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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528299/selective-targeting-and-therapy-of-metastatic-and-multidrug-resistant-tumors-using-a-long-circulating-podophyllotoxin-nanoparticle
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Aniruddha Roy, Yucheng Zhao, Yang Yang, Andras Szeitz, Tara Klassen, Shyh-Dar Li
Treatment options for metastatic and multidrug resistant (MDR) tumors are limited, and most of the chemotherapeutic drugs exhibit low efficacy against MDR cancers. An anti-tubulin agent podophyllotoxin (PPT) displays high potency against MDR tumor cells. However, due to its poor solubility and non-specificity, PPT cannot be used systemically. We have developed a self-assembling nanoparticle dosage form for PPT (named Celludo) by covalently conjugating PPT and polyethylene glycol (PEG) to acetylated carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC-Ac) via ester linkages...
May 11, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526759/il-2-high-tissue-resident-t-cells-in-the-human-liver-sentinels-for-hepatotropic-infection
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Laura J Pallett, Jessica Davies, Emily J Colbeck, Francis Robertson, Navjyot Hansi, Nicholas J W Easom, Alice R Burton, Kerstin A Stegmann, Anna Schurich, Leo Swadling, Upkar S Gill, Victoria Male, TuVinh Luong, Amir Gander, Brian R Davidson, Patrick T F Kennedy, Mala K Maini
The liver provides a tolerogenic immune niche exploited by several highly prevalent pathogens as well as by primary and metastatic tumors. We have sampled healthy and hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected human livers to probe for a subset of T cells specialized to overcome local constraints and mediate immunity. We characterize a population of T-bet(lo)Eomes(lo)Blimp-1(hi)Hobit(lo) T cells found within the intrahepatic but not the circulating memory CD8 T cell pool expressing liver-homing/retention markers (CD69(+)CD103(+) CXCR6(+)CXCR3(+))...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525949/capsaicin-loaded-folic-acid-conjugated-lipid-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-therapeutic-efficacy-in-ovarian-cancers
#3
Lin Lv, Yu-Xin Zhuang, Hui-Wu Zhang, Nan-Nan Tian, Wen-Zhen Dang, Shao-Yu Wu
In this study, folic acid-conjugated lipid nanoparticles were successfully prepared to enhance the active targeting of capsaicin (CAP) in ovarian cancers. The particles were nanosized and exhibited a controlled release of drug in the physiological conditions. The folic acid (FA)-conjugated system exhibited a remarkably higher uptake of nanoparticles in the cancer cells compared to that of non-targeted system. The folate-conjugated CAP-loaded lipid nanoparticles (CFLN) upon interacting with cancer cells were internalized via receptor-mediated endocytosis mechanism and resulted in higher concentration in the cancer cells...
May 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525750/lung-cancer-a-wily-genetic-opponent
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Peggy P Hsu, Alice T Shaw
In two companion reports, the TRACERx consortium investigates tumor heterogeneity and evolution in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. The studies highlight the prognostic value of copy-number heterogeneity assessment in tumor biopsies and circulating tumor DNA detection in plasma and suggest that tracking the evolution of lung cancers might aid clinical practice.
May 18, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524668/emerging-trends-in-micro-and-nanoscale-technologies-in-medicine-from-basic-discoveries-to-translation
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Mario M Alvarez, Joanna Aizenberg, Mostafa Analoui, Anne M Andrews, Gili Bisker, Edward S Boyden, Roger D Kamm, Jeffrey M Karp, David J Mooney, Rahmi Oklu, Dan Peer, Michelle Stolzoff, Michael S Strano, Grissel Trujillo-de Santiago, Thomas J Webster, Paul S Weiss, Ali Khademhosseini
We discuss the state of the art and innovative micro- and nanoscale technologies that are finding niches and opening up new opportunities in medicine, particularly in diagnostic and therapeutic applications. We take the design of point-of-care applications and the capture of circulating tumor cells as illustrative examples of the integration of micro- and nanotechnologies into solutions of diagnostic challenges. We describe several novel nanotechnologies that enable imaging cellular structures and molecular events...
May 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524006/circulating-tumor-cells-a-reliable-biomarker-for-prostate-cancer-treatment-assessment
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Chiara Ciccarese, Rodolfo Montironi, Michelangelo Fiorentino, Guido Martignoni, Matteo Brunelli, Roberto Iacovelli, Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Liang Cheng, Marina Scarpelli, Holger Moch, Giampaolo Tortora, Francesco Massari
Prostate cancer is a common malignancy with highly molecular heterogeneity responsible for a wide spectrum of clinical behavior. To date, several treatment options are available, whose selection is currently based mainly on clinical criteria. Given the weakness of conventional imaging and PSA assay, the identification of a prognostic and predictive biomarker for choosing the appropriate treatment and monitoring its efficacy is a very topical issue in prostate cancer management. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have substantial promise for early tumor diagnosis, disease recurrence and metastatic spread monitoring as well as for biological tumor characterization, thus representing a reliable translational real-time biomarkers of prostate cancer...
May 18, 2017: Current Drug Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523908/peptide-functionalized-nanomaterials-for-efficient-isolation-of-her2-positive-circulating-tumor-cells
#7
Jiaxi Peng, Qiong Zhao, Wangshu Zheng, Ping Li, Wenzhe Li, Ling Zhu, Xiaoran Liu, Bin Shao, Huiping Li, Chen Wang, Yanlian Yang
Specific antigen-positive circulating tumor cell (CTC) detection is necessary in therapeutic response monitoring and targeted therapy guidance. The existence of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) and the concentration of HER2-positive CTCs are strong indicators for patient diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic monitoring. We managed the direct isolation of HER2-positive CTCs by peptide-functionalized nanomaterials, designing and screening a peptide as an HER2 antibody alternative demonstrating high HER2 affinity and selectivity...
May 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523756/isolation-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-pancreatic-cancer-patients-by-immunocytochemical-assay
#8
Jing Yang, Ying Zhou, Bin Zhao
BACKGROUND: The patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have the possibilities of getting the cancer again even after resection. The tumor cells identified from blood can be related to different stages of tumor. METHODS: In this study, we used an immunoassay to detect circulating tumor cells in blood and bone marrow samples. About 120 patients' blood and bone marrow samples were used in this study along with controls. The presence of tumor cells was evaluated with different stages of cancer classified by UICC...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523597/prognostic-value-of-chemotherapy-resistant-ck19mrna-positive-circulating-tumor-cells-in-patients-with-advanced-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#9
G Milaki, I Messaritakis, F Koinis, A Kotsakis, S Apostolaki, E K Dermitzaki, M Perraki, D Hatzidaki, V Georgoulias
BACKGROUND: The detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is of prognostic significance in several tumor types. The present study evaluated the detection and the clinical relevance of CK19mRNA(+) CTCs in patients with advanced/metastatic non-small cell lung cancer before and after front-line chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Peripheral blood was obtained from 642 patients with treatment-naïve unresectable stage IIIB and IV non-small cell lung cancer and from 455 patients after the completion of 1st line chemotherapy...
May 18, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523571/congenital-immature-pure-erythroid-leukemia-with-e-cadherin-expression
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Akihiro Tamura, Suguru Uemura, Atsuro Saito, Saki Okubo, Nanako Nino, Teppei Tahara, Takehito Yokoi, Kenji Kishimoto, Toshiaki Ishida, Daiichiro Hasegawa, Keiichiro Kawasaki, Seiji Yoshimoto, Hideto Nakao, Makiko Yoshida, Yoshiyuki Kosaka
Congenital pure erythroid leukemia is exceedingly rare and poses a diagnostic challenge. We report an atypical case of congenital pure erythroid leukemia that did not express typical erythroid markers. The patient presented with a high white blood cell count with blastic cells at birth. Although flow cytometric analyses of peripheral blood and bone marrow showed a large CD45-negative cell population, we did not identify any evidence of monoclonality. While the circulating blasts decreased with only supportive care, hepatomegaly with multiple nodules was accompanied by liver failure, disseminated intravascular coagulation, and development of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522829/somatic-tumor-mutations-detected-by-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-minute-amounts-of-serum-derived-cell-free-dna
#11
Marjolein J A Weerts, Ronald van Marion, Jean C A Helmijr, Corine M Beaufort, Niels M G Krol, Anita M A C Trapman-Jansen, Winand N M Dinjens, Stefan Sleijfer, Maurice P H M Jansen, John W M Martens
The use of blood-circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) as 'liquid-biopsy' is explored worldwide, with hopes for its potential in providing prognostic or predictive information in cancer treatment. In exploring cfDNA, valuable repositories are biobanks containing material collected over time, however these retrospective cohorts have restrictive resources. In this study, we aimed to detect tumor-specific mutations in only minute amounts of serum-derived cfDNA by using a targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) approach...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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
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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/28521409/evaluation-of-a-novel-approach-to-circulating-tumor-cell-isolation-for-cancer-gene-panel-analysis-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Soo Jeong Lee, Cham Han Lee, Sung Ho Choi, Sei Hyun Ahn, Byung Ho Son, Jong Won Lee, Jong Han Yu, Nak-Jung Kwon, Woo Chung Lee, Kap-Seok Yang, Dong Hyoung Lee, Du Yeol Han, Mi So Choi, Pyeong-Soo Park, Hyun Kyung Lee, Myoung Shin Kim, Jinseon Lee, Byung Hee Jeon
Liquid biopsy isolation of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) allows the genomic analysis of CTCs, which is useful in the determination of personalized cancer therapy. In the present study, CTCs from patients with breast cancer were enriched and successfully analyzed using cancer gene panel analysis. Blood samples from 11 patients with breast cancer were collected and CTCs enriched for using size-based filtration. The enriched CTCs were analyzed using immunofluorescence staining with antibodies directed against epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) and cluster of differentiation 45...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521303/emt-circulating-tumor-cells-detected-by-cell-surface-vimentin-are-associated-with-prostate-cancer-progression
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Arun Satelli, Izhar Batth, Zachary Brownlee, Abhishek Mitra, Shouhao Zhou, Hyangsoon Noh, Christina R Rojas, Heming Li, Qing H Meng, Shulin Li
Recent advances in the field of circulating tumor cells (CTC) have shown promise in this liquid biopsy-based prognosis of patient outcome. However, not all of the circulating cells are tumor cells, as evidenced by a lack of tumor-specific markers. The current FDA standard for capturing CTCs (CellSearch) relies on an epithelial marker and cells captured via CellSearch cannot be considered to have undergone EMT. Therefore, it is difficult to ascertain the presence and relevance of any mesenchymal or EMT-like CTCs...
May 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520410/proteolytically-stable-cyclic-decapeptide-for-breast-cancer-cell-targeting
#15
Yogita Raghuwanshi, Hashem Rajab Etayash, Rania Soudy, Igor Paiva, Afsaneh Lavasanifar, Kamaljit Kaur
Starting with a previously reported linear breast cancer targeting decapeptide WxEAAYQkFL, here we report the synthesis of a novel cyclic peptide analogue cyclicWXEAAYQkFL. The N- to C-terminus amide cyclized peptide with one D-amino acid (k) displayed higher uptake by breast cancer cells, with minimal uptake by the non-cancerous cells compared to the linear peptide with two D-amino acids (x and k), and was stable toward proteolytic degradation. When immobilized on gold microcantilever surface, the cyclic peptide was able to capture breast cancer cells specifically and sense samples with ≥25 cancer cells/mL...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518147/survivin-a-key-player-in-cancer-progression-increases-in-obesity-and-protects-adipose-tissue-stem-cells-from-apoptosis
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Miriam Ejarque, Victòria Ceperuelo-Mallafré, Carolina Serena, Gisela Pachón, Yaiza Núñez-Álvarez, Margarida Terrón-Puig, Enrique Calvo, Catalina Núñez-Roa, Wilfredo Oliva-Olivera, Francisco J Tinahones, Miguel Angel Peinado, Joan Vendrell, Sonia Fernández-Veledo
Adipose tissue (AT) has a central role in obesity-related metabolic imbalance through the dysregulated production of cytokines and adipokines. In addition to its known risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, obesity is also a major risk for cancer. We investigated the impact of obesity for the expression of survivin, an antiapoptotic protein upregulated by adipokines and a diagnostic biomarker of tumor onset and recurrence. In a cross-sectional study of 111 subjects classified by body mass index, circulating levels of survivin and gene expression in subcutaneous AT were significantly higher in obese patients and positively correlated with leptin...
May 18, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515944/identifying-baseline-immune-related-biomarkers-to-predict-clinical-outcome-of-immunotherapy
#17
REVIEW
Sacha Gnjatic, Vincenzo Bronte, Laura Rosa Brunet, Marcus O Butler, Mary L Disis, Jérôme Galon, Leif G Hakansson, Brent A Hanks, Vaios Karanikas, Samir N Khleif, John M Kirkwood, Lance D Miller, Dolores J Schendel, Isabelle Tanneau, Jon M Wigginton, Lisa H Butterfield
As cancer strikes, individuals vary not only in terms of factors that contribute to its occurrence and development, but as importantly, in their capacity to respond to treatment. While exciting new therapeutic options that mobilize the immune system against cancer have led to breakthroughs for a variety of malignancies, success is limited to a subset of patients. Pre-existing immunological features of both the host and the tumor may contribute to how patients will eventually fare with immunotherapy. A broad understanding of baseline immunity, both in the periphery and in the tumor microenvironment, is needed in order to fully realize the potential of cancer immunotherapy...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515797/circulating-nucleosomes-as-new-blood-based-biomarkers-for-detection-of-colorectal-cancer
#18
Jean-François Rahier, Anne Druez, Laurence Faugeras, Jean-Paul Martinet, Myriam Géhénot, Eléonore Josseaux, Marielle Herzog, Jake Micallef, Fabienne George, Monique Delos, Thierry De Ronde, Abdenor Badaoui, Lionel D'Hondt
BACKGROUND: Colonoscopy is currently widely accepted as the gold standard for detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) providing detection of up to 95% of pre-cancerous lesions during the procedure. However, certain limitations exist in most countries including cost and access to the procedure. Moreover, colonoscopy is an invasive technique with risk inherent to the endoscopic procedure. For this reason, alternative screening tests, in particular, fecal occult blood-based tests, have been widely adopted for frontline screening...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515690/brain-renin-angiotensin-system-and-microglial-polarization-implications-for-aging-and-neurodegeneration
#19
REVIEW
Jose L Labandeira-Garcia, Ana I Rodríguez-Perez, Pablo Garrido-Gil, Jannette Rodriguez-Pallares, Jose L Lanciego, Maria J Guerra
Microglia can transform into proinflammatory/classically activated (M1) or anti-inflammatory/alternatively activated (M2) phenotypes following environmental signals related to physiological conditions or brain lesions. An adequate transition from the M1 (proinflammatory) to M2 (immunoregulatory) phenotype is necessary to counteract brain damage. Several factors involved in microglial polarization have already been identified. However, the effects of the brain renin-angiotensin system (RAS) on microglial polarization are less known...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515105/free-circulating-methylated-dna-in-blood-for-diagnosis-staging-prognosis-and-monitoring-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-an-observational-prospective-cohort-study
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Andreas Schröck, Annette Leisse, Luka de Vos, Heidrun Gevensleben, Freya Dröge, Alina Franzen, Malin Wachendörfer, Friederike Schröck, Joerg Ellinger, Marcus Teschke, Timo Wilhelm-Buchstab, Jennifer Landsberg, Stefan Holdenrieder, Gunther Hartmann, John K Field, Friedrich Bootz, Glen Kristiansen, Dimo Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Circulating cell-free DNA methylation testing in blood has recently received regulatory approval for screening of colorectal cancer. Its application in other clinical settings, including staging, prognosis, prediction, and recurrence monitoring is highly promising, and of particular interest in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) that represent a heterogeneous group of cancers with unsatisfactory treatment guidelines. METHODS: Short stature homeobox 2 (SHOX2) and septin 9 (SEPT9) DNA methylation in plasma from 649 prospectively enrolled patients (training study: 284 HNSCC/122 control patients; testing study: 141 HNSCC/102 control patients) was quantified before treatment and longitudinally during surveillance...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
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