Cartier, Hitesh Patel, Margaret C Frame, Valerie G Brunton, Bryan Serrels, Alan Serrels
Nuclear focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a potentially important regulator of gene expression in cancer, impacting both cellular function and the composition of the surrounding tumor microenvironment. Here we report in a murine model of skin squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) that nuclear FAK regulates Runx1-dependent transcription of insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP3), and that this regulates SCC cell cycle progression and tumor growth in vivo. Furthermore, we identified a novel molecular complex between FAK and Runx1 in the nucleus of SCC cells and showed that FAK interacted with a number of Runx1 regulatory proteins, including Sin3a and other epigenetic modifiers known to alter Runx1 transcriptional function through post-translational modification...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807941/the-rac-gtpase-in-cancer-from-old-concepts-to-new-paradigms
#17
Marcelo G Kazanietz, María-José Caloca
Rho family GTPases are critical regulators of cellular functions that play important roles in cancer progression. Aberrant activity of Rho small G-proteins, particularly Rac1 and their regulators, is a hallmark of cancer, and contributes to the tumorigenic and metastatic phenotypes of cancer cells. This review examines the multiple mechanisms leading to Rac1 hyperactivation, particularly focusing on emerging paradigms that involve gain-of-function mutations in Rac and guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs), defects in Rac1 degradation, and mislocalization of Rac signaling components...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807940/mitotic-vulnerability-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-associated-with-lin9-is-targetable-with-bet-inhibitors
#18
Jennifer M Sahni, Sylvia S Gayle, Bryan Webb, Kristen L Weber-Bonk, Darcie D Seachrist, Salendra Singh, Steven T Sizemore, Nicole A Restrepo, Gurkan Bebek, Peter Scacheri, Vinay Varadan, Matthew K Summers, Ruth A Keri
Triple-negative breast cancers (TNBC) are highly aggressive, lack FDA-approved targeted therapies, and frequently recur, making the discovery of novel therapeutic targets for this disease imperative. Our previous analysis of the molecular mechanisms of action of Bromodomain and extraterminal protein inhibitors (BETi) in TNBC revealed these drugs cause multinucleation, indicating BET proteins are essential for efficient mitosis and cytokinesis. Here, using live cell imaging, we show that BET inhibition prolonged mitotic progression and induced mitotic cell death, both of which are indicative of mitotic catastrophe...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807939/prc2-mediated-transcriptomic-alterations-at-the-embryonic-stage-govern-tumorigenesis-and-clinical-outcome-in-mycn-driven-neuroblastoma
#19
Shoma Tsubota, Satoshi Kishida, Teppei Shimamura, Miki Ohira, Satoshi Yamashita, Dongliang Cao, Shinichi Kiyonari, Toshikazu Ushijima, Kenji Kadomatsu
Pediatric cancers such as neuroblastoma are thought to involve a dysregulation of embryonic development. However, it has been difficult to identify the critical events that trigger tumorigenesis and differentiate them from normal development. In this study, we report the establishment of a spheroid culture method that enriches early-stage tumor cells from TH-MYCN mice, a preclinical model of neuroblastoma. Using this method, we found that tumorigenic cells were evident as early as day E13.5 during embryo development, when the MYC and PRC2 transcriptomes were significantly altered...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807938/s100a4-is-a-biomarker-and-regulator-of-glioma-stem-cells-that-is-critical-for-mesenchymal-transition-in-glioblastoma
#20
Kin-Hoe Chow, Hee Jung Park, Joshy George, Keiko Yamamoto, Andrew D Gallup, Joel H Graber, Yuanxin Chen, Wen Jiang, Dennis Steindler, Eric G Neilson, Betty Y S Kim, Kyuson Yun
Glioma stem cells (GSCs) and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) are strongly associated with therapy resistance and tumor recurrence, but the underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. Here we show that S100A4 is a novel biomarker of GSCs. S100A4+ cells in gliomas are enriched with cancer cells that have tumor-initiating and sphere-forming abilities, with the majority located in perivascular niches where GSCs are found. Selective ablation of S100A4-expressing cells was sufficient to block tumor growth in vitro and in vivo...
August 14, 2017: Cancer Research
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