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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903708/astrocyte-elevated-gene-1-regulates-beta-catenin-signaling-to-maintain-glioma-stem-like-stemness-and-self-renewal
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Bin Hu, Luni Emdad, Timothy P Kegelman, Xue-Ning Shen, Swadesh K Das, Devanand Sarkar, Paul B Fisher
: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a common malignant brain tumor that portends extremely poor patient survival. Recent studies reveal that glioma stem-like cells (GSCs) are responsible for GBM escape from chemo-radiotherapy and mediators of tumor relapse. Previous studies suggest that AEG-1 (MTDH), an oncogene upregulated in most types of cancers including GBM, plays a focal role linking multiple signaling pathways in tumorigenesis. We now report a crucial role of AEG-1 in glioma stem cell biology...
November 30, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894339/the-identification-of-human-pituitary-adenoma-initiating-cells
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Branavan Manoranjan, Sujeivan Mahendram, Saleh A Almenawer, Chitra Venugopal, Nicole McFarlane, Robin Hallett, Thusyanth Vijayakumar, Almunder Algird, Naresh K Murty, Doron D Sommer, John P Provias, Kesava Reddy, Sheila K Singh
Classified as benign central nervous system (CNS) tumors, pituitary adenomas account for 10% of diagnosed intracranial neoplasms. Although surgery is often curative, patients with invasive macroadenomas continue to experience significant morbidity and are prone to tumor recurrence. Given the identification of human brain tumor-initiating cells (TICs) that initiate and maintain tumor growth while promoting disease progression and relapse in multiple CNS tumors, we investigated whether TICs also drive the growth of human pituitary adenomas...
November 28, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818821/disseminated-cerebrospinal-embryonal-tumor-in-the-adult
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Alessandro Caporlingua, Daniele Armocida, Federico Caporlingua, Gennaro Lapadula, Grazia Maria Elefante, Manila Antonelli, Maurizio Salvati
Introduction. According to the 2016 World Health Organization classification of Tumors of the Central Nervous System, the term Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor has been replaced by the term Embryonal Tumor (ET). We present a case of disseminated cerebrospinal ET presenting in an adult patient. Illustrative Case. A 49-year-old male presenting with low back pain, dysuria, and hypoesthesia of the lower extremities referred to our emergency department. Brain and whole spine contrast-enhanced MRI documented a diffusively disseminated heterogeneous neoplasm with intradural extra- and intramedullary involvement of the cervicothoracic tract and cauda equina...
2016: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810561/bbb-penetration-targeting-physicochemical-lead-selection-ecdysteroids-as-chemo-sensitizers-against-cns-tumors
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Judit Müller, Ana Martins, József Csábi, Ferenc Fenyvesi, Árpád Könczöl, Attila Hunyadi, György T Balogh
The anticancer potential of ecdysteroids, especially their chemo-sensitizing activity has recently gained a substantial scientific interest. A comprehensive physicochemical profiling was performed for a set of natural or semi-synthetic ecdysteroids (N=37) to identify a lead compound against central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Calculated properties, such as lipophilicity (clogP), topological polar surface area (TPSA), brain-to-plasma ratio (clogBB) along with the measured blood-brain barrier specific in vitro permeability (logPe) were evaluated in parallel...
October 31, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802852/glioblastoma-management-challenges-in-the-elderly-population
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Niranjan Tachamo, Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani, Brian Le, Richard Alweis
Glioblastoma is a highly aggressive and generally lethal brain tumor despite aggressive treatment. Treatment to ensure prolonged survival while maintaining quality of life has always been challenging, as glioblastoma occurs mostly in elderly population who already have multiple comorbidities. We present the case of a 75-year-old male who was evaluated for complaints of recurrent falls due to gait abnormalities and weakness, and was found to have multifocal glioblastoma. Despite rapid initiation of chemo radiation, he did not respond to therapy and died within 4 months of diagnosis...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801773/chemotherapy-associated-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Joan How, Margaret Blattner, Susan Fowler, Andrea Wang-Gillam, Suzanne E Schindler
INTRODUCTION: There are increasing reports of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) associated with the use of chemotherapeutic agents. Recognition of PRES is crucial given its reversibility with appropriate supportive management. We report a patient presenting with PRES after treatment with Rituximab, Cyclophosphamide, Hydroxydaunorubicin/Adriamycin, Oncovin/Vincristine, Prednisone (R-CHOP) and intrathecal methotrexate. We also perform a systematic review of the literature on chemotherapy-associated PRES...
November 2016: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766591/inhibition-of-histone-deacetylases-sensitizes-glioblastoma-cells-to-lomustine
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Mikkel Staberg, Signe Regner Michaelsen, Rikke Darling Rasmussen, Mette Villingshøj, Hans Skovgaard Poulsen, Petra Hamerlik
PURPOSE: Glioblastoma (GBM) ranks among the deadliest solid cancers worldwide and its prognosis has remained dismal, despite the use of aggressive chemo-irradiation treatment regimens. Limited drug delivery into the brain parenchyma and frequent resistance to currently available therapies are problems that call for a prompt development of novel therapeutic strategies. While only displaying modest efficacies as mono-therapy in pre-clinical settings, histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) have shown promising sensitizing effects to a number of cytotoxic agents...
October 20, 2016: Cellular Oncology (Dordrecht)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765418/validation-of-molecularly-imprinted-polymers-for-side-chain-selective-phosphopeptide-enrichment
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Jing Chen, Sudhirkumar Shinde, Prabal Subedi, Celina Wierzbicka, Börje Sellergren, Stefan Helling, Katrin Marcus
Selective enrichment techniques are essential for mapping of protein posttranslational modifications (PTMs). Phosphorylation is one of the PTMs which continues to be associated with significant analytical challenges. Particularly problematic are tyrosine-phosphorylated peptides (pY-peptides) resulting from tryptic digestion which commonly escape current chemo- or immuno- affinity enrichments and hence remain undetected. We here report on significant improvements in this regard using pY selective molecularly imprinted polymers (pY-MIPs)...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764801/foxm1-and-stat3-interaction-confers-radioresistance-in-glioblastoma-cells
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Uday B Maachani, Uma Shankavaram, Tamalee Kramp, Philip J Tofilon, Kevin Camphausen, Anita T Tandle
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) continues to be the most frequently diagnosed and lethal primary brain tumor. Adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy remains the standard of care following surgical resection. In this study, using reverse phase protein arrays (RPPAs), we assessed the biological effects of radiation on signaling pathways to identify potential radiosensitizing molecular targets. We identified subsets of proteins with clearly concordant/discordant behavior between irradiated and non-irradiated GBM cells in vitro and in vivo...
October 14, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752996/pi3k-and-mapk-pathways-mediate-the-bdnf-trkb-increased-metastasis-in-neuroblastoma
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Zhongyan Hua, Xiao Gu, Yudi Dong, Fei Tan, Zhihui Liu, Carol J Thiele, Zhijie Li
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its tyrosine kinase receptor TrkB have been reported to be associated with poor prognosis in neuroblastoma (NB) patients. Our previous studies indicated that BDNF activation of TrkB induces chemo-resistance through activation of phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway. In this study, we investigated the role of BDNF/TrkB on metastasis in NB. A tetracycline-regulated TrkB-expressing NB cell line (TB3) was used. Scratch wound healing assay, Boyden chamber migration, and invasion assays were performed to study the migration and invasion of TB3 cells...
October 17, 2016: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745548/enzyme-driven-chemo-and-radiation-therapy-with-12-pyrimidine-nucleoside-analogs-not-yet-in-the-clinic
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Sheldon Greer, Tieran Han, Cristina Dieguez, Nicola McLean, Rafael Saer, Isildinha Reis, Joe Levi, Victor E Marquez
Enzymatic activity from tumor and adjacent normal tissue of 200 patients involving deoxycytidine kinase (dCK), uridine/cytidine kinase (U/CK), cytidine deaminase (CD) and deoxycytidylate deaminase (dCMPD) was quantified. . Patients with brain (17), colon (24), and breast (30) tumors, 53, 67, and 73%, respectively, had an elevated T/N value (Specific Activity of tumor/ Specific Activity of normal tissue) involving dCK and dCMPD suggesting chemo therapy with 5-fluorodeoxycytidine (5-FdC) alone or in combination with thymidine plus deoxytetrahydrouridine, or with the radiosensitizer, 5-chlorodeoxycytidine (5-CldC) plus tetrahydrouridine (H4U)...
October 13, 2016: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732643/a-high-content-larval-zebrafish-brain-imaging-method-for-small-molecule-drug-discovery
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Harrison Liu, Steven Chen, Kevin Huang, Jeffrey Kim, Han Mo, Raffael Iovine, Julie Gendre, Pauline Pascal, Qiang Li, Yaping Sun, Zhiqiang Dong, Michelle Arkin, Su Guo, Bo Huang
Drug discovery in whole-organisms such as zebrafish is a promising approach for identifying biologically-relevant lead compounds. However, high content imaging of zebrafish at cellular resolution is challenging due to the difficulty in orienting larvae en masse such that the cell type of interest is in clear view. We report the development of the multi-pose imaging method, which uses 96-well round bottom plates combined with a standard liquid handler to repose the larvae within each well multiple times, such that an image in a specific orientation can be acquired...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716214/administration-of-amd3100-in-endotoxemia-is-associated-with-pro-inflammatory-pro-oxidative-and-pro-apoptotic-effects-in-vivo
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Semjon Seemann, Amelie Lupp
BACKGROUND: Chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) is a multifunctional G protein-coupled receptor that is activated by its natural ligand, C-X-C motif chemokine 12 (CXCL12). As a likely member of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-sensing complex, CXCR4 is involved in pro-inflammatory cytokine production and exhibits substantial chemo-attractive activity for various inflammatory cells. Here, we aimed to characterize the effects of CXCR4 blockade in systemic inflammation and to evaluate its impact on organ function...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27705917/reciprocal-regulation-of-the-cholinic-phenotype-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-glioblastoma-cells
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Katharina Koch, Rudolf Hartmann, Friederike Schröter, Abigail Kora Suwala, Donata Maciaczyk, Andrea Caroline Krüger, Dieter Willbold, Ulf Dietrich Kahlert, Jaroslaw Maciaczyk
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most malignant brain tumor with very limited therapeutic options. Standard multimodal treatments, including surgical resection and combined radio-chemotherapy do not target the most aggressive subtype of glioma cells, brain tumor stem cells (BTSCs). BTSCs are thought to be responsible for tumor initiation, progression, and relapse. Furthermore, they have been associated with the expression of mesenchymal features as a result of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) thereby inducing tumor dissemination and chemo resistance...
September 29, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680329/current-trends-and-healthcare-resource-usage-in-the-hospital-treatment-of-primary-malignant-brain-tumor-in-japan-a-national-survey-using-the-diagnostic-procedure-combination-database-j-aspect-study-brain-tumor
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Koji Yoshimoto, Akiko Kada, Daisuke Kuga, Ryusuke Hatae, Hideki Murata, Yojiro Akagi, Kunihiro Nishimura, Ryota Kurogi, Ataru Nishimura, Nobuhiro Hata, Masahiro Mizoguchi, Tetsuro Sayama, Koji Iihara
We conducted this study to clarify the current trends and healthcare resource usage in the treatment of inpatients with primary malignant brain tumors. The Diagnostic Procedure Combination (DPC) data of all inpatients treated between 2013 and 2014 in the 370 core and branch hospitals enrolled in the Japanese Neurosurgical Society training program were collected. DPC is a discharge abstract and administrative claims database of inpatients. We assessed 6,142 primary, malignant brain tumor patients. Patient information, diagnostic information, treatment procedure, and healthcare resource usage were analyzed...
November 15, 2016: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669421/analysis-of-sox2-regulated-transcriptome-in-glioma-stem-cells
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Arlet M Acanda de la Rocha, Hernando López-Bertoni, Elizabeth Guruceaga, Marisol González-Huarriz, Naiara Martínez-Vélez, Enric Xipell, Juan Fueyo, Candelaria Gomez-Manzano, Marta M Alonso
INTRODUCTION: Glioblastoma is the most malignant brain tumor in adults and is associated with poor survival despite multimodal treatments. Glioma stem-like cells (GSCs) are cells functionally defined by their self-renewal potential and the ability to reconstitute the original tumor upon orthotopic implantation. They have been postulated to be the culprit of glioma chemo- and radio-resistance ultimately leading to relapse. Understanding the molecular circuits governing the GSC compartment is essential...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667971/role-of-rb-during-neurogenesis-and-axonal-guidance-in-the-developing-olfactory-system
#17
Carine Jaafar, Saad Omais, Sawsan Al Lafi, Nadim El Jamal, Mohammad Noubani, Larissa Skaf, Noël Ghanem
The Retinoblastoma protein, Rb, was shown to regulate distinct aspects of neurogenesis in the embryonic and adult brain besides its primary role in cell cycle control. It is still unknown, however, whether Rb is required for tissue morphogenesis and the establishment of synaptic connections between adjacent tissues during development. We have investigated here the role of Rb during development of the olfactory system (OS), which heavily relies on reciprocal interactions between the olfactory epithelium (OE) and the olfactory bulb (OB)...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626497/artesunate-enhances-the-therapeutic-response-of-glioma-cells-to-temozolomide-by-inhibition-of-homologous-recombination-and-senescence
#18
Nancy Berte, Stefanie Lokan, Marcus Eich, Ella Kim, Bernd Kaina
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a malignant brain tumor with a dismal prognosis, shows a high level of chemo- and radioresistance and, therefore, attempts to sensitize glioma cells are highly desired. Here, we addressed the question of whether artesunate (ART), a drug currently used in the treatment of malaria, enhances the killing response of glioblastoma cells to temozolomide (TMZ), which is the first-line therapeutic for GBM. We measured apoptosis, necrosis, autophagy and senescence, and the extent of DNA damage in glioblastoma cells...
September 12, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27622924/quantitative-chemical-measurements-of-vesicular-transmitters-with-electrochemical-cytometry
#19
Xianchan Li, Johan Dunevall, Andrew G Ewing
Electrochemical cytometry adds a new dimension to our ability to study the chemistry and chemical storage of transmitter molecules stored in nanometer vesicles. The approach involves the adsorption and subsequent rupture of vesicles on an electrode surface during which the electroactive contents are quantitatively oxidized (or reduced). The measured current allows us to count the number of molecules in the vesicles using Faraday's law and to correlate this to the amount of molecules released when single exocytosis events take place at communicating cells...
October 18, 2016: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600777/-clinical-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-genetic-prognostic-factors-in-adult-patients-with-glioblastoma
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N V Lobanova, L V Shishkina, M V Ryzhova, G L Kobyakov, R V Sycheva, S A Burov, A V Luk'yanov, Zh R Omarova
UNLABELLED: Glioblastoma is the most common primary malignant glial tumor of the brain in adult patients. AIM: to define the prognostic value of isocitrate dehydrogenase-1 (IDH-1) mutation and methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) methylation status in patients with glioblastoma (GB) and to analyze the impact of clinical data (gender, age, and tumor site), histological variants of the tumor structure, and time to development of recurrences on the course of the disease...
July 2016: Arkhiv Patologii
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