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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158781/hypothalamic-beta-endorphin-neurons-suppress-preneoplastic-and-neoplastic-lesions-development-in-1-2-dimethylhydrazine-induced-rat-colon-cancer-model
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Sengottuvelan Murugan, Yatee Dave, Ankush Rakhit, Dipak K Sarkar
In recent years, experimental studies demonstrated negative impacts of impaired body stress response on colonic pathologies. In this study, we tested if reducing body stress response by the use of β-endorphin (BEP) neuronal transplants in the hypothalamus suppresses pre-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions. Colon cancer was induced by injecting 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH) for sixteen weeks in Sprague Dawley rats with BEP neuron transplants or control neuron transplants, and their colonic histopathologies, colon tissue levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) proteins and splenic levels of cytotoxic proteins were measured...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156755/escherichia-coli-nissle-1917-engineered-to-express-tum-5-can-restrain-murine-melanoma-growth
#2
Lian He, Huijun Yang, Fei Liu, Yiyan Chen, Sijia Tang, Wei Ji, Jianli Tang, Zhudong Liu, Yunjun Sun, Shengbiao Hu, Youming Zhang, Xiong Liu, Weitao Huang, Xuezhi Ding, Liqiu Xia
Tumor growth and metastasis depend on angiogenesis. Thus, inhibiting tumor angiogenesis has become promising cancer therapeutic strategy in recent years. Tumstatin is a more powerful angiogenesis inhibitor than endostatin. Anti-angiogenic active fragment encoding amino acids 45-132 (Tum-5) of tumstatin was subcloned into four different inducible expression vectors and successfully solubly expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 (DE3) in this study. Subsequently, an anaerobic inducible expression vector was constructed under Vitreoscilla hemoglobin gene promoter Pvhb in E...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154820/cytotoxic-t-cell-responses-to-streptococcus-are-associated-with-improved-prognosis-of-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#3
Jie Wang, Feng Sun, Xiaoyu Lin, Zaiye Li, Xiaohe Mao, Canhua Jiang
Several species of Streptococcus, such as S. salivarius, S. mitis, and S. anginosus, are found to extensively colonize the oral cavity and the upper respiratory tract, and have been shown to increase in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Accumulating evidence have revealed that commensal bacteria are involved in antitumor immunity via T cell-mediated mechanisms, but the role of Streptococcus enrichment in OSCC is yet unclear. In this study, we stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells from non-cancer controls (NCs) and OSCC patients with S...
November 14, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154757/macrophage-polarization-and-meta-inflammation
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REVIEW
Chuan Li, Maria M Xu, Kepeng Wang, Adam J Adler, Anthony T Vella, Beiyan Zhou
Chronic overnutrition and obesity induces low-grade inflammation throughout the body. Termed "meta-inflammation," this chronic state of inflammation is mediated by macrophages located within the colon, liver, muscle, and adipose tissue. A sentinel orchestrator of immune activity and homeostasis, macrophages adopt variable states of activation as a function of time and environmental cues. Meta-inflammation phenotypically skews these polarization states and has been linked to numerous metabolic disorders. The past decade has revealed several key regulators of macrophage polarization, including the signal transducer and activator of transcription family, the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, the CCAAT-enhancer-binding proteins (C/EBP) family, and the interferon regulatory factors...
November 3, 2017: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152681/trichothecenes-immunomodulatory-effects-mechanisms-and-anti-cancer-potential
#5
REVIEW
Qinghua Wu, Xu Wang, Eugenie Nepovimova, Anca Miron, Qianying Liu, Yun Wang, Dongxiao Su, Hualin Yang, Li Li, Kamil Kuca
Paradoxically, trichothecenes have both immunosuppressive and immunostimulatory effects. The underlying mechanisms have not been fully explored. Early studies show that dose, exposure timing, and the time at which immune function is assessed influence whether trichothecenes act in an immunosuppressive or immunostimulatory fashion. Recent studies suggest that the immunomodulatory function of trichothecenes is also actively shaped by competing cell-survival and death-signaling pathways. Autophagy may also promote trichothecene immunosuppression, although the mechanism may be complicated...
November 20, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152287/acute-drop-of-platelets-in-metastatic-colon-cancer
#6
Ahmed-Tarig Ahmed, Shweta Gupta
Oxaliplatin is a platinum commonly used in the treatment of metastatic colon cancer. It can cause thrombocytopenia through different mechanism. Sudden isolated drop in platelets should raise the concern for oxaliplatin immune-induced thrombocytopenia and abrupt discontinuation of the drug. Patients should not be rechallenged with oxaliplatin once diagnosis of OIIT is confirmed.
November 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144754/immunogenic-cell-death-amplified-by-co-localized-adjuvant-delivery-for-cancer-immunotherapy
#7
Yuchen Fan, Rui Kuai, Yao Xu, Lukasz J Ochyl, Darrell J Irvine, James J Moon
Despite their potential, conventional whole-cell cancer vaccines prepared by freeze-thawing or irradiation have shown limited therapeutic efficacy in clinical trials. Recent studies have indicated that cancer cells treated with certain chemotherapeutics, such as mitoxantrone, can undergo immunogenic cell death (ICD) and initiate antitumor immune responses. However, it remains unclear how to exploit ICD for cancer immunotherapy. Here, we present a new material-based strategy for converting immunogenically dying tumor cells into a powerful platform for cancer vaccination and demonstrate their therapeutic potential in murine models of melanoma and colon carcinoma...
November 22, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142183/worse-preoperative-status-based-on-inflammation-and-host-immunity-is-a-risk-factor-for-surgical-site-infections-in-colorectal-cancer-surgery
#8
Masano Sagawa, Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, Hajime Yokomizo, Yuki Yano, Sachiyo Okayama, Takebumi Usui, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Shunichi Shiozawa, Takeshi Shimakawa, Takao Katsube, Hiroyuki Kato, Yoshihiko Naritaka
OBJECTIVE: The modified Glasgow Prognostic Score (mGPS) is an inflammation-based measure of malnutrition that reflects a state of cachexia in cancer patients. We evaluated mGPS as an index to predict surgical site infection (SSI) incidence in patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 351 patients who underwent colon cancer resection. Factors correlated with the incidence of SSIs were identified by logistic analysis and stepwise selection...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139122/vaccination-with-human-amniotic-epithelial-cells-confer-effective-protection-in-a-murine-model-of-colon-adenocarcinoma
#9
M Tabatabaei, N Mosaffa, R Ghods, S Nikoo, S Kazemnejad, M Khanmohammadi, E Mirzadeghan, A Mahmoudi, M R Bolouri, R Falak, B Keshavarzi, M Ramezani, A H Zarnani
In spite of being the star of therapeutic strategies for cancer treatment, the results of immunotherapeutic approaches are still far from expectations. In this regard, primary prevention of cancer using prophylactic cancer vaccines has gained considerable attention. The immunologic similarities between cancer development and placentation have helped researchers to unravel molecular mechanisms responsible for carcinogenesis and to take advantage of stem cells from reproductive organs to elicit robust anti-cancer immune responses...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138097/gastric-microbiota-an-emerging-player-in-helicobacter-pylori-induced-gastric-malignancies
#10
J Luis Espinoza, Ayumi Matsumoto, Hirokazu Tanaka, Itaru Matsumura
The complex diversity of nonpathogenic microbes that colonize the human body, known as microbiota, exert considerable effects on physiological homeostasis, and immune regulation. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium that frequently colonizes human stomach and is a major pathogenic agent for peptic ulcer diseases, gastric cancer, and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. Due to its acidic pH and peristaltic movements, the stomach has been considered a hostile environment for most microorganisms, however various commensal microorganisms are capable of colonizing the stomach to form a stomach niche...
November 11, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137299/tumor-expressed-immune-checkpoint-b7x-promotes-cancer-progression-and-antigen-specific-cd8-t-cell-exhaustion-and-suppressive-innate-immune-cells
#11
Kim C Ohaegbulam, Weifeng Liu, Hyungjun Jeon, Steven C Almo, Xingxing Zang
B7x (B7-H4 or B7S1) is a coinhibitory member of the B7 immune checkpoint ligand family that regulates immune function following ligation with its unknown cognate receptors. B7x has limited expression on normal tissues, but is up-regulated on solid human tumors to inhibit anti-tumor immunity and associates with poor clinical prognosis. We assessed the contribution of cytokine stimuli to induce surface B7x expression on cancer cells and the role of tumor-expressed B7x in a murine pulmonary metastasis model, and finally evaluated the potential interaction between B7x and Neuropilin-1, a suggested potential cognate receptor...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133416/rsk2-phosphorylates-t-bet-to-attenuate-colon-cancer-metastasis-and-growth
#12
Ke Yao, Cong Peng, Yuwen Zhang, Tatyana A Zykova, Mee-Hyun Lee, Sung-Young Lee, Enyu Rao, Hanyong Chen, Joohyun Ryu, Lei Wang, Yi Zhang, Ge Gao, Wei He, Wei-Ya Ma, Kangdong Liu, Ann M Bode, Ziming Dong, Bing Li, Zigang Dong
Metastasis is a major cause of cancer-related deaths. Approximately 80% of patients with colorectal cancer develop liver metastasis and 20% develop lung metastasis. We found that at different stages of colon cancer, IFNγ secretion from peripheral blood mononuclear cells was decreased compared with healthy controls. The ribosomal S6 kinase (RSK) family of kinases has multiple cellular functions, and we examined their roles in this observed IFNγ decrease. Flow cytometry analysis of wild-type (WT) and RSK2 knockout (KO) mice revealed significantly lower levels of IFNγ in the RSK2 KO mice compared with the WT mice...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131550/innate-and-acquired-immune-surveillance-in-the-post-dissemination-phase-of-metastasis
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REVIEW
Hugo Gonzalez, Isabella Robles, Zena Werb
Metastasis is responsible for the majority of death in cancer patients. Of the different steps in the metastasis cascade, the post-dissemination phase is perhaps one of the least understood. Many factors, both from the disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) and the microenvironment, impact the success of the metastatic outgrowth. In this article, we discuss the interactions between colonizing cancer cells and immune cells in the period between vascular arrest in a secondary organ and metastatic outgrowth. We address the ambiguity in the findings of current research regarding the role of immune cells in regulating the metastatic microenvironment, and their hand in determining cancer cell fate...
November 13, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128614/gene-expression-profiling-in-colon-of-mice-exposed-to-food-additive-titanium-dioxide-e171
#14
Héloïse Proquin, Marlon J Jetten, Marloes C M Jonkhout, Luis G Garduño-Balderas, Jacob J Briedé, Theo M de Kok, Yolanda I Chirino, Henk van Loveren
Dietary factors that may influence the risks of colorectal cancer, including specific supplements, are under investigation. Previous studies showed the capacity of food additive titanium dioxide (E171) to induce DNA damage in vitro and facilitate growth of colorectal tumours in vivo. This study aimed to investigate the molecular mechanisms behind these effects after E171 exposure. BALB/c mice were exposed by gavage to 5 mg/kgbw/day of E171 for 2, 7, 14, and 21 days. Transcriptome changes were studied by whole genome mRNA microarray analysis on the mice's distal colons...
November 8, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118756/th17-cell-and-epithelial-cell-crosstalk-during-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-carcinogenesis
#15
REVIEW
Jan Kempski, Leonie Brockmann, Nicola Gagliani, Samuel Huber
The intestine is colonized by hundreds of different species of commensal bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Therefore, the intestinal immune system is constantly being challenged by foreign antigens. The immune system, the commensal microbiota, and the intestinal epithelial surface have to maintain a tight balance to guarantee defense against potential pathogens and to prevent chronic inflammatory conditions at the same time. Failure of these mechanisms can lead to a vicious cycle in which a perpetual tissue damage/repair process results in a pathological reorganization of the normal mucosal surface...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114736/association-of-warfarin-use-with-lower-overall-cancer-incidence-among-patients-older-than-50-years
#16
Gry S Haaland, Ragnhild S Falk, Oddbjørn Straume, James B Lorens
Importance: In cancer models, warfarin inhibits AXL receptor tyrosine kinase-dependent tumorigenesis and enhances antitumor immune responses at doses not reaching anticoagulation levels. This study investigates the association between warfarin use and cancer incidence in a large, unselected population-based cohort. Objective: To examine the association between warfarin use and cancer incidence. Design, Setting, and Participants: This population-based cohort study with subgroup analysis used the Norwegian National Registry coupled with the Norwegian Prescription Database and the Cancer Registry of Norway...
November 6, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107070/inflammation-driven-colon-neoplasmatogenesis-in-upa-deficient-mice-is-associated-with-an-increased-expression-of-runx-transcriptional-regulators
#17
Hara Afaloniati, George S Karagiannis, Alexandros Hardas, Theofilos Poutahidis, Katerina Angelopoulou
Deregulation of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) pathway has been documented in colorectal cancer (CRC). Previously, we investigated possible associations between urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) deficiency and expression of extracellular constituents of BMP signaling in a newly developed mouse model of inflammation-driven intestinal neoplasmatogenesis, in which chronic colitis and CRC are induced using dextran sodium sulfate (DSS). In this report, we explored the contribution of intracellular components of Smad-mediated BMP signal transduction using the same model...
October 26, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104081/wnt-pathway-activator-tws119-enhances-the-proliferation-and-cytolytic-activity-of-human-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-against-colon-cancer
#18
Yong-Qiang Chen, Lu Zheng, Mohanad Aldarouish, Zhong-Hai Zhou, Ning Pan, Jun-Quan Liu, Fu-Xing Chen, Li-Xin Wang
γδT cells are a distinct T-cell subset that display unique characteristics regarding T-cell receptor gene usage, tissue tropism and antigen recognition. Adoptive γδT cell transfer therapy has recently been gaining importance as an efficient approach in cancer immunotherapy. However, exploiting γδT cell response for tumour immunotherapy is a challenge due to cell numbers, activities and differentiation states that minimize the clinical therapeutic effects. Previous studies have indicated that the wnt/β-catenin signalling pathway plays a crucial role in the differentiation, survival and enhancement of the immune response of T lymphocytes...
November 2, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102042/the-prognostic-value-of-cancer-stem-like-cell-markers-sox2-and-cd133-in-stage-iii-colon-cancer-is-modified-by-expression-of-the-immune-related-markers-foxp3-pd-l1-and-cd3
#19
T J Miller, M J McCoy, C Hemmings, M K Bulsara, B Iacopetta, C F Platell
Cancer stem-like cells are highly tumourigenic cells that can repopulate entire tumours after apparent successful treatment. Recent evidence suggests they interact with other cells in the tumour microenvironment, including immune cell subsets, to enhance their survival. The aim of this study was to determine whether the expression of immune cell markers in primary colon cancer impacts the prognostic significance of cancer stem-like cell marker expression. Immunohistochemistry was used to assess the expression of putative stem cell markers (ALDH1, CD44v6, CD133, Lgr5, SOX2) and immune cell related markers (CD3, CD8, FoxP3, PD-L1) in 104 patients with stage III colon cancer...
October 25, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093489/trem-1-promotes-intestinal-tumorigenesis
#20
Leslie Saurer, Daniel Zysset, Silvia Rihs, Lukas Mager, Matteo Gusberti, Cedric Simillion, Alessandro Lugli, Inti Zlobec, Philippe Krebs, Christoph Mueller
Triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (TREM-1) is a potent amplifier of pro-inflammatory innate immune responses. Increasing evidence suggests a role for TREM-1 not only in acute pathogen-induced reactions but also in chronic and non-infectious inflammatory disorders, including various types of cancer. Here, we demonstrate that genetic deficiency in Trem1 protects from colorectal cancer. In particular, Trem1 (-/-) mice exhibited reduced tumor numbers and load in an experimental model of inflammation-driven tumorigenesis...
November 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
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