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IlKyoo Koh, Junghwa Cha, Junseong Park, Junjeong Choi, Seok-Gu Kang, Pilnam Kim
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common brain tumor with very aggressive and infiltrative. Extracellular matrix (ECM) plays pivotal roles in the infiltrative characteristics of GBM. To understand the invasive characteristic of GBM, it is necessary to study cell-ECM interaction in the physiologically relevant biomimetic model that recapitulates the GBM-specific ECM microenvironment. Here, we propose biomimetic GBM-specific ECM microenvironment for studying mode and dynamics of glioblastoma cell invasion...
March 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Bárbara da Silva, Ryan K Mathew, Euan S Polson, Jennifer Williams, Heiko Wurdak
Organoid methodology provides a platform for the ex vivo investigation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying brain development and disease. The high-grade brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is considered a cancer of unmet clinical need, in part due to GBM cell infiltration into healthy brain parenchyma, making complete surgical resection improbable. Modeling the process of GBM invasion in real time is challenging as it requires both tumor and neural tissue compartments. Here, we demonstrate that human GBM spheroids possess the ability to spontaneously infiltrate early-stage cerebral organoids (eCOs)...
March 1, 2018: SLAS Discovery
Jianwen Dong, Soon Young Park, Nghi Nguyen, Ravesanker Ezhilarasan, Emmanuel Martinez-Ledesma, Shaofang Wu, Verlene Henry, Yuji Piao, Ningyi Tiao, David Brunell, Clifford Stephan, Roel Verhaak, Erik Sulman, Veerakumar Balasubramaniyan, John F de Groot
Background: Despite the availability of hundreds of cancer drugs, there is insufficient data on the efficacy of these drugs on the extremely heterogeneous tumor cell populations of glioblastoma (GBM). Results: The PKIS of 357 compounds was initially evaluated in 15 different GSC lines which then led to a more focused screening of the 21 most highly active compounds in 11 unique GSC lines using HTS screening for cell viability. We further validated the HTS result with the second-generation PLK1 inhibitor volasertib as a single agent and in combination with ionizing radiation (IR)...
February 13, 2018: Oncotarget
Rong Wang, Danni Deng, Naiyuan Shao, Yuan Xu, Lian Xue, Ya Peng, Yatian Liu, Feng Zhi
Background: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most malignant primary tumor of the central nervous system and is associated with a very poor prognosis. No further improvements in outcomes have been reported since radiotherapy-temozolomide therapy was introduced. Therefore, developing new agents to treat GBM is important. Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the anti-tumor effect of evodiamine (Evo) on GBM cells, and to determine the underlying mechanisms involved...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Brooke L Prinzing, Stephen M Gottschalk, Giedre Krenciute
The outcome for patients with glioblastoma (GBM) remains poor, and there is an urgent need to develop novel therapeutic approaches. T cells genetically modified with chimeric antigen receptor (CARs) hold the promise to improve outcomes since they recognize and kill cells through different mechanisms than conventional therapeutics. Areas covered: This article reviews CAR design, tumor associated antigens expressed by GBMs that can be targeted with CAR T cells, preclinical and clinical studies conducted with CAR T cells, and genetic approaches to enhance their effector function...
March 13, 2018: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
Chengjian Zhao, Gustavo A Gomez, Yuwei Zhao, Yu Yang, Dan Cao, Jing Lu, Hanshuo Yang, Shuo Lin
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is characterized by extensive endothelial hyperplasia. Recent studies suggest that a subpopulation of endothelial cells originates via vasculogenesis by the transdifferentiation of GBM tumor cells into endothelial cells (endo-transdifferentiation). The molecular mechanism underlying this process remains poorly defined. Here, we show that the expression of ETS variant 2 (ETV2), a master regulator of endothelial cell development, is highly correlated with malignancy. Functional studies demonstrate that ETV2 is sufficient and necessary for the transdifferentiation of a subpopulation of CD133+/Nestin+ GBM/neural stem cells to an endothelial lineage...
2018: Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy
Qiu-Hua Gu, Xiao-Yu Jia, Shui-Yi Hu, Su-Xia Wang, Wan-Zhong Zou, Zhao Cui, Ming-Hui Zhao
Patients with both anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease and Castleman disease have been rarely reported. In this study, we report 3 patients with this combination. They had immunologic features similar to patients with classic anti-GBM disease. Sera from the 3 patients recognized the noncollagenous (NC) domain of the α3 chain of type IV collagen (α3(IV)NC1) and its 2 major epitopes, EA and EB. All 4 immunogloblin G (IgG) subclasses against α3(IV)NC1 were detectable, with predominance of IgG1...
March 3, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Songlin Liu, Yunhong Tang, Xianrui Yuan, Dun Yuan, Junyu Liu, Buyan Li, Yifeng Li
Genomic studies have established a set of three core-signaling pathways, receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK), p53 and retinoblastoma (Rb) signaling pathways, contributing glioblastoma (GBM) and revealed that dysregulation of at least two pathways is required for GBM progression. In the present study, we investigate efficacy of combination of palbociclib, cyclin-dependent kinase 4/6 (CDK4/6) inhibitor, and erlotinib, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor in GBM cell systems with different p53 status. Cell proliferation and colony formation assays showed that the combination treatment synergistically suppressed GBM cell proliferation...
March 6, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
Yuan-Chung Tsai, Priya Vijayaraghavan, Wen-Hsuan Chiang, Hsin-Hung Chen, Te-I Liu, Ming-Yin Shen, Ayumu Omoto, Masao Kamimura, Kohei Soga, Hsin-Cheng Chiu
Therapeutic efficacy of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is often severely limited by poor penetration of therapeutics through blood-brain barrier (BBB) into brain tissues and lack of tumor targeting. In this regard, a functionalized upconversion nanoparticle (UCNP)-based delivery system which can target brain tumor and convert deep tissue-penetrating near-infrared (NIR) light into visible light for precise phototherapies on brain tumor was developed in this work. Methods : The UCNP-based phototherapy delivery system was acquired by assembly of oleic acid-coated UCNPs with angiopep-2/cholesterol-conjugated poly(ethylene glycol) and the hydrophobic photosensitizers...
2018: Theranostics
Erik Ladomersky, Lijie Zhai, Alicia Lenzen, Kristen L Lauing, Jun Qian, Denise M Scholtens, Galina Gritsina, Xuebing Sun, Ye Liu, Fenglong Yu, Wenfeng Gong, Yong Liu, Beibei Jiang, Zhiyu Tang, Ricky Patel, Leonidas C Platanias, C David James, Roger Stupp, Rimas V Lukas, David C Binder, Derek A Wainwright
PURPOSE: Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive primary brain tumor in adults with a median survival of 15-20 months. Numerous approaches and novel therapeutics for treating GBM have been investigated in the setting of phase III clinical trials, including a recent analysis of the immune checkpoint inhibitor, Nivolumab (anti-PD-1), which failed to improve recurrent GBM patient survival. However, rather than abandoning immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment for GBM, which has shown promise in other types of cancer, ongoing studies are currently evaluating this therapeutic class when combined with other agents...
March 2, 2018: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
Carla Lucia Esposito, Silvia Nuzzo, Silvia Catuogno, Simona Romano, Filomena de Nigris, Vittorio de Franciscis
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most frequent and aggressive primary brain tumor in adults, and despite advances in neuro-oncology, the prognosis for patients remains dismal. The signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (STAT3) has been reported as a key regulator of the highly aggressive mesenchymal GBM subtype, and its direct silencing (by RNAi oligonucleotides) has revealed a great potential as an anti-cancer therapy. However, clinical use of oligonucleotide-based therapies is dependent on safer ways for tissue-specific targeting and increased membrane penetration...
March 2, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
Jonatan Ahlstedt, Karolina Förnvik, Shaian Zolfaghari, Dongoh Kwak, Lars G J Hammarström, Patrik Ernfors, Leif G Salford, Henrietta Nittby Redebrandt
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common malignant primary brain tumor, and available experimental and routine therapies result in limited survival benefits. A vulnerability of GBM cells to catastrophic vacuolization and cell death, a process termed methuosis, induced by Vacquinol-1 (VQ-1) has been described earlier. In the present study, we investigate the efficacy of VQ-1 treatment in two syngeneic rat GBM models, RG2 and NS1. VQ-1 treatment affected growth of both RG2 and NS1 cells in vitro . Intracranially, significant reduction in RG2 tumor size was observed, although no effect was seen on overall survival...
February 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Sajad Hussain Arif, Arshad Ahmad Pandith, Rehana Tabasum, Altaf Umar Ramzan, Sarabjeet Singh, Mushtaq Ahmad Siddiqi, Abdul Rashid Bhat
Introduction: We aimed to assess the effect of anti-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) (gefitinib) in overall survival (OS) of the glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients in the backdrop of mutational status of epidermal growth factor receptor ( EGFR ) and PTEN genes. Materials and Methods: All the patients subjected to resection or biopsies were put on gefitinib, and radiotherapy was delivered as per the hospital protocol. EGFR and PTEN mutational spectrum was performed by single-strand conformation polymorphism followed by DNA sequencing...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Patricia Giuliani, Mariachiara Zuccarini, Marzia Carluccio, Sihana Ziberi, Patrizia Di Iorio, Francesco Caciagli, Renata Ciccarelli
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and lethal brain malignancy. Recent evidence suggests that the presence of stem-like cells (GSCs) inside the tumor with high self-renewal, resistance to chemotherapy and invasiveness/migration potential is associated with poor GBM prognosis. GSC aggressiveness seems to be linked to an important process involved in tumorigenesis and cancer metastasis called epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is responsible for several biochemical changes and the acquisition of a more mesenchymal phenotype by GSCs, that enhance their migration, invasiveness and resistance to apoptosis...
February 26, 2018: Current Drug Targets
Jorge Augusto Borin Scutti
On the basis of immunological results, it is not in doubt that the immune system is able to recognize and eliminate transformed cells. A plethora of studies have investigated the immune system of patients with cancer and how it is prone to immunosuppression, due in part to the decrease in lymphocyte proliferation and cytotoxic activity. The series of experiments published following the demonstration by Dr Allison's group of the potential effect of anti-cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) paved the way for a new perception in cancer immunotherapy: Immune checkpoints...
February 23, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
Andrew C Phillips, Erwin R Boghaert, Kedar S Vaidya, Hugh D Falls, Michael J Mitten, Peter J DeVries, Lorenzo Benatuil, Chung-Ming Hsieh, Jonathan A Meulbroek, Sanjay C Panchal, Fritz G Buchanan, Kenneth R Durbin, Martin J Voorbach, David R Reuter, Sarah R Mudd, Lise I Loberg, Sherry L Ralston, Diana Cao, Hui K Gan, Andrew M Scott, Edward B Reilly
Depatuxizumab mafodotin (depatux-m, ABT-414) is a tumor-selective antibody drug conjugate (ADC) comprised of the anti-EGFR antibody ABT-806 and the monomethyl auristatin F (MMAF) warhead. Depatux-m has demonstrated promising clinical activity in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients and is currently being evaluated in clinical trials in first-line and recurrent GBM disease settings. Depatux-m responses have been restricted to patients with amplified EGFR highlighting the need for therapies with activity against tumors with non-amplified EGFR overexpression...
February 26, 2018: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
Isadora F G Sena, Ana E Paiva, Pedro H D M Prazeres, Patrick O Azevedo, Luiza Lousado, Sujit K Bhutia, Alla B Salmina, Akiva Mintz, Alexander Birbrair
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and aggressive primary brain tumor, with an extremely poor prognosis. The lack of detailed knowledge about the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in glioblastoma development restricts the design of efficient therapies. A recent study using state-of-art technologies explores the role of pericytes in the glioblastoma microenvironment. Glioblastoma-activated pericytes develop an immunosuppressive phenotype, reducing T-cell activation through the induction of an anti-inflammatory response...
February 25, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Filiz Özdemir, Elif Apaydın, Nur İpek Önder, Mesut Şen, Aysun Ayrım, Yüksel Öğünç, Zerrin İncesu
Glioblastoma (GBM) is one of the most common and lethal forms of primary brain tumors in human adults. Treatment options are limited, and in most cases ineffective. Natural products are sources of novel compounds endowed with therapeutic properties in many human diseases like cancer. ε-viniferin is a resveratrol dimer and well known for having antiproliferative and apoptotic effects on cancer cells. Cisplatin is a platinum containing anti-cancer drug. In this study, we aimed to investigate antiproliferative and apoptotic effects of using cis-platin and ε-viniferin alone or in combined treatment of C6 cells...
February 23, 2018: Cytotechnology
Sanford P C Hsu, John S Kuo, Hsin-Chien Chiang, Hsin-Ell Wang, Yu-Shan Wang, Cheng-Chung Huang, Yi-Chun Huang, Mau-Shin Chi, Minesh P Mehta, Kwan-Hwa Chi
Glioblastoma (GBM) cells are characterized by high phagocytosis, lipogenesis, exocytosis activities, low autophagy capacity and high lysosomal demand are necessary for survival and invasion. The lysosome stands at the cross roads of lipid biosynthesis, transporting, sorting between exogenous and endogenous cholesterol. We hypothesized that three already approved drugs, the autophagy inducer, sirolimus (rapamycin, Rapa), the autophagy inhibitor, chloroquine (CQ), and DNA alkylating chemotherapy, temozolomide (TMZ) could synergize against GBM...
January 23, 2018: Oncotarget
Tao Li, Li Yi, Long Hai, Haiwen Ma, Zhennan Tao, Chen Zhang, Iruni Roshanie Abeysekera, Kai Zhao, Yihan Yang, Wei Wang, Bo Liu, Shengping Yu, Luqing Tong, Peidong Liu, Meng Zhu, Bingcheng Ren, Yu Lin, Kai Zhang, Cheng Cheng, Yubao Huang, Xuejun Yang
Numerous studies have shown that calmodulin (CaM) is a major regulator of calcium-dependent signaling, which regulates cell proliferation, programmed cell death, and autophagy in cancer. However, limited information is available on mechanisms underlying the effect of CaM on the invasive property of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) cells, especially with respect to invadopodia formation. In this study, we find that CaM serves as a prognostic factor for GBM, and it is strongly associated with the invasive nature of this tumor...
February 20, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
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