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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534973/role-of-x%C3%A2-linked-inhibitor-of-apoptosis%C3%A2-associated-factor%C3%A2-1-in-vasculogenic-mimicry-in-ovarian-cancer
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Yunxia Wang, Peishu Liu, Xietong Wang, Hongluan Mao
X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis‑associated factor 1 (XAF1) was identified as a novel X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP) binding partner that may reverse the anti‑apoptotic effect of XIAP. Previous studies have revealed that XAF1 serves an important role in cancer angiogenesis. Vasculogenic mimicry (VM) describes the formation of fluid‑conducting channels by highly invasive and genetically dysregulated tumor cells. VM is critical for tumor blood supply and is associated with aggressive actions and metastasis...
May 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520518/arrested-development-infantile-hemangioma-and-the-stem-cell-teratogenic-hypothesis
#2
Shaghayegh Harbi, Hannah Park, Michael Gregory, Peter Lopez, Luis Chiriboga, Paolo Mignatti
BACKGROUND: Early-life programming is defined by the adaptive changes made by the fetus in response to an adverse in utero environment. Infantile hemangioma (IH), a vascular anomaly, is the most common tumor of infancy. Here we take IH as the tumor model to propose the stem cell teratogenic hypothesis of tumorigenesis and the potential involvement of the immune system. OBJECTIVES: Teratogenic agents include chemicals, heavy metals, pathogens, and ionizing radiation...
May 18, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494747/new-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-aspects-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Harald Mangge, Tobias Niedrist, Wilfried Renner, Stefan Lyer, Christoph Alexiou, Johannes Haybaeck
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is devastating. Because of its silent nature, the disease is often only diagnosed once it has reached an advanced, frequently inoperable stage. To date, we have no biomarkers that facilitate earlier diagnosis, leaving sufficient time for curative therapy that effectively lowers the very high mortality rate of this cancer entity. Because of this, the life expectancy of patients with PDAC is low (i.e. < 6% five-year survival rates). New data, including particular genetic signatures and features of the stromal architecture of PDAC tumors, may better explain their aggressiveness, their relatively long-lasting painless expansion, and why chemotherapy so frequently fails...
May 10, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488085/novel-loss-of-function-mutation-in-krit1-ccm1-is-associated-with-distinctly-progressive-cerebral-and-spinal-cavernous-malformations-after-radiochemotherapy-for-intracranial-malignant-germ-cell-tumor
#4
Alexandra Russo, Marie Astrid Neu, Johanna Theruvath, Bettina Kron, Arthur Wingerter, Silla Hey-Koch, Yasemin Tanyildizi, Joerg Faber
PURPOSE: Cerebrospinal cavernous malformations (CCMs) are vascular lesions characterized by dilated and leaky capillary caverns. CCMs can cause seizures, focal neurological deficits or acute intracranial hemorrhage; however, most patients are asymptomatic. CCMs occur either sporadically or as a familial autosomal-dominant disorder. We present a clinical and molecular study of a patient with distinctive cerebral and spinal cavernous malformations following radiochemotherapy for a malignant brain tumor...
May 9, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479387/the-effects-of-tlr3-trif-and-traf3-snps-and-interactions-with-environmental-factors-on-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-and-vascular-complications-in-a-han-chinese-population
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Zixing Zhou, Chengli Zeng, Lihong Nie, Shiqi Huang, Congcong Guo, Di Xiao, Yajing Han, Xiaohong Ye, Meiling Ou, Chuican Huang, Xingguang Ye, Zihao Wen, Guang Yang, Chunxia Jing
Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) is involved in type I interferon-β (IFN-β) via TIR-domain-containing adapter-inducing interferon-β (TRIF) and Tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 3 (TRAF3), culminating in inflammation and immunity reactions. TLR3 is implicated in insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Eight SNPs of these genes were detected in 552 T2DM patients and 552 matched healthy control subjects. Gene-gene and gene-environment interactions and haplotype associations were also evaluated...
May 4, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473444/role-of-adipose-tissue-endothelial-adam17-in-age-related-coronary-microvascular-dysfunction
#6
Huijuan Dou, Attila Feher, Alec C Davila, Maritza J Romero, Vijay S Patel, Vinayak M Kamath, Monika Beck Gooz, R Daniel Rudic, Rudolf Lucas, David J Fulton, Neal L Weintraub, Zsolt Bagi
OBJECTIVE: A disintegrin and metalloproteinase ADAM17 (tumor necrosis factor-α [TNF]-converting enzyme) regulates soluble TNF levels. We tested the hypothesis that aging-induced activation in adipose tissue (AT)-expressed ADAM17 contributes to the development of remote coronary microvascular dysfunction in obesity. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Coronary arterioles (CAs, ≈90 µm) from right atrial appendages and mediastinal AT were examined in patients (aged: 69±11 years, BMI: 30...
May 4, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469956/targeting-nras-q61k-mutant-delays-tumor-growth-and-angiogenesis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#7
Zhaowei Song, Fenghai Liu, Jie Zhang
Tumor cells require vascular supply for their growth, and they express proangiogenic growth factors that promote the formation of vascular networks. Many oncogenic mutations that may potentially lead to tumor angiogenesis have been identified. Somatic mutations in the small GTPase NRAS are the most common activating lesions found in human cancer and are generally associated with poor response to standard therapies. However, the mechanisms by which NRAS mutations affect tumor angiogenesis are largely unknown...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466788/vanadium-iii-l-cysteine-enhances-the-sensitivity-of-murine-breast-adenocarcinoma-cells-to-cyclophosphamide-by-promoting-apoptosis-and-blocking-angiogenesis
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Abhishek Basu, Arin Bhattacharjee, Rathindranath Baral, Jaydip Biswas, Amalesh Samanta, Sudin Bhattacharya
Various epidemiological and preclinical studies have already established the cancer chemopreventive potential of vanadium-based compounds. In addition to its preventive efficacy, studies have also indicated the abilities of vanadium-based compounds to induce cell death selectively toward malignant cells. Therefore, the objective of the present investigation is to improve the therapeutic efficacy and toxicity profile of an alkylating agent, cyclophosphamide, by the concurrent use of an organovanadium complex, vanadium(III)-l-cysteine...
May 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459461/mir-181b-modulates-egfr-dependent-vcam-1-expression-and-monocyte-adhesion-in-glioblastoma
#9
Y-S Liu, H-Y Lin, S-W Lai, C-Y Huang, B-R Huang, P-Y Chen, K-C Wei, D-Y Lu
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) originate as circulating monocytes, and are recruited to gliomas, where they facilitate tumor growth and migration. Understanding the interaction between TAM and cancer cells may identify therapeutic targets for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) is a cytokine-induced adhesion molecule expressed on the surface of cancer cells, which is involved in interactions with immune cells. Analysis of the glioma patient database and tissue immunohistochemistry showed that VCAM-1 expression correlated with the clinico-pathological grade of gliomas...
May 1, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447667/tweak-blockade-decreases-atherosclerotic-lesion-size-and-progression-through-suppression-of-stat1-signaling-in-diabetic-mice
#10
Valvanera Fernández-Laso, Cristina Sastre, Nerea Méndez-Barbero, Jesús Egido, Jose L Martín-Ventura, Carmen Gómez-Guerrero, Luis M Blanco-Colio
Tumor necrosis factor-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK/Tnfsf12) is a cytokine implicated in different steps associated with vascular remodeling. However, the role of TWEAK under hyperglycemic conditions is currently unknown. Using two different approaches, genetic deletion of Tnfsf12 and treatment with a TWEAK blocking mAb, we have analyzed the effect of TWEAK inhibition on atherosclerotic plaque progression and stability in streptozotocin-induced diabetic ApoE deficient mice. Genetic inactivation of Tnfsf12 reduced atherosclerosis extension and severity in diabetic ApoE deficient mice...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428219/deficiency-of-cholesteryl-ester-transfer-protein-protects-against-atherosclerosis-in-rabbits
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Jifeng Zhang, Manabu Niimi, Dongshan Yang, Jingyan Liang, Jie Xu, Tokuhide Kimura, Anna V Mattew, Yanhong Guo, Yanbo Fan, Tianqing Zhu, Jun Song, Rose Ackermann, Yui Koike, Anna Schwendeman, Liangxue Lai, Subramaniam Pennathur, Minerva Garcia-Barrio, Jianglin Fan, Y Eugene Chen
OBJECTIVE: CETP (cholesteryl ester transfer protein) plays an important role in lipoprotein metabolism; however, whether inhibition of CETP activity can prevent cardiovascular disease remains controversial. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We generated CETP knockout (KO) rabbits by zinc finger nuclease gene editing and compared their susceptibility to cholesterol diet-induced atherosclerosis to that of wild-type (WT) rabbits. On a chow diet, KO rabbits showed higher plasma levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol than WT controls, and HDL particles of KO rabbits were essentially rich in apolipoprotein AI and apolipoprotein E contents...
April 20, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426730/functional-genetic-variant-of-ww-domain-containing-oxidoreductase-wwox-gene-is-associated-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-risk
#12
Hsiang-Lin Lee, Hsin-Lin Cheng, Yu-Fan Liu, Ming-Chih Chou, Shun-Fa Yang, Ying-Erh Chou
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors worldwide. Human WW domain-containing oxidoreductase (WWOX) gene has been identified as a tumor suppressor gene in multiple cancers. We hypothesize that genetic variations in WWOX are associated with HCC risk. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Five single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the WWOX gene were evaluated from 708 normal controls and 354 patients with HCC. We identified a significant association between a WWOX single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), rs73569323, and decreased risk of HCC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420319/bcor-ccnb3-undifferentiated-sarcoma-does-immunohistochemistry-help-in-the-identification
#13
Kathrin Ludwig, Rita Alaggio, Angelica Zin, Marica Peron, Vincenza Guzzardo, Stefania Benini, Alberto Righi, Marco Gambarotti
Recent methodology has enabled the identification of some new genetic subgroups within the melting pot of lesions presently classified by the 2013 WHO classification as "undifferentiated/unclassified sarcomas". One of these subgroups is characterized by a paracentric inversion of the X chromosome with consequent formation of a BCOR-CCNB3 fusion. Clinical and pathological features of these tumors overlap with the Ewing sarcoma family as well as other soft tissue sarcomas, thus making them difficult to diagnose...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420166/hypaphorine-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-endothelial-inflammation-via-regulation-of-tlr4-and-ppar-%C3%AE-dependent-on-pi3k-akt-mtor-signal-pathway
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Haijian Sun, Xuexue Zhu, Weiwei Cai, Liying Qiu
Endothelial lesion response to injurious stimuli is a necessary step for initiating inflammatory cascades in blood vessels. Hypaphorine (Hy) from different marine sources is shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. However, the potential roles and possible molecular mechanisms of Hy in endothelial inflammation have yet to be fully clarified. We showed that Hy significantly inhibited the positive effects of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on pro-inflammatory cytokines expressions, including tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) and vascular cellular adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1), as well as induction of the phosphorylation of Akt and mTOR in HMEC-1 cells...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418921/c-ebp-%C3%AE-positively-regulates-mdsc-expansion-and-endothelial-vegfr2-expression-in-tumor-development
#15
Yongfen Min, Jingdong Li, Peng Qu, P Charles Lin
Vascular endothelial cells and Gr-1+CD11b+ myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are two important components that constitute the tumor microenvironment. Targeting these cells offers the potential to halt tumor growth. In this study, we report a common mediator in C/EBP-δ that regulates both components and aids in tumor development. C/EBP-δ is elevated in tumor derived MDSCs. Interestingly, genetic deletion of C/EBP-δ in mice significantly impaired MDSC expansion in response to tumor progression, but it had no effect on Gr-1+CD11b+ cell production in normal development...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404865/dual-angiopoietin-2-and-vegfa-inhibition-elicits-antitumor-immunity-that-is-enhanced-by-pd-1-checkpoint-blockade
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Martina Schmittnaegel, Nicolò Rigamonti, Ece Kadioglu, Antonino Cassará, Céline Wyser Rmili, Anna Kiialainen, Yvonne Kienast, Hans-Joachim Mueller, Chia-Huey Ooi, Damya Laoui, Michele De Palma
Pathological angiogenesis is a hallmark of cancer and a therapeutic target. Vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) and angiopoietin-2 (ANGPT2; also known as ANG2) are proangiogenic cytokines that sustain tumor angiogenesis and limit antitumor immunity. We show that combined ANGPT2 and VEGFA blockade by a bispecific antibody (A2V) provided superior therapeutic benefits, as compared to the single agents, in both genetically engineered and transplant tumor models, including metastatic breast cancer (MMTV-PyMT), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (RIP1-Tag2), and melanoma...
April 12, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393435/pathogenetic-significance-and-possibility-as-a-therapeutic-target-of-platelet-derived-growth-factor
#17
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Yoko Ishii, Takeru Hamashima, Seiji Yamamoto, Masakiyo Sasahara
Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is one of the major mitogens and chemoattractants for mesenchymal and glial cells. Nowadays, the expression of PDGFs are recognized widely in our body, and emerging data indicate the relevance of PDGFs in the homeostatic control of systemic connective tissue as well as parenchymal cells such as neurons. Aberrant PDGF signal is primarily tumorigenic, and also regulates tumor microenvironments. The roles of the PDGF signal in tumorigenesis are diverse depending on the type of cancer, and anti-PDGF therapy needs to be carefully designed based on the information of each tumor cell type and the surrounding microenvironment...
April 10, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379521/arterial-aging-mediates-the-effect-of-tnf-a-and-ace-polymorphisms-on-mental-health-in-elderly-individuals-insights-from-ikaria-study
#18
George Georgiopoulos, Christina Chrysohoou, Alessandra Errigo, Gianni Pes, Vasiliki Metaxa, Marina Zaromytidou, John Skoumas, Maria Kariori, George Lazaros, Georgia Vogiatzi, Michel Poulain, Dimitris Tousoulis, Christos Pitsavos, Christodoulos Stefanadis
Background: Aging is characterized by an insidious decline in cognitive function. Several genetic and lifestyle factors have been implicated in the increased risk or early onset of dementia We sought to assess the role of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) polymorphisms on the development of impaired mental health in respect to indices ïf arterial aging in nonagenarian individuals. Design: 178 consecutive subjects above 75 years that permanently inhabit in the island of Ikaria, Greece were recruited...
April 3, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363643/genetic-features-of-aflatoxin-associated-hepatocellular-carcinomas
#19
Weilong Zhang, Huan He, Mengya Zang, Qifeng Wu, Hong Zhao, Ling-Ling Lu, Peiqing Ma, Hongwei Zheng, Nengjin Wang, Ying Zhang, Siyuan He, Xiaoyan Chen, Zhiyuan Wu, Xiaoyue Wang, Jianqiang Cai, Zhihua Liu, Zongtang Sun, Yi-Xin Zeng, Chunfeng Qu, Yuchen Jiao
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Dietary exposure to aflatoxin is an important risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, little is known about the genomic features and mutations of aflatoxin-associated HCCs compared with HCCs not associated with aflatoxin exposure. We investigated the genetic features of aflatoxin-associated HCC that can be used to differentiate them from HCCs not associated with this carcinogen. METHODS: We obtained HCC tumor tissues and matched non-tumor liver tissues from 49 patients, collected from 1990 through 2016, at the Qidong Liver Cancer Hospital Institute in China-a high-risk region for aflatoxin exposure (38...
March 28, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358393/on-chip-human-microvasculature-assay-for-visualization-and-quantification-of-tumor-cell-extravasation-dynamics
#20
Michelle B Chen, Jordan A Whisler, Julia Fröse, Cathy Yu, Yoojin Shin, Roger D Kamm
Distant metastasis, which results in >90% of cancer-related deaths, is enabled by hematogenous dissemination of tumor cells via the circulation. This requires the completion of a sequence of complex steps including transit, initial arrest, extravasation, survival and proliferation. Increased understanding of the cellular and molecular players enabling each of these steps is key to uncovering new opportunities for therapeutic intervention during early metastatic dissemination. As a protocol extension, this article describes an adaptation to our existing protocol describing a microfluidic platform that offers additional applications...
May 2017: Nature Protocols
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