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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214209/expression-and-promoter-dna-methylation-of-mlh1-in-colorectal-cancer-and-lung-cancer
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Yunxia Ma, Yuan Chen, Iver Petersen
AIMS: Aberrant DNA methylation is a common molecular feature in human cancer. The aims of this study were to analyze the methylation status of MLH1, one of the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes, in human colorectal and lung cancer and to evaluate its clinical relevance. METHODS: The expression of MLH1 was analyzed in 8 colorectal cancer (CRC) and 8 lung cancer cell lines by real-time RT-PCR and western blotting. The MLH1 protein expression was evaluated by immunohistochemistry on tissue microarrays including 121 primary CRC and 90 lung cancer patient samples...
January 22, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212278/the-effect-of-the-human-peptide-ghk-on-gene-expression-relevant-to-nervous-system-function-and-cognitive-decline
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Loren Pickart, Jessica Michelle Vasquez-Soltero, Anna Margolina
Neurodegeneration, the progressive death of neurons, loss of brain function, and cognitive decline is an increasing problem for senior populations. Its causes are poorly understood and therapies are largely ineffective. Neurons, with high energy and oxygen requirements, are especially vulnerable to detrimental factors, including age-related dysregulation of biochemical pathways caused by altered expression of multiple genes. GHK (glycyl-l-histidyl-l-lysine) is a human copper-binding peptide with biological actions that appear to counter aging-associated diseases and conditions...
February 15, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209968/activating-akt1-mutations-alter-dna-double-strand-break-repair-and-radiosensitivity
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S Oeck, K Al-Refae, H Riffkin, G Wiel, R Handrick, D Klein, G Iliakis, V Jendrossek
The survival kinase Akt has clinical relevance to radioresistance. However, its contributions to the DNA damage response, DNA double strand break (DSB) repair and apoptosis remain poorly defined and often contradictory. We used a genetic approach to explore the consequences of genetic alterations of Akt1 for the cellular radiation response. While two activation-associated mutants with prominent nuclear access, the phospho-mimicking Akt1-TDSD and the clinically relevant PH-domain mutation Akt1-E17K, accelerated DSB repair and improved survival of irradiated Tramp-C1 murine prostate cancer cells and Akt1-knockout murine embryonic fibroblasts in vitro, the classical constitutively active membrane-targeted myrAkt1 mutant had the opposite effects...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206814/biomarkers-in-tumor-microenvironment-upregulation-of-fibroblast-activation-protein-%C3%AE-correlates-with-gastric-cancer-progression-and-poor-prognosis
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Mengmou Hu, Chengjia Qian, Ziwei Hu, Bojian Fei, Haibo Zhou
Gastric cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Recent evidence points to importance of cross talk between cancer cells and the surrounding stroma on gastric cancer progression. Tumor microenvironment biomarkers thus represent a new opportunity for diagnostics innovation. Reactive stromal fibroblasts selectively express the fibroblast activation protein alpha (FAP-α), a homodimeric integral membrane gelatinase that belongs to the serine protease family. We report here that FAP-α expression is significantly elevated in gastric cancer samples by more than fivefold (p < 0...
January 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202772/high-throughput-screening-of-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-cardiotoxicity-with-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Arun Sharma, Paul W Burridge, Wesley L McKeithan, Ricardo Serrano, Praveen Shukla, Nazish Sayed, Jared M Churko, Tomoya Kitani, Haodi Wu, Alexandra Holmström, Elena Matsa, Yuan Zhang, Anusha Kumar, Alice C Fan, Juan C Del Álamo, Sean M Wu, Javid J Moslehi, Mark Mercola, Joseph C Wu
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), despite their efficacy as anticancer therapeutics, are associated with cardiovascular side effects ranging from induced arrhythmias to heart failure. We used human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs), generated from 11 healthy individuals and 2 patients receiving cancer treatment, to screen U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved TKIs for cardiotoxicities by measuring alterations in cardiomyocyte viability, contractility, electrophysiology, calcium handling, and signaling...
February 15, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202677/cancer-associated-fibroblasts-modulate-growth-factor-signaling-and-extracellular-matrix-remodeling-to-regulate-tumor-metastasis
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Begum Erdogan, Donna J Webb
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) are major components of the surrounding stroma of carcinomas that emerge in the tumor microenvironment as a result of signals derived from the cancer cells. Biochemical cross-talk between cancer cells and CAFs as well as mechanical remodeling of the stromal extracellular matrix (ECM) by CAFs are important contributors to tumor cell migration and invasion, which are critical for cancer progression from a primary tumor to metastatic disease. In this review, we discuss key paracrine signaling pathways between CAFs and cancer cells that promote cancer cell migration and invasion...
February 8, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202523/cancer-stem-cells-regulate-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-via-activation-of-hedgehog-signaling-in-mammary-gland-tumors
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Giovanni Valenti, Hazel M Quinn, Guus Jje Heynen, Linxiang Lan, Jane D Holland, Regina Vogel, Annika Wulf-Goldenberg, Walter Birchmeier
Many tumors display intracellular heterogeneity, with subsets of cancer stem cells (CSC) that sustain tumor growth, recurrence, and therapy resistance. Cancer associated fibroblasts (CAF) have been shown to support and regulate CSC function. Here we investigated the interactions between CSCs and CAFs in mammary gland tumors driven by combined activation of Wnt/β-catenin and Hgf/Met signaling in mouse mammary epithelial cells. In this setting, CSCs secreted the hedgehog ligand SHH, which regulated CAFs via paracrine activation of Hedgehog signaling...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202520/evolution-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-in-endocrine-resistant-metastatic-breast-cancers-is-mediated-by-stromal-microvesicles
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Pasquale Sansone, Marjan Berishaj, Vinagolu K Rajasekhar, Claudio Ceccarelli, Qing Chang, Antonio Strillacci, Claudia Savini, Lauren Shapiro, Robert Bowman, Chiara Mastroleo, Sabrina De Carolis, Laura Daly, Alberto Benito-Martin, Fabiana Perna, Nicola Fabbri, John H Healey, Enzo Spisni, Monica Cricca, David Lyden, Massimiliano Bonafé, Jacqueline Bromberg
The hypothesis that microvesicle (MV)-mediated microRNA transfer converts non-cancer stem cells into cancer stem cells (CSCs) leading to therapy resistance remains poorly investigated. Here we provide direct evidence supporting this hypothesis, by demonstrating how MV derived from cancer associated fibroblasts (CAF) transfer miR-221 to promote hormonal therapy resistance (HTR) in models of luminal breast cancer. We determined that CAF-derived MV horizontally transferred miR221 to tumor cells and, in combination with hormone therapy activated an ERlo/Notchhi feed-forward loop responsible for the generation of CD133hi CSC...
February 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198360/secreted-clic3-drives-cancer-progression-through-its-glutathione-dependent-oxidoreductase-activity
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Juan R Hernandez-Fernaud, Elena Ruengeler, Andrea Casazza, Lisa J Neilson, Ellie Pulleine, Alice Santi, Shehab Ismail, Sergio Lilla, Sandeep Dhayade, Iain R MacPherson, Iain McNeish, Darren Ennis, Hala Ali, Fernanda G Kugeratski, Heba Al Khamici, Maartje van den Biggelaar, Peter V E van den Berghe, Catherine Cloix, Laura McDonald, David Millan, Aoisha Hoyle, Anna Kuchnio, Peter Carmeliet, Stella M Valenzuela, Karen Blyth, Huabing Yin, Massimiliano Mazzone, Jim C Norman, Sara Zanivan
The secretome of cancer and stromal cells generates a microenvironment that contributes to tumour cell invasion and angiogenesis. Here we compare the secretome of human mammary normal and cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs). We discover that the chloride intracellular channel protein 3 (CLIC3) is an abundant component of the CAF secretome. Secreted CLIC3 promotes invasive behaviour of endothelial cells to drive angiogenesis and increases invasiveness of cancer cells both in vivo and in 3D cell culture models, and this requires active transglutaminase-2 (TGM2)...
February 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193521/pharmacological-inhibition-of-magl-lipase-attenuates-experimental-colon-carcinogenesis
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Ester Pagano, Francesca Borrelli, Pierangelo Orlando, Barbara Romano, Martina Monti, Lucia Morbidelli, Gabriella Aviello, Roberta Imperatore, Raffaele Capasso, Fabiana Piscitelli, Lorena Buono, Vincenzo Di Marzo, Angelo A Izzo
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a major health problem in Western countries. The endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoyl-glycerol (2-AG) exerts antiproliferative actions in a number of tumoral cell lines, including CRC cells. Monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL), a serine hydrolase that inactivates 2-AG, is highly expressed in aggressive human cancer cells. Here, we investigated the role of MAGL in experimental colon carcinogenesis. The role of MAGL was assessed in vivo by using the xenograft and the azoxymethane models of colon carcinogenesis; MAGL expression was evaluated by RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry; 2-AG levels were measured by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry; angiogenesis was evaluated in tumor tissues [by microvessel counting and by investigating the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) proteins] as well as in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC); cyclin D1 was evaluated by RT-PCR...
February 10, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193024/evaluating-tumor-associated-activity-of-extracellular-sulfatase-by-analyzing-naturally-occurring-substrate-in-tumor-microenvironment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#11
Yue Yu, Hao Li, Yucai Yang, Yitao Ding, Zhaoxia Wang, Genxi Li
The progress of cancer is intimately connected with the activity of the extracellular matrix (ECM) enzymes. To evaluate the promoting effect of these enzymes on tumor development in a pathological biocontext, we propose in this work to analyze their natural substrates in the ECM. This strategy is demonstrated by studying heparan sulfate (HS), the substrate of ECM sulfatase, in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). An assay is designed to study the abundance and sulfation of HS and to evaluate the interactions between HS and the growth factors, such as fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2)...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192606/metformin-alleviates-aging-cellular-phenotypes-in-hutchinson-gilford-progeria-syndrome-dermal-fibroblasts
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Seul-Ki Park, Ok Sarah Shin
Metformin is a popular antidiabetic biguanide, which has been considered as a candidate drug for cancer treatment and aging prevention. Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is a devastating disease characterized by premature aging and severe age-associated complications leading to death. The effects of metformin on HGPS dermal fibroblasts remain largely undefined. In this study, we investigated whether metformin could exert a beneficial effect on nuclear abnormalities and delay senescence in fibroblasts derived from HGPS patients...
February 13, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190458/detection-of-imprinted-genes-by-single-cell-allele-specific-gene-expression
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Federico A Santoni, Georgios Stamoulis, Marco Garieri, Emilie Falconnet, Pascale Ribaux, Christelle Borel, Stylianos E Antonarakis
Genomic imprinting results in parental-specific gene expression. Imprinted genes are involved in the etiology of rare syndromes and have been associated with common diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Standard RNA bulk cell sequencing applied to whole-tissue samples has been used to detect imprinted genes in human and mouse models. However, lowly expressed genes cannot be detected by using RNA bulk approaches. Here, we report an original and robust method that combines single-cell RNA-seq and whole-genome sequencing into an optimized statistical framework to analyze genomic imprinting in specific cell types and in different individuals...
February 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186989/inhibiting-dna-pkcs-in-a-non-homologous-end-joining-pathway-in-response-to-dna-double-strand-breaks
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Jun Dong, Tian Zhang, Yufeng Ren, Zhenyu Wang, Clifton C Ling, Fuqiu He, Gloria C Li, Chengtao Wang, Bixiu Wen
DNA-dependent protein kinase catalytic subunit (DNA-PKcs) is a distinct factor in the non-homologous end-joining (NHEJ) pathway involved in DNA double-strand break (DSB) repair. We examined the crosstalk between key proteins in the DSB NHEJ repair pathway and cell cycle regulation and found that mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) cells deficient in DNA-PKcs or Ku70 were more vulnerable to ionizing radiation (IR) compared with wild-type cells and that DSB repair was delayed. γH2AX was associated with phospho-Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated kinase (Ser1987) and phospho-checkpoint effector kinase 1 (Ser345) foci for the arrest of cell cycle through the G2/M phase...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186964/il-6-secreted-by-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-metastasis-of-gastric-cancer-via-jak2-stat3-signaling-pathway
#15
Xiongyan Wu, Pan Tao, Quan Zhou, Jie Li, Zhenjia Yu, Xiaofeng Wang, Jiaanfang Li, Chen Li, Min Yan, Zhenggang Zhu, Bingya Liu, Liping Su
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs), as the activated fibroblasts in tumor stroma, are important modifiers of tumor progression. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the tumor-promoting properties of CAFs in gastric cancer remain unclear. Here, we show that CAFs isolated from gastric cancer produce significant amounts of interleukin-6 (IL-6). CAFs enhances the migration and EMT of gastric cancer cells through the secretion of IL-6 that activates Janus kinase 2/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK2/STAT3) pathway in gastric cancer cells, while deprivation of IL-6 using a neutralizing antibody or inhibition of JAK/STAT3 pathway with specific inhibitor AG490 markedly attenuates these phenotypes in gastric cancer cells induced by CAFs...
February 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186102/cancer-cell-secreted-igf2-instigates-fibroblasts-and-bone-marrow-derived-vascular-progenitor-cells-to-promote-cancer-progression
#16
Wen Wen Xu, Bin Li, Xin Yuan Guan, Sookja K Chung, Yang Wang, Yim Ling Yip, Simon Y K Law, Kin Tak Chan, Nikki P Y Lee, Kwok Wah Chan, Li Yan Xu, En Min Li, Sai Wah Tsao, Qing-Yu He, Annie L M Cheung
Local interactions between cancer cells and stroma can produce systemic effects on distant organs to govern cancer progression. Here we show that IGF2 secreted by inhibitor of differentiation (Id1)-overexpressing oesophageal cancer cells instigates VEGFR1-positive bone marrow cells in the tumour macroenvironment to form pre-metastatic niches at distant sites by increasing VEGF secretion from cancer-associated fibroblasts. Cancer cells are then attracted to the metastatic site via the CXCL5/CXCR2 axis. Bone marrow cells transplanted from nude mice bearing Id1-overexpressing oesophageal tumours enhance tumour growth and metastasis in recipient mice, whereas systemic administration of VEGFR1 antibody abrogates these effects...
February 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181292/tumor-associated-ape1-variant-exhibits-reduced-complementation-efficiency-but-does-not-promote-cancer-cell-phenotypes
#17
Jennifer L Illuzzi, Daniel R McNeill, Paul Bastian, Boris Brenerman, Robert Wersto, Helen R Russell, Fred Bunz, Peter J McKinnon, Kevin G Becker, David M Wilson
Base excision repair (BER) is the major pathway for coping with most forms of endogenous DNA damage, and defects in the process have been associated with carcinogenesis. Apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease 1 (APE1) is a central participant in BER, functioning as a critical endonuclease in the processing of noncoding abasic sites in DNA. Evidence has suggested that APE1 missense mutants, as well as altered expression or localization of the protein, can contribute to disease manifestation. We report herein that the tumor-associated APE1 variant, R237C, shows reduced complementation efficiency of the methyl methanesulfonate hypersensitivity and impaired cell growth exhibited by APE1-deficient mouse embryonic fibroblasts...
February 9, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180998/the-prognostic-value-and-pathobiological-significance-of-glasgow-microenvironment-score-in-gastric-cancer
#18
Zhi-Hua Zhou, Cheng-Dong Ji, Jiang Zhu, Hua-Liang Xiao, Hai-Bin Zhao, You-Hong Cui, Xiu-Wu Bian
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prognostic value and pathobiological significance of Glasgow microenvironment score (GMS), a parameter based on tumor stroma percentage and inflammatory cell infiltration, in gastric cancer. METHODS: A total of 225 cases of gastric cancer were histologically reviewed, and GMS was evaluated for each case. The association between GMS and patients' survival was investigated. Then the relationship between GMS and mismatch repair (MMR) status, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection were determined using immunohistochemistry (IHC) and in situ hybridization, and the expression of PD1/PD-L1 was examined...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178651/stromal-fibroblasts-present-in-breast-carcinomas-promote-tumor-growth-and-angiogenesis-through-adrenomedullin-secretion
#19
Zohra Benyahia, Nadège Dussault, Mylène Cayol, Romain Sigaud, Caroline Berenguer-Daizé, Christine Delfino, Asma Tounsi, Stéphane Garcia, Pierre-Marie Martin, Kamel Mabrouk, L'Houcine Ouafik
Tumor- or cancer-associated fibroblasts (TAFs or CAFs) are active players in tumorigenesis and exhibit distinct angiogenic and tumorigenic properties. Adrenomedullin (AM), a multifunctional peptide plays an important role in angiogenesis and tumor growth through its receptors calcitonin receptor-like receptor/receptor activity modifying protein-2 and -3 (CLR/RAMP2 and CLR/RAMP3). We show that AM and AM receptors mRNAs are highly expressed in CAFs prepared from invasive breast carcinoma when compared to normal fibroblasts...
February 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178124/anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-and-foscarnet-use-in-a-multitarget-treatment-documented-by-18f-fdg-pet-ct-a-case-report
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Elisa Giannetta, Andrea M Isidori, Cosimo Durante, Cira Di Gioia, Flavia Longo, Vincenzo Tombolini, Nadia Bulzonetti, Chiara Graziadio, Riccardo Pofi, Daniele Gianfrilli, Antonella Verrienti, Raffaella Carletti, Sebastiano Filetti, Andrea Lenzi, Alberto Baroli
RATIONALE: The case reported the rapid remission of disease recurrence achieved adding foscarnet, a DNA polymerase inhibitor that interacts with fibroblast growth factor 2, to low molecular weight heparin and sunitinib for the first time in a patient with an anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 65-year-old woman with a multinodular goiter referred for a rapid enlargement of a nodule. Histological examination revealed an ATC with a little area of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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