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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215970/the-role-of-exosomes-in-cancer-metastasis
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Teresa Bernadette Steinbichler, József Dudás, Herbert Riechelmann, Ira-Ida Skvortsova
Exosomes are small membrane vesicles with a size ranging from 40-100nm. They can serve as functional mediators in cell interaction leading to cancer metastasis. Metastasis is a complex multistep process of cancer cell invasion, survival in blood vessels, attachment to and colonization of the host organ. Exosomes influence every step of this cascade and can be targeted by oncological treatment. This review highlights the role of exosomes in the various steps of the metastatic cascade and how exosome dependent pathways can be targeted as therapeutic approach or used for liquid biopsies...
February 12, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215969/focal-photodynamic-intracellular-acidification-as-a-cancer-therapeutic
#2
REVIEW
Matthew J Gdovin, Nuha Kadri, Lourdes Rios, Steven Holliday, Zachary Jordan
Cancer cells utilize an array of proton transporters to regulate intra- and extracellular pH to thrive in hypoxic conditions, and to increase tumor growth and metastasis. Efforts to target many of the transporters involved in cancer cell pH regulation have yielded promising results, however, many productive attempts to disrupt pH regulation appear to be non-specific to cancer cells, and more effective in some cancer cells than others. Following a review of the status of photodynamic cancer therapy, a novel light-activated process is presented which creates very focal, rapid, and significant decreases in only intracellular pH (pHi), leading to cell death...
February 12, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193528/cellular-acidification-as-a-new-approach-to-cancer-treatment-and-to-the-understanding-and-therapeutics-of-neurodegenerative-diseases
#3
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Salvador Harguindey, Daniel Stanciu, Jesús Devesa, Khalid Alfarouk, Rosa Angela Cardone, Julian David Polo Orozco, Pablo Devesa, Cyril Rauch, Gorka Orive, Eduardo Anitua, Sébastien Roger, Stephan J Reshkin
During the last few years, the understanding of the dysregulated hydrogen ion dynamics and reversed proton gradient of cancer cells has resulted in a new and integral pH-centric paradigm in oncology, a translational model embracing from cancer etiopathogenesis to treatment. The abnormalities of intracellular alkalinization along with extracellular acidification of all types of solid tumors and leukemic cells have never been described in any other disease and now appear to be a specific hallmark of malignancy...
February 10, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188828/role-of-mirnas-in-human-cancer-metastasis-implications-for-therapeutic-intervention
#4
REVIEW
Mohammad Alam Jafri, Mohammed Hussein Al-Qahtani, Jerry William Shay
Metastasis is the spread and growth of localized cancer to new locations in the body and is considered the main cause of cancer-related deaths. Metastatic cancer cells display distinct genomic and epigenomic profiles and almost universally an aggressive pathophysiology. A better understanding of the molecular mechanisms and regulation of metastasis, including how metastatic tumors grow and survive in the nascent niche and the interactions of the emergent metastatic cancer cells within the local microenvironment may provide tools to design strategies to restrict metastatic dissemination...
February 8, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188829/therapeutic-implications-of-tumor-interstitial-acidification
#5
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Iryna Kolosenko, Sofia Avnet, Nicola Baldini, Jenny Viklund, Angelo De Milito
Interstitial acidification is a hallmark of solid tumor tissues resulting from the combination of different factors, including cellular buffering systems, defective tissue perfusion and high rates of cellular metabolism. Besides contributing to tumor pathogenesis and promoting tumor progression, tumor acidosis constitutes an important intrinsic and extrinsic mechanism modulating therapy sensitivity and drug resistance. In fact, pharmacological properties of anticancer drugs can be affected not only by tissue structure and organization but also by the distribution of the interstitial tumor pH...
February 7, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185862/targeting-mirnas-by-polyphenols-novel-therapeutic-strategy-for-cancer
#6
REVIEW
Kasi Pandima Devi, Tamilselvam Rajavel, Maria Daglia, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Anupam Bishayee, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
In the recent years, polyphenols have gained significant attention in scientific community owing to their potential anticancer effects against a wide range of human malignancies. Epidemiological, clinical and preclinical studies have supported that daily intake of polyphenol-rich dietary fruits have a strong co-relationship in the prevention of different types of cancer. In addition to direct antioxidant mechanisms, they also regulate several therapeutically important oncogenic signaling and transcription factors...
February 6, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137473/targeting-ph-regulating-proteins-for-cancer-therapy-progress-and-limitations
#7
REVIEW
Scott K Parks, Jacques Pouysségur
Tumour acidity induced by metabolic alterations and incomplete vascularisation sets cancer cells apart from normal cellular physiology. This distinguishing tumour characteristic has been an area of intense study, as cellular pH (pHi) disturbances disrupt protein function and therefore multiple cellular processes. Tumour cells effectively utilise pHi regulating machinery present in normal cells with enhancements provided by additional oncogenic or hypoxia induced protein modifications. This overall improvement of pH regulation enables maintenance of an alkaline pHi in the continued presence of external acidification (pHe)...
January 27, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122261/triple-edged-therapy-targeting-intracellular-alkalosis-and-extracellular-acidosis-in-cancer
#8
REVIEW
Tomas Koltai
Extracellular acidity and intracellular alkalinity are two of the characteristics hallmarks of malignant cells and their environment. This involves an inversion of the extracellular/intracellular pH gradient when compared with normal cells and it gives malignant cells proliferative and invasive advantages. Thus, the reversal of the pH gradient is a legitimate objective in the treatment of cancer and may be accomplished with drugs already used for other purposes and/or with specific new drugs that are currently being studied...
January 22, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122260/out-of-warburg-effect-an-effective-cancer-treatment-targeting-the-tumor-specific-metabolism-and-dysregulated-ph
#9
REVIEW
Laurent Schwartz, Thomas Seyfried, Khalid O Alfarouk, Jorgelindo Da Veiga Moreira, Stefano Fais
As stated by Otto Warburg nearly a century ago, cancer is a metabolic disease, a fermentation caused by malfunctioning mitochondria, resulting in increased anabolism and decreased catabolism. Treatment should, therefore, aim at restoring the energy yield. To decrease anabolism, glucose uptake should be reduced (ketogenic diet). To increase catabolism, the oxidative phosphorylation should be restored. Treatment with a combination of α-lipoic acid and hydroxycitrate has been shown to be effective in multiple animal models...
January 22, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104391/na-h-exchanger-mediated-hydrogen-ion-extrusion-as-a-carcinogenic-signal-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-etiopathogenesis-and-prospects-for-its-inhibition-in-therapeutics
#10
REVIEW
Schammim Ray Amith, Larry Fliegel
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in women in Europe and North America, and metastasis is the primary cause of fatality in patients with breast cancer. While some breast cancers are quite treatable, the triple-negative breast cancers are more metastatic and resistant to chemotherapy. There is clearly an urgent need for better treatments for this form of the disease. Breast cancer is characterized by genetically complex intra-tumour heterogeneity, particularly within the triple-negative clinical subtype...
January 16, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088584/proton-pump-inhibition-and-cancer-therapeutics-a-specific-tumor-targeting-or-it-is-a-phenomenon-secondary-to-a-systemic-buffering
#11
REVIEW
Enrico Spugnini, Stefano Fais
One of the unsolved mysteries in oncology includes the strategies that cancer cells adopt to cope with an adverse microenvironment. However, we knew, from the Warburg's discovery that through their metabolism based on sugar fermentation, cancer cells acidify their microenvironment and this progressive acidification induces a selective pressure, leading to the development of very malignant cells entirely armed to survive in the hostile microenvironment generated by their own metabolism. In the last decades a primordial role for proton exchangers has been supported as a key tumor advantage in facing off the acidic milieu...
January 11, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088583/environmental-carcinogenesis-and-ph-homeostasis-not-only-a-matter-of-dysregulated-metabolism
#12
REVIEW
Kévin Hardonnière, Laurence Huc, Odile Sergent, Jørn A Holme, Dominique Lagadic-Gossmann
According to the World Health Organization, around 20% of all cancers would be due to environmental factors. Among these factors, several chemicals are indeed well recognized carcinogens. The widespread contaminant benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P), an often used model carcinogen of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons' family, has been suggested to target most, if not all, cancer hallmarks described by Hanahan and Weinberg. It is classified as a group I carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer; however, the precise intracellular mechanisms underlying its carcinogenic properties remain yet to be thoroughly defined...
January 11, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077309/physical-and-biological-characteristics-of-multi-drug-resistance-mdr-an-integral-approach-considering-ph-and-drug-resistance-in-cancer
#13
REVIEW
Ziad Omran, Paula Scaife, Simon Stewart, Cyril Rauch
The role of the Warburg effect in cancer remains to be elucidated with a resurgence in research efforts over the past decade. Why a cancer cell would prefer to use energy inefficient glycolysis, leading to an alteration of pH both inside and outside of the cell, remains to be uncovered. The development of MDR represents a major challenge in the treatment of cancer and it is explained, so far, by the over expression of drug transporters such as the well-known and archetypal P-glycoprotein (Pgp). However, controversies exist regarding the function of Pgp in multi-drug resistance...
January 8, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065864/value-of-ph-regulators-in-the-diagnosis-prognosis-and-treatment-of-cancer
#14
REVIEW
Sara Granja, Diana Tavares-Valente, Odília Queirós, Fátima Baltazar
Altered metabolism, associated with acidification of the extracellular milieu, is one of the major features of cancer. As pH regulation is crucial for the maintenance of all biological functions, cancer cells rely on the activity of lactate exporters and proton transporters to regulate their intracellular pH. The major players in cancer pH regulation are proton pump ATPases, sodium-proton exchangers (NHEs), monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs), carbonic anhydrases (CAs) and anion exchangers (AEs), which have been shown to be upregulated in several human malignancies...
January 5, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017644/piercing-the-armor-of-lung-cancer-with-genome-medicine
#15
EDITORIAL
Jianqin Gu, Xiangdong Wang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 23, 2016: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007556/roles-of-ph-and-the-na-h-exchanger-nhe1-in-cancer-from-cell-biology-and-animal-models-to-an-emerging-translational-perspective
#16
REVIEW
Christian Stock, Stine Falsig Pedersen
Acidosis is characteristic of the solid tumor microenvironment. Tumor cells, because they are highly proliferative and anabolic, have greatly elevated metabolic acid production. To sustain a normal cytosolic pH homeostasis they therefore need to either extrude excess protons or to neutralize them by importing HCO3(-), in both cases causing extracellular acidification in the poorly perfused tissue microenvironment. The Na(+)/H(+) exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1) is a ubiquitously expressed acid-extruding membrane transport protein, and upregulation of its expression and/or activity is commonly correlated with tumor malignancy...
December 19, 2016: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894849/a-global-view-of-regulatory-networks-in-lung-cancer-an-approach-to-understand-homogeneity-and-heterogeneity
#17
REVIEW
Jiapei Lu, William Wang, Menglin Xu, Yuping Li, Chengshui Chen, Xiangdong Wang
A number of new biotechnologies are used to identify potential biomarkers for the early detection of lung cancer, enabling a personalized therapy to be developed in response. The combinatorial cross-regulation of hundreds of biological function-specific transcription factors (TFs) is defined as the understanding of regulatory networks of molecules within the cell. Here we integrated global databases with 537 patients with lung adenocarcinoma (ADC), 140 with lung squamous carcinoma (SCC), 9 with lung large-cell carcinoma (LCC), 56 with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), and 590 without cancer with the understanding of TF functions...
November 25, 2016: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867044/mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-cancer-chemoprevention-by-phytochemicals-from-dietary-and-medicinal-plants
#18
REVIEW
Anuradha Sehrawat, Ruchi Roy, Subrata K Pore, Eun-Ryeong Hahm, Suman K Samanta, Krishna B Singh, Su-Hyeong Kim, Kamayani Singh, Shivendra V Singh
Cancer chemoprevention, a scientific term coined by Dr. Sporn in the late seventies, implies use of natural or synthetic chemicals to block, delay or reverse carcinogenesis. Phytochemicals derived from edible and medicinal plants have been studied rather extensively for cancer chemoprevention using preclinical models in the past few decades. Nevertheless, some of these agents (e.g., isothiocyanates from cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and watercress) have already entered into clinical investigations. Examples of widely studied and highly promising phytochemicals from edible and medicinal plants include cruciferous vegetable constituents (phenethyl isothiocyanate, benzyl isothiocyanate, and sulforaphane), withaferin A (WA) derived from a medicinal plant (Withania somnifera) used heavily in Asia, and an oriental medicine plant component honokiol (HNK)...
November 17, 2016: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865897/enigmas-in-tumor-resistance-to-kinase-inhibitors-and-calculation-of-the-drug-resistance-index-for-cancer-dric
#19
REVIEW
C I Edvard Smith
Darwinian selection is also applicable when antibiotics, the immune system or other host factors shape the repertoire of microorganisms, and similarly, clonal selection is the hallmark of tumor evolution. The ongoing revolution in new anti-cancer treatment modalities, combined with an unprecedented precision in characterizing malignant clones at the level below one percent, profoundly improves the understanding of repertoire-tuning mechanisms. There is no fundamental difference between selection of the tumor cells in the presence, or absence, of therapy...
November 16, 2016: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845189/genome-analyses-identify-the-genetic-modification-of-lung-cancer-subtypes
#20
REVIEW
Yong Zhang, Diane C Wang, Lin Shi, Bijun Zhu, Zhihui Min, Jianjun Jin
Lung cancer is a highly intricate and heterogeneous disease with genomic diversity in each subtype. Global analyses of gene expression and sequencing provided us new understanding of the genetic variation between small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), including adenocarcinoma (ADC), and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). The genetic variations of lung cancer subtypes in genomic studies were integrated and further analyzed using bioinformatics methods. The lung cancer subtypes share some genetic variations such as the dysfunction of tumor suppressor gene TP53, and also harbor specific variations of their own such as MET in ADC, FGFR1 and FGFR3 in SCC and MYC in SCLC...
November 11, 2016: Seminars in Cancer Biology
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