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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522750/inhibition-of-mitochondrial-matrix-chaperones-and-anti-apoptotic-bcl-2-family-proteins-empower-antitumor-therapeutic-responses
#1
Georg Karpel-Massler, Chiaki Tsuge Ishida, Elena Bianchetti, Chang Shu, Rolando Perez-Lorenzo, Basil Horst, Matei Banu, Kevin A Roth, Jeffrey N Bruce, Peter Canoll, Dario C Altieri, Markus D Siegelin
Rational therapeutic approaches based on synthetic lethality may improve cancer management. Based on a high-throughput drug screen, we provide preclinical proof of concept that targeting the mitochondrial Hsp90 chaperone network (mtHsp90) and inhibition of Bcl-2, Bcl-xL and Mcl-1 is sufficient to elicit synthetic lethality in tumors recalcitrant to therapy. Our analyses focused on BH3 mimetics that are broad acting (ABT263 and Obatoclax) or selective (ABT199, WEHI-539 and A1210477), along with the established mitochondrial matrix chaperone inhibitor Gamitrinib-TPP...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522738/imaging-of-programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-impact-of-protein-concentration-on-distribution-of-anti-pd-l1-spect-agent-in-an-immunocompetent-melanoma-murine-model
#2
Jessie R Nedrow, Anders Josefsson, Sunju Park, Sagar Ranka, Sanchita Roy, George Sgouros
Programmed cell Death Ligand 1 (PD-L1) is part of an immune checkpoint system that is essential for preventing autoimmunity and cancer. Recent approaches in immunotherapy targeting immune checkpoints have shown great promise in a variety of cancers, including metastatic melanoma. The use of targeted molecular imaging would help identify patients who will best respond to anti-PD-L1 treatment while potentially providing key information to limit immune-related adverse effects (irAEs). Recently, we developed an antibody based PD-L1-targeted imaging agent to identify PD-L1 positive tumors in vivo...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502199/ceramide-lipid-based-nanosuspension-for-enhanced-delivery-of-docetaxel-with-synergistic-antitumor-efficiency
#3
Tianqi Wang, Lixia Feng, Shaomei Yang, Yongjun Liu, Na Zhang
Ceramide (CE), a bioactive lipid with tumor suppression, has been widely used as a drug carrier and enhancer for cancer therapy. CE-based combination therapy was prone to be attractive in cancer therapy. In our previous study, the combination of CE and docetaxel (DTX) was proved to be an effective strategy for cancer therapy. To further improve the antitumor efficiency of DTX, the CE lipid-based nanosuspensions (LNS) was prepared for the delivery of DTX to exhibit synergistic therapeutic effect. The enhanced delivery and synergistic therapeutic effect of DTX-loaded CE-LNS (CE + DTX-LNS) were evaluated...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501941/paracrine-release-of-il-2-and-anti-ctla-4-enhances-the-ability-of-artificial-polymer-antigen-presenting-cells-to-expand-antigen-specific-t-cells-and-inhibit-tumor-growth-in-a-mouse-model
#4
Lei Zhang, Limin Wang, Khawar Ali Shahzad, Tao Xu, Xin Wan, Weiya Pei, Chuanlai Shen
Accumulating evidence indicates that bead-based artificial antigen-presenting cells (aAPCs) are a powerful tool to induce antigen-specific T cell responses in vitro and in vivo. To date, most conventional aAPCs have been generated by coupling an antigen signal (signal 1) and one or two costimulatory signals, such as anti-CD28 with anti-LFA1 or anti-4-1BB (signal 2), onto the surfaces of cell-sized or nanoscale magnetic beads or polyester latex beads. The development of a biodegradable scaffold and the combined use of multiple costimulatory signals as well as third signals for putative clinical applications is the next step in the development of this technology...
May 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497782/raf-proteins-exert-both-specific-and-compensatory-functions-during-tumour-progression-of-nras-driven-melanoma
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Coralie Dorard, Charlène Estrada, Céline Barbotin, Magalie Larcher, Alexandra Garancher, Jessy Leloup, Friedrich Beermann, Manuela Baccarini, Celio Pouponnot, Lionel Larue, Alain Eychène, Sabine Druillennec
NRAS and its effector BRAF are frequently mutated in melanoma. Paradoxically, CRAF but not BRAF was shown to be critical for various RAS-driven cancers, raising the question of the role of RAF proteins in NRAS-induced melanoma. Here, using conditional ablation of Raf genes in NRAS-induced mouse melanoma models, we investigate their contribution in tumour progression, from the onset of benign tumours to malignant tumour maintenance. We show that BRAF expression is required for ERK activation and nevi development, demonstrating a critical role in the early stages of NRAS-driven melanoma...
May 12, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497240/in-vivo-anticancer-efficacy-and-toxicity-studies-of-a-novel-polymer-conjugate-n-acetyl-glucosamine-nag-peg-doxorubicin-for-targeted-cancer-therapy
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Smita Pawar, Ketan Mahajan, Pradeep Vavia
A novel polymer-drug conjugate, polyethylene glycol-N-(acetyl)-glucosamine-doxorubicin (PEG-NAG-DOX) was evaluated in this study for its in vivo potential for treatment of tumours demonstrating improved efficacy and reduced toxicity. The proposed polymer-drug conjugate comprised of polyethylene glycol-maleimide (mPEG-MAL, 30000 Da) as a carrier, doxorubicin (DOX) as an anticancer drug and N-acetyl glucosamine (NAG) as a targeting moiety as well as penetration enhancer. Doxorubicin has a potent and promising anticancer activity; however, severe cardiotoxicity limits its application in cancer treatment...
May 11, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489985/preclinical-evaluation-of-the-imipridone-family-analogues-of-clinical-stage-anti-cancer-small-molecule-onc201-reveals-potent-anti-cancer-effects-of-onc212
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Jessica Wagner, Christina Leah Kline, Marie D Ralff, Avital Lev, Amriti Lulla, Lanlan Zhou, Gary L Olson, Bhaskara Rao Nallaganchu, Cyril H Benes, Joshua E Allen, Varun V Prabhu, Martin Stogniew, Wolfgang Oster, Wafik S El-Deiry
Anti-cancer small molecule ONC201 upregulates the integrated stress response (ISR) and acts as a dual inactivator of Akt/ERK, leading to TRAIL gene activation. ONC201 is under investigation in multiple clinical trials to treat patients with cancer. Given the unique imipridone core chemical structure of ONC201, we synthesized a series of analogues to identify additional compounds with distinct therapeutic properties. Several imipridones with a broad range of in vitro potencies were identified in an exploration of chemical derivatives...
May 10, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477199/b16-lung-melanoma-model-to-study-the-role-of-th9-cells-in-cancer
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Alka Dwivedi, Sushant Kumar, Rahul Purwar
T cell therapy has shown remarkable promise in multiple malignancies including melanoma and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). Recent data demonstrated the differential efficacy of various subsets of T-helper cells in tumor regression. Th9 cells, the new member of T helper cell family, possess superior anti-tumor activity compared to Th1 and Th2 cells in murine model of melanoma. Therefore, it is important to examine the anti-tumor activity of specific subsets of Th cells in tumor models. Here, we describe the methodology of examining the anti-tumor activity of Th9 cells in murine model of melanoma...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457810/chronic-stress-suppresses-anti-tumor-tcd8-responses-and-tumor-regression-following-cancer-immunotherapy-in-a-mouse-model-of-melanoma
#9
Annette Sommershof, Lisa Scheuermann, Julia Koerner, Marcus Groettrup
Animal tumor models and human cancer studies have provided convergent evidence that chronic psychological stress plays a decisive role in modulating anti-tumor T cell immunity. However, whether chronic stress also affects anti-cancer vaccine strategies that rely on the induction of functional tumor-specific TCD8+ cells has not been investigated yet. In this study we provide direct evidence that chronic stress suppresses the therapeutic efficacy of a biodegradable poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) microsphere (PLGA-MS) based cancer vaccine in a murine melanoma model...
April 27, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441796/role-of-dietary-crocin-in-in-vivo-melanoma-tumor-remission
#10
Hamid A Bakshi, Faruck Lukmanul Hakkim, Smitha Sam, Farideh Javid
Background: Melanoma is a deadly form of malignancy. Early diagnosis might pave the way to cure but its aggressive nature leads to rapid dissemination and colonization of distant organs. Dietary herbs may play a significant role in prevention of cancer. In this study, we tested anti-tumor efficacy of the Crocus sativus derived active constituent crocin, it is well established to have anti-cancer properties in different cancer models by our group and other groups. Notably, crocin is reported to exert anti-proliferative effect on melanoma cells (B16F10) in vitro...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423700/hla-class-i-loss-in-metachronous-metastases-prevents-continuous-t-cell-recognition-of-mutated-neoantigens-in-a-human-melanoma-model
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Barbara Schrörs, Silke Lübcke, Volker Lennerz, Martina Fatho, Anne Bicker, Catherine Wölfel, Patrick Derigs, Thomas Hankeln, Dirk Schadendorf, Annette Paschen, Thomas Wölfel
T lymphocytes against tumor-specific mutated neoantigens can induce tumor regression. Also, the size of the immunogenic cancer mutanome is supposed to correlate with the clinical efficacy of checkpoint inhibition. Herein, we studied the susceptibility of tumor cell lines from lymph node metastases occurring in a melanoma patient over several years towards blood-derived, neoantigen-specific CD8+ T cells. In contrast to a cell line established during early stage III disease, all cell lines generated at later time points from stage IV metastases exhibited partial or complete loss of HLA class I expression...
April 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408301/impact-of-braf-kinase-inhibitors-on-the-mirnomes-and-transcriptomes-of-melanoma-cells
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Ines Kozar, Giulia Cesi, Christiane Margue, Demetra Philippidou, Stephanie Kreis
BACKGROUND: Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer with increasing incidence worldwide. The development of BRAF kinase inhibitors as targeted treatments for patients with BRAF-mutant tumours contributed profoundly to an improved overall survival of patients with metastatic melanoma. Despite these promising results, the emergence of rapid resistance to targeted therapy remains a serious clinical issue. METHODS: To investigate the impact of BRAF inhibitors on miRNomes and transcriptomes, we used in vitro melanoma models consisting of BRAF inhibitor-sensitive and -resistant cell lines generated in our laboratory...
April 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402934/anti-cancer-activity-of-annexin-v-in-murine-melanoma-model-by-suppressing-tumor-angiogenesis
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Xuerui Zhang, Lina Huo, Haibo Jin, Yuheng Han, Jie Wang, Yanjun Zhang, Xinghuan Lai, Ziwei Le, Jing Zhang, Zichun Hua
Annexin V, a protein with high affinity to phosphatidylserine (PS) in a calcium dependent manner, has been widely used to probe apoptosis. Annexin V in inhibiting engulfment of apoptotic cells by macrophages had been reported to increase the immunogenicity of tumor cells undergoing apoptosis. However, far less is known about its multiple properties, especially in cancer therapies. Here we found that Annexin V had a good anti-tumor activity in murine melanomaxenograft model. Treatment with Annexin V showed significant reduction in tumor size and remarkable tumor necrosis areas...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382399/ccr5-in-recruitment-and-activation-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-melanoma
#14
REVIEW
Viktor Umansky, Carolin Blattner, Christoffer Gebhardt, Jochen Utikal
Malignant melanoma is characterized by the development of chronic inflammation in the tumor microenvironment, leading to the accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). Using ret transgenic mouse melanoma model, we found a significant migration of MDSCs expressing C-C chemokine receptor (CCR)5 into primary tumors and metastatic lymph nodes, which was correlated with tumor progression. An increased CCR5 expression on MDSCs was associated with elevated concentrations of CCR5 ligands in melanoma microenvironment...
April 5, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382155/preclinical-melanoma-imaging-with-68-ga-labeled-%C3%AE-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-derivatives-using-pet
#15
Chengcheng Zhang, Zhengxing Zhang, Kuo-Shyan Lin, Jinhe Pan, Iulia Dude, Navjit Hundal-Jabal, Nadine Colpo, François Bénard
It is estimated that melanoma accounted for 76,380 new cases and 10,130 deaths in the United States in 2016. The melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) is highly expressed in the vast majority of melanomas, which makes it an attractive target for molecular imaging and radionuclide therapy. Lactam bridge-cyclized α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (Ac-Nle(4)-cyclo[Asp(5)-His-D-Phe(7)-Arg-Trp-Lys(10)]-NH2, or Nle-CycMSHhex) analogues have been successfully developed and studied for MC1R-targeted imaging, predominantly with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379630/uv-induced-somatic-mutations-elicit-a-functional-t-cell-response-in-the-yummer1-7-mouse-melanoma-model
#16
Jake Wang, Curtis Jamison Perry, Katrina Meeth, Durga Thakral, William Damsky, Goran Micevic, Susan Kaech, Kim Blenman, Marcus Bosenberg
Human melanomas exhibit relatively high somatic mutation burden compared to other malignancies. These somatic mutations may produce neoantigens that are recognized by the immune system, leading to an anti-tumor response. By irradiating a parental mouse melanoma cell line carrying three driver mutations with UVB and expanding a single cell clone, we generated a mutagenized model that exhibits high somatic mutation burden. When inoculated at low cell numbers in immunocompetent C57BL/6J mice, YUMMER1.7 (YUMM Exposed to Radiation) regresses after a brief period of growth...
April 5, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333145/the-cryo-thermal-therapy-eradicated-melanoma-in-mice-by-eliciting-cd4-t-cell-mediated-antitumor-memory-immune-response
#17
Kun He, Ping Liu, Lisa X Xu
Tumor metastasis is a major concern in tumor therapy. In our previous studies, a novel tumor therapeutic modality of the cryo-thermal therapy has been presented, highlighting its effect on the suppression of distal metastasis and leading to long-term survival in 4T1 murine mammary carcinoma model. To demonstrate the therapeutic efficacy in other aggressive tumor models and further investigate the mechanism of long-term survival induced, in this study, spontaneous metastatic murine B16F10 melanoma model was used...
March 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273716/lipid-nanoparticle-assisted-mrna-delivery-for-potent-cancer-immunotherapy
#18
Matthias A Oberli, Andreas M Reichmuth, J Robert Dorkin, Michael J Mitchell, Owen S Fenton, Ana Jaklenec, Daniel G Anderson, Robert Langer, Daniel Blankschtein
The induction of a strong cytotoxic T cell response is an important prerequisite for successful immunotherapy against many viral diseases and tumors. Nucleotide vaccines, including mRNA vaccines with their intracellular antigen synthesis, have been shown to be potent activators of a cytotoxic immune response. The intracellular delivery of mRNA vaccines to the cytosol of antigen presenting immune cells is still not sufficiently well understood. Here, we report on the development of a lipid nanoparticle formulation for the delivery of mRNA vaccines to induce a cytotoxic CD 8 T cell response...
March 8, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238718/towards-therapeutic-advances-in-melanoma-management-an-overview
#19
REVIEW
Swarnendra Singh, Atif Zafar, Saman Khan, Imrana Naseem
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive types of skin cancer with rapidly increasing incidence rate. The disease is largely considered incurable and the patients diagnosed with metastatic melanoma have a survival of not more than five years. Despite of the recent advances in anti-melanoma chemo- and immunotherapies, the available drugs are relatively toxic and responsive to only a limited subset of lesions. Currently, topical pharmacotherapy is demonstrated as an effective approach for the treatment of various skin cancers...
April 1, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197308/novel-small-molecule-probes-for-metastatic-melanoma
#20
Anyanee Kamkaew, Nanyan Fu, Weibo Cai, Kevin Burgess
Actively targeting probe 1b, an unsymmetrical bivalent dipeptide mimic, selectively bound melanoma over healthy skin tissue in histological samples from patients and Sinclair swine. Modifications to 1b gave agents 2-4 that contain a near-IR aza-BODIPY fluor. Contrary to our expectations, symmetrical probe 3 gave the highest melanoma-to-healthy skin selectivity in histochemistry and experiments with live cells; this was surprising because 2, not 3, is unsymmetrical like the original lead 1. Optical imaging of 3 in a mouse melanoma model failed to show tumor accumulation in vivo, but the probe did selectively accumulate in the tumor (some in lung and less in the liver) as proven by analysis of the organs post mortem...
February 9, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
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