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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332341/association-of-the-combined-parameters-including-the-frequency-of-primary-cilia-cd8-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-and-pd-1-expression-with-the-outcome-in-intestinal-cancer
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Josef Dvorak, Dimitar Hadzi Nikolov, Ladislav Dusek, Alzbeta Filipova, Igor Richter, David Buka, Ales Ryska, Jaroslav Mokry, Stanislav Filip, Bohuslav Melichar, Tomas Buchler, Jitka Abrahamova
PURPOSE: Primary cilium (PC) is considered to be a functional homologue of the immune synapse. Microtubule structures, PC of cancer associated fibroblasts and immune synapses between cytotoxic CD8+ tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) and cancer cells, are regularly found in varying amounts in the microenvironment of solid tumors. The purpose of this study was to find out the potential association and combined prognostic significance of the frequency of PC, PD-1 and CD8+ TILs in patients with intestinal cancer...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331888/a-longitudinal-analysis-of-ido-and-pdl1-expression-during-immune-or-targeted-therapy-in-advanced-melanoma
#2
Lukas Krähenbühl, Simone M Goldinger, Joanna Mangana, Katrin Kerl, Ines Chevolet, Liève Brochez, Christine Horak, Mitch Levesque, Reinhard Dummer, Phil F Cheng
A deepened understanding of the cellular and molecular processes in the tumor microenvironment is necessary for the development of precision immunotherapy (IT). We simultaneously investigated CD3, PDL1, and IDO by immunohistochemistry in paired biopsies from various organs of 43 metastatic melanoma patients treated with IT and targeted therapy (TT). Intraindividual biopsies taken after a period of weeks to months demonstrate discordant results in 30% of the cases. Overlap of IDO and PDL1 increased after therapy...
January 11, 2018: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331387/tumor-associated-macrophages-and-angiogenesis-dual-recognizable-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-cancer-chemotherapy
#3
Duo Cao, Lin Liang, Yixin Xu, Ji Sun, Meng Lei, Man Wang, Yahui Wei, Zhenliang Sun
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) and angiogenesis are increasingly considered as the pivotal factors that affect tumor progress. Herein, we developed the paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded nanoparticles (NP/PTX) and decorated it with an innovative peptide YI (YINP/PTX) for simultaneously targeting delivery of drug to TAMs and angiogenesis. We demonstrated that the modification of YI peptide significantly enhanced the internalization of nanoparticles by cells, accumulation of nanoparticles in tumor tissues, but down regulated the distribution of them in normal tissues especially the liver...
January 10, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331336/udp-sugar-accumulation-drives-hyaluronan-synthesis-in-breast-cancer
#4
Sanna Oikari, Tiia Kettunen, Satu Tiainen, Jukka Häyrinen, Amro Masarwah, Mazen Sudah, Anna Sutela, Ritva Vanninen, Markku Tammi, Päivi Auvinen
Increased uptake of glucose, a general hallmark of malignant tumors, leads to an accumulation of intermediate metabolites of glycolysis. We investigated whether the high supply of these intermediates promotes their flow into UDP-sugars, and consequently into hyaluronan, a tumor-promoting matrix molecule. We quantified UDP-N-Acetylglucosamine (UDP-GlcNAc) and UDP-glucuronic acid (UDP-GlcUA) in human breast cancer biopsies, the levels of enzymes contributing to their synthesis, and their association with the hyaluronan accumulation in the tumor...
January 10, 2018: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331323/regulation-of-inflammatory-factors-by-double-stranded-rna-receptors-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Amritha Venkatesh, Harika Nandigam, Maria Muccioli, Manindra Singh, Tiffany Loftus, Deana Lewis, Michelle Pate, Fabian Benencia
Malignant cells are not the only components of a tumor mass since other cells (e.g., fibroblasts, infiltrating leukocytes and endothelial cells) are also part of it. In combination with the extracellular matrix, all these cells constitute the tumor microenvironment. In the last decade the role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer progression has gained increased attention and prompted efforts directed to abrogate its deleterious effects on anti-cancer therapies. The immune system can detect and attack tumor cells, and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (particularly CD8 T cells) have been associated with improved survival or better response to therapies in colorectal, melanoma, breast, prostate and ovarian cancer patients among others...
November 22, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330809/analysis-of-hypoxia-and-the-hypoxic-response-in-tumor-xenografts
#6
Nuray Böğürcü, Sascha Seidel, Boyan K Garvalov, Till Acker
Solid tumors are often characterized by insufficient oxygen supply (hypoxia), as a result of inadequate vascularization, which cannot keep up with the rapid growth rate of the tumor. Tumor hypoxia is a negative prognostic and predictive factor and is associated with a more aggressive phenotype in various tumor entities. Activation of the hypoxic response in tumors, which is centered around the hypoxia-inducible transcription factors (HIFs), has been causally linked to neovascularization, increased radio- and chemoresistance, altered cell metabolism, genomic instability, increased metastatic potential, and tumor stem cell characteristics...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330807/evaluation-of-macrophage-polarization-in-pancreatic-cancer-microenvironment-under-hypoxia
#7
Kuldeep S Attri, Kamiya Mehla, Pankaj K Singh
Hypoxic microenvironment found in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and other solid tumors is central to physiological and metabolic alterations of immune cells that significantly impact tumor growth dynamics. Hypoxic adaptations in the immune cells are primarily mediated by the stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α), which regulates cellular metabolism by modulating glycolysis and other interconnected metabolic pathways. HIF-1α plays distinct roles in M1 and M2 macrophage polarization, which, in turn, regulates tumor cell immune escape and growth...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330793/hypoxia-induced-metabolomic-alterations-in-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#8
Venugopal Gunda, Sushil Kumar, Aneesha Dasgupta, Pankaj K Singh
Hypoxic conditions in the pancreatic tumor microenvironment lead to the stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α), which acts as the master regulator of cancer cell metabolism. HIF-1α-mediated metabolic reprogramming results in large-scale metabolite perturbations. Characterization of the metabolic intermediates and the corresponding metabolic pathways altered by HIF-1α would facilitate the identification of therapeutic targets for hypoxic microenvironments prevalent in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma and other solid tumors...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330624/functional-transcriptomic-annotation-and-protein-protein-interaction-network-analysis-identify-nek2-birc5-and-top2a-as-potential-targets-in-obese-patients-with-luminal-a-breast-cancer
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Miriam Nuncia-Cantarero, Sandra Martinez-Canales, Fernando Andrés-Pretel, Gabriel Santpere, Alberto Ocaña, Eva Maria Galan-Moya
PURPOSE: Although obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer, little effort has been made in the identification of druggable molecular alterations in obese-breast cancer patients. Tumors are controlled by their surrounding microenvironment, in which the adipose tissue is a main component. In this work, we intended to describe molecular alterations at a transcriptomic and protein-protein interaction (PPI) level between obese and non-obese patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Gene expression data of 269 primary breast tumors were compared between normal-weight (BMI < 25, n = 130) and obese (IMC > 30, n = 139) patients...
January 12, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330552/dosimetry-prediction-for-clinical-translation-of-64cu-pembrolizumab-immunopet-targeting-human-pd-1-expression
#10
Arutselvan Natarajan, Chirag B Patel, Frezghi Habte, Sanjiv S Gambhir
The immune checkpoint programmed death 1 receptor (PD-1) expressed on some tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, and its ligand (PD-L1) expressed on tumor cells, enable cancers to evade the immune system. Blocking PD-1 with the monoclonal antibody pembrolizumab is a promising immunotherapy strategy. Thus, noninvasively quantifying the presence of PD-1 expression in the tumor microenvironment prior to initiation of immune checkpoint blockade may identify the patients likely to respond to therapy. We have developed a 64Cu-pembrolizumab radiotracer and evaluated human dosimetry...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330292/microenvironmental-derived-regulation-of-hif-signaling-drives-transcriptional-heterogeneity-in-glioblastoma-multiforme
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Dieter Henrik Heiland, Annette Gaebelein, Melanie Boerries, Jakob Woerner, Nils Pompe, Pamela Franco, Sabrina Heynckes, Mark D Bartholomä, Darren Ó hAilín, Maria Stella Carro, Marco Prinz, Stefan Weber, Irina Mader, Daniel Delev, Oliver Schnell
The evolving and highly heterogeneous nature of malignant brain tumors underlies their limited response to therapy and poor prognosis. In addition to genetic alterations, highly dynamic processes such as transcriptional and metabolic reprogramming play an important role in the development of tumor heterogeneity. The present study reports an adaptive mechanism in which the metabolic environment of malignant glioma drives transcriptional reprogramming. Multi-regional analysis of a glioblastoma patient biopsy revealed a metabolic landscape marked by varying stages of hypoxia and creatine enrichment...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330144/kindlin-1-promotes-pulmonary-breast-cancer-metastasis
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Sana Sarvi, Hitesh Patel, Jun Li, Georgia L Dodd, Helen Creedon, Morwenna Muir, Jocelyn Ward, John C Dawson, Martin Lee, Jayne Culley, Donald M Salter, Andrew H Sims, Adam Byron, Valerie G Brunton
In breast cancer, increased expression of the cytoskeletal adaptor protein Kindlin-1 has been linked to increased risks of lung metastasis, but the functional basis is unknown. Here we show that in a mouse model of polyomavirus middle T antigen-induced mammary tumorigenesis, loss of Kindlin-1 reduced early pulmonary arrest and later development of lung metastasis. This phenotype relied on the ability of Kindlin-1 to bind and activate β integrin heterodimers. Kindlin-1 loss reduced α4 integrin-mediated adhesion of mammary tumor cells to the adhesion molecule VCAM-1 on endothelial cells...
January 12, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330105/redox-regulation-of-micrornas-in-cancer
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Jiang Lan, Zhao Huang, Jichun Shao, Canhua Huang
Dysregulation of microRNAs (miRNAs) has long been implicated in tumorigenesis, whereas the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Oxidative stress is a hallmark of cancer that involved in multiple pathophysiological processes, including the aberrant regulation of miRNAs. Compelling evidences have implied complicated interplay between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and miRNAs. Indeed, ROS induces carcinogenesis through either reducing or increasing the miRNA level, leading to the activation of oncogenes or silence of tumor suppressors, respectively...
January 9, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329638/role-of-the-il-33-st2l-axis-in-colorectal-cancer-progression
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Miho Akimoto, Keizo Takenaga
Interleukin-33 (IL-33) has been identified as a natural ligand of ST2L. IL-33 primarily acts as a key regulator of Th2 responses through binding to ST2L, which is antagonized by soluble ST2 (sST2). The IL-33/ST2L axis is involved in various inflammatory pathologies, including ulcerative colitis (UC). Several recent investigations have also suggested that the IL-33/ST2L axis plays a role in colorectal cancer (CRC) progression. In CRC, tumor- and stroma-derived IL-33 may activate ST2L on various cell types in an autocrine and paracrine manner...
January 9, 2018: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329591/prospects-for-chimeric-antigen-receptor-modified-t-cell-therapy-for-solid-tumors
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REVIEW
Erhao Zhang, Jieyi Gu, Hanmei Xu
The potential for adoptive cell immunotherapy as a treatment against cancers has been demonstrated by the remarkable response in some patients with hematological malignancies using autologous T cells endowed with chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) specific for CD19. Clinical efficacy of CAR-T cell therapy for the treatment of solid tumors, however, is rare due to physical and biochemical factors. This review focuses on different aspects of multiple mechanisms of immunosuppression in solid tumors. We characterize the current state of CAR-modified T cell therapy and summarize the various strategies to combat the immunosuppressive microenvironment of solid tumors, with the aim of promoting T cell cytotoxicity and enhancing tumor cell eradication...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329589/enhanced-metastatic-capacity-of-breast-cancer-cells-after-interaction-and-hybrid-formation-with-mesenchymal-stroma-stem-cells-msc
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Catharina Melzer, Juliane von der Ohe, Ralf Hass
BACKGROUND: Fusion of breast cancer cells with tumor-associated populations of the microenvironment including mesenchymal stroma/stem-like cells (MSC) represents a rare event in cell communication whereby the metastatic capacity of those hybrid cells remains unclear. METHODS: Functional changes were investigated in vitro and in vivo following spontaneous fusion and hybrid cell formation between primary human MSC and human MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells. Thus, lentiviral eGFP-labeled MSC and breast cancer cells labeled with mcherry resulted in dual-fluorescing hybrid cells after co-culture...
January 5, 2018: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329547/microfluidic-co-culture-of-pancreatic-tumor-spheroids-with-stellate-cells-as-a-novel-3d-model-for-investigation-of%C3%A2-stroma-mediated-cell-motility-and-drug-resistance
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Ji-Hyun Lee, Seul-Ki Kim, Iftikhar Ali Khawar, Su-Yeong Jeong, Seok Chung, Hyo-Jeong Kuh
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs), a major component of the tumor microenvironment in pancreatic cancer, play roles in cancer progression as well as drug resistance. Culturing various cells in microfluidic (microchannel) devices has proven to be a useful in studying cellular interactions and drug sensitivity. Here we present a microchannel plate-based co-culture model that integrates tumor spheroids with PSCs in a three-dimensional (3D) collagen matrix to mimic the tumor microenvironment in vivo by recapitulating epithelial-mesenchymal transition and chemoresistance...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329051/non-genetic-engineering-of-cytotoxic-t-cells-to-target-il-4-receptor-enhances-tumor-homing-and-therapeutic-efficacy-against-melanoma
#18
Gowri Rangaswamy Gunassekaran, Chae-Moon Hong, Sri Murugan Poongkavithai Vadevoo, Lianhua Chi, Padmanaban Guruprasath, Byung-Cheol Ahn, Ha-Jeong Kim, Tae Heung Kang, Byungheon Lee
Adoptive transfer of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) has been used as an immunotherapy in melanoma. However, the tumor homing and therapeutic efficacy of transferred CTLs against melanoma remain unsatisfactory. Interleukin-4 receptor (IL-4R) is commonly up-regulated in tumors including melanoma. Here, we studied whether IL-4R-targeted CTLs exhibit enhanced tumor homing and therapeutic efficacy against melanoma. CTLs isolated from mice bearing melanomas were non-genetically engineered with IL4RPep-1, an IL-4R-binding peptide, using a membrane anchor composed of dioleylphosphatidylethanolamine...
January 8, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328867/glioma-stem-cell-niches-in-human-glioblastoma-are-periarteriolar
#19
Vashendriya V V Hira, Diana A Aderetti, Cornelis J F van Noorden
Survival of primary brain tumor (glioblastoma) patients is seriously hampered by glioma stem cells (GSCs) that are distinct therapy-resistant self-replicating pluripotent cancer cells. GSCs reside in GSC niches, which are specific protective microenvironments in glioblastoma tumors. We have recently found that GSC niches are hypoxic periarteriolar, whereas in most studies, GSC niches are identified as hypoxic perivascular. The aim of this review is to critically evaluate the literature on perivascular GSC niches to establish whether these are periarteriolar, pericapillary, perivenular, and/or perilymphatic...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328786/connections-between-metabolism-and-epigenetics-in-programming-cellular-differentiation
#20
Danielle A Chisolm, Amy S Weinmann
Researchers are intensifying efforts to understand the mechanisms by which changes in metabolic states influence differentiation programs. An emerging objective is to define how fluctuations in metabolites influence the epigenetic states that contribute to differentiation programs. This is because metabolites such as S-adenosylmethionine, acetyl-CoA, α-ketoglutarate, 2-hydroxyglutarate, and butyrate are donors, substrates, cofactors, and antagonists for the activities of epigenetic-modifying complexes and for epigenetic modifications...
January 12, 2018: Annual Review of Immunology
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