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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441771/hepatocyte-growth-factor-c-met-signaling-in-head-and-neck-cancer-and-implications-for-treatment
#1
REVIEW
Natalie J Rothenberger, Laura P Stabile
Aberrant signaling of the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF)/c-Met pathway has been identified as a promoter of tumorigenesis in several tumor types including head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Despite a relatively low c-Met mutation frequency, overexpression of HGF and its receptor c-Met has been observed in more than 80% of HNSCC tumors, with preclinical and clinical studies linking overexpression with cellular proliferation, invasion, migration, and poor prognosis. c-Met is activated by HGF through a paracrine mechanism to promote cellular morphogenesis enabling cells to acquire mesenchymal phenotypes in part through the epithelial-mesenchymal transition, contributing to metastasis...
April 24, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430163/long-non-coding-rnas-key-regulators-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-tumour-drug-resistance-and-cancer-stem-cells
#2
REVIEW
Richard Heery, Stephen P Finn, Sinead Cuffe, Steven G Gray
Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT), the adoption by epithelial cells of a mesenchymal-like phenotype, is a process co-opted by carcinoma cells in order to initiate invasion and metastasis. In addition, it is becoming clear that is instrumental to both the development of drug resistance by tumour cells and in the generation and maintenance of cancer stem cells. EMT is thus a pivotal process during tumour progression and poses a major barrier to the successful treatment of cancer. Non-coding RNAs (ncRNA) often utilize epigenetic programs to regulate both gene expression and chromatin structure...
April 21, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430130/timp1-promotes-cell-survival-by-activating-the-pdk1-signaling-pathway-in-melanoma
#3
Mariana Toricelli, Fabiana H M Melo, Aline Hunger, Daniela Zanatta, Bryan E Strauss, Miriam G Jasiulionis
High TIMP1 expression is associated with poor prognosis in melanoma, where it can bind to CD63 and β1 integrin, inducing PI3-kinase pathway and cell survival. Phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-trisphosphate (PIP3), generated under phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K) activation, enables the recruitment and activation of protein kinase B (PKB/AKT) and phosphoinositide-dependent kinase 1 (PDK1) at the membrane, resulting in the phosphorylation of a host of other proteins. Using a melanoma progression model, we evaluated the impact of Timp1 and AKT silencing, as well as PI3K, PDK1, and protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitors on aggressiveness characteristics...
April 21, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425953/cancer-chemotherapy-specific-to-acidic-nests
#4
REVIEW
Hiroshi Kobayashi
The realization of cancer therapeutics specific to cancer cells with less of an effect on normal tissues is our goal. Many trials have been carried out for this purpose, but this goal is still far from being realized. It was found more than 80 years ago that solid cancer nests are acidified, but in vitro studies under acidic conditions have not been extensively studied. Recently, in vitro experiments under acidic conditions were started and anti-cancer drugs specific to acidic areas have been identified. Many genes have been reported to be expressed at a high level under acidic conditions, and such genes may be potent targets for anti-cancer drugs specific to acidic nests...
April 20, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420162/hepatocyte-growth-factor-a-key-tumor-promoting-factor-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
#5
REVIEW
Benjamin Yaw Owusu, Robert Galemmo, James Janetka, Lidija Klampfer
The tumor microenvironment plays a key role in tumor development and progression. Stromal cells secrete growth factors, cytokines and extracellular matrix proteins which promote growth, survival and metastatic spread of cancer cells. Fibroblasts are the predominant constituent of the tumor stroma and Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF), the specific ligand for the tyrosine kinase receptor c-MET, is a major component of their secretome. Indeed, cancer-associated fibroblasts have been shown to promote growth, survival and migration of cancer cells in an HGF-dependent manner...
April 17, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420128/ar-signaling-and-the-pi3k-pathway-in-prostate-cancer
#6
REVIEW
Megan Crumbaker, Leila Khoja, Anthony M Joshua
Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death in men worldwide. Aberrant signaling in the androgen pathway is critical in the development and progression of prostate cancer. Despite ongoing reliance on androgen receptor (AR) signaling in castrate resistant disease, in addition to the development of potent androgen targeting drugs, patients invariably develop treatment resistance. Interactions between the AR and PI3K pathways may be a mechanism of treatment resistance and inhibitors of this pathway have been developed with variable success...
April 15, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417948/erbb-family-signalling-a-paradigm-for-oncogene-addiction-and-personalized-oncology
#7
REVIEW
Nico Jacobi, Rita Seeboeck, Elisabeth Hofmann, Andreas Eger
ErbB family members represent important biomarkers and drug targets for modern precision therapy. They have gained considerable importance as paradigms for oncoprotein addiction and personalized medicine. This review summarizes the current understanding of ErbB proteins in cell signalling and cancer and describes the molecular rationale of prominent cases of ErbB oncoprotein addiction in different cancer types. In addition, we have highlighted experimental technologies for the development of innovative cancer cell models that accurately predicted clinical ErbB drug efficacies...
April 12, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394264/the-androgen-receptor-and-vegf-mechanisms-of-androgen-regulated-angiogenesis-in-prostate-cancer
#8
REVIEW
Kurtis Eisermann, Gail Fraizer
Prostate cancer progression is controlled by the androgen receptor and new blood vessel formation, or angiogenesis, which promotes metastatic prostate cancer growth. Angiogenesis is induced by elevated expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). VEGF is regulated by many factors in the tumor microenvironment including lowered oxygen levels and elevated androgens. Here we review evidence delineating hormone mediated mechanisms of VEGF regulation, including novel interactions between the androgen receptor (AR), epigenetic and zinc-finger transcription factors, AR variants and the hypoxia factor, HIF-1...
April 10, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362324/ng2-proteoglycan-enhances-brain-tumor-progression-by-promoting-beta-1-integrin-activation-in-both-cis-and-trans-orientations
#9
REVIEW
William B Stallcup
By physically interacting with beta-1 integrins, the NG2 proteoglycan enhances activation of the integrin heterodimers. In glioma cells, co-localization of NG2 and 31 integrin in individual cells (cis interaction) can be demonstrated by immunolabeling, and the NG2-integrin interaction can be confirmed by co-immunoprecipitation. NG2-dependent integrin activation is detected via use of conformationally sensitive monoclonal antibodies that reveal the activated state of the beta-1 subunit in NG2-positive versus NG2-negative cells...
March 31, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353628/pi3k-signaling-in-tissue-hyper-proliferation-from-overgrowth-syndromes-to-kidney-cysts
#10
REVIEW
Maria Chiara De Santis, Valentina Sala, Miriam Martini, Giovanni Battista Ferrero, Emilio Hirsch
The members of the PhosphoInositide-3 Kinase (PI3K) protein family are well-known regulators of proliferative signals. By the generation of lipid second messengers, they mediate the activation of AKT/PKB (AKT) and mammalian Target Of Rapamycin (mTOR) pathways. Although mutations in the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway are highly characterized in cancer, recent evidence indicates that alterations in the proliferative signals are major drivers of other diseases such as overgrowth disorders and polycystic kidney disease...
March 29, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350342/the-role-of-pi3k-isoforms-in-regulating-bone-marrow-microenvironment-signaling-focusing-on-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-multiple-myeloma
#11
REVIEW
Rachel E Piddock, Kristian M Bowles, Stuart A Rushworth
Despite the development of novel treatments in the past 15 years, many blood cancers still remain ultimately fatal and difficult to treat, particularly acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and multiple myeloma (MM). While significant progress has been made characterising small-scale genetic mutations and larger-scale chromosomal translocations that contribute to the development of various blood cancers, less is understood about the complex microenvironment of the bone marrow (BM), which is known to be a key player in the pathogenesis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), AML and MM...
March 28, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346378/dna-repair-pathway-alterations-in-bladder-cancer
#12
REVIEW
Kent W Mouw
Most bladder tumors have complex genomes characterized by a high mutation burden as well as frequent copy number alterations and chromosomal rearrangements. Alterations in DNA repair pathways-including the double-strand break (DSB) and nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathways-are present in bladder tumors and may contribute to genomic instability and drive the tumor phenotype. DNA damaging such as cisplatin, mitomycin C, and radiation are commonly used in the treatment of muscle-invasive or metastatic bladder cancer, and several recent studies have linked specific DNA repair pathway defects with sensitivity to DNA damaging-based therapy...
March 27, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338617/egfr-family-members-regulation-of-autophagy-is-at-a-crossroads-of-cell-survival-and-death-in-cancer
#13
REVIEW
Elizabeth Henson, Yongqiang Chen, Spencer Gibson
The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling pathways are altered in many cancers contributing to increased cell survival. These alterations are caused mainly through increased expression or mutation of EGFR family members EGFR, ErbB2, ErbB3, and ErbB4. These receptors have been successfully targeted for cancer therapy. Specifically, a monoclonal antibody against ErbB2, trastuzumab, and a tyrosine kinase inhibitor against EGFR, gefitinib, have improved the survival of breast and lung cancer patients...
March 24, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300764/predictors-of-posttraumatic-stress-and-posttraumatic-growth-in-childhood-cancer-survivors
#14
Veronika Koutná, Martin Jelínek, Marek Blatný, Tomáš Kepák
This longitudinal study aims to analyze predictors of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) and posttraumatic growth (PTG) among gender, age, objective factors of the disease and its treatment, family environment factors and negative emotionality. The sample consisted of 97 childhood cancer survivors (50 girls and 47 boys) aged 11-25 years who were in remission 1.7 to seven years at T1 and four to 12.5 years at T2. Survivors completed a set of questionnaires including the Benefit Finding Scale for Children and the University of California at Los Angeles Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Index...
March 16, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287465/serine-threonine-kinase-3-phosphoinositide-dependent-protein-kinase-1-pdk1-as-a-key-regulator-of-cell-migration-and-cancer-dissemination
#15
REVIEW
Laura Di Blasio, Paolo A Gagliardi, Alberto Puliafito, Luca Primo
Dissecting the cellular signaling that governs the motility of eukaryotic cells is one of the fundamental tasks of modern cell biology, not only because of the large number of physiological processes in which cell migration is crucial, but even more so because of the pathological ones, in particular tumor invasion and metastasis. Cell migration requires the coordination of at least four major processes: polarization of intracellular signaling, regulation of the actin cytoskeleton and membrane extension, focal adhesion and integrin signaling and contractile forces generation and rear retraction...
March 11, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273837/class-i-phosphoinositide-3-kinases-in-the-tumor-microenvironment
#16
REVIEW
David Gyori, Tamara Chessa, Phillip T Hawkins, Len R Stephens
Phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks) are a diverse family of enzymes which regulate various critical biological processes, such as cell proliferation and survival. Class (I) PI3Ks (PI3Kα, PI3Kβ, PI3Kγ and PI3Kδ) mediate the phosphorylation of the inositol ring at position D3 leading to the generation of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3. PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 can be dephosphorylated by several phosphatases, of which the best known is the 3-phosphatase PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homolog). The Class (I) PI3K pathway is frequently disrupted in human cancers where mutations are associated with increased PI3K-activity or loss of PTEN functionality within the tumor cells...
March 4, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257041/photodynamic-detection-of-peritoneal-metastases-using-5-aminolevulinic-acid-ala
#17
REVIEW
Yutaka Yonemura, Yoshio Endo, Emel Canbay, Yang Liu, Haruaki Ishibashi, Akiyoshi Mizumoto, Masamitu Hirano, Yuuki Imazato, Nobuyuki Takao, Masumi Ichinose, Kousuke Noguchi, Yan Li, Satoshi Wakama, Kazuhiro Yamada, Koutarou Hatano, Hiroshi Shintani, Hiroyuki Yoshitake, Shun-Ichiro Ogura
In the past, peritoneal metastasis (PM) was considered as a terminal stage of cancer. From the early 1990s, however, a new comprehensive treatment consisting of cytoreductive surgery and perioperative chemotherapy has been established to improve long-term survival for selected patients with PM. Among prognostic indicators after the treatment, completeness of cytoreduction is the most independent predictors of survival. However, peritoneal recurrence is a main cause of recurrence, even after complete cytoreduction...
March 1, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264478/crosstalk-of-the-androgen-receptor-with-transcriptional-collaborators-potential-therapeutic-targets-for-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Daisuke Obinata, Kenichi Takayama, Satoru Takahashi, Satoshi Inoue
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer among males in Western countries. It is also the most commonly diagnosed male cancer in Japan. The progression of prostate cancer is mainly influenced by androgens and the androgen receptor (AR). Androgen deprivation therapy is an established therapy for advanced prostate cancer; however, prostate cancers frequently develop resistance to low testosterone levels and progress to the fatal stage called castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC)...
February 28, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245550/ar-signaling-in-breast-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Bilal Rahim, Ruth O'Regan
Androgen receptor (AR, a member of the steroid hormone receptor family) status has become increasingly important as both a prognostic marker and potential therapeutic target in breast cancer. AR is expressed in up to 90% of estrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancer, and to a lesser degree, human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2) amplified tumors. In the former, AR signaling has been correlated with a better prognosis given its inhibitory activity in estrogen dependent disease, though conversely has also been shown to increase resistance to anti-estrogen therapies such as tamoxifen...
February 24, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241422/androgen-receptor-signaling-in-bladder-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Peng Li, Jinbo Chen, Hiroshi Miyamoto
Emerging preclinical findings have indicated that steroid hormone receptor signaling plays an important role in bladder cancer outgrowth. In particular, androgen-mediated androgen receptor signals have been shown to correlate with the promotion of tumor development and progression, which may clearly explain some sex-specific differences in bladder cancer. This review summarizes and discusses the available data, suggesting the involvement of androgens and/or the androgen receptor pathways in urothelial carcinogenesis as well as tumor growth...
February 22, 2017: Cancers
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