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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938636/patz1-is-a-new-prognostic-marker-of-glioblastoma-associated-with-the-stem-like-phenotype-and-enriched-in-the-proneural-subtype
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Elia Guadagno, Michela Vitiello, Paola Francesca, Gaetano Calì, Federica Caponnetto, Daniela Cesselli, Simona Camorani, Giorgio Borrelli, Marialuisa Califano, Paolo Cappabianca, Claudio Arra, Elvira Crescenzi, Laura Cerchia, Maria Laura Del Basso De Caro, Monica Fedele
Glioblastoma (GBM), the most malignant of the brain tumors, has been classified on the basis of molecular signature into four subtypes: classical, mesenchymal, proneural and neural, among which the mesenchymal and proneural subtypes have the shortest and longest survival, respectively. Here we show that the transcription factor PATZ1 gene is upregulated in gliomas compared to normal brain and, among GBMs, is particularly enriched in the proneural subtype and co-localize with stemness markers. Accordingly, in GBM-derived glioma-initiating stem cells (GSCs) PATZ1 is overexpressed compared to differentiated tumor cells and its expression significantly correlates with the characteristic stem cell capacity to grow as neurospheres in vitro...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938620/pathological-expression-of-tissue-factor-confers-promising-antitumor-response-to-a-novel-therapeutic-antibody-sc1-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-and-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#2
Xuesai Zhang, Qingrou Li, Hui Zhao, Lanping Ma, Tao Meng, Jianchang Qian, Rui Jin, Jingkang Shen, Ker Yu
The pathological presence of tissue factor (TF) in cancer cells promotes tumor-initiated thrombosis and cancer metastasis. We found that TF is aberrantly present in large percentage of aggressive triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PaC), two most lethal forms of malignancy that urgently need effective treatment. TF expression in TNBC clustered with higher levels of vimentin, basal-type keratins KRT5/14 and caveolin-1 but lower levels of luminal-type biomarkers. We developed a novel and specific anti-TF therapeutic antibody SC1, which displayed an exceedingly high potency against TF extracellular domain (EC50: 0...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938609/pegylated-arginine-deiminase-can-modulate-tumor-immune-microenvironment-by-affecting-immune-checkpoint-expression-decreasing-regulatory-t-cell-accumulation-and-inducing-tumor-t-cell-infiltration
#3
Elena Brin, Katherine Wu, Hsin-Tze Lu, Yudou He, Zhaoming Dai, Wei He
PEGylated arginine deiminase (ADI-PEG 20) is being investigated in clinical studies in arginine auxotrophic cancers and is well-tolerated. The anti-tumor properties of ADI-PEG 20 have been extensively investigated - ADI-PEG 20 inhibits the growth of auxotrophic cancers in vitro and in vivo - however, its impact on immune cells is largely unknown. Here we report the potential impact of ADI-PEG 20 on the tumor immune microenvironment. ADI-PEG 20 induced immunosuppressive programmed death-ligand 1 expression on some cancer cells in vitro, but the magnitude of the increase was cell line dependent and in most relatively small...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938541/differential-expression-of-circulating-biomarkers-of-tumor-phenotype-and-outcomes-in-previously-treated-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-receiving-erlotinib-vs-cytotoxic-chemotherapy
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Mary Jo Fidler, Casey Frankenberger, Richard Seto, Gabriela C Lobato, Cristina L Fhied, Selina Sayidine, Sanjib Basu, Mark Pool, Reem Karmali, Marta Batus, Wen-Rong Lie, David Hayes, Jehangir Mistry, Philip Bonomi, Jeffrey A Borgia
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to identify serum biomarkers capable of predicting clinical outcomes in previously-treated NSCLC patients with wild-type for EGFR activating mutations or insufficient tissue for mutation status determination. METHODS: Sixty-six Luminex immunoassays representative of biological themes that emerged from a re-analysis of transcriptome data from the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) were evaluate against pretreatment serum specimens from previously-treated advanced NSCLC patients received either cytotoxic chemotherapy (n=32) or erlotinib (n=79)...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936567/metformin-as-a-repurposed-therapy-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-results-of-a-phase-ii-trial
#5
Anish B Parikh, Peter Kozuch, Nicholas Rohs, Daniel J Becker, Benjamin P Levy
Background Metformin has been shown to have anti-neoplastic activity in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in both preclinical and observational studies, however this has never been prospectively evaluated. This single-arm phase II trial, while not fully accrued, is the first known prospective study evaluating the use of metformin with chemotherapy in advanced NSCLC. Methods Patients received carboplatin AUC 5 + pemetrexed 500 mg/m2 IV every 21 days for 4 cycles. For patients who achieved at least stable disease, maintenance pemetrexed was administered until progression or toxicity...
September 22, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936553/significance-of-evaluating-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-tils-and-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expression-in-breast-cancer
#6
REVIEW
Sasagu Kurozumi, Takaaki Fujii, Hiroshi Matsumoto, Kenichi Inoue, Masafumi Kurosumi, Jun Horiguchi, Hiroyuki Kuwano
The immune system affects all phases of tumor growth from initiation to progression and dissemination. Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are mononuclear immune cells that infiltrate tumor tissue. Several retrospective studies have suggested the potential of TILs as a prognostic as well as predictive factor of chemotherapy in some breast cancers. On the other hand, programmed cell death protein-1 (PD-1) and programmed cell death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) eliminate T cell activation in various types of cancers. Prospective trials to evaluate the efficacy of antibody agents to PD-1 and PD-L1 are ongoing in patients with breast cancer...
September 21, 2017: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935568/genetically-engineered-oncolytic-newcastle-disease-virus-mediates-cytolysis-of-prostate-cancer-stem-like-cells
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Raghunath Shobana, Raghavendra Sumanth Pudupakam, Adria Allen, Moanaro Biswas, Nammalwar Sriranganathan
Oncolytic virotherapy is a promising novel approach that overcomes the limitations posed by radiation and chemotherapy. In this study, the oncolytic efficacy of a recombinant Newcastle disease virus (rNDV) BC-KLQL-GFP, against prostate cancer stem-like/tumor initiating cells was evaluated. Xenograft derived prostaspheres (XPS) induced tumor more efficiently than monolayer cell derived prostaspheres (MCPS) in nude mice. Primary and secondary XPS show enhanced self-renewal and clonogenic potential compared to MCPS...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935427/hesperidin-protects-against-chemically-induced-hepatocarcinogenesis-via-modulation-of-nrf2-are-ho-1-ppar%C3%AE-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-signaling-and-amelioration-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation
#8
Ayman M Mahmoud, Hanaa M Mohammed, Sally M Khadrawy, Sanaa R Galaly
Hesperidin is a plant-derived bioflavonoid with promising antitumor efficacy, though the underlying mechanisms of action remain poorly elucidated. Thus, we evaluated the in vivo chemopreventive effect of hesperidin against diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced hepatocarcinogenesis. We demonstrated the modulatory effect of hesperidin on Nrf2/ARE/HO-1, PPARγ and TGF-β1/Smad3 signaling. Hepatocarcinogenesis was initiated with DEN and promoted with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4). DEN/CCl4-induced rats were treated with 50 and 100 mg/kg hesperidin throughout the experiment...
September 18, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935415/-hepatic-myelolipoma-a-rare-entity-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#9
Mathieu Gallo, Laurent Mineur, Hélène Emptas, Valérie Costes, Jeanne Ramos
Hepatic myelolipoma is a rare entity with only 17 cases described in the literature. A 73mm right liver mass was fortuitously discovered in a 55-year-old man. The biopsy showed normal hepatic tissue adjacent to a normal medular like hematopoïetic tissue, showing trilieage hematopoieses, including myeloid cells, erythroid cells and megakaryocytic cells. The diagnosis of hepatic myelolipoma was proposed. This benign tumor was initially described in adrenal gland, which is the most common topography. No malignancy or bleeding complication has been described in its hepatical location...
September 18, 2017: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935271/magnetic-resonance-imaging-during-definitive-chemoradiotherapy-can-predict-tumor-recurrence-and-patient-survival-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-a-multi-institutional-retrospective-analysis-of-krog-16-01
#10
Sea-Won Lee, Seok Ho Lee, Juree Kim, Yeon-Sil Kim, Mee Sun Yoon, Songmi Jeong, Jin Hee Kim, Jayoung Lee, Keun-Yong Eom, Bae Kwon Jeong, Soo Yoon Sung, Sung Jong Lee, Jong Hoon Lee
OBJECTIVE: Definitive chemoradiotherapy (CRT) followed by brachytherapy is a standard treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer. During CRT, marked reduction of cervical tumor is often observed in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The primary aim of this study was to assess the association between tumor response in MRI using FIGO classification and clinical outcomes. METHODS: Multi-institutional data were retrospectively reviewed to identify the significance of MR tumor response on tumor recurrence and patient survival...
September 18, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935149/molecular-aspects-of-cancer-chemopreventive-and-therapeutic-efficacies-of-tea-and-tea-polyphenols
#11
REVIEW
Subhayan Sur, Chinmay Kumar Panda
The natural dietary product tea (Camellia sinensis) and its bioactive polyphenols such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and theaflavin (TF) demonstrated potential anticancer effects in different preclinical and clinical studies. The aim of the present review was to understand the molecular mechanisms of the tea and tea polyphenol-mediated cancer prevention and therapy. In the setting of in vivo cancer prevention studies, administration of the tea and tea polyphenols at preinitiation stages only showed partial prevention, whereas continuous administration showed potential effect in restriction of carcinogenesis in the body's multiple organs at early premalignant stages throughout the experiment...
November 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934293/generation-of-a-pancreatic-cancer-model-using-a-pdx1-flp-recombinase-knock-in-allele
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Jinghai Wu, Xin Liu, Sunayana G Nayak, Jason R Pitarresi, Maria C Cuitiño, Lianbo Yu, Blake E Hildreth, Katie A Thies, Daniel J Schilling, Soledad A Fernandez, Gustavo Leone, Michael C Ostrowski
The contribution of the tumor microenvironment to the development of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is unclear. The LSL-KrasG12D/+;LSL-p53R172H/+;Pdx-1-Cre (KPC) tumor model, which is widely utilized to faithfully recapitulate human pancreatic cancer, depends on Cre-mediated recombination in the epithelial lineage to drive tumorigenesis. Therefore, specific Cre-loxP recombination in stromal cells cannot be applied in this model, limiting the in vivo investigation of stromal genetics in tumor initiation and progression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934123/the-innate-and-adaptive-immune-system-as-targets-for-biologic-therapies-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#13
REVIEW
Grainne Holleran, Loris Lopetuso, Valentina Petito, Cristina Graziani, Gianluca Ianiro, Deirdre McNamara, Antonio Gasbarrini, Franco Scaldaferri
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an immune-mediated inflammatory condition causing inflammation of gastrointestinal and systemic cells, with an increasing prevalence worldwide. Many factors are known to trigger and maintain inflammation in IBD including the innate and adaptive immune systems, genetics, the gastrointestinal microbiome and several environmental factors. Our knowledge of the involvement of the immune system in the pathophysiology of IBD has advanced rapidly over the last two decades, leading to the development of several immune-targeted treatments with a biological source, known as biologic agents...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933050/toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-mediates-inflammation-and-tissue-injury-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#14
REVIEW
Giacomo Garibotto, Annalisa Carta, Daniela Picciotto, Francesca Viazzi, Daniela Verzola
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are a class of receptors of the innate immune system which detect pathogen-associated and danger-associated molecular patterns in order to initiate an inflammatory response. TLR2 and TLR4 downward signaling causes the production of proinflammatory cytokines that can induce insulin resistance and cardiovascular damage in obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. In diabetic nephropathy, TLR4, nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing protein 2 (NOD2), and NLRP3 inflammasome are involved in the production and persistence of inflammation...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932628/a-novel-in-silico-framework-to-improve-mhc-i-epitopes-and-break-the-tolerance-to-melanoma
#15
Cristian Capasso, Aniket Magarkar, Victor Cervera-Carascon, Manlio Fusciello, Sara Feola, Martin Muller, Mariangela Garofalo, Lukasz Kuryk, Siri Tähtinen, Lucio Pastore, Alex Bunker, Vincenzo Cerullo
Tolerance toward tumor antigens, which are shared by normal tissues, have often limited the efficacy of cancer vaccines. However, wild type epitopes can be tweaked to activate cross-reactive T-cell clones, resulting in antitumor activity. The design of these analogs (i.e., heteroclitic peptides) can be difficult and time-consuming since no automated in silico tools are available. Hereby we describe the development of an in silico framework to improve the selection of heteroclitic peptides. The Epitope Discovery and Improvement System (EDIS) was first validated by studying the model antigen SIINFEKL...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932588/kras-mutation-positive-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-originating-in-the-thymus
#16
Ichiro Sakanoue, Hiroshi Hamakawa, Daichi Fujimoto, Yukihiro Imai, Kazuhiro Minami, Keisuke Tomii, Yutaka Takahashi
Thymic carcinoma is a rare, aggressive disease with a low 5-year survival rate. The most common histological neoplastic thymic tumor subtype is squamous cell. We describe an interesting case of a 39-year-old woman who presented with mucinous adenocarcinoma that originated in the thymus and was treated via radical resection and venoplasty of the superior vena cava (SVC). Macroscopically, the resected tumor contained a solid region and multiple cysts with abundant mucin. Microscopic examination showed a papillary growth pattern of goblet cells with round nuclei...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932171/the-role-of-ppar%C3%AE-and-autophagy-in-ros-production-lipid-droplets-biogenesis-and-its-involvement-with-colorectal-cancer-cells-modulation
#17
José Antonio Fagundes Assumpção, Kelly Grace Magalhães, José Raimundo Corrêa
BACKGROUND: In cancer cells, autophagy can act as both tumor suppressor, when autophagic event eliminates cellular contends which exceeds the cellular capacity of regenerate promoting cell death, and as a pro-survival agent removing defective organelles and proteins and helping well-established tumors to maintain an accelerated metabolic state while still dealing with harsh conditions, such as inflammation. Many pathways can coordinate the autophagic process and one of them involves the transcription factors called PPARs, which also regulate cellular differentiation, proliferation and survival...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931748/participation-of-bmi-1-protein-in-cancer
#18
Agnieszka Zaczek, Paweł Jóźwiak, Anna Krześlak
BMI-1 (B-lymphoma Mo-MLV insertion region 1) protein is a constituent of Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1) that via ubiquitination of histone H2A affects expression of many genes. BMI-1 is involved in cellular processes such as DNA repair, proliferation, growth, senescence and apoptosis. BMI-1 plays a key role in biology of stem cells including cancer stem cells by regulation of their self-renewal and differentiation. Accumulating evidence has revealed that overexpression of BMI-1 in many human cancers correlates with disease progression and therapy failure...
September 20, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930164/liver-cancer-molecular-characterization-clonal-evolution-and-cancer-stem-cells
#19
REVIEW
Germana Castelli, Elvira Pelosi, Ugo Testa
Liver cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death. The major forms of primary liver cancer are hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (iCCA). Both these tumors develop against a background of cirrhotic liver, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic liver damage and fibrosis. HCC is a heterogeneous disease which usually develops within liver cirrhosis related to various etiologies: hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (frequent in Asia and Africa), hepatitis C virus (HCV), chronic alcohol abuse, or metabolic syndrome (frequent in Western countries)...
September 20, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930163/zebrafish-in-translational-cancer-research-insight-into-leukemia-melanoma-glioma-and-endocrine-tumor-biology
#20
REVIEW
Aurora Irene Idilli, Francesca Precazzini, Maria Caterina Mione, Viviana Anelli
Over the past 15 years, zebrafish have emerged as a powerful tool for studying human cancers. Transgenic techniques have been employed to model different types of tumors, including leukemia, melanoma, glioblastoma and endocrine tumors. These models present histopathological and molecular conservation with their human cancer counterparts and have been fundamental for understanding mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression. Moreover, xenotransplantation of human cancer cells in embryos or adult zebrafish offers the advantage of studying the behavior of human cancer cells in a live organism...
September 20, 2017: Genes
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