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hypoxia ovarian cancer

Ghassan M Saed, Michael P Diamond, Nicole M Fletcher
Clinical and epidemiological investigations have provided evidence supporting the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS), collectively known as oxidative stress, in the etiology of cancer. Exogenous factors such as chronic inflammation, infection and hypoxia are major sources of cellular oxidative stress. Specifically, oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis, neoangiogenesis, and dissemination of local or distant ovarian cancer, as it is known to induce phenotypic modifications of tumor cells by cross talk between tumor cells and the surrounding stroma...
February 23, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
Upasana Ray, Shreya Roy Chowdhury, Madavan Vasudevan, Kiran Bankar, Susanta Roychoudhury, Sib Sankar Roy
Extravasation and metastatic progression are two main reasons behind the high mortality rate associated with cancer. The metastatic potential of cancer cells depends on a plethora of metabolic challenges prevailing in the tumor microenvironment. To achieve higher proliferative rates, cancer cells reprogram their metabolism, increasing glycolysis and biosynthetic activities. Just why this metabolic reprogramming predisposes cells towards increased oncogenesis remains elusive. The accumulation of myriad oncolipids in the tumor microenvironment has been shown to promote the invasiveness of cancer cells, with lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) being one such critical factor enriched in ovarian cancer (OC) patients...
February 25, 2017: Molecular Oncology
Lindsay DeVorkin, Matthew Hattersley, Paul Kim, Jenna Ries, Jaeline Spowart, Michael S Anglesio, Samuel M Levi, David G Huntsman, Ravi K Amaravadi, Jeffrey D Winkler, Anna V Tinker, Julian J Lum
Clear cell ovarian carcinoma (CCOC) is an aggressive form of epithelial ovarian cancer that exhibits low response rates to systemic therapy and poor patient outcomes. Multiple studies in CCOC have revealed expression profiles consistent with increased hypoxia, and our previous data suggest that hypoxia is correlated with increased autophagy in CCOC. Hypoxia-induced autophagy is a key factor promoting tumor cell survival and resistance to therapy. Recent clinical trials with the molecular-targeted receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor sunitinib have demonstrated limited activity...
March 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
Cheryl de Vallière, Jesus Cosin-Roger, Simona Simmen, Kirstin Atrott, Hassan Melhem, Jonas Zeitz, Mehdi Madanchi, Irina Tcymbarevich, Michael Fried, Gerd A Kullak-Ublick, Stephan R Vavricka, Benjamin Misselwitz, Klaus Seuwen, Carsten A Wagner, Jyrki J Eloranta, Gerhard Rogler, Pedro A Ruiz
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A novel family of proton-sensing G-protein-coupled receptors, including ovarian cancer G-protein-coupled receptor 1 (OGR1) (GPR68) has been identified to play a role in pH homeostasis. Hypoxia is known to change tissue pH as a result of anaerobic glucose metabolism through the stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α. We investigated how hypoxia regulates the expression of OGR1 in the intestinal mucosa and associated cells. METHODS: OGR1 expression in murine tumors, human colonic tissue, and myeloid cells was determined by quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction...
November 2016: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Yi Zhang, Yang Xu, Jian Ma, Xiaoyan Pang, Mei Dong
Adrenomedullin (ADM) is a multi-functional peptide related to many kinds of tumors. This study was aimed to investigate the role of ADM on angiogenesis in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and its possible mechanism. The expressions of ADM, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) and CD34 were examined by immunohistochemistry staining. The relationship among ADM, HIF-1α, VEGF and micro-vessel density (MVD) was assessed in 56 EOC tissues. CAOV3 cells were stably transfected with pcDNA-ADM (plasmid overexpressing ADM gene) or pRNA-shADM (small interfering RNA for ADM gene)...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
Xin Cai, Hongjian Ding, Yanxia Liu, Gaofeng Pan, Qingguo Li, Zhen Yang, Weiyan Liu
High mobility group proteins (HMGs) are the second most abundant chromatin proteins and exert global genomic functions in the establishment of active or inactive chromatin domains. Through interaction with nucleosomes, transcription factors, nucleosome-remodeling machines and histones, the HMGs family proteins contribute to the fine tuning of transcription in response to rapid environmental changes. Mammalian high mobility group Bs (HMGBs) are characterized by two tandem HMG box domains followed by a long acidic tail...
January 9, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
Lindsay DeVorkin, Matthew Hattersley, Paul Kim, Jenna Ries, Jaeline Spowart, Michael S Anglesio, Samuel M Levi, David G Huntsman, Ravi K Amaravadi, Jeffrey D Winkler, Anna V Tinker, Julian J Lum
Clear cell ovarian carcinoma (CCOC) is an aggressive form of epithelial ovarian cancer that exhibits low response rates to systemic therapy and poor patient outcomes. Multiple studies in CCOC have revealed expression profiles consistent with increased hypoxia, and our previous data suggests that hypoxia is correlated with increased autophagy in CCOC. Hypoxia-induced autophagy is a key factor promoting tumor cell survival and resistance to therapy. Recent clinical trials with the molecular-targeted receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) inhibitor sunitinib have demonstrated limited activity...
December 7, 2016: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
C Wilson, L Qiu, Y Hong, T Karnik, G Tadros, B Mau, T Ma, Y Mu, J New, R J Louie, S Gunewardena, A K Godwin, O W Tawfik, J Chien, K F Roby, A J Krieg
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) has poor prognosis and rapid recurrence because of widespread dissemination of peritoneal metastases at diagnosis. Multiple pathways contribute to the aggressiveness of ovarian cancer, including hypoxic signaling mechanisms. In this study, we have determined that the hypoxia-inducible histone demethylase KDM4B is expressed in ∼60% of EOC tumors assayed, including primary and matched metastatic tumors. Expression of KDM4B in tumors is positively correlated with expression of the tumor hypoxia marker CA-IX, and is robustly induced in EOC cell lines exposed to hypoxia...
November 21, 2016: Oncogene
Anna Bagnato, Laura Rosanò
Metastatization is a complex multistep process requiring fine-tuned regulated cytoskeleton re-modeling, mediated by the cross-talk of actin with interacting partners, such as the Rho GTPases. Our expanding knowledge of invadopodia, small invasive membrane protrusions composed of a core of F-actin, actin regulators and actin-binding proteins, and hotspots for secretion of extracellular matrix (ECM) proteinases, contributes to clarify critical steps of the metastatic program. Growth factor receptors and their intermediate signaling molecules, along with matrix adhesion and rigidity, pH and hypoxia, act as drivers of cytoskeleton changes and invadopodia formation...
October 3, 2016: Small GTPases
Gordon Greville, Amanda McCann, Pauline M Rudd, Radka Saldova
Glycosylation is one of the most fundamental posttranslational modifications in cellular biology and has been shown to be epigenetically regulated. Understanding this process is important as epigenetic therapies such as those using DNA methyltransferase inhibitors are undergoing clinical trials for the treatment of ovarian and breast cancer. Previous work has demonstrated that altered glycosylation patterns are associated with aggressive disease in women presenting with breast and ovarian cancer. Moreover, the tumor microenvironment of hypoxia results in globally altered DNA methylation and is associated with aggressive cancer phenotypes and chemo-resistance, a feature integral to many cancers...
December 2016: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
Luiz Gustavo A Chuffa, Luiz Antonio Lupi Júnior, Fábio R F Seiva, Marcelo Martinez, Raquel F Domeniconi, Patricia Fernanda F Pinheiro, Lucilene D Dos Santos, Francisco Eduardo Martinez
To obtain more information into the molecular mechanisms underlying ovarian cancer (OC), we proposed a comparative proteomic analysis in animals receiving long-term melatonin as therapy or only vehicle using multidimensional protein identification combined with mass spectrometry. To induce tumor, a single dose of 100 μg 7,12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene (DMBA) dissolved in 10 μL of sesame oil was injected under the left ovarian bursa of 20 Fischer 344 rats. The right ovaries were injected with sesame oil only...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
Eun Jin Seo, Dae Kyoung Kim, Il Ho Jang, Eun Jung Choi, Sang Hun Shin, Su In Lee, Sang-Mo Kwon, Ki-Hyung Kim, Dong-Soo Suh, Jae Ho Kim
Hypoxia and NOTCH signaling have been reported to be associated with the self-renewal and drug resistance of cancer stem cells (CSCs). However, the molecular mechanisms by which hypoxia and NOTCH signaling stimulate the self-renewal and drug resistance of ovarian CSCs are poorly understood. In the present study, we identified SOX2 as a key transcription factor for CSC-like characteristics in the downstream of hypoxia-induced NOTCH signaling in epithelial ovarian cancer cells. Hypoxic treatment or overexpression of intracellular domain of NOTCH1 (NICD1) in ovarian cancer cells increased sphere formation, drug resistance, and expression of CSC-associated genes such as SOX2, ALDH, and ABC transporters...
August 23, 2016: Oncotarget
Min Su, Xiangxiang Xu, Weiwei Wei, Sainan Gao, Xiaoying Wang, Caoyi Chen, Yuquan Zhang
BACKGROUND: Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) can play a crucial role in angiogenesis. In the present study, we focused on hCG to gain insight into its potential effects on vasculogenic mimicry (VM) in ovarian cancer cells. METHODS: Ovarian cancer OVCAR-3 cells were incubated with different concentrations of recombinant hCG in 3-dimensional cultures. VM was identified by morphological observations and vascular endothelial cell marker detection in OVCAR-3 cells...
2016: Cancer Cell International
Snider Desir, Elizabeth L Dickson, Rachel I Vogel, Venugopal Thayanithy, Phillip Wong, Deanna Teoh, Melissa A Geller, Clifford J Steer, Subbaya Subramanian, Emil Lou
In this study, we demonstrated that hypoxic conditions stimulated an increase in tunneling nanotube (TNT) formation in chemoresistant ovarian cancer cells (SKOV3, C200).We found that suppressing the mTOR pathway using either everolimus or metformin led to suppression of TNT formation in vitro, verifying TNTs as a potential target for cancer-directed therapy. Additionally, TNT formation was detected in co-cultures including between platinum-resistant SKOV3 cells, between SKOV3 cells and platinum-chemosensitive A2780 cells, and between SKOV3 cells cultured with benign ovarian epithelial (IOSE) cells; these findings indicate that TNTs are novel conduits for malignant cell interactions and tumor cell interactions with other cells in the microenvironment...
July 12, 2016: Oncotarget
Wen-Jing Wang, Hua Sui, Cong Qi, Qi Li, Jie Zhang, Shao-Fei Wu, Ming-Zhu Mei, Ying-Yu Lu, Yi-Ting Wan, Hannah Chang, Piao-Ting Guo
Hypoxia in tumors is closely related to drug resistance. It has not been verified whether hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) or ABCG2 is related to hypoxia-induced resistance. Ursolic acid (UA), when used in combination with cisplatin can significantly increase the sensitivity of ovarian cancer stem cells (CSCs) to cisplatin, but the exact mechanism is unknown. The cell growth inhibitory rate of cisplatin under different conditions was evaluated using Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) in adherence and sphere cells (SKOV3, A2780, and HEY)...
July 2016: Oncology Reports
Karly-Rai Rogers-Broadway, Dimple Chudasama, George Pados, Dimitris Tsolakidis, Anastasia Goumenou, Marcia Hall, Emmanouil Karteris
Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynaecological malignancy and was diagnosed in over 7,000 women in 2011 in the UK. There are currently no reliable biomarkers available for use in a regular screening assay for ovarian cancer and due to characteristic late presentation (78% in stages III and IV) ovarian cancer has a low survival rate (35% after 10 years). The mTOR pathway is a central regulator of growth, proliferation, apoptosis and angiogenesis; providing balance between available resources such as amino acids and growth factors, and stresses such as hypoxia, to control cellular behaviour accordingly...
July 2016: International Journal of Oncology
Ji Hee Ha, Jeremy D Ward, Rangasudhagar Radhakrishnan, Muralidharan Jayaraman, Yong Sang Song, Danny N Dhanasekaran
Recent studies have identified a critical role for lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) in the progression of ovarian cancer. Using a transcription factor activation reporter array, which analyzes 45 distinct transcription factors, it has been observed that LPA observed robustly activates the transcription factor hypoxia-induced factor-1α (HIF1α) in SKOV3.ip ovarian cancer cells. HIF1α showed 150-fold increase in its activation profile compared to the untreated control. Validation of the array analysis indicated that LPA stimulates a rapid increase in the levels of HIF1α in ovarian cancer cells, with an observed maximum level of HIF1α-induction by 4 hours...
June 21, 2016: Oncotarget
Osama Nusrat, Jimmy Belotte, Nicole M Fletcher, Ira Memaj, Mohammed G Saed, Michael P Diamond, Ghassan M Saed
OBJECTIVE: Chemoresistance remains a major challenge in the treatment of ovarian cancer. As part of a survival mechanism, tumor cells have been shown to release proangiogenic factors, such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), through a mechanism that involves the upregulation of hypoxia-induced factor (HIF)-1α. The objective of this study was to compare the expression of VEGF and its receptors (R1 and R2) as well as HIF-1α in chemoresistant epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) cells to their chemosensitive counterparts and determine their impact on angiogenesis...
April 26, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
Monika Haemmerle, Justin Bottsford-Miller, Sunila Pradeep, Morgan L Taylor, Hyun-Jin Choi, Jean M Hansen, Heather J Dalton, Rebecca L Stone, Min Soon Cho, Alpa M Nick, Archana S Nagaraja, Tony Gutschner, Kshipra M Gharpure, Lingegowda S Mangala, Rajesha Rupaimoole, Hee Dong Han, Behrouz Zand, Guillermo N Armaiz-Pena, Sherry Y Wu, Chad V Pecot, Alan R Burns, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Vahid Afshar-Kharghan, Anil K Sood
Recent studies in patients with ovarian cancer suggest that tumor growth may be accelerated following cessation of antiangiogenesis therapy; however, the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. In this study, we aimed to compare the effects of therapy withdrawal to those of continuous treatment with various antiangiogenic agents. Cessation of therapy with pazopanib, bevacizumab, and the human and murine anti-VEGF antibody B20 was associated with substantial tumor growth in mouse models of ovarian cancer...
May 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Kalpana Deepa Priya Dorayappan, John J Wallbillich, David E Cohn, Karuppaiyah Selvendiran
Exosomes are nano-sized (20-100nm) vesicles released by a variety of cells and are generated within the endosomal system or at the plasma membrane. There is emerging evidence that exosomes play a key role in intercellular communication in ovarian and other cancers. The protein and microRNA content of exosomes has been implicated in various intracellular processes that mediate oncogenesis, tumor spread, and drug resistance. Exosomes may prime distant tissue sites for reception of future metastases and their release can be mediated by the tumor microenvironment (e...
July 2016: Gynecologic Oncology
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