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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141219/preventive-inhibition-of-liver-tumorigenesis-by-systemic-activation-of-innate-immune-functions
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Jin Lee, Rui Liao, Gaowei Wang, Bi-Huei Yang, Xiaolin Luo, Nissi M Varki, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Bing Ren, Wenxian Fu, Gen-Sheng Feng
Liver cancer has become the second most deadly malignant disease, with no efficient targeted or immune therapeutic agents available yet. While dissecting the roles of cytoplasmic signaling molecules in hepatocarcinogenesis using an inducible mouse gene targeting system, Mx1-cre, we identified a potent liver tumor-inhibitory effect of synthetic double-stranded RNA (dsRNA), polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (pIC), an inducer of the Mx1-cre system. Injection of pIC at the pre-cancer stage robustly suppressed liver tumorigenesis either induced by chemical carcinogens or by Pten loss and associated hepatosteatosis...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141067/an-elusive-amelanotic-melanoma-and-review-of-dermoscopic-findings
#2
Anthony Chiaravalloti, Ali Banki
<p>Amelanotic melanoma (AM) is one of the great masqueraders in dermatology. It is a very difficult clinical diagnosis to make because these tumors are devoid of pigment and other clues of melanoma. They are commonly misdiagnosed clinically as other benign and malignant conditions. We present a new case of AM in an 84-year-old woman with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer. She had a thin pink plaque that was initially misdiagnosed as a basal cell carcinoma. We also discuss dermoscopy and its valuable role to improve diagnostic accuracy...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140422/multidisciplinary-clinic-approach-improves-overall-survival-outcomes-of-patients-with-metastatic-germ-cell-tumors
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C Albany, N Adra, A C Snavely, C Cary, T A Masterson, R S Foster, K Kesler, T M Ulbright, L Cheng, M Chovanec, F Taza, K Ku, M J Brames, N H Hanna, L H Einhorn
Background: To report our experience utilizing a multidisciplinary clinic (MDC) at Indiana University (IU) since the publication of the International Germ Cell Cancer Collaborative Group (IGCCCG), and to compare our overall survival to that of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program. Patients and Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all patients with metastatic germ cell tumor (GCT) seen at IU from 1998-2014...
November 10, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138851/nrp1-positive-lung-cancer-cells-possess-tumor-initiating-properties
#4
Luis E Jimenez-Hernandez, Karla Vazquez-Santillan, Rosario Castro-Oropeza, Gustavo Martinez-Ruiz, Laura Muñoz-Galindo, Carolina Gonzalez-Torres, Carlo C Cortes-Gonzalez, Georgina Victoria-Acosta, Jorge Melendez-Zajgla, Vilma Maldonado
Tumor-initiating cells possess the capacity for self-renewal and to create heterogeneous cell lineages within a tumor. Therefore, the identification and isolation of cancer stem cells is an essential step in the analysis of their biology. The aim of the present study was to determine whether the cell surface protein neuropilin 1 (NRP1) can be used as a biomarker of stem-like cells in lung cancer tumors. For this purpose, NRP1-negative (NRP1-) and NRP1-positive (NRP1+) cell subpopulations from two lung cancer cell lines were sorted by flow cytometry...
November 9, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138797/activation-of-adrenergic-receptor-%C3%AE-2-promotes-tumor-progression-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Haichao Liu, Cheng Wang, Nan Xie, Zehang Zhuang, Xiqiang Liu, Jinsong Hou, Hongzhang Huang
Tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) is more aggressive than other cancers in the head and neck region because of its potential for metastasis. Recently, β2‑adrenergic receptor (β2‑AR) has been reported to be a potential promoter in various types of solid cancer. However, the role of β2‑AR and its effect on TSCC is not well documented. Histological staining, western blot analysis, migration and invasion assay were used. In this study, the expression of β2‑AR was increased in TSCC tissue compared with adjacent non‑cancerous epithelium...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138702/a-case-of-c5-vertebral-chordoma-in-a-73-year-old-patient-with-more-than-8-years-of-follow-up-after-total-piecemeal-spondylectomy
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Keigo Tanaka, Harutoshi Sakakima, Kazutoshi Hida, Kanako Hatanaka, Kosei Ijiri
Chordoma arising from the cervical spine is rare and the traditional long-term prognosis is typically poor. Total en bloc spondylectomy with a wide margin is generally accepted to be the most appropriate management for thoracic and lumbar malignant tumors. However, this method is still challenging for the cervical spine because of the proximity of the tumor to the vertebral arteries and neural elements. Here, we report a 73-year-old man with a C5 vertebral chordoma treated with total piecemeal spondylectomy...
2017: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137940/autoamplificatory-singlet-oxygen-generation-sensitizes-tumor-cells-for-intercellular-apoptosis-inducing-signaling
#7
Georg Bauer
Tumor cells express NADPH oxidase-1 (NOX1) in their membrane and control NOX1-based intercellular reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS)-dependent apoptosis-inducing signaling through membrane-associated catalase and superoxide dismutase. TREATMENT: of tumor cells with high concentrations of H2O2, peroxnitrite, HOCl, or increasing the concentration of cell-derived NO causes initial generation of singlet oxygen and local inactivation of membrane-associated catalase. As a result, free peroxynitrite and H2O2 interact and generate secondary singlet oxygen...
November 11, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137865/aminomethylation-of-heliomycin-preparation-and-anticancer-characterization-of-the-first-series-of-semi-synthetic-derivatives
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Georgy Y Nadysev, Alexander S Tikhomirov, Ming-Hung Lin, Ya-Ting Yang, Lyubov G Dezhenkova, Huei-Yu Chen, Dmitry N Kaluzhny, Dominique Schols, Alexander A Shtil, Andrey E Shchekotikhin, Pin Ju Chueh
A series of 4-aminomethyl derivatives of heliomycin 1 was prepared using the Mannich reaction. The modification significantly improved aqueous solubility of the initially poorly soluble antibiotic. Testing the antiproliferative efficacy revealed a potent activity of heliomycin as well as its new derivatives on a panel of mammalian tumor cells including drug resistant variants. In contrast to 1 the new derivatives 7a, 7l, 7p generated a high level of ROS associated with induction of apoptosis in T24 bladder cancer cells...
October 19, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137675/human-hyaluronic-acid-synthase-1-promotes-malignant-transformation-via-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-micronucleation-and-centrosome-abnormalities
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Nguyet Nguyen, Awanit Kumar, Simi Chacko, Rodney J Ouellette, Anirban Ghosh
BACKGROUND: Human hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules are synthesized by three membrane spanning Hyaluronic Acid Synthases (HAS1, HAS2 and HAS3). Of the three, HAS1 is found to be localized more into the cytoplasmic space where it synthesizes intracellular HA. HA is a ubiquitous glycosaminoglycan, mainly present in the extracellular matrix (ECM) and on the cell surface, but are also detected intracellularly. Accumulation of HA in cancer cells, the cancer-surrounding stroma, and ECM is generally considered an independent prognostic factors for patients...
November 14, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137367/glycolytic-reprogramming-through-pck2-regulates-tumor-initiation-of-prostate-cancer-cells
#10
Jiangsha Zhao, Jieran Li, Teresa W M Fan, Steven X Hou
Tumor-initiating cells (TICs) play important roles in tumor progression and metastasis. Identifying the factors regulating TICs may open new avenues in cancer therapy. Here, we show that TIC-enriched prostate cancer cell clones use more glucose and secrete more lactate than TIC-low clones. We determined that elevated levels of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase isoform 2 (PCK2) are critical for the metabolic switch and the maintenance of TICs in prostate cancer. Information from prostate cancer patient databases revealed that higher PCK2 levels correlated with more aggressive tumors and lower survival rates...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137355/a-pilot-study-evaluating-concordance-between-blood-based-and-patient-matched-tumor-molecular-testing-within-pancreatic-cancer-patients-participating-in-the-know-your-tumor-kyt-initiative
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Michael J Pishvaian, R Joseph Bender, Lynn M Matrisian, Lola Rahib, Andrew Hendifar, William A Hoos, Sam Mikhail, Vincent Chung, Vincent Picozzi, Craig Heartwell, Kimberly Mason, Katelyn Varieur, Metasebia Aberra, Subha Madhavan, Emanuel Petricoin, Jonathan R Brody
Recent improvements in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology have enabled detection of biomarkers in cell-free DNA in blood and may ultimately replace invasive tissue biopsies. However, a better understanding of the performance of blood-based NGS assays is needed prior to routine clinical use. As part of an IRB-approved molecular profiling registry trial of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) patients, we facilitated blood-based NGS testing of 34 patients from multiple community-based and high-volume academic oncology practices...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137287/n-myc-downstream-regulated-gene-1-promotes-apoptosis-in-colorectal-cancer-via-up-regulating-death-receptor-4
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Xian Zhang, Bo Feng, Fan Zhu, Chaoran Yu, Jiaoyang Lu, Meng Pan, Zirui He, Xiongzhi Wangpu, Jing Sun, Xiao Yang
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of N-myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients and to explore the mechanisms governing the role of NDRG1 in apoptosis of CRC cells. In the current study, we found that NDRG1 was a prognostic marker of CRC patients. Moreover, NDRG1 expression negatively correlated to tumor size and clinical TNM stage, suggesting that NDRG1 might act as a tumor suppressor by inhibiting proliferation or inducing apoptosis in CRC. Consistently, substantial apoptosis was observed in vitro and in vivo in the presence of NDRG1...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137283/c1q-tumor-necrosis-factor-related-protein-3-protects-macrophages-against-lps-induced-lipid-accumulation-inflammation-and-phenotype-transition-via-ppar%C3%AE-and-tlr4-mediated-pathways
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Jiale Lin, Qi Liu, Hui Zhang, Xingtao Huang, Ruoxi Zhang, Shuyuan Chen, Xuedong Wang, Bo Yu, Jingbo Hou
Macrophage inflammation and foam cell formation are critical events during the initiation and development of atherosclerosis (AS). C1q/tumor necrosis factor-related protein-3 (CTRP3) is a novel adipokine with anti-inflammatory and cardioprotection properties; however, little is known regarding the influence of CTRP3 on AS. As macrophages play a key role in AS, this study investigated the effects of CTRP3 on macrophage lipid metabolism, inflammatory reactions, and phenotype transition, as well as underlying mechanisms, to reveal the relationship between CTRP3 and AS...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137267/tumacrophage-macrophages-transformed-into-tumor-stem-like-cells-by-virulent-genetic-material-from-tumor-cells
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Yizhuang Zhang, Na Zhou, Xiuyan Yu, Xuehui Zhang, Shanxin Li, Zhen Lei, Ruobi Hu, Hui Li, Yiqing Mao, Xi Wang, Jinshu Zhang, Yuan Li, Hongyan Guo, David M Irwin, Gang Niu, Huanran Tan
Tumor-associated macrophages are regarded as tumor-enhancers as they have key roles in the subversion of adaptive immunity and in inflammatory circuits that promote tumor progression. Here, we show that cancer cells can subvert macrophages yielding cells that have gained pro-tumor functions. When macrophages isolated from mice or humans are co-cultured with dead cancer cell line cells, induced to undergo apoptosis to mimic chemotherapy, up-regulation of pro-tumor gene expression was identified. Phagocytosis of apoptotic cancer cells by macrophages resulted in their transformation into tumor stem (initiating)-like cells, as indicated by the expression of epithelial markers (e...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137103/crizotinib-resistance-overcome-by-ceritinib-in-an-alk-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patient-with-brain-metastases-a-case-report
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Zhouyu Zhu, Ying Chai
RATIONALE: The treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has now changed dramatically in recent years and anaplastic lymphoma receptor tyrosine kinase (ALK) inhibitors are developing rapidly. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here we reported a 57-year-old ALK-positive NSCLC man with brain metastases. DIAGNOSES: A case of lung adenocarcinoma with brain metastases. INTERVENTIONS: Crizotinib was administered orally at a dose of 250mg twice a day until the brain metastases were found...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137078/successful-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer-with-apatinib-combined-with-chemotherapy-a-case-report
#16
Mingzi Zhang, Zhongkai Tian, Yehong Sun
RATIONALE: The standard treatment for ovarian cancer is chemotherapy with 2 drugs (taxanes and platinum drugs). However, the traditional combination of the 2 drugs has many adverse effects (AEs) and the cancer cells will quickly become resistant to the drugs. Apatinib is a small-molecule antiangiogenic agent which has shown promising therapeutic effects against diverse tumor types, but it still remains unknown whether apatinib has an antitumor effect in patients with ovarian cancer. Herein, we present a successfully treated case of ovarian cancer using chemotherapy and apatinib, in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of this new combined regimen in ovarian cancer...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137060/a-case-report-of-mixed-acinar-endocrine-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-treated-with-s-1-chemotherapy-does-it-work-or-induce-endocrine-differentiation
#17
Masataka Yokode, Ryosuke Itai, Yukimasa Yamashita, Yoh Zen
RATIONALE: Acinar cell carcinomas (ACCs) and mixed acinar-endocrine carcinomas (MAECs) of the pancreas are rare, accounting for only 1% of pancreatic tumors. Although both typically present at an advanced stage, chemotherapeutic regimes have not yet been standardized. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 65-year-old man presented with a large mass in the pancreatic tail with multiple liver metastases. DIAGNOSIS, INTERVENTIONS, OUTCOMES: He was initially treated with gemcitabine for suspected ductal carcinoma of the pancreas, but no response was observed...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136507/organelle-specific-o-glycosylation-drives-mmp14-activation-tumor-growth-and-metastasis
#18
Anh Tuan Nguyen, Joanne Chia, Manon Ros, Kam Man Hui, Frederic Saltel, Frederic Bard
Cancers grow within tissues through molecular mechanisms still unclear. Invasiveness correlates with perturbed O-glycosylation, a covalent modification of cell-surface proteins. Here, we show that, in human and mouse liver cancers, initiation of O-glycosylation by the GALNT glycosyl-transferases increases and shifts from the Golgi to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). In a mouse liver cancer model, expressing an ER-targeted GALNT1 (ER-G1) massively increased tumor expansion, with median survival reduced from 23 to 10 weeks...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136505/inhibition-of-trf1-telomere-protein-impairs-tumor-initiation-and-progression-in-glioblastoma-mouse-models-and-patient-derived-xenografts
#19
Leire Bejarano, Alberto J Schuhmacher, Marinela Méndez, Diego Megías, Carmen Blanco-Aparicio, Sonia Martínez, Joaquín Pastor, Massimo Squatrito, Maria A Blasco
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a deadly and common brain tumor. Poor prognosis is linked to high proliferation and cell heterogeneity, including glioma stem cells (GSCs). Telomere genes are frequently mutated. The telomere binding protein TRF1 is essential for telomere protection, and for adult and pluripotent stem cells. Here, we find TRF1 upregulation in mouse and human GBM. Brain-specific Trf1 genetic deletion in GBM mouse models inhibited GBM initiation and progression, increasing survival. Trf1 deletion increased telomeric DNA damage and reduced proliferation and stemness...
November 13, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136276/targeted-therapies-immunologic-effects-and-potential-applications-outside-of-cancer
#20
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Anna E Kersh, Spencer Ng, Yun Min Chang, Maiko Sasaki, Susan N Thomas, Haydn T Kissick, Gregory B Lesinski, Ragini R Kudchadkar, Edmund K Waller, Brian P Pollack
Two pharmacologic approaches that are currently at the forefront of treating advanced cancer are those that center on disrupting critical growth/survival signaling pathways within tumor cells (commonly referred to as "targeted therapies") and those that center on enhancing the capacity of a patient's immune system to mount an antitumor response (immunotherapy). Maximizing responses to both of these approaches requires an understanding of the oncogenic events present in a given patient's tumor and the nature of the tumor-immune microenvironment...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
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