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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427198/hypoxia-activates-placental-growth-factor-expression-in-lymphatic-endothelial-cells
#1
Laura Tudisco, Augusto Orlandi, Valeria Tarallo, Sandro De Falco
Placental growth factor (PlGF), a proangiogenic member of vascular endothelial growth family, is active during pathological conditions like cancer, metastasis formation and hind limb ischemia and in wound healing. Endothelial cells express PlGF and hypoxia positively modulates in vitro its expression. To verify whether hypoxia modulates PlGF expression in different cellular contexts and in vivo, we first analyzed five human and five mouse cancer cell lines showing that in eight of them hypoxia positively modulates PlGF...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424337/physical-and-chemical-gradients-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-regulate-tumor-cell-invasion-migration-and-metastasis
#2
Madeleine J Oudin, Valerie M Weaver
Cancer metastasis requires the invasion of tumor cells into the stroma and the directed migration of tumor cells through the stroma toward the vasculature and lymphatics where they can disseminate and colonize secondary organs. Physical and biochemical gradients that form within the primary tumor tissue promote tumor cell invasion and drive persistent migration toward blood vessels and the lymphatics to facilitate tumor cell dissemination. These microenvironment cues include hypoxia and pH gradients, gradients of soluble cues that induce chemotaxis, and ions that facilitate galvanotaxis, as well as modifications to the concentration, organization, and stiffness of the extracellular matrix that produce haptotactic, alignotactic, and durotactic gradients...
April 19, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423625/inhibition-activity-of-a-disulfide-stabilized-diabody-against-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-in-lung-cancer
#3
Yaxiong Cai, Shuange Yao, Jiangchuan Zhong, Jinxia Zhang, Haowu Jiang, Yanrui Deng, Ning Deng
The over-expression of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) plays a crucial role in the development, invasion and metastasis of lung cancer. Therefore, neutralizing antibodies against bFGF may inhibit the growth of lung cancer. In this study, a Disulfide-stabilized diabody (ds-Diabody) against bFGF was constructed by site-directed mutation and overlap extension PCR (SOE-PCR) at the position of VH44 and VL100 in the scFv. The ds-Diabody was constructed and expressed in Pichia pastoris. We found that the ds-Diabody against bFGF could efficiently suppress the proliferation, migration and invasion of human lung cancer A549 cells in vitro...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420899/three-dimensional-imaging-of-lymphatic-system-in-lymphedema-legs-using-interstitial-computed-tomography-lymphography
#4
Kiyoshi Yamada, Akira Shinaoka, Yoshihiro Kimata
As a new trial, we used interstitial computed tomography-lymphography (CT-LG) in 10 patients with lower extremity lymphedema (n=20 limbs) at stage 0, 1, 2, or 3 under the International Society of Lymphology (ISL) classification. In all cases, CT-LG, lymphoscintigraphy, and indocyanine green fluorescence-lymphography (ICG-LG) were performed. In the examination of the ascending level of depicted lymphatic vessels, we measured the diameters of lymphatic vessels detected with CT-LG and conducted an image analysis of dermal backflow of lymph (DB)...
April 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411704/lymphoscintigraphic-abnormalities-in-the-contralateral-lower-limbs-of-patients-with-unilateral-lymphedema
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Camila Alcoforado de Almeida, Esdras Marques Lins, Simone Cristina Soares Brandão, Álvaro Antônio Bandeira Ferraz, Flavia Cristina Morone Pinto, Silvio Romero de Barros Marques
OBJECTIVE: The contralateral limbs of patients with unilateral lymphedema in the lower limbs (LLs) can exhibit abnormal lymphatic circulation, even in the absence of lymphedema. This idea is based on a number of reports that have studied isolated cases using lymphoscintigraphy. It is likely that these patients previously had some form of lymphopathy, and the lymphedema arose after the action of some external factor. However, there are no studies in the literature that adequately assess the asymptomatic contralateral limbs of these patients or address the prevalence and characteristics of the abnormal lymphatic circulation in these limbs...
May 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410495/local-induction-of-lymphangiogenesis-with-engineered-fibrin-binding-vegf-c-promotes-wound-healing-by-increasing-immune-cell-trafficking-and-matrix-remodeling
#6
Esra Güç, Priscilla S Briquez, Didier Foretay, Manuel A Fankhauser, Jeffrey A Hubbell, Witold W Kilarski, Melody A Swartz
Lymphangiogenesis occurs in inflammation and wound healing, yet its functional roles in these processes are not fully understood. Consequently, clinically relevant strategies for therapeutic lymphangiogenesis remain underdeveloped, particularly using growth factors. To achieve controlled, local capillary lymphangiogenesis with protein engineering and determine its effects on fluid clearance, leukocyte trafficking, and wound healing, we developed a fibrin-binding variant of vascular endothelial growth factor C (FB-VEGF-C) that is slowly released upon demand from infiltrating cells...
March 25, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408396/novel-role-of-immature-myeloid-cells-in-formation-of-new-lymphatic-vessels-associated-with-inflammation-and-tumors
#7
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Sophia Ran, Andrew Wilber
Inflammation triggers an immune cell-driven program committed to restoring homeostasis to injured tissue. Central to this process is vasculature restoration, which includes both blood and lymphatic networks. Generation of new vessels or remodeling of existing vessels are also important steps in metastasis-the major cause of death for cancer patients. Although roles of the lymphatic system in regulation of inflammation and cancer metastasis are firmly established, the mechanisms underlying the formation of new lymphatic vessels remain a subject of debate...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405261/blocking-of-the-lymphatic-vessel-in-lymphedema
#8
Hisako Hara, Makoto Mihara
Objective: In this case report, we present a case wherein we observed a blocking of lymphatic vessels in indocyanine green lymphography and found a shrunken lymphatic vessel intraoperatively. Methods: We performed indocyanine green lymphography and lymphaticovenous anastomosis on a 77-year-old woman. She had previously undergone right mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection accompanied by radiotherapy and chemotherapy for right breast cancer. She noticed swelling in the right upper limb 22 years after the surgery and consulted our hospital...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400300/locoregional-therapy-and-recurrent-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-liver-transplantation
#9
Min Xu, Majella Doyle, Babak Banan, Neeta Vachharajani, Xuanchuan Wang, Nael Saad, Katherine Fowler, Elizabeth M Brunt, Yiing Lin, William C Chapman
BACKGROUND: Neoadjuvant locoregional therapies (LRT) have been widely used to reduce tumor burden or downstage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) prior to orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We examined the impact of LRT response on HCC recurrence after OLT. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective study of 384 HCC patients treated by OLT. Tumor necrosis was determined by pathologic evaluation. The vascular and lymphatic vessels were localized by immunofluorescence (IF) staining in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue; expressions of VEGFR-2 and VEGFR-3 were analyzed by Western Blot...
April 8, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399391/cd163-positive-macrophages-within-the-tumor-stroma-are-associated-with-lymphangiogenesis-and-lymph-node-metastasis-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#10
Yuko Yamagata, Hirofumi Tomioka, Kei Sakamoto, Kiyoshi Sato, Hiroyuki Harada, Tohru Ikeda, Kou Kayamori
PURPOSE: Increasing evidence shows that tumor stromal components, particularly tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs), play an important role in the tumor progression of various solid malignant tumor types. However, their roles in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) have not been fully elucidated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy human tongue OSCC samples were analyzed in the present study. Immunohistochemistry was used to investigate the correlations between the densities of CD68-, CD163-, and CD204-positive TAMs and clinicopathologic parameters...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396439/structural-basis-of-tie2-activation-and-tie2-tie1-heterodimerization
#11
Veli-Matti Leppänen, Pipsa Saharinen, Kari Alitalo
The endothelial cell (EC)-specific receptor tyrosine kinases Tie1 and Tie2 are necessary for the remodeling and maturation of blood and lymphatic vessels. Angiopoietin-1 (Ang1) growth factor is a Tie2 agonist, whereas Ang2 functions as a context-dependent agonist/antagonist. The orphan receptor Tie1 modulates Tie2 activation, which is induced by association of angiopoietins with Tie2 in cis and across EC-EC junctions in trans Except for the binding of the C-terminal angiopoietin domains to the Tie2 ligand-binding domain, the mechanisms for Tie2 activation are poorly understood...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395729/a-novel-perivascular-cell-population-in-the-zebrafish-brain
#12
Marina Venero Galanternik, Daniel Castranova, Aniket V Gore, Nathan H Blewett, Hyun Min Jung, Amber N Stratman, Martha R Kirby, James Iben, Mayumi F Miller, Koichi Kawakami, Richard J Maraia, Brant M Weinstein
The blood-brain barrier is essential for the proper homeostasis and function of the CNS, but its mechanism of function is poorly understood. Perivascular cells surrounding brain blood vessels are thought to be important for blood-brain barrier establishment, but their roles are not well defined. Here, we describe a novel perivascular cell population closely associated with blood vessels on the zebrafish brain. Based on similarities in their morphology, location, and scavenger behavior, these cells appear to be the zebrafish equivalent of cells variably characterized as Fluorescent Granular Perithelial cells (FGPs), perivascular macrophages, or 'Mato Cells' in mammals...
April 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393881/tranilast-induced-stress-alleviation-in-solid-tumors-improves-the-efficacy-of-chemo-and-nanotherapeutics-in-a-size-independent-manner
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Panagiotis Papageorgis, Christiana Polydorou, Fotios Mpekris, Chrysovalantis Voutouri, Eliana Agathokleous, Constantina P Kapnissi-Christodoulou, Triantafyllos Stylianopoulos
Accumulation of mechanical stresses during cancer progression can induce blood and lymphatic vessel compression, creating hypo-perfusion, hypoxia and interstitial hypertension which decrease the efficacy of chemo- and nanotherapies. Stress alleviation treatment has been recently proposed to reduce mechanical stresses in order to decompress tumor vessels and improve perfusion and chemotherapy. However, it remains unclear if it improves the efficacy of nanomedicines, which present numerous advantages over traditional chemotherapeutic drugs...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391718/mixed-lymphangioma-and-cavernous-hemangioma-within-the-ulnar-nerve-a-case-report
#14
Michael Canaan Prater, Brian A Janz
BACKGROUND: Lymphangiomas are benign lymphatic vessel hamartomas typically found in the skin or subcutaneous tissue of the head and neck. Although mostly seen in a congenital context, acquired forms have been reported. By contrast, cavernous hemangiomas are benign hamartomas of endothelial origin. They can arise anywhere in the body, but are typically described as arising from the central nervous system. METHODS: We report the case of a young patient who developed a mixed lymphangioma and cavernous hemangioma within the ulnar nerve...
April 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390866/activation-of-transforming-growth-factor-beta-1-signaling-in-gastric-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-increases-their-motility-via-expression-of-rhomboid-5-homolog-2-and-ability-to-induce-invasiveness-of-gastric-cancer-cells
#15
Takatsugu Ishimoto, Keisuke Miyake, Tannistha Nandi, Masakazu Yashiro, Nobuyuki Onishi, Kie Kyon Huang, Suling Joyce Lin, Ramnarayanan Kalpana, Su Ting Tay, Yuka Suzuki, Byoung Chul Cho, Daisuke Kuroda, Kota Arima, Daisuke Izumi, Masaaki Iwatsuki, Yoshifumi Baba, Eiji Oki, Masayuki Watanabe, Hideyuki Saya, Kosei Hirakawa, Hideo Baba, Patrick Tan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Fibroblasts that interact with cancer cells are called cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs)-they promote progression of different tumor types. We investigated the characteristics and functions of CAFs in diffuse-type gastric cancers (DGCs) by analyzing features of their genome and gene expression patterns. METHODS: We isolated CAFs and adjacent non-cancer fibroblasts (NFs) from 110 GC tissues from patients who underwent gastrectomy in Japan from 2008 through 2016...
April 5, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387911/expression-of-slp-2-gene-and-ccbe1-are-associated-with-prognosis-of-rectal-cancer
#16
L Zhang, F-J Liu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the clinical significance of SLP-2 gene for patients with rectal cancer. To analyze the effect of CCBE1 (Collagen and calcium-binding EGF domain-containing protein 1) on rectal cancer tissue and lymph vessels of para-carcinoma tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 50 samples of rectal cancer tissues were enrolled in the experimental group, confirmed by pathological examination. 50 samples of para-carcinoma normal tissues were collected as control group...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386369/prognostic-role-of-lymphatic-vessel-density-and-lymphovascular-invasion-in-chemotherapy-naive-and-chemotherapy-treated-patients-with-invasive-breast-cancer
#17
Joanna A Niemiec, Agnieszka Adamczyk, Aleksandra Ambicka, Anna Mucha-Małecka, Wojciech M Wysocki, Beata Biesaga, Marek Ziobro, Ida Cedrych, Aleksandra Grela-Wojewoda, Małgorzata Domagała-Haduch, Joanna Wysocka, Janusz Ryś, Beata Sas-Korczyńska
It is assumed that the spread of breast cancer cells via the lymphatic system might be influenced by inflammatory reactions and/or the application of chemotherapy or molecularly targeted therapy. Therefore, we analysed survival according to lymphatic vessel density (LVD), lymphovascular invasion (LVI) (both assessed using podoplanin as immunohistochemical marker of lymphatic endothelium) and well-established clinico-pathological features in a group of 358 patients with invasive ductal breast cancer: 139 chemotherapy-naïve (pT1-2/pN0/M0) and 219 treated with chemotherapy (pT1-4/pN1-3/M0)...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382801/surgical-treatment-of-early-ovarian-cancer-with-compartmental-resection-of-regional-lymphatic-network-and-indocyanine-green-guided-targeted-compartmental-lymphadenectomy-tcl-paraaortic-part
#18
Rainer Kimmig, Paul Buderath, Pawel Mach, Peter Rusch, Bahriye Aktas
OBJECTIVE: Whether pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy is of therapeutic benefit in advanced ovarian cancer will remain unclear until the publication of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Gynäkologische Onkologie lymphadenectomy in ovarian neoplasms (AGO LION) trial. In early ovarian cancer, however, lymphadenectomy seems mandatory for diagnostic and also therapeutic reasons. METHODS: Complete systematic lymphadenectomy is accompanied by morbidity which may be reduced by sentinel node biopsy already established for several solid tumors...
May 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382512/microsurgery-guided-by-sequential-preoperative-lymphography-using-68-ga-neb-pet-and-mri-in-patients-with-lower-limb-lymphedema
#19
Xiao Long, Jingjing Zhang, Daming Zhang, Chao Gao, Chongwei Chi, Elan Yang, Huadan Xue, Lixin Lang, Gang Niu, Zhaohui Zhu, Fang Li, Xiaoyuan Chen
OBJECTIVE: The popularity of contemporary microsurgical techniques in treatment of lower-limb lymphedema calls for better visualization of the lymphatic system, both preoperatively and intra-operatively. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the feasibility of a novel combination of (68)Ga-NEB positron emission tomography (PET) with magnetic resonance lymphography (MRL) in evaluating lymphedema and guiding surgical intervention. METHODS: A total of 11 patients (F 9, M 2, age range 29-69 y) with lower-limb lymphedema classified into stage I to III were recruited...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381169/the-role-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-and-its-clinical-implications
#20
REVIEW
Masato Nakajima, Masayuki Nagahashi, Omar M Rashid, Kazuaki Takabe, Toshifumi Wakai
Elucidating the interaction between cancer and non-cancer cells, such as blood vessels, immune cells, and other stromal cells, in the tumor microenvironment is imperative in understanding the mechanisms underlying cancer progression and metastasis, which is expected to lead to the development of new therapeutics. Sphingosine-1-phosphate is a bioactive lipid mediator that promotes cell survival, proliferation, migration, angiogenesis/lymphangiogenesis, and immune responsiveness, which are all factors involved in cancer progression...
April 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
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