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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918829/identification-of-novel-endogenous-anti-lymph-angiogenic-factors-in-the-aqueous-humor
#1
Felix Bock, Jasmine Onderka, Gabriele Braun, Ann-Charlott Schneider, Deniz Hos, Yanlong Bi, Björn O Bachmann, Claus Cursiefen
Purpose: The avascular cornea is in direct contact with aqueous humor (AqH). Here we investigate whether AqH exerts anti(lymph)angiogenic effects and thereby may contribute to corneal (lymph)angiogenic privilege. Methods: Using the murine model of suture-induced inflammatory corneal hem- and lymphangiogenesis, the potential anti(lymph)angiogenic effect of AqH was analyzed by applying murine AqH as eyedrops. Anti(lymph)angiogenic effects were measured using morphometric analysis of flat mounts stained with CD31 as panendothelial and LYVE-1 as specific lymphatic endothelial marker...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918556/effects-of-fatty-acid-synthase-inhibitors-on-lymphatic-vessels-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study-in-a-melanoma-model
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Débora C Bastos, Jenny Paupert, Catherine Maillard, Fabiana Seguin, Marco A Carvalho, Michelle Agostini, Ricardo D Coletta, Agnès Noël, Edgard Graner
Fatty acid synthase (FASN) is responsible for the endogenous production of fatty acids from acetyl-CoA and malonyl-CoA. Its overexpression is associated with poor prognosis in human cancers including melanomas. Our group has previously shown that the inhibition of FASN with orlistat reduces spontaneous lymphatic metastasis in experimental B16-F10 melanomas, which is a consequence, at least in part, of the reduction of proliferation and induction of apoptosis. Here, we sought to investigate the effects of pharmacological FASN inhibition on lymphatic vessels by using cell culture and mouse models...
December 5, 2016: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912840/the-semaphorins-and-their-receptors-as-modulators-of-tumor-progression
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Gera Neufeld, Yelena Mumblat, Tanya Smolkin, Shira Toledano, Inbal Nir-Zvi, Keren Ziv, Ofra Kessler
The semaphorins were initially characterized as repulsive axon guidance factors. However, they are currently also recognized as important regulators of diverse biological processes which include regulation of immune responses, angiogenesis, organogenesis, and a variety of additional physiological and developmental functions. The semaphorin family consists of more than 20 genes divided into seven subfamilies, all of which contain the sema domain signature. They usually transduce signals by activation of receptors belonging to the plexin family, either directly, or indirectly following the binding of some semaphorins to receptors of the neuropilin family which subsequently associate with plexins...
November 2016: Drug Resistance Updates: Reviews and Commentaries in Antimicrobial and Anticancer Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904683/rapamycin-targets-interleukin-6-il-6-expression-and-suppresses-endothelial-cell-invasion-stimulated-by-tumor-cells
#4
Oleksandr Ekshyyan, Alok R Khandelwal, Xiaohua Rong, Tara Moore-Medlin, Xiaohui Ma, Jonathan Steven Alexander, Cherie-Ann O Nathan
mTOR inhibitors have potent antiangiogenic and anti-lymphangiogenic effects in addition to their growth inhibitory effects in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Lymphatogenous spread is much more predominant in HNSCC than hematogenous spread and significantly decreases survival. In this study we evaluated the effects of rapamycin on targeting tumor-stroma crosstalk in HNSCC. HNSCC tumor cells (FaDu) and human lymphatic endothelial cells (HMEC-1A) were co-cultured in various combinations using transwell cell culture inserts to study tumor-stroma crosstalk and the effects of mTOR inhibitor rapamycin...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895746/rnai-mediated-gene-silencing-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-c-suppresses-growth-and-induces-apoptosis-in-mouse-breast-cancer-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Yong-Chao Liu, Wen-Hui Ma, Yin-Lin Ge, Mei-Lan Xue, Zheng Zhang, Jin-Yu Zhang, Lin Hou, Run-Hong Mu
Vascular endothelial cell growth factor (VEGF)-C promotes tumorigenesis by allowing lymph node metastasis and lymphangiogenesis, among other actions. RNA interference (RNAi) is a novel technique for suppressing target gene expression and may increase the effectiveness of cancer treatments. The present study assessed the influence of VEGF-C RNAi on the apoptosis and proliferation of mouse breast cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. A total of three pairs of small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting mouse VEGF-C were designed and synthesized prior to transfection into 4T1 cells via a liposomal approach...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894982/multiple-opportunistic-infections-in-a-woman-with-gata2-mutation
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Andrea Vila, Juan I Dapás, Cynthia V Rivero, Florencia Bocanegra, Roberto F Furnari, Amy P Hsu, Steven M Holland
GATA2 deficiency is a genetic disorder caused by inherited or sporadic haploinsufficient mutations in the GATA2 gene. Patients have abnormalities in hematopoiesis, lymphangiogenesis and immunity; encompassing a broad range of clinical syndromes, mainly characterized by monocytopenia, B and NK cell cytopenia, severe or recurrent infections, and a high risk of developing myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).We report a case of an Argentinean woman, who presented with multiple opportunistic infections as her first manifestation of GATA2 deficiency...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885675/intratissue-lymphovenous-communications-in-the-mechanism-of-action-of-vascularized-lymph-node-transfer
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María Miranda Garcés, Gemma Pons, Rosa Mirapeix, Jaume Masià
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vascularized lymph node transfer (VLNT) as a surgical treatment for cancer-related lymphedema has shown beneficial effects. The mechanism of action of this procedure involves lymphangiogenesis and lymphovenous communications (LVC) within the lymph nodes. We propose intratissue LVC as an additional element responsible for drainage of lymph to blood in the flap and examine this hypothesis in the current study. METHODS: This prospective study determined the passage of lymph to the venous system via intratissue LVC in 26 free flaps used for breast reconstruction...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879093/prognostic-value-of-the-area-and-density-of-lymphatic-vessels-in-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#8
Jorien Tannette Krediet, Jean Kanitakis, Adrienne Bob, Julia Schmitter, Annelot Carine Krediet, Joachim Röwert, Eggert Stockfleth, Clemens Painsi, Rainer Hügel, Dorothea Terhorst, Bernhard Lange-Asschenfeldt
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is known for its capacity to metastasize via lymphatic vessels. In recent studies, the level of lymphangiogenesis has been reported as a potential prognostic factor for several skin tumors. The aim of this study was to quantify lymphangiogenesis in SCC using either computer-assisted image analysis or the Chalkley count technique. Vascular parameters were evaluated and compared with respect to their predictive power for tumor metastasis...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877228/lymphangiogenesis-in-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma-preliminary-study-with-clinicopathological-correlations
#9
Daniel Benharroch, Isebrand Prinsloo, Jacob Gopas, Irena Lazarev
A role for lymphangiogenesis in metastatic breast and prostate cancers has been suggested recently. The relevance of lymphangiogenesis in cancer as a rule, and more specifically in classical Hodgkin lymphoma, is poorly understood in comparison with that of angiogenesis. In a preliminary (pilot) study we have investigated the role of lymphatic vessels growth in 19 cases of classical Hodgkin lymphoma stained with the D2-40 (podoplanin) antibody. In each case, three lymphatic vessels hot spots were scrutinized twice...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859616/immunohistochemical-expression-of-podoplanin-d2-40-lymphangiogenesis-and-neoangiogenesis-in-tooth-germ-ameloblastomas-and-ameloblastic-carcinomas
#10
Celeste Sánchez-Romero, Ronell Bologna-Molina, Adalberto Mosqueda-Taylor, Oslei Paes de Almeida
BACKGROUND: Ameloblastoma is a benign but locally aggressive odontogenic tumor, while ameloblastic carcinoma is its malignant counterpart. Angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in malignancies have been correlated with higher aggressiveness and poor prognosis, as well as greater expression of podoplanin by tumoral cells. METHODS: Immunohistochemical expression of podoplanin, CD34, and CD105 (endoglin) was evaluated in 53 ameloblastomas and three ameloblastic carcinomas; additionally, immunohistochemistry for podoplanin was also performed in 10 tooth germs...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853703/deciphering-pro-lymphangiogenic-programs-during-mammary-involution-and-postpartum-breast-cancer
#11
REVIEW
Virginia F Borges, Alan M Elder, Traci R Lyons
Postpartum breast cancers are a highly metastatic subset of young women's breast cancers defined as breast cancers diagnosed in the postpartum period or within 5 years of last child birth. Women diagnosed with postpartum breast cancer are nearly twice as likely to develop metastasis and to die from breast cancer when compared with nulliparous women. Additionally, epidemiological studies utilizing multiple cohorts also suggest that nearly half of all breast cancers in women aged <45 qualify as postpartum cases...
2016: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852824/differential-receptor-binding-and-regulatory-mechanisms-for-the-lymphangiogenic-growth-factors-vegf-c-and-vegf-d
#12
Natalia Davydova, Nicole C Harris, Sally Roufail, Sophie Paquet-Fifield, Musarat Ishaq, Victor A Streltsov, Steven P Williams, Tara Karnezis, Steven A Stacker, Marc G Achen
VEGF-C(2) and VEGF-D are secreted glycoproteins that induce angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis in cancer, thereby promoting tumor growth and spread. They exhibit structural homology and activate VEGFR-2 and VEGFR-3, receptors on endothelial cells that signal for growth of blood vessels and lymphatics. VEGF-C and VEGF-D were thought to exhibit similar bioactivities, yet recent studies indicated distinct signalling mechanisms, e.g. tumor-derived VEGF-C promoted expression of the prostaglandin biosynthetic enzyme COX-2 in lymphatics, a response thought to facilitate metastasis via the lymphatic vasculature, whereas VEGF-D did not...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846389/characteristics-and-significance-of-the-pre-metastatic-niche
#13
REVIEW
Yang Liu, Xuetao Cao
Primary tumors create a favorable microenvironment, namely, pre-metastatic niche, in secondary organs and tissue sites for subsequent metastases. The pre-metastatic niche can be primed and established through a complex interplay among primary tumor-derived factors, tumor-mobilized bone marrow-derived cells, and local stromal components. We review here our current understanding of the key components and underlying mechanisms for pre-metastatic niche formation. We propose six characteristics that define the pre-metastatic niche, which enable tumor cell colonization and promote metastasis, including immunosuppression, inflammation, angiogenesis/vascular permeability, lymphangiogenesis, organotropism, and reprogramming...
November 14, 2016: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846380/pulmonary-vasculopathy-associated-with-figf-gene-mutation
#14
Evan Bailey, Ye Cui, Alicia Casey, Joan M Stoler, Xingbin Ai, Dongdong Ma, Robert Handin, Piotr Sliz, Sara O Vargas, Souheil Y El-Chemaly
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-D is capable of inducing angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis through signaling via VEGF receptor (VEGFR)-2 and VEGFR-3, respectively. Mutations in the FIGF (c-fos-induced growth factor) gene encoding VEGF-D have not been reported previously. We describe a young male with a hemizygous mutation in the X-chromosome gene FIGF (c.352 G>A) associated with early childhood respiratory deficiency. Histologically, lungs showed ectatic pulmonary arteries and pulmonary veins...
November 12, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837476/differing-lymphatic-vessels-density-in-salivary-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-and-pleomorphic-adenoma
#15
Richard Salzman, I Stárek, L Kučerová, A Skálová
Benign and malignant tumours are known to express various factors inducing lymphangiogenesis. Despite their different biological behaviour, salivary pleomorphic adenomas (PA) and adenoid cystic carcinomas (SACC) show similar lymphatic network. Authors compare density of lymphatic network in these tumours. The retrospective study included 20 SACC and 20 PA from salivary tumours. Lymphatic vessel density (LVD) was identified using D2-40 antibody and counted. In SACC, intratumoral, respectively peritumoral, lymphatic vessels were identified in 100 %, respectively 93...
November 11, 2016: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821179/the-clinicopathological-significance-of-angiogenesis-in-hindgut-neuroendocrine-tumors-obtained-via-an-endoscopic-procedure
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Yoichiro Okubo, Osamu Motohashi, Norisuke Nakayama, Ken Nishimura, Rika Kasajima, Yohei Miyagi, Manabu Shiozawa, Emi Yoshioka, Masaki Suzuki, Kota Washimi, Kae Kawachi, Madoka Nito, Yoichi Kameda, Tomoyuki Yokose
BACKGROUND: As the World Health Organization grading system for gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) may not always correlate with tumor progression, it is imperative that other independent predictors of tumor progression be established. To identify such predictors, we conducted a retrospective histopathological study of hindgut NETs, obtained from endoscopic procedures, and used statistical analyses to evaluate predictive factors. METHODS: We first obtained clinicopathological data of cases of hindgut NETs...
November 8, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806381/integrin-alpha-9-blockade-suppresses-lymphatic-valve-formation-and-promotes-transplant-survival
#17
Gyeong Jin Kang, Tan Truong, Eric Huang, Valerie Su, Shaokui Ge, Lu Chen
Purpose: The lymphatic pathway mediates transplant rejection. We recently reported that lymphatic vessels develop luminal valves in the cornea during lymphangiogenesis, and these valves express integrin alpha 9 (Itga-9) and play a critical role in directing lymph flow. In this study, we used an allogeneic corneal transplantation model to investigate whether Itga-9 blockade could suppress valvulogenesis after transplantation, and how this effect would influence the outcomes of the transplants...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806339/the-nuclear-corepressor-1-and-the-thyroid-hormone-receptor-%C3%AE-suppress-breast-tumor-lymphangiogenesis
#18
Olaia Martínez-Iglesias, David Olmeda, Elvira Alonso-Merino, Sara Gómez-Rey, Ana M González-López, Enrique Luengo, María S Soengas, José Palacios, Javier Regadera, Ana Aranda
Vascular Endotelial Growth Factors C and D (VEGF-C and VEGF-D) are crucial regulators of lymphangiogenesis, a main event in the metastatic spread of breast cancer tumors. Although inhibition of lymphangiogenic gene expression might be a useful therapeutic strategy to restrict the progression of cancer, the factors involved in the transcriptional repression of these genes are still unknown. We have previously shown that Nuclear Receptor Corepressor 1 (NCoR) and the thyroid hormone receptor β1 (TRβ) inhibit tumor invasion...
October 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799794/lenvatinib-and-other-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors-for-the-treatment-of-radioiodine-refractory-advanced-and-progressive-thyroid-cancer
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REVIEW
Loredana Lorusso, Letizia Pieruzzi, Agnese Biagini, Elena Sabini, Laura Valerio, Carlotta Giani, Paolo Passannanti, Benedetta Pontillo-Contillo, Valentina Battaglia, Salvatore Mazzeo, Eleonora Molinaro, Rossella Elisei
Lenvatinib is a small oral molecule able to inhibit three of the extracellular and intracellular molecules involved in the modulation of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis: vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1-3, fibroblast growth factor receptor 1-4, and platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha. Since it is also able to inhibit the REarranged during Transfection oncogene and the protooncogene c-KIT, this drug can also be used to control tumor cell proliferation. The maximum tolerated dose, as demonstrated in Phase I studies, is 25 mg daily...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789478/microrna-126a-directs-lymphangiogenesis-through-interacting-with-chemokine-and-flt4-signaling-in-zebrafish
#20
Jian Chen, Rong-Fang Zhu, Fang-Fang Li, Yu-Lai Liang, Chen Wang, Yong-Wen Qin, Shuang Huang, Xian-Xian Zhao, Qing Jing
OBJECTIVE: MicroRNA-126 (miR-126) is an endothelium-enriched miRNA and functions in vascular integrity and angiogenesis. The application of miRNA as potential biomarker and therapy target has been widely investigated in various pathological processes. However, its role in lymphatic diseases had not been widely explored. We aimed to reveal the role of miR-126 in lymphangiogenesis and the regulatory signaling pathways for potential targets of therapy. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Loss-of-function studies using morpholino oligonucleotides and CRISPR/Cas9 system showed that silencing of miR-126a severely affected the formation of parachordal lymphangioblasts and thoracic duct in zebrafish embryos, although their development in miR-126b knockdown embryos was normal...
October 27, 2016: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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